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 12-20-2007, 10:08 PM   #61
kbasa OP
Colnago!
 
kbasa's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2002
Location: Marin County, California
Oddometer: 65,917
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tallerman
Those old Hondas are great bikes. And that is one fine looking exhaust system.

Thanks. Bedford, huh? I used to live in Billerica.
__________________
IMHO.

Fuck Cancer. Ride bikes. - dave + tina
kbasa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2007, 10:23 PM   #62
kbasa OP
Colnago!
 
kbasa's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2002
Location: Marin County, California
Oddometer: 65,917
Quote:
Originally Posted by England-Kev
Motorworks here in the UK do a seat cover for the comfort seat....

http://www.bmwandguzzispares.co.uk/b...rs&partcode=TA

why not drop them a picture of yours and ask if it's the same.
They actually sell a new seat with the right pattern, but it's 200 pounds or $400, which is a bit dear for me. I'll keep searching the used sources here in the states. It's nice to know one's available for $100 less than the US dealers are getting, if it comes to that.
__________________
IMHO.

Fuck Cancer. Ride bikes. - dave + tina
kbasa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-21-2007, 12:44 AM   #63
mac62
One more thin gypsy thief
 
mac62's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2001
Location: Royston Vasey
Oddometer: 4,722
Quote:
Originally Posted by kbasa
Thanks. Bedford, huh? I used to live in Billerica.

Does anyone ever really live in Billerica?
__________________
"Oh yeah? Well how about I just kick your ass?"

-Mahatma Ghandi, 1946
mac62 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-21-2007, 05:10 AM   #64
kbasa OP
Colnago!
 
kbasa's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2002
Location: Marin County, California
Oddometer: 65,917
Quote:
Originally Posted by mac62
Does anyone ever really live in Billerica?
They do, but not well.
__________________
IMHO.

Fuck Cancer. Ride bikes. - dave + tina
kbasa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-21-2007, 09:31 PM   #65
mutineer
Raoul Duke Lives
 
mutineer's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2003
Location: Eastern Chaingolia
Oddometer: 18,914
Quote:
Originally Posted by kbasa
So the wheels will be off and the forks will be off and I don't have a work stand of any real type, so I think I'm going to try and build some kind of carrier or stand to hold this thing.

I've got a carpenter's bench I built in 7th grade that might get enlisted, but I'm still not sure about how to support it so I can paint it.

It's really looking more and more like the whole thing is going to come apart. Something I really didn't want to do.
if you don't take it down this far you are a sissy, do not love the lord, fail to appreciate johnny cash, put water in your whiskey and probably remain seated while the national anthem is sung

__________________
"Life is as good as you let it be" - Chain
"well . . . it ain't for everybody" - Goonie

"Enjoy every sandwich" - Warren Zevon

mutineer screwed with this post 12-21-2007 at 09:36 PM
mutineer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-21-2007, 11:03 PM   #66
kbasa OP
Colnago!
 
kbasa's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2002
Location: Marin County, California
Oddometer: 65,917
Quote:
Originally Posted by mutineer
if you don't take it down this far you are a sissy, do not love the lord, fail to appreciate johnny cash, put water in your whiskey and probably remain seated while the national anthem is sung

I'm reading about how to get the freaking swingarm bearings apart. Looks like you use the same puller as for the wheels.

It's looking like it's gonna come all apart because I want to make sure the centerstand doesn't collapse and prang the nice new paintwork.
__________________
IMHO.

Fuck Cancer. Ride bikes. - dave + tina
kbasa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-22-2007, 10:37 PM   #67
Cordless
Two Wheel Addict
 
Cordless's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2006
Location: Spokane WA
Oddometer: 2,013
Billerica

Quote:
Originally Posted by mac62
Does anyone ever really live in Billerica?
Oh, Man, Hit a nerve. I moved to Bedford not long ago, still calling Bill-Ricca "Bill-Erica." Serious faux pas.

Nice sleepy little town.

Nobody who matters lives in Billerica.

I have a S0HC 78 750. I am worried about the compression numbers. I checked compression with a cold engine and the numbers are 95, 101, 105, 104 in order. I understand that hot engine numbers should be 140+.

I can do a leakdown test in the next few days if that would help.

Should I recheck the numbers with a hot engine or do those numbers already indicate some real problems (engine blows significant blue smoke on acceleration and deceleration).

