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Old 08-04-2011, 07:53 AM   #91
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You know what?

In all seriousness, that thread is absolute moronic drivel.

I would gouge my eyes out if I had to sift through dreck like that.
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Old 08-04-2011, 10:00 AM   #92
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After rereading Old School, I am with nachtflug, if only to keep the inane drek I do not care to read about other brands separate from the BMW stuff.
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Old 08-04-2011, 10:16 AM   #93
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I might go into Old's Cool if the ditzes airheads weren't there.
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Old 08-04-2011, 10:21 AM   #94
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Those orange/brown stripes on the RS headlight cover..........are the really designd to be the right spectrum of light to vividly appear to deer or do they just absorb the heat from the headlight to keep the lense from fogging?

I want the TRUTH!
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Old 08-04-2011, 11:27 AM   #95
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I don't expect old school to change as the airheads are the majority and it will probably stay that way, wish at least olds cool had another moderator that would consolidate the boring drivel like: Valve Cover Removal and Paint. into a sticky called "simple boring changes for the beemer".

I'd be happy with a new section for old non opposed cylinder motorcycles.
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Old 08-04-2011, 11:57 AM   #96
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I might go into Old's Cool if the ditzes airheads weren't there.
That is a great argument.......... to keep it the way it is.
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Old 08-04-2011, 12:26 PM   #97
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I might go into Old's Cool if the ditzes airheads weren't there.

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That is a great argument.......... to keep it the way it is.
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Old 08-04-2011, 01:20 PM   #98
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Old 08-04-2011, 01:27 PM   #99
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You do realize these bikes are older than you?
Hell, I have T-shirts older than you.
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Old 08-04-2011, 01:47 PM   #100
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You do realize these bikes are older than you?
They made airheads well into my youth.
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Old 08-04-2011, 02:13 PM   #101
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All Right! A new airhead thread! Ive spent 6500.00 rebuilding my 77 R75/6,next up will be cosmetics, Where do I find the correct bulb for the red light on the dash? Oh Yeah,what about the right grease for my splines? Not the bikes,Mine.
Thanks so much Flug for starting this thread! I never get enough airhead talk.
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Old 08-04-2011, 02:22 PM   #102
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They made airheads well into my youth.
They also made them well before. Don't get smart with me whippersnapper, and get off my lawn!
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Old 08-04-2011, 05:26 PM   #103
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It appears reasonable, but your choices of words and the fact that you ignore the inane threads on other brands makes me think you are being slightly biased.

What would do you consider legitimate Old School topics worthy for wide scale consumption if not 30 year and older bikes?
I don't ignore them, its just that the forum isn't flooded with endless repetitive threads from them, not to mention the really lame ones the airheads keep coming up with.

but a fair question. one of the differences is that with the airheads being very similar bikes over a very wide range of years, the questions/threads become very similar.

on the other hand if someone drags out a Yamaha Trailmaster or a BSA 441 or a Honda 900 Custom those threads tend to be much more interesting than the huge amount of "whats wrong with my diode board and how do I rectify the problem" threads that seem to have no end in sight and which seem to be deemed worthy of some sort of special consideration and are for that reason not moved to the wrenching forum where it would seem reasonable to place them.

so to answer the question what is worthy of old school? maybe something we haven't seen/heard/hashed over 80 FUCKING TIMES in the last 3 months would be a start.


















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Old 08-04-2011, 05:28 PM   #104
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Thanks so much Flug for starting this thread! I never get enough airhead talk.
given you guys make up less than %2 of the riding public I figure you can use the help of a legitimate heavy weight.
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Old 08-06-2011, 05:54 PM   #105
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not to mention the really lame ones the airheads keep coming up with.

but a fair question. one of the differences is that with the airheads being very similar bikes over a very wide range of years, the questions/threads become very similar.

on the other hand if someone drags out a Yamaha Trailmaster or a BSA 441 or a Honda 900 Custom those threads tend to be much more interesting than the huge amount of "whats wrong with my diode board and how do I rectify the problem" threads that seem to have no end in sight and which seem to be deemed worthy of some sort of special consideration and are for that reason not moved to the wrenching forum where it would seem reasonable to place them.

so to answer the question what is worthy of old school? maybe something we haven't seen/heard/hashed over 80 FUCKING TIMES in the last 3 months would be a start.


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