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Forum: Airheads 03-25-2015, 12:42 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 11,042
Posted By bgoodsoil
Can't wait to play with that thing. Such a...

Can't wait to play with that thing. Such a brilliant idea. Glorified morse code machine.

I'm sure some silly Luddite-obsessed airhead will come along and put this on their handlebar.

Old...
Forum: Airheads 03-25-2015, 10:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 295
Posted By bgoodsoil
There's an ISDT replica build on here somewhere. ...

There's an ISDT replica build on here somewhere. Pretty sure it used a Maico fork with a one of those big plastic disc guards.
Forum: Airheads 03-25-2015, 10:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 295
Posted By bgoodsoil
If you're going for 'period correct' you're...

If you're going for 'period correct' you're likely wasting your time performance-wise. You can certainly get longer forks, but not better forks without going newer.

And even the length is going...
Forum: Airheads 03-24-2015, 02:15 PM
Replies: 1,606
Views: 164,815
Posted By bgoodsoil
There's a reach-around joke to go with that 'way...

There's a reach-around joke to go with that 'way back' butt tattoo comment that I'm trying to keep my brain from working through.

I sent a link to one of the videos I got my dad to take a long...
Forum: Airheads 03-24-2015, 01:56 PM
Replies: 1,606
Views: 164,815
Posted By bgoodsoil
I sent off an application to the DCon parade...

I sent off an application to the DCon parade registration folks. Frankly, I'm not hopeful that they'll let me in. I sent 'em pictures and videos and mentioned the spark-throwing wheelie bars. I may...
Forum: Airheads 03-24-2015, 01:38 PM
Replies: 1,606
Views: 164,815
Posted By bgoodsoil
Just? I thought this thread swerved around weird...

Just? I thought this thread swerved around weird and smashed face-first in to WTF? back when I made those branding irons :huh

Anybody remember when I mounted mast steps from a sailboat straight...
Forum: Airheads 03-24-2015, 09:12 AM
Replies: 1,606
Views: 164,815
Posted By bgoodsoil
Don't follow too close though--I plan to rig some...

Don't follow too close though--I plan to rig some wheelie bars as spark throwers :annie

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/Ww7IccLNQCQ" frameborder="0"...
Forum: Airheads 03-24-2015, 08:28 AM
Replies: 1,606
Views: 164,815
Posted By bgoodsoil
You plan to post up at the Joy Corner with the...

You plan to post up at the Joy Corner with the fam again this year?

If you put on a Red Skull mask and hop on the Dobber I bet we can run through Atlanta like it's a motocross track and get...
Forum: Airheads 03-24-2015, 07:56 AM
Replies: 1,606
Views: 164,815
Posted By bgoodsoil
I'm gonna have so much fun riding wheelies around...

I'm gonna have so much fun riding wheelies around DC in that get-up :lol3

I would loooove a new Reckless Driving ticket that said 'riding while Captain America' :D
Forum: Airheads 03-24-2015, 07:46 AM
Replies: 1,606
Views: 164,815
Posted By bgoodsoil
I never intended for the WWII look. It just sorta...

I never intended for the WWII look. It just sorta happened that way.


It does mean I have half a costume finished though! I'm planning to ride the bike in the DragonCon parade this year as...
Forum: Airheads 03-24-2015, 07:34 AM
Replies: 1,606
Views: 164,815
Posted By bgoodsoil
If I run it in a lake I'll posthumously name it...

If I run it in a lake I'll posthumously name it the Bismarck :lol3

<iframe width="420" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/KecIdlEAKhU" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
Forum: Airheads 03-23-2015, 08:54 PM
Replies: 1,606
Views: 164,815
Posted By bgoodsoil
random confusing non-G/S related pictures: ...

random confusing non-G/S related pictures:

http://bgoodsoil.smugmug.com/Other/Soap-Box-Derby/i-7k2CRpm/0/XL/DSCN1149-XL.jpg
...
Forum: Airheads 03-23-2015, 07:31 PM
Replies: 1,606
Views: 164,815
Posted By bgoodsoil
Toss one of those split pool noodles around it...

Toss one of those split pool noodles around it and call it good :thumb

You definitely want those brakes. And I hope you put nylox nuts on all the scrubbies. That thing'll rattle like a...
Forum: Airheads 03-23-2015, 07:28 PM
Replies: 866
Views: 93,946
Posted By bgoodsoil
Mike sent me pictures of the 120 pound pig. ...

