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Forum: Airheads Today, 11:37 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 837
Posted By r60man
I had engine guards on my airhead (R75/6) that...

I had engine guards on my airhead (R75/6) that were part of the frame for my large Avon fairing. When I removed the fairing I found that they really were very weak and not going to do much in an...
Forum: Airheads Today, 11:24 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 496
Posted By r60man
Another airhead rises from the ashes! I love it!...

Another airhead rises from the ashes! I love it! More!!!! Soon!!
Forum: Airheads Today, 11:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 192
Posted By r60man
My dealer gives discounts all the time. I look at...

My dealer gives discounts all the time. I look at the Max price and I know that with my discount it will be about 20% cheaper. I almost never use Max because of this. My dealer has different levels....
Forum: Airheads Today, 11:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 299
Posted By r60man
I just got a Twin Max. Spend the extra money,...

I just got a Twin Max. Spend the extra money, makes the job so easy and simply I was able to balance the carbs on my airhead in 10 minutes and it purrs. Here is the best way. You buy one and then you...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-04-2015, 11:19 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,236
Posted By r60man
James Dean, was in fact a douchebag. You can look...

James Dean, was in fact a douchebag. You can look it up. He really was.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-29-2015, 08:04 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,680
Posted By r60man
I was riding on the New York State Thruway to...

I was riding on the New York State Thruway to visit my sister in Vermont. The trip was planned and it had been lightly raining on and off all day, but when I got on the Thruway it was the worst I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-28-2015, 08:47 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,402
Posted By r60man
For me it is a balance of the two. My dream ride...

For me it is a balance of the two. My dream ride is Alaska. The two bikes I have are not capable for doing it, or would need massive engineering to get them in a position to do it. So I need another...
Forum: Airheads 04-27-2015, 04:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 768
Posted By r60man
Very nice, tasteful. I love the yellow paint and...

Very nice, tasteful. I love the yellow paint and brown seat. Really nice. Considering what you started with I have no issues with the direction you went. Can I get a closer shot on how you mounted...
Forum: Airheads 04-27-2015, 04:16 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,625
Posted By r60man
One word of warning on the final drive. Be sure...

One word of warning on the final drive. Be sure to use new crush washers on the fill and on the drain bolts. Those threads can get buggered pretty easily and getting the fix done correctly can be...
Forum: Airheads 04-24-2015, 05:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 672
Posted By r60man
I put one from Cycleworks on my wish list and got...

I put one from Cycleworks on my wish list and got it for Christmas. I have used it several times as have friends. Very handy to have and the nicely turned down one looks good in the tool box.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-22-2015, 11:40 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,439
Posted By r60man
When I lived in VA I used to pass the sign for...

When I lived in VA I used to pass the sign for this guys office all of the time!

http://www.theticklebone.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/the-ticklebone-funny-doctors-02.jpgMy wife had an OB/GYN...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-22-2015, 11:34 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,129
Posted By r60man
In the Commonwealth of PA there is nothing in the...

In the Commonwealth of PA there is nothing in the books saying that motorcyclist having to put a foot down at a stop. I had an LEO try to ticket me for it once. I listened to him rail for for a...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-21-2015, 11:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 457
Posted By r60man
Did you rebuild the shocks while it was all...

Did you rebuild the shocks while it was all apart? You may need to compress them a bit to get them to fit.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-20-2015, 04:56 PM
Replies: 313
Views: 77,928
Posted By r60man
I had one of these: ...

I had one of these:
http://imageshack.us/a/img341/1993/img1390cropfix.jpgCame with Preston Petty plastics. Had a taillight and headlight. 500cc of stump pulling torque, the thing was the definition...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-20-2015, 05:34 AM
Replies: 37,765
Views: 9,969,967
Posted By r60man
https://scontent-iad.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xtf1/v/t...

https://scontent-iad.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xtf1/v/t1.0-9/11147048_1076009202415264_2186767526132560292_n.jpg?oh=23b157bb475c8bc2ae52705f3e8b4e1a&oe=55A79A9AWe sure that these are not the same guy,...
Forum: Airheads 04-14-2015, 05:31 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,625
Posted By r60man
Slash 5 body with a /6 engine. The turn signals...

Slash 5 body with a /6 engine. The turn signals are off of some Japanese bike, or aftermarkets. BMW signals are rectangular for those bikes. Definitely a /5 headlamp. No kickstarter so the...
Forum: Airheads 04-11-2015, 05:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 301
Posted By r60man
I have the set screw, I removed it to reorient...

I have the set screw, I removed it to reorient the bushing. I am riding tomorrow, I will take the other bike, and work on this later. Thanks for the help.
Forum: Airheads 04-11-2015, 01:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 301
Posted By r60man
R75/6 tach cable issue

So last year wirespokes redid my speedo and tach cable. Once I got them bask in August I rode some, then I got a new tach cable. This morning I took the bike out for the first time since the winter...
Forum: Airheads 04-08-2015, 11:42 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,379
Posted By r60man
On the casting directly above the dipstick should...

On the casting directly above the dipstick should be a number. Using that number and this website: http://www.bmbikes.co.uk/enginechassis.htm will get you all of the information you need. The number...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-05-2015, 03:13 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,469
Posted By r60man
My local BMW dealership hosts three or for "ride...

