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Forum: Airheads 10-30-2014, 06:42 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,389
Posted By bgoodsoil
The stock bmw throttle uses a y cable. You can...

The stock bmw throttle uses a y cable. You can send them only the top part and tell them to change the end to match their throttle instead of getting the whole cable. It might be a good idea not to...
Forum: Airheads 10-29-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,389
Posted By bgoodsoil
Perfect. We'll put my HDB switch on that and...

Perfect. We'll put my HDB switch on that and you'll be set for brakes and electrical.

The clutch can wait but the master cylinder on that stock throttle isn't going to work well with those...
Forum: Airheads 10-28-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,389
Posted By bgoodsoil
That's better. What's there about the stem...

That's better.

What's there about the stem length that needs to be addressed? AllBalls has spacers for almost every stem out there.

What throttle are you looking at?

Does the stock...
Forum: Airheads 10-28-2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 19,968
Posted By bgoodsoil
Now that's cool. What's on the other side of...

Now that's cool. What's on the other side of that fender?
...
Forum: Airheads 10-28-2014, 03:27 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,792
Posted By bgoodsoil
Love those black rims :thumb

Love those black rims :thumb
Forum: Airheads 10-27-2014, 06:08 PM
Replies: 1,468
Views: 150,252
Posted By bgoodsoil
I'm kicking around the idea of putting Solo's...

I'm kicking around the idea of putting Solo's extended swingarm on this year. I thought long and hard about it and I don't want to lift my bike. It's still my daily driver and I'd rather be able to...
Forum: Airheads 10-27-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 13,018
Posted By bgoodsoil
There's been a bit of an over-reaction to one...

There's been a bit of an over-reaction to one small comment. This is a misunderstanding that snow-balled because of....whatever-the-hell it is that makes people so prickly in forums.

I'm not...
Forum: Airheads 10-27-2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 1,468
Views: 150,252
Posted By bgoodsoil
eh just because I'm racing it doesn't mean I'll...

eh just because I'm racing it doesn't mean I'll be going fast :D I'll be glad to finish.
Forum: Airheads 10-27-2014, 05:38 PM
Replies: 1,468
Views: 150,252
Posted By bgoodsoil
I feel bad about it. I really do. I haven't...

I feel bad about it. I really do. I haven't owned a car since I bought it, I've run out of road on this continent and I'm about to start racing it. You can't say I don't use it but damn, I coulda...
Forum: Airheads 10-27-2014, 04:33 PM
Replies: 1,468
Views: 150,252
Posted By bgoodsoil
He was in the right. I should've asked before...

He was in the right. I should've asked before cutting a hole in his wall but I was worried he'd say no. After he saw the work bench and the lights he realized I knew what I was doing.

The stock...
Forum: Airheads 10-25-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 13,018
Posted By bgoodsoil
Oh, good. I thought the bickering might be over...

Oh, good. I thought the bickering might be over and we'd have nothing to see in this thread until the show airs. Let's try to keep up the drama until January :lurk
Forum: Airheads 10-24-2014, 11:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 388
Posted By bgoodsoil
+1 I called EME a few months ago about...

+1

I called EME a few months ago about getting a new rotor bolt. I'd rounded mine out over the years using it to set the valves. John sent me a new rotor bolt free of charge. Didn't even ask...
Forum: Airheads 10-24-2014, 11:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 388
Posted By bgoodsoil
Are the Nippondenso's that much better? I...

Are the Nippondenso's that much better?

I wouldn't trade the Valeo for a Bosch. I've got 3 Bosches in my spare parts bin. That front screw pissed me off once and I won't give it a chance to do...
Forum: Airheads 10-24-2014, 09:20 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,686
Posted By bgoodsoil
Nice :thumb I've never seen one with Shivers.

Nice :thumb I've never seen one with Shivers.
Forum: Airheads 10-24-2014, 08:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 388
Posted By bgoodsoil
I've got a Valeo to rebuild. My solenoid locked...

I've got a Valeo to rebuild. My solenoid locked up and the bike left me stranded. I'd appreciate any info you could post up.
Forum: Airheads 10-24-2014, 08:03 PM
Replies: 1,468
Views: 150,252
Posted By bgoodsoil
I ran in to Tom, TDL, at an ABC rally in...

I ran in to Tom, TDL, at an ABC rally in Maryland. He rode with me to take the forks to Dual Sport Armory in Winchester, VA.

Crossing the Potomac on White's Ferry.
...
Forum: Airheads 10-24-2014, 07:47 PM
Replies: 1,468
Views: 150,252
Posted By bgoodsoil
Here's where I'm spending the Winter. ...

Here's where I'm spending the Winter.

http://bgoodsoil.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Another-GS-on-the-road/i-VxrqnJS/0/L/DSCN0784-L.jpg

I've got a one-car garage all to myself and a room for $650...
Forum: Airheads 10-24-2014, 07:23 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,686
Posted By bgoodsoil
http://bgoodsoil.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Another-G...

http://bgoodsoil.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Another-GS-on-the-road/i-xXPSpwB/0/L/WPFB-L.png
Forum: Airheads 10-24-2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 1,468
Views: 150,252
Posted By bgoodsoil
Yeah but what uses 60mm of offset? A sidecar? I...

Yeah but what uses 60mm of offset? A sidecar? I had to buy custom triples to get the strangely-high BMW offset of 38mm. You're better off with those cool custom triples you've got. They've got a...
Forum: Airheads 10-24-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 1,468
Views: 150,252
Posted By bgoodsoil
cheap-o trailer fender sounds perfect! If you get...

cheap-o trailer fender sounds perfect! If you get an English hammer I'm definitely making custom aluminum fenders. If you want money for that equipment I'd happily throw in and figure it's the cost...
Forum: Airheads 10-24-2014, 07:15 AM
Replies: 1,468
Views: 150,252
Posted By bgoodsoil
Brainstorming. Just need a place to keep it....

