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by Kurt in S.A.
Mon Oct 16, 2017 7:08 pm
Forum: Post 1970 Airheads
Topic: Nikasil
Replies: 12
Views: 192

Re: Nikasil

How can you put a base gasket (or o-ring) under the cylinder without removing the cylinder? First, you place the pistons at top dead center. Then you pull off the cylinders just far enough so you can get access to the clips that hold the wrist pins in place. Once the clips are removed, you can push...
by Kurt in S.A.
Thu Sep 28, 2017 1:29 pm
Forum: Post 1970 Airheads
Topic: Front forks 1982 R100
Replies: 5
Views: 144

Re: Front forks 1982 R100

Hopefully he's referring to the 1982 bike mentioned in the thread title!

Kurt in S.A.
by Kurt in S.A.
Thu Sep 28, 2017 1:04 pm
Forum: Post 1970 Airheads
Topic: Front forks 1982 R100
Replies: 5
Views: 144

Re: Front forks 1982 R100

Have you pumped the forks up and down a few times?

Kurt in S.A.
by Kurt in S.A.
Sat Sep 23, 2017 1:34 pm
Forum: Post 1970 Airheads
Topic: As my airhead gently weeps
Replies: 32
Views: 754

Re: As my airhead gently weeps

I always thought you just put some in the palm of your hand and blew it towards the engine. It doesn't take much...the powder will stick in the crevices (spell upate!) and just stay on the bike...not in large clumps of course. Don't worry about getting it all over...washes off readily.

Kurt in S.A.
by Kurt in S.A.
Sat Sep 23, 2017 5:25 am
Forum: Post 1970 Airheads
Topic: Oil checking
Replies: 5
Views: 227

Re: Oil checking

That's what I always do, too. But if you knew the oil level was fine when cold, what's wrong with the next time checking it hot? Then you could tell the difference between cold and hot and judge where things are in a relative sense. You could do the same thing when on the centerstand versus on the s...
by Kurt in S.A.
Mon Sep 11, 2017 6:32 am
Forum: Post 1970 Airheads
Topic: Oil in cylinders
Replies: 23
Views: 592

Re: Oil in cylinders

I removed the breather on my /7 without removing the starter. I believe I loosened the mountings in front so that the starter could be tilted up in the back. The issue is getting to the back bolts. I seem to recall using a 1/4" drive with a swivel socket extension. Going back together, if the bolts ...
by Kurt in S.A.
Tue Aug 29, 2017 6:40 am
Forum: Post 1970 Airheads
Topic: '76 RS pushrod rattle
Replies: 21
Views: 597

Re: '76 RS pushrod rattle

If the head gasket is installed wrong, part of the gasket will extend out into the tunnel for the rods. The rods could touch the head gasket...it would leave scuffing marks on the side of the rod. Do you hear the same sound with the bike on the center stand in the driveway? Might be easier to locate...
by Kurt in S.A.
Mon Aug 28, 2017 1:53 pm
Forum: Post 1970 Airheads
Topic: R75/5 Electrical Q
Replies: 3
Views: 160

Re: R75/5 Electrical Q

Could be a fuse. Could be the starter relay.

Kurt in S.A.
by Kurt in S.A.
Wed Aug 23, 2017 4:24 pm
Forum: Post 1970 Airheads
Topic: For when Boxerworks Forum goes out
Replies: 7
Views: 641

Re: For when Boxerworks Forum goes out

The Yahoo groups changed their URLs a while back. Here's likely where it is now:

https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/altbwforum/info

Kurt in S.A.
by Kurt in S.A.
Thu Aug 17, 2017 6:53 am
Forum: Post 1970 Airheads
Topic: 1977 R75/7 sat for for too long
Replies: 11
Views: 397

Re: 1977 R75/7 sat for for too long

There's alway Siebenrock? When I decided to do a top end on my R100/7, I looked at going 1st over and using OEM stuff. Pretty expensive. Plus the liners on the 1000cc engines are iffy going 1st over as there's not that much to take out. I decided get the Siebenrock kit. All the parts are lighter, t...