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Forum: The Garage 05-21-2015, 02:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 800
Posted By Bigger Al
Over the past 5 years Michelin has had issues...

Over the past 5 years Michelin has had issues with cracking. We've never received any explanation from them as to a cause, and we, as a Michelin dealer, have replaced quite a few tires under...
Forum: Airheads 05-14-2015, 10:03 PM
Replies: 416
Views: 58,395
Posted By Bigger Al
:nod It's always fun to get on my V-Strom...

:nod

It's always fun to get on my V-Strom after a spirited ride on the R90. Everything seems sooooo easy. :D
Forum: Airheads 05-14-2015, 04:41 PM
Replies: 416
Views: 58,395
Posted By Bigger Al
There are few things in this world more attention...

There are few things in this world more attention grabbing than when an Airhead's rear end starts making figure-8's after hitting a good bump at speed. :evil
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-08-2015, 03:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 416
Posted By Bigger Al
Be warned that the speed limits in the small...

Be warned that the speed limits in the small towns around Tahoe are strictly enforced these days. The fines can be eye-watering.
Forum: Racing 05-06-2015, 02:10 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,202
Posted By Bigger Al
I'd wager that Guintoli is starting to question...

I'd wager that Guintoli is starting to question his move.
Forum: Airheads 05-06-2015, 06:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 253
Posted By Bigger Al
I have one on my V-Strom. I spliced into the...

I have one on my V-Strom. I spliced into the wire for the tail light.
Forum: Equipment 05-05-2015, 09:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 386
Posted By Bigger Al
I've run both models of those tires, in the exact...

I've run both models of those tires, in the exact sizes you listed, on my BMW R90, and the 712 has been the better tire by far. I could never get the 230's to spin smoothly, no matter how many times...
Forum: Airheads 05-02-2015, 02:59 PM
Replies: 583
Views: 64,903
Posted By Bigger Al
This must be some kinda engine. :deal ...

This must be some kinda engine. :deal

http://www.ebay.com/itm/ENGINE-STARTER-CLUTCH-HAS-OIL-LEAK-BELOW-R80-BMW-R-80-RT-AIRHEAD-1984-B80-7-/151411476444?hash=item2340d3c7dc&vxp=mtr
Forum: Equipment 04-29-2015, 04:21 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,623
Posted By Bigger Al
This. My wife and I took a 4,500-mile,...

This.

My wife and I took a 4,500-mile, 3-week trip last Summer on the bikes, and it was nice to be able to pack the entire supply of coffee in one of our mugs.
Forum: Equipment 04-29-2015, 04:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 482
Posted By Bigger Al
FWIW: For years I've used a 16-gallon steel...

FWIW: For years I've used a 16-gallon steel barrel that held gear oil. I split a length of fuel injection hose to cover the upper rolled edge, which keeps the wheels from getting marred. It was...
Forum: Road warriors 04-28-2015, 07:19 AM
Replies: 3,770
Views: 1,036,489
Posted By Bigger Al
They ran that at Laguna Seca some years back, and...

They ran that at Laguna Seca some years back, and the sound was unworldly! :clap I was standing about 25 feet directly behind it when it was started, and the aural assault was something to behold.
Forum: Airheads 04-27-2015, 01:51 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,845
Posted By Bigger Al
As bad as it sounds, there's a lot of practical...

As bad as it sounds, there's a lot of practical wisdom in your satire. I can't ride my R90 without good earplugs anymore for the mechanical "symphony" going on. :D
Forum: Airheads 04-27-2015, 01:02 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,845
Posted By Bigger Al
I just had a random thought: check the crankcase...

I just had a random thought: check the crankcase breather, which is located under the RH side of the airbox. Maybe there's an issue with the breather and it's fluctuating somehow. That's a shot in...
Forum: Airheads 04-27-2015, 12:50 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,845
Posted By Bigger Al
Your sound is a bit different than mine was. ...

Your sound is a bit different than mine was. Mine was more a "whizzing" (for lack of a better description) noise, and occurred more frequently on decel. I also had issues with chasing the idle,...
Forum: Racing 04-21-2015, 05:30 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,474
Posted By Bigger Al
I hadn't read that. Thanks! :clap

I hadn't read that. Thanks! :clap
Forum: Racing 04-20-2015, 10:12 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,474
Posted By Bigger Al
What I think we're seeing here is that Rossi is...

What I think we're seeing here is that Rossi is getting into MM's head in ways that no one has yet done in the premier class. Swapping out the rear tire on the grid is not exactly a move that's made...
Forum: Racing 04-19-2015, 10:02 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,474
Posted By Bigger Al
I wonder if Vale might send MM a copy of the...

I wonder if Vale might send MM a copy of the Laguna round from 2008? :evil
Forum: Airheads 04-19-2015, 09:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 518
Posted By Bigger Al
This happened to me a few years back, and it...

This happened to me a few years back, and it turned out to be a badly corroded positive battery cable. The cable itself was only 2 years old at the time, so I didn't initially suspect it, but when...
Forum: Airheads 04-18-2015, 08:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 313
Posted By Bigger Al
I've used a National Cycle Deflector Screen on...

