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Forum: Old's Cool 07-23-2011, 11:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,467
Posted By CATPart
Mine tends to have a high idle when I come to a...

Mine tends to have a high idle when I come to a stop and it will stay there, but then i just drag the clutch a bit to drop it down to a nice low idle and it stays there.
Forum: Americas 07-02-2011, 02:08 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 524
Posted By CATPart
Bike Transport NC to SoCal wanted

I need definitely 1 bike, maybe 2, transported from the greensboro NC area to san diego / Los Angeles CA area. Just thought I would see if anybody has anything to offer to help, or any...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-08-2011, 09:02 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,079
Posted By CATPart
1980 Suzuki GS450L ignition problems

My dad bought this motorcycle recently for a couple hundred dollars. He has run into some sort of ignition problem. As he tests it out it seems to lead to a bad "igniter"? Any of you guys know if...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-06-2011, 06:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,843
Posted By CATPart
weights move = timing changes = marks move ...

weights move = timing changes = marks move

weights stick = timing does not change = marks do not move
Forum: Old's Cool 04-25-2011, 08:20 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,102
Posted By CATPart
A couple minutes with a dremel will make any grip...

A couple minutes with a dremel will make any grip fit just fine. And I mean modify the grip, not the throttle.
Forum: Old's Cool 04-24-2011, 09:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,142
Posted By CATPart
I don't see any oil on the shelf so I will check...

I don't see any oil on the shelf so I will check for the breather hose first. I don't want to take the trans off right now, but we will see, too nice out today! It would be 1st time for me on this...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-23-2011, 07:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,142
Posted By CATPart
R90/6 Does this mean my rear main seal is leaking?

My guess is the rear main is leaking and the slinging oil is squeezing out of this seam. Opinions? This is after about 40 minutes of riding....
Forum: Old's Cool 04-17-2011, 09:10 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,050
Posted By CATPart
These billet top clamps all look like they make...

These billet top clamps all look like they make the space between the upper and lower braces smaller, so I don't see how the headlight brackets still fit in there.

zenben I tend to agree with...
Forum: Airheads 04-15-2011, 10:57 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,815
Posted By CATPart
Not the worst advice I have ever been given!

Not the worst advice I have ever been given!
Forum: Airheads 04-15-2011, 10:06 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,815
Posted By CATPart
Hey bmweuro, So far it runs ok after some idle...

Hey bmweuro,
So far it runs ok after some idle mixture tuning. But the guys basically convinced me that it is stupid to tune the carbs before doing other things like adjusting the valves. Based...
Forum: Airheads 04-15-2011, 09:27 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,815
Posted By CATPart
I just ordered some of the standard cylinder base...

I just ordered some of the standard cylinder base gaskets from Bob's. I bought the 11 11 125 5001 part number, I think they are 0.5 mm thick. I met a great old school local mechanic that wil loan...
Forum: Airheads 04-11-2011, 08:05 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,815
Posted By CATPart
So if I have the thin gasket I should stay with...

So if I have the thin gasket I should stay with it, and if I have the thick asket I should stay with it...sounds easy enough. I will go ahead and assume that since I don't see a thick gasket that I...
Forum: Airheads 04-10-2011, 08:13 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,815
Posted By CATPart
cylinder base gasket?

So I have readjusted the idle mixture screws to just on the verge of popping exhaust. The idle is decent and the smoking is reduced. For now I am happy with it but I intend to change out all of the...
Forum: Airheads 04-10-2011, 01:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 820
Posted By CATPart
I needed an airbox because mine was broken where...

I needed an airbox because mine was broken where it attaches at the right transmission stud. I put up an ad looking for a new one and lots of offers came in. My broken one had the holes, but they...
Forum: Airheads 04-10-2011, 12:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 820
Posted By CATPart
But this is a solid 1/8 inch off, like the base...

But this is a solid 1/8 inch off, like the base is just not wide enough. Have you seen this before?
Forum: Airheads 04-10-2011, 11:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 820
Posted By CATPart
Question Airhead Airbox, R90S on an R90/6, why doesn't it fit?

I needed an airbox for my R90/6 and found one that was from am R90S. The guy who sold it assured me it would fit on my engine. See the pictures below..these are of the right side where the airbox...
Forum: Airheads 04-04-2011, 05:57 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,815
Posted By CATPart
Just got back from some testing. Checked for...

Just got back from some testing. Checked for exhaust leaks, didn't find any. Checked for air leaks at the carbs, didn't find any (I did this by spraying starting fluid around the hoses, assuming...
Forum: Airheads 04-04-2011, 05:06 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,815
Posted By CATPart
Thanks for the advice but please save your...

Thanks for the advice but please save your bullsh1t for someplace else. I haven't attacked you or the things you like.
Forum: Airheads 04-03-2011, 08:52 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,815
Posted By CATPart
@Houseoffubar...I guess I didn't realize there...

@Houseoffubar...I guess I didn't realize there may be mixture screws and settings to make inside these carbs. I will see what Clymers has to say, admittedly I didn't delve in so deep. I did set the...
Forum: Airheads 04-03-2011, 07:17 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,815
Posted By CATPart
Thanks so far guys. Air filter is brand new. ...

