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Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 01:04 PM
Replies: 2,359
Poll: Slash 2
Views: 251,284
Posted By bpeckm
:huh What serial number is yours? ...

:huh

What serial number is yours?

http://bpeckm.smugmug.com/Other/Misc-and-fun/i-9kcHnQm/0/M/basketcase-M.jpg



:lol3
Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 08:47 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,241
Posted By bpeckm
:lol3 omfg.... that ^ is just hilarious... I...

:lol3

omfg.... that ^ is just hilarious... I hadn't noticed it, but now......:huh

On a more serious and focussed note: here is a link to his installation, and at the bottom, adjusting of the...
Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 08:34 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,241
Posted By bpeckm
My experience exactly... I could make the front...

My experience exactly... I could make the front tire chirp on my 60/6 (yes, the 60/6 had the front drum). My son jumped on the bike once and started to apply the front brake at slow speed and found...
Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 08:28 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,241
Posted By bpeckm
Wow! What an amazing resource of...

Wow!

What an amazing resource of nicely-documented work! Thanks for doing it, Mr. Reams, and thank you for finding it, Bill!!

Bookmarked, and guaranteed-to-be-used!! :freaky


:D
Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 08:19 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 8,697
Posted By bpeckm
:huh Head shake: happens a lot with...

:huh

Head shake: happens a lot with sidecars, evidently, having to do with the geometry of the side loads from the hack. Did a lot of research and am going to install a steering damper.

Turns...
Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 07:59 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 8,697
Posted By bpeckm
:wink: Aaaahhh....sounds like you've...

:wink:



Aaaahhh....sounds like you've been reading Mr. Wark's work! No, not yet... the always-ready-to-be-changed plan, for now, is to ride the bike hack-style for this summer, then...
Forum: Airheads 06-27-2015, 09:57 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 8,697
Posted By bpeckm
:evil ...

:evil


http://bpeckm.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Hack-Matack/i-4XbMMM3/0/M/SDC14854-M.jpg

:wink:
Forum: Airheads 06-27-2015, 05:46 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 8,697
Posted By bpeckm
:huh The basics are this: set up a...

:huh

The basics are this: set up a straightedge (in my case, string!) so that it is perfectly aligned with the REAR tire of the bike, this is the baseline.

Interestingly, that line, when...
Forum: Airheads 06-27-2015, 05:21 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 8,697
Posted By bpeckm
More alignment.....:evil....? Pretty...

More alignment.....:evil....?



Pretty boring stuff, but durn critical!



Turns out there is a whole science and/or black art to getting the hack running right. I had only ridden one rig...
Forum: Airheads 06-26-2015, 03:42 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 8,697
Posted By bpeckm
Hint: Got alignment worked out! ...

Hint:

Got alignment worked out!

http://bpeckm.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Hack-Matack/i-dzGj73p/0/L/rear%20alignment-L.jpg

:lol3
Forum: Airheads 06-26-2015, 03:33 PM
Replies: 339
Views: 71,304
Posted By bpeckm
:huh Man, that is truly gorgeous... it gets...

:huh

Man, that is truly gorgeous... it gets my attention in Classic Black, touring tank, all the goodies.....frack the petcock... (:huh)

Given what I see, day to day on CL around here, that is...
Forum: Airheads 06-25-2015, 05:38 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 8,697
Posted By bpeckm
:huh I posted this before, but this was my...

:huh

I posted this before, but this was my first "crew" (monkey?) for last night's ride... it ended up with rain starting and lightning flashing, so the photo-op was elusive.....:cry
...
Forum: Airheads 06-25-2015, 05:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 451
Posted By bpeckm
:eek1 You can do a lot more than just a...

:eek1


You can do a lot more than just a tooltube:

http://bpeckm.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/R80ST-and-GS/i-GcftVdp/0/L/Joao_2-L.jpg
:evil
Forum: Airheads 06-24-2015, 05:46 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 8,697
Posted By bpeckm
De-rails don't happen, either with- or without...

