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Discussion in 'Airheads' started by danedg, Mar 22, 2010.

  1. danedg

    danedg Horizontally Opposed

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    Hello Nilzz!
    I've a niece & her family who live in the Netherlands.... I'd like to visit with them someday....
    Your English is better than some of the Americans on this forum....
    Short reach plugs don't necessarily mean "bad" head.....:lol3
    It was a bad batch of alloy that "melted" around the plug holes, etc., giving rise to "butterheads".....
    I had one short reach and one long reach head on the bike, when I got it.
    It ran.....the same heads now match....long reach, or LK.....
    That subject will be covered later.....
    I've not heard of a 4th over...I thought it stopped at 3rd over.....
    But I DO know what you mean about German "dough"....
    In the States, these bikes are expensive to renovate....:lol3
    Sounds like you have a basket of poisonous snakes there!

    Post some images!:ear
  2. danedg

    danedg Horizontally Opposed

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  3. Nilzz

    Nilzz Adventurer

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    thank you dane,

    I've had problems with my cylinder heads in the past, cracked spark plug thread and sunken valve seats. having those fixed the pistons got too much compression so that's when they blew..
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    see also the difference in height.. R60 conrod is 130mm, /2 is 125mm i believe.

    right now im working on the small-end (bronze) bushings, after pressing them in the conrod they have to be bored to the right size :huh before you can place the pistons.

    this document was very helpful for me
    http://www.ulismotorradladen.de/Download/PL201007E_web.pdf
  4. crazydrummerdude

    crazydrummerdude Wacky Bongo Boy

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    Same story with my Model A.

    If you're takin' the rods to a shop, bring the wrist pin and piston.

    This is.... not incredibly appealing to me. I dig the pipes and the tank, but that's about it.

    It's like when you're a kid and you screw up on a test and your teacher says, "but, you've got so much potential!"
  5. danedg

    danedg Horizontally Opposed

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    :smooch [​IMG]

    So when I got the bike, she had a set of worn out Chen Shings, and I put 5000 miles on them before Rebuild....
    After Rebuild, she got a matched set of Bridgestone S11 "Spitfires". I just changed the rear after 11,000 miles.
    I found a set of clearance Dunlop F11 "Gold Seal". $146 retail, normally sold for $60 - $70... on sale for $25 ea. "Get 'em off the floor!" So I did.
    I didn't notice much difference, but my Co-rider did....
    Gee...the rear end doesn't seem so..."waggly..."
    "Waggly?.......?:ear
    That's great news...I'm all in favor of a firmer rear end.....
    I'M TALKING ABOUT A STIFFER SIDEWALL CONSTRUCTION HERE!!!!!!!!



    After about 1000 miles, I'm checking the tire back there and I'm seein' that:

    There ain't that much left....
    There might not have been that much center tread to begin with...
    The things' barely broken in, how can it be worn out?

    Anybody here have any 'xperience with these tires?

    What do YOU run???:lurk
  6. bomberdave

    bomberdave black cloud wandering

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  7. Chobro

    Chobro spinning the wheel

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    That's a beauty...^
  8. Chobro

    Chobro spinning the wheel

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    From the other day, ready to chase the cannonballers....

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  9. bomberdave

    bomberdave black cloud wandering

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  10. bomberdave

    bomberdave black cloud wandering

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    dunlop k70s
  11. datchew

    datchew Don't buy from Brad

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    Where did you find them in the right size? I'm assuming those are 3.5x18's like the /2's right?
  12. danedg

    danedg Horizontally Opposed

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    Good question....
    The Dunlop website only lists a 4.00 x 18 rear in the K70....the rest are 19's:ear
  13. bomberdave

    bomberdave black cloud wandering

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    actually the plunger bikes run 19 inch wheels

    just looked around my usual tire websites- i hadnt noticed the tire availability problem for /2 before.

    bummer
  14. datchew

    datchew Don't buy from Brad

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    Ya, bummer indeed because they are so cheap!!! My 2nd choice was the Metzler block C's which are super expensive, so instead I put the TKC-80's on. They're very good at everything on my GS, and they seem to fit the bike.

    I hope I can catch up with you someday Dave and see your bike. One of my favorites.
  15. bomberdave

    bomberdave black cloud wandering

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    ask me down for supper- i love the carolinas- should have moved to ashville when i had the chance....

    (nah, i love new england)
  16. datchew

    datchew Don't buy from Brad

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    Hey Dave. Come on down for supper. We got a spare bedroom and a garage for the bike and if you wait a month or so, I might even have some homebrew ready.
  17. bomberdave

    bomberdave black cloud wandering

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    hmm..
    skyline drive to
    blue ridge parkway...
    the bikes running great...
    homebrew and a garage...

    its a tempting offer
    lemme talk to the boss...

    i have used k70s and knockoff k70s for so long i kinda thought they were available for everything. guess not. they look right and are adaquate for anything youd be stupid enough to try on a 40+ year old bike (without a support crew). mine see plenty of dirt and gravel roads. is there anything better than a vintage bike on a gravel country road? no. there is not.
  18. bomberdave

    bomberdave black cloud wandering

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  19. danedg

    danedg Horizontally Opposed

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    WELL!
    ....if you put it THAT way!
    ...today.....I coulda used them K70's .......
  20. bomberdave

    bomberdave black cloud wandering

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    thats the stuff