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Forum: Airheads 12-11-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 537
Posted By craydds
He who dies with the most tools... wins!

He who dies with the most tools... wins!
Forum: Airheads 12-11-2014, 06:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 537
Posted By craydds
+1. see pic in post #25 here -...

+1. see pic in post #25 here - http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=741179&page=2 .
Forum: Airheads 11-30-2014, 11:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 673
Posted By craydds
1. EBC or Feroddo brake pads are good. 2. ...

1. EBC or Feroddo brake pads are good.
2. Clean the final drive splines and lube - LIGHTLY - with moly 60. Also, clean and lube transmission input shaft splines - see post #90 and #101 here -...
Forum: Airheads 11-26-2014, 02:50 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,673
Posted By craydds
Balancing on the axle, wheel mounted on the bike...

Balancing on the axle, wheel mounted on the bike may work well, but seems like it could have more resistance to rotating. The wheel mounted on the Parnes balancer turns very freely. If there is a...
Forum: Airheads 11-26-2014, 01:01 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,673
Posted By craydds
Parnes wheel balancer: ...

Parnes wheel balancer:

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-RW2orIJA0kg/URxHxb4F6SI/AAAAAAAABbQ/FAXglnr6aIg/s800/DSCN0435.JPG

I use the stick-on weights on the Lesters. Bill, I need some weights...
Forum: Airheads 11-26-2014, 12:29 PM
Replies: 300
Views: 12,240
Posted By craydds
top clamp

I have three bikes with the ToasterTan triple clamp ('74 R90/6, '75 and '76 R90S's):
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-13ySonOtlTw/UF5Q4tK7XiI/AAAAAAAAAoQ/xlLaKIlq9WE/s800/DSCN0066.JPG
pic:...
Forum: Airheads 11-26-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 300
Views: 12,240
Posted By craydds
:rofl

:rofl
Forum: Airheads 11-26-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,673
Posted By craydds
Bill, I only have the steel stick-on weights. ...

Bill, I only have the steel stick-on weights. Can't find lead weights at all. Steel weights work, but what do you do when you need "half" of a weight? You have to cut the steel weight in two, and...
Forum: Airheads 11-26-2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 300
Views: 12,240
Posted By craydds
Ha! So true. Japanese bikes - the "sport cars"...

Ha! So true. Japanese bikes - the "sport cars" of motorcycles. BMW's - the "tractors" of motorcycles. But, tractors can be good - low maintenance, easy to work on, low end torque, reliable, etc. ...
Forum: Airheads 11-22-2014, 11:36 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,915
Posted By craydds
Beetle, I heard over the years to use only dino...

Beetle, I heard over the years to use only dino oil in our old bikes, not synthetics. I've stuck with this recommendation for 40 years. Other inmates may have more info. If you're ever down in...
Forum: Airheads 11-19-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 742
Posted By craydds
is there a rattle can product that is up to the...

is there a rattle can product that is up to the task for repainting the frame and related parts, or is powder coating the only real and proper solution?

Rattle can: Rustoleum, easy, cheap, looks...
Forum: Airheads 11-13-2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,369
Posted By craydds
Better idea... see FrankR80GS' post #9 above. ...

Better idea... see FrankR80GS' post #9 above. Stock horn leads can be connected to a RELAY, then the relay sends power to the horns. Some of those horn kits come with a relay and wiring...
Forum: Airheads 11-13-2014, 05:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,369
Posted By craydds
+1, as it is with many electrical accessories...

+1, as it is with many electrical accessories that draw more amperage. (See post #5 above.)
Forum: Airheads 11-13-2014, 12:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,369
Posted By craydds
Connect the wires from the stock horn to a relay...

Connect the wires from the stock horn to a relay at terminals 85 and 86. Hot (+) wire from the battery connects to relay terminal 30. Hot (+) wire from relay terminal 87 goes to horn. ...
Forum: Airheads 11-12-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 857
Posted By craydds
:thumb:thumb

:thumb:thumb
Forum: Airheads 11-10-2014, 08:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 857
Posted By craydds
Disston and Stagehand are right. Randy, in post...

Disston and Stagehand are right. Randy, in post #137, an Academy Award winning video on clutch cable adjustment can be viewed here - http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=848159&page=10 .
Forum: Airheads 11-10-2014, 12:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 857
Posted By craydds
Randy, the 201 mm measurement is correct. Do you...

Randy, the 201 mm measurement is correct. Do you have an adjustment bolt on the throw-out arm? Sounds like you need to back out (loosen) the throw-out adjustment bolt. There are some adjustment...
Forum: Airheads 11-06-2014, 06:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,212
Posted By craydds
Duane Asherman's fork alignment method has been...

Duane Asherman's fork alignment method has been discussed at length in other threads. It is my experience that if the fork tubes are out of alignment, then something is bent - fork tube, lower...
Forum: Airheads 11-06-2014, 06:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,212
Posted By craydds
Stan, it might not be a bad idea to check the...

