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by ME 109
Wed Aug 16, 2017 6:36 am
Forum: Post 1970 Airheads
Topic: Driveshaft: caught just in time
Replies: 5
Views: 61

Re: Driveshaft: caught just in time

Still, I can't get over the 'repairabilty' of so much that I've been able to break over the years and the toughness of the base article.These airheads are an amalgam of simple, strong engineering, wonderful performance and tremendous character......is it any wonder we get tempted to explore the lim...
by ME 109
Wed Aug 16, 2017 4:46 am
Forum: Post 1970 Airheads
Topic: Driveshaft: caught just in time
Replies: 5
Views: 61

Re: Driveshaft: caught just in time

Hey hools, busted spring is not ideal but as you found it got you home. Not sure if the broken spring can hit the swingarm tube anywhere? If not then I'd say just a clunky roll on/off as there would plenty of slop with the two drive gears not held together by the spring. Welding school for you! I go...
by ME 109
Mon Aug 14, 2017 3:54 am
Forum: Post 1970 Airheads
Topic: Drive shaft boot leak
Replies: 16
Views: 196

Re: Drive shaft boot leak

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.
by ME 109
Sun Aug 13, 2017 3:16 pm
Forum: Post 1970 Airheads
Topic: Drive shaft boot leak
Replies: 16
Views: 196

Re: Drive shaft boot leak

And it's coming from where exactly? You should be able to pinpoint the leak.
by ME 109
Sat Aug 12, 2017 5:34 pm
Forum: Post 1970 Airheads
Topic: Drive shaft boot leak
Replies: 16
Views: 196

Re: Drive shaft boot leak

If the clamp tightens it's not failing. Either the boot does have a small hole or it's not seated properly.
Wash all oil from the boot and try to see exactly where it's coming from.
A small mirror might help you see what's going on.
by ME 109
Tue Aug 08, 2017 8:17 pm
Forum: MOTORCYCLING
Topic: 2017 Border Run
Replies: 29
Views: 440

Re: 2017 Border Run

Very easy to not consider valve clearances when not aware of the issues with our valves and seats, mainly to do with 81-84 bikes.
Could be seat or valve recession. Or both.
by ME 109
Tue Aug 08, 2017 6:56 am
Forum: MOTORCYCLING
Topic: 2017 Border Run
Replies: 29
Views: 440

Re: 2017 Border Run

I'm thinking exhaust valve seats, or valve heads receding. Waiting for an exhaust valve clearance report. If it is...........you prolly could have reset them and ridden home. Did you check clearance before you left Grant? Maybe the valves were on the tight side and a 1000 k day took its toll. I didn...
by ME 109
Wed Aug 02, 2017 6:30 am
Forum: Post 1970 Airheads
Topic: Getting a grip
Replies: 45
Views: 881

Re: Getting a grip

I've had a loose left grip for months. BMW and Oxford grips aren't the perfect fit for the left side. Bloody nice and warm tho! The hotter it gets the looser it gets.
Just need to be careful putting it on the centre stand without pulling the grip off. :mrgreen:

Must buy more super glue some day.
by ME 109
Sat Jul 29, 2017 8:06 am
Forum: MOTORCYCLING
Topic: 2017 Border Run
Replies: 29
Views: 440

Re: 2017 Border Run

That's a big fuckin' ride boys!
Take another day if needed. What are 'they' gonna do to ya?
You'll remember it long after they've forgotten about it. :mrgreen:

May as well keep going to Broome.
by ME 109
Thu Jul 20, 2017 6:12 am
Forum: Post 1970 Airheads
Topic: Getting a grip
Replies: 45
Views: 881

Re: Getting a grip

Zombie Master wrote:
Wed Jul 19, 2017 11:01 pm
:o :o :o :o :o :o :o
That's what I'm talkin' about. You could glue the soles back on yer boots with that stuff.