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Forum: Airheads 04-17-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,672
Posted By DoktorT
Remove the fairing and rear top box with all such...

Remove the fairing and rear top box with all such bracketry and liquidate them for $200. Clean it. Add a grand for a thorough mantenance inspection. Add a grand for configuring to your type of use.
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Forum: Airheads 04-13-2014, 05:29 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 5,695
Posted By DoktorT
PsudoShaft is the SuperMasterBaiter on this...

PsudoShaft is the SuperMasterBaiter on this forum. Anyone who displays logical results is his prey. He just loves to repeatedly attack rational proofs. It is his SOP. He feeds on controversy. It is a...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-11-2014, 05:29 PM
Replies: 4,610
Views: 229,868
Posted By DoktorT
White Elephant was the bomb when I was a teen in...

White Elephant was the bomb when I was a teen in the 60's. It is still top dog for all things fishing, hunting, camping in Spokane.
Forum: Airheads 04-11-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 5,695
Posted By DoktorT
Those who are thinking see through the...

Those who are thinking see through the non-thinking of following your advise without thought. Just a bit of thought exposes your psudo expertise.
Forum: Airheads 04-11-2014, 12:53 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 5,695
Posted By DoktorT
Indeed, right in line with your charlatanism....

Indeed, right in line with your charlatanism. Negative is possative. Newspeak is the Shaft.
Forum: Airheads 04-11-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 5,695
Posted By DoktorT
The Shaft is one of those people that think if he...

The Shaft is one of those people that think if he repeats himself a dozen or more times, it somehow makes his ideas and demand for significance valid. Whether his argument is contrary to industry...
Forum: Airheads 04-11-2014, 09:15 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 5,695
Posted By DoktorT
I remember when I was a toe head you could go to...

I remember when I was a toe head you could go to any hardware store and get shim stock off the shelf. SOP throughout the cast iron age for setting tolerances and aligning all sorts of equipment. It...
Forum: Airheads 04-06-2014, 09:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 921
Posted By DoktorT
Do like the whole dark blue metallic. US never...

Do like the whole dark blue metallic. US never got that on the RS. In 79 we did get that dark blue in two tone with light silver metallic. That is the one I loved and got a few years ago.

I have...
Forum: Airheads 04-06-2014, 09:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 921
Posted By DoktorT
Sounds like you haven't yet pulled the tank and...

Sounds like you haven't yet pulled the tank and cleaned out all the crud. Did you pull the pet cocks? Were they full of crud? Shine a light in the bottom of the tank and see what you got. Don't keep...
Forum: Airheads 04-06-2014, 08:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 511
Posted By DoktorT
[QUOTE=ME 109;23867745]My first attempts to track...

[QUOTE=ME 109;23867745]My first attempts to track an electrical gremlin has led me to cause another electrical problem.

To avoid over complicating things, I'll see if I can rectify the 'latest...
Forum: Airheads 03-30-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 740
Views: 234,478
Posted By DoktorT
I would discuss this with Ted Porter. He carries...

I would discuss this with Ted Porter. He carries most all the good brand springs including stock and is very deep in BMW suspension knowledge.
Forum: Airheads 03-28-2014, 12:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 331
Posted By DoktorT
All fasteners that have a torque spec given are...

All fasteners that have a torque spec given are clean and dry unless specified elsewhere in the chart or procedure. No lube at all is spec typically.

Assembly lube is as quoted above. This is...
Forum: Airheads 03-28-2014, 12:17 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 5,695
Posted By DoktorT
When I first tested the forks on mine they were...

When I first tested the forks on mine they were dangerous. Massive sticktion. I assumed gummed up goods inside. After getting it moved and dissassembled, inside and bumpers all in fine and clean...
Forum: Airheads 03-24-2014, 11:28 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 5,695
Posted By DoktorT
So, how smooth do they function with the springs...

So, how smooth do they function with the springs removed through full stroke? If smooth all the way up and down by hand, you are good to go. If not........................

First try rotating the...
Forum: Airheads 03-12-2014, 10:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 528
Posted By DoktorT
When I needed to match my 79 RS blue/silver, I...

When I needed to match my 79 RS blue/silver, I drove around to the big parking lots parking and comparing the great many dark metallic blues. Found several that were close and many more near but too...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-04-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 4,610
Views: 229,868
Posted By DoktorT
All you need do is go to the SIDI website and...

All you need do is go to the SIDI website and find the dealers in your area. Easy Squeezy.
Forum: Airheads 01-26-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,289
Posted By DoktorT
Just as there is lots of bad info on the...

Just as there is lots of bad info on the internet, there is also lots of good info. It takes considerably more knowledge, experience and skill to separate the wheat from the chaff. Good to see the...
Forum: Airheads 01-26-2014, 05:41 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,289
Posted By DoktorT
So, we have testimony from a somewhat limited...

So, we have testimony from a somewhat limited background. Then there is evidence easily obtained in a few minutes of research that verifies that many did indeed find miss matched plugs and boxes. The...
Forum: Airheads 01-26-2014, 04:07 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,289
Posted By DoktorT
[QUOTE=supershaft;23315947]So I am guessing...

[QUOTE=supershaft;23315947]So I am guessing /QUOTE]

Indeed, you assume your guessing is better than actual verification of facts in every case.
Forum: Airheads 01-26-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,289
Posted By DoktorT
Indeed, the only way to be sure of what is in the...

