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Old 12-04-2009, 05:37 PM   #17
Onward through the fog...
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Location: Cairns, Oz
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Originally Posted by P B G
I think the trick is also in knowing the tweaks.

Anton and others are kind enough to produce webpages full of this sort of information:

And I suppose if you research enough you can do it, but I wonder if some of the airhead transmission guru's don't have a few tweaks up their sleeves to make these transmissions shift better, or last longer etc.

Good links. Thanks for posting.

Right now in my love hate relationship with the Airhead I am doing my camchain, and will drop the motor to helicoil the oil filter cover bolthole that has stripped. And while it has been up onthe workstand for that, it has started dripping brake fluid from the rear master cyl, so guess I will be digging into that too, and the steering head bearings.
I new I should have totally stripped this bike when i first got it, instead of fixing one thing after another on the run.
'77 Harley Ironhead 6,000 miles across Oz

Reryder (AKA Hopper)
1977 Harley Sportster
81 BMWR100RS
99 SV650
Ancient Harley 45, Snortster (Sporty engine in a Norton), Norton Atlas, Honda 350/4, Ariel HS scrambler
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