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by richard t
Thu Dec 14, 2017 8:54 pm
Forum: Post 1970 Airheads
Topic: Identification
Replies: 20
Views: 319

Re: Identification

I remember someone from Ca once telling me Fun rode his bikes like they were stolen and had several bad wrecks, maybe landing on his head?
by richard t
Thu Dec 14, 2017 8:49 pm
Forum: Post 1970 Airheads
Topic: Identification
Replies: 20
Views: 319

Re: Identification

Steve in Golden wrote:
Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:14 am
Zombie Master wrote:
Thu Dec 14, 2017 1:40 am
I still correspond with GSPD.
Wish he'd come back to the forum. He is missed.
I too miss him on the forum
by richard t
Wed Dec 13, 2017 8:06 pm
Forum: Post 1970 Airheads
Topic: Fork Gaiters
Replies: 11
Views: 181

Re: Fork Gaiters

the 13 rib was used on the /6 maybe 7s and older, the 11 rib on later the 11 rib are cheaper. maxs bmw, capital cycle and other like Tom Cutter sell them or can get them
by richard t
Tue Dec 12, 2017 5:49 pm
Forum: Post 1970 Airheads
Topic: jims tank lining
Replies: 29
Views: 1408

Re: jims tank lining

KREEM is considered the worst of all the tank sealers. Apparently it is not ethanol-proof because it peels off within 18 months on the bikes I've seen it used on. Guess mine is a freak case since I've not had a problem all these years with using ethanol fuel. I did LaDonna's bike over 10 years ago ...
by richard t
Tue Oct 24, 2017 10:02 pm
Forum: K bikes
Topic: HO! LY! SHIT!!!
Replies: 8
Views: 912

Re: HO! LY! SHIT!!!

• It's a characterless appliance. That's a shame. My first bike was a K100, and those earlier Ks were wonderful. Usually the guys who thought they were appliances only thought so on principle, as they'd never actually ridden one. :mrgreen: I bought my 1991 K75 standard in 2004 because it was cheap,...
by richard t
Wed Oct 18, 2017 12:47 am
Forum: Post 1970 Airheads
Topic: Nikasil
Replies: 20
Views: 710

Re: Nikasil

How can you put a base gasket (or o-ring) under the cylinder without removing the cylinder? First, you place the pistons at top dead center. Then you pull off the cylinders just far enough so you can get access to the clips that hold the wrist pins in place. Once the clips are removed, you can push...
by richard t
Fri Sep 22, 2017 1:01 am
Forum: Post 1970 Airheads
Topic: As my airhead gently weeps
Replies: 32
Views: 1338

Re: As my airhead gently weeps

you are right, only works on the older bikes. Airbear's picture looks right. Mine has a numbers on it.
by richard t
Wed Sep 20, 2017 9:41 pm
Forum: Post 1970 Airheads
Topic: As my airhead gently weeps
Replies: 32
Views: 1338

Re: As my airhead gently weeps

on the /6's the ring on the push rod tube is movable, I have a tool to tighten it against the seal, some times it will stop the leak until you get time to change the seal. If the rubber is rock hard you gonna have to change the seal.
by richard t
Fri Sep 08, 2017 10:35 am
Forum: Post 1970 Airheads
Topic: The problem with synthetic oil
Replies: 9
Views: 669

Re: The problem with synthetic oil

I work in oil and gas business as mech for 34 years. I always use the ISO standard to help select oil for my equipment
by richard t
Wed Aug 23, 2017 9:54 pm
Forum: Post 1970 Airheads
Topic: 1977 R75/7 sat for for too long
Replies: 11
Views: 669

Re: 1977 R75/7 sat for for too long

I appreciate all the replies. Thanks so much. I have been trying to reply but the board has been giving me problems. I think I will either do nothing (which is new rings and hone job) or the folks at http://www.powersealusa.com/ It would cost $240 to have it bored and plated to use my original cyli...