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Forum: Airheads 09-09-2014, 09:28 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,860
Posted By supershaft
Glass beading aluminum works perfectly. Use the...

Glass beading aluminum works perfectly. Use the right grade and clean it properly afterwards. The aviation industry has no problems with it so why should we. I don't. That being said, I have...
Forum: Airheads 09-09-2014, 09:16 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,045
Posted By supershaft
Riding under 3000rpm? With much of a load it...

Riding under 3000rpm? With much of a load it will get you going nowhere fast shaking and shuddering all at the same time. I don't call that riding? Plus it's real hard on the engine.

That buzz...
Forum: Airheads 09-09-2014, 09:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 648
Posted By supershaft
I have run straight pipes, open megaphones,...

I have run straight pipes, open megaphones, reverse cone megaphones, and a variety of mufflers including Supertrapps with Bing CV on airheads. Half of all that with Dells. Exhausts mostly just...
Forum: Airheads 09-09-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,155
Posted By supershaft
I don't understand how most everybody started...

I don't understand how most everybody started running such high pressures as well. Well, I kinda understand in that I have seen many people running max pressure on the sidewall thinking that that...
Forum: Airheads 09-09-2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,518
Posted By supershaft
That's exactly what a good friend of mine said...

That's exactly what a good friend of mine said when my boss at a local dealership said I was going too fast when two deer ran out of some bushes and right into me. I about died laughing. Basically,...
Forum: Airheads 09-08-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 591
Posted By supershaft
1042cc's over the stock 980cc's. That's a 62cc's...

1042cc's over the stock 980cc's. That's a 62cc's bigger engine. Big diff. The trouble is IMO that the liners are too thin. I have run a bore gauge down a number of low mileage 1050 cylinders and...
Forum: Airheads 09-07-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,574
Posted By supershaft
+1 I hope you guys aren't going to go on...

+1

I hope you guys aren't going to go on for pages and pages yet again?

Funny how Bill down below omits post #12 and then quotes post #14 without including Chasbmw's post that I was...
Forum: Airheads 09-07-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,574
Posted By supershaft
A Billy dump Bill? You mean correcting you? ...

A Billy dump Bill? You mean correcting you? That's a dump to you but a real help to others. I get thank you's but not from you? Not even an 'oops'. Usually it's just more BS like up above. By...
Forum: Airheads 09-07-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,574
Posted By supershaft
Oh the horror! It's a real pleasure to...

Oh the horror!

It's a real pleasure to see you guys complaining about something you didn't pull out of your asses' and at he same time it reveals what little you actually have to complain about...
Forum: Airheads 09-07-2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,518
Posted By supershaft
I don't do "preemptive replacement" on my own...

I don't do "preemptive replacement" on my own bike either. Who are you quoting? I replace notched steering head bearings all the time that have grease in perfect condition so the notching can't be...
Forum: Airheads 09-07-2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,574
Posted By supershaft
Oops.

Oops.
Forum: Airheads 09-07-2014, 08:45 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,574
Posted By supershaft
They come right off following my advise. No...

They come right off following my advise. No need for a puller whatsoever. It isn't dried and stuck oil that holds them on. It's wet oil forming a suction seal between the guide ring and the...
Forum: Airheads 09-07-2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,169
Posted By supershaft
Ridiculing points? Talking about points and...

Ridiculing points? Talking about points and their weaknesses is not ridiculing them.

Tubes are good in a nuclear explosion so they say. I hope I never find out. Since so many other things...
Forum: Airheads 09-06-2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,169
Posted By supershaft
Points with a booster is half way to electronic. ...

Points with a booster is half way to electronic. One step better than points whereas electronic is way better then points and points with boosters since either way you still have points. I would...
Forum: Airheads 09-06-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,169
Posted By supershaft
Walked? Give me a break. I get things started...

Walked? Give me a break. I get things started with electronic ignition ALL the time. What would I have done? I would have looked into a number of things besides the ignition first. Engines with...
Forum: Airheads 09-06-2014, 10:37 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,518
Posted By supershaft
Contentious? There is nothing contentious about...

Contentious? There is nothing contentious about a different opinion. It isn't an attack, rude, obnoxious, or anything of the sort. A few people try to make it into that but go figure. Different...
Forum: Airheads 09-05-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,169
Posted By supershaft
More than a couple of times! One time my boss's...

More than a couple of times! One time my boss's '61 Cadillac wouldn't start after setting a spell in the garage. I took the distributor cap off, snapped the points open a couple of times, and put...
Forum: Airheads 09-05-2014, 07:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 617
Posted By supershaft
No wonder I have never even considered them for...

No wonder I have never even considered them for anything.
Forum: Airheads 09-05-2014, 07:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 803
Posted By supershaft
If the new Thruxtons weighed the same as the old...

If the new Thruxtons weighed the same as the old ones?!? About 80lbs difference. I would probably be riding one myself but that engine is a boat anchor.
Forum: Airheads 09-05-2014, 07:22 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,155
Posted By supershaft
We have already been over this. Michelins are...

We have already been over this. Michelins are known for letting loose all at once. Ask any racer or any good rider. I know, you think anyone that slides there tires on the street is a liar or...
Forum: Airheads 09-05-2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,153
Posted By supershaft
R100 vs R80? Even my dad said the R80's were...

