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Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 01:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 580
Posted By dilandau
I am going to take a stab and say he had heated...

I am going to take a stab and say he had heated grips or something- and the extra fuses and switch were for that.


I am not sure the usefulness of dropping the oil pan- if you change the oil...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-16-2014, 10:44 PM
Replies: 1,570
Views: 213,719
Posted By dilandau
having been in the infant situation- he may not...

having been in the infant situation- he may not have slept for several weeks. So I give him a pass. and the bike looks ok- the back registration can be gotten around for bikes over 25 years old in...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-16-2014, 01:41 PM
Replies: 2,696
Views: 805,704
Posted By dilandau
and you also have my dads old truck! going...

and you also have my dads old truck! going down 8 miles of twisting mountain road with that thing is how I built up arm strength.
Forum: Old's Cool 09-15-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,092
Posted By dilandau
engine stand in the back of the car. fun begins...

engine stand in the back of the car. fun begins soon.
Forum: Old's Cool 09-15-2014, 08:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,092
Posted By dilandau
its actually all part of the plan: my wife wants...

its actually all part of the plan: my wife wants to me ride less....
Forum: Old's Cool 09-14-2014, 09:18 PM
Replies: 2,696
Views: 805,704
Posted By dilandau
I had the exact bike, same color same year. ...

I had the exact bike, same color same year.

the vn750 has a pretty serious following- a great bike that they built for 20 years and did not change a thing. no need to mess with what works I...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-12-2014, 11:37 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 28,260
Posted By dilandau
nice thread- you posted on my 900sd project so I...

nice thread- you posted on my 900sd project so I came over to see what you were up to. gives me some hope and perspective on how long it might take for me to get my girl back on the road.
...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-12-2014, 10:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,092
Posted By dilandau
probably the same as those as well. I have a /6...

probably the same as those as well. I have a /6 and it looks just the same but I have not tried to swap it on. Same stupid clip system that fails and drops your headlight on your fender. ...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-12-2014, 12:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,092
Posted By dilandau
yes, well - luckily the shims were kept in the...

yes, well - luckily the shims were kept in the same bags as the parts they go with. it is still gonna be a fun puzzle!
Forum: Old's Cool 09-11-2014, 10:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,092
Posted By dilandau
https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3861/15189467736_57...

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3861/15189467736_570bff846c.jpg

there! made it work. ok, so that is not my garage. that is the garage of the of the guy who sold it to me. but that is the bike,...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-11-2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,092
Posted By dilandau
ducati 900sd in boxes

https://www.flickr.com/photos/28434634@N08/15189467736/player/" width="3264" height="2448" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen oallowfullscreen...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-11-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 1,570
Views: 213,719
Posted By dilandau
the best bike builders are all in cali: ...

the best bike builders are all in cali:

http://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/mcy/4658261969.html
http://images.craigslist.org/00o0o_gmLi4xsWlsS_600x450.jpg

the best thing is that someone stole that...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-13-2014, 01:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,632
Posted By dilandau
rick is awesome- thanks for this post, i just...

rick is awesome- thanks for this post, i just ordered a relay (now $12) which is less than 10% of what the OEM one is at $125!!

I just called it in, looks lie the website is not updated much...
Forum: Airheads 03-13-2014, 08:25 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,156
Posted By dilandau
cheap and less toxic alternative is pine sol. ...

cheap and less toxic alternative is pine sol. half water/pine sol mix and that can go a long way.. soak and check every few hours. does not eat away seals and keeps your carbs smelling winterfresh.
Forum: Airheads 03-03-2014, 10:32 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,342
Posted By dilandau
this guys pictures are way better than mine: ...

this guys pictures are way better than mine:

http://brook.reams.me/bmw-motorcyle-rebuilds/1973-bmw-r755-rebuild-project/23-bmw-r755-install-the-transmission/
Forum: Airheads 03-03-2014, 03:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,597
Posted By dilandau
go see it and be ready to buy. an RS with spoke...

go see it and be ready to buy. an RS with spoke wheels is pretty nice.. even if its not original paint.
Forum: Airheads 02-28-2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,342
Posted By dilandau
at least you did not drunk buy a boat. ...

at least you did not drunk buy a boat.

those splines look pretty good to me-
Forum: Airheads 02-27-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 6,498
Views: 1,303,347
Posted By dilandau
if there is one complaint about my 75 /6 - which...

if there is one complaint about my 75 /6 - which looks just like yours but black - is that the stock mufflers are exceedingly tame. easy swap on?
Forum: Airheads 02-27-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,342
Posted By dilandau
I run the pilots on my /6 - seem like a quality...

I run the pilots on my /6 - seem like a quality tire
Forum: Airheads 02-23-2014, 04:17 PM
Replies: 6,498
Views: 1,303,347
Posted By dilandau
pretty sure that the dual brembo set up does not...

pretty sure that the dual brembo set up does not work with wire spoke wheels. that is why he switched.
Forum: Airheads 02-21-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 6,498
Views: 1,303,347
Posted By dilandau
!

