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Forum: Airheads 01-28-2015, 09:00 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,777
Posted By AntonLargiader
You'd think, but a recent Consumer Reports test...

You'd think, but a recent Consumer Reports test centered on how often the scales read to within a pound. The best ones always did, the others less often but given the weight of a typical human you...
Forum: Airheads 01-28-2015, 08:39 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,777
Posted By AntonLargiader
From what century does that expectation come? ...

From what century does that expectation come?

No one could sell a scale that was 10% off. Bathroom scales reading 15~25 pounds wrong would be laughed off the market. Truck scales reading several...
Forum: Airheads 01-27-2015, 06:21 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,777
Posted By AntonLargiader
I have a PD and a half in pieces right now so I...

I have a PD and a half in pieces right now so I can probably get some of these weights if it helps anyone.

I recently weighed an R80 and an R80G/S and IIRC the R80 was ten pounds more after I...
Forum: Airheads 01-27-2015, 06:02 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 4,130
Posted By AntonLargiader
There are always some salvageable parts but a lot...

There are always some salvageable parts but a lot of the in-demand parts are likely to be damaged in that one. It has definite parts value, though. Whether it's worth repairing hinges on a closer...
Forum: Airheads 01-26-2015, 11:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 399
Posted By AntonLargiader
For the /5, I recently bought one from BMW. Dirt...

For the /5, I recently bought one from BMW. Dirt cheap and looks great. I have yet to install it though; it was an impulse buy. :)
Forum: GS Boxers 01-26-2015, 06:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 419
Posted By AntonLargiader
How much pinion wobble is there? There may be no...

How much pinion wobble is there? There may be no point just replacing the seal.
Forum: Airheads 01-26-2015, 06:15 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 4,130
Posted By AntonLargiader
My guess is that the small loose bit is a ball...

My guess is that the small loose bit is a ball from the front output bearing that escaped.

You might find that the three helical gears are all damaged, if the output shaft has been moving around.
Forum: Airheads 01-25-2015, 07:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,730
Posted By AntonLargiader
Monolever - big gauges - single disk - original...

Monolever - big gauges - single disk - original blue paint - dual exhaust - pretty sure it's an R65.
Forum: Airheads 01-19-2015, 06:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 489
Posted By AntonLargiader
Those switches do fail. There is a sliding...

Those switches do fail. There is a sliding contact in there, and the fixed contact heats up and recesses into the plastic as the plastic melts. If you disassemble enough you can see that one contact...
Forum: Airheads 01-19-2015, 06:38 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 4,130
Posted By AntonLargiader
Hard to tell - it does look like a bad weld...

Hard to tell - it does look like a bad weld repair in a way - but if the transmission locked up then it's probably a completely grenaded bearing there. If it looks like I suspect it looks on the...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-16-2015, 09:41 AM
Replies: 2,010
Views: 101,899
Posted By AntonLargiader
Dakar movie night update

I think we had 13~14 people in all come over last night. Sorry the audio was so bad on the Robby Gordon part but I didn't do the mastering for NBC.

The next - and last I suppose - Dakar movie...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-08-2015, 06:07 AM
Replies: 2,010
Views: 101,899
Posted By AntonLargiader
Movie Night, Sunday the 11th

I think we had eleven people last night, watching the first three days of Dakar coverage. With a little time left over, we added the first half of NBC’s special on Robby Gordon’s “Road to Dakar” at...
Forum: Airheads 01-07-2015, 01:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,015
Posted By AntonLargiader
RJ9 and RJ11, forget it. They will just corrode....

RJ9 and RJ11, forget it. They will just corrode. BTDT with several accessories that have used them, and I assume RJ45 would be the same. They work inside a car...

Use something like Molex. The...
Forum: Airheads 01-07-2015, 06:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,008
Posted By AntonLargiader
Has anyone been in touch with them recently? The...

Has anyone been in touch with them recently? The phone has gone to voice mail for the last month or more, and I've never gotten a call back.

BTW, I also experienced that rough inside diameter that...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-06-2015, 06:47 PM
Replies: 2,010
Views: 101,899
Posted By AntonLargiader
January Movie Nights

It's DAKAR time! The January Movie Night is a series starting tomorrow (Wednesday) at 7:00 PM at the shop. We will have three nights' worth of EuroSport coverage and then take a quick poll as to when...
Forum: Airheads 01-05-2015, 11:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 872
Posted By AntonLargiader
There may be someone closer to Denmark with the...

There may be someone closer to Denmark with the right tools. :)

Here in the US, there are quite a few shops with the jigs to drill/tap straight for the helicoil. I'm just one of them.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-02-2015, 02:56 PM
Replies: 796
Views: 54,082
Posted By AntonLargiader
I have seen that cracked pin also, on an 1150.

I have seen that cracked pin also, on an 1150.
Forum: Racing 01-02-2015, 10:15 AM
Replies: 1,969
Views: 180,879
Posted By AntonLargiader
They would have had to be faking it all the way...

They would have had to be faking it all the way back to "Dust to Glory" right?
Forum: Airheads 12-30-2014, 06:09 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,674
Posted By AntonLargiader
They're both nice. The real difference is that...

