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Forum: Old's Cool Yesterday, 08:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 516
Posted By blaine.hale
Thanks fellas! Some good resources to start going...

Thanks fellas! Some good resources to start going through.
I've also heard another bit of advice for thread chasing. Some folks will take a correct sized bolt for the thread (think female thread on...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-27-2015, 04:15 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,073
Posted By blaine.hale
Looks like Kevin is winning so far! Just did a...

Looks like Kevin is winning so far! Just did a direct 12v to the coils from the battery. 12v was sustained when the ignition unit was hooked up and it got SPARK when the motor was turned over. Me...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-27-2015, 01:14 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,073
Posted By blaine.hale
That's a very plausible scenario on the bottom...

That's a very plausible scenario on the bottom end of my ground cable. It's a very weird and hard to reach spot and hard to get a wrench in to torque down. Thanks for reminding me of that one!
Forum: Old's Cool 05-27-2015, 11:51 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,073
Posted By blaine.hale
Haven't been able to get down in the basement but...

Haven't been able to get down in the basement but looks like I will today. Every time it rains, I get a lovely river flowing through there and it makes working on things a bit tough...electrical...
Forum: Airheads 05-27-2015, 06:03 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,272
Posted By blaine.hale
I see no problems or harm here. It's the loud...

I see no problems or harm here. It's the loud bikes who intentionally blast their exhaust as they pass that deserve the anger. I can pass someone without getting on the throttle.
Forum: Old's Cool 05-27-2015, 05:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 516
Posted By blaine.hale
I can think of a few off the top of my head. The...

I can think of a few off the top of my head. The foot peg rod, the forward tank mount bolts, the rear shock mounts on the frame. There's a lot more as well. I know because I went to replace a few...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-26-2015, 11:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 516
Posted By blaine.hale
Got any info on that handy folding gauge? I...

Got any info on that handy folding gauge? I wouldn't mind one in the tool box.
Forum: Old's Cool 05-26-2015, 08:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 516
Posted By blaine.hale
Tap and die set?

2 threads in 1 week, a new record for me!

What tap and die set do you fellas recommend for the old ducatis? I say those, specifically, because they have mostly 1.0mm extra fine threads.
I was...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-25-2015, 03:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,073
Posted By blaine.hale
I'll be moving to Seattle soon enough (I'm hoping...

I'll be moving to Seattle soon enough (I'm hoping before the end of the year.)
I can at least let ya borrow it!
Forum: Old's Cool 05-25-2015, 09:29 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,073
Posted By blaine.hale
Good idea Kev, stay tuned!

Good idea Kev, stay tuned!
Forum: Old's Cool 05-25-2015, 08:38 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,073
Posted By blaine.hale
Definitely. I thought that was it too, since that...

Definitely. I thought that was it too, since that switch is so crappy. I pulled it apart a dozen times and checked. It's in working order as far as I can see when it kills my tiny bit of voltage to...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-25-2015, 07:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,138
Posted By blaine.hale
You may be asking the wrong crowd here. We all...

You may be asking the wrong crowd here. We all appreciate the enthusiasm about preserving history and engineering but these are a bunch of guys and gals that have a different "perspective" on...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-25-2015, 06:45 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,073
Posted By blaine.hale
I would say I'm not a fan of Dyna but it seems...

I would say I'm not a fan of Dyna but it seems off that 2 units, 1 being out of the box new, would be the culprit here. If only I had the mechanical points unit to test all of this out!
Forum: Old's Cool 05-24-2015, 02:07 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,073
Posted By blaine.hale
Well, no dice on replacing the little magnet on...

Well, no dice on replacing the little magnet on the cam and aligning it correctly.

Looks like I'm back to unplugging things and hunting down bad grounds. For the record, My coils got readings of...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-24-2015, 01:10 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,073
Posted By blaine.hale
When I got mine, the ground for the dyna unit was...

When I got mine, the ground for the dyna unit was on the battery negative terminal as well. It actually ran just fine the whole time like that but I was told to quickly remove it from there and...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-24-2015, 07:45 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,073
Posted By blaine.hale
I did check the ohms, all was well :) All...

I did check the ohms, all was well :)
All connections are clean, too! You guys got me thinking it's the magnet for the dyna unit that spins off the cam. I actually did not send that back to dyna for...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-23-2015, 08:16 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,073
Posted By blaine.hale
That makes a lot of sense. I tested it out but my...

That makes a lot of sense. I tested it out but my voltage still never peaks above 1volt. Ive only taken the plate off and mounted a new one. I will have to take a closer look at the adapter tomorrow...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-23-2015, 06:00 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,073
Posted By blaine.hale
Moto Guzzi Le Mans - no spark

This one is about to drive me nuts, so its thread time! 1978 lemans, all stock minus dyna ignition.
Everything was running and riding fine. I went out to pick up some new plugs and she wouldnt crank...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-22-2015, 10:36 AM
Replies: 4,741
Views: 757,783
Posted By blaine.hale
They just came on a /5 he had purchased before...

They just came on a /5 he had purchased before his toaster. They had racks as well. Dunno where those ended up.
Forum: Old's Cool 05-22-2015, 08:56 AM
Replies: 4,741
Views: 757,783
Posted By blaine.hale
Those look familiar.

Those look familiar.
Forum: Airheads 05-20-2015, 08:03 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,202
Posted By blaine.hale
You guys aren't trying hard enough, or you just...

