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Forum: Hacks 09-18-2014, 04:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 506
Posted By Lee 303
Thanks Jay for the clarification on the top tube....

Thanks Jay for the clarification on the top tube.

Wow! A soft top. Here I was thinking this creation couldn't get any harder on the eyes. My tub was factory finished with a vivid shade of orange...
Forum: Hacks 09-17-2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 506
Posted By Lee 303
sputnik weight

The Russian language booklet that was delivered with the sidecar lists сухая масса прицепа 93kg (dry weight 205lbs),
Грузолодьем Ностб 105kg.(gross load 231 lbs.) None of the drawings show the roll...
Forum: Airheads 07-21-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,433
Posted By Lee 303
Your coil runneth over

Looks as if the varish in the coil has melted and is dripping downward. Not a good omen. That capped socket is energized when you switch on the lights and provided a connection for sidecar lights....
Forum: Airheads 07-20-2014, 05:28 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,433
Posted By Lee 303
Go from simple to complex cheap to expensive

Remove the front cover of the engine and inspect the the wires attached to the magneto. Make sure none are loose or that the brown wire is pinched by the cover and grounding out the mag. Check that...
Forum: Airheads 06-18-2014, 03:09 PM
Replies: 1,804
Views: 185,859
Posted By Lee 303
Grandma made it there on her own

You should get at least a 2 point bonus for riding the machine to meet vs trailering.
Forum: Airheads 03-22-2014, 08:12 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,604
Posted By Lee 303
Cue up the Henry Mancini

Is that Inspector Jacques Clouseau at the controls of that Alouette helicopter?
Forum: Hacks 03-07-2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,727
Posted By Lee 303
corrosion control

I'd like to see a corrosion test panel smeared with some bacon grease. How about some rendered from one of Red's winter camping trip breakfasts.
Forum: Airheads 02-06-2014, 10:02 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,814
Posted By Lee 303
M+Ms

The repair parts cost difference between new BMW original spec(2 bowls and 2 floats )=136.80 and Bing vintage experimental (2 bridges and four floats) =140.24
Well maybe I could have just done the...
Forum: Airheads 02-05-2014, 02:13 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,062
Posted By Lee 303
Looks like the spokes are not chrome plated and...

Looks like the spokes are not chrome plated and the rims are painted. The military bikes were built that way. No doubt the motor pool was busy oiling them on a daily basis.
Forum: Airheads 02-04-2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,814
Posted By Lee 303
illusions of savings

My bike's true mileage is unknown and had been converted many years and owners ago. The early Bing indie floats would bind on the sides of the bowls and cause all sorts of drama and of course this is...
Forum: Hacks 12-09-2013, 02:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,559
Posted By Lee 303
sputnik shock

I bought mine still on the shipping pallet a few years ago and changed the wheel bearings before even unbolting the frame from the wood crate. Those original wheel bearings were not up to today's or...
Forum: Airheads 05-01-2013, 04:01 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,272
Posted By Lee 303
Contrary control filled with 29 years worth of crud

Inspected and repaired as neccesary the carbs on a newly acquired 84 r80rt. Cold stalling problem resolved after I cleaned the dirt and saponified grease out the choke lever detents on the left...
Forum: Airheads 01-13-2013, 10:29 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,981
Posted By Lee 303
Thanks for posting your photos ML Wydell I...

Thanks for posting your photos ML Wydell

I thought I had a rust problem. But you got it in spades. My 81 Honda Civic suffered at every stone chip with rust bubbling up underneath each chip....
Forum: Airheads 01-11-2013, 02:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,981
Posted By Lee 303
http://konserveirung.smugmug.com/Other/R80RT/i-QhK...

http://konserveirung.smugmug.com/Other/R80RT/i-QhKmVM5/0/M/100_3072-M.jpg (http://konserveirung.smugmug.com/Other/R80RT/27432224_ChWHkR#!i=2315259851&k=QhKmVM5&lb=1&s=A)...
Forum: Airheads 01-08-2013, 03:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,981
Posted By Lee 303
Thanks to everyone who responded. I will try to...

