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Forum: Airheads 03-12-2015, 09:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 575
Posted By mattcfish
On a car yes, but that's a different design....

On a car yes, but that's a different design. That's my point. This system uses spacers to set preload. Torque on the axle just pushes a solid metal tube against another solid metal tube. there are no...
Forum: Airheads 03-12-2015, 04:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 575
Posted By mattcfish
This is the section of Duane's article that...

This is the section of Duane's article that actually explains his procedure. He does not explain why tightening the axle would introduce more preload. All the torque goes to the inner spacers with...
Forum: Airheads 03-12-2015, 02:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,074
Posted By mattcfish
Tried to add more pics but Imageshack isn't free...

Tried to add more pics but Imageshack isn't free anymore so they won't let me upload more. My home files are too large, so I need to shrink them down.
Sorry my back up Omega ignition blocks the...
Forum: Airheads 03-12-2015, 11:47 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,074
Posted By mattcfish
Pic of Sachse and an Omega on an EME alternator ...

Pic of Sachse and an Omega on an EME alternator
<a target="_blank" href="http://imageshack.com/f/f0zFDZiwj"><img src="http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/150x100q90/540/zFDZiw.jpg" border="0"></a>...
Forum: Airheads 03-11-2015, 09:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 575
Posted By mattcfish
I didn't think of McMaster Carr. 25 shims for 10...

I didn't think of McMaster Carr. 25 shims for 10 bucks, not bad.
It would be nice if I just had to mill off a little of the spacer.
Wondering how Duane's torque/ "shake the wheel" method works....
Forum: Airheads 03-11-2015, 07:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 575
Posted By mattcfish
That sounds easy. Measure the lenghth of the...

That sounds easy. Measure the lenghth of the bearing support "tube", subtract the width of bearings.
Cut inner and outer spacer tubes to that size. Insert new ball bearings flush with spacers. Why...
Forum: Airheads 03-11-2015, 06:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 575
Posted By mattcfish
Nope, they won't do it for me. They say they need...

Nope, they won't do it for me. They say they need the hub to machine their spacer correctly. If I knew what ball bearing part #s are used and what the critical dimensions are I could have them...
Forum: Airheads 03-11-2015, 12:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 575
Posted By mattcfish
"Hi Matthew, Because we custom machine...

"Hi Matthew,
Because we custom machine the new inner spacer for each wheel we do need to do the conversion here in our shop. To do this is $99 per wheel, which includes the bearings.
...
Forum: Airheads 03-11-2015, 12:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 575
Posted By mattcfish
$60 per axle? The site is a little ambiguous,...

$60 per axle? The site is a little ambiguous, just says $99. I thinks that labor. Unfortunately I've already got the rollers on order.
http://www.woodyswheelworks.com/moto_alloy_wheels.html
Forum: Airheads 03-11-2015, 11:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 575
Posted By mattcfish
Setting Bearing Preload on Lester wheels

I'm changing my bearings on my Lester wheels......., guess what, no wedding bands for preload adjustment. The bearings I pulled out were in great shape still, but I mistakenly left the races in...
Forum: Airheads 03-09-2015, 09:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,074
Posted By mattcfish
stay tuned.

stay tuned.
Forum: Airheads 03-09-2015, 04:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 640
Posted By mattcfish
OK, I'm tired of stressing over this, I ordered a...

OK, I'm tired of stressing over this, I ordered a set of 4 FAG 30203A's from http://www.locateballbearings.com/?utm_source=bing&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=Timken&utm_term=timken
Less than $16 each....
Forum: Airheads 03-09-2015, 04:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,074
Posted By mattcfish
Sachse ignitions are the best I've used. I was...

Sachse ignitions are the best I've used. I was able to make a bracket and mount an optical one on my Enduralast PM Alternator. Works great.
Forum: Airheads 03-09-2015, 06:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 529
Posted By mattcfish
The inner tube can easily be removed by making a...

The inner tube can easily be removed by making a bolt with a hole drilled through the side so that it lines up with the hole in the side of the tube. Thread the bolt in, put a bent piece of wire ( I...
Forum: Airheads 03-07-2015, 09:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 640
Posted By mattcfish
I like the votes of confidence. Probably just...

I like the votes of confidence. Probably just "seasoned" them a little.
Forum: Airheads 03-07-2015, 06:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 640
Posted By mattcfish
I was afraid of that. They now have a gold hue to...

I was afraid of that. They now have a gold hue to them. Still smooth and shiny but not silver. According to chart B I may still be OK though since they are shiny yellow....
Forum: Airheads 03-07-2015, 12:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 640
Posted By mattcfish
Bearing races shot or not after powder coat

Just had my Lesters powder coated. I left my bearing races in (rollers bearings removed). I had read, that if well masked, they would be fine left in place. Now I'm reading that if heated above 250...
Forum: Airheads 03-01-2015, 08:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 816
Posted By mattcfish
That was my concern as well. I've put a 10mm bolt...

That was my concern as well. I've put a 10mm bolt on the inside side of the pivot that, when tightened down against the pin, keeps the caliper bracket from swinging easily. If this doesn't work I...
Forum: Airheads 02-27-2015, 02:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 816
Posted By mattcfish
Thanks for the input. If one is sufficient, that...

Thanks for the input. If one is sufficient, that will be great news. I'll have everything necessary to do a second bike, and the weight savings will put me well under the stock dual system. I have a...
Forum: Airheads 02-26-2015, 03:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 816
Posted By mattcfish
So, are you trying to say it won't stop faster...

