Airhead "Tips and Tricks"

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

  1. mark1305

    mark1305 Old Enough To Know Better

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    That's a clever fix for the bushing - and better than simply replacing it with a new one. I bought a new one to replace the sloppy bushing on my ST. The new bushing was as sloppy as the old one, so I didn't bother changing it.
  2. Plaka

    Plaka Brevis illi vita est

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    WOW, pretty stuff. But now you gota keep it that way.:clap
  3. Plaka

    Plaka Brevis illi vita est

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    On mine there was a lot of wear on the pin. I would have had to replace both. Only about $35 but then I gotta spend money and wait for parts...again.
  4. StmbtDave

    StmbtDave AKA Invisible Dave

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    I just purchased a '92 R100GS Bumblebee. Are the forks and the Roo bar supposed to be the same color? My forks are a much lighter yellow than the Roo bar (which is a bit of an orange/yellow) and I'm wondering if one or the other has been repainted.

    Dave
  5. darmahman

    darmahman "Illogically Deluded"

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    I think so Dave - Mine were the same. Both of em...

  6. StmbtDave

    StmbtDave AKA Invisible Dave

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    Thanks Mike. Give my regards to the WF group. Oh yea, you should have sold me yours.
  7. Les_Garten

    Les_Garten Been here awhile

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    Brilliant!
  8. supershaft

    supershaft because I can

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    What a project but I would rather be working on the bike. I hope nobody buggers up their gasket surface with this idea or the pushrod tube press. That was pretty funny.

    You should use the tool a bit and see if it works. It surely won't as photoed. The flat bars will hit the head. The funniest thing is I can't figure out what keeps the valve from going down too? The whole point is to keep the valve in one place while the cap gets pushed down?
  9. disston

    disston ShadeTreeExpert

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    I think the edge of the valve will hit the wood table top and should separate at the keeper end but I don't see how you are going to grab the keepers when removing or replace them when reassembling. And because the valve moves at least till it contacts the table there may be even less room to move than appears. It doesn't appear to have enough room.

    I don't have a picture to show but for removing valves I have two tools. I don't think either one is right for an Airhead and I use one for removing and the other for assembly. One is a large C-Clamp type which I have brazed a socket on the end to make the right size. The other is the KD type.
  10. supershaft

    supershaft because I can

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    That sounds like a good way to bend a valve. It doesn't appear to work but surely someone with no experience will come in and say otherwise?
  11. disston

    disston ShadeTreeExpert

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    Yes I think you may bend a valve but I also think it just won't work.

    Nice try Plaka. Maybe something along this line could be developed or used in a situation where you don't have the right tool. Have you tried to actually use this thing?
  12. supershaft

    supershaft because I can

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    Not on those heads or they would have gouge marks in them.
  13. Les_Garten

    Les_Garten Been here awhile

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    What kind of sensor?
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    Les_Garten Been here awhile

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    Interesting, thanx!
  15. melville

    melville Long timer

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    The concept here is much like a VW tool I've seen, used for changing valve springs on an assembled motor.

    I've been able to use a conventional Craftsman valve spring tool, but I admire the creativity here.
  16. supershaft

    supershaft because I can

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    Oh no, you would never post things that don't work nicely. Like seasoning your gaskets, for instance. :rofl
  17. mark1305

    mark1305 Old Enough To Know Better

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    +1 on both comments.
  18. chollo9

    chollo9 Screwed the Pooch

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    Lemon zest?
  19. Plaka

    Plaka Brevis illi vita est

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    If someone's expecting BS, I hate to disappoint. I prestress the bolts too..:evil
  20. Plaka

    Plaka Brevis illi vita est

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    The craftsman C-Clamp type tool? I have a KD one, works but f'ugly.