Airhead tech day at this guy's house

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  1. blaine.hale

    blaine.hale Long timer

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    Hey guys and gals,

    Decided to host a tech day at my house (Atlanta) next Saturday, November 17th.

    There will be plenty to work on and plenty of tools.
    I know my big plan is to re-assemble the r75 /5. All the seals and gaskets are waiting and everything is pulled off, just about.

    Bring your bikes, we'll do some maintenance on them. I've got stuff for timing, oil changing, carb sync etc.

    I'll see about getting some drinks up in the fridge as well.

    Anyone have a preferred or best time?
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  2. bpeckm

    bpeckm Grin!

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    ...this is one of those times that living in RI ain't so good.... wish I could get there...have a blast! :D
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  3. bgoodsoil

    bgoodsoil Dare to be Stupid

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    I'll bring some beer. I've got a small plate for installing the rear main if you don't have one.

    I'm looking forward to seeing the Bul in person! Thanks for hosting!
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  4. blaine.hale

    blaine.hale Long timer

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    Ooo yes, bring that if you don't mine. I have the new rear main ready to install.
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  5. Beater

    Beater The Bavarian Butcher

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    I will drink your beer, and provide comic relief. :evil

    See you there!
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  6. _cy_

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    sounds good... too bad I'm not closer
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  7. hardwaregrrl

    hardwaregrrl ignore list

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    Yep, I'm in as well.
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  8. Kai Ju

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    Guys, the only reason he's hosting this is so he can get his own bike running right. :D

    Having said that I wish I could be there, it's gotta be something simple, the tough ones usually are.
    Maybe you can briefly swap carbs with a known good set and see if the problem moves to the other bike and disappears from yours.
    If it does, ride it like you stole it........oh wait, you're hosting, bummer.
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  9. blaine.hale

    blaine.hale Long timer

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    We definitely aren't touching the r90....she's in time-out :D
    I'll probably fiddle with her this weekend on my own time. I prefer to be productive and not beat everyone's head against a wall haha.
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  10. Kai Ju

    Kai Ju Long timer

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    I was actually being serious, get a carb off a good running bike and swap it out with yours. if the problem travels you know it's the carb. If it doesn't you get to look elsewhere.
    Also a good time to tighten the intake spigots.
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  11. apt13

    apt13 Been here awhile

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    Wish the ride from Athens to Atlanta and vice versa wasn't so soul crushing. Would be nice to come say hi. You atlanta folks seem pretty swell haha.
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  12. bgoodsoil

    bgoodsoil Dare to be Stupid

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    We can yank the carbs off my bike and put it on yours. I don't mind. I still haven't synced my carbs.....and I've had the bike for 4 years. I've sanked my carbs a few times though :D Does that count?
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  13. baldwithglasses

    baldwithglasses Godspeed, Robert

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    In.

    I'll drag over my r65 parts-collection-that-was-once-a-bike.
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  14. hardwaregrrl

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    Hey , let me know if anyone needs any airhead parts for the tech day. I'm organizing Nathan's attic and I'm up to my knees in parts, anything. Only working there tomorrow this week. I can bring it and you can pay then. Let me know asap!
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  15. rfuerst911sc

    rfuerst911sc Adventurer

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    I'm still new to the area, where is this taking place ? And aprox. what time ? My R90/6 could use some carb tweeks :D I'm in Marietta.
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  16. blaine.hale

    blaine.hale Long timer

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    In Kirkwood. Send me a PM and I'll set you up with an address.
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  17. blaine.hale

    blaine.hale Long timer

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    What's a good time to start?
    I'll probably be working on bikes starting around 11am.
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    bgoodsoil Dare to be Stupid

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    Sounds good. Anybody want to meet up early for breakfast?
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  19. blaine.hale

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    Btw, we're looking to have a pretty big attendance.
    People are private messaging me outside of this thread asking to come. Should be awesome :)
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  20. Beater

    Beater The Bavarian Butcher

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    Awesome! I'll bring The Dobber for the pure freak factor.
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