Brainstorming. Just need a place to keep it. Please ignore.

Steering head bearings
Swingarm Bearings
Siebenrock driveshaft boot
Send the Ohlins back to Dan Kyle? for a rebuild
Cut sub-frame...
Forum: Airheads 10-23-2014, 08:43 PM
Replies: 1,468
Views: 150,252
Posted By bgoodsoil
Sorry I need to check this thread more often. ...

Sorry I need to check this thread more often.

After working construction on the side and working on cars and bikes for years my new office job feels like a vacation.

And it's not corporate...
Forum: Airheads 10-23-2014, 08:14 PM
Replies: 1,468
Views: 150,252
Posted By bgoodsoil
Worth preserving solely for the...

Worth preserving solely for the amazingly-stereotypical response from generically-named CafeDude. :D

and so Chollo doesn't beat my ass :lol3

Come on, we all love a little forum drama.
...
Forum: Airheads 10-23-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 13,018
Posted By bgoodsoil
Sorry for the hijack :shog Didn't see that...

Sorry for the hijack :shog Didn't see that teaser. Besides, how can I not reply to generic CafeDude's snarky comment? :D Sorry, it struck me funny. Inevitable post quoting does kinda photobomb a...
Forum: Airheads 10-23-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 13,018
Posted By bgoodsoil
Bring it! I live on Huron Avenue in Decatur. I...

Bring it! I live on Huron Avenue in Decatur. I recently dyed my hair red :augie
Forum: Airheads 10-23-2014, 04:04 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 13,018
Posted By bgoodsoil
Damn I might delete that post. It makes me a bit...

Damn I might delete that post. It makes me a bit nauseous :puke2
Forum: Airheads 10-23-2014, 12:18 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,922
Posted By bgoodsoil
@Mike54 One thing to remember when you're...

@Mike54

One thing to remember when you're looking through those threads is that the G/S had 8" of front wheel travel and the GS had 9". Also, the GS has a 3" longer wheelbase. So you'll shorten...
Forum: Airheads 10-23-2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,922
Posted By bgoodsoil
I've had the DR650 forks on mine for years with...

I've had the DR650 forks on mine for years with the lower offset. Rode to Panama with them. The lack of offset does limit turning radius and it does bother me but not as much as the brakes on the...
Forum: Airheads 10-23-2014, 09:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 539
Posted By bgoodsoil
The sumps on the GSes are shallower to give more...

The sumps on the GSes are shallower to give more ground clearance. Maybe a PO swapped to a road sump for more oil?

The GS has a different dipstick to account for the change in oil level. ...
Forum: Airheads 10-22-2014, 03:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 509
Posted By bgoodsoil
Traded mine to Beater for a homebrew kit. He...

Traded mine to Beater for a homebrew kit. He didn't install the braces and I didn't make any beer.

SWT sold a bracing kit last year. I can't seem to find it on their site now though but you...
Forum: Airheads 10-22-2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 13,018
Posted By bgoodsoil
This is like waiting for Christmas. Heck, we...

This is like waiting for Christmas. Heck, we have to wait past Christmas!

No wonder people are making up forum drama. :D

I understand what he's saying though. Even I get a bit sick when I...
Forum: Airheads 10-22-2014, 07:15 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 19,968
Posted By bgoodsoil
+1 :lurk If this Winter's projects go well,...

+1 :lurk

If this Winter's projects go well, I'll be helping a friend build a sidecar rig when the snow falls next year. I see that you've got the clevises and the wheels on your site--do you have...
Forum: Airheads 10-21-2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,732
Posted By bgoodsoil
I ordered steering bearings like 3 minutes ago. ...

I ordered steering bearings like 3 minutes ago. $60. You have to order the grease holdy ring separate.
Forum: Airheads 10-19-2014, 07:55 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 9,999
Posted By bgoodsoil
You can do this. You just need to read. A lot. ...

You can do this. You just need to read. A lot.

Start a build thread. If you're serious we'll help you out.
Forum: Airheads 10-19-2014, 07:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 530
Posted By bgoodsoil
Excellent. One less person to get in a bidding...

Excellent. One less person to get in a bidding war with :D
Forum: Airheads 10-18-2014, 10:55 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,625
Posted By bgoodsoil
I can pull a slow power wheelie in 2nd. In first...

I can pull a slow power wheelie in 2nd. In first it comes right up if I'm under 10mph. I think I can control it better than if I use a clutch.

I think it has more to do with weight distribution...
Forum: Airheads 10-18-2014, 07:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 530
Posted By bgoodsoil
Stephen Botcher did this and had the wheel redone...

Stephen Botcher did this and had the wheel redone by Woody's. According to Beater, Woody still has the jig. Send him a hub and a lotta money and the problem's solved.
Forum: Airheads 10-18-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 530
Posted By bgoodsoil
I didn't think about the difference in rim size. ...

I didn't think about the difference in rim size. Guess it's time to start hunting for dented paralever wheels.
Forum: Airheads 10-18-2014, 08:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 530
Posted By bgoodsoil
If we get a complete rear wheel off a GS, hub and...

If we get a complete rear wheel off a GS, hub and rim, we don't have to worry about the spokes though right? Does it need to be laced offcenter?
Forum: Airheads 10-17-2014, 08:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 343
Posted By bgoodsoil
That fork's gotta be worth something. That drum...

That fork's gotta be worth something. That drum brake is classy.

Finding an 18" rear like Pokie said's not bad idea. It'd make tire purchasing easier.
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