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Forum: Airheads 12-20-2014, 12:58 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,841
Posted By Big John Sny
Yeah I guess I didn't realize that I needed to...

Yeah I guess I didn't realize that I needed to qualify that it was a bad idea to put fire and gas together. Hot air works. The idea of the braided line is to restrict expansion so the shrink tubing...
Forum: Airheads 12-20-2014, 12:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 858
Posted By Big John Sny
Yeah, the big box fan is my method also. Allmost...

Yeah, the big box fan is my method also. Allmost all my and my sons bikes are air cooled twins, so one of the more used tools in the shop.
Forum: Airheads 12-20-2014, 12:06 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,841
Posted By Big John Sny
Why no heat shrink wrap? I thought it seemed...

Why no heat shrink wrap? I thought it seemed pretty slick. No more ugly frayed ends.
Forum: Airheads 12-20-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,841
Posted By Big John Sny
A tip from Perry's motorcycles was to use...

A tip from Perry's motorcycles was to use electrical shrink wrap to keep the ends from fraying.
Forum: Airheads 12-19-2014, 05:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,361
Posted By Big John Sny
Looks much better with the right stuff

Looks much better with the right stuff
Forum: Airheads 12-19-2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 858
Posted By Big John Sny
The airhead is running great. Still could use a...

The airhead is running great. Still could use a bit of dialing in, but felt great running down and getting it inspected. half the o rings in the carbs were busted.
Just a little simple green soak,...
Forum: Airheads 12-17-2014, 10:29 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,877
Posted By Big John Sny
I haven't seen anyone ask, so I will. What...

I haven't seen anyone ask, so I will. What happened to the overflow tubes. This should be your last line of defense against filling your crankcase with gas.

Many of those same Japanese bikes...
Forum: Airheads 12-17-2014, 09:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 858
Posted By Big John Sny
On the bright side, the needle and needle jets...

On the bright side, the needle and needle jets are probably super worn out making it richer. :rofl
Forum: Airheads 12-17-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 858
Posted By Big John Sny
Looks like 94/40/110

Looks like 94/40/110
Forum: Airheads 12-17-2014, 12:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 858
Posted By Big John Sny
I had all the numbers for the carbs on my 77. I...

I had all the numbers for the carbs on my 77. I think I got those straight from bing when I was discussing jetting with new fuels. I was running on the assumption that for a starting point these...
Forum: Airheads 12-16-2014, 10:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,103
Posted By Big John Sny
Cool, I will give that a shot.

Cool, I will give that a shot.
Forum: Airheads 12-16-2014, 09:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 858
Posted By Big John Sny
At least the carbs are incredibly easy to remove....

At least the carbs are incredibly easy to remove. After working on that concours for the last year, with its hour long process to remove the carbs, I almost enjoyed pulling these. The carbs are...
Forum: Airheads 12-16-2014, 12:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 858
Posted By Big John Sny
Blah Carbs

Just a vent. I don't know if it is just that the schedule is so crazy because of Christmas, or if it because I am building prototypes all day at work, or that the previous owner has obviously done...
Forum: Airheads 12-15-2014, 09:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,103
Posted By Big John Sny
I think I am looking for the wire mesh version....

I think I am looking for the wire mesh version. Probably does block some light though.
Forum: Airheads 12-15-2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,103
Posted By Big John Sny
Stone guard for the 8" headlight

Anyone know of one available or some idea where to get one?
Forum: Airheads 12-13-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,647
Posted By Big John Sny
80's engines burned oil because of the cylinder...

80's engines burned oil because of the cylinder wall finishes. They counted on RA for the people that were wen measuring. RA simply measured average roughness. Close spikes can have the same RA as...
Forum: Airheads 12-12-2014, 07:49 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,647
Posted By Big John Sny
Long cylinder wear life has much more to do with...

Long cylinder wear life has much more to do with the bearing ratio of the surface finish. Probably most important would be the Htp and MR2. One controls the load bearing surface and the other...
Forum: Airheads 12-12-2014, 07:26 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,846
Posted By Big John Sny
The K70 and the Golden Boy were two of the tires...

The K70 and the Golden Boy were two of the tires I was considering for mine. How do these do at freeway speeds?
Forum: Airheads 12-07-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,361
Posted By Big John Sny
Took the bike for a ride last night. I still need...

Took the bike for a ride last night. I still need to install the stock airbox I found, but the bike runs pretty good. It feels much different than my last airhead. !st gear feels really low, or at...
Forum: Airheads 12-07-2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,212
Posted By Big John Sny
Yep, charging away now. Threw in a new seal while...

Yep, charging away now. Threw in a new seal while I was there. hopefully it is good to go for a while.
Forum: Airheads 12-01-2014, 12:36 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,171
Posted By Big John Sny
Make sure you unplug or push back the brushes so...

