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Forum: Airheads 11-24-2013, 09:44 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 17,991
Posted By x3300
I guess those shafts are made of 4340...

I guess those shafts are made of 4340 chrome-moly, which needs a special technique when welding. I think a shaft with a properly welded V butt weld joint...
Forum: Airheads 11-10-2012, 08:52 AM
Replies: 223
Views: 89,181
Posted By x3300
Mendo Forest

I took the bike up to the Upper Lake District (http://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/mendocino/recreation/ohv/recarea/?recid=25154&actid=32) of Mendocino National Forest for a long weekend of riding.

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Forum: Airheads 10-28-2012, 02:31 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 89,181
Posted By x3300
Speedo Sensor

The Trail Tech (http://trailtech.net/) computer uses a reed switch (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reed_switch) and magnet for its speed sensor. I used some high-temp epoxy to mount the magnet in the...
Forum: Airheads 10-21-2012, 10:54 AM
Replies: 223
Views: 89,181
Posted By x3300
D606s

After my first dirt ride I decided I should try some more aggressive tires. I had liked the D.O.T approved Dunlop D606 tires when I used them on my old XR650R, so put in an order for a 130/90-17 and...
Forum: Airheads 10-07-2012, 01:05 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 89,181
Posted By x3300
Shaft Saga

Over the past month I've been plagued with a lot of drive shaft problems.

When I had welded the extension into the shaft I noticed what looked like some inclusions in one of the welds, but left...
Forum: Airheads 09-28-2012, 11:01 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 89,181
Posted By x3300
Hollister Hills

I took the bike down to Hollister Hills (http://ohv.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=1179) OHV park for a shake-down ride. I was thinking to ride it there, about 70 miles, but I figured I better be safe and...
Forum: Airheads 09-22-2012, 12:46 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 89,181
Posted By x3300
Spark Arrestor

I'd like to thank everyone for the kind comments. I'm glad that there are some out there that can enjoy my write-ups.

To ride in the forests and off-road parks around where I live you need a US...
Forum: Airheads 08-19-2012, 07:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,761
Posted By x3300
I use Metzler ME880 Marathon tires for road. ...

I use Metzler ME880 Marathon tires for road. Deep tread so OK for good dirt roads. The 140/80x17 size fits in the rear with a k-bike wheel spacer (BMW PN 36311451791).

-x3300
Forum: Airheads 08-19-2012, 07:15 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,026
Posted By x3300
Try putting more air in the rear tire. -x3300

Try putting more air in the rear tire.

-x3300
Forum: Airheads 08-18-2012, 11:00 AM
Replies: 223
Views: 89,181
Posted By x3300
New Boots

I've been doing a lot of work lately to get the bike more road worthy. I found found a good price on a set of TKC-80's so decided to replace the worn ones I had. Here's how they arrived.

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Forum: Airheads 08-11-2012, 02:39 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 89,181
Posted By x3300
Side Stand

To make riding the bike practical I really needed to have a side stand. I thought it would be an easy thing; a bracket welded to the frame, a tube coming down, a spring to hold it up, but once I got...
Forum: Equipment 08-01-2012, 05:15 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,874
Posted By x3300
10 days from Germany

I ordered a pair of Sidi Adventure Gore-tex boots from http://www.fc-moto.de in July 2012. I used their English language pages and could complete my order without difficulty. I chose the DHL...
Forum: Airheads 07-28-2012, 10:17 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,762
Posted By x3300
I did a test and found the clearance was about...

I did a test and found the clearance was about the same when hot and when cold on my bike, a '92 R100GS.

-x3300
Forum: Airheads 07-28-2012, 01:26 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 89,181
Posted By x3300
Muffler

To finish off the exhaust I still needed to hookup the collector and arrange something for a muffler. I had these pieces left over from an old project and I was thinking I could make use of them; a...
Forum: Airheads 06-23-2012, 01:41 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 89,181
Posted By x3300
Equal Length Tubes

The exhaust system is one of the things that really makes a bike's character, and I figured I'd like to have one that was distinctive. I'd need something that would work with my repositioned foot...
Forum: Airheads 06-02-2012, 12:11 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 89,181
Posted By x3300
Forward Motion

I spent the long holiday weekend finishing up a lot of the small miscellaneous work. All those small jobs ended up taking a lot of time.

To get a 12mm socket on the final drive mounting nuts I...
Forum: Airheads 05-26-2012, 11:41 AM
Replies: 223
Views: 89,181
Posted By x3300
Seat Cover

I wanted to put a leather cover on the seat, but wanted to get something that had a good looking grain and some grip in its texture. I stopped by the LeatherWise (http://www.leatherwise.com) leather...
Forum: Airheads 05-19-2012, 04:48 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 89,181
Posted By x3300
Seat Foam

I had been looking around and collecting different kinds of foam samples to mock up and test the seat with. After some trials I found that a base layer of rebond foam with another layer of firm...
Forum: Airheads 05-12-2012, 11:24 AM
Replies: 223
Views: 89,181
Posted By x3300
New Seat Pan

The old seat pan I had made no longer works with the new subframe, plus I was not entirely satisfied with the way the old one turned out, so I decided to make up a new one. I started with a model...
Forum: The Garage 06-07-2011, 08:33 PM
Replies: 1,097
Views: 341,129
Posted By x3300
A hard drive magnet is great for keeping a set of...

A hard drive magnet is great for keeping a set of allen keys together in your bike's tool bag.
You can also use it to find nuts and things you drop when doing trail side repairs.

