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Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 05:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 270
Posted By disston
Good Luck. My response also sometimes. ...

Good Luck.

My response also sometimes.

Not everybody riding an Airhead wants a sedate sound. Go figure.
Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 05:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 283
Posted By disston
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640x480q90/909/Vs...

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640x480q90/909/VsfF4i.jpg

I bought this last week. Haven't tried it yet. Much smaller than the advance light we all have because 20 years ago we needed it but...
Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 05:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 532
Posted By disston
And you're doing a good job of it too. :freaky ...

And you're doing a good job of it too. :freaky

I never have time for riding either, I have to go to work to make money for parts.
Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 05:12 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,660
Posted By disston
We've all been there. :freaky If Canada Tire...

We've all been there. :freaky

If Canada Tire rents or loans tools they will probably have a valve spring compressor. Thing is the heads on an Airhead are not like a Chevy or a Ford. They are a...
Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 05:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 283
Posted By disston
It could be many things. Eliminate them one at a...

It could be many things. Eliminate them one at a time. Valves? Timing? Gas?

Since you don't currently own a timing light I'm guessing that's it.
Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 04:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 271
Posted By disston
I rotate the engine with a hex key in the...

I rotate the engine with a hex key in the alternator bolt. Spark plugs out, ignition off. Direction of engine rotation and the direction you turn it is clockwise, as looking at the front of the...
Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 01:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 190
Posted By disston
Heads are one side only. Cylinders can fit either...

Heads are one side only. Cylinders can fit either side but should be matched to the piston they were with. If new rings are used then maybe this doesn't matter either. If the cylinders were not...
Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 12:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 532
Posted By disston
What does this sentence mean? It is...

What does this sentence mean?

It is considered normal to use 1 Qt every 1000 miles. This is a figure given for almost any engine size, funny huh?

My 1975 R90/6 uses a Qt of oil every 3000...
Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 07:50 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,660
Posted By disston
BTW, You made a mistake in my book. I would never...

BTW, You made a mistake in my book. I would never even try to start an engine with 10 year old oil in it. I hope it works out but we have stories here (one with in the last year) of engines ruined by...
Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 07:47 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,660
Posted By disston
I would clean that. I have done it with oven...

I would clean that. I have done it with oven cleaner but that is very messy and can stain the Aluminum. I have heard of riders using Simple Green but I haven't tried that. What I have used is Pine...
Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 07:18 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 6,649
Posted By disston
Measure the OEM brace. Measure the TT brace at...

Measure the OEM brace. Measure the TT brace at the tubes end. Deduct the first from the second. This is the total amount of ears reduction needed. Divide the total into two so an even amount can be...
Forum: Airheads 11-22-2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 510
Posted By disston
Got a Link? I've heard of the Farley stand but...

Got a Link? I've heard of the Farley stand but never seen an official internet page. Is there a model for earlier bikes?
Forum: Airheads 11-21-2014, 11:26 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,750
Posted By disston
The biggest problem with the Airlist is that...

The biggest problem with the Airlist is that there is often only one PC solution for a problem. And it's not always a problem.

Recently posted was the idea that one could somehow use a /5 ball...
Forum: Airheads 11-21-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,483
Posted By disston
You're going to have to give us a complete...

You're going to have to give us a complete rundown of exactly what you have done so far. I'm afraid something is not right. It still has the one loud tick or knocking sound that was in the first...
Forum: Airheads 11-21-2014, 12:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 952
Posted By disston
I don't have a taller 5th gear but have wanted...

I don't have a taller 5th gear but have wanted one. I agree the standard 4th and 5th is close. Should work fine for anyone except the deranged total off roadie types. :freaky
Forum: Airheads 11-21-2014, 12:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,225
Posted By disston
Many parts are the same as /6 bikes and even /5...

Many parts are the same as /6 bikes and even /5 bikes. These bikes don't change everything every year. Most times they just change something. :rofl

What is the big difference between the earliest...
Forum: Airheads 11-19-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 6,649
Posted By disston
Thanks for your efforts Stephen.

Thanks for your efforts Stephen.
Forum: Airheads 11-19-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,225
Posted By disston
Those are nice looking bags. I don't know how...

Those are nice looking bags. I don't know how common they are on Guzzi's but on Beemers they are rare. They look bigger than Wixom's.

The Airheads go through changes every year. It is a...
Forum: Airheads 11-18-2014, 10:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 866
Posted By disston
2009 Ford Crown Victoria, P71, Police Interceptor...

2009 Ford Crown Victoria, P71, Police Interceptor ( I'm not a cop BTW). This car has 2 grease fittings. They are on the cheapest part of the front end, the sway bar. :freaky
Forum: Airheads 11-18-2014, 02:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 866
Posted By disston
I don't think you need to pull the clutch to...

I don't think you need to pull the clutch to check it. If the clutch works fine and does not slip you don't have to pull it apart. These clutches last a long time. If it's not slipping leave it...
Forum: Airheads 11-17-2014, 11:19 PM
Replies: 2,992
Views: 561,835
Posted By disston
Fair question. Flea market ads are supposed to...

