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by airway
Sun Nov 26, 2017 7:29 pm
Forum: Post 1970 Airheads
Topic: pin lock face sheilds
Replies: 15
Views: 589

Re: pin lock face sheilds

It wasn't that great in clarity-had some distortion like a cheap pair of sunglasses might Weird, I never had such a problem with Scorpion shields. I wonder if you had a defective one? Well, I thought that was probably the case, so I returned it to the place I bought the helmet. They gave me another...
by airway
Mon Nov 06, 2017 9:31 pm
Forum: Post 1970 Airheads
Topic: pin lock face sheilds
Replies: 15
Views: 589

Re: pin lock face sheilds

It kind of boggles my mind that after many years of existence the the helmet manufacturers are suddenly all crazy for Pinlock. Back around 2007-ish I got a Scorpion helmet that had an anti-fog coating on its faceshield and it really worked well and lasted about three years. Why no other player in t...
by airway
Sun Nov 05, 2017 10:31 pm
Forum: Post 1970 Airheads
Topic: Tranny output seal
Replies: 17
Views: 974

Re: Tranny output seal

Just to put an end to the story, I guess someone (Umm, my mechanic, well, I mean myself he said somewhat embarrassed) buggered up the first time around. The seal lip was messed up. I'm thinking I should have sort of "pre-formed" it by letting it sit a few hours on the flange. Did that this time and ...
by airway
Wed Oct 11, 2017 10:01 pm
Forum: Post 1970 Airheads
Topic: Tranny output seal
Replies: 17
Views: 974

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: 17
Views: 974

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: 17
Views: 974

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: 17
Views: 974

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: 17
Views: 974

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: 17
Views: 974

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: 17
Views: 974

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...