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Forum: Old's Cool 10-09-2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,625
Posted By Roach Carver
holy cow. I have a set of those I carefully...

holy cow. I have a set of those I carefully removed and put in the cabinet. Almost tossed them in the garbage. Glad I saved them.
Forum: Airheads 08-14-2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 692
Posted By Roach Carver
thanks, full disclosure is that it has new...

thanks, full disclosure is that it has new nigusil cylinders, rings and pistons. Had the heads were done locally by a machine shop that I have no experience with.

oh yeah and new gaskets and...
Forum: Airheads 08-14-2014, 08:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 692
Posted By Roach Carver
I get the same thing on my guzzi. fresh head...

I get the same thing on my guzzi. fresh head work. Did I get a bad head job?
Forum: Airheads 08-13-2014, 12:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,189
Posted By Roach Carver
sorry to be a pain in the ass. Does anyone have...

sorry to be a pain in the ass. Does anyone have the link to the clutch swap/upgrade? I would like to mark it for future reference. Thanks and if its too much trouble or is an obvious thread feel free...
Forum: Airheads 08-08-2014, 09:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,701
Posted By Roach Carver
some great info here but something struck me. I...

some great info here but something struck me. I am guilty of this too. Comparing the new tires I put on to the old tires I took off. Not really a fair comparison. That said I have used the conti goes...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-18-2014, 10:13 AM
Replies: 358
Views: 54,996
Posted By Roach Carver
very nice!

very nice!
Forum: Old's Cool 07-15-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 358
Views: 54,996
Posted By Roach Carver
Something I noticed on my ambo is that both of...

Something I noticed on my ambo is that both of the sidecover tabs that those bolts thread into are very easily stripped. I have a nut on the back side of mine. Almost lost one sidecover because of...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-06-2014, 10:42 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,848
Posted By Roach Carver
I bought a convert that needs minor work for less...

I bought a convert that needs minor work for less than 1000 about 3 months ago. That was a fluke deal though. probably one of the better deals I have gotten.
Forum: Old's Cool 04-17-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 358
Views: 54,996
Posted By Roach Carver
I am a believer in redcote as well. Used it on a...

I am a believer in redcote as well. Used it on a tank that I had for a few years and had no issues with it either. Also do some research on the different acids for removing rust as some leave the...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-27-2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 2,766
Views: 1,394,407
Posted By Roach Carver
^ thanks for the repost. I missed it. Pure...

^ thanks for the repost. I missed it. Pure awesome...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-29-2013, 03:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,791
Posted By Roach Carver
Oh, and put me on the going list.

Oh, and put me on the going list.
Forum: Old's Cool 09-29-2013, 03:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,791
Posted By Roach Carver
tokyo

Who are you? ? And where in nwa are you. Fayetteville area?
Forum: Old's Cool 08-28-2013, 02:56 PM
Replies: 358
Views: 54,996
Posted By Roach Carver
I like the tires on the bike too.

I like the tires on the bike too.
Forum: Old's Cool 06-21-2013, 10:21 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 14,865
Posted By Roach Carver
I have a 71 Guzzi Ambo and 4 bmw's ranging from...

I have a 71 Guzzi Ambo and 4 bmw's ranging from 71-80. I cant comment too much other than to say the guzzi just has something my BMW's don't. I dont intend to part with any of them but if I had to...
Forum: Airheads 06-11-2013, 12:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,002
Posted By Roach Carver
have them,like them. The wear is poor so I guess...

have them,like them. The wear is poor so I guess ^ +1
Forum: Airheads 05-22-2013, 12:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,099
Posted By Roach Carver
I actually have a 74 r75/6 with spoke wheels....

I actually have a 74 r75/6 with spoke wheels. Shipping both ways could be prohibitive though. The spoke wheels are available on ebay. If you think of a price you would take for them (no tires needed)...
Forum: Airheads 05-14-2013, 09:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,099
Posted By Roach Carver
Looking good!

I am sure you know that those rims have a certain value being Lester mags? You could sell/ trade those for parts if you were so inclined
Forum: Airheads 05-04-2013, 08:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,571
Posted By Roach Carver
Looks very clean. I want to see the other BMW. ...

Looks very clean. I want to see the other BMW.

I am going to have to start checking Tulsa Craigslist
Forum: Airheads 04-25-2013, 08:44 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,352
Posted By Roach Carver
Hey, no worries. I appreciate all the help.

Hey, no worries. I appreciate all the help.
Forum: Airheads 04-25-2013, 06:50 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,352
Posted By Roach Carver
http://www.largiader.com/articles/throwout/pushrod...

http://www.largiader.com/articles/throwout/pushrods.jpg

hope this is OK to post a link. Not smart enough to post the pic directly. Thanks Anton!

Mine looks just exactly like the one at the...
Forum: Airheads 04-25-2013, 06:40 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,352
Posted By Roach Carver
I dont think its broken? How would you get the...

