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Andre Litinsky
Andre Litinsky
@dretek
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Joined: 05/02/2019 11:11
Topics: 5 / Replies: 19
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1982 R65 Timing Issue

UPDATE: Finally, after 3 months of tunnel vision focus on the Japanese carbs on the German bike, the problem turned out to be a faulty ignition coi...

5 years ago
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1982 R65 Timing Issue

Thank you so much for the response. At work today I took some resistance readings using a voltmeter on the Dyna Coil: Primary - 1.8 Ohms Spark Pl...

5 years ago
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1982 R65 Timing Issue

I switched the caps and new plugs around and even tested them on my buddies R65. Caps are good. Spark plugs are good. I then switched the spark pl...

5 years ago
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1982 R65 Timing Issue

So last night I jetted the carbs to recommended specs from Bill @ Rocky Point Cycle, replaced the fuel lines (with nice cloth covered ones), replaced ...

5 years ago
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New Airhead Owner - Needs Help! (Lots of Images)

@Scot I will give Bill a call at Rocky Point Cycle. Fortunately, for me, there is a Tech Day for airheads in Culpeper, VA (~50 min away). Perhaps I...

5 years ago
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New Airhead Owner - Needs Help! (Lots of Images)

Okay this makes total sense. I was able to get the valve clearances spot on (within .001" tolerance). Now the next step is to check timing right? B...

5 years ago
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New Airhead Owner - Needs Help! (Lots of Images)

It turns out I was hitting TDC for the Right side, there was no clearance! I'm glad I found out. That being said, I did stick a plastic pen in the com...

5 years ago
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New Airhead Owner - Needs Help! (Lots of Images)

UPDATE: Today I tested my luck and see if I can get the bike to idle. I turned the air and idle screw to default 1.5 turns and tried to fire it up 5-...

5 years ago
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New Airhead Owner - Needs Help! (Lots of Images)

Wobbly I hear ya and thank ya - your response was abundantly clear! I am going to start with valve clearances and timing. I was getting antsy and took...

5 years ago
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New Airhead Owner - Needs Help! (Lots of Images)

UPDATE: I installed the carbs, rotated the air-mixture screws 540 degrees (1.5 turns) out from all the way tight, idle screws was a guess, and then fi...

5 years ago
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New Airhead Owner - Needs Help! (Lots of Images)

That's right, those blue hoses are as described from seller: prototype 3d printed intake boots. They seem like a very durable, yet flexible form of pl...

5 years ago
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New Airhead Owner - Needs Help! (Lots of Images)

Oh, fudge. In a combination of forcing the carb back and tightening too hard, the pipe from the air filter to the carb intake got dented and I have...

5 years ago
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New Airhead Owner - Needs Help! (Lots of Images)

I like the way you think Wobbly! Thank you so much. The bike was starting to look spread lol. Guess I am eager to turn wrenches on whatever I can!

5 years ago
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New Airhead Owner - Needs Help! (Lots of Images)

I am able to see light through the slow pilot jets. However, this green tarnish does not really come off. Is that okay? Also, what is the green tarnis...

5 years ago
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New Airhead Owner - Needs Help! (Lots of Images)

Fellow airheads, I finally got my hands dirty and got to take off the fuel tank and remove the carbs. Nothing complicated by any means, but, let me te...

5 years ago
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