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by tsa
Sat Feb 10, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: Post 1970 Airheads
Topic: ADVrider down
Replies: 11
Views: 217

Re: ADVrider down

Thanks, yes I see it is.

Probably since I posted about it being down here :-)
by tsa
Sat Feb 10, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: Post 1970 Airheads
Topic: ADVrider down
Replies: 11
Views: 217

ADVrider down

I think I read "Boxerworks down" on Advrider's airhead forum some time least year, so now it may be time to ask if any of the inmates here should know why Advrider is down. Any info posted on other social media?
by tsa
Tue Nov 28, 2017 1:27 pm
Forum: Post 1970 Airheads
Topic: Wheel building.
Replies: 29
Views: 1650

Re: Wheel building.

One spoke at a time? Removing the tube and tire each time. If I had a bit more (i.e. too much) spare time I certainly could replace one spoke at the time, with re-fitting the tyre, balancing the wheel, and taking the bike on a test run to check how it feels with a succession of new spokes . . . :-)...
by tsa
Mon Nov 27, 2017 1:53 pm
Forum: Post 1970 Airheads
Topic: Wheel building.
Replies: 29
Views: 1650

Re: Wheel building.

Interesting thread. Previously, I've built a couple of push-bike wheels from scratch, so I'm familiar with the basics. Now, as caretaker for four boxers, I've noticed that several of their (mostly chrome plated) spokes show signs of corrosion. My approach will be rebuiliding or replacing all the spo...
by tsa
Fri Aug 11, 2017 12:29 pm
Forum: Post 1970 Airheads
Topic: Clutch cable
Replies: 13
Views: 1311

Re: Clutch cable

If the inner cable runs roughly, and you are going to bin it anyway, I think there is nothing to loose by trying to lubricate it (time & cost of oil excluded!). I once did that when my K100RS clutch cable became grabby; it cleaned it out, and made it work nicely, for the next four or so years I had ...
by tsa
Sat Jul 15, 2017 5:19 am
Forum: Post 1970 Airheads
Topic: Need advice on Top end/motor rebuild
Replies: 9
Views: 973

Re: Need advice on Top end/motor rebuild

I have a 75 R90/6 with about 36k miles that needs to have some engine work done. I've had a local shop in LA take a look and has recommended a full rebuild of the motor. . . . . Anything I should consider doing as an upgrade? He has noted a 336cam, but everything I've read means there are additiona...
by tsa
Wed May 17, 2017 5:47 pm
Forum: Post 1970 Airheads
Topic: New Toaster
Replies: 24
Views: 3014

Re: New Toaster

Have you checked

http://5united.org ?

Esp. unter* the link "articles" there is some technical info.


*unintended typo I don't want to correct . . .
by tsa
Wed Nov 23, 2016 5:01 pm
Forum: Post 1970 Airheads
Topic: Cylinder bore - Main jetting
Replies: 6
Views: 1020

Re: Cylinder bore - Main jetting

Hej Björn! Very nice bike, congratulations. You've already got some very good advice, follow that. I'll only add that the iron sleeves of the R75 cylinders are fairly thick, and can be bored out to take R80 pistons. Then you even get the choice of choosing high or low compression ratio pistons, the ...
by tsa
Fri Nov 04, 2016 8:24 am
Forum: Post 1970 Airheads
Topic: 77 R100/7 BarnStorm
Replies: 10
Views: 1729

Re: 77 R100/7 BarnStorm

Does this model have the hole in the bottom of the final drive that needs to be periodically unblocked? It should. But AFAIK that's only to drain out oil that has leaked past the big oil seal next to the drive splines on the crown wheel, to prevent it from lubricating the brake shoes. OP: check tha...
by tsa
Thu Sep 29, 2016 4:41 pm
Forum: Post 1970 Airheads
Topic: Sticking Brakes
Replies: 38
Views: 3891

Re: Sticking Brakes

tsa, can you recommend a grease? I assume the grease is applied to the seals as well as the pistons? Liberally or lightly? I will point to Barry's advice wrt grease; find some "red rubber grease". I actually hate generic and/or proprietary names instead of what products actually are, if "rrg" seems...