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Discussion in 'Airheads' started by TINK, May 3, 2011.

  1. TINK

    TINK Been here awhile

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    Fired up PROJECT-S today!
    First there was something in the float needle (old fuel hose I suspect) that held the needle open and allowed gas to stream out onto the ground.
    Fixed that; then with full choke I thumbed the starter... she spun but no fire. Turned the choke off, added a little throttle to clear her out, thumbed the starter, Voila, SHE'S ALIVE!!!
    Set the throttle stop to high idle and after a minute she settled into a nice idle.
    What! GEN light (green) is on!? Put the volt meter on the battery, 12.8v at idle, 14.2 at 3500 RPM. She's charging... will figure that out later.
    Pipes turned a nice shade of blue... Some smoke from the cleaners I had used... All in all she's happy to be alive once again. :clap
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    TINK
  2. Kai Ju

    Kai Ju Long timer

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    Tink, GEN light is red, OIL is Yellow, NEUTRAL is Green, at least on my '77

    Put it in gear and see if your GEN light goes out :rofl
  3. TINK

    TINK Been here awhile

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    D'oh! You are correct, green light is NEUTRAL... silly me, another senior moment :tb.

    As you can see, the paint on the lettering has faded (photo actually makes it look better than in real life) and I've not yet memorized the colors.

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  4. Kokopelli

    Kokopelli Yeah, right!

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    I like the brake failure light. That would be really handy on a long stretch of road. On a steep and curvy down-hill section, not so much :lol3
  5. regomodo

    regomodo Been here awhile

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    What the hell is the wedge for? I remember it lying around on my bench after a disassemble thinking "where the hell did this come from?"

    Just by coincidence I found it at the bottom of a box earlier today whist looking for a missing centrestand bushing (i don't use the stand but might build a "paddock stand" type thing) and again wondering what the hell it was for.
  6. disston

    disston ShadeTreeExpert

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    The wedgie is inside the control lever housings and when the housing is tight on the handlebar the wedgie keeps it from rotating out of position while using. Sometimes you can get the housing to stay put by over tightening the small screw that pinches the housing on the handle bar but this is a really small screw and it threads into Aluminum threads so over tightening is not such a good idea.

    The wedgies are often lost if you aren't looking for them when taking the handlebar housings off the handlebar.

    If you do strip the threads in the housing it is possible to get a longer screw and attache with a nut instead of the Aluminum threads. This can be made to fit under the switch gear so it's not visible at all.
  7. TINK

    TINK Been here awhile

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    Spent the day putting the badges on and laying out the pin stripe pattern for the pin stripper guy to follow.

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  8. TINK

    TINK Been here awhile

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    OMG, dropped the tank, seat, fender and S fairing off with Steve VanDemon http://vandemon.com/ for pin stripping.

    Steve says he'll have it for me Monday. :wings

    Waiting, waiting, waiting...:*sip*

    TINK
  9. Kai Ju

    Kai Ju Long timer

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    You better be trimming those muffler clamp bolts that are sticking out about an inch and a half.............

    That bike looks good, thanks for making mine look really used..........hence the comment above. To try and make myself feel better.
  10. DoktorT

    DoktorT BigBrowedNeandereer

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    You really got close to a perfect black paint there. Keep it clean and buffed, and waxed once fully cured. It won't be stunning in a few years of use unless you keep the clean terry cloth towels handy all the time.
  11. TINK

    TINK Been here awhile

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    Ya, right, got'a get back to that. Thx.
  12. TINK

    TINK Been here awhile

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    Yes, I know. I've owned several black motorcycles in the past and they can be a real PITA to keep nice. I'll do best.

    TINK
  13. Rapid Dog

    Rapid Dog bikes, booze, broads...

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    ...this turned out very nice....side covers?
  14. TINK

    TINK Been here awhile

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    Side covers are still on the bench, primed but not painted, but I'm thinking of going without them.
    Thinking of how to do a black cover for the rear brake reservoir.
  15. sealsam

    sealsam Sam...I am.

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    Are we gunna see this a week from Sunday?

    Congratulations! I've sure enjoyed following this thread, and chatting with you at a few Vintage Bike events.
  16. TINK

    TINK Been here awhile

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    I'm shooting for the Feb 10 VBOC, we'll see.

    I've got a big home improvement project next week, heater and AC replace, but hope to find time to finish her up enough to ride her to VBOC.

    Still need to finish front and rear master rebuild and throw the front calipers and hoses on, but other than that all I need to do is screw the fuel petcocks into the tank and she's ready to ride.

    May not have the S fairing on for this months VBOC so she'll likely make her first appearance as a naked /7.

    TINK
  17. TINK

    TINK Been here awhile

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  18. benthic

    benthic glutton 4 punishment

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    I was thinking of making it up for this... maybe i'll get to meet you:)
  19. Renner

    Renner combustophile

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    my understanding is the correct way is the one which provides greater leverage against rotation by moving the caliper farther out on the disc

  20. Kai Ju

    Kai Ju Long timer

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    Well stated, and the way I set mine up.