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Forum: Airheads 11-10-2014, 09:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,224
Posted By lulu
On a CX500, with a broken clutch cable, I was...

On a CX500, with a broken clutch cable, I was able to start the engine with the electric starter while in first gear. A little bit bumpy but no problem.

That's not possible with an airhead?
Forum: Airheads 07-11-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 647
Posted By lulu
Place a scale below the front wheel, then the...

Place a scale below the front wheel, then the rear wheel, and do the math?
Forum: Airheads 11-26-2013, 05:28 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,448
Posted By lulu
Does eduralast 2 use a permanent magnet? It...

Does eduralast 2 use a permanent magnet? It doesn't say so on their website. That may be the reason for the 275$ price difference?
Forum: Old's Cool 11-20-2013, 07:56 AM
Replies: 1,166
Views: 166,456
Posted By lulu
1970 Honda CL 350 - $300 (Hillsdale NY)

http://albany.craigslist.org/mcy/4202642816.html


1970 Honda CL 350 - $300 (Hillsdale NY)
All original and nice condition for age. Have not run in a couple years and needs a couple hours to get...
Forum: Airheads 07-18-2013, 03:30 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 8,828
Posted By lulu
1978 r80/7, 25 years without runnung: 500$ ...

1978 r80/7, 25 years without runnung: 500$
exhaust (cheap, 4 year old and already rusty) 200$
tank patch (there was a whole at the bottom, plus a coating) 200$
tires 150$
dyna iii ignition...
Forum: Airheads 07-18-2013, 07:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 711
Posted By lulu
A good (or just an average) locksmith can make a...

A good (or just an average) locksmith can make a key if you give him the ignition switch.
Forum: Airheads 05-14-2013, 01:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,660
Posted By lulu
I once started a thread because I had the same...

I once started a thread because I had the same issue after rebuilding a 1978 r80/7 barn find. I received similar suggestions as what's above.
My bike used to stall when I pulled the clutch, but only...
Forum: Airheads 08-07-2012, 04:24 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,236
Posted By lulu
I don't remember. I just threw a bunch of small...

I don't remember. I just threw a bunch of small ones in the nut until it was fine.
You'll have to do some trials anyway. One side required more than the other.
Forum: Airheads 08-06-2012, 07:17 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,236
Posted By lulu
Yes, you are right, I put the washers "in" the...

Yes, you are right, I put the washers "in" the cap/nut, with the springs.
Yes, 6 washers is a lot. They were tiny, though.
Forum: Airheads 08-06-2012, 06:39 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,236
Posted By lulu
Eric, Sorry I was not clear. Yes, adding...

Eric,
Sorry I was not clear.
Yes, adding washers worked. My front end got quiet.
I had to add about 5 of them.
Forum: Airheads 08-05-2012, 07:47 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,236
Posted By lulu
They are very hard indeed, maybe metallic? I...

They are very hard indeed, maybe metallic? I don't think they are the problem; instead, the spring is supposed to push the shaft, which pushes the caliper up, until these plugs hit the fork ear. On...
Forum: Airheads 08-05-2012, 06:35 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,236
Posted By lulu
I think I finally fixed it. I think I'd let...

I think I finally fixed it. I think I'd let people who helped me here know and conclude this thread.
I filled the cap/bolt that keeps the shaft up with some (5, maybe) of washers. This compresses...
Forum: Airheads 05-21-2012, 04:47 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,236
Posted By lulu
The wings are fine, on both side; the left slider...

The wings are fine, on both side; the left slider is original, and only has ~14k miles
Forum: Airheads 05-20-2012, 03:30 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,236
Posted By lulu
Sounds good to me!

Sounds good to me!
Forum: Airheads 05-20-2012, 02:12 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,236
Posted By lulu
Actually, Bud from thenickwackettgarage.com just...

Actually, Bud from thenickwackettgarage.com just personally :clap delivered the braided brake lines I ordered from him a week ago. He confirmed that the play of the caliper was too much -- but I...
Forum: Airheads 05-20-2012, 01:05 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,236
Posted By lulu
Thank you for your answers. And for the pictures!...

Thank you for your answers. And for the pictures! This helps.
On both the original left caliper and the right one I am planning to add, the rubber "bumpers" top and bottom of caliper do not fit...
Forum: Airheads 05-19-2012, 05:04 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,236
Posted By lulu
loose caliper

Should an ATE caliper have some play along the direction of the bearing bolt (roughly, vertically) ?
Mine does, and each time I go over a bump or I use my brakes, I hear it ("clunk cluck"). It's...
Forum: Airheads 03-28-2012, 07:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 863
Posted By lulu
I don't think it's unusual. My r80/7 does it too,...

I don't think it's unusual. My r80/7 does it too, it slightly buzzes until ~ 3,800 rpms in 5th gear, then the mirrors get all clear. At first I investigated it, cleaned the carbs, replaced the...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-28-2012, 11:29 AM
Replies: 2,185
Views: 607,381
Posted By lulu
not mine

Seems pretty cheap, and /2 don't pop up very often. I would at least check it out if I had a place to store it.

http://albany.craigslist.org/mcy/2875023544.html
Forum: Old's Cool 10-27-2011, 03:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,000
Posted By lulu
Oh, for once, a question I can answer, kind of. ...

