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Forum: Road warriors 11-24-2014, 10:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 443
Posted By DiabloADV
Thanks for the tips. Much appreciated...

Thanks for the tips. Much appreciated...
Forum: Road warriors 11-23-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 443
Posted By DiabloADV
The Anakee II have have on the rear now is...

The Anakee II have have on the rear now is 120/90, and is 118mm wide as-mounted. I could have about 10mm more total width and still have swingarm clearance.
Forum: Road warriors 11-23-2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 443
Posted By DiabloADV
Didn't see the AM26 comes in the pairing I need....

Didn't see the AM26 comes in the pairing I need. Not easy to find.

The AM26 would work, too. Any reason to choose that over the BT45?
Forum: Road warriors 11-23-2014, 01:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 443
Posted By DiabloADV
These are standard tubeless tires -- wheels are...

These are standard tubeless tires -- wheels are 17x2.5, sealed for tubeless. I think the BT45s are bias-ply.

Anyway, the front choices are 110/70 or 110/80. Rear are 120/80 and 120/90. Trying to...
Forum: Road warriors 11-22-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 443
Posted By DiabloADV
related Q -- does it matter if I buy two "front...

related Q -- does it matter if I buy two "front tires" instead of "front and rear" from a given brand, if the sizes are otherwise right?
Forum: Road warriors 11-22-2014, 01:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 443
Posted By DiabloADV
Tire size Q

Hey ... I'm trying to pick a pair of tires for my modified airhead project. Rims are 17x2.5 front and rear.

I can get Bridgestone BT45s in various sizes...difference being aspect ratio:

110/70...
Forum: Airheads 11-21-2014, 03:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,533
Posted By DiabloADV
I put RM125 USD forks on my airhead frame. Just a...

I put RM125 USD forks on my airhead frame. Just a simple spacer at the top and it works. I used the big washers that came in the bearing kits. Someday I might have somebody machine me a nice spacer,...
Forum: Airheads 11-21-2014, 09:57 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,570
Posted By DiabloADV
+1 Shane is the type of owner/collector that...

+1

Shane is the type of owner/collector that is good for the category.

People spend $100k on a wakeboard boat they use 10 days a year; $300k on a vacation cabin that sees 10 nights a year.

A...
Forum: Airheads 11-20-2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,570
Posted By DiabloADV
FWIW...having read the build thread...this bike...

FWIW...having read the build thread...this bike rides WAY better than a stock bike.
Forum: Airheads 11-20-2014, 05:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 485
Posted By DiabloADV
I have GEICO (car and bike). A guy backed into my...

I have GEICO (car and bike). A guy backed into my Z3 Coupe a couple weeks ago. He also had GEICO.

They sent me to the best body shop around here (BMW & Mercedes dealers send cars there). Listened...
Forum: Airheads 11-20-2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 16,455
Posted By DiabloADV
I sold it to Greg Hutchinson, who was finishing...

I sold it to Greg Hutchinson, who was finishing it as an adventure bike for a client.
Forum: Airheads 11-20-2014, 02:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,570
Posted By DiabloADV
Seibenrock kit -- bigger; higher compression.

Seibenrock kit -- bigger; higher compression.
Forum: Airheads 11-20-2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,570
Posted By DiabloADV
There is a long build thread at bmwmoa.org by the...

There is a long build thread at bmwmoa.org by the bike owner, Shane.

Shane has a restored Porsche (550?) and wanted a bike to match. The paint on that airhead is the Porsche color.

A lot of...
Forum: Airheads 11-20-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 549
Posted By DiabloADV
My bike came with the hole plugged with some sort...

My bike came with the hole plugged with some sort of epoxy, and a tube sticking out to push a hose over. Not the prettiest solution, but it works.
Forum: Airheads 11-20-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 643
Posted By DiabloADV
This is why I take the home-brew approach (high...

This is why I take the home-brew approach (high quality rattle-can products). I know I'll be back at it fabricating a luggage rack attachment point or something down the line. Sand, weld, paint...
Forum: Airheads 11-18-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 3,006
Views: 565,698
Posted By DiabloADV
21" Front airhead wheel; drum brake; Woody's-built

21" 21x1.85 Excel rim laced to front drum hub. Built by Woody's; never mounted or ridden. Includes larger fender and fork bracket to fit the bigger wheel.

My project went in a different direction....
Forum: Airheads 11-17-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 564
Posted By DiabloADV
I have a 21" front wheel with /5 drum hub...if...

I have a 21" front wheel with /5 drum hub...if you're interested...
Forum: Airheads 11-11-2014, 04:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 588
Posted By DiabloADV
:1drink I'm going to wire up the green...

:1drink

I'm going to wire up the green light. But I pull the clutch in to start out of long habit.
Forum: Airheads 11-11-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 588
Posted By DiabloADV
The /5 harness is pretty close to what I need....

The /5 harness is pretty close to what I need. The main difference is that I won't have a headlight shell for connecting everything.

