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Forum: Airheads 01-20-2015, 02:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,239
Posted By SculptD
+1 on the thin oil. I am always surprised by how...

+1 on the thin oil. I am always surprised by how many riders claim good results with much higher viscosities.

But, are you talking about custom machining the aluminum wedding band spacer? The one...
Forum: Airheads 01-20-2015, 01:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,239
Posted By SculptD
My experience is similar to many here. They...

My experience is similar to many here. They didn't make a tremendous difference, but they are pretty much the only way to decouple compression and rebound damping so you can fine tune a bit more. Is...
Forum: Airheads 01-19-2015, 09:34 AM
Replies: 7,459
Views: 1,495,721
Posted By SculptD
Nice manderle. You put a plank seat on that and...

Nice manderle. You put a plank seat on that and chop the fenders and I would like it so much less. Let those fenders strut their stuff, I say.
Forum: Airheads 01-15-2015, 04:44 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,850
Posted By SculptD
Uh, that would be a +1 right here.

Uh, that would be a +1 right here.
Forum: Airheads 01-13-2015, 04:03 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,850
Posted By SculptD
Not a duc, but I did succumb to the siren song of...

Not a duc, but I did succumb to the siren song of the Italian moto. And I do not regret a minute of it. That era Rotax twin is a lovely engine design, and durable as hell—valve adjustments are...
Forum: Airheads 01-10-2015, 09:11 AM
Replies: 7,459
Views: 1,495,721
Posted By SculptD
I am usually annoyed by over quoting of multiple...

I am usually annoyed by over quoting of multiple photos, but I could look at repeats of that baby all day.
Forum: Airheads 12-23-2014, 08:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 362
Posted By SculptD
Hear hear, happy everything to everyone! May...

Hear hear, happy everything to everyone!

May the new year bring wit, wisdom and civility to the airheads...all in increased amounts.

Cheers.
Forum: Airheads 12-08-2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 1,526
Views: 99,631
Posted By SculptD
I was in Ted's shop a couple weeks ago. He's hip...

I was in Ted's shop a couple weeks ago. He's hip deep in gearboxes. I guess it started snowing out there somewhere...

Ted is busy.
Forum: Airheads 12-06-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 625
Posted By SculptD
And just like that...all those times fussing with...

And just like that...all those times fussing with the needle nose make me feel like a chump. Thank you. Sort of...:clap
Forum: Airheads 12-03-2014, 04:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,178
Posted By SculptD
You'll know the handshake when you feel it... ...

You'll know the handshake when you feel it...

No such thing as a cushy rubber sleeve on the /5. With the hose clamps on the head way loose, or off, and maybe that rubber tube is warm, and maybe...
Forum: Airheads 11-30-2014, 02:26 PM
Replies: 1,526
Views: 99,631
Posted By SculptD
I ended up dual plugging my Siebenrock kit....

I ended up dual plugging my Siebenrock kit. Granted I had timing issues with a funky advance unit. I now have the "alpha-classic-style" digital system sold also by Ted Porter. It all came together...
Forum: Vendors 11-28-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,279
Posted By SculptD
Wanna do-over? I kinda do, and I'm in better...

Wanna do-over?

I kinda do, and I'm in better shape than you are at this point in the rebuild resolution stage.
Forum: Airheads 11-19-2014, 10:13 PM
Replies: 1,526
Views: 99,631
Posted By SculptD
Oh, well. Repeat after me: At least I don't live...

Oh, well. Repeat after me: At least I don't live in Buffalo.

Feel better?
Forum: Airheads 11-19-2014, 09:59 PM
Replies: 1,526
Views: 99,631
Posted By SculptD
Alright! Welcome to this crazy place. Now...

Alright! Welcome to this crazy place.

Now your father's 64 page thread has a chance of gaining some momentum!:D
Forum: Airheads 11-19-2014, 07:57 PM
Replies: 1,526
Views: 99,631
Posted By SculptD
Oooh, I'd like to hear more about that. And,...

Oooh, I'd like to hear more about that.

And, uh, North?
Forum: Airheads 11-19-2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 1,526
Views: 99,631
Posted By SculptD
The sweet setup is a broad-ranging degree from a...

The sweet setup is a broad-ranging degree from a good broad-ranging university, then a masters degree in design from a focused, quality program—RISD would do nicely.

Before I started working at...
Forum: Airheads 11-19-2014, 01:25 PM
Replies: 1,526
Views: 99,631
Posted By SculptD
Nice! Great to see. I advise and instruct...

Nice! Great to see.

I advise and instruct students on a wide range of "making" endeavors at an elite university near silicon valley—you know the one—and many of the kids I work with are in the...
Forum: Airheads 11-19-2014, 10:43 AM
Replies: 300
Views: 13,980
Posted By SculptD
http://i742.photobucket.com/albums/xx61/dtiffany1/...

http://i742.photobucket.com/albums/xx61/dtiffany1/tripleclamps_zps7b53b7de.jpg (http://s742.photobucket.com/user/dtiffany1/media/tripleclamps_zps7b53b7de.jpg.html)

That top bar probably functions...
Forum: Airheads 11-16-2014, 11:30 AM
Replies: 300
Views: 13,980
Posted By SculptD
Not if they are 7075. Anybody have confirmation...

Not if they are 7075. Anybody have confirmation about what the Toaster Tan braces are?
Forum: Airheads 11-12-2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 8,640
Posted By SculptD
I like gaiters. ...

