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Forum: Airheads 04-09-2015, 07:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 624
Posted By Mike V.
Robert, What Bill said, and ... ...

Robert,

What Bill said, and ...

Do you have cable slack with the idle screws backed-out?
Forum: Airheads 10-12-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,177
Posted By Mike V.
I wanted to share Oak's percentage formula with...

I wanted to share Oak's percentage formula with all those who aren't aware of it. It's a pretty simple formula based on a target 10% to 25% O-ring compression. From an old Airmail Airtech article...
Forum: Airheads 09-28-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 564
Posted By Mike V.
Ken, If you have the correct cap and both...

Ken,

If you have the correct cap and both the cap and tank are undamaged ...

I'm taking a guess the original gasket material has deteriorated and is no longer existent or performing its...
Forum: Airheads 08-09-2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 1,526
Views: 123,064
Posted By Mike V.
I would start with a compression test, leak-down...

I would start with a compression test, leak-down and most curious of you checking the timing.

What is the timing light image doing at idle and progressing to 3k rpm?

Any change in noise with...
Forum: Airheads 08-06-2014, 06:48 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,154
Posted By Mike V.
Thanks for reporting back. I never knew for sure...

Thanks for reporting back. I never knew for sure if the original o-ring was round or square. I know when I first separated my calipers the original was square in appearance - but I wasn't sure if...
Forum: Airheads 08-03-2014, 07:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,154
Posted By Mike V.
Happy to serve as your reserve if needed. ...

Happy to serve as your reserve if needed.

Be sure to use EPDM material. I'm not sure the O-rings profile were ever originally square. I can tell you I've had the round O-rings in my ATE's for...
Forum: Airheads 08-03-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,154
Posted By Mike V.
The ATE's for that year is a double piston...

The ATE's for that year is a double piston caliper. Not sure if he has twin calipers or not. Possible. 80 to 81 found some interesting crossover fitment issues.
I agree with rusty's rebuild part...
Forum: Airheads 08-03-2014, 07:48 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,154
Posted By Mike V.
Rusty, Send me your address by private mail...

Rusty,

Send me your address by private mail if you like. I'm happy to mail you a few O-rings free of charge. I have a pile of them.

-Mike V.
mvtv@cox.net
Forum: Airheads 08-02-2014, 05:23 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,541
Posted By Mike V.
Ok, I'll bite and throw a chip in. I was...

Ok, I'll bite and throw a chip in. I was comfortably lurking this thread until I saw my name mentioned. Wheel bearings and wheel bearing preload threads have become as controversial as oil and tire...
Forum: Airheads 05-25-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,103
Posted By Mike V.
Don't get rid of it. Never let it go.

Don't get rid of it. Never let it go.
Forum: Airheads 02-26-2014, 07:40 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,242
Posted By Mike V.
disston, New bearings, preload set. The...

disston,

New bearings, preload set. The bearings that came out were in worse than poor condition due to neglect, water contamination and old weeping seals. Can't blame a PO - there isn't one. I...
Forum: Airheads 02-26-2014, 12:28 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,242
Posted By Mike V.
Why not just use a grease needle, or a syringe...

Why not just use a grease needle, or a syringe that can be obtained from your local Drug Store ... without filling your entire wheel hub cavity with wasted grease? I've been greasing the 78 rear...
Forum: Airheads 01-20-2014, 09:47 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 28,034
Posted By Mike V.
Beautiful music Scott. Congratulations. ...

Beautiful music Scott.

Congratulations. Sunday morning breakfast ride to "church"?

:thumb:thumb:thumb
Forum: Airheads 01-14-2014, 07:40 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 28,034
Posted By Mike V.
Superb, impressive work Scott. Can't wait to see...

Superb, impressive work Scott. Can't wait to see you on the test ride.
Forum: Airheads 08-24-2013, 09:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,130
Posted By Mike V.
Is this a single plug or dual plug application? I...

