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Forum: Airheads 07-14-2014, 09:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 761
Posted By mykill
Nik's fit '76 and on blocks! Lotsa choices ...

Nik's fit '76 and on blocks! Lotsa choices


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Forum: Airheads 06-30-2014, 05:39 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,540
Posted By mykill
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/07/01/ybe8agy4.jpg ...

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/07/01/ybe8agy4.jpg
More than likely, the oil looks clean because all the nastiness has settled into a thick layer in your oil pan. With all the other work you are doing,...
Forum: Airheads 06-18-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 6,101
Views: 1,229,369
Posted By mykill
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/06/19/y3y6ajub.jpghtt...

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/06/19/y3y6ajub.jpghttp://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/06/19/y7a3epyv.jpg
So far I have both into it, but the trip will happen. Still softening my wife on the whole concept.
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Forum: Airheads 06-17-2014, 01:11 PM
Replies: 6,101
Views: 1,229,369
Posted By mykill
You should have seen her grin when we got off the...

You should have seen her grin when we got off the bike! Now she wants to go up the CA coast.
Forum: Airheads 06-17-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 6,101
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Posted By mykill
Post your Airhead pics

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/06/18/e7a6avaq.jpg
My oldest daughter and I on the mule.


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Forum: Old's Cool 06-08-2014, 09:47 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 11,967
Posted By mykill
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/06/09/by8u2u3a.jpg ...

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/06/09/by8u2u3a.jpg


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Forum: Airheads 05-05-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,472
Posted By mykill
Ate trick

I mark the rotors with a sharpie, lines across the rotor. Rotate the wheel with some pressure on the lever. removal of the lines will show you have maximum contact across the rotor to confirm your...
Forum: Airheads 05-02-2014, 07:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 631
Posted By mykill
Check the v notch as stated above. Get the oil...

Check the v notch as stated above. Get the oil out of there! Same happened to me on my new to me GS. The hypoid swelled the rubber in the driveshaft necessitating replacement.


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Forum: Old's Cool 04-24-2014, 06:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,146
Posted By mykill
It's a 1959 VW single cab. The decorations were...

It's a 1959 VW single cab. The decorations were from pulling duty for my daughter's softball opening day parade. Team Nightmare, evil clown face and blood.
The bike is coming along nicely. More...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-19-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,146
Posted By mykill
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/04/20/y5a7aqe9.jpg ...

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/04/20/y5a7aqe9.jpg
Got it running, but still have fiddling to do. I will take more pics down the road. Hoping it will be my pit bike at Corsa Motoclassica at Willow...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-11-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,146
Posted By mykill
Thanks much! I will hunt him down!

Thanks much! I will hunt him down!
Forum: Old's Cool 04-10-2014, 05:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,146
Posted By mykill
NSU Superfox

I just got my hands on a NSU Superfox and am struggling for spark. It looks to be a magneto ignition. Does anyone know anything about these bikes? There is some Max info, but Fox info has been hard...
Forum: Airheads 03-31-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 27,920
Posted By mykill
Yes, it is wider than a standard front rim. But...

Yes, it is wider than a standard front rim. But it works.
Forum: Airheads 03-31-2014, 12:43 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 27,920
Posted By mykill
One of the faster AHRMA airhead racers runs a BMW...

One of the faster AHRMA airhead racers runs a BMW rear 18" rim laced to his front hub and Heidenau tires. He says it is the way to go. Hard to argue his success.
Forum: Airheads 03-31-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,613
Posted By mykill
Some good advice once given me was "Buy the...

Some good advice once given me was "Buy the newest bike you can afford." I totally ignored that. Newer bikes have better most everything, clutch, brakes, suspension, etc. Brakes being the biggest...
Forum: Airheads 03-23-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 931
Posted By mykill
You are punny and correct.

You are punny and correct.
Forum: Airheads 03-14-2014, 11:47 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,786
Posted By mykill
Your suspension is fine until it isn't. I...

Your suspension is fine until it isn't. I installed RT valves and properly sprung shocks and immediately took 10 seconds off my lap times after a year away from the track. I thought I was slower....
Forum: Airheads 02-12-2014, 08:03 PM
Replies: 458
Views: 43,174
Posted By mykill
He Also brings muffler bearings when traveling...

He Also brings muffler bearings when traveling Latin America
Forum: Airheads 01-07-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,828
Posted By mykill
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/01/08/adu4e8ab.jpgI...

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/01/08/adu4e8ab.jpgI believe I have one.
Forum: Airheads 12-29-2013, 04:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,465
Posted By mykill
Need a 92 PD? Well used but not too abused. We...

