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Forum: Airheads 09-13-2014, 04:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 924
Posted By One Less Harley
I feel like I'm riding in the 80's whenever I...

I feel like I'm riding in the 80's whenever I ride my R80 G/S, how cool would it have been to have the old girl in High School.....I was an out cast with my 1960 Austin Healey Sprite Mk1 (Bugeye) an...
Forum: Airheads 09-12-2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 683
Posted By One Less Harley
when I did a top end job on my R80 G/S with...

when I did a top end job on my R80 G/S with 94,000 miles I went ahead and did the main bearings too, just went back with standard size. The original bearings weren't bad, but what the heck they...
Forum: Airheads 09-09-2014, 05:28 PM
Replies: 676
Views: 63,948
Posted By One Less Harley
I had an R65 tank, it's taller at th eback and...

I had an R65 tank, it's taller at th eback and hold a half gallon more gas than the stock G/S tank. I can see why you'd want to go to the smaller tank. HPN tank is still my choice as it doesn't dent.
Forum: Airheads 09-08-2014, 04:47 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 35,907
Posted By One Less Harley
I didn't want a high compression motor, prefer...

I didn't want a high compression motor, prefer the one that burns kerosene:D
Forum: Airheads 09-07-2014, 04:39 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 35,907
Posted By One Less Harley
yes you are correct...I caught that before...

yes you are correct...I caught that before buttoning it up and rereading the Chilton manual, plus double checking at Snowbums site!!! good eye! Dimple goes closest to the rocker arm pedestal nut, not...
Forum: Airheads 09-07-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 35,907
Posted By One Less Harley
I spent some major bucks redoing the top end this...

I spent some major bucks redoing the top end this time, could have saved some money going with a 1000 set of jugs and pistons, but I wanted to keep to the low compression 800cc bore.

about $700...
Forum: Airheads 09-06-2014, 01:11 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 35,907
Posted By One Less Harley
I got he bike together last weekend. Checked the...

I got he bike together last weekend. Checked the ring gaps and they were right within spec. Proceeded to install the stainless pushrod tubes without to much trouble. I heated the cylinders and...
Forum: Airheads 09-05-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 963
Posted By One Less Harley
I have no complaints about my smooth running...

I have no complaints about my smooth running stock low compression R80G/S, just did the top end and brought everything back to new specs (rings, cylindrs and full head rework)..and it is noticeably...
Forum: Airheads 08-17-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 7,969
Posted By One Less Harley
would you guys just STFU..on this...ya bunch of...

would you guys just STFU..on this...ya bunch of :cry
Forum: Airheads 08-16-2014, 08:14 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 7,969
Posted By One Less Harley
please stop...the horse has died many post...

please stop...the horse has died many post ago:dhorse...no more SS digs or replies on the subject from him........or move this to JM.....
Forum: Ride reports 08-16-2014, 04:26 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,741
Posted By One Less Harley
out of motorcycling for some time...well you sure...

out of motorcycling for some time...well you sure do go for the full hog with that bike!!!
Forum: Airheads 08-16-2014, 04:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,316
Posted By One Less Harley
yes SS I read your post, but wanted to post up...

yes SS I read your post, but wanted to post up some "real numbers" instead of the ambiguous much thicker...but do appreciate the explanation of why thickness of the tube wall matters.

OK here's...
Forum: Airheads 08-16-2014, 02:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,316
Posted By One Less Harley
the walls were thicker on the SS ones, but the OD...

the walls were thicker on the SS ones, but the OD was for all practical purposes the the same size.. I'll get some measurement s for you guys, since I have them on the work bench.
Forum: Airheads 08-16-2014, 10:18 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,316
Posted By One Less Harley
I will be using the green lock tight. I...

I will be using the green lock tight. I assume..maybe wrongly that if the fit is tight they won't leak..

As far as the dept does I check my old tubes to see where they were plus another set of...
Forum: Airheads 08-15-2014, 07:39 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,316
Posted By One Less Harley
they were from Motobins, the ends were well...

they were from Motobins, the ends were well chamfered and lengths were the same as OEM.
Forum: Airheads 08-15-2014, 07:13 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 35,907
Posted By One Less Harley
http://i151.photobucket.com/albums/s146/ahobie17/R...

http://i151.photobucket.com/albums/s146/ahobie17/R80GS%20valve%20guides%20and%20rings/Exhaust%20Failure%20at%20less%20than%2026K/IMG_1575.jpg...
Forum: Airheads 08-15-2014, 06:54 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,316
Posted By One Less Harley
I did notice the collars were only about 2 mm...

I did notice the collars were only about 2 mm bellow the base line...not 5mm as suggested by Snowbum and pictured by AW.

Just left the heat gun on it for 20-30 seconds and drove them in with a...
Forum: Airheads 08-15-2014, 05:15 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,316
Posted By One Less Harley
pushrod tubes installed, very easily. Just heated...

pushrod tubes installed, very easily. Just heated with a heat gun and left tube in freezer for less than 1 hour, drove them in with a largish brass hammer. easily done. Diameters were equal to the...
Forum: Airheads 08-14-2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,316
Posted By One Less Harley
pushrod tube installation???

just want to ask the best way to install the pushrod tubes in the cylinders of a R80 G/S..or any airhead. I've got stainless tubes and should I put permatex #2 on them. I am guessing put the tubes...
Forum: Airheads 08-10-2014, 11:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 843
Posted By One Less Harley
Carl..i.e. flying teapot does the repairs too. ...

