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Forum: Airheads 08-06-2014, 06:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 494
Posted By mattcfish
Thanks, just what I was looking for.

Thanks, just what I was looking for.
Forum: Airheads 08-06-2014, 06:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 494
Posted By mattcfish
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/150x100q90/538/AR...

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Forum: Airheads 08-06-2014, 05:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 494
Posted By mattcfish
Building a better /6 center stand

Re-posting with a catchier title to hopefully get a response.
I challenged myself to build a stronger mounting system for a /6 center stand.
Also wanted to move the center of gravity back.

It...
Forum: Airheads 08-05-2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 341
Posted By mattcfish
Airhead center stand dimensions

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Forum: Airheads 07-24-2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 438
Posted By mattcfish
Confirmed. Early arrivals at the rally have...

Confirmed. Early arrivals at the rally have reported that 20 is open all the way, with a few 35 mph temporary slow downs. Looks like I'll be leaving early tomorrow morning because the chance of rain...
Forum: Airheads 07-24-2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 438
Posted By mattcfish
According to State Patrol, Hwy 20 is now open all...

According to State Patrol, Hwy 20 is now open all the way to Republic.
2 is closed between mile post 84 and 99, 207 is the detour route.
Forum: Airheads 07-24-2014, 12:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 438
Posted By mattcfish
The WSDOT info updated 3 days ago! It has...

The WSDOT info updated 3 days ago!
It has rained like no tomorrow since then.
Just called the Old School House Brewery in Winthrop.
Winthrop still has no power, not expected until Sunday. They...
Forum: Airheads 07-24-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 438
Posted By mattcfish
Republic WA BMW Rally route? Fires? Closures?

Anybody going to the WSBMW Rally this weekend?
I'm riding from Bellingham WA tonight. Usually take Hwy 20 or 2. Is 20 open past Twisp yet? Was closed for fires. Can't find any current info on line....
Forum: Airheads 05-29-2014, 10:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,341
Posted By mattcfish
An airhead will out handle a Harley at any speed....

An airhead will out handle a Harley at any speed. You are sitting higher and have a higher center of gravity, this tends to make the bike respond quicker. You probably just need to get more practice.
Forum: Airheads 05-26-2014, 10:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 440
Posted By mattcfish
My 1975 R90/6 uses no o-rings (small or large) on...

My 1975 R90/6 uses no o-rings (small or large) on stock jugs. Use a very thin layer of 3 bond on the gasket. DO NOT get any in the upper stud hole area in the block. The small oil passages (they feed...
Forum: Airheads 05-24-2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 833
Posted By mattcfish
Was your fuse blown as well? Been using an EME...

Was your fuse blown as well?
Been using an EME system for 6 or 7 years, no issues.
Just want to be clear, if I need to diagnose on the road.
Also, if my AGM ever quits, are we saying that Lithium...
Forum: Airheads 05-09-2014, 07:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 835
Posted By mattcfish
That's my thought as well.....but, what's...

That's my thought as well.....but, what's preventing a slide from seating?
Ran out of time last night. My friend had to leave town for the week,
Just milling it over before he gets back.

You're...
Forum: Airheads 05-09-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 835
Posted By mattcfish
R90S bizarre problem

A friend of mine has finished restoring an R90S and is attempting to get it running for the first time.
He only has experience with Bing carbs, so when he couldn't get it to fire and idle right he...
Forum: Airheads 03-29-2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,502
Posted By mattcfish
Agreed, Motobins seems to have best price. So...

Agreed, Motobins seems to have best price.
So the old style (pre-81) bearings won't work? Why not?
I think all the measurements are the same except for pre-81 bearing is 3mm narrower in depth...
Forum: Airheads 03-27-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,502
Posted By mattcfish
Late model swingarm bearings, too much $$$

I'm upgrading my 1975 swingarm to a mid 80's big tube version. The new swing arm is braced for stiffening as well. Can't get anymore rock solid than that with an airhead swingarm. Very nice piece...
Forum: Airheads 03-25-2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 302
Posted By mattcfish
Giuliari Sports replica seat cover available from FlatRacer

I have a Giuliari sport seat on my R90/6. I purchased it from Siebenrock a few years back. Love the seat, very comfortable and looks great. At the time I bought the seat Siebenrock offered a...
Forum: Airheads 03-25-2014, 11:00 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,042
Posted By mattcfish
Found Anton's page after I posted. Everything you...

Found Anton's page after I posted. Everything you need to know and more.
http://largiader.com/tech/filters/
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If one controls...
Forum: Airheads 03-22-2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,042
Posted By mattcfish
I think the canister has to come all the way out...

I think the canister has to come all the way out to the cooler cover now. Needs to be longer to do that. Definitely wouldn't work with my early /6 set up
Forum: Airheads 03-22-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,042
Posted By mattcfish
Working with my /6 case, do I need to use a...

Working with my /6 case, do I need to use a gasket with the cooler cover or does the white o-ring seal it now? My bike had the early set up with the inner cover. I picked up a cooler off an 88 RS on...
Forum: Airheads 03-21-2014, 04:44 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,042
Posted By mattcfish
So....along with the cooler parts, if I go the...

So....along with the cooler parts, if I go the cooler route on my 75 R90 I also need to order a long inner return tube and a longer filter housing as well. The thing that baffles me is how the oil...
Forum: Airheads 03-21-2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,042
Posted By mattcfish
Thanks for all the input. Curious how such a tiny...