You guys aren't trying hard enough, or you just need to move to Atlanta with beater and me. Oooor, beater and I are just stealing the deals <br>
\_(ツ)_/
Forum: Airheads 05-18-2015, 07:49 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,202
Posted By blaine.hale
Have the prices changed that much? I've never...

Have the prices changed that much? I've never paid more than 2k for an airhead in the past 8 or so years. That's been about 5 different airheads and only about 2 not running. The 2 non-running were...
Forum: Airheads 05-18-2015, 04:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,202
Posted By blaine.hale
I think maybe some of us speak of edge cases....

I think maybe some of us speak of edge cases. What you state is completely normal. We also have more patience than the average buyer.
I see them in the range that you stated constantly, here in...
Forum: Airheads 05-18-2015, 11:58 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,202
Posted By blaine.hale
No really issues...just the weakest discs out...

No really issues...just the weakest discs out there. Very little stopping power unless you move to a dual disc setup.
Forum: Airheads 05-18-2015, 11:10 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,202
Posted By blaine.hale
/7 series. The questions are very open ended...

/7 series.
The questions are very open ended based on your skill level and location/condition of purchase. Airheads are among the easiest to maintain but still require decent mechanical skills. I...
Forum: Airheads 05-18-2015, 10:01 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 11,518
Posted By blaine.hale
Ah, gotcha. I have a bunch of rtv liquid gasket...

Ah, gotcha. I have a bunch of rtv liquid gasket and such laying around too.
Forum: Airheads 05-18-2015, 07:48 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 11,518
Posted By blaine.hale
Thanks! Don't think I've ever heard of Hylomar,...

Thanks! Don't think I've ever heard of Hylomar, I'll have to pick some up.
Forum: 2 smokers 05-18-2015, 07:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 542
Posted By blaine.hale
If you go mikuni, like most do and I highly...

If you go mikuni, like most do and I highly recommend because the AMAL is pretty, but garbage here's the recommended jetting for our specific bike.

6FJ6 needle
159Q8 needle jet
30 pilot
240...
Forum: Airheads 05-18-2015, 07:03 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 11,518
Posted By blaine.hale
Bringing this one back from the grave. I'm...

Bringing this one back from the grave.
I'm currently experiencing fluid weeping from the top plugs. Quite a bit, actually. What fluid are you fellas running? I've always had great experience with...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-13-2015, 05:46 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,547
Posted By blaine.hale
You and me both. For some stupid reason, I found...

You and me both. For some stupid reason, I found an extra frame and stock forks for mine and I'm now having them blasted and painted. I'm an idiot.
Beautiful and fun bikes though :)
Forum: Airheads 05-12-2015, 08:04 AM
Replies: 8,091
Views: 1,673,335
Posted By blaine.hale
I'm gonna say something is bent on his. Mine...

I'm gonna say something is bent on his. Mine doesn't lean very far at all. Mine's closer to yours, diston. All of mine have been. I use the center stand 90% of the time anyways so who cares!
Forum: 2 smokers 05-12-2015, 06:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 542
Posted By blaine.hale
I can't chime in on the jets without pulling mine...

I can't chime in on the jets without pulling mine apart but you should definitely go get some unifilter foam and replace the old filter immediately.

Actually, I just remembered I pulled the...
Forum: Airheads 05-12-2015, 06:27 AM
Replies: 8,091
Views: 1,673,335
Posted By blaine.hale
Eh, there's no winning argument there. I love my...

Eh, there's no winning argument there. I love my stock stand and have never had issues with it on any of my airheads. You can make them not auto retract if you don't like that "feature."
Forum: Airheads 05-07-2015, 05:42 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,684
Posted By blaine.hale
Been there, bought 3 italian bikes. All is well...

Been there, bought 3 italian bikes. All is well in my universe.

Also, sounds like you don't need to own a vintage bike if you can't take care of the little things you mentioned.
Forum: Old's Cool 05-06-2015, 09:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,671
Posted By blaine.hale
http://img.pandawhale.com/post-34100-The-Wedding-S...

http://img.pandawhale.com/post-34100-The-Wedding-Singer-Adam-Sandle-uEne.gif
Forum: Old's Cool 05-05-2015, 11:45 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,547
Posted By blaine.hale
I'm the idiot that got both a single and a twin...

I'm the idiot that got both a single and a twin bevel.
Forum: Old's Cool 05-05-2015, 08:29 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 23,129
Posted By blaine.hale
http://www.craftsmanshipmuseum.com/kieffer4.htm

http://www.craftsmanshipmuseum.com/kieffer4.htm
Forum: Old's Cool 05-05-2015, 08:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 426
Posted By blaine.hale
NYC to ATL. I think he figured it out....

NYC to ATL.

I think he figured it out. Apparently USPS will do it w/o crating. Just needs to wrap it in cardboard and plastic.
Brought the price down to 100 bucks with insurance.
Forum: Old's Cool 05-05-2015, 06:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 426
Posted By blaine.hale
Old parts shipping question

Hey folks,

I'm having a frame and forks from a ducati 250 shipped to me (small and relatively light.) The shipper is being awesome and exploring options but still being quoted around $250 to ship...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-05-2015, 06:45 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,547
Posted By blaine.hale
That site was difficult to navigate but I think I...

That site was difficult to navigate but I think I found what you're talking about.
http://micapeak.com/mailman/listinfo/bevelheads
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