Carl..i.e. flying teapot does the repairs too.

http://www.flyingtpot.com/main.htm

the thread file works good for slightly boogered threads
Forum: Airheads 08-06-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 799
Posted By One Less Harley
they aren't over bore numbers, but just...

they aren't over bore numbers, but just correspond to a specific factory sizing, bores were matched to the appropriate pistons. Check your workshop manual for specific sizes. Chilton gives the specs,...
Forum: Airheads 08-06-2014, 03:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 799
Posted By One Less Harley
cylinders come in three different grades, A,B and...

cylinders come in three different grades, A,B and C (smallest to largest), each are matched to one of three different size pistons.
Forum: Airheads 08-05-2014, 06:22 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 35,907
Posted By One Less Harley
I have been making slow progress. Sent the heads...

I have been making slow progress. Sent the heads off to Carl (flying teapot). Where he will work them over with all new valves, seats, springs, guides and collars.

I had bought at set of "B"...
Forum: Airheads 07-19-2014, 08:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 594
Posted By One Less Harley
I'm having Carl do the heads and supply the...

I'm having Carl do the heads and supply the parts. I was given a set of heads. He said the seats were a little pounded, but good parts. I'll be using BMW valves and guides, plus BMW seats if he can...
Forum: Airheads 07-19-2014, 10:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 594
Posted By One Less Harley
Help! nickasil barrel for R80 G/S

I have "B"cylinder barrels which measure 84.836mm (right) and 84.8487mm left, BMW specs for the barrels are 84.805-84.815. There is no ring grove in the cylinders and they are not out of round. If I...
Forum: Airheads 07-09-2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 237
Posted By One Less Harley
wanted for nickasil R80 (Pistons 84.775mm) or "C" marked cylinders

For 1984 R80 G/S , but any nickasil R80 will do, in very good condtion.

I need either a set of pistons marked 84.775
or a set of "C" marked jugs.

PM if you have a set of either.
Forum: Airheads 07-08-2014, 04:46 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 35,907
Posted By One Less Harley
scored a set of heads..THANKS LEE303, same year...

scored a set of heads..THANKS LEE303, same year bike, same casting numbers and FREE!!!!

I noticed my cylinder and pistons were both marked "B", A,B, and C are used for each. Is it ok to use B...
Forum: Airheads 07-06-2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,685
Posted By One Less Harley
I voted earlier with no problems, but after...

I voted earlier with no problems, but after 26,000 miles I can say now I've had a exhaust valve fail.Also used the Elco uprated guides. I suppose it's possible that there was to much heat and maybe...
Forum: Airheads 07-06-2014, 07:22 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 35,907
Posted By One Less Harley
Here's a shot of the left head, what do you guys...

Here's a shot of the left head, what do you guys think, too rich??? The spark plug wasn't too white.
...
Forum: Airheads 07-06-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 35,907
Posted By One Less Harley
Elco High temp valve guides from motobins along...

Elco High temp valve guides from motobins along with the Swiss Intervalves.

Head has gouges in it hence the replacement head needed.

I've found some head prospects, but can I assume if the...
Forum: Airheads 07-06-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 2,787
Views: 505,111
Posted By One Less Harley
wanted right head and piston for R80 G/S

In need of a right head and piston for an R80 RT, G/S, ST from 1979-1987

casting # 1264569 R9
S1CO
280/4
Forum: Airheads 07-06-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 35,907
Posted By One Less Harley
Intervalve failure at 26,000 miles

I did a complete valve job (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=533058) less than 26,000 miles ago. Well today the exhaust valve failed..

The first thing I noticed was oil at the...
Forum: Airheads 07-06-2014, 02:46 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 226
Posted By One Less Harley
wanted badly R80 G/S right head

Did a valve job (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=24555758#post24555758) with the Motobins Swiss intervalve kit, had less than 26,000 miles on the new valves. I had just done a carb...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-27-2014, 04:02 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 9,937
Posted By One Less Harley
that's up to you to figure out....if you can read...

that's up to you to figure out....if you can read a rule.....
Forum: Airheads 06-23-2014, 05:56 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,424
Posted By One Less Harley
probably told the wife he would sell it, so put a...

probably told the wife he would sell it, so put a $15,000 tag on it..
Forum: Airheads 06-22-2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,424
Posted By One Less Harley
NFW.....bike hasn't been given any love...poor...

NFW.....bike hasn't been given any love...poor thing.
Forum: Ride reports 06-21-2014, 03:52 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 44,468
Posted By One Less Harley
Wrong size ball for trailer and wheel bearings...

Wrong size ball for trailer and wheel bearings this doesn't bode well for you guys.....hopefully you preped the bikes better than this......

Hope it only gets better..
Forum: Ride reports 06-19-2014, 08:02 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 31,699
Posted By One Less Harley
the reason you're not seeing many riders is 1)...

the reason you're not seeing many riders is 1) it's a little early as the Colorado passes may be still closed. 2) TAT'ers are going the same direction and relatively slow.

When I did the TAT, we...
Forum: Americas 06-19-2014, 10:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 581
Posted By One Less Harley
oh now you could slab it back. I had two of my...

oh now you could slab it back. I had two of my accomplices ride WR250s back, one rode back to Texas, one road back to Texas via Canada, I rode a DRZ back to Kentucky.....all took the superslab home.
Forum: Airheads 06-18-2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 865
Posted By One Less Harley
not sure of your exact application, but you may...

not sure of your exact application, but you may want to consider lock tight on those.
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