Thanks for all the input. Curious how such a tiny oil cooler can have much affect, but I've noticed most bikes have equally small ones.
Forum: Airheads 03-20-2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,042
Posted By mattcfish
Oil cooler or oil sump spacer?

Planning an extended ride in July that will take me from Bellingham Washington, down through California, over through the Death Valley area and end in Tucson AZ.
Could be some serious heat. My bike...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-06-2014, 02:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,115
Posted By mattcfish
Ever find a good motorcycle upholstery shop in,...

Ever find a good motorcycle upholstery shop in, or near, Whatcom county?
Looking for someone to do the pan on an Airtech Café seat for my BMW airhead.
Forum: Airheads 02-25-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 737
Posted By mattcfish
Just got a message from Marco Patzer. Looks...

Just got a message from Marco Patzer.
Looks like Sachse ignitions will be available soon.

-----Original Message-----
>From: Marco Patzer <info@elektronik-sachse.de>
>Sent: Feb 25, 2014...
Forum: Airheads 02-25-2014, 02:08 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 8,946
Posted By mattcfish
Just got a message from Marco Patzer. Looks...

Just got a message from Marco Patzer.
Looks like Sachse ignitions will be available soon.

-----Original Message-----
>From: Marco Patzer <info@elektronik-sachse.de>
>Sent: Feb 25, 2014...
Forum: Airheads 02-23-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,203
Posted By mattcfish
I must admit, I have the same issue with wheel...

I must admit, I have the same issue with wheel bearings. I've owned the bike (a 1975 R90) for over 2 decades and have never replaced these important components. I have been greasing them with the Ed...
Forum: Airheads 02-21-2014, 05:59 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 8,946
Posted By mattcfish
Great news about Sachse coming back. Of course,...

Great news about Sachse coming back.
Of course, that was the story with Omega.......
Why EME decided to go with a different box is a mystery.
I'm sure they will solve the issues, if they haven't...
Forum: Airheads 02-21-2014, 05:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 737
Posted By mattcfish
Thanks for the answers. I have a friend who wants...

Thanks for the answers. I have a friend who wants the system. It would also be nice to know there is a possibility to get support for mine if needed.
Forum: Airheads 02-20-2014, 11:17 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 8,946
Posted By mattcfish
I don't have an EME ignition, but I do use the...

I don't have an EME ignition, but I do use the Ducati based Enduralast alternator.
I have a unique perspective because for years I've been mounting crank mount ignitions to the front of my...
Forum: Airheads 02-20-2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 737
Posted By mattcfish
Sachse ZDG3 ignitions...Still available?

Volker Sachse died last year in a motorcycle crash. This was a great loss to the community. His products and customer service were excellent.
The company changed hands, supposedly going to Horst...
Forum: Airheads 01-15-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,090
Posted By mattcfish
Here, click on these Photos to get a closer look....

Here, click on these Photos to get a closer look. I removed very little material. It's as strong as it can be without adding to it.
No trouble finding a machine shop to do it. Hand them the nut,...
Forum: Airheads 01-15-2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,090
Posted By mattcfish
Exactly more beef when you cut the recess. If you...

Exactly more beef when you cut the recess. If you click on my photo, I went a step further (pardon the pun) and cut 2 steps to conform perfectly to the top acorn nut. My design is the 4th picture...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-09-2013, 04:14 PM
Replies: 7,250
Views: 3,314,025
Posted By mattcfish
I guess you've never been to Washington.

I guess you've never been to Washington.
Forum: Old's Cool 09-07-2013, 12:20 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,354
Posted By mattcfish
Look out! Wish I were spending the night down...

Look out! Wish I were spending the night down there.
Too many TT's on a hangover.
Forum: Airheads 09-06-2013, 10:11 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 23,119
Posted By mattcfish
Ed, Maybe see you on the 8:25 Sunday ferry. Still...

Ed, Maybe see you on the 8:25 Sunday ferry. Still planning to make the ride down.
Great thread, first time I've seen it.
MC
Forum: Airheads 09-06-2013, 09:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 850
Posted By mattcfish
Really, it's like a lil' Sturgis. It's a lot of...

Really, it's like a lil' Sturgis. It's a lot of fun. There's nothing like the oysters from around here. Great local rides.
Full leathers are great. Chaps, Leather vests, and leather doo...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-06-2013, 09:29 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,354
Posted By mattcfish
Sunday, (good chance it's this Sunday:) early...

Sunday, (good chance it's this Sunday:) early morning to late afternoon.
Forum: Airheads 09-05-2013, 04:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 541
Posted By mattcfish
Sort of proud of my set up. I mostly use the rear...

Sort of proud of my set up. I mostly use the rear pegs when solo, but it's nice to be able to move your feet around on a long ride. If my lady wants to ride I just need to switch seats. She sits...
Forum: Airheads 09-04-2013, 06:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 850
Posted By mattcfish
The riders and businesses are friendly, the...

The riders and businesses are friendly, the temperatures achieved sitting in Harley traffic jams are not. Good to see once or twice if you like custom American bikes and massive hoards of leather...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-01-2013, 10:01 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,354
Posted By mattcfish
Yes...but if you talk to the local businesses on...

Yes...but if you talk to the local businesses on the island they'll tell you it's the greatest thing to hit the island all year.
I'm whispering so nobody can hear....is it really next weekend?
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