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Forum: Airheads 11-19-2014, 04:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,142
Posted By elmontanero
Any reason why it's not posted here (or is it?)...

Any reason why it's not posted here (or is it?) for inmates to take a peek at it? Especially within the Airhead crowd around here - lots of folks that admire and know what the bikes are for.
Forum: Vendors 11-17-2014, 07:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,369
Posted By elmontanero
Yes. I did a bit of research on the brand and it...

Yes. I did a bit of research on the brand and it was suggested that they run a wee bit small to size. In gloves I'd prefer this as it allows the leather to stretch to the place I need it to rather...
Forum: Vendors 11-17-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,369
Posted By elmontanero
Received my Spider gloves today. Definitely...

Received my Spider gloves today. Definitely needed the XL's which is good… Glad I ordered. Quality seems much better than others at this price.
Forum: Airheads 11-16-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 535
Posted By elmontanero
Spent a summer trip going back and forth across...

Spent a summer trip going back and forth across the Sierras - Up to 11k. They did fine but wheezed a little bit at the high bits. Nothing that couldn't be handled. If I lived there it'd be well...
Forum: Airheads 11-15-2014, 11:59 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,858
Posted By elmontanero
Joining this one rather than restarting another....

Joining this one rather than restarting another. Been looking at Non Toaster/Toaster 75/5's recently.

http://orangecounty.craigslist.org/mcy/4733374216.html
Perhaps the most annoying of the...
Forum: Airheads 11-15-2014, 10:33 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 7,142
Posted By elmontanero
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-EnjhTiLk_Ck/VGe...

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-EnjhTiLk_Ck/VGeKhc_KhMI/AAAAAAAAPnA/IC86eSAY6v4/s720/_DSF9204.JPG
Well I finally got my head wrapped around forks (took long enough huh? :eek1) and got the correct...
Forum: Airheads 11-13-2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,025
Posted By elmontanero
This was from the tread... and insightful: ...

This was from the tread... and insightful:
"sorry no longer have the picts. I was unhappy with pulsing while braking and went back to the original setup."
Forum: Airheads 11-11-2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 787
Views: 74,839
Posted By elmontanero
Congratulations!

Congratulations!
Forum: Airheads 11-10-2014, 07:54 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 7,142
Posted By elmontanero
Wish I had one!:loll Spare TACH? Geez...

Wish I had one!:loll

Spare TACH? Geez Solo.. you always get the good stuff!
Forum: Airheads 11-10-2014, 06:14 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 7,142
Posted By elmontanero
Went from roller back to a lump under the bike...

Went from roller back to a lump under the bike cover.
I've pulled it all apart again and have the damper sitting on my balcony table. Too tired to keep pressing and so it's beer and a meal for...
Forum: Airheads 11-10-2014, 03:10 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 7,142
Posted By elmontanero
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l317/bill_1960/D...

http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l317/bill_1960/DRZ%20Pics/DRZForkSchematic-1.jpg
Stolen from Beam(st)er: ...
Forum: Airheads 11-10-2014, 11:14 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 7,142
Posted By elmontanero
Thanks Paul. Cutting and spacers is supposed to...

Thanks Paul. Cutting and spacers is supposed to lower the front end and indeed stiffen the suspension for the G/S. Spacers were dropped in before the springs. Your measurement is useful as my pic...
Forum: Airheads 11-10-2014, 10:08 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 9,341
Posted By elmontanero
Udo, What's the length of your forks unladen...

Udo, What's the length of your forks unladen and sitting on the ground?

What ever measure you prefer - Top of Triples to axle - Top of fork tube to axle. Just let me know - I'm trying to...
Forum: Airheads 11-10-2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 7,142
Posted By elmontanero
Front forks are not compressing - too long. ...

Front forks are not compressing - too long. Can't sort if the springs that came in the bike were for a big rider and my chopping them just added to the stiffness, or extreme stiction, or some sort...
Forum: Airheads 11-09-2014, 12:13 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 7,142
Posted By elmontanero
Hoping for better so I went down took off the...

Hoping for better so I went down took off the wheel, axle, spacers. Retorqued the lower triples then very carefully set all the torque specs for the axle and pinch bolts putting the wheel back on.
...
Forum: Airheads 11-09-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 7,142
Posted By elmontanero
Okay a flurry of Photos. On the R100gs side...

Okay a flurry of Photos.
On the R100gs side stand
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-9HE2OlRs9RE/VF-L_wwhMLI/AAAAAAAAPhI/MRp0zCUlWP4/s512/_DSF9108.JPG
Centerstand with wheel turned...
Forum: Airheads 11-09-2014, 07:47 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 9,341
Posted By elmontanero
Okay.. finally got my R80g/s to DRZ 400 forks...

Okay.. finally got my R80g/s to DRZ 400 forks done too. Your lean angle looks MUCH better than mine. I've even got the fork tubes up through the triples by an inch.
Your Bike: ...
Forum: Airheads 11-08-2014, 07:49 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 7,142
Posted By elmontanero
Yeah Gage, I've been taking the bike and camera...

Yeah Gage, I've been taking the bike and camera down together… then forget the SD card… Dufus majorus.
Back filled a couple posts above with a few pics. Up early this morning impatient and...
Forum: Airheads 11-08-2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 7,142
Posted By elmontanero
A couple of changes to the Riser selection. The...

A couple of changes to the Riser selection. The Trailtech have the right spacing across the mounting bolts but the wrong offset (I think) for the Scotts. I got impatient and Ordered these. The look...
Forum: Airheads 11-04-2014, 08:45 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 5,773
Posted By elmontanero
Many recommendations on this. Front: If...

Many recommendations on this.

