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Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 08:15 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 7,394
Posted By bpeckm
I guess I stand corrected... SOME states have...

I guess I stand corrected... SOME states have laws that you must have the headlight ON while riding.

Makes sense to me: better conspicuity = better chances of living through it all....:evil
...
Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 01:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 190
Posted By bpeckm
I should think that, just missing an air filter,...

I should think that, just missing an air filter, the exhausts should NOT be red hot after a minute of idling... low compression or not! You have something weird going on.....:eek1

Exhaust timing...
Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 12:46 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 7,394
Posted By bpeckm
You may have euro-spec switch, if it actually has...

You may have euro-spec switch, if it actually has on OFF position for the lights. US requirements are for the light to be on at all times when the bike is running, so the factory switch is OFF, then...
Forum: Airheads 07-28-2014, 02:08 PM
Replies: 6,145
Views: 1,236,501
Posted By bpeckm
Hmmm.... tell us (ME!) more.... don't know about...

Hmmm.... tell us (ME!) more.... don't know about trials sidecars, but would like to.....

:evil

An interesting place to poke around! (http://www.trialscentral.com/forums/forum/70-sidecar-trials/)
Forum: Airheads 07-28-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 6,437
Posted By bpeckm
:freaky

:freaky
Forum: Airheads 07-28-2014, 07:00 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,536
Posted By bpeckm
yea... I loved to ride just to find a place to...

yea... I loved to ride just to find a place to pose..... this is one of my own favorites:

http://bpeckm.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Slash-2s/i-mc9F4kr/0/L/P1030416-L.jpg



:D
Forum: Airheads 07-27-2014, 05:17 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,536
Posted By bpeckm
Somehow the Slash Two's introduce themselves to...

Somehow the Slash Two's introduce themselves to their idiosyncracies, and will pretty quickly get under your skin and into your soul... you have a good lookin' machine there, and it sounds as though...
Forum: Airheads 07-27-2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 6,145
Views: 1,236,501
Posted By bpeckm
Hmmm..... methinks 'tis not what the engine badge...

Hmmm..... methinks 'tis not what the engine badge says.... twin discs up front and diaphragm Bings....what is that, REALLY?

:evil
Forum: Airheads 07-27-2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 7,394
Posted By bpeckm
Delcity is a good source...

Delcity is a good source (http://www.delcity.net/) for tons of hard-to-find wiring aides.... everything from wire to connectors to looms to heat-shrink to crimp tools to relays and of course.......
Forum: Airheads 07-26-2014, 07:17 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 7,394
Posted By bpeckm
It may be heresy to the Euro-bike world but yes,...

It may be heresy to the Euro-bike world but yes, the Japanese bullet/socket connectors work great for dis-connectable connections. Common color wiring (i.e. both sides the same color!) makes it easy...
Forum: Airheads 07-26-2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 6,437
Posted By bpeckm
:arg So, under Plaka's avatar it now...

:arg



So, under Plaka's avatar it now says "banned".... does that mean that, or is that something he put there....:evil




I'm not a nooby, but I DO avoid Jo Mamma as much as I can, and...
Forum: Airheads 07-25-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 6,437
Posted By bpeckm
All I can say is...

All I can say is...
Forum: Airheads 07-25-2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,536
Posted By bpeckm
Do it soon.... :D I had to sell my Slash...

Do it soon.... :D


I had to sell my Slash 2 years ago due to "difficulties", and am watching the ante go up.... and up.... and up....... Me, too, I want to do it again... the sound of that old...
Forum: Airheads 07-25-2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 649
Views: 57,818
Posted By bpeckm
As a "vertically challenged/inseam challenged"...

As a "vertically challenged/inseam challenged" specimen, I find it interesting that BMW built these bikes with such a high-off-the-ground seat, yet a very-short peg distance.... even I feel like I am...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-24-2014, 06:43 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,966
Posted By bpeckm
Hey! It's the only one that Randy and I went...

Hey! It's the only one that Randy and I went to... we freekin' drowned that day: rode the Cherohola up to the top and then down the Tail O the Dragon. Couldn't figure out why we had the whole...
Forum: Airheads 07-24-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,954
Posted By bpeckm
:eek1 That one ^ goes into my picture...

:eek1

That one ^ goes into my picture file... Brad: you DA MAN!!

:evil
Forum: Airheads 07-23-2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 649
Views: 57,818
Posted By bpeckm
:lol3 Nap time is SO peaceful, both for...

:lol3


Nap time is SO peaceful, both for the youngun's and their keepers......


:wink:
Forum: Airheads 07-23-2014, 09:09 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 7,394
Posted By bpeckm
Following with interest, as I did a FrankenBeemer...

Following with interest, as I did a FrankenBeemer several years ago. Your wiring skills are above-average, which makes it fun...so many people have a tough time with the electricals.....:cry


...
Forum: Airheads 07-22-2014, 01:40 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,536
Posted By bpeckm
Please don't mention February....today, and for...

Please don't mention February....today, and for that matter, almost all summer so far (!) is gorgeous! Low humidity, eighty-ish degrees...:wink:....

..... poifect for a ride....


:evil
Forum: Airheads 07-22-2014, 11:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 434
Posted By bpeckm
:eek1 GREAT picture... worth a thousand...

:eek1

GREAT picture... worth a thousand words yada yada yada... Sorry for your troubles, though....

