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by melville
Thu Jan 04, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Motorcycling
Topic: Grab your comfy chair for this one.....
Replies: 15
Views: 207

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

George Ryals wrote:
Thu Jan 04, 2018 5:02 pm
ZM, the assembly line safety man probably caught him bumping the crankcase with his hand and made him switch to a tap from the mallet. I did notice that the tap was very precise in force and direction. lol
Yes, definitely a metric hammer.
by melville
Tue Dec 19, 2017 7:12 pm
Forum: Motorcycling
Topic: Came across....
Replies: 5
Views: 166

Re: Came across....

Wobbly wrote:
Tue Dec 19, 2017 6:43 pm
Not many videos like that of the Autobahn because the cops pull over anyone NOT going FAST in the lefthand lane! You pass and then get back over. Compare that first video to this one...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=an1FaekB__w
Look at all that damn traffic!
by melville
Sun Dec 10, 2017 11:59 am
Forum: Post 1970 Airheads
Topic: Identification
Replies: 28
Views: 756

Re: Identification

I think Wobbly is from the other coast.
by melville
Mon Nov 27, 2017 12:25 am
Forum: Motorcycling
Topic: I hate my neighbor!!
Replies: 7
Views: 220

Re: I hate my neighbor!!

No word from the guy yet. Humph, but it's probably just as well.

There's also a guy with three /7 era bikes for sale here, all parts or projects.
by melville
Sat Nov 25, 2017 12:41 am
Forum: Motorcycling
Topic: I hate my neighbor!!
Replies: 7
Views: 220

Re: I hate my neighbor!!

Steve in Golden wrote:
Fri Nov 24, 2017 10:31 pm
Hunter S Thompson would approve

Song of the Sausage Creature
Mmmmm sausage.

Another plus:

I'd have to get colorful one piece leathers.

Another minus:

I'd have to stay in shape to fit those leathers.
by melville
Sat Nov 25, 2017 12:38 am
Forum: Post 1970 Airheads
Topic: Wheel building.
Replies: 29
Views: 1087

Re: Wheel building.

Buchanan's will provide the correct spoke wrench. It will be double ended, different sizes on each. I wrapped the 'wrong' end in plastic electrical tape to make a soft handle. I went with the stainless nipples as I was a little concerned with dissimilar metal thread contact and because I live in a p...
by melville
Fri Nov 24, 2017 7:52 pm
Forum: Motorcycling
Topic: I hate my neighbor!!
Replies: 7
Views: 220

I hate my neighbor!!

So five years ago, when I first got my Beemer running, I stopped by my local independent MC mechanic to say hi one day and he had a crashed Ducati in for an insurance estimate. "Lowside on cold tires," he said. At least one of the wheels ($$$$) was bent and all the plastic (also $$$$) was fucked up....
by melville
Thu Nov 23, 2017 10:00 pm
Forum: Post 1970 Airheads
Topic: LED headlight replacement for H4
Replies: 29
Views: 1891

Re: LED headlight replacement for H4

ZM's opening post mentions a "voyage regulator". I don't have that feature so all my voyages have been unregulated.....some more than others! And, speaking of language usage, in a discussion about alternator capabilities, The Veg mentions his "current" bike. And, early in the conversation hal notes...
by melville
Thu Nov 09, 2017 11:59 pm
Forum: Motorcycling
Topic: Proper bikes?
Replies: 12
Views: 394

Re: Proper bikes?

Nice! The cycleparts look great. The motor too, but for some odd proportions. The cylinder barrel looks to be a bit to the rear of the cases. I presume there's a balance shaft in front of the crank. The guard over the rear brake MC looks a bit tacky. I'm not sure why they couldn't tuck it out of har...
by melville
Fri Oct 27, 2017 8:49 pm
Forum: Motorcycling
Topic: I put a deposit down on a G310 GS
Replies: 34
Views: 850

Re: I put a deposit down on a G310 GS

Rob wrote:
Fri Oct 27, 2017 8:09 pm
Centerstand optional?
Look at the pic! Sidestand also optional. The bike holds itself up!