ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Bikes > Old's Cool > Airheads
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 02-02-2011, 09:31 PM   #31
camgregus
riding gently now
 
camgregus's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2006
Location: on the banks of the mighty mississippi, AR side
Oddometer: 2,997
yeah, I need to go hang in hotlanta.
__________________
got to get it on the good foot
camgregus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2011, 11:23 AM   #32
bmwblake
upside down parker
 
bmwblake's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2004
Location: nashville, tn
Oddometer: 3,278
inviting ourselves to beater's house for a wrenching night is a great idea, but can we wait until it's just a bit warmer?


Quote:
Originally Posted by camgregus View Post
yeah, I need to go hang in hotlanta.
bmwblake is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2011, 12:13 PM   #33
Beater OP
Is it broke yet?
 
Beater's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2009
Location: Atlanta, GA, USA
Oddometer: 3,070
Quote:
Originally Posted by bmwblake View Post
inviting ourselves to beater's house for a wrenching night is a great idea, but can we wait until it's just a bit warmer?
Well ... Blake. I'd love to have ya. But .. . I'm not sure I can wait any longer to put this on.


The Quick Mock up ...



Too much 'Easy Rider'?


More to come!
__________________
Fred
'85 R80RT G/Sified <|> '91 R100GS Bumblebee (103K miles and climbing) <|> '73 R75/5 LWB
Airhead Zen: Ride - Repair - Ride - Maintain - Ride - Repeat
Beater is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2011, 12:20 PM   #34
crazydrummerdude
Wacky Bongo Boy
 
crazydrummerdude's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2006
Location: St Louis, MO
Oddometer: 7,533
So, when's the party at Beater's house?

__________________

crazydrummerdude is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2011, 05:34 PM   #35
Lornce
Lost In Place
 
Lornce's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2003
Location: Way Out There.
Oddometer: 17,765
Quote:
Originally Posted by Beater View Post
Too much 'Easy Rider'?


More to come!

Just elongate the swing arm/drive shaft and add a longer shock to suit.

You can't take this one only half the way.




I want to find a front end like that for my KLR...
Lornce is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2011, 04:33 PM   #36
Beater OP
Is it broke yet?
 
Beater's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2009
Location: Atlanta, GA, USA
Oddometer: 3,070
OK ... big day. We got the engine going. It would be my *guess* that this hasn't been started since 2004. That's the last time it was registered, and according to the PO ... during the summer, he heard a *pop*, and then he couldn't get out of 2nd gear.

He took it apart and there it sat.

SO. A BIG THANK YOU to Hardwaregrrl, bgoodsoil, Blaine.Hale, and baldwithglasses. They all showed up today and shared a hand in the wrenching.

Blaine took loads o' pics and has some real funny ones ... so we'll let him post. But as she sits now ... she needs work on the driveline. The shaft needs replacement (I have it) and we need some lugbolts. There will be some other things we need ... but I am WAY tired ... and I will shortly go to bed.







Oh ... and I think I've settled on a name. 'Dobber'.


The tranny mount, the seat pan, the end of the bars ... the side of the tank ... behind the tank petcock ... Mud Dobbers .. everywhere.
__________________
Fred
'85 R80RT G/Sified <|> '91 R100GS Bumblebee (103K miles and climbing) <|> '73 R75/5 LWB
Airhead Zen: Ride - Repair - Ride - Maintain - Ride - Repeat
Beater is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2011, 06:36 PM   #37
blaine.hale
Beastly Adventurer
 
blaine.hale's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2009
Location: Atlanta, Ga
Oddometer: 2,990
















I'll get around to video eventually ;)
__________________
1974 BMW R90 /6
1968 Bultaco Matador MK3
1973 BMW R75 /5 Toaster LWB
1969 Bultaco Bandido MK2
2013 Husqvarna Terra TR650
blaine.hale is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2011, 07:23 PM   #38
bgoodsoil
Dare to be Stupid
 
bgoodsoil's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2008
Location: Washington, DC, USA
Oddometer: 4,275
this is pretty much how the day went



blaine took pictures. fred talked on the phone. Me and Len made sure the beer got drank and Jenna did all the work

hey blaine, the right side bolt holding your license plate on is loose. I noticed it while you were rocketing away from me on the way back from the pizzaria
__________________
'85 BMW r80G/S--Another G/S on the road--Central America on a Shoestring--Nova Scotia on a Shoestring--Never Leave a Man's Behind

Proud SmugMug User Support ADV: Don't give those cheap bums your discount code

bgoodsoil screwed with this post 02-05-2011 at 07:50 PM
bgoodsoil is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2011, 07:56 PM   #39
Beater OP
Is it broke yet?
 
