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Forum: Airheads 06-01-2014, 11:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 546
Posted By johnwgy
The diaphragms keep separating from the piston on...

The diaphragms keep separating from the piston on my flattops requiring some shadetree repairs with gasket sealant. Must buy a piston/diaphragm assembly at great expense, much nicer when you can buy...
Forum: Airheads 05-25-2014, 10:24 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,409
Posted By johnwgy
I really like those mufflers and they sound...

I really like those mufflers and they sound great. The web site doesn't show that style now, I will have to investigate a little deeper.
Forum: Airheads 05-25-2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,409
Posted By johnwgy
What is that exhaust, I would like that for my...

What is that exhaust, I would like that for my bike. Is it stainless.
Forum: Airheads 05-21-2014, 06:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,156
Posted By johnwgy
Were the raised cap tanks ever sold in North...

Were the raised cap tanks ever sold in North America. Before I bought this tank I had never seen one before hence my confusion.
Forum: Airheads 05-20-2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,156
Posted By johnwgy
I saw the screw on cap and thought only the pd's...

I saw the screw on cap and thought only the pd's had them. I had only seen recessed caps on steel gs tanks in my experience. Got it cheap enough that I'm sure I can get my money back out of it.
Forum: Airheads 05-20-2014, 01:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,156
Posted By johnwgy
I'm not sure what this tank really is. It doesn't...

I'm not sure what this tank really is. It doesn't seem big enough to be a PD tank, my 92 PD was much larger but then it had a huge glovebox in it. It has a screw on cap though and all the stock ones...
Forum: Airheads 05-19-2014, 09:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,156
Posted By johnwgy
I wasn't really soliciting bids. I'm not sure I...

I wasn't really soliciting bids. I'm not sure I even want to sell it. I was just curious as to value as I have not seen others for sale. In the back of my mind I still envision a scrambler style...
Forum: Airheads 05-19-2014, 06:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,156
Posted By johnwgy
R80 gspd tank value

Not sure if this is the correct forum; I just picked up a steel gspd tank from a garage sale. It won't fit my r80/7 seat without mods so I will probably list it for sale at some point. What is the...
Forum: Airheads 05-02-2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,227
Posted By johnwgy
I also just converted my single disc master...

I also just converted my single disc master cylinder the other day. I was encouraged by old greens success and decided to tackle it myself. It was simple, the cast drills and taps very easily and you...
Forum: Airheads 04-13-2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,019
Posted By johnwgy
I have just found another sealer that is...

I have just found another sealer that is advertised to be the best, Caswell sealer 2 part epoxy. Any experiences.
Forum: Airheads 04-13-2014, 10:22 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,019
Posted By johnwgy
Does redkote go over the factory liner even if...

Does redkote go over the factory liner even if it's flaking?
Forum: Airheads 04-13-2014, 09:14 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,019
Posted By johnwgy
por 15

Has anyone had any success using the por 15 tank sealing kit. Will it remove the factory red liner completely. I'm starting to get alot of red liner flakes clog up my internal fuel screens so figure...
Forum: Airheads 04-12-2014, 09:18 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,227
Posted By johnwgy
The brake light switch is basically installed...

The brake light switch is basically installed into the master cylinder just the same as the adapter, the only difference being the thread pitch so I can't imagine any hydraulic concerns going this...
Forum: Airheads 04-12-2014, 07:19 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,227
Posted By johnwgy
I'm right in the middle of a dual drake...

I'm right in the middle of a dual drake conversion myself. I have my spare master cylinder on the bench and have been running through the possible work arounds mentioned here. The easiest is probably...
Forum: Airheads 04-04-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 775
Posted By johnwgy
A thread hijack but I'm just doing a dual brake...

A thread hijack but I'm just doing a dual brake ate conversion to my 80/7 today. I'm about to mount the new sliders to my original tubes and notice that the holes in the 2 fork tubes point in...
Forum: Airheads 04-04-2014, 07:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 733
Posted By johnwgy
The Ultra-Wear-Resistant PTFE-Filled Delrin®...

The Ultra-Wear-Resistant PTFE-Filled Delrin® Acetal Resin looks like it would work perfect. Just cut off a length and install with a dab of jb weld. Now I need to find out if they will bother...
Forum: Airheads 04-01-2014, 12:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 733
Posted By johnwgy
Ate caliper sliders

Does anyone have a source for the little plastic plugs that fit into the top and bottom of the caliper. These are the pieces that provide the clearance between the caliper and fork and on which the...
Forum: Airheads 03-27-2014, 05:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 683
Posted By johnwgy
Vietnam cafe seats

Anybody try one of these seats being sold on ebay?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/301127340167?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649

They are from Vietnam and seem to be fairly...
Forum: Airheads 03-26-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,546
Posted By johnwgy
78 R80/7 isn't nikasil. I have 2 motors from 78,...

78 R80/7 isn't nikasil. I have 2 motors from 78, one a 1050 and the other stock.
Forum: Airheads 03-25-2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 816
Posted By johnwgy
You can buy prefab brake lines at any auto parts...