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Forum: Airheads 02-21-2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,434
Posted By dilandau
I keep telling her that torque specs are a guide...

I keep telling her that torque specs are a guide and not gospel, but she wont listen.

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5546/10417061023_9ca8bf8220_z.jpg
Forum: Airheads 01-27-2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 928
Posted By dilandau
its got paso parts on it. so its got to be good!

its got paso parts on it. so its got to be good!
Forum: Old's Cool 01-24-2014, 11:00 AM
Replies: 2,696
Views: 805,704
Posted By dilandau
looks good!

looks good!
Forum: Old's Cool 01-23-2014, 08:03 PM
Replies: 7,255
Views: 3,317,148
Posted By dilandau
like the bike but the filter on the photo makes...

like the bike but the filter on the photo makes my eyes hurt.
Forum: Airheads 01-17-2014, 08:53 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,231
Posted By dilandau
my friend's paper filter in housing burst into...

my friend's paper filter in housing burst into flames on his ride home the other day. so I suppose that is one argument against paper filters. keeps it out of the landfill i suppose..

I have not...
Forum: Airheads 01-11-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 862
Posted By dilandau
and its easy to do as well - hardest part is...

and its easy to do as well - hardest part is getting the ATE caliper back in alignment, but just follow whatever the manual says. I use chalk on the disk so i can see if its landing flat.

of...
Forum: Airheads 01-11-2014, 02:28 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,065
Posted By dilandau
They probably just realize that the system will...

They probably just realize that the system will always have scammers- look at Craigslist and Ebay-- they have money and full time staff working on this and still are full of scammers.

maybe they...
Forum: Airheads 01-09-2014, 12:45 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,065
Posted By dilandau
keeping up with the scams and spam is not easy-...

keeping up with the scams and spam is not easy- advrider uses vBulletin, which is not free- they are paying to keep this site spam free. my forum site has been under serious attack recently, so...
Forum: Airheads 01-07-2014, 10:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,326
Posted By dilandau
yeah- for that cash PASS! no way. Just skip it...

yeah- for that cash PASS! no way. Just skip it and look for another. best advice is be ready to travel for the right bike. I happen to be in the oakland Bay Area- and we are spoiled for choice-...
Forum: Airheads 01-06-2014, 10:59 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,065
Posted By dilandau
ouch. i used IBMWR several times in the past few...

ouch. i used IBMWR several times in the past few months and had zero spam/scams come my way. got a seat and a transmission- one was advertised, and one was a want ad on my part.

i wonder how...
Forum: Airheads 01-05-2014, 09:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,751
Posted By dilandau
looking good man. I went from a faring bike to...

looking good man. I went from a faring bike to my r75 with no faring, and yes- its WAY colder. but sacrifice for handling and style and get a warm coat.
Forum: Airheads 01-05-2014, 08:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 545
Posted By dilandau
Before you tear the bike apart I would just...

Before you tear the bike apart I would just switch to regular oil and see if it stops or at least slows the leak.


Dry seals can expand with regular use and it might just do so and save you tons...
Forum: Airheads 01-04-2014, 10:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,195
Posted By dilandau
I got a HEL line and kept the hardline- works...

I got a HEL line and kept the hardline- works great and looks stockish as its black (just thinner). As others- because the hardline already has brackets and is light and strong as is so why go...
Forum: Airheads 01-04-2014, 10:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 545
Posted By dilandau
could you be running synthetic oil by an chance? ...

could you be running synthetic oil by an chance?

if you need an extra hand at some point- im also in oakland.
Forum: Airheads 01-04-2014, 06:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 892
Posted By dilandau
i just did a trans swap - its not so bad. but...

i just did a trans swap - its not so bad. but you might as well check your clutch while you are in there. Mine ended up being fine so i just roughed up the disk a bit, cleaned, and put it all back...
Forum: Airheads 01-03-2014, 08:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,258
Posted By dilandau
yeah, no bike that has been sitting and has rust...

yeah, no bike that has been sitting and has rust is worth much - if its a common bike then you can find a clean one for cheap so dont bother, and if its a rare bike, then you will be paying out the...
Forum: Airheads 01-03-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,258
Posted By dilandau
now days a running one in decent condition is at...

now days a running one in decent condition is at least 3k around here. that said, no more than 1k is always my rule for a non running bike.. unless its something super rare/special.

i payed 1k...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-02-2014, 02:31 PM
Replies: 7,255
Views: 3,317,148
Posted By dilandau
general cafe racer (and many other builds)...

general cafe racer (and many other builds) question: removing the front fender/brace and just leaving that open- Does not this make your front end noodle about like a drunken nurse in a hose...
Forum: Airheads 01-01-2014, 08:12 PM
Replies: 6,498
Views: 1,303,347
Posted By dilandau
is anyone else not seeing pics where one would...

is anyone else not seeing pics where one would assume there would be (see the last couple posts): airhead pic to stay on topic.

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5546/10417061023_9ca8bf8220_c.jpg
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