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Forum: GPS Tracks - West & PNW 04-03-2014, 08:05 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 18,735
Posted By R-dubb
The simplest to carry is the Benchmark atlas. It...

The simplest to carry is the Benchmark atlas. It shows fairly reliable 4wd routes with hard and easy indications. Many of the PCQ trails do not follow the Benchmark highlighted routes. Because...
Forum: Airheads 12-16-2013, 09:35 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,543
Posted By R-dubb
I'm thinking that if you determine what that...

I'm thinking that if you determine what that thread is, or find a set of petcocks with a known thread pitch, you can buy metric brass pipe nipples to match and have them brazed in. The paint is...
Forum: Airheads 12-16-2013, 08:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,100
Posted By R-dubb
My classic rides have five very different looks. ...

My classic rides have five very different looks. Four have been restored to varying degrees. One is unmolested.
...
Forum: Airheads 12-16-2013, 09:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,100
Posted By R-dubb
You just wait. Bead blasting is a super clean...

You just wait. Bead blasting is a super clean look, but lacks character IMO. Not to mention, blasting the crankcase, bevel drive and transmission has its own set of issues. You are right, the...
Forum: Airheads 12-16-2013, 08:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,100
Posted By R-dubb
http://r-dubb.smugmug.com/photos/i-7npf2cL/0/L/i-7...

http://r-dubb.smugmug.com/photos/i-7npf2cL/0/L/i-7npf2cL-L.jpg

Miss January from the new BikeEXIF Calendar. Mind you, this is not what we're planning for the R90, but I love the look. Mono shock,...
Forum: Airheads 12-15-2013, 07:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,100
Posted By R-dubb
It's a multi-step process, but not so difficult. ...

It's a multi-step process, but not so difficult. I'd say I have 30 minutes into that one cover.


Detergent degreaser
WD-40 and a brass brush to get the really deep crud and oxidation.
...
Forum: Airheads 12-15-2013, 06:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,100
Posted By R-dubb
Homecoming - R90/6 restoration

http://r-dubb.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/R906-rehab/i-HP3HxH7/0/XL/P1020586-XL.jpg

I know, just another airhead getting a make-over. This one is in for the full monty treatment.

Almost 35 years...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-11-2013, 02:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,924
Posted By R-dubb
You are the man! Spot on, excellent advice....

You are the man! Spot on, excellent advice. That's exactly what happened, and the explanations clear up everything.

Three Cheers:clap :clap :clap
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-09-2013, 04:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,924
Posted By R-dubb
I've done that drill before in sand, and yes, it...

I've done that drill before in sand, and yes, it is very helpfull to explore the limits of balance and control. It works well. Doing stoppies is helpfull too, but I'm too old for that.

Here's...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-09-2013, 01:44 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,924
Posted By R-dubb
:ear (I can only guess...)

:ear (I can only guess...)
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-09-2013, 01:33 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,924
Posted By R-dubb
Front Brake Control

A few months ago I hit the deck hard. After more than 30 years of nearly daily riding, I thought I was over and done with doing stoo-ped shit on the street, guess not. Left the house for work while...
Forum: Airheads 11-27-2013, 11:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,821
Posted By R-dubb
That's a good idea! Now how do you get the rotor...

That's a good idea! Now how do you get the rotor to line up, or did I somehow miss that in subsequent posts?
Forum: Airheads 11-27-2013, 06:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 334
Posted By R-dubb
R90/6 top end overhaul

I'm restoring a bike I owned 35 years ago. I had the heads redone by SJBMW when the motor had about 40k on it. It now has 30k more and has been sitting some. Compression is at 115/120 cold without...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-25-2013, 02:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,823
Posted By R-dubb
Way past you. The ignition system is now AOK. ...

Way past you. The ignition system is now AOK. The new challenge is purely bad luck. Either I somehow damaged the needle valve tip installing it, or it was defective. Just a tiny split on the soft...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-24-2013, 10:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,823
Posted By R-dubb
I'm having a rough start to this affair.

Headed up the coast yesterday. Bike started right up, ran perfectly for about 20 or so miles. Then I noticed a cylinder dropping out now and again while at steady speed. Then it would run perfect...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-21-2013, 07:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,823
Posted By R-dubb
Thanks. I'm always a two steps back three steps...

Thanks. I'm always a two steps back three steps forward kind a guy. It helps having a like minded support group. :cry

Going out Saturday. Now I know which ride to hop on to. :clap:clap
Forum: Old's Cool 11-21-2013, 05:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,823
Posted By R-dubb
Yupp, that was it. My V7 has dual points and has...

Yupp, that was it. My V7 has dual points and has run like a top for ten years. Maybe I'll check that one, now that I have re-found an awareness of what matters.

What really matters is that I...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-19-2013, 05:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,823
Posted By R-dubb
Well, I am stoopider all the time. I've ordered...

Well, I am stoopider all the time. I've ordered parts but had a few minutes last night to recheck a few things. And,,,,I learned how to test the condenser with a VOM. At very high resistance range...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-18-2013, 03:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,823
Posted By R-dubb
Yupp, not funny cause I'm not that stoopid, well...

Yupp, not funny cause I'm not that stoopid, well maybe, and this is driving me nuts. I rode the bike over 500 miles. Parked it for a month or two. Rode it 50 miles to work a few days ago, and it...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-17-2013, 04:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,823
Posted By R-dubb
What good is a pretty bike if it wont run?

No start Eldorado
I posted on the loop list also. I've got intermittent spark. It chugs but won't run. A few days ago it ran just fine, but then wouldn't start eight hours later.

