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Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 11:17 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,067
Posted By SculptD
I'm surprised by the tangles you guys have gotten...

I'm surprised by the tangles you guys have gotten into on your airheads. Me, on the airheads, I don't get into much, and I am never going to try to gun it out of a situation—just not enough in that...
Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 05:57 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,067
Posted By SculptD
A sub-thread to this thread could be, "have you...

A sub-thread to this thread could be, "have you ever been aggressively taunted/chased by an angry cager?" I have. Not fun. And this is in Cali where splitting is "legal".

Still, gotta do it.
Forum: Airheads 05-26-2015, 10:20 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,145
Posted By SculptD
I can't remember who set me straight (assuming...

I can't remember who set me straight (assuming they were right) that it is a center groove in a rear that will cause wiggling on rain grooves. I don't know.

In my experience, the S11s were the...
Forum: Airheads 05-20-2015, 09:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 486
Posted By SculptD
A while back they may have used them as crack...

A while back they may have used them as crack pipes, but these days it's more for breaking into cars. But, yes, they still smash plugs around here.

Check it out, "ninja rocks":...
Forum: Airheads 05-16-2015, 06:03 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 13,214
Posted By SculptD
Only one more data point, so YMMV. I got my first...

Only one more data point, so YMMV. I got my first run in months without a miss.

I had been reliably experiencing a missed cylinder, "chuff", particularly noticeable at idle, but it may have been...
Forum: Airheads 05-16-2015, 08:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 745
Posted By SculptD
You might use the larger pipe for the transition...

You might use the larger pipe for the transition from your collector to the muffler, but as diss ton said, larger header diameter would typically be used for very specific performance targets. And...
Forum: Airheads 05-15-2015, 12:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 853
Posted By SculptD
Nice! Silver surfer... Looking forward to...

Nice! Silver surfer...

Looking forward to more.
Forum: Airheads 05-10-2015, 10:44 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 13,214
Posted By SculptD
I had a lot of instability with the Alpha-style....

I had a lot of instability with the Alpha-style. Jumpy timing marks and occasional severe stumbling of the engine. Pulled that out.

So, I got a Sachse system for my twin plug R100 with stock...
Forum: Airheads 05-03-2015, 08:46 PM
Replies: 8,087
Views: 1,672,623
Posted By SculptD
I want to know more, much more, about your...

I want to know more, much more, about your exhaust. Good work!
Forum: Airheads 05-03-2015, 08:43 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,122
Posted By SculptD
Beer, wine,,yeah, California sucks for that...

Beer, wine,,yeah, California sucks for that because it takes water to make both.

You would probably fly into LAX or SFO, and you could find friends, rental bikes, and good riding in either one, I...
Forum: Airheads 04-30-2015, 06:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,011
Posted By SculptD
That plate aces the safety inspection with full...

That plate aces the safety inspection with full marks. When industrial safety inspectors check out a shop, they go straight for the bench grinders and check the gap.
Forum: Airheads 04-30-2015, 09:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,011
Posted By SculptD
I'm going to be a little bit contrarian. Nothing...

I'm going to be a little bit contrarian. Nothing new there.

I've worked with college students in art studios for a long time. More and more they phrase their questions to me as: What's the "best"...
Forum: Airheads 04-30-2015, 01:49 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 12,139
Posted By SculptD
Thanks, guys. It seems these girls can dress up...

Thanks, guys. It seems these girls can dress up for any party.

All through that build I thought "this is the last one." This thread makes a joke of that idea. So many great ideas here. More!
Forum: Airheads 04-29-2015, 03:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 645
Posted By SculptD
I am pretty sure stock is a 160 or 165 main jet...

I am pretty sure stock is a 160 or 165 main jet for that bike.

What needle jet is in there? Should be a 2.66, I think.

Edit: Nope, I'm wrong on the main, 150 is right—I forgot, 32mm carbs...
Forum: Airheads 04-29-2015, 01:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 935
Posted By SculptD
For $500 its an easy question, and all about you....

For $500 its an easy question, and all about you.

As a "gear head" are you interested in a fun project? Maybe requiring some investment? (go for it)

Or are you interested in having an airhead...
Forum: Airheads 04-28-2015, 06:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 389
Posted By SculptD
Well, in San Francisco you see plenty of kids on...

Well, in San Francisco you see plenty of kids on old mopeds. Takes them a block to get up to speed, say, 30 mph. You are doing great against them!

Depending on history, the carbs could need a...
Forum: Airheads 04-27-2015, 04:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 824
Posted By SculptD
Yeah, I like it! I, too did my most recent...

Yeah, I like it!

I, too did my most recent build challenging myself to do every task (even though several would have come out better if a pro had done it). It's a great feeling, but I did reach a...
Forum: Airheads 04-27-2015, 12:21 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 12,139
Posted By SculptD
Hmmm. Mongrel airhead? Or varmint...

Hmmm.

Mongrel airhead?

Or varmint airhead.

Bit of a grey area. Or, not.
Forum: Airheads 04-26-2015, 05:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,135
Posted By SculptD
I have met several guys who said they owned a /5...

I have met several guys who said they owned a /5 until one day the brakes grabbed so bad that they went down. I had never had the problem, so I thought at first they were full of it, and something...
Forum: Airheads 04-26-2015, 05:22 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,295
Posted By SculptD
Absolutely great! Congratulations.

Absolutely great!

Congratulations.
Forum: Airheads 04-26-2015, 07:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 452
Posted By SculptD
A well made unit, fits perfectly (unlike my...

A well made unit, fits perfectly (unlike my experience with the Boyer). So, I don't mean to steer anyone away from it necessarily, but I had two problems with it.

