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Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 12:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 296
Posted By blaine.hale
I bought the /5 one from Max. It's just the...

I bought the /5 one from Max. It's just the direct stock replacement and it's damn easy to replace.
Come over if you wanna check out factory wire routing. I think I got it correct.
...
Forum: 2 smokers 01-22-2015, 09:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 391
Posted By blaine.hale
That's not even a legit TSS with liquid cooled...

That's not even a legit TSS with liquid cooled head...why is that 46k?
Forum: Old's Cool 01-18-2015, 09:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 441
Posted By blaine.hale
What CL link? I just see an embeded youtube video.

What CL link? I just see an embeded youtube video.
Forum: Old's Cool 01-18-2015, 08:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 429
Posted By blaine.hale
Read my original post ;)

Read my original post ;)
Forum: Old's Cool 01-17-2015, 06:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 429
Posted By blaine.hale
That's a good idea. I feared that I'd have to...

That's a good idea.
I feared that I'd have to do some welding of some sort. Guess I'll have to source a welder.
Forum: Airheads 01-15-2015, 11:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 748
Posted By blaine.hale
I love it when older dudes make riding videos. So...

I love it when older dudes make riding videos. So much less crap and so much less "philosophy." Just good ol' riding in beautiful country.
Forum: Old's Cool 01-15-2015, 09:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 429
Posted By blaine.hale
1966 Ducati wheel bearing removal

So I'm rebuilding the wheels on my 66 Ducati Monza 250. Bearings probably need replacing at this point. Luckily, they're common and still made FAG bearings. No problem there.
The problem is removing...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-11-2015, 01:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,944
Posted By blaine.hale
I visited See See when I rode through Portland....

I visited See See when I rode through Portland. Super nice guys. Really great little spot.
I wouldn't call their primary business being a shop. It's more a coffee shop that happens to carry...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-11-2015, 09:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,297
Posted By blaine.hale
<iframe width="560" height="315"...

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/ArUnuEUd4VU" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
Forum: Old's Cool 01-11-2015, 09:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,297
Posted By blaine.hale
San Fran, you say? That wasn't a drunken...

San Fran, you say? That wasn't a drunken mistake...that was a crack head using the porcelain from the plug to break open car windows.
Forum: Airheads 01-10-2015, 03:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,105
Posted By blaine.hale
You can see the rockers here <iframe...

You can see the rockers here
<iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/K7UzI7dA8wc" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
Forum: Airheads 01-10-2015, 03:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,105
Posted By blaine.hale
They're usually all hand machined. Yes, they make...

They're usually all hand machined. Yes, they make tiny little spark plugs and glow plugs for model planes, nitro r/c cars, helicopters etc.
Forum: Airheads 01-10-2015, 10:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,105
Posted By blaine.hale
Working scale model airhead engine

Way too cool!

<iframe width="420" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/2ByWEupWAZU" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
Forum: Airheads 01-10-2015, 10:11 AM
Replies: 375
Views: 23,586
Posted By blaine.hale
Thanks for spending my money, Dark Helmet. May...

Thanks for spending my money, Dark Helmet. May the schwartz be with you.

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7578/16246810275_7074798de3_b.jpg
Forum: Airheads 01-10-2015, 07:33 AM
Replies: 375
Views: 23,586
Posted By blaine.hale
Think I may pick one of those lifts up even...

Think I may pick one of those lifts up even though I'm normally against HF crap. That's too good to turn down and I've needed one for years.
Forum: Old's Cool 01-06-2015, 05:24 PM
Replies: 2,046
Views: 300,426
Posted By blaine.hale
Something about the LeMans name on a guzzi always...

Something about the LeMans name on a guzzi always commands a high price. That said, I'm not complaining about the value of my original LeMans.
Forum: Airheads 01-02-2015, 12:23 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,038
Posted By blaine.hale
Hey, I've had really good luck with permatex in...

Hey, I've had really good luck with permatex in very very thin layers. I ain't going to knock it. There's a way to do it very cleanly and not look like your stereotypical PO.
Forum: Airheads 01-02-2015, 11:41 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,038
Posted By blaine.hale
You could also try sanding the surface on glass...

You could also try sanding the surface on glass before milling. That may help and would be way cheaper.
Forum: Airheads 12-30-2014, 02:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 524
Posted By blaine.hale
I've kicked mine over maaaany times with a dead...

I've kicked mine over maaaany times with a dead battery :D
It won't start without the battery there at all, though. You probably won't find a kick start on one past 1974, though. They became dealer...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-28-2014, 01:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 509
Posted By blaine.hale
Quick lacing/truing question

Hey folks,
Lacing up my first set of wheels.
1966 Ducati Monza 250 with SS spokes from Buchanan to match the stock 18" wheels.
My question is; is it common to grind down some of the threads at...
Forum: Airheads 12-24-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,295
Posted By blaine.hale
I have one and paid a very very small price for...

