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Forum: Airheads 07-10-2014, 06:57 PM
Replies: 622
Views: 54,367
Posted By bgoodsoil
that canyonlands photo is epic. glad you got to...

that canyonlands photo is epic. glad you got to do some riding :thumb
Forum: Airheads 07-08-2014, 05:32 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 33,305
Posted By bgoodsoil
Ouch. Sorry, man. I hope the breakdown story...

Ouch. Sorry, man. I hope the breakdown story associated with those pictures wasn't too bad.

If it makes you feel any better my starter gave up the ghost after spending over an hour in...
Forum: Airheads 07-02-2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 622
Views: 54,367
Posted By bgoodsoil
:d

:d
Forum: Airheads 07-01-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,750
Posted By bgoodsoil
Welcome to the forum, MaxP :wave Don't let...

Welcome to the forum, MaxP :wave

Don't let this thread give you a bad impression. For the most part we're good folks but it's the internet so people don't feel the need to be civil sometimes. ...
Forum: Airheads 06-30-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 618
Posted By bgoodsoil
I wouldn't own anything else. The best riding is...

I wouldn't own anything else. The best riding is on a dirt road away from traffic. Stealth caamping's a lot easier when you can get off the asphalt a bit too so road trips get cheaper.
...
Forum: Airheads 06-30-2014, 05:19 AM
Replies: 1,574
Views: 145,891
Posted By bgoodsoil
:clap Good job, man! Thanks for posting the...

:clap Good job, man! Thanks for posting the video.
Forum: Airheads 06-29-2014, 09:23 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,328
Posted By bgoodsoil
http://i950.photobucket.com/albums/ad349/brewsy16/...

http://i950.photobucket.com/albums/ad349/brewsy16/R80/Odds%20and%20Ends/IMG_5741.jpg

My cat has a water bowl that looks just like that :D

Sorry about the job woes, man. A lotta folks in our...
Forum: Airheads 06-28-2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,296
Posted By bgoodsoil
+1 :lurk I wish I had gone with DRZ forks...

+1 :lurk

I wish I had gone with DRZ forks way back when instead of the DRs but I didn't know they were height adjustable at the time.

What offset did you go with on those triples?
Forum: Airheads 06-28-2014, 06:25 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,447
Posted By bgoodsoil
That seat looks fantastic. I take it this isn't...

That seat looks fantastic. I take it this isn't the first time you've done something like that?

Does that girlfriend's dad have any other daughters that are single? I could use a machinist...
Forum: Airheads 06-28-2014, 06:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 618
Posted By bgoodsoil
Thanks! That's good news. I'm on the north end...

Thanks! That's good news. I'm on the north end of town and I was hoping I'd be able to find something that wouldn't have me crossing the city.

Good thing you went with that 21" front TDL--we...
Forum: Airheads 06-27-2014, 03:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 618
Posted By bgoodsoil
I'm in. Frederick's not too far off. I'm...

I'm in. Frederick's not too far off. I'm willing to be there's some closer trails than that though. Back home pretty much every set of powerlines was a trail.
Forum: Airheads 06-27-2014, 06:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 618
Posted By bgoodsoil
I appreciate it. If it's alright I'll drop you a...

I appreciate it. If it's alright I'll drop you a PM in a few weeks. Maybe you can show me some local trails?
Forum: Airheads 06-26-2014, 02:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 618
Posted By bgoodsoil
the r1100 swingarm won't center the rear wheel in...

the r1100 swingarm won't center the rear wheel in the airhead frame so aside from adding the shock mount you'll need to offset-lace the rim on the hub. It requires a new blank hub to be drilled. ...
Forum: Airheads 06-26-2014, 02:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 618
Posted By bgoodsoil
oooh that's a good question. I'm pretty sure you...

oooh that's a good question. I'm pretty sure you can but I wouldn't want to say for certain. BoxerMetal's an inmate though. I'd PM him.

The /7 frame might have the double-walled top tube, I've...
Forum: Airheads 06-25-2014, 04:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 618
Posted By bgoodsoil
Swapping to a mono would be a bit of a hassle. ...

Swapping to a mono would be a bit of a hassle. Getting a 3-lug monolever from a G/S or ST would cost a fortune IF you can find one. They're very hard to come by.

There aren't any spoked rear...
Forum: Airheads 06-24-2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 763
Posted By bgoodsoil
I call bullshit. I think you just wanted to brag...

I call bullshit. I think you just wanted to brag in this forum :D

Can't wait to see the pics!
Forum: Airheads 06-24-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 23,203
Posted By bgoodsoil
Well for whatever reason it definitely died at...

Well for whatever reason it definitely died at about 40k miles\25 years. I remember there being a discussion about the paste and I know I didn't get to it before the trip.
Forum: Airheads 06-24-2014, 08:59 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 23,203
Posted By bgoodsoil
The stock electronic ignition failed on me during...

The stock electronic ignition failed on me during a road trip and left me stranded. The ICU failed--likely because I forgot to replace the heat sink paste during my rebuild. Several days of 100+...
Forum: Airheads 06-21-2014, 09:22 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,875
Posted By bgoodsoil
I've ridden a few 650 stroms and a 1000 once. ...

I've ridden a few 650 stroms and a 1000 once. They're great bikes. Plenty of power, good suspension, good brakes. It'd be better than either a KLR or a DR for a trip if you can get one in your...
Forum: Airheads 06-21-2014, 07:10 PM
Replies: 622
Views: 54,367
Posted By bgoodsoil
Spoken like a true child of Detroit :D

Spoken like a true child of Detroit :D
Forum: Airheads 06-21-2014, 06:57 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,875
Posted By bgoodsoil
Any vintage bike is going to take more effort,...

