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by R.D.Green
Mon Aug 31, 2015 9:08 am
Forum: Classic (1970-25 years ago) Motorcycles
Topic: i'm in love
Replies: 7
Views: 646

Forty-five years is too long

Forty-five years is too long to wait for an airhead! Very nice bike and the background doesn't look too shabby, either...
by R.D.Green
Sat Aug 29, 2015 10:48 am
Forum: Classic (1970-25 years ago) Motorcycles
Topic: Conti Classic Attack tires
Replies: 9
Views: 780

Conti Classic Attacks

It was a 120. Sadly after an extreme effort and a bead breaker I had to cut the tire off the rim. It had less than 500 mile on it. I was able to get the front tire off. only with a lot of effort. If you decide to go this route the front is fine. You can have it for the cost of shipping. Marty These ...
by R.D.Green
Thu Aug 27, 2015 11:51 am
Forum: Classic (1970-25 years ago) Motorcycles
Topic: Conti Classic Attack tires
Replies: 9
Views: 780

Classic Attacks

Marty - - Good info. Thanks. I'm not totally decided on the Contis yet. Was the rear tire on your '84 when you got it a 110 or a 120? I did talk to the Conti Tech Line and got the dimensions of the 120 Classic Attack and it looks like the 120 would be too wide for my '82.

Richard
by R.D.Green
Mon Aug 24, 2015 7:38 pm
Forum: Classic (1970-25 years ago) Motorcycles
Topic: Conti Classic Attack tires
Replies: 9
Views: 780

Yes, the actual width of the

Yes, the actual width of the "same" size tire varies between manufacturers and can even vary pretty significantly. That's why I asked particularly about fitting a 120 Conti Classic Attack. Even though the stock tire sizes on my '82 R100 are 3.25 and 4.00, I've been using 100 and 120 mm Metzeler and ...
by R.D.Green
Mon Aug 24, 2015 4:37 pm
Forum: Classic (1970-25 years ago) Motorcycles
Topic: Conti Classic Attack tires
Replies: 9
Views: 780

Conti Classic Attack tires

Has anyone mounted a 120 width Conti Classic Attack tire on an '81-'84 twin shock bike with 2.50/18 rear wheel? If so, was there sufficient swingarm clearance? Thanks...
by R.D.Green
Sat Aug 01, 2015 4:18 pm
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: Trans, Gear & Shaft oil
Replies: 10
Views: 690

Driveshaft oil

I received the GL-4 CRC-Sta-Lube on Tuesday but didn't have time to change the fluids until today. The trans and final drive didn't look that bad and must have been changed by the previous owner within the last year. But the "swinging-arm" (swing arm) was way low and dirty. I'm glad I checked and ch...
by R.D.Green
Wed Jul 22, 2015 1:59 pm
Forum: Classic (1970-25 years ago) Motorcycles
Topic: Mystery picture
Replies: 6
Views: 544

I've never personally seen a

I've never personally seen a post-/2 tank with a tool compartment on top but I've seen pictures of them all the way up through the /7 series. What I have seen, however, are police tanks with the compartment on top. On the police bikes, the compartment was used to house the radio. The radio compartme...
by R.D.Green
Tue Jul 14, 2015 4:18 pm
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: Center stand springs
Replies: 7
Views: 437

If you try the coins, here's

If you try the coins, here's how it worked best for me. Stand the spring straight up in your bench vise. Bend it over to either side to make space between the coils on the opposite side. Insert a coin as close to the bottom of the spring as possible. Then bend it over in the opposite direction and d...
by R.D.Green
Thu Jul 09, 2015 1:09 pm
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: Tribute to Richard Coyley
Replies: 5
Views: 353

Whew! When I saw the word

Whew! When I saw the word "tribute" I thought something had happened to Richard. Yeah, can't say enough good things about him. He has sold me many parts and given me lots of advice over the years. A really good guy.
by R.D.Green
Wed Jul 01, 2015 12:52 pm
Forum: The Stew Pot
Topic: Ethanol-Chemically harmful
Replies: 8
Views: 713

I agree completely about the

I agree completely about the political comments on this forum. This isn't the place. In fact, I view it as a small safe-haven from the endless barrage of partisan horse-hockey every day. That said, and dare I express it, I also agree that the ethanol/subsidy program has not been limited to the curre...