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Forum: Airheads 12-22-2014, 05:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 520
Posted By airsmith
my wife , who's bike has the biggest givi's...

my wife , who's bike has the biggest givi's saddle bags that I could fit has used the large eclipse bag for years, the add shows the bag unexpanded.. her red bag(yes they came in colors years ago)...
Forum: Airheads 12-18-2014, 06:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 502
Posted By airsmith
there is a neat little tool for compressing those...

there is a neat little tool for compressing those rings and installing them from the bottom, if the fork tubes are factory there is a small internal taper at the top just below the big nut threads,...
Forum: Airheads 12-17-2014, 11:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 502
Posted By airsmith
#7 in the drawing, often they gone to...

#7 in the drawing, often they gone to nothing...part of the gunk in the bottom of the fork slider.. this far down would be a good time to look at duane's pages on fork alignments...
Forum: Airheads 12-15-2014, 06:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,496
Posted By airsmith
it is the vent for the gearbox. if its not there...

it is the vent for the gearbox. if its not there (replaced by normal bolt) clogged or mis-installed pressure will buildup and force out gear lube out .. normally out into the shaft.. if the gear box...
Forum: Airheads 12-15-2014, 06:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 502
Posted By airsmith
up inside the fork tube there is a rubber...

up inside the fork tube there is a rubber washer/ring around the dampening rod, the other spring ring is either still on the seal or down the tube,, this is a take everything apart- clean-re-assemble...
Forum: Airheads 12-15-2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,496
Posted By airsmith
the paint mark is most likely a factory "yes this...

the paint mark is most likely a factory "yes this has been done mark" does your gear-box have the proper vent bolt holding in the speedo cable?
Forum: Airheads 12-13-2014, 08:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 395
Posted By airsmith
the two will not work together, one or the other,...

the two will not work together, one or the other, the fairing boots are just about useless, haven't run them in a bike in 30 years of RS's..k.ind of over engineering.they are in a dead airspace.....
Forum: Airheads 12-13-2014, 07:03 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,664
Posted By airsmith
standard method given to me by several old...

standard method given to me by several old masters..timing and carbs set as best as possible before tear down.. rings and piston assembled dry(oil drop on skirts)the rest is put back together as...
Forum: Airheads 12-08-2014, 03:32 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,526
Posted By airsmith
http://kathysjourneydesigns.com/products/Kathy%27s...

http://kathysjourneydesigns.com/products/Kathy%27s-CORDURA%C2%AE-Standard-Tool-Pouch.html I've had one of these for 25+ years,,
Forum: Airheads 10-26-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 478
Posted By airsmith
this can be done without removing the final drive...

this can be done without removing the final drive from the bike.... up on a lift would make the work easier at least for my knees..
Forum: Airheads 10-26-2014, 07:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 478
Posted By airsmith
to correct properly the final drive cover will...

to correct properly the final drive cover will need to be removed, like most steel parts through alloy used in bmw the proper amount of heat is required, "driving out" changes to falling out at the...
Forum: Airheads 10-06-2014, 04:40 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,505
Posted By airsmith
77's and 78's , both have some great things and...

77's and 78's , both have some great things and some of the one year only things, an 84 is all around the simplest, updated shifter in gearbox, light flywheel,, runs fine on mid-grade gas..change...
Forum: Airheads 09-27-2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 6,114
Posted By airsmith
My RS never goes faster than 85mph:rofl at least...

My RS never goes faster than 85mph:rofl at least that's what the speedo says
Forum: Airheads 09-26-2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,699
Posted By airsmith
fiber or silicone valve cover gaskets? check...

fiber or silicone valve cover gaskets? check replace if needed.. the breather valve lives under that small cast cover just ahead of the airbox next to the drive end of the starter, its a small reed...
Forum: Airheads 09-25-2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 460
Posted By airsmith
early K bikes were very bad about this,, the...

early K bikes were very bad about this,, the noise is not coming from the pad to rotor contact.. its the back of the pad vibrating against the caliper piston.. if there is enough clearance(sometimes...
Forum: Airheads 09-25-2014, 12:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 570
Posted By airsmith
first remove the master cyl. from the perch,...

first remove the master cyl. from the perch, clean and lube the region were the cyl. rod moves through the perch, remove the lever pivot bolt and make sure all is good in there (light lube and or a...
Forum: Airheads 09-20-2014, 08:08 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,196
Posted By airsmith
I would replace the oil filter with a new one of...

I would replace the oil filter with a new one of known quality.. use a test light(every airhead owner should have a 12 volt test light)to make a simple replacement oil light circuit.. cranking the...
Forum: Airheads 09-02-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,921
Posted By airsmith
read the tire codes and figure how old they are,...

read the tire codes and figure how old they are, replace as needed, changing the fork oil and checking the condition of the springs my be in order, also some research into fork alignment (sticktion)...
Forum: Airheads 08-26-2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,142
Posted By airsmith
when the 81's came with an oil cooler the center...

when the 81's came with an oil cooler the center section was changed to the more solid version.. when the R100's monoshock versions came out the center section was returned to the 77-80 version..
Forum: Airheads 08-25-2014, 06:33 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,142
Posted By airsmith
they were the first covers with the change in...

they were the first covers with the change in airbox design, cast metal, all one piece, when the plastic cover came out the edge on the airfilter was added and the cast covers wouldn't fit well, you...
Forum: Airheads 08-25-2014, 05:09 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,142
Posted By airsmith
take a quick look through the timing hole and you...

take a quick look through the timing hole and you can see if it has a heavy flywheel or a clutch carrier,, timing marks are on small tabs on the light version and directly on the side of the heavy...
Forum: Airheads 08-24-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,142
Posted By airsmith
80-81's can get weird model year vs year built,...

