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Forum: Airheads 12-23-2014, 10:40 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,736
Posted By jackd
I replaced my switch with an OEM unit several...

I replaced my switch with an OEM unit several years ago and it still doesn't leak. I would be a little cautious using JB Weld for a sealant. I would probably go for something that had some flex...
Forum: Airheads 12-16-2014, 05:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 533
Posted By jackd
I might have used something like MEK or Toluene...

I might have used something like MEK or Toluene and eventually naptha to clean my parts. These are readily available at my work place.
Forum: Airheads 12-16-2014, 04:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 533
Posted By jackd
Mine cleaned up just fine after it was oil fouled...

Mine cleaned up just fine after it was oil fouled from a cracked rear main seal housing.
Forum: Airheads 12-13-2014, 06:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 544
Posted By jackd
In my world (aviation) we don't just use anything...

In my world (aviation) we don't just use anything to lubricate teflon. So I'm not sure if engine oil is the way to go. I do know that synthetic oil is used in certain areas to lubricate teflon...
Forum: Canada 12-11-2014, 11:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 728
Posted By jackd
Come on you guys - don't p!ss on their thread. ...

Come on you guys - don't p!ss on their thread. Obviously they are really into it (strange as it is some people are - but that usually relates to the fairer sex) or they wouldn't have started this...
Forum: Canada 12-11-2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 728
Posted By jackd
That dying store chain still puts that out? Will...

That dying store chain still puts that out? Will things never cease to amaze...
Forum: Canada 12-11-2014, 05:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 728
Posted By jackd
Hey I'm already on Christmas vacation and am...

Hey I'm already on Christmas vacation and am hunkering down with cups of tea and tinkering on the bike between naps. I'm just questioning the timing of this... Usually this thread starts right on...
Forum: Canada 12-10-2014, 02:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 728
Posted By jackd
It's only the 10th... :huh

It's only the 10th... :huh
Forum: Airheads 12-09-2014, 05:11 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,470
Posted By jackd
I don't have the original tool kit for my R100GS...

I don't have the original tool kit for my R100GS - nor would I want it. My stock tool tray is stuffed with fairly high quality wrenches, spare plugs, flashlight, and an assortment of sockets and...
Forum: Airheads 12-09-2014, 06:08 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,462
Posted By jackd
I wish you luck in this enterprise. You helped...

I wish you luck in this enterprise. You helped me with your pics of your tank decals from your GS, a few years ago. I took those and sent them to a lady in Arizona, who made repro's of them, which...
Forum: Canada 12-04-2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,870
Posted By jackd
When are you coming Lornce?

When are you coming Lornce?
Forum: Airheads 11-29-2014, 08:14 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,303
Posted By jackd
There are a lot harder things to adjust on an...

There are a lot harder things to adjust on an aircraft than the mixture screws on a Bing carb. You just go find the right tool in your box.
Forum: Airheads 11-27-2014, 10:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,303
Posted By jackd
Shssssh..... I know that you are a tech, Paul. I...

Shssssh..... I know that you are a tech, Paul. I could have done a better job in 5 minutes. What did you use - Fastweld? For what it's worth I haven't touched my adjustment screws in several years......
Forum: Airheads 11-27-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,303
Posted By jackd
I thought you fixed airplanes? Come on, you can...

I thought you fixed airplanes? Come on, you can do better than that....
Forum: Airheads 11-22-2014, 05:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 730
Posted By jackd
Victoria Airport designator in your profile name?...

Victoria Airport designator in your profile name? Nice bike you got there. How many miles on it? Welcome from up Island.
Forum: Airheads 11-20-2014, 10:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 905
Posted By jackd
I thought that the 21" wheel actually led to...

I thought that the 21" wheel actually led to greater stability.
Forum: Airheads 11-19-2014, 07:01 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 905
Posted By jackd
Terry - I'm getting ready to remove my...

Terry - I'm getting ready to remove my speedometer and send it to you. Sorry for the hi-jack.
Forum: Airheads 11-18-2014, 09:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 905
Posted By jackd
From what I remember, the bearings are loose and...

From what I remember, the bearings are loose and the outer races are fixed in position. I generally use naptha (white gas) for my parts cleaning requirements. I don't remember what I put in there,...
Forum: Airheads 11-18-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 905
Posted By jackd
A lot of guys tend to dive in and change out...

A lot of guys tend to dive in and change out their stem bearings. At around 42k miles on my GS, I went in planning the same. The bearings were dry but after the clean-up they had no noticeable...
Forum: Canada 11-12-2014, 06:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,045
Posted By jackd
Lucky bastard.... That's one of my favourite...

Lucky bastard.... That's one of my favourite rides these days. I'll be back on it in late March hopefully.
Forum: Airheads 11-11-2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 423
Posted By jackd
I'm sorry, I forgot about this. P..M. being sent...

