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by robert
Thu May 17, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: Motorcycling
Topic: Music when riding.
Replies: 11
Views: 143

Re: Music when riding.

BMW and MG riders usually have their ear plugs screwed in so tight they can't hear anything. :)
by robert
Thu May 17, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: Motorcycling
Topic: Music when riding.
Replies: 11
Views: 143

Re: Music when riding.

When riding a Ducati no other music is needed or wanted. :mrgreen:
by robert
Wed Apr 18, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: K bikes
Topic: New to the K
Replies: 3
Views: 96

Re: New to the K

I worked at a dealership when the K75s first came out. I replaced several motors because of excess oil consumption as the rings never seated. The best K bikes were run hard from day one. Every one of the oil burners were ridden according to the manual. Nothing wrong with using red line after the fir...
by robert
Wed Mar 21, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Motorcycling
Topic: Some wisdom
Replies: 6
Views: 368

Re: Some wisdom

11. To be a great mechanic at affordable rates you have to do jobs several times before you can get it 100% right. A great or just a good mechanic gets it 100% right the first time by researching the situation before hand . I agree, but you need to have lots of time. It takes more time to do it sev...
by robert
Wed Mar 21, 2018 9:36 am
Forum: Motorcycling
Topic: Some wisdom
Replies: 6
Views: 368

Re: Some wisdom

11. To be a great mechanic at affordable rates you have to do jobs several times before you can get it 100% right.

A great or just a good mechanic gets it 100% right the first time by researching the situation before hand .
by robert
Wed Feb 28, 2018 11:42 pm
Forum: Post 1970 Airheads
Topic: Frame repair.
Replies: 15
Views: 1065

Re: Frame repair.

" if you straighten them using heat from a oxy torch the resultant frame will be somewhere between 25/40% less rigid."


Where did this information come from?
by robert
Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:47 pm
Forum: Post 1970 Airheads
Topic: Pre Fab Rear Sub-Frame
Replies: 8
Views: 658

Re: Pre Fab Rear Sub-Frame

Maybe a lot of Americans make their own custom parts rather than buy them.
by robert
Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:45 pm
Forum: Post 1970 Airheads
Topic: Redline Heavy ShockProof Gear Oil worth the cash?
Replies: 16
Views: 1558

Re: Redline Heavy ShockProof Gear Oil worth the cash?

Motorcycles are typically ridden much less often, then stored in workshops, sheds and on patios that are much more exposed to wide swings in temperature, and therefore prone to collecting condensation. So the main reason you're going to change your g/b, drive shaft and final drive oil is not becasu...
by robert
Thu Jan 04, 2018 12:26 am
Forum: Motorcycling
Topic: Grab your comfy chair for this one.....
Replies: 15
Views: 1346

Re: Grab your comfy chair for this one.....

ME 109 wrote:
Thu Jan 04, 2018 12:17 am
Six months? A day tour would be enough. :mrgreen:

Sometime you just have to take what you can get to survive till you can
find something tolerable. :)
by robert
Wed Jan 03, 2018 11:53 pm
Forum: Motorcycling
Topic: Grab your comfy chair for this one.....
Replies: 15
Views: 1346

Re: Grab your comfy chair for this one.....

dwerbil wrote:
Wed Jan 03, 2018 11:41 pm
I'd go nuts too. Certainly they rotate all over the place.
That would make it more tolerable.