80-81's can get weird model year vs year built, lots of things were changing, notice no oil cooler and a under the tank master cylinder.. in 81 the ignition module went were the master cylinder was...
Forum: Airheads 08-24-2014, 05:59 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,142
Posted By airsmith
most likely points in the can, get it running and...

most likely points in the can, get it running and see how it sounds, petcocks need some work, the pulse system is still in place, the heel-toe shifter is a hard to find item..
Forum: Airheads 08-21-2014, 07:23 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,530
Posted By airsmith
I would have a set of dome screws on hand, a...

I would have a set of dome screws on hand, a plate of flat glass with an assortment of fine wetsanding papers(WD40 instead of water) can be "carefully" used to remove distortions or warps from the...
Forum: Airheads 08-10-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,879
Posted By airsmith
it may be the vents in the fuel cap, or a tankbag...

it may be the vents in the fuel cap, or a tankbag sealing the fuel cap and causing what might be called vapor lock.. if it happen after riding a bit try loosening the fuel cap to let air into the...
Forum: Airheads 06-03-2014, 02:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 662
Posted By airsmith
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640x480q90/259/0p...

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640x480q90/259/0pif.jpg (https://imageshack.com/i/770pifj) kind of hard to see in the pic, but a small piece of clear plastic (plex lex whatever) warmed with a heat...
Forum: Airheads 06-02-2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 624
Posted By airsmith
the butterflyshaft ones act as another level of...

the butterflyshaft ones act as another level of sealing the shaft from false air and dirt yes you need them.. the float bowl ones prevent incorrect installation of bowls..
Forum: Airheads 06-02-2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 624
Posted By airsmith
if your butterflyshafts still have thier plugs...

if your butterflyshafts still have thier plugs check the floatbowls the un-used hole for the fuel enrichment tube may be where they came from, thats the one without the tiny hole and brass jet at the...
Forum: Airheads 06-02-2014, 07:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 511
Posted By airsmith
the pop pop pop.. could have been the gears in...

the pop pop pop.. could have been the gears in the grip twist unit giving up and jumping.. pull the throttle pull cover and inspect the teeth
Forum: Airheads 06-02-2014, 06:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 677
Posted By airsmith
check and inspect diode board mounts and...

check and inspect diode board mounts and grounds.. (add extra ground wire harness to diode board if not there) then check everywhere for a short or worn insulation.. inspect main ground cable ......
Forum: Airheads 05-26-2014, 05:43 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,577
Posted By airsmith
both fairings do better with a balance vent in...

both fairings do better with a balance vent in the lower section on the windshield. adding a small (hand-sized) section to the top of the RS screen can do wonders for taller riders.. RT's hot...
Forum: Airheads 05-22-2014, 05:49 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,221
Posted By airsmith
it lives in an area that is exposed to weather...

it lives in an area that is exposed to weather and washing, spending 99.9999 % in the compressed position.. its an item that should be looked at while doing the regular checks of the lever and cable...
Forum: Airheads 05-16-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 911
Posted By airsmith
oil level? pull the plugs and feel how the engine...

oil level? pull the plugs and feel how the engine turns over by hand..
Forum: Airheads 05-14-2014, 08:59 AM
Replies: 942
Views: 176,366
Posted By airsmith
the ones with the little useless vents are what...

the ones with the little useless vents are what referred to as the solid.. it was designed when the oil-cooler was added and all bikes came with it 81-84.Made to force more air to the cooler..kind of...
Forum: Airheads 05-13-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 942
Views: 176,366
Posted By airsmith
81 -84 had the "solid" center lower, when the...

81 -84 had the "solid" center lower, when the RS's and RT's returned in 88 the original (77-80) grill type was used again.. they most likely made this return to the past for some good reasons..
Forum: Airheads 04-30-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 780
Posted By airsmith
buy or make a 12volt test light and start...

buy or make a 12volt test light and start checking...(good tool to have on the bike)
Forum: Airheads 04-28-2014, 06:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,212
Posted By airsmith
I have a piece from an old motorcycle cover cut...

I have a piece from an old motorcycle cover cut to cover the seat when its not garaged or under the full cover.. some thin bungee cords and a few grommets can make it look almost professional...
Forum: Airheads 04-23-2014, 07:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,049
Posted By airsmith
+1 on kathy's, got one as a rally door prise in...

+1 on kathy's, got one as a rally door prise in the early 80's, its on its second bike and at least 300K, no signs of giving out yet.. heavy cordura construction...
Forum: Airheads 04-04-2014, 12:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 736
Posted By airsmith
I have seen sections of plastic/nylon bolt used,...

I have seen sections of plastic/nylon bolt used, the thing you find in a good hardware store with the small pull-out drawers of nuts and bolts, the threads will give the JB an edge to hang on to, cut...
Forum: Airheads 04-01-2014, 12:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,472
Posted By airsmith
is the advance unit lubed and working (verify...

is the advance unit lubed and working (verify with timing light) is something else failing due to heat.. if the plug wires are not new I would replace them.. flat file the points plate to smooth out...
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