Mike sent me pictures of the 120 pound pig. Stalking that thing in the middle of the night with a red flashlight on a shotgun had to have been intense.

Of course, I'd still be more frightened of...
Forum: Airheads 03-23-2015, 07:26 AM
Replies: 1,606
Views: 164,815
Posted By bgoodsoil
Ha! I'm covered in bruises. I got a big...

Ha!

I'm covered in bruises. I got a big one on my left wrist. Told my boss it was carpal tunnel syndrome and I needed to be put on permanent disability. Didn't work :cry

I wasted too...
Forum: Airheads 03-23-2015, 05:51 AM
Replies: 259
Views: 48,674
Posted By bgoodsoil
You could rig the starter to the rear wheel with...

You could rig the starter to the rear wheel with a Shorai battery, forego the engine entirely, and probably make that r60 faster :lol3
Forum: Airheads 03-23-2015, 05:32 AM
Replies: 1,606
Views: 164,815
Posted By bgoodsoil
Tom's thinking I should fish-eye some tubing and...

Tom's thinking I should fish-eye some tubing and weld the stand-offs straight to the frame rather than replace the engine spacers. I'll give that a look. If I can replace the spacers I can make some...
Forum: Airheads 03-21-2015, 01:16 AM
Replies: 1,606
Views: 164,815
Posted By bgoodsoil
This will have to come after the exhaust I think....

This will have to come after the exhaust I think. I have an older header pipe that doesn't turn in like the GS pipes. I need to get the new crossover built for the GS header before I can build the...
Forum: Airheads 03-20-2015, 01:59 PM
Replies: 1,606
Views: 164,815
Posted By bgoodsoil
I don't want to drill holes in to the valve...

I don't want to drill holes in to the valve covers if I can avoid it. I can mimic a hatch latch hasp in thicker AL welded to the valve cover itself. The valve cover's got oil and valves right...
Forum: Airheads 03-20-2015, 01:43 PM
Replies: 1,606
Views: 164,815
Posted By bgoodsoil
You too!? And I thought I was just crazy! ...

You too!? And I thought I was just crazy!

You're right-it's become an epidemic. I can't understand what's gotten in to this younger generation--finding old bikes and attacking them with...
Forum: Airheads 03-20-2015, 12:46 PM
Replies: 1,606
Views: 164,815
Posted By bgoodsoil
with quick release hatch latches? nah. Heck I...

with quick release hatch latches? nah. Heck I could make them keyed so only certain people could adjust my valves :nono
Forum: Airheads 03-19-2015, 08:12 PM
Replies: 1,606
Views: 164,815
Posted By bgoodsoil
Think I'ma build this photo-shopped bash guard: ...

Think I'ma build this photo-shopped bash guard:

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7651/16156149233_bedd68541c_o.jpg

Maybe 3/16 or 1/4" AL. Curve it up at the front so it'll skip over rocks.
...
Forum: Airheads 03-19-2015, 07:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 882
Posted By bgoodsoil
The canary in the engine seem to be the rod...

The canary in the engine seem to be the rod bearings. They've gone first in the ones I've blown up anyways. :kboom

They're copper. If you see copper in the filter your rod bearings are going....
Forum: Airheads 03-19-2015, 12:02 PM
Replies: 1,606
Views: 164,815
Posted By bgoodsoil
eh we both coulda got a KTM. None of this has a...

eh we both coulda got a KTM. None of this has a rational motivation.

Also, Jason went chasing Fossas when he ran out of common-sensical things to do to the PD. I just came up with less sensical...
Forum: Airheads 03-19-2015, 07:55 AM
Replies: 1,606
Views: 164,815
Posted By bgoodsoil
I guess if spreadsheets and statistical software...

I guess if spreadsheets and statistical software get you off. I've heard of weirder fetishes.

:whip



I'm going to have a lot of fun with this :D
Forum: Airheads 03-19-2015, 05:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 457
Posted By bgoodsoil
Happy Trails makes racks and boxes. Pretty sure...

Happy Trails makes racks and boxes. Pretty sure they're still offering something that will fit an airhead with a few drilled holes.
Forum: Airheads 03-18-2015, 06:52 PM
Replies: 1,606
Views: 164,815
Posted By bgoodsoil
My back spasmed a few weeks ago hauling the soap...

