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Forum: Airheads 09-18-2014, 08:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 368
Posted By headtube
To loctite or not?

I had to remove my cylinder studs to clear any oil ways of sealant debris do to this... previous owner idiocy.

http://proflorists.net/AAA/PRTseal2.JPG

I'd like to know if it is advisable to use...
Forum: Airheads 09-15-2014, 03:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 614
Posted By headtube
Nicely done. You're going to love it!

Nicely done. You're going to love it!
Forum: Airheads 09-15-2014, 02:19 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,332
Posted By headtube
The jugs are now at a machinist that I trust. I...

The jugs are now at a machinist that I trust. I will omit the large O-rings after the ridges have been machined. Very happy not to cut at the case to make these fit. My hands have stopped shaking...
Forum: Airheads 09-15-2014, 09:06 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,332
Posted By headtube
OK... further investigation proves that Prutser...

OK... further investigation proves that Prutser is most likely correct.

I removed all the studs for a closer look, and yes there was still some sealant that travelled down the studs that came with...
Forum: Airheads 09-15-2014, 06:18 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,332
Posted By headtube
Interesting thought... but my knowledge of the...

Interesting thought... but my knowledge of the airhead engine is quite fundamental, and I don't know what to look for. So here is a pic of the opening. Perhaps you could guide me in this area.
...
Forum: Airheads 09-15-2014, 05:56 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,332
Posted By headtube
Bill, there is indeed a groove that supports the...

Bill, there is indeed a groove that supports the large O-ring. Here is a pic of the mystery jug cleaned up.

http://proflorists.net/AAA/jug.JPG

The other jug (installed tightly to the crank...
Forum: Airheads 09-14-2014, 06:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,332
Posted By headtube
OK... now I know why the base gasket was used. I...

OK... now I know why the base gasket was used. I installed the right side top end and found that when I reached the point of torquing the nuts to finish the job there was a gap at the case about 20...
Forum: Airheads 09-14-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,332
Posted By headtube
Good guess, but I see no signs or evidence...

Good guess, but I see no signs or evidence (machine marks) to suggest an accident of that nature. However, I will certainly measure the two.

No date marks on these jugs either.
Forum: Airheads 09-13-2014, 09:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,332
Posted By headtube
Understood.... for low octane. But it doesn't...

Understood.... for low octane. But it doesn't make sense. Same pistons, same bore. Only one base gasket?

The numbers on the cylinders are as follows... right side - 0898/4 1275. Left side -...
Forum: Airheads 09-13-2014, 05:39 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,332
Posted By headtube
Pushrod tube seal surprise!

While swapping out my PRT seals I discovered this mess. Previous owner went nuts with a liberal application of sealant. Cleaning up this mess took more time then the whole job! It was everywhere.
...
Forum: Airheads 09-12-2014, 07:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 751
Posted By headtube
The motor has approximately 60,000 miles. My plan...

The motor has approximately 60,000 miles. My plan was too remove the cyl head from the barrels to investigate the condition of the valves/guides, etc. I also wanted to see the pistons outside their...
Forum: Airheads 09-11-2014, 08:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 751
Posted By headtube
Last summer (approx 1500 miles ago) I did a...

Last summer (approx 1500 miles ago) I did a leak-down and compression test. Results were very favourable showing that my engine was extremely tight. So I believe the PO had done the work but...
Forum: Airheads 09-11-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 751
Posted By headtube
Push rod tube seals... big job?

My 79 RS is leaking around the PR seals. I've purchased all the parts but this will be my first time with cylinders off. Is this something I could do in one afternoon? Any tips are very welcome.
Forum: Airheads 08-06-2014, 06:45 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,608
Posted By headtube
I had a similar fairing issue in that same area...

I had a similar fairing issue in that same area with a chunk of material broken, but bolted in place. I used a small fibreglass repair kit. Two years later it continues to hold.

You could apply a...
Forum: Airheads 07-20-2014, 10:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 785
Posted By headtube
Gen light on while riding

I noticed it while riding my 79 RS at night which I don't usually do. It is very dim yet visible. When using the signals the gen light becomes brighter, but not noticeable in daylight. The battery...
Forum: Airheads 06-09-2014, 09:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 995
Posted By headtube
I'm having exactly the same issue with mine. The...

I'm having exactly the same issue with mine. The bike runs well otherwise. I'll probably be replacing it with the VDO cockpit voltmeter. It's supposed to fit into the existing fairing hole quite well...
Forum: Airheads 04-24-2014, 02:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 650
Posted By headtube
Mystery mileage... 79 RS

After a ride yesterday I glanced at my speedo. The mileage was 74,xxx. I found this to be both odd and perplexing because before yesterday it read 54,xxx which is accurate. Then, after today's short...
Forum: Ride reports 04-14-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 404
Views: 57,276
Posted By headtube
I love Zihua. Made a real impression on me when I...

I love Zihua. Made a real impression on me when I visited. I plan to return.

What's the name of that hotel? Double bed or queen?
Forum: Airheads 04-08-2014, 06:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 416
Posted By headtube
Looking forward to that!

Looking forward to that!
Forum: Airheads 04-08-2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 416
Posted By headtube
Well, here's the thing... the dot was where it is...

