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Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 07:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 502
Posted By disston
I think I'll go hang out in the dealers parking...

I think I'll go hang out in the dealers parking lot and watch the new bikes come in for repair. :freaky

Ought to be a riot.
Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 04:02 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 865
Posted By disston
I am surprised that the crank has this small a...

I am surprised that the crank has this small a wobble called for. I have some V blocks made for Volkswagen crankshafts. I think I may be able to measure with these? I think this is what the V blocks...
Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 06:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 127
Posted By disston
There are many electrical cleaners available at...

There are many electrical cleaners available at hardware or automotive parts stores. Some of them have a protective coating included. A little extra dielectric grease will help.

Individual pieces...
Forum: Airheads 03-30-2015, 07:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 703
Posted By disston
Rare passenger floorboards. Brown side...

Rare passenger floorboards.

Brown side stand?

OEM clock and voltmeter.

Dual Ate front disk brakes.

Good luck with it.
Forum: Airheads 03-30-2015, 05:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 293
Posted By disston
This is one of the more popular Blogs on Airhead...

This is one of the more popular Blogs on Airhead transmission repair. It at least goes all the way thru the process.
http://jhau.maliwi.de/mot/gearbox.html

There should be no reason for this...
Forum: Airheads 03-30-2015, 03:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 293
Posted By disston
You can certainly make your own tools. From the...

You can certainly make your own tools. From the list of machines you have you will be fine. Here's a pic of the output flange puller sold by Cycle Works. This tool is the first needed. Many have...
Forum: Airheads 03-30-2015, 03:26 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 7,356
Posted By disston
Can't use the seats Jeff. Thanks for trying....

Can't use the seats Jeff. Thanks for trying. Maybe somebody else wants them.
Forum: Airheads 03-30-2015, 01:38 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 7,356
Posted By disston
I goofed and posted this over in the "Name That...

I goofed and posted this over in the "Name That Part" thread.

Got any /6 or LWB /5 seats? Any seat parts? or seat pans?

Need a pair of throttle cables, long version for my R90/6.
Forum: Airheads 03-30-2015, 01:10 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 4,258
Posted By disston
This bike is coming with maintenance records and...

This bike is coming with maintenance records and so all the fluids have been changed recently? The most important one is engine oil. Is the engine oil less than a year old?

When were the valves...
Forum: Airheads 03-30-2015, 09:20 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 865
Posted By disston
I don't have that much experience measuring these...

I don't have that much experience measuring these things but that tiny bit of movement looks insignificant to me. I'd be surprised if anybody thought it was an issue but if the case I would like to...
Forum: Airheads 03-30-2015, 09:09 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,448
Posted By disston
I could use some more stuff. Got any /5 LWB...

I could use some more stuff.

Got any /5 LWB or /6 seats? How about seat parts?

I could use a pair of /6 USA bar throttle cables (those would be the longer ones).
Forum: Airheads 03-30-2015, 09:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 177
Posted By disston
Having a willing locksmith is what counts. When I...

Having a willing locksmith is what counts. When I have inquired at the best locksmith shop in town they promise they will look into it and call me, they never call.

These locks are apparently...
Forum: Airheads 03-30-2015, 07:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 293
Posted By disston
http://i242.photobucket.com/albums/ff38/R_Farmer/A...

http://i242.photobucket.com/albums/ff38/R_Farmer/Airhead%20Gearbox/P1010610.jpg

This is a lay shaft with a broken gear dog. More common problem in earlier years it can happen to any year. A broken...
Forum: Airheads 03-30-2015, 01:57 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 865
Posted By disston
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640x480q90/673/m0...

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640x480q90/673/m08LOa.jpg

Above is a cast bearing holder.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640x480q90/661/lIyjPh.jpg

The second one is forged.

The...
Forum: Airheads 03-29-2015, 06:38 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 4,258
Posted By disston
Oh noooo. You don't get off so easy...We now have...

Oh noooo. You don't get off so easy...We now have 8 pages of congratulations and "What is your next move?" One half of the comments will be about things that might break so you should look at them...
Forum: Airheads 03-29-2015, 04:25 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,619
Posted By disston
I think it was mentioned earlier but forget what...

I think it was mentioned earlier but forget what was said. Are you going to reharden the rocker tips that you have just reground? I think you should. I think it is required they be brought to a...
Forum: Airheads 03-29-2015, 04:21 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 865
Posted By disston
That is not corrosion I think. It is voids in the...

That is not corrosion I think. It is voids in the metal that were exposed when the piece was machined almost 40 years ago. Those voids have been there since day one of this bike.
Forum: Airheads 03-29-2015, 04:18 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,301
Posted By disston
Then my name should be...

Then my name should be veryslowstupidanduglytoboot. I like it. :freaky
Forum: Airheads 03-29-2015, 04:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 644
Posted By disston
I have several angle grinders. For some reason I...

I have several angle grinders. For some reason I always don't think of them and all I can see is myself sitting at the door of my storage area with a hack saw. I'll be there for a long time. :freaky
Forum: Airheads 03-29-2015, 04:09 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 865
Posted By disston
Yes, I can see the surface of the bearing...

Yes, I can see the surface of the bearing journal. It is not a moving part, it is not a problem.

