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Forum: Airheads 09-14-2012, 07:41 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,285
Posted By pthomas
Simple green has a corrosive agent in, get the...

Simple green has a corrosive agent in, get the aviation version that doesn't have that agent.
Forum: Airheads 09-11-2012, 04:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 936
Posted By pthomas
Given how well it was packed, I doubt it would...

Given how well it was packed, I doubt it would have helped. UPS contracts with USPS in some areas; you pay for UPS and get USPS delivery service.

I don't like USPS but statistically they do well,...
Forum: Airheads 09-11-2012, 12:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 936
Posted By pthomas
Heads Up: Shipping a Transmission

I bought a transmission from JonnyCash and I'd buy another one from him without hesitation. The reason I'm posting is because we both learned a lesson.

The transmission was in a box, between a...
Forum: Airheads 09-02-2012, 07:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 838
Posted By pthomas
It depends on the weather but I don't know how...

It depends on the weather but I don't know how much difference there is from the outside pressure.
Forum: Airheads 08-28-2012, 08:57 PM
Replies: 2,590
Views: 578,778
Posted By pthomas
Don't I wish I had an extra 7k right about now.

Don't I wish I had an extra 7k right about now.
Forum: Airheads 08-26-2012, 05:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 792
Posted By pthomas
I talked to the owner a month ago. He bought that...

I talked to the owner a month ago. He bought that gearbox 30 years ago and has had it on a shelf since then because he thought his transmission was going to go... he sold the bike a bit later and the...
Forum: Airheads 08-18-2012, 07:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,175
Posted By pthomas
Great pictures.

Great pictures.
Forum: Airheads 08-18-2012, 07:45 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,675
Posted By pthomas
Oil should be above water boiling point for 45...

Oil should be above water boiling point for 45 mins; the heat boils off water (condensation from the prior ride) that normally mixes with other stuff and becomes an acid that corrodes and eats up the...
Forum: Airheads 08-02-2012, 08:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,568
Posted By pthomas
Sweet bike! Do you have more pictures?

Sweet bike! Do you have more pictures?
Forum: Airheads 07-30-2012, 04:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,006
Posted By pthomas
If you have a flatbed, you can run over to...

If you have a flatbed, you can run over to walmart; $16 later you'll have your tie-downs.

I know this from experience earlier this month. I broke down, walked over to U-Haul and went to Wally's...
Forum: Airheads 07-29-2012, 07:03 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,179
Posted By pthomas
You told us the engine was pinging... is it? ...

You told us the engine was pinging... is it?

A carb issue could make your engine ping, so we could be talking about both or you may just have a carb issue. I'm not expert on reading the plugs, and...
Forum: Airheads 07-29-2012, 03:06 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,179
Posted By pthomas
Which is why I suggested it. Agreed; it's...

Which is why I suggested it.


Agreed; it's going to be awfully hard to diagnose the problem if chasing wrong symptoms.
Forum: Airheads 07-28-2012, 09:18 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,179
Posted By pthomas
Have you tried to run av-gas?

Have you tried to run av-gas?
Forum: Airheads 07-27-2012, 12:29 PM
Replies: 1,016
Views: 375,995
Posted By pthomas
Any worry that the cable will be damaged from...

Any worry that the cable will be damaged from vibration?
Forum: Airheads 07-27-2012, 11:41 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,426
Posted By pthomas
http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/s720x72...

http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/s720x720/487738_10151131633604343_131712964_n.jpg
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Forum: Airheads 07-26-2012, 11:11 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,921
Posted By pthomas
Nice!

Nice!
Forum: Airheads 07-26-2012, 11:10 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,426
Posted By pthomas
Motobin will sell you an overhauled transmission...

Motobin will sell you an overhauled transmission for $500 provided you turn yours in as a core as long as you have someone to handle mail in the UK. I kind of wish I hadn't opened mine up and just...
Forum: Airheads 07-26-2012, 04:43 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,426
Posted By pthomas
I'm definitely in the market for a new...

I'm definitely in the market for a new transmission; the gear on the input shaft is completely shredded; said gear is $100. I can get a trans that's already apart (so I know what I'm getting into)...
Forum: Airheads 07-25-2012, 07:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,692
Posted By pthomas
Wirespokes, How do we get in touch with you?...

Wirespokes,

How do we get in touch with you? My gauges will definitely have to visit you at some point and I just saw that you also do transmissions and I'm about to open mine up to figure how...
Forum: Airheads 07-25-2012, 07:11 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,736
Posted By pthomas
From my personal experience, they have 100%...

From my personal experience, they have 100% failure rate :D

Or it was just a bad week for my vehicle: the radiator failure on my car, the transmission went on the 74' R90, and then the trio was...
Forum: Airheads 07-25-2012, 10:37 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,426
Posted By pthomas
Sending it out is most likely the route I'm going...

