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Forum: Airheads 07-22-2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 925
Posted By oldroadie
He did say pistons and wondered about the seals...

He did say pistons and wondered about the seals in the original post and since I haven't ever had a Bremo or Nissins exhibit this problem I'd guess ATE which I've read can easily get out of square...
Forum: Airheads 07-22-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,458
Posted By oldroadie
I really thought he'd probably lost the earth...

I really thought he'd probably lost the earth lead at the reg socket. Without that the regulator doesn't regulate and the ICU would see wildly varying voltages. Could be the diode board passing...
Forum: Airheads 07-22-2014, 06:31 AM
Replies: 2,661
Views: 443,597
Posted By oldroadie
R80 Monoshock front rotors

Looking for a pair of front rotors for a 1987 R80 and it's stock alloy wheel. Mine are worn down to the service limit and that seems like a bad bet when my intention is to add a Vesco fairing.
Forum: Airheads 07-20-2014, 07:22 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,458
Posted By oldroadie
Regulator module out of circuit and it runs fine?...

Regulator module out of circuit and it runs fine? So you have narrowed it to the charging circuit and you now know the ignition system is good. I still wonder about the current carrying ability of...
Forum: Airheads 07-18-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,458
Posted By oldroadie
Are you able to disconnect the charging system...

Are you able to disconnect the charging system and run solely off the battery to isolate the problem?
Forum: Airheads 07-16-2014, 07:41 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 692
Posted By oldroadie
I was going to take a chance at being a heretic...

I was going to take a chance at being a heretic and say JBWeld and finish your short riding season and then ship both heads off for comprehensive repair during the winter. I'm glad you went ahead,...
Forum: Airheads 07-15-2014, 11:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 692
Posted By oldroadie
You might want to contact Vech at...

You might want to contact Vech at http://www.benchmarkworks.com/
Forum: Old's Cool 07-15-2014, 04:59 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 16,490
Posted By oldroadie
Fantastic, she always had potential to be a great...

Fantastic, she always had potential to be a great ride reborn.
Forum: Airheads 07-14-2014, 04:44 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,458
Posted By oldroadie
With your bike running it provided enough load to...

With your bike running it provided enough load to drag down the voltage from the regulator. I suspect a poor ground at the regulator, since that is the basis upon which regulators work; they shunt...
Forum: Airheads 07-14-2014, 09:04 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,057
Posted By oldroadie
Nice jig, that's a great idea brought to...

Nice jig, that's a great idea brought to realization.
Forum: Airheads 07-14-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,364
Posted By oldroadie
There's meant to be a crossover line joining the...

There's meant to be a crossover line joining the two petcocks but that doesnt mean yours hasn't been removed. Look for a T fitting in your fuel lines prior to attachment to the carb, if you have that...
Forum: Airheads 07-13-2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,057
Posted By oldroadie
I have no experience with BMW rings but I have...

I have no experience with BMW rings but I have always checked the gaps on other engines. Using the bottom of the piston as a leveling device I would push them into the top bore an inch and then...
Forum: Airheads 07-11-2014, 08:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 470
Posted By oldroadie
I sent a message to a Las Vegas native that's a...

I sent a message to a Las Vegas native that's a heavy equipment mech and he says you should ask for Irish Mike at Sport Bike Rentals near the Valley Auto Mall.
Forum: Airheads 07-08-2014, 07:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 709
Posted By oldroadie
Yep, new to me cover in hand and it's already on...

Yep, new to me cover in hand and it's already on the bike. I didn't think it was a great idea to have those holes potentially letting water in over the starter.
Forum: Airheads 07-08-2014, 07:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 709
Posted By oldroadie
Thanks for the offer but I'm thinking I'm...

Thanks for the offer but I'm thinking I'm probably better off searching threads that finish the removal process in a neat fashion. This is the latest model project bike I've tackled, the first from...
Forum: Airheads 07-08-2014, 06:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 709
Posted By oldroadie
Thank you. I'll need to take a closer look in...

Thank you. I'll need to take a closer look in there and see what else is modified/missing. It had me baffled with the lack of symmetry.
Oy, Jim, what a mess that makes. I'd probably have passed on a...
Forum: Airheads 07-08-2014, 06:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 709
Posted By oldroadie
Can you explain this?

Many times when working on a classic bike project I'll find modifications from previous owners I can't explain. Not many owners keep detailed logs and without some history I'm left to wonder why or...
Forum: Airheads 07-07-2014, 08:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 228
Posted By oldroadie
Doesn't that switch work by making the ground for...

Doesn't that switch work by making the ground for the light? Seems like you could disconnect the switch to test for a harness short and eliminate the switch as a probable cause at the same time.
Forum: Old's Cool 07-07-2014, 08:20 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 16,490
Posted By oldroadie
Yep, she was home and I was on the road working a...

Yep, she was home and I was on the road working a show. Lightning strike or power surge and we don't know because the power lines came down at the same moment but she was quick and secured the dogs...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-06-2014, 02:50 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 16,490
Posted By oldroadie
I can't believe it took me this long to stumble...

I can't believe it took me this long to stumble on to your build. I'm sorry I missed those stripped bolts, too, but like the metric helicoils (that actually solves the mystery of the bolts that...
Forum: Airheads 07-06-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,007
Posted By oldroadie
Beeper Josh, let me apologize right now for...

