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Forum: Airheads Today, 04:13 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,011
Posted By ME 109
You hard core offroad blokes eat too much popcorn...

You hard core offroad blokes eat too much popcorn by the look of it. :1drink
Forum: Airheads Today, 02:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 618
Posted By ME 109
It's hard to stop, once you start. Nice job,...

It's hard to stop, once you start.

Nice job, I like the seat cowl. It balances the colour and mass.
Forum: Airheads Today, 01:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 228
Posted By ME 109
That test can be done without a friend, Tim, just...

That test can be done without a friend, Tim, just ask the cop if yer blowin' smoke. :D
Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 01:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 217
Posted By ME 109
Looking from the front, the chain runs clockwise....

Looking from the front, the chain runs clockwise. The closed end of the clip leads.
Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 01:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 217
Posted By ME 109
Definitely need to align the timing marks on the...

Definitely need to align the timing marks on the chain sprockets.
New link comes in from the rear. Use your old link installed from the front, to hold the chain so the new one can be installed from...
Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 12:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 385
Posted By ME 109
Plus postage! :evil

Plus postage! :evil
Forum: Airheads 04-26-2015, 07:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 196
Posted By ME 109
I'd still disconnect ground from the battery, and...

I'd still disconnect ground from the battery, and connect welder ground lead as close as possible to the weld site.
Forum: Airheads 04-26-2015, 07:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 480
Posted By ME 109
Even with permatex high temp rtv? 343c...

Even with permatex high temp rtv?

343c intermittent.
Forum: Airheads 04-26-2015, 06:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 480
Posted By ME 109
Much mo better to use silicone to attach wear...

Much mo better to use silicone to attach wear pad.
Easier to remove and replace. :evil
Forum: Airheads 04-26-2015, 05:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 480
Posted By ME 109
The positive is that you can now lean further. ...

The positive is that you can now lean further.
At the same time it becomes harder to impress your peers with scraped covers. :D
Forum: Airheads 04-25-2015, 07:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,028
Posted By ME 109
For baby things, not bike things. :D Funny. Does...

For baby things, not bike things. :D Funny. Does anybody make baby racks?

Good luck, you three!
Forum: Airheads 04-25-2015, 03:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 714
Posted By ME 109
What is that bush/washer/spacer thing in the pic?...

What is that bush/washer/spacer thing in the pic? I thought the stand itself was different to mine but on closer inspection it seems to be a separate piece.
I don't mean the thin wavey washer at the...
Forum: Airheads 04-24-2015, 04:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 714
Posted By ME 109
That stand is quite different to my 81. Was the...

That stand is quite different to my 81. Was the bush an upgrade in 83 models?

Sort of looks like the bottom face of Victor's frame tab is worn, but maybe it's just the photo angle.
The side stand...
Forum: Airheads 04-24-2015, 01:03 AM
Replies: 7,967
Views: 1,620,803
Posted By ME 109
These things handle beautifully in the mountains...

These things handle beautifully in the mountains with just a rider, or with a pillion and a bit of ballast.
Brakes? What brakes?

http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk42/jeffr100rs/DSCN2358.jpg
Forum: Airheads 04-23-2015, 03:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 396
Posted By ME 109
Perhaps the piston and seal are getting hung up...

Perhaps the piston and seal are getting hung up in the bore somehow. Does it happen every time you apply the brake, and does it happen when stationary?
Sounds like a pull apart.
See if it happens...
Forum: Airheads 04-23-2015, 12:19 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 822
Posted By ME 109
Consulting my 101 piece bmw manual reveals that...

Consulting my 101 piece bmw manual reveals that the pressure relief valve opens at 71.1 psi. Apparently.

I have asked the question once or twice over the years, what happens to the timing chain at...
Forum: Airheads 04-22-2015, 08:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 822
Posted By ME 109
I need to revise my 'safe' oil pressure levels...

I need to revise my 'safe' oil pressure levels then.
Out of interest, doesn't the oil pressure relief valve open at approx 70 psi?
Forum: Airheads 04-22-2015, 02:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 822
Posted By ME 109
Those pressures are low, across the rpm range. ...

Those pressures are low, across the rpm range.
High/normal readings when cold, perhaps indicate oil that is too thin as suggested above.
Could be worn oil pump rotors but more likely to be wear...
Forum: Airheads 04-21-2015, 12:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 964
Posted By ME 109
All the mono >85 had a 18" front. GS excluded. ...

All the mono >85 had a 18" front. GS excluded.
Do the tyres need to perform, or are they just for show?
Forum: Airheads 04-21-2015, 11:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 366
Posted By ME 109
Tranny still needs to come out to fix the leak?

Tranny still needs to come out to fix the leak?
Forum: Airheads 04-20-2015, 03:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 366
Posted By ME 109
Smell the oil. You'll soon know if it is gear oil...

