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Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 11:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 210
Posted By Wirespokes
Does this mean that the gen lamp now lights up...

Does this mean that the gen lamp now lights up normally? You put everything back together, re-connected the battery, and now it's working?

If that's the case, it probably is the brushes.
Forum: Old's Cool Yesterday, 10:04 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,084
Posted By Wirespokes
Eight hundred bucks is a great deal! Considering...

Eight hundred bucks is a great deal! Considering condition, I'd be turning it into a sport version with some custom touches. That's what I'll be doing to mine - always wanted a LeMans.


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Forum: Old's Cool Yesterday, 09:47 PM
Replies: 8,114
Views: 3,177,191
Posted By Wirespokes
Google Grimly and Persig - images - and see what...

Google Grimly and Persig - images - and see what you think. I have no idea how anyone thinks that's Grimly. Also, the image comes up on Persig, not Grimly.

duckman and barko1 - what leads you to...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. Yesterday, 12:55 AM
Replies: 8,767
Sticky: PNW Flea Market
Views: 2,208,751
Posted By Wirespokes
I'll call dibs on the 90 90 21 Shinko 244...

I'll call dibs on the 90 90 21 Shinko 244 lookalike.
Forum: Airheads 09-27-2014, 09:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 179
Posted By Wirespokes
Looks like the bolts were way over-torqued.

Looks like the bolts were way over-torqued.
Forum: Old's Cool 09-27-2014, 08:51 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,084
Posted By Wirespokes
I'll second that! They don't show up very often...

I'll second that! They don't show up very often here either. I finally got a low mile 76 T3 basket case for $500. I'd think $1200 for a complete bike that shouldn't take too much to get running is a...
Forum: Airheads 09-26-2014, 12:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 632
Posted By Wirespokes
Maybe you can figure out which bikes your Tokicos...

Maybe you can figure out which bikes your Tokicos came on and find pads that way?
Forum: Airheads 09-26-2014, 12:16 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 242
Posted By Wirespokes
Looks like an early one - 79 or 80 - with the...

Looks like an early one - 79 or 80 - with the cast iron cylinders. Sure is pretty!
Forum: Airheads 09-24-2014, 09:27 PM
Replies: 6,638
Views: 1,319,407
Posted By Wirespokes
As I recall, the 1200 VW is rated at 40 horse.

As I recall, the 1200 VW is rated at 40 horse.
Forum: Old's Cool 09-24-2014, 09:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 594
Posted By Wirespokes
Peter Fonda didn't like riding it at all, staying...

Peter Fonda didn't like riding it at all, staying in the saddle only long enough to get the shots. I seem to recall he rides a BMW now - or did several years back when I read the interview.
Forum: Airheads 09-23-2014, 10:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 340
Posted By Wirespokes
If the axle slides in easily, then the swingarm...

If the axle slides in easily, then the swingarm isn't at fault. The pinch bolt on the left side gets tightened after the axle nut is torqued.

Something you might not know - insert the axle before...
Forum: Airheads 09-23-2014, 10:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 168
Posted By Wirespokes
Yeah, I saw the other clipped wire. That one went...

Yeah, I saw the other clipped wire. That one went over to the ignition switch.
Forum: Airheads 09-23-2014, 10:39 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,350
Posted By Wirespokes
Has the charging (discharging battery) issue been...

Has the charging (discharging battery) issue been resolved?

Sounds like the oil leak is fixed. Oil lite stays off now?

With the number of things you've found and corrected, I'd be suspicious...
Forum: Airheads 09-23-2014, 10:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 168
Posted By Wirespokes
You've got it figured out. This is for a 75 or 76...

You've got it figured out. This is for a 75 or 76 R90?

The one that's snipped went to the turn signal plug. I'll bet the yoyo couldn't figure out how to remove the connector from the plug, so...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-23-2014, 09:50 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,575
Posted By Wirespokes
Stay positive!

Anythiing's possible - and we can actually create the future, it's not all planned out till the end of time. We do have power of choice. Just like target fixation and going where you put your...
Forum: Airheads 09-23-2014, 09:28 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 961
Posted By Wirespokes
Your bike doesn't have any electronics, which...

Your bike doesn't have any electronics, which makes it much easier. It still can be difficult understanding what happens in the relays and other devices, and, like learning a new language, there are...
Forum: Airheads 09-14-2014, 10:55 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,713
Posted By Wirespokes
Thanks for the explanation. I thought both were...

Thanks for the explanation. I thought both were labels for incorrigible humans.

You might also state that a butt hole, like a 'sanitation engineer', has a positive function in the scheme of...
Forum: Airheads 09-12-2014, 09:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 319
Posted By Wirespokes
Are the calipers on the front or rear of the...

Are the calipers on the front or rear of the slider?

I think they're supposed to be on the front, and have the idea someone might have switched them around.

It also sounds like a spacer may be...
Forum: Airheads 09-12-2014, 09:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 632
Posted By Wirespokes
It's hard to say when to service a transmission....

It's hard to say when to service a transmission. It's a lot like the gauges - you don't really know till bad indicators show up, and that's getting kind of late. If you can spot the bad indicators...
Forum: Airheads 09-12-2014, 09:10 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,713
Posted By Wirespokes
Ok, I give - what's the difference?

