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Forum: Airheads 04-14-2013, 12:44 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,532
Posted By Automatic
Ya know, i clicked on this thread because i've...

Ya know, i clicked on this thread because i've always thought my beloved old bmw's wiring could go on a diet for the sake of simplification. Instead of finding helpful information from qualified...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 01-05-2013, 03:03 PM
Replies: 1,602
Views: 1,123,393
Posted By Automatic
I bought it from a coworker that acquired it from...

I bought it from a coworker that acquired it from his friend in 1982 after it'd only been built for 3 years. I'll try to post some pics of it and whats been redone and finished up. Its easily the...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 01-04-2013, 10:01 AM
Replies: 1,602
Views: 1,123,393
Posted By Automatic
#1 is a 1970 R60/5 , #2 is a Kz400 with Knight...

#1 is a 1970 R60/5 , #2 is a Kz400 with Knight body, #3 is ...uhh well it started as a 1978 cb400. Now its a 450 with Marzocchis front and rear, etc, etc etc:lol3
Forum: Some Assembly Required 01-03-2013, 06:03 PM
Replies: 1,602
Views: 1,123,393
Posted By Automatic
And the newest.

http://i421.photobucket.com/albums/pp299/treeracer/IMGP0016_zpsd168c5d6.jpg
Forum: Some Assembly Required 01-03-2013, 06:01 PM
Replies: 1,602
Views: 1,123,393
Posted By Automatic
http://i421.photobucket.com/albums/pp299/treeracer...

http://i421.photobucket.com/albums/pp299/treeracer/IMGP1245_zps75cdcdb5.jpg
Forum: Some Assembly Required 01-03-2013, 05:59 PM
Replies: 1,602
Views: 1,123,393
Posted By Automatic
http://i421.photobucket.com/albums/pp299/treeracer...

http://i421.photobucket.com/albums/pp299/treeracer/IMG_0811_zps71de9b2e.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 11-06-2012, 12:49 PM
Replies: 1,965
Views: 402,457
Posted By Automatic
quick question

Cool thread guys! It really helped me make my decision on buying a '06 sv650s on friday. I had bought a full Arrow titanium system before I purchased the bike(optimism) , but will I need a Power...
Forum: Road warriors 01-30-2012, 07:41 PM
Replies: 3,098
Views: 539,191
Posted By Automatic
cool, thanks guys. I keep seeing these bikes with...

cool, thanks guys. I keep seeing these bikes with 100k,140k and their owners rave about the bike but as usual Im a little cautious. The bike I'm looking at has 60k, but seems to be in really nice...
Forum: Road warriors 01-30-2012, 10:59 AM
Replies: 3,098
Views: 539,191
Posted By Automatic
milage

Sooo, i'm thinking about buying a 1993 Vfr from work for a commuter bike and maybe weekend rider. Can you guys tell me what the gas milage is and I hear all of these stories on how bomb proof the...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-27-2011, 03:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,077
Posted By Automatic
http://i421.photobucket.com/albums/pp299/treeracer...

http://i421.photobucket.com/albums/pp299/treeracer/IMG_0790.jpg[/IMG] because...its really good to end the day on an oily note:rofl:rofl
Forum: Old's Cool 12-27-2011, 03:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,077
Posted By Automatic
http://i421.photobucket.com/albums/pp299/treeracer...

http://i421.photobucket.com/albums/pp299/treeracer/photo-10.jpg[/IMG] Seems like a big 45' tall slab of rock would look steep as it was....
Forum: Old's Cool 12-27-2011, 03:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,077
Posted By Automatic
http://i421.photobucket.com/albums/pp299/treeracer...

http://i421.photobucket.com/albums/pp299/treeracer/IMG_0789.jpg[/IMG] I know.....weak
Forum: Old's Cool 12-27-2011, 03:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,077
Posted By Automatic
http://i421.photobucket.com/albums/pp299/treeracer...

http://i421.photobucket.com/albums/pp299/treeracer/IMG_0759.jpg[/IMG] Thanks for all the replies, I guess I'm just paranoid of a broken frame, and the billet top clamp is getting installed this...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-22-2011, 10:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,077
Posted By Automatic
How important is head tube gusseting on Airheads for offroad?

