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Forum: Airheads 05-09-2014, 03:04 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 12,682
Posted By Schlivitz
Was this the first Beemer with asymmetric...

Was this the first Beemer with asymmetric headlight(s)?
Forum: Airheads 05-07-2014, 09:23 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 14,697
Posted By Schlivitz
If I were going to haul a passenger much, I would...

If I were going to haul a passenger much, I would go for a LWB. Otherwise, take whatever comes along and enjoy.
Seems like the LWBs used to bring more $$$, but I haven't noticed much of a premium...
Forum: Airheads 02-28-2014, 07:02 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,926
Posted By Schlivitz
Real Gasket silicone is great for valve covers. ...

Real Gasket silicone is great for valve covers. Too soft for some applications, like oil pans gaskets.
Forum: Old's Cool 02-28-2014, 06:22 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,682
Posted By Schlivitz
I like having some control or responsibility of...

I like having some control or responsibility of my stuff in general. I loathe electronics and just about anything that goes straight from new to obsolete. If my /5 breaks, it's probably my fault. ...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-19-2014, 06:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,825
Posted By Schlivitz
I just can't make myself drop 4 bones on a...

I just can't make myself drop 4 bones on a Chinese built helmet to get that "honest," old school look of simpler days when a company's production, design, and headquarters were all in the same place.
Forum: Airheads 01-24-2014, 04:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,423
Posted By Schlivitz
A very good reference for Airhead owners.

A very good reference for Airhead owners.
Forum: Airheads 06-03-2013, 04:33 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,627
Posted By Schlivitz
I ride a R75/5 with an R80ST top end, carbs and...

I ride a R75/5 with an R80ST top end, carbs and all. I thought it was stock when I bought it ('cause I didn't/don't know crap). Later, I found out that I had a "hot rod". Then one day I rode a...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-17-2013, 05:18 AM
Replies: 274
Views: 49,310
Posted By Schlivitz
Just caught your thread. Make sure that swing...

Just caught your thread. Make sure that swing arm bolt is going in from the correct side. I don't remember which way it goes in, but I had an '80 model XT and mine came out twice before I figured...
Forum: Airheads 05-04-2013, 05:44 PM
Replies: 6,113
Views: 1,230,679
Posted By Schlivitz
Will an airhead power two big ole fog lamps like...

Will an airhead power two big ole fog lamps like that? I've been wanting to mount ONE on mine, but worried it would be too big of a current draw.
Forum: Airheads 01-04-2013, 07:19 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,629
Posted By Schlivitz
Holy Shit BatMan! I'm gonna go out and run my...

Holy Shit BatMan! I'm gonna go out and run my kids away from my crusty old motorcycle right now!
Forum: Airheads 01-01-2013, 06:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,629
Posted By Schlivitz
The /5 bucket will accept the bezel and (halogen)...

The /5 bucket will accept the bezel and (halogen) headlight from an R65. Early eighties I think, maybe any of them.
That's what I'm running. Hope that helps.
Forum: Airheads 12-24-2012, 07:02 PM
Replies: 2,666
Views: 450,659
Posted By Schlivitz
If it's a good quality /5 seat, I'm interested. ...

If it's a good quality /5 seat, I'm interested. I have a /7 solo seat on my bike now, so I'm not gonna replace it unless I find one that's pretty correct (metal pan, white piping). But I would love...
Forum: Airheads 12-20-2012, 11:36 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,537
Posted By Schlivitz
That weight is not only unsprung but spinning. ...

That weight is not only unsprung but spinning. There is a term for this, but I can't remember what it is right now. Anyway, toward the edge of your wheel is the very worst place to put extra...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-18-2012, 08:59 PM
Replies: 533
Views: 50,779
Posted By Schlivitz
I have always admired the Nuovo Falcones. Cool...

I have always admired the Nuovo Falcones. Cool and Euro, without being raucous.
Have you tried preloading the shifter when you up-shift? It makes my old Airhead seem alot less agricultural. Driving...
Forum: Airheads 12-14-2012, 06:56 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,780
Posted By Schlivitz
These motors will obviously take alot of abuse. ...

These motors will obviously take alot of abuse. But wouldn't you rather be having some fun when you perform all the stress tests? It's not that hard to point a fan at your motorcycle in the garage....
Forum: Airheads 12-14-2012, 06:25 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 29,306
Posted By Schlivitz
http://pic50.picturetrail.com/VOL405/8230927/24203...

http://pic50.picturetrail.com/VOL405/8230927/24203189/404986820.jpg

That is Sweeet!!! I like it alot!
Forum: Airheads 12-07-2012, 07:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 930
Posted By Schlivitz
Get it, sub-frame & all. That way you can brace...

Get it, sub-frame & all. That way you can brace this sub-frame (which looks like it might have some extra holes in it) and save your original. They"re prone to crack. My original has been welded,...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-24-2012, 10:09 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 26,039
Posted By Schlivitz
Those 20 y/o electronics are getting hard to come...

Those 20 y/o electronics are getting hard to come by. As much as I like the K1, I would always be concerned about keeping it on the road long term.
Forum: Old's Cool 11-22-2012, 08:27 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,798
Posted By Schlivitz
Retro is only cool if it's field serviceable. BMW...

Retro is only cool if it's field serviceable. BMW will not stand for that.
Forum: Airheads 11-16-2012, 08:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,387
Posted By Schlivitz
I lost interest when "sheer riding pleasure" fell...

