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Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-02-2015, 05:22 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 24,179
Posted By Pokie
I used a hydraulic jack instead. ...

I used a hydraulic jack instead.

http://i1329.photobucket.com/albums/w542/porker54/Barney07_zpsafd9a5a3.jpg
Forum: Airheads 05-02-2015, 05:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 930
Posted By Pokie
My build had an enclosed drive shaft and rigid...

My build had an enclosed drive shaft and rigid frame. I built a tube to act as the oil reservoir and yes, smaller than stock. The "look" is still quite good as the shaft still looks small but has the...
Forum: Airheads 05-01-2015, 08:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 231
Posted By Pokie
You don't have to remove the wheel and swing arm,...

You don't have to remove the wheel and swing arm, you only have to move it back far enough to get the transmission out. I usually undo the drive shaft bolts, remove the rear brake pedal pivot, remove...
Forum: Airheads 05-01-2015, 05:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 930
Posted By Pokie
I wouldn't worry so much about the universal...

I wouldn't worry so much about the universal joint as the splines on the coupling and pinion. I've seen what happens to those when they are run out of oil and it isn't pretty. Why not create a tube...
Forum: Airheads 04-30-2015, 06:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 762
Posted By Pokie
It doesn't matter if it's a /2, /5 or a Honda...

It doesn't matter if it's a /2, /5 or a Honda step through, they all have their good things and their bad. You buy, you learn, you do what you have to do to keep sane. You either Love it, hate it or...
Forum: Airheads 04-30-2015, 05:56 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 830
Posted By Pokie
You only have four? Yup, you NEED this one just...

You only have four? Yup, you NEED this one just to properly fit in with the rest of us!
Forum: Airheads 04-29-2015, 02:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 734
Posted By Pokie
If you truly interested in metal shaping, you...

If you truly interested in metal shaping, you should check out http://allmetalshaping.com/index.php I haven't been a member for very long but have learned some important information. The site is full...
Forum: Airheads 04-29-2015, 06:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 653
Posted By Pokie
Sorry, I've never done a search for Roland's...

Sorry, I've never done a search for Roland's site, I got it from the IBMWR Marketplace site. Thanks for the clarification Bill.
Forum: Airheads 04-29-2015, 06:01 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 734
Posted By Pokie
Nice job! How come we didn't see it at the...

Nice job! How come we didn't see it at the Handbuilt Motorcycle Show in Austin in April? Looks to me like it would have fit right in.

http://www.handbuiltmotorcycleshow.com/
Forum: Airheads 04-29-2015, 05:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 762
Posted By Pokie
It was an educated guess, it also could have been...

It was an educated guess, it also could have been a '66 but not a '68.

Differences, it doesn't have a reflector on the rear fender (68/69). It does have the brace at the rear brake lever...
Forum: Airheads 04-29-2015, 05:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 830
Posted By Pokie
If t happened quickly, it most likely dropped a...

If t happened quickly, it most likely dropped a valve head or seat, not the end of the world. It's not common to break a rod on this model. I'd take a chance on it but that's just me.
Forum: Airheads 04-28-2015, 07:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 653
Posted By Pokie
Its up to you what you do with the bike but for...

Its up to you what you do with the bike but for the amount I can afford, I usually end up with a bike like yours. It can some times take years to get my bikes to a ride able condition but I rarely...
Forum: Airheads 04-28-2015, 07:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 762
Posted By Pokie
I agree, it looks like an R50 I'd say about 1967....

I agree, it looks like an R50 I'd say about 1967. That looks like a Wixom fairing. I'd ditch the "highway" pegs, not only will they damage the frame tubes when tightened but also make getting at the...
Forum: Airheads 04-28-2015, 06:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 310
Posted By Pokie
The little pointers on your mag or points plate...

The little pointers on your mag or points plate should be 10 to 11 mm distant from the point where your H/T leads attach. This allows for the spark jump when one of the plug caps is pulled off or...
Forum: Airheads 04-27-2015, 10:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 249
Posted By Pokie
6203 is the number for the generator support...

6203 is the number for the generator support bearing, the front crank bearing or main bearing is 6207. Either way, I'm glad you found your answer.
Forum: Airheads 04-27-2015, 06:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 249
Posted By Pokie
You may also like to check out Cycleworks, I've...

You may also like to check out Cycleworks, I've dealt with them a lot and could always depend on them for bearings and seals. They also list bearing and seal sizes for those that want to source them...
Forum: Airheads 04-27-2015, 06:22 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,160
Posted By Pokie
If you have the facilities available or if you...

If you have the facilities available or if you have a friend that is a machinist, you could make new upper and lower yokes. Design the yokes to have the fork leg holes out further, this way you can...
Forum: Airheads 04-26-2015, 02:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 661
Posted By Pokie
Listen to Chollo9 on this one. I do basically the...

Listen to Chollo9 on this one. I do basically the same thing but I'm a little more aggressive.

If you aren't familiar with the BMW front drum, that first touch after a rain or damp night will...
Forum: Airheads 04-25-2015, 08:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,297
Posted By Pokie
Good on ya! The little one WILL change your life,...

Good on ya! The little one WILL change your life, it's truly a wonderful change though. The hardest part is taking time for granted. Good luck and stay positive, I'm happy for the both of you!
Forum: Airheads 04-25-2015, 08:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 458
Posted By Pokie
The spring fits in there pretty loose, if you are...

The spring fits in there pretty loose, if you are powder coating, You could just build up the spot with metal and grind, file or sand it to shape. If you are painting, you could either fill the spot...
Forum: Airheads 04-25-2015, 03:30 PM
Replies: 2,233
Poll: Slash 2
Views: 235,341
Posted By Pokie
Check your kick start lever, it looks like it's...

