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RE: Exhaust Muffler/Silencer Replacement Advice

Also,... don't go whaling on it. With repeated light blows you can see the chisel dig in to the edge. Be mindful that the only other thing holding up ...

7 days ago
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RE: Exhaust Muffler/Silencer Replacement Advice

Is it the same left muffler as at the Mundelein tech day? As I recall, nobody was interested in applying potentially destructive measures to it. This ...

7 days ago
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RE: Exhaust Muffler/Silencer Replacement Advice

A few things to be aware of: 1) The attachment to the frame on Original Equipment mufflers included a bracket that was like a bridge from the frame ...

1 week ago
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RE: Low speed vibration R80RT

Since it is not on your list, I would check the bolts that secure the driveshaft to the transmission output flange. Just loosen the ribbon clamp on th...

3 weeks ago
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RE: R75/5 Seat question

On every Airhead I have owned, the seat hinges from the right side. I have never seen one with a modification that hinges from the rear.

4 weeks ago
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RE: 1988 R100RS first oil change questions

I used to own a 1988 R100RS. What I did with mine was to simply put it back together the way it was when I opened it up. If I remember correctly, ther...

1 month ago
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RE: Speedometer Kaput 1975 R90/6

I would be inclined to send the speedo to a specialty shop. There is probably an advertiser in the Airmail that specializes in this work. In my exper...

1 month ago
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RE: 1983 R100RS side stand removal

If the exhaust is in the way, you will have to remove it.

2 months ago
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RE: Foam Grips

OEM grips are hard rubber. I never cared for foam grips because they seemed to induce a kind of numbness in my throttle hand. I have a set of grips ca...

2 months ago
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RE: Cylinders possibly distort at 500Deg F?

Just do it. If you are super meticulous, measure the bores before and after the cerakote process. If the cylinders become de-formed, try again knowing...

2 months ago
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RE: Stiff Rear Wheel R75/5

If you loosen the axle nut, the wheel spins freely? This says to me that the bearing stack inside the hub is not shimmed correctly and/or the axle nu...

2 months ago
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RE: Finned Exhaust Nut Removal

Richard's advice is spot-on correct. I would simply reinforce the notion that if the finned nut does not spin off easily by hand after using the corre...

2 months ago
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RE: Super tight top fort retaining nut

Another thing you can do is to eliminate the chamfer of your socket by grinding the face of the open end flat. I bought an impact grade socket specifi...

3 months ago
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RE: 1977 R75/7 shift lever adjustment

There are 2 variations on the 5 speed transmissions. Before 1978, the shift lever is fitted directly to the transmission. The only adjustment availabl...

3 months ago
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RE: Replace or rebuild handle bar switches for 1978 R100s

What kind of issue are you wishing to address? It doesn't cost anything to take them apart and clean all the contacts. If it is a functional deficienc...

4 months ago
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