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Forum: Airheads 07-07-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 519
Posted By benthic
Hi all:) It was great to see you Renner...

Hi all:)

It was great to see you Renner (even if only for a second - where'd you run off to?)

I didn't take many pictures. it was hot and I had a bunch of stuff to do at home.


David...
Forum: Airheads 07-02-2014, 02:17 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,233
Posted By benthic
I just pulled this from the ABC website: The...

I just pulled this from the ABC website:

The dAIRectory is a listing of Airhead Beemer Club members willing to assist other members. Members can opt in and out of this list at any time. The...
Forum: Airheads 07-02-2014, 02:14 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,233
Posted By benthic
Bill! the bike is great:) a few problems but...

Bill! the bike is great:) a few problems but nothing unexpected for a significantly modified 36 yr old motorcycle. I'll try to post an update soon...
Forum: Airheads 07-02-2014, 10:15 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,233
Posted By benthic
I will heartily applaud the death of facebook...

I will heartily applaud the death of facebook when if comes, but until then, I use it to keep abreast on what many friends in many states are up to... as far as clubs and the ABC presence, I find it...
Forum: Airheads 05-05-2014, 09:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,070
Posted By benthic
Bill, this is a very old thread, but came up in...

Bill, this is a very old thread, but came up in the search I was doing - did you ever make the swap? did the BA-7's improve the /5 speedo illumination?

Spencer
Forum: Airheads 02-18-2014, 09:36 PM
Replies: 612
Views: 68,907
Posted By benthic
Ha! That's awesome:) I agonized over frame...

Ha! That's awesome:) I agonized over frame color, my only advice is to not rush the choice;) I regret mine a bit, but such is life.

I had understood NorCal had a boat load of airheads - is that...
Forum: Airheads 02-18-2014, 08:03 PM
Replies: 612
Views: 68,907
Posted By benthic
scott! i think Trophy will mount the tires for a...

scott! i think Trophy will mount the tires for a small fee. bring the bike over we'll sort out the timing:)
Forum: Airheads 02-16-2014, 11:30 PM
Replies: 612
Views: 68,907
Posted By benthic
jeez, quite a bit of time has passed since my...

jeez, quite a bit of time has passed since my last update. where does the time go?!

Anyway, I'll start by posting some ISSUE photos, and end with some links to my hijinks...

The clutch issue! ...
Forum: Airheads 02-14-2014, 10:37 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 12,343
Posted By benthic
i love these threads and your work is amazing! ...

i love these threads and your work is amazing! I've done some low quality rattle can work and have long realized that I don't have the patience to do the superb work you're showing us here!
...
Forum: Airheads 01-21-2014, 09:46 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 21,057
Posted By benthic
Mods vs Rockers this weekend Mike!;) ...

Mods vs Rockers this weekend Mike!;)

Tremendous work Renner!:)
Forum: Airheads 01-16-2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 13,811
Posted By benthic
Or you can crash and have the insurance company...

Or you can crash and have the insurance company bring you back to zero;)
Forum: Airheads 01-16-2014, 10:40 AM
Replies: 612
Views: 68,907
Posted By benthic
HEY!:) I have largely been well! Thanks for...

HEY!:) I have largely been well! Thanks for asking. I hadn't thought very much interest remained in my project and life got in the way a bit so I kind of forgot about updating... But i have some...
Forum: Airheads 10-10-2013, 01:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 890
Posted By benthic
I have the tarozzi low-rise as well and I don't...

I have the tarozzi low-rise as well and I don't like them very much.
Forum: Airheads 10-08-2013, 07:43 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,896
Posted By benthic
it doesn't look symmetrical for one thing

it doesn't look symmetrical for one thing
Forum: Airheads 10-07-2013, 02:47 PM
Replies: 6,109
Views: 1,230,259
Posted By benthic
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=75...

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=754829 (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=754829)

it's a long thread, but i think everything is in there;)
Forum: Airheads 10-01-2013, 08:39 AM
Replies: 6,109
Views: 1,230,259
Posted By benthic
I took a bunch of photos at the Distinguished...

I took a bunch of photos at the Distinguished Gentlemen's Ride - San Diego this weekend. Here are the Airhead shots:)

SD Airmarshal Gary Jackson...
Forum: Airheads 09-24-2013, 09:11 AM
Replies: 612
Views: 68,907
Posted By benthic
Thanks for your kid words Keith! and thanks for...

Thanks for your kid words Keith! and thanks for reminding me to post an update...

Long story short:
I never replaced the timing chain. I reduced the points gap and that seemed to do the trick....
Forum: Airheads 09-23-2013, 07:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 924
Posted By benthic
ha, john said the same thing, but since...

ha, john said the same thing, but since everything is working at the moment I'm going with it. and while I was doing the testing, honestly nothing was being moved. No flexing of the wiring to the...
Forum: Airheads 09-23-2013, 08:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 924
Posted By benthic
Hi all! turns out it was the diode board: ...

Hi all! turns out it was the diode board:

John (ThunderChild) stopped by on Saturday and dropped off a loaner diode board for me to try out and see if that fixed anything, but before he left he...
Forum: Airheads 09-20-2013, 09:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 924
Posted By benthic
I chased all the connectors today and everything...

I chased all the connectors today and everything seems clean. I pulled the alternator and measured the brushes and inspected the parts etc. I did not test the voltage regulator yet (tomorrow...
Forum: Airheads 09-20-2013, 04:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 924
Posted By benthic
Generator light/no charging wierdness

Hey Inmates!