Thanks to everyone who responded. I will try to post some photos of how the seat comes out. Right now I'm leaning towards good old Rustoleum red primer and a black top coat.I still have a can...
Forum: Airheads 01-08-2013, 03:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,981
Posted By Lee 303
It was much worse inside but still worth saving.

http://konserveirung.smugmug.com/Other/R80RT/i-J6fgNZw/0/M/100_3069-M.jpg (http://konserveirung.smugmug.com/Other/R80RT/27432224_ChWHkR#!i=2311119829&k=J6fgNZw&lb=1&s=A) glad I did't defer this task...
Forum: Airheads 01-06-2013, 11:23 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,981
Posted By Lee 303
What is a good way to treat seat pan rust

http://konserveirung.smugmug.com/Other/R80RT/i-gPbsqWh/0/M/100_3033-M.jpg (http://konserveirung.smugmug.com/Other/R80RT/27432224_ChWHkR#!i=2307395276&k=gPbsqWh&lb=1&s=A)

I bought this bike last...
Forum: Airheads 12-17-2012, 05:31 PM
Replies: 6,524
Views: 1,308,276
Posted By Lee 303
http://danedgcomb.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Jezebel/...

http://danedgcomb.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Jezebel/i-3Xk6wtk/0/L/IMG00045-L.jpg

Whatcha using for bait?
Forum: Hacks 07-06-2012, 05:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,364
Posted By Lee 303
The Sputnik

Right now the it's sitting in a trailer. As soon as the Ural frame is rigged I will reunite the IZH and maybe find a suitable tug. I just missed a 82 Suzuki 450gs with 7k on the clock for very short...
Forum: Hacks 07-05-2012, 08:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,364
Posted By Lee 303
http://konserveirung.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/myste...

http://konserveirung.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/mystery-ship/i-6Kw2Bk8/0/M/1002922-M.jpg (http://konserveirung.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/mystery-ship/22636260_9pKG7Q#!i=1947718071&k=6Kw2Bk8&lb=1&s=A)...
Forum: Hacks 06-12-2012, 04:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,364
Posted By Lee 303
Ahead slowly

http://konserveirung.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/mystery-ship/i-brsdp3C/0/S/1002861-S.jpg...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-11-2012, 08:50 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 8,918
Posted By Lee 303
jezebel arrived early

http://konserveirung.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/rhinebeck-2012/i-H2WHHNM/0/M/1002878-M.jpg (http://konserveirung.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/rhinebeck-2012/23495840_p8WtZN#!i=1899166514&k=H2WHHNM&lb=1&s=A)
Forum: Old's Cool 06-11-2012, 08:48 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 8,918
Posted By Lee 303
The Best of the eastern bloc.Thanks for the ride in the sidecar

http://konserveirung.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/rhinebeck-2012/i-ZkvcDHH/0/M/1002883-M.jpg (http://konserveirung.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/rhinebeck-2012/23495840_p8WtZN#!i=1899169192&k=ZkvcDHH&lb=1&s=A)
Forum: Old's Cool 06-11-2012, 08:46 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 8,918
Posted By Lee 303
Non- buyers remorse

http://konserveirung.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/rhinebeck-2012/i-nsBF4sT/0/M/1002881-M.jpg (http://konserveirung.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/rhinebeck-2012/23495840_p8WtZN#!i=1899167895&k=nsBF4sT&lb=1&s=A)
Forum: Old's Cool 06-11-2012, 08:44 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 8,918
Posted By Lee 303
Trouble on all fronts

http://konserveirung.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/rhinebeck-2012/i-4wZwmSq/0/M/1002879-M.jpg (http://konserveirung.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/rhinebeck-2012/23495840_p8WtZN#!i=1899167319&k=4wZwmSq&lb=1&s=A)
Forum: Old's Cool 06-11-2012, 08:39 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 8,918
Posted By Lee 303
A very happy foil head

http://konserveirung.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/rhinebeck-2012/i-4nw4kRs/0/M/1002882-M.jpg (http://konserveirung.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/rhinebeck-2012/23495840_p8WtZN#!i=1899168395&k=4nw4kRs&lb=1&s=A)
Forum: Hacks 05-06-2012, 05:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,364
Posted By Lee 303
nose job

