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 04-24-2009, 09:11 AM   #91
Stagehand OP
Imperfectionist
 
Stagehand's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2004
Location: Shawangunks
Oddometer: 26,994
Quote:
Originally Posted by bgoodsoil
There's no doubt that you can find a cheap muffler at a motorcycle junkyard, in a pretty good shape, for $30-$40 or less. The advantage to that is also that you can take measurements of it or even throw your bike in the back of the truck and take it with you to see how different pipes fit.

I know you were considering 2 into 2 pipes but 2 into 1 will be lighter by 1 muffler.

here is wisdom

ok, I am working the entire weekend starting now, so I am forced to daydream and speculate for another few days. Bear with me

Tomatoe- I will check out the forks in detail soon. They did not mention rebound adjust, only compression.
__________________
Unintentional psychokinesis.
Stagehand is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2009, 09:17 AM   #92
bgoodsoil
Dare to be Stupid
 
bgoodsoil's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2008
Location: Washington, DC, USA
Oddometer: 4,609
what's up with the lock-nut on those rods that hold up the rear of the seat? Can you adjust the seat angle with them or something?
__________________
'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 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2009, 10:12 AM   #93
danedg
Horizontally Opposed
 
Joined: May 2008
Location: U-puku-ipi-sing
Oddometer: 6,741
Can you venture a guess as to the size of the brake line you ripped off your new bike?
When are you off this weekend?
I'll bring the cam this time....bloodweisers' gettin' thirsty!
__________________
54' R51/3, 65' R60/2, 68' R60US, 74' Moto Guzzi Eldorado, 95' Mystic
danedg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2009, 10:13 AM   #94
Stagehand OP
Imperfectionist
 
Stagehand's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2004
Location: Shawangunks
Oddometer: 26,994
Quote:
Originally Posted by bgoodsoil
what's up with the lock-nut on those rods that hold up the rear of the seat? Can you adjust the seat angle with them or something?
yup. thats the idea. Little bit of seat adjustment. Most likely I'll set it somewhere (Like right where it is) and forget it, but its a nice little feature.

Plus when I tack on an exhaust, unless I make some kind of sliding bracket it will get situated in one place.
__________________
Unintentional psychokinesis.
Stagehand is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2009, 10:20 AM   #95
Stagehand OP
Imperfectionist
 
Stagehand's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2004
Location: Shawangunks
Oddometer: 26,994
Quote:
Originally Posted by danedg
Can you venture a guess as to the size of the brake line you ripped off your new bike?
When are you off this weekend?
I'll bring the cam this time....bloodweisers' gettin' thirsty!
Off never. 10a-12p Sat, 9a-9p Sun. Movie tonight, and its Marist Concert Band weekend, dontcha know. plus lighting prehang for all AND Young Playwrights, starting Monday bright and early.

It looks like its neighborhood of 48". I neglected to measure it this morning when I had a chance.
__________________
Unintentional psychokinesis.
Stagehand is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2009, 10:26 AM   #96
danedg
Horizontally Opposed
 
Joined: May 2008
Location: U-puku-ipi-sing
Oddometer: 6,741
Question

1/4"? 3/16"? Metric?
How can we take pictures of a wheelie if you're never off work?????
I know we took a picture of StageBaby checkin' play in your front end....????
__________________
54' R51/3, 65' R60/2, 68' R60US, 74' Moto Guzzi Eldorado, 95' Mystic

danedg screwed with this post 04-24-2009 at 11:36 AM
danedg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-26-2009, 07:22 AM   #97
Stagehand OP
Imperfectionist
 
Stagehand's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2004
Location: Shawangunks
Oddometer: 26,994
this was the wiring diagram I used, and I thought it was too complicated with the green line, so i left that off for now.



from here: http://largiader.com/slash5/racewire.gif

Thanks again, Anton!
__________________
Unintentional psychokinesis.