Need a 92 PD? Well used but not too abused. We affectionately call it the teal turd. Maybe a trade?
Forum: Airheads 12-07-2013, 03:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 518
Posted By mykill
JR at Angel City Cycle. Good guy but hard to get...

JR at Angel City Cycle. Good guy but hard to get hold of and tends to be a bit slow until he needs space.
Forum: Airheads 12-07-2013, 08:17 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,671
Posted By mykill
That squareback is fantastic.

That squareback is fantastic.
Forum: Airheads 11-23-2013, 12:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,770
Posted By mykill
French

Maybe I have such disdain for everyone in this forum that I felt compelled to inform them that the text was French, since most are American and stereotypically monolingual. Maybe I was paying tribute...
Forum: Airheads 11-21-2013, 08:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,770
Posted By mykill
French

French
Forum: Airheads 10-01-2013, 10:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,054
Posted By mykill
But the magnetos work great and replacement coils...

But the magnetos work great and replacement coils are available. There is a GM point plate conversion out there for those who burn their wrists when adjusting the regular points. Do you ride so much...
Forum: Airheads 09-30-2013, 01:59 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,078
Posted By mykill
Yep! And this requires patience. You will find...

Yep! And this requires patience. You will find the fastest/ smoothest mixture that may or may not provide a smooth transition from idle even when the cables are properly adjusted. Finding idle zen is...
Forum: Airheads 09-25-2013, 01:15 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,353
Posted By mykill
Damn!

Damn!
Forum: Airheads 09-24-2013, 12:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 693
Posted By mykill
Luftmeister made one and I believe Jjwithers had...

Luftmeister made one and I believe Jjwithers had one for sale in the flea market recently. You could do your own using stuff from cone engineering. That'd give you an excuse for playing more with...
Forum: Airheads 09-19-2013, 08:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,126
Posted By mykill
I had a self healing Norton as well. Low...

I had a self healing Norton as well. Low compression after sitting for 10 years, got it running, flogged it and back to 145# per, still happy.
If you are dying to take it apart, personally, I would...
Forum: Airheads 09-19-2013, 10:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,126
Posted By mykill
Try doing a leakdown test, a bit more telling...

Try doing a leakdown test, a bit more telling than mere compression. Leakdown will allow you to hear air escaping. Rings on Nikasil bikes are consumable and easy, valves may be in need of re-doing....
Forum: Airheads 09-14-2013, 03:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,442
Posted By mykill
Which track?

Which track?
Forum: Airheads 09-14-2013, 11:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,442
Posted By mykill
Ususally track days do not require safety wire....

Ususally track days do not require safety wire. Racing organizations like AHRMA do. I would remove everything you can. You can please the tech guys by putting a bead of RTV across any drain or fill...
Forum: Airheads 09-13-2013, 02:19 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,353
Posted By mykill
D'oh! missed that. Good luck, be patient. it will...

D'oh! missed that. Good luck, be patient. it will come.
Forum: Airheads 09-13-2013, 01:19 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,353
Posted By mykill
Whatever the OP decides to use doesn't seem as...

Whatever the OP decides to use doesn't seem as important to me as flipping the whole assembly so the stuck barrel is on the underside of the case. Then fill the barrel with whatever and let it soak....
Forum: Airheads 09-10-2013, 03:48 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,353
Posted By mykill
OK. So flip the engine over with the seized...

OK. So flip the engine over with the seized barrel on the bottom. Then, with a funnel and a tube fill the other barrel with some Coke or diesel.
If you decide to use heat as well, be sure to have a...
Forum: Airheads 09-10-2013, 10:04 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,911
Posted By mykill
Longer pipes move the power to the lower end,...

Longer pipes move the power to the lower end, shorter move it up closer to, or past redline. You will probably be able to adjust your idle sufficiently, but jetting it to run well throughout can be a...
Forum: Airheads 09-10-2013, 09:57 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,353
Posted By mykill
Some machinist friends told me to use Coca Cola,...

Some machinist friends told me to use Coca Cola, after I failed to free a stuck Honda piston with Kroil. It worked.
Is the other side seized or removed? If it is removed, put the engine on its side,...
Forum: Airheads 09-03-2013, 07:41 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,622
Posted By mykill
That and stay with small port heads. It will have...

That and stay with small port heads. It will have good power right off idle and be reliable. Mess with rear ends for more tuning.
Forum: Old's Cool 08-31-2013, 12:06 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 358
Posted By mykill
El Irwndale AKA El Camino Swap

http://classiccycleevents.com/

Good stuff! Look for my single cab VW.
Forum: Airheads 08-26-2013, 01:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 738
Posted By mykill
It really shouldn't leak from there. How much...

It really shouldn't leak from there. How much fork oil did you put? Have the forks been apart?
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