Question about /5 wiring -- there is a neutral switch and...
Forum: Airheads 11-11-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 588
Posted By DiabloADV
The item I'm looking at isn't the "main wiring...

The item I'm looking at isn't the "main wiring harness." Those are expensive -- all the lights, switches and indicators, etc. The "main harness" for a /6 is over $500. Given that my project doesn't...
Forum: Airheads 11-11-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 588
Posted By DiabloADV
Many thanks. I dug around and I found an old...

Many thanks. I dug around and I found an old tired version of that harness so I now know what it does. For the price, it's enough of a time savings to be easily worth it to me.
Forum: Airheads 11-10-2014, 04:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 588
Posted By DiabloADV
Got it. Thanks. That connector is simple enough...

Got it. Thanks. That connector is simple enough to work up if it's not there.
Forum: Airheads 11-10-2014, 04:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 588
Posted By DiabloADV
So...no points-to-coils ignition connections? But...

So...no points-to-coils ignition connections? But looks like most everything else. I already have a new 3-wire bundle.
Forum: Airheads 11-10-2014, 04:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 588
Posted By DiabloADV
So...what am I looking at there, with respect to...

So...what am I looking at there, with respect to the wiring diagram?
Forum: Airheads 11-10-2014, 03:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 588
Posted By DiabloADV
Don't think it includes battery cables....

Don't think it includes battery cables. But...what does it include? What connections?
Forum: Airheads 11-10-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 588
Posted By DiabloADV
Motor is /6, BTW. But I don't think that makes...

Motor is /6, BTW. But I don't think that makes any difference...
Forum: Airheads 11-10-2014, 03:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 588
Posted By DiabloADV
Most basic charging/ignition harness?

In the MaxBMW parts fiche, the "engine wiring harness" for /5 and /6 is the same number. It's only $48.

I was going to build up this harness, but for $48 I can't pass up a new one.

Can someone...
Forum: Airheads 11-07-2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 5,919
Posted By DiabloADV
If, every 75-100k miles, one needs to save $50 on...

If, every 75-100k miles, one needs to save $50 on a bearing...perhaps another hobby should be considered.

I hear needlepoint can be inexpensive....
Forum: Airheads 10-30-2014, 02:23 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 15,976
Posted By DiabloADV
Amen.

Amen.
Forum: Airheads 10-28-2014, 03:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 701
Posted By DiabloADV
Depends on the state...in Cali, yes. But...I...

Depends on the state...in Cali, yes.

But...I like the fact that my custom build is on a titled 1970 frame. No pesky rules about headlights and turn signals... :evil
Forum: Airheads 10-28-2014, 12:19 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 21,061
Posted By DiabloADV
Pics are two different bikes, BTW...

Pics are two different bikes, BTW...
Forum: Airheads 10-24-2014, 02:48 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 21,061
Posted By DiabloADV
To be plastic or something more fun...aluminum...?

To be plastic or something more fun...aluminum...?
Forum: Airheads 10-24-2014, 02:32 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 35,814
Posted By DiabloADV
Thanks for the tips. It's for sale locally. I'm...

Thanks for the tips. It's for sale locally. I'm not going to buy it now, but it's $100 if anyone is interested.
Forum: Airheads 10-24-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 21,061
Posted By DiabloADV
Are those silicon hoses for the inlets?

Are those silicon hoses for the inlets?
Forum: Airheads 10-24-2014, 11:59 AM
Replies: 208
Views: 35,814
Posted By DiabloADV
Who makes this rack? And...do those bottom tangs...

Who makes this rack? And...do those bottom tangs bolt to the passenger peg holes?

http://i1138.photobucket.com/albums/n521/ashburnrick/airrack_zpsd0833e2a.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 10-23-2014, 11:17 AM
Replies: 10,856
Views: 1,518,930
Posted By DiabloADV
Just an FYI for you XR riders... ...

Just an FYI for you XR riders...

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1018703
Forum: Airheads 08-13-2014, 05:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 871
Posted By DiabloADV
A quarter of the amount of extension. That's...

A quarter of the amount of extension. That's staying within the safe deflection range of the driveshaft universal.

100m extension = 25mm of travel (in each direction).
Forum: Airheads 06-08-2014, 12:09 PM
Replies: 921
Views: 181,913
Posted By DiabloADV
True. For sale. Trades considered as long as at...

True. For sale. Trades considered as long as at least $2k comes my way (I need some cash!)
Forum: Airheads 06-05-2014, 04:47 PM
Replies: 921
Views: 181,913
Posted By DiabloADV
My vin is 636 2005 Earliest one on here...?

My vin is 636 2005

Earliest one on here...?
Forum: Airheads 06-03-2014, 11:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,581
Posted By DiabloADV
The place I took my frame to is the best of the...

The place I took my frame to is the best of the best. They don't use that bmw tool. They have far higher spec tools with lasers and whatnot. Race teams and speed record teams take bikes there. I know...
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