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Forum: Airheads 10-09-2012, 07:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 474
Posted By gasolinePony
Wicked Souping up the R75/6, one mistake at a time.

OK, so begins the slow chronicle of the soup-up of my R75/6. I'm new, and I'm starting from the ground up.

My first real job was to take apart my brakes, and change the piston. I added a new...
Forum: Airheads 10-08-2012, 08:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,851
Posted By gasolinePony
syringe worked a treat.

Thanks for the advice! I ended up doing it the tried and true way, because I'm new at it. I did however, use the syringe to pull the fluid down, while my buddy pumped the brake--nice method to get...
Forum: Airheads 09-21-2012, 01:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,578
Posted By gasolinePony
Hey Brun, thanks for the specifics! Very useful. ...

Hey Brun, thanks for the specifics! Very useful. I'm going to get to work on the computer.
Forum: Airheads 09-21-2012, 01:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,578
Posted By gasolinePony
Thanks a bunch. I'd be happy to see anything...

Thanks a bunch. I'd be happy to see anything else you feel like posting about it. :D
I'm thinking of tearing apart the stock /6 tach, and putting those guts in a new, or at least more attractive...
Forum: Airheads 09-20-2012, 02:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,578
Posted By gasolinePony
OK, you're my hero. This is exactly the type of...

OK, you're my hero. This is exactly the type of build I want to do. I wish you had made a thread chronicling this beauty.

I am so excited I might pee: is the /7 tach what is actually calculating...
Forum: Airheads 09-20-2012, 12:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,578
Posted By gasolinePony
Thumb +1, and where'd you get the chinese/russian...

+1, and where'd you get the chinese/russian bucket???
Forum: Airheads 09-20-2012, 12:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 822
Posted By gasolinePony
*The term "pig" shall be allowed in cases where...

*The term "pig" shall be allowed in cases where the Airhead in question is not performing in a manner that pleases.
Forum: Airheads 09-20-2012, 11:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 822
Posted By gasolinePony
The Solemn Airhead Pledge. As a lover of the 2-valve...

So I think that all Airheaders need to pledge some things. What would they be?

I'll start:




As a lover of the 2-valve twin, I solemnly swear that I shall not refer in any serious...
Forum: Airheads 09-20-2012, 11:16 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,578
Posted By gasolinePony
Yeah, I probably am. I like to rethink the can...

Yeah, I probably am. I like to rethink the can of worms before I pack them back in there. I mean seriously though, who wants to look at those things? Where's CrazyDrummerDude? He's also one of...
Forum: Airheads 09-20-2012, 11:02 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,578
Posted By gasolinePony
Respectful nodding, and no doubt the wise choice....

Respectful nodding, and no doubt the wise choice. My answer may not please: the 70's tachs/speedos are just so unappealing. Two big doofy bubbles, IMO, and I'm not married to OEM.

Understanding...
Forum: Airheads 09-20-2012, 07:21 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,578
Posted By gasolinePony
Cool2 Speedos Speedos and no beaches in sight.

Yes, I'm the guy who ended up with bpeckam's Old Red project. :D I'm selling Red at about what I paid and trying to get into working on my other bike, which is an R75/6, as previously mentioned.
...
Forum: Airheads 09-19-2012, 11:18 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,578
Posted By gasolinePony
Speedo Upgrade for 1975 R75/6

Hiya. So the tach and speedo are kind of crusty on my 74 R75/6, and I'd sure like to put something nicer on there. I am beginning to understand that speedometers are particular to the bikes they...
Forum: Airheads 08-21-2012, 11:02 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 16,054
Posted By gasolinePony
Hi, Craydds, great info here, thanks. I'm...

Hi, Craydds, great info here, thanks. I'm looking at some of that surface rust in the piston bore (piston itself I've already ordered). Would you recommend wax metallic finish to remove it?
...
Forum: Airheads 08-20-2012, 12:30 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,978
Posted By gasolinePony
Yeah, it's quite pitted. Replacing shortly. ...