I have one and paid a very very small price for it. You can still get them if you look around and post a wanted ad on the guzzi club of america.

*edit: just read that you're in NZ...doh!
Forum: Airheads 12-23-2014, 08:20 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,948
Posted By blaine.hale
My post seems to be getting skipped over...it's...

My post seems to be getting skipped over...it's entirely plausible that you got shitty BMW seats. Mine were and it was stated by the mechanic that the BMW seats were shitty. Your mechanic should...
Forum: Airheads 12-22-2014, 01:28 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,948
Posted By blaine.hale
He's not standing behind his work. Apex redid...

He's not standing behind his work. Apex redid mine for free and used non-BMW seats the next time around.
Also, did he SHOW you the problem? I'd like to see what it is.
Forum: Airheads 12-22-2014, 12:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 592
Posted By blaine.hale
http://1970sbrochures.webs.com/

http://1970sbrochures.webs.com/
Forum: Airheads 12-22-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,948
Posted By blaine.hale
I had BMW seats installed in my r90 and they...

I had BMW seats installed in my r90 and they started to recess very very shortly after. I think Apex Cycles said something about the quality of new BMW seats not being so great?
This was about 6-8k...
Forum: Airheads 12-20-2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,336
Posted By blaine.hale
If you get the stock, braided, fuel lines they...

If you get the stock, braided, fuel lines they will not need clamps. They swell and fit quite nicely. Hucky and many other places carry it by the foot.
Forum: Airheads 12-19-2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 309
Posted By blaine.hale
It cranks just fine. I have a 680 in the r75...

It cranks just fine.
I have a 680 in the r75 and a 545 in the guzzi. Both identical electrical systems, including starters.
No problems here.
Forum: Airheads 12-19-2014, 09:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 812
Posted By blaine.hale
Good thing these sit under the tank ;) I also...

Good thing these sit under the tank ;)
I also coat starters with it as well. They're fairly covered too, heh.
Forum: Old's Cool 12-19-2014, 07:04 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 15,536
Posted By blaine.hale
Do it Do it! I'm neck deep in my Monza 250....

Do it Do it!
I'm neck deep in my Monza 250. Still sourcing parts and what not.
Forum: Airheads 12-18-2014, 02:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 812
Posted By blaine.hale
Mark Frappier 82 Mountain View Agawam, MA...

Mark Frappier
82 Mountain View
Agawam, MA 01001
800-528-5235

That's who I used.
Forum: Airheads 12-18-2014, 02:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 812
Posted By blaine.hale
Yup! Any damage to the sleeve means nothing....

Yup! Any damage to the sleeve means nothing. They'll just pop that sleeve out and press in a new one, matching the new piston. Just like a normal engine cylinder and piston.
It's also miles cheaper...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-18-2014, 01:21 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 15,536
Posted By blaine.hale
1 year later...where you at on this? :D

1 year later...where you at on this? :D
Forum: Old's Cool 12-18-2014, 12:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,495
Posted By blaine.hale
An opinion really needed its own thread?

An opinion really needed its own thread?
Forum: Airheads 12-13-2014, 04:13 PM
Replies: 375
Views: 23,586
Posted By blaine.hale
Oh yeah...I haven't hosted one in a while....

Oh yeah...I haven't hosted one in a while. Perhaps I'll host one come spring?
In the mean time, that flat drive way and 2 car garage sounds mighty fine, count me in :)
Forum: Airheads 12-11-2014, 01:12 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,536
Posted By blaine.hale
I'm more interested in that pretty aluminum Bing...

I'm more interested in that pretty aluminum Bing tab ya got there, prutser.
Forum: Airheads 12-11-2014, 10:24 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,536
Posted By blaine.hale
What's funny is how much I love bings for their...

What's funny is how much I love bings for their quick release. Try working on mikunis in a honda with the stupid fucking 4 screws holding the bowl on.
Forum: Airheads 12-11-2014, 07:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 812
Posted By blaine.hale
Nah, it's fine. You can have them blasted an...

Nah, it's fine. You can have them blasted an re-sleeved. That cost me about $80 total last I had it done, plus the cost of a rebuild kit.
It's cheaper than buying one that's already been done or a...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-09-2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 11,749
Posted By blaine.hale
Hmm, I need to research more into that oil...

Hmm, I need to research more into that oil pump/pressure release. I changed the oil filter myself and tightened it pretty well but I also won't rule that one out.
Forum: Old's Cool 12-09-2014, 09:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,250
Posted By blaine.hale
I got a year's subscription when they ran a free...

I got a year's subscription when they ran a free promotional a little while back. I like it a lot. I may buy the physical copies to have around the house. They're very pretty!
Forum: Airheads 12-09-2014, 09:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,076
Posted By blaine.hale
Oh cool! I have a little Vespa toy exactly like...

Oh cool! I have a little Vespa toy exactly like those that my parents got in Italy. Someone's hands definitely make them :)
I'd love to buy a BMW one!
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