R100 vs R80? Even my dad said the R80's were smoother. I never really notice it and I have ridden R80's back to back with R100's many times over. Maybe it's because my dad was a real low RPM guy...
Forum: Airheads 09-05-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,155
Posted By supershaft
Metric or not? Correct sized metric tires (90/90...

Metric or not? Correct sized metric tires (90/90 on front and a 110 on back for twin shock models) are a little smaller than the inch tires. You're probably better off with metric IMO. Way more...
Forum: Airheads 09-05-2014, 04:33 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,146
Posted By supershaft
I suggest that you read more and BS less. And...

I suggest that you read more and BS less. And you guys went three days or so without any crap like that. You guys should try for four!
Forum: Airheads 09-05-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,498
Posted By supershaft
I will try saying it one more time. The answer to...

I will try saying it one more time. The answer to your question is yes. Too low resistance and your bike won't run at all in a short time. Too high resistance and your bike makes less power for a...
Forum: Airheads 09-05-2014, 11:47 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,146
Posted By supershaft
The Randy article is really a crash repair...

The Randy article is really a crash repair article and not a very good at that. It really doesn't even touch setting up a straight front end. Some inmates have countered me saying this stating that...
Forum: Airheads 09-05-2014, 11:41 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,518
Posted By supershaft
Chris Harris? I guess if you do not know...

Chris Harris? I guess if you do not know ANYTHING about the issue. Other than that? The two clips I have seen both had some major don't do that's in my book! Anton's site is the only site I would...
Forum: Airheads 09-05-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,498
Posted By supershaft
He didn't read into it far enough. Yes, it is OK...

He didn't read into it far enough. Yes, it is OK to run a grey coil with the new ICU. That I saw no reason to test. It makes sense in theory so why shouldn't it work. What doesn't work is using a...
Forum: Airheads 09-05-2014, 09:58 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,498
Posted By supershaft
I don't have many service bulletins. Most of...

I don't have many service bulletins. Most of them I have are from BMW service school. I do have the specs in my manuals but I am not going to look them up. Even if I did, I don't have a way to put...
Forum: Airheads 09-05-2014, 09:40 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,518
Posted By supershaft
I replace steering head bearings regardless. ...

I replace steering head bearings regardless. That includes the races. I had never heard of not replacing the races until I got on the idiotnet. Go figure. Anyway, why? 10 years? A lot of people...
Forum: Airheads 09-05-2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 803
Posted By supershaft
The Thruxton has quite a bit more power. WAY...

The Thruxton has quite a bit more power. WAY better brakes despite it being quite a bit heavier. The airhead has its driveshaft handling weirdness but from what I can tell riding with them at a...
Forum: Airheads 09-05-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,498
Posted By supershaft
It's in BMW's specs somewhere. The service...

It's in BMW's specs somewhere. The service bulletins for the latest coil might have it? Primary resistance does matter. Mostly when it's not enough but . . . .

@Warin: Thanks. You have been...
Forum: Airheads 09-04-2014, 08:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 583
Posted By supershaft
If sealed bearings are a bad thing in out...

If sealed bearings are a bad thing in out trannies it will be the first time I have ever seen sealed bearings being a bad thing. So far in my experience, they are a giant leap forwards.
Forum: Airheads 09-04-2014, 08:03 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,498
Posted By supershaft
Runs better than it ever has? That says more...

Runs better than it ever has? That says more about your old coil than it does the new one.

No loss of performance? Compared to what? Your old coil? I am sure there is no loos of performance...
Forum: Airheads 09-04-2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,146
Posted By supershaft
If you know what your are doing just removing the...

If you know what your are doing just removing the front wheel requires dreaded alignment procedures.

You can take the rods out without removing the tubes. Other than that, doing the same job to...
Forum: Airheads 09-04-2014, 03:12 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,544
Posted By supershaft
What JG reports is very common knowledge and...

What JG reports is very common knowledge and happens with perfectly set up forks. There should be a reminder of it at every riders' meeting before a road race. It seems forks flex a lot more than...
Forum: Airheads 09-04-2014, 03:07 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,146
Posted By supershaft
The white plastic bumpers crumble apart too. ...

The white plastic bumpers crumble apart too. The bumpers are real important and probably need replacing. That means pulling the damper rods.

Leave the tubes in the trees if you can. Less...
Forum: Airheads 09-04-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,498
Posted By supershaft
What metric? Electricity. A higher ohm coil...

What metric? Electricity. A higher ohm coil will weaken the spark. That's why they have low ohm coils. For a stronger spark.
Forum: Airheads 09-04-2014, 12:23 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,498
Posted By supershaft
It works. It just doesn't work as good as the...

It works. It just doesn't work as good as the right coil does. More than doubling your primary ohms does make a difference. It works plenty good enough for a lot of people but apparently a lot of...
Forum: Airheads 09-04-2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,544
Posted By supershaft
It sounds to me that you need to tighten the...

It sounds to me that you need to tighten the bearings too. That and worn tires. And maybe something else? It's very often a combo of things.

Metzelers? Back int the day I always liked Conti...
Forum: Airheads 09-03-2014, 09:09 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,498
Posted By supershaft
Aren't the green HD coils 3 ohm? If so, I think...

Aren't the green HD coils 3 ohm? If so, I think you are better off better matching up the coil to the ICU. The gray coils are around 1ohm. ICU with turquoise lettering? I would run a blue .7 ohm...
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