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Forum: Airheads 10-21-2014, 04:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 819
Posted By brocktoon
A heart. Possibly a soul.

A heart. Possibly a soul.
Forum: Airheads 09-28-2014, 09:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 837
Posted By brocktoon
I'm still around. Brocktoon's Stainless Steel...

I'm still around. Brocktoon's Stainless Steel Airhead Turn Signal Screw Emporium (BSSATSSE, for short) is still open for business and seeking franchisees.
Forum: Airheads 07-26-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 643
Posted By brocktoon
Yep. Even if the butterfly valves are in...

Yep.

Even if the butterfly valves are in correctly, hold the carb bodies up to a light and look through the main chamber. If you can see any light leaking through the valves at the edges then you...
Forum: Airheads 07-16-2014, 12:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,433
Posted By brocktoon
I still say LWB given the two crossbars on the...

I still say LWB given the two crossbars on the subframe. The changeover to LWB happened in December of 1972, and was supposed to have taken place after serial number 2997986, so this bike fits the...
Forum: Airheads 07-16-2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,433
Posted By brocktoon
"Altered" is putting it kindly. Might want to ask...

"Altered" is putting it kindly. Might want to ask for pics that weren't taken with a potato and edited on an etch-a-sektch. When I see that the paint is EXACTLY the same color as his shop stool and...
Forum: Airheads 05-22-2014, 08:47 AM
Replies: 2,906
Views: 538,317
Posted By brocktoon
This thread is not for reprimanding people for...

This thread is not for reprimanding people for discussing things in this thread. For that, please use the Flea Market Discussion thread.
Forum: Airheads 05-21-2014, 10:30 PM
Replies: 2,906
Views: 538,317
Posted By brocktoon
Are you buying or selling something? Preferably...

Are you buying or selling something? Preferably something for Airheads.
Forum: Airheads 05-20-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 2,906
Views: 538,317
Posted By brocktoon
I will pay you ?? for the tank bag.

I will pay you ?? for the tank bag.
Forum: Airheads 05-05-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 256
Views: 22,783
Posted By brocktoon
Sheeeeeeeeeeeeit. I have a LWB, and bought a /6...

Sheeeeeeeeeeeeit. I have a LWB, and bought a /6 tool tray, figuring it'd be the right size. No wonder it doesn't fit.
Forum: Airheads 05-04-2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,606
Posted By brocktoon
All's Well...

I figured out why the clutch wasn't engaging. I had a suspicion when I tried adjusting the clutch arm and noticed the pushrod was going way too deep into the transmission. Either the pressure plate...
Forum: Airheads 04-25-2014, 09:13 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,606
Posted By brocktoon
I got a new gearbox from motogodojo on ebay. He...

I got a new gearbox from motogodojo on ebay. He listed it as having clean oil, but to my eye the remaining oil had a troubling reddish hue. We opened it up and sure enough, one bearing was completely...
Forum: Airheads 04-13-2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,606
Posted By brocktoon
Yeah, it was gut-wrenching to see that. The oil...

Yeah, it was gut-wrenching to see that. The oil looked like a metallic paint job mix.

I dunno about trading my /5 for a R100 GS PD. He didn't mention numbers, but I'm thinking he'd want somewhere...
Forum: Airheads 04-12-2014, 10:13 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,606
Posted By brocktoon
Yes recently rebuilt. Yes new bearings. No idea...

Yes recently rebuilt. Yes new bearings. No idea what caused this to happen. It's kind of like looking at the body of a guy who was shot, stabbed, and poisoned and trying to figure out which one...
Forum: Airheads 04-11-2014, 06:59 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,606
Posted By brocktoon
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7269/13789472234_68...

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7269/13789472234_68ca585e17.jpg

Here's the tip of the iceberg. Titanic-sinking iceberg.

The gearbox was a wreck. The rear input shaft bearing was fine, actually....
Forum: Airheads 04-11-2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,606
Posted By brocktoon
Ok, for the sake of accuracy it was more like...

Ok, for the sake of accuracy it was more like "ka-THUNK-RAKKA-TAKKA-TAKKA..."

Also, there are pros on this board?
Forum: Airheads 04-10-2014, 08:05 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,606
Posted By brocktoon
The input shaft bearings are now suspect #1. The...

The input shaft bearings are now suspect #1. The mechanic pulled the clutch in, let it out, and knew immediately there was a problem with input shaft bearings from the sound. I told him I also...
Forum: Airheads 04-09-2014, 12:49 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,606
Posted By brocktoon
Good call, will try tonight.

Good call, will try tonight.
Forum: Airheads 04-09-2014, 09:11 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,606
Posted By brocktoon
I bought a bearing kit. I can't totally recall...

I bought a bearing kit. I can't totally recall where from, but it was either Hucky's or Motobins. That shouldn't be the issue.

Before I start tearing everything apart, I'm going to take it by my...
Forum: Airheads 04-08-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,606
Posted By brocktoon
Ok, this is now my best hope. I'm pretty darn...

Ok, this is now my best hope. I'm pretty darn sure the rest of the gearbox is ok. Good bearings, good gears, installed properly.

I have a spare rear gearbox cover and rear input shaft bearing...
Forum: Airheads 04-08-2014, 10:06 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,606
Posted By brocktoon
I didn't have the bike before the transmission...

I didn't have the bike before the transmission rebuild. The bike was non-operational, so everything got fixed at once. Makes it hard to compare before and after. That said, the noise seems to have...
Forum: Airheads 04-08-2014, 08:38 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,606
Posted By brocktoon
Your memory is good, kemosabe. Last big fix was...

