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Forum: Airheads 08-18-2013, 08:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 907
Posted By chipsdad
lower quieter revs like od on a car. i may be...

lower quieter revs like od on a car. i may be "misremembering" this and cruising faster then I was earlier on. don't mind me.
Forum: Airheads 08-17-2013, 09:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 907
Posted By chipsdad
i have been minding this for a while. it has...

i have been minding this for a while. it has always seemed difficult to get it into top gear now it doesn't seem to go. i will have to keep an eye on it. i cant remember how long it has been that i...
Forum: Airheads 08-17-2013, 07:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 907
Posted By chipsdad
cant tell if i am in 5th

i cant tell if my /6 is actually shifting into 5th. doesnt seem to be. with standard tires i am going 70mph at 3500rpm. 4000rpm at 75ish mph.
Forum: Airheads 06-11-2013, 08:08 AM
Replies: 853
Views: 300,423
Posted By chipsdad
this guy doesn't give a "flying fuck" what his...

this guy doesn't give a "flying fuck" what his bike is. doesn't look like the average cafe route tho.
Forum: Airheads 06-04-2013, 07:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,384
Posted By chipsdad
A lot has to do with listening and feeling you...

A lot has to do with listening and feeling you can feel both sides of the exhaust to see if one cylinder is faster than the other.



what exactly are you looking for here? for exampl if it is ...
Forum: Airheads 05-01-2013, 09:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 540
Posted By chipsdad
fork seals

i am trying to find either thr exact specs or part # for fork seals for a /5. I want to know before i take the fork apart. So i have thing ready to go. I should be able to find the seals at a...
Forum: Airheads 04-17-2013, 08:40 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,791
Posted By chipsdad
Perhaps the product line is a little different up...

Perhaps the product line is a little different up here in canada. I used to live in Oregon and drove a vw i bought in canada. i took my car for service to a vw shop. all of the mechanics were baffled...
Forum: Airheads 04-16-2013, 06:36 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,791
Posted By chipsdad
I will get a case I seen it on the shelf as well...

I will get a case I seen it on the shelf as well there
Forum: Airheads 04-14-2013, 05:52 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,791
Posted By chipsdad
i read the benchmark zddp article that...

i read the benchmark zddp article that recommended 30 or 40 weight valvoline vr1, not available in canada. gtx is available in 10 30 and 10 40. i did notice that napa has the vr1 20-50 oil, i also...
Forum: Airheads 03-21-2013, 04:33 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,791
Posted By chipsdad
please show me a pic of what you use. i want to...

please show me a pic of what you use. i want to make sure i am getting the right thing.
Forum: Airheads 03-20-2013, 11:39 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,791
Posted By chipsdad
Oils available in canada

Valvoline vr1 not available in Canada. What works best on flat tappet engines and is available in Canada. Napa or Canadian tire.
Forum: Airheads 03-18-2013, 08:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 582
Posted By chipsdad
i was afraid of this i but bmw had a clamp that...

i was afraid of this i but bmw had a clamp that would do it in one shot. i got the old one off before asking the q. i did notice a bit of a lip to the old one. i might use a sealant and clamp it...
Forum: Airheads 03-17-2013, 04:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 582
Posted By chipsdad
Wirespokessssss:deal

Wirespokessssss:deal
Forum: Airheads 03-16-2013, 08:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 582
Posted By chipsdad
R75 speedo chrome bezel.

I replaced mine as it looked very beat up. I can't figure out how the new one stays in place. If you have crossed this bridge you will know what I mean. Looks like the old one was secured with a few...
Forum: Airheads 03-16-2013, 08:11 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,218
Posted By chipsdad
I got it. Turned out to be the plug wires. I...

I got it. Turned out to be the plug wires. I ordered new wires from motorad and noticed quite a different interface between the 2. The new ones fit much better and spark up right away. I got new...
Forum: Airheads 03-16-2013, 08:01 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 396
Posted By chipsdad
If you need to know where the wires go I have...

If you need to know where the wires go I have pics . Over all this is a very simple device. Intuitively you can figure the whole thing out with a test light and the hot wire attached.
Forum: Airheads 03-14-2013, 05:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,157
Posted By chipsdad
there is a way to get rid of this issue but i...

there is a way to get rid of this issue but i will not tell you. save the polish for harleys and ther dentist owners.
Forum: Airheads 03-14-2013, 12:21 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,218
Posted By chipsdad
sounds like a device we(Phone company) use to...

sounds like a device we(Phone company) use to separate internet and voice signals running on the same line.
Forum: Airheads 03-11-2013, 05:21 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,218
Posted By chipsdad
i have new plugs that are gapped. i checked the...

i have new plugs that are gapped. i checked the resistance on the plug wires seem fine but there appears to be a physical issue with the plug to plug wire interface. that may not be closing properly....
Forum: Airheads 03-11-2013, 12:40 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,218
Posted By chipsdad
sorry for the confusion, i was referring to the...

sorry for the confusion, i was referring to the post with the black wire. the one going from the coil to the condenser.
Forum: Airheads 03-11-2013, 08:23 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,218
Posted By chipsdad
sorry, i didn't grow up with several machines in...

sorry, i didn't grow up with several machines in the front yard on blocks to sharpen my mechanical skills. i am not ashamed to ask questions that may seem a little easy for you to answer. I do have...
Forum: Airheads 03-05-2013, 04:45 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,218
Posted By chipsdad
My black post and both the cross over posts have...

