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Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 07:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 407
Posted By disston
If you clean the tops of the pistons you will...

If you clean the tops of the pistons you will find some numbers. This is the size of the piston.
Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 02:25 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,608
Posted By disston
I think if you sit on the tank backwards you...

I think if you sit on the tank backwards you might be able to reach the gear shift.

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Forum: Equipment Yesterday, 01:33 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 17,090
Posted By disston
I have not counted on the adhesive to hold...

I have not counted on the adhesive to hold anything. I have bolted all mounts in place.

I am not riding off road so I don't think there will be a problem with the lens falling out. Of course...
Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 01:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 233
Posted By disston
I understand maybe but I personally wouldn't...

I understand maybe but I personally wouldn't hesitate to pull the cover just to do the seals if I needed to. Just need a new gasket and two donuts in addition to the seals.

The advantage of...
Forum: Equipment Yesterday, 01:17 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 17,090
Posted By disston
The cable that comes with the box is 1.5 meters?...

The cable that comes with the box is 1.5 meters? So I think that is about 4 feet?

Charlie
Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 12:50 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,716
Posted By disston
Cafe the gear box. :freaky Damage looks...

Cafe the gear box. :freaky

Damage looks pretty severe. I see part of the front output shaft bearing outer race broken off. Can't imagine that this much damage was done with no warning. But people...
Forum: Equipment Yesterday, 10:09 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 17,090
Posted By disston
In the picture above I would like another of the...

In the picture above I would like another of the mounts for the camera module. The item in the lower right hand side. I would also like one of the threaded mounts with the 1/4x20 stud directly above...
Forum: Airheads 01-25-2015, 04:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 525
Posted By disston
It looks clean. I tend to take people's word for...

It looks clean. I tend to take people's word for it but you can at least look at the wear pattern on the rear brake pedal. :freaky
Forum: Airheads 01-25-2015, 02:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 525
Posted By disston
Those fairings are hard to sell because everybody...

Those fairings are hard to sell because everybody today has been bitten by the naked bike bug. They were the way to go back when this bike was newer. So don't expect to get much for it if you can...
Forum: Airheads 01-25-2015, 09:00 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,608
Posted By disston
bmwhacker is the only sane one around here it...

bmwhacker is the only sane one around here it seems. He sells almost as much as he buys. :freaky
Forum: Airheads 01-25-2015, 08:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 407
Posted By disston
If you park on the side stand you will have a bit...

If you park on the side stand you will have a bit of smoke when the bike is started.They all do that to some extent depending on how many miles on the engine and how long parked on the side stand....
Forum: Equipment 01-24-2015, 08:39 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 17,090
Posted By disston
Is it possible to buy extra brackets from you or...

Is it possible to buy extra brackets from you or somebody else? I think I would also like a shorter cable?
Forum: Equipment 01-24-2015, 07:17 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 17,090
Posted By disston
I bought two C3 also. I have only used one so...

I bought two C3 also. I have only used one so far. Great videos. I'm very happy with the product.
Forum: Airheads 01-24-2015, 05:20 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,716
Posted By disston
Take the tube with two shifting forks out....

Take the tube with two shifting forks out. Sometimes needs some heat/

Heat the case with it suspended between two blocks of wood so the shafts are free to fall a couple of inches. Hot enough and...
Forum: Airheads 01-24-2015, 05:12 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,051
Posted By disston
The Airheads have changes almost every year. Some...

The Airheads have changes almost every year. Some years it's one thing like the engine and a few years later there are changes in the transmission. In theory the later models are better. But yes the...
Forum: Airheads 01-23-2015, 06:37 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 5,601
Posted By disston
OK I found the jet needle pos in the /6 owners...

OK I found the jet needle pos in the /6 owners manual. And again it is different from the Bing Book. The BB says jet needle pos is clip #2 the Owners manual says clip #1.

I have always used #2 on...
Forum: Airheads 01-23-2015, 12:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 528
Posted By disston
If you remove the oil cooler that will be...

If you remove the oil cooler that will be sellable. Many riders are into better wear and tear and better handling of being stuck in traffic. Just to name a few.
Forum: Airheads 01-23-2015, 11:24 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 5,601
Posted By disston
So I found that idle mixture screw settings are...

So I found that idle mixture screw settings are in my /6 owners manual and the numbers agree with the numbers in the Bing Book (for my R90/6)

No numbers for jet needle position in owners manual. ...
Forum: Airheads 01-23-2015, 11:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 528
Posted By disston
You may want to try and sell the fairing but as...

You may want to try and sell the fairing but as has been said, they move slow, there's not much of a market and you won't get big bucks for one. The currant trend in style is naked bikes. So nobody...
Forum: Airheads 01-23-2015, 10:45 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,157
Posted By disston
The reason for the left cylinder forward; Most...

