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Forum: Old's Cool 05-25-2015, 04:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 895
Posted By Beamer Bum
Thanks for the replies, so far. Yamaha named...

Thanks for the replies, so far.
Yamaha named the XVZ250 as the "Route 66" for 1988,1989. This bike was donated to the Odell Standard Oil Station on Route 66. It was donated because it has "Route...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-24-2015, 07:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 895
Posted By Beamer Bum
How should I preserve an old motorcycle?

The Odell Station on Route 66 was donated a 1988 Yamaha Route 66 Motorcycle. Since I am a member of the Illinois Rt. 66 Preservation Committee, I volunteered to build a stand with Plexiglas top to...
Forum: Airheads 05-23-2015, 04:13 PM
Replies: 2,311
Poll: Slash 2
Views: 243,102
Posted By Beamer Bum
Not Dover White.:cry Custom Pearlescent...

Not Dover White.:cry
Custom Pearlescent White.:evil
Hard as heck to photograph, though. Most photos it just bleaches out because it reflects too much light. It looks awesome in person.:deal
Forum: Airheads 05-23-2015, 03:55 PM
Replies: 2,311
Poll: Slash 2
Views: 243,102
Posted By Beamer Bum
362 miles and a car show

I rode my baby 362 miles today and showed her off in a car show. There is nothing like the music of a slash 2 purring down the road.:D
...
Forum: Airheads 05-21-2015, 05:04 PM
Replies: 505
Views: 19,554
Posted By Beamer Bum
Home made manometer

Here is one: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=665076
another: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=818199

They do work and it is way cool to make your own tools:evil
Forum: Airheads 05-18-2015, 09:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 401
Posted By Beamer Bum
There is an Airhead Tech Day in Hinckley, Il on...

There is an Airhead Tech Day in Hinckley, Il on Saturday. That's not too far from Beloit. You will get lot's of help there.

PM sent
Forum: Airheads 05-18-2015, 09:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 452
Posted By Beamer Bum
Oil would leak out if you run without the...

Oil would leak out if you run without the alternator. As stated above, the alternator rotor is what the seal, seals.
Forum: Airheads 05-10-2015, 02:57 PM
Replies: 2,311
Poll: Slash 2
Views: 243,102
Posted By Beamer Bum
Renner, I hope you don't mind, but I highlighted...

Renner, I hope you don't mind, but I highlighted your photo's to show people not familiar with slingers what they are looking at.
The top photo has the slinger removed from the crank.( necessary to...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-08-2015, 09:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 778
Posted By Beamer Bum
I would REALLY like to see a build thread. Pretty...

I would REALLY like to see a build thread. Pretty please!:rofl
Forum: Airheads 05-07-2015, 04:28 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,980
Posted By Beamer Bum
I Knew it looked familiar. I upgraded my /2 to 12...

I Knew it looked familiar. I upgraded my /2 to 12 volt with H4 headlight. Last time I saw that part on my bike was 23 years ago when I switched.:D I guess I still have some memory, just not quite...
Forum: Airheads 05-07-2015, 10:13 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,980
Posted By Beamer Bum
Yeah, but I don't have a bag of them to get rid...

Yeah, but I don't have a bag of them to get rid of.:rofl
Forum: Airheads 05-07-2015, 10:05 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,980
Posted By Beamer Bum
Sorry, Fred. I just checked my /2. It's not a /2...

Sorry, Fred. I just checked my /2. It's not a /2 tail light. But, I know I've seen that before.:confused
Forum: Airheads 05-07-2015, 06:44 AM
Replies: 246
Views: 16,789
Posted By Beamer Bum
They look like /2 tail lights.

They look like /2 tail lights.
Forum: Airheads 04-25-2015, 04:50 PM
Replies: 2,311
Poll: Slash 2
Views: 243,102
Posted By Beamer Bum
You guys crack me up.:rofl And you didn't notice...

You guys crack me up.:rofl And you didn't notice the missing spark plug?
Forum: Airheads 04-23-2015, 06:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 711
Posted By Beamer Bum
How old are the brake hoses? They could be...

How old are the brake hoses? They could be breaking down inside and impeding flow of brake fluid. A lot of cases of 2000 1150 GS developing a flap inside the brake line which prevented fluid return...
Forum: Airheads 04-22-2015, 07:50 AM
Replies: 2,311
Poll: Slash 2
Views: 243,102
Posted By Beamer Bum
That does sound like a coil problem. It will...

That does sound like a coil problem. It will continue to get worse. Go a long distance and the heat will kill one or both cylinders. Rick has the coils: http://www.motoelekt.com/ignition.htm I...
Forum: Airheads 04-21-2015, 05:26 AM
Replies: 2,311
Poll: Slash 2
Views: 243,102
Posted By Beamer Bum
Very, very nice. :freakyDid you say this is a fly...

Very, very nice. :freakyDid you say this is a fly and ride from Michigan? I live south of Chicago, so you will be close as you head back to Oregon. Send me a PM if that is your plan.

Oh, and the...
Forum: Airheads 04-17-2015, 10:21 AM
Replies: 505
Views: 19,554
Posted By Beamer Bum
And when you are done with the throttle cables,...

And when you are done with the throttle cables, carb sync, etc., the final check is with engine running. Turn bars from lock to lock to make sure the engine doesn't rev up at full lock.:eek1

...
Forum: Airheads 04-07-2015, 02:21 PM
Replies: 505
Views: 19,554
Posted By Beamer Bum
:clap Way to go Café Dude. :clap

:clap Way to go Café Dude. :clap
Forum: Airheads 04-03-2015, 06:35 AM
Replies: 368
Views: 35,503
Posted By Beamer Bum
I'm done

I renewed my membership last May. I have spent the last 11 months asking, pleading, begging, cajoling,... to get the Airmail sent to me. Everyone agrees that I paid my dues. No one can get anything...
Forum: Airheads 03-30-2015, 09:45 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,004
Posted By Beamer Bum
I should print this and hang it on my shop...

