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by Zombie Master
Wed Aug 16, 2017 2:04 pm
Forum: Post 1970 Airheads
Topic: Driveshaft: caught just in time
Replies: 6
Views: 74

Re: Driveshaft: caught just in time

Heart warming story! A very good bike! I remember that the angle of the swing arm in that GS causes the universal joint to be at a less that optimum running angle. Could that, over time have caused the break?
by Zombie Master
Tue Aug 15, 2017 4:32 pm
Forum: Post 1970 Airheads
Topic: Drive shaft boot leak
Replies: 16
Views: 202

Re: Drive shaft boot leak

ME 109 wrote:
Mon Aug 14, 2017 3:54 am
You lost your clamp extension. :roll: Mine's been loose for twenty years. It requires a special technique to get the little bastard back in when tightening the clamp. :geek:

That'll be your leak.
Yea I lost the extension. Trying to order new clamps from the stealer. :?
by Zombie Master
Sun Aug 13, 2017 7:29 pm
Forum: Post 1970 Airheads
Topic: Drive shaft boot leak
Replies: 16
Views: 202

Re: Drive shaft boot leak

I think I figured it out: The clamp normally would have an extension piece spot welded to the clamp in order to maintain clamping pressure in the area not covered between the screw and threaded attached nut. The spot weld mark is there, but the piece is gone. I've attached the thin tapered end of a ...
by Zombie Master
Sun Aug 13, 2017 3:56 pm
Forum: Post 1970 Airheads
Topic: Drive shaft boot leak
Replies: 16
Views: 202

Re: Drive shaft boot leak

And it's coming from where exactly? You should be able to pinpoint the leak. It just looks to be leaking out of the sealing area of the transmission where the boot attaches with the clamp. Are these boots the same size opening on both sides? I have a new one, but it's hard to tell. I have the seams...
by Zombie Master
Sun Aug 13, 2017 2:57 pm
Forum: Post 1970 Airheads
Topic: Drive shaft boot leak
Replies: 16
Views: 202

Crap!

Came down to the shop and there is gear oil under the bike.
by Zombie Master
Sat Aug 12, 2017 11:48 pm
Forum: Post 1970 Airheads
Topic: Drive shaft boot leak
Replies: 16
Views: 202

Re: Drive shaft boot leak

I don't know why this seems to work, but in the absence of any obvious cause or science, I've always had the fastener part of the clamps at b/w 11 & 1 o'clock. That puts the flat aspect of the clamp at near 6 o'clock and being that's where fluid will tend to settle I'm thinking the seal might be th...
by Zombie Master
Sat Aug 12, 2017 11:12 pm
Forum: Post 1970 Airheads
Topic: Drive shaft boot leak
Replies: 16
Views: 202

Re: Drive shaft boot leak

I cleaned and re-seated boot and clamp. I put some low strength lock tite on the the threads of the clamp. I checked trans fluid level and it was full. I lost about a third of the gear oil in the drive shaft. I noticed that the other clamp (drive shaft side) was on the loose side. Once I refilled th...
by Zombie Master
Sat Aug 12, 2017 2:15 pm
Forum: Post 1970 Airheads
Topic: Drive shaft boot leak
Replies: 16
Views: 202

Drive shaft boot leak

R100 '84 So I recently did the input spine lube, and in that process had the drive shaft boot disconnected. After the job I noticed a leak at the boot. I tightened it up and did another drain and refill of the gear oil in the shaft. The leaked stopped for a couple of weeks but this morning there was...
by Zombie Master
Sat Aug 12, 2017 12:38 am
Forum: MOTORCYCLING
Topic: 2017 Border Run
Replies: 29
Views: 441

Re: 2017 Border Run

Sorry about your problems but as Charlie says: that's how you meet the locals. If it's running good again check the valves in 100 klms,if still good, then 500 klms, if still good then 1000. If not still good, it's time for some head work.
by Zombie Master
Sat Aug 12, 2017 12:25 am
Forum: Post 1970 Airheads
Topic: Clutch cable
Replies: 9
Views: 119

Re: Clutch cable

Thanx!