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Forum: Airheads 03-23-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 552
Posted By gertiektn
Stock hinges?

It doesn't sound like stock.. the hinges are held by 3 countersunk allen screw that can be difficult to remove. The hinges attached to the seat pan are like formed rod with a flattened end with a...
Forum: Airheads 11-20-2013, 09:15 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,137
Posted By gertiektn
Kinda around and up the Channel

Ketchikan here.. but I do have an R75/7 parked in Edgewood that I plan to retrieve sometime next year. Mothballs for now but am planning to bring home in 14.
Named: Gertie.
I am in.
Forum: Airheads 06-18-2013, 08:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,033
Posted By gertiektn
The condenser answer....

Testing is not easy. You need and expensive specialized tester.
From my research...
Carry a spare as they can fail anytime..
If you are burning points.. replace it.
If question the integrity.....
Forum: Airheads 06-18-2013, 08:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,033
Posted By gertiektn
The condenser??

Can it be destroyed if there is a dead short?

My wire did not have the sheath at the clip.

The new set will have the protective cover. It was an old crappy left over set just to get it...
Forum: Airheads 06-18-2013, 05:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,033
Posted By gertiektn
glad you solved the problem.

I have found that when you modify the stock stuff.. use care.

I recently finished a r75/7 refurb, and I could not get the dyna lll system to fire. I had changed some many electrical connections...
Forum: Airheads 05-20-2013, 10:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 497
Posted By gertiektn
grabby clutch.. splines and clutch rod bearing

Grabby and no feel point had this happen to me.. once. At a stop light.. then no clutch at all.

It turned out the clutch rod and throw out bearing ate its self. It all came out in several...
Forum: Airheads 05-20-2013, 09:50 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,387
Posted By gertiektn
a couple of observations.

You mentioned that he light was alive when you pulled the clutch in the top gears. This is a curious response to the gen lite.. the connection??
I would check that connection and clean and replace...
Forum: Airheads 03-17-2013, 11:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 455
Posted By gertiektn
Patience n Tracing

I can simpathize with your woes.. and I agree with Disston.
Get a wiring diagram for your model and year. Then study it carefully.
Learn to trace the sources and power distributions. The diagrams...
Forum: Airheads 02-21-2013, 02:42 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 17,710
Posted By gertiektn
Krauser VK-1 sn#4

I bot this off a fellow in Oregon and he said it fit a R65.. I loved the 77 100RS and just the year before I bought a new R90S... sold when I move to the island with 25 miles of road and no bridges...
Forum: Airheads 02-20-2013, 09:44 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 17,710
Posted By gertiektn
Gertie in Ketchikan, Alaska

Fairing is a Krauser VK-1, Resembles 78 RS Fairing
Forum: Airheads 02-20-2013, 09:06 PM
Replies: 659
Views: 125,606
Posted By gertiektn
Ravilla Island then POW.

Alaska Marine Highway from Prince Rupert (90 miles), the two ferries per day to Hollis Prince of Wales Island, Alaska.
Consider it .

jim, Ketchikan
Forum: Airheads 02-19-2013, 02:00 PM
Replies: 659
Views: 125,606
Posted By gertiektn
You belong here.

Yes, Yes..Yes..
Have you ever thought of a ride to Prince of Wales Island in Southeast Alaska?

Jim, Ketchikan, Alaska
Forum: Airheads 02-19-2013, 01:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,038
Posted By gertiektn
Stress points

I wonder about the stress points on the rear drive.. Exhausts need to be caffinated..

It is a show bike for sure for smooth surfaces.

jim
Forum: Airheads 02-19-2013, 12:44 PM
Replies: 930
Views: 322,902
Posted By gertiektn
Have read from the beginning..

Great tips and tricks all the way. I am working on my 2nd R75/7 project.

I have discover this:

1. take time... if something is not going right.. go and have a beer.. think about it.
2. take...
Forum: Airheads 02-15-2013, 05:41 PM
Replies: 2,298
Views: 324,656
Posted By gertiektn
WTB: Brake Rotor

One drilled rotor for 77 R75/7 Model that does not look like a "RCA Victor Record" and is in Width Spec.

