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Forum: Airheads Today, 03:00 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,187
Posted By drhach
Your work is nice. All the same, if I were one of...

Your work is nice. All the same, if I were one of your customers, I'm not sure I could wait going on three months for a single color paint job. :rofl
Forum: Road warriors 07-25-2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 1,726
Views: 171,979
Posted By drhach
Wouldn't that be inline on a single?

Wouldn't that be inline on a single?
Forum: Road warriors 07-23-2014, 01:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,921
Posted By drhach
So is the motor shake translating through the...

So is the motor shake translating through the exhaust in to the frame? I assume the exhaust is not rubber mounted?
Forum: Road warriors 07-23-2014, 01:28 PM
Replies: 1,726
Views: 171,979
Posted By drhach
What's with the discolored exhaust pipe under the...

What's with the discolored exhaust pipe under the footpeg? Exhaust leak? Oil?
Forum: Airheads 07-23-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 921
Posted By drhach
then you grandkids will kick you.:D

then you grandkids will kick you.:D
Forum: Airheads 07-23-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 921
Posted By drhach
20 years from now, you'll kick yourself for not...

20 years from now, you'll kick yourself for not buying the R90S.
Forum: Airheads 07-23-2014, 07:55 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 921
Posted By drhach
Those are good points about the nature of your...

Those are good points about the nature of your commute. You didn't really share that. I have used my 76 R90/6 for many types of commuting. Some expereiences were better than others. My longest...
Forum: Airheads 07-15-2014, 12:26 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,467
Posted By drhach
Thanks Jim. Really, I just use Gerbing's gloves...

Thanks Jim. Really, I just use Gerbing's gloves and that's it. No extra lights or anything else. Of course, I also want the battery to charge in all conditions. I should also add that I tested with a...
Forum: Airheads 07-15-2014, 06:37 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,467
Posted By drhach
Hey guys, I wanted to check back in with a little...

Hey guys, I wanted to check back in with a little more information. I've been away on a famaily vacation and haven't had good internet access (which was actually really nice :D). Anyway, I put in a...
Forum: Airheads 07-15-2014, 06:09 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,263
Posted By drhach
How does he know they need to be replaced? It...

How does he know they need to be replaced? It sounds like what he is saying is that it will be cheaper to buy carbs than to pay his labor rate. That doesn't mean that carbs are shot, it means that he...
Forum: Airheads 07-14-2014, 02:10 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,263
Posted By drhach
Is your mechanic saying that it is cheaper to buy...

Is your mechanic saying that it is cheaper to buy new ones than to have him rebuild them, or is he saying they're worn beyond repair? Either way, it sounds like you need a new mechanic (perhaps...
Forum: Road warriors 07-14-2014, 09:03 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,566
Posted By drhach
I have a 2010 Thunderbird SE. It is a very...

I have a 2010 Thunderbird SE. It is a very competent bike, I understand that the newer LT has some changes, but generally, I think they are similar. I started out looking at a Guzzi, but at the time,...
Forum: Airheads 07-04-2014, 07:04 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,467
Posted By drhach
sorry for the late reply. The battery is brand...

sorry for the late reply. The battery is brand nee and the Gen light behaves as described. I admit to having a tendency to let it glow ever so faintly at stop lights. I know that my issue is (partly)...
Forum: Airheads 07-03-2014, 01:05 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,467
Posted By drhach
Suppose it was 1976...

...and I just bought a brand new R90/6. What I'm wondering, is if I was using this brand new bike as a commuter, would I have to worry about the battery slowly losing it's charge over time because it...
Forum: Road warriors 07-01-2014, 06:23 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,503
Posted By drhach
Post that question on an HD forum and you'll get...

Post that question on an HD forum and you'll get a laundry list of changes that occured over the years. People rag on Harley, but in truth they are a constantly evolving (and improving) product. I...
Forum: Road warriors 06-30-2014, 06:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,674
Posted By drhach
There's nothing wrong with Sportsters of that...

There's nothing wrong with Sportsters of that vintage. They're well engineered and just typically poorly maintained. They can't be ignored like Japanese bikes of the same era. But given a little...
Forum: Road warriors 06-27-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,341
Posted By drhach
One thing that USD forks seem to have over RSU...

One thing that USD forks seem to have over RSU forks is damping adjustments. Obviously there are other benefits as well, but looking at what truly different between the two, that seems to be a big...
Forum: Road warriors 06-27-2014, 11:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,674
Posted By drhach
I would say the high side of $2,800; maybe a...

I would say the high side of $2,800; maybe a little more. Are you looking to buy it or just help this person sell it? How many miles are on it (assuming it has the original speedo and the it is...
Forum: Road warriors 06-26-2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 661
Posted By drhach
Give the buyer the option of purchasing them. I...

Give the buyer the option of purchasing them. I did this with a bigger fuel tnak I had from my DR650. The guy was happy as a clam becasue he expected to have to source one anyway.
Forum: Road warriors 06-24-2014, 07:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,052
Posted By drhach
Do you own a Thunderbird, or is that what you've...