I've used a National Cycle Deflector Screen on and off for the last 20 years. It's not very big, but blocks the wind from my chest and makes long rides much more comfortable.
...
Forum: Airheads 04-18-2015, 08:46 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 12,087
Posted By Bigger Al
This is the best thread in here for a lonnnnnnng...

This is the best thread in here for a lonnnnnnng time! :clap
Forum: Airheads 04-17-2015, 07:48 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 8,169
Posted By Bigger Al
That's how the Monster would look with me on it. ...

That's how the Monster would look with me on it. :evil
Forum: The Garage 04-17-2015, 12:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 560
Posted By Bigger Al
What you're seeing is the lap joint from when the...

What you're seeing is the lap joint from when the tire was built. You should never see that joint, and Kenda should either give you a new tire or refund your money.
Forum: Airheads 04-14-2015, 04:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,170
Posted By Bigger Al
Supertrapp used to have a deflector available...

Supertrapp used to have a deflector available that would go in with the discs. I had one on my GPZ750 when I was racing to keep the hot gasses off of the tire and wheel.
Forum: Airheads 04-14-2015, 03:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,170
Posted By Bigger Al
My mufflers weigh 6.4 lbs. according to my...

My mufflers weigh 6.4 lbs. according to my guaranteed-to-be-super-duper-accurate digital bathroom scale. :deal

The black ceramic coating looks great, too. :evil
Forum: Airheads 04-13-2015, 07:19 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,845
Posted By Bigger Al
My R90 made similar noises when the timing chain...

My R90 made similar noises when the timing chain was getting close to it's end. It might be a good thing to have an experienced Airhead guy have a listen.
The timing chain job is time consuming,...
Forum: Airheads 04-13-2015, 03:45 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,845
Posted By Bigger Al
The rocking of the bike is due to the crankshaft...

The rocking of the bike is due to the crankshaft running fore and aft in the frame, twisting a big, heavy flywheel. Equal and opposite reaction. Most bikes have the crank running transverse in the...
Forum: Airheads 04-12-2015, 10:39 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,170
Posted By Bigger Al
Mine are out getting a ceramic coating, but I'll...

Mine are out getting a ceramic coating, but I'll try to remember to weigh one when I get them back.
Forum: Equipment 04-09-2015, 07:26 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,174
Posted By Bigger Al
Find a local (not a big chain) tire shop, take...

Find a local (not a big chain) tire shop, take some beer or donuts, and have them inflate the tire for you.
Forum: Road warriors 04-08-2015, 09:45 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 9,071
Posted By Bigger Al
1976 R90/6, 305,000 miles. I've owned it for 21...

1976 R90/6, 305,000 miles. I've owned it for 21 years and have put on 235K myself. I also won some AHRMA races on it, too. :evil
...
Forum: Ride reports 04-08-2015, 09:20 PM
Replies: 2,210
Views: 574,112
Posted By Bigger Al
Welcome back, ya big galoot!! :freaky It's good...

Welcome back, ya big galoot!! :freaky It's good to hear that things are going well for you. :clap
Forum: Vendors 04-07-2015, 04:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 275
Posted By Bigger Al
You might have more luck here: ...

You might have more luck here:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1028901
Forum: The Garage 04-06-2015, 07:29 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 23,275
Posted By Bigger Al
Rotors, no, sprocket, usually yes.

Rotors, no, sprocket, usually yes.
Forum: Airheads 04-01-2015, 09:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,340
Posted By Bigger Al
The real question is: "Do you like it?" If so,...

The real question is: "Do you like it?" If so, then don't worry about what a buncha people on the forum think.
Forum: Racing 04-01-2015, 04:18 PM
Replies: 1,712
Views: 161,972
Posted By Bigger Al
My jaw hit the ground on this one until I looked...

My jaw hit the ground on this one until I looked at the date. :baldy :lol3
Forum: Equipment 03-30-2015, 07:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 253
Posted By Bigger Al
This not the place for a flea market ad. ...

This not the place for a flea market ad.

This is:

http://advrider.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=54
Forum: The Garage 03-29-2015, 07:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 606
Posted By Bigger Al
Yes.

Yes.
Forum: Airheads 03-29-2015, 07:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 667
Posted By Bigger Al
This post should be put at the top of all Airhead...

This post should be put at the top of all Airhead threads. :D
Forum: Equipment 03-28-2015, 03:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 346
Posted By Bigger Al
This is the thread for ride reports. You should...

This is the thread for ride reports. You should ask your question in the Equipment section. http://advrider.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=6 Also, if you would like information on a seat, then it...
Forum: Airheads 03-27-2015, 06:50 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 7,666
Posted By Bigger Al
The tires are more dangerous, seeing as how they...

The tires are more dangerous, seeing as how they are what actually does the stopping part of the equation. Old, hardened rubber does not make for good adhesion to the road.

Replace the cracked...
Forum: Airheads 03-23-2015, 06:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 606
Posted By Bigger Al
When the engine is running. There's a one-way...

When the engine is running. There's a one-way valve under that aluminum casting that allows the oil vapors to escape when the crankcase is pressurized. Seepage there is pretty much normal.
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