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Forum: Airheads 07-26-2014, 07:51 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 5,089
Posted By SculptD
This thread about piss-posting has just about...

This thread about piss-posting has just about been high jacked into one about something fun and useful (maybe a little).

To me that is something of an indication that there is not so much of a...
Forum: Airheads 07-24-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,045
Posted By SculptD
I bought one on a whim, and didn't think it would...

I bought one on a whim, and didn't think it would end up being my favorite tire spoon, but the 7075 aluminum spoon/axle nut wrench now fits the bill. The aluminum just slides where the steel levers...
Forum: Airheads 07-24-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,036
Posted By SculptD
+1. The wiring is a breeze, frankly, if you are...

+1. The wiring is a breeze, frankly, if you are re-routing wiring that already knows where it wants to go. Take a few pics, attach a few labels, not a big deal.

And my technique for all the nuts...
Forum: Airheads 07-24-2014, 07:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 520
Posted By SculptD
It was a completely different application, so I'm...

It was a completely different application, so I'm not able to comment directly, but I have used the loctite 640 on a spun bearing race. Successfully. No problems. And rated to 400 degrees F. Fwiw.
Forum: Airheads 07-22-2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,321
Posted By SculptD
Well, #1 can't be called an error. Legions of...

Well, #1 can't be called an error. Legions of mechanics use vacuum to balance carburetors, and other multitudes not. Do it or not, it's a technique that is available.

And watching the vacuum on...
Forum: Airheads 07-22-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,321
Posted By SculptD
Well, first off, you should be spanked for asking...

Well, first off, you should be spanked for asking openly on the airheads forum which screw is for idle and which for mixture. Seems like your vacuum rig is pretty useless if you don't know that!...
Forum: Airheads 07-19-2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 530
Posted By SculptD
Spit.

Spit.
Forum: Airheads 07-19-2014, 07:39 PM
Replies: 507
Views: 26,817
Posted By SculptD
Well, man, if you remember I had a thread a while...

Well, man, if you remember I had a thread a while back called "winter rebuild fatigue." I had no idea how rattled my brain would get as a rebuild stretched into summer. I've been seriously strung out...
Forum: Airheads 07-17-2014, 06:14 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,721
Posted By SculptD
Transplendent!

Transplendent!
Forum: Airheads 07-16-2014, 01:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,026
Posted By SculptD
Yikes! I told you guys prices were going up! ...

Yikes! I told you guys prices were going up!

Is that before or after the thing gets actually painted? I love the photoshop fails in the last couple of pics. The street signs are red.:rofl
Forum: Airheads 07-16-2014, 06:15 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,721
Posted By SculptD
Fishing indeed! Now, were you thinking about...

Fishing indeed!

Now, were you thinking about fishing, or was it just a whim? :rofl
Forum: Airheads 07-15-2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,026
Posted By SculptD
Depends on where you are too. In many areas, the...

Depends on where you are too. In many areas, the prices are steadily marching up a curve that some on this forum are behind on. For instance, there is a very nice, but not museum worthy 1977 R100 for...
Forum: Airheads 07-15-2014, 08:23 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,721
Posted By SculptD
Excellent.

Excellent.
Forum: Airheads 07-15-2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,721
Posted By SculptD
Geez, I don't know, but if you think Jim is going...

Geez, I don't know, but if you think Jim is going to waste any more typing time on responding to you...it could be a long wait.

For me, hell yes, if somebody made two insipid comments such as you...
Forum: Airheads 07-14-2014, 09:47 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,721
Posted By SculptD
This has been a pretty fun read actually. Keep...

This has been a pretty fun read actually. Keep fighting the good fight Jim!

I can't get over how hard it is to communicate to people that there is no such thing as the right way, or best way, to...
Forum: Airheads 07-14-2014, 09:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 566
Posted By SculptD
I ran into this when I switched to the epco sport...

I ran into this when I switched to the epco sport mufflers. With the mixture in a good range for overall performance, it would always pop on decel. There was only one way to stop it, and that was to...
Forum: Airheads 07-09-2014, 09:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 565
Posted By SculptD
The only acid that should be used in a tank is...

The only acid that should be used in a tank is phosphoric. Metal etch readily available as paint-prep at any hardware store.
Forum: Airheads 07-08-2014, 08:35 PM
Replies: 507
Views: 26,817
Posted By SculptD
Every good machine shop, hell every crappy...

Every good machine shop, hell every crappy machine shop, in the Bay Area is booked frantic these days. It's cooky-time around these parts. Plus at this time of year, you may have competition from...
Forum: Airheads 07-03-2014, 02:24 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,459
Posted By SculptD
When I recall the vehicles in my family from the...

When I recall the vehicles in my family from the 70s, I remember many aspects of unreliability being considered a normal occurrence. These days we think every things supposed to work flawlessly.
...
Forum: Airheads 07-02-2014, 02:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 642
Posted By SculptD
Ah, the split-beam design. Why isn't there more...