De-rails don't happen, either with- or without pictures... no worries, mon :eek1

Thinking of taking the tricycle to listen to some live music tonight... preparing for the...
Forum: Airheads 06-24-2015, 04:16 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 8,697
Posted By bpeckm
:eek1 Took the bike out last night, for the...

:eek1

Took the bike out last night, for the FIRST time, with a passenger in the 'car.... or should I say, passengerS.... my wife Judy and our little 8-pounder EFFIE, just up the block and...
Forum: Airheads 06-24-2015, 03:52 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 8,697
Posted By bpeckm
:D This is what I need: ...

:D


This is what I need:

http://www.maxbmwmotorcycles.com/fiche/NotesParts/32721233350_2_B.jpg



Part No. 1:
Forum: Airheads 06-24-2015, 03:35 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 8,697
Posted By bpeckm
:cry Got into the wiring again, replacing...

:cry

Got into the wiring again, replacing the /6-vintage switchgear with something later (I like my turnsignals on my clutch hand!)...

Had a problem initially with the front brake switch, it...
Forum: Airheads 06-24-2015, 03:29 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 8,697
Posted By bpeckm
Interesting... I was born in Ohio, but left at 6...

Interesting... I was born in Ohio, but left at 6 mos. and grew up in the tropics (South America and Caribbean), but when I first saw New England for college, I just loved it.... it was HOME... and...
Forum: Airheads 06-24-2015, 09:50 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 8,697
Posted By bpeckm
:lol3 I guess that's why we live all over...

:lol3

I guess that's why we live all over the place, though why anybody would want to be in North Dakota does escape me......:wink:

:D
Forum: Airheads 06-24-2015, 06:13 AM
Replies: 1,466
Views: 762,875
Posted By bpeckm
Yep... that's what it has! ...

Yep... that's what it has!

http://bpeckm.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Hack-Matack/i-tWd8c4D/0/L/SDC14740-L.jpg

:D
Forum: Airheads 06-24-2015, 06:00 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 8,697
Posted By bpeckm
I lived in FL for 15 years, and hated every...

I lived in FL for 15 years, and hated every summer...in retrospect it was tough to move from Maine, where August and September are THE best months, to a land where those two months are "mizzable".......
Forum: Airheads 06-23-2015, 03:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 777
Posted By bpeckm
All of these lack-of-fuel theories would make...

All of these lack-of-fuel theories would make more sense if the bike had fired when he squirted starting fluid, methinks....

:eek1
Forum: Airheads 06-23-2015, 07:13 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 8,697
Posted By bpeckm
:evil Thanks Bill.... full headstock...

:evil

Thanks Bill.... full headstock teardown is definitely in the cards. The original bearing installation on the /2's were ball bearings, and if that is still the case, they will definitely get...
Forum: Airheads 06-23-2015, 06:01 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 8,697
Posted By bpeckm
:wink: Thanks, Chris... that is not...

:wink:

Thanks, Chris... that is not something I would have thought of! Though frankly I am not a fan of the 70's style smooth-top-with-nuts-underneath "stock" mounts. I do really like the...
Forum: Airheads 06-22-2015, 07:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,592
Posted By bpeckm
Reminds me of my years in Maine, or at least the...

Reminds me of my years in Maine, or at least the same "thought process"..... well, I'll finish it.... later.....
Forum: Airheads 06-22-2015, 04:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,422
Posted By bpeckm
Was it in gear?.... did the bike try to move when...

Was it in gear?.... did the bike try to move when you pushed? (Course, I gotta admit, I am a sucker for trying to get those old relics workin' again.....they were built tough, and are often easily...
Forum: Airheads 06-22-2015, 03:14 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 8,697
Posted By bpeckm
:ear I am looking for a pair of useable bar...

:ear

I am looking for a pair of useable bar mounts, slash 2 style, per #2 in this diagram:

http://www.maxbmwmotorcycles.com/fiche/DiagramsMid/B0002792.png?v=04282014

I also posted this...
Forum: Airheads 06-22-2015, 03:11 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 99,059
Posted By bpeckm
Slash 2 bar mounts

Looking for a set of functional bar mounts as used on the /2's. Don't need or want show quality, just something functional and useable.

