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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Yesterday, 06:08 PM
Replies: 34,258
Views: 8,400,312
Posted By Bill Harris
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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Yesterday, 06:02 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,552
Posted By Bill Harris
Motor skills and having them ingrained enough to...

Motor skills and having them ingrained enough to not THINK about doing it. After the third day if 10 hours in the saddle and you're cold and tired and weary is when things will start to unravel. ...
Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 05:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 359
Posted By Bill Harris
Thumb Amen. --Bill

Amen.

--Bill
Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 02:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 526
Posted By Bill Harris
Ah, so you have done all that. Good. I...

Ah, so you have done all that. Good.

I eventually ended up going with dual plugs, std 9.6:1 CR and tweaked timing on mine. Runs like a sewing machine...

--Bill
Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 01:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 177
Posted By Bill Harris
Fill to the bottom of the threads on the filler. ...

Fill to the bottom of the threads on the filler. The "volume" is just a good approximation, anyway.

The eBay Headlight? The listing is a bit vague, but if the headlight is a Truck-Lite product,...
Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 01:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 359
Posted By Bill Harris
A fork brace wil do, and if the bike has the...

A fork brace wil do, and if the bike has the "lightweight factory upper-triples" (like the /5 and /6 , and maybe later, did) a heavier upper triple. Of all the things I've done to my bike, the...
Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 09:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 526
Posted By Bill Harris
The engine is ping-prone because the camshaft...

The engine is ping-prone because the camshaft gives it a high effective compression ratio, which, in addition to the physical CR of 9,5:1 makes it ping-prone. The engine was real 100 octane ethyl...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Yesterday, 06:29 AM
Replies: 34,258
Views: 8,400,312
Posted By Bill Harris
Oh my. Just a few hours til our Killboy dose of...

Oh my. Just a few hours til our Killboy dose of the week. Mebbe we can see a parade... :freaky

--Bill
Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 03:08 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 848
Posted By Bill Harris
Nah, the lil feller was released unharmed. Looks...

Nah, the lil feller was released unharmed. Looks worse than it was.

--Bill
Forum: Airheads 10-20-2014, 10:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 526
Posted By Bill Harris
Good to know. I recall hearing about changes in...

Good to know. I recall hearing about changes in the FD ratio but most of my material is old and Haynes vaguely alluded to it.

I'll note that.

--Bill
Forum: Airheads 10-20-2014, 06:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 454
Posted By Bill Harris
Wut? :huh:huh:huh --Bill

Wut? :huh:huh:huh

--Bill
Forum: Airheads 10-20-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 1,919
Views: 193,234
Posted By Bill Harris
I use an "acid brush" aka a "soldering flux...

I use an "acid brush" aka a "soldering flux brush" cut down to 5/16-1/4". "Paint" the moly on like a medium-heavy coat of paint. The moly (molybdenum disulfide) stays on the metal as a dry...
Forum: Airheads 10-20-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 390
Posted By Bill Harris
Yep, Nivomat. ...

Yep, Nivomat.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nivomat

From Sachs:
...
Forum: Airheads 10-20-2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,706
Posted By Bill Harris
It's called "marking it's owner", rather akin to...

It's called "marking it's owner", rather akin to a dog or cat "marking it's territory".

Consider yerself an Annointed One. :thumb

--Bill
Forum: Airheads 10-20-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 1,919
Views: 193,234
Posted By Bill Harris
That was leading up to my next question, and ...

That was leading up to my next question, and presciently answered it. I saw the gearbox, recognized the the footshift lever and the kickstart lever on the left, but was baffled by the curved...
Forum: Airheads 10-20-2014, 10:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 454
Posted By Bill Harris
This is the first time I've seen one of these...

This is the first time I've seen one of these steering dampers up close and it is a strange engineering solution. The knob (9) turns a gearwheel (17) which moves a gear rack (4) with an...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-20-2014, 06:55 AM
Replies: 34,258
Views: 8,400,312
Posted By Bill Harris
Cogswell taking a picture of someone taking his...

Cogswell taking a picture of someone taking his picture. Now that's existential.

Well done.

--Bill
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-20-2014, 06:49 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,986
Posted By Bill Harris
Exactly. Interstates can be intimidating but in...

Exactly. Interstates can be intimidating but in many ways are much safer.

Limited access so no side-road/left-turn surprises. Better visibility so no blind curves. Better road surfaces so...
Forum: Airheads 10-20-2014, 06:29 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 848
Posted By Bill Harris
And I actually did kick the duck fetish... :eek1...

And I actually did kick the duck fetish... :eek1

:)

--Bill
Forum: Airheads 10-20-2014, 06:23 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,415
Posted By Bill Harris
This is the old-style /5 oil filter. --Bill

This is the old-style /5 oil filter.

--Bill
Forum: Airheads 10-20-2014, 12:07 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 933
Posted By Bill Harris
Ah, I was thinking it was factory e-ignition. ...

Ah, I was thinking it was factory e-ignition.

I'd still keep ignition as a possibility if the fuel lead checks out.

--Bill
Forum: Airheads 10-19-2014, 11:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 848
Posted By Bill Harris
Pink hair... eh, ain't me. It's too so, so......