Sending it out is most likely the route I'm going to be taking but I expect something to be broken inside which is going to raise the cost of an overhaul. I'll open it up first to see the damage.
...
Forum: Airheads 07-25-2012, 08:54 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,426
Posted By pthomas
Update: The output flange is fine and the...

Update:

The output flange is fine and the transmission is out. The transmission is shot; when I turn the output flange, the input shaft turns. If I hold the input shaft and continue to turn the...
Forum: Airheads 07-24-2012, 08:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 739
Posted By pthomas
Out of curiosity, what was the coverage at that...

Out of curiosity, what was the coverage at that price?

My motorcycle is no longer on the road but I didn't have insurance because Geico wanted an absurd amount of $ for 300k liability all across +...
Forum: Airheads 07-18-2012, 09:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,832
Posted By pthomas
What's the difference?

What's the difference?
Forum: Airheads 07-15-2012, 02:57 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,426
Posted By pthomas
Your understanding is correct. I've disconnected...

Your understanding is correct. I've disconnected the driveshaft and everything looked good while I disconnected it but I couldn't really see in there because there is not much room. Once I'm able to...
Forum: Airheads 07-15-2012, 12:56 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,426
Posted By pthomas
I don't have a BMW tool kit but I'm familiar with...

I don't have a BMW tool kit but I'm familiar with the Red Neck impact wrench; I didn't have much when I grew up and had to improvise regularly. Ordering a socket is cheaper than the official tool and...
Forum: Airheads 07-15-2012, 06:43 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,426
Posted By pthomas
I not yet ready to pull the trigger on a used...

I not yet ready to pull the trigger on a used transmission; mine only had 30k from the factory. I'd like to open it up and survey the damage, even if it's just to learn before I shop for one.

The...
Forum: Airheads 07-14-2012, 12:10 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,426
Posted By pthomas
Given the amount of metal out of the...

Given the amount of metal out of the transmission, it needs to be opened :cry
Forum: Airheads 07-13-2012, 04:57 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,426
Posted By pthomas
Reading your thread is making me think I need to...

Reading your thread is making me think I need to farm out that work; I've feel okay doing an engine but the trans scares me for some reason. Worst case, I open it up and find out I need to send it...
Forum: Airheads 07-08-2012, 08:28 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,426
Posted By pthomas
Pulling the clutch removes all driving force. ...

Pulling the clutch removes all driving force.

I'll read up on the clutch and takes things apart; I didn't have time to do it this weekend as my car also broke down this week and I need it for...
Forum: Airheads 07-06-2012, 07:41 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,426
Posted By pthomas
I normally wear more gear... and have more in the...

I normally wear more gear... and have more in the saddlebags; the one time I'm not ready and I get burned.

The engine still still has gas... I already know that feels like :deal

The engine...
Forum: Airheads 07-05-2012, 11:25 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,426
Posted By pthomas
New Transmission?

What to look for when buying a new to me transmission? What fits a 1974 R90/6? I'm aware that the 74 is a bad year, but is there anything to "fix" the problem should I open things up and fix it...
Forum: Airheads 04-12-2012, 01:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,118
Posted By pthomas
I have a beam type inch/pound torque wrench; I...

I have a beam type inch/pound torque wrench; I guess I'll get it out and check my work as I just did it by feel. I've found most people don't know how to use a torque wrench properly.
Forum: Airheads 04-11-2012, 02:35 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,475
Posted By pthomas
Motobins sells the seal by themselves if the...

Motobins sells the seal by themselves if the pistons are still good. If they're rusted, you want them out of there before the disease spreads.
Forum: Airheads 04-11-2012, 02:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,118
Posted By pthomas
It's off; just need to whack it harder. With age...

It's off; just need to whack it harder. With age and heat, it just baked together. Now I just have to clean it and put it back together.

Thanks.
Forum: Airheads 04-11-2012, 01:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,118
Posted By pthomas
Aarh! How to drop the oil pan?

Should be a simple job, should be but I can get it done. All the bolts are out and I can't get it to drop, it's just stuck.

The way my day is going (a bird just too a dump on my head), I figured...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-24-2011, 09:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,485
Posted By pthomas
The pictures are there, they just can't be linked...

The pictures are there, they just can't be linked directly but can be seen in another window.
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 06-23-2011, 06:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 522
Posted By pthomas
Forget it, you're going to be over budget, fuel...

Forget it, you're going to be over budget, fuel alone will bring you close to your budget. Time depends on the airplane used but in a slower (and cheaper) airplane, it's ~3 hrs each way.

BTW: a...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-23-2011, 03:06 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 9,925
Posted By pthomas
DoktorT, You always seem to have the right...

DoktorT,
You always seem to have the right reference handy. Is reading or the brew more important? What brew do you suggest? Honey, I'm just following the good Doctor suggestion to fix the bike...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-23-2011, 06:06 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 9,925
Posted By pthomas
The carbs are overhauled but I haven't gotten a...

The carbs are overhauled but I haven't gotten a chance to ride the bike due to other problems.

The first is that fully seating the axle is almost impossible. I literally have to pull the right...
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