The Solemn Airhead Pledge. As a lover of the 2-valve...

Discussion in 'Airheads' started by gasolinePony, Sep 20, 2012.

  1. gasolinePony

    gasolinePony Adventurer

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    So I think that all Airheaders need to pledge some things. What would they be?

    I'll start:



    1. As a lover of the 2-valve twin, I solemnly swear that I shall not refer in any serious context to my motorcycle as a "hog", as in "I had a day off from work, so me and the gal took the hogs up to North Conway." OR "I can see that your skills are improving as a rider. Have you considered buying a larger, more powerful hog?" If any serious reference is made to my bike as a hog, I will be prepared to accept that my credibility may be up for reconsideration. Conversations about bacon and other pig products that are made near motorcycles will not be subject to this restriction.
    2. I promise to always change my crushwashers when changing the oil, even if it means that I will be late to the bar.


    OK NOW YOU.
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  2. Renner

    Renner combustophile

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    as in, "that pig of mine was puking so much oil past the pushrod seals that I stuffed the gap with tampoons "borrowed" from my girlfriend."
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  3. Beater

    Beater The Bavarian Butcher

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    In my experience, a tampon only works well for the breather valve and the dipstick.
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  4. Kt-88

    Kt-88 I like everything.

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    Maxi pads with wings: the way to go.
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  5. gasolinePony

    gasolinePony Adventurer

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    *The term "pig" shall be allowed in cases where the Airhead in question is not performing in a manner that pleases.
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  6. Renner

    Renner combustophile

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    you're right, my bad.

    I meant to say "pig mat" borrowed from my girlfriend.
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  7. Grayghost66

    Grayghost66 Been here awhile

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    1. I will not apologise to anyone about the horsepower output on my 1000cc GS.:clap
    2. I will not cuss,fuss, swear and throw things while trying to synconize my BINGs:huh
    3. I will at least give the German engineer, as sadistic as he or she may be, that designed that hinged oil filter, double O Ring, secured with three Allen heads, total PITA maintenance chore......a running start :) The prize if you get it wrong....engine failure.:bash
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  8. mykill

    mykill odd

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    I will not curse the clutch, splines, and main seal as they are accessed far less often than valves, carburettors and points.
    I will not curse when I burn my forearm on my header pipes and wear that mark as a badge of honor.
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  9. Bill Harris

    Bill Harris Confirmed Curmudgeon

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    Squid: My Ninja is faster than your 60.

    Me: OK, may be. Let's get together again in 30 years and we'll compare notes.

    Said this in the '70's, still saying it today... :D
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  10. luxlogs

    luxlogs Been here awhile

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    I will keep current on my Airhead Dues, those guys are the reason my Airheads run so sweet. Thanks Don in IN and Ed in IL, the two gurus who wrenched my bikes this past summer.
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  11. Rucksta

    Rucksta SS Blowhard

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    I acknowledge my airhead wants to outlive me and I will render all posible assistance to allow it to do so.
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