Stagehand screwed with this post 04-26-2009 at 06:58 PM
Stagehand is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-26-2009, 07:34 AM   #98
Stagehand OP
Imperfectionist
 
Stagehand's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2004
Location: Shawangunks
Oddometer: 26,994
Quote:
Originally Posted by danedg
I know we took a picture of StageBaby checkin' play in your front end....????



she deemed them acceptable for now. But thinks I use too much front brake.
__________________
Unintentional psychokinesis.
Stagehand is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-2009, 06:21 PM   #99
Stagehand OP
Imperfectionist
 
Stagehand's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2004
Location: Shawangunks
Oddometer: 26,994
My friend Bill Dragoo sent me this little cutie:

__________________
Unintentional psychokinesis.
Stagehand is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-2009, 06:27 PM   #100
bpeckm
Grin!
 
bpeckm's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2008
Location: Road Island
Oddometer: 5,954
That Dragoo pic is cool.... There are more parts of the bike that I do NOT recognize than those that I do... feel pretty confident that the engine is BMW ..... but, frame? (no looping at the rear top), certainly front end? swingarm looks BMW-ish but lengthened, back wheel yes BMW, but ... lotsa custom weldin' stuff I thinkk.....

And the tank....looks like the real-roundel-thing..... classic! good for a coupla hours in the woods?


me likes!


__________________
XS650 becomes a VT BackRoadRunner
Loving the 80ST
I love projects that take twice as much effort as should be needed. Should be an Airhead motto. (disston)
__________________
bpeckm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-2009, 06:56 PM   #101
datchew
Don't buy from Brad
 
datchew's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2005
Location: Remember the Alamo!
Oddometer: 7,409
cute kid!



(must take after her mother)
datchew is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2009, 03:12 PM   #102
Stagehand OP
Imperfectionist
 
Stagehand's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2004
Location: Shawangunks
Oddometer: 26,994
Quote:
Originally Posted by datchew
cute kid!



(must take after her mother)
You have no idea

Hey Look! A day off! Nah, dont you believe it. At work right now, but its only a show and an out. Its good to be working, I got to say, but damn. On my actual day off, I slept till 10, then from noon till 4, then from 8 till 10 again, and passed out again around midnight and splet in till 10am.
I needed some SLEEP I tell you. I also got socked with a fever... I was burning myself out big time.
Nevertheless, I was able to acquire aforerequested wheelie pics. Not very good ones. The wheelies, not the pics. But- I once cried because I could not wheelie, until I met the guy who had no bike, (Dan ) so ever onward and perpetually forward.



It was kinda retarded, my popping wheelies on this thing. Took a while to figure out how far ahead to throttle up



I was laughing to myself in my helmet when I'd push down on the forks, wait for hte rebound and blip it and yank on the bars and nothing would happen Like I was pulling roots It was kinda hilarious



anyhow I'm hoping this fork flex is just picture distortion:



Honestly, the whole thing scared me a little:







I went up to my friend Ed's and found a potential muffler.

Jardine Sonicore It looks the part. Price is Pretty good.

This is probably the good orientation:



Hows this look?



I think I like this better:



But hey- just thinking out my ass:



That would be.. um... whacky.



Ze symmetry, it is appealing.




All for now.
__________________
Unintentional psychokinesis.
Stagehand is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2009, 03:25 PM   #103
bgoodsoil
Dare to be Stupid
 
bgoodsoil's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2008
Location: Washington, DC, USA
Oddometer: 4,609
the middle looks the best...mount it there if you don't plan on riding it
__________________
'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 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2009, 04:36 PM   #104
P B G
Beastly Adventurer
 
Joined: Mar 2008
Location: Greater Chicago
Oddometer: 10,001
Chop that subframe, replace it with a hoop that goes up a bit to allow the muffler to come up a bit higher.

Hot.
P B G is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-11-2009, 05:59 AM   #105
smithy1
rally bike slut
 
smithy1's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2006
Location: eastern pennsylvania
Oddometer: 1,133
Quote:
Originally Posted by Stagehand
You look like an 8 year old riding your big brothers dirt bike!
__________________
Shawn in PA

Pine Barons Enduro Riders Supporting south jersey enduro, hare scramble, and dual-sport riding since 1972! Please get involved and join a club. PM me for details.
smithy1 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 11:41 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2015