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Forum: The Garage Today, 06:34 AM
Replies: 87
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Posted By Stan_R80/7
I was fortunate enough to take an EAA...

I was fortunate enough to take an EAA (Experimental Aircraft Association) class in February on gas welding carbon steel. It's a process that has been around before WWI and is still used on 4130 thin...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-25-2015, 11:55 AM
Replies: 196
Views: 16,117
Posted By Stan_R80/7
This story made me look at the expiration date on...

This story made me look at the expiration date on my license. Good for another five years! Whew! Thanks for answering the question: "what is the worst possible thing that can happen if I don't...
Forum: The Garage 03-24-2015, 08:28 AM
Replies: 4,700
Views: 647,367
Posted By Stan_R80/7
There is also the option of gas (oxy-aceytelene)...

There is also the option of gas (oxy-aceytelene) welding thin wall stainless. Most everyone TIG welds stainless though. There is no advantage to gas welding over TIG other than initial cost (which...
Forum: Airheads 03-23-2015, 06:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 385
Posted By Stan_R80/7
If it makes you feel better to change the gasket,...

If it makes you feel better to change the gasket, then do so. I wouldn't until it was clear that simply tightening the screws a bit won't stop (or significantly slow down) the leak. But then, I'm...
Forum: Airheads 03-23-2015, 05:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 385
Posted By Stan_R80/7
Your photos appear to direct attention to the...

Your photos appear to direct attention to the crankcase breather, which has some oil around it. As such, check the two cap screws are tight using a wrench from the under seat tool kit, clean up the...
Forum: Airheads 03-23-2015, 05:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 214
Posted By Stan_R80/7
Hepco and Becker make latches for the "retro"...

Hepco and Becker make latches for the "retro" Krauser bags. Seibenrock (along with others) sell the latches. Here is link with a pic of the newer latch:...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-23-2015, 04:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 824
Posted By Stan_R80/7
Since I have the same year and model, I know a...

Since I have the same year and model, I know a bit about that bike. The DL650 is fuel injected with electronic ignition. I don't have the manual in front of me (there is only one, written by Suzuki...
Forum: Airheads 03-22-2015, 02:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 302
Posted By Stan_R80/7
FWIW, here is pic of the right side airbox cover...

FWIW, here is pic of the right side airbox cover with the breather tube for my 1978 R80/7. I tied the cover out of the way while doing a spline lube.
...
Forum: Airheads 03-22-2015, 07:44 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 884
Posted By Stan_R80/7
As a FYI, the engine rotates clockwise (when...

As a FYI, the engine rotates clockwise (when viewed from the front) which means the tensioner on the right side of the crank sprocket is what takes up the slack. From what I have read, oil pressure...
Forum: Airheads 03-22-2015, 05:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 381
Posted By Stan_R80/7
The problem could come from several issues: ...

The problem could come from several issues:

a) the throw out bearing needs new grease - this is a simple job
b) the clutch throw out assembly and cable needs adjustment - this is also a simple...
Forum: Airheads 03-20-2015, 12:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 368
Posted By Stan_R80/7
I started using BG44K back in the early 1990's...

I started using BG44K back in the early 1990's when I had a BMW 320i. The dealership sold it. While it would not work miracles, it would clear up stumbling, rough idle, some annoying vibrations,...
Forum: The Garage 03-20-2015, 11:24 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 828
Posted By Stan_R80/7
Did you remove the brake hydraulic line and bleed...

Did you remove the brake hydraulic line and bleed screw before banging on the caliper? An older brake line can deteriorate and become a type of check valve. If you have removed the brake hydraulic...
Forum: The Garage 03-20-2015, 11:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 746
Posted By Stan_R80/7
^^^ That's been my experience using the...

^^^

That's been my experience using the MityVac as well. The problem is either: a) the bleed screw doesn't seal the air leak so all that is pulled is air (and that includes using new bleed screws...
Forum: The Garage 03-20-2015, 07:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 746
Posted By Stan_R80/7
I make a similar brake bleeder when replacing all...

