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by R.D. Green
Sun Dec 03, 2006 4:25 pm
Forum: Tools, Tips and Techniques
Topic: /2 red & green pod lights
Replies: 5
Views: 327

/2 red & green pod lights

Kurt - - Good thought but, in my case, the lip that is holding the lense in the pod is in the very back and seems just about impossible to get to. The lips that I CAN get to are no longer there - - looks like someone already broke them off. Right now, I'm leaning toward just doing the silicone bead ...
by R.D. Green
Sat Dec 02, 2006 9:02 am
Forum: Tools, Tips and Techniques
Topic: /2 red & green pod lights
Replies: 5
Views: 327

/2 red & green pod lights

Aha! Thanks, Darryl. That explains why it won't come out. So - - the only way to get the old one out then, would be to actually break off the lip that was melted and bent over when it was originally installed? Seems like this might wind up destroying the entire lense....

Richard
by R.D. Green
Mon Nov 06, 2006 5:13 pm
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: Brand new 1968 R60US in 1968 photos
Replies: 4
Views: 243

Brand new R60US

If there had been a quiz, I would have said the footpegs would be red and the tire pump black....

Richard
by R.D. Green
Tue Oct 24, 2006 7:45 am
Forum: Tools, Tips and Techniques
Topic: R27 Exhaust Nut Removal
Replies: 4
Views: 272

R27 Exhaust Nut Removal

Well, I had to put the R27 project aside for awhile while I tended to other matters, among which was my daughter's wedding, but I'm happy to say I can close this issue out with a happy ending. I very carefully cut the old exhaust nut most of the way through with a Dremel tool and small zizz wheel, s...
by R.D. Green
Sat Sep 30, 2006 7:37 am
Forum: Tools, Tips and Techniques
Topic: R27 Exhaust Nut Removal
Replies: 4
Views: 272

R27 exhaust nut removal

Thanks, Darryl. I figured that was going to be the solution but was hoping there might be a "magic bullet". My credit card is an old friend of Vech....

Richard
by R.D. Green
Fri Sep 29, 2006 8:17 am
Forum: Tools, Tips and Techniques
Topic: R27 centerstand spring removal
Replies: 7
Views: 396

R27 Centerstand Spring Removal

Just to close out this thread - - here's how I got the new springs back on the machine with no grunting and groaning... Just for grins, I compared the old springs with the new ones and noticed that the new were actually a good 1/8 inch shorter than the old. Hmmmm... I put one end of the new spring i...
by R.D. Green
Sun Sep 24, 2006 12:11 pm
Forum: Tools, Tips and Techniques
Topic: R27 centerstand spring removal
Replies: 7
Views: 396

R27 Spring Removal

Ah, success ! Here's the drill that worked: Take 16 pennies and grind off the edges on both sides about 1/3 of the way around each coin. Put the centerstand up to relax the springs. Insert the pennies in the spaces between the spring coils. A pair of long-nose offset pliers is helpful. Put the cente...
by R.D. Green
Sat Sep 23, 2006 5:54 pm
Forum: Tools, Tips and Techniques
Topic: R27 centerstand spring removal
Replies: 7
Views: 396

R27 centerstand spring removal

Yeah, that dawned on me after I sent the last message (Duh!). I'll give it a try the other way.

Richard
by R.D. Green
Sat Sep 23, 2006 3:29 pm
Forum: Tools, Tips and Techniques
Topic: R27 centerstand spring removal
Replies: 7
Views: 396

R27 centerstand spring removal

Well, I tried the penny trick. Very hard to get them in but I finally did by grinding down the edges of each coin a little bit. When I raised the stand to relax the spring, most of them fell out. A spring puller might work if I can get enough pull on it. The problem is getting a straight pull. Richard
by R.D. Green
Thu Aug 31, 2006 11:36 pm
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: /2 Wheel Spokes
Replies: 2
Views: 165

/2 Wheel Spokes

Thanks for the input. I've talked to John Landstrom at Blue Moon and one of Craig Vechorik's guys and gotten a lot of info from them as well.

Richard