Having finally finished my R60/5 scrambler bike and spending every weekend since on singletrack, mud,rocks and rough fireroads, I started to wonder whats gonna snap first. In looking at some other...
Forum: Airheads 10-10-2011, 09:31 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,150
Posted By Automatic
Changed that massive headlight...what a huge pain...

Changed that massive headlight...what a huge pain in @$& that was with the wiring, made a couple small brackets to mount the smaller headlight because I loath those generic headlight ears that...
Forum: Airheads 10-10-2011, 09:25 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,150
Posted By Automatic
Found a fender I liked...trimmed it to...

Found a fender I liked...trimmed it to length...welded tabs for mounting it to the original mounts, working on recessing a 3" section to fit with the fender<a...
Forum: Airheads 10-10-2011, 09:14 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,150
Posted By Automatic
Made a seat a pan for the shortened subframe, for...

Made a seat a pan for the shortened subframe, for the seat I'm using the black foam for top layer and I bought some very firm kayak closed cell foam for the bottom layer, matte black vinyl, 3M glue...
Forum: Airheads 10-08-2011, 04:56 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,150
Posted By Automatic
I guess, in my opinion, it wasn't worth saving....

I guess, in my opinion, it wasn't worth saving. Side panels,kickstarter,mirrors and lots of other bits were gone, front fender was literally glued together,seat foam is powder, oil and crud so thick...
Forum: Airheads 10-08-2011, 08:17 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,150
Posted By Automatic
Yep, its just lightly tacked in this pic, but...

Yep, its just lightly tacked in this pic, but used the stock rear loop, widened it 1/2" and angled it up a bit for tire clearance since the bike is lowered and to give me a scoop come seat building...
Forum: Airheads 10-08-2011, 08:11 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,150
Posted By Automatic
5 1/2" worth...<a...

5 1/2" worth...<a href="http://s421.photobucket.com/albums/pp299/treeracer/?action=view&amp;current=IMG_0593.jpg" target="_blank"><img...
Forum: Airheads 10-08-2011, 08:09 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,150
Posted By Automatic
And yet again, it was time to remove a little...

And yet again, it was time to remove a little length...this time in the rear subframe....<a href="http://s421.photobucket.com/albums/pp299/treeracer/?action=view&amp;current=IMG_0589.jpg"...
Forum: Airheads 10-08-2011, 08:04 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,150
Posted By Automatic
HAAHa, success. Sectioned out that pesky...

HAAHa, success. Sectioned out that pesky offending section that was the baffle, inserted and welded in a new generic small baffle, welded it back together and got the exact look and sound I...
Forum: Airheads 10-08-2011, 07:59 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,150
Posted By Automatic
Speaking of mufflers....I really like the look of...

Speaking of mufflers....I really like the look of the stock ones, if only they where shorter and a little louder.....hmmm<a...
Forum: Airheads 10-08-2011, 07:56 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,150
Posted By Automatic
Found these great shocks, off a 2003 Honda Vtx...

Found these great shocks, off a 2003 Honda Vtx but were a basic swap with a few minor adjustments. They are 1 3/4" shorter and I thought they kinda sorta matched the muffler in being larger and...
Forum: Airheads 10-08-2011, 07:52 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,150
Posted By Automatic
More parts off, lower bars, wheels are out...

