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Forum: Airheads 07-06-2014, 08:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 200
Posted By vma03
If there was a contest for the world's worst...

If there was a contest for the world's worst fabricator, I would win by a wide margin. I'll give it a shot, but I'm better at using tools versus making them.

Thanks!
Forum: Airheads 07-06-2014, 07:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 200
Posted By vma03
Driveshaft compressor tool for post 1980 airheads

Is there anyone in the greater Sacramento area that has one of these tools that I can rent so I can pull the driveshaft out of the swingarm?

I need to get the driveshaft rebuilt and have the...
Forum: Airheads 04-19-2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 794
Posted By vma03
What did you do to the PR tubes to secure the...

What did you do to the PR tubes to secure the bottom ring? Weld into place?

I've got my completely torn apart and starting the slow process of putting everything back together. It was suppose to...
Forum: Airheads 04-03-2014, 04:40 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,473
Posted By vma03
Got any you can share? I can't afford anymore...

Got any you can share? I can't afford anymore cardboard :)

Needed new exhaust spigots welded on, and now needs transmission rebuild, clutch rebuild, rear main seal replaced...oh and the projected...
Forum: Airheads 04-01-2014, 10:52 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,473
Posted By vma03
Hey, I'm starting to notice a theme here

Hey, I'm starting to notice a theme here
Forum: Airheads 02-19-2014, 01:24 AM
Replies: 612
Views: 68,892
Posted By vma03
I've been looking at a lot of builds to view...

I've been looking at a lot of builds to view different paint jobs. I like your frame color and was thinking about going for a slightly lighter shade of gray until someone suggested the tone on tone...
Forum: Airheads 02-18-2014, 09:18 PM
Replies: 612
Views: 68,892
Posted By vma03
Spencer - you have definitely inspired many of...

Spencer - you have definitely inspired many of us. After just riding the bike and not doing much except inflating the tires all last year, I decided it was time to replace the tube rod tube seals....
Forum: Old's Cool 10-16-2013, 09:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,059
Posted By vma03
Check out http://www.sohc4.net/ There's a...

Check out http://www.sohc4.net/

There's a ton of information on old Honda CB Fours. I acquired my CB550F about the same time as my R80/7. Besides syncing four carbs, the fours seem easy to work...
Forum: Airheads 09-22-2013, 08:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,525
Posted By vma03
good call. I'll take a measurement when I get the...

good call. I'll take a measurement when I get the rear wheel off.

Thanks again for the help!
Forum: Airheads 09-22-2013, 06:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,525
Posted By vma03
OK, I'll try increaseing PSI to 36 and change the...

OK, I'll try increaseing PSI to 36 and change the shocks to see if that fixes it Otherwise, I think it's time to remove the rear wheel and try the wider spacer.

Thanks for the help!
Forum: Airheads 09-22-2013, 07:28 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,525
Posted By vma03
Thank you for all the replies. The tire is...

Thank you for all the replies.

The tire is Avon RoadRider 120/90-18 set at 30 psi. It's the same tire that was on when the spacing was okay.

The shocks are in good shape, but the PO was 5'4"...
Forum: Airheads 09-21-2013, 09:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,525
Posted By vma03
Rear tire touching driveshaft

I have a 78 R80/7 with about 75k miles and the rear tire is touching the driveshaft and rubs when riding. When I got the bike, there was some space between the tire and driveshaft, but I never...
Forum: Airheads 05-04-2013, 08:02 PM
Replies: 612
Views: 68,892
Posted By vma03
This thread is so awesome! While looking...

This thread is so awesome!

While looking for a different motorcycle marque, a friend pointed me to a Craigslist ad for a R65 LS (he already has 2 of them, so passed and bought a Harley instead)....
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