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Forum: Airheads Today, 01:45 PM
Replies: 921
Views: 52,550
Posted By Stan_R80/7
My understanding is that the seats which came out...

My understanding is that the seats which came out (and it was the exhaust seat), were not OEM. Instead they were Moorespeed, from the same brand as the pistons. Not knowing why the problem occurred...
Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 06:16 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,300
Posted By Stan_R80/7
I use the strawberry milkshake (heavy shockproof)...

I use the strawberry milkshake (heavy shockproof) Redline in my gearbox, which has extended the rebuild interval. I use conventional 80W90 in the driveshaft and differential because I mix moly in...
Forum: Airheads 09-15-2014, 09:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 494
Posted By Stan_R80/7
Motobins sells 1st over R90 pistons:...

Motobins sells 1st over R90 pistons: http://www.motobins.co.uk/displayfinal.php?q=50131&topsearch=1&go=GO

They also sell a 2nd over size:...
Forum: The Garage 09-14-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,656
Posted By Stan_R80/7
Well, I went out and got a bottle of 40:1 TruFuel...

Well, I went out and got a bottle of 40:1 TruFuel for my trimmer and chain saw. However, my decision to purchase a bottle was because of the container. It's a reasonably solid build metal can that...
Forum: The Garage 09-13-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 11,203
Posted By Stan_R80/7
Spring compressor made from a 2x4 with holes...

Spring compressor made from a 2x4 with holes drilled for the all thread rod and lower shock mount with a 1x4 on the other end. The rods are 1/2-13 tpi threads. I cut the top hole with a hole saw...
Forum: Airheads 09-12-2014, 12:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 217
Posted By Stan_R80/7
Capital Cycle sells them for $12.95 each. I...

Capital Cycle sells them for $12.95 each. I bought some and they fit as advertised. http://www.capitalcycle.com/Intrument-Parts_c_2671.html

Edit: This is what the hood from Capital City looks...
Forum: Airheads 09-12-2014, 05:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 722
Posted By Stan_R80/7
Like many things, there is an easy way and a hard...

Like many things, there is an easy way and a hard way. It depends on the person. Disston and Renner have the 'while you are in there' approach which takes a two hour job and expands it into...
Forum: Airheads 09-11-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,084
Posted By Stan_R80/7
Unfortunately, the NAPA OP6065 oil pressure...

Unfortunately, the NAPA OP6065 oil pressure switch is for the /7 (maybe /6?) and newer airheads.

Euromotoelectrics has the correct part:...
Forum: Airheads 09-11-2014, 09:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 542
Posted By Stan_R80/7
Another consideration of the rebuilt transmission...

Another consideration of the rebuilt transmission is that Motobins and probably a few others offer rebuild services which are more economical than here in the states. So, if removing the gearbox...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-10-2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,523
Posted By Stan_R80/7
I always wave to scooters. One waved back one...

I always wave to scooters. One waved back one time - I think. Harley riders on older bikes will wave when I'm on my 1978 BMW or if they aren't 1% wannabes. Of course, some could be part of the 1%...
Forum: Airheads 09-10-2014, 06:10 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,802
Posted By Stan_R80/7
Soda blasting

http://lh3.ggpht.com/_QMRLyAEclGA/TKTCzBFC7HI/AAAAAAAAIW8/AkGX5Swd86o/s800/2010-09-29%2018.09.13.jpg

From the aluminum cleaning thread in the Garage: warning, do not blast inside your garage. ...
Forum: Airheads 09-09-2014, 08:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 361
Posted By Stan_R80/7
How to disassemble and repair the BOGE hydraulic shock dampener? <--- that question

To start off: the shock absorber is comprised of two main parts, the spring and the dampener. The spring is a steel coil spring, which requires a spring compressor to remove. The dampener is...
Forum: Airheads 09-08-2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 259
Posted By Stan_R80/7
The voltage seen between the battery and engine...

