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Forum: Airheads 02-20-2015, 09:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 497
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, 12:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 481
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, 12:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 481
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, 10:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 481
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, 09:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 405
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, 08:08 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 6,974
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, 06:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 804
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, 06:19 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,814
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, 08:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 781
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, 11:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 781
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, 04:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 722
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, 04:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 597
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, 05:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 195
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, 01:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 776
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, 07:41 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,791
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.. ...
Forum: Airheads 01-17-2015, 05:48 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,791
Posted By airsmith
https://store.bobsbmw.com/product/kathys-fairing-p...

https://store.bobsbmw.com/product/kathys-fairing-pockets-for-r100rs good for bungies, gloves, quart of oil,rain poncho and other stuff.. other small bags can be tucked up in the fairing.. I always...
Forum: Airheads 01-17-2015, 10:51 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,791
Posted By airsmith
just over 6ft, no problems fitting behind...

just over 6ft, no problems fitting behind fairing.. always nice not to worry about rain gear for passing showers.. great for cold days also..
Forum: Airheads 12-22-2014, 05:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 716
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: 710
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: 710
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: 1,682
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: 710
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: 1,682
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: 497
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: 1,947
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: 78
Views: 5,557
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: 533
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: 533
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: 1,656
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: 144
Views: 9,256
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: 1,860
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: 521
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: 661
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: 5,648
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: 3,202
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: 2,402
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: 2,402
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: 2,402
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: 2,402
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: 2,402
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..
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