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Forum: Airheads 05-19-2015, 05:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 246
Posted By airsmith
have seen some homemade mounts fitted to the...

have seen some homemade mounts fitted to the fairing crossbar support, the lowers need to be modded a bit for a good fit.. looking at weight,size and power draw LED units are now the way.. doesn't...
Forum: Airheads 05-19-2015, 04:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 349
Posted By airsmith
the cast cover can be dremeled out to fit the...

the cast cover can be dremeled out to fit the later filters.. the plastic cover actually works better in all repects(airflow,fit, ect) the funky little holes drilled in the front horns of that cast...
Forum: Airheads 05-08-2015, 05:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 711
Posted By airsmith
they stay on depending on weather forecast.....

they stay on depending on weather forecast.. stinking hot, off they go.. when I reworked all the paint a few years back I converted the lower thread inserts to stud bolts making removal/installation...
Forum: Airheads 05-08-2015, 03:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 389
Posted By airsmith
spacers can be used in place of the rubber...

spacers can be used in place of the rubber washers that are between the fender and frame, new sets of longer bolt units will have to be made. a new set of holes in the fender front for the tab...
Forum: Airheads 05-06-2015, 11:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 254
Posted By airsmith
look carefully if I remember correctly RTs and...

look carefully if I remember correctly RTs and RSs use a small wiring harness that plugs into the wires in the headlight shell to extend them to the fairing location..should be no need to tuck that...
Forum: Airheads 05-06-2015, 06:21 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,258
Posted By airsmith
wife's bike has them for dropping the bike while...

wife's bike has them for dropping the bike while not riding it protection.. plus she has some foot rest pads mounted on them for those big long boring stretches of road..
Forum: Airheads 05-02-2015, 04:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,041
Posted By airsmith
they give it a great look you wouldn't get with...

they give it a great look you wouldn't get with newer bags..hows the bag to muffler clearance ? I had to make small spacer plates(for the muffler brackets) when mounting some bags to bikes,
Forum: Airheads 04-24-2015, 11:43 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,952
Posted By airsmith
in the pic looking down into the gear-box, it...

in the pic looking down into the gear-box, it looks like things are not centered?
Forum: Airheads 04-24-2015, 07:19 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,136
Posted By airsmith
the replacement bmw stand was not as bad as the...

the replacement bmw stand was not as bad as the original, motobins has the parts and also sell a replacement stand (surefoot) on an exchange set-up, look like they mod the footpeg unit.. browns type...
Forum: Airheads 04-24-2015, 06:31 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,136
Posted By airsmith
they do have a bushing that wears plus the mount...

they do have a bushing that wears plus the mount wallows out.. going to an after-market "browns" type will give much better service..
Forum: Airheads 04-23-2015, 05:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,120
Posted By airsmith
she didn't see my "hobbes" paint job until the...

she didn't see my "hobbes" paint job until the parts went on the bike, then we had to paint hers, its all a butterfly theme, she picked all the colors and did the taping.the fairing was shot first,...
Forum: Airheads 04-22-2015, 12:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,120
Posted By airsmith
I can't remember if the seat on my wife's bike is...

I can't remember if the seat on my wife's bike is a russel or a mayer, story has it they did a lower seat for her and she sent it back telling them to take some more out,, they did.. the koni's are...
Forum: Airheads 04-18-2015, 05:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 962
Posted By airsmith
not to bad of a deal, but think more in the line...

not to bad of a deal, but think more in the line of 2000.00 or more to get it right.. tires are 14 plus years old.. head work will be needed if it hasn't been done yet.. front wheel looks like it...
Forum: Airheads 04-09-2015, 06:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 638
Posted By airsmith
your spacer is under that rubber thing(wheel...

your spacer is under that rubber thing(wheel seal) try some gentle tapping. or slide the axel back in and pull it out with a little bit of a jerk..
Forum: Airheads 04-07-2015, 04:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 706
Posted By airsmith
good news, on a side note,used egg cartons make...

good news, on a side note,used egg cartons make great boxes to store rocker arms and their hardware...
Forum: Airheads 04-07-2015, 06:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 538
Posted By airsmith
A small inspection light that can be moved around...

A small inspection light that can be moved around inside the tank can be helpful, some small dremel or drill wire brushes attached to rod stock or stiff wire can make great tools for cleaning up the...
Forum: Airheads 04-05-2015, 01:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,191
Posted By airsmith
think of it as big long hallway with a plastic...

think of it as big long hallway with a plastic sheet with lots of slack placed crosswise across the hall, on each end of the hall place a large variable speed van pulling air.. if the two fans are...
Forum: Airheads 04-03-2015, 07:55 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,328
Posted By airsmith
the flake size on the bike is a bit, interferes...

the flake size on the bike is a bit, interferes with the colors, but the rich color is good.. as for bright colors on an bmw..
78 RS's in the bright fine flake yellow gold was a stock color..
the...
Forum: Airheads 04-02-2015, 07:24 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,328
Posted By airsmith
not as a stand alone color, but as something like...

not as a stand alone color, but as something like done above it does work, maybe not as complex, used as the darker color for a daytona orange (R90S) fade pattern it could work well.. but then again...
Forum: Airheads 04-01-2015, 05:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 706
Posted By airsmith
along with the soaking, heating, beating and...

along with the soaking, heating, beating and lifting if enough threads are exposed on either side, double nutting the shaft and breaking it free like you would remove a stud can sometimes help..
Forum: Airheads 04-01-2015, 01:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 544
Posted By airsmith
my pickup was rear ended at a light a few months...

my pickup was rear ended at a light a few months back,(I saw her I-phone hit her windshield in my mirror) the other driver didn't want the police involved,, told them the damage was over a grand and...
Forum: Airheads 03-31-2015, 06:54 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,764
Posted By airsmith
while your getting parts the voltage regulator...

while your getting parts the voltage regulator should be updated to an electronic high output..
Forum: Airheads 03-31-2015, 03:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 401
Posted By airsmith
I have found air trapped in the hose between the...

