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Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 10:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 227
Posted By Wirespokes
Since the needle moves when the input is spun,...

Since the needle moves when the input is spun, it's got to be the cable, or the transmission. No two ways about it.

The cable may spin on the test ride, but with no force against it (speedo...
Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 10:36 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 660
Posted By Wirespokes
Did you check the intake spigot to see if it's...

Did you check the intake spigot to see if it's tight???? :evil
Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 10:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 310
Posted By Wirespokes
The R80G/S a lot of times came with the...

The R80G/S a lot of times came with the kickstarter. Those were made from 81 to 86. That should mate to yours. I'm sure the parts are there. But a kick start trans in the newer ones like yours don't...
Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 10:14 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 6,228
Posted By Wirespokes
I find it interesting how some people tolerate...

I find it interesting how some people tolerate bullies and actually want them around. Lots of examples throughout history, and the destruction they wreaked. Sure, SS knew some stuff - I learned...
Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 09:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 289
Posted By Wirespokes
Why were you taking it off if it's a new rotor?

Why were you taking it off if it's a new rotor?
Forum: Airheads 05-03-2015, 10:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 572
Posted By Wirespokes
The coil isn't fixed. It's attached to the needle...

The coil isn't fixed. It's attached to the needle shaft and rotates around the magnet.

If you know what you're looking at in that photo, just above the coil you'll see a couple of rings. Those...
Forum: Airheads 05-03-2015, 10:41 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 660
Posted By Wirespokes
Exactly! It's obviously getting fuel, so it can't...

Exactly! It's obviously getting fuel, so it can't be a clogged passage! :evil

Maybe a bad o ring on the adjuster screw?

Check to see if the intake spigot is loose. It may only wiggle 20 or 30...
Forum: Airheads 05-03-2015, 10:32 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 6,228
Posted By Wirespokes
I guess if the bully isn't bullying you, he's ok....

I guess if the bully isn't bullying you, he's ok. Right?

I think what happened was he got boxed into a corner -- banned for abusive behavior enough times and told to cease and desist that he...
Forum: Airheads 05-02-2015, 10:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 874
Posted By Wirespokes
Some more data would be nice - like how it runs,...

Some more data would be nice - like how it runs, what's been done in the way of maintenance or repairs, state of the rubber, etc. It's got 92K so it's possibly ready for a some serious work.

How...
Forum: Airheads 05-02-2015, 10:00 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 6,228
Posted By Wirespokes
Any of you ever hear of the Trojan Horse? :wink: ...

Any of you ever hear of the Trojan Horse? :wink:

He's got some good data, but the baggage that comes with it... :eek1

But you know what? Nobody has to respond to a barbed comment. Really. If...
Forum: Airheads 05-02-2015, 09:30 PM
Replies: 8,002
Views: 1,632,699
Posted By Wirespokes
Very well done! You've turned a homely R100R into...

Very well done! You've turned a homely R100R into a thing of beauty!
Forum: Airheads 05-01-2015, 10:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 572
Posted By Wirespokes
Yes - it's part of the meter movement.

Yes - it's part of the meter movement.
Forum: Airheads 04-30-2015, 07:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 572
Posted By Wirespokes
In that case, check there's no metal grit stuck...

In that case, check there's no metal grit stuck to the magnet. Make sure it's very clean.
Forum: Airheads 04-30-2015, 07:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 313
Posted By Wirespokes
It's not the seal if loosening the ujoint bolts...

It's not the seal if loosening the ujoint bolts makes it go away.

One possibility is that they gave you the out-dated bolts. Earlier bolts were longer to account for a lock washer. It was found...
Forum: Airheads 04-27-2015, 10:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,354
Posted By Wirespokes
Love the R90! There's something special about...

Love the R90! There's something special about those bikes!

I think your head is in the right place - cleaning is always the best place to start.

Wobbles - there are several things that can...
Forum: Airheads 04-24-2015, 11:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 572
Posted By Wirespokes
Is this a mechanical tach? What model airhead is...

Is this a mechanical tach? What model airhead is this on?

The problem could be not enough clearance on one of the shafts. Or, it could be dried up lube that's gotten sticky, but I'd think the...
Forum: Airheads 04-22-2015, 11:31 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,712
Posted By Wirespokes
There must be a Murphey's law that no matter how...

There must be a Murphey's law that no matter how many vehicles you own, It's guaranteed a time will come when they're all down at the same time.

I also was in your position twenty years ago, so...
Forum: Airheads 04-21-2015, 06:55 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 14,426
Posted By Wirespokes
I've put off doing mine long enough. After seeing...

I've put off doing mine long enough. After seeing your results, I'm ready.

How much did you spend on paint?

Are you saying the only place to get the orange is Holt? He doesn't give out the...
Forum: Airheads 04-21-2015, 06:38 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,251
Posted By Wirespokes
Valve cover gaskets can be used over and over and...

Valve cover gaskets can be used over and over and over.

By the way - a good source of practical data on servicing airheads can be found on Snowbum's site:
...
Forum: Airheads 04-20-2015, 10:19 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,251
Posted By Wirespokes
Yep, that's how it's done. As for the high...

Yep, that's how it's done.

As for the high idle, my guess is the mechanical advance being sticky. If it was a vacuum leak or improperly set idle speed before completely warmed up, it wouldn't...
Forum: Airheads 04-17-2015, 11:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 886
Posted By Wirespokes
Seems like a great deal to me! I'd get it if you...

