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Mend your own Airhead?

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Re: Mend your own Airhead?

Postby windmill john » Tue Jun 30, 2020 7:44 am

Wow, impressive engineering. Then.... how anal am I.... He doesn’t put a gasket on the drive to shaft and he modified a good final drive to fit his adaptions....

Still....
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Re: Mend your own Airhead?

Postby keiththeoutfitter1 » Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:01 am

I watched another of his videos where he removed the subframe and welded on another to suit the single seat he fabricated. Great fabrication skills but he then just rubbed down the area he had worked on, covered the engine and rest of the bike and only sprayed the bit he had worked on. After putting so much effort into the rest of the bike, I don’t know why he didn’t take the engine out and do the whole frame. In one shot you can see distinctly the difference in finish between the old and new paint. Strange.
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Re: Mend your own Airhead?

Postby Roy Gavin » Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:53 am

According to the factory manual not all driveshafts got a gasket, some got Loctite.
But if you follow the manual some of the other Utube "experts" make a few mistakes too----.
Bust to buy/ download a manual and treat Utube vids as ,er, entertainment only!

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Re: Mend your own Airhead?

Postby Mjolinor » Tue Jun 30, 2020 11:52 am

I would do the same. Make is as well as I could from an engineering perspective then just cover any bare metal with any sort of paint or grease that I had handy. It matters not one bit to me what the finish is like on anything that I own.

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Re: Mend your own Airhead?

Postby keiththeoutfitter1 » Tue Jun 30, 2020 1:27 pm

But this was a custom bike he was building for a paying customer. He modified the tank and had it painted very nicely in black with white pinstripes and it was a super job which must have cost quite a bit. The old ha’peth of tar comes to mind.
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