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by jagarra
Mon Nov 27, 2017 7:41 pm
Forum: Post 1970 Airheads
Topic: Wheel building.
Replies: 29
Views: 739

Re: Wheel building.

You may find that dealing with a rusted nipple to spoke connection is not worth the trouble to try and take apart. Stripping the flats will leave you few options. If you are replacing all the pieces cutting the spokes may be the easiest solution. Measure and record the off sets first.
by jagarra
Mon Nov 27, 2017 12:58 pm
Forum: Post 1970 Airheads
Topic: Wheel building.
Replies: 29
Views: 739

Re: Wheel building.

I was still scratching my head about what size wrench to use when rebuilding the wheels on our airheads. Seems that the .281 figure called out on the specs for the spoke kit is the diameter of the body of the nipple, not across the flats. Looked high and low on their site to see what the flats would...
by jagarra
Sat Nov 25, 2017 6:03 am
Forum: Post 1970 Airheads
Topic: Wheel building.
Replies: 29
Views: 739

Re: Wheel building.

True, but finding the right twisting tool can be a bit difficult. The BMW kits say the nipple is .281 across the flats . When I go to the tool section I don't see the correct size wrench. Now a 7mm wrench should be about .0054 smaller than the nipple, what's up?
by jagarra
Fri Nov 24, 2017 12:23 pm
Forum: Post 1970 Airheads
Topic: LED headlight replacement for H4
Replies: 29
Views: 1299

Re: LED headlight replacement for H4

Here is one that looks like there isn't a whole lot of area needed to install behind the bulb like some. Would probably fit inside a /5 or 6 housing fairly well. Haven't tried one yet.

http://stores.advmonster.com/native-h4/
by jagarra
Thu Oct 19, 2017 5:32 pm
Forum: Post 1970 Airheads
Topic: When a Valve Cover stud Time Sert fails?
Replies: 8
Views: 250

Re: When a Valve Cover stud Time Sert fails?

When my center stud did the same and I pulled it out, I noticed that the threads were longer on one end than the other one. I screwed the longer threads into the head, caught some threads to hold it, and used the shorter ones on the nut end.
by jagarra
Thu Oct 19, 2017 12:00 pm
Forum: Post 1970 Airheads
Topic: Mono Final Drive bearings
Replies: 5
Views: 231

Re: Mono Final Drive bearings

By just the series number FAG 3305 it is a dual row angular contact bearing. I was checking that series on the internet and they list a wide variety of letters behind the base number which list specific features for the bearing. I would make sure I bought the exact same bearing as it is specifically...
by jagarra
Tue Oct 17, 2017 1:18 pm
Forum: Post 1970 Airheads
Topic: Mono Final Drive bearings
Replies: 5
Views: 231

Re: Mono Final Drive bearings

The letters probably have to do with special characteristics of the bearing, like contact angle, slingers, seals and so on. Looked in my bearing book, it just had basic information, Google, however, turned up more information. Angular contact ball bearings 3305-DA-TVP main dimensions to DIN 628-3, d...
by jagarra
Sun Oct 08, 2017 8:34 am
Forum: Motorcycling
Topic: What are your boots?
Replies: 25
Views: 794

Re: What are your boots?

I seem to be agreeing more and more with ZM lately. Maybe because I am getting older, wait a second, I am older in my 70's. :o I also have been buying better more protective gear in the last year. Bought a Vanson leather Sport jacket, even went for a pair of leather bottoms, which may be a little to...
by jagarra
Thu Oct 05, 2017 8:55 am
Forum: Motorcycling
Topic: A buddy asked me....
Replies: 31
Views: 999

Re: A buddy asked me....

Blundstones? Romeo's? Are you guys serious? If they don't protect the ankle as much as possible, they should at least not come off easily. IMO, of course. I actually wear BMW Motorrad boots when I ride my R1100RS as I know I will be going fast. I guess I gear up or not depending on the circumstance...
by jagarra
Tue Oct 03, 2017 6:49 pm
Forum: Motorcycling
Topic: A buddy asked me....
Replies: 31
Views: 999

Re: A buddy asked me....

I know I am probably wrong, and even possibly stooopid, but for me - Blundstones and a leather jacket or my Belstaff Trialmaster. I agree with Dougie, no Hi Viz for me. Leather or a Belstaff. Had to figure out what a Blundstones was, after Google, they are the same as what we yanks call a Romeo sty...