P r o j e c t "toaster tank"

Discussion in 'Airheads' started by TINK, Aug 6, 2014.

  1. TINK

    TINK Been here awhile

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    Took the wheels off an stuffed new tubes in the old rotten tires. Just wanted to be able to push the bike around the garage without grunting so much.

    Good news, rear splines look good as new. Wheel bearings feel good... a little sticky with 41 year old grease, but that's easy enough to correct.

    TINK

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    Don't understand why the tube in the rear tire would not hold air? :dunno
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  2. TINK

    TINK Been here awhile

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    Did anyone notice the deep dish oil pan? :augie
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  3. spo123

    spo123 Man About Town

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    That box of parts has a REPLACEMENT VALUE of somewhere around $1,000.00!.....or more...:deal
    You have a nice bike, there.
    Good luck with the project.
    I will NEVER sell mine!
    Have a nice day.
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  4. Disston

    Disston ShadeTreeExpert

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    Yes I saw the deep oil pan right away. I like deep oil pans. That one is really deep. The /5 oil pans were the shallowest. Shallow pans may have lasted thru 1975 at least, maybe '76?

    You have the correct Aluminum turn signal pods and the rear bar to mount them. I don't see the brackets that hold the front pods onto the forks?
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  5. Kai Ju

    Kai Ju Long timer Supporter

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    Nice bike Tink, way to score another nice Airhead.
    You really should consider installing the original oil pan, just to make this a correct restoration.
    Tell you what, I'll do it for you, and I'll even dispose of the unsightly thing that's on it right now....:D
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  6. villageidiot

    villageidiot Long timer Supporter

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    NICE score Mr. TINK!!

    that looks like a most excellent example of a /5 to start with. look forward to the progress.
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  7. TINK

    TINK Been here awhile

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    The two front turn signal brackets are in the box :thumb, and a good thing they are because they are $63/each new. :eek1


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  8. Bill Harris

    Bill Harris Confirmed Curmudgeon

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  9. squish

    squish Out of the office.

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    They don't say BringMyWallet fer nothing....
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  10. TINK

    TINK Been here awhile

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    Why thanks Kai Ju-san. That is oh so considerate of you to want to dispose of that unsightly oversize oil pan for me. I've been concerned about the excess oil I it would require to fill that oversize pan, and how my excess oil demand would impact the strategic oil reserves, and the environmental impact of the excess oil production and disposal. :D Not. :lol3


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  11. villageidiot

    villageidiot Long timer Supporter

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    saw the bike today at Vintage Bike Orange County,

    it is very nice, and will only get better. its in great hands.
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  12. TINK

    TINK Been here awhile

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    Yep, tossed the Toaster in the ol' pickup truck and took her down to the Vintage Bike OC meet today to show off my new (to me) barn find. :rayof
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  13. groop

    groop So much to ponder

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    Brian
    Was the bike ever registered in CA? If so, and it's out of the system, you should probably get it registered for a hundred bucks or so. The Triumph I just pulled out of my neighbor's garage after 40 years cost me $200 because I was adamant about keeping the original blue plates

    Anyway, nice find
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  14. Vger

    Vger Adventurer

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    Toaster "Tink"
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  15. TINK

    TINK Been here awhile

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    Groop,

    The bike is a 100% CA bike, have the original CA title. It was originally purchased at Brown's in Pomona. I have the 1979 registration tag and the original blue plate as listed on the title. So, all in all I'm good on CA paperwork and will just have to wait and see where the DMW fee$ end up costing me. I'm actually going to AAA as I'm a member and they are much more user friendly than the CA DMV office.

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  16. villageidiot

    villageidiot Long timer Supporter

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    not sure how good AAA is gunna do for ya, they wouldn't do my last 2 motorcycle inspections

    if theyre a no go, try brunnworth title services in Huntington beach..... 714 375 0600
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  17. TINK

    TINK Been here awhile

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    I still have the Krauser bags from the R100RT that I think would look perfect on the R60/5. :thumb

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  18. c1skout

    c1skout Long timer

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    Sweet toaster, are those Hippo-hands in the box of goodies?

    That Rt looks the same as mine, except I have the square airbox, and my paint isn't as good, and mine's filthy from commuting, and I need a new windshield..... you get the point.
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  19. melville

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    That looks to be a Mac. The pickup extension may be made of softish Alu. Make sure it is secure and sealed WHEN you pull the pan.

    I run 3 qts in mine--comes up as a perfect "1/2 qt low" on the OG dipstick.
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  20. groop

    groop So much to ponder

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    Sounds like a situation similar to mine. Don't be surprised if AAA requires you to get a CHP sign off first since it's been out of the system so long. But, also be ready for AAA to try and issue you new plates. Only the DMV will let you keep the blue one. PM me if you need any help with this. Sounds like you have found a true treasure
    -G
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