Any vintage bike is going to take more effort, both physical and mental, since you don't just have to do the repairs but also learn how to do them.

For $3500 you can get a bike that's 25...
Forum: Airheads 06-21-2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 1,042
Views: 127,986
Posted By bgoodsoil
Looks good! Gotta say though, whenever I've...

Looks good!

Gotta say though, whenever I've built some shit on my bike I've learned that the before and after pictures that matter aren't the 'before I built it and after I built it' pics--it's...
Forum: Airheads 06-21-2014, 04:02 PM
Replies: 622
Views: 54,367
Posted By bgoodsoil
Good luck! If you need anything you've got my...

Good luck! If you need anything you've got my number. I've got a whole parts bike G/S sitting in the driveway at your disposal.

Of course, if I get a text that says 'aw shit! my fork broke! ...
Forum: Airheads 06-18-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 8,628
Posted By bgoodsoil
Where does he race airheads? Are those races...

Where does he race airheads? Are those races covered at all? I'd sure to love to see his machines fighting out there on a track.
Forum: Airheads 06-17-2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,675
Posted By bgoodsoil
Man I love that bike. :thumb The Gen1 racks...

Man I love that bike. :thumb

The Gen1 racks were truly garbage. 18 gauge sheet metal. They split on me during a road trip and came home with ropes holding the boxes on:
...
Forum: Airheads 06-17-2014, 06:05 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,675
Posted By bgoodsoil
I know you've already got your boxes GP but maybe...

I know you've already got your boxes GP but maybe somebody else will find this searching for info.

I've got some first-run Jesses on my G/S. I've wrecked this bike in about every way I could....
Forum: Airheads 06-16-2014, 12:49 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,182
Posted By bgoodsoil
I'm glad to have this opportunity to thank you...

I'm glad to have this opportunity to thank you for your site, Mr. Fleischer.

I bought an airhead in college about 5 years ago--my first vintage bike. I didn't know which end of the screwdriver...
Forum: Airheads 06-14-2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 1,797
Views: 634,654
Posted By bgoodsoil
I like the little 'GS' milled in to the sub frame...

I like the little 'GS' milled in to the sub frame brace. Nice detail.
Forum: Airheads 06-12-2014, 07:49 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 31,679
Posted By bgoodsoil
I'm definitely not revalving these myself but I...

I'm definitely not revalving these myself but I don't want to be completely ignorant when I talk to a shop. It goes without saying that despite being a 'pro' they've never shortened a fork 4" and...
Forum: Airheads 06-12-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 225
Views: 31,679
Posted By bgoodsoil
Nah. The online filter here doesn't block Hulu so...

Nah. The online filter here doesn't block Hulu so I've been working my way through this cool anime series Attack on Titan. It's a busy viewing schedule but I can spare a few minutes in between...
Forum: Airheads 06-11-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 343
Views: 19,475
Posted By bgoodsoil
neat! not to clog up this thread with even more...

neat! not to clog up this thread with even more non-airhead stuff, or well--yeah to do exactly that :), but where'd he end up working at with an econ degree? Is he in that Socialist Heaven,...
Forum: Airheads 06-11-2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 31,679
Posted By bgoodsoil
Were there any changes on the front brake...

Were there any changes on the front brake calipers for the KTMs? Can I grab any caliper off any KTM that had 4860s?

I've got the 2010 XC-W forks that AW linked to and a 2007 wheel with stock...
Forum: Airheads 06-11-2014, 05:54 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 14,606
Posted By bgoodsoil
I generally ruin conversations by prattling about...

I generally ruin conversations by prattling about motorcycle nonsense that nobody else understands. :D If you think economics is esoteric think of the looks you get when you mention carburetion to...
Forum: Airheads 06-08-2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 622
Views: 54,367
Posted By bgoodsoil
That's great! :clap Love the use of the rod...

That's great! :clap Love the use of the rod from the stock spark plug wrench :thumb
Forum: Thumpers 06-05-2014, 11:14 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,289
Posted By bgoodsoil
A friend of mine weighed his on a...

A friend of mine weighed his on a regularly-calibrated industrial scale at his work and got 380 dry. That's without all the crazy engine-shaving tricks though.

A guy that races for SWT-Sports has...
Forum: Thumpers 06-05-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,289
Posted By bgoodsoil
http://rooneycycle.wordpress.com/cycles/ ...

http://rooneycycle.wordpress.com/cycles/

This is from Paul Rooney, a well-known GS builder in Oz:



http://rooneycycle.files.wordpress.com/2010/11/21workshop.jpg?w=840&h=630
...
Forum: Thumpers 06-05-2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,289
Posted By bgoodsoil
Well that's 360 dry and I'll be doing some...

Well that's 360 dry and I'll be doing some serious carving on the bike to get there. r65 block with no starter/alternator cover. I've got the block shaved but I'm waiting on loot for the rest of the...
Forum: Thumpers 06-05-2014, 08:30 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,289
Posted By bgoodsoil
eh to each their own. I was just repaying one...

eh to each their own. I was just repaying one smart-assed comment with another and that guy happened to have a KTM.

btw I might not be lowering these forks. One of the Old Schoolers, Solo Lobo,...
Forum: Airheads 06-05-2014, 05:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 491
Posted By bgoodsoil
G/S bash guards bolt to the that pan. I've...

G/S bash guards bolt to the that pan. I've dropped mine down on to that guard plenty of times crossing logs taller than the ground clearance. It'll handle a floor jack fine.
Forum: Thumpers 06-05-2014, 05:12 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,289
Posted By bgoodsoil
And be one of those know-nothing posers in Orange...

And be one of those know-nothing posers in Orange Crush? Never!
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