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Forum: Airheads Today, 01:44 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,046
Posted By Big John Sny
SS did have knowledge. He was on here back when I...

SS did have knowledge. He was on here back when I had my first Airhead and had actual time to be on this forum much. The problem was he wasn't always right (probably none of us are) and there were...
Forum: Airheads 04-30-2015, 04:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 739
Posted By Big John Sny
How much are you looking at for the kit?

How much are you looking at for the kit?
Forum: Airheads 04-30-2015, 04:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 739
Posted By Big John Sny
The female plug looks to be in very good shape. I...

The female plug looks to be in very good shape. I will probably source the original plug. I figure I should dig through the original post that last post refers to and see if the boot is there too...
Forum: Airheads 04-27-2015, 08:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 739
Posted By Big John Sny
Thank you for the reply. Even at 35 bucks that is...

Thank you for the reply. Even at 35 bucks that is a lot cheaper than a new sensor. I think I will check to see if the mating end is dead too. If it is brittle I will change out the whole connector,...
Forum: Airheads 04-26-2015, 07:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 739
Posted By Big John Sny
Options when your electronic ignition pickup sensor plug disintegrates

Looking for some. My 81 had the plug completely disintegrated when I unplugged it. It is looking like they are like 700 bucks new and a couple hundred on ebay. The rest of the hall effects sensor...
Forum: Airheads 04-23-2015, 12:11 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,692
Posted By Big John Sny
The VW is almost exactly the same as the Beemer....

The VW is almost exactly the same as the Beemer. It even shares much of the same electrics. All the PIN numbers and wire colors are the same. Much of the diagnosis and thought process is exactly the...
Forum: Airheads 04-22-2015, 10:31 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,202
Posted By Big John Sny
It is a shame it didn't work. That is awesome...

It is a shame it didn't work. That is awesome creativity in the tool. Our production tools did have much thinner wall thickness. Wondering if that is hurting it.
Forum: Airheads 04-21-2015, 02:26 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,906
Posted By Big John Sny
I'm toying with just cutting down the end of an...

I'm toying with just cutting down the end of an old drill bit and dropping it under the bolt to push the alternator off to keep moving on this.
Forum: Airheads 04-21-2015, 02:01 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,692
Posted By Big John Sny
I have been at this point. Was using my 65 bus...

I have been at this point. Was using my 65 bus for daily transportation and riding my 77 airhead as my only bike. Got a job designing new car parts and decided I didnt have time and I was tired of...
Forum: Airheads 04-20-2015, 04:00 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,906
Posted By Big John Sny
Finally got some time to put the bike up on the...

Finally got some time to put the bike up on the lift and tear it down. The electronic ignition plug completely disintegrated when I unplugged it. I am pretty sure I nicked the insulation on the...
Forum: Airheads 04-16-2015, 05:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,025
Posted By Big John Sny
Funny, as ugly as it looked with the upper, I...

Funny, as ugly as it looked with the upper, I kind of like the lower by itself.
Forum: Airheads 04-15-2015, 11:34 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 6,865
Posted By Big John Sny
There is never one bike that does everything....

There is never one bike that does everything. Currently I am at 5 and if you add in my wife's and sons bikes we are at 8, plus the two I am repairing for friends then there is 10 bikes between the...
Forum: Airheads 04-15-2015, 07:59 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 6,865
Posted By Big John Sny
I had the VFR. It was a fun bike. Unfortunately...

I had the VFR. It was a fun bike. Unfortunately it was back when they were having their cam pitting issues and mine was pitted up. I am sure yours is much newer. I would like to try one of the newer...
Forum: Airheads 04-14-2015, 09:11 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 6,865
Posted By Big John Sny
No, not starved, but took a while and several...

No, not starved, but took a while and several dyno runs to get it jetted right with the open airbox, K&N, and the exhaust system on the bike.

Love how it rides and sounds now though.
Forum: Airheads 04-14-2015, 07:33 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 6,865
Posted By Big John Sny
I rode my monster to work. Been riding it since I...

I rode my monster to work. Been riding it since I decided to pull the R100 down. It has been a fun commute.
Forum: Airheads 04-13-2015, 11:38 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,122
Posted By Big John Sny
I usually use an impact driver. I don't even know...

I usually use an impact driver. I don't even know where the original bits are for my impact driver though.:lol3 I always use a 1/4 inch socket and the best fitting screwdriver insert I have.
Forum: Airheads 04-13-2015, 09:46 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,906
Posted By Big John Sny
I will definitely check for oil flow at the head...

I will definitely check for oil flow at the head before tear down. Thank you for the advice and luck.

At least this convinced me to get the Ducati back up and running. Been riding it too much...
Forum: Airheads 04-11-2015, 10:27 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,906
Posted By Big John Sny
Maybe it is the timing chain. I had discounted it...

Maybe it is the timing chain. I had discounted it because the timing was so steady, but it does seem to be making the same whirring noise that JimGregory's was. i am pulling it all down.
Forum: Airheads 04-07-2015, 07:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,202
Posted By Big John Sny
When I did work in an engine assembly plant i...

When I did work in an engine assembly plant i designed a tool that was a tube that tapered down. The clip fit in expanded at one end and was fully collapsed/compressed at the other end that fit into...
Forum: Airheads 04-07-2015, 04:54 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 6,865
Posted By Big John Sny
This is the same reason I hated my Kawasaki...

