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Forum: Airheads 12-24-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,848
Posted By ME 109
I think NASA uses that stuff too, on exhaust...

I think NASA uses that stuff too, on exhaust pipes.
Looks too much like header wrap tho!
Forum: Airheads 12-24-2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 8,170
Posted By ME 109
Agreed with the RS fairing CD. The oe paint is...

Agreed with the RS fairing CD. The oe paint is not very durable.
Forum: Airheads 12-24-2014, 03:09 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,848
Posted By ME 109
SS, some processes require a ground flush finish....

SS, some processes require a ground flush finish. Sometimes those ground flush welds get rolled, pressed etc.
The weld has to withstand the forces applied and needs to be done properly. Weld...
Forum: Airheads 12-24-2014, 02:04 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,848
Posted By ME 109
No, it doesn't. Use a higher grade filler...

No, it doesn't.

Use a higher grade filler rod or wire. Ground flush welds have to be as strong/stronger than the steel/ally being welded.
If it matters, use the correct process.
All evident...
Forum: Airheads 12-24-2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,848
Posted By ME 109
Not necessarily so. Depends on the situation.

Not necessarily so. Depends on the situation.
Forum: Airheads 12-24-2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,848
Posted By ME 109
Man, I could teach you how to mig weld, if you...

Man, I could teach you how to mig weld, if you like?
Perhaps try mig with gas? That small size gasless mig is real crap.

As Jim says, the knobs on the front of the welder and wirefeeder do...
Forum: Airheads 12-23-2014, 11:44 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 12,437
Posted By ME 109
Cool project Dmaster, finally on two wheels. ...

Cool project Dmaster, finally on two wheels.

I share Jim's thoughts tho regarding bracing the rear down tube. Looks like the offset top mount could also create an alternating forward/aft twist in...
Forum: Airheads 12-23-2014, 10:45 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,848
Posted By ME 109
I don't really know much about dynos but I think...

I don't really know much about dynos but I think it's a measurement of who has the most hot air or something.

If you want what's in your pic, find some stainless headers to do it with, If you want...
Forum: Airheads 12-23-2014, 09:35 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,338
Posted By ME 109
I run michelin pilot activs. :D

I run michelin pilot activs. :D
Forum: Airheads 12-23-2014, 01:53 AM
Replies: 7,251
Views: 1,448,771
Posted By ME 109
A jingellic burnout on the GS huh Davo! :D

A jingellic burnout on the GS huh Davo! :D
Forum: Airheads 12-23-2014, 01:49 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,683
Posted By ME 109
So far, the shop has said you wore down the valve...

So far, the shop has said you wore down the valve seat, and you over revved the engine.

Hmmmm. Bullshit and Bullshit.

Either the seat was crap, or you made a mess of the valve clearance. But if...
Forum: Airheads 12-22-2014, 11:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 950
Posted By ME 109
That sounds better than my kangaroo, wirespokes....

That sounds better than my kangaroo, wirespokes. :freakyHope you healed well.

I didn't have a dampener, it didn't matter. I went down like a strike at a bowling alley.
Forum: Airheads 12-22-2014, 10:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 950
Posted By ME 109
A dampener is good value on an airhead if you get...

A dampener is good value on an airhead if you get the front wheel off the ground whilst leaned over.
It's a shit-fight when the wheel touches back down again and loads up. :eek1

Lesson learned,...
Forum: Airheads 12-22-2014, 10:36 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,683
Posted By ME 109
Totally cy. The exact failure is yet to be...

Totally cy.

The exact failure is yet to be identified?

Did the valve seat recede? Can't remember reading if the seat was changed out or not?
Forum: Airheads 12-22-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 1,303
Views: 84,463
Posted By ME 109
Lowering pressure could be used to achieve a more...

Lowering pressure could be used to achieve a more malleable tyre, to assist in gripping the road better. But it is so subjective.
I wouldn't go lower than 32 psi. Lowering pressure to increase tyre...
Forum: Airheads 12-22-2014, 12:29 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,411
Posted By ME 109
I noticed the loco shed beater, cool history....

I noticed the loco shed beater, cool history. Those tracks look like a dual main line?
I was assistant engineer for a couple of years, way back when.
Forum: Airheads 12-22-2014, 11:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 807
Posted By ME 109
No, emmodg. Just playing the game. I'm ...

No, emmodg. Just playing the game.

I'm encouraging our greatest wrench to 'have a crack' at the difficult questions.
Forum: Airheads 12-22-2014, 02:18 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,230
Posted By ME 109
:evil

:evil
Forum: Airheads 12-22-2014, 02:15 AM
Replies: 1,303
Views: 84,463
Posted By ME 109
I have to ride through a heap of windy shit to...

I have to ride through a heap of windy shit to get to the good stuff.
Forum: Airheads 12-22-2014, 01:10 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,411
Posted By ME 109
Lots of gear bmwhacker, but that 507 tank just...

