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Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 05:51 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,758
Posted By r60man
Since when have movie worried about the accuracy...

Since when have movie worried about the accuracy of bikes?

* The Great Escape, Steve McQueen jumps the fence (yes I know it wasn't HIM) on a British bike!

*Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade -...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-19-2015, 11:28 AM
Replies: 3,270
Views: 975,729
Posted By r60man
My grandfather helped deliver a large shipment of...

My grandfather helped deliver a large shipment of Indians for the war effort, to the Lusitania. Yes, that one. The shipment never made it to the war, but went to the bottom of the Atlantic. One of...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-19-2015, 10:51 AM
Replies: 1,593
Views: 125,460
Posted By r60man
I think this video helps to understand where...

I think this video helps to understand where people have issues. You have to learn a new algorithm: http://viewpure.com/MFzDaBzBlL0?ref=bkmk
Forum: Airheads 05-18-2015, 11:26 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,128
Posted By r60man
Honestly there is no way of knowing it's worth...

Honestly there is no way of knowing it's worth without seeing it. A typical police bike has been well maintained, but ridden really hard and it is not unusual to have wearing parts be in really bad...
Forum: Airheads 05-18-2015, 11:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 244
Posted By r60man
My father worked in a BMW dealership. He always...

My father worked in a BMW dealership. He always cautioned me about R65s saying "They are odd ducks" meaning that for most airheads part X is from 75-79 and they made a gazillion of them, so parts are...
Forum: Airheads 05-15-2015, 05:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 838
Posted By r60man
Had you put "R90S cafe build many purist heads...

Had you put "R90S cafe build many purist heads would be exploding. Love the tins. Who put a chrome fender on an R90s? Egads! Looking forward to seeing the rest.
Forum: Airheads 05-15-2015, 05:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 585
Posted By r60man
Thats Unpossible!

Thats Unpossible!
Forum: Airheads 05-12-2015, 08:20 AM
Replies: 225
Views: 81,489
Posted By r60man
They are $16 brand new. Going to be hard to get...

They are $16 brand new. Going to be hard to get good ones cheaper than that.
Forum: Airheads 05-08-2015, 11:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,044
Posted By r60man
Really Nice. Love the decals where did you get...

Really Nice. Love the decals where did you get them? Or did you make them yourself. If so would you be willing to make another set for my wixoms?
Forum: Airheads 05-08-2015, 11:29 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,432
Posted By r60man
How do I know how much fuel is in the tank? ...

How do I know how much fuel is in the tank?

Lay the bike on the side, if gas comes out you were about 1/2 full. Now you are about 1/4 full.

How do I know how hot the engine is?
Put your hand...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-08-2015, 06:08 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,292
Posted By r60man
Three things struck me watching that. 1. The...

Three things struck me watching that.

1. The road is very, very dirty and it seems to be a long way down if things go bad at the top.

2. The Dash was giving no feedback. I understand no speed,...
Forum: Airheads 05-06-2015, 11:37 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,259
Posted By r60man
I had engine guards on my airhead (R75/6) that...

I had engine guards on my airhead (R75/6) that were part of the frame for my large Avon fairing. When I removed the fairing I found that they really were very weak and not going to do much in an...
Forum: Airheads 05-06-2015, 11:24 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,687
Posted By r60man
Another airhead rises from the ashes! I love it!...

Another airhead rises from the ashes! I love it! More!!!! Soon!!
Forum: Airheads 05-06-2015, 11:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 277
Posted By r60man
My dealer gives discounts all the time. I look at...

My dealer gives discounts all the time. I look at the Max price and I know that with my discount it will be about 20% cheaper. I almost never use Max because of this. My dealer has different levels....
Forum: Airheads 05-06-2015, 11:19 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 924
Posted By r60man
I just got a Twin Max. Spend the extra money,...

I just got a Twin Max. Spend the extra money, makes the job so easy and simply I was able to balance the carbs on my airhead in 10 minutes and it purrs. Here is the best way. You buy one and then you...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-04-2015, 11:19 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,170
Posted By r60man
James Dean, was in fact a douchebag. You can look...

James Dean, was in fact a douchebag. You can look it up. He really was.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-29-2015, 08:04 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,514
Posted By r60man
I was riding on the New York State Thruway to...

I was riding on the New York State Thruway to visit my sister in Vermont. The trip was planned and it had been lightly raining on and off all day, but when I got on the Thruway it was the worst I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-28-2015, 08:47 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,101
Posted By r60man
For me it is a balance of the two. My dream ride...

For me it is a balance of the two. My dream ride is Alaska. The two bikes I have are not capable for doing it, or would need massive engineering to get them in a position to do it. So I need another...
Forum: Airheads 04-27-2015, 04:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 817
Posted By r60man
Very nice, tasteful. I love the yellow paint and...

Very nice, tasteful. I love the yellow paint and brown seat. Really nice. Considering what you started with I have no issues with the direction you went. Can I get a closer shot on how you mounted...
Forum: Airheads 04-27-2015, 04:16 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,188
Posted By r60man
One word of warning on the final drive. Be sure...

One word of warning on the final drive. Be sure to use new crush washers on the fill and on the drain bolts. Those threads can get buggered pretty easily and getting the fix done correctly can be...
Forum: Airheads 04-24-2015, 05:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 795
Posted By r60man
I put one from Cycleworks on my wish list and got...

