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Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 06:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 251
Posted By Wirespokes
I can't say positively, but don't think any ever...

I can't say positively, but don't think any ever had a silver bezel.

The white face clocks and VMs came on the 74-77 faired bikes and the green faces on the newer ones. Of course, these gauges...
Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 06:09 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 921
Posted By Wirespokes
There's a truth that a 'solution' to a problem...

There's a truth that a 'solution' to a problem becomes a new problem. What's meant by that is when something doesn't get resolved at the root, the 'fix' becomes a new problem.

So it is with...
Forum: Airheads 05-28-2015, 06:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 464
Posted By Wirespokes
I've gotten the wire, terminal ends and caps from...

I've gotten the wire, terminal ends and caps from Napa Auto Parts.

The plug caps are pretty cheap from the Honda Dealer - three or four bucks each.

There are two styles, one that 'clamps' to...
Forum: Airheads 05-28-2015, 06:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 257
Posted By Wirespokes
I thought about that, and yes, he does have the...

I thought about that, and yes, he does have the taller fifth gear.

After some considering I realized a taller fifth doesn't affect the speedometer one bit. The speedo drive comes off the output...
Forum: Airheads 05-28-2015, 06:18 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 921
Posted By Wirespokes
The brakes can be made to work very well with...

The brakes can be made to work very well with good pads and a smaller Master Cylinder as Jim said.

I'd focus on getting the suspension set up right. Good shocks in the rear with the correct...
Forum: Airheads 05-28-2015, 08:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 257
Posted By Wirespokes
Thanks BB. In that case, maybe an 1100 ring...

Thanks BB.

In that case, maybe an 1100 ring gear will work. I'm getting the idea it's possible because a customer has a GS with, what appears might be a 3.0 final drive. It looks totally stock....
Forum: Airheads 05-27-2015, 10:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 257
Posted By Wirespokes
R100 GS Final Drive Ratio Change

Have any of you managed to change final drive ratios on the paralever GS?

It seems like it shouldn't be too difficult to swap to a 3.0 since both it and the 3.09 use an 11 tooth pinion. It would...
Forum: Airheads 05-26-2015, 08:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 583
Posted By Wirespokes
Agree completely. Changing the master cylinder...

Agree completely. Changing the master cylinder will give you more 'bite' than changing to a stainless brake line. Go with the organic pads.
Forum: Old's Cool 05-26-2015, 08:22 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,186
Posted By Wirespokes
Swap you a low mile T3 for it! :evil

Swap you a low mile T3 for it! :evil
Forum: Airheads 05-22-2015, 11:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 898
Posted By Wirespokes
It sounds normal to me. There is a lot of...

It sounds normal to me.

There is a lot of play in the drive train - one of the biggest sources is the shift dogs that 'lock' the gears together.

Keep checking the oil and if there's only soft...
Forum: Airheads 05-19-2015, 11:14 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,377
Posted By Wirespokes
Another possible problem spot that could cause...

Another possible problem spot that could cause you to think the clutch is shot is the throw-out assembly. There's a piston that sometimes jams in the bore. It's plastic and swells. Getting a now one...
Forum: Airheads 05-19-2015, 11:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 805
Posted By Wirespokes
My 11S is very smooth - except for the slightest...

My 11S is very smooth - except for the slightest remnant of surging down low. I think some more throttle cable synching might be necessary in your case. Something's needed.

Yeah, the 11S is a...
Forum: Airheads 05-18-2015, 06:56 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,169
Posted By Wirespokes
The idea is that the tensioner part of the clamp...

The idea is that the tensioner part of the clamp has an open spot that doesn't tension the air tube. Because of that, oil can drip out of there. Positioning the clamp so the tensioner is on the top...
Forum: Airheads 05-18-2015, 06:35 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,213
Posted By Wirespokes
Or, perhaps this is a sign you should learn about...

Or, perhaps this is a sign you should learn about carbs. This is your chance.

Offer him $1500 and see if he goes for it.

These bing carbs are actually pretty simple. That's not to say, there...
Forum: Airheads 05-15-2015, 08:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 377
Posted By Wirespokes
The Valeo is also a gear reduction motor...

The Valeo is also a gear reduction motor (planetary gears). The ND may be a nice piece, but it will also lighten your wallet considerably. Once these Valeos are clean and properly lubed, they hold up...
Forum: Airheads 05-15-2015, 08:14 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,067
Posted By Wirespokes
Be thankful there aren't more tasks like that on...

Be thankful there aren't more tasks like that on these bikes.

I wonder if it would be easier pulling the engine mount bolts and raising the engine an inch than pulling that cross tube?
Forum: Airheads 05-15-2015, 08:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,195
Posted By Wirespokes
I've got a key machine, but so far haven't needed...

I've got a key machine, but so far haven't needed to make any keys. I'd hate to practice on yours and maybe screw it up.
Forum: Airheads 05-15-2015, 08:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 341
Posted By Wirespokes
1200 is a bit high. I like 800 to 1000 better. ...

1200 is a bit high. I like 800 to 1000 better.

Are you adjusting the mixture, idle speed and cable synch? Three individual steps.

If it was running fine and all that's changed is new cables,...
Forum: Airheads 05-13-2015, 08:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 759
Posted By Wirespokes
The exh valve seat may be ok - but is actually...

The exh valve seat may be ok - but is actually the reason the exh valve is going bad. It will need to be replaced. And the valve is tuliped pretty badly. It scares me to think of running it like...
Forum: Airheads 05-13-2015, 08:09 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 16,271
Posted By Wirespokes
I wouldn't use a metal ring to hook the plastic...

