Airhead tech day at this guy's house

Discussion in 'Airheads' started by blaine.hale, Nov 8, 2012.

  1. blaine.hale

    blaine.hale Long timer

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    So for kicks, I thought I'd pitch some structure to Saturdays ambiguity!

    The focus of the day is airhead tech! Anyone who wants to pull up a bike and have maintenance done while it's warm, let's do it. Have in mind what you'd like to accomplish so no one is stranded. Carb syncs, fluid changes, possible spline lube, wiring clean up, bike bath, ignition time, valve lash adjustment, bolt torque checks, whatever!

    My agenda is to have the r75 in the basement with a work bench of refresh stuff next to it. The rear end is already pulled off and the transmission is about to come off.
    We can go over showing people how to replace a rear main seal, all the cylinder gaskets, spline lubing, reassembly of the rockers and setting the valve lash, how to set a points gap and static time them (she won't be cranking saturday) and reassembly of clutch and swing arm.
    Those things will getting a rolling bike. I doubt we'll get to wiring.
    I can also lay out a set of bing carbs and go over all the components, what to look out for, how to clean and reassemble them and setting float levels.

    Sound good? Anyone have any requests? The bike is completely open for knowledge, demos and experiments that don't permanently alter it!
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  2. hardwaregrrl

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    I need to change my timing chain and crank sproket.:deal Dunno, probably not a got idea....:DPeople may abandon the R75 and hop on the R80 fixin' wagon. :rofl



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  3. blaine.hale

    blaine.hale Long timer

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    Judging by how many people have private messaged me, we'll have teams of people haha.
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  4. hardwaregrrl

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    Ill bring the parts justincase....more interested in mucking up a bike I can turn and walk away from ....this is how I learn:1drink
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  5. 00_Green

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    Where and when?
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  6. blaine.hale

    blaine.hale Long timer

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    See ya'll tomorrow around 11 AM.

    Just ride down the driveway and park in the back. I'll be down in the basement, so don't bother knocking on the front door.
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  7. rfuerst911sc

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    Found out yesterday that I won't be able to make it, I'm bummed because I was looking forward to meeting some of the local airheads :D. Have fun guys.
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  8. baldwithglasses

    baldwithglasses Godspeed, Robert

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    Got food?

    I'll spot a couple of pizzas.
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  9. hardwaregrrl

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    Hey Blaine you have a compressor and impact gun?
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  10. blaine.hale

    blaine.hale Long timer

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    Small compressor and no impact.
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  11. blaine.hale

    blaine.hale Long timer

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    Just beer haha.
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  12. red bud

    red bud alky w/motorcycle problem

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    damn, just saw this & i'm home this wkend
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  13. hardwaregrrl

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    Thanks for the day, Blaine!:thumb Was a good one for noobs...hoping that we didn't scare them off.:D Not a lot of work perfomed on the R75, but I suspect Brad and Blaine are still working on it.

    Tasks performed:

    Got Jay's pretty R90/6 purring...valves adjusted, cables and carb sync, points gap, needs new choke cables, and properly rerouted the throttle cable on the left. Pulled a center stud, no biggie, was done by the PO. But a few people had not performed a valve check so it was good that was covered...Thanks Len.! I only snagged a few photos.....

    Nice to meet you guys and Ross, tell your tale someday. I'd like to hear it as not many airheads get to run the TAT.

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  14. rfuerst911sc

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    Damn I'm sorry I missed this, any chance doing another in the spring ? Or anytime really.
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    Blaine, Thanks for the great time, a learning experience for sure and a pleasure meeting everyone. I spend a lot of time working out of town but hope to do that again soon!!
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  17. blaine.hale

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    Brad just departed. He stayed to the bitter end and helped me get my rear main seal replaced.

    I can't believe what a success this day was. So glad that so many people showed up! This definitely bodes well for another one being hosted. I heard whispers of one possibly the 2nd weekend of December.

    If we keep this cycle up, we could have everyone on a running airhead eventually!
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  18. atlthrux

    atlthrux Been here awhile

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    Yes, thanks again, Blaine, for hosting. I wish i could've stayed longer. Sounds like everyone was able to ride home. Was there a final verdict on the r90? Colortunes are cool.

    Speedy recovery to you, Ross. Good to see you again.

    Prof. Len, what's the next class? I'm in!
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  19. MoMan

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    Damn! Missed this gala event! I was also wrenching today, but alas only a Chinese 50cc moped (for cash$$$)
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  20. red bud

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    do ya get out and about much in memphis?
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