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Forum: Ride reports Yesterday, 09:38 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 11,124
Posted By Ben Carufel
What makes you say that?

What makes you say that?
Forum: Airheads 10-18-2014, 05:15 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,001
Posted By Ben Carufel
Looking forward to this one!

Looking forward to this one!
Forum: Ride reports 10-18-2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 11,124
Posted By Ben Carufel
I looked it up, too. :lol3

I looked it up, too. :lol3
Forum: Ride reports 10-15-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 11,124
Posted By Ben Carufel
Welllllllll? How is it?

Welllllllll? How is it?
Forum: Vendors 10-15-2014, 08:32 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,991
Posted By Ben Carufel
That's because the good ones can command $1200+...

That's because the good ones can command $1200+ per day, even in this depressed market!

It's a hell of a business -- nothing like it was 10 years ago.
Forum: Ride reports 10-15-2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 11,124
Posted By Ben Carufel
Mike, I posted this in your WTB advert but of...

Mike, I posted this in your WTB advert but of course it was towed out of Flea Market immediately...

I'd highly suggest you replace Jorge's headlight guard with the Cee Bailey's clear acrylic...
Forum: Airheads 10-06-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 2,904
Views: 537,652
Posted By Ben Carufel
Still have the '75 R75/6 for sale...would love to...

Still have the '75 R75/6 for sale...would love to have the garage space! I'm tired of wheeling her around the garage when I shift stuff around in there...

Lowered the price today to $3900.
...
Forum: Road warriors 10-02-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 1,186
Views: 189,039
Posted By Ben Carufel
My dealer told me last week that the RnineT will...

My dealer told me last week that the RnineT will continue and mentioned something along the lines of waiting for the 2015s to start coming in or that they're already ordering them or something like...
Forum: Ride reports 09-30-2014, 08:56 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 38,817
Posted By Ben Carufel
I dated an Israeli queen once. Oh wait, she...

I dated an Israeli queen once.

Oh wait, she was just a spoiled Israeli-American girl :rofl...
Forum: Ride reports 09-25-2014, 04:46 PM
Replies: 581
Views: 154,626
Posted By Ben Carufel
That's awesome! I'm envious. I have a thing for...

That's awesome! I'm envious. I have a thing for Finnish design.
Forum: Ride reports 09-24-2014, 08:10 PM
Replies: 581
Views: 154,626
Posted By Ben Carufel
Cool news article. Your last name is vaguely...

Cool news article. Your last name is vaguely Finnish...one of the great Finnish designers, whose stuff I have a bunch of, was Tapio Wirkkala. Not sure where you lost that extra "k"...

On another...
Forum: Ride reports 09-18-2014, 12:30 AM
Replies: 228
Views: 38,817
Posted By Ben Carufel
Really digging the ride report. I started reading...

Really digging the ride report. I started reading it last week while I was in Tahoe, actually.
Forum: Ride reports 09-18-2014, 12:24 AM
Replies: 483
Views: 96,817
Posted By Ben Carufel
What a story.

What a story.
Forum: Airheads 09-10-2014, 06:01 PM
Replies: 779
Views: 263,559
Posted By Ben Carufel
I just used this kit last week. You'll also need...

I just used this kit last week. You'll also need 4x throttle shaft screws, vacuum port fiber washers (1 per side), and you might want to replace at least the floats ($20ish/each from BMW) as well as...
Forum: Airheads 09-08-2014, 01:08 AM
Replies: 2,904
Views: 537,652
Posted By Ben Carufel
I'm in for the EBC brakes, pending part numbers.

I'm in for the EBC brakes, pending part numbers.
Forum: Face plant 09-06-2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,402
Posted By Ben Carufel
This is a good time to upgrade his gear! Ditch...

This is a good time to upgrade his gear! Ditch the Joe Rocket and get a Motoport jacket/pants/gloves!
Forum: Ride reports 09-05-2014, 09:17 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 11,815
Posted By Ben Carufel
Really, really enjoyed the ride report. Great...

Really, really enjoyed the ride report. Great writing and great humor. Easy to read...

Thanks for taking the time to do it.

Are you going to sell the bike in IE or store it with Martin?
Forum: Road warriors 09-02-2014, 10:15 PM
Replies: 1,186
Views: 189,039
Posted By Ben Carufel
Whoa.

Whoa.
Forum: Old's Cool 08-31-2014, 02:26 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 9,099
Posted By Ben Carufel
How does sizing run on the Bullitts? I wear an XL...

How does sizing run on the Bullitts? I wear an XL in other Bells (Vortex, RS1) but have a lead on a good price on a Bullitt online, I just need to figure out what size I'd translate to...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-30-2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 9,099
Posted By Ben Carufel
Easton*

Easton*
Forum: GS Boxers 08-20-2014, 12:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,508
Posted By Ben Carufel
I'm amazed I don't see these more often in the...