You can buy prefab brake lines at any auto parts store if you end up ruining yours. You will have to bend it yourself to match but they are really cheap.
Forum: Airheads 03-22-2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,562
Posted By johnwgy
long canister

I just studied Antons canister page and for the life of me can't see why a longer canister is required for a oil cooler. I thought I had all the parts to put a cooler on my R80/7 (1050 kit) but...
Forum: Airheads 03-17-2014, 07:02 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,405
Posted By johnwgy
The owner will not budge from $3700 so it looks...

The owner will not budge from $3700 so it looks like I will pass on this one. I notice he has just listed it on ebay so will be interesting to see if it sell's.
Forum: Airheads 03-16-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,405
Posted By johnwgy
The numbers do match and check out, even has the...

The numbers do match and check out, even has the proper badge on the steering head. Handlebar clamps are not correct, not sure why they would be changed but they where. Definitely a lot work required...
Forum: Airheads 03-16-2014, 09:25 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,405
Posted By johnwgy
Asking price is $3700. Not really sure if that is...

Asking price is $3700. Not really sure if that is good. No way to test ride it or even start it. Left carb is frozen and left valve cover is cracked open. I'm able to do the mechanical and paint...
Forum: Airheads 03-16-2014, 08:06 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,405
Posted By johnwgy
Cogswell, that makes more sense. The clamp...

Cogswell, that makes more sense. The clamp probably made an imprint in the frame. My over reaction that it was a crack.
Forum: Airheads 03-16-2014, 07:36 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,405
Posted By johnwgy
Stagehand, good eye. I didn't really notice...

Stagehand, good eye.
I didn't really notice that horizontal line with the naked eye. The camera flash picks it up. Sure looks like a crack doesn't it. Why would a frame tube crack like that, I...
Forum: Airheads 03-16-2014, 07:13 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,405
Posted By johnwgy
I was thinking a "rider" instead of a...

I was thinking a "rider" instead of a restoration. As for the cost to restore, it wouldn't be any more than getting any other old bmw on the road after sitting. Clean carbs, change fluids, check...
Forum: Airheads 03-15-2014, 09:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,405
Posted By johnwgy
Two piece crash bars. The bike isn't running so...

Two piece crash bars. The bike isn't running so it can't be test driven to see if it goes straight. The bike is actually in a museum with other old bikes and there isn't any reliable history of the...
Forum: Airheads 03-15-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,405
Posted By johnwgy
Frame Damage Advice

I went to check out a new project bike today. It was very obvious that the bike had been crashed on both sides as the installed crash bars had serious road rash. The right side downtube right below...
Forum: Ride reports 08-29-2013, 07:07 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 18,943
Posted By johnwgy
In case you haven't figured it out yet when you...

In case you haven't figured it out yet when you use your Canadian credit card to purchase gas at the pump just use any random US zip code. Since we always cross at Port Huron we just use that zip...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 03-13-2012, 06:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,814
Posted By johnwgy
Zumo 660 harness wiring diagram

This is a long shot but does anybody know the colour code for the Zumo 660 harness. I just bought a unit which the previous owner has cut the ends off and just left the power hookups. I would like to...
Forum: Airheads 07-02-2010, 12:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,823
Posted By johnwgy
I have been careless enough to have cracked an...

I have been careless enough to have cracked an oil pan from using it as a jacking point. It might look strong and will probably be okay with more care taken spreading the load but I will never try it...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-09-2010, 08:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,992
Posted By johnwgy
I just checked a pair of 1992 GSPD Canadian heads...

I just checked a pair of 1992 GSPD Canadian heads I have on the shelf. 42 / 38 valves and tapered adapter for 40 Bings.
Forum: Old's Cool 04-13-2010, 08:35 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,741
Posted By johnwgy
Just counted 50 links 78 R80/7 same chain

Just counted 50 links
78 R80/7 same chain
Forum: Old's Cool 04-24-2009, 06:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,621
Posted By johnwgy
Okay that clears up everything, the R65 block is...

Okay that clears up everything, the R65 block is pretty much useless to me except as a huge paperweight. I also have a usable R100 block available but the rear main bearing is toast and will need to...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-23-2009, 09:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,621
Posted By johnwgy
R65 block usable for R100 rebuild?

I'm about to rebuild my 1992 R100 with a new block due to ruined cylinder stud threads that have been butchered by the previous owner. I have available a free what I believe is a 1980 R65 block in...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-03-2008, 07:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,442
Posted By johnwgy
The older flywheel transmission had a longer...

The older flywheel transmission had a longer input spline that needed to be shortened to work with the newer clutch carrier.
Forum: Old's Cool 07-02-2008, 07:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,442
Posted By johnwgy
I enjoyed the lightened flywheel on my old 78...

I enjoyed the lightened flywheel on my old 78 with 1050 engine.Much quicker reving and smoother running due to being balanced.My tranny cluncked the same amount either way.If you are considering this...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-11-2008, 12:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 804
Posted By johnwgy
I have another 78 R80 block on my bench and the...

I have another 78 R80 block on my bench and the cylinders slide on no problem so that isn't an issue.I am also wondering if there would be enough piston to head clearance though.I remember reading...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-11-2008, 09:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 804
Posted By johnwgy
78 R80 heads on 92 100 cylinders?

Any reason I can't use 1978 R80 heads on 92 100 cylinders.My nephew has a 78 R80 I gave him a few years back to learn to ride on.Now that he has some experience I was thinking of throwing on some 92...
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