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Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 11:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,261
Posted By elmontanero
I'm lusting after these mirrors and the headlight...

I'm lusting after these mirrors and the headlight rim protector... I realize they're both just coolness factor add ons.. but they are beautiful.
Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 10:22 PM
Replies: 289
Views: 27,206
Posted By elmontanero
Thanks Pokie... Ran a question in the forum...

Thanks Pokie... Ran a question in the forum directly about the parking bulb. I have a Hella Reflector in the bike ... no separate bulb. The original Bosch reflector has one - found it in the bits...
Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 10:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 165
Posted By elmontanero
Thanks folks... that's the issue! I went diggin...

Thanks folks... that's the issue! I went diggin in the 'bits box' that came with the bike... what I though was the reflector for the Vetter Windjammer (anyone want a Windjammer? ) was the original...
Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 01:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 165
Posted By elmontanero
The spagetti is in amazing shape. The bike saw...

The spagetti is in amazing shape. The bike saw some significant love in the 86-89 period of life. Upgraded rockers, Walus Battery holder, I would guess it had some significant improvements.
...
Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 11:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 165
Posted By elmontanero
R75/5 Parking light connection? wrong headlight?

Okay... chasing down the new stable mate's electrons. :D:D:D

Replaced a bad battery and now sorting out parking/running light/instrument light fuse break. I believe that I found where a previous...
Forum: Airheads 12-26-2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 289
Views: 27,206
Posted By elmontanero
Found fuses no problem... Blown same fuse.....

Found fuses no problem... Blown same fuse.. problem. The Running/parking lights fuse. Getting a good 12 before the fuse and continuity between ground and after the fuse. That headlamp wire bunch...
Forum: Airheads 12-26-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 289
Views: 27,206
Posted By elmontanero
Good Call. Built 1/1973 LWB as indicated by the...

Good Call. Built 1/1973 LWB as indicated by the swing arm welded bits. I'm having a great time so far with it. Either much cleaner than I thought it would be or the PO took time to spit shine it and...
Forum: Airheads 12-25-2014, 10:34 PM
Replies: 289
Views: 27,206
Posted By elmontanero
I been wanting to post in this thread... after...

I been wanting to post in this thread... after looking high and low found a bike that I wanted at a price I could do. Needs some love here and there but a solid bike. (looking for a toaster with...
Forum: Airheads 12-25-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 8,727
Posted By elmontanero
Wanted /5 Tank or Tanks - Or Trade for /6 tank

Looking for Touring or Toaster tank. For a /5. Toaster with the Pinstripes from 1973 if possible.

Have Black with White Pinstripes Touring from a /6 in nice shape that I'd like to trade or buy...
Forum: Airheads 12-24-2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,516
Posted By elmontanero
Will do S... I'm up in Fresno at my Mom's place...

Will do S... I'm up in Fresno at my Mom's place for the Holiday. I've got a bunch of questions. Came with 3 Bags and a box of bits. And a Vetter Fairing... anyone want a vetter fairing?
Forum: Airheads 12-23-2014, 11:08 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,516
Posted By elmontanero
And then all of a sudden... It's mine. ...

And then all of a sudden... It's mine.
...
Forum: Airheads 12-21-2014, 09:28 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,516
Posted By elmontanero
Looking at /5's as next project. Thought I was...

Looking at /5's as next project. Thought I was picking one up on Tuesday… Supposed to be sold on Monday. It's taken too long for me to arrange pickup. That's how it's going….
Forum: Airheads 12-20-2014, 04:00 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,726
Posted By elmontanero
You got it! right on. I'd hoped to get that...

You got it! right on. I'd hoped to get that tank myself!
Forum: Airheads 12-15-2014, 02:32 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,907
Posted By elmontanero
Just a question... any chance they're the...

Just a question... any chance they're the independent floats

http://www.bingcarburetor.com/images/offroad/54FB.jpg

I've got them and dislike them strongly.
Forum: Airheads 12-13-2014, 11:47 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 8,727
Posted By elmontanero
WTB: Bing Float Bowls

Want a set of standard Float Bowls for the R80 Bings. NOT the independent type .
Heck if you have a complete set of Carbs in Great condition I'd take them. (I'll be happy to rebuild) Mine are...
Forum: Airheads 12-06-2014, 10:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 364
Posted By elmontanero
Tominboise. This was the big chart:...

Tominboise.

This was the big chart: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=437898

Looks like a YES to your answer. I've never run that one myself.. check with Solo Lobo, I'm pretty...
Forum: Airheads 11-19-2014, 04:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,448
Posted By elmontanero
Any reason why it's not posted here (or is it?)...

Any reason why it's not posted here (or is it?) for inmates to take a peek at it? Especially within the Airhead crowd around here - lots of folks that admire and know what the bikes are for.
Forum: Vendors 11-17-2014, 07:11 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,640
Posted By elmontanero
Yes. I did a bit of research on the brand and it...

Yes. I did a bit of research on the brand and it was suggested that they run a wee bit small to size. In gloves I'd prefer this as it allows the leather to stretch to the place I need it to rather...
Forum: Vendors 11-17-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,640
Posted By elmontanero
Received my Spider gloves today. Definitely...

Received my Spider gloves today. Definitely needed the XL's which is good… Glad I ordered. Quality seems much better than others at this price.
Forum: Airheads 11-16-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 657
Posted By elmontanero
Spent a summer trip going back and forth across...

Spent a summer trip going back and forth across the Sierras - Up to 11k. They did fine but wheezed a little bit at the high bits. Nothing that couldn't be handled. If I lived there it'd be well...
Forum: Airheads 11-15-2014, 11:59 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,110
Posted By elmontanero
Joining this one rather than restarting another....

