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by windmill john
Fri Oct 30, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: R100 gear selection problem on the down-shift
Replies: 20
Views: 330

Re: R100 gear selection problem on the down-shift

Ahh, good point!

It’s interesting, over the last few years, every time I read about Airhead Gearbox rebuilds, it reads like a suspense/horror movie.

I guess armed with the right tools and some very good pictorial threads, it shouldn’t be any worse than a timing chain.
by windmill john
Fri Oct 30, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: R100 gear selection problem on the down-shift
Replies: 20
Views: 330

Re: R100 gear selection problem on the down-shift

I’m with Andy when it comes to BM boxes. Maybe it’s because I do not have the special tools. But whilst I’ve done forks, clutches, heads, cam chains, welding, when it comes to BM gearboxes, not others, I’d rather do an exchange. That’s not because I’m flush, it’s a mixture of ease, worry, don’t want...
by windmill john
Wed Oct 28, 2020 9:19 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Heavy duty clutch spring...
Replies: 6
Views: 136

Re: Heavy duty clutch spring...

https://www.boxer2valve.com/diaphragm-s ... -duty.html

Jeesh Rob, you’re not looking hard... :wink:
by windmill john
Wed Oct 28, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Heavy duty clutch spring...
Replies: 6
Views: 136

Re: Heavy duty clutch spring...

https://www.siebenrock.com/en/drive-tra ... agm-spring


Don’t know what year yours is.


John
by windmill john
Wed Oct 28, 2020 8:42 am
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Cam follower ...
Replies: 9
Views: 163

Re: Cam follower ...

I’d go with the shims. I had new rocker arms on my R65, still needed shimming. I also shimmed my R80. Goes without saying, when you shim, as long as the arms aren’t tight. As long as you can move them by hand smoothly. https://www.motorworks.co.uk/vlive/Shop/Parts.php?T=5&NU=15&M=20&Ct=BA&SbCt=BA_15...
by windmill john
Tue Oct 27, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Wheel compatibility
Replies: 7
Views: 315

Re: Wheel compatibility

I think it is as Rob says, just have a go and see. Do note , any modifications you make are on your own head. You may feel you want any work that you carry out checked out by, maybe an MOT tester, or competent mechanic. This next section, I did, but as I say, I take no responsibility for others doin...
by windmill john
Mon Oct 26, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Royal Enfield. Interesting
Replies: 15
Views: 319

Re: Royal Enfield. Interesting

It always plays with my mind, fluorocarbons etc.

My 350 bullet gives at least 90 miles to the gallon probably not even Euro 1 compliant.
A new 48,000 litre 4x4 gives 15 miles to the gallon, but is better for the environment.

Hurts my head...

Yes I'm sure it's to do with cats etc.
by windmill john
Mon Oct 26, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Odd Vincent luggage rack fixing
Replies: 16
Views: 223

Re: Odd Vincent luggage rack fixing

Last Friday, I went to get a Chinese takeaway on Ari. First time I've used Ari to pick up a Chinese and in the top box. Usually car and used to be in the panniers on Schorsch. The take away, even though padded was all over the show. If I'd used this Vincent rack, I think it would have been all over ...
by windmill john
Sun Oct 25, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Odd Vincent luggage rack fixing
Replies: 16
Views: 223

Re: Odd Vincent luggage rack fixing

Just under the seat.

Harley Davidson use something similar to create the look of a hard tail. Theirs though are lower down under the engine.
by windmill john
Sun Oct 25, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Odd Vincent luggage rack fixing
Replies: 16
Views: 223

Re: Odd Vincent luggage rack fixing

Even the seat has its own adjustable suspension to reduce, I guess, the percentage of seat up and down from the two under seat suspension units. The adjuster by the chain guard, pic 5.
by windmill john
Sun Oct 25, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Royal Enfield. Interesting
Replies: 15
Views: 319

Re: Royal Enfield. Interesting

I had a very rusty and very cheap 350 a few years back. A couple of people at different times approached me when I was on my 350 and said is it Indian or original. I said Indian and they walked away. One actually moaned as he walked away! Now on Gupta, I have had the same experience, but I do not sa...
by windmill john
Sun Oct 25, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Odd Vincent luggage rack fixing
Replies: 16
Views: 223

Re: Odd Vincent luggage rack fixing

I think..... tentatively I’ve got it....