Yeah, it's quite pitted. Replacing shortly. Ever used dow-corning HVG for the caliper, back of the pads/pin?

http://www.skygeek.com/dow-corning-976v-high-vacuum-grease-silicone-5-3-oz.html
Forum: Airheads 08-20-2012, 11:40 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,978
Posted By gasolinePony
Thanks for this. Now what parts do I coat with...

Thanks for this. Now what parts do I coat with this? There seems to be some disagreement. :scratch
Forum: Airheads 08-19-2012, 10:18 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,978
Posted By gasolinePony
Yep. Took off the wheel and had a much easier...

Yep. Took off the wheel and had a much easier time. Harder part was getting my fender out...bluduh.

Anyway, I took off the caliper, and found this:
...
Forum: Airheads 08-14-2012, 10:46 AM
Replies: 444
Views: 81,477
Posted By gasolinePony
I have a R75/6, and in the midst of trying to...

I have a R75/6, and in the midst of trying to figure out why my front wheel won't roll, I'm seeing very much what you've got depicted here. Rusty, and ugly under the MC. I have a few questions for...
Forum: Airheads 08-14-2012, 10:10 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,978
Posted By gasolinePony
Thanks. So this is for a 1974 R75/6 (single-disc...

Thanks. So this is for a 1974 R75/6 (single-disc ATE). So, to clarify, I thought that the bearing pin held the caliper in? I'd rather leave the tire on if possible, I'm working in a...
Forum: Airheads 08-13-2012, 02:05 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,978
Posted By gasolinePony
Hi, thanks for writing. I bled the whole system,...

Hi, thanks for writing. I bled the whole system, because I'm changing over to SS lines. I could take the wheel off, but, they are really really stuck on there. Is a rubber mallet out of the...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-13-2012, 07:09 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 7,535
Posted By gasolinePony
Eek Dave or Knary, Any new ideas about this? ...

Dave or Knary,

Any new ideas about this? I'm looking at that $397.00 price tag for a new master cylinder (mine is rusted onto a /6), and wondering if you guys had any luck...
Forum: Airheads 08-12-2012, 08:53 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,978
Posted By gasolinePony
So the reason I started this thread is that my...

So the reason I started this thread is that my front wheel will not roll. So, my first step was to bleed the brake line...

Now I have a question about the caliper--I pulled out the pin by screwing...
Forum: Airheads 06-18-2012, 02:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,851
Posted By gasolinePony
Fluid Brand?

Is there a particular brand anyone recommends for Dot 4 brake fluid?
Forum: Airheads 06-04-2012, 08:54 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,978
Posted By gasolinePony
@Chas, I'm going to look into the adjustment,...

@Chas, I'm going to look into the adjustment, thanks. I think I kind of want to tear it open though, since I've kept it outside through some tough winters, dirt roads, and the like.

Thanks,...
Forum: Airheads 06-01-2012, 02:56 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,978
Posted By gasolinePony
Thanks. More when my hands are dirty. ...

Thanks. More when my hands are dirty.

Snowbum says this:

There is a product called by various names, but it is a special grease for use in assembling the calipers. Some brake kits come...
Forum: Airheads 06-01-2012, 11:47 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,978
Posted By gasolinePony
@LarryBoy--you're the man. That's super helfpul....

@LarryBoy--you're the man. That's super helfpul. Sounds like maybe I can save the piston. Is there a good way to test it?

More Info:

I don't think it has to do with a rotor...
Forum: Airheads 06-01-2012, 10:40 AM
Replies: 507
Views: 126,311
Posted By gasolinePony
Look Familliar?

I'm the guy who ended up with The Red Baron!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/21749143@N06/7315496122/http://flic.kr/p/c9rQ8u (http://www.flickr.com/photos/21749143@N06/7315496122/)...
Forum: Airheads 06-01-2012, 08:00 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,978
Posted By gasolinePony
Explain It Like I'm Five--Newb Advice!!

Hi Wrenchers,

I am a newb from Holyoke, MA. To both AdRider, and to bike repair. I rebuilt my petcocks and recently changed my oil, and beyond that, I don't know nothin about nothin.

So,...
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