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Forum: Airheads 01-22-2015, 09:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 269
Posted By elmontanero
Thanks Guru… I'm down in San Diego. Tried...

Thanks Guru… I'm down in San Diego. Tried Marshall's (which usually has EVERYTHING). Going to visit family in the Central Valley. OSH used to be my favorite as a kid, there's none south of Irvine....
Forum: Airheads 01-22-2015, 06:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 269
Posted By elmontanero
Old pair of Koni's, R75/5, and the usual troubles.

As usual, Airhead scope creep.

Seller included a set of Koni's that were on the bike when he bought them but preferred look of the stock shocks with their dust covers. Go get the original box...
Forum: Airheads 01-22-2015, 01:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 214
Posted By elmontanero
Wow... thanks... just got my set and would love...

Wow... thanks... just got my set and would love to have these.
Forum: Airheads 01-20-2015, 06:59 PM
Replies: 296
Views: 29,008
Posted By elmontanero
Thanks all. The /6 larger tank I have now...

Thanks all. The /6 larger tank I have now currently does the trick - but yeah still searching around for a Toaster answer to "not a problem". Thanks for the direction.
Forum: Airheads 01-20-2015, 05:25 PM
Replies: 296
Views: 29,008
Posted By elmontanero
I've researched this a bunch but still come up...

I've researched this a bunch but still come up short on a comprehensive answer to colors that the R75/5's came in .

Recently contacted a seller about this tank. (I like the toaster and...
Forum: Airheads 01-18-2015, 02:53 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 21,625
Posted By elmontanero
Want to buy a single /5 /6 Airhead etc FRONT...

Want to buy a single /5 /6 Airhead etc FRONT seat hinge and lock post.

The bits to attache a single seat to the r75/5 that I have. Thanks!
Forum: Airheads 01-17-2015, 04:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,733
Posted By elmontanero
Aw crap man.. I sold a pair of those cheap...

Aw crap man.. I sold a pair of those cheap recently. Go put a request in the Flea Market… they're out there.
Forum: Airheads 01-12-2015, 03:21 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,329
Posted By elmontanero
I'd love to see it too :freaky... why I suggested...

I'd love to see it too :freaky... why I suggested it. I always liked how the Boxer and Guzzi's had their cylinders in the air. V's are lovely but I'm always thinking even heat and cooling after...
Forum: Airheads 01-11-2015, 11:47 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,786
Posted By elmontanero
Did that with a r1100s … it's gone now but it was...

Did that with a r1100s … it's gone now but it was a cheap thrill to buy, own, and then to sell at a modest profit when I was done with it. Stayed a two bike owner till that R75/5.
Took a couple...
Forum: Airheads 01-11-2015, 11:40 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,329
Posted By elmontanero
Saw one like that at the Solvang Motorcycle...

Saw one like that at the Solvang Motorcycle Museum… the description of the owner was not complementary.
Forum: Airheads 01-11-2015, 11:38 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,329
Posted By elmontanero
Have you considered doing it MotoGuzzi/ Honda CX...

Have you considered doing it MotoGuzzi/ Honda CX style so's that both cylinders are in the wind? Not exactly the direction you mentioned but worth the thought. ...
Forum: Airheads 01-10-2015, 10:27 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,197
Posted By elmontanero
By all means ride it.. but maybe check to see if...

By all means ride it.. but maybe check to see if that exterior is reflected in an air screw or Jet O ring.
I enjoy the heck out of this kind of work: ...
Forum: Airheads 01-09-2015, 08:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,197
Posted By elmontanero
Not to be crazy - they needed rebuilding (black...

Not to be crazy - they needed rebuilding (black flat smears where O rings should have been) - just pulled one of the bings off the R75/5… Small disassembly and dunk in 50% PineSol. After a two hour...
Forum: Airheads 01-07-2015, 01:26 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,105
Posted By elmontanero
Thanks Shaft... all sealed up nicely (so far) but...

Thanks Shaft... all sealed up nicely (so far) but of course it revealed that the other leak is the bad one (pushrod seal :lol3 no surprise.)

So after thinking on the opinions on more oil or more...
Forum: Airheads 01-06-2015, 02:12 PM
Replies: 7,432
Views: 1,490,221
Posted By elmontanero
Gorgeous!

Gorgeous!
Forum: Airheads 01-06-2015, 12:26 PM
Replies: 7,432
Views: 1,490,221
Posted By elmontanero
Just bought it the 23rd of December... Yeh it's a...

Just bought it the 23rd of December... Yeh it's a /6 tank. Looking for a toaster tank and correct /5 touring tank. (but really... relax!) It's a 73 LWB, but not so sure on the undertank as I've...
Forum: Airheads 01-05-2015, 02:57 PM
Replies: 7,432
Views: 1,490,221
Posted By elmontanero
https://scontent-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpa1/v/t1....

https://scontent-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpa1/v/t1.0-9/10888649_10204300012173783_1835725576684346651_n.jpg?oh=72137fd20afba53721d58968fbd78243&oe=553FF121
...
Forum: Airheads 01-04-2015, 06:19 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 21,625
Posted By elmontanero
Posting pics for georgej… no affiliation or...

Posting pics for georgej… no affiliation or connection. ...
Forum: Airheads 01-04-2015, 12:34 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,105
Posted By elmontanero
So… The Clymers recommends Three Bond Gasket...

So… The Clymers recommends Three Bond Gasket Sealer on the Oil Pan gasket… what say folks here?