Beeper Josh, let me apologize right now for hijacking your piston removal thread with questions about rings and their composition. That said, SS I'm going to have to go with Hastings here...chrome or...
Forum: Airheads 07-06-2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 723
Posted By oldroadie
I can't comment on the fit on a BMW but I have...

I can't comment on the fit on a BMW but I have Distanzias on my similar size and weight Scrambler and I agree, great on pavement and suitable on gravel.
Forum: Airheads 07-06-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,007
Posted By oldroadie
I was under the impression, apparently mistaken,...

I was under the impression, apparently mistaken, that only cast iron rings are suitable for reuse because of the way chrome or moly rings machine themselves into the bore when new. Further reading on...
Forum: Airheads 07-06-2014, 05:28 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,007
Posted By oldroadie
Ah, so the rings are cast iron and not chrome or...

Ah, so the rings are cast iron and not chrome or moly then?
Forum: Airheads 07-06-2014, 04:53 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,007
Posted By oldroadie
I don't know that I've ever seen anyone recommend...

I don't know that I've ever seen anyone recommend reusing rings but that doesn't make it wrong. My reasoning, based on other engine rebuilds and quite possibly incorrect, was that once disassembled...
Forum: Airheads 07-05-2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 7,430
Posted By oldroadie
It took me a second to figure out the clutch...

It took me a second to figure out the clutch pedal but that's cool work.
Forum: Airheads 07-05-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,007
Posted By oldroadie
I did not remove the piston when I repaired my...

I did not remove the piston when I repaired my pulled cylinder stud. I left it in the jug, I was careful not to allow it to rotate in hopes the rings would not be disturbed. You can easily slip the...
Forum: Airheads 07-05-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,167
Posted By oldroadie
Nope. The thread is titled: Spark Plug Extension...

Nope. The thread is titled: Spark Plug Extension UK



Clearly he's asking for this specific tool. You chose to take a different path. I'm embarrassed that I let your narcissistic ass to drag me...
Forum: Airheads 07-05-2014, 01:09 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,167
Posted By oldroadie
That's true, I don't know you and I've only seen...

That's true, I don't know you and I've only seen your pattern of behavior on this forum which keeps me from wanting to get to know you.

How about you get back on topic and tell the OP where he can...
Forum: Airheads 07-04-2014, 07:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 268
Posted By oldroadie
Agreed, the Monoshock frame is wider where the...

Agreed, the Monoshock frame is wider where the downtubes will attach so I have to remove those "half pipe" bits to suit or stretch the bracket a tad wider. Wirewrkr left a post a long time back that...
Forum: Airheads 07-04-2014, 04:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 268
Posted By oldroadie
Vesco fairing help, please

I have been sorting out this 1987 R80 and it's pretty close to having all of its problems identified and a plan of action is forming.

http://edwardturner.com/bmwvescopix/r80.jpg

I have acquired...
Forum: Airheads 07-04-2014, 04:38 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,167
Posted By oldroadie
No sir. Wikipedia uses easy to understand words,...

No sir. Wikipedia uses easy to understand words, often monosyllabic so it's easy for you to understand. You have a problem with what words really mean, last time I schooled you the word of the day...
Forum: Airheads 07-04-2014, 12:45 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,167
Posted By oldroadie
Why the fluid, of course. It's not my job to...

Why the fluid, of course. It's not my job to teach you fluid mechanics so here's a link and you can educate yourself.

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fluid_mechanics

BTW there's not really...
Forum: Airheads 07-04-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,167
Posted By oldroadie
Let's review this: a poor kid asked about a...

Let's review this: a poor kid asked about a source for a tool. You didn't answer him, you hijacked the thread to promote your favorite method of doing the job without ever telling the poor sod how he...
Forum: Airheads 07-04-2014, 04:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 564
Posted By oldroadie
You forgot to add in the Fletcher-Munson curves...

You forgot to add in the Fletcher-Munson curves for perceived loudness to the human ear. "A" weighting is based on this series of measurements but is most accurate for low volume, "C" weighting is...
Forum: Airheads 07-04-2014, 04:16 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,167
Posted By oldroadie
It's all bullshit, sir, until you post names or...

It's all bullshit, sir, until you post names or race results or dyno charts to back up your assertion.
Forum: Airheads 07-03-2014, 06:01 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,167
Posted By oldroadie
Seriously? This is the Airhead forum, its all...

Seriously? This is the Airhead forum, its all about being the pitfalls of being mechanical.



That is the pinnacle of narcissism when your way is the only right way.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-02-2014, 07:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 627
Posted By oldroadie
421 from Bristol to Mountain City is pretty...

421 from Bristol to Mountain City is pretty fantastic, or you could go as far as the Shady Valley Country store and turn south on 91...about halfway to Elizabethton is an incredible twisty mountain...
Forum: Airheads 07-02-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,167
Posted By oldroadie
Manometers are great, so are vacuum gauges....

Manometers are great, so are vacuum gauges. Whatcha gonna hook em up to?
Forum: Airheads 07-02-2014, 05:08 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,913
Posted By oldroadie
You can anneal your washer and use it many times,...

You can anneal your washer and use it many times, or you can buy new. Either way you have to take that extra step because you need that soft crushable metal.

Ma junior: the round trip flight...
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