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Forum: Airheads Today, 06:08 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,272
Posted By CptImagine
I #5360 signed it, there are far too many up...

I #5360 signed it, there are far too many up sides in the face to face get togethers, exchange of information, tools, equiptment etc. I saw 6 transmissions rebuilt before I ever opened one of mine ....
Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 08:06 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,272
Posted By CptImagine
That may explain why my phone number was changed,...

That may explain why my phone number was changed, incorrectly, after years of the correct one posted in the Dairectory . Along with a 2 digit AH buddys listing being dropped all together from the...
Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 05:59 AM
Replies: 875
Views: 178,478
Posted By CptImagine
I have 60,000 constant miles on D1s on my gs, all...

I have 60,000 constant miles on D1s on my gs, all kinds of conditions . They are as good daylight as at night . I thought the rights to them were sold to another manufacturer, when the orig maker...
Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 05:39 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,114
Posted By CptImagine
IN my and my crews experience, they're all...

IN my and my crews experience, they're all different and have a desired full level specific to that engine . New owners traditionally had the air box and plumbing on late models fouled with oil in no...
Forum: Airheads 10-28-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 561
Posted By CptImagine
I run 2 LED tail lights, above the original in a...

I run 2 LED tail lights, above the original in a triangle pattern and a second, LED brake light above the original on the GS . That along with dual LED running lights day and night . All are legal as...
Forum: Airheads 10-28-2014, 03:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 561
Posted By CptImagine
State by state

Non DOTT/OEM lights will not pass annual inspection in Pa. and many other states . The cops here had a field day with the $40,000 chopper crowd a few years ago . Just back from 6,500 miles Pa. thru...
Forum: Airheads 09-26-2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 723
Posted By CptImagine
@ 70,000, 4-5 years I service my clutches and...

@ 70,000, 4-5 years I service my clutches and starter . That's the only reason I had that one apart . The RT's due this winter, if I stay north long enough to get to it . You're gonna love it, and...
Forum: Airheads 09-26-2014, 03:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 884
Posted By CptImagine
Metzler 88 and 880

Running them since the mid 90's . I get 14 to 17,000 miles on the rear of my loaded RT, fronts many more before they cup out . Rain, cold, hot, grooves, tar, they work .
Forum: Airheads 09-22-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 723
Posted By CptImagine
Honestly after 70,000 miles the amount of wear on...

Honestly after 70,000 miles the amount of wear on mine was astonishing . That after seeing many Bosch models with less mileage, lunched . I blew it clear of dirt, relubed and put it back in . It's as...
Forum: Airheads 09-22-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,368
Posted By CptImagine
Because it's a GS and travels in remote country...

Because it's a GS and travels in remote country frequently, reliability is paramount to me.
Is the ND a direct replacement as far as cable attachment and everything? Did you have to do any tweaking...
Forum: Airheads 09-22-2014, 04:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 723
Posted By CptImagine
Agreed on parts source, my buddy I.Ded. the...

Agreed on parts source, my buddy I.Ded. the starter . He works for a mega trucking company for 35 years . the Toyota starter was built to start 4 cylinder gas/lp/diesel engines in any weather...
Forum: Airheads 09-22-2014, 04:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 723
Posted By CptImagine
The starter Rick sells are based on a Toyota,...

The starter Rick sells are based on a Toyota, Lift Truck, fork lift starter . If needed, I'll source parts from Rick . 70,000, on one of mine problem free . Emerald Isle, I'm not familiar with .
Forum: Airheads 09-22-2014, 03:57 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,368
Posted By CptImagine
The starter Rick sells, @ 70,000 miles, was...

The starter Rick sells, @ 70,000 miles, was removed, blew the dirt out lubed and reinstalled . No problem, just done for peace of mind . They're based on a Toyota Lift Truck, fork lift starter . Led...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 09-17-2014, 04:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 633
Posted By CptImagine
Mason, Mason City, Texas ???