I like gaiters.

http://i742.photobucket.com/albums/xx61/dtiffany1/gaiters_zps99cfe4df.jpg (http://s742.photobucket.com/user/dtiffany1/media/gaiters_zps99cfe4df.jpg.html)
Forum: Airheads 11-12-2014, 12:23 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 7,041
Posted By SculptD
The bearing I received about a year ago had no...

The bearing I received about a year ago had no chamfer. BMW dealer ordered part.
Forum: Airheads 11-06-2014, 10:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,649
Posted By SculptD
Easy questions. Yes, you need a /5, who doesn't?...

Easy questions. Yes, you need a /5, who doesn't? You already have a mileage eating long wheel base model, so you absolutely need a SWB. The short base is the heart of the /5 character. You should...
Forum: Airheads 11-06-2014, 10:49 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 15,262
Posted By SculptD
I get where you are coming from, but I disagree...

I get where you are coming from, but I disagree with your points on both sides. The "best" solution you describe as being immutable only exists, as you imply, within boundaries of logic and...
Forum: Airheads 11-06-2014, 01:00 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 15,262
Posted By SculptD
Well said, actually. I think your trouble with...

Well said, actually. I think your trouble with English may well be helping me understand what you are saying better than some of the other posters. "What is stupide in a dream?" Indeed.

I think...
Forum: Airheads 11-05-2014, 02:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 418
Posted By SculptD
$1500, in SF?! Do my eyes deceive me?

$1500, in SF?!

Do my eyes deceive me?
Forum: Airheads 11-04-2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,332
Posted By SculptD
I gave jetting the Bings to the Epcos a good long...

I gave jetting the Bings to the Epcos a good long try. It was just fine on the needle and main, but I never got good response and real smoothness below 20% throttle or so. Unless I set it properly...
Forum: Airheads 11-04-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,358
Posted By SculptD
Welcome to the back side of the bell curve. Next...

Welcome to the back side of the bell curve. Next up! Slide right down!

So, what bikes of a certain vintage would have the youngest collector/wrencher/cafe-modder/owner/rider? Honda, I suppose,...
Forum: Airheads 11-03-2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,332
Posted By SculptD
I feel your pain. I had the same experience with...

I feel your pain. I had the same experience with those pipes (but I'm sure it's pretty much the same deal with any open pipe) on my R75. You may be able to suppress the popping by richening up the...
Forum: Airheads 11-02-2014, 06:08 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 15,262
Posted By SculptD
I get it, you are not wrong. One can feel like...

I get it, you are not wrong. One can feel like ones time is being wasted, ones life energy drained for nothing. I am a neighbor, and your posts and work make me want to ride up and meet you.

But,...
Forum: Airheads 11-01-2014, 08:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,128
Posted By SculptD
Spend the dough! Make sure you get a painter that...

Spend the dough! Make sure you get a painter that uses the original Glasurit paint. I only say this because those paints are going to go the way of the dodo bird pretty soon, and you will be able to...
Forum: Airheads 10-29-2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,792
Posted By SculptD
This is a very good point. My R75 has always...

This is a very good point. My R75 has always settled at the halfway mark as has been described. So, I assumed the R100 would do the same. Nope. It just keeps on dropping. The breather setup is...
Forum: Airheads 10-24-2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 871
Posted By SculptD
A link provided on one of those Brit sites shows...

A link provided on one of those Brit sites shows that the distribution is 44.5F/55.5R for the R100S. That's more rear-loaded than I thought it would be.

http://www.omnilex.com/public/bmw78/cm5.jpg
Forum: Airheads 10-24-2014, 08:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 871
Posted By SculptD
I'm curious about this as well. Many of the...

I'm curious about this as well. Many of the typical weight reducing modifications (exhaust, single seat, lithium battery) take weight off the back.

Stock on the center stand: front wheel up....
Forum: Airheads 10-22-2014, 09:09 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,784
Posted By SculptD
+100

+100
Forum: Airheads 10-22-2014, 08:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,586
Posted By SculptD
It was just re-labelled BMW oil anyway...

It was just re-labelled BMW oil anyway...
Forum: Airheads 10-20-2014, 10:37 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 6,073
Posted By SculptD
So, I am kinda forgetting why this engine needed...

So, I am kinda forgetting why this engine needed to come completely apart?

You need new lifters, and...maybe some de-carbonizing...and...

If there was a chunk of something big enough to cause...
Forum: Airheads 10-17-2014, 06:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 770
Posted By SculptD
Plenty of bikes around here with waaay more miles...

Plenty of bikes around here with waaay more miles than that. BUT, that only comes with maintenance and occasional overhauls. Gear boxes don't go forever, and valves, and...

What has the PO already...
Forum: Airheads 10-16-2014, 10:54 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,784
Posted By SculptD
Geez, 38 year old bike and we are debating...

Geez, 38 year old bike and we are debating whether or not to grease the wheel bearings?

If it had 1 mile on it I would want to replace the grease.

At the very least, you can get to 3 of the...
Forum: Airheads 10-16-2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,784
Posted By SculptD
Yes, the certainly are serviceable, and if as you...

Yes, the certainly are serviceable, and if as you say have not been serviced yet, they are in plenty need of it.

BUT, do not tear into them without first reading carefully how to remove them. Or...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-15-2014, 01:37 PM
Replies: 16,448
Views: 9,987,721
Posted By SculptD
What...they were out of black lipstick?

What...they were out of black lipstick?
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