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Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-08-2014, 06:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,454
Posted By Other Bob
Good news finally - HE'S ALIVE! Through the...

Good news finally - HE'S ALIVE! Through the collective hard work of many inmates enough info was gathered to confirm a full name and family address for Focallength in Roseville, CA. The police...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-08-2014, 04:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,454
Posted By Other Bob
Hang in there inmates. K.L.Rocket and I are...

Hang in there inmates. K.L.Rocket and I are trying now to gather together an update. News soon, hopefully. I'll cross-post updates here and in the Inmates thread.

Bob
Forum: Airheads 11-25-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,319
Posted By Other Bob
Are you getting blue smoke on startup after using...

Are you getting blue smoke on startup after using the center stand or when using the side stand? On the side stand the left-side valve stem guides are tipped down. Residual oil in the valve cover...
Forum: Airheads 11-22-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 941
Posted By Other Bob
The Beugler pinstriping tool makes doing it...

The Beugler pinstriping tool makes doing it yourself easy -

http://www.beugler.com

Check YouTube, there should be a few videos there too. Practice on paper for a while, then get to it!

Bob
Forum: Airheads 11-02-2014, 10:07 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,352
Posted By Other Bob
And + another! Chris, nobody deserves a...

And + another!

Chris, nobody deserves a "criticism-free pass" on this kind of thing. I hope, in the sincerity of your own mind, like every man honest with himself should, you're not giving...
Forum: Airheads 11-02-2014, 07:10 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,352
Posted By Other Bob
Low class move Chris. :ddog

Low class move Chris. :ddog
Forum: Airheads 11-01-2014, 07:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 643
Posted By Other Bob
Given your username and the tires you're asking...

Given your username and the tires you're asking about I presume these are being used on a Harley for a vintage look. I get the "why" part, as I ran the Firestones on my '74 FLH for exactly that...
Forum: Airheads 10-20-2014, 07:32 PM
Replies: 7,161
Views: 1,434,060
Posted By Other Bob
Nice find, admirable strategy! Love to see what...

Nice find, admirable strategy! Love to see what you do with it.



Having a "minimum critical mass" of scrounge always on hand helps to disguise new arrivals! When mine said "they all looks...
Forum: Airheads 10-17-2014, 09:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 732
Posted By Other Bob
It is indeed a satisfying feeling, but for me...

It is indeed a satisfying feeling, but for me sometimes sounds more like "holy shit I can't believe I put a wrench to that and it still runs!" :lol3

What would I try to do with some mismatched...
Forum: Airheads 10-13-2014, 09:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 873
Posted By Other Bob
ebrew, Welcome aboard .. '77 R100/7 is a...

ebrew,

Welcome aboard .. '77 R100/7 is a nice bike. Congratulations .. pics are required!

All reputable vendors:

Fairings - www.boxercafe.com

Another fairing source -...
Forum: Airheads 09-26-2014, 09:33 PM
Replies: 7,161
Views: 1,434,060
Posted By Other Bob
Well worth the effort, for us! Nice bike, nice...

Well worth the effort, for us! Nice bike, nice picture, and thanks for sharing. :clap
Forum: Hacks 09-05-2014, 01:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,976
Posted By Other Bob
Nice find Mike, congratulations! Looks like the...

Nice find Mike, congratulations! Looks like the fast model!

Now about that tank cover ... Certainly the gas tank has a flamed paint theme which deserves to be displayed in all its glory! ...
Forum: Hacks 08-31-2014, 05:09 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 8,809
Posted By Other Bob
This very nice R100GSPD Classic w/Ural rig is on...

This very nice R100GSPD Classic w/Ural rig is on consignment at S.E. Michigan BMW in Plymouth, MI (about 30-35 minutes from Detroit metro airport, DTW). Not a trailing link front, but it does have a...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-27-2014, 11:00 PM
Replies: 1,222
Views: 631,435
Posted By Other Bob
I hereby nominate ...

... Jazzman's pic from his "Thirty year steak busted!" thread, because no adventure is complete without a performance award! :D

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=24946887&postcount=1
Forum: Airheads 08-27-2014, 12:24 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 16,463
Posted By Other Bob
Nice fab work! Does the cameraman still have two...

Nice fab work! Does the cameraman still have two functional eyes?

Bob
Forum: Airheads 08-27-2014, 12:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 870
Posted By Other Bob
Unless I'm mistaken (it happens!), the R65 speedo...

Unless I'm mistaken (it happens!), the R65 speedo is in a pod/housing that can be dissembled from the back and the speedo assembly removed from that side without disturbing the lens/bezel.

Of...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-24-2014, 07:28 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,151
Posted By Other Bob
... and therefore she will have already smashed...

... and therefore she will have already smashed the bike into little pieces before you arrive. She's "just trying to being helpful" but she won't tell you this in advance. Then you can easily...
Forum: Airheads 08-24-2014, 06:47 PM
Replies: 7,161
Views: 1,434,060
Posted By Other Bob
For about 0.0142 seconds Fred had me convinced...

For about 0.0142 seconds Fred had me convinced you guys made it to late service .. then Jenna 'fessed up! :D
Forum: Airheads 08-21-2014, 01:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 600
Posted By Other Bob
You're welcome. Good luck with your project and...

You're welcome. Good luck with your project and let us know how it turns out.

Bob
Forum: Airheads 08-20-2014, 10:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 600
Posted By Other Bob
Eddie, Here's a tracing and the...

Eddie,

Here's a tracing and the measurements from the top plate of my '85 R80. To the best of my knowledge the '85 and '86 were the same.

Bob
...
Forum: Airheads 08-05-2014, 08:02 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,114
Posted By Other Bob
... or, call the folks at Boxer Cafe:...

