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Forum: Airheads 09-04-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,001
Posted By CptImagine
Perhaps vintage thinking there . The early RS's...

Perhaps vintage thinking there . The early RS's with inherent sag in the front end, coupled with a deep sumps . They were pre cooler models with solid front fairing . Ridden hard had some issues ....
Forum: Airheads 09-04-2014, 08:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 564
Posted By CptImagine
The sealed bearings go on the cover end of the...

The sealed bearings go on the cover end of the Intermediate and output shafts .
Forum: Airheads 08-19-2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 992
Posted By CptImagine
Many riders put that much into high output...

Many riders put that much into high output charging systems, when the original electrics will spin this version forever . Because of the mega efficiency of the unit . The Bosch draws a ton, in...
Forum: Airheads 08-19-2014, 05:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 992
Posted By CptImagine
The Toyota based model out of Rick's is the bomb...

The Toyota based model out of Rick's is the bomb . Spins like mad and starts in nano seconds, I use original charging systems only . I took it apart @ 60,000 miles cleaned the dirt out . Lubed it...
Forum: Airheads 08-18-2014, 04:35 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,414
Posted By CptImagine
My buddy is 63, he owns a dozen 60/70's Nortons...

My buddy is 63, he owns a dozen 60/70's Nortons and Triumphs . In June he bought a yellow 2013 v7 model . They've a lot of improvements over earlier models . Single throttle body the most...
Forum: Airheads 06-23-2014, 05:25 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 999
Posted By CptImagine
Every IC engine has pressure buildup, blowbye ....

Every IC engine has pressure buildup, blowbye . In auto terms, in the 60's PCV positive crankcase ventilation valves became OEM, for pollution reasons . Airheads have this system, speced by...
Forum: Airheads 06-23-2014, 05:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 826
Posted By CptImagine
Try to seal the top of the boot to the cable ....

Try to seal the top of the boot to the cable . That's what kills transmission, water ingress at that boot . 3M makes black adhesive for body trim, rubber roof black glue works, or shrink wrap over it...
Forum: Airheads 06-23-2014, 04:49 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 999
Posted By CptImagine
That blow bye tube, wrong term, is part of the...

That blow bye tube, wrong term, is part of the pollution system that is in the airbox . It is a working system, that many remove down the road . It's function is to run engine blow bye through the...
Forum: Regional forums 06-23-2014, 04:43 AM
Replies: 3,062
Views: 166,351
Posted By CptImagine
Thanks to all the ADVR crew in Potter Co ....

Thanks to all the ADVR crew in Potter Co . George, sir you are an inspiration, and a great guy to talk with, special thanks to you . I'll look for you in the median motel from now forward !!! Due...
Forum: Airheads 06-23-2014, 04:30 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,431
Posted By CptImagine
Like the housing bubble, the seller tells the...

Like the housing bubble, the seller tells the buyer what it will cost . Now and in the future . Like fishing when hungry, one fish is enough .
Forum: Airheads 06-23-2014, 04:26 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 999
Posted By CptImagine
Judging bye the condition of the cast/painted...

Judging bye the condition of the cast/painted lines on the timing cover, patina on the case the same as the cylinder and light rust on the blowbye tube... I'd say we are looking at an under 20,000...
Forum: Airheads 06-19-2014, 03:41 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,559
Posted By CptImagine
Agreed completely, the original is good when set...

Agreed completely, the original is good when set up correctly . I had one go away, after that I carried a Rubber Chicken set for a road side fix if needed . Figured they'd be easier to handle than...
Forum: Airheads 06-14-2014, 06:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 399
Posted By CptImagine
Speigler

They make a one or two piece versions . One that uses the fender down steel tube, one eliminates the tube . Original length will work, you can use a couple box wrenches to re bend the steel line to...
Forum: Airheads 06-13-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,686
Posted By CptImagine
The subject always comes up, anyone under 40 is...