I'm amazed I don't see these more often in the motorcycle world. I got turned on to them probably 10 years ago. They're awesome...expensive, but worth it.
...
Forum: Airheads 08-19-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 638
Posted By Ben Carufel
It might, but I just ordered carb rebuild kits...

It might, but I just ordered carb rebuild kits and my buddy Mike V. (I think you know him) is going to pull the carbs apart and ultrasonic clean 'em before he shows me how to rebuild them...so I...
Forum: Airheads 08-19-2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 638
Posted By Ben Carufel
Hey now, you sound like you know what you're...

Hey now, you sound like you know what you're doing :evil...

Any chance you're free for a few minutes this week/weekend and you like good beer?
Forum: Vendors 08-19-2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 429
Views: 52,269
Posted By Ben Carufel
Interested in seeing it...I'd like to replace the...

Interested in seeing it...I'd like to replace the high beam on my 1150GS Adventure, was hoping for the all-in-one solution as I already did the low beam HID with ballast...and locating the ballast is...
Forum: Airheads 08-19-2014, 09:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 638
Posted By Ben Carufel
Gotcha, I'll measure the sag first...good...

Gotcha, I'll measure the sag first...good starting point.

I can't *fully* compress them, but it's possible to raise the front wheel about two inches using one (admittedly very strong) arm/hand.
Forum: Airheads 08-18-2014, 08:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 638
Posted By Ben Carufel
OK, I left it 'till after Sunday evening. In fact...

OK, I left it 'till after Sunday evening. In fact I left it 'till Monday evening...I still can't imagine what it could be besides low fluid level (or improper viscosity)...

Best (only?) way to...
Forum: Vendors 08-18-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 429
Views: 52,269
Posted By Ben Carufel
Going to place an order tonight for 3x H7's and...

Going to place an order tonight for 3x H7's and 1x H4...

...when will we get H1 fitment? :ear
Forum: Airheads 08-17-2014, 10:49 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,071
Posted By Ben Carufel
What's this about a tech day convoy from San...

What's this about a tech day convoy from San Diego to Huntington...?
Forum: Airheads 08-17-2014, 10:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,386
Posted By Ben Carufel
Noted, I'm going to try this stuff sometime! ...

Noted, I'm going to try this stuff sometime!

Sounds like vapor blasting and then an application of ACF-50 would be the way to make an Airhead engine casing look "new" again.
Forum: Airheads 08-17-2014, 12:32 AM
Replies: 2,904
Views: 537,652
Posted By Ben Carufel
FS: Wixom Bags & Mounts for LWB /6

I've got a pair of Wixom bags and mounts for LWB /6 Airheads.

The bags are a bit rough as you can see in the pics. Mounts are solid, just need some paint (or chrome if that's your thing) and...
Forum: Airheads 08-16-2014, 10:11 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 9,217
Posted By Ben Carufel
Welcome back to the drama!

Welcome back to the drama!
Forum: Airheads 08-16-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 638
Posted By Ben Carufel
/6 Fork Really Soft (And Knocking) After Rebuild

I did a "light rebuild" consisting of all the outer layer of gaskets/seals and the big donut bump stops on my /6 forks a few months ago. Took the bike out for its first spin around the block a few...
Forum: Vendors 08-15-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 429
Views: 52,269
Posted By Ben Carufel
H7 updates...?

H7 updates...?
Forum: Airheads 08-13-2014, 11:47 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,001
Posted By Ben Carufel
Tink, I'm sure you own a ballpoint pen...

Tink, I'm sure you own a ballpoint pen...
Forum: Airheads 08-12-2014, 09:48 PM
Replies: 2,904
Views: 537,652
Posted By Ben Carufel
I'm selling one of my Airheads -- a 1975 R75/6......

I'm selling one of my Airheads -- a 1975 R75/6...

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1001459

http://www.bencarufel.com/images/forsale/r75/r75slash6-0002.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 08-12-2014, 05:26 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 11,815
Posted By Ben Carufel
Romanian roads are indeed great...it's too bad...

Romanian roads are indeed great...it's too bad you weren't farther South, you could have ridden what some call the "best driving road in the world", the Transfagarasan Highway in Romania. I got to...
Forum: Airheads 08-11-2014, 09:53 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 25,118
Posted By Ben Carufel
Those look like the boxes that Hyperpro and some...

Those look like the boxes that Hyperpro and some other suspension parts come in...made by Engels.

http://hyperpro.com/en/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2014/03/BMW-Telelever-Streetbox.jpg
Forum: Airheads 08-08-2014, 08:12 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,671
Posted By Ben Carufel
If I can get a high res version of the advert I...

If I can get a high res version of the advert I can do real Fuji photo prints in any size (up to 30" on the short side) for very cheap!
Forum: Airheads 08-08-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 956
Posted By Ben Carufel
Went ahead and ordered the UB12220. Amazon Prime...

Went ahead and ordered the UB12220. Amazon Prime means it was $45 and will be here Monday.
Forum: Ride reports 08-08-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 686
Views: 149,951
Posted By Ben Carufel
Sign me up.

Sign me up.
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