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Forum: Road warriors 04-10-2011, 09:45 PM
Replies: 2,865
Views: 1,050,037
Posted By thurston
Both y'all in Seattle? Sweet. As far as I...

Both y'all in Seattle? Sweet.

As far as I can tell the bike's mechanically solid -- it's a 91 RT with the RT parts removed, had for a good deal locally.

Mostly I've been riding it, but also...
Forum: Road warriors 04-10-2011, 09:21 PM
Replies: 2,865
Views: 1,050,037
Posted By thurston
K-pic-a-day-thread, hm? Here's a shot of my new...

K-pic-a-day-thread, hm? Here's a shot of my new commuter bike -- my first K bike.

http://i451.photobucket.com/albums/qq237/thurston3/IMG_0476.jpg

Cool thread!
Forum: Old's Cool 06-03-2010, 08:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,428
Posted By thurston
Well I've got a whole bunch of gearbox parts, but...

Well I've got a whole bunch of gearbox parts, but they don't really belong to me. I've got a friend with lots of old goodies, and I've been going through stuff. I'm going to have to pay him for the...
Forum: Hacks 06-03-2010, 08:18 PM
Replies: 12
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Views: 1,351
Posted By thurston
Right handers might be hard steering -- I'm sure...

Right handers might be hard steering -- I'm sure there's a way to get your lead down a bit. Can you snap a photo of your set-up?
Forum: Hacks 06-02-2010, 09:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,562
Posted By thurston
Wait. The Velvet Hammer bought the rig from...

Wait. The Velvet Hammer bought the rig from Velvet Elvis? Too good...

Nice hack. Real nice.
Forum: Old's Cool 06-02-2010, 08:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,428
Posted By thurston
back again...

okay now, 2 months since implosion (that long?)

My new (used) shafts are at the machine shop having the old bearings pressed off and the new ones pressed on. I'm using my old transmission case...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-24-2010, 03:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,014
Posted By thurston
Ouch, Check out this thread on my gearbox --...

Ouch,

Check out this thread on my gearbox -- same chunk knocked out of the rear cover. If the shaft moved and took that chunk out, it probably disrupted the seal enough to allow oil into your...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-07-2010, 06:12 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,428
Posted By thurston
Yeah, it looks like the dreaded chocolate milk...

Yeah, it looks like the dreaded chocolate milk sludge, but I think it's really only a combination of the oddly pink redline shockproof gear oil and the fresh bits of metal (plenty of aluminum...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-06-2010, 07:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,428
Posted By thurston
Photos didn't turn out as well as I'd like...

...but here are a few more of the gearbox internals:

First, the front output bearing! Yikes.
http://i451.photobucket.com/albums/qq237/thurston3/Cargohauler%20build/IMG_0412-1.jpg


Second,...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-05-2010, 08:05 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,428
Posted By thurston
Yeah, well it's pretty much toast...

Thanks for the words of encouragement, fellers. A friend and I used the amazing Cycleworks tool to crack open not one, but three gearboxes this afternoon! Most likely mine was the worst.
...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-02-2010, 07:41 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,428
Posted By thurston
here's the first problem.

Looks like there was a minor casualty near the output flange!

http://i451.photobucket.com/albums/qq237/thurston3/Cargohauler%20build/IMG_0407-1.jpg
...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-02-2010, 07:10 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,428
Posted By thurston
[quote=mark1305]Thurston, check out my little...

[quote=mark1305]Thurston, check out my little excursion into the transmission mystique.
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=435511


Mark, that thread is gold! Nice work and thanks...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-01-2010, 10:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,428
Posted By thurston
Wirespokes, This is some good stuff. Thank...

Wirespokes,

This is some good stuff. Thank you. I knew vaguely about the gears on the output shaft not being in order 1-2-3-4-5...

but rather, as you state, 5-3-2-4-1, so all that makes sense...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-01-2010, 09:22 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,428
Posted By thurston
Well, ya'll are giving me better hope for the...

Well, ya'll are giving me better hope for the future. Mark, I'll have to take a look at your gearbox thread tomorrow as I've had a few beers and can't focus as I'd like. Wirespokes, I'd like to...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-01-2010, 07:39 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,428
Posted By thurston
Whoa. You had it bad as well. I don't...

Whoa. You had it bad as well. I don't understand all this airhead "gearbox speak" but I have a feeling I'm about to.

I DO know a bit about the the shift kit, and specific bearings and the...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-01-2010, 07:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,428
Posted By thurston
Today I killed my gearbox.

The bike is a 1976 R75/6. Going South on I-5 near Seattle -- 5th gear, about 65mph. All of a sudden this awful grinding sound/feeling from the transmission makes me grab my clutch. :huh

As I...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-24-2010, 06:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,359
Posted By thurston
Rode the Mt Loop on Sat on my sidecar -- it's in...

Rode the Mt Loop on Sat on my sidecar -- it's in great shape! Hardly anyone out there. But, yeah, I heard it's closed weekdays for now...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-12-2010, 06:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 967
Posted By thurston
I think most of them do that eventually.

I think most of them do that eventually.
Forum: Old's Cool 02-26-2010, 06:28 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,597
Posted By thurston
Try putting it in gear AND standing on the rear...

Try putting it in gear AND standing on the rear brake. Works for me...
Forum: Airheads 02-22-2010, 08:44 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,074
Posted By thurston
Well I suspected I wasn't the only one -- glad to...