The rear rack slides up and down the shaft running up to just above the rear mudguard from the hub and also pivots on those bolts at the back of the rack; top left picture five.
If I’m right, it’s damned convoluted.
by windmill john
Sun Oct 25, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Odd Vincent luggage rack fixing
Replies: 16
Views: 223

Re: Odd Vincent luggage rack fixing

I suppose there is the possibility it pivots at that point between the seat and tank.
And it is not attached at that point near the back of the seat, just down from the stitching, where the one rusty bolt is and the one silver bolt. it just looks like it’s attached there?
by windmill john
Sun Oct 25, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Royal Enfield. Interesting
Replies: 15
Views: 319

Re: Royal Enfield. Interesting

No idea what tyres you had on.... Yes, top end is lacking and Bumble gives me a buzz if I miss acceleration, but riding Ari, my 500 is a different experience. And.... I can really throw it around corners, handling is superb. Interestingly I was talking to my wife yesterday and saying how riding Gupt...
by windmill john
Sun Oct 25, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Royal Enfield. Interesting
Replies: 15
Views: 319

Re: Royal Enfield. Interesting

Here’s a picture of my children: I went through a funny five minutes last year.... okay it has lasted years! I sold Schorsch, my R65 to buy Bumble, my Transalp. I intended just to get dealers to service my bike. That thought lasted less than a month. So a year ago, I bought Gupta, my 350 Bullet. Enj...
by windmill john
Sun Oct 25, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Auction
Replies: 17
Views: 1398

Re: Auction

R45 identical to the R65 except barrels, heads and carbs; 1978-1980 model.

If I were in the market since regrettably selling Schorsch my R65, I would consider an R45, but would fit a Siebenrock kit.
by windmill john
Sat Oct 24, 2020 9:14 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: R100rs new owner
Replies: 20
Views: 463

Re: R100rs new owner

Richard, I did understand, it’s just that I wouldn’t voluntarily do it with a working clutch. Like you, I have had the experience of riding home with a non working clutch cable.
by windmill john
Sat Oct 24, 2020 9:12 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Fuel tank cap stack.
Replies: 7
Views: 181

Re: Fuel tank cap stack.

Carrying on from Barry’s post, see here:

https://bmbikes.org.uk/viewtopic.php?f= ... rol#p81062
by windmill john
Sat Oct 24, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: R100rs new owner
Replies: 20
Views: 463

Re: R100rs new owner

I always felt it was a way to bugger the dogs and teeth.

I remember forgetting to use the clutch a few times when I first starred riding! A couple of those times, I think I also forget to drop the revs as I kicked up :roll:
by windmill john
Sat Oct 24, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: R100rs new owner
Replies: 20
Views: 463

Re: R100rs new owner

Mike, this is not a dig and it’s a question, coincidentally, I wanted to ask the other day.... Why clutchless!? I’ve ridden for decades and never understood it. Don’t get me wrong, I do understand, I just don’t.... understand!.... I’m guessing it’s a test to show whether a box has been put together ...
by windmill john
Sat Oct 24, 2020 10:28 am
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Changing Fork Oil Viscosity
Replies: 67
Views: 1491

Re: Changing Fork Oil Viscosity

I’ve killed two birds and a rabbit. I remember the total because every time I think about it, it still bothers/upsets me.

As a consolation, we did rescue a tawny owl off the road and a few wood pigeons at different times.
And a sheep that had fallen into a water filled stream.
by windmill john
Sat Oct 24, 2020 10:22 am
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: R100rs new owner
Replies: 20
Views: 463

Re: R100rs new owner

I found on all Airheads that I’ve had, 3rd to 2nd was at a much lower speed than with any Japanese bikes I’ve had. You can change at a higher speed, but you’ll get your symptoms.

I’ve got a 350 Bullet. Love him, but I..... know about gear changes :grin:
by windmill john
Fri Oct 23, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Heat sink and moly paste
Replies: 13
Views: 288

Re: Heat sink and moly paste

No worries, I won’t rush out for stamps. But do consider renewing it anyway as it does dry out.
by windmill john
Fri Oct 23, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Heat sink and moly paste
Replies: 13
Views: 288

Re: Heat sink and moly paste

If you’re happy to wait for me to get a stamp, I’ll stick this in an envelope.
I got it to do my R80 ecu. Used half, there’s enough to do another; if that’s enough for you.

John


Hope it hasn’t dried up!

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