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Forum: Airheads 02-27-2015, 08:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 635
Posted By Pokie
It's all quite simple, no need to make it so...

It's all quite simple, no need to make it so complicated. Remove the center bolt from the rotor, insert into the hole a 1/4 inch hard pin x 2 inches long (available from most GOOD hardware stores)....
Forum: Airheads 02-23-2015, 08:39 PM
Replies: 7,646
Views: 1,537,964
Posted By Pokie
Another four leading shoe front brake was a...

Another four leading shoe front brake was a Fontana.
Forum: Airheads 02-23-2015, 07:35 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,124
Posted By Pokie
I understand your attraction to Spain much better...

I understand your attraction to Spain much better now. I was fortunate to live in Holland for a few years and visited many countries from there. There are times I find myself day dreaming of being...
Forum: Airheads 02-22-2015, 06:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 912
Posted By Pokie
Make sure they are bolt upright, when they lean...

Make sure they are bolt upright, when they lean out, they are definitely an object to bump on. You might also consider wearing leggings or tall spats, like the ones sold by Gasolina....
Forum: Airheads 02-22-2015, 12:07 PM
Replies: 2,130
Poll: Slash 2
Views: 220,810
Posted By Pokie
I don't mean to be too nosy but what state is it...

I don't mean to be too nosy but what state is it in? Maybe there's a ADVer that would be heading your way.
Forum: Airheads 02-22-2015, 12:03 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,124
Posted By Pokie
Jenna, like you, when I was in Barcelona, I was...

Jenna, like you, when I was in Barcelona, I was first to dinner and first to bed! I stayed in a small pension just off the main square in downtown for $3 a night. The only thing they changed for a...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-22-2015, 11:50 AM
Replies: 274
Views: 123,855
Posted By Pokie
Now that's ingenuity, sitting on a bag of...

Now that's ingenuity, sitting on a bag of oranges,..... and you always wondered how he had fresh squeezed orange juice at the end of a ride.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-22-2015, 07:06 AM
Replies: 10,763
Views: 3,610,526
Posted By Pokie
Is that G.I. Joe walking on the roof of the...

Is that G.I. Joe walking on the roof of the picnic table shade?
Forum: Airheads 02-21-2015, 04:39 PM
Replies: 2,130
Poll: Slash 2
Views: 220,810
Posted By Pokie
There's a lot of good stuff there but finding a...

There's a lot of good stuff there but finding a replacement frame will be a job, not impossible but a job. Depending on what you find when it all gets broken down, like I said before, you may just...
Forum: Thumpers 02-21-2015, 04:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,225
Posted By Pokie
I think neither of the above is right,..... this...

I think neither of the above is right,..... this bike looks like it's a single cylinder, water cooled two stroke. Probably about a 125cc, maybe as big as a 175cc. Maybe one of those Chinese bikes...
Forum: Airheads 02-20-2015, 08:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 465
Posted By Pokie
I use an oil can and a screw driver. I liberally...

I use an oil can and a screw driver. I liberally oil a long, thin screw driver and slip it between the grip and handle bar (from the open end of the grip). Once the screw driver is in most of the...
Forum: Airheads 02-20-2015, 04:45 PM
Replies: 2,130
Poll: Slash 2
Views: 220,810
Posted By Pokie
That's going to take some work to bring that one...

That's going to take some work to bring that one back. Looks like the frame has had some "modifying" done to it. If it has been cut up and welding to accept that VW motor, you may have to continue in...
Forum: Airheads 02-19-2015, 07:08 AM
Replies: 7,646
Views: 1,537,964
Posted By Pokie
It's a little too dirty to determine much,..........

It's a little too dirty to determine much,....... which piece? It looks to me like there's more than one piece in there. How about if you clean the piece(s) so we can see a little better.
Forum: Airheads 02-18-2015, 04:45 PM
Replies: 2,130
Poll: Slash 2
Views: 220,810
Posted By Pokie
It's just the bottom of the damper rod, turn it...

