I think I'm done.....

Discussion in 'Airheads' started by hardwaregrrl, Jun 22, 2019.

  1. hardwaregrrl

    hardwaregrrl ignore list Supporter

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    Riding 80 or so mph on my way to work at 530 this morning. Immediate loss of power and grinding noises abound.....I thought for a minute that it was the trans. I had to keep moving, not a place at that time of day to stop...rode about 3 miles to work after that happened. I'll take it apart as soon as I can and post my findings.....

    Bottom plug

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    Top plug

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    And scorning on the dome....

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  2. ME 109

    ME 109 Long timer

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    Lost a valve head Jenna, or something has come through the carb?

    Oh no, not after all you went through with this and the last engine.
    One positive, you'll be getting good at pulling engines apart by now.
    Not at all good to keep running the engine, but three miles is not much different to three hundred yards in this situation.
    Damn.

    Edit, maybe something smaller than a valve head, seeing after three miles operation there's still a piston crown.
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  3. Arktasian

    Arktasian Lets call it Naturalized

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    Sorry to see that.
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  4. Jim Day

    Jim Day full manic mechanic

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    Damn!!! Sorry to see that. :becca
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  5. 18415

    18415 Been here awhile Supporter

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    I’m so frustrated and it’s not even my bike… sorry man. Keep us posted.
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  6. hardwaregrrl

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    Why does this shit always have to happen to me at the Hardley dealership.....those people still think their machines are superior. I'm wondering if it's ever been possible that timing goes out of whack, and the valve is proud in the head with the piston just whacking into it...or something like that.
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  7. hardwaregrrl

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    Thanks man....the title is not just for today but possibly with this airhead.
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  8. Manrider218

    Manrider218 Been here awhile

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  9. Warin

    Warin Retired

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    The bike has bad memories of the HD dealership...
    Good Luck.
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  10. hardwaregrrl

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    I'm leaning towards this....but there is no fucking way I'll ever own one of those boat anchors.
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  11. Warin

    Warin Retired

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    If you give up on airheads .. what next? K75s are nice motors and fairly cheap.
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  12. Disston

    Disston ShadeTreeExpert

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    Two valve K bikes are slow. Period.

    Don't know what to say. Is this a test of some kind? Maybe you were too good in a former life?
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  13. Solo Lobo

    Solo Lobo airhead or nothing Supporter

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    If you need it , I have a spare R80 barrel and piston I can donate to the cause, no head though
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  14. red bud

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    damnit girl

    sending good vibes
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  15. hardwaregrrl

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    Thanks gage, I still have the stock jugs and pistons before the upgrade. Hope this won’t require another new motor.
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  16. hardwaregrrl

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    I know....wtf.
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  17. hardwaregrrl

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    Nah...I still must have a dual sport. Thinking KTM 690 or dead nuts simple DR650. A lighter bike would suit me but the way this bike can be in the woods and on the highways makes me pause. Maybe an 86 GSified R65 would suit me.
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  18. red bud

    red bud alky w/motorcycle problem Supporter

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    go ahead and pick up a dr/what ever park this in the corner

    after a time it'll call your name again
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  19. red bud

    red bud alky w/motorcycle problem Supporter

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    ps. that's where mines sitting right now, I was headed to bluemoon for a vintage ride last year and it started a new knocking

    I parked it and haven't got to it yet




    meantime I'm starting a job in lawernceville right across from the universal joint if you itp people can make it out that far :D
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  20. Warin

    Warin Retired

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    Compared to an airhead???

    A K75 with a upside down front end and a modified rear suspension .. well it is heavier than an airhead, and falls flat (like a single).

    Singles vibrate. Not as good on the highway, better in the dirt (lighter weight). The DRs are simple. A SWB R65 is lighter that a 'normal' airhead.

    Choices. However.. take a look at what you have .. it may be a simple fix with a big hammer :-)
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