... or, call the folks at Boxer Cafe: http://www.boxercafe.com

They make some really great quality replica parts. I don't see an RS dash in their product lineup yet (though they do make RS tail...
Forum: Airheads 08-05-2014, 07:53 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,114
Posted By Other Bob
Nice bike Manderle! For your dash repair try...

Nice bike Manderle! For your dash repair try this Loctite Plastic Epoxy, available at Home Depot, Lowes, Ace, etc. I successfully used it to repair the gauge pod on my '85 R80. Decent workable...
Forum: Airheads 07-29-2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,169
Posted By Other Bob
Yes, Cravens (and hardware) are being reproduced...

Yes, Cravens (and hardware) are being reproduced in the UK, though it does not appear that the Arrow series has made it into production yet -

http://www.cravens.org.uk

Kanticoy, I like your...
Forum: Airheads 07-25-2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 7,161
Views: 1,434,060
Posted By Other Bob
Indeed .. :clap

Indeed .. :clap
Forum: Airheads 07-19-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 2,590
Views: 575,496
Posted By Other Bob
WTB/WTT - rider footpeg brackets '85 R80 mono

I have an ''85 R80 mono. The frame mounting points for the rider footpeg brackets have 15 peak/valley serations to keep the bracket from spinning. I don't know why, but my brackets have 30...
Forum: Airheads 07-12-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,210
Posted By Other Bob
Umm ... :hmmmmm ... ok, you got me Ozmoses. ...

Umm ... :hmmmmm ... ok, you got me Ozmoses. Sorry Nick. :fpalm
Forum: Airheads 07-11-2014, 09:33 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,210
Posted By Other Bob
Ouch .. no need to kick the guy while his wallet...

Ouch .. no need to kick the guy while his wallet is still bleeding! :nono He confessed, we all feel his pain, it won't happen again. Right Nick?

I'll add a +1 for quality of Bud Provin's...
Forum: Airheads 07-03-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 740
Posted By Other Bob
What is a rotary phone? :rofl :rofl EDIT: ...

What is a rotary phone? :rofl :rofl

EDIT: Dang, chollo9 beat me to it!
Forum: Airheads 06-29-2014, 12:43 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,042
Posted By Other Bob
The yearnin' for learnin' never ends! :lol3 ...

The yearnin' for learnin' never ends! :lol3

I took another look at the Max BMW fiche for the R60/6 and R100S and for the rocker bearings both give part #11-33-1-261-712. The fiche notes both...
Forum: Airheads 06-28-2014, 05:42 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,160
Posted By Other Bob
I'll second BB's view, although I do think that...

I'll second BB's view, although I do think that dirt riding experience is an excellent way to improve your safety and competence on the street. You will naturally spend WAY more time with your bike...
Forum: Airheads 06-26-2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 2,590
Views: 575,496
Posted By Other Bob
TDL028, PM sent. Sounds like it's at least...

TDL028,

PM sent. Sounds like it's at least good for a core or parts - I'm interested in buying it.

I checked out your "Frankenbeemer" thread. You're doing some really nice work on that...
Forum: Americas 06-25-2014, 09:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,528
Posted By Other Bob
I don't know, but how expensive can a paper roll...

I don't know, but how expensive can a paper roll chart holder be? Or spare sets of rollers? Buy a few spares - enough to hold your whole trip - and roll them in advance while enjoying the AC'ed...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-23-2014, 11:15 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,114
Posted By Other Bob
^ Great advice ^ Any downhill fun on snow...

^ Great advice ^

Any downhill fun on snow (ski, inner tube, sled) is an opportunity to remind yourself that you can still control your position, of not your direction.

For instance, if...
Forum: Airheads 06-18-2014, 08:34 AM
Replies: 7,161
Views: 1,434,060
Posted By Other Bob
+ 10,000 and however many more it takes to...

+ 10,000 and however many more it takes to convince you to depart on that trip with her NOW! My daughter (an only child) took up the interest at about the same age, and she even enjoyed the AMA...
Forum: Airheads 06-17-2014, 07:27 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,042
Posted By Other Bob
Knary, It took a bit of extra digging time...

Knary,

It took a bit of extra digging time to locate something useful, but .. :D

http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g272/frankenglide/image_zpscb88339b.jpg

These are out if a R60/6 which...
Forum: Airheads 06-16-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 7,161
Views: 1,434,060
Posted By Other Bob
Very nice machine David! Love the trimmed front...

Very nice machine David! Love the trimmed front fender. Is the seat your own handiwork?

And, is that a Parabellum 'shield? What height? Effective?

Bob ('85 R80 .. thus, all the questions)
Forum: Airheads 06-16-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 2,590
Views: 575,496
Posted By Other Bob
Hey, I'll take those! PM your PayPal address to...

Hey, I'll take those! PM your PayPal address to me and I'll send the payment right away.

Bob
Forum: Airheads 06-14-2014, 09:11 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,042
Posted By Other Bob
I'll start digging, followup report soon. - Bob

I'll start digging, followup report soon. - Bob
Forum: Airheads 06-14-2014, 07:47 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,042
Posted By Other Bob
Ahh, yes .. he did say "[s]ets of used rockers,...

Ahh, yes .. he did say "[s]ets of used rockers, with bearings in unknown condition". I missed the plural and that is a big difference!

Of course "bearings in unknown condition" still throws a...
Forum: Equipment 06-14-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,327
Posted By Other Bob
^ This, but get a disposable paint brush and...

^ This, but get a disposable paint brush and melt the SnowSeal in advance in a soup can. At a minumum let the boots get good and warm in the noontime sun. Better yet, invest in a cheap heat gun or...
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