So, are you trying to say it won't stop faster with 310mm dual discs vs. 260, 4 piston calipers vs. 1?
Big discs cool better, but they also provide more leverage for the caliper. More pots give...
Forum: Airheads 02-26-2015, 10:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 816
Posted By mattcfish
Roger that. The springs are to reduce dive. I've...

Roger that. The springs are to reduce dive. I've ridden with them for 25 year and have never bottomed out. I've tried using 10wt oil in the past, but did not like the feel of it.
Maybe that will...
Forum: Airheads 02-25-2015, 01:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 816
Posted By mattcfish
Thought about going with a single if stopping...

Thought about going with a single if stopping power is somehow overwhelming. Think it needs to be dual though before I can do "stoppies".
Forum: Airheads 02-25-2015, 10:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 816
Posted By mattcfish
The 4 pot calipers swing out like stock to clear...

The 4 pot calipers swing out like stock to clear the tire. I'll do a full photo report when the job is done and tested. The brackets for the prototype are steel, but I plan to make some aluminum ones...
Forum: Airheads 02-24-2015, 01:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 816
Posted By mattcfish
Unsprung weight with brake modification

http://www.advrider.com/forums/I'm doing a big brake upgrade on my /6 project. I'm currently coming up with 4Lbs 4oz over a stock R90S dual braKe system. I'm using Butler and Smith HD springs and,...
Forum: Airheads 01-16-2015, 08:31 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,432
Posted By mattcfish
races, to remove or not to remove....

So, as long as you can keep the powder coating out, leaving the races in place doesn't hurt them? Is that the general consensus? I would imagine that the steel in the race can handle quite a bit of...
Forum: Airheads 10-23-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 18,447
Posted By mattcfish
Trying to have spacers made for a project I'm...

Trying to have spacers made for a project I'm working on. Do you mind me asking what your's cost. My quotes are over $75 a piece plus a $100 one time set up fee.
Forum: Airheads 10-22-2014, 07:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 919
Posted By mattcfish
OK, three people have told me not to worry about...

OK, three people have told me not to worry about it.
Maybe I'll listen and just put this baby back together and get the big tube swing arm on my bike.
Forum: Airheads 10-21-2014, 09:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 919
Posted By mattcfish
Can't get any info from"The U-Joint Store" ...

Can't get any info from"The U-Joint Store"
About load rating on their U-Joint.
That sucks, because their unit is half the price of an Elbe which is about half the price of a Spicer. This is a...
Forum: Airheads 10-08-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 919
Posted By mattcfish
Thanks for the help. So it looks like the ...

Thanks for the help.
So it looks like the
Spicer K5-A766
19mm x 44.4mm
Elbe 106
19mm x 48mm
or
U-Joint Store TUS-62
19mm x 46mm
Forum: Airheads 10-07-2014, 03:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 919
Posted By mattcfish
U-joint part #?

Anybody have a part # for the u joint on a 70 to 80's airhead? Can you get them through Spicer? Not readily available anywhere I've checked. I've got a shaft I need to rehabilitate. Plan to do the...
Forum: Airheads 10-07-2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,540
Posted By mattcfish
Part #?

Anybody have a part # for the u joint on a 70 to 80's airhead? Can you get them through Spicer? Not readily available anywhere I've checked. I've got a shaft I need to rehabilitate. I like ME 109's...
Forum: Airheads 10-04-2014, 10:09 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 9,491
Posted By mattcfish
Dual or single disc? Single....the mustang wasn't...

Dual or single disc? Single....the mustang wasn't looking.
Forum: Airheads 10-04-2014, 09:54 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 27,447
Posted By mattcfish
I need a wife like that, I could get so much...

I need a wife like that, I could get so much important bike building done.
Instead I suffer from way too many other priorities.
Forum: Airheads 08-06-2014, 06:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 658
Posted By mattcfish
Thanks, just what I was looking for.

Thanks, just what I was looking for.
Forum: Airheads 08-06-2014, 06:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 658
Posted By mattcfish
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/150x100q90/538/AR...

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/150x100q90/538/AROJMl.jpg (http://imageshack.com/f/eyAROJMlj)
Forum: Airheads 08-06-2014, 05:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 658
Posted By mattcfish
Building a better /6 center stand

Re-posting with a catchier title to hopefully get a response.
I challenged myself to build a stronger mounting system for a /6 center stand.
Also wanted to move the center of gravity back.

It...
Forum: Airheads 08-05-2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 463
Posted By mattcfish
Airhead center stand dimensions

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/150x100q90/538/AROJMl.jpg (http://imageshack.com/f/eyAROJMlj)http://http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/150x100q90/538/AROJMl.jpg (http://imageshack.com/f/eyAROJMlj)...
Forum: Airheads 07-24-2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 651
Posted By mattcfish
Confirmed. Early arrivals at the rally have...

Confirmed. Early arrivals at the rally have reported that 20 is open all the way, with a few 35 mph temporary slow downs. Looks like I'll be leaving early tomorrow morning because the chance of rain...
Forum: Airheads 07-24-2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 651
Posted By mattcfish
According to State Patrol, Hwy 20 is now open all...

According to State Patrol, Hwy 20 is now open all the way to Republic.
2 is closed between mile post 84 and 99, 207 is the detour route.
Forum: Airheads 07-24-2014, 12:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 651
Posted By mattcfish
The WSDOT info updated 3 days ago! It has...

The WSDOT info updated 3 days ago!
It has rained like no tomorrow since then.
Just called the Old School House Brewery in Winthrop.
Winthrop still has no power, not expected until Sunday. They...
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