Beater's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2009
Location: Atlanta, GA, USA
Oddometer: 3,070
Wow ... Blaine ... great pics! Thanks!

And Brad didn't *only* drink beer. He also popped wheelies. Lot's of wheelies.

Jenna did do a lot of work ... A big Thanks!

Len was comic relief, and right cylinder choke man.

__________________
Fred
'85 R80RT G/Sified <|> '91 R100GS Bumblebee (103K miles and climbing) <|> '73 R75/5 LWB
Airhead Zen: Ride - Repair - Ride - Maintain - Ride - Repeat
Beater is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2011, 08:36 PM   #40
crazydrummerdude
Wacky Bongo Boy
 
crazydrummerdude's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2006
Location: St Louis, MO
Oddometer: 7,533
__________________

crazydrummerdude is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2011, 08:38 PM   #41
McHaven
Gnarly Adventurer
 
McHaven's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2010
Location: Rusk, TX
Oddometer: 130
Looks like a fun project. If you perhaps decide you don't need that seat cowl luggage rack, I would be more than glad to take it off your hands.
__________________
--Mick
1986 BMW R80
Houston, Texas
McHaven is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2011, 06:27 AM   #42
bmwblake
upside down parker
 
bmwblake's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2004
Location: nashville, tn
Oddometer: 3,278
that's incredible. carbs in the floor, a couple of lazy dudes, jenna hard at work, and a tray full of hammers.



Quote:
Originally Posted by bgoodsoil View Post
this is pretty much how the day went



blaine took pictures. fred talked on the phone. Me and Len made sure the beer got drank and Jenna did all the work

hey blaine, the right side bolt holding your license plate on is loose. I noticed it while you were rocketing away from me on the way back from the pizzaria
bmwblake is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2011, 07:01 AM   #43
hardwaregrrl
ignore list
 
hardwaregrrl's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2006
Location: Atlanta
Oddometer: 7,070
Haven't y'all heard that joke "how many bikers does it take to get a basket case runnin'." But seriously, that isn't completly how it went down. I've been blessed with well running airheads and am from the school of "if it ain't broke, don't fix it." So it was with great pleasure I was able to tinker with one I could walk away from. Learned a lot, thanks Fred! And it was the first time in 20 plus years of riding bikes to be working on one with so many fun people. Thanks guys, got me out of the house

hardwaregrrl screwed with this post 02-06-2011 at 07:36 AM
hardwaregrrl is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2011, 07:17 AM   #44
Beater OP
Is it broke yet?
 
Beater's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2009
Location: Atlanta, GA, USA
Oddometer: 3,070
Quote:
Originally Posted by hardwaregrrl View Post
... So it was with great pleasure I was able to tinker with one I could walk away from. Learned a lot, thanks Fred! And it was the first time in 20 plus years of ridding bikes to be working on one with so many fun people. Thanks guys, got me out of the house
Great fun Jenna! Had a blast, a big thanks for all the work and laughs!

Quote:
that's incredible. carbs in the floor, a couple of lazy dudes, jenna hard at work, and a tray full of hammers.
Do you really need anything else?

Crazy Bongo Boy - I'll let you know next time in case you're frisky.

Quote:
Originally Posted by McHaven View Post
Looks like a fun project. If you perhaps decide you don't need that seat cowl luggage rack, I would be more than glad to take it off your hands.
PS Sent!
__________________
Fred
'85 R80RT G/Sified <|> '91 R100GS Bumblebee (103K miles and climbing) <|> '73 R75/5 LWB
Airhead Zen: Ride - Repair - Ride - Maintain - Ride - Repeat

Beater screwed with this post 02-06-2011 at 08:02 AM
Beater is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2011, 07:55 AM   #45
Lornce
Lost In Place
 
Lornce's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2003
Location: Way Out There.
Oddometer: 17,765
You can never have too many hammers.



Lornce is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 06:40 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014