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by Chuey
Sun May 20, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: Post 1970 Airheads
Topic: Stinky boot
Replies: 12
Views: 277

Re: Stinky boot

On the most recent trip I took on this bike, and it was a couple years ago - have ridden it only a few times since, I pulled off the neutral switch wires in an attempt to cure a stumbling problem. (It turned out to be a ground screw up at the coils had come loose which made the engine stop completel...
by Chuey
Sat May 19, 2018 11:57 pm
Forum: Post 1970 Airheads
Topic: Stinky boot
Replies: 12
Views: 277

Re: Stinky boot

I determined that the carburetor does not leak at all. My boot stayed dry the whole ride....I was checking it.
The engine is super responsive and peppy. It does smell rich when I am stopped. Is it possible that that carb is richer than it is supposed to be?

Chuey
by Chuey
Sun May 13, 2018 11:35 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: moving pictures
Replies: 12
Views: 2920

Re: moving pictures

Rob wrote:
Mon Mar 26, 2018 3:58 pm
Chuey wrote:
Mon Mar 26, 2018 11:08 am
Did she sing "Stop pretending that you like my head"?

Chuey
I'm not finding anything with that title, Chuey.

As for the Divinyls, I kind of like their "noise". I must be a damn liberal, or sumpthin'.
Rob, I'm pretty sure that's the line right before they show the RS.

Chuey
by Chuey
Sun May 13, 2018 11:30 pm
Forum: Post 1970 Airheads
Topic: Stinky boot
Replies: 12
Views: 277

Re: Stinky boot

I did take off the carb about a year ago and replaced the bowl gasket and needle. I also checked that the float was turning off the fuel as I recall. It has not been ridden much at all since then. Thanks to all. I will probably get a chance to work on it tomorrow and will report anything I find. Chuey
by Chuey
Thu May 10, 2018 12:41 am
Forum: Post 1970 Airheads
Topic: Stinky boot
Replies: 12
Views: 277

Re: Stinky boot

Seth, I did check the floats when I worked on the carb not but a few miles ago. But I did not check them that way. I will give that a try. I will probably use a vernier caliper that has the prong dealy that I can project into the bowl. Thanks. I'll report back on what I find. It may be several days....
by Chuey
Thu May 10, 2018 12:39 am
Forum: Post 1970 Airheads
Topic: Stinky boot
Replies: 12
Views: 277

Re: Stinky boot

Steve in Golden wrote:
Wed May 09, 2018 1:22 pm
You need stall strips for your boot apparently.
Steve, I'm not sure I would know how to handle it if my boot/foot took off! I've already had a few rough landings. :)

Chuey
by Chuey
Wed May 09, 2018 12:04 am
Forum: Post 1970 Airheads
Topic: Stinky boot
Replies: 12
Views: 277

Stinky boot

My 1982 R100CS had a problem with the right side carburetor. At speed, it would "weep" a bit of fuel from (evidently) the gasket between the carb body and the bowl. My right boot was what alerted me to that malady. The carb did not leak when the bike was standing still even if it was running. Well, ...
by Chuey
Sun Apr 15, 2018 11:22 pm
Forum: Post 1970 Airheads
Topic: Painting and pinstripe
Replies: 7
Views: 344

Re: Painting and pinstripe

That striping is by Grant Fowler. He goes by the handle "Grant Fowler" here - anything to be different! :)

And I agree with Ed. That gold color is so tasty. It's my favorite RS color by quite a bit.

Chuey
by Chuey
Wed Apr 11, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: Post 1970 Airheads
Topic: Fork Gaiters
Replies: 16
Views: 1751

Re: Fork Gaiters

An airhead bike without fork gaiters looks to me like a fat lady with skinny legs......exaggerated skinny legs.

I like to see the gaiters on the fork because it makes the fork look proportional to my eye. For me, the protection is a side benefit.

Let's not talk about the jugs just yet! :)

Chuey
by Chuey
Mon Mar 26, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: moving pictures
Replies: 12
Views: 2920

Re: moving pictures

Did she sing "Stop pretending that you like my head"?

Chuey