Spanking the Cow- The continuing saga of an R100GSPD at the Races

Discussion in 'Airheads' started by Stagehand, Jan 20, 2011.

  1. bgoodsoil

    bgoodsoil Dare to be Stupid

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    That video was great, man. Fastest cow in the WORLD!

    Screw that! Let's make a road trip out of it. We can stealth camp and spend the money we save on beer.
  2. danedg

    danedg Horizontally Opposed

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    Ripped into the cow today. Only to discover (4) $1.22 US gasket seals missing from the $1500.00 hi-comp cylinder/piston kit...:puke1

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    The best laid plans of cows and men!:lol3
  3. Stagehand

    Stagehand Imperfectionist

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    well what with all the cleaning necessary, I suppose it would have taken the same amount of time.

    Rationalization.
  4. trailshogi

    trailshogi Jam Econo

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    This is my favorite advrider thread. Period. Thanks for putting all of this together. I will wear my new t-shirt w/ a smile.
    Keep on keepin' on.
  5. Stagehand

    Stagehand Imperfectionist

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    WOW, THANKS! I'm honored. There are lots of great threads in Old School, alone, let alone the rest of this great board.

    Think I got all the popsicle sticks coming together, and hopefully will have lots of gorey pics later this evening.
  6. bgoodsoil

    bgoodsoil Dare to be Stupid

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  7. datchew

    datchew Don't buy from Brad

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    Hey Jason.

    Don't forget the circlip!























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  8. Solo Lobo

    Solo Lobo airhead or nothing

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    Wow, that was ballsey!

    I was gonna say something about washing your bike before taking the motor to pieces...
  9. CordR

    CordR Been here awhile

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    Jason, this thread is awesomely motivational!

    I own this bike:


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    It's journeys have been well documented on this site by the previous owner, Ron. I had it at a local shop to be sold but have been reconsidering that in the last couple weeks. Your thread just put me back over the top....I'm going to keep it....and someday race it.

    I figured that having no mechanical experience and one full day riding hard packed gravel trails should fully qualify to go into a race that is well beyond my skill level. :rofl

    In fact, I think my only qualification is that I'm not afraid to take a tumble.

    But I won't feel right wearing my new Airhead Rallye Team shirt if I don't earn it in the dirt!

    Thanks for the inspiration.

    Cord
  10. crazydrummerdude

    crazydrummerdude Wacky Bongo Boy

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    Just got my shirt.

    Go team!

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  11. datchew

    datchew Don't buy from Brad

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    I gave up on him washing things awhile back. The dirt just adds flavor. :freaky
    Who luvs you Jason? :smooch
  12. Stagehand

    Stagehand Imperfectionist

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    All I can do now is put my best guys on it and give it a push :D I wanted a watchful eye looking over my shoulder and even preferably, doing some of the hard bits for me. So be it. I aint too proud, and Havspeed builds wicked good engines and bodies, and he wasnt letting me get away with any bullshit.

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  13. Stagehand

    Stagehand Imperfectionist

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    swear to god I hit it with the pressure washer 3 separate times. :huh
  14. One Less Harley

    One Less Harley OH.THAT'S GONNA HURT

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    What since you've owned it.................:rofl
  15. Stagehand

    Stagehand Imperfectionist

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    :evil

    seriously on these rebuilds I spend more time at the wire wheel and with my head in a parts washer and spraying chemicals known to the state of cancer to cause California than I do actually bolting things.

    But I like to watch.

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    Its better full screen.
  16. crazydrummerdude

    crazydrummerdude Wacky Bongo Boy

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    :rofl
  17. Stagehand

    Stagehand Imperfectionist

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    Go team! :freaky:lol3

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    You sound crazy enough to do it. :clap seriously? thats awesome. Race it in something. Win the Crowd :D That bike looks perfect. Ripe, if you will.
    Could you fit a damper to the WP stuff? I must have seen that thread somewhere on here.
  18. fishkens

    fishkens Long timer

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    Yep, awesome thread. Thanks.

    I think you'll like the Siebenrock kit. My GS was much happier with it. Are you going to balance the rods, etc. during the install? I did a rudimentary balancing with a gram scale and a dremel tool. I'm not sure what bits helped but overall it ran much more smoothly afterwards.
  19. Stagehand

    Stagehand Imperfectionist

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    thank you. you guys make this thread good, not me.

    I didnt go to the rods, no. I was hoping to use Heisenberg's uncertainty principal, meaning if I could get in do the swap and get out fast enough, perhaps the universe would not notice what I was up to and leave me alone. Haha, not to be after I had not accounted for a few small cyl stud o rings, but MAX and UPS to the rescue, and furthermore I was convinced to look at the valves since it was easy as pie for Andrew. It was determined that the intakes were "kinda hammered" so we dropped em off at our friendly neighborhood machinist and he turned em around in less than 24 hours.
    I explained to him that they had been freshly rebuilt 15K miles ago, and what was it that was causing the valve to get eaten.
    He said a little loose adjustment might be the cause. Were they tappy? he asked :rofl

    I had been setting the intakes at .15mm and the exhausts at .2mm under the impression that a little room was a good thing. I guess I'm going to go back to .1 and .2 for the future.

    Basically we left the bike tonight needing a valve adjustment, a carb sync and an oil change, and we're ready to break in.
  20. bgoodsoil

    bgoodsoil Dare to be Stupid

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    Love the time-lapse. Needs music. Something violent.

    I'll be checking back every few hours until I see video of a red & white blur going past the camera.