Is this a single plug or dual plug application? I didn't see it mentioned unless I missed it.

Make sure (double check) your Electrical Box Dip Switches are set correctly:
Single Plug Heads = 26...
Forum: Airheads 04-09-2013, 12:16 PM
Replies: 612
Views: 83,461
Posted By Mike V.
Spite? You mean because I'm a period correct guy...

Spite? You mean because I'm a period correct guy and my turn signals work without fireworks? That hurt.

-Mike V.
Forum: Airheads 04-04-2013, 11:37 AM
Replies: 612
Views: 83,461
Posted By Mike V.
Bike is looking great Spencer. Nice to hear...

Bike is looking great Spencer. Nice to hear you're getting a chance to enjoy it.

My limited experience with paint is yes, you can do it yourself. The final product will be determined in the...
Forum: Airheads 03-28-2013, 10:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,363
Posted By Mike V.
A smidgeon inboard for me. Never noticed a...

A smidgeon inboard for me. Never noticed a difference in performance or fuel delivery either way. I feel a bit more warm and fuzzy taking a bit of stress off the cables.
Forum: Airheads 03-27-2013, 02:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,627
Posted By Mike V.
Plaka, I'll share my personal experience...

Plaka,

I'll share my personal experience with snowflake wheel bearing R&R and preload. First of all; I have no idea what the blue matter is. Very strange. But as mentioned in a previous reply...
Forum: Airheads 01-19-2013, 08:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,641
Posted By Mike V.
When I installed new SS Keihans on my R65...

When I installed new SS Keihans on my R65 restoration project I wiped the exhaust system down with a clean towel soaked in Isopropyl Rubbing Alcohol prior to the first startup. I had no problems with...
Forum: Airheads 01-10-2013, 07:31 AM
Replies: 612
Views: 83,461
Posted By Mike V.
I couldn't agree more Bill. Pretty comprehensive...

I couldn't agree more Bill. Pretty comprehensive build, and overall experience. It's been a fun ride with Airhead Spencer.
Forum: Airheads 12-21-2012, 09:16 AM
Replies: 612
Views: 83,461
Posted By Mike V.
Spencer, Have you thought about discarding...

Spencer,

Have you thought about discarding the tail rack idea and finding a suitable tank bag to carry any items if and when it's ever needed? I can't imagine you needing to carry a sleeping bag...
Forum: Airheads 12-08-2012, 11:24 PM
Replies: 612
Views: 83,461
Posted By Mike V.
Spencer, Fun day today and nice to be on...

Spencer,

Fun day today and nice to be on the road again with you. The bike looks and sounds great, very agressive in style. You did good Benthic! I wondered what happened to Renner when he...
Forum: Airheads 10-24-2012, 09:47 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,789
Posted By Mike V.
Boney, Great bikes! I also purchased an 81...

Boney,

Great bikes! I also purchased an 81 R65 for my wife and totally restored it. When it was completed I refused to give it up until she completes an MSF instruction. These bikes have braking...
Forum: Airheads 10-22-2012, 03:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,572
Posted By Mike V.
Be sure to measure the canister edge depth to...

Be sure to measure the canister edge depth to engine block face accurately with a depth gauge or like tool. Anton has a nice easy-to-read table regarding the shimming process. I prefer using Oak's...
Forum: Airheads 10-16-2012, 09:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,282
Posted By Mike V.
I've been successful with liberal coats of...

I've been successful with liberal coats of Silicone Lube. Rub-in with fingers, thumbs or cloth, let set a few minutes and buff with clean cloth. Some bits seem to respond better than others.
Forum: Airheads 10-13-2012, 11:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,096
Posted By Mike V.
John, Great to hear you found this helpful,...

John,

Great to hear you found this helpful, I agree - almost criminal how quick and easy this is. Amazing how many "special tools" we have hiding in our garages.

Keep in mind the importance...
Forum: Airheads 10-13-2012, 10:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,096
Posted By Mike V.
I use the tip of a caulking tube cut to size...