One, my installation left too...
Forum: Airheads 04-25-2015, 06:38 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 12,139
Posted By SculptD
Some great looking bikes here. I love the...

Some great looking bikes here. I love the individual approach to owning an airhead.

But, I am here to defend the bathtub fender. I love it. It has charisma. Granted, 1970s German charisma, but I...
Forum: Airheads 04-20-2015, 09:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 324
Posted By SculptD
First, get into a happy place. Drink some herbal...

First, get into a happy place. Drink some herbal tea, perhaps. Put on some soothing music. Then, prepare for that mood to steadily degrade to a full-blown freakout rage. Or, if you are lucky, it will...
Forum: Airheads 04-17-2015, 12:52 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,646
Posted By SculptD
I would like to know how far out they stretch....

I would like to know how far out they stretch. Seems like they are pretty wide.

Edit: wait, no, was looking at them wrong. They look good to me.
Forum: Airheads 04-17-2015, 12:33 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,860
Posted By SculptD
I can SO see somebody using oven cleaner for...

I can SO see somebody using oven cleaner for de-carbonizing heads. Making sure not to get any on the gasket surface of course.
Forum: Airheads 04-17-2015, 11:49 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,860
Posted By SculptD
But much more slowly. It wouldn't take too long...

But much more slowly. It wouldn't take too long to do that to the aluminum.

I am, what does one say, a reformed chemical engineer. And, it's funny, I am all for Jim's explanation, but the engineer...
Forum: Airheads 04-17-2015, 11:03 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,860
Posted By SculptD
"Humbug" priceless! I'm buying it. Otherwise...

"Humbug" priceless!

I'm buying it. Otherwise I say a previous owner had the brilliant notion to clean the heads with muriatic acid. Effective, but he shouldn't have gone for a beer before rinsing...
Forum: Airheads 04-17-2015, 09:14 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,646
Posted By SculptD
Another one of those "Ken Sean" mirrors snapped...

Another one of those "Ken Sean" mirrors snapped off like a twig. Damn! those are to be avoided, IMO.

Got a Napolean to replace it. And, ugh, they are huge and bulky-looking. Seem less breakable,...
Forum: Airheads 04-16-2015, 11:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 827
Posted By SculptD
Buying bikes from buddies...can't see any problem...

Buying bikes from buddies...can't see any problem there.:evil

Anyway, I don't know the specifics on that year/model, but the mileage is pretty low, so it might be a great bike, and thus well worth...
Forum: Airheads 04-16-2015, 11:12 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,121
Posted By SculptD
I believe the feeling is that with the amount of...

I believe the feeling is that with the amount of expansion/contraction, and overall movement that these seals undergo, you are kidding yourself if you think the sealant is staying stuck to both...
Forum: Airheads 04-16-2015, 11:06 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,145
Posted By SculptD
I've tried all of those. I would choose Pilot...

I've tried all of those. I would choose Pilot Activs.

My priority is not longevity, though the Pilots may be as good as others. Just saying I never ride tires to the flat and bald stage.

I am...
Forum: Airheads 04-13-2015, 10:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 427
Posted By SculptD
IMO if you like to ride the bike with some gusto,...

IMO if you like to ride the bike with some gusto, I would never pass up an opportunity to upgrade the shocks. I've used Ikons and YSS, and my vote would be for the YSS, but they are a bit more...
Forum: Airheads 04-12-2015, 06:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,185
Posted By SculptD
155 wet here, so it's the bikes that feel heavy...

155 wet here, so it's the bikes that feel heavy to me.

If a muffler for an airhead sounded like Termignonis, I wouldn't care if it weighed 20 lbs.
Forum: Airheads 04-12-2015, 05:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,185
Posted By SculptD
A few pipes lying around the shop: Stock...

A few pipes lying around the shop:

Stock Zeuna: 6.31 lbs. (old, but not too blown out, probably a half pound donated back to the universe)

Mac: 7.8 lbs. woof.
Keihin: 6.8 lbs.
Cone...
Forum: Airheads 04-09-2015, 10:19 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,646
Posted By SculptD
Yeah, I did a double take on that question of...

Yeah, I did a double take on that question of whether they were mounted right in that photo. As I recall that was a pre-ride shot, but I don't remember changing them. Here is a more current shot with...
Forum: Airheads 04-09-2015, 10:02 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,646
Posted By SculptD
And I got these from Bob's. Can't remember the...

And I got these from Bob's. Can't remember the brand name (edit: Ken Sean). I love the look, but the construction is lacking (hey, they are only $25, so that's what I expected). The mount is rubber,...
Forum: Airheads 04-09-2015, 09:27 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,646
Posted By SculptD
Albert. My favorite of any bike I have ever been...

Albert. My favorite of any bike I have ever been on—looks, construction, and function. For my body size, I can see perfectly, and the vibration range of the long stalks is not bad at all.
...
Forum: Airheads 04-07-2015, 04:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,424
Posted By SculptD
Not that it does consequential damage to the...

Not that it does consequential damage to the piston, but for the sake of honor, I choose wood. Wood does not leave you piston looking like this:
...
Forum: Airheads 04-07-2015, 03:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 780
Posted By SculptD
You don't need #15. That was a fiber, or plastic...

You don't need #15. That was a fiber, or plastic washer added to later models to smother perceived metallic clicking that was coming from the valve. Sounds crazy to me. I certainly have more noises...
Forum: Airheads 04-07-2015, 03:51 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,424
Posted By SculptD
I have used a wood dowel as a push tool. I have a...

I have used a wood dowel as a push tool. I have a piece of 3/8" on hand in my special tools drawer, but 1/2" might be even better. Get the starting end of the ring stuck in the little gap on the...
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