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by airway
Wed Oct 11, 2017 10:01 pm
Forum: Post 1970 Airheads
Topic: Tranny output seal
Replies: 14
Views: 344

Re: Tranny output seal

Kinda what I was thinking ZM. Do you think that even though I can see through the hole in the bolt and blow air through it, it could still be not breathing properly? I will ream it out with a low E string and see what happens.Or maybe I should take a drill to it?
by airway
Wed Oct 11, 2017 9:55 pm
Forum: Post 1970 Airheads
Topic: Tranny output seal
Replies: 14
Views: 344

Re: Tranny output seal

That's a neat picture, Rob. Wonder where they came up with that name?
by airway
Wed Oct 11, 2017 8:12 am
Forum: Post 1970 Airheads
Topic: Tranny output seal
Replies: 14
Views: 344

Re: Tranny output seal

It's a new type seal without spring, and even marked "inside" on one side for dummies like me. Also read about that v notch before I installed it, and it had been sealed before, I added a little more sealant to it just in case. I'm starting to wonder about that little bolt with the hole in it again....
by airway
Tue Oct 10, 2017 7:21 pm
Forum: Post 1970 Airheads
Topic: Tranny output seal
Replies: 14
Views: 344

Re: Tranny output seal

Well, I thought all was good by having put the new seal in and all. Rode about 150 miles this weekend. Decided I might ought to check to make sure it was ok. loosened the rear boot, and danged if about 3 tablespoons of gear oil poured out. So I am back to square one. I can't imagine what it can be. ...
by airway
Sun Oct 01, 2017 9:15 pm
Forum: Post 1970 Airheads
Topic: Tranny output seal
Replies: 14
Views: 344

Re: Tranny output seal

Yes, I did lube that inner ring. I backed the nut off, got a brand new torque wrench, and set it to 163 lb. Much better now. I think maybe my old wrench is off.I know ME said that shouldn't make a difference, but it did. Think I'm OK now? Seems to spin free now, a tiny bit stiff,but no notching, not...
by airway
Fri Sep 29, 2017 10:02 pm
Forum: Post 1970 Airheads
Topic: Tranny output seal
Replies: 14
Views: 344

Re: Tranny output seal

Hmmm, I will check that. I drove the seal in till it felt like it was bottomed out, and it looks flush. I'll pull the flange and check that again Thanks much.
by airway
Fri Sep 29, 2017 8:45 pm
Forum: Post 1970 Airheads
Topic: Tranny output seal
Replies: 14
Views: 344

Tranny output seal

Hello y'all. The bike is a '91 GS. The output shaft seal was obviously leaking as I was getting gearbox oil collecting in the lower swingarm boot.I got the cycleworks tool for pulling the flange, and it worked fine, but after reassembling everything, the flange is kind of hard to turn by hand, and n...
by airway
Mon May 22, 2017 9:10 pm
Forum: Post 1970 Airheads
Topic: Bolting up drive shaft
Replies: 26
Views: 1478

Re: Bolting up drive shaft

I just always use a 10mm 12 pt spanner and give 'er a really good "oomph" of torque . I don't think ft lbs or NM is that critical. Never had a problem in many times of doing it.
by airway
Sat Sep 03, 2016 8:21 am
Forum: Post 1970 Airheads
Topic: Gearbox swap
Replies: 2
Views: 312

Re: Gearbox swap

Thanks , Steve. Much appreciated.
by airway
Fri Sep 02, 2016 9:02 pm
Forum: Post 1970 Airheads
Topic: Gearbox swap
Replies: 2
Views: 312

Gearbox swap

Howdy folks. Been a long time since I posted here, but I have been riding pretty much trouble free knock on wood for several years. If I might ask a question that could save a whole lot of time in research, I would appreciate it. Here 'tis ; Would it be possible to just bolt up a tranny from a 1983 ...