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Forum: Airheads 02-25-2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,270
Posted By Sabre170
Great info. Ignition: unknown age. I've...

Great info.

Ignition: unknown age. I've got a Dyna III. Maybe a good idea (although not a cheap one) to travel with an extra.

Rotor/bolt tool: yeah, someone else a few posts earlier also...
Forum: Airheads 02-24-2014, 08:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,270
Posted By Sabre170
I was actually eyeing Manistee as a possible...

I was actually eyeing Manistee as a possible place to stay for the night. IMF we do, you better bet ill be hitting ya up!
Forum: Airheads 02-24-2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,270
Posted By Sabre170
Thanks everyone thus far! Great info.

Thanks everyone thus far! Great info.
Forum: Airheads 02-24-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,270
Posted By Sabre170
Definitely. I too have already...

Definitely.



I too have already changed fluids, adjusted valves, brakes, new battery, rebuilt carbs, and some other basic maintenance tasks. I have an electric igniton, so no points to...
Forum: Airheads 02-24-2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,270
Posted By Sabre170
Thanks. This is the baby steps I've been doing...

Thanks. This is the baby steps I've been doing thus far. I'm currently at say step 4.5. I've provably done between half a dozen to a dozen 150mile rides.

It is the leap to step 6 that is new to...
Forum: Airheads 02-24-2014, 11:50 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,270
Posted By Sabre170
LONG road trip newbie

My brother and I are wanting to do a long road trip this summer. A loop around Lake Michigan. We are looking at probably in the 1000-1100 mile range depending on our route taken. I figure 4 days is...
Forum: Airheads 02-18-2014, 03:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 557
Posted By Sabre170
So, when looking super close, I can see that the...

So, when looking super close, I can see that the two fins that I'm pointing at have a greasy look/feel to them. The rest of my fins don't.

This photo is of the underside of my right cylinder.
...
Forum: Airheads 02-18-2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 557
Posted By Sabre170
My toe is ahead of my drive boot and it seems dry...

My toe is ahead of my drive boot and it seems dry there.
Neutral switch: don't think that is it. I've got no signs of oil on left boot, and all seems ok down there.


'78 100/7. Miles: ...
Forum: Airheads 02-18-2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 557
Posted By Sabre170
Ooooo.....talc. Nice suggestion.

Ooooo.....talc. Nice suggestion.
Forum: Airheads 02-18-2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 557
Posted By Sabre170
Definitely not gas. It doesn't smell like gas,...

Definitely not gas. It doesn't smell like gas, doesn't evaporate, and has a greasy feel like oil does.

Muffler....it is of the outside. Here is a photo of the accumulation over the past few...
Forum: Airheads 02-18-2014, 02:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 557
Posted By Sabre170
Phantom Oil Mist

So, in an effort to tackle one problem at a time, I've been holding off on this. My charging issue tackled in a different post seems to be better.

I've got some sort of a phantom oil leak. After...
Forum: Airheads 02-18-2014, 02:28 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 4,496
Posted By Sabre170
:D:D:D And boy was today such a great day to go...

:D:D:D
And boy was today such a great day to go riding and enjoy it!
Forum: Airheads 02-18-2014, 01:23 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 4,496
Posted By Sabre170
Just got back from another great ride. ...

Just got back from another great ride. Everything rode awesome! This time around, I rode normal. When cruising tried to maintain 3k rpm minimum and when stopped, just let the bike idle (didn't rev...
Forum: Airheads 02-13-2014, 03:55 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 4,496
Posted By Sabre170
I just put it on the charger....tbd

I just put it on the charger....tbd
Forum: Airheads 02-13-2014, 03:32 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 4,496
Posted By Sabre170
I've recently been wondering that exact same...

I've recently been wondering that exact same thing.....and after today's ride also did contemplate putting the stock battery back in......I still have it, but no clue if it is still any good as it...
Forum: Airheads 02-13-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 4,496
Posted By Sabre170
I did at one or two stoplights not keep the bike...

I did at one or two stoplights not keep the bike at 2k rpm's, and that is pretty much exactly how it reacted. My hesitation, however, is that with me being equipped with a much smaller than normal...
Forum: Airheads 02-13-2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 4,496
Posted By Sabre170
Today finally came a day when both work schedules...

Today finally came a day when both work schedules and weather allowed me to do more troubleshooting on my original problem.

I went for a long ride. Maybe 100miles or so. To my suprise and...
Forum: Airheads 02-13-2014, 06:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 724
Posted By Sabre170
Yes, the third wire turns the meter on. It has a...

Yes, the third wire turns the meter on. It has a digital display. I have double checked the instructions, and it is wired correctly. And more so, if I had swapped the two wires, the meter would stay...
Forum: Airheads 02-12-2014, 07:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 724
Posted By Sabre170
But if attenuation, wouldn't the .5v split always...

But if attenuation, wouldn't the .5v split always be there (I.e. even when only the running lights are on - first key click)
Forum: Airheads 02-12-2014, 03:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 724
Posted By Sabre170
Yes, I concur, the 2 wire is more...

Yes, I concur, the 2 wire is more accurate.....however, the three wire is definitely consistent in its error when riding. I can easily add .5v while riding. The 2 wire tape to the tank method just...
Forum: Airheads 02-12-2014, 03:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 724
Posted By Sabre170
Some numbers for ya: These are in the...

