It's about time you did something about that airhead.

Discussion in 'Airheads' started by kbasa, Dec 17, 2007.

  1. kbasa

    kbasa Roubaix! Super Moderator

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    Thanks. Bedford, huh? I used to live in Billerica.
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  2. kbasa

    kbasa Roubaix! Super Moderator

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    They actually sell a new seat with the right pattern, but it's 200 pounds or $400, which is a bit dear for me. I'll keep searching the used sources here in the states. It's nice to know one's available for $100 less than the US dealers are getting, if it comes to that.
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  3. mac62

    mac62 One more thin gypsy thief

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    Does anyone ever really live in Billerica?
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  4. kbasa

    kbasa Roubaix! Super Moderator

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    They do, but not well.
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  5. mutineer

    mutineer pierpont lives

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    if you don't take it down this far you are a sissy, do not love the lord, fail to appreciate johnny cash, put water in your whiskey and probably remain seated while the national anthem is sung

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  6. kbasa

    kbasa Roubaix! Super Moderator

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    I'm reading about how to get the freaking swingarm bearings apart. Looks like you use the same puller as for the wheels.

    It's looking like it's gonna come all apart because I want to make sure the centerstand doesn't collapse and prang the nice new paintwork. :bluduh
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  7. Cordless

    Cordless Two Wheel Addict

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    Oh, Man, Hit a nerve. I moved to Bedford not long ago, still calling Bill-Ricca "Bill-Erica." Serious faux pas.

    Nice sleepy little town.

    Nobody who matters lives in Billerica.

    I have a S0HC 78 750. I am worried about the compression numbers. I checked compression with a cold engine and the numbers are 95, 101, 105, 104 in order. I understand that hot engine numbers should be 140+.

    I can do a leakdown test in the next few days if that would help.

    Should I recheck the numbers with a hot engine or do those numbers already indicate some real problems (engine blows significant blue smoke on acceleration and deceleration).

    How much does a ring/piston job cost.

    Help?
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  8. kbasa

    kbasa Roubaix! Super Moderator

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    Hey - go start your own thread.
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    AceRph Affluenza Free! Administrator

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    Dave, you goofy guy.
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  10. kbasa

    kbasa Roubaix! Super Moderator

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    :lol3

    Too late.
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  11. Irish1

    Irish1 Been here awhile

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    Me too. Great to see everyone pitch in with suggestions and leads. Now I wanna buy an new old bike and ask questions to create this great energy of thought and generosity. :clap

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  12. Stagehand

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    me too. there are a few rebuilds going on simultaneously, and ithink we're all feeding off one another. :clap

    more the merrier.
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  13. kbasa

    kbasa Roubaix! Super Moderator

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    Tools arrived the other day.

    Paint will be done by mid February. More parts (headlight ears) arrived today.

    More disassembly this weekend. Anton's right. It's all going to come apart, mostly so I can fix the centerstand so it doesn't collapse and destroy all the paintwork. :lol3

    Project scope creep engaged.
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  14. datchew

    datchew Don't buy from Brad

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    Deep down, you knew that all along, didn't you?

    Can't wait to see the end product.
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  15. motoboyvfr

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    Dave, I can't help but remember the photo of Greg from the Larz show. Seems like ages ago.
    My S is in about the same state as yours and I've decided to completely disassemble it. Looking at the photo of yours, you're about 8 bolts away from getting the motor and gearbox out and 6 more from having the front end off.
    I know I'm leaving out the joy of removing wiring harnesses etc. but if it makes you feel any better, that's what I'm doing today. If I'm very lucky my S will be ready to ride in '09.
    Cheers to you and the blonde.

    S
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  16. word1

    word1 I'm working on it...

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    Hmmm, that's interesting. I don't know what's up with your centerstand, but the reason I crashed (and destroyed) my R100RS was that the centerstand bolts backed out. :eek1
    The threads on the centerstand lugs came out with the bolts. The centerstand was dangling under the machine, and when I leaned into the next turn it jammed underneath and lifted the rear wheel off the road.

    Crashing in front of your wife - funny (only in retrospect).
    Breaking the scaphoid in your left wrist - painful.
    Seeing your almost totaled RS now looking better than before - priceless!

    Can you say: heli-coil, locktite and safety wire. I knew you could!

    ...oh, congrats on successfully implementing Project Scope Creep!

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  17. Cogswell

    Cogswell Spudly Adventurer

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    I got faith in you that it will be done before that.:evil

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  18. kbasa

    kbasa Roubaix! Super Moderator

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    Hey, man! :wave

    Glad to see you here.

    Yeah, the electrical stuff gives me some pause, that's for sure. I'm hoping to have this ready to ride in April. Paintwork should be back in late Feb, so my marching orders for the next couple months are clear.

    Install Tina's new kitchen. :lol3

    Say hi to Ms. Becky and give her a squeeze for me, will ya?
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  19. kbasa

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    Me too.

    He just needs someone to firmly place the bit in his teeth. :deal
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  20. kbasa

    kbasa Roubaix! Super Moderator

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    :lol3

    Well, the centerstand on my CS is kinda mucked up. It's like the centerstand goes over center and doesn't really hold the bike up all that well. It's like the front of the brackets have the stops too far up.

    Additionally, it looks like the brackets are welded onto the frame crooked, so I'll be visiting with a welder before much else happens to that frame. I'll probably wind up sending the whole damn thing off to a powder coater afterwards.

    One thing I do need to do is get the bearings out. The manuals I've seen call for a special puller, but it looks like a regular bearing puller will work. Anybody have any experience with that?

    For the driveshaft, I've got a press, so I think I can get the driveshaft out of the swingarm with a little effort and patience.
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