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Forum: Airheads Today, 11:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 122
Posted By Bill Harris
Fixt, and why mail-order supplies which are...

Fixt, and why mail-order supplies which are available locally? H-4 headlight bulbs, the tail brake and turn signal lamps, 194 instrument lamps and the ceramic fuses are available locally. The...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths Today, 08:19 AM
Replies: 40,023
Views: 10,739,152
Posted By Bill Harris
Dayum. :eek1

Dayum. :eek1
Forum: Airheads Today, 08:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 239
Posted By Bill Harris
On the /5, the indicator bulbs and their sockets...

On the /5, the indicator bulbs and their sockets fit into metal tubes in the speedo-tach module. With that type of bulb, you can pull the whole socket 5-8mm further down in the tube, away from the...
Forum: Airheads Today, 07:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 319
Posted By Bill Harris
Not bad. Come with bags? Looks promising, the...

Not bad. Come with bags? Looks promising, the kids not a hipster and as long as he's discrete with the Sawzall and Rattle-cans the bike will fare well.

Is this the barn where it was found or...
Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 07:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 407
Posted By Bill Harris
And some call it a Generator light. True...

And some call it a Generator light. True Luddites still talk about Dynamos.

But the OP seems to be resurrecting the Ole Girl properly and sorting out the alternator prob was painless.

OH,...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths Yesterday, 02:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,440
Posted By Bill Harris
Buncha strange stories in that area: ...

Buncha strange stories in that area:



--Bill
Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 01:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 338
Posted By Bill Harris
You'll hear noise. You'll think you hear noise....

You'll hear noise. You'll think you hear noise. You'll devise noises to hear. Best solution is better earplugs... :eek1

:)
Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 01:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 357
Posted By Bill Harris
According to BMW paperwork I have, the final...

According to BMW paperwork I have, the final drive employs Klingelnberg Palloid Helical Toothing and is spec'd to use Hypoid 90wt (or 80 wt if it's chilly) oil.

That should keep you googling for...
Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 01:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 407
Posted By Bill Harris
I'm leaning towards wonky Diode Board,too. One...

I'm leaning towards wonky Diode Board,too. One of the small diodes is shorted.

You say "in the process of waking up"-- was it running or working before today's test drive? The light does go out...
Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 07:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 479
Posted By Bill Harris
Nah. It's a wee gremlin named Yehudi inside the...

Nah. It's a wee gremlin named Yehudi inside the fridge who turns the light on and off.

--Bill
Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 01:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 335
Posted By Bill Harris
The shimmy in the front end could be steering...

The shimmy in the front end could be steering head bearings, wheel bearings, warped brake discs and/or a worn and cupped front tire. On a new-to-you bike best thing to do is go through and check...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 07-05-2015, 11:53 PM
Replies: 40,023
Views: 10,739,152
Posted By Bill Harris
Looks rather Phoenician to me. ...

Looks rather Phoenician to me.

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/4/4f/Olympias.1.JPG/320px-Olympias.1.JPG

Aye, matey, pirates avast...

--Bill
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 07-05-2015, 11:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,825
Posted By Bill Harris
It should be in there. Between muffler bearings...

It should be in there. Between muffler bearings and snipe hunt... :D

--Bill
Forum: Old's Cool 07-05-2015, 07:49 PM
Replies: 3,172
Views: 476,018
Posted By Bill Harris
Or simply more money than sense. Some people are...

Or simply more money than sense. Some people are just trust fund babies.

I like his expectations on what he wants for the vehicle:

"Trades-Cars Trucks atv's snowmobiles Expensive landscaping" ...
Forum: Airheads 07-05-2015, 07:34 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,662
Posted By Bill Harris
What a wonderful build log. I like these...

What a wonderful build log. I like these eventual round-tuit projects!

Pics are coming up, slowly but surely. I've noticed a lot of the photo-sites have gotten a bit wonky of late.

:ear...
Forum: Airheads 07-05-2015, 07:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 357
Posted By Bill Harris
GL5 will work. Supposedly, GL5 contains "sulfur...

GL5 will work. Supposedly, GL5 contains "sulfur compounds" that will attack brass and bronze bushings in the trans and final drive. And GL4 does not contain these additives.

I think that this...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 07-05-2015, 02:48 PM
Replies: 40,023
Views: 10,739,152
Posted By Bill Harris
Only Australian... --Bill

Only Australian...

--Bill
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 07-05-2015, 01:28 PM
Replies: 40,023
Views: 10,739,152
Posted By Bill Harris
Gotta be a trailer queen... ...

Gotta be a trailer queen...

https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xta1/v/t1.0-9/s720x720/11403388_10153504076218140_5716764934426211837_n.jpg?oh=123abc3438cdf828667cdc9eeeb55b65&oe=562184E5
...
Forum: Airheads 07-05-2015, 12:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 373
Posted By Bill Harris
On the added-on vacuum ports on my /5 I use brass...

On the added-on vacuum ports on my /5 I use brass barbed fittings for 5/32" (4mm) hose, and these are internally tapped for 2x56 socket-head screws. These small screws are installed with a dab of...
Forum: Airheads 07-05-2015, 08:59 AM
Replies: 199
Views: 9,522
Posted By Bill Harris
Lucky guess. TLAR engineering at it's best. ...

Lucky guess. TLAR engineering at it's best.

While you are fiddling with it, make sure that the brake drum arm is well-lubed and free to move in the final drive housing. With time they tend to...
Forum: Airheads 07-05-2015, 08:19 AM
Replies: 199
Views: 9,522
Posted By Bill Harris
Just off the top of my head and not having seen...

