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    If you are located near any shop that advertises...

    If you are located near any shop that advertises in Airmail, I'd give them a call. They should be able to point you in the right direction.

    Of course, that doesn't mean you should dis-regard the...
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    You are indeed correct about cables never being...

    You are indeed correct about cables never being lubricated in their life in a great many cases. However, and I can attest to this from personal experience, when a cable starts to fail, the spinning...
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    I have never owned a GS, but what typically...

    I have never owned a GS, but what typically happens is that a plastic gear on the drive mechanism inside the instrument gets to slipping on a shaft.
    There is a guy who posts on the airlist...
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    I met Matt at the rally last weekend, I think we...

    I met Matt at the rally last weekend, I think we had met before but I certainly wouldn't expect him to remember everyone he has met over the years.

    I don't believe I have ever met a more patient,...
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    Just last week, I sold one of my R75/5's. It had...

    Just last week, I sold one of my R75/5's. It had /6 sub frame with the stamped front gusset in Lew's picture #3. It used the /6 tool tray. The weld on the far side of the sub-frame in Lew's picture...
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    You are correct. The /5 sub-frame is a somewhat...

    You are correct. The /5 sub-frame is a somewhat more sophisticated structure than later versions. /6 or /7 would fit for sure, probably any twin shock version, so that is the tool tray you would...
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    Y'know, I had this happen on an airhead several...

    Y'know, I had this happen on an airhead several years ago, but I no longer remember what I did to fix it. You could pull the tank and lift the starter cover and lay open the whole system to determine...
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    There is a school of thought that says throttle...

    There is a school of thought that says throttle locking devices are dangerous.
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    My 1978 R100/7 has a audible indicator that...

    My 1978 R100/7 has a audible indicator that sounds with the turn signal. It is similar to the back-up warning noise on modern commercial vehicles and equipment. I think some owners may have at some...
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    On a /5, 4 speed transmission, there should be a...

    On a /5, 4 speed transmission, there should be a cotter pin that fits thru a drilled hole in one of the cast ears on the back cover. That cotter pin fits in one of the grooves turned in the pivot pin...
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    Since the required downward travel is the same...

    Since the required downward travel is the same with or without the brace, I'd say that the fork legs will slide out as a unit. The greatest challenge would be to dis-lodge the brake calipers as a...
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    Lew, I Know for a fact that the retaining...

    Lew,

    I Know for a fact that the retaining screw is a /7 feature. I also know for a fact that early /6's have the same compression fit as /5's.

    For sure, the screw retainer is more secure.
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    Sticky: I would guess that the Indian is certainly...

    I would guess that the Indian is certainly pre-war. The leaf spring front looks like an Indian 4 that a good friend built over the the last 10 years.
    The disc brake on the rear is probably a donor...
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    I use zip ties.

    I use zip ties.
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    Lew is perfectly correct here. The height of the...

    Lew is perfectly correct here. The height of the front forks has a mechanical limit dictated by the fork assembly construction. The only thing an owner can influence is the spring sag, which Lew...
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    Right!... A mono shock bike from 1988 shouldn't...

    Right!... A mono shock bike from 1988 shouldn't be a paralever equipped model. The tele-lever bikes from the late 80's, apart from GS models, have a driveshaft oil spec. The GS's might have oiled...
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    That's normal. If you look at the final drive...

    That's normal. If you look at the final drive where the driveshaft tube attaches, there should be a fill plug on top of the casting and a drain plug on the bottom. 150cc's is the specified quantity...
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    I ought to buy the suit myself.

    To answer WI Sharon's question, there are always airheads for sale at the expo.
    Apart from Mac's R80, I have an R75/5 that would be particularly well suited for a...
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    I think that putting a lock thru a vent hole in a...

    I think that putting a lock thru a vent hole in a disc brake is a BAD idea. I know several people who have dropped bikes in a number of situations due to this practice.
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    There are specialty shops that sell oversized plugs for any size plug and thread cut. I have an oversized, piggy-back drain plug in a transmission on a /5. A piggy back plug is a smaller plug inside...
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    I had a similar problem installing a Mac exhaust...

    I had a similar problem installing a Mac exhaust on a /5. I solved it with a long bar inserted into the header to adjust the fit with leverage. Imagine the picture of me sitting on the garage floor...
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    The Memphis Shades windshield kit would have...

    The Memphis Shades windshield kit would have originally come with nylon sleeves to adapt to our smaller diameter handle bars. I have used strips cut out of old inner tubes for this purpose. I'll see...
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    Lew, I have a Memphis Shades on my LWB /5. Mine...

    Lew, I have a Memphis Shades on my LWB /5. Mine is the "Hellcat" model. It's a bit taller and the cut out matches up to the headlight shell nicely. It's a fine windscreen. It looks good and does the...
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    The short answer is YES. On my 1973 R75/5, I...

    The short answer is YES.

    On my 1973 R75/5, I was having to adjust the valve tappets about every 500miles before I pulled the heads to look at what was going on. In that case, rolling off throttle...
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