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by melville
Sun Jan 21, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: Post 1970 Airheads
Topic: SWB pannier frames
Replies: 12
Views: 109

Re: SWB pannier frames

Your R80/7 should be LWB.
by melville
Thu Jan 18, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: Motorcycling
Topic: Take airhead to Europe?
Replies: 15
Views: 196

Re: Take airhead to Europe?

Saint Matthew of Parkhouse has been writing about prepping a couple R60/5s for he and his wife to ship to Europe for a long tour there. I'd do it myself if I had (as ridercam does) another bike at home and easy storage over there and the opportunity to visit the bike at least every year. I'm done wi...
by melville
Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:19 am
Forum: Motorcycling
Topic: This should keep you busy
Replies: 2
Views: 57

Re: This should keep you busy

Oh shit! I read TDC and the stories in the magazines and I've bought some of the books, but this looks like the KC TOTAL PERSPECTIVE VORTEX! Wow.
by melville
Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:15 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: PICTURE OF YOUR BIKE/BIKES
Replies: 446
Views: 82307

Re: PICTURE OF YOUR BIKE/BIKES

While we're all being grumpy old folk, I'd like to suggest to duckytran that he just take the fairing and baggage rack off and put on some low bars (not clip-ons) and give it a ride. And start a build thread, no matter which way it goes!
by melville
Thu Jan 04, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Motorcycling
Topic: Grab your comfy chair for this one.....
Replies: 15
Views: 250

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: 181

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: 30
Views: 927

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: 242

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: 242

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: 1230

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...