More parts off, lower bars, wheels are out getting painted and tires. Replaced fork springs with shorter stiffer set<a...
Forum: Airheads 10-07-2011, 07:41 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,150
Posted By Automatic
parts pile of unneeded items beginning to grow, I...

parts pile of unneeded items beginning to grow, I just know there is cool bike in here somewherehttp://i421.photobucket.com/albums/pp299/treeracer/IMG_0581.jpg
Forum: Airheads 10-07-2011, 07:35 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,150
Posted By Automatic
Screw it, lets build an Airhead scrambler bobber..purists avert your eyes

Having sold my R100S, I needed a project of the bmw variety to keep my idle hands busy. A quick craigslist search netted me a 1970 R60/5 Swb with a 33k miles and a rebuilt top end that was in kind of...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-06-2010, 10:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 691
Posted By Automatic
He says he's gonna go on the group ride with us...

He says he's gonna go on the group ride with us next week. Awesome, just awesome. And I was worried because my flat tracker has poor jetting!!:huh :clap
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-09-2010, 10:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 691
Posted By Automatic
Northern Ca Vintage Bike Nights April 6th, Loomis-CA

Any or all of you vintage guys should come out. There is a 1984 and before bike night in Loomis,CA at Taylors Burger Joint at 6:30 every Tuesday starting April 6th. Chops,bobbers, cafe,racers,...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-25-2010, 08:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,089
Posted By Automatic
The CA law states that any motorcycle produced...

The CA law states that any motorcycle produced before 1973 requires turn indicators. If you go to your local CHP, they have a form that will outline what is needed to be street legal and it indicates...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-24-2010, 10:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,089
Posted By Automatic
The cb750 will potentially gain value because it...

The cb750 will potentially gain value because it is a classic, the gpz will probably only depreciate in value. Points(contact breaker ignition) need to be adjusted periodically which some people find...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-24-2010, 10:13 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,494
Posted By Automatic
Welcome saint, you'll love the bobber when its...

Welcome saint, you'll love the bobber when its finished and the enjoyment from the build is a great bonus as well. Hondachopper.com is also a good resource, however, they only do the sohc bikes but...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-19-2010, 09:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,784
Posted By Automatic
Wow pink, that is......just awesome!! So, the...

Wow pink, that is......just awesome!! So, the twinmax looks good and I found it for $99.99 @free shipping. But to use it on old four cylinder bikes*cb750, kz900, etc* You simply do one carb as a...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-19-2010, 08:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,784
Posted By Automatic
Can you guys recommend a good carburetor sync kit?

I was wondering what brand you guys use or which kit is the best for 2/3/4 cylinder old school bikes. I've been looking at the ones on ebay,however, I'd like a simple and easy to use kit that will...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-18-2009, 11:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 362
Posted By Automatic
I think(?) that your talking about the D36 cross...

I think(?) that your talking about the D36 cross country series. Yes, I've raced a bunch of them and they're good fun. Really nice introductory racing with a nice positive atmosphere. My only...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-11-2009, 08:47 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,000
Posted By Automatic
OOHH, you know that we are drawing close to...

OOHH, you know that we are drawing close to January!! Thats my preferred month for doing stupid-bike destroying-ego smashing-beer soaked-economically devastating maneuvers !!!!!!! I got the camera...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-11-2009, 06:00 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,000
Posted By Automatic
Bigger Al, I'll consider you in for the ride...

Bigger Al, I'll consider you in for the ride then.....bring the porter:slurp
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-10-2009, 09:40 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,000
Posted By Automatic
Its funny, everytime I've been I attempt to take...

Its funny, everytime I've been I attempt to take good pics to show how great that place CAN be and everytime they come back looking like hell. Relax, your photos are on the money. We usually have at...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-09-2009, 08:20 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,000
Posted By Automatic
Don't let riceless's photos fool you. It's way...

Don't let riceless's photos fool you. It's way more more fun:D . Granted that the biggest bike I've been on in there is an XR600, but still it is a lot a fun. At the end of the day there are stories...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-18-2009, 02:47 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,000
Posted By Automatic
Its really not to bad. Most "hard sections" have...

Its really not to bad. Most "hard sections" have novice alternate lines around them for the fearful. From Loon Lake to the lunch deli at Lake Tahoe and then back is only like 45 miles, which only...
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