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Forum: Airheads Today, 01:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 542
Posted By supershaft
If it's the right size it is. I get it through...

If it's the right size it is. I get it through VW. It's NLA through BMWNA.
Forum: Airheads Today, 01:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 542
Posted By supershaft
As far as I know, braided fuel line through BMWNA...

As far as I know, braided fuel line through BMWNA has been NLA for nearly 20 years now. I don't think Max is getting the line through BMWNA. If so and they are using a BMW PN, that's not right. ...
Forum: Airheads Today, 12:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 542
Posted By supershaft
Woven line that was too large from BMW? That...

Woven line that was too large from BMW? That really wasn't from BMW. That was from I suppose the BMW dealership BB bought it from. I have worked at a well reputed dealership that did the same...
Forum: Airheads Today, 11:34 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 542
Posted By supershaft
I get my woven line through VW. There are crap...

I get my woven line through VW. There are crap imitations out there! I think it's that crap that gives it a bad name in some circles. There use to be a large one around here throwing it under the...
Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 04:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 437
Posted By supershaft
The carb bell mouth has two holes in it. The...

The carb bell mouth has two holes in it. The center one is an air port for the atomizer. The other one is an air port for the idle circuit.
Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 04:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 437
Posted By supershaft
Those O-rings most likely are brand new or the...

Those O-rings most likely are brand new or the atomizer would be gunked up like they ALWAYS get. Was it cleaned?

That little jet? It's from the bowl or the atomizer tube?

There is also...
Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 04:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 238
Posted By supershaft
Probably the battery. Charge or a new one?

Probably the battery. Charge or a new one?
Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 04:01 PM
Replies: 1,230
Views: 81,021
Posted By supershaft
:rofl:lol3 You have got me and my help or them...

:rofl:lol3 You have got me and my help or them going on and on at what they do best. Hilarious!! You guys really crack me up sometimes!
Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 04:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 437
Posted By supershaft
That gasket looks like it might actually help? ...

That gasket looks like it might actually help? Maybe. I don't have any problems with the stock gasket. The carbs need to be taken apart long before the gaskets go IF the screws are tight and you...
Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 03:48 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,162
Posted By supershaft
You two again? Excuse me for not replying...

You two again?

Excuse me for not replying in google form renege. At least you didn't get personal with your reply. One huge step forward! Not the very first time but will it be the last?
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Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 01:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 437
Posted By supershaft
Those bikes can be really hard to get started...

Those bikes can be really hard to get started using the kick starter in the best of conditions.

The carbs? The needles always wear in the same spot that can't be seen in your photo. Just above...
Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 10:30 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,162
Posted By supershaft
No, I use to work on old planes. It won't take...

No, I use to work on old planes. It won't take looking at till many pictures to see what I am talking about. They are a vacuum source for whatever. Pitot tubes are usually mounted out on the wings...
Forum: Airheads 12-18-2014, 09:34 PM
Replies: 1,230
Views: 81,021
Posted By supershaft
I could see you getting no information out of...

I could see you getting no information out of that. Par for the course. So are others reading the post that are better at learning. Helping you? This entire thread is testimony to how difficult...
Forum: Airheads 12-18-2014, 09:25 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,162
Posted By supershaft
You've pretty much got it. That's why I...

You've pretty much got it. That's why I explained what ram air setups need. It makes you think about how the whole setup is dependent on pressure in the bowl. I think it really helps to understand...
Forum: Airheads 12-18-2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 1,230
Views: 81,021
Posted By supershaft
So far I have found that to be the situation...

So far I have found that to be the situation rarely. It use to almost never. Rocker arms? I do not know. Variations in lift? That's rocker arms in general as far as I understand it although I do...
Forum: Airheads 12-17-2014, 02:23 PM
Replies: 1,230
Views: 81,021
Posted By supershaft
From BMW or Motobins? I like later model BMW...

From BMW or Motobins? I like later model BMW rocker arms.

I have never checked our rocker arm variances in ratios. I know it can be considerable in the car world according to tuners I have...
Forum: Airheads 12-17-2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 1,230
Views: 81,021
Posted By supershaft
For starters, what the parts cost has absolutely...

For starters, what the parts cost has absolutely no bearing whatsoever on how they wear. Wouldn't it be great if it did!

Not a broad stroke at all. By all means check the bearings for notches...
Forum: Airheads 12-16-2014, 06:16 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,162
Posted By supershaft
Of course all float bowls are vented to...

Of course all float bowls are vented to atmosphere. That's what pushes the gas into the venturi. The air getting into the bowl plays a huge role in air/fuel ratio with ram air. If the ram air...
Forum: Airheads 12-16-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 630
Posted By supershaft
+1 I have had many an inmate say that I am wrong...

+1 I have had many an inmate say that I am wrong and that the later crank vent setup equally spreads the mist to both cylinders. Sure, that is what BMW claimed. Other than that? Look for yourself....
Forum: Airheads 12-16-2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 1,230
Views: 81,021
Posted By supershaft
Needle bearings wear and should be replaced with...

Needle bearings wear and should be replaced with every valve job at least. Hold the rocker arm shaft in your fingers and slowly rotate the rocker arm. Those bearings notch the same as steering head...
Forum: Airheads 12-16-2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 737
Posted By supershaft
The narrow bolts are stronger. The bolts are...

The narrow bolts are stronger. The bolts are really no thicker than the base of the threads anyway and removing the threads entirely reduces stress risers or something like that. You could google...
Forum: Airheads 12-16-2014, 04:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 478
Posted By supershaft
I would. I have seen many a clutch f'ed up for...