Front: If you're budget minded Rework the springs and rebuild the forks you have.
If you really want dirt oriented: Suzuki drz400 or dr650 front forks and triples...
Forum: Airheads 11-04-2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 730
Posted By elmontanero
Yep. Rick's a good guy - gave me advice on a...

Yep. Rick's a good guy - gave me advice on a system I bought second hand and was cheery doing it.
Forum: Airheads 11-04-2014, 08:02 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,793
Posted By elmontanero
43 now but got into an Airhead in my 30's. Might...

43 now but got into an Airhead in my 30's. Might skew your results to have a single poll with "now" information.
Forum: Airheads 11-02-2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 13,133
Posted By elmontanero
You will be missed. Best wishes on your work and...

You will be missed. Best wishes on your work and your business.

Most people are good, too bad the stinkers have to type their discontent.
Forum: Airheads 11-02-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,518
Posted By elmontanero
\ I can check if you need. I've got a set...

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I can check if you need. I've got a set of DRZ triples and new, still in the packaging steering bearings/races to sell off if you're interested. From a 2002 DRZ400e.
Forum: Airheads 11-02-2014, 01:23 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 7,142
Posted By elmontanero
Thanks all. I've got the Shims - and now MORE...

Thanks all. I've got the Shims - and now MORE coming (anyone need 0.020" Stainless shim?) but thanks for the info!

I've got a spare set of ROX risers so may go that way after sorting out the...
Forum: Airheads 11-01-2014, 10:27 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 7,142
Posted By elmontanero
Please check the bold below as I added bad info...

Please check the bold below as I added bad info previously. I've got a PM into HPM GUY to get info on the correct offset of the Bar Mount holes to Stabilizer mounts. In the meantime I've ordered...
Forum: Airheads 11-01-2014, 09:55 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 7,142
Posted By elmontanero
So.. yeah.. tired of waiting for the darn shim...

So.. yeah.. tired of waiting for the darn shim material and I scraped the cork off the back and rolled it in my hands for a while, grabbed a big hose clamp and put the roll in the clamp and tighten...
Forum: Airheads 11-01-2014, 09:27 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 7,142
Posted By elmontanero
So I thought and thought and came up with...

So I thought and thought and came up with something better than a Sapporo Can… But there wasn't beer inside. So on Monday I placed the order for a roll of shim… and waited.. and still waiting....
Forum: Airheads 10-29-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 16,104
Posted By elmontanero
Wow and I thought office politics sucked. ...

Wow and I thought office politics sucked.

Joined a long time ago and it wasn't very efficient then in getting me even a copy of the rag. I let the membership lapse. I found most of the good...
Forum: Airheads 10-24-2014, 02:48 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 7,142
Posted By elmontanero
I'm out for the weekend. Fellow inmate Zombie is...

I'm out for the weekend. Fellow inmate Zombie is in Palm Springs from Cape Cod for his yearly visit. Still need to sort the mounting of the fender and the instrument cluster. Along with all the...
Forum: Airheads 10-24-2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 7,142
Posted By elmontanero
Rebuilt that R80g/s engine from the crank out 2...

Rebuilt that R80g/s engine from the crank out 2 years ago. Had trouble getting the oil to build in the helicoiled stud... pumping away on that kickstarter till I saw it just pushed oil ALL OVER that...
Forum: Airheads 10-23-2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 7,142
Posted By elmontanero
Hell... I don't need 6" by 4 feet of shim....

Hell... I don't need 6" by 4 feet of shim. That'll be about 38 dollars in excess from a 40 dollar purchase. Any one know of a beer can still made out of Steel? :ear
Stainless steel would be best...
Forum: Airheads 10-23-2014, 08:08 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 7,142
Posted By elmontanero
Yep, Thanks for that. Tried to make it to our...

Yep, Thanks for that. Tried to make it to our metal supply shop yesterday and fail. I'd guess I need a whole 10" by 2" strip. Everyone wants to sell you 4 feet of it. I'm friendly with a couple...
Forum: Airheads 10-22-2014, 11:04 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 7,142
Posted By elmontanero
Oh.. and with the little time that I've had...

Oh.. and with the little time that I've had today. I finished the last set of Orings into the forks (disassemble then reassemble - dammit). Dropped my PVC spacers into place, put the Fork Oil in,...
Forum: Airheads 10-22-2014, 10:40 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 7,142
Posted By elmontanero
Mike54… all comments are welcome. Beater,...

Mike54… all comments are welcome.

Beater, if I'm not mistaken, is running the DR-Z Triples with the DR-Z Forks. He's the original start for my interest in doing this based on the bike he's put...
Forum: Airheads 10-22-2014, 03:13 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 7,142
Posted By elmontanero
No kidding man. I did a press fit/temp fit bar...

No kidding man. I did a press fit/temp fit bar ends to Protapers. Was meticulously micrometer reading the insert as I took down the diameter. Forgot to factor in that the cutting was heating up the...
Forum: Airheads 10-22-2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 7,142
Posted By elmontanero
I have access at work/school to a small Lathe....

I have access at work/school to a small Lathe. :D:D:D. Emery Cloth and some time would be all I need. I'll try to see what it all fits in as this gets assembled.

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Forum: Airheads 10-22-2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 7,142
Posted By elmontanero
Hardwaregrrl. Mine came from HPMGuy with the BMW...

Hardwaregrrl. Mine came from HPMGuy with the BMW specifications (one he turned) rather than a KTM. Same as yours?
Forum: Airheads 10-21-2014, 10:32 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 7,142
Posted By elmontanero
Standard 50mm for the WP's. I was going to do...

Standard 50mm for the WP's. I was going to do the original DRZ's then decided to spend the money. (reluctantly but it's done)
Forum: Airheads 10-21-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 7,142
Posted By elmontanero
Yes I did and have been scratching my head over...

Yes I did and have been scratching my head over decisions since.
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