Indeed, the only way to be sure of what is in the box is to see how the plug itself is marked.
Forum: Airheads 01-26-2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,289
Posted By DoktorT
Beru are simply OEM on many German engines....

Beru are simply OEM on many German engines. However, they have never made any effort at marketing in the USA. Sometimes available at dealers. Very few aftermarket sources.
Forum: Airheads 01-26-2014, 02:12 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,289
Posted By DoktorT
Very easy to verify with simple research. Known...

Very easy to verify with simple research. Known by anyone who was actually buying Bosch plugs in the last few years. Real experience is real knowledge. Pretenders tend to be ignorant of realities of...
Forum: Airheads 01-25-2014, 01:09 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,289
Posted By DoktorT
NGK non-resistor plugs work just fine and are...

NGK non-resistor plugs work just fine and are available at most FLAPS. Original Bosch non-resistor plugs as original are available at most dealers, but do check the plug. Some with boxes marked...
Forum: Airheads 01-25-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,289
Posted By DoktorT
The confidence of the dumb There’s also...

The confidence of the dumb

There’s also that immutable problem known as “human nature.” It has a name now: it’s called the Dunning-Kruger effect...
Forum: Airheads 01-24-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,289
Posted By DoktorT
3 to 5 thousand per year from 1970 to 1980....

3 to 5 thousand per year from 1970 to 1980. Compare simple math to the shaft and know a good deal of what you need to know to not be shafted.

Yes, during the Butler Smith era, all Airheads were...
Forum: Airheads 01-24-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,882
Posted By DoktorT
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Forum: Airheads 01-24-2014, 03:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,278
Posted By DoktorT
Indeed, have the best possible info to follow....

Indeed, have the best possible info to follow. Far superior to the mixed up bald opinions of too many opinions on this site and many others. Stick to known knowledgeable sources in every case. Ignore...
Forum: Airheads 01-24-2014, 03:43 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,882
Posted By DoktorT
Don't get shafted.....who knows more about Bing...

Don't get shafted.....who knows more about Bing carbs? The shaft or Bing? All you need do is apply simple logic to have the correct answer.

"The skills needed to produce logically sound arguments,...
Forum: Airheads 01-24-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,289
Posted By DoktorT
"The skills needed to produce logically sound...

"The skills needed to produce logically sound arguments, for instance, are the same skills that are necessary to recognize when a logically sound argument has been made. Thus, if people lack the...
Forum: Airheads 01-23-2014, 06:54 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,289
Posted By DoktorT
Statement remains correct. When faced with...

Statement remains correct. When faced with nothing but testimony, scrutinize the source. JD from Ohio don't mean a thing. Cutter on Airheads is as good as it gets.
Forum: Airheads 01-23-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,289
Posted By DoktorT
Ok, been gone for a coupla days but here is an...

Ok, been gone for a coupla days but here is an update. I asked Tom Cutter about this. He was employed by Butler and Smith throughout the Airheads delivery days for all US sales. Many tens of...
Forum: Airheads 01-21-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,289
Posted By DoktorT
New bikes perhaps, but certainly not new Airheads.

New bikes perhaps, but certainly not new Airheads.
Forum: Airheads 01-21-2014, 03:52 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,289
Posted By DoktorT
Testimony is nothing compared to truth. None of...

Testimony is nothing compared to truth. None of the airhead factory specs include any Champion plugs. Document what you suggest or be a specious source of bad info.
Forum: Airheads 01-21-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,289
Posted By DoktorT
From bikes, perhaps. From Airheads, you are...

From bikes, perhaps. From Airheads, you are certainly a liar. What's your agenda?
Forum: Airheads 01-21-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,289
Posted By DoktorT
No Airheads came from the factory with Champions....

No Airheads came from the factory with Champions. False on it's face.
Forum: Airheads 01-21-2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,289
Posted By DoktorT
These spec plugs work perfectly in my machine. If...

These spec plugs work perfectly in my machine. If they didn't, I would make an adjustment. I get spec service life with no deposits and no pinging when properly tuned. No problem with spec means no...
Forum: Airheads 01-20-2014, 05:05 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,289
Posted By DoktorT
10 years ago they were available at any FLAPS....

10 years ago they were available at any FLAPS. Since those hundreds of thousands of sources in the US dried up, what remains is hundreds of sources. A whole lot rarer now than just a few years ago.
...
Forum: Airheads 01-20-2014, 03:26 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,289
Posted By DoktorT
Factory plug for my 79 RS is the W5DC. That is...

Factory plug for my 79 RS is the W5DC. That is what I use and they work perfectly. I got a whole bunch I bought up before they got scarce. Will consider sharing with others who want factory spec for...
Forum: Airheads 01-17-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 397
Posted By DoktorT
Spec is for not less than 2mm of fiber material...

Spec is for not less than 2mm of fiber material at it's thinnest edge.
Forum: Airheads 01-16-2014, 09:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 397
Posted By DoktorT
"Looks like plenty" can't hold a candle to actual...

"Looks like plenty" can't hold a candle to actual measure to insure not less than the 2mm pad minimum thickness.

Why bother with WAG when a simple measure is PROOF of facts?
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