Fair question. Flea market ads are supposed to have prices. Ads without prices may be deleted. That is the policy. This is not an Auction Site.

EDIT; Nice prices. Good Luck.
Forum: Airheads 11-17-2014, 10:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 866
Posted By disston
Yes, if you are using the original braided rubber...

Yes, if you are using the original braided rubber fuel line. There are other materials that don't age as fast as the rubber line but a lot of us do use the braided cloth type. I use the braided...
Forum: Airheads 11-17-2014, 10:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 374
Posted By disston
The piston in a flat top is designed different....

The piston in a flat top is designed different. It is not easy to change the diaphragms in the flat top carbs. You are supposed to buy a new piston with the new diaphragm according to BMW. (There is...
Forum: Airheads 11-17-2014, 03:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 428
Posted By disston
Nice clean looking bike. How many miles? I've...

Nice clean looking bike. How many miles? I've never seen a cleaner headlight bucket, ever.

Welcome to the Asylum.
Forum: Airheads 11-17-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 866
Posted By disston
I thought you were just going to pull the...

I thought you were just going to pull the trannie? Now I see a complete transmission gasket set on your list? That is for taking the transmission apart. That is not a Tech Day job or even a one day...
Forum: Airheads 11-17-2014, 11:03 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,367
Posted By disston
I think the peening is on the end opposite the...

I think the peening is on the end opposite the head of the screw. That's why it ruins the thread in the shaft when the screw is removed.

Chollo9's Dremel will work much easier than my drill bit....
Forum: Airheads 11-17-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,201
Posted By disston
Yes #9. Be careful to check both the engine block...

Yes #9. Be careful to check both the engine block and the timing case cover for these. If they are not there then somebody else has been in here. Maybe they did a timing chain? Since you are looking...
Forum: Airheads 11-17-2014, 01:54 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,201
Posted By disston
http://www.maxbmwmotorcycles.com/fiche/DiagramsMid...

http://www.maxbmwmotorcycles.com/fiche/DiagramsMid/B0000095.png?v=04282014

The parts picture only shows one. The other is to it's left. They are both under a couple of the attachment bolts holding...
Forum: Airheads 11-17-2014, 01:11 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 15,404
Posted By disston
Everybody uses ADVrider 2.0 I use ADVrider 2.0 I...

Everybody uses ADVrider 2.0 I use ADVrider 2.0 I thought everybody did like I did? :freaky
Forum: Airheads 11-16-2014, 08:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 866
Posted By disston
And chances are they will be needed someday.

And chances are they will be needed someday.
Forum: Airheads 11-16-2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,367
Posted By disston
It is difficult to drill the screws even if you...

It is difficult to drill the screws even if you have drill bits that fit. They want to slide off. they need to be long enough to reach through the other side. The thread needs to be center punched to...
Forum: Airheads 11-16-2014, 08:07 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,367
Posted By disston
The throttle shaft O-ring leaks a large amount of...

The throttle shaft O-ring leaks a large amount of air if it is compromised. It becomes a vacuum leak of the first order and can be difficult to find because you spray WD-40 or carb cleaner around the...
Forum: Airheads 11-16-2014, 07:55 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 6,649
Posted By disston
Back in the day, like the mid 80's, the fad was...

Back in the day, like the mid 80's, the fad was to use two OEM top clamps. Leave off the large washer on the fork legs and you got a stiffer fork. Didn't exactly work all that well but it worked...
Forum: Airheads 11-16-2014, 05:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 353
Posted By disston
3.16mm is 0.1244094 inches. 1/8 of an inch...

3.16mm is 0.1244094 inches.

1/8 of an inch is 0.125 inches.

A 1/8 inch ball bearing works.
Forum: Airheads 11-15-2014, 11:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 274
Posted By disston
Ignition timing is critical to starting...

Ignition timing is critical to starting especially in cold weather. Have you checked the timing on this Dyna set up?

Battery voltage looks good but the drop is a little high. Battery voltage...
Forum: Airheads 11-15-2014, 10:12 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,063
Posted By disston
Subscribed. In favor of group buy also.

Subscribed. In favor of group buy also.
Forum: Airheads 11-15-2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,367
Posted By disston
If you plan to reinstall the throttle shafts and...

If you plan to reinstall the throttle shafts and peen the screws the way this is done without bending the shaft is a large wooden dowel is placed in the other side of the carb and the shaft is rested...
Forum: Airheads 11-15-2014, 05:15 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,367
Posted By disston
Well if you have already ruined one thread then...

Well if you have already ruined one thread then that shaft is gone. New shaft new O-ring.

The thread is ruined because the screws were peened. This is an old timey method of locking screws in...
Forum: Airheads 11-15-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,367
Posted By disston
I could be wrong but I don't think they make...

I could be wrong but I don't think they make HeliCoils that small. :freaky

The shafts are not too expensive. I think mine cost $12 each, or there abouts. Use new screws.

And now you know why...
Forum: Airheads 11-15-2014, 09:12 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,164
Posted By disston
I used small wires to route the passages in the...

I used small wires to route the passages in the carb body. The jets control flow but the passages get clogged. A couple of them have permanent jets installed. You can see them. One is in the throat...
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