Ah, the split-beam design. Why isn't there more talk of them? Well, the snap-on version is over $300 street price as far as I have seen. The "Precision" Instruments version seems to have a...
Forum: Airheads 07-01-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 642
Posted By SculptD
Thanks, great suggestions. I want them all! For...

Thanks, great suggestions. I want them all! For someone who loves tools, I actually don't own many truly good ones.

(I use to know a guy who talked about his temperature calibrated...
Forum: Airheads 07-01-2014, 04:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 642
Posted By SculptD
Torque wrench brand recommendations?

I would have asked this in a recent oil pan thread, but that seemed to be getting insanely dull all of a sudden.

I know many will not want to really answer this, but is there a reasonably cheap...
Forum: Airheads 06-28-2014, 07:49 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,048
Posted By SculptD
Right on man. Well, not all the way, but, you...

Right on man. Well, not all the way, but, you know how that is.

This is the most active forum on these bikes. There is no room for pinching. It's got so stay open to all. The other forums have...
Forum: Airheads 06-28-2014, 08:06 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,580
Posted By SculptD
We can imagine the intimacy you now have with...

We can imagine the intimacy you now have with that engine!
Forum: Airheads 06-28-2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,580
Posted By SculptD
Nice. Note for the future: engine will be...

Nice.

Note for the future: engine will be lighter when removing from frame if you take the transmission out first.

And that transmission awaits. Water is not your friend in there. You will...
Forum: Airheads 06-26-2014, 12:34 PM
Replies: 6,129
Views: 1,234,602
Posted By SculptD
Beautiful woman next to me on the train after I...

Beautiful woman next to me on the train after I just parked my bike, "I guess that's you who smells like gasoline?"

"Oh, probably, I'm sorry."

"No problem. I like it.":evil
Forum: Airheads 06-22-2014, 03:00 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,061
Posted By SculptD
I am so deep in DIY painting hell right now (and...

I am so deep in DIY painting hell right now (and I have some experience, with both successful paint jobs, and with hell, so I know what I'm talking about). And all I want in the world is for you to...
Forum: Airheads 06-20-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 369
Posted By SculptD
What would possibly worry me is that cutting a...

What would possibly worry me is that cutting a custom piece of felt would leave loose strands of material to come loose. I'd do, as I'm sure you were planning, a thorough job of pulling out any loose...
Forum: Airheads 06-11-2014, 09:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 583
Posted By SculptD
I went through the trouble (not so much, really)...

I went through the trouble (not so much, really) of turning one up on the lathe. But when using it I felt like I had wasted a lot of time. This doesn't seem like that big a deal, or am I missing...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-10-2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 15,083
Views: 8,485,382
Posted By SculptD
Ohhhhh.....:raabia

Ohhhhh.....:raabia
Forum: Airheads 06-10-2014, 01:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 709
Posted By SculptD
Wd-40.

Wd-40.
Forum: Airheads 06-10-2014, 11:59 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,825
Posted By SculptD
I still call them "middle-aged-man-magnets." But...

I still call them "middle-aged-man-magnets." But younger females do seem to find the airhead attractive. I've known several women who have tried to get their boyfriends to buy an old BMW. "You should...
Forum: Airheads 06-08-2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,030
Posted By SculptD
+1. And if you correct the hub offset, you will...

+1. And if you correct the hub offset, you will be riding on the step.
Forum: Airheads 06-06-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,825
Posted By SculptD
I think it's something like: "a guy who does many...

I think it's something like: "a guy who does many things I disdain, but who makes money and gets laid 10x what I get."
Forum: Airheads 06-05-2014, 10:43 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,122
Posted By SculptD
Nice work. (Except, the footwear in that last...

Nice work. (Except, the footwear in that last shot is deplorable.)

We have been in a parallel universe this winter. many shots could have been from my build. But I am not done yet! :cry
Forum: Airheads 06-04-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,806
Posted By SculptD
As many have said, that can be a great bike, but...

As many have said, that can be a great bike, but I don't think it would be on my list of "the one you really want" from the airhead classic spectrum. I'd at least want a short wheel base in a R60....
Forum: Airheads 05-31-2014, 10:16 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 6,954
Posted By SculptD
Hey! High praise, I'll take it when I can get it....

Hey! High praise, I'll take it when I can get it.

I would like to know what was going on in the BMW suspension engineering department over the course of the 70s. If you've experienced a quality...
Forum: Airheads 05-31-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 6,954
Posted By SculptD
I look forward to how it turns out. My shopmate...

I look forward to how it turns out. My shopmate started looking at me pretty funny when I was in the thick of tweaking my forks. "Didn't you just do that?" Me: "uh, this is the fourth time, where...
Forum: Airheads 05-30-2014, 07:37 PM
Replies: 6,129
Views: 1,234,602
Posted By SculptD
Well that's just damn fantastic.

Well that's just damn fantastic.
Forum: Old's Cool 05-30-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,550
Posted By SculptD
Hey, I bought my bike from a guy who said that!...

Hey, I bought my bike from a guy who said that! Of course he did have pictures of them all over his living room and kitchen...maybe they were cut out of magazines!
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