I'm sorry, I forgot about this. P..M. being sent right now.
Forum: Airheads 11-11-2014, 04:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 712
Posted By jackd
I think the springs do provide a function - just...

I think the springs do provide a function - just not how they come out of the bag. I chopped mine in half and installed them. The original length is much too long and will destroy the ball...
Forum: Airheads 11-10-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 423
Posted By jackd
I'll take the bean can. I'll send you a p.m., so...

I'll take the bean can. I'll send you a p.m., so you can figure out shipping costs to my address in Canada. (You will ship to Canada, won't you?)
Forum: Canada 11-09-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 416
Views: 53,846
Posted By jackd
The Fox & Hound is just off the TransCanada...

The Fox & Hound is just off the TransCanada Highway - a half block in on the south side of High Street. Good selection of brews and possibly a younger crowd than the Crow.
Forum: Canada 11-08-2014, 05:31 PM
Replies: 416
Views: 53,846
Posted By jackd
There's a new British pub on the Island - the Fox...

There's a new British pub on the Island - the Fox & Hound. It was just opened a few days ago by a British couple, who have two other establishments in Parksville and Nanaimo. This one is in...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-05-2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,777
Posted By jackd
I've hiked into both wrecks. The 'Stranny' is on...

I've hiked into both wrecks. The 'Stranny' is on the ridge a few miles east of the 'Chief' - on the south side of the valley that the OP took from Squamish to the head of Indian Arm. The old...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-03-2014, 06:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,777
Posted By jackd
I`ve hiked into the `Tusk` many times from the...

I`ve hiked into the `Tusk` many times from the Squamish side of things. I always wondered what it would be like to come in from the `Singing Pass`side of things by vehicle. As you head east from...
Forum: Airheads 10-26-2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,822
Posted By jackd
So intermittent that they didn't work.... :D

So intermittent that they didn't work.... :D
Forum: Airheads 10-26-2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,822
Posted By jackd
The joy of electrical quirks on older bikes.... ...

The joy of electrical quirks on older bikes....

A follow-up on this turn signal issue of mine. I eventually stuck the original relay back into the harness last winter, to check it out. It worked...
Forum: Airheads 10-20-2014, 08:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 460
Posted By jackd
It's a lead acid unit with an attached drain line...

It's a lead acid unit with an attached drain line which comes out near the front of the swingarm. I always give it a good wash every winter when I service it. I put a plastic sheet under the battery...
Forum: Airheads 10-20-2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 460
Posted By jackd
Just what I need, We can even buy this paint up...

Just what I need, We can even buy this paint up here in Canada. Thanks.
Forum: Airheads 10-20-2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 460
Posted By jackd
Battery Tray Paint

Once more the GS is put to bed for the winter. I gave her a wash and once again noticed that the battery tray has blossomed with corrosion again. I've been doing an annual program of corrosion...
Forum: Airheads 10-13-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,778
Posted By jackd
It probably can be done but both ways but if the...

It probably can be done but both ways but if the OP's exhaust routing is like mine, then it should come off. The allen key screws for the cap have now been upgraded in the parts book with standard...
Forum: Airheads 10-13-2014, 02:48 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,778
Posted By jackd
Told you. :D You will have to buy an exhaust nut...

Told you. :D You will have to buy an exhaust nut wrench, like the rest of us did. Take your time and this will all go well. I would make sure to measure the depth of your cannister - I do it every...
Forum: Airheads 10-13-2014, 06:32 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,778
Posted By jackd
Not trying to be argumentative here either. I...

Not trying to be argumentative here either. I don't post pics anymore, so I can't show you what my stock GS looks like - maybe someone else will.

There are subtle differences which put the...
Forum: Airheads 10-12-2014, 09:08 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,778
Posted By jackd
I think you're a llittle bit off there on this...

I think you're a llittle bit off there on this one. I just crawled under my GS and tried to figure out what you would gain by pulling off the guard and leaving the exhaust in place. You would gain...
Forum: Canada 10-12-2014, 02:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,175
Posted By jackd
Thanks for posting excerpts from the studies. I...

Thanks for posting excerpts from the studies. I can find examples in my memory of crashes that were caused by many of those factors (booze, lack of attention, speed, etc.) that have happened to...
Forum: Airheads 10-12-2014, 02:14 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,778
Posted By jackd
This bike is a 1989 R100GS - a late model...

This bike is a 1989 R100GS - a late model airhead? It therefore has the later rolled edge filter housing which prevents damage to the O-ring. From what I've been reading here for years (especially...
Forum: Airheads 10-12-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,778
Posted By jackd
Why the need for the shim washer?

Why the need for the shim washer?
Forum: Airheads 10-11-2014, 07:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 830
Posted By jackd
I'm going back thirty years to my recip days of...

I'm going back thirty years to my recip days of aviation maintenance here. I worked for a major float plane operator here on the west coast and changing jugs was a regular event due to cracks, low...
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