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Forum: Airheads Today, 10:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 60
Posted By Wirespokes
Well, that's a drag. Looks like there's...

Well, that's a drag.

Looks like there's enough of the flange left to take your own measurements.

So what's your idea? Curious because I've got a cover in the same predicament.
Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 09:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 593
Posted By Wirespokes
When you say you made ten of them, does that mean...

When you say you made ten of them, does that mean you sourced the seats and the cowls and put them together?

I'm looking for a replacement seat cover - where can I find an exact copy?
Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 09:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 576
Posted By Wirespokes
Sounds like a good plan!

Sounds like a good plan!
Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 09:39 PM
Replies: 2,740
Views: 487,425
Posted By Wirespokes
I've got a set of low bars that might interest...

I've got a set of low bars that might interest you. I think they're 90S bars. I'd be interested in the sidecar bars, not the high ones.
Forum: Old's Cool Yesterday, 09:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 878
Posted By Wirespokes
Replacing one spoke at a time is probably the...

Replacing one spoke at a time is probably the best way to keep from having to go through a truing evolution. Before I had a truing stand, I'd mount the wheel back on the bike and tape some cardboard...
Forum: Airheads 08-19-2014, 11:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 499
Posted By Wirespokes
Thanks for the positive report! You know,...

Thanks for the positive report!

You know, the pressure sender is an odd size and requires a 24mm (if I recall correctly) socket. Was that a deep socket? It's definitely not a tool kit tool - so...
Forum: Airheads 08-19-2014, 10:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 881
Posted By Wirespokes
One of the regular maintenance tasks is...

One of the regular maintenance tasks is refreshing the heat sink past under the ICU. If it's been a long time the ICU might not be making the best contact with the heat sink and possibly overheating....
Forum: Airheads 08-19-2014, 10:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 226
Posted By Wirespokes
What Boxerboy was trying to tell you - the stock...

What Boxerboy was trying to tell you - the stock master cylinder is NOT the way to go. A 13 works much much better. But you're certainly welcome to put the stock 15 or 17 on there if it's been...
Forum: Airheads 08-19-2014, 08:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 502
Posted By Wirespokes
It's cool. Don't feel bad - I was always noticing...

It's cool. Don't feel bad - I was always noticing the front fenders being on backwards. :lol3
Forum: Old's Cool 08-19-2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 8,023
Views: 3,128,976
Posted By Wirespokes
79 cbx

It didn't look bad before, but now it's definitely been hit with the gorgeous stick! Multiple times.
Forum: Airheads 08-18-2014, 11:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 640
Posted By Wirespokes
Definitely check the cable before tearing into...

Definitely check the cable before tearing into the speedo - as already mentioned, it can be a cable with tight bends, kinked, damaged, or going bad.

If the cable has been ruled out, then it's the...
Forum: Airheads 08-18-2014, 10:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 576
Posted By Wirespokes
I think your cheapest solution is sourcing the...

I think your cheapest solution is sourcing the correct final drive for your bike. Acceleration will still be good, so don't worry about that. Watch for a good used one with good splines - do you know...
Forum: Airheads 08-18-2014, 10:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 881
Posted By Wirespokes
At first I thought 'hall sensor' but with the...

At first I thought 'hall sensor' but with the fault only on the right side, that didn't add up. And the bike would still run with one side cutting out. But a faulty connection to the bean can does...
Forum: Airheads 08-18-2014, 09:49 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 6,630
Posted By Wirespokes
Damn, sounds like this thread is petering out....

Damn, sounds like this thread is petering out. :cry

It was fun while it lasted.

Al - hey, if you block off the nonsense, you'll miss out on the fun. You know, if we were all super...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-18-2014, 09:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,272
Posted By Wirespokes
I'm not into the cafe thing - but I like your...

I'm not into the cafe thing - but I like your bike. Then again, it's not a 'real' cafe. Interesting place to mount the horn - never would have thought of that one!
Forum: Old's Cool 08-18-2014, 09:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 355
Posted By Wirespokes
Welcome to the forum, and to motorcycling. It's a...

Welcome to the forum, and to motorcycling. It's a life-long learning process, so don't ever get to the point where you 'know it all'. There's always more!

Sounds like the bug bit you pretty good -...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-18-2014, 09:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 485
Posted By Wirespokes
Dawn and dusk are the two worst times. I tend not...

Dawn and dusk are the two worst times. I tend not to ride at night if I can help it, mostly due to wildlife on the road. But, yeah, they can pop up any time of day.

Ten years ago I totalled an...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-18-2014, 08:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 878
Posted By Wirespokes
Or, just wait until a tire change and replace the...

Or, just wait until a tire change and replace the rusty ones. It sounds like not that many. New ones are available from the dealer and not that expensive.
Forum: Airheads 08-18-2014, 08:57 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 6,630
Posted By Wirespokes
Hey, this is fun! :rofl And I thank you, SS,...

Hey, this is fun! :rofl

And I thank you, SS, for livening up yet another thread. I mean it!

I see you still haven't done your homework assignment for English class - please look up the...
Forum: Airheads 08-16-2014, 12:31 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 6,630
Posted By Wirespokes
Wow!!! Super WOW!!! Thank you, guys!...

Wow!!!

Super WOW!!!

Thank you, guys! You've made my day! Hadn't been here in a couple of days and look what happened. I love it! :rofl

Thanks for the endorsements. Sure makes me feel better...
Forum: Airheads 08-12-2014, 11:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 656
Posted By Wirespokes
+5 or 6 or ??? My first thought was the hall...

