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Forum: Airheads Today, 04:23 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,828
Posted By johnjen
One thing in the picture above. Make sure that...

One thing in the picture above.
Make sure that those weather covers are fully down on to the top of the carbs.
They act as a stabilizer for the cables so that they hold the outer sheath in place...
Forum: Airheads 02-27-2015, 08:19 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,828
Posted By johnjen
Ah, the anticipation… :thumb It's good to...

Ah, the anticipation… :thumb

It's good to see that it lives, still…

It's been a long time since that headlight was on last… :norton

JJ :thumb
Forum: Airheads 02-27-2015, 07:37 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,828
Posted By johnjen
The first LS's had a type of anodizing or other...

The first LS's had a type of anodizing or other metal based treatment. These first gen coatings were flat black and 'dull' in appearance.
The later LS's had either paint or powder coating of some...
Forum: Airheads 02-26-2015, 04:01 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,828
Posted By johnjen
I'm trying to remember but I do believe that I...

I'm trying to remember but I do believe that I used the reveresed fork tube seals trick on the LS.
Have you heard of this trick? It's rather nifty and can help prolong the primary seals life by...
Forum: Airheads 02-26-2015, 03:26 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 7,043
Posted By johnjen
Thanks for the insights. I'm going to pursue...

Thanks for the insights.

I'm going to pursue a few options that suit this and my situation a bit better 1st, but will keep your situation in mind.

Thanks JJ
Forum: Airheads 02-25-2015, 09:39 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 7,043
Posted By johnjen
I have written the mother of my deceased friend...

I have written the mother of my deceased friend to see if the paperwork is still available.
I don't know either way, but my assumption was and remains that it has been 'lost'.

Once I get word...
Forum: Airheads 02-25-2015, 03:29 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,828
Posted By johnjen
Yes, we added that 'spacer' for additional oil...

Yes, we added that 'spacer' for additional oil cooling, it also adds ≈ 1qt of oil to the system, which also helped deal with the extra heat.

This tweak was added due to the increased power from...
Forum: Airheads 02-24-2015, 04:24 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,828
Posted By johnjen
This was a 'requirement' for me, in finding a new...

This was a 'requirement' for me, in finding a new home for it! :thumb

JJ
Forum: Airheads 02-24-2015, 04:16 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,828
Posted By johnjen
And we haven't EVEN got started with all of the...

And we haven't EVEN got started with all of the tweaks. :evil

JJ :thumb
Forum: Airheads 02-24-2015, 04:00 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,828
Posted By johnjen
Well Thankee Kindly… :thumb :D I haven't...

Well Thankee Kindly… :thumb :D

I haven't spent much time down in old's skewl, (in fact I think the posts here and the airhead collection thread are the extent of them). :deal
But there are...
Forum: Airheads 02-24-2015, 12:22 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,828
Posted By johnjen
Those carbs look really good for sitting like...

Those carbs look really good for sitting like that for 14+ years…

JJ :thumb
ps I'm probably saying this unnecessarily but make sure the mixer tube stack (needle jet/main jet) is not 'clogged' as...
Forum: Airheads 02-23-2015, 11:52 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,828
Posted By johnjen
#1 Yes! #2 Yes, but modified with a 'stout'...

#1 Yes!

#2 Yes, but modified with a 'stout' frame brace between the 2 engine mount bolts.
We had a 'plan' to add a 2nd brace on the other side as well…

#3 Yes a pair of 6v coils, the older...
Forum: Airheads 02-23-2015, 11:27 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,828
Posted By johnjen
Yes the front cover hole is to be able to spin...

Yes the front cover hole is to be able to spin the engine with a wrench to make it easier for valve lash adjustments and other timing adjustment needs.

And those rubber plugs (in OVAD we called...
Forum: Airheads 02-22-2015, 07:01 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 7,043
Posted By johnjen
I'm not trying to limit the outcome of what I'm...

I'm not trying to limit the outcome of what I'm initiating with this collection of these bikes.
Indeed I can see selling off a great deal of these parts to help fund the resurection of even just a...
Forum: Airheads 02-22-2015, 03:22 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 7,043
Posted By johnjen
Yes, moving this entire collection has been the...

Yes, moving this entire collection has been the 'objective' all along, since I really don't have the means or space to be able to 'part it all out'.
Nor does that approach bring these bikes back...
Forum: Airheads 02-22-2015, 02:12 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 7,043
Posted By johnjen
I wouldn't say none of the entusiasts, just the 2...

I wouldn't say none of the entusiasts, just the 2 guys who actually expresssed sufficient interest to actually come and look over the parts. There are others in the area of course but none seemed to...
Forum: Airheads 02-21-2015, 08:58 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 7,043
Posted By johnjen
Stage 1 is complete. The LS's have found a...

Stage 1 is complete.

The LS's have found a new home and the 'primary' LS will soon be 'back on the road again'.

I am very pleased that it has found a 'really good' new home.

And yes there...
Forum: Airheads 02-13-2015, 03:17 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 7,043
Posted By johnjen
Yes! :evil Along with it's brother from a...

Yes! :evil

Along with it's brother from a different mother 'spare' LS… :freaky

The remaining airheads are still being 'evaluated' by a couple of local airhead aficionados'.
I hope to hear...
Forum: Airheads 01-28-2015, 10:10 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 7,043
Posted By johnjen
Sorry I didn't answer sooner… :huh Yeah...

Sorry I didn't answer sooner… :huh

Yeah we're fine, I just want to find this collection a new 'proper' home.

JJ
Forum: Airheads 01-28-2015, 10:00 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 7,043
Posted By johnjen
And the finale for now anyway 2 more...