I make a similar brake bleeder when replacing all the rear ABS brake hydraulics on my truck (lines, hoses, wheel cylinders,etc). A steel plate was the replacement cap for the MC with a piece of...
Forum: The Garage 03-19-2015, 07:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 746
Posted By Stan_R80/7
As a point of reference, I use DOT 4 brake fluid...

As a point of reference, I use DOT 4 brake fluid in my DOT 3 brakes system. The two are interchangeable when the bottle says DOT4/DOT3 compatible. Also, the brakes can be (with some patience) bled...
Forum: The Garage 03-18-2015, 08:51 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,682
Posted By Stan_R80/7
This is what I've always seen described as a...

This is what I've always seen described as a pinch clamp: http://www.mcmaster.com/#pinch-clamps/=wd3yky

Not so sure about a 'ring' clamp, since all round clamps form a ring. Is that British or...
Forum: The Garage 03-18-2015, 05:07 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,708
Posted By Stan_R80/7
As mentioned, there are two basic types of Tig...

As mentioned, there are two basic types of Tig welders: inverter and transformer. The Lincoln 185 is a transformer type. The TA 186 (or Diversion) is an inverter type. A 185 amp transformer welder...
Forum: Airheads 03-14-2015, 04:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 431
Posted By Stan_R80/7
I don't think the Hepco & Becker replacement...

I don't think the Hepco & Becker replacement latch will work for your luggage. Here is a link from Siebenrock, which sells Krauser marked bags with H&B latches - all a bit confusing IMO: ...
Forum: Airheads 03-13-2015, 07:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 726
Posted By Stan_R80/7
I cannot recall if the front axle shaft will fit...

I cannot recall if the front axle shaft will fit those tubes as a drift. However, the shape of the tool needed to move them is same (i.e. a specific diameter with a step and a smaller diameter). ...
Forum: The Garage 03-13-2015, 06:58 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,027
Posted By Stan_R80/7
Something that could be tried, before admitting...

Something that could be tried, before admitting defeat and scrapping the lower fork, is to heat the weldment to stress relieve that area. Specifically, the welds have contracted on cooling and have...
Forum: Airheads 03-13-2015, 06:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 568
Posted By Stan_R80/7
I found that using lighter fluid (naptha) works...

I found that using lighter fluid (naptha) works very well as a rubber lubricant. Rubbing alcohol also works. Both evaporate and keep the rubber in place but allow the rubber to be removed if needed.
Forum: Airheads 03-13-2015, 06:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 412
Posted By Stan_R80/7
I think the concept is similar to balancing a...

I think the concept is similar to balancing a road wheel, in that after rotating about the center then coming to rest the low (heavy) spot is marked. Placing these heavy locations symmetrically at a...
Forum: Airheads 03-10-2015, 09:49 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 753
Posted By Stan_R80/7
If the idle is set too high (~1100 rpm), then the...

If the idle is set too high (~1100 rpm), then the carburetor idle circuit may not come into play fully. This can cause a variation in the idle speed and high idle when the bike is fully warmed up or...
Forum: Airheads 03-10-2015, 07:08 AM
Replies: 208
Views: 8,925
Posted By Stan_R80/7
I bought a replacement chain 'kit' from Motobins...

I bought a replacement chain 'kit' from Motobins for my double row version. The chain was made in Germany (or marked as such) but included two small 'E' clips instead of the one longer clip for the...
Forum: The Garage 03-10-2015, 06:57 AM
Replies: 4,700
Views: 647,367
Posted By Stan_R80/7
There are several ways to bond metals to...

There are several ways to bond metals to aluminum, but explosive welding is the only one that comes to mind which is called welding. A google search will yield the details for explosive welding. I...
Forum: Airheads 03-08-2015, 03:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 199
Posted By Stan_R80/7
Very nice job with the restoration! I like your...

Very nice job with the restoration! I like your bike. What you are describing is that the engine idles on the right cylinder more than the left. Check the valve lash first. Then tinker with the...
Forum: Airheads 03-06-2015, 08:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 907
Posted By Stan_R80/7
The LED module has a direction to the output,...