I'm from Pa, a couple years ago I was riding around that part of Texas . Enroute to Luckenbach from the south .... Very late one evening in deer country, I rode into Mason or Mason City, Texas . They...
Forum: Airheads 09-04-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,166
Posted By CptImagine
Perhaps vintage thinking there . The early RS's...

Perhaps vintage thinking there . The early RS's with inherent sag in the front end, coupled with a deep sumps . They were pre cooler models with solid front fairing . Ridden hard had some issues ....
Forum: Airheads 09-04-2014, 08:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 706
Posted By CptImagine
The sealed bearings go on the cover end of the...

The sealed bearings go on the cover end of the Intermediate and output shafts .
Forum: Airheads 08-19-2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,246
Posted By CptImagine
Many riders put that much into high output...

Many riders put that much into high output charging systems, when the original electrics will spin this version forever . Because of the mega efficiency of the unit . The Bosch draws a ton, in...
Forum: Airheads 08-19-2014, 05:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,246
Posted By CptImagine
The Toyota based model out of Rick's is the bomb...

The Toyota based model out of Rick's is the bomb . Spins like mad and starts in nano seconds, I use original charging systems only . I took it apart @ 60,000 miles cleaned the dirt out . Lubed it...
Forum: Airheads 08-18-2014, 04:35 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,721
Posted By CptImagine
My buddy is 63, he owns a dozen 60/70's Nortons...

My buddy is 63, he owns a dozen 60/70's Nortons and Triumphs . In June he bought a yellow 2013 v7 model . They've a lot of improvements over earlier models . Single throttle body the most...
Forum: Airheads 06-23-2014, 05:25 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,077
Posted By CptImagine
Every IC engine has pressure buildup, blowbye ....

Every IC engine has pressure buildup, blowbye . In auto terms, in the 60's PCV positive crankcase ventilation valves became OEM, for pollution reasons . Airheads have this system, speced by...
Forum: Airheads 06-23-2014, 05:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 928
Posted By CptImagine
Try to seal the top of the boot to the cable ....

Try to seal the top of the boot to the cable . That's what kills transmission, water ingress at that boot . 3M makes black adhesive for body trim, rubber roof black glue works, or shrink wrap over it...
Forum: Airheads 06-23-2014, 04:49 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,077
Posted By CptImagine
That blow bye tube, wrong term, is part of the...

That blow bye tube, wrong term, is part of the pollution system that is in the airbox . It is a working system, that many remove down the road . It's function is to run engine blow bye through the...
Forum: Regional forums 06-23-2014, 04:43 AM
Replies: 3,062
Views: 180,510
Posted By CptImagine
Thanks to all the ADVR crew in Potter Co ....

Thanks to all the ADVR crew in Potter Co . George, sir you are an inspiration, and a great guy to talk with, special thanks to you . I'll look for you in the median motel from now forward !!! Due...
Forum: Airheads 06-23-2014, 04:30 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,837
Posted By CptImagine
Like the housing bubble, the seller tells the...

Like the housing bubble, the seller tells the buyer what it will cost . Now and in the future . Like fishing when hungry, one fish is enough .
Forum: Airheads 06-23-2014, 04:26 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,077
Posted By CptImagine
Judging bye the condition of the cast/painted...

Judging bye the condition of the cast/painted lines on the timing cover, patina on the case the same as the cylinder and light rust on the blowbye tube... I'd say we are looking at an under 20,000...
Forum: Airheads 06-19-2014, 03:41 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,771
Posted By CptImagine
Agreed completely, the original is good when set...

Agreed completely, the original is good when set up correctly . I had one go away, after that I carried a Rubber Chicken set for a road side fix if needed . Figured they'd be easier to handle than...
Forum: Airheads 06-14-2014, 06:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 446
Posted By CptImagine
Speigler

They make a one or two piece versions . One that uses the fender down steel tube, one eliminates the tube . Original length will work, you can use a couple box wrenches to re bend the steel line to...
Forum: Airheads 06-13-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,884
Posted By CptImagine
The subject always comes up, anyone under 40 is...