How much does a ring/piston job cost.

Help?
Cordless is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-23-2007, 05:27 AM   #68
kbasa OP
Colnago!
 
kbasa's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2002
Location: Marin County, California
Oddometer: 65,917
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tallerman
Oh, Man, Hit a nerve. I moved to Bedford not long ago, still calling Bill-Ricca "Bill-Erica." Serious faux pas.

Nice sleepy little town.

Nobody who matters lives in Billerica.

I have a S0HC 78 750. I am worried about the compression numbers. I checked compression with a cold engine and the numbers are 95, 101, 105, 104 in order. I understand that hot engine numbers should be 140+.

I can do a leakdown test in the next few days if that would help.

Should I recheck the numbers with a hot engine or do those numbers already indicate some real problems (engine blows significant blue smoke on acceleration and deceleration).

How much does a ring/piston job cost.

Help?
Hey - go start your own thread.
__________________
IMHO.

Fuck Cancer. Ride bikes. - dave + tina
kbasa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-23-2007, 06:23 AM   #69
AceRph
Affluenza Free!
 
AceRph's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2003
Location: Where the stupidest people on earth run things
Oddometer: 24,498
Quote:
Originally Posted by kbasa
I will refrain from project scope creep. I swear.


Dave, you goofy guy.
__________________
Equal to all of you of roads and good luck! - krokodil al-kashi

“We are turning into a nation of whimpering slaves to Fear—fear of war, fear of poverty, fear of random terrorism, fear of getting down-sized or fired because of the plunging economy, fear of getting evicted for bad debts or suddenly getting locked up in a military detention camp on vague charges of being a Terrorist sympathizer.” —”Extreme Behavior in Aspen,” February 3, 2003

"The State sees the spectre looming ahead of terrorism and anarchy, and this increases the risk of its over-reaction and a reduction in our freedom." - Stanley Kubrick
AceRph is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-23-2007, 06:25 AM   #70
kbasa OP
Colnago!
 
kbasa's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2002
Location: Marin County, California
Oddometer: 65,917
Quote:
Originally Posted by AceRph


Dave, you goofy guy.


Too late.
__________________
IMHO.

Fuck Cancer. Ride bikes. - dave + tina
kbasa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-23-2007, 08:53 AM   #71
Irish1
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Joined: Jul 2006
Location: Paradise,CA
Oddometer: 490
Me too. Great to see everyone pitch in with suggestions and leads. Now I wanna buy an new old bike and ask questions to create this great energy of thought and generosity.

Quote:
Originally Posted by crazydrummerdude


I love these threads.
Irish1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-23-2007, 09:17 AM   #72
Stagehand
+/- V TDSPP
 
Stagehand's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2004
Location: Shawangunks
Oddometer: 25,173
me too. there are a few rebuilds going on simultaneously, and ithink we're all feeding off one another.

more the merrier.
__________________
Unintentional psychokinesis.
Stagehand is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-28-2007, 09:13 PM   #73
kbasa OP
Colnago!
 
kbasa's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2002
Location: Marin County, California
Oddometer: 65,917
Tools arrived the other day.

Paint will be done by mid February. More parts (headlight ears) arrived today.

More disassembly this weekend. Anton's right. It's all going to come apart, mostly so I can fix the centerstand so it doesn't collapse and destroy all the paintwork.

Project scope creep engaged.
__________________
IMHO.

Fuck Cancer. Ride bikes. - dave + tina
kbasa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2007, 06:34 PM   #74
datchew
Don't buy from Brad
 
datchew's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2005
Location: Savannah - the dirty south
Oddometer: 7,408
Quote:
Originally Posted by kbasa
It's all going to come apart

Deep down, you knew that all along, didn't you?

Can't wait to see the end product.
datchew is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-30-2007, 06:41 AM   #75
motoboyvfr
Guest
 
Oddometer: n/a
Airhead Choices

Dave, I can't help but remember the photo of Greg from the Larz show. Seems like ages ago.
My S is in about the same state as yours and I've decided to completely disassemble it. Looking at the photo of yours, you're about 8 bolts away from getting the motor and gearbox out and 6 more from having the front end off.
I know I'm leaving out the joy of removing wiring harnesses etc. but if it makes you feel any better, that's what I'm doing today. If I'm very lucky my S will be ready to ride in '09.
Cheers to you and the blonde.

S
  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 11:09 PM.


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