It's just the bottom of the damper rod, turn it to your heart's content, you won't affect anything. To hold it from turning while you tighten the nut, simply insert the 4mm Allen key or hex key and...
Forum: Airheads 02-18-2015, 12:06 PM
Replies: 2,130
Poll: Slash 2
Views: 220,810
Posted By Pokie
Use whatever fork oil you like or if you can't...

Use whatever fork oil you like or if you can't find any specific fork oil, you can use light engine oil. DON'T us automatic transmission oil, it's not designed for such a use. If you only have SAE...
Forum: Airheads 02-18-2015, 07:49 AM
Replies: 2,130
Poll: Slash 2
Views: 220,810
Posted By Pokie
A US model on the center stand (like the Earles...

A US model on the center stand (like the Earles fork model) will balance to the front. To get the forks to drain, you need to put a jack under the front of the oil pan and lift the front just enough...
Forum: Airheads 02-17-2015, 03:25 PM
Replies: 2,130
Poll: Slash 2
Views: 220,810
Posted By Pokie
Denfeld or Pagusa are good choices. Stay the heck...

Denfeld or Pagusa are good choices. Stay the heck away from the cheaper Steiger seats! Steiger seats will last about one or two years then rot right there before your eyes. I bought two Steiger...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 02-16-2015, 11:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,017
Posted By Pokie
Handbuilt Motorcycle Show

Hi, I hope this in the right place. I've been invited to show one of my bikes at the Handbuilt Motorcycle Show in Austin, April 10th and 11th (GP week). Wondered if folks knew about the show and...
Forum: Airheads 02-16-2015, 08:50 AM
Replies: 2,130
Poll: Slash 2
Views: 220,810
Posted By Pokie
On the West coast in Canada (I bet most...

On the West coast in Canada (I bet most everywhere) we had some customers that just couldn't get enough chrome. They chromed darn near any part they could get off. The most common things to chrome...
Forum: Airheads 02-16-2015, 08:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 278
Posted By Pokie
On a /2 the steering is restricted by the lock...

On a /2 the steering is restricted by the lock stops on the damper plate. If you remove the damper plate (on the bottom) the steering will turn until it hits the gas tank. On /2 trials bikes, the...
Forum: Airheads 02-11-2015, 07:37 AM
Replies: 559
Views: 83,752
Posted By Pokie
I think the title to this thread is all wrong. It...

I think the title to this thread is all wrong. It should read "Will she exceed". Doing a fine job!
Forum: Airheads 02-09-2015, 12:43 PM
Replies: 7,646
Views: 1,537,964
Posted By Pokie
That's a Watsonian adult/ child sidecar, nice...

That's a Watsonian adult/ child sidecar, nice stuff. Not as well known here in the States. I don't know the fork brand but I recognize them.
Forum: Airheads 02-09-2015, 07:56 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 949
Posted By Pokie
If you do go the route of a /5 or /6 engine and...

If you do go the route of a /5 or /6 engine and transmission, if I'm remembering right, the long wheelbase drive shaft would also be desirable. The bolt pattern of the /2 universal joint will not...
Forum: Airheads 02-09-2015, 07:46 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 949
Posted By Pokie
It would be a shame to part it out. That said, I...

It would be a shame to part it out. That said, I do feel it's a good candidate for a conversion. The thing I don't like about making a conversion is you make one bike out of at least two, usually...
Forum: Airheads 02-09-2015, 07:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 515
Posted By Pokie
Cold or warm, don't try to bend it while it's on...

Cold or warm, don't try to bend it while it's on the bike. Try removing the lever and clamping the base in a vise and giving it a twist on the end, that way the force is over a large area and it will...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-07-2015, 12:14 PM
Replies: 854
Views: 352,837
Posted By Pokie
Mr Head, there's nothing quite like a good Wilton...

Mr Head, there's nothing quite like a good Wilton vise.
Forum: Airheads 02-06-2015, 08:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 226
Posted By Pokie
The output seal goes in from the outside. Pull...