Thanks so far guys. Air filter is brand new. Floats aren't stuck, because carbs are brand new. They were rebuilt by Bing. They said that they don't set up the carbs for any particular bike, they...
Forum: Airheads 04-03-2011, 05:31 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,815
Posted By CATPart
Popping and Crackling Airhead, help diagnose, Video

Have a watch of my video and help me diagnose what might be wrong with my R90/6. There is a lot of popping and crackling in the exhaust when I let off the gas. You can see some blackish smoke when I...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-29-2011, 08:11 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,617
Posted By CATPart
Thats why I asked him that question about the...

Thats why I asked him that question about the diameters earlier. I would suggest machining on a shoulder and seating the tripple on it during the press. 9310 would be a nice material to use,...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-28-2011, 09:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,560
Posted By CATPart
Just curious really, that is an RTW distance, you...

Just curious really, that is an RTW distance, you are not joking. and just coming from a prspective of basic maintenance and wear and tear. May put in perspecticve the types of spares to carry (if...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-28-2011, 09:20 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,560
Posted By CATPart
How many total miles would you expect the trip to...

How many total miles would you expect the trip to be?
Forum: Old's Cool 03-28-2011, 08:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,617
Posted By CATPart
Will the shaft diameter have to step up or step...

Will the shaft diameter have to step up or step down to the bearing race diameter? What is the hole diameter in the lower tripple? Do you have the correct tools to make fine measurements? The...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-27-2011, 11:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 15,141
Posted By CATPart
Agreed, probably could have skipped the...

Agreed, probably could have skipped the phosphoric acid.

Is it ok for me to leave the tank bare inside? I was told by a motorcycle restoration expert friend of the family that if the tank...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-27-2011, 09:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 15,141
Posted By CATPart
17 hours later....

I let the tank soak for 17 hours! Basically it got dark and cold and rainy outside so I decided it could wait until morning. Tha tank was perfectly clean inside, fantastic. Now I need to decide if I...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-26-2011, 09:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 15,141
Posted By CATPart
good point ruffasswan, luckily I left the cap...

good point ruffasswan, luckily I left the cap open, it is just laying there, no latched shut.
Forum: Old's Cool 03-26-2011, 04:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,581
Posted By CATPart
Period pictures of Cafe Racers only

I can't seem to find a good repository of photographs taken back in the day of cafe racers. If you have period photos from the '50s and '60s please post them. I would love to see the way it was...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-26-2011, 03:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 15,141
Posted By CATPart
Lets see what the Muriatic does....

I decided to try the Muriatic (hydrochloric) acid. Below are some pictures of my setup and also some before pictures of the inside of my tank. Also is a picture from the label on the bottle of acid. ...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-22-2011, 09:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 15,141
Posted By CATPart
Diluting Phosphoric or Muriatic acid for fuel tank cleaning

I know this is a common question, and I searched around, but I still need some advice. I went to home depot and bought a couple gallons of muriatic acid (Hydrochloric acid 31.45%) and also a couple...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-21-2011, 09:16 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 14,626
Posted By CATPart
About removing the speedo/tach: What to do with...

About removing the speedo/tach:
What to do with the cables...Just remove them. If you do remove them, make sure to keep the plastic retainers in the engine case because they actually retain the gear...
Forum: Airheads 03-21-2011, 08:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,276
Posted By CATPart
lol...yes and no. First I bent the coat hanger...

lol...yes and no.
First I bent the coat hanger to the desired shape (seen in one of my images). Next I do a trick with the computer where I take a photograph of it, load it into a CAD program, scale...
Forum: Airheads 03-21-2011, 07:29 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,228
Posted By CATPart
I'm a fan of flat black Rustoleum and a paint...

I'm a fan of flat black Rustoleum and a paint brush. Repairs are always easy and they always match. I rub it down with some WD-40 when I want it to take on a sheen.
Forum: Airheads 03-21-2011, 07:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,029
Posted By CATPart
Always red, gotta get my antioxidants from...

Always red, gotta get my antioxidants from somewhere!
Forum: Airheads 03-21-2011, 07:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,276
Posted By CATPart
Here are the 2 linkages. The one with the...

Here are the 2 linkages. The one with the clevises is the new linkage. Pictures of the new link installed are in the web album at this link ...
Forum: Airheads 03-21-2011, 11:50 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,276
Posted By CATPart
The T bolt I used was Mcmaster Carr part number...

The T bolt I used was Mcmaster Carr part number 5312K12 "TYPE 300 SERIES SS T-BOLT HOSE AND TUBE CLAMP, 2-5/16" TO 2-5/8" CLAMP DIA RANGE, 3/4" BAND WIDTH"

It was good because it covers the...
Forum: Airheads 03-21-2011, 06:15 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,276
Posted By CATPart
Everything was square and the bend planes were...

Everything was square and the bend planes were parallel to the footpeg. It is an optical illusion if you are seeing something crooked (wide angle lens on my camera tends to distort things a bit). I...
Forum: Airheads 03-21-2011, 05:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,029
Posted By CATPart
A bunch of comedians on here! haha, thanks guys,...

A bunch of comedians on here! haha, thanks guys, I guess it was shrinkage. Actually now I feel stupid because I know very well that the fly wheel is not in the crank case. Maybe it was the wine I...
Forum: Airheads 03-20-2011, 10:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,029
Posted By CATPart
Timing inspection hole plug disappeared from my airhead, is it karma?

1976 R90/6

Went for a ride today and when I returned I noticed the rubber plug was missing from the inspection hole next to my dipstick. I am positive it was there before the ride because I have...
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