http://konserveirung.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/mystery-ship/i-wHLq99B/0/S/1002812-S.jpg (http://konserveirung.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/mystery-ship/22636260_9pKG7Q#!i=1831440369&k=wHLq99B&lb=1&s=A)...
Forum: Hacks 05-02-2012, 07:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,364
Posted By Lee 303
I have lost my mind

http://konserveirung.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/mystery-ship/i-3p3M5fk/0/M/1002795-M.jpg (http://konserveirung.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/mystery-ship/22636260_9pKG7Q#!i=1825064215&k=3p3M5fk&lb=1&s=A)...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-26-2012, 10:23 AM
Replies: 2,123
Views: 570,154
Posted By Lee 303
The Royal Fundy Digby, N.S.

http://konserveirung.smugmug.com/Other/road-food/i-vrbsSrk/0/M/1002196-M.jpg (http://konserveirung.smugmug.com/Other/road-food/22649319_fm6Wm9#!i=1814305768&k=vrbsSrk&lb=1&s=A)
...
Forum: Hacks 04-26-2012, 06:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,364
Posted By Lee 303
This one has no provision for a brake back plate...

This one has no provision for a brake back plate on the trailing arm and was probably fitted with just a dust cover. I have to think it's earlier rather than later since since having a brake on the...
Forum: Hacks 04-25-2012, 03:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,364
Posted By Lee 303
Mystery ship

http://konserveirung.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/mystery-ship/i-Wn94s37/0/M/1002788-M.jpg (http://konserveirung.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/mystery-ship/22636260_9pKG7Q#!i=1813038452&k=Wn94s37&lb=1&s=A)
...
Forum: Hacks 02-19-2012, 06:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,531
Posted By Lee 303
Squelch adjustment

You could try adjusting the mechanism by further elongating the latch plate mounting holes and wrapping the plate where the hooks grab with some electrical tape. This will squelch the squeaks for a...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-18-2012, 07:40 AM
Replies: 3,086
Views: 856,848
Posted By Lee 303
Trophy at Indian Display of Springfield Museum

http://konserveirung.smugmug.com/Other/indian/i-Wz4X2Wv/0/M/1002398-M.jpg...
Forum: Airheads 01-22-2012, 08:51 AM
Replies: 1,804
Views: 185,859
Posted By Lee 303
Takes a lickin and keeps on ticking

http://konserveirung.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/r602/i-qPzs2Nf/0/M/1002746-M.jpg (http://konserveirung.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/r602/21110188_cXLXXR#!i=1681600485&k=qPzs2Nf&lb=1&s=A)
Forum: Airheads 01-20-2012, 08:18 AM
Replies: 1,804
Views: 185,859
Posted By Lee 303
a 1000 words indeed!

http://konserveirung.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/r602/i-tnJG9BB/0/M/1002728-M.jpg (http://konserveirung.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/r602/21110188_cXLXXR#!i=1679181235&k=tnJG9BB&lb=1&s=A)
Forum: Airheads 01-03-2012, 10:34 AM
Replies: 1,804
Views: 185,859
Posted By Lee 303
front brake cable pucker factor

The cable depicted on the left in the original post is new, unused and now my spare.
All the cables are stamped +MARK+ swiss.They were purchased from a most reputable southern firm.I would guess...
Forum: Airheads 01-03-2012, 08:10 AM
Replies: 1,804
Views: 185,859
Posted By Lee 303
front brake suddenly inoperative yikes!!!

While descending a hill and applying the front brake I heard a pop then the lever was loose. I was homeward bound already so I just adjusted my speed to compensate for the loss of the front brake....
Forum: Hacks 12-26-2011, 05:59 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 53,621
Posted By Lee 303
not really an airhead

Still riding with the help of a mild winter weather and an old wixom fairing.
Happy New Year
Forum: Old's Cool 10-29-2011, 07:47 AM
Replies: 3,086
Views: 856,848
Posted By Lee 303
You ready for sidecar paintball or not?

You ready for sidecar paintball or not?
Forum: Old's Cool 10-26-2011, 02:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,441
Posted By Lee 303
a little experimentation

Went out to the r60/2 yesterday and removed the compression spring. Then reinstalled the wing nut, adjusting it while at the same time activating the brake pedal with my other hand and releasing...
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