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Forum: Airheads Today, 09:27 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,089
Posted By Pokie
The photo of your cylinder looks like there is a...

The photo of your cylinder looks like there is a ridge around the base of the cylinder. To suit your case, I would turn that off before I would do anything to the case. The base of the cylinder...
Forum: Airheads Today, 06:54 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 14,940
Posted By Pokie
Not trying to state the obvious but I won't put...

Not trying to state the obvious but I won't put any time into a bike until the title work is complete. Every now and then I get grief from the DMV about getting only the title and not plates but when...
Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 07:01 PM
Replies: 1,797
Views: 184,254
Posted By Pokie
Hi Bill, no, that one is Frankie. I bought...

Hi Bill, no, that one is Frankie. I bought Frankie as a frame, block and broken transmission, the only real good thing about Frankie was he came with a title. A bulk of the parts to put Frankie...
Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 12:51 PM
Replies: 1,797
Views: 184,254
Posted By Pokie
This is what I rode to the local Antique Auto and...

This is what I rode to the local Antique Auto and Motor show this past weekend in Laporte, CO.

http://i1329.photobucket.com/albums/w542/porker54/BabyFrankie1_zpsaab96d0c.jpg

Sorry, no...
Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 12:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,089
Posted By Pokie
Before reassembling, check the length of the two...

Before reassembling, check the length of the two cylinders and compare. If, at some point, the bike had been in an accident that jarred the cylinder base loose, the cylinder base may have been turned...
Forum: Airheads 09-10-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 6,486
Views: 1,300,005
Posted By Pokie
Hey Darmahman, are you going to the show in...

Hey Darmahman, are you going to the show in Laporte this Saturday? I'll be taking my usual ride with my dirt bike on the sidecar. If you're interested, here's the link...
Forum: Airheads 09-10-2014, 06:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 389
Posted By Pokie
Try contacting darmahman, he has a box stock...

Try contacting darmahman, he has a box stock green one that I'm sure he'd take some decent photos for you. He likes to hang around the "Post your airhead pics" thread. If he hasn't got any good...
Forum: Airheads 09-09-2014, 06:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 631
Posted By Pokie
Often when an engine won't rev up above about...

Often when an engine won't rev up above about 2500 RPM, I've found the point gap is too small or the advance mechanism isn't doing it's job. If the points are new, the phenolic block may be wearing...
Forum: Airheads 09-08-2014, 07:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 521
Posted By Pokie
Stupid question,...... are the engine mounting...

Stupid question,...... are the engine mounting nuts/ studs tight?
Forum: Airheads 09-08-2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 357
Posted By Pokie
The only differences will be that the /5 controls...

The only differences will be that the /5 controls don't allow for a kill switch or turning the lights on and off. Once you allow for that it should be fairly straight forward. I don't think the kill...
Forum: Airheads 09-06-2014, 11:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 652
Posted By Pokie
Don't try to use radiator hose between the head...

Don't try to use radiator hose between the head and carb, radiator hose isn't made for gas and won't last long.

The intake runners are removable, heat the head and with luck, back them out....
Forum: Airheads 09-04-2014, 11:06 AM
Replies: 6,486
Views: 1,300,005
Posted By Pokie
That's a Spirit Eagle sidecar but with a lot of...

That's a Spirit Eagle sidecar but with a lot of stuff on it. The top box is a Craven Clubman, used to be available in either black or white.
Forum: Airheads 09-04-2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,081
Posted By Pokie
It really is quite easy, as BigBamboo says. The...

It really is quite easy, as BigBamboo says. The only caveat to watch out for is on re-assembly, don't over tighten the bottom nuts. The studs that hold the bottoms of the forks together are hollow,...
Forum: Airheads 09-03-2014, 10:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 561
Posted By Pokie
Just take a small screwdriver and pop the seals...

Just take a small screwdriver and pop the seals out of the bearings and fit them without the seals. The new bearings often come with seals in place, they are not used or needed for our transmissions.
Forum: Airheads 09-01-2014, 06:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 781
Posted By Pokie
No problem, just make sure the motor is tied down...

No problem, just make sure the motor is tied down tight. There have been a few folks that used an airhead engine in small airplanes without the transmission,....... worked quite well.
Forum: Airheads 09-01-2014, 06:14 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,888
Posted By Pokie
We used to have a few customers that thought they...

We used to have a few customers that thought they were Joe Racer, each one (at one point or another) sheared their flywheel bolts. How they did it, well, who cares. The way we dealt with it was to...
Forum: Airheads 08-30-2014, 06:43 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,359
Posted By Pokie
On oil migration from the shaft to the rear...

On oil migration from the shaft to the rear drive, yes, it happens and yes, I have experience with the problem and the repair.

Never saw this problem much in the /2s but with the coming of the...
Forum: Airheads 08-30-2014, 06:24 AM
Replies: 233
Views: 20,392
Posted By Pokie
Nice to see one in fairly stock trim, too many...

Nice to see one in fairly stock trim, too many get the "custom" treatment.
Forum: Airheads 08-29-2014, 06:26 AM
Replies: 6,486
Views: 1,300,005
Posted By Pokie
If they're keeping the oil in, I wouldn't worry...