The reason for the left cylinder forward; Most people in the World are right handed. The bike is mounted from the left just like a horse. More room for mounting but also the dominant foot, the right...
Forum: Airheads 01-23-2015, 01:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 295
Posted By disston
I think I saw them recently somewhere but forget...

I think I saw them recently somewhere but forget where that was. Another brand of bike I think.
Forum: Airheads 01-23-2015, 12:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 528
Posted By disston
Learning how to do the oil change it is critical....

Learning how to do the oil change it is critical. That is to say, it could be life or death for the bike. It's not a terribly hard thing to do just a little confusing. Follow the directions on...
Forum: Airheads 01-23-2015, 12:27 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,608
Posted By disston
She's a butte. You have my admiration.

She's a butte. You have my admiration.
Forum: Airheads 01-22-2015, 11:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 295
Posted By disston
New latches used to be available. They are hard...

New latches used to be available. They are hard to impossible to find nowadays. Don't know if you could change over the locks, think not, which means you would have another key, possibly a different...
Forum: Airheads 01-22-2015, 10:26 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 5,601
Posted By disston
I didn't know it was there.

I didn't know it was there.
Forum: Airheads 01-22-2015, 10:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,075
Posted By disston
A bike built in October should be a next years...

A bike built in October should be a next years model. This was the convention for many years. The actual cut off point is September. Bikes built in September are next years model.

However I think...
Forum: Airheads 01-22-2015, 09:44 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 5,601
Posted By disston
There is a recommended setting for the the carb...

There is a recommended setting for the the carb mixture screws to start the balance procedure. The number of turns is in a book published by Bing, often called the Bing Book. This info and also the...
Forum: Airheads 01-22-2015, 09:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 780
Posted By disston
It is possible to break the wire connection with...

It is possible to break the wire connection with the copper end piece in the coil top. I have done it. The copper piece was then buried inside the coil and difficult to remove but some aggressive...
Forum: Airheads 01-22-2015, 09:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 246
Posted By disston
My bike had the same defect when I bought it....

My bike had the same defect when I bought it. Lived this way for many years but one day I came upon one that was whole and changed it out.

Also no idea how it happened and never found the piece....
Forum: Airheads 01-22-2015, 05:43 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,157
Posted By disston
I think it was a convention adopted many years...

I think it was a convention adopted many years ago for engines to use the rotation they do. There may be some backwards rotating engines even today but the majority have this rotation.

On bigger...
Forum: Airheads 01-22-2015, 05:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 702
Posted By disston
How bad does it smell?

How bad does it smell?
Forum: Airheads 01-22-2015, 04:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 702
Posted By disston
How many miles have you put on this stuff? Is it...

How many miles have you put on this stuff? Is it being used in an Airhead? (not something similar)
Forum: Airheads 01-22-2015, 01:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 972
Posted By disston
I would love to get an Ultra Sonic cleaner....

I would love to get an Ultra Sonic cleaner. Always just out of reach because there are other things needed. Units are getting bigger though. A few years ago a USC that fit two carbs was a big one....
Forum: Airheads 01-22-2015, 01:52 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,716
Posted By disston
That is sweet.

That is sweet.
Forum: Airheads 01-22-2015, 12:12 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,716
Posted By disston
Thanks. I see now the bar with the socket is used...

Thanks. I see now the bar with the socket is used to hold the flange when the socket is used.

Ball under the 20mm bolt is a good idea.
Forum: Airheads 01-22-2015, 10:45 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,716
Posted By disston
I don't get the operation of ME 109's tool? Is...

I don't get the operation of ME 109's tool? Is there a big forcing screw used in the threads of the puller? Forcing screw not shown?
Forum: Equipment 01-22-2015, 10:38 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 17,090
Posted By disston
VLC is a Firefox add on. Don't think it works on...

VLC is a Firefox add on. Don't think it works on Android.

I found MX Player suggested by MFGamesta but haven't been able to install it yet. Will try again soon.
Forum: Airheads 01-22-2015, 10:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 972
Posted By disston
The fins on my bike have that sort of white...

The fins on my bike have that sort of white deposit. It's not the dull grey aluminum oxide, I think. I believe there is a commercial calcium cleaner, CLC?, that may work. Or just a weeks worth of...
Forum: Airheads 01-22-2015, 10:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 702
Posted By disston
Pretty amazing. I won't be trying this, but...

Pretty amazing. I won't be trying this, but thanks for sharing.

I use the house brand 80W90 GL-5 from Auto Zone. Could afford Castrol if I thought I needed to.



I think it used to smell...
Forum: Airheads 01-22-2015, 12:47 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,716
Posted By disston
I was shown a picture and told this is a tool. I...

I was shown a picture and told this is a tool. I did assume that I was shown the tool because I was told this was the tool. Why do I have to ask if I am being shown the whole picture? If I was to...
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