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by John0313
Tue Apr 08, 2014 5:41 pm
Forum: Classic (1970-25 years ago) Motorcycles
Topic: Checklist for "Waking up" long-sleeping Airheads
Replies: 3
Views: 142

Thanks. I thought about

Thanks.

I thought about pulling the jugs for new pushrod seals and piston rings as well, but when I get it running, I'll find out soon enough if I need to go there!
by John0313
Tue Apr 08, 2014 5:06 pm
Forum: Classic (1970-25 years ago) Motorcycles
Topic: Checklist for "Waking up" long-sleeping Airheads
Replies: 3
Views: 142

Checklist for "Waking up" long-sleeping Airheads

Does anyone know of, or can they point me to a checklist for re-animating airheads that have been left dozing for 5-10 years or longer? I realize some things will be specific to /2s, and /5s, but the /6 and /7 series should be somewhat close. I know the typical things are: Before Starting (or trying...
by John0313
Mon Jul 02, 2012 7:14 pm
Forum: Classic (1970-25 years ago) Motorcycles
Topic: R100/7 Tachometer Troubleshooting
Replies: 2
Views: 112

Thanks Kurt, they both gave

Thanks Kurt, they both gave me some ideas on things to check!
by John0313
Mon Jul 02, 2012 11:08 am
Forum: Classic (1970-25 years ago) Motorcycles
Topic: R100/7 Tachometer Troubleshooting
Replies: 2
Views: 112

R100/7 Tachometer Troubleshooting

I'm trying to run down a few "gremlins" on "Klaus", my '78 R100RS, recently awoken after a long nap. The tach worked fine prior, but now is best described as "lazy". Sometimes it shows maybe 1/2 the RPMs I'm actually running, or sometimes just hovering around 1200. The bike's been convereted to elec...
by John0313
Wed Oct 20, 2010 9:29 pm
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: Stuck Armature
Replies: 15
Views: 436

Another thing to try is to

Another thing to try is to hit it with penetrating oil, tighten the puller bolt, let it sit a few days. Back off the bolt, more penetrating oil, then take up the tension again, hopefully a little past where it stopped previously. Be sure to grease the threads of the puller bolt, and the tip as well ...
by John0313
Sat Jan 23, 2010 5:22 pm
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: Blasted my R69S engine case,the safe way.......
Replies: 10
Views: 434

Blasted my R69S engine case,the safe way.......

Looks great to me!

Did you just spray it outside (not use a cabinet)?

How much Baking Soda did you go through to do the engine case?

Thanks-

John
by John0313
Sun Jan 17, 2010 8:16 pm
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: Interesting article about R69s damper
Replies: 2
Views: 178

Interesting article about R69s damper

I asked Vech about the dampeners when I was considering purchase of a first year production R69s. He told me not to worry about the "lack" of a dampener on the early bikes - and offered that the dampener was merely an "add on" - the bikes weren't designed with the dampeners. He did not seem them as ...
by John0313
Sun Jan 10, 2010 7:55 pm
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: Ebay turn signal from Bluemoonscooter
Replies: 11
Views: 461

Ebay turn signal from Bluemoonscooter

Bench Mark Works has 6V LEDs for the bar-end signals. They are a little salty - $20 or so each. I have no experience with them, sorry
by John0313
Mon Dec 28, 2009 10:48 pm
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: R69S Air Filter Decals
Replies: 51
Views: 1730

R69S Air Filter Decals

I'm interested in a set as well
by John0313
Tue Sep 08, 2009 10:16 pm
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: 1968 R60/2 Throttle Question
Replies: 9
Views: 268

1968 R60/2 Throttle Question

Michael-

That is correct for these machines. This was a primitive form of "cruise control".

Congrats on your new purchase!

John