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Forum: Old's Cool Today, 10:50 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 18,099
Posted By flemsmith
similar mirror question...

...but more about vibration visibility. Can you see clearly out of the ones you have, or do you know yet? The mirrors I bought from MG cycles are hard fastened with nuts at both the bottom for stem...
Forum: Airheads 08-30-2014, 10:13 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,879
Posted By flemsmith
Cool story, cool bike!

Thanks for sharing. You've done a lot, and it looks very well done.

roy
Forum: Airheads 08-25-2014, 09:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,087
Posted By flemsmith
noname13....

Looking at that, all I can say is that I would have to trace out every wire/color/connection, and redraw it a few times until it had some relationship to what's on the Haynes schematic. If you're...
Forum: Airheads 08-24-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,087
Posted By flemsmith
What year bike?

Do you have a schematic? If the wiring inside the headlight is non-stock, might want to take pix if you want help. I generally end up having to draw some schematics/diagrams of my own in order to...
Forum: Airheads 08-22-2014, 08:03 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,506
Posted By flemsmith
nmallozi

Sorry, but i don't understand what you're trying to tell me...can say it in 5th grade words? ie, I don't know what I should be doing different.

And I don't want to put SS on ignore, he's...
Forum: Airheads 08-22-2014, 02:04 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,506
Posted By flemsmith
You guys are making it hard to find...

...the answers for the squabbling. I don't really care about the drama, I'm just looking for info, and I'm happy to take it where I can get it from any and all. If it doesn't agree, I'm a big boy,...
Forum: Airheads 08-22-2014, 11:50 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,506
Posted By flemsmith
belt and suspenders...

I actually have a non-op old digital caliper set that I use for just comparisons, save my good one for actual measurements. Just looking roughly, the 5mm allens seem to be what was used before. I...
Forum: Airheads 08-22-2014, 09:03 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,506
Posted By flemsmith
No tool kit....

....at least not a factory one, I know what you're saying, but I don't have the 27mm socket with a 'handle' that would let me keep an allen wrence in the pins. Is that a one off item I can buy...
Forum: Airheads 08-21-2014, 07:28 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,506
Posted By flemsmith
Watched the Chris Harris Utubes...

....pretty instructive, got some inputs I hadn't thought about before..but; was a bit surprised that the swingarm pin adjustment was basically just take a feeler gauge measurement and try to set it...
Forum: Airheads 08-20-2014, 09:57 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,506
Posted By flemsmith
yes, I have the ground socket

for the swingarms. I also have a std BMW boot, I'll try to find the Pruster thread befoire I decide which one to use. Other things need doing...? Well, yes, I need to POR 15 the gastank, it's...
Forum: Airheads 08-20-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,506
Posted By flemsmith
OK, thanks for inputs....

...all of them. So for sure now I'm gonna ditch the solenoids and plug the small vent line next to the starter. I'll see about lubing or not (ie pulling the tranny back or out) once I get past the...
Forum: Airheads 08-20-2014, 08:02 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,400
Posted By flemsmith
Timely...

Just getting ready to do this. I'll try the Seibenrock part. Glad I saw this thread.

roy
Forum: Airheads 08-20-2014, 07:44 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,506
Posted By flemsmith
It does need....

...a new rubber bellows around the Ujoint/driveshaft, so I'm thinking that's the same level of work as getting to the splines anyhow.

Thanks, I'll ditch those parts. Afterward, do I need to put...
Forum: Airheads 08-19-2014, 11:11 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,506
Posted By flemsmith
fuel lines...

actually, one of my next questions was gonna be about the gas tank vents....the ones on the bottom of the fuel tank are not connected to anything, just left open, doesn't seem to be causing any sort...
Forum: Airheads 08-19-2014, 11:06 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,506
Posted By flemsmith
clutch works fine...

...and it shifts really smooth. I just thought with that many miles I should look at the splines before I trust it for a decent length trip. I've adjusted valves, changed all the fluids, took off...
Forum: Airheads 08-19-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,506
Posted By flemsmith
Here's the small hose...

....that was tied into the small plastic fitting on the right end of above pix.
This picture on left side of starter looking down toward cyl.
...
Forum: Airheads 08-19-2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,506
Posted By flemsmith
Questions from first spline lube

1985 R80RT, bought w/ 101K miles on it. Did all the normal new old bike stuff, put another 100 or so on it, figure it's time to check & lube the splines. Read some threads and snowbum's write-up,...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-19-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,817
Posted By flemsmith
Very creative...

Don't think you'll be seeing another like that on the road. You should be proud.

roy
Forum: Beasts 08-16-2014, 12:28 AM
Replies: 484
Views: 138,486
Posted By flemsmith
Did the MosFEt Vreg...

...and the larger wiring kit back to the stator and from the Vreg to the battery. I've had a voltmeter on the bike since I got it, and now happily watch over 13v at all rpms. (The voltmeter reads...
Forum: Airheads 08-12-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 937
Views: 54,614
Posted By flemsmith
some...? rear end play....