+5 or 6 or ??? My first thought was the hall sensor. My experience has been the plastic deteriorates and comes loose from its mounting. At first just the timing is off now and then, but eventually it...
Forum: Airheads 08-12-2014, 10:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 377
Posted By Wirespokes
Then what you need is a battery cut out switch....

Then what you need is a battery cut out switch. Mount it behind the right side cover - and you might even be able to access it without lifting the seat.

You could even get one with a key.

Of...
Forum: Airheads 08-12-2014, 10:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 489
Posted By Wirespokes
Thanks for that Thorazine. Glad it finally...

Thanks for that Thorazine. Glad it finally yielded to your unbending will! :D

It's a great feeling accomplishing the impossible - huh? I sure know what that sinking feeling is like - failure...
Forum: Airheads 08-12-2014, 10:10 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 6,630
Posted By Wirespokes
Thanks guys! Appreciate your support! ...

Thanks guys! Appreciate your support!

slmyers is upset with me because his gauges were here a long time. (turnaround is awful these days) He sent me a message indicating he was upset, I didn't...
Forum: Airheads 08-11-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 489
Posted By Wirespokes
That's probably why the cable broke - high...

That's probably why the cable broke - high resistance in the gauge. Hopefully the little white gears aren't damaged - something usually goes, one of the plastic gears or the cable.

Not sure if...
Forum: Airheads 08-10-2014, 11:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 659
Posted By Wirespokes
That's how Paul does it - cuts off the junk...

That's how Paul does it - cuts off the junk threads, welds up the area, then cuts new threads in the lathe. Like I said, you won't be able to tell it was ever repaired.

As for the previously...
Forum: Airheads 08-10-2014, 10:55 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,103
Posted By Wirespokes
Remove the gas cap vent line and see if that...

Remove the gas cap vent line and see if that makes a difference. If not, try loosening the gas cap.

Do you know what water in the float bowl looks like? Do you know how to spot it?

Light gray...
Forum: Airheads 08-09-2014, 09:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,059
Posted By Wirespokes
Agreed - the stock system puts out plenty of...

Agreed - the stock system puts out plenty of light if the connections and reflector are all good. Relays help a lot. Relays?? But there's already a light relay on the bike...

Well, yeah, but not...
Forum: Airheads 08-09-2014, 09:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 659
Posted By Wirespokes
The one previously repaired looks ok - why...

The one previously repaired looks ok - why replace it?

There are a couple options (in my book) for the mushed threads. I've recently heard that it's possible, using a thread file, to bring the...
Forum: Airheads 08-09-2014, 09:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,183
Posted By Wirespokes
It may be an oversight or perhaps it was an...

It may be an oversight or perhaps it was an assumption - something like "all airheads are wired the same"? That's why there's no mention which bike this is?

Looking at the 77RS wiring diagram -...
Forum: Airheads 08-07-2014, 11:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 646
Posted By Wirespokes
Not sure it was explained clearly enough about...

Not sure it was explained clearly enough about the A,B and C. Those aren't over-bores - they're the standard bore - it's just that when the parts were machined some come out a little larger or...
Forum: Airheads 08-07-2014, 11:34 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,167
Posted By Wirespokes
Use a couple layers of really thin glass cloth or...

Use a couple layers of really thin glass cloth or matt. Cloth is stronger, but shouldn't make a difference in this case. There are different weights (thickness) of these materials - and you want...
Forum: Airheads 08-07-2014, 11:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 491
Posted By Wirespokes
Mike - they're in the headlight bucket, and yes,...

Mike - they're in the headlight bucket, and yes, it does seem like a fuse blew.
Forum: Airheads 08-04-2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 4,851
Posted By Wirespokes
Cool! The next question is how you haul all...

Cool!

The next question is how you haul all that on the motorcycle. :wink:
Forum: Airheads 08-03-2014, 12:02 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,167
Posted By Wirespokes
The dash is just black plastic - unpainted. I'd...

The dash is just black plastic - unpainted. I'd guess it's a semi gloss.

Make sure to clean all the crud off, otherwise epoxy won't stick very well. You can also reinforce the epoxy with...
Forum: Airheads 08-02-2014, 11:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,363
Posted By Wirespokes
Pokie - seems easier, since you've got the lift,...

Pokie - seems easier, since you've got the lift, to slide the engine on the plywood to the right spot. Then lift it with the hoist with a strap each side of the backbone, remove the plywood, and...
Forum: Airheads 08-02-2014, 11:25 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 4,851
Posted By Wirespokes
Cool fish stories! I'd love to buy some...

Cool fish stories!

I'd love to buy some yellowtail from you next time I'm down your way.
Forum: Airheads 08-01-2014, 08:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,363
Posted By Wirespokes
With the starter motor and all the electrics...

With the starter motor and all the electrics hooked up, along with the carbs and clutch, it's around 125 pounds. Best to remove most of that except for the rotor and clutch.
Forum: Airheads 08-01-2014, 08:25 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 4,851
Posted By Wirespokes
Dang! That's impressive! A lot of expensive sushi...

Dang! That's impressive! A lot of expensive sushi right there! How often do you catch them like that?
Forum: Airheads 07-31-2014, 10:36 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 4,851
Posted By Wirespokes
See what I mean???? I'm gone a few days and here...

See what I mean???? I'm gone a few days and here we are arguing about tacos!

What happened to Land Rovers???

You guys veer off any which way - never the same way twice!

Wonder what it'll...
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