What you got and How much?

Jim,
Ketchikan, AK
99901
Forum: Airheads 01-14-2013, 07:22 PM
Replies: 483
Views: 64,769
Posted By gertiektn
OK.. I stand corrected...

The coils I bought are 6 volt aluminium clad and the body contact was critical due to the notches in the holders designed to bite the body.. so I figured wrong..and I stand corrected..

I do...
Forum: Airheads 01-13-2013, 10:08 PM
Replies: 483
Views: 64,769
Posted By gertiektn
I have follwed from the start.

Just a note.. the coils might be better pointed aft,,, wet weather may affect performance. The coil bodies have to have perfect contact with the frame and holders.. meaning where they are clamped...
Forum: Airheads 01-06-2013, 08:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,685
Posted By gertiektn
POR 15 Paint

I blasted and painted... this is the result.. came out good.
but have yet to figure out how to upload a pic to the thread from my pic album!:ear
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Forum: Airheads 06-26-2012, 05:31 PM
Replies: 1,659
Views: 162,255
Posted By gertiektn
Thumb very sweetly unger! Nice. am working on a cafe...

very sweetly unger! Nice.
am working on a cafe project (r75) speaking of tinkering..
jim
Forum: Airheads 06-17-2012, 01:20 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,616
Posted By gertiektn
Nice work and lots of effort shows!

I'm with you on this one... absolutely no manners. Eat a bar of soap. Ivory preferred.

I just aquired a r75/7 that is running but tired.. I want to emulate you and do something similar.
Called...
Forum: Airheads 02-04-2012, 07:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 841
Posted By gertiektn
stock set up.

I think it is 13.5" hole to hole. stock

Jrd Ketchikan
Forum: Airheads 11-24-2011, 09:37 PM
Replies: 1,659
Views: 162,255
Posted By gertiektn
Hauling or what

We are bed down here in Alaska for the winter...
so, what's up with the hauler,,, and what happen with the Guzzie??

It's ski time here..
Reporting from Smithers, Hudson Bay Mountain BC,...
Forum: Airheads 10-25-2011, 10:00 PM
Replies: 1,659
Views: 162,255
Posted By gertiektn
How about.....

carefully..but we have fun..
love this thread..
jrd:freaky
Forum: Airheads 10-23-2011, 10:09 PM
Replies: 1,659
Views: 162,255
Posted By gertiektn
Then we went to the Salmon Capital...

On the way home we stopped and blocked traffice for a few.. to get this rain forest picture..
It rained "28" in September with 5.5" on the wettest day... I have only rode 150 miles on the R50 this...
Forum: Airheads 10-23-2011, 10:00 PM
Replies: 1,659
Views: 162,255
Posted By gertiektn
never wasted words! all is of absorbing interest!

so I took the Hanz with his friend Heidi to the Ketchikan Harley Riders Show and we entered as "foreign and vintage"
Hanz got best as Foreign and Heidi got beat out by a 53 Panhead...
We were...
Forum: Airheads 10-18-2011, 11:22 PM
Replies: 1,659
Views: 162,255
Posted By gertiektn
oh, wow... so another thread?? I saw...

oh, wow...

so another thread??

I saw a rear end on the 'bay' the other day.. easy replacement.

My seal on my 75 is pucking on the brakes.. I figured out it was cheaper to get a used one...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-18-2011, 10:22 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,526
Posted By gertiektn
color different on speedo

I would be suspicious of the speedo.. and the difference with the green tac.. It is a detail to research.
I bought and old bike and restored it... the speedo has a date and year of mfg. stamped on...
Forum: Airheads 09-18-2011, 10:02 PM
Replies: 1,659
Views: 162,255
Posted By gertiektn
Rotary!

See, I told you all that Rotary was the 'Business of doing Good".
Nice pic of the pavallion!

