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Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 05:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 559
Posted By headtube
Very, VERY nice. Love the RS.

Very, VERY nice. Love the RS.
Forum: Airheads 05-25-2015, 06:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 192
Posted By headtube
New mirrors for the RS

Aerodynamic, compact, effective and useful... and I don't view my shoulders anymore when I look behind me.

http://www.proflorists.net/AAA/mirror01.JPG
http://www.proflorists.net/AAA/mirror02.JPG...
Forum: Airheads 05-24-2015, 09:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 726
Posted By headtube
Yeah, those were my thoughts also. I'll drain the...

Yeah, those were my thoughts also. I'll drain the oil anyway to have a look and put some fresh stuff in. What are you guys using these days... synthetic or fossil?
Forum: Airheads 05-24-2015, 06:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 726
Posted By headtube
Leaky final drive

The leak is coming from what the OEM parts fiche calls the "cover". The oil isn't gushing out but continues to weep constantly while the bike is in use. As far as I can tell it isn't too serious but...
Forum: Airheads 05-11-2015, 04:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 650
Posted By headtube
Easy fix... heat the key and place it in a vice....

Easy fix... heat the key and place it in a vice. Should work.
Forum: Airheads 04-08-2015, 11:34 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,788
Posted By headtube
Referred to as "rubber ring" on fiche. (#3) ...

Referred to as "rubber ring" on fiche. (#3)

Nice ride you've got there JohnWesley

http://www.maxbmwmotorcycles.com/fiche/Diagrams/B0000969.png?v=04282014
Forum: Airheads 04-08-2015, 05:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 778
Posted By headtube
After looking again I would tend to agree with...

After looking again I would tend to agree with SculptD. I thought that shiny bit was camera glare. Have a look at your stanchion tubes. Roll them on a flat surface to check for warpage.
Forum: Airheads 04-06-2015, 06:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 778
Posted By headtube
That is a little more than normal wear on your...

That is a little more than normal wear on your stanchions. With that said you seem to be missing some parts. Number 7 and # 15 on the fiche are not shown in your pics.
...
Forum: Airheads 03-29-2015, 09:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 636
Posted By headtube
Is your engine mounting hardware torqued up?

Is your engine mounting hardware torqued up?
Forum: Airheads 03-26-2015, 05:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 410
Posted By headtube
Yup. The studs are solid and secure. Looking...

Yup. The studs are solid and secure. Looking forward to a better running machine. New diode board and coils too.
Forum: Airheads 03-25-2015, 07:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 410
Posted By headtube
Thanks. I know that seems like a lame question...

Thanks. I know that seems like a lame question but I had such an issue removing the old ones I wanted to be sure the new ones didn't need mods. Because these are never coming off again! :arg
Forum: Airheads 03-25-2015, 03:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 410
Posted By headtube
Diode board solid mount length

I ordered some solid mounts from EME and discovered a small difference in bolt thread length. Is this something I should be concerned about? Will the extra length come in contact with the front cover...
Forum: Airheads 03-25-2015, 02:19 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 6,781
Posted By headtube
I think your biggest hindrance is having no...

I think your biggest hindrance is having no garage to wrench in. Does no garage = no tools? Other than that I'd go for it. But expect to spend a bit of $ to keep it maintained. Once it's running...
Forum: Airheads 03-19-2015, 06:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,315
Posted By headtube
A running (drive it away), good condition 1973...

A running (drive it away), good condition 1973 R75/5 recently sold in Toronto for $3100. Canadian dollars no less. Jeez... I shoulda bought it, but bad timing.
Forum: Airheads 03-19-2015, 06:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,153
Posted By headtube
Even though the head tube bearings seem suspect...

Even though the head tube bearings seem suspect I'd start simple before tearing the front end apart. Is your steering stem too tight... too loose? Check your tire pressure and perhaps drain your fork...
Forum: Airheads 03-15-2015, 07:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 413
Posted By headtube
Great tips. Thanks. I'll be ordering some solid...

Great tips. Thanks. I'll be ordering some solid mounts.
Forum: Airheads 03-15-2015, 05:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 413
Posted By headtube
Diode board assembly... first look

I've got my front end apart for a rebuild. Fresh fork innards and repacked steering head bearings. Thought I'd take a look inside the front cover while the access was easy. I haven't been in here...
Forum: Airheads 03-13-2015, 06:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 666
Posted By headtube
Made my own. Nothin` to it. I like them because...

Made my own. Nothin` to it. I like them because they're not effected by hot exhaust like some nylon materials might be. Nary an issue at 100 plus mph with luggage flying off.
...
Forum: Airheads 03-08-2015, 08:17 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,140
Posted By headtube
Jeez. You southern hemisphere guys are pissing me...

Jeez. You southern hemisphere guys are pissing me off. :rofl
I won't get to ride for another month yet. Very jealous....
Forum: Canada 03-07-2015, 06:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 741
Posted By headtube
Not fused but very limited movement. Back in...

Not fused but very limited movement.

Back in 84 I had some bad luck in the form of a car doing a u-turn right in front of me. I was on a VF1000 Honda Interceptor... 70 KM. BANG! Right foot crushed...
Forum: Airheads 03-01-2015, 07:48 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 18,146
Posted By headtube
Jeez... this bike is going to be pert near...

