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Forum: Airheads Today, 03:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 170
Posted By Wirespokes
argumentative, belittling comments

Hey, I didn't get a chance to put in my $.02 worth on Solo's short lived thread.

:rofl

By the way, I thought the thread was hilarious. Well done Solo!

I'm sure you can understand my upset...
Forum: Airheads Today, 03:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 308
Posted By Wirespokes
Yep, only three wires. Illumination is provided...

Yep, only three wires. Illumination is provided by a separate bulb and holder retained by a rubber grommet in the housing.

A fuse? Really? Where??? I've only had my GS since March - this is...
Forum: Airheads Today, 02:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 363
Posted By Wirespokes
Yeah, I love that satisfying click after...

Yeah, I love that satisfying click after rebuilding the things. When they're tired and gunked up they don't even click sometimes.

When you're in there another trick is to clean up the mating...
Forum: Airheads Today, 02:44 PM
Replies: 2,670
Views: 467,065
Posted By Wirespokes
I've got one that came from Ed Korn before he...

I've got one that came from Ed Korn before he sold the company. I think I might have used it once. It's a half moon looking thing with a square hole for a 1/2" drive. $30 plus shipping.
Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 08:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 308
Posted By Wirespokes
The tach has three wires to it, +12V, ground,...

The tach has three wires to it, +12V, ground, signal.

Check to see that it's getting voltage and has a ground. The signal isn't so easy, as it comes from the ICU. The GS tach has a different...
Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 07:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 363
Posted By Wirespokes
I put the knurled end in the vise (aluminum jaw...

I put the knurled end in the vise (aluminum jaw pads) and screwed the body onto it. Much easier to grasp the body than that thin knurled 'bolt'.
Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 06:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 471
Posted By Wirespokes
My 82 LS came with a steering damper. I recall...

My 82 LS came with a steering damper. I recall looking on the parts fiche and it's listed there, so it was obviously stock. But I'm not sure if it came as standard equipment or at request.

The...
Forum: Airheads 07-24-2014, 12:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 660
Posted By Wirespokes
Give us some more data. Does it run at all...

Give us some more data.

Does it run at all on the bad side?

If it does run - at what RPMs?

Is the plug wet on the bad side?

Is a mouse nest in the dead side?
Forum: Airheads 07-22-2014, 03:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 318
Posted By Wirespokes
Welcome to the forum, and R65 ownership! ...

Welcome to the forum, and R65 ownership!

I'm not sure if your bike has this particular throwout bearing, but I do know that the 80s bikes often do - the throwout bearing can expand a little and...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-22-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,828
Posted By Wirespokes
I'm curious about LED driving/fog lights. Anyone...

I'm curious about LED driving/fog lights. Anyone tried them? How bright are they?

I had a rectangular PIAA mounted to the right side of the Roo bar up near the tank. Looked really out of place -...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-22-2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 13,748
Posted By Wirespokes
I like it better with them hidden - less busy....

I like it better with them hidden - less busy. Didn't mean to hurt your feelings - they are nice brackets.

And I certainly understand how much time and attention can be spent on those things -...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-20-2014, 10:18 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 13,748
Posted By Wirespokes
Wouldn't the brackets fit on the other side where...

Wouldn't the brackets fit on the other side where they'd be hidden?
Forum: Airheads 07-18-2014, 08:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,113
Posted By Wirespokes
LOL :rofl Boy is that ever funny! :lol3

LOL :rofl

Boy is that ever funny! :lol3
Forum: Airheads 07-16-2014, 11:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 722
Posted By Wirespokes
I'd recommend Paul Sturges in Newburg Oregon....

I'd recommend Paul Sturges in Newburg Oregon. He's a top notch machinist who's been repairing these heads for thirty or thirty five years. He also does THE VERY BEST exhaust thread repairs....
Forum: Airheads 07-16-2014, 11:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 631
Posted By Wirespokes
It is possible to find used ATE calipers...

It is possible to find used ATE calipers sometimes, but the pistons have a habit of pitting. So consider that in the selling price. The Brembo doesn't come up used that often - but I recall someone...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-16-2014, 10:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 576
Posted By Wirespokes
Welcome to the forum! A new 1980 R100T! Looks...

Welcome to the forum! A new 1980 R100T! Looks EXACTLY like mine before I converted it to an RS 15 years ago - same color, seat, wheels, etc. At that time I wanted a 77RS really bad, so swapped the...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-16-2014, 10:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 762
Posted By Wirespokes
That's how I did it. Get a good idea the angle...

That's how I did it. Get a good idea the angle and where, then drill. It's not rocket science - just needs to connect. If it's a little larger hole through the insert it's not a big deal.
Forum: Old's Cool 07-16-2014, 10:15 PM
Replies: 7,957
Views: 3,098,976
Posted By Wirespokes
Ooh - love your goose!

Ooh - love your goose!
Forum: Airheads 07-14-2014, 11:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 807
Posted By Wirespokes
It's possible the damage to the original...

It's possible the damage to the original cylinders is minimal, even though it may not look it. They may work just fine as is, or lightly honed.

Nikasils will fit right on your bike. Your pistons...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-14-2014, 10:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 762
Posted By Wirespokes
The timesert when done properly sits flush with...

The timesert when done properly sits flush with the surface. I'd imagine the keensert should finish off the same way. But I know how things can go awry - I sank a timesert in too deeply the last time...
Forum: Airheads 07-13-2014, 11:59 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 6,429
Posted By Wirespokes
I've heard of electronic tachs fouling the...

I've heard of electronic tachs fouling the ignition.