I wouldn't use a metal ring to hook the plastic side covers - it could wear through the plastic hook. Perhaps zip tie them together or use small zip ties on each end of the spring to side cover.
Forum: Airheads 05-13-2015, 08:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 377
Posted By Wirespokes
Rick's starter is a good one. But it will drain...

Rick's starter is a good one. But it will drain the coffers.

Rebuilding the Valeo is a good option and much cheaper. More in the range of forty or fifty bucks. The new replacement housings (with...
Forum: Airheads 05-13-2015, 08:02 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,218
Posted By Wirespokes
Yes! Definitely! That's a HUGE gap. The...

Yes! Definitely! That's a HUGE gap.

The screws will loosen enough so the butterfly can be adjusted to achieve maximum closure.
Forum: Airheads 05-13-2015, 07:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,022
Posted By Wirespokes
The 81 isn't the most desirable RS out there - in...

The 81 isn't the most desirable RS out there - in fact, it was a transition year and a lot of guys avoid them. There was something about the transmissions, but I forget what it was. And the clutch...
Forum: Airheads 05-12-2015, 08:12 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,218
Posted By Wirespokes
Sounds like one of three things: Shaft...

Sounds like one of three things:

Shaft o-rings.

Butterfly not centered. Hold the carb up to a light and look through the venturi. The goal is to see no light past the butterfly, though the best...
Forum: Airheads 05-12-2015, 07:23 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 16,271
Posted By Wirespokes
If the side cover rubber band breaks at speed,...

If the side cover rubber band breaks at speed, the wind can catch the left side and slam it against the lift handle hard enough to crack it. One of mine is that way, that's how I know. It probably...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-12-2015, 06:54 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 27,818
Posted By Wirespokes
Which Guzzis? All of them?

Which Guzzis? All of them?
Forum: Airheads 05-06-2015, 09:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,296
Posted By Wirespokes
My first airhead (76 R90) 25 years ago came with...

My first airhead (76 R90) 25 years ago came with crash bars. Left them on a couple years (like training wheels) and finally took them off. Haven't missed them. The GS and G/S with the integral side...
Forum: Airheads 05-06-2015, 09:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 269
Posted By Wirespokes
Thanks guys. :D Yes, the bezel is crimped...

Thanks guys. :D

Yes, the bezel is crimped on, and can be damaged if removed in a rough sort of way. It needs to be supported on the outside edge to prevent getting splayed out. I don't have a...
Forum: Airheads 05-05-2015, 10:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 400
Posted By Wirespokes
A friend of mine has gotten new inner cable from...

A friend of mine has gotten new inner cable from (I think) a truck supply. That would be the cheapest way yet. Shipping from England (Motobins) has gone up recently so isn't quite as economical as it...
Forum: Airheads 05-05-2015, 10:23 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,218
Posted By Wirespokes
The extra spring shouldn't cause a problem for a...

The extra spring shouldn't cause a problem for a short time, but the enrichener needs to come off and get cleaned up. It shouldn't take that much force to turn off.
Forum: Airheads 05-05-2015, 10:08 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,299
Posted By Wirespokes
I've gotten the 10.9 bolts at Fastenall for about...

I've gotten the 10.9 bolts at Fastenall for about a buck a piece. You can grind off the threads, or use a carbide bit in the lathe like I did. They'll cut - not fast, but they will cut.

As for...
Forum: Airheads 05-04-2015, 10:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 400
Posted By Wirespokes
Since the needle moves when the input is spun,...

Since the needle moves when the input is spun, it's got to be the cable, or the transmission. No two ways about it.

The cable may spin on the test ride, but with no force against it (speedo...
Forum: Airheads 05-04-2015, 10:36 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,218
Posted By Wirespokes
Did you check the intake spigot to see if it's...

Did you check the intake spigot to see if it's tight???? :evil
Forum: Airheads 05-04-2015, 10:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 513
Posted By Wirespokes
The R80G/S a lot of times came with the...

The R80G/S a lot of times came with the kickstarter. Those were made from 81 to 86. That should mate to yours. I'm sure the parts are there. But a kick start trans in the newer ones like yours don't...
Forum: Airheads 05-04-2015, 09:45 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,299
Posted By Wirespokes
Why were you taking it off if it's a new rotor?

Why were you taking it off if it's a new rotor?
Forum: Airheads 05-03-2015, 10:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 700
Posted By Wirespokes
The coil isn't fixed. It's attached to the needle...

The coil isn't fixed. It's attached to the needle shaft and rotates around the magnet.

If you know what you're looking at in that photo, just above the coil you'll see a couple of rings. Those...
Forum: Airheads 05-03-2015, 10:41 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,218
Posted By Wirespokes
Exactly! It's obviously getting fuel, so it can't...

Exactly! It's obviously getting fuel, so it can't be a clogged passage! :evil

Maybe a bad o ring on the adjuster screw?

Check to see if the intake spigot is loose. It may only wiggle 20 or 30...
Forum: Airheads 05-02-2015, 10:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,000
Posted By Wirespokes
Some more data would be nice - like how it runs,...

Some more data would be nice - like how it runs, what's been done in the way of maintenance or repairs, state of the rubber, etc. It's got 92K so it's possibly ready for a some serious work.

How...
Forum: Airheads 05-02-2015, 09:30 PM
Replies: 8,093
Views: 1,675,054
Posted By Wirespokes
Very well done! You've turned a homely R100R into...

Very well done! You've turned a homely R100R into a thing of beauty!
Forum: Airheads 05-01-2015, 10:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 700
Posted By Wirespokes
Yes - it's part of the meter movement.

Yes - it's part of the meter movement.
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