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by Zombie Master
Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Motorcycling
Topic: Only one is fast
Replies: 7
Views: 355

Re: Only one is fast

The Veg wrote:
Sat Jun 16, 2018 6:48 pm
So, ummmm, what's your point? :mrgreen:
The pompetus of power. :geek:
by Zombie Master
Mon Jun 18, 2018 12:46 am
Forum: Motorcycling
Topic: Globulins?
Replies: 3
Views: 229

Re: Globulins?

The Veg wrote:
Sat Jun 16, 2018 5:44 pm
Globulin is a type of blood-protein. John's British bike probably has a fair amount in its oil after performing certain maintenance and repair tasks.
LOL! :lol:
by Zombie Master
Mon Jun 11, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: Post 1970 Airheads
Topic: Stinky boot
Replies: 24
Views: 903

Re: Stinky boot

Good stuff to know!
by Zombie Master
Fri Jun 08, 2018 3:55 am
Forum: Post 1970 Airheads
Topic: Tire to swing arm clearance
Replies: 17
Views: 444

Re: Tire to swing arm clearance

barryh wrote:
Thu Jun 07, 2018 2:13 pm
Final drive.

When the longer spacer is fitted the gap between the right hand edge of the wheel/brake hub and final drive increases to approx. 3mm
Thanx! Mine measures 2.79 mm. Is that acceptable? Tire doesn't rub but is close.
by Zombie Master
Thu Jun 07, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: Post 1970 Airheads
Topic: Tire to swing arm clearance
Replies: 17
Views: 444

Re: Tire to swing arm clearance

Skinny tyres rule, and the skinnier the tyre, the more the sports bikes squirm when they get a view of it. This..... is a very important consideration! Embarrassing modern sport bikes is a noble pursuit. :P Other than exchanging the top hat spacer, are there any other adjustments required? No other...
by Zombie Master
Wed Jun 06, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: Motorcycling
Topic: Globulins?
Replies: 3
Views: 229

Globulins?

So while having lunch with a few riders the other day, the discussion turned to lubrication. One fellow (John) suggested for his older British machines, that non synthetic oil is preferred, as the less refined product contains globulins. This constituent of oil are "globs" of larger molecules with o...
by Zombie Master
Wed Jun 06, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Post 1970 Airheads
Topic: Tire to swing arm clearance
Replies: 17
Views: 444

Re: Tire to swing arm clearance

ME 109 wrote:
Wed Jun 06, 2018 4:20 pm

Skinny tyres rule, and the skinnier the tyre, the more the sports bikes squirm when they get a view of it.
This..... is a very important consideration! Embarrassing modern sport bikes is a noble pursuit. :P

Other than exchanging the top hat spacer, are there any other adjustments required?
by Zombie Master
Wed Jun 06, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Post 1970 Airheads
Topic: Tire to swing arm clearance
Replies: 17
Views: 444

Re: Tire to swing arm clearance

It's not too big of a step on the fd spline, but the wheel spline will run up on that step with the smaller spacer. Is it a problem? It will be the only contact of the splines unless the wheel spline cup can twist to accommodate the step? I'd imagine the step will wear down and the wheel cup will r...
by Zombie Master
Wed Jun 06, 2018 1:52 am
Forum: Post 1970 Airheads
Topic: Tire to swing arm clearance
Replies: 17
Views: 444

Re: Tire to swing arm clearance

Re, the wider vs stock size rear tire: Was the rear tire losing traction under hard acceleration? Was it slipping out in corners? Seems to me that the wider tire has enough downsides that I would stick with the stock width. Chuey I did the conversion 30 years ago and it was recommended by a factory...
by Zombie Master
Mon Jun 04, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: Post 1970 Airheads
Topic: Tire to swing arm clearance
Replies: 17
Views: 444

Re: Tire to swing arm clearance

Going back to the standard spacer means it's going to take a while for the brakes shoes to bed in again and for the splines to wear off that step but it's the right thing to do in terms of wheel alignment. BMW issued a service bulletin that said wheel offset should be checked whenever the wider spa...