I use the tip of a caulking tube cut to size (piston spool diameter). Take a small piece of 1" x 2" and drill a hole to secure the opposing end of the spool as a good solid base to position the spool...
Forum: Airheads 10-03-2012, 09:34 PM
Replies: 612
Views: 83,461
Posted By Mike V.
Spencer, Thanks for the post-visit report. ...

Spencer,

Thanks for the post-visit report. Well done. I'm glad you visited him - he (they) needed to know and I'm sharing both Bill and Renner's opinion. I'm still not satisfied, for you. ...
Forum: Airheads 09-06-2012, 09:40 AM
Replies: 612
Views: 83,461
Posted By Mike V.
Let me know when you want to go. Sometimes you...

Let me know when you want to go. Sometimes you have to ask the difficult questions. Ever dealt with contractors like I have?
Forum: Airheads 09-06-2012, 09:38 AM
Replies: 612
Views: 83,461
Posted By Mike V.
If I remember correctly, you left my house that...

If I remember correctly, you left my house that day in a flurry to get them mounted just before they were closing on a Saturday. Did you watch them mount the tires? Were they in a hurry to get you...
Forum: Airheads 09-06-2012, 09:15 AM
Replies: 612
Views: 83,461
Posted By Mike V.
Spencer, I would call or visit them (with...

Spencer,

I would call or visit them (with shorts and short sleeve shirt) and let them know what happened. Do it diplomatically without blame or malice, just as an informative move to the owner. ...
Forum: Airheads 08-31-2012, 08:24 PM
Replies: 612
Views: 83,461
Posted By Mike V.
Spencer...trying to find the words. I'm glad...

Spencer...trying to find the words. I'm glad you're not hurt too badly. This can happen to any of us, and it happens so quickly with no warning.

We'll get you back on the road again in time -...
Forum: Airheads 08-31-2012, 03:00 PM
Replies: 612
Views: 83,461
Posted By Mike V.
I think I'll graciously decline. My new titanium...

I think I'll graciously decline. My new titanium knee joint is light years better than before with improved range of motion and no more pain. But anything over 95 flexion is a bit out of my comfort...
Forum: Airheads 08-26-2012, 09:32 PM
Replies: 612
Views: 83,461
Posted By Mike V.
Those are Renner's Bill. The guy is totally out...

Those are Renner's Bill. The guy is totally out of control, I mean that in a very good way.

Spencer - great job, the bike is very nice, looks and sounds great. You've made some impressive...
Forum: Airheads 08-04-2012, 08:20 AM
Replies: 612
Views: 83,461
Posted By Mike V.
Curious what you guys think of Benthic's receding...

Curious what you guys think of Benthic's receding carbon build-up pattern on the top of his piston in the picture above.
Forum: Airheads 07-31-2012, 08:54 AM
Replies: 612
Views: 83,461
Posted By Mike V.
Spencer, The centering tool should be...

Spencer,

The centering tool should be inserted into the splines before everything is tightened and torqued to get the components all aligned. Then just simply remove the tool. Now is the time to...
Forum: Airheads 07-16-2012, 06:31 AM
Replies: 612
Views: 83,461
Posted By Mike V.
Spencer, Looking good. Not a problem taking...

Spencer,

Looking good. Not a problem taking the bearing cap off. Five bolts will release the cap and tapered bearing on that side. The grease seal is pressed into the cap. You'll need to order...
Forum: Airheads 07-04-2012, 05:02 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,729
Posted By Mike V.
Euro, Lot's of great recommendations here....

Euro,

Lot's of great recommendations here. Something I stumbled upon accidentally is regular old Silicone Lube (paste) if you have some laying around the shop. It restored the luster in my...
Forum: Airheads 06-15-2012, 11:30 PM
Replies: 612
Views: 83,461
Posted By Mike V.
That damned Renner.

That damned Renner.
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