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Forum: Airheads 01-27-2015, 11:30 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,361
Posted By spo123
interesting...

I second, Bill Harris's, suggestion......Damaged rivets (if multiple) should cause the frequency suggested.
The LACK of SWARF on the rear end drain plug would point this way, as well...:deal
Pull...
Forum: 2 smokers 01-19-2015, 06:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 609
Posted By spo123
Cool2 Very Cool!

That bike is a RARE FIRST YEAR model!
The HEADLIGHT is virtually UNOBTANIUM!
IF you ride it often, consider SWAPPING the entire headlight assembly with a newer unit......SAVE THE ORIGINAL!
The...
Forum: Airheads 01-18-2015, 08:30 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,637
Posted By spo123
Ohm out your spark plug caps......They MAY need...

Ohm out your spark plug caps......They MAY need replacement....Usually, the symptom is a stumble at various rpms.
Take the spark plug wire and cut 1/4 to 1/2 inch....or a couple of millimeters, for...
Forum: Airheads 01-17-2015, 04:57 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,977
Posted By spo123
It LOOKS nice.:freaky Let us know how it GOES.

It LOOKS nice.:freaky
Let us know how it GOES.
Forum: Airheads 01-17-2015, 04:55 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,637
Posted By spo123
Use the FULL CHOKE first. It will most likely...

Use the FULL CHOKE first.
It will most likely start at that point......Use it even if a little bit warm.
Try to NOT give it any throttle, until it fires.
Get back to us.
Good Night.
Forum: Airheads 01-14-2015, 03:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 431
Posted By spo123
Very Interesting!

Very Interesting!
Forum: Airheads 01-13-2015, 06:12 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,425
Posted By spo123
nice

Carefully retorque the heads.....I think I recall something around 23 to 26 foot pounds.....NOT MORE!
Congratulations on the first ride!
Forum: Airheads 01-13-2015, 04:01 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,637
Posted By spo123
I LIKE my POINTS.....on my bikes. There....I...

I LIKE my POINTS.....on my bikes.
There....I said it.
I am a little old.........only my body aches.....my MIND does not.:deal
However, in my van......I do like the electronic ignition....The...
Forum: Airheads 01-13-2015, 03:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,312
Posted By spo123
Thumb GREAT STORY! Really enjoying it. Please tell...

GREAT STORY!
Really enjoying it.
Please tell us just another SMALL tidbit.:lol3
Granted, a picture, tells one thousand words.
Forum: Airheads 01-13-2015, 03:44 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,425
Posted By spo123
Thumb Lovely Bike! The blue color seems to POP. ...

Lovely Bike!
The blue color seems to POP.
Perhaps it is just EARLY in the morning and I have not had my full share of espresso roast coffee.
THANK YOU for these posts.
I LOVE my /5.
That Norton...
Forum: Airheads 01-12-2015, 05:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,353
Posted By spo123
Probably...just be sure to check the spigot size,...

Probably...just be sure to check the spigot size, as previously mentioned......the change was model year 1976.
Forum: Airheads 01-11-2015, 10:01 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,882
Posted By spo123
ALWAYS use a HARDENED piece of steel for the...

ALWAYS use a HARDENED piece of steel for the rotor removal extra piece.
Better yet....purchase a tool already made from this HARDENED steel.
Forum: Airheads 01-11-2015, 07:58 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,637
Posted By spo123
Your enricher circut (choke) needs service. Try...

Your enricher circut (choke) needs service.
Try a shot of etehr, starting fluid into the air intake snorkel. NO CHOKE. If the electrical aspect is OK, the bike should start right up.
Please get...
Forum: Airheads 01-09-2015, 11:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,317
Posted By spo123
Cool2 Those are rather clean................:lol3 If...

Those are rather clean................:lol3
If you need to make them sparkle, then do so.
Nice bike.
Forum: Airheads 01-08-2015, 05:11 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,287
Posted By spo123
Cry works for me....until I replace my broken center stand...

Jack it up with some wood under the oil pan.
Raise it enough to place TWO jack stands....one under each foot peg.
Lower the jack.....EASY.
Make sure to loosen the axle first.
Ensure the bike is...
Forum: Airheads 01-07-2015, 04:54 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 20,783
Posted By spo123
Thumb From the pics.....Very well done! Thanks for...

From the pics.....Very well done!
Thanks for the posting and thanks for the return.
Have a FAST day.:lol3
Forum: Airheads 01-06-2015, 10:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 864
Posted By spo123
Operative word....."SAID"... Good luck and I...

Operative word....."SAID"...
Good luck and I have been the recipient of those same words.
Thankfully, ALL WAS GOOD!
Have a nice day..
Forum: Airheads 01-06-2015, 10:23 PM
Replies: 269
Views: 61,091
Posted By spo123
Cool2 seriously...

You.......again!?!
Just kidding!
Thanks for a few years worth of WONDERFUL posts.:deal
Have a great winter....
See 'ya...
spo
Forum: Airheads 01-06-2015, 03:33 AM
Replies: 7,459
Views: 1,495,782
Posted By spo123
Very Nice

That COULD really be a slash5 tank with slash6 emblems.:deal
BEAUTIFUL BIKE!
Forum: Airheads 12-26-2014, 08:38 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,845
Posted By spo123
What did you do with the two seats that came with...