Make sure you unplug or push back the brushes so they are not contacting while you measure the resistance between the slip rings.
Forum: Airheads 11-30-2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,212
Posted By Big John Sny
It was extremely tempting to upgrade though. If...

It was extremely tempting to upgrade though. If the stator was bad it would have been a no brainer. I decided there are too many little things that I can upgrade as I get this thing up and running....
Forum: Airheads 11-30-2014, 09:23 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,212
Posted By Big John Sny
I motorcycle commute so I will ride down to...

I motorcycle commute so I will ride down to freezing. If I am going to be above 60 mph for an extended period of time I will not go that low. My hands are the only part of me that it bothers as long...
Forum: Airheads 11-28-2014, 11:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 486
Posted By Big John Sny
I had the Ikons on my last airhead, I am guessing...

I had the Ikons on my last airhead, I am guessing they were pretty much the same shock from my understanding. These are the street strokers with the two different rate springs on them. It does make...
Forum: Airheads 11-28-2014, 11:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 486
Posted By Big John Sny
yeah, but I do think I have rust issues on the...

yeah, but I do think I have rust issues on the rod. I need to look at them closer and see if they are rebuildable, otherwise it is time to look for a rebuildable alternative.
Forum: Airheads 11-28-2014, 10:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 486
Posted By Big John Sny
That doesn't sound good. We talking about the...

That doesn't sound good. We talking about the piston rod pitting and causing the seal to leak? The rest of the shock appears to be painted/anodized/coated, ect
Forum: Airheads 11-28-2014, 07:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 486
Posted By Big John Sny
That sounds pretty good. Now I need to figure out...

That sounds pretty good. Now I need to figure out if they are rebuild able.
Forum: Airheads 11-28-2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,212
Posted By Big John Sny
Stator has about .6 ohms, so it should be good to...

Stator has about .6 ohms, so it should be good to go. I should probably just go ahead and find a used rotor and a cheap regulator and get this thing rolling.
Forum: Airheads 11-28-2014, 05:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 486
Posted By Big John Sny
Sorry, forgot the pic. Here it is.

Sorry, forgot the pic. Here it is.
Forum: Airheads 11-28-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 486
Posted By Big John Sny
Anyone familiar with these shocks?

Shocks that were on the bike when I got it. They say SW on them. are they any good. Maybe rebuildable?
Forum: Airheads 11-28-2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,957
Posted By Big John Sny
Ok, looks like the bolts are definitely gone....

Ok, looks like the bolts are definitely gone. Still not the most pressing issue with the bike, so I will probably be patient and wait for some parts to show up. Will have to see if I can find a clean...
Forum: Airheads 11-27-2014, 03:03 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,957
Posted By Big John Sny
Got it. I will look around for the hardware for...

Got it. I will look around for the hardware for the Reynolds through the stuff the guy gave me, but will likely look for a stock stand. I like the simplicity of not having to carry anything else...
Forum: Airheads 11-27-2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,916
Posted By Big John Sny
For some single to dual conversions I have run a...

For some single to dual conversions I have run a short hose straight from the existing caliper to the new caliper, using the double banjo on the existing caliper to hold the existing line from the...
Forum: Airheads 11-27-2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,957
Posted By Big John Sny
I do remember the first time the 77 did smoke and...

I do remember the first time the 77 did smoke and it freaked me out pretty good before I thought about it. It was a pretty rare occurrence though. Wondered if it does it more often on a higher milage...
Forum: Airheads 11-26-2014, 09:14 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,957
Posted By Big John Sny
So what is the update for the early 80s bikes?

So what is the update for the early 80s bikes?
Forum: Airheads 11-26-2014, 08:11 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,957
Posted By Big John Sny
It is funny, because I have always used my side...

It is funny, because I have always used my side stand for normal parking and the center stand for maintenance and road side emergencies (ie flat tire). I don't remember smoking people out that often...
Forum: Airheads 11-26-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,916
Posted By Big John Sny
I drilled and tapped my splitter, the one you...

I drilled and tapped my splitter, the one you show for the RS, and screwed my original brake light switch into it when I swapped over my 77. Probably better just to run the wires up to the handlebar...
Forum: Airheads 11-25-2014, 07:23 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,916
Posted By Big John Sny
I swapped an 80's front end on my 77 for the...

I swapped an 80's front end on my 77 for the better/reduced maintainance brake set up. I swapped to the handle bar master when I was out of the freeway and the "brake failure" light came on. Turned...
Forum: Airheads 11-25-2014, 07:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,212
Posted By Big John Sny
If we had one place that go to to answer all of...

If we had one place that go to to answer all of our questions then what would we talk about on here ?:rofl

Besides, I think most of this has just been me ranting because everything is broken. :)...
Forum: Airheads 11-25-2014, 03:02 PM
Replies: 7,245
Views: 1,446,471
Posted By Big John Sny
What side boxes are those Kanakaka?

What side boxes are those Kanakaka?
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