Stan, it might not be a bad idea to check the fork tube alignment. In restoring my dad's '74 R90/6, the fork tubes were badly misaligned; we found the lower triple clamp was BENT. Got a "new" used,...
Forum: Airheads 11-05-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 783
Posted By craydds
ignatz72 has a thread on LED's here...

ignatz72 has a thread on LED's here http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=750343 .
headtube, I did LED's all around and used the Kisan signaMinder SM-1 flasher unit; a few pics starting in...
Forum: Airheads 10-24-2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 392
Posted By craydds
I have not tried the K bars, but have seen them...

I have not tried the K bars, but have seen them on bikes with an S fairing. I ditched those clip-ons and went with a flat bar from Flanders; it is perfect... almost. I should say it's a good bend,...
Forum: Airheads 10-24-2014, 04:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 392
Posted By craydds
:thumb

:thumb
Forum: Airheads 10-24-2014, 01:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 392
Posted By craydds
+ 1. CafeDude, I mounted an RS fairing on my...

+ 1. CafeDude, I mounted an RS fairing on my R90S years ago, thinking I wanted a full fairing. Ended up hating it. Went back to the S fairing. Pretty much what BigBamboo says is correct. I've...
Forum: Airheads 10-04-2014, 11:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 291
Posted By craydds
torque

see post #118 here http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=848159&page=8
edit: also see the follow-up discussions; other inmates contributed information on the correct specs.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-26-2014, 07:14 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 7,047
Posted By craydds
great thread

Great thread and good information, inmates.
My youngest son a few years back on his XR200; he has moved up to a YZ250 now:...
Forum: Airheads 09-01-2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,049
Posted By craydds
post #78 here...

post #78 here http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=848159&page=6
Forum: Airheads 08-05-2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,481
Posted By craydds
eastern beaver

One of the best (and necessary if using a high wattage bulb) headlight upgrades; will increase light from a stock wattage bulb... ...
Forum: 2 smokers 07-15-2014, 10:54 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 19,309
Posted By craydds
Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: 2 smokers 06-22-2014, 11:34 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 819
Posted By craydds
1980 yz50

Rare, vintage mini-motocrosser. 1980 Yamaha YZ50G, mechanically complete and all original. Not a beauty, buts runs like a scalded dog. This was my son's first dirt bike, now rides a KLX300....
Forum: Airheads 05-29-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,006
Posted By craydds
+1. I bought new pistons: ...

+1. I bought new pistons: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=741179
Forum: Airheads 05-29-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,046
Posted By craydds
+1. I've got the Halcyons, too: ...

+1. I've got the Halcyons, too: http://classicpartsltd.com/820-halcyon-bar-end-mirror.html
edit: better link -...
Forum: Airheads 05-25-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 647
Posted By craydds
I had an Aprilia Tuono - it was a freaky BEAST -...

I had an Aprilia Tuono - it was a freaky BEAST - ate SuperDukes for dessert. Still kicking myself for selling it. Despite this concept's looks (love or hate it), this bike could place a BMW twin...
Forum: Airheads 05-24-2014, 11:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 379
Posted By craydds
thanks!!

thanks!!
Forum: 2 smokers 05-24-2014, 10:47 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 19,309
Posted By craydds
rebuilt motor

Got my motor rebuilt by a local 2-stroke guru. All back together again, fired it up yesterday and went for a short test ride. Did some adjustments and tightened up bolts. Will take it out this...
Forum: Airheads 05-24-2014, 10:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 379
Posted By craydds
Instrument Cluster

Restoring my Dad's '74 R90/6 for my youngest son. Got the front suspension completely rebuilt, new brakes/handlebar mounted master cylinder, ToasterTan, etc. Will post some pics someday. Brothers,...
Forum: Airheads 05-24-2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 647
Posted By craydds
Concept

Me want:
http://www.motorcycle-usa.com/616/18531/Motorcycle-Article/BMW-Concept-Roadster-First-Look.aspx
Forum: 2 smokers 05-12-2014, 07:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 512
Posted By craydds
There is usually some "wiggle-room" in which the...

There is usually some "wiggle-room" in which the pipe can be mounted. Try loosening all the pipe mounting bolts and the silencer mounting bolts, then see how much you can rotate/move the pipe...
Forum: Airheads 05-05-2014, 08:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,204
Posted By craydds
You might find that Helimot will make a pair of...

You might find that Helimot will make a pair of gloves for you: http://shop.helimot.com/shopping/shopdisplayproducts.asp?id=9&cat=1+-+Motorcycle+Gloves. Great company.
Forum: Airheads 04-30-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,391
Posted By craydds
Henry, you can replace only the friction disk...

Henry, you can replace only the friction disk with no problem. If you had Southland rebuild your disk it would work well with your existing pressure plates, assuming they needed no machining. If...
Forum: Airheads 04-30-2014, 12:53 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,533
Posted By craydds
Sorry for the delayed response; must have missed...

Sorry for the delayed response; must have missed your post.

1. The RS and RT bikes have their fairing mounts bolted to the steering head. The bolts are M8x1.0 fine thread and the correct length...
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