I put one from Cycleworks on my wish list and got it for Christmas. I have used it several times as have friends. Very handy to have and the nicely turned down one looks good in the tool box.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-22-2015, 11:40 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,689
Posted By r60man
When I lived in VA I used to pass the sign for...

When I lived in VA I used to pass the sign for this guys office all of the time!

http://www.theticklebone.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/the-ticklebone-funny-doctors-02.jpgMy wife had an OB/GYN...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-22-2015, 11:34 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,485
Posted By r60man
In the Commonwealth of PA there is nothing in the...

In the Commonwealth of PA there is nothing in the books saying that motorcyclist having to put a foot down at a stop. I had an LEO try to ticket me for it once. I listened to him rail for for a...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-21-2015, 11:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 488
Posted By r60man
Did you rebuild the shocks while it was all...

Did you rebuild the shocks while it was all apart? You may need to compress them a bit to get them to fit.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-20-2015, 04:56 PM
Replies: 343
Views: 84,727
Posted By r60man
I had one of these: ...

I had one of these:
http://imageshack.us/a/img341/1993/img1390cropfix.jpgCame with Preston Petty plastics. Had a taillight and headlight. 500cc of stump pulling torque, the thing was the definition...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-20-2015, 05:34 AM
Replies: 38,232
Views: 10,131,092
Posted By r60man
https://scontent-iad.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xtf1/v/t...

https://scontent-iad.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xtf1/v/t1.0-9/11147048_1076009202415264_2186767526132560292_n.jpg?oh=23b157bb475c8bc2ae52705f3e8b4e1a&oe=55A79A9AWe sure that these are not the same guy,...
Forum: Airheads 04-14-2015, 05:31 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,188
Posted By r60man
Slash 5 body with a /6 engine. The turn signals...

Slash 5 body with a /6 engine. The turn signals are off of some Japanese bike, or aftermarkets. BMW signals are rectangular for those bikes. Definitely a /5 headlamp. No kickstarter so the...
Forum: Airheads 04-11-2015, 05:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 326
Posted By r60man
I have the set screw, I removed it to reorient...

I have the set screw, I removed it to reorient the bushing. I am riding tomorrow, I will take the other bike, and work on this later. Thanks for the help.
Forum: Airheads 04-11-2015, 01:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 326
Posted By r60man
R75/6 tach cable issue

So last year wirespokes redid my speedo and tach cable. Once I got them bask in August I rode some, then I got a new tach cable. This morning I took the bike out for the first time since the winter...
Forum: Airheads 04-08-2015, 11:42 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,454
Posted By r60man
On the casting directly above the dipstick should...

On the casting directly above the dipstick should be a number. Using that number and this website: http://www.bmbikes.co.uk/enginechassis.htm will get you all of the information you need. The number...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-05-2015, 03:13 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,589
Posted By r60man
My local BMW dealership hosts three or for "ride...

My local BMW dealership hosts three or for "ride in events" every year. So I ride up and hang out and chat up other riders and kick tires. Another Triumph and other brand dealerships hosts classic...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-04-2015, 06:07 AM
Replies: 38,232
Views: 10,131,092
Posted By r60man
Jeez, and she already had a hole in the knees of...

Jeez, and she already had a hole in the knees of those jeans. Going to be ouching for sure.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-04-2015, 06:04 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,589
Posted By r60man
I own two bikes. One is 40 years old. The other...

I own two bikes. One is 40 years old. The other is 22 years old. One has over 100K miles. The other is unknown due to at least three speedo repairs. I do all my own maintenance in my garage. The...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-25-2015, 09:25 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,246
Posted By r60man
Just from a quick scan of the photos 4-5K...

Just from a quick scan of the photos 4-5K probably isn't going to cut it. A good paint job alone will be expensive. Is the chrome in good shape, chrome is mad expensive these days. Bars, control,...
Forum: Airheads 03-12-2015, 11:26 AM
Replies: 245
Views: 16,310
Posted By r60man
I need some /6 side covers if you have any that...

I need some /6 side covers if you have any that are in decent shape. Both of mine are cracked. Monza Blue would be perfect, but I can paint them.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-11-2015, 10:49 AM
Replies: 38,232
Views: 10,131,092
Posted By r60man
That is what bites them when things go bad. Your...

That is what bites them when things go bad. Your brain does what it knows in an emergency. If you do not know, understand, practice and learn counter steer in an emergency situation your brain...
Forum: Airheads 03-02-2015, 05:12 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,478
Posted By r60man
Say what you will about the placement of the...

Say what you will about the placement of the ignition system but I can honestly tell you that I have ridden at least 20,000 miles in the rain on a /6 and never once had an issue due to rain. One time...
Forum: Airheads 02-27-2015, 07:15 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,478
Posted By r60man
:clap:clap:clapAnother Bike...

:clap:clap:clapAnother Bike rescued!!!:clap:clap:clap
Forum: Airheads 02-26-2015, 11:58 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,478
Posted By r60man
If you do not finish this story I will need to...

If you do not finish this story I will need to track you down. Love the Triumph, I need to have another one soon. I had a Single 500 and a 750 Bonneville that was a real mistake, but I still love...
Forum: Airheads 02-26-2015, 11:44 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,478
Posted By r60man
If you do not finish this story I will need to...

If you do not finish this story I will need to track you down. Love the Triumph, I need to have another one soon. I had a Single 500 and a 750 Bonneville that was a real mistake, but I still love...
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