Airhead "Tips and Tricks"

Discussion in 'Airheads' started by elmoreman, Sep 26, 2006.

  1. davorallyfan

    davorallyfan Commonist

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    Yeah fastways look good so too pivots but they are very exy here in OZ - I did this against your good advice. :lol3
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  2. Caddy82rats

    Caddy82rats Long timer

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    it seems that uni use stock air filter, remove the paper and put their soft material instead of paper. Why not doing the same with a foam from car ?

    I've heard that some automotive air filters do the job (Ford Fiesta ?)
  3. ChromeSux

    ChromeSux Un-plated and Unscrewed

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    Those grey ignition coils that seem to crack, then get wet when you get caught in the rain, well mine did it too, sitting on the side of the 4 lane in the rain is no fun.

    Being the cheap ass that i am i did not want to use a Harley coil and i have a couple, i am just saving them.
    so i took the cracked BMW coil silicone caulked the cracks wiped off all the excess let it dry wiped her down with laquer thinner and then painted the coil with rubber coat spray bomb, gave it a couple of coats and all is well.
  4. RandyB

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    Dry it in the oven on low heat for about 30 mins first.:evil
  5. Dirtyboydeadly

    Dirtyboydeadly AKA. Shineyboydudley

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    hi guys i have a r100 and im cafe racering it. I have braced the swing arm and want to post some pics on here but cant work out how to attach pics to my post
  6. Gimmeslack

    Gimmeslack furthur

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  7. Dirtyboydeadly

    Dirtyboydeadly AKA. Shineyboydudley

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    ok here it goes
    First pic is the project bike as i bought it
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    its now a bare frame working from the ground up.

    Braced Swiging arm as i know some people want good pics of it I thought i'd help out
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  8. Caddy82rats

    Caddy82rats Long timer

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    It seems not to be electrical welding ?
    If I'm true, why ?
  9. Dirtyboydeadly

    Dirtyboydeadly AKA. Shineyboydudley

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    I asked the same. I could of mig welded it but if u start making holes in the swinger all the oil will get out.

    Its been brazed :rofl
  10. Cogswell

    Cogswell Spudly Adventurer

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    That it has !

    You going to paint or powder coat ?

    Mike
  11. Dirtyboydeadly

    Dirtyboydeadly AKA. Shineyboydudley

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    This one has been sold to my m8 over the rd.
    When i get my one back it will be blasted allong with the frame wheels and sub frame.

    Wheels will be sprayed silver, frame swinging arm and sub frame will be sprayed metallic black.
  12. CurlyMike

    CurlyMike Formerly SaddleSoar

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    Can I get the side spring for my side stand for my /6 at a hardware store. Does anyone have an extra one they can measure for length? I heard the ones at/from BMW are much stronger than generic ones. Can I use a brake spring from the auto parts place?

    Thanks.
  13. dam0nd0g

    dam0nd0g Adventurer

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    Why bother reinforcing the swing arm? Is it weak?
  14. Dirtyboydeadly

    Dirtyboydeadly AKA. Shineyboydudley

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    Ive only done it for looks but they do flex

    Ive also braced the frame for the same reason.

    I didnt ride it as it wasnt safe when i bought it so wont know and differance with the bracing whrn its all together
  15. outfit

    outfit Been here awhile

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    This car air filter fit's straight into plastic housing (post 1981 airhead's), once you have cut the old one out. It is a FRAM CA5205.
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    I have been using this for the last 15 yrs and many 1000's of mile's with no problem's what-so-ever. They cost a 1/4.
    Safe riding Karl.
  16. RandyB

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    That's certainly easier than sectioning a Toyota truck filter.:huh Good on ya.
  17. Airhead Wrangler

    Airhead Wrangler Long timer

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    Is it just me, or is the shackle for the rear axle horribly bent? It doesn't look straight at all in this photo.
  18. Caddy82rats

    Caddy82rats Long timer

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    I'll hope it's an ilusion, as the shape is parallel on the whell side and not outer side (genuine)
  19. yamadude

    yamadude lost platoon

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    so I recently started on an r80gs project and I seem to recall something about the charging light being an issue... like if the bulb goes out it doesn't charge. Is this true and if so how can it be fixed? I was thinking of putting a volt meter on can I just eliminate the light?
  20. Zebedee

    Zebedee Been here awhile

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    Seek and ye shall find ... clicky

    All you ever wanted to know, but were afraid to ask - specifically the first link in the first reply explains all regarding the charging (gen) light “fix”.

    HTH :thumb