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by Beemerboff
Mon May 14, 2018 1:20 am
Forum: Post 1970 Airheads
Topic: R75/5 Needs Wings-Long Odd Post
Replies: 6
Views: 158

Re: R75/5 Needs Wings-Long Odd Post

https://www.motorcyclenews.com/news/201 ... ings---pb/
Some guys were selling screw on versions of these things, and advertising them in Roadracing world.
by Beemerboff
Fri May 11, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: Post 1970 Airheads
Topic: Handelbars.
Replies: 25
Views: 663

Re: Handelbars.

Gibson, it is not fine to drill aluminium bars - get your facts right before you post on what is a safety matter with potentially serious consequences!
by Beemerboff
Thu May 10, 2018 4:29 am
Forum: Post 1970 Airheads
Topic: Stinky boot
Replies: 10
Views: 235

Re: Stinky boot

Easy to measure the total depth of your bowl, subtract 24/ 28 mm and then scribe a line on the inside of the bowl at the remainder level, around 1/2' on a 32 mm carb is usually near enough. You also have to check one side at a time, replacing the first bowl and refilling the system before removing t...
by Beemerboff
Wed May 09, 2018 1:20 am
Forum: Post 1970 Airheads
Topic: R75/5 Needs Wings-Long Odd Post
Replies: 6
Views: 158

Re: R75/5 Needs Wings-Long Odd Post

If there s no restriction on size have a look at the Archives an Roadracing World - a few years back there was something around that you fitted to the front end of racebikes for some reason------------.
by Beemerboff
Wed May 09, 2018 12:33 am
Forum: Post 1970 Airheads
Topic: Handelbars.
Replies: 25
Views: 663

Re: Handelbars.

Possibly not at lot of stress in that central position, but as a general rule you dont want to be filing, drilling or welding aluminum bars.
And if you dont understand why, the internet is your friend, find out!
by Beemerboff
Wed May 09, 2018 12:26 am
Forum: Post 1970 Airheads
Topic: Spline Lube on Paralever
Replies: 14
Views: 462

Re: Spline Lube on Paralever

Seal softeners which are added to dino oil are usually ester synth oil, which might go some way to explaining why you dont add them to, err, ester synth oil. But with modified dino qualifying as synthetic in the USofA who really knows WTF is going on, and anecdote and myth on the internet seems of l...
by Beemerboff
Fri May 04, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Post 1970 Airheads
Topic: Spline Lube on Paralever
Replies: 14
Views: 462

Re: Spline Lube on Paralever

Some of the "race" gear oils are red, and they claim that their quality is as high as their price!
Or maybe someone was using ATF somewhere-----------.
by Beemerboff
Thu May 03, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: Post 1970 Airheads
Topic: Spline Lube on Paralever
Replies: 14
Views: 462

Re: Spline Lube on Paralever

Might be the remnants of the red grease which should be sealed into the UJs on the driveshaft, so be prepared to get your credit card out!
by Beemerboff
Wed May 02, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: Post 1970 Airheads
Topic: Idle Jet change 32mm Bing
Replies: 6
Views: 278

Re: Idle Jet change 32mm Bing

A colortune plug is a great help when tuning CV carbs. You can block the bike up on the center stand and run the motor against the back brake for a second or two so you can actually see what is happening when the twistgrip is turned and the butterfly rotates. Without one all you are setting is the m...
by Beemerboff
Sun Apr 29, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: Post 1970 Airheads
Topic: Painting snowflake wheels.
Replies: 15
Views: 504

Re: Painting snowflake wheels.

The reason I suggested the Hammerite red etch primer is that Hammerite make two primers, and the grey one is for steel. The Hamerite red etch primer is one that has been proven to get a good bite into aluminum , and seems to be one that folks consistently have success with when recoating tricky thin...