Well, here's the thing... the dot was where it is supposed to be, so before I dismantled it, it looked perfectly fine.

Someone screwed with the housing, or the disc!

Are the housings the same?...
Forum: Airheads 04-08-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 416
Posted By headtube
Enricher circuit... two left-hand choke bodies?

Finally, spring is here!

I've always had a really hard time starting my R100RS and I think I have found the culprit. Would you guys mind confirming if my discovery is correct?

In the photo...
Forum: Airheads 04-05-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 887
Posted By headtube
Global warming huh? Bring it on. I figured by now...

Global warming huh? Bring it on. I figured by now Toronto should be the new Florida.

I'm with you batman. Winter is killin me too, but tomorrow's forcast is looking promising north of the 49th. ...
Forum: Airheads 03-17-2014, 05:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,571
Posted By headtube
There's always here...

There's always here (http://airheadpartsonline.com)
Forum: Airheads 03-17-2014, 05:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,066
Posted By headtube
Isn't that how they built the pyramids? Nicely...

Isn't that how they built the pyramids? Nicely executed.
Forum: Airheads 03-13-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 678
Posted By headtube
Believe it or not... I simply walked into my BMW...

Believe it or not... I simply walked into my BMW dealership (in late 2012) and ordered the original blue touch up bottle. I have the same blue/silver as you... but the first year (79). This small...
Forum: Ride reports 03-09-2014, 09:35 AM
Replies: 404
Views: 57,276
Posted By headtube
I love Zihua. There's lots of cultura de...

I love Zihua. There's lots of cultura de Mexicana. Especially in the market. I've been to México six times (sadly not on two wheels) and never felt unsafe.

If you're staying in Zihuatanejo for a...
Forum: Airheads 03-02-2014, 05:46 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 15,717
Posted By headtube
Cool find. Now find a Triumph for that seat. :D

Cool find. Now find a Triumph for that seat. :D
Forum: Airheads 03-01-2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,212
Posted By headtube
The RS seat has a cut-a-way to accommodate the...

The RS seat has a cut-a-way to accommodate the rear cowling that holds the rear rack. Perhaps when the rear seat cowling is removed the /7 seat bolts on. Otherwise can't see it fitting the stock...
Forum: Airheads 02-28-2014, 04:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,212
Posted By headtube
Ok... you're right. I know, I know, get a new...

Ok... you're right. I know, I know, get a new wife! But the rear passenger section of the seat does have a "designed" slope that promotes sliding under braking. And I'm not slamming brakes on.
...
Forum: Airheads 02-27-2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 2,808
Views: 511,112
Posted By headtube
Already spoke to the seller. It's yours amigo

Already spoke to the seller. It's yours amigo
Forum: Airheads 02-27-2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 2,808
Views: 511,112
Posted By headtube
Passing it on to you mate. Shipping is more then...

Passing it on to you mate. Shipping is more then the item.
Forum: Airheads 02-27-2014, 12:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,701
Posted By headtube
What's not to like! It's quick enough and fairly...

What's not to like! It's quick enough and fairly agile in traffic. It's a comfortable ride with minimal vibration. It has the best looking fairing in the universe. Easy to maintain. And can take me...
Forum: Airheads 02-27-2014, 11:59 AM
Replies: 2,808
Views: 511,112
Posted By headtube
I'll take the Haynes manual if you'll sell it...

I'll take the Haynes manual if you'll sell it separately. My postal code is L6W2X3. Please let me know how much shipping will be?
Forum: Airheads 02-26-2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,701
Posted By headtube
I always wanted an RS from its inception. I read...

I always wanted an RS from its inception. I read this article a couple of years ago and it consolidated my decision. Now I have one.
Forum: Airheads 02-26-2014, 02:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,212
Posted By headtube
R100 RS aftermarket saddle recommendations

I've been searching the web for seat/saddle ideas. The only options I found were Corbin. And these are limited to only (3) options for my ride - a 79 RS.

The issue is... I don't want a seat that...
Forum: Airheads 02-24-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,355
Posted By headtube
I acquired a 79 RS with 50,000 miles on the clock...

I acquired a 79 RS with 50,000 miles on the clock in September 2012. This bike had been stored outdoors and needed some TLC. I did the usual fluid changes, adjusted valves, bled brakes, replaced...
Forum: Airheads 02-23-2014, 06:01 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,106
Posted By headtube
I knew that comment was coming. :lol3 Even with...

I knew that comment was coming. :lol3 Even with the protection of the RS fairing its a real challenge to stay warm.
Forum: Airheads 02-22-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,106
Posted By headtube
You guys south of the border are lucky. It's been...

You guys south of the border are lucky. It's been frigid up here in Toronto, with plenty of snow. I haven't ridden since November and all this talk is making me jealous of you southern folk. I long...
Forum: Airheads 02-08-2014, 07:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 635
Posted By headtube
Unsure, but rear tire/rim has oil residue. I'm...

Unsure, but rear tire/rim has oil residue. I'm hoping that the gasket and seal will remedy this.
Forum: Airheads 02-08-2014, 12:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,661
Posted By headtube
Some people have such interesting lives.

Some people have such interesting lives.
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