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by ME 109
Thu Jan 04, 2018 12:17 am
Forum: Motorcycling
Topic: Grab your comfy chair for this one.....
Replies: 15
Views: 207

Re: Grab your comfy chair for this one.....

Six months? A day tour would be enough. :mrgreen:
by ME 109
Mon Jan 01, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: Post 1970 Airheads
Topic: r100 81 fork
Replies: 9
Views: 196

Re: r100 81 fork

As PAS already mentioned, check the fork legs for straight while the sliders are off. Use a piece of quality flat glass and place the glass across the fork legs. The glass should not be able rock diagonally. If it does, find the 'Randy Glass' article and learn what the basics of alignment are. Impor...
by ME 109
Fri Dec 29, 2017 3:25 pm
Forum: Post 1970 Airheads
Topic: Monolever fork nut stuck
Replies: 14
Views: 295

Re: Monolever fork nut stuck

Heat the tube ideally, It will ever so slightly expand and it will heat whatever sealant may be in there.
An extension bar on your wrench will be better than using a mallet.
by ME 109
Fri Dec 29, 2017 1:18 am
Forum: Post 1970 Airheads
Topic: Monolever fork nut stuck
Replies: 14
Views: 295

Re: Monolever fork nut stuck

The fork oil never ventures that high and the residue can only make getting the cap off much harder the next time. Why do some folk have oil leaks at that place? Without access to an impact gun and single hex socket, some heat from an electric heat gun may be your friend. The top nuts are supposed ...
by ME 109
Wed Dec 27, 2017 8:30 pm
Forum: Motorcycling
Topic: Do you use a torque wrench?
Replies: 6
Views: 199

Re: Do you use a torque wrench?

I use a torque wrench where it matters. Conrod bolts, tranny output flange nut, cylinder studs. That's about it, so far.
I have two main torque wrenches with the target torques being in the middle 50% of the wrenches range.
by ME 109
Wed Dec 27, 2017 1:52 am
Forum: Post 1970 Airheads
Topic: UTT Master Cylinder pressure light
Replies: 38
Views: 899

Re: UTT Master Cylinder pressure light

'Pattern' means aftermarket.
by ME 109
Tue Dec 26, 2017 6:02 am
Forum: Post 1970 Airheads
Topic: Boxerworks Board Archives
Replies: 1
Views: 161

Re: Boxerworks Board Archives

Pretty cool Steve, I went back and found my first Boxerworks post in 2007. The beginning of airhead forum addiction.
by ME 109
Thu Dec 14, 2017 4:06 am
Forum: Post 1970 Airheads
Topic: Identification
Replies: 28
Views: 757

Re: Identification

Every time I would "defend" him, he would do something that was way out of line...........I mean, he would be a real jerk to someone. That was his Achilles heel. I sort of warned some of his defenders who were new members on ADV, who a'hemmed my antagonising him, to just wait. Sure enough, just lik...
by ME 109
Wed Dec 13, 2017 9:28 pm
Forum: Post 1970 Airheads
Topic: Fork Gaiters
Replies: 11
Views: 312

Re: Fork Gaiters

11 rib for the 81-4 as the casting on the slider for the reflector prevents pulling the gaiter down past the top of the slider.

And 10 mm travel at the most is lost to having 11 rib gaiters, and on an RS the front fender contacts the fairing before that 10mm comes into play.
by ME 109
Tue Dec 12, 2017 4:40 am
Forum: Post 1970 Airheads
Topic: Identification
Replies: 28
Views: 757

Re: Identification

Zombie Master wrote:
Tue Dec 12, 2017 3:15 am
Wobbly needs some fork gaiters stat.
11 rib will take the harshest punishment and will not adversely affect handling, fact.
Nice paint scheme.