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Forum: Airheads 01-31-2013, 08:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 955
Posted By Grider Pirate
my Nekkid 88 R100

http://griderpirate.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/My-Bikes/i-wxZvWdC/0/M/R100RS%20032-M.jpg (http://griderpirate.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/My-Bikes/3667530_PjS8JB#!i=1436332222&k=wxZvWdC&lb=1&s=A)
Forum: Airheads 10-24-2012, 06:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,453
Posted By Grider Pirate
+1! On any bike I intend to keep, all that crap...

+1!
On any bike I intend to keep, all that crap gets removed. If I intend to sell it (ever), I keep it. I think of it as weight reduction. I remove about 6 ounces of wiring and switches, and a...
Forum: Airheads 09-24-2012, 07:52 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,739
Posted By Grider Pirate
God Bless Snowbum!!:rofl

God Bless Snowbum!!:rofl
Forum: Airheads 09-24-2012, 07:46 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,739
Posted By Grider Pirate
DOM - Drawn over mandrel. Very precise...

DOM - Drawn over mandrel. Very precise dimensions. Quite expensive. Utterly ridiculous for exhaust systems.
On LOUD. In the 70's, I rode a motorcycle dyno for a living. My job was two stroke...
Forum: Airheads 06-18-2012, 07:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,220
Posted By Grider Pirate
I still have a five speed with kicker that needs...

I still have a five speed with kicker that needs work, and a couple 4 speeds that are questionable. You CAN'T retire.

:evil
Forum: Old's Cool 02-09-2012, 06:23 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,651
Posted By Grider Pirate
Hmmm. I'm passing that way tomorrow with an...

Hmmm. I'm passing that way tomorrow with an empty trailer and a wallet full of cash. But I'm going to pass and pick up a German four stroke Porsche instead.
Forum: Airheads 02-09-2012, 03:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,066
Posted By Grider Pirate
Yup! Pressure bleeding from the bottom up has...

Yup! Pressure bleeding from the bottom up has always worked for me, though I use a pump can like the light plane folks use.
Forum: Old's Cool 01-26-2012, 07:08 AM
Replies: 1,166
Views: 161,783
Posted By Grider Pirate
K75 still for sale in Las Vegas

http://lasvegas.craigslist.org/mcy/2748716658.html
Classic 1991 BMW K 75 S for sale, only 43 800 miles, good condition, ABS, 5 speed.
I have another bike and trying to sell this one.
For more...
Forum: Airheads 01-15-2012, 08:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,431
Posted By Grider Pirate
I'm pretty sure there was an Aero Conversion that...

I'm pretty sure there was an Aero Conversion that included a cam ground so the heads could be reversed.
http://www.ultralightnews.com/engineinfo/bmwconversion.htm
Forum: Old's Cool 01-05-2012, 06:30 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 7,170
Posted By Grider Pirate
Unique opportunity

In November I was asked by a former co-worker to help him out. He needed someone to play the role of 'tail gunner' in the Nellis AFB air show. I had to think about it for several nanoseconds, but...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-23-2011, 07:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 923
Posted By Grider Pirate
That's normal. The alternator turns at crank RPM,...

That's normal. The alternator turns at crank RPM, unlike cars where (in most cases) it is running more than 5 times the crank RPM.
Your regulator isn't 'kicking in', you are just getting to the...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-09-2011, 11:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,574
Posted By Grider Pirate
Not that I have a world of experience, but I've...

Not that I have a world of experience, but I've been maintaining air cooled, aluminum head motors for 40 something years. Not commercially, just my own cars, bikes, and planes. When I was a...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-20-2011, 05:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,590
Posted By Grider Pirate
Umm. No. Speed King's quote is correct for LEFT...

Umm. No. Speed King's quote is correct for LEFT hand threads. For standard (right hand threads) the quote is "Lefty Loosey, Righty Tighty"
Forum: Airheads 11-01-2011, 06:51 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,063
Posted By Grider Pirate
You are going to die. I have an '88 R100RS. I...

You are going to die.
I have an '88 R100RS. I live in Las Vegas. After trying to grow a tolerance for the roasting I received every day on the 20 minute ride home from work, I gave up. It became...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-01-2011, 06:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,995
Posted By Grider Pirate
I had one. The frame was poor, the engine...

I had one. The frame was poor, the engine performance was underwhelming. There's a REASON there are so many more Yamaha big twins around.
Forum: Airheads 10-18-2011, 06:06 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,144
Posted By Grider Pirate
I've heard of guys removing it to negate the...

I've heard of guys removing it to negate the possibility of being up a creek if they fall down and make it leak, whilst (hehe) out in the boonies. As you indicate, carrying a bypass would avoid that...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-08-2011, 07:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 875
Posted By Grider Pirate
The last Kawasaki I owned had the VIN stamped on...

The last Kawasaki I owned had the VIN stamped on the steering head.
Forum: Old's Cool 10-06-2011, 11:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,362
Posted By Grider Pirate
Whirled Peas. Oh, wrong question. The only...

Whirled Peas.
Oh, wrong question.
The only time I've ever seen an Airhead head gasket leak is...... when a stud is pulling out of the engine case.
If, when you reassemble, one or more studs won't...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-05-2011, 08:29 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,281
Posted By Grider Pirate
Rocky Point

http://www.rockypointcycle.com/Merchant2/merchant.mv?Screen=CTGY&Store_Code=RPC&Category_Code=B6

... if you gotta' have Stainless.
I'm not crazy about stainless, but who sells a complete set of...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-05-2011, 05:57 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 9,253
Posted By Grider Pirate
If all you want is a bit more power, the R100...