Removing the tach from the system - along with the rest of the indicator lights won't affect running. The alternator possibly won't charge but...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-13-2014, 11:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 762
Posted By Wirespokes
I believe the hole in the side of the cavity goes...

I believe the hole in the side of the cavity goes to the top rear head bolt. Blow some compressed air into it, or carb cleaner, and see where it comes out.

That'll be a tough one to drill through...
Forum: Airheads 07-13-2014, 01:14 AM
Replies: 2,670
Views: 467,065
Posted By Wirespokes
That is a nice cover, Jack! It is the...

That is a nice cover, Jack!

It is the second generation cover - 1978, 79 and 80. In 81 when so many other mods were made to the bikes, the master cylinder moved from under the tank and the brake...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-13-2014, 01:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 680
Posted By Wirespokes
With real tire lube I've actually gotten tubeless...

With real tire lube I've actually gotten tubeless tires to seat using a hand pump. No kidding!

I recall one time using a wimpy compressor, soap and water, and struggled for hours. Finally went to...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-13-2014, 12:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 762
Posted By Wirespokes
I've heard of using double helicoils but don't...

I've heard of using double helicoils but don't know any more than that.

I've fixed them with Time-serts - in your case, an over-size is necessary, which they carry.

About 15 years ago I...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-11-2014, 09:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 680
Posted By Wirespokes
Welcome to the bottom

of the learning curve. :evil

That's just how it is - especially learning on your own without adult supervision.

Been there, done it - and still am. Pretty damn frustrating at times. But the...
Forum: Airheads 07-10-2014, 06:14 PM
Replies: 6,135
Views: 1,236,089
Posted By Wirespokes
How do you keep the fuel in the gas tank? And you...

How do you keep the fuel in the gas tank? And you must have a fuel pump to get it to the carbs...

What mods are necessary to make Bings work upside down? :huh
Forum: Airheads 07-08-2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,585
Posted By Wirespokes
I understood where you're coming from and thought...

I understood where you're coming from and thought it was funny. SS tends to diss everyone, so it's understood that's what'll happen.

But since you said what you did, the only way to diss you was...
Forum: Airheads 07-05-2014, 11:45 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 14,594
Posted By Wirespokes
That's good mileage for an RT! The odometers are...

That's good mileage for an RT! The odometers are very accurate - it's the speed that's wildly optimistic to prevent lawsuits. It's not difficult to fix it, though.

Motopsychoman - I think you...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-05-2014, 11:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 830
Posted By Wirespokes
Thanks for all the wonderful replies! Thank you....

Thanks for all the wonderful replies! Thank you. Thank you. Thank you!

When I first discovered this situation I thought it had a pretty straight-forward handling. The more I read (I do have a...
Forum: Airheads 07-04-2014, 08:22 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 14,594
Posted By Wirespokes
Thanks, Jim! Good meeting you at the rally! Quite...

Thanks, Jim! Good meeting you at the rally! Quite a rig you've got - oughta keep you busy and out of trouble for a while. :wink:

Wish I had more time to explore your side of the planet.
Forum: Old's Cool 07-04-2014, 07:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 830
Posted By Wirespokes
76 Guzzi chrome cylinder upgrade?

I'm new to Guzzis and recently got a 76 T3 basket case that's been sitting for 35 years. Kind of sad it was only used the first four years of its life and has only 17K on the clock. Parked and...
Forum: Airheads 07-02-2014, 10:46 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 14,594
Posted By Wirespokes
Just got back from the 90S rally on the other...

Just got back from the 90S rally on the other side of the country in Pennsylvania - 3,000 miles away. 6100 miles in two weeks. Rode the 93 R100GSPD loaded both bags, tent/sleeping bag in a dry bag,...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-01-2014, 10:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,346
Posted By Wirespokes
Tubeless on a tube rim

Consider this:

What's the difference if you have a blow-out with a tube, as compared to tubeless? Either one could throw the tire.

Just because tubeless rims have a safety bead, doesn't mean...
Forum: Airheads 06-10-2014, 11:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 746
Posted By Wirespokes
It's not real obvious - the covers are supposed...

It's not real obvious - the covers are supposed to have a couple rubber bumpers glued inside to rest against the frame - one on the top side (fairly thin) and the one on the bottom is pretty thick....
Forum: Airheads 06-10-2014, 11:40 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,861
Posted By Wirespokes
Welcome to the forum! And thanks for making that...

Welcome to the forum! And thanks for making that R90 happy! They're meant to be ridden!

The input shaft (the one the cable hooks into) shouldn't have any wobble to it. And neither should the...
Forum: Airheads 06-09-2014, 10:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 521
Posted By Wirespokes
If you look close at the plug you'll see the...

If you look close at the plug you'll see the terminals are numbered 1-12. Those numbers correspond to the wiring diagram.
Forum: Airheads 06-08-2014, 11:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 521
Posted By Wirespokes
There were three versions of the light board - ...

There were three versions of the light board -

74-77: Brake warning at the top position

78-80: Brake warning moved to bottom position - blinker at the top. Configuration is a little...
Forum: Airheads 06-07-2014, 10:30 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,037
Posted By Wirespokes
It's possible you've got the wrong top hat...

It's possible you've got the wrong top hat (called compression ring on the fiche) on the right side. If the wheel doesn't wobble on the bearings or isn't stiff turning, the stack can't be that far...
Forum: Airheads 06-05-2014, 12:49 AM
Replies: 968
Views: 343,419
Posted By Wirespokes
Yeah - he must have installed a track to made...

Yeah - he must have installed a track to made sand riding easier.



I tried that. Had issues with heating the gas from the hot transmission.
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