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Forum: Airheads 07-22-2014, 05:27 AM
Replies: 983
Views: 169,687
Posted By IronSpadeCycles
Crap, I forgot all about these, I have a bag full...

Crap, I forgot all about these, I have a bag full of them somewhere in my shop...

Thanks again for the pictures worth a thousand...
Forum: Airheads 07-21-2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 983
Views: 169,687
Posted By IronSpadeCycles
I like those mounts for several cafe racer's I'm...

I like those mounts for several cafe racer's I'm building. What a great solution to a custom application. Would you care to take another picture with a tape measure next to it so I can get an idea of...
Forum: Thumpers 06-13-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,531
Posted By IronSpadeCycles
XR400 with a homemade fairing

I made this one out of a big piece of 1/4" lexan. I bent the angles with a industrial plastics strip heater I bought 15 years ago while in college for Industrial Design. I made a fatal flaw and bent...
Forum: Airheads 06-04-2014, 05:29 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,334
Posted By IronSpadeCycles
Thanks for the offer. Sorry for the lack or delay...

Thanks for the offer. Sorry for the lack or delay of progress on this. I have been way too busy remodeling my grandmothers old house so my future wife and I can move in in less than 2 weeks. Then on...
Forum: Airheads 04-28-2014, 08:52 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,334
Posted By IronSpadeCycles
Ok so lots going on in my little shop. I am now...

Ok so lots going on in my little shop. I am now the proud owner of a JD2 Model 32 hydraulic tubing bender. I ordered the two dies I will mostly use, a 7/8" and a 1" diameter round tubing sizes. 7/8"...
Forum: Airheads 04-27-2014, 09:41 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 9,194
Posted By IronSpadeCycles
Any updates to speak of? I was getting a lot of...

Any updates to speak of? I was getting a lot of inspiration from your progress...

I just bought a JD2 model 32 hydraulic tubing bender with 7/8" and 1" dies to speed up my frame building processes...
Forum: Airheads 03-19-2014, 07:32 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 9,194
Posted By IronSpadeCycles
Alright I have a few questions... First how...

Alright I have a few questions...

First how tall are you? How much thought was put into the seat height, foot peg position and seat placement?

I'm 6ft-2in tall and I ride a Honda XR440 I set...
Forum: Airheads 03-06-2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,665
Posted By IronSpadeCycles
I understand what you are offering. I have sent...

I understand what you are offering. I have sent him several FB PM's and other than his first response letting me copy and repost all these pictures, he hasn't responded to me. I sent him the link to...
Forum: Airheads 03-05-2014, 09:57 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,665
Posted By IronSpadeCycles
Bromax, I have some ideas for my bike, that I...

Bromax, I have some ideas for my bike, that I want to borrow from you and your build but at the same time be just different enough to be my own design as well. I like what you did with the 2 inch...
Forum: Airheads 03-05-2014, 08:51 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,665
Posted By IronSpadeCycles
As far as I can tell, he started out with a mono...

As far as I can tell, he started out with a mono rearend and for whatever reason wasn't happy with how it was turning out and stepped up to the Para-lever. I asked him a few questions but he either...
Forum: Airheads 03-04-2014, 03:55 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,665
Posted By IronSpadeCycles
Larry, on his Facebook page he has a lot of...

Larry, on his Facebook page he has a lot of pictures of him racing bicycles and he has at least one son. Pretty cool though.
Forum: Airheads 03-04-2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,665
Posted By IronSpadeCycles
All the other frame pictures after the bodywork...

All the other frame pictures after the bodywork was finished and a change to the newer rear end.

http://i62.tinypic.com/fdyhx5.jpg

http://i60.tinypic.com/2aeze9v.jpg
...
Forum: Airheads 03-04-2014, 11:21 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,665
Posted By IronSpadeCycles
I'm afraid this one is kick only...

I'm afraid this one is kick only...
Forum: Airheads 03-04-2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,665
Posted By IronSpadeCycles
Ok so the plugs have been made for the tank and...

Ok so the plugs have been made for the tank and fairing from expanded 2-part foam and what looks like brown bondo, then yellow bondo and probably white plaster as the final skim coat. I've done this...
Forum: Airheads 03-04-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,665
Posted By IronSpadeCycles
I really don't know. And when I asked him, I...

I really don't know. And when I asked him, I don't think he knows exactly yet.
Forum: Airheads 03-04-2014, 10:43 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,665
Posted By IronSpadeCycles
I think I forgot to add the picture fast enough...

I think I forgot to add the picture fast enough but I think he added a remote oil filter with the oil cooler.

http://i61.tinypic.com/280mxqu.jpg
Forum: Airheads 03-04-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,665
Posted By IronSpadeCycles
Ok so on to the bodywork. ...

Ok so on to the bodywork.

http://i57.tinypic.com/9ar88o.jpg

http://i60.tinypic.com/20s9n6e.jpg

http://i57.tinypic.com/dftxrn.jpg

http://i57.tinypic.com/nm1fkp.jpg
Forum: Airheads 03-04-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,665
Posted By IronSpadeCycles
I totally agree there.

I totally agree there.
Forum: Airheads 03-04-2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,665
Posted By IronSpadeCycles
So here we go again. So many pictures to process...

So here we go again. So many pictures to process and upload, sort through and then add here. Where was I? Oh yeah back to the frame mods, exhaust, air-box and other bits...


...
Forum: Airheads 03-04-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,665
Posted By IronSpadeCycles
Ciro Fabbri's Rally Airhead build called "Trauma"

Ok so totally by random chance I stumbled onto this 43 year old guy Ciro Fabbri, on Facebook who lives in Fontanelice, Italy and like most of us, enjoys building and riding old BMW's.