Well I suspected I wasn't the only one -- glad to have that verified. Mine goes away with just enough pressure on the clutch lever right before the friction point. That made me think it had to do...
Forum: Hacks 02-22-2010, 11:11 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,533
Posted By thurston
That's what I was thinking when I read your...

That's what I was thinking when I read your previous post about downside of having the dampening all the time: "Well, MINE has and ADJUSTABLE damper!" :D Unfortunately it was WAAAY shot and oozing...
Forum: Hacks 02-22-2010, 07:57 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,533
Posted By thurston
Karl, Thanks for the "geeky" lesson -- makes...

Karl,

Thanks for the "geeky" lesson -- makes sense to me. I've already found the wider bars I put on to be to low for sidecar use. This was an attempt to avoid going back to the US bars that...
Forum: Hacks 02-18-2010, 08:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,213
Posted By thurston
Sweet rig, Chuck. I've never felt that...

Sweet rig, Chuck. I've never felt that "checkbook" tool very handy -- maybe better on the new BMWs or something. You just gotta know the little tips and tricks to keep your airhead running -- poke...
Forum: Hacks 02-18-2010, 07:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,059
Posted By thurston
Went to Bent Bike on my lunch break and picked...

Went to Bent Bike on my lunch break and picked through the racks. About to give up, I found a rear fender from an R100RT and I held it up -- looks great!

Unfortunately it was weirdly priced, so...
Forum: Hacks 02-18-2010, 07:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,821
Posted By thurston
All right! That was quick... :clap

All right! That was quick... :clap
Forum: Hacks 02-17-2010, 06:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,059
Posted By thurston
Bent Bike is great for a bunch of stuff (in fact,...

Bent Bike is great for a bunch of stuff (in fact, that little bullet tail/brake light) but I was disappointed in the giant pallet rack full of mostly chrome fenders oxidizing in the rain for like $50...
Forum: Hacks 02-17-2010, 05:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,059
Posted By thurston
Two weeks throwing rocks on my fellow drivers.

No, not really. But I gotta get a fender on my new airhead/sputnik hack!

Anyone got an actual Sputnik fender collecting dust? :evil Or maybe an alternative suggestion? I'm thinking that a BMW...
Forum: Hacks 02-13-2010, 08:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,674
Posted By thurston
Oh yeah... NICE WHITEWALLS! :eek1

Oh yeah... NICE WHITEWALLS! :eek1
Forum: Hacks 02-13-2010, 08:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,821
Posted By thurston
Hey ChuckS Nice to hear about your new hack!...

Hey ChuckS

Nice to hear about your new hack! :thumb

I was going to say that I think the 33/11 is a pretty desirable FD so that if you plan on keeping your setup, you ought to be able to get a...
Forum: Hacks 02-08-2010, 08:20 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,812
Posted By thurston
Sounds good, Jim! :lol3 I'll see you around...

Sounds good, Jim! :lol3 I'll see you around town.
Forum: Hacks 02-07-2010, 01:57 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,812
Posted By thurston
Yeah, you should see mine! :D ...

Yeah, you should see mine! :D

http://i451.photobucket.com/albums/qq237/thurston3/Cargohauler%20build/IMG_0429.jpg
Forum: Hacks 02-07-2010, 11:58 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,812
Posted By thurston
Nice rig, Jim! :clap

Nice rig, Jim! :clap
Forum: Hacks 02-06-2010, 05:57 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,533
Posted By thurston
Ernie, I feel like I've experienced the same...

Ernie,

I feel like I've experienced the same thing -- low speed wobble only when I first set out. Anyone else have any thoughts on that? Cold tires? Lower pressure than warm tires?

Also it...
Forum: Hacks 02-06-2010, 12:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,578
Posted By thurston
Four days on my new sidecar, and it's starting to...

Four days on my new sidecar, and it's starting to seem like the best decision I ever made! I repair commercial espresso machines, and my cargo hauler gets my tools and parts supply from job to job...
Forum: Hacks 02-03-2010, 08:56 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,750
Posted By thurston
Being a noob to hacks (just born 3 days ago) I...

Being a noob to hacks (just born 3 days ago) I think this is a great idea. Seems like a killer way to learn some of the finer points of driving a rig! Keep us posted Vernon! :thumb
Forum: Hacks 02-03-2010, 08:50 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 7,763
Posted By thurston
I like paella.

I like paella.
Forum: Hacks 02-03-2010, 08:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,578
Posted By thurston
I just hacked my only bike and don't have any...

I just hacked my only bike and don't have any regrets yet! I s'pose I can pick up a cheap older Honda if I need a leanin' fix again.

But I have been wondering how many people only have hacks... ...
Forum: Hacks 02-03-2010, 08:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,377
Posted By thurston
Dunno what the state test is like. I'm signed up...

Dunno what the state test is like. I'm signed up for the class in a few weeks though! :fitz

Doesn't the written test get you pretty much all you need to learn your rig until you can get into the...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-28-2010, 12:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 668
Posted By thurston
+1 on Seattle Powdercoat! Excellent work, great...

+1 on Seattle Powdercoat! Excellent work, great price.
Forum: Hacks 01-24-2010, 06:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,943
Posted By thurston
Looks like a fun rig! I checked things out...

Looks like a fun rig!

I checked things out again today, and keep looking at my arrangement of clamps and bosses to see how I can get the sidecar frame in a bit closer -- it just seems so wide. ...
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