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Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 04:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 208
Posted By DiabloADV
I'll take a pic this weekend (I'm on the road)....

I'll take a pic this weekend (I'm on the road). It's in assembly-mode right now, but you'll get the gist.
Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 03:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 208
Posted By DiabloADV
I bought left and right KS switches for my...

I bought left and right KS switches for my project bike. I also have non-BMW throttle, brake and clutch...so the KS seemed as good as anything else. Not as elegant as the Motogadget switches, but I'm...
Forum: Airheads 02-27-2015, 09:39 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,341
Posted By DiabloADV
Update...I did this. Haven't ridden it yet, but...

Update...I did this. Haven't ridden it yet, but it all went together pretty simple. I used the spacers that came in the bearing packaging. It would be nice to have an elegant machined spacer, but I...
Forum: Airheads 02-26-2015, 01:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 633
Posted By DiabloADV
Bigger isn't better, for stopping. Bigger is...

Bigger isn't better, for stopping.

Bigger is only better for slowing from really high speeds, over and over and over again in rapid succession.

None of which applies to a /6 airhead, even when...
Forum: Airheads 02-26-2015, 11:01 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,151
Posted By DiabloADV
I shortened the RM125 (Showa USD) forks for my...

I shortened the RM125 (Showa USD) forks for my build by adding a spacer to the inner rod.

In the pic below, the tape that says "remove" shows how to do it and leave the spring the same length. In...
Forum: Airheads 02-26-2015, 10:15 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 16,273
Posted By DiabloADV
Ah...I see now.

Ah...I see now.
Forum: Airheads 02-25-2015, 05:29 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 16,273
Posted By DiabloADV
I assume you're using the four-button setup, as...

I assume you're using the four-button setup, as in...

1 left indicator
1 right indicator
1 horn
1 lights hi/low/off

To start hold the left indicator and lights together
To kill hold the...
Forum: Airheads 02-24-2015, 06:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 436
Posted By DiabloADV
Ah. I get it now. Need a different type peg to...

Ah. I get it now. Need a different type peg to use the linkage type.


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Forum: Airheads 02-24-2015, 12:51 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 39,616
Posted By DiabloADV
I need a /6 gear shifter...as below. Let me...

I need a /6 gear shifter...as below.

Let me know if ya got one!

http://i1138.photobucket.com/albums/n521/ashburnrick/906gear800x600_zps463eac64.jpg
Forum: Airheads 02-24-2015, 12:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 436
Posted By DiabloADV
Well, since every pic I can find of a 90/6 has...

Well, since every pic I can find of a 90/6 has the standard fixed gear lever, I'm going to find one of those.
Forum: Airheads 02-24-2015, 12:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 436
Posted By DiabloADV
I think that top one only works with later...

I think that top one only works with later frames, that have a footpeg mounting point on the frame, back at the curve. My frame doesn't have that...I have to mount a footpeg on the rear engine...
Forum: Airheads 02-23-2015, 09:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 436
Posted By DiabloADV
Shifter options 90/6

I've rebuilt a /5 and a G/S, and this /6 motor came out of a G/S frame. So...I realize I don't have a shifter for a /6 five speed. The fiche shows a few different things... A simple lever that...
Forum: Airheads 02-23-2015, 12:26 PM
Replies: 931
Views: 370,622
Posted By DiabloADV
Pressure rises with the square of speed. ie,...

Pressure rises with the square of speed. ie, going from 60 to 70 is 16.7% speed increase. 1.167^2 = 1.36.

Going from 60 to 70 increases wind pressure by 36%!

Also...the power required to...
Forum: Airheads 02-10-2015, 03:12 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 9,262
Posted By DiabloADV
I've never taken my 90/6 over 200mph.

I've never taken my 90/6 over 200mph.
Forum: Airheads 02-09-2015, 09:59 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 16,273
Posted By DiabloADV
...like a German tractor. :lol3

...like a German tractor.

:lol3
Forum: Airheads 02-08-2015, 09:21 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 16,273
Posted By DiabloADV
Where is the lights and horn...

Where is the lights and horn switches...left/right...?
Forum: Airheads 02-06-2015, 09:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 252
Posted By DiabloADV
I bought a Motion Pro generic dirtbike...

I bought a Motion Pro generic dirtbike single-pull throttle, and a Venhill splitter cable kit on ebay. I haven't ridden the bike with it yet, but it built up and installed and works the carbs...
Forum: Airheads 02-04-2015, 02:35 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 927
Posted By DiabloADV
Wait...when you're on the bike, it's OK. But you...

Wait...when you're on the bike, it's OK. But you want it shorter so it will sit on the stand better.

Isn't it more important to have it right when you're on the bike?
Forum: Airheads 02-02-2015, 11:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 684
Posted By DiabloADV
Good suggestion!

Good suggestion!
Forum: Airheads 02-01-2015, 11:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 684
Posted By DiabloADV
Pulled the swingarm back, got the box out and the...

Pulled the swingarm back, got the box out and the flange off during halftime. Flipped the seal and put it all back together before they were done with postgame interviews.
Forum: Airheads 02-01-2015, 03:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 684
Posted By DiabloADV
Since no one seems to know for sure if it will...

