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Forum: Airheads Today, 11:03 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,352
Posted By Airhead Wrangler
Nice use of a snowflake wheel.:evil

Nice use of a snowflake wheel.:evil
Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 11:02 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,352
Posted By Airhead Wrangler
I found this guy (Boots) as a tiny puppy living...

I found this guy (Boots) as a tiny puppy living under my office trailer on a construction site in Vietnam and snatched him before he ended up on a dinner plate. He spent a few years in Mexico with...
Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 09:12 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 32,277
Posted By Airhead Wrangler
Not a good idea. Nylon is not the most UV stable...

Not a good idea. Nylon is not the most UV stable plastic and will discolor and lose impact resistance over time if not protected from sunlight.
Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 03:53 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,446
Posted By Airhead Wrangler
Truth.

Truth.
Forum: Airheads 02-27-2015, 10:39 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,287
Posted By Airhead Wrangler
That's what I was thinking. The swingarm is far...

That's what I was thinking. The swingarm is far beefier than the frame it's mounted in.
Forum: Airheads 02-27-2015, 07:08 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,724
Posted By Airhead Wrangler
...or it's paint. yeah, I knew that. :shog ...

...or it's paint. yeah, I knew that. :shog :fpalm
Forum: Airheads 02-27-2015, 06:45 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,287
Posted By Airhead Wrangler
Sorry Jim gotta disagree with you again. ...

Sorry Jim gotta disagree with you again. Completely.

The first photo in which a shock is mounted directly to the final drive is the configuration where the swingarm sees the LEAST bending moment...
Forum: Airheads 02-27-2015, 04:31 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,724
Posted By Airhead Wrangler
Running a little rich and/or oily? That's a...

Running a little rich and/or oily? That's a whole lotta black on the backs of the mufflers
Forum: Old's Cool 02-26-2015, 08:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 833
Posted By Airhead Wrangler
Somebody on here was just recently talking about...

Somebody on here was just recently talking about this stuff:

https://www.swishclean.com/product.htm?Product=5830FM&Source=Category&Category=2011_CLEANINGSOLUTIONS_INDUSTRIA

I want to give it a...
Forum: Airheads 02-25-2015, 11:33 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,287
Posted By Airhead Wrangler
Some HPN parts for example: ...

Some HPN parts for example:

http://jowls.smugmug.com/Other/HPN-Build/i-8cf6D9C/0/XL/DSC_0590-XL.jpg

http://jowls.smugmug.com/Other/HPN-Build/i-NNqPFnk/0/XL/DSC_0670-XL.jpg

Wall pinched in...
Forum: Airheads 02-22-2015, 09:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 938
Posted By Airhead Wrangler
Or cut one of these in half and cover them up. ...

Or cut one of these in half and cover them up. :D

http://memoryglands.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/NerfFootball.jpg
Forum: Airheads 02-18-2015, 04:29 PM
Replies: 1,016
Views: 86,708
Posted By Airhead Wrangler
Rather than trying to make a stock part work you...

Rather than trying to make a stock part work you might just want to by the components and make the exact cable you want. It's pretty easy and about the same price BMW wants for one of their cables.
Forum: Airheads 02-17-2015, 06:56 AM
Replies: 1,016
Views: 86,708
Posted By Airhead Wrangler
Try it on the right bike and it's a hell of a...

Try it on the right bike and it's a hell of a hoot. Agreed, it's a chore on something heavy. Try a CR250 (the two stroke kind) with a paddle tire. Whoa mama.
Forum: Airheads 02-16-2015, 08:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 476
Posted By Airhead Wrangler
add worn needle jets to the list of...

add worn needle jets to the list of possibiilities. Replacing mine on my r80 took me from the high 20s to the low 40s.
Forum: Old's Cool 02-16-2015, 08:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 556
Posted By Airhead Wrangler
I had those same shocks on a '84 ZN700 LTD.

I had those same shocks on a '84 ZN700 LTD.
Forum: Airheads 02-13-2015, 08:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 514
Posted By Airhead Wrangler
54mm top, 60mm bottom. Hence the 4860. 4054s...

54mm top, 60mm bottom. Hence the 4860. 4054s have 40mm sliders and and 54mm lower triple. Starting to see a pattern?
Forum: Airheads 02-13-2015, 08:40 PM
Replies: 569
Views: 87,654
Posted By Airhead Wrangler
Piece of ~3" pipe and a hammer.

Piece of ~3" pipe and a hammer.
Forum: Airheads 02-12-2015, 02:53 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 26,937
Posted By Airhead Wrangler
Nah. The slice of the motorcycling public that...

Nah. The slice of the motorcycling public that TV producers tend to showcase usually are the types that I try to avoid because they annoy the hell out of me and generally only hurt the general...
Forum: Airheads 02-12-2015, 12:52 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 26,937
Posted By Airhead Wrangler
Didn't watch the show and don't really care to...

Didn't watch the show and don't really care to now after hearing about it, but the bike looks great and its good to hear from you again, Chris. Welcome back.
Forum: Old's Cool 02-11-2015, 05:41 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,772
Posted By Airhead Wrangler
This one's been on sale for months now. He keeps...

This one's been on sale for months now. He keeps reposting it. Makes me think something might not be right with it. Plus it's not the more desirable mk1, just dressed up as one which knocks it...
Forum: Airheads 02-11-2015, 05:31 PM
Replies: 569
Views: 87,654
Posted By Airhead Wrangler
Knipex pliers. A picture explains them far...

