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Forum: Airheads Today, 08:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 328
Posted By CptImagine
Jim, it started out about 330mm . It was turned...

Jim, it started out about 330mm . It was turned trued and now is 328-329mm . They're used on Honda, 929 and 954 motorcycles . Readily available and cheap compared to other options .
Forum: Airheads Today, 05:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 397
Posted By CptImagine
Thanks again, I guess I'll have the original GS...

Thanks again, I guess I'll have the original GS heads done . Re ring and not mess with swapping .
Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 05:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 328
Posted By CptImagine
I do not have the exact figures written any where...

I do not have the exact figures written any where . There is +/- 11/16" dish difference going by my loose notes . Pic is the the 929 rotor on the original GS rotor . The 4 hub bolts are 130mm with...
Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 09:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 328
Posted By CptImagine
Hi Jim, Remember, necessity is the mother of...

Hi Jim, Remember, necessity is the mother of invention........The adapter is not that difficult really, just measure each set as it goes . I can't locate the numbers just now . I'll try n find them ....
Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 09:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 328
Posted By CptImagine
The caliper mount is 1/2" 6061 aluminum . I made...

The caliper mount is 1/2" 6061 aluminum . I made a model from hardwood . Local guy CNCed the aluminum bracket for $70.00, in 3 days . I made the spacers from 1" alum round bar . Cut them to locate...
Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 09:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 328
Posted By CptImagine
The rivets on the 929 rotor are located at a...

The rivets on the 929 rotor are located at a different place on the fork leg . A minimal amount of filing provided clearance .
Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 09:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 328
Posted By CptImagine
This is the profile of the adapter, OD 5 1/4"...

This is the profile of the adapter, OD 5 1/4" tapered 10 or 15 degrees as I recall .
Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 09:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 328
Posted By CptImagine
The adaptor thickness was arrived at to cover the...

The adaptor thickness was arrived at to cover the both heads . A step in the bore would have put left more meat at the inside of the adaptor . This pic shows bolt heads and area where a smaller ID...
Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 08:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 328
Posted By CptImagine
The heads of the 4 hub bolts just clear the...

The heads of the 4 hub bolts just clear the rotors bore . This pic shows that clearly . In hind sight, I think some additional material could have been left in the adaptors bore . I bought very long...
Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 08:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 328
Posted By CptImagine
Another GS brake upgrade .

I milled a 4 puck Brembo for the GS first . At least a 30% gain in my opinion . The rotor got to rattling , after 30,000 miles . I siliconed the buttons and began the figuring to mount a Honda...
Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 07:47 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,502
Posted By CptImagine
hi Jim, yes it's on my 93GS . It took some time...

hi Jim, yes it's on my 93GS . It took some time spinning excess metal from a 6" round piece . I'll find the numbers, take some pics . Then make a string . Not trying to high jack this thread .
Forum: Airheads 01-29-2015, 05:40 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,502
Posted By CptImagine
I used Honda 929-954 330mm unit , that's what...

I used Honda 929-954 330mm unit , that's what they measure . With a 4 puck Brembo caliper didn't cost a lot . I think I have the measurements written down will take some pics and will make a string .
Forum: Airheads 01-29-2015, 04:27 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 7,404
Posted By CptImagine
Yea buddy.........

That's been pointed out to me recently ... Dashing my proud feeling, just a little . It still makes a great screen saver ..
Forum: Airheads 01-29-2015, 02:15 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 7,404
Posted By CptImagine
78 RS with an 82 Front end

Rolling west on the Pa. turnpike, that motorcycle did fly . I was much younger then, and actually lost a lil speed, digging the camera out of my pocket .
Forum: Airheads 01-29-2015, 02:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 397
Posted By CptImagine
Thanks wrench

The RS heads have been upgraded by Randy Long . The RS setup is bolt on ready, while the GS heads need work $$$$ .

I guess I should have asked, if any gains would come . If I use the larger...
Forum: Airheads 01-28-2015, 10:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 847
Posted By CptImagine
You might want to ride an RS first

I had to sell my RS, after quite a few years . I developed serious pain in my neck on my way home one day . From then on, it happened every time I rode it . The RT keeps anything off you and is hot...
Forum: Airheads 01-28-2015, 10:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 397
Posted By CptImagine
GS valve job or head swap

My 93GS that is box stock, is due for a valve job . I have a fresh complete top end, carbs to cylinders from an 82RS . Question is .....

If the large valve/carb RS setup is used on the GS ....
Forum: Airheads 01-25-2015, 01:07 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 164
Posted By CptImagine
Siebenrock replacement kit 1000cc

I'm looking at a Siebenrock replacement kit for my 93gs, not the Power kit . I'm looking for owner/user feedback, I've read a lot but mostly find the Power kit data .

Are the advertised...
Forum: Airheads 01-25-2015, 05:55 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 154
Posted By CptImagine
Master cylinders required

My guess, one uses a 13mm and the other 15 mm master cylinder . I recall a swap that didn't go correctly years ago . In that case it was different MCs .
Forum: Airheads 01-24-2015, 09:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 471
Posted By CptImagine
If you do the work, the brake, fork seals are...

If you do the work, the brake, fork seals are easy jobs and not real costly . The carbs are not real challenging, and may cure 2 problems . Coil and wires are $100 if you shop right . New wires used...
Forum: Airheads 01-24-2015, 09:21 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 729
Posted By CptImagine
T-5 Borg Warner ?