And the finale for now anyway

2 more engines,
The top one is a 73' R90/6
The bottom is a R100/RT
and that's my tweaked LS on the right

JJ
Forum: Airheads 01-28-2015, 09:54 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 7,043
Posted By johnjen
Here are 2 engines. The top one is a 90/6 and...

Here are 2 engines.
The top one is a 90/6 and the bottom is the 90s

JJ
Forum: Airheads 01-28-2015, 09:47 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 7,043
Posted By johnjen
While it wouldn't be 'grainy' it would be a mass...

While it wouldn't be 'grainy' it would be a mass of stuff strewn all about. And much of it is stashed away in cubby holes and in boxes.

And I don't have an account for pic hosting so it'll have to...
Forum: Airheads 01-27-2015, 09:53 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 7,043
Posted By johnjen
First, let me state that since this isn't the...

First, let me state that since this isn't the flea market, prices really don't belong here.

And let me reiterate that, my primary motivation is to find the 'correct' home for this collection of...
Forum: Airheads 01-25-2015, 10:03 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 7,043
Posted By johnjen
Yes indeed! We had a set of 12" verniers for...

Yes indeed!

We had a set of 12" verniers for doing the front downtube alignment.
We couldn't have done it without them.

JJ
Forum: Airheads 01-25-2015, 08:48 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 7,043
Posted By johnjen
When it was produced I too lusted after the 90s,...

When it was produced I too lusted after the 90s, if for no other reason than for that paint scheme.
I was particularly attracted to the grey/silver - black version…
This 90s has the bright...
Forum: Airheads 01-25-2015, 07:44 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 7,043
Posted By johnjen
My 81-LS was a 'test bed' of sorts to which we...

My 81-LS was a 'test bed' of sorts to which we 'optimized' / improved just about every subsystem on this bike.

Valve train
Ignition
Carburation
Throttle cables
Intake plumbing
Transmission...
Forum: Airheads 01-25-2015, 12:21 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 7,043
Posted By johnjen
Thus far there aren't any pics. And given...

Thus far there aren't any pics.

And given the scattered nature of where these parts reside it would probably be more confusing, than illustrative.

But if there is 'enough' interest I suppose I...
Forum: Airheads 01-25-2015, 12:03 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 7,043
Posted By johnjen
So, to continue this endeavor… SOLO LOBO...

So, to continue this endeavor…

SOLO LOBO came over and we talked and looked and fussed etc.

One of the results of our efforts is this list.

Year? Model Man. Date Serial #
1974 R...
Forum: Airheads 11-16-2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 7,043
Posted By johnjen
Our next door neighbor has chickens, we feed them...

Our next door neighbor has chickens, we feed them when they head out.

This response reminds me more of our dogs 'eagerness' to get fed, jumping up and down, sniffing out the the good stuff,...
Forum: Airheads 11-16-2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 7,043
Posted By johnjen
Got it and replied. JJ :thumb

Got it and replied.

JJ :thumb
Forum: Airheads 11-15-2014, 08:40 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 7,043
Posted By johnjen
It is a 'unique' bike that's for sure. A...

It is a 'unique' bike that's for sure.

A tale…

We (my friend and I) were traveling (full camping and touring gear loaded on the bikes).
We came up to a stop light and while we waited a new...
Forum: Airheads 11-15-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 7,043
Posted By johnjen
Ok so a bit more background… The 2 R65LS's...

Ok so a bit more background…

The 2 R65LS's are a bit different than the rest of this batch.

The primary (not the 'spare') LS was my daily runner for 17 years.
It has ≈110-120K miles on it and...
Forum: Airheads 11-15-2014, 06:24 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 7,043
Posted By johnjen
Thus far I haven't seen it. JJ

Thus far I haven't seen it.

JJ
Forum: Airheads 11-14-2014, 11:26 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 7,043
Posted By johnjen
Ok, so this is to fill in some of the 'gritty'...

Ok, so this is to fill in some of the 'gritty' details of this stash -0- stuff.

And I must say the response is amazing thus far. :thumb

This collection belonged to a friend of mine who left it...
Forum: Airheads 11-14-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 7,043
Posted By johnjen
Airhead collection needs a new future

Ok so here's the situation, sorta.

I'm looking for airhead capable guy(s) to make use of the stash of airhead parts I have stored in my backroom.

There are ≈ 7 airhead bikes, all in various...
Forum: Vendors 08-22-2014, 08:34 PM
Replies: 1,159
Views: 185,242
Posted By johnjen
Ok, so names, we need names… :norton Or at...

Ok, so names, we need names… :norton
Or at least I need names… :evil


JJ :thumb
Forum: GS Boxers 08-22-2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,706
Posted By johnjen
Yeah using a medium to light grease on those...

Yeah using a medium to light grease on those seals does help a bunch. The grease really helps during the re-assembly process so that the seals don't get all scrunched up (a technical term :lol3). ...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-21-2014, 11:49 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,706
Posted By johnjen
I first noticed the 'dimple effect' on both the...

I first noticed the 'dimple effect' on both the stop plate and set screw ≈ 50-60K miles.

The wear isn't huge by any means but the position of the butterfly doesn't have to be moved by much to...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-21-2014, 11:40 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,706
Posted By johnjen
Is this what you're looking for? ...

Is this what you're looking for?

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=25662&highlight=throttle+position+sensor

and who is taking this 'zero = zero' to the next level?

JJ
ps I...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-21-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,706
Posted By johnjen
We were gunna do a write up on 'compensating' for...

We were gunna do a write up on 'compensating' for long term wear and tare on the idle circuit 'setup'.

Basically it boils down to closing up the air bypass circuits and using the throttle stop...
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