If they're keeping the oil in, I wouldn't worry about it. It makes for a good conversation starter. My bike has two very different valve covers, it's rare anybody notices.
Forum: Airheads 08-28-2014, 11:45 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 19,169
Posted By Pokie
Yup, made one of those from a damaged shaft and...

Yup, made one of those from a damaged shaft and an old socket years ago. Stuck it together in about 1972 and I still use it.
Forum: Airheads 08-28-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 482
Posted By Pokie
That's a Dnepr sidecar alright. When compared to...

That's a Dnepr sidecar alright. When compared to a Ural, the Dnepr body is slightly smaller. The fender and wheel is definitely Dnepr.
Forum: Airheads 08-23-2014, 07:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 370
Posted By Pokie
Remember, "brand new" can only be used once. Safe...

Remember, "brand new" can only be used once. Safe and protected, it will do nothing but improve in value. In another twenty years (if we all last that long), it would likely bring a couple of grand...
Forum: Airheads 08-23-2014, 07:06 AM
Replies: 233
Views: 20,392
Posted By Pokie
Here's a photo of "Barney" (cause he's a barn...

Here's a photo of "Barney" (cause he's a barn find) the day I got him. The photo makes him look better than he actually is. This is the bike for the "Locked Up" thread.

...
Forum: Airheads 08-23-2014, 06:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 510
Posted By Pokie
My bad, just trying to share to give others ideas...

My bad, just trying to share to give others ideas or incentive to try something new.
Forum: Airheads 08-22-2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 510
Posted By Pokie
Locked Up

I just wanted to share a few photos of how I unlocked the cylinder of a bike I just got. It's a 1973 BMW R75/5, it's been badly abused, badly crashed and even been in a fire. When I went and looked...
Forum: Airheads 08-22-2014, 09:51 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,446
Posted By Pokie
The last time I bought a Snap-On socket that...

The last time I bought a Snap-On socket that size, it didn't have to be ground, fit straight in.
Forum: Airheads 08-22-2014, 06:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 471
Posted By Pokie
Probably not what you had in mind but I've saved...

Probably not what you had in mind but I've saved several covers by building the area back up with weld and filing said area back to usable condition.

A= 3.176" or 80.67mm

B= 3.127" or...
Forum: Airheads 08-22-2014, 06:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,214
Posted By Pokie
I admire the fact that you made another bike from...

I admire the fact that you made another bike from the mess you got. So many others would have just parted it out. Good on you!
Forum: Airheads 08-20-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,446
Posted By Pokie
First off, welcome. Information you get...

First off, welcome.

Information you get on line can be good but it can also be not-so-good.

Buying a bike with such high mileage is a bit of a crap shoot, especially if you don't have...
Forum: Airheads 08-20-2014, 06:30 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,844
Posted By Pokie
Yes, those were stock and were very annoying....

Yes, those were stock and were very annoying. Almost every new bike we sold for two years (we got a lot of the left over ones), the owners requested the signal "beepers" be removed. I agree, if it...
Forum: Airheads 08-18-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 233
Views: 20,392
Posted By Pokie
Pretty cool none the less!

Pretty cool none the less!
Forum: Airheads 08-18-2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 634
Posted By Pokie
I think BigBamboo has a valid point. The ignition...

I think BigBamboo has a valid point. The ignition is an area that gets forgotten about on a maintenance schedule. There are parts inside the ignition that are out in the weather and should be dealt...
Forum: Airheads 08-16-2014, 01:56 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 19,169
Posted By Pokie
I like using vernier scales.

I like using vernier scales.
Forum: Airheads 08-16-2014, 09:03 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,147
Posted By Pokie
If you have a gasket or gaskets that have shrunk...

If you have a gasket or gaskets that have shrunk over time, pour you a bowl of warm water and set the gaskets in the water. Keep an eye on them and when they go back to the right size, dry them off...
Forum: Airheads 08-16-2014, 08:57 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,316
Posted By Pokie
You're definitely ready for the little problems...

You're definitely ready for the little problems that follow,....... I'm envious, yours is much prettier than mine.
Forum: Airheads 08-16-2014, 06:08 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,316
Posted By Pokie
I bought a set of stainless tubes for my /2. I...

I bought a set of stainless tubes for my /2. I had to turn them down so they could be used. They were so big (yes, they were the ones listed for /2) that if they had been forced in, the casting of...
Forum: Airheads 08-16-2014, 06:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 788
Posted By Pokie
Don't forget to gob those gears up with grease...

Don't forget to gob those gears up with grease when you finally assemble your throttle control.
Forum: Airheads 08-15-2014, 02:30 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 19,169
Posted By Pokie
You go girl!

You go girl!
Forum: Airheads 08-15-2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,820
Posted By Pokie
The best way to start working on these bikes is...

The best way to start working on these bikes is to do some simple jobs like changing to oil. Get yourself one of the aftermarket repair manuals Clymer or Haynes (they can be had used on Amazon). Go...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-15-2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 7,824
Views: 7,163,090
Posted By Pokie
I can sure understand why they chose not to sit...

I can sure understand why they chose not to sit on top of the sign!
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