After...
Forum: Airheads 03-03-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 9,194
Posted By IronSpadeCycles
Fantastic work. Are you using 3003 alloy or a...

Fantastic work. Are you using 3003 alloy or a different blend? I'd love to see how you bent up the fairing with the homemade brake. Also a Beverly shear is a great tool to have. I made my own 24"...
Forum: Airheads 03-03-2014, 02:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 967
Posted By IronSpadeCycles
Henry, where's the pictures of your scoot?

Henry, where's the pictures of your scoot?
Forum: Airheads 03-03-2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 9,194
Posted By IronSpadeCycles
I'm really digging what you're doing. I too have...

I'm really digging what you're doing. I too have a similarly evolving project in the works with my long travel 1978 R80/R90 rally, scrambler Frankenstein. Its a work in progress always changing as I...
Forum: Airheads 02-07-2014, 07:13 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,330
Posted By IronSpadeCycles
Your Lenz Sport

Hey Larry, its a really small world. Devin Lenz is one of my close friends from Colorado. I lived in Denver for 13 years (95-08) and I used to ride downhill GS events at all the major mountain ski...
Forum: Airheads 02-04-2014, 08:22 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,334
Posted By IronSpadeCycles
Progress

So yesterday I took some time to play with the engine/frame mounts and to decide if I want to raise the engine in the frame on this first round of modifications.

Here is a couple pictures of the...
Forum: Airheads 02-03-2014, 09:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 428
Posted By IronSpadeCycles
Fred, what I really need to know is the position...

Fred, what I really need to know is the position on the arm and the offset from center of the tube as well as shock length in mm.
Forum: Airheads 02-01-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,334
Posted By IronSpadeCycles
Ok well yesterday was quite productive. I got a...

Ok well yesterday was quite productive. I got a piece of 2-1/2" tubing from the machinist I frequent to buy small scraps and such. He hooked me up. I took that part over to my friend Greg Lucas at...
Forum: Airheads 02-01-2014, 06:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 994
Posted By IronSpadeCycles
Thank you everyone for your replies and my...

Thank you everyone for your replies and my ignorance on the superior design of BMW. :bash

All good. I've already put in an order to Buchanan's for a new set front and rear. Looks like the rims and...
Forum: Airheads 01-31-2014, 07:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 994
Posted By IronSpadeCycles
Who at BMW thought it a good idea to make straight pull spokes?

Alright so yesterday I was cleaning parts and figured now was as good a time as any to try to loosen the nipples on the rear wheel to try to do the offset. Sure enough every nipple I tried to turn...
Forum: Airheads 01-30-2014, 12:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,334
Posted By IronSpadeCycles
Hey Malozzi, where in Denver are you from? I...

Hey Malozzi, where in Denver are you from? I lived in Denver from 94-07. Lived over just NE of Cherry Creek off Monoco and Leetsdale. Long story but I grew up here in Houston and I'd had enough of...
Forum: Airheads 01-30-2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,334
Posted By IronSpadeCycles
So I decided to just make an upper bearing cup...

So I decided to just make an upper bearing cup for the steering stem on my friends lathe. Much easier than cutting, welding and making sure its straight. I'm waiting on the big brown truck to deliver...
Forum: Airheads 01-30-2014, 07:29 AM
Replies: 324
Views: 68,675
Posted By IronSpadeCycles
Well I did some research on the bars and as it...

Well I did some research on the bars and as it turns out Renthal make a bar called the Enduro bend, that is originally designed for big dual sports and tall riders. They are available here in the...
Forum: Airheads 01-26-2014, 06:08 PM
Replies: 324
Views: 68,675
Posted By IronSpadeCycles
Do your recall which model Renthal bars they are?...

Do your recall which model Renthal bars they are? They look taller than any MX style offered here in the states.
Forum: Airheads 01-24-2014, 07:14 AM
Replies: 324
Views: 68,675
Posted By IronSpadeCycles
So I was wondering a few things about your bike I...

So I was wondering a few things about your bike I might have missed while reading through the last 20 pages. What handlebar did you end up using? Also, I ran a MEFO tire on my lightweight Honda XR440...
Forum: Airheads 01-23-2014, 11:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 577
Posted By IronSpadeCycles
I'm probably going to grind off the metal on the...

I'm probably going to grind off the metal on the inside of the swingarm to the point of exposing the shaft and then weld on a sheet of 3/32" 4130 Chromoly to cover the hole. This should give me the...
Forum: Airheads 01-23-2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 577
Posted By IronSpadeCycles
offset lacing rear wheel for wider tire, who's done it already?

Ok so I think I'm pretty well set on going full tilt on my R90 project bike with a long travel setup. I've read all the big GS build threads and have noticed quite a few of you guys talking about...
Forum: Airheads 01-23-2014, 06:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 657
Posted By IronSpadeCycles
The thing I've come to notice about BMW airheads,...

The thing I've come to notice about BMW airheads, is that so many guys are hackers like us that when you end up with a bike that got broken up and sold for pieces at swap meets and the like, some...
Forum: Airheads 01-21-2014, 10:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 657
Posted By IronSpadeCycles
Thank you sir!

Thank you sir!
Forum: Airheads 01-21-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 657
Posted By IronSpadeCycles
Anyone with extra /6 drive shaft they would part with?

So I posted in the for sale section but I figured I'd also ask you guys directly. I need a drive shaft for my R90 project. I want to extend the swingarm and after seeing how HPN friction welds their...
Forum: Airheads 01-06-2014, 11:32 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,334
Posted By IronSpadeCycles
Alright, so yesterday I spent a few hours...

Alright, so yesterday I spent a few hours blasting clean the valve covers and the carbon from the heads. They look fresh and new. You've just got to love a media blaster in the shop, makes cleaning...
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