What did you do with the two seats that came with this machine?:deal
You do some nice work with a welder.
Good luck and have fun.
Forum: Airheads 12-26-2014, 05:45 AM
Replies: 308
Views: 29,761
Posted By spo123
Thumb Very Nice Bike!

elmontanero (http://www.advrider.com/forums/member.php?u=35276)
That appears to be a 1973 model.
Is it a LWB or a SWB?
Good luck with it.....:deal
I LOVE MINE!
Forum: Airheads 12-23-2014, 03:46 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,093
Posted By spo123
Cool2 I have a TEAR actually stuck in the outside...

I have a TEAR actually stuck in the outside corner of my right eye..........:freaky
Forum: Airheads 12-21-2014, 08:24 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,425
Posted By spo123
FUN bike. Good luck with the "renovation" AND...

FUN bike.
Good luck with the "renovation" AND the "rehabilitation".
Best wishes always.
Forum: 2 smokers 12-20-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 952
Posted By spo123
A stock R5 is a lovely thing! One day I will...

A stock R5 is a lovely thing!
One day I will finally get off my ass and get mine completed and then running.
Then RUNNING WELL! :deal
Some 5 years of gathering correct replacement parts has come...
Forum: Airheads 12-20-2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,061
Posted By spo123
All Electrical Connections> CLEAN and GREASE. ...

All Electrical Connections> CLEAN and GREASE.
First!
Have fun.

EDIT> ALL ELECTRICAL CONNECTIONS!
NOT only battery terminal connections.
Forum: Airheads 12-20-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,695
Posted By spo123
Thumb NICE BIKE! Please keep us informed. Thanx.

NICE BIKE!
Please keep us informed.
Thanx.
Forum: Airheads 12-20-2014, 07:47 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,061
Posted By spo123
Battery! EDIT> use some JUMPER CABLES, from...

Battery!

EDIT> use some JUMPER CABLES, from a known good battery.....you figure what and where.....it is EASY! (one thing at a time.....get it!?!)
Per disston...
Forum: Airheads 12-17-2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,061
Posted By spo123
Squirt a quick blast of starting fluid (ether)...

Squirt a quick blast of starting fluid (ether) into the intake snorkel.
It will fire right up.
Thus.......your "choke" or enricher system is flawed.
Good luck.
Forum: Airheads 12-12-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,760
Posted By spo123
Cool2 Someday.....me too......... Lovely. Thanks...

Someday.....me too.........
Lovely.
Thanks for posting.
I hope it has minimal flaws.
Ride Fast and Safe!
Forum: Airheads 12-09-2014, 03:46 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,688
Posted By spo123
Thumb Potted plants or pot plants?:lol3

Potted plants or pot plants?:lol3
Forum: Airheads 12-08-2014, 04:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,301
Posted By spo123
two thoughts...

Gearbox output flange, if aluminum.....banged up by a loose driveshaft, when bolts (old with WASHERS...perhaps) loosened.
Otherwise, I like the metal scraped similarly from the inside of the...
Forum: Airheads 12-08-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,688
Posted By spo123
Cool2 Your early style tool tray is somewhat valuable. ...

Your early style tool tray is somewhat valuable.
IF you continue to let the aforementioned, loose tools, bang around in there.....It WILL crack and become junk.
FYI.
Have a nice day.
Forum: Airheads 12-06-2014, 04:42 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 12,445
Posted By spo123
Absolutely replace the RINGS with a good hone. ...

Absolutely replace the RINGS with a good hone.
Good luck.
Forum: Airheads 11-30-2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 708
Posted By spo123
Steep......swap out the entire motor....you can...

Steep......swap out the entire motor....you can run either a 4 speed transmission OR a 5 speed transmission.....
Have fun.
I suppose that it is NOT a Toaster Tank model? Correct?

EDIT>...
Forum: Equipment 11-19-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,008
Posted By spo123
Sno-Seal It WILL get VERY VERY DARK. Seam seal...

Sno-Seal
It WILL get VERY VERY DARK. Seam seal the seams.....It will be ALMOST waterproof.:lol3
Have a nice day.
Forum: Equipment 11-17-2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,008
Posted By spo123
The liner does take up one full size. Great...

The liner does take up one full size.
Great coat......Not the most protection.
Oh well......I will TRY not to CRASH.
Forum: Equipment 11-17-2014, 05:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,008
Posted By spo123
Cool2 When mine gets wet in the rain......It does...

When mine gets wet in the rain......It does eventually SOAK through. It does get HEAVY.. It does take a long time to dry. It does NOT get ruined.
I LOVE THIS COAT.
It is NOT waterproof. It is...
Forum: Airheads 11-16-2014, 10:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,176
Posted By spo123
Any BICYCLE shop should have a ton of loose,...

Any BICYCLE shop should have a ton of loose, second hand ball bearings laying around.....free.
Just a thought.
Forum: Airheads 11-15-2014, 09:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 556
Posted By spo123
Battery.....all Electrical Connections. ...

Battery.....all Electrical Connections.
Enricher Circut (not really a choke)
have a nice day!
Forum: Airheads 11-15-2014, 06:37 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,803
Posted By spo123
Wow!

Too bad I am in Salem, Ma.
Oh well> YOU are a good man!
RIP> your friend, "The Airhead Man"! :deal
Best wishes always.
Love this thread....
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