Check your kick start lever, it looks like it's sticking out too far, indicating it's turning on the shaft. May just need to be bumped back to it's proper position and tightened.
Forum: Airheads 04-24-2015, 05:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 704
Posted By Pokie
I too like to use a piece of 1/4 or 5/16 inch...

I too like to use a piece of 1/4 or 5/16 inch rod, weld it to the stand then bend it to shape. I usually use a piece of water or gas pipe to rough shape the tang. To get the last bit to tuck in, I'll...
Forum: Airheads 04-24-2015, 05:36 AM
Replies: 2,233
Poll: Slash 2
Views: 235,341
Posted By Pokie
/2 Earls forks may fit the /5 frame but the stem...

/2 Earls forks may fit the /5 frame but the stem will be the wrong length. Also remember that the fork stops on Earls forks was the damper plate. Without the right damper set-up the forks will stop...
Forum: Airheads 04-24-2015, 05:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 670
Posted By Pokie
When a lathe isn't available, just use a grinder...

When a lathe isn't available, just use a grinder and keep checking the fit until the socket finally fits in the frame recess. Years ago we just had a grinder, drill press and a torch and that was...
Forum: Airheads 04-23-2015, 05:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 343
Posted By Pokie
Yes, that's an early R50 piston, before it became...

Yes, that's an early R50 piston, before it became a /2. With the advent of the /2 series, only three ring pistons were used. Changing over to a three ring piston is no problem. By the look of your...
Forum: Airheads 04-23-2015, 05:46 AM
Replies: 2,233
Poll: Slash 2
Views: 235,341
Posted By Pokie
1968 didn't have the holes or reflectors yet. I...

1968 didn't have the holes or reflectors yet. I can't remember for sure when they moved the generator light out onto the shell, it was either '68 or '69, the plastic lens was red. The 1970 model year...
Forum: Airheads 04-22-2015, 06:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,041
Posted By Pokie
Scottyb That's one odd get up. It's actually a...

Scottyb That's one odd get up. It's actually a Wixom lower with a Flanders upper but still seems to work.
Forum: Airheads 04-22-2015, 05:42 AM
Replies: 2,233
Poll: Slash 2
Views: 235,341
Posted By Pokie
The two holes were correct for the 1969 model...

The two holes were correct for the 1969 model year, at least in Canada. The reflectors (if I'm remembering right) were the same ones used on the turn signal bodies of the 1970 and 1971 bikes ( the...
Forum: Airheads 04-20-2015, 09:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 615
Posted By Pokie
The tool I made is so similar to KLEINE'S that I...

The tool I made is so similar to KLEINE'S that I don't think a photo will give any further information.
Forum: Airheads 04-20-2015, 09:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 253
Posted By Pokie
Is it an R100g/s or an R1100g/s? The R100...

Is it an R100g/s or an R1100g/s? The R100 cylinder head torque is 25 foot pounds.

If it's an R1100g/s, the head studs only get angle torqued ONCE (at 600 miles) and doesn't require it again,...
Forum: Airheads 04-20-2015, 09:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 285
Posted By Pokie
It doesn't matter what breather valve you have in...

It doesn't matter what breather valve you have in there, if your valve guides and/ or rings are shot, it's going to pump oil out the breather valve. Yes, it is possible to change out the breather...
Forum: Airheads 04-20-2015, 05:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 470
Posted By Pokie
A silly thought, is the transmission tight...

A silly thought, is the transmission tight against the engine? Any loose or missing bolts, nuts or studs?
Forum: Airheads 04-19-2015, 08:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 615
Posted By Pokie
Yeah, it's a round solid wire ring like the one...

Yeah, it's a round solid wire ring like the one found holding the cush drive together in the input shaft of the transmission.
Forum: Airheads 04-19-2015, 05:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 615
Posted By Pokie
It's pretty straight forward, kind of like a...

It's pretty straight forward, kind of like a shock compressor. I'm thinking I may be on the light side (material wise) as I'm using what's on hand. If It doesn't do the job, I'll immediately start...
Forum: Airheads 04-18-2015, 06:03 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 8,592
Posted By Pokie
Chollo, how do you like your Acerbis front...

Chollo, how do you like your Acerbis front fender? What model fender is it? Could you post a side view? I have a Preston Petty front fender on mine but would like to look at other options.
Forum: Airheads 04-18-2015, 05:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 615
Posted By Pokie
It requires the compression of the drive shaft...

It requires the compression of the drive shaft cush drive spring and removing the big circlip. I'm in the process of building a compressor, I'll probably get it done tomorrow if time permits.
Forum: Airheads 04-17-2015, 01:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 513
Posted By Pokie
The drive coupling on earlier wheels is narrower...

The drive coupling on earlier wheels is narrower than the later wheels. The odd wear pattern could definitely be caused by mis-matched years. /5 wheel and coupling on a /6 or /7 rear drive would...
Forum: Airheads 04-16-2015, 09:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,041
Posted By Pokie
Sorry, you're all wrong, it's a Wixom. Not a...

Sorry, you're all wrong, it's a Wixom. Not a Bates, not an Avon, it's a Wixom. Most bikes just used the upper, the lower could be had but for a lot more money. They are a little unusual these days.
...
Forum: Airheads 04-16-2015, 05:46 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,616
Posted By Pokie
Looks like you've got a bike that's been built...

Looks like you've got a bike that's been built using parts from a /5 and a /6. A few different years mixed together but that's ok, unless you are doing a restoration.

Your lower fender brace...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-03-2015, 05:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,365
Posted By Pokie
Handbuilt Motorcycle Show

I've been invited to show a bike at the Handbuilt Motorcycle Show in Austin, TX, April 10th, 11th and 12th. There is no charge to get in to see all the bikes and the bikes shown are by invitation...
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