Pink hair... eh, ain't me. It's too so, so... Cyndi Lauper.

But who's to judge-- here's me in 1974/75.

--Bill
Forum: Airheads 10-19-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 933
Posted By Bill Harris
Sometimes the ICU for the electronic ignition...

Sometimes the ICU for the electronic ignition will run hot because of worn heat sink grease and give similar symptoms. As will a funky Hall sensor (ignition pickup). Be thinking Ignition, too.
...
Forum: Airheads 10-19-2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 526
Posted By Bill Harris
All R60/? had the 37/11 3.36:1 rear end. Those...

All R60/? had the 37/11 3.36:1 rear end. Those are indeed Bing 53 slide-valve carbs; the later ones had civilized enrichment circuits instead of Airheadish Float Ticklers. The enricheners are...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-19-2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,816
Posted By Bill Harris
Don't covet, or thou will be smote... :pope ...

Don't covet, or thou will be smote... :pope

:)

--Bill
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-19-2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,986
Posted By Bill Harris
Whoa. That is a 865cc, DOHC fuel-injected twin...

Whoa. That is a 865cc, DOHC fuel-injected twin weighing in at 506 pounds. Should be good on the Interstate. Give yourself more seat time...

--Bill
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-19-2014, 03:53 PM
Replies: 34,258
Views: 8,400,312
Posted By Bill Harris
You Old Guys. Rub it in. :( Been wrenching...

You Old Guys. Rub it in. :(

Been wrenching all afternoon... :) The OTHER half of riding. :thumb

--Bill
Forum: Airheads 10-19-2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,706
Posted By Bill Harris
I usually just slug in 280mL. I think the "...

I usually just slug in 280mL. I think the " drain-and-fill oil change capacity" is less, like 265-ish. I may try the old fine-tune the airspace some day. My Haynes gives 437mm, 17.2" top...
Forum: Airheads 10-19-2014, 03:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 205
Posted By Bill Harris
The quick check is that the clutch cable at the...

The quick check is that the clutch cable at the transmission should not be taught and should have a little play or slack when it is pulled back towards the clutch lever.

If it's not tight, you may...
Forum: Airheads 10-19-2014, 03:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 482
Posted By Bill Harris
The friction lock screw stays locked all the...

The friction lock screw stays locked all the time. The throttle unlocks immediately with the press of a button and the throttle closes.

--Bill
Forum: Old's Cool 10-19-2014, 11:39 AM
Replies: 733
Views: 100,502
Posted By Bill Harris
LOL!! Wonderful story. --Bill

LOL!! Wonderful story.

--Bill
Forum: Old's Cool 10-19-2014, 11:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 676
Posted By Bill Harris
Beautiful machine, Kev. The Italians can make...

Beautiful machine, Kev. The Italians can make even a toothbrush look sexy.

In many ways I am glad (and lucky) that I was able to hang on to my /5 over the years.

--Bill
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-19-2014, 11:14 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,986
Posted By Bill Harris
Scrambler? Which one? Ducati Scrambler? ...

Scrambler? Which one? Ducati Scrambler? Polaris Scrambler? Triumph Scrambler?

You probably just need more stick time. As you get more times, ride the rural intercity Interstate roads to get...
Forum: Airheads 10-19-2014, 11:03 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,706
Posted By Bill Harris
Fork oil is something we just didn't think about...

Fork oil is something we just didn't think about on a new-ish bike. Tires wear so you can see when to replace them. Blings and farkles need to be bought. But fork oil is the redheaded stepchild.
...
Forum: Airheads 10-19-2014, 09:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 482
Posted By Bill Harris
And thank you. I've been toying with the idea of...

And thank you. I've been toying with the idea of getting a throttle lock for some time and this motivated me.

Here he is in Vendors:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1014518
...
Forum: Airheads 10-19-2014, 09:06 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 719
Posted By Bill Harris
If you have the rubber diode board mounts, go...

If you have the rubber diode board mounts, go with the solid ones. If you have the black powdercoated timing chain case make sure that the powdercoat is scraped off to bare aluminum under the diode...
Forum: Airheads 10-19-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 482
Posted By Bill Harris
Maybe this? The Atlas? ...

Maybe this? The Atlas?

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1016777&highlight=cruise

--Bill
Forum: Airheads 10-19-2014, 05:27 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 719
Posted By Bill Harris
Recently mine started having an "erratic ALT...

Recently mine started having an "erratic ALT light", too. It went off a little later coming up from idle, then a lot later, and output voltage dropped. The "change with RPM" was the clue-- it was a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-18-2014, 11:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,137
Posted By Bill Harris
As an adolescent with Hodaka-lust, all they had...

As an adolescent with Hodaka-lust, all they had was the Ace 90 and Ace 100. But the name of the company was unique enough: PABATCO.

I think that the most poetic bike names were from Bultaco. ...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-18-2014, 11:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,504
Posted By Bill Harris
But it's Mil-spec. Think of the turds you could...

But it's Mil-spec. Think of the turds you could carry... :rofl:lol3:rofl

--Bill
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