Oh, for once, a question I can answer, kind of.
First, I hope you have good reasons for mentioning such old bikes and not newer ones, because without spending more money, you can find late 80's or...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-29-2011, 08:10 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 8,912
Posted By lulu
I have a 1978 special just like yours, that I did...

I have a 1978 special just like yours, that I did not like very much. I simply put a small handlebar as well as a standard 75 set of tank and side covers. It looks much better. Unfortunately, you...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-17-2011, 07:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,013
Posted By lulu
That sounds mcuh better to me than adapting a...

That sounds mcuh better to me than adapting a later /7 MC. But wasn't the MC in the way of the throttle cable? I am not sure what the /5 controls look like, but I feel like if I tried this on my...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-12-2011, 09:09 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,396
Posted By lulu
So there are two kinds of motorcycles: Harleys,...

So there are two kinds of motorcycles: Harleys, and real nice Harleys.
Forum: Airheads 07-09-2011, 02:25 PM
Replies: 249
Views: 17,284
Posted By lulu
Keep it the same. I don't post much, but I read a...

Keep it the same. I don't post much, but I read a lot. I like it the way it is. I read mostly for the airheads, but I end up learning a lot about other old bikes. I just like the mix here. This forum...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-06-2011, 03:32 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,441
Posted By lulu
On http://www.bmwhucky.com/010071.html That...

On
http://www.bmwhucky.com/010071.html
That tool is called : "BMW - combination wrench 27 / 36"
Those motorcycle are older than me, but I think that it used to be part of the stock tool kit until...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-06-2011, 03:08 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,441
Posted By lulu
I went through this too, and I found out that a...

I went through this too, and I found out that a heavy hammer + the stock tool worked, as opposed to a 36 mm socket + leverage, which did not work. And a 36 mm socket + leverage + hammer is just a bad...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-22-2011, 01:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,335
Posted By lulu
I'm going to ignore your 6'4 issue and advise a...

I'm going to ignore your 6'4 issue and advise a 650xs. Even though wrenching is not my strenght, I just replaced a gearbox fork on mine. Try this on a bmw!
In the US, parts are cheap and plentiful....
Forum: Old's Cool 05-01-2011, 08:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,453
Posted By lulu
When I did my por-15, some acid went on my paint...

When I did my por-15, some acid went on my paint (the junction between the neck and the tank was not so tight). I rinsed immediately with water, and the paint was absolutely fine.
Forum: Old's Cool 04-28-2011, 12:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,453
Posted By lulu
I just coated my 650 xs tank with a por-15,...

I just coated my 650 xs tank with a por-15, because the kreem coating that was there peeled off so well that I was able to remove it from the filling hole. It came in one piece!
But honestly, as...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-20-2011, 02:43 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,363
Posted By lulu
It looks fun. But I wonder what you can do with...

It looks fun. But I wonder what you can do with such small motorcycles that you cannot do with a bicycle. Unpaved roads maybe?
Forum: Old's Cool 03-25-2011, 09:01 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,266
Posted By lulu
Since you mentioned an st1100, if I compare my...

Since you mentioned an st1100, if I compare my st1100 and my r80/7, I'd say that the st1100 is boring, but it's safer, more reliable and more comfortable. It's also cheaper to maintain (mainly...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-16-2011, 10:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,962
Posted By lulu
Then maybe I was just lucky. The locksmith I went...

Then maybe I was just lucky. The locksmith I went to was Ace Lock, in East Liberty, Pittsburgh, just because it was the closest to where I lived at the time. He did not make a big deal of it. 12 or...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-15-2011, 07:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,349
Posted By lulu
I sent that link to my dad, and it he told me...

I sent that link to my dad, and it he told me that the person who is interviewed is actually quite famous. He was a reporter, went around the world by motorcycle, and inspired the comics character...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-14-2011, 09:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,349
Posted By lulu
I like the last old person. When asked how many...

I like the last old person. When asked how many motorcycles he owns, he answers he only have old motorcycles, because an old guy must own old motorcycles. He got his driver's license in 1912! He is...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-12-2011, 07:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,962
Posted By lulu
There are no codes, but a good and honest...

There are no codes, but a good and honest locksmith will make a key in one day if you give him the ignition, and will charge you between 10 and 20$ (mine did not have a blank for bmws, but used a...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-21-2011, 08:42 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,120
Posted By lulu
Carburetors are not original. Those on my 1978...

Carburetors are not original. Those on my 1978 r80/7 look different.
Forum: Old's Cool 01-20-2011, 07:54 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 11,593
Posted By lulu
I think what you are looking for is a honda cx...

I think what you are looking for is a honda cx 500. Because it's so uncool that it's cool. :freaky
At least that's how I saw mine.

And that's a very decent ride, too.
Forum: Old's Cool 12-22-2010, 03:59 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,459
Posted By lulu
I remove the gas from the float bowls, drain it...

I remove the gas from the float bowls, drain it in the tank. Always. And, if when I want to ride, the gas is bad, I just drain the tank and fill my car with it. But the gas would have to sit for a...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-11-2010, 08:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,217
Posted By lulu
It does make it harder. Remove the front cover,...

It does make it harder. Remove the front cover, try to rotate the crank when pulling the clutch and without pulling the clutch. Big difference.
Forum: Airheads 12-10-2010, 09:16 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 37,800
Posted By lulu
I've seen R80/7 with that color scheme, bur never...

I've seen R80/7 with that color scheme, bur never any r100. Is it originally an r80 or an r100?
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