Since no one seems to know for sure if it will work wrong-way-round, I'm going to pull it and fix it. It's an hour of work. No biggie.
Forum: Airheads 02-01-2015, 02:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 684
Posted By DiabloADV
That's the key, I suppose. I will take a closer...

That's the key, I suppose. I will take a closer look.

Haven't run the bike yet, so don't know if it leaks or not.
Forum: Airheads 02-01-2015, 12:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 684
Posted By DiabloADV
On the para bikes, the seal goes one way; on the...

On the para bikes, the seal goes one way; on the others, it goes the other way.

I thought the older bikes had the cupped part of the seal facing out?
Forum: Airheads 02-01-2015, 09:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 684
Posted By DiabloADV
Output shaft seal...wrong way!

Ok, I've gone and assembled my /6 gearbox, put it in the bike, attached shaft, etc. All done!

Except I then recalled that I put in the output seal with open side inwards. It goes outwards, right?...
Forum: Airheads 01-30-2015, 03:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,088
Posted By DiabloADV
I've done this to two sets of parts. Yes, it...

I've done this to two sets of parts. Yes, it comes out beautiful. Finish that lasts, too.

BUT -- yes, it does leave blast media in boltholes and other crevices. A tedious cleaning is still in...
Forum: Airheads 01-28-2015, 11:55 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 39,616
Posted By DiabloADV
Seeking right side crash bar to match my left...

Seeking right side crash bar to match my left side GS crash bar.

No gouges or dents -- but bad paint OK. Brackets would be nice, too.
Forum: Airheads 01-28-2015, 11:17 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,009
Posted By DiabloADV
Aren't the stock crash bars an alternative to the...

Aren't the stock crash bars an alternative to the frame-mounted stand? ie, Stand mount is built into the bars...?
Forum: Airheads 01-25-2015, 08:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 765
Posted By DiabloADV
It's starting to look like something. ...

It's starting to look like something.

http://i1138.photobucket.com/albums/n521/ashburnrick/R60-5/AD571415-716E-4D52-9D73-0DACB1BD9944_zpskoir298h.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 01-23-2015, 02:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 435
Posted By DiabloADV
That stopper that I will extend with the new...

That stopper that I will extend with the new spacer is exactly 3/4" in diameter. I'll try a piece of sch 40 PVC. Should fit perfect, be strong enough and not mar the aluminum.
Forum: Thumpers 01-23-2015, 07:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 435
Posted By DiabloADV
Good advice. Spacer -- ideally, it would be...

Good advice.

Spacer -- ideally, it would be Delrin or similar...? But I don't have a lathe. Was thinking of looking for piece of aluminum tubing or PVC pipe.
Forum: Thumpers 01-22-2015, 09:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 435
Posted By DiabloADV
I want them shorter, and I don't need all the...

I want them shorter, and I don't need all the travel. So I guess I don't need to cut the spring spacer -- cut the spring instead?
Forum: Thumpers 01-22-2015, 09:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 435
Posted By DiabloADV
Shortening Showa's...stop me before I break something

I'm looking to shorten a pair of Showa USD forks off an RM125. 40mm.

I'm figuring I need to add a spacer where the blue tape says "Add". And cut the spacer where the tape says "Remove."

To add...
Forum: Airheads 01-22-2015, 01:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,256
Posted By DiabloADV
I dual plugged mine and have shims for the...

I dual plugged mine and have shims for the advance so I can reduce if needed.

We'll see...engine fire-up date is probably around March 1.
Forum: Airheads 01-20-2015, 01:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,256
Posted By DiabloADV
Why would changing valve clearance affect ping vs...

Why would changing valve clearance affect ping vs no-ping?

I have this kit on a 90/6 motor but haven't fired it up yet.
Forum: Airheads 01-14-2015, 10:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 992
Posted By DiabloADV
This is essentially what rub n buff is, plus a...

This is essentially what rub n buff is, plus a little pigment.

The pewter RnB is good stuff. Apply very thinly, then buff off with white scotchbrite pad. Even up close, you can't tell it's on...
Forum: Airheads 01-09-2015, 03:50 PM
Replies: 1,029
Views: 388,600
Posted By DiabloADV
The standard PlastiDip removal technique is to...

The standard PlastiDip removal technique is to spray with WD40. Dissolves nicely.

It is NOT petroleum-compatible.
Forum: Airheads 01-09-2015, 03:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,264
Posted By DiabloADV
Oh, is that all? I think I'll try that on mine. I...

Oh, is that all? I think I'll try that on mine. I have few spare minutes tonight...

:1drink
Forum: Airheads 01-09-2015, 03:34 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 26,923
Posted By DiabloADV
Engine is rotated upwards, allowing more ride...

Engine is rotated upwards, allowing more ride height in the rear (ie, swingarm points more downward). Along with the modified frame, it provides a racier stance, and room for the exhaust.

I was...
Forum: Airheads 01-06-2015, 05:27 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,751
Posted By DiabloADV
Okay...you didn't. :1drink

Okay...you didn't. :1drink
Forum: Airheads 01-06-2015, 04:56 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,751
Posted By DiabloADV
Just an aside after reading partway through...

Just an aside after reading partway through this...

Y'all (even the experts) use the words "power" and "voltage" interchangeably WAAAY too much. They're not the same, and if they're mixed up the...
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