The voltage seen between the battery and engine ground or across the positive terminal has no real meaning. A voltage difference, if that is what you mean, comes from the diodes in the the regulator...
Forum: The Garage 09-07-2014, 07:22 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,656
Posted By Stan_R80/7
The history of ethanol in gasoline is not new. ...

The history of ethanol in gasoline is not new. Unfortunately, the internet does not do a good job of documenting history. One (potentially accurate) source for ethanol fuel in gasoline is:...
Forum: Airheads 09-07-2014, 04:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 815
Posted By Stan_R80/7
As a somewhat contrary suggestion to disston and...

As a somewhat contrary suggestion to disston and Warin, I recommend you borrow a compression tester and measure the compression on each cylinder. For a bike without any history, having an indication...
Forum: The Garage 09-06-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 4,169
Views: 552,936
Posted By Stan_R80/7
The two piping codes I have used are ASME B31.1...

The two piping codes I have used are ASME B31.1 and B31.3 which have welding procedures as part of the requirements. Aluminum pipe and fittings are included in these codes. However, I have never...
Forum: Airheads 09-06-2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,108
Posted By Stan_R80/7
Hmmm. The points don't have any power to them. ...

Hmmm. The points don't have any power to them. The points and condenser provide a ground from the coils. When that ground is interrupted by the points opening, a spark occurs at the points (low...
Forum: Airheads 09-06-2014, 05:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 672
Posted By Stan_R80/7
Based on what Snowbum has written and what I have...

Based on what Snowbum has written and what I have read in my service manuals, it sounds like the inner thrust washer (the one Snowbum goes on about) has rotated. That means pounding a pin back into...
Forum: Airheads 09-05-2014, 06:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 590
Posted By Stan_R80/7
My take on dynabeads basically agrees with these...

My take on dynabeads basically agrees with these guys: http://www.tundraheadquarters.com/blog/bead-balancing-tires/

To summarize:
1. Dynabeads do not balance the tire, however they reduce...
Forum: Airheads 09-05-2014, 04:38 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,598
Posted By Stan_R80/7
Unfortunately, even starting out with a new bike...

Unfortunately, even starting out with a new bike or a well maintained Suzuki DL650 troubles can occur due to lack of familiarity with the bike. A common issue with many is seat comfort, which is why...
Forum: Airheads 09-04-2014, 02:24 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,100
Posted By Stan_R80/7
Here is the post from Steve in OC about his...

Here is the post from Steve in OC about his forks: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=23477789&mode=linear#post23477789
Forum: Airheads 09-04-2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,100
Posted By Stan_R80/7
I've repaired seal leaks on my Suzuki DL650 with...

I've repaired seal leaks on my Suzuki DL650 with a fork seal cleaning tool. The cause of the seal leak was debris between the fork tube and seal lip. There is a technique to using the fork cleaning...
Forum: Airheads 09-04-2014, 11:34 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,100
Posted By Stan_R80/7
If you would prefer to wait before tearing into...

If you would prefer to wait before tearing into the forks, one of the Motion Pro fork seal tools will stop the leak: https://www.motionpro.com/motorcycle/partno/08-0395/

If you don't have a shop...
Forum: The Garage 09-04-2014, 06:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,139
Posted By Stan_R80/7
My last removal of JB weld was in the hinge...

My last removal of JB weld was in the hinge repair of a laptop case. I used acetone on q-tips and a dental pick to break the bond between the JB weld and the PVC plastic case. The cured JB weld was...
Forum: The Garage 09-03-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,656
Posted By Stan_R80/7
Maybe I am full of shit? Why does aviation fuel...

Maybe I am full of shit? Why does aviation fuel not smell like pump gas - is it not also gasoline? Maybe my sense of smell is completely different from anyone else?

The best I got for...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-02-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,976
Posted By Stan_R80/7
During the early 90's I used to constantly 'bump'...

During the early 90's I used to constantly 'bump' (i.e. push) start my R80/7. I squeezed the clutch cable after it caught and simply threw a leg over the saddle like normal once the bike stopped. ...
Forum: The Garage 09-02-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 4,169
Views: 552,936
Posted By Stan_R80/7
Tanks are pressure tested with liquid, or...