Jim, a Rotarian
...
Forum: Airheads 08-21-2011, 10:14 PM
Replies: 1,659
Views: 162,255
Posted By gertiektn
Rain, rain, rain..

Doesn't it ever rain where you live.. We have had 5" in the last 24 hours...So much for living in a rain forest.
Forum: Airheads 08-20-2011, 07:40 PM
Replies: 1,659
Views: 162,255
Posted By gertiektn
TV stuff..

Did you guys in NY or near,,know that a movie for TV is looking for 2 /2's to rent for the movie. name of the movie is Pan Am and looking for two BMW's from the early 60's.

The request came from...
Forum: Airheads 08-04-2011, 10:03 PM
Replies: 1,659
Views: 162,255
Posted By gertiektn
When does RFAR start??

Pj,
I'm planning to leave Ketchikan around mid April and head for Fairbanks.. then the Denali Highway to Anchorage the the great loop there, then on to Whitehorse and south through mid Canada and...
Forum: Airheads 08-02-2011, 12:11 PM
Replies: 1,659
Views: 162,255
Posted By gertiektn
One of my Projects.

http://www.veoh.com/watch/v21109334mrQD4Akw

Here is a project I am working on as a volunteer. It will take me across the country.. I hope that I can meet up with some of you.
No, I am not...
Forum: Airheads 07-27-2011, 09:16 PM
Replies: 1,659
Views: 162,255
Posted By gertiektn
He would feel better if the K looked more like this.

The linage is clear...

I am still looking for a source for a 7mm clutch plate for my "Pre" /2. The last of a breed.. a 1960.

check this out..

Please.. no offense intented.. it is just...
Forum: Airheads 07-20-2011, 08:02 PM
Replies: 1,659
Views: 162,255
Posted By gertiektn
Ridin season in Ketchikan

EdM... my bike is standard height.. saddle at approx 29"..


Thanks for the film offer.. my agent says it has to be more nordic in character..:evil

We are like Scotland, maybe Newfoundland.....
Forum: Airheads 07-18-2011, 12:27 PM
Replies: 1,659
Views: 162,255
Posted By gertiektn
goof!!!( good) stuff

Thanks for the sharing... I did install a 9mm as I measured it. dratt!!!
Oh well, it is a good winter project.. Have to go back and check my books.. at the time it seemed all the right.

As told...
Forum: Airheads 07-17-2011, 02:59 PM
Replies: 1,659
Views: 162,255
Posted By gertiektn
Any Ideas??

When my engine came back from rebuild. I now have 140 miles on it now.. I know, but I live on an island with no bridge to anywhere..

I installed a new 9mm clutch disk and all the systems seemed...
Forum: Airheads 07-17-2011, 11:49 AM
Replies: 1,659
Views: 162,255
Posted By gertiektn
The 1960 R50 Ketchikan Grand Chapter at Mountain...

The 1960 R50 Ketchikan Grand Chapter at Mountain Point. Just good fun.
Forum: Airheads 07-17-2011, 11:45 AM
Replies: 1,659
Views: 162,255
Posted By gertiektn
Then come to Alaska!

Hello all,

Been off line for a while..working and stuff.. Maybe, can catch up later..

Here is the R50 Ketchikan Chapter of 1960's.


jim
Forum: Airheads 05-05-2011, 10:18 PM
Replies: 1,659
Views: 162,255
Posted By gertiektn
been sorting out the boats.. you know.. we live...

been sorting out the boats.. you know.. we live on an island.. so sailing and fishing is in season..
Poor Hanz sits in the garage with 19 miles on the rebuild.. I think I have sorted out the hot...
Forum: Airheads 04-03-2011, 07:02 PM
Replies: 1,659
Views: 162,255
Posted By gertiektn
Handle Bars and Hot Hard Starting.

The bars are from my stock R75/7.. I had to switch the bars when I installed the Krauser fairing.

I do prefer the sport bars.. I may put them back on.

Regarding the electrics.. all new and...
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