-x3300
Forum: Ride reports 05-12-2011, 10:58 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 16,129
Posted By x3300
I put up a few videos of foos, ixab and I riding:...

I put up a few videos of foos, ixab and I riding:

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Forum: Ride reports 05-10-2011, 10:03 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 16,129
Posted By x3300
CRW took this really nice photo which sums up my...

CRW took this really nice photo which sums up my weekend pretty well. Finished with about 160 miles of trail riding and several new friends.

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Forum: Airheads 04-12-2011, 07:47 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 89,181
Posted By x3300
Rear Wheel

I took the rear wheel apart to do the final build with the proper length spokes. In preparation for powder coating I scrubbed up the rim and hub with a strong detergent and steel wool...
Forum: Vendors 04-08-2011, 11:59 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,062
Posted By x3300
First Cut

Hi All,

Just to let you know, I put some time into learning how to convert the svg images into tool paths (g-codes) usable by CNC controlled cutting machines. Here's a prototype set of down tube...
Forum: Airheads 03-26-2011, 08:46 AM
Replies: 223
Views: 89,181
Posted By x3300
Rear Brake

I had thought hooking up the rear brake would be one of the easier things I'd need to do for the new rear end, but as it turned out, I needed to do a fair amount of design and fab to get a working...
Forum: Airheads 03-06-2011, 01:52 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 89,181
Posted By x3300
Tail Light

The UFO rear enduro fender I have came with a simple tail lamp, but it wasn't really suitable for road use; it had a low wattage bulb and no stop lamp. Here's what it looks with the lamp removed.
...
Forum: Airheads 02-12-2011, 11:18 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 89,181
Posted By x3300
Rear Rack

I needed the tube bender to finish up my subframe and make a rear rack. Here's where I left off with just a single fender mount and no rear cross member.

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Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-12-2011, 08:17 AM
Replies: 536
Views: 34,917
Posted By x3300
Be careful on the road passing by the store near...

Be careful on the road passing by the store near Pillsbury Lake. In the fall of 2010 I meet two people who got sharp objects through their tires there. Saw first hand a rat-tail file cut in half...
Forum: Airheads 02-06-2011, 02:27 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 89,181
Posted By x3300
Tube Bender

Rotary draw bending (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tube_bending#Rotary_draw_bending) of tubes has little cross section distortion at the bend, and I thought that it would give the appearance I wanted...
Forum: Airheads 02-06-2011, 11:50 AM
Replies: 223
Views: 89,181
Posted By x3300
mikyheimann, I don't find anything special about...

mikyheimann, I don't find anything special about these wheels. I follow standard wheel building techniques and just consider the geometry when making adjustments. I have some detail of building a...
Forum: Airheads 01-30-2011, 12:28 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 89,181
Posted By x3300
Arm Update

As I mentioned in an earlier post, I didn't like the way my lower shock mount turned out. I decided to cut it off and make a new one. I searched around in the McMaster-Carr...
Forum: Airheads 01-30-2011, 12:24 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 89,181
Posted By x3300
Bikecat, everything I post here is genuine and...

Bikecat, everything I post here is genuine and done by my own hand. I try to make it entertaining to read the reports so don't include some details, but nothing is faked nor presented in a...
Forum: Airheads 01-23-2011, 01:10 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 89,181
Posted By x3300
Rear Spokes

Machining 21.5mm off the center of the rear wheel hub moved the hub that much closer to the swingarm. To fit a wide tire like the Gripster or TKC-80 I would need to offset the rim to the left to get...
Forum: Airheads 01-09-2011, 02:26 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 89,181
Posted By x3300
Rear Hub

There are some differences between the monolever and GS paralever final drives. The brake drum and output flange diameters are the same, but the GS output flange is a lot shorter.

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Forum: Vendors 01-04-2011, 12:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,062
Posted By x3300
Rev 1 Drawings Done

Hi All,

Just an update, I got all the cardboard template fittings done and the drawings updated. Some rework was needed for the down tube plate and the front main tube parts. I'm calling these...
Forum: Airheads 01-01-2011, 11:50 AM
Replies: 223
Views: 89,181
Posted By x3300
Time Off

I've been down riding in Baja for the last week, so haven't made any progress on the build-up.

Here's a video from along the coast south of San Felipe where they run the Baja 250 race:

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Forum: Vendors 12-21-2010, 06:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,062
Posted By x3300
Beemerguru, as I told you in a private e-mail, I...

Beemerguru, as I told you in a private e-mail, I won't meet your schedule, and so you should make your own. Sorry if I wasn't clear about it.

-x3300
Forum: Vendors 12-19-2010, 02:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,062
Posted By x3300
Drawings Updated

Hi All,

Its great there's so much interest. Tell your friends!

I created drawings for the remaining parts and updated some of the existing drawings today. I reduced the drawing size from A4,...
Forum: Airheads 12-18-2010, 12:23 AM
Replies: 223
Views: 89,181
Posted By x3300
Subframe

With the extended swingarm and KTM shock there's no way the OE subframe will fit, and the subframe is something I thought I could replace with a lighter and simpler design.

There were a lot of...
Forum: Airheads 12-17-2010, 11:40 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 89,181
Posted By x3300
brunocrossley, It sounds to me like you need to...

brunocrossley, It sounds to me like you need to remove the old mounts and make some new ones where they will be aligned.

I setup up the shock mounts so that the center of the shock end bearings...
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