My local BMW dealership hosts three or for "ride in events" every year. So I ride up and hang out and chat up other riders and kick tires. Another Triumph and other brand dealerships hosts classic...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-04-2015, 06:07 AM
Replies: 37,765
Views: 9,969,967
Posted By r60man
Jeez, and she already had a hole in the knees of...

Jeez, and she already had a hole in the knees of those jeans. Going to be ouching for sure.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-04-2015, 06:04 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,469
Posted By r60man
I own two bikes. One is 40 years old. The other...

I own two bikes. One is 40 years old. The other is 22 years old. One has over 100K miles. The other is unknown due to at least three speedo repairs. I do all my own maintenance in my garage. The...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-25-2015, 09:25 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,075
Posted By r60man
Just from a quick scan of the photos 4-5K...

Just from a quick scan of the photos 4-5K probably isn't going to cut it. A good paint job alone will be expensive. Is the chrome in good shape, chrome is mad expensive these days. Bars, control,...
Forum: Airheads 03-12-2015, 11:26 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 12,825
Posted By r60man
I need some /6 side covers if you have any that...

I need some /6 side covers if you have any that are in decent shape. Both of mine are cracked. Monza Blue would be perfect, but I can paint them.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-11-2015, 10:49 AM
Replies: 37,765
Views: 9,969,967
Posted By r60man
That is what bites them when things go bad. Your...

That is what bites them when things go bad. Your brain does what it knows in an emergency. If you do not know, understand, practice and learn counter steer in an emergency situation your brain...
Forum: Airheads 03-02-2015, 05:12 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,605
Posted By r60man
Say what you will about the placement of the...

Say what you will about the placement of the ignition system but I can honestly tell you that I have ridden at least 20,000 miles in the rain on a /6 and never once had an issue due to rain. One time...
Forum: Airheads 02-27-2015, 07:15 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,605
Posted By r60man
:clap:clap:clapAnother Bike...

:clap:clap:clapAnother Bike rescued!!!:clap:clap:clap
Forum: Airheads 02-26-2015, 11:58 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,605
Posted By r60man
If you do not finish this story I will need to...

If you do not finish this story I will need to track you down. Love the Triumph, I need to have another one soon. I had a Single 500 and a 750 Bonneville that was a real mistake, but I still love...
Forum: Airheads 02-26-2015, 11:44 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,605
Posted By r60man
If you do not finish this story I will need to...

If you do not finish this story I will need to track you down. Love the Triumph, I need to have another one soon. I had a Single 500 and a 750 Bonneville that was a real mistake, but I still love...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-26-2015, 11:25 AM
Replies: 283
Views: 16,249
Posted By r60man
My father commuted to work every day on the bike....

My father commuted to work every day on the bike. At one corner house there was a German Shepard. It was chained but it would come at him at a full run. Problem was that Dad had to stop for a sign...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-18-2015, 08:20 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,804
Posted By r60man
I could give a crap about if I fit someones...

I could give a crap about if I fit someones definition of "hardcore" or not. When I lived in VA I had a 23 mile commute one way. On rt. 66 and the beltway, a couple of backroads as well. That was 50...
Forum: Airheads 02-06-2015, 08:35 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,448
Posted By r60man
The range reality is quite different. 180 miles...

The range reality is quite different. 180 miles is optimum temperature, flat roads, and "moderate" riding. The reality is generally colder or hotter, hilly, or even mountain roads, and people...
Forum: Airheads 01-27-2015, 06:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 641
Posted By r60man
Also I have an aftermarket coil so I have no...

Also I have an aftermarket coil so I have no empty male spade. I do have a hidden kill switch which cuts off the ground from the battery, long story, but the bike had a fairing on it, when the...
Forum: Airheads 01-27-2015, 11:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 641
Posted By r60man
Power take off

Hello all,

I have a 1975 R75/6. This summer I am planning a trip and I am going to use my phone as a GPS, in a waterproof case. I was going to run a power line off of the battery into the tank...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-25-2015, 05:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,705
Posted By r60man
We have a local minor league Hockey team in town....

We have a local minor league Hockey team in town. My daughter sang the National Anthem there (with a group of kids) and then proceeded to tell me that she really wants to drive the zamboni. I told...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-09-2015, 09:04 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,496
Posted By r60man
Years ago I was looking for a new ride, a sport...

Years ago I was looking for a new ride, a sport touring bike. I really liked the looks of a new Kawasaki model. I asked about a demo and they laughed at me. Literally. So I was not willing to put...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-09-2015, 08:59 AM
Replies: 10,303
Views: 2,207,974
Posted By r60man
One of my favorite things is riding up next to...

One of my favorite things is riding up next to someone in a car, huddled over their heater vent trying to get warm. They look over and see you and shiver! It is awesome.

I actually love cold...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-09-2015, 08:57 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,570
Posted By r60man
I know a ton of good roads here in Pa, but many...

I know a ton of good roads here in Pa, but many of them are short and you then need to connect to other good roads. Also it depends on what you are doing. Are you taking a trip? Are you looking for...
Forum: Airheads 01-08-2015, 11:38 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,981
Posted By r60man
Airheads have had a spike in value recently. Now...

Airheads have had a spike in value recently. Now running bikes in decent shape are going for more than $3000 US. Personally I think this is over priced, but that is what people are paying. I have...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-08-2015, 11:12 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,570
Posted By r60man
The roads I like are often ridden by cruisers,...

The roads I like are often ridden by cruisers, and others. The vast majority of cruisers stay off of the big highways so I would think the roads they pick would be awesome. Just what kind of road...
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