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Forum: Airheads 11-05-2012, 09:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 953
Posted By krehmkej
When I did mine, was lucky enough to work at a...

When I did mine, was lucky enough to work at a quarry which had a heavy equipment shop.
Used the 40-ton press to pull it apart. Sounded like a pistol shot when it popped.
Rigging it took a bit of...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-21-2009, 07:17 PM
Replies: 8,082
Views: 3,163,226
Posted By krehmkej
XS650 Back on the road

http://www.hverovhe.com/new_xsfront.jpg

Freshened up and ready to go.
Forum: Equipment 12-16-2009, 02:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,699
Posted By krehmkej
Charcoal. Seal them in a bag with about 5 lbs of...

Charcoal. Seal them in a bag with about 5 lbs of charcoal. It absorbs orders very effectively.
Forum: Airheads 12-08-2009, 09:03 AM
Replies: 779
Views: 258,045
Posted By krehmkej
Look here...

Look here (http://www.ibmwr.org/otech/partsubs.shtml#Airheadreg3). Lots of discussion on the subject.
Forum: Old's Cool 11-27-2009, 08:42 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,658
Posted By krehmkej
Pissed Just called Tires Unlimited. Talked with a human...

Just called Tires Unlimited. Talked with a human who actually knew what's going on.
They have 3 in Ohio(?) so I'm good to go.:clap

The other guys said they had it, but couldn't say when...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-26-2009, 09:58 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,658
Posted By krehmkej
Thanks, Diidn't know Tires Unlimited. Spent...

Thanks,

Diidn't know Tires Unlimited. Spent Wednesday afternoon calling dealers that have ads in Motorcyclist. Donelson in St. Louis claimed to have them in stock, so I ordered at $70. We'll see...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-25-2009, 10:03 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,658
Posted By krehmkej
Motorcycle Superstore, American Motorcycle tire. ...

Motorcycle Superstore, American Motorcycle tire. The other usual suspects don't list them. Its wonderful how easily the rear mounted. Did 95% of the job with just fingertips. Levered on the last...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-24-2009, 05:01 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,658
Posted By krehmkej
STILL waiting on my 3.50/19. Nationwide...

STILL waiting on my 3.50/19. Nationwide backordered...:ddog
Forum: Airheads 11-24-2009, 04:56 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 7,412
Posted By krehmkej
Pissed That sucks

Man that sucks. After you burn their shop down..

I'd surely try JB Weld. Clean really well with acetone before. Its really not stressed there, so would have a good chance of success.
Forum: Airheads 11-21-2009, 09:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,582
Posted By krehmkej
FWIW, I had to replace some subframe sidecover...

FWIW, I had to replace some subframe sidecover clips and coil brackets on the frame. I brazed the clips with oxyacetelyne and MIG welded the coil brackets. Both processes worked well for what they...
Forum: Equipment 11-21-2009, 01:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,005
Posted By krehmkej
I've always coveted these little Gransfors.. ...

I've always coveted these little Gransfors..

http://www.hverovhe.com/axe.jpg

Of course it's wildly expensive and I have no practical use for it.
Forum: Old's Cool 11-19-2009, 09:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 566
Posted By krehmkej
When I was living in NZ, I restored an RZ350 and...

When I was living in NZ, I restored an RZ350 and ran into the same problem. Back then the dealer wouold only sell complete calipers - for a couple hundred each!

A bit of castinng around and I...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-17-2009, 11:50 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 23,569
Posted By krehmkej
Can't wait for more. I bought a new one in '78...

Can't wait for more. I bought a new one in '78 (was it really THAT long ago). Great machine. I always thought it needed wire wheels, however.
Forum: Equipment 11-16-2009, 06:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,424
Posted By krehmkej
Just looked. $295 pretty good return. These...

Just looked. $295 pretty good return. These jackets have the cred, for sure. Keep looking, they're out there. A new jacket of comparable quality is going to cost you a LOT more than $295. IIRC,...
Forum: Equipment 11-16-2009, 08:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,847
Posted By krehmkej
I looked at all sort of mounting items for the...

I looked at all sort of mounting items for the guards on my /7.
Measured the tube diameter. 1 inch.
After a bit of head scratching, made up mounts that attach to the tubes using pairs of 1"...
Forum: Equipment 11-16-2009, 08:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,424
Posted By krehmkej
There's a world of difference between the old...

There's a world of difference between the old German HG stuff and the newer FG stuff. Only thing in common is the name.
Forum: Equipment 11-15-2009, 09:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 846
Posted By krehmkej
+X on Weatherpak. It DOES, however, require a...

+X on Weatherpak. It DOES, however, require a special crimper to install properly.
Forum: Equipment 11-15-2009, 09:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,424
Posted By krehmkej
I THINK it should be OK. Especially if you want...

I THINK it should be OK. Especially if you want to layer anything under it. My 42 is snug. I went to a size 46 (from 42) with my Aerostich to allow for more room inside.

There's no armor as we...
Forum: Equipment 11-15-2009, 08:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,424
Posted By krehmkej
FWIW, my (old original) Dakar is tagged 42. That...

FWIW, my (old original) Dakar is tagged 42. That would be a US size. I'm 6'1"/185 and it fits well. Not much room for layering underneath, however.

There's a 46 on fleabay right now. The inside...
Forum: Equipment 11-15-2009, 08:07 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,006
Posted By krehmkej
RC works for me here in the NW. Not uncommon to...