Do you own a Thunderbird, or is that what you've heard about them? Because mine is pretty damned spritely in the corners.
Forum: Road warriors 06-20-2014, 01:30 PM
Replies: 411
Views: 25,792
Posted By drhach
Wow, 12 pages and still not merged in to the Jo...

Wow, 12 pages and still not merged in to the Jo Mamma thread. I'm impressed.
Forum: Road warriors 06-19-2014, 07:04 AM
Replies: 411
Views: 25,792
Posted By drhach
That's not too far off from a Sportster with a...

That's not too far off from a Sportster with a peanut tank; Maybe half+. They have deep pockets. They will adress it. They already have the V-Rod and the Street on deck. They're forcing people to...
Forum: Airheads 06-17-2014, 06:40 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,030
Posted By drhach
Yours had 500 more miles than mine. I'm looking...

Yours had 500 more miles than mine. I'm looking ot crack 80K this Summer.
Forum: Airheads 06-17-2014, 06:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 319
Posted By drhach
Aren't the faces different? I thought the...

Aren't the faces different? I thought the electronic /7 faces were all green, like in the second post. As far as I know, there are some pretty reputable repair guys on this forum. Wouldn't it be...
Forum: Road warriors 06-13-2014, 11:50 AM
Replies: 412
Views: 41,968
Posted By drhach
I'm going to have to disagree with you on that. I...

I'm going to have to disagree with you on that. I like yours way better.
Forum: The Garage 06-13-2014, 08:15 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,511
Posted By drhach
I started a business out of my home. For me, it...

I started a business out of my home. For me, it was ultimately not sucessful, however, I tried to address some of the issues that you are discussing when I started it.

It sounds like your...
Forum: The Garage 06-13-2014, 07:42 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,549
Posted By drhach
My 91 had a switch on the dash. I recall it being...

My 91 had a switch on the dash. I recall it being somewhere a few inches from my knee height. I recall resting my hand on my knee and flipping the rocker with my finger while going down the road. It...
Forum: Airheads 06-12-2014, 06:56 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,853
Posted By drhach
India is a paragon of high quality manufacturing....

India is a paragon of high quality manufacturing. What could possibly go wrong? :norton If something does go wrong, you can always call their tech support lines and talk to "David".
Forum: Road warriors 06-12-2014, 06:53 AM
Replies: 4,397
Views: 791,255
Posted By drhach
Trade ya for an Ironhead :D

Trade ya for an Ironhead :D
Forum: Road warriors 06-11-2014, 03:24 PM
Replies: 4,397
Views: 791,255
Posted By drhach
Here's mine ...

Here's mine

http://i156.photobucket.com/albums/t31/drhach/WP_20140522_002_zpsa5a10a81.jpg


http://i156.photobucket.com/albums/t31/drhach/WP_20140522_001_zps9fdd71be.jpg
Forum: Old's Cool 06-11-2014, 11:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,221
Posted By drhach
Don't get me wrong, it's a cool bike and I'm not...

Don't get me wrong, it's a cool bike and I'm not suggesting "fake patina". However, in my mind going out of your way to put on worn looking parts is really the same as spit polishing new parts....
Forum: Old's Cool 06-11-2014, 07:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,221
Posted By drhach
I like this approach, but it seems like it has...

I like this approach, but it seems like it has the same potential for getting as ridiculous as the "over-restorations".
Forum: Airheads 06-11-2014, 06:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 722
Posted By drhach
Whoa! That's a big girl :D

Whoa! That's a big girl :D
Forum: Airheads 06-10-2014, 03:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 722
Posted By drhach
No issues with fiberglass. Line it before you use...

No issues with fiberglass. Line it before you use it. Problem solved.
Forum: Airheads 05-30-2014, 02:30 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,611
Posted By drhach
Lower manufacturing costs? Customer demand; which...

Lower manufacturing costs? Customer demand; which is not always reality based? Not all manufacturing decisions are designed to make a produxct better for the consumer.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-30-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,170
Posted By drhach
So you also learned something about project...

So you also learned something about project deadlines and delivering a finished product. Good stuff on many levels.
Forum: Old's Cool 05-27-2014, 12:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,381
Posted By drhach
I agree, it looks ls fine the way it is. The...

I agree, it looks ls fine the way it is. The customer isn't always riight. :cry
Forum: Old's Cool 05-27-2014, 12:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 851
Posted By drhach
Good to know. Thanks

Good to know. Thanks
Forum: Airheads 05-27-2014, 06:39 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,122
Posted By drhach
Wow, nice work. Good thing you didn't post here...

Wow, nice work. Good thing you didn't post here befopre you started the project. You would have bene told that it would "never work." :rofl
Forum: Airheads 05-23-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,343
Posted By drhach
That's a really good observation. It's so easy to...

That's a really good observation. It's so easy to ferget that when things are new and expensive, people who can afford them treat them differently than those who will buy them when they're old and...
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