I ran into a strange generator light situation Monday night:

1) key in bike with ignition on, but not running = gen light on (normal)

2) cold idle at 500 rpm = gen light on...
Forum: Airheads 09-17-2013, 07:58 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 21,057
Posted By benthic
Very exciting to see progress on this bike again:)

Very exciting to see progress on this bike again:)
Forum: Airheads 09-10-2013, 02:00 PM
Replies: 2,663
Views: 449,294
Posted By benthic
anyone have any Bing Idle jets for a 40mm carb...

anyone have any Bing Idle jets for a 40mm carb they would be willing to part with? I'm looking for sizes bigger than 45. (i believe i'm running lean - exhaust popping on decell) please PM me...
...
Forum: Airheads 09-06-2013, 08:25 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,931
Posted By benthic
I've been running the 1000cc heads/jug/carbs now...

I've been running the 1000cc heads/jug/carbs now for a few weeks on single plugs and honestly, I'm not feeling the need for any extra legs on the bike;) I'll be cruising down the road at 80mph and...
Forum: Airheads 09-05-2013, 11:27 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,931
Posted By benthic
little update and a request... I finally got...

little update and a request...

I finally got my dual plug electronics kit - dyna coils, dyna booster etc... And I can't wait to install everything...

However, I'm having a bit of difficulty...
Forum: Airheads 08-26-2013, 09:09 AM
Replies: 612
Views: 68,907
Posted By benthic
this bike is a learning experience for sure. ;) ...

this bike is a learning experience for sure. ;)

Since my last update I'be been struggling with a high idle (2200rpm), leaking cylinder base and deformed pushrod tube seasl, and incorrect timing. ...
Forum: Airheads 08-13-2013, 12:03 PM
Replies: 585
Views: 120,255
Posted By benthic
yes, that is how I'm set up too. I have the...

yes, that is how I'm set up too.

I have the smaller unit where the tach is a digital display and it will bounce 4000 - 8000 - 4000 etc..

yes! I totally agree that the sampling is too frequent! ...
Forum: Airheads 08-12-2013, 11:50 AM
Replies: 585
Views: 120,255
Posted By benthic
hi all, question - have any of you fine DIY...

hi all, question - have any of you fine DIY Acewell installers run into bouncing tach AND bouncing speedo with the transmisstion speedo connector, and hardwired into the bike's stock tach wires?

I...
Forum: Airheads 08-12-2013, 11:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 573
Posted By benthic
I don't ride in the rain, so I've been...

I don't ride in the rain, so I've been considering making my own cell holder... i know that doesn't help you, but I was wondering what app you're using to get speedo and odometer readings?;)
Forum: Airheads 08-12-2013, 10:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,192
Posted By benthic
I spoke with another SD airhead this weekend, I...

I spoke with another SD airhead this weekend, I think there will be a strong contingent of SD'ers coming up - should be fun:)
Forum: Airheads 08-11-2013, 11:41 AM
Replies: 612
Views: 68,907
Posted By benthic
Thanks for taking it out! next time you can ride...

Thanks for taking it out! next time you can ride it AFTER we sort it out;)

It was an exciting day yesterday...

I had a good news, bad news, good news, bad news, good news scenario:
...
Forum: Airheads 08-08-2013, 08:56 AM
Replies: 612
Views: 68,907
Posted By benthic
BOOM BABY. I started the bike last night! ...

BOOM BABY.

I started the bike last night! and man, it started RIGHT UP:) scared the crap out of my dog and numerous small children.

That's the good news. The bad news is that I believe I need...
Forum: Airheads 08-05-2013, 06:54 PM
Replies: 612
Views: 68,907
Posted By benthic
I'm Spencer;) (Jeff took the picture of me,...

I'm Spencer;) (Jeff took the picture of me, although you might know his wife - they both work for DUI)

Nice bikes! I'd love to see them in person, and meet you of course;) it's too bad scuba and...
Forum: Airheads 08-05-2013, 01:08 PM
Replies: 612
Views: 68,907
Posted By benthic
huh. we weren't so worried about the ring...

huh. we weren't so worried about the ring shooting into the engine (they tended to shoot away from the opening), but we both had safety glasses on so we wouldn't lose an eye;) we did end up chasing...
Forum: Airheads 08-04-2013, 09:43 PM
Replies: 612
Views: 68,907
Posted By benthic
I had one of my guru friends take a look at my...

I had one of my guru friends take a look at my conrods and wristpins and the verdict was that everything looked AOK for reuse! Just in case I got some plastigauge and checked the oil clearance on...
Forum: Airheads 07-30-2013, 08:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,192
Posted By benthic
I'm thinking of coming up for this:)

I'm thinking of coming up for this:)
Forum: Airheads 07-24-2013, 07:45 AM
Replies: 612
Views: 68,907
Posted By benthic
Bill! I'm trying to figure that out. I don't...

Bill! I'm trying to figure that out. I don't have any experience with them so I'm not sure what they should look like. I hope to have a guru friend take a look soon. There's been no knocking...
Forum: Airheads 07-23-2013, 08:32 PM
Replies: 612
Views: 68,907
Posted By benthic
I am aware of that, yes - it's part of the order...

I am aware of that, yes - it's part of the order I'll be placing:)
Forum: Airheads 07-23-2013, 08:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,931
Posted By benthic
Chuck, this is great to hear! (and the thread's...

Chuck, this is great to hear! (and the thread's not old, just on hold while I get my sh1t together;) )



I love Ted, I think I'm calling them tomorrow for a bunch of stuff...
Forum: Airheads 07-23-2013, 08:00 PM
Replies: 612
Views: 68,907
Posted By benthic
Andrew, i feel the EXACT same way about the...

Andrew, i feel the EXACT same way about the bikini fairing. I have a few ideas for changing it that I'll get around to trying one of these days... Hey, good luck with the RS! keep me posted!

in...
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