I lost interest when "sheer riding pleasure" fell victim to the "innovative technology".
Forum: Airheads 11-06-2012, 04:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,720
Posted By Schlivitz
Doesn't the motor sit lower in the R65? I just...

Doesn't the motor sit lower in the R65? I just wonder about dragging the valve covers. The R80 motor will be wider, but I don't know if it's enuf to matter.
I ride with a short guy occasionally...
Forum: Airheads 10-04-2012, 03:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,742
Posted By Schlivitz
You'll find the parts. But unless you get that...

You'll find the parts. But unless you get that bike for about nuthin', it would probably be cheaper to get a runner. I guess it kinda' depends on how bad you figure that poor motorcycle needs you.
Forum: Airheads 09-25-2012, 06:05 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,226
Posted By Schlivitz
Get down under the lever and watch the cable end...

Get down under the lever and watch the cable end as you operate the lever. If the end doesn't rotate freely for any reason, it will break. A worn lever caused me the same trouble that you are...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-20-2012, 08:44 AM
Replies: 15,066
Views: 8,466,826
Posted By Schlivitz
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If I said I like that helmet, that wouldn't make me gay would it?
Forum: Old's Cool 09-18-2012, 03:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,536
Posted By Schlivitz
"It's better to regret something you have done,...

"It's better to regret something you have done, than something you haven't." - Gibby Haynes
Forum: Airheads 09-11-2012, 09:24 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,050
Posted By Schlivitz
I have been riding a '73 R75/5 for 15 years. ...

I have been riding a '73 R75/5 for 15 years. Have made some modifications to it in that time but very few "have to" mods. I get 10k out of a set of points. The drums are fine if set-up correctly. ...
Forum: Airheads 09-08-2012, 11:37 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,097
Posted By Schlivitz
I put about 1500 miles on one of those one time. ...

I put about 1500 miles on one of those one time. I did enjoy it but they're better if you have long arms, short legs, and your balls are always cold.
Forum: Airheads 08-17-2012, 06:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,885
Posted By Schlivitz
I bought a R75/5 in '97. The old guy that I...

I bought a R75/5 in '97. The old guy that I bought it from seemed to believe that it was all original down to the air in the tires. Turns out, it had an R80ST top-end. Everything from the base of...
Forum: Airheads 08-16-2012, 08:07 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,505
Posted By Schlivitz
So, I won't be pickin' that one up at PepBoys. ...

So, I won't be pickin' that one up at PepBoys.
That's probably a good thing. It would be hard to justify from a "form follows function" stance. But if anyone can think of a functional...
Forum: Airheads 08-16-2012, 07:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,803
Posted By Schlivitz
Cool lookin', but they should've brought back...

Cool lookin', but they should've brought back 80's pricing. Just say NO to overpriced turd-world-made "lifestyle" gear.
Forum: Airheads 08-15-2012, 07:51 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,505
Posted By Schlivitz
Thumb I'm diggin that bulbous headlight. Does it...

I'm diggin that bulbous headlight. Does it have any ID on it?
Forum: Airheads 08-11-2012, 10:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,129
Posted By Schlivitz
I use a set of those on my /5. Mine came off of...

I use a set of those on my /5. Mine came off of an R65 that my dad owned in the early 80's. They ride pretty close to the valve covers on the 247 engines. This looks good but you'll have to take them...
Forum: Airheads 08-06-2012, 09:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,164
Posted By Schlivitz
I' ll add a bit to the good info above. -...

I' ll add a bit to the good info above.
- Inline fuel filters are your friends. Install one on each side and carry 2 more with you until you're sure all the funk is gone from the tank.
- If that...
Forum: Airheads 07-30-2012, 04:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,690
Posted By Schlivitz
Riding the airhead will teach (force) you to ride...

Riding the airhead will teach (force) you to ride smooothly. This should make you faster on the Triumph.
Forum: Airheads 07-25-2012, 04:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,508
Posted By Schlivitz
Do what Bigger Al said. If you still have...

Do what Bigger Al said. If you still have trouble, pump it up to about 60PSI and walk away. Listen for the loud pop (might take a few minutes). That means it seated. Then you can set it at...
Forum: Airheads 07-23-2012, 07:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 985
Posted By Schlivitz
Unless the Bings are giving trouble, I'd leave'm...

Unless the Bings are giving trouble, I'd leave'm alone. Sorting out a carb swap just isn't as much fun as riding your motorcycle. And big flat-slides would be wasted money and headache on an...
Forum: Airheads 07-20-2012, 08:06 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,981
Posted By Schlivitz
Nice bike! I've been riding a LWB Toaster for 15...

Nice bike! I've been riding a LWB Toaster for 15 years. The first thing I did to mine was swap those bars for a Euro set. You'll probably want to change out your cables as well. That bike will...
Forum: Airheads 07-17-2012, 06:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,506
Posted By Schlivitz
Mine walks around too but I deal with it. Here in...

Mine walks around too but I deal with it. Here in East TN I'm always parked on a slope. I keep meaning to rap some hose around the base or something like that. But when I have time to spend with my...
Forum: Airheads 06-25-2012, 07:38 PM
Replies: 2,666
Views: 450,659
Posted By Schlivitz
It doesn't look much like my Reynolds. Which is...

It doesn't look much like my Reynolds. Which is not to say that it isn't a fine stand.
Forum: Airheads 06-18-2012, 06:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 986
Posted By Schlivitz
When I did the front end on my /5, I drained the...

When I did the front end on my /5, I drained the black gew out of the forks and decided to order up replacements for ALL the plastic and rubber parts in the forks before even taking them apart. Sure...
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