I have found air trapped in the hose between the reservoir and the mastercyl. often after a complete rebuild and it can stop fluid getting to the cylinder. the best method is to use two people, have...
Forum: Airheads 03-26-2015, 04:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 603
Posted By airsmith
the por15 full kit, they include instructions for...

the por15 full kit, they include instructions for the removal of other failed liners, when doing a very bad tank i used a loop of small chain strung with star star washers inside the tank. worked...
Forum: Airheads 03-05-2015, 04:21 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,159
Posted By airsmith
my wife is the original owner of her 1980 R100T.....

my wife is the original owner of her 1980 R100T.. I've never had do to much work besides regular service, it did break a pawl-spring in the middle of a cross country trip,, cost us all of 5 hours....
Forum: Airheads 02-20-2015, 08:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 660
Posted By airsmith
vetter products,...

vetter products, http://www.craigvetter.com/pages/Online_Store/Replacement_Parts/Details.html#Anchor-Hotcha-60133 pricey but works.. abs plumbing glue backed with abs patch material works for less..
Forum: Airheads 02-19-2015, 11:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 637
Posted By airsmith
most twins run happy with no more than halfway...

most twins run happy with no more than halfway between the marks, R100's at 1/8inch above the add,, most bikes use oil down to the sweet point and the stop using it.. check the timing cover bolts you...
Forum: Airheads 02-19-2015, 11:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 637
Posted By airsmith
the "hole" is the drain for the starter region,...

the "hole" is the drain for the starter region, pull the starter cover and look for around for other blowing places,, breather cover and hoses could be causes.. where on the dip-stick do you call low?
Forum: Airheads 02-19-2015, 09:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 637
Posted By airsmith
check oil level use o-ring on dipstick check...

check oil level
use o-ring on dipstick
check timing-cover bolts for tightness..(due to thermo-cycling and gasket compression they can loosen)
Forum: Airheads 02-07-2015, 08:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,120
Posted By airsmith
my wife is 5'2" custom seat and shorter rear...

my wife is 5'2" custom seat and shorter rear shocks let her handle her R100T (she does wear heeled riding boots) I have a custom seat that fits down on the frame tubes(tool box mod was required) that...
Forum: Airheads 02-03-2015, 07:08 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 10,203
Posted By airsmith
K bikes are worse, two shafts get freeplay the...

K bikes are worse, two shafts get freeplay the other gets preload, just remember to have the gasket clamped in place while measuring, I use to add a little more space figuring the gasket would...
Forum: Airheads 02-01-2015, 05:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,032
Posted By airsmith
fresh wave washers, install with a little...

fresh wave washers, install with a little anti-seize on the threads, a couple of sprays with rustoleum paint over each.. you'll thank your self next time you have to remove the carrier..
Forum: Airheads 01-30-2015, 05:19 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,090
Posted By airsmith
when calculating the shims have found it good to...

when calculating the shims have found it good to measure it all and write in down, put that sheet away and do something else for an hour or so, then remeasure everything do the math and see if the...
Forum: Airheads 01-29-2015, 07:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 947
Posted By airsmith
if it was a poly based resin parking it in a warm...

if it was a poly based resin parking it in a warm spot spot may allow the reaction to finish, seeing its a catalytic reaction, time and warm temps may work.. (2 drops of hardener will cure a 10...
Forum: Airheads 01-28-2015, 10:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 947
Posted By airsmith
you're going to have a very hard time matching...

you're going to have a very hard time matching the gel-coat color, the best might be to properly prep everything and paint(after repairs have been made) milled fiberglass is a great product to add to...
Forum: Airheads 01-27-2015, 03:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 928
Posted By airsmith
valves can be checked, not seats, pull plugs and...

valves can be checked, not seats, pull plugs and rotate the engine using the rear wheel(center stand, bumping the wheel by hand, 4 or 5th gear..) look down the plug hole and you will see the edge of...
Forum: Airheads 01-26-2015, 03:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 741
Posted By airsmith
the cast square airbox top was only on some very...

the cast square airbox top was only on some very early bikes when the change was made, its hard to get the correct filter for them, the standard plastic cover and common filter fit very well, if you...
Forum: Airheads 01-25-2015, 04:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 249
Posted By airsmith
plastic nuts and bolts can work, new hollow...

plastic nuts and bolts can work, new hollow rivets require a special tool for installation.. the tool can be made by turning a a curved section where the head meets the shaft on the proper sized...
Forum: Airheads 01-25-2015, 12:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 916
Posted By airsmith
clean the rims beading area with a scotchbright...

clean the rims beading area with a scotchbright pad, I have an airnozzle with a elbow fitting so I can rapidly air the tire, valve core out, sometimes some rapid airing-deairing cycles can do the...
Forum: Airheads 01-18-2015, 06:41 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,163
Posted By airsmith
soft fairing pockets..they velcroe in place, this...

soft fairing pockets..they velcroe in place, this pair were black years back.. every few years they get dumped out to remove all the useless stuff that has collected.. ...
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