Knipex pliers. A picture explains them far better than I could verbally. One of my favorite tools. If you don't have a set, you owe it to yourself to get a pair.
...
Forum: Airheads 02-11-2015, 02:46 PM
Replies: 1,016
Views: 86,708
Posted By Airhead Wrangler
You can also just back off the torque, but not...

You can also just back off the torque, but not totally loosen the rocker blocks and give them some tapping with a brass hammer to close up the gap. Then retorque. I find it a little easier than...
Forum: Airheads 02-10-2015, 08:36 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 8,130
Posted By Airhead Wrangler
If I had to make a wild ass guess: 82 is the...

If I had to make a wild ass guess:

82 is the year, 34th week of '82 production, 8505 last four of VIN
Schek (duh)
10 = 1000cc, 2 valve, B is the tolerance range for the cylinders and pistons...
Forum: Airheads 02-10-2015, 07:17 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 19,260
Posted By Airhead Wrangler
If not 3d printing, that'd be a fine candidate...

If not 3d printing, that'd be a fine candidate for old fashion fiberglass or carbon fiber.
Forum: Airheads 02-05-2015, 10:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,164
Posted By Airhead Wrangler
Expanding on this with some times: 2010 TT...

Expanding on this with some times:

2010 TT Zero Race
1 United States Mark Miller MotoCzysz E1pc / MotoCzysz 96.820 mph 23' 22.89


2011 TT Zero Race
1 England Michael Rutter MotoCzysz 99.604...
Forum: Airheads 02-05-2015, 03:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,164
Posted By Airhead Wrangler
The battery technology to make these feasible...

The battery technology to make these feasible really isn't as far off as most people think. Take a look at the improvement in the lap times of the isle of man zero class over the past few years and...
Forum: Latin America 02-05-2015, 03:29 PM
Replies: 494
Views: 24,099
Posted By Airhead Wrangler
Cuotas are pay to play zones. Warp speeds are...

Cuotas are pay to play zones. Warp speeds are acceptable.
Forum: Latin America 02-05-2015, 02:12 PM
Replies: 494
Views: 24,099
Posted By Airhead Wrangler
The main roads seem to suffer from far more...

The main roads seem to suffer from far more crooked cops though. If you're going for a speed record you'll be sure to tangle with them before too long.
Forum: Airheads 01-30-2015, 06:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 809
Posted By Airhead Wrangler
My money's on this if it was a sudden onset kind...

My money's on this if it was a sudden onset kind of thing. Either that or chunk of something clogging your main jet. Pull the diaphragms and carefully stretch them around a little while holding...
Forum: Latin America 01-29-2015, 10:16 PM
Replies: 494
Views: 24,099
Posted By Airhead Wrangler
Is it may yet?

Is it may yet?
Forum: Airheads 01-29-2015, 07:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,089
Posted By Airhead Wrangler
I like it. It cleans really nicely without...

I like it. It cleans really nicely without altering the surface profile of the metal. It strips rust, paint, and grime easily, but won't even mark aluminum until you really crank up the pressure. ...
Forum: Airheads 01-29-2015, 11:26 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 32,685
Posted By Airhead Wrangler
Bugger that hugger. It needs to fit snugger. :D...

Bugger that hugger. It needs to fit snugger. :D

Looks good.
Forum: Airheads 01-28-2015, 10:20 PM
Replies: 1,016
Views: 86,708
Posted By Airhead Wrangler
Although they won't get sucked into a chain, the...

Although they won't get sucked into a chain, the spokes on the right side of the rear hub fall inside the hub and get wrapped around brake parts. Been there, done that. Twice. Sucks.
Forum: Airheads 01-27-2015, 10:48 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 7,134
Posted By Airhead Wrangler
Interested.

Interested.
Forum: Airheads 01-26-2015, 10:53 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 7,134
Posted By Airhead Wrangler
I could probably find it in myself to mess with...

I could probably find it in myself to mess with some dellortos. :evil
Forum: Airheads 01-20-2015, 02:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,257
Posted By Airhead Wrangler
I installed a piston backward on one side of an...

I installed a piston backward on one side of an R80 once. It made such a racket that I didn't even run it for a full minute. Something was OBVIOUSLY wrong, so I tore that side open to find that the...
Forum: Airheads 01-20-2015, 11:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 903
Posted By Airhead Wrangler
You'll find a number on top of the cylinder at...

You'll find a number on top of the cylinder at its base, an 8 or a 10 for 800 or 1000cc respectively. Easy as pie, no disassembly required.
Forum: Airheads 01-20-2015, 11:24 AM
Replies: 569
Views: 87,654
Posted By Airhead Wrangler
As they say, "personality goes a long way." If...

As they say, "personality goes a long way." If we were all slaves to practicality, none of us would mess with airheads at all. A decision of the heart, not of the head.
Forum: Airheads 01-15-2015, 08:14 PM
Replies: 569
Views: 87,654
Posted By Airhead Wrangler
I was just about to ask the same thing. :ear...

I was just about to ask the same thing. :ear :evil
Forum: Airheads 01-15-2015, 12:45 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 20,901
Posted By Airhead Wrangler
I got the SD rather than the DX model as that's...

I got the SD rather than the DX model as that's what my stolen equipment fence in Tijuana had and the price was VERY right. :evil(I was living in Mexico at the time)

The SD let's you adjust...
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