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Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 04:00 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 964
Posted By headtube
Like this... ...

Like this...

http://proflorists.net/AAA/camp.JPG
Forum: Airheads 11-13-2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,441
Posted By headtube
Fantastic... I'm enjoying mine already. Thanks.

Fantastic... I'm enjoying mine already. Thanks.
Forum: Airheads 11-11-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,348
Posted By headtube
Very tasty. The one bike Lesters actually look...

Very tasty. The one bike Lesters actually look good on... A BMW. Is that astock seat or a LWB seat from another model?
Forum: Airheads 11-08-2014, 09:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,348
Posted By headtube
Yeap. Saw that one, thanks.

Yeap. Saw that one, thanks.
Forum: Airheads 11-07-2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,348
Posted By headtube
That's what I'm talkin about. Nice.

That's what I'm talkin about. Nice.
Forum: Airheads 11-06-2014, 08:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,348
Posted By headtube
Building the ultimate /5

OK... I have now owned my 79 RS for two years. My first airhead. I love this bike. And even though it's given me a fair bit of grief caused by the grievous previous owner/s, overcoming some of the...
Forum: Airheads 11-06-2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 711
Posted By headtube
Klutz indeed. A closer look proved that I...

Klutz indeed. A closer look proved that I dislodged the large multi-pin plug in the rear of the instrument panel just enough to create concern. Must've happened when I pulled on the running light...
Forum: Airheads 11-06-2014, 12:38 PM
Replies: 939
Views: 167,655
Posted By headtube
Saddled up and ready to go... ...

Saddled up and ready to go...

http://proflorists.net/AAA/Leaving.JPG

Can't remember if I posted this in the past. Oh well, can't get enough of the RS. :D
Forum: Airheads 11-05-2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 711
Posted By headtube
Good to know. Thanks for the tip.

Good to know. Thanks for the tip.
Forum: Airheads 11-04-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 711
Posted By headtube
LED replacement lights... are they problematic?

I replaced the parking light with an LED on my 79 RS. You know... the eye-brow one on the fairing. Then I went for a ride. The tach stopped working, the signals went wonky, and my dash lights...
Forum: Airheads 11-01-2014, 03:11 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,023
Posted By headtube
I recently replaced my PRT seals. Bit of a...

I recently replaced my PRT seals. Bit of a nightmare (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1009590)... but when I finally got it all sorted I used a thin smear of Hylomar. This proved to...
Forum: Airheads 10-27-2014, 11:50 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,292
Posted By headtube
Thanks for clearing that up. Makes the attempt...

Thanks for clearing that up. Makes the attempt even easier. My schematics are different. I don't have a yellow/white wire, but two greens. May still be do-able. Need to investigate the ignition...
Forum: Airheads 10-26-2014, 08:21 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,292
Posted By headtube
This is brilliant... and appreciated. I'm...

This is brilliant... and appreciated. I'm assuming that when removing the green wire to the grey wire location you are not removing the grey wire but adding the green wire to the grey terminal (58)....
Forum: Airheads 10-26-2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,421
Posted By headtube
Damaged minimized! Safety jugs! :D I don't...

Damaged minimized! Safety jugs! :D

I don't see a dent on that tank. An inline motor would've sustained much more damage, and so might your friend. Hooray for opposed twins.
Forum: Airheads 10-22-2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,292
Posted By headtube
Cool dash! My thoughts exactly. Looks...

Cool dash!



My thoughts exactly. Looks like I'll be looking for a used Euro switch. I never forget to turn my lights on. Having a 69 BSA A65 I'm always reaching for the 3-way toogle to turn...
Forum: Airheads 10-21-2014, 09:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,292
Posted By headtube
I also have the same long rectangle white parking...

I also have the same long rectangle white parking light on my RS. What I'm talking about is the "pilot" bulb inside the back of the headlamp dome.

Do you happen to have a pic of your shut off...
Forum: Airheads 10-20-2014, 04:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 374
Posted By headtube
WHAT! Hard to believe in a place where so much...

WHAT! Hard to believe in a place where so much wrenching talent exists.
Forum: Airheads 10-20-2014, 04:38 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,292
Posted By headtube
Inside the headlight shell

Had to take apart my headlight unit to access the fuse panel. My 79-RS running lights were not functioning... fuse. While I was in there I noticed the rear dome of the headlamp has a space for a...
Forum: Airheads 10-20-2014, 04:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 374
Posted By headtube
Where to mount a GPS on my RS

Those of you who own the RS model know that because of the rubber dash piece covering the bars there is no available space to mount a GPS. And I don't wish to remove the dash or cut holes in the...
Forum: Airheads 10-19-2014, 12:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 896
Posted By headtube
Fantastic.

Fantastic.
Forum: Airheads 10-19-2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 896
Posted By headtube
Thanks Bill. And thanks all for your input. ...

Thanks Bill. And thanks all for your input.

I would also like to add that this forum has been both an inspiration and a valuable tutoring tool. The tips, tricks, and repair advise has saved me...
Forum: Airheads 10-19-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 896
Posted By headtube
My board is an EnDuraLast Bosch replacement from...

