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Forum: Airheads 03-29-2015, 09:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 280
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: 270
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: 270
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: 270
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: 141
Views: 4,812
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: 1,053
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: 803
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: 333
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: 333
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: 560
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: 1,786
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: 587
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: 16,811
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: 374
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: 374
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: 16,811
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: 13
Views: 817
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: 1,463
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: 565
Posted By headtube
Ditto. Works a treat.

Ditto. Works a treat.
Forum: Airheads 02-19-2015, 05:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,166
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: 16,811
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: 450
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: 16,811
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: 106
Views: 6,324
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: 1,802
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: 1,802
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: 1,802
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: 1,211
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: 1,211
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: 1,938
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: 106
Views: 6,324
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: 16,811
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?
Forum: Airheads 01-11-2015, 10:25 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,074
Posted By headtube
You need to relocate!

In Canada we register once. If purchased new, 13% sales tax on the total cost. Insurance is required. In Ontario, (provinces vary) there is no emissions testing for motorcycles. Every year we...
Forum: Airheads 01-09-2015, 09:12 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,579
Posted By headtube
I know I did. Dog... what did you decide to use...

I know I did. Dog... what did you decide to use as bearings replacements? OEM or online? Timken, Nachi, SKF, FAG, etc... You got a part # ?
Forum: Airheads 01-06-2015, 05:35 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,579
Posted By headtube
Hey Dog. Thanks for the pics and your continuing...

Hey Dog. Thanks for the pics and your continuing reports. Looks like I'll be grabbing the tool for my ride.
Forum: Airheads 01-01-2015, 06:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,137
Posted By headtube
Tapered roller bearings... Not BMW...

I found a site (https://www.bearingscanada.com/320-28X-Taper-Roller-Wheel-Bearings-28x52x16-p/320-28-roller-wheel-285216.htm) in my neighbourhood that sells the 320/28 Taper Roller Bearings 28x52x16...
Forum: Airheads 12-30-2014, 03:02 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,579
Posted By headtube
Yep... saw that myself, but the important section...

Yep... saw that myself, but the important section (removing the races) is missing. Also... a shame to spend a $100 on a CycleWorks tool that I'll only use once. Well, until that /5 comes along. :evil
Forum: Airheads 12-30-2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,579
Posted By headtube
Hey Dog... while you're in there would you mind...

Hey Dog... while you're in there would you mind showing us how you get those pesky bearing races out. I'm on the verge of doing the same. Unlike the Japanese framed bikes you cannot simply use a...
Forum: Airheads 12-29-2014, 07:28 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,579
Posted By headtube
If it's that stubborn, I'd try a rattle gun. But...

If it's that stubborn, I'd try a rattle gun. But that's just me.
Forum: Airheads 12-26-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,111
Posted By headtube
Not quite... but nowhere near the same condition....

Not quite... but nowhere near the same condition. Link (http://www.kijiji.ca/v-motorcycle-parts-accessories/city-of-toronto/bmw-r90s-project/1041240002?enableSearchNavigationFlag=true) Not mine btw....
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