Jeez... this bike is going to be pert near "showroom" when it's done. :clap
Forum: Airheads 03-01-2015, 08:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 440
Posted By headtube
Yes, I remember your post. You started with...

Yes, I remember your post. You started with something that was in much better condition than what was being offered. Anyway, it has been sold. Some brave soul has taken on that adventure. Ehh! I...
Forum: Airheads 02-28-2015, 09:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 440
Posted By headtube
Engine rebuild video?

I just passed up on a 72 R60/5 that slept outside for a number of years. This bike was in pretty rough condition and probably needed a ground up rebirth. I didn't take this opportunity because I felt...
Forum: Airheads 02-23-2015, 07:05 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 18,146
Posted By headtube
Looking so fine. How do the kids feel about you...

Looking so fine. How do the kids feel about you recruiting their playroom for a workshop. :rofl
Forum: Airheads 02-22-2015, 04:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,259
Posted By headtube
Dude... break down and buy one. Cheap right here...

Dude... break down and buy one. Cheap right here (http://airheadpartsonline.com/product/generator-rotor-removal-tool/#sthash.tc4pv00v.dpbs). And in your own backyard (Kitchener, ON)
Forum: Airheads 02-22-2015, 10:08 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,719
Posted By headtube
Hmm, that would be helpful for my tired BSA...

Hmm, that would be helpful for my tired BSA Lucas charging system.
Thanks for the link.
Forum: Airheads 02-22-2015, 07:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 683
Posted By headtube
Ditto. Works a treat.

Ditto. Works a treat.
Forum: Airheads 02-19-2015, 05:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,384
Posted By headtube
I know the elation that comes with bringing a new...

I know the elation that comes with bringing a new bike home... but riding between the ice patches. :roflCrazy Canuck! If I'm not mistaken I saw this bike on Kijiji a few weeks ago. Nice purchase...
Forum: Airheads 02-18-2015, 08:16 AM
Replies: 228
Views: 18,146
Posted By headtube
Your project is shaping up nicely. Keeps away the...

Your project is shaping up nicely. Keeps away the winter blahs. Looks like it may be ready for Spring start-up. :D
Forum: Airheads 02-15-2015, 05:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 527
Posted By headtube
I continue to use Hylomar with good results....

I continue to use Hylomar with good results. Hylomar Blue is what you'd ask for. Use sparingly = thin film is all you need.
Forum: Airheads 02-10-2015, 05:31 AM
Replies: 228
Views: 18,146
Posted By headtube
This is coming along very nicely. Going to look...

This is coming along very nicely. Going to look smashing with that new paint.

Even though I've been following your post I've forgotten if you mentioned you're increasing the displacement. Any...
Forum: Airheads 02-10-2015, 05:21 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 7,631
Posted By headtube
Sounds like fun. The bike looks great btw. Is...

Sounds like fun. The bike looks great btw. Is this an over-nighter. Or several.

Do report back. During winter I get to live vicariously through those that live in less restrictive climes. :D I...
Forum: Airheads 02-06-2015, 05:07 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,039
Posted By headtube
That is good news. I wish mine had done the same....

That is good news. I wish mine had done the same. Happy riding.
Forum: Airheads 02-05-2015, 07:49 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,039
Posted By headtube
Clearly you have the stepped cylinder. If your...

Clearly you have the stepped cylinder. If your block does not have the machined groove to accommodate the step/O-ring combination then yes, those steps need to be machined off to the same diameter as...
Forum: Airheads 02-04-2015, 12:36 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,039
Posted By headtube
Be aware!

Your new Nikasil jugs won't fit flush to your crankcase. Unless your crankcase has the groove/cut-a-way to accept the big O-ring. Don't forget... the Nikasil barrel has a larger diameter base/ridge...
Forum: Airheads 01-30-2015, 06:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,421
Posted By headtube
Yup. Whatever it takes. With any blast media....

Yup. Whatever it takes. With any blast media. You should always wash with copious amounts of soapy water and rinse. When the wife has her back turned the parts go into the dish washer and get the...
Forum: Airheads 01-29-2015, 03:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,421
Posted By headtube
Vapour blasting is the new blast media. I'd go...

Vapour blasting is the new blast media. I'd go that way. Super clean with no damage to the part/s.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?x-yt-ts=1422503916&v=jnqRqK23yWc&x-yt-cl=85027636

If you start...
Forum: Airheads 01-15-2015, 04:49 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,194
Posted By headtube
I love my RS. Highway riding is marvellous with...

I love my RS. Highway riding is marvellous with that faring. Comes into its own fully loaded. Handles well too.
...
Forum: Airheads 01-13-2015, 06:53 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 7,631
Posted By headtube
Fantastic. Very nice clean up on this machine....

Fantastic. Very nice clean up on this machine. I've fully enjoyed your thread. :clap

That's not snow I see in SLC, Utah is it? From where I sit your location is the tropics. What happened to...
Forum: Airheads 01-12-2015, 08:19 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 18,146
Posted By headtube
Nice work. Looks great. I tried to find some of...

Nice work. Looks great. I tried to find some of this Rub N buff in the Toronto area but they don't sell it anywhere. Where did you buy it?
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