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  1. Thread: Odd Exhaust

    by VANZEN
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    cross

    The cross-over tube is, in fact, designed to improve low to mid RPM torque delivery.
    The second cross-over that was added in '81 (?)
    was intended to compensate for EPA mandates
    that otherwise...
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    a fortuitous find

    AMOL's racing & BMW engine building reputation is second to none !
    ( Certainly would be interesting to know exactly what was done to that engine ... )

    The AMOL badge and the bike's history would...
  3. Caff'd !

    GO 4 IT !

    http://i236.photobucket.com/albums/ff169/53vanzen53/ratIII-2-1-1.jpg
  4. any tach ?

    edit: I take it back – thinking electric and not cable driven !
  5. Thread: pretty airhead

    by VANZEN
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    Just business

    Pretty obvious that the 3 bikes were built to promote sales of the body parts –
    which the owner makes and sells.

    From FlatRacer:
    " ... Edgar then bought three project bikes (as you do)
    and...
  6. Neither !

    Heated grips will leave the backs of your hands cold even at temps above freezing.

    Bulkiness of heated (or non-heated insulated) gloves compromises use of the controls.

    My vote is for Hippo...
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    late high comp pistons w/ early squish heads

    John Falconer's page details this swap.

    http://i236.photobucket.com/albums/ff169/53vanzen53/misc%20pics/th_78-92-92sides_std.jpg
    1978 squish band 9.5-1, 1992 9.5-1, 1992 8.5-1.
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    trans

    I'd choose an '81 or later trans. &
    '81 or later light flywheel and improved clutch components.
    This assembly (flywheel, clutch, and trans) will bolt right onto the '77 engine case.
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    heat wrap

    The wrap is traditionally used for two reasons:
    1) To keep adjacent stuff cooler (more important under the bonnet of an auto)
    2) To increase exhaust gas temp so as to increase exhaust gas velocity....
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    Stock stainless headers on an airhead ? When did...

    Stock stainless headers on an airhead ?
    When did that happen ?
    Model & year ?
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    wheels

    I'm currently involved in building a pair of wheels.
    I began by cutting the old spokes and disassembling the wheel components.

    1) The rims are being polished by a neighbor who is in that...
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    not rational

    There will be no dispassionate or objectively justifiable rationale to hot-rod an airhead.
    The concept is indefensible in terms of both comparative performance and cost.
    The fact that such an...
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    downside

    Cool factor may be the best thing that all that hole drilling has going for it ÔÇô
    if a quantifiable performance increase would be the goal.
    On the other hand, there are some air-box...
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    mymindsok ÔÇô

    Hey brother Ken, good to hear that you're back it !


    Soooo ... which Honda might that be ?
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    Krauser

    Michael Krauser marketed the fairing.
    As well as Krauser saddle bags:

    http://penforhire.files.wordpress.com/2007/09/2316-h-b-bags-1.jpg

    Krauser 4-valve heads:
    ...
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    6-pot caliper

    HARRISON makes a 6-pot caliper for BMWs with a 280 mm rotor diameter.
    However, their "application page" specifies "83-94".
    Not sure why ÔÇô from 1981 - 1983 rotor, caliper, and forks were the...
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    tire width

    BMW sells spacers (to fit twin-shock, mono, or Paralever)
    to move the wheel away from the FD and retain proper tire clearance with the SA.

    Depending on make and model, the designed tire profile...
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    not so easily answered.

    The question is not so easily answered.
    BMW provided 4-piston calipers in a number of configurations.
    The first item to check is the spacing of the mounting tabs on the sliders –
    108 mm for the...
  19. Thread: Synthetic Oli

    by VANZEN
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    synth

    Synthetic oil will exacerbate any problems associated with 27 year old seals ÔÇô
    rubber & plastic parts degenerate with age,
    total # of miles on the odo. won't be as significant a factor.
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    retraction

    I'm gonna retract the above statement. it was made in haste ...

    Anyone remember the Bates Clipper ?
    It deserves the award, not the BarndoorJammer !
    ...
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    Fugly

    The Vetter Windjammer and it's clone the Lufty
    may be the fugliest fairings ever on the market.
    BUT, in spite of being all that and extremely heavy, too ...
    they actually "work" well as a...
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    a classy chassis

    Lookin' good !
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    Amsoil, again: "You may have heard the myth that...

    Amsoil, again:
    "You may have heard the myth that synthetic oil can cause engine seals to leak. Synthetics absolutely do not cause seals to leak, they simply may only reveal an existing leak path and...
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    agreed, sort of ...

    from Amsoil:
    ...petroleum oil has a very low film strength which is ideal for breaking in a new engine.
    That is why we recommend you run the factory installed petroleum oil
    for about the about...
  25. counter-intuative

    Yes !
    One intuitively "gets off the gas" when things get out of shape in a curve.
    This is an important difference (Para or chain vs fixed-shaft).
    With a fixed-shaft machine, "getting off the gas"...
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