Number 2 in this fiche:
...
Forum: Airheads 06-22-2015, 08:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 772
Posted By bpeckm
:cry brings back the "LOUD valves are HAPPY...

:cry

brings back the "LOUD valves are HAPPY valves"



:wink:
Forum: Airheads 06-22-2015, 08:50 AM
Replies: 214
Views: 18,031
Posted By bpeckm
:clap Whoa.... looking good, mon!! ...

:clap


Whoa.... looking good, mon!!


btw... what are your bar mounts....???

http://bpeckm.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Tanks-n-details/i-QFhh29D/0/XL/barmounts-XL.jpg
Forum: Airheads 06-22-2015, 04:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 548
Posted By bpeckm
:clap Great photo, indeed! From the...

:clap

Great photo, indeed! From the light-in-his-eyes, to the 'do, and the shop creeper... all evocative of a different time.

Hard to tell from a b&w photo, but the second-most-common color...
Forum: Airheads 06-21-2015, 03:14 PM
Replies: 1,466
Views: 762,875
Posted By bpeckm
I have one of those covers in my stash.......

I have one of those covers in my stash.... thinking of using it on the conversion-hack, but to do so would require hacking (yes, pun intended!) away most of the aluminum "scoop", in order to deal...
Forum: Airheads 06-21-2015, 03:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,592
Posted By bpeckm
:eek1 Agree about the "patina"... rubber...

:eek1

Agree about the "patina"... rubber looks too good to be with that paint-whatever. Movie prop?


BUT: cardan drive, half-hub front brake, plunger rear.... that's an oldie for...
Forum: Airheads 06-21-2015, 02:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 777
Posted By bpeckm
With what you have described: 1. carbs...

With what you have described:

1. carbs are dry?

AND 2. no POP, nothing like fire with starter fluid?

Sort of an odd combination, but you might try 2 new spark plugs ( not wet!) and...
Forum: Airheads 06-21-2015, 02:25 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 8,697
Posted By bpeckm
:evil I put an Acewell on one of my...

:evil

I put an Acewell on one of my cafe-jobbies (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=527749&highlight=acewell), 'way back when.... That one worked perfectly, another try on a later...
Forum: Airheads 06-19-2015, 04:49 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 8,697
Posted By bpeckm
Speaking of installing the headlight... which I...

Speaking of installing the headlight... which I did, using the /6 bucket from Beater, and the famous upside-down ears...


Did you know that there are two different headlight rings, both of which...
Forum: Airheads 06-19-2015, 04:16 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 8,697
Posted By bpeckm
:wink: The top hole on the mystery bucket is...

:wink:

The top hole on the mystery bucket is a touch over 3", about 80mm. The red/green lights certainly look like the BMW ones, as I recall. There is also an unobtrusive on/off (pull out)...
Forum: Airheads 06-19-2015, 05:10 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 8,697
Posted By bpeckm
That ADV badge is, unfortunately, not mine......

That ADV badge is, unfortunately, not mine... that was a pic in my treasure trove of stolen-from-somewhere pictures!



So, I have been thoroughly busted by the BMWCorrect polizei.........:freaky...
Forum: Airheads 06-18-2015, 07:17 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 8,697
Posted By bpeckm
:eek1 OMFG.... do you suppose...

:eek1

OMFG.... do you suppose it's...perhaps..............Freudian....?........ do you suppose I prefer the........"perky, uplooking" ears.... omfg........:lol3




:eek1
Forum: Airheads 06-18-2015, 02:50 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 8,697
Posted By bpeckm
Absolutely brilliant, you are! I ordered one...

Absolutely brilliant, you are!

I ordered one of those "shuts off both sides" guys.... and, thanks to those who said "Hey, it doesn't have to go absolutely STRAIGHT from side to side", I will do a...
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