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by ME 109
Tue Jun 20, 2017 5:23 pm
Forum: Post 1970 Airheads
Topic: Caliper rebuild snag
Replies: 8
Views: 175

Re: Caliper rebuild snag

I rebuilt my 81 calipers recently with Motobins rebuild kit parts, no problems.
by ME 109
Sat Jun 17, 2017 5:12 pm
Forum: Post 1970 Airheads
Topic: Rear brake pedals
Replies: 5
Views: 189

Re: Rear brake pedals

That was a waste of my time, lol.
by ME 109
Thu Jun 15, 2017 5:19 am
Forum: Post 1970 Airheads
Topic: Best time period apparel
Replies: 20
Views: 458

Re: Best time period apparel

I don't know how many of my good rally photos using flash have been ruined by you blokes looking like the second coming. :geek:
by ME 109
Mon Jun 12, 2017 7:18 am
Forum: Post 1970 Airheads
Topic: Rear brake pedals
Replies: 5
Views: 189

Re: Rear brake pedals

I have an 81 brake pedal and an earlier 79, I think it is. There are differences in offsets and pivot bore sizes etc. I have three good photos showing the difference and if photobucket wasn't so bloody slow and didn't fail to upload so often I'd put them all up. I'm trying for one pic at the moment....
by ME 109
Fri May 26, 2017 5:52 am
Forum: Post 1970 Airheads
Topic: Fat tire
Replies: 9
Views: 407

Re: Fat tire

Drum brake? I thought you had a disc. Sanding or grinding the brake shoes would be best practice, at least for ease of getting the wheel on. Have a look at the drum for a step. If it's not a significant step I'd put it back together and let the drum wear the shoe to suit. The shoes would flex a smal...
by ME 109
Thu May 25, 2017 5:10 am
Forum: Post 1970 Airheads
Topic: Fat tire
Replies: 9
Views: 407

Re: Fat tire

How far is the tyre from the swing arm? Therein lies the answer of what to do now. Will the current tyre rub if you change back to stock? Stock top hat is all you need. Get the rh side, they're different lengths. my fd clearance is about 0.6mm to 0.7mm which might be tighter than stock. I'm not sure...
by ME 109
Thu May 25, 2017 3:13 am
Forum: Post 1970 Airheads
Topic: Fat tire
Replies: 9
Views: 407

Re: Fat tire

So you can see that by putting the original spacer back in, the wheel spline will ride up on that step. Your second step is not toooooo bad. You can put the correct top hat back in, and one or both splines will concede to the point where full contact is restored. If the step was significant, then a ...
by ME 109
Tue May 23, 2017 4:53 am
Forum: Post 1970 Airheads
Topic: Fat tire
Replies: 9
Views: 407

Re: Fat tire

You lose a couple of millimetres contact on the spline, which is a percentage loss of maximum contact. In your case not much of an issue. I'd be more concerned about the wear steps. If there is a reasonable second step, leave it with the 3mm gap. When you take the wheel off you'll see what I mean ab...
by ME 109
Mon May 22, 2017 3:22 am
Forum: Post 1970 Airheads
Topic: Fat tire
Replies: 9
Views: 407

Re: Fat tire

Have a close look at the fd spline and see if the wear seen at the end of the spline is a single step, or is there a second step, caused by moving the wheel outwards. If there is a second wear step, removing the longer top hat for stock, will make the wheel spline cup ride up over the step and have ...
by ME 109
Wed May 17, 2017 3:26 pm
Forum: Post 1970 Airheads
Topic: Bolting up drive shaft
Replies: 26
Views: 660

Re: Bolting up drive shaft

Nup, grease them up first. Do you know how to pack bearings by hand? Difficult to explain, but I'm sure there'll be a youtube vid to explain.
Wearing light rubber gloves makes the job easier and is of course safer for your skin.