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Discussion in 'Airheads' started by TINK, May 3, 2011.

  1. groop

    groop So much to ponder

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    Looks fantastic Tink. Congratulations! :clap
  2. DaneelOlivaw

    DaneelOlivaw Irv Seaver BMW; Parts Mgr

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    Bike looks very good, Brian. Thanks for filling your shopping carts here at Irv Seaver BMW.
  3. TINK

    TINK Been here awhile

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  4. sealsam

    sealsam Sam...I am.

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    Nice honor Tink. Congratulations.

    BTW, I want new shoes. Are those Avon's I see? Did you mount them yourself or use a vendor?

    Sorry about the tire question! I won't ask about oil.:lol3
  5. Rob Farmer

    Rob Farmer Long timer

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    It's always a bad sign when your parts supplier knows your first name :lol3

    First class job there Brian. That bikes a credit to you.
  6. TINK

    TINK Been here awhile

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    Took the day off work to tour PROJECT-S around and visit with some of the people that made this bike a reality for me. Thanks everyone. TINK

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  7. TINK

    TINK Been here awhile

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    Yes, those are Avon Roadrider AM26 tires from American Motorcycle Tire

    Yes, I mount/balance my own tires http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=19032233&postcount=104

    I see you're local. perhaps you could come by my place for a Tire Tech Day and I could shoe them on for you. PM me.

    TINK
  8. TINK

    TINK Been here awhile

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  9. villageidiot

    villageidiot Long timer

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    that store got every paycheck i made for 6 months when i was building my vw bus when i was 18, though back then it was vee dub parts unlimited.
  10. TINK

    TINK Been here awhile

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    It's Sunday night and I've put PROJECT-S to bed for the night.

    300 miles (okay, 299.7, but who's counting) on her since rebirth.
    Brakes have FINALLY bedded and I can actually lock up the rear tire now. :wings

    Rode to The Rock Store this morning. 65 miles each way, 130 mile day.
    High speed (okay 65 mpg) run up the freeway. She's got long legs and likes to roll out on the open road.

    Rode past Paul of RockStorePhotos twice, just be sure he got a shot I can buy.

    Not too much interest at The Rock Store, mostly a group of self centered loud mouth "I'm important" (it their minds eye) types there. :brow

    Did run into Eugene Garcin with his /2 (I think), Eugene is a regular at Vintage Bike OC.

    Clutch is strong and I'm getting the hang of the gear box.
    Even did a few "rapid" accelerations with "quick" gear changes.
    It is surprising how quickly she will run up to 60 mph and leave the stop light traffic in the mirrors. :ksteve

    Throttle takes a "Manly Man" to twist, not for wimps. :gdog

    More miles to come. Looking forward to bonding with my "vintage" friend. :ricky

    TINK
  11. TINK

    TINK Been here awhile

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    Did an oil and filter change at 300 miles post retoration. The oil in the engine was fresh when I picked the bike up and I decided to just ride the bike initially with that oil at first as it was still clean and clear on the dip stick.

    Went with Castrol 4T 20W50 SG for this change (no, this is not an oil thread... just the facts ma'am).

    Pulled out the old two piece filter and noticed the seal on the inside was deformed, stuck a flash light (a torch, for our UK friends ;-) down in the hole and what do ya know, an old red round seal was still on the shaft at the bottom.

    Fished the o-ring out, installed the new two piece filter and I was good to go.

    TINK
  12. Les_Garten

    Les_Garten Been here awhile

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    Hey Tink, do you know the source of the Heel toe shifter you have?

    Do you like it?
  13. Rob Farmer

    Rob Farmer Long timer

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    All help gratefully accepted :thumb
  14. TINK

    TINK Been here awhile

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    It's the standard R100RT shifter. It seams to work fine, www search shows it's the preferred setup, although I never use the heal feature... creature of habit, I guess.

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    Thank God they never offered the "WHITE" seat in the U.S..
  15. Les_Garten

    Les_Garten Been here awhile

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    Hmmm, never seen that before.

    They must have dropped that on the monoshocks, mine doesn't have it.

    The white is very Elvis like, in a European kinda way!

    p.s. I just looked at the fische for the pre 85 RT's. It shows both shifters as an option, so that's interesting.
  16. Rob Farmer

    Rob Farmer Long timer

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    Les,

    I have a heel/toe shifter on my 100/7. It's physically impossible to use it as anything other than a toe shifter. Looks gnarley though so worth a fortune :D
  17. Les_Garten

    Les_Garten Been here awhile

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    That's a good one!

    I have some new Wesco boots, Engineer type. Haven't ridden with them yet, but they are BIGish boots. So I saw that heel toe and said, Hmmmm....
  18. TINK

    TINK Been here awhile

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    Ya, that's me in my desert rat hat telling war stories at the Cafe Racer Magazine Readers Ride In last Saturday.

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    TINK
  19. Les_Garten

    Les_Garten Been here awhile

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    Sweet!

    I just found that Magazine last week, it ain't bad!
  20. TINK

    TINK Been here awhile

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    Getting PROJECT-S ready for another weekend of riding. :clap
    Adjusted the rebound on the rear IKON shocks from 1 to 3.
    Disconnected the speedo cable, thanks Wirespokes, to prevent any more damage to the dancing speedo.
    GET YOUR MOTOR RUNNING
    HEAD OUT ON THE HIGHWAY
    LOOKING FOR ADVENTURE
    AND WHAT EVER COMES OUR WAY...
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    TINK