Timing checks...
Forum: Airheads 11-10-2013, 12:10 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,342
Posted By R-dubb
.54kg/mm - They are stiff. Maybe a tad too much,...

.54kg/mm - They are stiff. Maybe a tad too much, but they feel good as long as the damping isn't set too heavy, especially on the compression side. I have them fit with zero preload, just long...
Forum: Airheads 11-10-2013, 11:41 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,342
Posted By R-dubb
I got a PM asking about geometry, ground...

I got a PM asking about geometry, ground clearance, forks, tire clearance and such. I thought I would post my comments here for others:
Forum: Airheads 11-09-2013, 05:25 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,898
Posted By R-dubb
That's a very different animal. The tried and...

That's a very different animal. The tried and true frame brace, like you picture, is to stiffen the frame for road racing to take the flex out of cornering.

For 'froding we don't care so much...
Forum: Airheads 11-09-2013, 05:02 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,898
Posted By R-dubb
No need to use a CAD pattern, just mock-up with...

No need to use a CAD pattern, just mock-up with cardboard and use a 10mm grinder to cut some:

http://r-dubb.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/R80GS/i-wf2gjV6/0/M/P1020515-M.jpg
...
Forum: Airheads 11-09-2013, 04:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,043
Posted By R-dubb
Very pleased with my YSS. An yes, the upgraded...

Very pleased with my YSS. An yes, the upgraded model does have hi and lo comp settings, rebound, a stout preload ring and adjustable length.
...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 10-12-2013, 05:24 PM
Replies: 10,724
Views: 1,093,523
Posted By R-dubb
The irony is that they call it Track Manager. ...

The irony is that they call it Track Manager. More like Track List. There are no management functions.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 10-12-2013, 09:26 AM
Replies: 10,724
Views: 1,093,523
Posted By R-dubb
Dan, that is some very clear explaining you've...

Dan, that is some very clear explaining you've done.

I'd like to add that as useful as it is to 'draw' or convert a route into a track there is one big difference. Without that time stamp on...
Forum: The Garage 09-09-2013, 05:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,223
Posted By R-dubb
I recently used this method on a Guzzi tank. ...

I recently used this method on a Guzzi tank.
Learned a few things:

First, 24v works way more better than 12. I used one decent 6 amp charger with a good battery in series and kept the battery...
Forum: Airheads 09-08-2013, 06:08 PM
Replies: 2,298
Views: 324,608
Posted By R-dubb
FS: Front Caliper R100GS

In Flea Market:
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=22284033#post22284033
Forum: Old's Cool 09-01-2013, 10:00 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,644
Posted By R-dubb
I love seeing stuff like that. Those frame...

I love seeing stuff like that. Those frame welding jigs were surprisingly primitive. Can't imagine how they managed to keep it it all true.
Forum: Old's Cool 08-28-2013, 07:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,916
Posted By R-dubb
Thanks for the advice. Well aware of the issue. ...

Thanks for the advice. Well aware of the issue. A 900 kit was installed five or six years ago, by Cycle Garden, from what I understand. I have no idea about actual mileage. Title records are...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-28-2013, 02:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,916
Posted By R-dubb
Struggling a bit. Not the end of the world. ...

Struggling a bit. Not the end of the world. Caswell says I should have thined the epoxy mix 3-5% with laquer thinner to make it flow. I'm bugged because the instructions are not clear as to when...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-28-2013, 02:04 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 14,145
Posted By R-dubb
I'm sure there are those more experienced with...

I'm sure there are those more experienced with this task. If it were me, I'd reach in from behind using a tall press for the U-joint. Then, for the bearing, heat the housing, and use a slide hammer...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-27-2013, 09:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,916
Posted By R-dubb
Stuck my Costco borescope inside. Cheap...

Stuck my Costco borescope inside. Cheap technology is pretty freaking incredible. Only one problem. The rust is not fully covered. Very sketchy, in fact. The front end of the tank near the hump...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-27-2013, 08:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,916
Posted By R-dubb
I missed some. Can't get a photo, but now that...

I missed some. Can't get a photo, but now that the stuff is dry enough to peer around inside I can see the top of the hump did not get covered 100%. I'll call Caswell tomorrow to see what they say....
Forum: Old's Cool 08-27-2013, 03:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,916
Posted By R-dubb
Time for Tank Sealer

The tank rust removal project has been moving along at a snails pace. Progress. The electrolysis, science experiment, in the basement was decently effective. It bubble and foamed a bunch of awful...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-27-2013, 09:37 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 14,145
Posted By R-dubb
Be careful. From what I've seen, the splines on...

Be careful. From what I've seen, the splines on the u-joint are pretty damn soft. I would press it out rather than drive. That's an expensive part.

You've got a monster project. Good on you...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-26-2013, 10:49 AM
Replies: 504
Views: 44,405
Posted By R-dubb
Dunlop D-405's are very popular. Modest tread...

Dunlop D-405's are very popular. Modest tread design, high profile. I have them on both the Sport and Eldo.
...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-18-2013, 12:27 PM
Replies: 504
Views: 44,405
Posted By R-dubb
Sweet :beer Wish I were there too! Nice photo. ...

Sweet :beer Wish I were there too! Nice photo. Great bike!
Forum: Old's Cool 08-18-2013, 12:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,916
Posted By R-dubb
Thanks to Charlie's advice over on Yahoo, I...

Thanks to Charlie's advice over on Yahoo, I decided to give the electrolysis rust removal method a go. Made a coat hanger anode. Plugged the taps. Mixed up a large batch (damn that tank is big) of...
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