My board is an EnDuraLast Bosch replacement from Motoelectrics. It also came with new brushes.

Any tips on the swap? Things to watch for?
Forum: Airheads 10-19-2014, 08:41 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 896
Posted By headtube
This was my first thought also, but was not...

This was my first thought also, but was not certain being a relatively new airhead owner.



Wish I could do the same. There are no such things in and around Toronto that I have discovered.
Forum: Airheads 10-18-2014, 09:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 896
Posted By headtube
OK... the front cover is coming off! As it...

OK... the front cover is coming off! As it happens I have a new diode board ready for installation. Won it in a Tech day raffle. :D



Indeed it has. The adventure continues.
Forum: Canada 10-18-2014, 09:41 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,735
Posted By headtube
I typically go to where my dollar goes the...

I typically go to where my dollar goes the furthest. Everything in the US is cheaper, except meds and health care. What really kills me is the price of books/magazines. Even when the dollar was at...
Forum: Airheads 10-18-2014, 09:20 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 896
Posted By headtube
Interesting to see a range of differing...

Interesting to see a range of differing solutions. Mine, I believe, has been doing this for a while also but I have just now decided to do something about it after seeing low voltage with the new...
Forum: Airheads 10-18-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 896
Posted By headtube
Misbehaving Gen light

79 R100rs... My Gen light is on below 1000rpm when initial start up occurs. When I blip the throttle or hold it open to 1500rpm or above the light goes out. But wait, there's more... as the revs...
Forum: Airheads 10-17-2014, 09:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 655
Posted By headtube
Firstly, I'd consider the asking price. A non...

Firstly, I'd consider the asking price. A non running bike with some serious neglect may not be worth the 2K you plan to spend. A little history and pics for all to see would help determine its...
Forum: Airheads 10-11-2014, 04:49 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,023
Posted By headtube
Congrats on your purchase. Very nice. I'm...

Congrats on your purchase. Very nice.

I'm also in the ride it for a while camp. Every bike has its own handshake and this will become more apparent to you as you use it. Also, after riding it for...
Forum: Airheads 09-26-2014, 06:31 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,248
Posted By headtube
For piece of mind I would bleed the entire...

For piece of mind I would bleed the entire braking system and probably replace the lines if they look old. If that doesn't solve your problem you may have a slight warp in your disc. Nice bike by the...
Forum: Airheads 09-18-2014, 09:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 526
Posted By headtube
To loctite or not?

I had to remove my cylinder studs to clear any oil ways of sealant debris do to this... previous owner idiocy.

http://proflorists.net/AAA/PRTseal2.JPG

I'd like to know if it is advisable to use...
Forum: Airheads 09-15-2014, 04:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 820
Posted By headtube
Nicely done. You're going to love it!

Nicely done. You're going to love it!
Forum: Airheads 09-15-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,888
Posted By headtube
The jugs are now at a machinist that I trust. I...

The jugs are now at a machinist that I trust. I will omit the large O-rings after the ridges have been machined. Very happy not to cut at the case to make these fit. My hands have stopped shaking...
Forum: Airheads 09-15-2014, 10:06 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,888
Posted By headtube
OK... further investigation proves that Prutser...

OK... further investigation proves that Prutser is most likely correct.

I removed all the studs for a closer look, and yes there was still some sealant that travelled down the studs that came with...
Forum: Airheads 09-15-2014, 07:18 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,888
Posted By headtube
Interesting thought... but my knowledge of the...

Interesting thought... but my knowledge of the airhead engine is quite fundamental, and I don't know what to look for. So here is a pic of the opening. Perhaps you could guide me in this area.
...
Forum: Airheads 09-15-2014, 06:56 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,888
Posted By headtube
Bill, there is indeed a groove that supports the...

Bill, there is indeed a groove that supports the large O-ring. Here is a pic of the mystery jug cleaned up.

http://proflorists.net/AAA/jug.JPG

The other jug (installed tightly to the crank...
Forum: Airheads 09-14-2014, 07:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,888
Posted By headtube
OK... now I know why the base gasket was used. I...

OK... now I know why the base gasket was used. I installed the right side top end and found that when I reached the point of torquing the nuts to finish the job there was a gap at the case about 20...
Forum: Airheads 09-14-2014, 04:39 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,888
Posted By headtube
Good guess, but I see no signs or evidence...

Good guess, but I see no signs or evidence (machine marks) to suggest an accident of that nature. However, I will certainly measure the two.

No date marks on these jugs either.
Forum: Airheads 09-13-2014, 10:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,888
Posted By headtube
Understood.... for low octane. But it doesn't...

Understood.... for low octane. But it doesn't make sense. Same pistons, same bore. Only one base gasket?

The numbers on the cylinders are as follows... right side - 0898/4 1275. Left side -...
Forum: Airheads 09-13-2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,888
Posted By headtube
Pushrod tube seal surprise!

While swapping out my PRT seals I discovered this mess. Previous owner went nuts with a liberal application of sealant. Cleaning up this mess took more time then the whole job! It was everywhere.
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