Lots of gear bmwhacker, but that 507 tank just doesn't fit in with anything. I can help.
Forum: Airheads 12-22-2014, 12:02 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,411
Posted By ME 109
You sure know how to get a bmw sidestand to work...

You sure know how to get a bmw sidestand to work beater, but those shiny tracks are rining alarm bells, so to speak.
Forum: Airheads 12-21-2014, 11:52 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,683
Posted By ME 109
Check valves or alter valves? Re-torquing...

Check valves or alter valves?

Re-torquing will alter valve clearance but I would have thought insufficient to burn a seat out in that mileage.
Anyway, I thought a valve should burn out before the...
Forum: Airheads 12-21-2014, 11:37 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 8,170
Posted By ME 109
What did the factory do? I'm sure they didn't...

What did the factory do? I'm sure they didn't !uck around masking anything. :deal

With the correct technique/process, either way would work.
Forum: Airheads 12-21-2014, 11:23 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,683
Posted By ME 109
Bullshit. Valve seat recession has nothing...

Bullshit.

Valve seat recession has nothing to do with oil entering the combustion chamber unless the seat wore to one side taking the valve guide with it.
Did you alter valve clearance? Did you...
Forum: Airheads 12-21-2014, 10:57 PM
Replies: 1,303
Views: 84,463
Posted By ME 109
[QUOTE=supershaft;25758722] Personally, I never...

[QUOTE=supershaft;25758722] Personally, I never ride that slow.

Man, how do you get to where you ride 10/10, or do you ride 10/10 in town on the way to where you can ride 10/10?
There's no...
Forum: Airheads 12-21-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 807
Posted By ME 109
More bad advise from Me109. :clap No advise...

More bad advise from Me109. :clap

No advise from SS tho. :huh
Forum: Airheads 12-21-2014, 04:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 950
Posted By ME 109
And where to get the seals?

And where to get the seals?
Forum: Airheads 12-21-2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,411
Posted By ME 109
I'm still working on my first airhead...

I'm still working on my first airhead project...............22 years on.

Nice bike in your pic CD. Wheels look mighty fine.
Forum: Airheads 12-21-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 292
Posted By ME 109
Yes, 81 on bikes have a guide ring. Pre 81...

Yes, 81 on bikes have a guide ring.

Pre 81 with heavy flywheel don't have a separate guide ring.
Forum: Airheads 12-21-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 344
Posted By ME 109
Disconnect wires (3?) in the headlight bucket and...

Disconnect wires (3?) in the headlight bucket and pull the loom to give the length to get the tree out.
Forum: Airheads 12-21-2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 292
Posted By ME 109
Correct!:clap

Correct!:clap
Forum: Airheads 12-21-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 292
Posted By ME 109
Guide ring oring is on the inside of the guide...

Guide ring oring is on the inside of the guide ring.

Your bike does require an o ring.

The oil pump cover o ring is different to the guide ring o ring but they often get mixed up.
Forum: Airheads 12-21-2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,230
Posted By ME 109
Sounds like mucho stuffing around. Start...

Sounds like mucho stuffing around.

Start with a twin shock?
Forum: Airheads 12-21-2014, 04:51 AM
Replies: 1,303
Views: 84,463
Posted By ME 109
Man that thing pushes my buttons too! Look real...

Man that thing pushes my buttons too! Look real good with panniers and a tank bag.:1drink

Pity bmw still hasn't fixed the side stand, by the look of things.
Forum: Airheads 12-21-2014, 04:47 AM
Replies: 1,303
Views: 84,463
Posted By ME 109
Which question are you answering disston, or does...

Which question are you answering disston, or does your answer apply to both of Henry's questions? :D

Look on the bright side Henry, I don't think SS doesn't post in oilheads.
Forum: Airheads 12-21-2014, 04:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 807
Posted By ME 109
Is the slide lifting when you open the throttle...

Is the slide lifting when you open the throttle with your hand over the intake?

Does the slide lift without covering the intake?


Seeing it's a Bing thread........
...
Forum: Airheads 12-21-2014, 01:20 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,078
Posted By ME 109
Welcome to the circus. We like watching projects...

Welcome to the circus. We like watching projects like yours.

Good luck with the resto and your recovery.

And pics, we like those too!
Forum: Airheads 12-20-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 950
Posted By ME 109
Not needed ime. If one has a wobble, fix...

Not needed ime.

If one has a wobble, fix the wobble instead of relying on a bandaid.
Forum: Airheads 12-20-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 330
Posted By ME 109
Welcome! The cover isn't the problem as much...

Welcome!

The cover isn't the problem as much as worn screw heads.
If you get the screws out ok............replacing them with new hex drive will be a good move.
Forum: Airheads 12-19-2014, 12:39 AM
Replies: 1,303
Views: 84,463
Posted By ME 109
'Cue. :D

'Cue. :D
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