Ok, I give - what's the difference?
Forum: Airheads 09-12-2014, 09:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,281
Posted By Wirespokes
I remember a time when I didn't know these...

I remember a time when I didn't know these systems and problems drove me crazy. It's really difficult to guide you through since it could be something simple - points gap, contaminants on the points,...
Forum: Airheads 09-12-2014, 08:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 263
Posted By Wirespokes
I've seen some that weren't made of the same...

I've seen some that weren't made of the same material - I'm guessing - because they were kind of floppy. And I've seen them where they've got casting lines on the outside.

I haven't bought any...
Forum: Airheads 09-11-2014, 10:48 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,713
Posted By Wirespokes
Accepted! :D

Accepted! :D
Forum: Airheads 09-11-2014, 10:43 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,281
Posted By Wirespokes
What happens when you ground the points wire?...

What happens when you ground the points wire? ignition on, of course. Ground it at the lead into the condenser. Is there a spark at the plugs?
Forum: Airheads 09-11-2014, 10:39 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,354
Posted By Wirespokes
I've noticed there's a roughness around 3200 RPM...

I've noticed there's a roughness around 3200 RPM and another right around 4K. It's just part of the dynamics of these engines. But it's not all that rough, just not smooth. Careful carb synch can...
Forum: Airheads 09-10-2014, 10:50 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,713
Posted By Wirespokes
I sure love this place - isn't it great? ...

I sure love this place - isn't it great?

jwegman - don't take this so seriously! Kick back and enjoy the fun. It's part high (low?) tech and part circus.

Guess we're not going to get an...
Forum: Airheads 09-08-2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,713
Posted By Wirespokes
You're right - but I wouldn't nuke any messages....

You're right - but I wouldn't nuke any messages. Don't deprive others of the fun. I'm glad to see you guys having fun with this - I think it's the only possible way to inflict change. Or that...
Forum: Airheads 09-08-2014, 08:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,301
Posted By Wirespokes
Dang! I'm having difficulty pronouncing that....

Dang! I'm having difficulty pronouncing that. Could you help me out?

Looking forward to brainy ideas. Possibly have a board on the main section with wires running to the illumination bulbs.
...
Forum: Airheads 09-08-2014, 07:54 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,523
Posted By Wirespokes
I'm sure we all know how you feel, and agree. But...

I'm sure we all know how you feel, and agree. But you've gotta be realistic. There are going to be collectors, and as the bikes get older, more valuable. It's inevitable. Just the way it is.
...
Forum: Airheads 09-08-2014, 07:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 302
Posted By Wirespokes
Evidently the charging system isn't working....

Evidently the charging system isn't working. Start fixing stuff you know is wrong and go from there. That just might take care of it. The tach probably goes funny when voltage gets really low, then...
Forum: Airheads 09-08-2014, 07:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 414
Posted By Wirespokes
Another vote for Hansens in Medford Oregon....

Another vote for Hansens in Medford Oregon. It'll look like new, and no way to tell it was ever repaired. Excellent work!
Forum: Airheads 09-07-2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,301
Posted By Wirespokes
Bill (it is ok calling you by your real name?)...

Bill (it is ok calling you by your real name?) (that IS your real name?) :lol3

All kidding aside, you may have an idea there I hadn't considered. There is a problem of the illumination lamps...
Forum: Airheads 09-07-2014, 08:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 613
Posted By Wirespokes
Exactly my point!!! It's nice they can put...

Exactly my point!!! It's nice they can put together an airhead from parts, being 19 years out of production, but calling it a 90S is a stretch.
Forum: Airheads 09-07-2014, 08:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 181
Posted By Wirespokes
The /5 odometer is less prone to this issue that...

The /5 odometer is less prone to this issue that plagues all of the airhead motometers, than the newer models. The reason is the tripmeter on the newer ones produce more drag causing a particular...
Forum: Airheads 09-07-2014, 08:09 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,281
Posted By Wirespokes
One way of checking the condenser is to bypass...

One way of checking the condenser is to bypass it. If it now runs normally, the condenser is bad. The bike will run without it, but the points will arc and pit. At least, this is what I've heard but...
Forum: Airheads 09-07-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,713
Posted By Wirespokes
You guys crack me up. :lol3 Lay off poor SS...

You guys crack me up. :lol3

Lay off poor SS - he doesn't really deserve the horrible treatment you guys dish out. :rofl

But I certainly understand being unable to resist the temptation.
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Forum: Airheads 09-07-2014, 07:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 636
Posted By Wirespokes
Just find some R80 nikasils from an upgrade...

Just find some R80 nikasils from an upgrade project to a liter. If they're low mile, install and go.
Forum: Airheads 09-07-2014, 07:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,523
Posted By Wirespokes
I agree with disston. Someone is attempting to...

I agree with disston. Someone is attempting to raise the market value or perception of the 100S. And, yes, the pin stripes aren't stock. The bike looks nice but probably isn't worth more than $5K if...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-07-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,217
Posted By Wirespokes
I'm not a big fan of powder coating. I think it...

I'm not a big fan of powder coating. I think it was developed as a solution for high volume production because parts didn't need to be finished as well - PC hides a lot of imperfection.

Also, it...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-07-2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,652
Posted By Wirespokes
It's a real S fairing with a Parabellum screen.

It's a real S fairing with a Parabellum screen.
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