My back spasmed a few weeks ago hauling the soap box car through the snow. By the time I got off the subway at the house I couldn't stand. I had to crawl through snowbanks on the curb to get to my...
Forum: Airheads 03-18-2015, 11:15 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,646
Posted By bgoodsoil
:wave Ya'll are good folks :thumb ...

:wave

Ya'll are good folks :thumb



I bet you double that in a month with a Nachtflug dunk contest :lol3

http://www.backyardinflatables.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/dunktank2008.jpg
Forum: Airheads 03-18-2015, 08:07 AM
Replies: 1,606
Views: 164,815
Posted By bgoodsoil
You're lucky you have blackmail material on the...

You're lucky you have blackmail material on the rest of us :lol3

Especially with that giant haul of BMW parts--we could all extort gearboxes outta ya :evil
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Forum: Airheads 03-18-2015, 08:02 AM
Replies: 1,606
Views: 164,815
Posted By bgoodsoil
Ha! Thanks! You must have as bad a fashion sense...

Ha! Thanks! You must have as bad a fashion sense as I do! :thumb

I *plan* to toss the tank, seat, subframe and boxes over the Summer so the army-wannabe look hopefully won't be around too much...
Forum: Airheads 03-18-2015, 06:42 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,761
Posted By bgoodsoil
Putting up a No Trespassing sign is like daring...

Putting up a No Trespassing sign is like daring me not to push the red button. Or telling me not to snatch anything from the cookie jar. Or putting an 'Explicit Lyrics' label on an album :)
...
Forum: Airheads 03-16-2015, 08:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,218
Posted By bgoodsoil
I had never thought about that until you...

I had never thought about that until you mentioned it, but I bet that would add some stability to have it run along your heel. I'ma have to add one of those.

It'd also work as a heat shield since...
Forum: Airheads 03-15-2015, 11:21 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,761
Posted By bgoodsoil
I'm not much of an adventure rider--construction...

I'm not much of an adventure rider--construction rider is more like it :lol3



Thanks! I'll take 'art' over the usual 'what's this rolling pile of shit?' reaction :D
Forum: Airheads 03-15-2015, 11:11 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,761
Posted By bgoodsoil
I couldn't afford 4 wheels for a long time so a...

I couldn't afford 4 wheels for a long time so a truck wasn't an option. Still don't have one actually but in DC it's not an issue. I was the punch list guy for two general contractors in Atlanta...
Forum: Airheads 03-15-2015, 07:57 AM
Replies: 1,606
Views: 164,815
Posted By bgoodsoil
Got waaaaay too distracted over the Winter. ...

Got waaaaay too distracted over the Winter.

Soap box derby car

http://bgoodsoil.smugmug.com/Other/Soap-Box-Derby/i-rhFQx4H/0/XL/DSCN1036-XL.jpg

raspberry pi arcade
...
Forum: Airheads 03-15-2015, 06:50 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,761
Posted By bgoodsoil
Thanks! They're made out of shoe lace leather...

Thanks! They're made out of shoe lace leather scraps. About $50 worth.

My GI bill ran out before my last semester of college. I slept at a construction site off campus during the week for those...
Forum: Airheads 03-14-2015, 04:07 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,761
Posted By bgoodsoil
I don't have a good picture of it, but you can...

I don't have a good picture of it, but you can see where I mounted the stock peg on my left stanchion. It's not perfectly in line with the other peg but it's not far off. I may get picky and drop a...
Forum: Airheads 03-14-2015, 09:35 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,000
Posted By bgoodsoil
http://www.powerdynamo.biz/deu/systems/7081/mz00_r...

http://www.powerdynamo.biz/deu/systems/7081/mz00_r.jpg

I say we name it Chuck :D
Forum: Airheads 03-13-2015, 05:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,218
Posted By bgoodsoil
I've never ridden on Pivot Pegs but I can't wait...

I've never ridden on Pivot Pegs but I can't wait to try them out. I'll certainly widen the platform on them too.

And moving them down and back was a big improvement. I've gone back to try the...
Forum: Airheads 03-13-2015, 05:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,218
Posted By bgoodsoil
The boxes still touch down first. Love this...

The boxes still touch down first.

Love this picture. Took my Dad more than a few passes :D

http://bgoodsoil.smugmug.com/Other/2011/i-z5VSq2c/0/L/DSC01451-L.jpg
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