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Forum: Airheads 06-30-2015, 11:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 523
Posted By SculptD
The biker look from 1983: ...

The biker look from 1983:

http://i742.photobucket.com/albums/xx61/dtiffany1/a70b3fc9-7f47-4678-98c4-c45617b4228e_zpsgjuzdfnn.jpg...
Forum: Airheads 06-26-2015, 11:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 420
Posted By SculptD
That's a bean can style. Did Matt say that would...

That's a bean can style. Did Matt say that would fit your '77? I'm not sure it will.

As outlined on that previous thread, he has been looking into this problem some. Notably, he is now sourcing...
Forum: Airheads 06-26-2015, 09:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 420
Posted By SculptD
Take a look at this thread first. Though it is...

Take a look at this thread first. Though it is long and mind-boggling:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=924786&highlight=enduraspark

The upshot is many of us are having issues...
Forum: Airheads 06-26-2015, 09:10 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,364
Posted By SculptD
Nice work Nicoletto, keep the pics coming! I'm...

Nice work Nicoletto, keep the pics coming! I'm looking forward to seeing the full result.

And while I also have reservations about flat seats, pretty much across the board as it were, let's not...
Forum: Airheads 06-23-2015, 09:26 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,830
Posted By SculptD
I voted Pilots, but I am loving my Conti Classic...

I voted Pilots, but I am loving my Conti Classic Attacks as well.
Forum: Airheads 06-23-2015, 09:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 591
Posted By SculptD
There are so many bikes in SF, that I wonder if...

There are so many bikes in SF, that I wonder if drivers sometimes think they have some sort of pass to bump them. It's considered a very motorcycle friendly city, but one has to put up with a lot of...
Forum: Airheads 06-15-2015, 04:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 251
Posted By SculptD
It's possible the shifts to 5th are a little...

It's possible the shifts to 5th are a little soft, but I don't think I've experienced it completely slipping like it does if I really hammer it in 5th, particularly uphill...it just lets go. (I guess...
Forum: Airheads 06-15-2015, 04:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 251
Posted By SculptD
Did it look something like this? This is the...

Did it look something like this? This is the "heat resistant" plate from Motobins. Do they tend to slip more when hot? I haven't really done enough experimentation to narrow down the syndrome.
...
Forum: Airheads 06-15-2015, 04:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 251
Posted By SculptD
Yeah, I like the grinding notion better than the...

Yeah, I like the grinding notion better than the shim. Seems like a rough environment for a thin shim. But, I guess several have used them with no problem.

Now I see Motobins has "heavy-duty...
Forum: Airheads 06-15-2015, 03:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 251
Posted By SculptD
Pre-81 model clutch slip

This has been covered somewhat before, but not to the point of answering the questions I have.

I am getting slippage when I roll it on in high gear. All the parts are new, seals are good, splines...
Forum: Airheads 06-13-2015, 09:20 PM
Replies: 310
Views: 13,202
Posted By SculptD
There are certain aspects of riding in the dark...

There are certain aspects of riding in the dark that can be very enjoyable. You have much less visual information coming in, so if you can relax, it's great, you just have to let that desire for more...
Forum: Airheads 06-12-2015, 09:58 PM
Replies: 310
Views: 13,202
Posted By SculptD
Sometimes it is a combination of complex details...

Sometimes it is a combination of complex details that scramble your vision/perception/reaction distance, whatever, as Jim implies, we all have our situations to avoid.

My worst: coming over the...
Forum: Airheads 06-12-2015, 07:49 PM
Replies: 310
Views: 13,202
Posted By SculptD
Check my post number above...280, it's always 280.

Check my post number above...280, it's always 280.
Forum: Airheads 06-12-2015, 07:09 PM
Replies: 310
Views: 13,202
Posted By SculptD
This variation is not about other drivers, but...

This variation is not about other drivers, but conditions.

This weekend (commencement weekend at Henry's California alma mater) I will have the unpleasant opportunity to ride from Palo Alto to SF...
Forum: Airheads 06-12-2015, 09:29 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 15,063
Posted By SculptD
1. Centrifugal advance unit is shot. 2. A...

1. Centrifugal advance unit is shot.

2. A new one costs $300.

3. You are dual plugged, and would benefit from a proper advance curve.

Those are my reasons. The thread is not as much about...
Forum: Airheads 06-09-2015, 09:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 546
Posted By SculptD
There is a lot of info on various rebuilds. One...

There is a lot of info on various rebuilds. One common technique associated with the handlebar MC is that it allows you to reduce the piston diameter. Widely considered an improvement, but I will say...
Forum: Airheads 06-08-2015, 09:49 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 15,063
Posted By SculptD
Bah! It's back. I got a lot of miles over...

Bah! It's back.

I got a lot of miles over three weeks or so without one miss. It seemed so night and day. Now, it is as it was: every few minutes a complete miss in one cylinder.

So, ignore all...
Forum: Airheads 06-05-2015, 10:30 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,168
Posted By SculptD
Yeah, you could glue a Boyer in place. But all of...

Yeah, you could glue a Boyer in place. But all of the electronic ignitions are about the same price, so if you were going to buy one to fix this problem, why wouldn't you choose the crank-mounted...
Forum: Airheads 06-05-2015, 07:20 AM
Replies: 310
Views: 13,202
Posted By SculptD
Here's an on-topic variation. A friend was...

Here's an on-topic variation. A friend was driving the two of us in her SUV through some dense, but not stop-n-go, highway traffic. I noted that she drove a car as though she were on a motorcycle....
Forum: Airheads 06-04-2015, 08:43 PM
Replies: 310
Views: 13,202
Posted By SculptD
Oh, good, we're back to intoxicants. I was...

Oh, good, we're back to intoxicants. I was worried about some political blathering.