Just off the top of my head and not having seen the actual brake mechanism, I'd speculate this--

From a purely mechanical standpoint. What adjustments are there on the brake pedal? I assume the...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 07-05-2015, 07:22 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,825
Posted By Bill Harris
The #1 bad maintenance item has to be tire...

The #1 bad maintenance item has to be tire pressure. With low air pressure the tire will wear more quickly, and with very low air pressure the tire can overheat and fail. With Tube-type tires the...
Forum: Airheads 07-05-2015, 03:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 517
Posted By Bill Harris
So this one is refining a prototype. I'm sure...

So this one is refining a prototype. I'm sure if baffles are found to be necessary they can be added-- there is plenty of room "on top of" the sump plate. The only need for anti-slosh baffles...
Forum: Airheads 07-04-2015, 06:57 PM
Replies: 473
Views: 45,945
Posted By Bill Harris
From another thread, the Lil Nipper has learnt...

From another thread, the Lil Nipper has learnt The ADV Salute:

http://hardwaregrrl.smugmug.com/photos/i-KW4xLwB/0/L/i-KW4xLwB-L.jpg

Awwwww.

--Bill
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 07-04-2015, 06:44 PM
Replies: 40,023
Views: 10,739,152
Posted By Bill Harris
I don't know if this could be an option, but it...

I don't know if this could be an option, but it is odd to consider.

Speed tables would certainly change the demographics of the type of mishaps out there.

It'd go from blat-blat-blat-clunk to...
Forum: Airheads 07-04-2015, 06:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 427
Posted By Bill Harris
FWIW, I've seen them and fixed them after run for...

FWIW, I've seen them and fixed them after run for long periods of time with a stipped/stripping cylinder stud and I've not seen subsequent ill effects (such as a warped head). In my experience.
...
Forum: Face Plant 07-04-2015, 05:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,695
Posted By Bill Harris
Earlier thread on a similar failure with a BMW...

Earlier thread on a similar failure with a BMW G/S:

2011 bmw g 650 gs fork failure
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=700385

--Bill
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 07-04-2015, 04:30 PM
Replies: 40,023
Views: 10,739,152
Posted By Bill Harris
Ouch. It's truly turning into a Circus of...

Ouch. It's truly turning into a Circus of Carnage out there.

One thing that one local city does in response to a "speed problem" is to install a series of speed tables (wide speed bumps) on the...
Forum: Airheads 07-04-2015, 12:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 517
Posted By Bill Harris
Dang, Pokie, that is enough to shame fellow...

Dang, Pokie, that is enough to shame fellow Inmates.

The exhaust is routed up and back to a collector @ the battery box, then down to exit behind the swingarm bearings? And I see that the carb...
Forum: Airheads 07-04-2015, 08:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 453
Posted By Bill Harris
True that.

True that.
Forum: Airheads 07-04-2015, 08:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 453
Posted By Bill Harris
Good to see him, but sadly he is a moving target...

Good to see him, but sadly he is a moving target for certain AH inmates... :(
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 07-04-2015, 07:53 AM
Replies: 40,023
Views: 10,739,152
Posted By Bill Harris
Touristas... Feh. :(

Touristas... Feh. :(
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 07-04-2015, 07:52 AM
Replies: 40,023
Views: 10,739,152
Posted By Bill Harris
I knew one of you bikes had made the Parson's Br...

I knew one of you bikes had made the Parson's Br trip-- but The Dongs is always a good punchline, so I mentioned it.

I figured out why I've been confused about getting around the Cades Cove area--...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 07-04-2015, 02:05 AM
Replies: 40,023
Views: 10,739,152
Posted By Bill Harris
And I think that Bar None did it with his Dong,...

And I think that Bar None did it with his Dong, so anything is possible. :eek1

I suspect that the dire warnings are to keep soccer dads/moms in SUVs off the road... :D

--Bill
Forum: Airheads 07-04-2015, 01:56 AM
Replies: 473
Views: 45,945
Posted By Bill Harris
From their Facebook page: The FB...

From their Facebook page:




The FB page lists http://www.bakersfieldtobakersfield.com/ as their Website, but I can't pull it up. Nonexistent- they let the domain name lapse.

Googling, The...
Forum: Airheads 07-04-2015, 01:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,103
Posted By Bill Harris
'109-- it's great to see you out and running the...

'109-- it's great to see you out and running the bike well enough to create parts failures!

I've seen that adjuster-end failure before but not for many many years. And that wear is the sort...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-03-2015, 06:53 PM
Replies: 3,172
Views: 476,018
Posted By Bill Harris
Now that ad works. I don't even need a Valkyrie...

Now that ad works. I don't even need a Valkyrie and I want to buy it! Is that Wagner I hear in the background?

:lol3

--Bill
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 07-03-2015, 05:54 PM
Replies: 40,023
Views: 10,739,152
Posted By Bill Harris
That few? :huh

That few? :huh
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 07-03-2015, 08:14 AM
Replies: 40,023
Views: 10,739,152
Posted By Bill Harris
Of course. OTOH, she could be considered a...

Of course.

OTOH, she could be considered a tad bony...

But whatever: "Heer's ta swimmen wid bowlegged wimmen!"

:poser
Forum: Airheads 07-02-2015, 03:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 323
Posted By Bill Harris
Commonly known as a Pentacom Points plate. ...

Commonly known as a Pentacom Points plate.

Google is always a friend:

On ADV:
Message #1273
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=19227751&postcount=1273

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