Seems like a great deal to me! I'd get it if you don't.

I think $300-$600 could get it on the road - battery, brakes, windscreen, mirrors and whatever else it might need.

Most guys toss the...
Forum: Airheads 04-17-2015, 10:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 641
Posted By Wirespokes
Well, what do you expect from us crazies? Of...

Well, what do you expect from us crazies? Of course our advice is to keep it.

Regarding having a bike in Bend - eastern Oregon is motorcycle heaven and I look forward every year heading out that...
Forum: Airheads 04-15-2015, 10:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 919
Posted By Wirespokes
Nice job! Looks great! Any plans to pinstripe? ...

Nice job! Looks great! Any plans to pinstripe?

I'm partial to the 77RS with its wire wheels.
Forum: Airheads 04-15-2015, 10:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 529
Posted By Wirespokes
Are they leaking oil or compression pressure? ...

Are they leaking oil or compression pressure?

Describe the problem for us. More detail, please!
Forum: Airheads 04-15-2015, 10:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 506
Posted By Wirespokes
Just so you know - the seals and bearings are...

Just so you know - the seals and bearings are interchangeable (though only one is right for the application). The bearing with the seal will interchange with the bearing that has no seal. They're...
Forum: Airheads 04-14-2015, 08:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 680
Posted By Wirespokes
Thank you! Good one.

Thank you! Good one.
Forum: Airheads 04-14-2015, 07:57 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,322
Posted By Wirespokes
The mixture screw o-ring looks good, but not the...

The mixture screw o-ring looks good, but not the other two.

Replacing the needles won't fix your problem. Like Rob said - it's gunk from the breather in the right carb. There will most likely be...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-11-2015, 06:25 AM
Replies: 955
Views: 71,718
Posted By Wirespokes
I'd like to get a set of bushings from you. Tried...

I'd like to get a set of bushings from you. Tried sending a PM, but your inbox won't accept any more messages until some are cleared out. I had the same thing happen yesterday. :lol3
Forum: Airheads 04-10-2015, 09:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,239
Posted By Wirespokes
Nice find! And it's even got low bars.

Nice find! And it's even got low bars.
Forum: Airheads 04-10-2015, 09:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 690
Posted By Wirespokes
Thanks for that! I know Craig, but hadn't thought...

Thanks for that! I know Craig, but hadn't thought of asking him. And, yes, you have to expect to be on the phone for a while when you call.

Is your exhaust all back together now? What's your...
Forum: Airheads 04-09-2015, 09:34 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,173
Posted By Wirespokes
Size doesn't matter

Take a look at Gaston Rahier - wasn't he something like five foot four? Standing next to the GS he won the Paris/Dakar race with, the seat hit him about mid chest. When he stopped, he had to hop off...
Forum: Airheads 04-09-2015, 08:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 690
Posted By Wirespokes
What is an IDS2? Is that a whole different...

What is an IDS2? Is that a whole different muffler?

It seems like there are enough SuperTrapps out there, that a fixed baffle insert would be desirable. Has anyone experimented with this approach?
Forum: Airheads 04-08-2015, 07:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 690
Posted By Wirespokes
SuperTrapp permanent baffles

The supertrapp muffler is a repackable unit with baffles on the end to somewhat dampen the sound.

The problem I've had is with tuning and quieting the things down. The most recent application was...
Forum: Airheads 04-08-2015, 07:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,019
Posted By Wirespokes
Henry - Changing the controls isn't necessary....

Henry - Changing the controls isn't necessary. Keep everything on the bars as it is and go to a different master for your controls if necessary. But I'd try the current master to see if it works -...
Forum: Airheads 04-07-2015, 08:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,019
Posted By Wirespokes
The GS and R100R (and Mystic) controls (and MC)...

The GS and R100R (and Mystic) controls (and MC) are different than the other airheads. They're the same as the K bikes of that era and parts don't interchange.

I was going to convert to a four...
Forum: Airheads 04-07-2015, 08:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 439
Posted By Wirespokes
I was just going to suggest machining the cast...

I was just going to suggest machining the cast pickups extension so it would stay flat to the floor. Only problem would be that the fastening bolts wouldn't line up, but perhaps that could be handled...
Forum: Airheads 04-07-2015, 08:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,044
Posted By Wirespokes
I was going to suggest one of those oilhead...

I was going to suggest one of those oilhead tachs. Seems I heard they work, but then I got to wondering - do the oilheads also run wasted spark?
Forum: Airheads 04-06-2015, 11:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 439
Posted By Wirespokes
The older airheads up till the 80s sometime had a...

The older airheads up till the 80s sometime had a steel bowl shaped pick up with an extension about an inch thick. It wasn't angled at all.

As for the height - is it not possible to extrapolate...
Forum: Airheads 04-06-2015, 10:42 PM
Replies: 1,044
Views: 405,848
Posted By Wirespokes
Here's one I found that looked interesting: ebay...

Here's one I found that looked interesting: ebay # 181702529917

And the one I told you about: ebay # 231500437448

If you have any luck locating parts I'd really like to know. I've given up...
Forum: Airheads 04-05-2015, 07:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 613
Posted By Wirespokes
I've seen 2" tachs on sale on ebay for $15...

I've seen 2" tachs on sale on ebay for $15 shipped. They're switchable for 4,6 or 8 cylinders and look a lot like VDOs, but aren't. Taiwan copies. Black with white numbers. Seems like worth a chance...
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