Borg Warner T-5 5 speeds in Chevy S10s use ATF, the GM factory spec. Many Jeeps used the T-5 as well as Mustangs, Camaros etc . It's about efficiency, the ATF producing far less resistance than any...
Forum: Airheads 01-24-2015, 12:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 395
Posted By CptImagine
Clean the fuel system

Put new juice in the FD, Trans, Engine, Brakes . Get it running, ride it, it will tell you what it needs . Throwing cash at it blindly could be very expensive .
Forum: Airheads 01-24-2015, 12:36 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,731
Posted By CptImagine
I see more than $300 worth of parts on it

Like one head and good cylinder, mono swing arm, etc . I'd go that if within 100 miles of my place . More if delivered with a title . Sand blast cabinets are magic workers .
Forum: Airheads 01-23-2015, 06:15 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,701
Posted By CptImagine
That Sir is beyond cool

{Actually I have 4 of these at the moment. All bought for between $10-20. My wife works at a school for the disabled, I buy them, fix them up, and give them to the school. They're sturdy, simple and...
Forum: Airheads 01-23-2015, 05:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 596
Posted By CptImagine
My GS has a PD tank, 3 piece alum cases filled...

My GS has a PD tank, 3 piece alum cases filled with weeks of spares, tank panniers, tools and camping gear . That with geared up 190 lbs of me and get 18,000 miles on front Distanzias, rears 9,000...
Forum: Airheads 01-22-2015, 06:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 596
Posted By CptImagine
93 GS, I run Distanzias at 42psi, check the air...

93 GS, I run Distanzias at 42psi, check the air every several days on the road . They leak down a bit some times, depends on temps . @ 42psi I wear out 2 rear tires to one front .
Forum: Airheads 01-22-2015, 06:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 729
Posted By CptImagine
Lucas 75w90 syn

I've used this stuff for years . It costs a bit, but it lasts and lasts and lasts, without breaking down . Pa. winter through Mexico and back .
Forum: Airheads 01-19-2015, 05:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 704
Posted By CptImagine
I soak green connections vinegar, the entire...

I soak green connections vinegar, the entire connector . Soak and rinse with hot water . Blow air thru to completely dry . Then any type electric grease schmoozed in . Rub some vinegar on a water...
Forum: Airheads 01-19-2015, 04:51 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,409
Posted By CptImagine
Me I'd

Braze it, after through cleaning . The crack isn't on the other side of the hole is it ? Just my 2 cents .
Forum: Airheads 01-16-2015, 04:23 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,190
Posted By CptImagine
Serious question

Does anyone here know of another world class motorcycle, that has as varied opinions regarding the usefulness or safety of a factory installed side stand ?
Forum: Airheads 01-15-2015, 05:12 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,190
Posted By CptImagine
Aftermarket

The GS loaded will take me down with it, trying to dismount, without a side stand down . Techniques to put down a GD side stand work at WalMart, not when you need to get off it, in a hurry .
Forum: Airheads 01-15-2015, 04:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 881
Posted By CptImagine
Air compressor

Bicycle pump short falls show up when in a ditch, needing air . My compressor has helped more stranded bicycle pump owners than all my other tools combined . Ride safe
Forum: Airheads 01-11-2015, 10:00 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,639
Posted By CptImagine
If it idles after starting and warmed, likely not...

If it idles after starting and warmed, likely not the valves . Mine did the same thing a couple times, I had a bad coil . Starting fluid, ether, in an airhead... I respectfully suggest you do not put...
Forum: Airheads 01-09-2015, 10:15 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,302
Posted By CptImagine
Hey Jim;.... Necessity is in fact the true...

Hey Jim;.... Necessity is in fact the true "Mother of Invention" Frank is just an observer .
Forum: Airheads 01-09-2015, 10:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 835
Posted By CptImagine
Hepco Becker mount racks are worthy of my 27 year...

Hepco Becker mount racks are worthy of my 27 year retired Ironworker/Welder approval . There is a die cast piece in the latch that will break if the case gets hit hard enough . The compromised latch...
Forum: Airheads 01-09-2015, 08:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 835
Posted By CptImagine
Hepco Becker

Standard aluminum models have heavy extruded aluminum frames bottom and top . They don't deform when you get off, hit cars etc. They also have ultra heavy duty mounts . Many cases without some kind...
Forum: Airheads 01-09-2015, 07:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 509
Posted By CptImagine
They work it's all in the setup

I've used Telas and SJ tube types, settling on Telas . Both require proper setup . As under engineered as these front forks are, any time they're whacked hard enough, pot hole, curb, possum, etc . It...
Forum: Airheads 01-09-2015, 06:04 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,302
Posted By CptImagine
Have a giggle Big John

You are correct the center stands changed early 80's . I am not sure but do think the 65s won't work on 100s. I could be wrong . The Rt had a cracked swingarm, this method held the back end up ......
Forum: Airheads 01-04-2015, 06:20 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,062
Posted By CptImagine
Crash bar from the above episode

I believe the bar collapsed, preventing some serious damage .
Forum: Airheads 01-04-2015, 06:16 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,062
Posted By CptImagine
This one made 9,000 miles

Fell off hard way up in the Oaxaca mountains . Broke the gasket into 3 pieces, screwed the cooler and crushed the crash bar . I limped into Oaxaca, I carry 1 1/2 quarts of oil for these kinda...
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