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 01-02-2012, 07:14 PM   #406
Beater
Is it broke yet?
 
Beater's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2009
Location: Atlanta, GA, USA
Oddometer: 3,070
Quote:
Originally Posted by Castironmeyer View Post
I have been reading good things about Heidenau K60's from what I read they stick really good, last long (about 7k miles), and are cheaper than most. ($120.00 for 19" front on ebay) here is a link http://basinmotorcycleworks.com/heidenau.htm

I am leaning towards putting them on my ST before spring
Call Scrambler Cycle in WI ... 90 for the 21" front and 140 (?) for the rear.

http://www.scramblercycle.com/

No affiliation, but the service was good and the guy was cool. It's where I got mine
__________________
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 01-02-2012, 07:23 PM   #407
Castironmeyer
Adventurer
 
Castironmeyer's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2008
Location: Indiana
Oddometer: 58
Quote:
Originally Posted by Beater View Post
Call Scrambler Cycle in WI ... 90 for the 21" front and 140 (?) for the rear.

http://www.scramblercycle.com/

No affiliation, but the service was good and the guy was cool. It's where I got mine
I believe thats the guy on ebay with the good prices
__________________
'83 BMW R80 ST/PD SCRAMBLER
'62 VESPA 160 GS MK1
Castironmeyer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2012, 07:48 PM   #408
Renner
infamous wrench
 
Renner's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2007
Location: sunny SoCal
Oddometer: 2,037
Quote:
Originally Posted by wirewrkr View Post
lens distortion my ass, that frame is bent like a mo-fo in the front. Has to be
yep.
__________________
"If you want to fix it with a rock, you have to stick to stone-age technology" -Anton
"...solving the latest crisis that is preventing my Airhead from taking me to the bar." -Beater-
Renner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2012, 07:56 PM   #409
Beater
Is it broke yet?
 
Beater's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2009
Location: Atlanta, GA, USA
Oddometer: 3,070
Quote:
Originally Posted by wirewrkr View Post
lens distortion my ass, that frame is bent like a mo-fo in the front. Has to be
+1

__________________
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 01-02-2012, 08:39 PM   #410
squish
Out of the office.
 
Joined: Dec 2003
Location: Where the Ghetto meets the sea.
Oddometer: 6,001
For the bike with the funky front end/photo distortion.

I'm betting bent frame, the rest of the photos look normal.

With the SWB and the funky front end that bike looks weird.

If you look in the Lt hand side shot, you can see a highlight line on the lower head-tube gusset.
That line's not straight, there's a wave in it.

Hope what ever it is, is easily fixed because I really like the way the bike is looking otherwise.
__________________
On vacation for a spell
squish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2012, 06:32 AM   #411
oldroadie
Two wheel addict
 
Joined: Feb 2010
Location: North Alabama mountains
Oddometer: 457
From that first picture I saw on craigslist I always knew the frame might need repair/replacement and I've looked at quite a few since on eBay. All the same, since it's never been ridden (by me or the PO) I plan to ride it first before I take on a complete strip and rebuild; that way the bike can tell me about the forks, shocks and frame bearings as well as the frame. Still, it would be prudent to measure the rake and trail to insure it won't get into a tank slapper on that first test ride so I appreciate the varied opinions on the severity of the problem. Now, let's quit hijacking this picture thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by squish View Post
For the bike with the funky front end/photo distortion.

I'm betting bent frame, the rest of the photos look normal.

With the SWB and the funky front end that bike looks weird.

If you look in the Lt hand side shot, you can see a highlight line on the lower head-tube gusset.
That line's not straight, there's a wave in it.

Hope what ever it is, is easily fixed because I really like the way the bike is looking otherwise.
oldroadie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2012, 03:33 AM   #412
mothers worry
Adventurer
 
Joined: Sep 2011
Oddometer: 18
r80rt

my almost finished air head
Attached Images
 
mothers worry is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2012, 07:06 AM   #413
hardwaregrrl
ignore list
 
hardwaregrrl's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2006
Location: Atlanta
Oddometer: 7,069
Nice!!! Hows that head pipe and plug wire getting along??!!


Quote:
Originally Posted by mothers worry View Post
my almost finished air head
hardwaregrrl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2012, 07:21 AM   #414
Wirespokes
Beemerholics Anonymous
 
Wirespokes's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2002
Location: Jackson's Bottom Oregon
Oddometer: 7,938
Looks like there's a heat shield near the plug wire - it's the fuel line I worry about on these high pipe bikes.
__________________
Wanted: Dead, smashed, crashed or trashed gauges
BMW GAUGE REPAIRS - TACH*SPEEDO*CLOCK*VOLT METER *PODs & LIGHT BOARD*
Wirespokes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2012, 08:41 AM   #415
ML WYDELL
NED
 
Joined: Apr 2009
Location: Looking for fuel
Oddometer: 470
K67 from Heidenau is an option if you want to stay with the original 4.00 x 18 / maybe a K70 Dunlop up front? The 3.25 x 19 is hard to find.
















m
ML WYDELL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2012, 01:31 PM   #416
mothers worry
Adventurer
 
Joined: Sep 2011
Oddometer: 18
plug wire

Quote:
Originally Posted by hardwaregrrl View Post
Nice!!! Hows that head pipe and plug wire getting along??!!
i have made a small notch in the horn were the plug wire is held nice and tight its also got the heat shield there
mothers worry is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2012, 01:32 PM   #417
mothers worry
Adventurer
 
Joined: Sep 2011
Oddometer: 18
fuel pipe

Quote:
Originally Posted by Wirespokes View Post
Looks like there's a heat shield near the plug wire - it's the fuel line I worry about on these high pipe bikes.
the fuel lines are fine all i did was turn the fuel cocks 90 degress so the hose tail points to the centre of the bike gives the hose about 7cm clearance all seams oky at the moment
mothers worry is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2012, 01:39 PM   #418
hardwaregrrl
ignore list
 
hardwaregrrl's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2006
Location: Atlanta
Oddometer: 7,069
Quote:
Originally Posted by mothers worry View Post
i have made a small notch in the horn were the plug wire is held nice and tight its also got the heat shield there
Smart guy!!1 Really like the bike.!
hardwaregrrl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2012, 01:46 PM   #419
supershaft
because I can
 
Joined: Sep 2010
Location: San Francisco Bay area
Oddometer: 8,410
Quote:
Originally Posted by Wirespokes View Post
Looks like there's a heat shield near the plug wire - it's the fuel line I worry about on these high pipe bikes.
I would be worrying about my legs! Bruised and burnt raw is not a good combo. The lift handle on the other side tears me up if I don't take it off let alone 90% of the high pipes I see posted here.

I tend to think things look good when they work.
supershaft is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2012, 06:52 PM   #420
Uncle Pollo
happy cachiporra
 
Uncle Pollo's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2006
Location: Albuquerque, Neue Messico
Oddometer: 47,430
Quote:
Originally Posted by mothers worry View Post
my almost finished air head
I want that seat.

Source?
Uncle Pollo 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 08:01 AM.


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