Smell the oil. You'll soon know if it is gear oil or engine oil.
Iirc, leaking tranny will allow clutch slip, leaking rms will show oil at the bottom of the engine/tranny join.
Sweating around...
Forum: Airheads 04-20-2015, 01:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 433
Posted By ME 109
Does the op's tranny have a lower shift cam like...

Does the op's tranny have a lower shift cam like the later five speed models?
I'm wondering about the significance of the neutral light coming on at odd times. Perhaps whatever cam that operates the...
Forum: Airheads 04-20-2015, 01:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 299
Posted By ME 109
I should learn to stay out of the old bike...

I should learn to stay out of the old bike questions seeing I have a '81
Forum: Airheads 04-19-2015, 11:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 299
Posted By ME 109
There should be no need to machine anything....

There should be no need to machine anything. Something is very wrong if that's the case.
More pics of the rocker ends etc?
I'm not sure what you're holding, but it's ugly.
Forum: Airheads 04-19-2015, 08:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 585
Posted By ME 109
I use a similar idea as Beater's compressor. Used...

I use a similar idea as Beater's compressor. Used it for the tranny input shaft as well, with different spacers.
Forum: Airheads 04-19-2015, 04:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 822
Posted By ME 109
I'd also get a pressure gauge as Stan suggests. ...

I'd also get a pressure gauge as Stan suggests.
Where did you get the new sender unit from?
Not ideal to have a new sender unit light up the oil light. Does the oil light stay on or flicker on/of?...
Forum: Airheads 04-19-2015, 01:33 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,642
Posted By ME 109
ysrebob, you'll be back to your good ol' self in...

ysrebob, you'll be back to your good ol' self in the morning, don't you worry now.
Forum: Airheads 04-19-2015, 12:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,006
Posted By ME 109
Last time I tempted fate like that (end of...

Last time I tempted fate like that (end of January as I recall) I ended up with two months solid of airhead rebuilding! :lol3

Fwiw, oil can leak from between the seal and case, or seal and pr...
Forum: Airheads 04-18-2015, 02:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,006
Posted By ME 109
Worth having a close look at the machining on the...

Worth having a close look at the machining on the engine case where the push rod seals contact.
Mine look like they were done with a post hole borer......
No wonder there are sealing issues. ...
Forum: Airheads 04-18-2015, 03:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 854
Posted By ME 109
I'd get it for that many $ You left the key...

I'd get it for that many $

You left the key in the on position. It won't start when you go to pick it up. :evil
Forum: Airheads 04-18-2015, 01:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 489
Posted By ME 109
I'm interested in this method because it doesn't...

I'm interested in this method because it doesn't involve re-shiming iirc. Not that that is a huge issue but I'm attracted to parting the spline off and welding a new spline ring on.
Is this what you...
Forum: Airheads 04-18-2015, 01:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 693
Posted By ME 109
I can see it now, 'Dang! I left my 5mm allen key...

I can see it now, 'Dang! I left my 5mm allen key on the workbench'! :D
I'd go for something quick release.
Forum: Airheads 04-17-2015, 01:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 426
Posted By ME 109
Not squaring off is the biggest drawcard for a...

Not squaring off is the biggest drawcard for a road airhead rear, imo. The pilot activ is the best performer in that regard, out of the tyres I've tried. They also happen to be a top sports riding...
Forum: Airheads 04-17-2015, 12:37 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,682
Posted By ME 109
I believe you man, cause I know there are iron...

I believe you man, cause I know there are iron eating bacteria.
So instead of using WD40 on my bike, I use fly spray.
They ain't gettin my bike.
Forum: Airheads 04-16-2015, 08:24 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,682
Posted By ME 109
Stored outside in the rain with the plugs out? ...

Stored outside in the rain with the plugs out?
Lh head has the corrosion on the bottom, rh up the top. Strange.
Forum: Airheads 04-16-2015, 01:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 783
Posted By ME 109
Ah, that's my cobber and fearless riding...

Ah, that's my cobber and fearless riding companion Charlie, or 'Brun' here. :freaky
Forum: Airheads 04-16-2015, 12:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 573
Posted By ME 109
The small allen keys need surgery. Their 'special...

The small allen keys need surgery. Their 'special purpose' is not required, at least on my 81

I love my heyco tools and let them feed well on my RS. And often.
Forum: Airheads 04-15-2015, 03:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 552
Posted By ME 109
A warm climate would be nice. It's only just...

A warm climate would be nice. It's only just cooled down enough in Aus to start riding again. :D
Forum: Airheads 04-15-2015, 03:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 898
Posted By ME 109
I like that manderle! Well done.

I like that manderle! Well done.
Forum: Airheads 04-15-2015, 01:00 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,216
Posted By ME 109
My loaded for touring RS is quite similar to a...

My loaded for touring RS is quite similar to a Lincoln Continental I reckon.
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