The subject always comes up, anyone under 40 is rare indeed . Perhaps some young bloods should begin attending functions, present their views and knowledge about what moves their peers . The airheads...
Forum: Airheads 06-12-2014, 04:44 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,884
Posted By CptImagine
Airheads and the anti tech mindset

The Airheads pre date this here new mode of interaction . WTF is facebook ?? to an old man riding a 30 year old motorcycle ? The Airheads are not an Airmarshal, they are a group of crumuggons who...
Forum: Airheads 06-06-2014, 05:10 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,070
Posted By CptImagine
I did relocate one for a friend, there was some...

I did relocate one for a friend, there was some kind of clearance problem and the plan was abandoned . I found the once mounted #20, and #23 pieces this morning . Anyone wants to attempt it, they're...
Forum: Airheads 06-05-2014, 12:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,070
Posted By CptImagine
No mounting ears on top of the gs cooler

The frame and crash bar cooler mounts are different relative to the hoses . The TT items, if memory serves . At one time had too small diameter hoses .
Forum: Airheads 06-03-2014, 03:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,691
Posted By CptImagine
The original rotor is 285mm

The 4 pot Brembo set up is in my expierence a 30% improvement over the original caliper with the original rotor . I made a jig to mill both sides of the 4 pot mounting ears . As I recall there is an...
Forum: Airheads 06-03-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,959
Posted By CptImagine
2 whacks from a 2lb hammer

On my cast exh. nut wrench . Is what it takes after every 4th oil change to remove my exh. nuts for their regularly scheduled dose of never/anti seize . 2 taps with the hammer torques them perfectly...
Forum: Airheads 05-30-2014, 05:47 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,261
Posted By CptImagine
The 5/8" cut and the 17" wheel, centers the wheel...

The 5/8" cut and the 17" wheel, centers the wheel in the swingarm . Also produces 3/32" clear at the rim/swingarm area . There's 5/16"+/- tyre interference with the SA using a Distanzia . The 17"...
Forum: Airheads 05-30-2014, 04:54 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,261
Posted By CptImagine
Ball park costs on mine

$300-$400 donor 4 lug wheel . Turning down the hub of wheel $200 +/- . If attempting to use the 17" rim, finding a shop with a lathe big enough might be tough . Too much material removed from the...
Forum: Airheads 05-23-2014, 04:58 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,059
Posted By CptImagine
No it threads into the lever housing .

You have to unscrew it . Wires have to be free and dangling to turn with the switch .
Forum: Airheads 05-23-2014, 03:26 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,059
Posted By CptImagine
I don't recall a lock nut, I think I used...

I don't recall a lock nut, I think I used ViseGrip needle nose pliers to get it out with the plastic hand guard off . The first one I fixed was with the perch off the bike . When I tried to put it...
Forum: Airheads 05-22-2014, 05:23 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,059
Posted By CptImagine
The airhead clutch lever interlock switch has a...

The airhead clutch lever interlock switch has a miserably poor spring in it . I've cut 2 apart and fixed both with springs from a ball point pen . Epoxy and heat shrink tube over it . Be mindful of...
Forum: Airheads 05-18-2014, 04:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,032
Posted By CptImagine
Another one bites the dust .

Non original parts, starters been addressed, why is there a volt meter on it ??? Fell on gravel road, battery dead, shot driveshaft and ?????? Local guy here was selling a ride home 89 gs locally,...
Forum: Airheads 05-16-2014, 04:08 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,550
Posted By CptImagine
Roger Wilco, funnier yet is, every trip I take to...

Roger Wilco, funnier yet is, every trip I take to Panama or just to Mexico . The KLR tops the list of US tagged motorcycles encountered . Except for the escorted group rides on new geared up BMWs...
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