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Old 08-07-2010, 08:08 AM   #1
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Opinions on that Airhead higher 5th gear?

This has changed into the too well known: getting an airhead transmission rebuilt fiasco... With questions about that higher 5th, shift kit info... and we'll see what all else.
Quick conclusion.. if you're in So Cal. There a guy that can do your Airhead Trasmission! Bike is happy, so is this owner!

Pawl spring broke on the '81 g/s and the transmission is going in for a rebuild while it's out (50k miles)... So should I do the swap for a higher fifth? Sources for the preferred one?

I do some highway miles and few off pavement miles...
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Old 08-07-2010, 08:18 AM   #2
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By all accounts its a good thing. Drops you at least 500rpms up top.
Anton Largiader usually has a supply ready to install, on hand.

I'm going to do it next time my geabohx needs opening.
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Old 08-07-2010, 08:46 AM   #3
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By all accounts its a good thing. Drops you at least 500rpms up top.
Anton Largiader usually has a supply ready to install, on hand.

I'm going to do it next time my geabohx needs opening.
How much?

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Old 08-07-2010, 08:54 AM   #4
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Beats me. Gear itself is probably not all that expensive, but obviously you might not open a perfectly good transmission to add it. Thats the money part, just getting in and out I should think.
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Old 08-07-2010, 08:58 AM   #5
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Old 08-07-2010, 09:02 AM   #6
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I can do that for free. How much for the gears?

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Old 08-19-2010, 12:16 PM   #7
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Rebuilder opened it back up. Said everything looked fine, it goes back in today. He did say if it made any noise at all he'd come listen to it at my location. (I like that level of attention)

Anyone think of anything that might have gone wonky putting it all back together that would not be the Transmission for the noise.

I ran the bike in gear, heard the noise. Clutch lever pulled, still noise. Turned engine off, still noise. So only wheels and drive train moving for the noise to be coming out of. No rubbing at the rear wheel. Still sorting it out.
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Old 08-19-2010, 06:51 PM   #8
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Picked it back up from the shop owner said he took a thousandths off a shim or two. Ended the conversation with, "if it's not right, call me I want to come listen to it." You have to appreciate that he'd be willing to come to me to make it right.

Put back in and it's RIGHT AS RAIN. Hot Damn the "white bike" rides again.
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