If all you want is a bit more power, the R100 Mystic will certainly be fine. There are some issues with all bikes. In this case, you have the 'circlip' (potential) issue in th transmission, the...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-28-2011, 06:02 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,512
Posted By Grider Pirate
... and Stagehand says: that sounds dangerous. ...

... and Stagehand says:
that sounds dangerous.

Of COURSE it is. That's why you do stuff like that CAREFULLY. I don't mean to offend you personally Stagehand, but I think we've become too...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-28-2011, 05:53 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,512
Posted By Grider Pirate
.... and yet, that's the only charging system...

.... and yet, that's the only charging system I've ever had!! (but I've only put around 300,000 miles on airheads).The VR on my PD died at 36,000 miles. Actually, I killed it. I was riding along...
Forum: The Garage 09-26-2011, 03:22 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,562
Posted By Grider Pirate
Red goes to positive. Black goes to negative. If...

Red goes to positive. Black goes to negative. If they won't reach, you have the wrong model battery.
On an OLD bike, color is not a valid indication. The negative terminal of the battery gets...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-26-2011, 08:23 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,775
Posted By Grider Pirate
Now yer talkin' my language!

Now yer talkin' my language!
Forum: Old's Cool 09-25-2011, 08:35 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,400
Posted By Grider Pirate
+ a bunch.... but only a quarter McMillion times.

+ a bunch.... but only a quarter McMillion times.
Forum: Old's Cool 09-23-2011, 10:26 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,779
Posted By Grider Pirate
Too Quick!

Like eating a great meal really quickly. Slow down, savor the experience...... or not.
It takes me about an hour to R&R the transmission in the (naked) 1988 R100RS.
Forum: Old's Cool 09-23-2011, 07:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,809
Posted By Grider Pirate
Hard to care

I mean really. A 650 Kawaski? I don't like his 'vision', and his execution is definately lacking quality. However, he's selling it reaaaally cheap, so it's hard to get too worked up about it. I've...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-23-2011, 07:37 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,807
Posted By Grider Pirate
From the photo's from the first Ebay ad, I got...

From the photo's from the first Ebay ad, I got the impression that the cylinder is IRON. That would certainly change the approach to fin repair. OTOH, you sold a parts engine, with damage noted.
Forum: Old's Cool 09-23-2011, 07:09 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,040
Posted By Grider Pirate
I'm kind of in the "Love the one you're with"...

I'm kind of in the "Love the one you're with" camp. You know your current bike, the G/S, not so much. Could be great, could be a massive can of worms. ADDING an airhead would be ideal, so you could...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-21-2011, 03:59 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,628
Posted By Grider Pirate
Dude! TMI ! We don't care about your sex life! ...

Dude! TMI ! We don't care about your sex life!
(me: no tobacco since December 2010!)
Forum: Thumpers 09-21-2011, 03:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,617
Posted By Grider Pirate
Really easy to check. While going down the road...

Really easy to check. While going down the road in top gear, open the throttle fully, then, as briefly as you can, pull and release the clutch. If the RPM jumps, then immediately comes back down,...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-21-2011, 03:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,925
Posted By Grider Pirate
One of these days I'll have a modern truck with...

One of these days I'll have a modern truck with disks all around. My 2001 Ram 2500 still has (shitty) drum rear brakes.
Forum: Old's Cool 09-21-2011, 02:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,925
Posted By Grider Pirate
Because the bigger trucks had MUCH bigger DRUMS...

Because the bigger trucks had MUCH bigger DRUMS too! My 1965 Dodge 3/4 ton truck had ENORMOUS brake drums. My '69 1/2 ton Chevy didn't. Hauling the same bikes in the back, the Dodge stopped with much...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-21-2011, 02:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,925
Posted By Grider Pirate
Yup! Significantly

Yup! Significantly
Forum: Old's Cool 09-21-2011, 02:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,925
Posted By Grider Pirate
Increasing wheel cylinder size will increase the...

Increasing wheel cylinder size will increase the amount of force you exert on the brake shoes. That's good. However, it will decrease the amount of travel available to move the shoes. Not a...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-20-2011, 12:17 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,669
Posted By Grider Pirate
I don't know about power, but our motor pool...

I don't know about power, but our motor pool (attached to a military operation) has to send a sample of oil in from every oil change for analysis. This is in a 90% dirt road operating environment. ...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-19-2011, 08:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,333
Posted By Grider Pirate
Old's Cool Hosed?

Nothing in the most recent 3 threads, and I couldn't get a reply to 'take' on an older one.....
:eek1
Forum: Old's Cool 09-19-2011, 08:08 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,803
Posted By Grider Pirate
The smile on the guy's face in the last second of...

The smile on the guy's face in the last second of the video is priceless. The pause before starting on the second side is pretty cool too. I am in awe of people with talent like that.
Forum: Old's Cool 09-17-2011, 09:23 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 16,018
Posted By Grider Pirate
I think the Hawk was a grossly under appreciated...

I think the Hawk was a grossly under appreciated bike. I think you have a keeper there.:D
Forum: Old's Cool 09-14-2011, 06:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,707
Posted By Grider Pirate
You could cut the trace that feeds that bulb and...

You could cut the trace that feeds that bulb and bridge it with a pot that would allow you to set the brighttness, but I really like your idea of partially blocking the light with something...
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