Joining this one rather than restarting another. Been looking at Non Toaster/Toaster 75/5's recently.

http://orangecounty.craigslist.org/mcy/4733374216.html
Perhaps the most annoying of the...
Forum: Airheads 11-15-2014, 10:33 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 7,808
Posted By elmontanero
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-EnjhTiLk_Ck/VGe...

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-EnjhTiLk_Ck/VGeKhc_KhMI/AAAAAAAAPnA/IC86eSAY6v4/s720/_DSF9204.JPG
Well I finally got my head wrapped around forks (took long enough huh? :eek1) and got the correct...
Forum: Airheads 11-13-2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,546
Posted By elmontanero
This was from the tread... and insightful: ...

This was from the tread... and insightful:
"sorry no longer have the picts. I was unhappy with pulsing while braking and went back to the original setup."
Forum: Airheads 11-11-2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 814
Views: 81,985
Posted By elmontanero
Congratulations!

Congratulations!
Forum: Airheads 11-10-2014, 07:54 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 7,808
Posted By elmontanero
Wish I had one!:loll Spare TACH? Geez...

Wish I had one!:loll

Spare TACH? Geez Solo.. you always get the good stuff!
Forum: Airheads 11-10-2014, 06:14 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 7,808
Posted By elmontanero
Went from roller back to a lump under the bike...

Went from roller back to a lump under the bike cover.
I've pulled it all apart again and have the damper sitting on my balcony table. Too tired to keep pressing and so it's beer and a meal for...
Forum: Airheads 11-10-2014, 03:10 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 7,808
Posted By elmontanero
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l317/bill_1960/D...

http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l317/bill_1960/DRZ%20Pics/DRZForkSchematic-1.jpg
Stolen from Beam(st)er: ...
Forum: Airheads 11-10-2014, 11:14 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 7,808
Posted By elmontanero
Thanks Paul. Cutting and spacers is supposed to...

Thanks Paul. Cutting and spacers is supposed to lower the front end and indeed stiffen the suspension for the G/S. Spacers were dropped in before the springs. Your measurement is useful as my pic...
Forum: Airheads 11-10-2014, 10:08 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 9,758
Posted By elmontanero
Udo, What's the length of your forks unladen...

Udo, What's the length of your forks unladen and sitting on the ground?

What ever measure you prefer - Top of Triples to axle - Top of fork tube to axle. Just let me know - I'm trying to...
Forum: Airheads 11-10-2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 7,808
Posted By elmontanero
Front forks are not compressing - too long. ...

Front forks are not compressing - too long. Can't sort if the springs that came in the bike were for a big rider and my chopping them just added to the stiffness, or extreme stiction, or some sort...
Forum: Airheads 11-09-2014, 12:13 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 7,808
Posted By elmontanero
Hoping for better so I went down took off the...

Hoping for better so I went down took off the wheel, axle, spacers. Retorqued the lower triples then very carefully set all the torque specs for the axle and pinch bolts putting the wheel back on.
...
Forum: Airheads 11-09-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 7,808
Posted By elmontanero
Okay a flurry of Photos. On the R100gs side...

Okay a flurry of Photos.
On the R100gs side stand
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-9HE2OlRs9RE/VF-L_wwhMLI/AAAAAAAAPhI/MRp0zCUlWP4/s512/_DSF9108.JPG
Centerstand with wheel turned...
Forum: Airheads 11-09-2014, 07:47 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 9,758
Posted By elmontanero
Okay.. finally got my R80g/s to DRZ 400 forks...

Okay.. finally got my R80g/s to DRZ 400 forks done too. Your lean angle looks MUCH better than mine. I've even got the fork tubes up through the triples by an inch.
Your Bike: ...
Forum: Airheads 11-08-2014, 07:49 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 7,808
Posted By elmontanero
Yeah Gage, I've been taking the bike and camera...

Yeah Gage, I've been taking the bike and camera down together… then forget the SD card… Dufus majorus.
Back filled a couple posts above with a few pics. Up early this morning impatient and...
Forum: Airheads 11-08-2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 7,808
Posted By elmontanero
A couple of changes to the Riser selection. The...

A couple of changes to the Riser selection. The Trailtech have the right spacing across the mounting bolts but the wrong offset (I think) for the Scotts. I got impatient and Ordered these. The look...
Forum: Airheads 11-04-2014, 08:45 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 9,208
Posted By elmontanero
Many recommendations on this. Front: If...

Many recommendations on this.

Front: If you're budget minded Rework the springs and rebuild the forks you have.
If you really want dirt oriented: Suzuki drz400 or dr650 front forks and triples...
Forum: Airheads 11-04-2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 768
Posted By elmontanero
Yep. Rick's a good guy - gave me advice on a...

Yep. Rick's a good guy - gave me advice on a system I bought second hand and was cheery doing it.
Forum: Airheads 11-04-2014, 08:02 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,101
Posted By elmontanero
43 now but got into an Airhead in my 30's. Might...

43 now but got into an Airhead in my 30's. Might skew your results to have a single poll with "now" information.
Forum: Airheads 11-02-2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 14,543
Posted By elmontanero
You will be missed. Best wishes on your work and...

You will be missed. Best wishes on your work and your business.

Most people are good, too bad the stinkers have to type their discontent.
Forum: Airheads 11-02-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,679
Posted By elmontanero
\ I can check if you need. I've got a set...

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I can check if you need. I've got a set of DRZ triples and new, still in the packaging steering bearings/races to sell off if you're interested. From a 2002 DRZ400e.
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