I should print this and hang it on my shop wall.:rofl
Forum: Airheads 03-19-2015, 02:45 PM
Replies: 359
Views: 41,527
Posted By Beamer Bum
Good luck and learn a lot.:ear

Good luck and learn a lot.:ear
Forum: Airheads 03-18-2015, 09:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,632
Posted By Beamer Bum
I've been using an IR temp gun for a few years...

I've been using an IR temp gun for a few years now. BUT, I compare head temps when I park the bike at home after a good ride. It is a valuable tool for long term monitoring of temperature trends. And...
Forum: Airheads 03-18-2015, 06:01 AM
Replies: 8,080
Views: 1,669,035
Posted By Beamer Bum
From that grin, I'd guess he's on his way to show...

From that grin, I'd guess he's on his way to show someone " his cock in a box":rofl
Forum: Airheads 03-13-2015, 05:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 684
Posted By Beamer Bum
Change your oil

This is why you should always change fluids when you buy an old vehicle:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AhVo7-gzJo4

Granted that oil is 50 years old, but WOW, that is nasty.:eek1
Forum: Airheads 03-01-2015, 02:04 PM
Replies: 2,311
Poll: Slash 2
Views: 243,102
Posted By Beamer Bum
Truer words were never spoken.:rofl

Truer words were never spoken.:rofl
Forum: Airheads 02-22-2015, 07:01 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,414
Posted By Beamer Bum
Thanks for the compliment. The cost for the...

Thanks for the compliment. The cost for the spline repair was $199.90. I sent them the complete final drive to go through as well. Parts and labor for that was $451.50. No problems found, just seals,...
Forum: Airheads 02-21-2015, 02:38 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,414
Posted By Beamer Bum
Anyone seen this?

When I took the tire off the rear wheel, I saw what looked to be a really worn out rim strip. On further investigation, it looks like a painted on strip. Poking at it with a screwdriver, it feels...
Forum: Airheads 02-21-2015, 02:33 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,414
Posted By Beamer Bum
It for sure had some miles left. The slop in the...

It for sure had some miles left. The slop in the drive line made me crazy though. I could feel the splines "smashing" against each other with every change of throttle. There is too much snow for me...
Forum: Airheads 02-16-2015, 01:37 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,414
Posted By Beamer Bum
work continues

I thought I would bring this thread back from the dead for an update. I did manage to put a little over 1100 miles on the bike before the snow flew. I even got a chance to do a track day with it....
Forum: Airheads 02-05-2015, 02:45 PM
Replies: 2,311
Poll: Slash 2
Views: 243,102
Posted By Beamer Bum
Yeah man. :clap They are 10 times more...

Yeah man. :clap
They are 10 times more beautiful on the road than in a living room or museum. They are machines made to be used. My Slash 2 (okay, slash US) will be the last bike I ride. It gives me...
Forum: Airheads 01-30-2015, 10:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 724
Posted By Beamer Bum
If you have a Slash 2, you need to know Vech:...

If you have a Slash 2, you need to know Vech: http://www.benchmarkworks.com/. Search for Pentacom(m) plate for the GM points plate. It also lets you adjust dwell with the bike running. I didn't...
Forum: Airheads 01-30-2015, 05:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 724
Posted By Beamer Bum
I converted my 1968 R60 to 12 volt in 1994. I...

I converted my 1968 R60 to 12 volt in 1994. I used the Omega 200 watt from Rick. http://www.motoelekt.com/charging.htm His current price is $575. This is complete with alternator, battery, all bulbs...
Forum: Airheads 01-24-2015, 06:25 PM
Replies: 2,311
Poll: Slash 2
Views: 243,102
Posted By Beamer Bum
1992

It's winter so I have been scanning some old photos. Here are a few from 1992.
http://beamerbum.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/R60/i-DLD2W5j/0/L/Dale%27s%201995-L.jpg
...
Forum: Airheads 01-08-2015, 04:19 PM
Replies: 2,311
Poll: Slash 2
Views: 243,102
Posted By Beamer Bum
That safety wire would never pass tech inspection...

That safety wire would never pass tech inspection at any race track I've been at. Whoever did it does NOT know how to safety wire.
Forum: Airheads 12-23-2014, 05:07 PM
Replies: 2,311
Poll: Slash 2
Views: 243,102
Posted By Beamer Bum
12 Volt Conversion on a Slash 2

We all know the weakness of the 6 volt lighting on these great machines. After a close call with a black bear in the dark Wisconsin woods in 1994, I decided real lights were needed. I went with the...
Forum: Airheads 12-22-2014, 02:36 PM
Replies: 359
Views: 41,527
Posted By Beamer Bum
That looks AWESOME!:clap:clap:clap

That looks AWESOME!:clap:clap:clap
Forum: Airheads 12-19-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,184
Posted By Beamer Bum
I've been running a 12 volt conversion from...

I've been running a 12 volt conversion from http://www.motoelekt.com/ since 1994. I will post a write up in the Slash 2 thread in the next few days. It makes riding at night much safer. It is also...
Forum: Airheads 12-19-2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,198
Posted By Beamer Bum
Funny how when I tickle the carbs, I end up...

Funny how when I tickle the carbs, I end up grinning like the Cheshire Cat.:D
Forum: Airheads 12-15-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,743
Posted By Beamer Bum
Rick also has the clear ones....

Rick also has the clear ones. http://www.motoelekt.com/lighting.htm Every size you could want.
I have these on ALL of my bikes.
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