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by lrz
Sat Jan 20, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Post 1970 Airheads
Topic: Boxerworks Board Archives
Replies: 5
Views: 784

Re: Boxerworks Board Archives

Oh,man- this is great news!
by lrz
Sat Jan 20, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Post 1970 Airheads
Topic: Redline Heavy ShockProof Gear Oil worth the cash?
Replies: 16
Views: 1501

Re: Redline Heavy ShockProof Gear Oil worth the cash?

Hey all, I've been thinking about buying Redline Heavy ShockProof Gear Oil for use in my transmission, drive shaft and final drive, but it's really expensive. That said, I usually don't cheap out on important things like oil. Any experiences in using them for airheads? I know airheads are clunky sh...
by lrz
Wed Apr 12, 2017 10:51 am
Forum: Post 1970 Airheads
Topic: How do you feel about Snowbum's site?
Replies: 10
Views: 2174

Re: How do you feel about Snowbum's site

When I purchased my first airhead, Snowbum's was the only tech site I was aware of; then, as now, I find it invaluable.
by lrz
Tue May 26, 2015 7:33 pm
Forum: Post 1970 Airheads
Topic: Points problems
Replies: 7
Views: 1945

Re: Points problems

Swapped as part of the assembly.


Interestingly, maxbmw is out of points. :o
by lrz
Mon May 25, 2015 4:12 pm
Forum: Post 1970 Airheads
Topic: Points problems
Replies: 7
Views: 1945

Re: Points problems

Interesting thought.

Wouldn't that be unlikely unless there was extensive wear?

However, timing chain/gears installed off by a tooth or so..?
by lrz
Mon May 25, 2015 1:42 pm
Forum: Post 1970 Airheads
Topic: Points problems
Replies: 7
Views: 1945

Points problems

Gents- '77 100/7 ran like a top last Fall, properly stored with non-ethanol gas in December. Installed known good battery a few weeks ago, full choke, and the motor sprang to life within a few seconds as always. A few hundred miles later, on the third or fourth ride, there was a bit of hesitation/st...
by lrz
Mon Nov 17, 2014 7:50 pm
Forum: Post 1970 Airheads
Topic: Why Boge Shocks Die
Replies: 10
Views: 2937

Re: Why Boge Shocks Die

I had assumed something similar based on my own '77 /7 front fork experience, but now I know it to be true.

Good investigative un-wrenching!
by lrz
Mon Sep 01, 2014 11:37 am
Forum: Post 1970 Airheads
Topic: 100/7 using oil
Replies: 26
Views: 4483

Re: 100/7 using oil

So what do you think would happen if one of the piston rings was installed upside-down/ inside-out/wrong way 'round?

I don't know, ahem, who would've done that. :oops:
by lrz
Thu Aug 28, 2014 5:22 pm
Forum: Post 1970 Airheads
Topic: 100/7 using oil
Replies: 26
Views: 4483

Re: 100/7 using oil

I've been meaning to have my wife follow me to have a look for the past few weeks; frankly, we've both been working so much on the property that we are just cleaning up and plain tired as the sun goes down...
by lrz
Tue Aug 26, 2014 9:42 pm
Forum: Post 1970 Airheads
Topic: 100/7 using oil
Replies: 26
Views: 4483

Re: 100/7 using oil

Major Softie wrote:A leak-down tells you about the compression rings (and the valves), but it doesn't necessarily tell you about the oil rings.
This is my thought.