:evil
Forum: Airheads 07-21-2014, 08:55 PM
Replies: 6,145
Views: 1,236,501
Posted By bpeckm
:D Beautiful results, both the Vintage...

:D

Beautiful results, both the Vintage (R50-Slash 2 and R27's) and the 60/7. Please post more pictures!!


Where are you, and where are you finding the "raw material" for the bikes to be...
Forum: Airheads 07-21-2014, 08:17 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,954
Posted By bpeckm
:wink: Balance. It is the...

:wink:


Balance.




It is the secret to life.
Forum: Airheads 07-21-2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,954
Posted By bpeckm
:wink: Balance. It is the...

:wink:


Balance.




It is the secret to life.
Forum: Airheads 07-21-2014, 05:28 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,536
Posted By bpeckm
The NGK B8HS might be a little cool but should be...

The NGK B8HS might be a little cool but should be OK. (NGK higher numbers are hotter, Bosch higher numbers are cooler...nobody knows why.... just the way of the world!!),,

Do the plug tips look,...
Forum: Airheads 07-21-2014, 05:25 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,536
Posted By bpeckm
Spark plug wires from Motorrad Elektrik,...

Spark plug wires from Motorrad Elektrik, non-resistor types: (http://www.motoelekt.com/ignition.htm)



http://www.motoelekt.com/2plugwires.jpg



:evil
Forum: Airheads 07-21-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,954
Posted By bpeckm
Wheelie-ing isn't JUST about power... with the...

Wheelie-ing isn't JUST about power... with the right weight distribution and balance, i.e. yanking on the bars.... well, it doesn't take THAT much power....!!
...
Forum: Airheads 07-21-2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 983
Views: 166,901
Posted By bpeckm
Brilliant! Re: size: they look like the...

Brilliant!

Re: size: they look like the standard size that we use for shifters etc. Obviously without using that tiny little wire "safety clip" that keeps the ball from popping inadvertently.
...
Forum: Airheads 07-20-2014, 07:49 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,536
Posted By bpeckm
Like somebody up-thread said, those p;oints are...

Like somebody up-thread said, those p;oints are an aftermarket setup. They are likely to be just fine, they make the final timing real easy, by being able to adjust the point gap while running...
Forum: Airheads 07-20-2014, 07:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 668
Posted By bpeckm
Sounds like you have power to the horn... the...

Sounds like you have power to the horn... the button simply "completes" the circuit by grounding the horn (it goes from the terminal to the horn button to ground). First thing to do is to clean the...
Forum: Airheads 07-20-2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,536
Posted By bpeckm
I've been re-reading your post.... since the...

I've been re-reading your post.... since the magneto fires at the same time for both sparkplugs (wasted spark system: only one cylinder can "use" the spark as it is on the compression/fire...
Forum: Airheads 07-20-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,536
Posted By bpeckm
Read through Aushermans' advice on isolating...

Read through Aushermans' advice on isolating (previous post, above)... whether it MIGHT be your ignitions switch (at the headlihgt).

You will need to isolate just what is not working: simplest...
Forum: Airheads 07-20-2014, 12:17 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,536
Posted By bpeckm
Do you have a test light or a continuity tester? ...

Do you have a test light or a continuity tester? The points, when closed, go to ground.

Basic timing is with the magneto, which has (iirc!) little alignment marks, and then "fine timing" is...
Forum: Airheads 07-20-2014, 07:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 548
Posted By bpeckm
:clap I love riding my 80ST, but I do miss...

:clap

I love riding my 80ST, but I do miss the purr of my ole 50/2. What a sweet, sweet sound, either at idle or winding 'er out..... sigh.....

:D
Forum: Airheads 07-20-2014, 07:00 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,536
Posted By bpeckm
My guess is that your points closed up... Magneto...

My guess is that your points closed up... Magneto coil failure is historically not so dramatic, failing when hot and then working again once cooled off.

As said above, check under the front...
Forum: Airheads 07-20-2014, 06:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 764
Posted By bpeckm
:cry Ouch It's a helluva job to replace...

:cry Ouch

It's a helluva job to replace the rear plate....output flange off (special tool with major torgue), then re-install with proper shimming etc. Professional work by skilled airhead...
Forum: Airheads 07-19-2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,274
Posted By bpeckm
Shell Rotella is never a bad choice, but don't...

Shell Rotella is never a bad choice, but don't know if it is available in single weight.... and is probably a detergent type? It does have lotsa zddp though!!

:evil
Forum: Airheads 07-19-2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,274
Posted By bpeckm
There is a sliding lever on the airfilter...

There is a sliding lever on the airfilter housing. I closes off the air flow into the filter....though not being completely airtight, it really just restricts airflow so that you can get a richer...
Forum: Airheads 07-19-2014, 02:08 PM
Replies: 6,145
Views: 1,236,501
Posted By bpeckm
I noticed that you didn't specify just WHICH...

I noticed that you didn't specify just WHICH summer..... :evil


:lol3
Forum: Airheads 07-18-2014, 04:04 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 19,736
Posted By bpeckm
:evil indeed....you do have a way of...

:evil



indeed....you do have a way of "testing"......:evil

http://bpeckm.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/ADVenture/i-KKspb2M/0/L/7534173154_05e55b61f5_b-L.jpg


:D
Forum: Airheads 07-18-2014, 03:58 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,274
Posted By bpeckm
:evil But, Oh, So True!!! ...

:evil





But, Oh, So True!!!


:D
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