Your memory is good, kemosabe. Last big fix was the transmission's rear gasket. I had an oil leak from the bottom of the case. Added a thin layer of gasket sealant and it went from a leak to a light...
Forum: Airheads 04-07-2014, 10:21 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,606
Posted By brocktoon
Definitely oil in the transmission. I checked...

Definitely oil in the transmission. I checked that today. Pretty sure about oil in the other two, unless I've had a secret leak somewhere other than my garage. Still, I should double-check...
Forum: Airheads 04-07-2014, 10:04 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,606
Posted By brocktoon
/5 Squeal

After about 1100 miles on my rebuilt /5 I'm hearing a squeal-y sound at about 3k-4k rpm when the bike is in gear. Any gear. No sound when the bike is in neutral. I'll try to record it, but if I had...
Forum: Airheads 02-03-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,075
Posted By brocktoon
If you're not confused yet, just ask about what...

If you're not confused yet, just ask about what type of oil to use in whichever gearbox you go with.
Forum: Vendors 01-23-2014, 10:15 AM
Replies: 1,291
Views: 237,539
Posted By brocktoon
Just sent you a PM. Reckon it's worth the...

Just sent you a PM. Reckon it's worth the original price unless someone wants to get into a bidding war. :wink:
Forum: Airheads 01-08-2014, 09:52 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,192
Posted By brocktoon
I like IBMWR. Still the first place I go to sell...

I like IBMWR. Still the first place I go to sell stuff.

Craigslist is tough unless you're selling a whole bike, and even then... Not too many Airheads seem to browse it. And I live in the bay area...
Forum: Airheads 12-22-2013, 09:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,068
Posted By brocktoon
As long as you're not cracking the gearbox open,...

As long as you're not cracking the gearbox open, you can get away with a 20-100 lb/ft torque wrench and a cheaper beam type wrench for the smaller jobs. If you're really anal retentive you can get an...
Forum: Airheads 11-19-2013, 10:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,077
Posted By brocktoon
Inmate Wirespokes...

Inmate Wirespokes (http://www.advrider.com/forums/member.php?u=1444). Thread over.
Forum: Airheads 11-05-2013, 10:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 857
Posted By brocktoon
Check out my post from this thread...

Check out my post from this thread (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=19924652&postcount=200). I got mine from superbrightleds.com.They advise you to get appropriately colored bulbs for...
Forum: Airheads 10-28-2013, 08:44 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,795
Posted By brocktoon
Huh. I ended up using a later crankshaft and...

Huh. I ended up using a later crankshaft and flywheel in my /5. Both were fubar'd in the original engine. The flywheel came from a '75. I don't recall seeing an o-ring, but it definitely had the 11mm...
Forum: Airheads 10-25-2013, 03:16 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 12,377
Posted By brocktoon
The gold forks are pretty hideous. Silver looks...

The gold forks are pretty hideous. Silver looks much better.

http://i.imgur.com/3itFzfvl.jpg
Forum: Airheads 10-25-2013, 02:29 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,795
Posted By brocktoon
Here's a thread with some great pictures that...

Here's a thread with some great pictures that show exactly what everyone is talking about. (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=22190822)

Look at the third picture in the first post....
Forum: Airheads 10-25-2013, 03:35 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,940
Posted By brocktoon
You don't got that right. Two separate incidents....

You don't got that right. Two separate incidents. The first happened in July. I pulled EVERYTHING and replaced it. Mostly because I had to. It was all fried.

The second incident happened a couple...
Forum: Airheads 10-24-2013, 09:39 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,940
Posted By brocktoon
So what's the recommendation as far as an in-line...

So what's the recommendation as far as an in-line battery fuse? How many amps would be appropriate?

I took a closer look at the headlight shell last night. There was very, very little collateral...
Forum: Airheads 10-23-2013, 05:24 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 12,377
Posted By brocktoon
You would've preferred a set of paunchy...

You would've preferred a set of paunchy greybeards kitted out in full Atlantis suits and Schuberth helmets with bluetooth? Might've been more representative of the BMW clientele, but I'm not going to...
Forum: Airheads 10-23-2013, 09:12 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,940
Posted By brocktoon
Yep, and the second wiring block is part of the...

Yep, and the second wiring block is part of the Rocky Point Keyed Ignition Switch mod. It serves essentially the same purpose the original /5 terminal block did, albeit less cleanly. You can't win em...
Forum: Airheads 10-22-2013, 07:35 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,940
Posted By brocktoon
Just wanted to follow up on this thread and let...

Just wanted to follow up on this thread and let everyone know how the fix went. I replaced the main wiring harness, the engine harness, had Wirespokes repair the speedo/tach (he did an awesome job,...
Forum: Airheads 10-16-2013, 09:37 AM
Replies: 2,906
Views: 538,317
Posted By brocktoon
This is not my ad, but figured some folks might...

This is not my ad, but figured some folks might be interested in this big /2 Hoske tank from my local Craigslist:

http://sfbay.craigslist.org/nby/mcy/4130891254.html
...
Forum: Airheads 10-05-2013, 12:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,792
Posted By brocktoon
Protecting Bare Metal Parts

You have a heavily rusted part like a Brown sidestand, fork brace, or exhaust bracket. You sandblast it down to the bare metal to remove all the rust. What do you do to protect it after that (besides...
Forum: Airheads 10-02-2013, 08:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 682
Posted By brocktoon
You gotta host the image somewhere. It looks like...

You gotta host the image somewhere. It looks like you tried to link it from your AOL mailbox? That won't work, sadly.
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