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Forum: Airheads Today, 07:58 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,213
Posted By Bill Harris
That will help domestic tranquility. The...

That will help domestic tranquility.


The usual fate of Barndoors.

Maybe you could tag it with "collectable" and have a stampede? :dunno


Easy. There is a u-shaped bracket on the...
Forum: Airheads Today, 07:43 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,472
Posted By Bill Harris
Always fun to lap Baggers on the inside... ...

Always fun to lap Baggers on the inside...
...
Forum: Airheads Today, 05:18 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,472
Posted By Bill Harris
And the Canadian and Aussie usage is similar to...

And the Canadian and Aussie usage is similar to ours:



But the British usage is eccentric, as expected:


...
Forum: Airheads Today, 05:09 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,213
Posted By Bill Harris
I guess that could get you in trouble from the...

I guess that could get you in trouble from the Pillion passenger: "Does this make my butt look too big...?"


LOL. I remember that.

--Bill
Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 07:20 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,213
Posted By Bill Harris
So this means that you've decided on (or have) a...

So this means that you've decided on (or have) a "better" seat?


Wow. 'Tis brilliant. I'd be interested in seeing what the "module" or circuit board is like. The old girl was well-cared...
Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 04:15 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,213
Posted By Bill Harris
Yeppers, them wiley widdle wodents can be sumptin...

Yeppers, them wiley widdle wodents can be sumptin else. Mouse pee can be corrosive, check your connections. And they like to gnaw wire insulation.

Glad we were able to give ya a definite maybe...
Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 12:05 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,472
Posted By Bill Harris
I do the same sort of thing with those rolling...

I do the same sort of thing with those rolling roadblocks. Give them ample opportunity modify the line and let me through, then if not, I'll step through and squeeze in as I need to. And if they...
Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 11:59 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,472
Posted By Bill Harris
Bill might be trapped in his new automatic remote...

Bill might be trapped in his new automatic remote control "barn door opener" that he was designing.[/QUOTE]

Just bein' careful as not to become a stat... them autodoors is tricky. ...
Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 11:57 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,213
Posted By Bill Harris
Good points, Pokie. "Do no harm" with these...

Good points, Pokie. "Do no harm" with these rare NLA parts.

One thing I used in poverty-rider days as a workaround for a leaky tank petcock was a Briggs&Stratton in-line fuel cutoff valve. ...
Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 11:02 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,213
Posted By Bill Harris
Ah, I see. I've not heard of any failures of...

Ah, I see. I've not heard of any failures of POR, it gets good Internet gossip, generally. I was just parroting. I've used Kreem twice, with failures, so I have first-hand on that. And used...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Yesterday, 10:07 AM
Replies: 38,414
Views: 10,192,931
Posted By Bill Harris
Kerfuffled going into the first of three turns...

Kerfuffled going into the first of three turns with oncoming traffic. Hope this ended well...

...
Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 09:37 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,213
Posted By Bill Harris
I'd agree with C'Dude. Twin p'cocks, esp. with...

I'd agree with C'Dude. Twin p'cocks, esp. with the 900cc mill.

BUT I was thinking that he was thinking to avoid KREEM ^^^ liner, it is reputed to fail. NOT SO, I misunderstood. BTDT. ...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Yesterday, 03:09 AM
Replies: 38,414
Views: 10,192,931
Posted By Bill Harris
Danged if it aren't. Fail/Concern: does...

Danged if it aren't.

Fail/Concern: does that rear tire look a tad low on air?

--Bill
Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 03:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 451
Posted By Bill Harris
I've always been a DIYer, but I've got so many...

I've always been a DIYer, but I've got so many irons in the fire that I'd like to get a turnkey bolt-on opener. Thanks, though, for thinking of it.


No problems with neighbors, it's just a...
Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 02:48 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,213
Posted By Bill Harris
On the bung--get one from a...

On the bung--get one from a trashed/smashed/multilated later Airhead tank (assuming that the threadsare the same). BUT you'd end up brazing/heating disturbing an otherwise good tank. You may even...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-26-2015, 08:01 PM
Replies: 38,414
Views: 10,192,931
Posted By Bill Harris
According to Killboy: "Around the world from...

According to Killboy: "Around the world from Columbia! at Tail of the Dragon."
...
Forum: Airheads 05-26-2015, 04:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 207
Posted By Bill Harris
The surface of the pushrod looks a lot worse than...

The surface of the pushrod looks a lot worse than it is-- the close-up lens plus flash make look rough! The thrust washer that fits over it has negligible wear, and the ball bearings and ball races...
Forum: Airheads 05-26-2015, 03:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 286
Posted By Bill Harris
NGK plug caps are excellent and available. 5K...

NGK plug caps are excellent and available. 5K Ohms is standard. The 1K or 5K Bosch/Beru metal work reliably, are 3x more expensive and have that Teutonic flavor.

I use 7mm plug wire, usually...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-26-2015, 12:10 PM
Replies: 38,414
Views: 10,192,931
Posted By Bill Harris
It is. Dayum. If they do,...

It is.



Dayum.

If they do, we'll take up a collection.

Dayum.
Forum: Airheads 05-26-2015, 11:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 347
Posted By Bill Harris
DejaVu all over again. from 10/28/2014: ...

DejaVu all over again.

from 10/28/2014:


http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1019902
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-26-2015, 09:28 AM
Replies: 38,414
Views: 10,192,931
Posted By Bill Harris
I'm expecting BMW to start rebadging the Ural any...