The LED module has a direction to the output, unlike a standard H4 halogen bulb. But, the headlamp and associated lens affect that light output and pattern. The high beam output is not as...
Forum: Airheads 03-06-2015, 04:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 907
Posted By Stan_R80/7
I installed one of the LED H4 headlight modules...

I installed one of the LED H4 headlight modules in December 2014 per this thread in Vendors: http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=948701 ;...
Forum: The Garage 03-05-2015, 01:58 PM
Replies: 4,700
Views: 647,367
Posted By Stan_R80/7
According to these guys:...

According to these guys: http://www.ind-ex.biz/catalog_images/IndexCatalog.pdf argon is incompatible with several types of rubber elastomers. Maybe they are wrong? I don't intend to challenge their...
Forum: The Garage 03-05-2015, 09:18 AM
Replies: 4,700
Views: 647,367
Posted By Stan_R80/7
Talk with your local welding supply shop about...

Talk with your local welding supply shop about the gas bottles. I was able to swap a 60 cu ft nitrogen bottle that I owned for an argon bottle and just pay for the gas. Leased bottles may be...
Forum: The Garage 03-04-2015, 06:26 AM
Replies: 4,700
Views: 647,367
Posted By Stan_R80/7
Here is a link from the Virginia department of...

Here is a link from the Virginia department of mining safety training, which talks about acetylene bottle safety:...
Forum: The Garage 02-28-2015, 05:28 AM
Replies: 4,700
Views: 647,367
Posted By Stan_R80/7
I think you need to get the schematics of the...

I think you need to get the schematics of the Tweco 90906 and the Miller spool gun to match up the Miller with the ThermalArc 251. It looks like more than four connectors from the TA 251 are...
Forum: Equipment 02-28-2015, 05:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,130
Posted By Stan_R80/7
I've got the 27 with the multi-disc and billy and...

I've got the 27 with the multi-disc and billy and the plastic fuel bottle. The set is stored inside the billy which is in their orange storage sack. Mine is the stainless steel over aluminum w/out...
Forum: Airheads 02-27-2015, 05:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,375
Posted By Stan_R80/7
All that's needed are a few more attachments for...

All that's needed are a few more attachments for the mini-lathe:

a tool post grinder: https://littlemachineshop.com/products/product_view.php?ProductID=2001&category=
...
Forum: Airheads 02-26-2015, 10:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 317
Posted By Stan_R80/7
The rear shocks on my 1978 were leaking, so I...

The rear shocks on my 1978 were leaking, so I replaced them. I wanted to buy some Ikons for $400, but after having a couple of false starts decided on some Progressives. The total cost (not...
Forum: The Garage 02-26-2015, 06:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,794
Posted By Stan_R80/7
I've had a deep freeze in the garage since the...

I've had a deep freeze in the garage since the late 1990's. It's never failed to keep food frozen unless the power was lost. Cold weather does not impair the ability of the freezer to keep food...
Forum: Airheads 02-21-2015, 03:53 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 8,925
Posted By Stan_R80/7
I just looked at the clutch pushrod seal in my...

I just looked at the clutch pushrod seal in my kit. It not only is plastic, but has no metal spring around the seal. While that seal may work fine, I think I'll order another seal. I have no...
Forum: Airheads 02-21-2015, 05:48 AM
Replies: 208
Views: 8,925
Posted By Stan_R80/7
I got my seal sets from Motobins, so the one I...

I got my seal sets from Motobins, so the one I have is probably plastic. Here is a pic of the seal in the input shaft when the cover was removed of my 1984 gearbox. The spring side is towards the...
Forum: Airheads 02-20-2015, 06:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 553
Posted By Stan_R80/7
I would try the traditional technique of heating...

I would try the traditional technique of heating them gently with a heat gun or hair dryer then attempt to remove them. Fortunately, they are not extremely expensive if cutting them off is required....
Forum: The Garage 02-20-2015, 07:16 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,385
Posted By Stan_R80/7
BMW recommends heating the (aluminum) hub to ~...

BMW recommends heating the (aluminum) hub to ~ 100 deg C (212 deg F) before removing the bearing components to prevent damaging the hub. In the case of older airheads it is the bearing race which is...
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