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by richard t
Wed Oct 18, 2017 12:47 am
Forum: Post 1970 Airheads
Topic: Nikasil
Replies: 14
Views: 204

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: 755

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: 755

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: 374

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: 399

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...
by richard t
Thu Jul 27, 2017 7:31 pm
Forum: Post 1970 Airheads
Topic: / 6 seat
Replies: 7
Views: 380

Re: / 6 seat

dwerbil wrote:
Thu Jul 27, 2017 7:21 pm
Richard, I bought a /7 seat cover from these guys a few years ago. Looks and feels great. I recommend them....
http://www.ebay.com/itm/BMW-R60-6-R75-6 ... 2577e6304d
Thanks Randy that's one place I looked at
by richard t
Wed Jul 26, 2017 9:56 pm
Forum: Post 1970 Airheads
Topic: / 6 seat
Replies: 7
Views: 380

/ 6 seat

I want to recover my /6 seat. any suggestions as to where to buy a cover
by richard t
Thu Jun 22, 2017 1:20 pm
Forum: Post 1970 Airheads
Topic: Best time period apparel
Replies: 20
Views: 1094

Re: Best time period apparel

Rob wrote:
Thu Jun 22, 2017 12:48 am
Do you guys line dance?
I once fantasized about line dancing.
I don't line dance anymore, but my daughter teaches line dance classes at the YMCA and at a local college
by richard t
Wed Jun 21, 2017 11:37 pm
Forum: Post 1970 Airheads
Topic: Best time period apparel
Replies: 20
Views: 1094

Re: Best time period apparel

Anything pretentious is that. . . Trying to look cool.... isn't. IMO I suggest that all of those 'trying to look cool' aren't necessarily trying to look cool. For example, if I were invited to go horseback riding in the mountains I would likely choose to wear western gear in lieu of, say, modern mo...
by richard t
Sat May 13, 2017 2:47 pm
Forum: Post 1970 Airheads
Topic: Anti Seize
Replies: 11
Views: 843

Re: Anti Seize

I use silver, At work I always got a new bottle from Solar when I had a turbine overhauled. I have a life time supply, higher heat range than cooper or nickel, but the stuff SteveD is a good low cost product too