The subject always comes up, anyone under 40 is rare indeed . Perhaps some young bloods should begin attending functions, present their views and knowledge about what moves their peers . The airheads...
Forum: Airheads 06-12-2014, 04:44 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,686
Posted By CptImagine
Airheads and the anti tech mindset

The Airheads pre date this here new mode of interaction . WTF is facebook ?? to an old man riding a 30 year old motorcycle ? The Airheads are not an Airmarshal, they are a group of crumuggons who...
Forum: Airheads 06-06-2014, 05:10 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 990
Posted By CptImagine
I did relocate one for a friend, there was some...

I did relocate one for a friend, there was some kind of clearance problem and the plan was abandoned . I found the once mounted #20, and #23 pieces this morning . Anyone wants to attempt it, they're...
Forum: Airheads 06-05-2014, 12:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 990
Posted By CptImagine
No mounting ears on top of the gs cooler

The frame and crash bar cooler mounts are different relative to the hoses . The TT items, if memory serves . At one time had too small diameter hoses .
Forum: Airheads 06-03-2014, 03:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,528
Posted By CptImagine
The original rotor is 285mm

The 4 pot Brembo set up is in my expierence a 30% improvement over the original caliper with the original rotor . I made a jig to mill both sides of the 4 pot mounting ears . As I recall there is an...
Forum: Airheads 06-03-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,824
Posted By CptImagine
2 whacks from a 2lb hammer

On my cast exh. nut wrench . Is what it takes after every 4th oil change to remove my exh. nuts for their regularly scheduled dose of never/anti seize . 2 taps with the hammer torques them perfectly...
Forum: Airheads 05-30-2014, 05:47 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,987
Posted By CptImagine
The 5/8" cut and the 17" wheel, centers the wheel...

The 5/8" cut and the 17" wheel, centers the wheel in the swingarm . Also produces 3/32" clear at the rim/swingarm area . There's 5/16"+/- tyre interference with the SA using a Distanzia . The 17"...
Forum: Airheads 05-30-2014, 04:54 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,987
Posted By CptImagine
Ball park costs on mine

$300-$400 donor 4 lug wheel . Turning down the hub of wheel $200 +/- . If attempting to use the 17" rim, finding a shop with a lathe big enough might be tough . Too much material removed from the...
Forum: Airheads 05-23-2014, 04:58 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 996
Posted By CptImagine
No it threads into the lever housing .

You have to unscrew it . Wires have to be free and dangling to turn with the switch .
Forum: Airheads 05-23-2014, 03:26 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 996
Posted By CptImagine
I don't recall a lock nut, I think I used...

I don't recall a lock nut, I think I used ViseGrip needle nose pliers to get it out with the plastic hand guard off . The first one I fixed was with the perch off the bike . When I tried to put it...
Forum: Airheads 05-22-2014, 05:23 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 996
Posted By CptImagine
The airhead clutch lever interlock switch has a...

The airhead clutch lever interlock switch has a miserably poor spring in it . I've cut 2 apart and fixed both with springs from a ball point pen . Epoxy and heat shrink tube over it . Be mindful of...
Forum: Airheads 05-18-2014, 04:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 970
Posted By CptImagine
Another one bites the dust .

Non original parts, starters been addressed, why is there a volt meter on it ??? Fell on gravel road, battery dead, shot driveshaft and ?????? Local guy here was selling a ride home 89 gs locally,...
Forum: Airheads 05-16-2014, 04:08 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,456
Posted By CptImagine
Roger Wilco, funnier yet is, every trip I take to...

Roger Wilco, funnier yet is, every trip I take to Panama or just to Mexico . The KLR tops the list of US tagged motorcycles encountered . Except for the escorted group rides on new geared up BMWs...
Forum: Airheads 05-14-2014, 05:37 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,460
Posted By CptImagine
Highly recommend Randy Long . He's done my heads...