All the bearings look serviceable. The one damaged thrust bearing could be replaced it you like....
Forum: Airheads 03-29-2015, 01:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 644
Posted By disston
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640x480q90/153/ty...

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640x480q90/153/tydi.jpg

This is a picture of my pinion nut holding tool. I think this is an original type but it doesn't have numbers on it. Over the years many...
Forum: The Garage 03-29-2015, 06:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 768
Posted By disston
I have the HF unit. The LCD is sometimes hard to...

I have the HF unit. The LCD is sometimes hard to read.
Forum: Airheads 03-29-2015, 06:07 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 644
Posted By disston
Not a good idea. The threads in those two plugs...

Not a good idea. The threads in those two plugs are trouble. I'd not not want a screwdriver holding 80 ft/lbs against them.
Forum: Airheads 03-29-2015, 04:29 AM
Replies: 349
Views: 34,996
Posted By disston
I would pay $400 for the tank in your picture. It...

I would pay $400 for the tank in your picture. It may have a few dings but it's usable as is. I don't think I'd pay more than that.
Forum: Airheads 03-29-2015, 04:24 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 644
Posted By disston
Angle grinder, got it. I think the drive...

Angle grinder, got it.

I think the drive shaft splines of the bell coupling are all the same. At least the /5's, /6's and /7's.
Forum: Airheads 03-29-2015, 12:33 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 644
Posted By disston
http://www.cycleworks.net/images/IMG_4007.JPG ...

http://www.cycleworks.net/images/IMG_4007.JPG

This is the tool made and sold by Cycle Works. They get $34 for it.
...
Forum: Airheads 03-28-2015, 12:57 PM
Replies: 349
Views: 34,996
Posted By disston
I have a /6 tool box tank. It is in really bad...

I have a /6 tool box tank. It is in really bad shape compared to yours but it is not rusted. Just many small dings and scratches. I paid only $250 for mine because of the condition.

I guess you...
Forum: Airheads 03-28-2015, 08:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 597
Posted By disston
You've owned this bike for "several years". Do...

You've owned this bike for "several years". Do with it as you please. But OOOOh, I think you would regret tearing it up. So get something in need of customizing. The fact that getting another bike is...
Forum: Airheads 03-28-2015, 12:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 547
Posted By disston
A quick read of their page and I don't think it...

A quick read of their page and I don't think it fits Airheads at least. You need a metal portion of the grip that rotates next to a threaded hole needed for installation of the thingie. Sounds like...
Forum: Airheads 03-27-2015, 10:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 547
Posted By disston
It is a cruise control. An aftermarket variety....

It is a cruise control. An aftermarket variety. Maybe it should be called the throttle slower downer? It provides a friction on the twist grip so it will stay where you put it or at least will not ...
Forum: Airheads 03-27-2015, 12:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 560
Posted By disston
It seems to me the /5 has an extra stay to the...

It seems to me the /5 has an extra stay to the backing plate than the one in Kev's pic.

The rest of it may not matter but the pic has a chrome metal fender and a different fork lower. I guess...
Forum: Airheads 03-27-2015, 12:33 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,910
Posted By disston
SS is an abriviation for a member that has been...

SS is an abriviation for a member that has been missing for almost two months. His Adventure moniker is Supershaft, so the short version is SS. There was always a lot of turmoil around SS's posts and...
Forum: Airheads 03-26-2015, 11:03 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,448
Posted By disston
Yes. Once again my fantasy is too far distanced...

Yes. Once again my fantasy is too far distanced from reality.

But the part I remember about generators was that when one stopped working all it took was the installation of new brushes that cost...
Forum: Airheads 03-26-2015, 08:24 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 4,258
Posted By disston
An Airhead is a good first bike but it is not a...

An Airhead is a good first bike but it is not a good bike for taking your motorcycle driving test on. The maneuvers can be done on an Airhead, by some, but the Airheads is a little large and heavy...
Forum: Airheads 03-26-2015, 08:14 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,448
Posted By disston
Good point. I bet it's a generator. Something I...

Good point. I bet it's a generator. Something I would consider switching to if it were possible. I remember cars with generators. The electric system then was much simpler. But I doubt there is such...
Forum: Airheads 03-25-2015, 08:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 490
Posted By disston
POR-15 http://www.por15.com/

POR-15

http://www.por15.com/
Forum: Airheads 03-25-2015, 06:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 729
Posted By disston
I think the issue of misaligned gear boxes was a...

I think the issue of misaligned gear boxes was a non issue starting with the /5's. /2 riders talk about this sometimes.
Forum: Airheads 03-25-2015, 06:18 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,448
Posted By disston
It is amazing when looking at these old Airheads...

It is amazing when looking at these old Airheads how many different variations were tried.
Forum: Airheads 03-25-2015, 04:09 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 4,258
Posted By disston
Buy something that is already sorted and ready to...

Buy something that is already sorted and ready to go. Learn to ride and enjoy it. Your bank account will buy you some decent riding gear and a low mileage decent bike. After you have access to a real...
Forum: Airheads 03-25-2015, 03:46 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,710
Posted By disston
Well then, you are at the classic point of...

Well then, you are at the classic point of realization that the single disk Ate disk brake is not user friendly. The stock set up , in other words, sucks.

There are numerous threads on this...
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