Tanks are pressure tested with liquid, or hydro-tested. Only in specific circumstances are the tanks tested with air, and then under different conditions. To test the tank to ASME standards, the...
Forum: Airheads 09-02-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,979
Posted By Stan_R80/7
Repacking the front wheel bearings, repacked the...

Repacking the front wheel bearings, repacked the steering head bearings, and changed the fork oil are all good maintenance tasks. IMO, they should be done on a new-to-you 30 year old motorcycle. I...
Forum: Airheads 09-02-2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 988
Views: 354,081
Posted By Stan_R80/7
After reading about people looking for exhaust...

After reading about people looking for exhaust nut wrenches in the flea market, and others asking about them in various threads - here is the wrench I bought which is $20.00 and works very well. ...
Forum: Airheads 09-02-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 892
Posted By Stan_R80/7
Nate, sure you can unscrew the oil pressure...

Nate, sure you can unscrew the oil pressure switch and use an air nozzle to flow some air. Although, just because air can flow that will not necessarily mean oil will flow sufficiently. Also,...
Forum: Airheads 09-02-2014, 07:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 892
Posted By Stan_R80/7
A technique some have used for a newly assembled...

A technique some have used for a newly assembled engine is to pump oil through the oil pressure sensor port. That requires removing the low oil pressure sensor and using a mechanical oiler with...
Forum: Airheads 09-02-2014, 05:01 AM
Replies: 19
Poll: NO Tool Tray
Views: 1,230
Posted By Stan_R80/7
I used my under seat tool kit to adjust the...

I used my under seat tool kit to adjust the clutch cable last week. I suppose it could have waited until I got home, but the adjustment allowed ride testing. I normally don't use the tool kit, but...
Forum: The Garage 09-01-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,656
Posted By Stan_R80/7
I'm not sure how far back the OP's sense of smell...

I'm not sure how far back the OP's sense of smell goes back with gasoline, but it changed in the late 90's. The Government (you know, those guys who are always trying to protect us from ourselves......
Forum: The Garage 09-01-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 549
Posted By Stan_R80/7
It was during the removal of rear shocks that I...

It was during the removal of rear shocks that I became familiar with heating a bolt red hot with a propane torch while under a car. These days I use kroil for stubborn/rusted bolts. It is a fact...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-01-2014, 05:11 AM
Replies: 514
Views: 14,681
Posted By Stan_R80/7
I haven't scoured the internet for sources, but...

I haven't scoured the internet for sources, but have read multiple times that riders crashing with helmets who experience a head injury die nearly 100%. However, since they are primarily younger...
Forum: The Garage 08-31-2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,552
Posted By Stan_R80/7
I encountered something similar with my grease...

I encountered something similar with my grease gun. While it would still pump grease, oil was dripping from the back of the gun. I typically use the Valvoline Ford/Mercury w/Moly grease, so it was...
Forum: The Garage 08-31-2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 648
Posted By Stan_R80/7
I've always used the lowly desoldering bulb or...

I've always used the lowly desoldering bulb or the braided copper solder wick. The desoldering bulb is still available from Radio Shack:...
Forum: The Garage 08-30-2014, 09:37 AM
Replies: 1,097
Views: 341,200
Posted By Stan_R80/7
I'll have to get some lard (grocers sell it in a...

I'll have to get some lard (grocers sell it in a tub, similar to how hand cleaner is packaged) and try this. I've used lard when machining steel as a lubricant, but expect it would work as described...
Forum: Airheads 08-30-2014, 09:18 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 972
Posted By Stan_R80/7
I recommend swapping the left spark plug wire...

I recommend swapping the left spark plug wire with the right and see if the problem persists. Good luck!
Forum: Airheads 08-30-2014, 07:48 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,542
Posted By Stan_R80/7
Very nice. Most impressive. Those panniers are...

Very nice. Most impressive. Those panniers are very intriguing. If it is known, what brand and model are those panniers in the first few pics when the bike had the RT fairing?
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