Highly recommend Randy Long . He's done my heads over 20 years .
Forum: Airheads 05-07-2014, 04:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,017
Posted By CptImagine
Hog skin tig welding gloves

I worked with some large pawed welders and mine are rather large . Hog skin tig gloves are not too expensive . For me they last about 15,000 miles then crack apart . I buy 2 or 3 pairs when I find...
Forum: Airheads 05-03-2014, 03:45 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,636
Posted By CptImagine
Hey Wirespokes; Thumbscrews arrive yet ? Mine...

Hey Wirespokes; Thumbscrews arrive yet ? Mine were, 18,000 miles 93gs very rough indexed rear bearing, required a couple bearings . 92 gs 30,000 +/-, bearing just started to move, only the rear...
Forum: Airheads 05-02-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 690
Posted By CptImagine
I've had a 92 and 93 GS box output bearing fail,...

I've had a 92 and 93 GS box output bearing fail, neither had a c-clip . Neither had silicone in the v notch . Neither had migrating oil . Both had speedo fixing bolts with a hole in them . Every...
Forum: Airheads 05-02-2014, 03:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 690
Posted By CptImagine
New to you MC ?

If just acquired in Dec. there's no way to know what the transmission and final drive fluid level was . You may want fill both correctly, then ride it a bit to determine which is leaking . By...
Forum: Airheads 04-24-2014, 07:09 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,079
Posted By CptImagine
I had this happen ... and it was the coil. The...

I had this happen ... and it was the coil. The coil had gotten wet, and slowly sucked the life out of the spark. It seems that when it rained, water had gotten into the coil. So the system worked...
Forum: Airheads 04-23-2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 347
Posted By CptImagine
Easy fix

Drain it take the leg off pop the seal and replace it . The orig clamps holding the boot on are a bit of a pain . I take picks to spread the crimp enough to slip the boot off . Then use cross cut...
Forum: Airheads 04-21-2014, 03:38 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,825
Posted By CptImagine
Word had it in the day, California specs required...

Word had it in the day, California specs required the system for pollution . Supposedly all MCs sent here US had the system, from around 1980 . BMW on their dime removed the systems if requested . I...
Forum: Airheads 04-20-2014, 03:51 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,825
Posted By CptImagine
I've fixed too many of these things . In my...

I've fixed too many of these things . In my expierence, it seems the rustier ones go away, especially after the bike sat a long time . ie. years of storage . Glue hell out of it, mainly for a seal ....
Forum: Airheads 04-19-2014, 06:41 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 205
Posted By CptImagine
93gs front rotor dimention

Hello I hope someone has a front brake rotor, for a 93gs, 4 bolt version not mounted . I need an accurate inside diameter measurement please . Short of removing my wheel and rotor, I can't get a good...
Forum: Airheads 04-17-2014, 04:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 873
Posted By CptImagine
Hello from Hbg

A friends, newly acquired GS did the same thing . The screws just fell out, we figured someone had tried adjusting the headlite, loosened screws and adjusters, allowing screws to fall out . The bike...
Forum: Airheads 04-01-2014, 04:07 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 12,117
Posted By CptImagine
On my GS, I got off on high mountain dirt down...

On my GS, I got off on high mountain dirt down Mehiko way . I was doing about 25mph . The right crash bar was crushed flat against the rocker cover . The fiins are clearly pressed into the flattened...
Forum: Airheads 03-28-2014, 04:01 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 9,168
Posted By CptImagine
My GS went thru 2 neutral switches in short order...

My GS went thru 2 neutral switches in short order . I think the heat from the GS can is the neutral switch culprit . My early RS and RT's never went thru one neutral switch . This will raise the ire...
Forum: Airheads 03-23-2014, 03:22 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,045
Posted By CptImagine
Motoren Israel

Sells an aluminum block, 117025, their cnc cover is a nice piece as well . The block replaces the cooler banjo fittings at the filter housing . Uses the original bolts, and eliminates the cooler ....
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