Some numbers for ya:

These are in the following format:

My good digital VOM/2-Wire meter/3-wire meter

Key off: 13.2/13.1/not on
Key to 1st click: 13.1/13.0/12.9
Key to 2nd click...
Forum: Airheads 02-12-2014, 02:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 724
Posted By Sabre170
Volt meter querk

I've been troubleshooting some stuff on my bike and have been discussing that in a different thread. This new querk is weird enough I think it warranted its own thread.

So, in my troubleshooting...
Forum: Airheads 02-11-2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 4,496
Posted By Sabre170
Ok....cool. That is prob about how hot mine got. ...

Ok....cool. That is prob about how hot mine got. I guess my definition of hot is just a little wussier than others.
Forum: Airheads 02-11-2014, 05:10 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 4,496
Posted By Sabre170
I'm a little confused here.....the rotor is right...

I'm a little confused here.....the rotor is right in front of the engine. Would not the heat from the eng alone be absorbed into the rotor and make it hot?

The only reason I ask, is with the...
Forum: Airheads 02-09-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,848
Posted By Sabre170
Yeah, my thoughts too. Probably best for me to...

Yeah, my thoughts too. Probably best for me to get my bike working well before I even think of trying this. Hahaha!
Forum: Airheads 02-09-2014, 03:00 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,848
Posted By Sabre170
Disston.....top of that photo.....you have a...

Disston.....top of that photo.....you have a cable running into the tube of your sub frame. Did you run all your wiring for your tail INSIDE of your subframe tubing??? I've considered doing this,...
Forum: Airheads 02-09-2014, 05:02 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,408
Posted By Sabre170
I did a similar thing do my /7, however, didn't...

I did a similar thing do my /7, however, didn't experience any major power losses after the conversion. I still have stock jets in my carbs.

Turning the handle quickly = loss of power. Sounds...
Forum: Airheads 02-08-2014, 06:24 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,848
Posted By Sabre170
Haha....yeah, I was wondering the same thing. ...

Haha....yeah, I was wondering the same thing. That is why I put the note below the photo....that is not my gearbox. Just one I found on the interwebs.
Forum: Airheads 02-08-2014, 05:38 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,848
Posted By Sabre170
Just to be clear....you mean one of these bolts,...

Just to be clear....you mean one of these bolts, right?
http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/zz16/sabre170/b3a9853dbf54980669798e9da04f6faa_zpsd34e4499.jpg

Note.....that is NOT my gearbox. Just a...
Forum: Airheads 02-08-2014, 05:21 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,848
Posted By Sabre170
Alternate Grounding Location

I know the standard stock location to hook up the negative terminal/ground of your battery is the little bolt on the gearbox....the bolt with the breather hole right next to the speedo cable.

On...
Forum: Airheads 02-05-2014, 07:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 855
Posted By Sabre170
Yeah, my VOM has a Hz function, and with some...

Yeah, my VOM has a Hz function, and with some simple math, should be able to convert from Hz to RPM's....however, the digital readout was jumping too much to see a good reading. It wasn't a reliable...
Forum: Airheads 02-05-2014, 06:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 855
Posted By Sabre170
Electric Tachometers (car vs. motorcycle)

So, I'm just more curious than anything here. I don't have my stock gauge cluster on my bike, and as a result, am only running a speedo. For every day riding, I never use my tachometer. I have,...
Forum: Airheads 02-04-2014, 12:38 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 4,496
Posted By Sabre170
Well, the weather isn't as nice as I was hoping. ...

Well, the weather isn't as nice as I was hoping. I just finished a few quick tests before I got too chilled.

First off......I've only changed ONE thing between my last ride of running bad and...
Forum: Airheads 02-03-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 4,496
Posted By Sabre170
This...

This (http://www.autozone.com/autozone/accessories/OEM-In-line-ignition-spark-tester/_/N-255s?itemIdentifier=900800) is the type of spark tester I got.....no gapping required....to my knowledge.
Forum: Airheads 02-03-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 4,496
Posted By Sabre170
Nope.....it doesn't drop below 10v while...

Nope.....it doesn't drop below 10v while cranking. Might drop to 10, but I haven't seen it below 10.

As always, thanks everyone for all the help,and input! I think that tomorrow, equipped with a...
Forum: Airheads 02-03-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 4,496
Posted By Sabre170
Dd I get too small of a battery? I talked to the...

Dd I get too small of a battery? I talked to the odyssey folks before buying it and they said I won't have problems with it on an airhead. I've got an Odyssey PC 545. About a year old.



When...
Forum: Airheads 02-03-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 4,496
Posted By Sabre170
Cool....thanks. Weather tomorrow is supposed to...

Cool....thanks. Weather tomorrow is supposed to be a little warmer. I'll hopefully be able to begin blow-dryer testing tomorrow. As for the fault will be the last thing I test......I'll be very...
Forum: Airheads 02-03-2014, 09:35 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 4,496
Posted By Sabre170
Yeah, I have rubber end NKG wires. As...

Yeah, I have rubber end NKG wires. As mentioned....pretty damn new, but that is an easy enough test to find out.

So, going forward with the next step being the hair dryer test. Where all should...
Forum: Airheads 02-03-2014, 09:04 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 4,496
Posted By Sabre170
Nope, not blue. I just went down and with...

Nope, not blue.

I just went down and with out taking the tank off I was able to see a part number stamped in the bottom of the coils. 0 221 100 028......my expert googling skills and shown that...
Forum: Airheads 02-03-2014, 07:19 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 4,496
Posted By Sabre170
Yeah, this is what my coils look...

Yeah, this is what my coils look like.....however, the yellow Bosch label isn't there......probably just fell off with time.



My spark plugs and wires aren't very old. I replaced less than a...
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