I've always been a dry gasket torque to spec guy… (besides the MGB … Gasket Sealer on everything on...
Forum: Airheads 01-03-2015, 09:51 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,105
Posted By elmontanero
Arghh… Where to find.. where to find…

Arghh… Where to find.. where to find…
Forum: Airheads 01-03-2015, 09:01 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,105
Posted By elmontanero
some thread sealer is applied - What Thread...

some thread sealer is applied - What Thread Sealer would you recommend - this sort:
Tape
http://www.dudadiesel.com/img/items/teflonroll_ID1334-S.jpg
or Liquid: ...
Forum: Airheads 12-31-2014, 09:43 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,105
Posted By elmontanero
That's why I love this place... got good intell...

That's why I love this place... got good intell from you all . Thanks again!

You go from :norton to :huh to :ear to :clap.
Forum: Airheads 12-30-2014, 10:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 520
Posted By elmontanero
I once kicked the R80g/s because I was pissed it...

I once kicked the R80g/s because I was pissed it wouldn't start after riding it down to a snooty beach area. Thing scared the crap out of me when it fired up... I've tried not to repeat the feat......
Forum: Airheads 12-30-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,105
Posted By elmontanero
yep... looks like the same one. Thanks! I'm...

yep... looks like the same one. Thanks! I'm having fun exploring the new bike. Seems like there's many opinions about deeper pans.

I'm tempted to put the original pan as the bike won't be doing...
Forum: Airheads 12-29-2014, 11:24 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,105
Posted By elmontanero
This is a timely topic. Picked up a /5 a few...

This is a timely topic. Picked up a /5 a few days ago and have a leak at the pan. Here's the pan: ...
Forum: Airheads 12-28-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 615
Posted By elmontanero
Happy Christmas. Bought this one the 23rd, Got...

Happy Christmas. Bought this one the 23rd, Got it running and registered the 24th. Been playing with the new toy ever since. ...
Forum: Airheads 12-28-2014, 11:49 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 21,625
Posted By elmontanero
Vetter Windjammer in Fresno, CA. It's in great...

Vetter Windjammer in Fresno, CA. It's in great shape and I don't want it.

Was mounted on a r75/5. and has all the bits to do yours. fresh covers - no mildew or trouble. Black with a bit of...
Forum: Airheads 12-27-2014, 11:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,491
Posted By elmontanero
I'm lusting after these mirrors and the headlight...

I'm lusting after these mirrors and the headlight rim protector... I realize they're both just coolness factor add ons.. but they are beautiful.
Forum: Airheads 12-27-2014, 10:22 PM
Replies: 296
Views: 29,008
Posted By elmontanero
Thanks Pokie... Ran a question in the forum...

Thanks Pokie... Ran a question in the forum directly about the parking bulb. I have a Hella Reflector in the bike ... no separate bulb. The original Bosch reflector has one - found it in the bits...
Forum: Airheads 12-27-2014, 10:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 312
Posted By elmontanero
Thanks folks... that's the issue! I went diggin...

Thanks folks... that's the issue! I went diggin in the 'bits box' that came with the bike... what I though was the reflector for the Vetter Windjammer (anyone want a Windjammer? ) was the original...
Forum: Airheads 12-27-2014, 01:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 312
Posted By elmontanero
The spagetti is in amazing shape. The bike saw...

The spagetti is in amazing shape. The bike saw some significant love in the 86-89 period of life. Upgraded rockers, Walus Battery holder, I would guess it had some significant improvements.
...
Forum: Airheads 12-27-2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 312
Posted By elmontanero
R75/5 Parking light connection? wrong headlight?

Okay... chasing down the new stable mate's electrons. :D:D:D

Replaced a bad battery and now sorting out parking/running light/instrument light fuse break. I believe that I found where a previous...
Forum: Airheads 12-26-2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 296
Views: 29,008
Posted By elmontanero
Found fuses no problem... Blown same fuse.....

Found fuses no problem... Blown same fuse.. problem. The Running/parking lights fuse. Getting a good 12 before the fuse and continuity between ground and after the fuse. That headlamp wire bunch...
Forum: Airheads 12-26-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 296
Views: 29,008
Posted By elmontanero
Good Call. Built 1/1973 LWB as indicated by the...

Good Call. Built 1/1973 LWB as indicated by the swing arm welded bits. I'm having a great time so far with it. Either much cleaner than I thought it would be or the PO took time to spit shine it and...
Forum: Airheads 12-25-2014, 10:34 PM
Replies: 296
Views: 29,008
Posted By elmontanero
I been wanting to post in this thread... after...

I been wanting to post in this thread... after looking high and low found a bike that I wanted at a price I could do. Needs some love here and there but a solid bike. (looking for a toaster with...
Forum: Airheads 12-25-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 21,625
Posted By elmontanero
Wanted /5 Tank or Tanks - Or Trade for /6 tank

Looking for Touring or Toaster tank. For a /5. Toaster with the Pinstripes from 1973 if possible.

Have Black with White Pinstripes Touring from a /6 in nice shape that I'd like to trade or buy...
Forum: Airheads 12-24-2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,814
Posted By elmontanero
Will do S... I'm up in Fresno at my Mom's place...

Will do S... I'm up in Fresno at my Mom's place for the Holiday. I've got a bunch of questions. Came with 3 Bags and a box of bits. And a Vetter Fairing... anyone want a vetter fairing?
Forum: Airheads 12-23-2014, 11:08 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,814
Posted By elmontanero
And then all of a sudden... It's mine. ...

And then all of a sudden... It's mine.
...
Forum: Airheads 12-21-2014, 09:28 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,814
Posted By elmontanero
Looking at /5's as next project. Thought I was...

Looking at /5's as next project. Thought I was picking one up on Tuesday… Supposed to be sold on Monday. It's taken too long for me to arrange pickup. That's how it's going….
Forum: Airheads 12-20-2014, 04:00 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,524
Posted By elmontanero
You got it! right on. I'd hoped to get that...

You got it! right on. I'd hoped to get that tank myself!
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