I did have my head spun by the 60s being described as such a bad time. Some existential troubles, sure, and if I...
Forum: Airheads 06-04-2015, 05:34 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,168
Posted By SculptD
Oh, that is just pure evil. Crank mounted...

Oh, that is just pure evil.

Crank mounted ignition, stat!
Forum: Airheads 06-03-2015, 10:07 PM
Replies: 310
Views: 13,202
Posted By SculptD
Now that's something I can speak to... Or at...

Now that's something I can speak to...

Or at least that's what I tell my co-workers.

But that's that "justifiable" again. I want to gently separate the law (Steve's version, at least) from the...
Forum: Airheads 06-03-2015, 09:30 PM
Replies: 310
Views: 13,202
Posted By SculptD
That's a good sign! True cynicism is without...

That's a good sign! True cynicism is without relief.
Forum: Airheads 06-03-2015, 08:49 PM
Replies: 310
Views: 13,202
Posted By SculptD
How can we work "Stand your ground" into this? ...

How can we work "Stand your ground" into this?

I hope in no way we can...
Forum: Airheads 06-03-2015, 01:39 PM
Replies: 310
Views: 13,202
Posted By SculptD
I think we all get the black and white, and your...

I think we all get the black and white, and your points are not wrong. I was trying to tease out some grey. I get that you don't see grey. That's fine.

FWIW my incident was on the bay bridge. I...
Forum: Airheads 06-03-2015, 01:27 PM
Replies: 310
Views: 13,202
Posted By SculptD
It's a great point. I wish it didn't seem like...

It's a great point. I wish it didn't seem like the health care system was going in the opposite direction. The push to get people out of hospitals at all costs and with haste is frequently...
Forum: Airheads 06-03-2015, 01:06 PM
Replies: 310
Views: 13,202
Posted By SculptD
Okay, there's hit and run, and there's hit and...

Okay, there's hit and run, and there's hit and run. The guys mirror was probably not even scratched, but yes, I get it, I'm guilty, a touch is a hit.

More interesting: "justified." At the...
Forum: Airheads 06-03-2015, 11:42 AM
Replies: 310
Views: 13,202
Posted By SculptD
How about this additional variable (sorry if I...

How about this additional variable (sorry if I missed it in the previous pages): You are splitting lanes, or filtering up to a stop light in a long line of cars. And, accidents happen, you clip...
Forum: Airheads 06-03-2015, 09:11 AM
Replies: 310
Views: 13,202
Posted By SculptD
A very Californian scene. IMO you gotta know what...

A very Californian scene. IMO you gotta know what you are doing to the car drivers, and act accordingly. That rider pissed off the BMW driver—before he even opened his mouth—by sneaking through too...
Forum: Airheads 06-02-2015, 08:01 PM
Replies: 310
Views: 13,202
Posted By SculptD
Oh, but it's in the quiet moments when the single...

Oh, but it's in the quiet moments when the single malt calls...
Forum: Airheads 06-02-2015, 03:55 PM
Replies: 310
Views: 13,202
Posted By SculptD
These days I think the main reason I rent a shop...

These days I think the main reason I rent a shop is so I can smoke a cigar. Nice to relax with a cigar after a day of wrenching...
Forum: Airheads 06-02-2015, 09:10 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,098
Posted By SculptD
I also went this way for the larger of my two...

I also went this way for the larger of my two wrenches. I got that same 20-100 ft-lb from Precision Instruments.

FWIW I got a similar 30-200 inch-lb clicker, but from CDI. I can't remember what...
Forum: Airheads 05-30-2015, 06:46 PM
Replies: 310
Views: 13,202
Posted By SculptD
I'm just dropping in, and don't mean to imply...

I'm just dropping in, and don't mean to imply that I am putting in enough time to properly interpret these issues, but this is a sentence that stands out to me as needing deep, national,...
Forum: Airheads 05-30-2015, 04:10 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,732
Posted By SculptD
Anybody doing their own work on anything gets a...

Anybody doing their own work on anything gets a pretty large helping of respect from me. I may disagree with their choices, but that's what good criticism is for. One of the comments here was against...
Forum: Airheads 05-30-2015, 03:28 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,732
Posted By SculptD
Whoa, these things do get a bit sideways when...

Whoa, these things do get a bit sideways when people don't read the thread. Try post #5.

Knary actually took some time to look and make cogent comments concerning his opinions. That's all to the...
Forum: Airheads 05-30-2015, 10:08 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,732
Posted By SculptD
The bikes weren't being critiqued, the beards and...

The bikes weren't being critiqued, the beards and tattoos were. Shocking!
Forum: Airheads 05-30-2015, 06:56 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,732
Posted By SculptD
Bingo. Lesson: everybody is weird. There is...

Bingo.

Lesson: everybody is weird. There is no normal. Enjoy what you can, and don't begrudge the rest their fun.

(Shouldn't preach...)
Forum: Airheads 05-29-2015, 11:48 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,351
Posted By SculptD
Mileage is also closely related to loads and...

Mileage is also closely related to loads and pressures. High load and/or low pressure equals higher temps, and that effects the wear substantially.
Forum: Airheads 05-27-2015, 11:17 AM
Replies: 310
Views: 13,202
Posted By SculptD
I'm surprised by the tangles you guys have gotten...

I'm surprised by the tangles you guys have gotten into on your airheads. Me, on the airheads, I don't get into much, and I am never going to try to gun it out of a situation—just not enough in that...
Forum: Airheads 05-27-2015, 05:57 AM
Replies: 310
Views: 13,202
Posted By SculptD
A sub-thread to this thread could be, "have you...

A sub-thread to this thread could be, "have you ever been aggressively taunted/chased by an angry cager?" I have. Not fun. And this is in Cali where splitting is "legal".

Still, gotta do it.
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