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Old 02-25-2011, 07:18 PM   #151
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Wow, that was ballsey!

I was gonna say something about washing your bike before taking the motor to pieces...
I gave up on him washing things awhile back. The dirt just adds flavor.
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Old 02-25-2011, 07:57 PM   #152
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Hey Jason.

Don't forget the circlip!























All I can do now is put my best guys on it and give it a push I wanted a watchful eye looking over my shoulder and even preferably, doing some of the hard bits for me. So be it. I aint too proud, and Havspeed builds wicked good engines and bodies, and he wasnt letting me get away with any bullshit.

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Old 02-25-2011, 07:58 PM   #153
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Wow, that was ballsey!

I was gonna say something about washing your bike before taking the motor to pieces...
swear to god I hit it with the pressure washer 3 separate times.
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Old 02-25-2011, 08:13 PM   #154
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swear to god I hit it with the pressure washer 3 separate times.
What since you've owned it.................
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Old 02-25-2011, 09:13 PM   #155
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What since you've owned it.................


seriously on these rebuilds I spend more time at the wire wheel and with my head in a parts washer and spraying chemicals known to the state of cancer to cause California than I do actually bolting things.

But I like to watch.




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Old 02-25-2011, 09:16 PM   #156
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Old 02-25-2011, 09:23 PM   #157
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Just got my shirt.

Go team!

Go team!

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I gave up on him washing things awhile back. The dirt just adds flavor.
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Jason, this thread is awesomely motivational!

I own this bike:






It's journeys have been well documented on this site by the previous owner, Ron. I had it at a local shop to be sold but have been reconsidering that in the last couple weeks. Your thread just put me back over the top....I'm going to keep it....and someday race it.

I figured that having no mechanical experience and one full day riding hard packed gravel trails should fully qualify to go into a race that is well beyond my skill level.

In fact, I think my only qualification is that I'm not afraid to take a tumble.

But I won't feel right wearing my new Airhead Rallye Team shirt if I don't earn it in the dirt!

Thanks for the inspiration.

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You sound crazy enough to do it. seriously? thats awesome. Race it in something. Win the Crowd That bike looks perfect. Ripe, if you will.
Could you fit a damper to the WP stuff? I must have seen that thread somewhere on here.
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Old 02-25-2011, 09:27 PM   #158
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Going to install the Siebenrock kit on Monday, it looks like. Kinda blew my wad on that

Yep, awesome thread. Thanks.

I think you'll like the Siebenrock kit. My GS was much happier with it. Are you going to balance the rods, etc. during the install? I did a rudimentary balancing with a gram scale and a dremel tool. I'm not sure what bits helped but overall it ran much more smoothly afterwards.
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Yep, awesome thread. Thanks.

I think you'll like the Siebenrock kit. My GS was much happier with it. Are you going to balance the rods, etc. during the install? I did a rudimentary balancing with a gram scale and a dremel tool. I'm not sure what bits helped but overall it ran much more smoothly afterwards.
thank you. you guys make this thread good, not me.

I didnt go to the rods, no. I was hoping to use Heisenberg's uncertainty principal, meaning if I could get in do the swap and get out fast enough, perhaps the universe would not notice what I was up to and leave me alone. Haha, not to be after I had not accounted for a few small cyl stud o rings, but MAX and UPS to the rescue, and furthermore I was convinced to look at the valves since it was easy as pie for Andrew. It was determined that the intakes were "kinda hammered" so we dropped em off at our friendly neighborhood machinist and he turned em around in less than 24 hours.
I explained to him that they had been freshly rebuilt 15K miles ago, and what was it that was causing the valve to get eaten.
He said a little loose adjustment might be the cause. Were they tappy? he asked

I had been setting the intakes at .15mm and the exhausts at .2mm under the impression that a little room was a good thing. I guess I'm going to go back to .1 and .2 for the future.

Basically we left the bike tonight needing a valve adjustment, a carb sync and an oil change, and we're ready to break in.
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Love the time-lapse. Needs music. Something violent.

I'll be checking back every few hours until I see video of a red & white blur going past the camera.
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Love the time-lapse. Needs music. Something violent.

I'll be checking back every few hours until I see video of a red & white blur going past the camera.

Open to suggestion. Perhaps "weasels ripped my flesh" would be appropriate.

Speaking of Frank Zappa, the hold music at MAXBMW was Frank Zappa's watch out where the huskies go. I told them to put me back on hold.

Oh man i think I found it.


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Old 02-26-2011, 07:28 AM   #162
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seriously on these rebuilds I spend more time at the wire wheel and with my head in a parts washer and spraying chemicals known to the state of cancer to cause California than I do actually bolting things.
heck ya. It takes me 3-5 days to get back to updating my thread because i'm doing nothing but cleaning, cleaning, cleaning. Even with our really mild South Kakalaka winter, my hands are chapped and cracked and my fingertips are like leather.
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heck ya. It takes me 3-5 days to get back to updating my thread because i'm doing nothing but cleaning, cleaning, cleaning. Even with our really mild South Kakalaka winter, my hands are chapped and cracked and my fingertips are like leather.

Dat here is my vorn for you



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Having Dan Edg and Andrew both there was like having a devil and and angel on either shoulder. One: "Clean it." The other: "Screw that"







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Old 02-26-2011, 09:11 AM   #164
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seriously on these rebuilds I spend more time at the wire wheel and with my head in a parts washer and spraying chemicals known to the state of cancer to cause California than I do actually bolting things.

But I like to watch.


Good thing you don't live in California!!!!!
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Old 02-26-2011, 05:14 PM   #165
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Having Dan Edg and Andrew both there was like having a devil and and angel on either shoulder. One: "Clean it." The other: "Screw that"


I just didn't like you running around in a pair of latex examination gloves...
...made me...nervous
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