I'm expecting BMW to start rebadging the Ural any time now...

:rofl

--Bill
Forum: Airheads 05-26-2015, 07:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 207
Posted By Bill Harris
Clutch pushrod

Here is a closeup of the clutch pushrod, the throwout bearing end, a original part on my '73 /5. I had the trans out for a clutch/RMS job, and I looked at the felt seal here and examined the...
Forum: Airheads 05-26-2015, 07:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 451
Posted By Bill Harris
Door openers

A bit OT here, but I thought I'd run this by the Intelligensia of ADV before springing it on the general Inmate population.

In the shop extension leading to my shop, I have a 60" wide swing door. ...
Forum: Airheads 05-26-2015, 07:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 449
Posted By Bill Harris
I like the "mosey off in thatta direction"...

I like the "mosey off in thatta direction" getaways. We spend too much time tied to a schedule.

Pictures, or we'll pout...

--Bill
Forum: Airheads 05-26-2015, 06:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 449
Posted By Bill Harris
Itinerary? Or just a'roving? --Bill

Itinerary? Or just a'roving?

--Bill
Forum: Airheads 05-26-2015, 02:00 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,279
Posted By Bill Harris
Woks for me, too, but that Sillwy Wabbit ain't...

Woks for me, too, but that Sillwy Wabbit ain't touchin' my spine...

:eek1

--Bill
Forum: Airheads 05-26-2015, 01:51 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 117
Posted By Bill Harris
I agree. The bolt itself, being fine-thread,...

I agree. The bolt itself, being fine-thread, can take that much torque, but that value seems too much for that application. I've always used 15 ft-lbs.

--Bill
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-25-2015, 09:06 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,525
Posted By Bill Harris
My suspicion is that it depends on how hungry his...

My suspicion is that it depends on how hungry his lawyer is. It's still liability, and you'd still need to get your own bottomfeeder to respond. And "no helmet. no insurance, you no ride" was the...
Forum: Airheads 05-25-2015, 06:53 AM
Replies: 584
Views: 65,118
Posted By Bill Harris
I'll agree with 'Boff-- it may be cobbled...

I'll agree with 'Boff-- it may be cobbled together from spares. Still valuable, but the history is important. I'd suspect that "Bator Int'l" is just a collector/investor clearing house. I...
Forum: Airheads 05-25-2015, 06:36 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,279
Posted By Bill Harris
Oh... "It's just ART. It doesn't hafta m e a n...

Oh... "It's just ART. It doesn't hafta m e a n anything..."

Works for me. :freaky

--Bill
Forum: Airheads 05-24-2015, 09:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 730
Posted By Bill Harris
I was just wonderin' the same thing. Mine has...

I was just wonderin' the same thing. Mine has been just sittin' there for 40 years. I ~think~ that the assembly is a tight fit in the FD housing, and there is a rivet or screw in the center on...
Forum: Airheads 05-24-2015, 07:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 730
Posted By Bill Harris
Yep--- pop the fill plug and you'll find out...

Yep--- pop the fill plug and you'll find out about the oil level PDQ-- if it's high it'll gush. If there is water in the gear oil, it may look like latte'.

That cover is just a vent that usually...
Forum: Airheads 05-24-2015, 05:52 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,960
Posted By Bill Harris
Another shock stud broken on a monolever rear...

Another shock stud broken on a monolever rear drive. Looks like the stud snapped where the threads start, and that overstressed and broke the FD housing. IIRC, much like SS's. I'm wondering...
Forum: Airheads 05-24-2015, 05:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 279
Posted By Bill Harris
One "non-transmission" cause might be a little...

One "non-transmission" cause might be a little rust on the clutch splines that results in the clutch plate not sliding freely on the input shaft, which causes the clutch to drag a little on release,...
Forum: Airheads 05-24-2015, 05:09 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,279
Posted By Bill Harris
Ditto. What is the "hayabusa rabbit" to the...

Ditto.

What is the "hayabusa rabbit" to the right of the mobile? I don't do Kanji well and have no clue to what it says.

--Bill
Forum: Airheads 05-24-2015, 04:27 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,213
Posted By Bill Harris
And that "front downtube" area will neaten up...

And that "front downtube" area will neaten up once the faring mounting h'ware is removed. You might give thought to retaining the fairing electrical plug for a quick interconnection to the front...
Forum: Airheads 05-24-2015, 11:06 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,906
Posted By Bill Harris
Yeah, that is why I suggested Plot,...

Yeah, that is why I suggested


Plot, celebs, ties in with earlier films.

:)

--Bill
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-24-2015, 10:26 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,905
Posted By Bill Harris
^^^ +10^10. --Bill

^^^ +10^10.

--Bill
Forum: Airheads 05-24-2015, 10:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 444
Posted By Bill Harris
My understanding is that the Enduralast "Bosch...

My understanding is that the Enduralast "Bosch system" alternator is a Chinese copy of the Taiwanese Omega (Emerald Island) alternator.

Need I say more?

--Bill
Forum: Airheads 05-24-2015, 10:11 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,213
Posted By Bill Harris
I'm 'putering between jobs-- must-do Van...

I'm 'putering between jobs-- must-do Van maintenance and bike ride (before a week of rainy days hits)... :ricky

--Bill
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