This is the same reason I hated my Kawasaki Concours. It was never relaxing. spent a year and a half trying to like it, but way tougher/dumber to work on and just felt too much like a Japanese bike.
Forum: Airheads 03-31-2015, 12:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,122
Posted By Big John Sny
I'm interested in all the RT stuff if you are...

I'm interested in all the RT stuff if you are throwing it out.
Forum: Airheads 03-29-2015, 02:06 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,906
Posted By Big John Sny
The fact that it turns off and on makes me think...

The fact that it turns off and on makes me think it is the needle bearings in the rocker shaft. It sounds like the noise emits from the heads and will some days be quiet normal valve tick and then it...
Forum: Airheads 03-24-2015, 09:10 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,906
Posted By Big John Sny
I ran a compression test and timing. I...

I ran a compression test and timing.

I didn't pull the carbs, just held the throttle open. Not sure how much it impacts the pressure, but I really wasn't in the mood to pull the carbs. The...
Forum: Airheads 03-24-2015, 05:50 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,906
Posted By Big John Sny
Thanks Bill. I am aware of normal BMW valve...

Thanks Bill. I am aware of normal BMW valve noise. I know many aren't and totally agree with you. This is excessive though and comes and goes. The coming and going of the noise is probably the most...
Forum: Airheads 03-23-2015, 06:35 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,906
Posted By Big John Sny
Thanks disston. I will check the...

Thanks disston.

I will check the compression. I was running it for a bit first. The bike had been sitting a while so I wanted to let it run in a bit.
Forum: Airheads 03-23-2015, 04:21 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,906
Posted By Big John Sny
Ha, not newer guy. Just worked in a machine...

Ha, not newer guy.
Just worked in a machine shop specializing in cylinder heads while I was finishing my engineering degree. Then set up the rebuild standards for some GM engines. Now I design valve...
Forum: Airheads 03-23-2015, 03:41 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,906
Posted By Big John Sny
i will check for pinging. It definitely is only...

i will check for pinging. It definitely is only happening on the right. It does sounds like real loose valves. maybe my right carb is lean. I can try to check that as well. it is just that it doesn't...
Forum: Airheads 03-23-2015, 11:59 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,906
Posted By Big John Sny
I appreciate that.

I appreciate that.
Forum: Airheads 03-23-2015, 11:26 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,906
Posted By Big John Sny
Yeah, guess they have to both be exactly the same...

Yeah, guess they have to both be exactly the same time since the coils are run in series. So if they are both the same time, possibly the right cylinder has a touch more compression and can't...
Forum: Airheads 03-23-2015, 11:20 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,906
Posted By Big John Sny
I was running the teardown process in my mind...

I was running the teardown process in my mind while I was posting this. Figured that is the next step. Figured a little input from the great knowledge base on here was warranted first.

So far I...
Forum: Airheads 03-23-2015, 11:11 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,906
Posted By Big John Sny
I should have caught a head stud when I re...

I should have caught a head stud when I re torqued the head. I always do get a bit concerned when I am re torquing heads because of the cases I've head about. With my old VWs I got to the point I...
Forum: Airheads 03-23-2015, 11:06 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,906
Posted By Big John Sny
It does seem to get louder at 2700 RPM or so. ...

It does seem to get louder at 2700 RPM or so.

I can check the timing again. I did measure the timing off the left cyclinder. Not sure what would make them different, but seems like a good idea to...
Forum: Airheads 03-23-2015, 10:40 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,906
Posted By Big John Sny
Intermittent valve noise

I am trying to diagnose a valve noise on the right hand side that seems a bit louder than normal. The most troubling part is that is comes and goes. It has done it since I got the bike. I pulled the...
Forum: Airheads 03-18-2015, 11:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,562
Posted By Big John Sny
had a friend that always adjusted his carbs that...

had a friend that always adjusted his carbs that way. I have never had as much luck with it. Maybe my temp gun is too cheap.
Forum: Airheads 03-12-2015, 08:36 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,226
Posted By Big John Sny
I updated my 77 to the Brembo setup. I liked it....

I updated my 77 to the Brembo setup. I liked it. My 81 already has it. I still like it, but it does still need soft compound brake shoes.
Forum: Airheads 03-10-2015, 04:15 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,226
Posted By Big John Sny
I think he does have dual since it is an RT ...

I think he does have dual since it is an RT

It is an easy to disassemble and clean master, just to make sure the return is clear.
Forum: Airheads 03-01-2015, 12:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,493
Posted By Big John Sny
I do a lot of work in the 60 HRC range for my...

I do a lot of work in the 60 HRC range for my prototypes. Carbide will cut it, The cut is rough and there is deflection, so it is tough to hit tolerances.
i think you could cut 12.9, but would be...
Forum: Airheads 02-26-2015, 04:34 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,645
Posted By Big John Sny
Also looks like the factory Police fairing

Also looks like the factory Police fairing
Forum: Airheads 02-25-2015, 06:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,510
Posted By Big John Sny
ha, yeah I did. Everyone was sold out. Still...

ha, yeah I did. Everyone was sold out. Still cheaper than 100 bucks though, so I was still happy riding away for 6 bucks
Forum: Airheads 02-25-2015, 04:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,510
Posted By Big John Sny
I just soldered a couple new diodes on to mine...

I just soldered a couple new diodes on to mine for 6 bucks and kept riding.
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