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by melville
Sun Dec 10, 2017 11:59 am
Forum: Post 1970 Airheads
Topic: Identification
Replies: 20
Views: 315

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: 155

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: 155

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: 790

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: 155

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: 1368

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: 263

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: 642

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!
by melville
Wed Oct 04, 2017 8:55 am
Forum: Motorcycling
Topic: What are your boots?
Replies: 25
Views: 841

Re: What are your boots?

Mine are some lace-up boots bought at the Harley store. They look a bit like paratrooper boots. I do some hiking on my rides, so I went to the Harley store for boots suitable for walking.
by melville
Sat Sep 23, 2017 8:22 pm
Forum: Post 1970 Airheads
Topic: As my airhead gently weeps
Replies: 32
Views: 1333

Re: As my airhead gently weeps

bluesman wrote:
Sat Sep 23, 2017 2:16 pm
Oil pressure switch from a VW beetle will also work.

Bluesman
Only if the Airhead has tapered (pipe) OP sender threads. My /6 has straight threads for the OP sender.