I dont think its broken? How would you get the bearing on there?? There is the pushrod and then there is the plunger piece that is at the rear with the rubber seal that articulates with the actuall...
Forum: Airheads 04-25-2013, 06:29 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,352
Posted By Roach Carver
So it should be one solid piece from the outside...

So it should be one solid piece from the outside where the arm pushes on it all the way to the tip? It doesnt appear to be broken?? I will probablby ride it for a bit...
Forum: Airheads 04-24-2013, 10:57 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,352
Posted By Roach Carver
fixed?

I just fired it up. sounds normal again.!! I am guessing that I was hearing the diaphragm spring making noise up against the flywheel. Anyway, the things that I know I did differently. I lubed the...
Forum: Airheads 04-24-2013, 08:34 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,352
Posted By Roach Carver
Also , I forgot to take any pushrod pics. I will...

Also , I forgot to take any pushrod pics. I will say that even with the pushrod pulled back about an inch out of contact I still had the noise so that should rule out the pushrod no? I did relube the...
Forum: Airheads 04-24-2013, 08:24 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,352
Posted By Roach Carver
Quick update without resolution at this point....

Quick update without resolution at this point. Tore it back down. This time I did not remove the swingarm completely. just pushed it back with the shocks undone. That saved me a bunch of time....
Forum: Airheads 04-16-2013, 01:10 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,352
Posted By Roach Carver
well, I didnt really inspect that. I will get the...

well, I didnt really inspect that. I will get the opportunity soon enough. I am fighting the urge to dig back into it but I need to get another bike tuned up for a ride this weekend. Thanks for the...
Forum: Airheads 04-16-2013, 12:03 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,352
Posted By Roach Carver
the rivets in the friction disk? I think they are...

the rivets in the friction disk? I think they are good? or are there rivets somewhere else?
Forum: Airheads 04-16-2013, 07:36 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,352
Posted By Roach Carver
The pushrod has the back half with the o ring and...

The pushrod has the back half with the o ring and dust boot? then there is the other part that has the felt seal. It is not the one with the single ball bearing. With that whole assembly backed up...
Forum: Airheads 04-15-2013, 08:00 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,352
Posted By Roach Carver
thanks

thanks
Forum: Airheads 04-15-2013, 07:53 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,352
Posted By Roach Carver
Been mulling it over tonight while I did "real...

Been mulling it over tonight while I did "real work" I am starting to wonder if I got the flywheel snugged down evenly. I ran it down with a ratchet first but it is possible that I have it slightly...
Forum: Airheads 04-15-2013, 04:06 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,352
Posted By Roach Carver
cable is not even attached to the arm

cable is not even attached to the arm
Forum: Airheads 04-15-2013, 03:46 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,352
Posted By Roach Carver
Yes the six that you use 3 longer bolts to remove...

Yes the six that you use 3 longer bolts to remove and replace.

I have not even tried to ride it. That may provide some useful info. If it wont go or slips then I figure that the disc is no bueno...
Forum: Airheads 04-15-2013, 03:13 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,352
Posted By Roach Carver
yeah, I think its rideable. I just cant figure...

yeah, I think its rideable. I just cant figure what I could have done wrong. I am wondering if I got those six bolts cinched down. I know they tightened up but maybe I got it on there cock eyed?...
Forum: Airheads 04-15-2013, 01:40 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,352
Posted By Roach Carver
Thanks! Thats a relief. I marked all parts...

Thanks! Thats a relief.

I marked all parts before removal but if I messed up anything in the position it would be the pressure plate and I am 90 percent sure that I marked it right. I marked...
Forum: Airheads 04-15-2013, 01:37 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,352
Posted By Roach Carver
Oh yeah, It goes into gear although it was a...

Oh yeah, It goes into gear although it was a little difficult. I think I had the choke on so RPM was a bit high. When I pull the clutch in the sound goes away. Hopefully that is a sign that I did not...
Forum: Airheads 04-15-2013, 01:29 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,352
Posted By Roach Carver
I did block the crank although I have never done...

I did block the crank although I have never done it before. I placed a small bolt in the alternator allen screw and then tightened down the cover until it created some pressure. I dont think it...
Forum: Airheads 04-15-2013, 01:22 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,352
Posted By Roach Carver
I did mark the parts and I did block the crank.

I did mark the parts and I did block the crank.
Forum: Airheads 04-15-2013, 12:11 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,352
Posted By Roach Carver
So I am resigned to the fact that I have to go...

So I am resigned to the fact that I have to go back in there. Any pointers on lining this stuff up?Is the pressure plate self aligning or is there some super precise centering method. I had good luck...
Forum: Airheads 04-15-2013, 11:54 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,352
Posted By Roach Carver
Agreed. Man, I hate doing things twice. Another...

Agreed. Man, I hate doing things twice. Another little clue. I dont have the clutch arm on and while it was running i slipped the back half of the push rod out with no change in sound.
Forum: Airheads 04-15-2013, 11:29 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,352
Posted By Roach Carver
I never noticed the noise before but I have not...

I never noticed the noise before but I have not ridden this bike in over 6 months
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