I would. I have seen many a clutch f'ed up for lubing the splines with too much grease. Get a tooth brush and clip the brush short and wipe as much grease as you can off. That's what they need. ...
Forum: Airheads 12-16-2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 1,230
Views: 81,021
Posted By supershaft
Well, there were photos of my bike in the SS...

Well, there were photos of my bike in the SS moto accident thread. I didn't put them there and I didn't remove them. Other than that? I don't know.

Photos please? After the pages and pages...
Forum: Airheads 12-16-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 630
Posted By supershaft
Cleaning carbs? Compressed are is a must. ...

Cleaning carbs? Compressed are is a must.

Gumout and the like? Do not spray that stuff anywhere near assembled or partially assembled carbs. Hard on O-rings? That type stuff is hard on...
Forum: Airheads 12-15-2014, 09:52 PM
Replies: 1,230
Views: 81,021
Posted By supershaft
Too nuanced? :rofl Even your make believe...

Too nuanced? :rofl Even your make believe numbers don't add up engineer. 30%? :rofl
Forum: Airheads 12-15-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 1,230
Views: 81,021
Posted By supershaft
It's in the crash forum. On my lift all crashed...

It's in the crash forum. On my lift all crashed with a dangling shock but you can still see how it is set up.
Forum: Airheads 12-15-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 1,230
Views: 81,021
Posted By supershaft
Numbers are arbitrary? You are the one that...

Numbers are arbitrary? You are the one that brought them up flip flopper.

You are caught up in an illusion that you and a couple dozen moaners are the crowd around here. Although you guys moan...
Forum: Airheads 12-15-2014, 03:27 PM
Replies: 1,230
Views: 81,021
Posted By supershaft
Some people base their lives on the Hollister...

Some people base their lives on the Hollister riot and the movie 'The Wild One'. Both never really happened.
Forum: Airheads 12-15-2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 1,230
Views: 81,021
Posted By supershaft
Everyone else is wrong? That's not me. Thats...

Everyone else is wrong? That's not me. Thats you. You aren't as touchy since you have got your bike running.

Claimed HP as a basis for anything? Sure. Are you a Christian Scientist too? ...
Forum: Airheads 12-15-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 1,230
Views: 81,021
Posted By supershaft
There are pics of my bike here on ADVR. It had...

There are pics of my bike here on ADVR. It had no effect on the speculation. Some friends took them while I was still in the hospital after my shock stud broke. But what can you tell by looking at...
Forum: Airheads 12-15-2014, 02:26 PM
Replies: 1,230
Views: 81,021
Posted By supershaft
As I have said many times over now Chafe, leave...

As I have said many times over now Chafe, leave me out of arguing with yourself. I never said that I went 120mph in first. Try reading the story again just as I wrote it. The story reads that I...
Forum: Airheads 12-15-2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 1,230
Views: 81,021
Posted By supershaft
Messing with quotes so they are not quotes but,...

Messing with quotes so they are not quotes but, of course, still presenting it as if it were a quote. Well, you are far from the first to do that. How low will you go? Oh! I know: telling me...
Forum: Airheads 12-15-2014, 11:28 AM
Replies: 1,230
Views: 81,021
Posted By supershaft
That post is just like any other that isn't a...

That post is just like any other that isn't a response to personal BS.

I have the most engine to engine comparable miles riding with an air cooled Hypermotard I believe it is. Sorry, I am not...
Forum: Airheads 12-14-2014, 09:02 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,772
Posted By supershaft
+1

+1
Forum: Airheads 12-14-2014, 08:59 PM
Replies: 1,230
Views: 81,021
Posted By supershaft
The newer aircooled Ducs are way too pipey IMO. ...

The newer aircooled Ducs are way too pipey IMO. Hopefully your airhead will out pull that Monster on top too. I know mine will. A friend of mine has a cammed, carbed, ported, pistoned, and piped...
Forum: Airheads 12-14-2014, 08:22 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,772
Posted By supershaft
Turn off your petcocks if you want. You don't...

Turn off your petcocks if you want. You don't need to unless there is something wrong with your carbs. That isn't the SS way. That is a fact. Unlike /2's. You need to turn those off every time! ...
Forum: Airheads 12-14-2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 361
Posted By supershaft
I would ditch the fairing boots too. Fork boots?...

I would ditch the fairing boots too. Fork boots? R80 G/S fork boots WORK much better than the earlier boots.
Forum: Airheads 12-14-2014, 04:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 447
Posted By supershaft
Only the /5 and /6 factory manuals are bad. /7...

Only the /5 and /6 factory manuals are bad. /7 factory manuals are a huge step forward and by '81 the factory manuals are the best. I prefer Haynes over Clymer but you should have both. I would not...
Forum: Airheads 12-14-2014, 03:53 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,808
Posted By supershaft
Interesting that it's now in a hack. Corning...

Interesting that it's now in a hack. Corning clearance is the only reason I would consider running 61.5 stroke engines. (I have over 100,000 miles on a LS but I mean if power was my goal.) That's...
Forum: Airheads 12-14-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,772
Posted By supershaft
This problem isn't about turning the petcocks...

This problem isn't about turning the petcocks off. It's about fixing the carbs.

Turning the petcocks off? Even before you stop to empty the carbs a bit? I do that every time on /2's. Mostly...
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