I have a skoosh of play in mine too. It would seem I should know how much is bad vs acceptable. You studied up on that yet?:

roy
Forum: Airheads 08-10-2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 937
Views: 54,614
Posted By flemsmith
Sharing thanks....

I want to be one lurker that thanks you for sharing all the details of your work and especially your problems. I suspect it reminds every one of us that have built a few engines of similar things...
Forum: The Garage 08-01-2014, 09:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 426
Posted By flemsmith
Is this what you have?

http://www.piaa.com/Shared/instructions/PS_General_Instructions.pdf

Can't really help unless we know a dia of what you're looking at...The attached wiring diagram shows a white wire connecting to...
Forum: Airheads 08-01-2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,587
Posted By flemsmith
Can't stop looking at that rear rack....

Can you say a little more about how you did it? I've tried some bending, making chair backs, some with steam (mine were inconsistent when they came out of the form), then some with glued up...
Forum: Airheads 07-31-2014, 05:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,128
Posted By flemsmith
In my humble experience...

...doing my own work (except paint and seats), just adding up the parts costs. I've never not been upside down by the time I was finished.

Just part of the cost of having fun wrenching. Helps if...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-27-2014, 11:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,030
Posted By flemsmith
removing ABS..

Could someone point me to the thread about removing the
ABS on a 2005 R1200 GS?

Thanks,

roy
Forum: GS Boxers 07-27-2014, 10:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 871
Posted By flemsmith
Don't honestly remember....

On my bike, I'd already removed the charcoal canister when I did the install, but I can say that the Aussie guys who sell MC Cruise are very responsive to email questions. I wouldn't be at all...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-27-2014, 09:35 PM
Replies: 3,086
Views: 856,134
Posted By flemsmith
Damn!!

....You definitely one entertaining dude. I particularly like the way everything doesn't work out perfectly for you all at once...you remind me of me. All except for the fact I can't do half the...
Forum: Airheads 07-13-2014, 09:08 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 10,506
Posted By flemsmith
What is the voltage reg output?

Might want to check it before you swap the regulator, just to be sure what's going on.

roy
Forum: Some Assembly Required 07-09-2014, 11:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 927
Posted By flemsmith
Can't say it's my favorite..

But it is mine. And it's legal and finished enough to be getting close to the 500 mile head retorque.

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=850681

Greg Bender's site (this old tractor)...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-07-2014, 08:21 PM
Replies: 637
Views: 63,804
Posted By flemsmith
Not tired at all.

Enjoy seeing the pix of all the falcons cruising thru rural scenery
Forum: Old's Cool 07-07-2014, 11:05 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,095
Posted By flemsmith
Thanks, Kev!

Always enjoy your pix, but that shiny (aluminum?) Norton sidecar is one of the coolest I've ever seen. Do you know what it is?

roy
Forum: Beasts 07-03-2014, 01:12 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 51,825
Posted By flemsmith
Answering my own que...

As long as the Voltage output stays above 12.something when hot, I believe the drop in output voltage is actually just the voltage regulator adjusting to the fact that the battery is fully charged...
Forum: Beasts 07-02-2014, 08:48 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 51,825
Posted By flemsmith
Alternator/Voltage Regulator output variation...?

Is it normal for the Vreg output to the battery to go down as the bike heats up? Mebbe only a volt or so, but aux digital voltmeter lets you watch things closely enough to generate new...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-23-2014, 08:56 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,078
Posted By flemsmith
Oil breather...

If you still have an issue with the breather system after your oil change, you might google the Rex Bunn breather system. I'm a bit of a sucker for making little changes that are supposedly better...
Forum: Thumpers 06-16-2014, 10:40 PM
Replies: 98,687
Views: 18,821,348
Posted By flemsmith
navigating this site...?

Is there any sort of index for these 6200 pages? I'm interested in carb jetting for easy starting and reliability, (which I've searched on) and details on the internal bolts that need to be safety...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-15-2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 731
Posted By flemsmith
You might check...

...if the VJMC is still active. Vintage Japanese Motorcycle Club

roy
Forum: Airheads 06-14-2014, 11:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 718
Posted By flemsmith
Be sure to disconnect the battery first....

...before you try to disconnect power to the clock. Short those two wires, and you have smoke/melted wires. DAMHIK. Other than that, it's pretty easy.

roy
Forum: Old's Cool 06-11-2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,984
Posted By flemsmith
protecting the finish...

I have done a coupla tanks that had good paint that needed protecting. Masking tape around the fill hole, stopper the petcocks with something that won't leak a drop, then cover the tank with a...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 06-08-2014, 10:43 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 45,146
Posted By flemsmith
You got it...

....exactly right, Greg. Speed? Dunno for sure. My speedo was reading 80 most of the time, but it reads 10 when sitting still. I will say that I wasn't passing everyone in sight (staying in the...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 06-05-2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 45,146
Posted By flemsmith
Bunn breathers...

A quick update on the Bunn breather install. I saw some pretty slight leakage out of the valve cover breather hoses after a pretty decent sustained run on the freeway, so emailed Rex Bunn, and with...
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