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Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 08:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 525
Posted By Wirespokes
Given the choice, I'd do the block. But it also...

Given the choice, I'd do the block. But it also depends on what cylinders you have in mind. If they're liter barrels, there's not a whole lot there, and they're aluminum if nikasils. I'd definitely...
Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 08:29 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,087
Posted By Wirespokes
Stop yer moanin SS. :lol3 If you were a...

Stop yer moanin SS. :lol3

If you were a friend, things might be different. But then again, this is what I do for money these days, so you'll just have to figure it out like I did - the hard way....
Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 02:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 819
Posted By Wirespokes
Things that can cause poor mileage - besides...

Things that can cause poor mileage - besides street racing, heavy loads and high speeds:

retarded ignition timing

high float level

around town low speed running in low gears

wrong jets -...
Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 02:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 372
Posted By Wirespokes
The thing is potted in epoxy - no way for water...

The thing is potted in epoxy - no way for water to enter. It's the hall sensor down below in the points area and the little circuit board material that is harmed by water.

I haven't had a problem...
Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 02:31 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 739
Posted By Wirespokes
The place to start is a good tune up. Do the...

The place to start is a good tune up. Do the simple things first!

I hardly ever have to rebuild Bing Carbs. The 92 GS I just got this spring had gas residue, almost a crystalline substance, from...
Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 01:33 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,087
Posted By Wirespokes
Nice try SS. :D (pssst - I see you still...

Nice try SS. :D

(pssst - I see you still haven't done your English lesson - look up the definitions of advice and advise. Specifically, let us know which parts of speech they are and where they...
Forum: Airheads 08-28-2014, 12:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 567
Posted By Wirespokes
Nope, not that easy. The bezel, unfortunately...

Nope, not that easy. The bezel, unfortunately must come off to work on the gauge.

Bill - superglue - wouldn't have thought of that.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-27-2014, 09:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 633
Posted By Wirespokes
I have no experience with the 1150 speedometers,...

I have no experience with the 1150 speedometers, so can't help you there. Perhaps one of the shops selling used parts could help - like Recycle (spelling?) in Ohio or the Parts Haus in Long Beach CA....
Forum: Airheads 08-26-2014, 10:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 567
Posted By Wirespokes
The main problem with the JBWeld solution is the...

The main problem with the JBWeld solution is the epoxy can end up slipping along with the gear. The shaft is slippery and epoxy doesn't bond all that well to it.
Forum: Airheads 08-26-2014, 10:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 819
Posted By Wirespokes
As already mentioned, it's due to the vent - one...

As already mentioned, it's due to the vent - one on each side of the carb.

What is your mileage? How do you ride? What bike? What year? If it's a model with points, as they wear timing retards...
Forum: Airheads 08-26-2014, 10:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,301
Posted By Wirespokes
A number of things are stainless on the new BMWs...

A number of things are stainless on the new BMWs - spokes and exhaust to name a few. And stainless spokes would probably be argued here as much or more than stainless fasteners. My 92 GS has...
Forum: Airheads 08-26-2014, 10:33 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,087
Posted By Wirespokes
Before I started working on gauges in earnest,...

Before I started working on gauges in earnest, I'd pretty well know what my real speed was and translate what the gauge said into real world data.

However, these mechanical gauges aren't always...
Forum: Airheads 08-26-2014, 12:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 567
Posted By Wirespokes
I'd think one notch would be more than enough....

I'd think one notch would be more than enough. Might even read low.

navrat - that's interesting data - not that I'd ever need to replace one of those pot metal gears. But I think he misspelled...
Forum: Airheads 08-26-2014, 12:22 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,301
Posted By Wirespokes
Torque on those things is only 16-18 foot pounds....

Torque on those things is only 16-18 foot pounds. I've never used a torque wrench on them, just by feel, and they've never loosened up or sheared. I'd guess I've taken them down to fifteen or sixteen...
Forum: Airheads 08-25-2014, 11:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 503
Posted By Wirespokes
That one will surely drive you nuts! And it can...

That one will surely drive you nuts! And it can look exactly like it's coming from the float bowl!

I figure it's like this - the carbs get hot when running and gas stays in the bottom of the fuel...
Forum: Airheads 08-25-2014, 11:23 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,087
Posted By Wirespokes
Normally the odometers are spot-on, so my first...

Normally the odometers are spot-on, so my first thought is the speedometer has been changed. I believe your final drive should be a 33/11. You know where to check it, right? Look for the stamping...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-25-2014, 11:12 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,648
Posted By Wirespokes
The vinegar doesn't dissolve the rust and take it...

The vinegar doesn't dissolve the rust and take it into solution it seems. However it will brush right off. Quite often only a toothbrush is needed, or some light brushing with a wire brush. For badly...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-25-2014, 08:01 AM
Replies: 8,662
Sticky: PNW Flea Market
Views: 2,175,119
Posted By Wirespokes
Wanted - Acerbis rally brush spoilers in black

Need the hand guard things that attach with two screws to deflect wind and whatever. Got a good set lying around after upgrading?
Forum: Airheads 08-24-2014, 08:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,301
Posted By Wirespokes
Thanks, bmwrench. That's where I was coming from....

Thanks, bmwrench. That's where I was coming from.

Rotor mounting bolts, even though needed to retain the discs have forces more in shear. Five bolts, even stainless, aren't going to shear under...
Forum: Airheads 08-24-2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 567
Posted By Wirespokes
It is extra trouble when a bezel is involved. Is...