They're both nice. The real difference is that the second one isn't being advertised as super original.
Forum: The Garage 12-29-2014, 07:16 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,052
Posted By AntonLargiader
It depends what you want to do, of course, but...

It depends what you want to do, of course, but for mechanical work I think metal is the way to go. The nicest I have seen are stainless sheet over wood; they clean easily and have a bit of give to...
Forum: The Garage 12-29-2014, 06:42 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,301
Posted By AntonLargiader
I can't believe I'm the first one to say this but...

... this thread is worthless without pics.
Forum: Airheads 12-29-2014, 04:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 679
Posted By AntonLargiader
Bing did a beautiful little repair for me on a...

Bing did a beautiful little repair for me on a stripped R51/3 carb thread.
Forum: Old's Cool 12-28-2014, 11:44 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,160
Posted By AntonLargiader
The R75/5 came with that in the beginning. The...

The R75/5 came with that in the beginning. The chart of ratios and speedo numbers is on Snowbum's website.
Forum: Airheads 12-28-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 679
Posted By AntonLargiader
Before you have another go at it, soak it in...

Before you have another go at it, soak it in penetrant and heat-cycle it a bunch. The threads are exposed from the venturi side, so that is where some penetrant would be best used. If you do break...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-28-2014, 06:35 AM
Replies: 1,282
Views: 64,582
Posted By AntonLargiader
s_ruffner, your images do not show. They seem to...

s_ruffner, your images do not show. They seem to be attachments but I thought attachments were disabled here years ago.

EDIT: never mind now they do...
Forum: Airheads 12-26-2014, 04:38 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,674
Posted By AntonLargiader
Nice bike. I'd be happy if the '70s bikes that...

Nice bike. I'd be happy if the '70s bikes that came into the shop were that nice. It's just not super-original or super-clean. And when you pump the bike up that much people are just going to pick at...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-26-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 2,010
Views: 101,899
Posted By AntonLargiader
Wow. Not sure but that might have been me in the...

Wow. Not sure but that might have been me in the blue jacket, in the back.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-25-2014, 10:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,092
Posted By AntonLargiader
I do these the old fashioned way. The case and...

I do these the old fashioned way. The case and cover variation is very small, which is why the specified method works well enough that they last, but I prefer to make them exactly right.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-24-2014, 08:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,092
Posted By AntonLargiader
Here's what I found: Input shaft: 138.55 ~...

Here's what I found:
Input shaft: 138.55 ~ 138.60 mm
Intermediate: 198.95 ~ 199.00 mm
Output shaft: 192.95~193.00 mm
Forum: GS Boxers 12-23-2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,092
Posted By AntonLargiader
I have those dimensions in a manual somewhere. I...

I have those dimensions in a manual somewhere. I keep forgetting to look for it.
Forum: Airheads 12-23-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,096
Posted By AntonLargiader
Very cool; love it. Thanks for sharing that!

Very cool; love it. Thanks for sharing that!
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-23-2014, 07:13 AM
Replies: 2,010
Views: 101,899
Posted By AntonLargiader
December movie night

Despite the no-shows we still had over a dozen people there. The Comfy Chairs were a big hit. "Best movie seats ever" was one comment. We need better audio but that is already addressed.

As...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-20-2014, 11:15 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,160
Posted By AntonLargiader
Chris would be the expert on what he meant by...

Chris would be the expert on what he meant by that.
Forum: Old's Cool 12-20-2014, 11:06 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,160
Posted By AntonLargiader
The drives all had that flange until the disc was...

The drives all had that flange until the disc was introduced. It was eliminated at that point for all drives: drum and disk. It should be easy to mill off.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-15-2014, 05:47 AM
Replies: 2,010
Views: 101,899
Posted By AntonLargiader
Movie night tomorrow!

Tomorrow (Tuesday) we're kicking off some old Dakar footage at 6:30 and at 7:30 we start the main event: World's Fastest Indian.

I have about 80 people on the email distribution for that now, but...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-14-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 858
Posted By AntonLargiader
Given that a new transmission is $3500 and the...

Given that a new transmission is $3500 and the labor to replace it is about six hours, I don't see how it would go over $4500 if the problem is the transmission itself.

I am very confident that...
Forum: Airheads 12-13-2014, 05:39 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,599
Posted By AntonLargiader
Compensating for something that's still not...

Compensating for something that's still not right, maybe? You should be able to pull the lever all the way without damaging stuff.
Forum: Airheads 12-10-2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 12,460
Posted By AntonLargiader
I suppose it all depends what your expectations...

I suppose it all depends what your expectations are, since it will run the way it is now, but if you put the head back together thinking those valves were good then IMO you really need someone else...
Forum: Airheads 12-10-2014, 09:49 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,401
Posted By AntonLargiader
There are a lot of metal-metal junctions stacked...

There are a lot of metal-metal junctions stacked up that have to keep oil from coming out the nose of the drive gear. The fit of the pinion bearing to the shaft, the back of the drive gear to the...
Forum: Airheads 12-09-2014, 06:53 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 12,460
Posted By AntonLargiader
You need to reface this valves and seats. The...

You need to reface this valves and seats. The exhausts look like they will need very little, but those intakes are definitely cupped and I'd expect the guides to be shot, too. When the intakes are...
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