My black post and both the cross over posts have 12 volts. Does this indicate a bad coil
Forum: Airheads 03-04-2013, 09:10 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,055
Posted By chipsdad
used to race mountainbikes with usd forks. the...

used to race mountainbikes with usd forks. the aluminum ones stuck like hell. tolerances are really tight and over clamping the tubes is a major potential for issues. I know for a while the mechanics...
Forum: Airheads 02-26-2013, 09:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 342
Posted By chipsdad
it is a pre bean can set. the open poins. i did...

it is a pre bean can set. the open poins. i did as you suggested in cleaning and polishing. i think i will use some gasket mat and make some. i am guessing that these washers cut down on potential...
Forum: Airheads 02-26-2013, 07:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 342
Posted By chipsdad
advance unit

i pulled my points advance unit apart as it wasnt moving freely. upon opening it up i noticed some washers that fell apart into several pieces. what are these washers made of so i can replace them?
Forum: Airheads 02-06-2013, 02:18 PM
Replies: 2,663
Views: 448,626
Posted By chipsdad
i am looking for a rear brake pedal/lever. mine...

i am looking for a rear brake pedal/lever. mine has the tab for the light acuator broken off. this wont pass the inspection i need to get. please help me find one thx.
Forum: Airheads 02-04-2013, 04:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 453
Posted By chipsdad
i pulled all the wires and ran wires directly to...

i pulled all the wires and ran wires directly to a battery. this is when i looked around with a meter. i thought i had a relay issue when it appeared my post leading to the starter ground was always...
Forum: Airheads 02-04-2013, 04:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 453
Posted By chipsdad
it is a /6. are you saying that it is messed up...

it is a /6. are you saying that it is messed up with the symptoms?
Forum: Airheads 02-04-2013, 03:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 453
Posted By chipsdad
is my starter fried

i have continuity between both posts on my starter and there is no action when i give it power. if so will i be able to find somebody to rewind it easily?
Forum: Airheads 01-28-2013, 08:07 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,049
Posted By chipsdad
i am aware of the tire size factor. i used to...

i am aware of the tire size factor. i used to race downhill bikes on the circuit. we used larger front tires in some cases to use the gyroscopic effect to help on some courses. I am sure the rotating...
Forum: Airheads 01-28-2013, 07:26 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,049
Posted By chipsdad
damn they just look too cool. trust me function...

damn they just look too cool. trust me function first is my concern. in the end my bike 's looks will only matter to me. Every rig pig in this part of the world rides a brand new billion cc crotch...
Forum: Airheads 01-28-2013, 06:05 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,049
Posted By chipsdad
all the tires you guys are mentioning don't look...

all the tires you guys are mentioning don't look like the firestones. I have been working on my bike I have reshaped the seat and fenders to look better with the more oversized tires. Am I really...
Forum: Airheads 01-27-2013, 08:30 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,049
Posted By chipsdad
vintage tires

i am trying to decide on tires for my /5. are the Firestone vintage tires only for looks or do they ride fine as well? what other suggestions are there for a wider tire. i think a 4 on the front and...
Forum: Airheads 05-09-2012, 09:53 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,218
Posted By chipsdad
the negative coil lead?? that is the one that...

the negative coil lead?? that is the one that bridges the two coils or the other post. if it is the other post it will only fire the one plug correct?
Forum: Airheads 05-06-2012, 07:53 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,218
Posted By chipsdad
Question no spark on r75/5

I bought the bike with no battery a while ago and have been working on it since. I repaired all of the fried wiring as it should be. not only my motor is /6. my chassis is a /5. here are some vitals...
Forum: Airheads 04-27-2012, 07:29 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 15,356
Posted By chipsdad
what did you do with the old rear shocks?? If the...

what did you do with the old rear shocks?? If the price is right I may have a home for them
Forum: Airheads 04-14-2012, 12:01 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,775
Posted By chipsdad
arent you always riding with both taps open?

arent you always riding with both taps open?
Forum: Airheads 04-13-2012, 06:09 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,863
Posted By chipsdad
http://i1050.photobucket.com/albums/s407/chipsdad1...

http://i1050.photobucket.com/albums/s407/chipsdad1980/IMG_0064.jpg
here is the cheapo relay I used. works well. just need to bring a hot from the other relay. I had the other relay checked out....
Forum: Airheads 04-13-2012, 06:03 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,863
Posted By chipsdad
http://i1050.photobucket.com/albums/s407/chipsdad1...

http://i1050.photobucket.com/albums/s407/chipsdad1980/IMG_0059.jpg

i switched out all the dash lights for 1.99 LED's. something to keep in mind is that they are polarity sensitive. took a little...
Forum: Airheads 04-10-2012, 05:44 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,863
Posted By chipsdad
sorry about the pipes. one is still intact...

sorry about the pipes. one is still intact however the other is spiraled up and in pieces after cutting it off. I will be ordering new ones in the next couple of days.
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