The output seal goes in from the outside. Pull the flange, pop out the seal and fit the new one, refit the flange, torque and your done. The seal goes in with the spring and lip towards the shaft or...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-05-2015, 07:18 AM
Replies: 3,867
Views: 885,160
Posted By Pokie
Rode Highway 50 with my daughter in the sidecar....

Rode Highway 50 with my daughter in the sidecar. I had the fuel stops figured well,..... almost. One of the gas stations had closed the year before and I ran out in a prison zone (no hitch-hiking)....
Forum: Airheads 02-04-2015, 08:22 PM
Replies: 342
Views: 33,185
Posted By Pokie
In our part of Canada, all the bikes came with...

In our part of Canada, all the bikes came with MPH speedos. We did have a number of European folks bring bikes over to visit and some were sold or crashed while they were there. You could have a...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-04-2015, 07:13 AM
Replies: 483
Views: 109,512
Posted By Pokie
With that full front fender and the carb out the...

With that full front fender and the carb out the side like that with the "strangler", makes me think it's a '60s Puch.
Forum: Airheads 02-02-2015, 12:09 PM
Replies: 7,646
Views: 1,537,964
Posted By Pokie
The one with the full front fender and huge tank...

The one with the full front fender and huge tank looks like quite a metal fabricator, I like the Brooklands cans!
Forum: Airheads 02-02-2015, 07:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 907
Posted By Pokie
Those photos make me wonder why I live in...

Those photos make me wonder why I live in Colorado.
Forum: Airheads 01-31-2015, 06:43 PM
Replies: 342
Views: 33,185
Posted By Pokie
The biggest problem here is not how it left the...

The biggest problem here is not how it left the factory but how it left the dealership. At the dealership where I worked at the time, we would get a bike in with a large tank and replace the tank of...
Forum: Airheads 01-31-2015, 08:28 AM
Replies: 342
Views: 33,185
Posted By Pokie
For the 1973 model year (starting in mid/ late...

For the 1973 model year (starting in mid/ late 1972) small tanks were available in two guises, Chrome panels and pinstripes (toaster tank) and no chrome panels with knee pads (covering the panel...
Forum: Airheads 01-30-2015, 06:58 PM
Replies: 342
Views: 33,185
Posted By Pokie
It's completely possible that a bike manufactured...

It's completely possible that a bike manufactured in mid to late 1972 were considered to be 1973 models. 1973 models had pin stripes on the small tanks, chrome panels or not. Butler and Smith had a...
Forum: Airheads 01-29-2015, 07:58 AM
Replies: 342
Views: 33,185
Posted By Pokie
Elmontenaro, did you ever find your electrical...

Elmontenaro, did you ever find your electrical problem? I was remembering a problem that the bikes came with back in the early '70s that you might want to check. From the factory, BMW used to run the...
Forum: Airheads 01-28-2015, 07:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 776
Posted By Pokie
This is what I do with bags and such,.... ...

This is what I do with bags and such,....

Gel coat is usually put into a mold first to give a good, smooth finish to whatever you are molding, often the Gel coat is colored say black or white,...
Forum: Airheads 01-27-2015, 01:18 PM
Replies: 7,646
Views: 1,537,964
Posted By Pokie
That's a nice start Lucky. I just hope you made...

That's a nice start Lucky. I just hope you made sure everything was straight and fit well before painting. Looks like it's going to be a nice bike when finished.
Forum: Airheads 01-27-2015, 01:15 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,003
Posted By Pokie
JB Weld isn't a good possibility, the pin needs...

JB Weld isn't a good possibility, the pin needs to be welded. MIG welding is a good way to do it as it uses less heat transfer to attach the pin, less paint damage (especially if you cool the area of...
Forum: Airheads 01-24-2015, 03:08 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,030
Posted By Pokie
That piston may be out but it's never free!

That piston may be out but it's never free!
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