It is extra trouble when a bezel is involved. Is this a GS, G/S R65 or ST? Helps when that's listed in the posting somewhere, not that it matters in this case.

I've had to repair a few that had...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-24-2014, 08:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,648
Posted By Wirespokes
I think you're right - it's just regular old...

I think you're right - it's just regular old vinegar. White vinegar.
Forum: Old's Cool 08-24-2014, 01:38 PM
Replies: 2,461
Views: 571,176
Posted By Wirespokes
WTB Acerbis rally brush spoilers - new or used

Looking for a set of hand guards like this - just the part that attaches with two screws. In black. Acerbis rally brush spoilers, they're called.
Forum: Airheads 08-23-2014, 10:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 708
Posted By Wirespokes
I wouldn't worry about the flywheel teeth. The...

I wouldn't worry about the flywheel teeth. The ones I have that look like that work just fine, as did yours. I used to think that was the way they came, and am still not convinced that isn't true....
Forum: Airheads 08-23-2014, 10:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,301
Posted By Wirespokes
You'll need longer bolts. I'll bet the fiche...

You'll need longer bolts. I'll bet the fiche specs the longer ones for both single and dual. The stock single discs bolts are 'necked down' part of their length (special feature to save unsprung...
Forum: Airheads 08-23-2014, 10:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 611
Posted By Wirespokes
:rofl That's pretty funny - you guys going...

:rofl

That's pretty funny - you guys going off topic and not answering his question.

There are two holes visible in the bottom of the reservoir - a large one and then maybe a 1/4" back, is a...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-23-2014, 09:54 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,648
Posted By Wirespokes
That's not going to restore the chrome, so...

That's not going to restore the chrome, so doesn't make sense to me in this application. Also, regular old cheap apple cider vinegar from the store ($2 a gallon) is one of the best things I've found...
Forum: Airheads 08-21-2014, 10:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 395
Posted By Wirespokes
Well, that's a drag. Looks like there's...

Well, that's a drag.

Looks like there's enough of the flange left to take your own measurements.

So what's your idea? Curious because I've got a cover in the same predicament.
Forum: Airheads 08-20-2014, 09:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 779
Posted By Wirespokes
When you say you made ten of them, does that mean...

When you say you made ten of them, does that mean you sourced the seats and the cowls and put them together?

I'm looking for a replacement seat cover - where can I find an exact copy?
Forum: Airheads 08-20-2014, 09:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 666
Posted By Wirespokes
Sounds like a good plan!

Sounds like a good plan!
Forum: Airheads 08-20-2014, 09:39 PM
Replies: 2,758
Views: 494,201
Posted By Wirespokes
I've got a set of low bars that might interest...

I've got a set of low bars that might interest you. I think they're 90S bars. I'd be interested in the sidecar bars, not the high ones.
Forum: Old's Cool 08-20-2014, 09:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,648
Posted By Wirespokes
Replacing one spoke at a time is probably the...

Replacing one spoke at a time is probably the best way to keep from having to go through a truing evolution. Before I had a truing stand, I'd mount the wheel back on the bike and tape some cardboard...
Forum: Airheads 08-19-2014, 11:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 667
Posted By Wirespokes
Thanks for the positive report! You know,...

Thanks for the positive report!

You know, the pressure sender is an odd size and requires a 24mm (if I recall correctly) socket. Was that a deep socket? It's definitely not a tool kit tool - so...
Forum: Airheads 08-19-2014, 10:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 996
Posted By Wirespokes
One of the regular maintenance tasks is...

One of the regular maintenance tasks is refreshing the heat sink past under the ICU. If it's been a long time the ICU might not be making the best contact with the heat sink and possibly overheating....
Forum: Airheads 08-19-2014, 10:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 265
Posted By Wirespokes
What Boxerboy was trying to tell you - the stock...

What Boxerboy was trying to tell you - the stock master cylinder is NOT the way to go. A 13 works much much better. But you're certainly welcome to put the stock 15 or 17 on there if it's been...
Forum: Airheads 08-19-2014, 08:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 624
Posted By Wirespokes
It's cool. Don't feel bad - I was always noticing...

It's cool. Don't feel bad - I was always noticing the front fenders being on backwards. :lol3
Forum: Old's Cool 08-19-2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 8,063
Views: 3,142,345
Posted By Wirespokes
79 cbx

It didn't look bad before, but now it's definitely been hit with the gorgeous stick! Multiple times.
Forum: Airheads 08-18-2014, 11:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 857
Posted By Wirespokes
Definitely check the cable before tearing into...

Definitely check the cable before tearing into the speedo - as already mentioned, it can be a cable with tight bends, kinked, damaged, or going bad.

If the cable has been ruled out, then it's the...
Forum: Airheads 08-18-2014, 10:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 666
Posted By Wirespokes
I think your cheapest solution is sourcing the...

I think your cheapest solution is sourcing the correct final drive for your bike. Acceleration will still be good, so don't worry about that. Watch for a good used one with good splines - do you know...
Forum: Airheads 08-18-2014, 10:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 996
Posted By Wirespokes
At first I thought 'hall sensor' but with the...

At first I thought 'hall sensor' but with the fault only on the right side, that didn't add up. And the bike would still run with one side cutting out. But a faulty connection to the bean can does...
Forum: Airheads 08-18-2014, 09:49 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 7,160
Posted By Wirespokes
Damn, sounds like this thread is petering out....

Damn, sounds like this thread is petering out. :cry

It was fun while it lasted.

Al - hey, if you block off the nonsense, you'll miss out on the fun. You know, if we were all super...
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