RC works for me here in the NW. Not uncommon to encounter temps ranging from low 30s into the 90s on the same ride. Hard to imagine anything that could adapt as well to changing conditions,...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-14-2009, 05:20 PM
Replies: 4,700
Views: 716,550
Posted By krehmkej
http://www.hverovhe.com/headswap.jpg Winter...

http://www.hverovhe.com/headswap.jpg

Winter maintenance.
Installing rebuilt heads.
Having a lift...priceless!
Forum: The Garage 11-08-2009, 07:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 776
Posted By krehmkej
Lucas 20W50 synthetic works fine in my BMW. Also...

Lucas 20W50 synthetic works fine in my BMW. Also noted their GL5 in the tranny quieted things down a bit. I never use additives, however.
Forum: The Garage 11-06-2009, 08:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,555
Posted By krehmkej
I have a number of different ones that have...

I have a number of different ones that have lasted for years. I DO give them a few drops of Marvel Mystery Oil into the inlet.
Forum: Road warriors 11-03-2009, 08:07 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,186
Posted By krehmkej
After lifting, I lower mine so that the load is...

After lifting, I lower mine so that the load is down on the safety bar. Thinking is that this might be better than letting the cylinder bear the loat for an extended period.
Forum: Equipment 10-31-2009, 05:23 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 8,356
Posted By krehmkej
My Steves are 9.5. My hand measures 9.5 inches. ...

My Steves are 9.5. My hand measures 9.5 inches. Many other glove brands (mostly asian) I have tried I needed XL to even get them on.
Forum: The Garage 10-29-2009, 02:11 PM
Replies: 498
Views: 103,971
Posted By krehmkej
13 miles away. Wifey calls it "The Temple of...

13 miles away. Wifey calls it "The Temple of Man".
Forum: Old's Cool 10-27-2009, 02:13 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,773
Posted By krehmkej
Having ridden R65s, R75s R80s, and R100s I'd say...

Having ridden R65s, R75s R80s, and R100s I'd say "best" is a subjective term. The R80s seem to be the "smoothest/happiest" of that lot. Seems to me the 100s stretched the basic design a bit too far.
Forum: The Garage 10-27-2009, 02:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,828
Posted By krehmkej
Get a 220 volt machine and put in a dedicated...

Get a 220 volt machine and put in a dedicated circuit for it. If you have an attached garage AND there are others in your family, do all of you a favor and install a timer so the compressor will not...
Forum: The Garage 10-25-2009, 10:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,383
Posted By krehmkej
I have tried lots of these products over the...

I have tried lots of these products over the years and had the best results with POR15: You MUST top coat it. Paint WILL stick.

http://www.por15.com/
Forum: Old's Cool 10-24-2009, 08:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,361
Posted By krehmkej
If the pitted headers bother you, ceramic coating...

If the pitted headers bother you, ceramic coating is an option. A friend had his done recently. Cost like $1.00/ft and looks great almost like chrome, and should last.
...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-24-2009, 08:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,098
Posted By krehmkej
I made up a set for my XS650 with bulk Taylor...

I made up a set for my XS650 with bulk Taylor wire from the local speed shop and NGK 5K Ohm caps. Being boring, I used black wire, but there were lots of colors available. Hot pink, anyone?
Forum: Equipment 10-20-2009, 04:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 641
Posted By krehmkej
cyberguys.com (http://www.cyberguys.com) ...

cyberguys.com (http://www.cyberguys.com)

Tons of neat stuff there.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-20-2009, 04:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,056
Posted By krehmkej
Darwin's theories still rule!

Darwin's theories still rule!
Forum: Old's Cool 10-20-2009, 07:42 AM
Replies: 381
Views: 116,289
Posted By krehmkej
Check if your machinist does EDM (Electrical...

Check if your machinist does EDM (Electrical Discharge Machining) This process can blast steel out of aluminum without touching the threads.
Forum: Old's Cool 10-19-2009, 08:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,169
Posted By krehmkej
Thanks for the linky. Nice to know more proper...

Thanks for the linky. Nice to know more proper Airhead tires are becoming available.
Forum: The Garage 10-06-2009, 08:11 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,678
Posted By krehmkej
I don't think it makes much difference where it...

I don't think it makes much difference where it goes. Last tire I mounted was way out of balance with the dot at the valve stem. Spent a couple hours relocating it all around the rim and there was...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-03-2009, 05:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,257
Posted By krehmkej
Larger tanks, flatter seats, 18" rear wheel,...

Larger tanks, flatter seats, 18" rear wheel, points ignition. Pre '76 (?) ones had smaller forks and more flexible frames.
Forum: Equipment 10-03-2009, 09:11 AM
Replies: 2,522
Views: 960,549
Posted By krehmkej
Ummm. Good point. Redesign time..

Ummm. Good point. Redesign time..
Forum: Equipment 10-02-2009, 10:58 PM
Replies: 2,522
Views: 960,549
Posted By krehmkej
After reading all this, I made up a 6-foot jumper...

After reading all this, I made up a 6-foot jumper set using 10-ga speaker wire. Looked at all kinds of clips, but settled on simple ring terminals. Any bike I have ever seen has the same 6mm...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-02-2009, 10:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,257
Posted By krehmkej
XS prices are all over the place. Bobber, chopper...

XS prices are all over the place. Bobber, chopper ahd street tracker builders are snapping them up, driving prices up. So, supply and demand in your area will determine price. 4K miles and this thing...
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