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  1. I heat them up with a heat gun or hair dryer....

    I heat them up with a heat gun or hair dryer. Then I pull the screws. Then I heat them up again and use a very flexible putty knife to work them away from the castings they are close to. Patience is...
  2. From the post it is not entirely clear, but is...

    From the post it is not entirely clear, but is the motor static timed at the F mark? If so, that would be bad. Crazydrummerdude did that with a set of the faulty china points and it broke the...
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    In the first picture, it looks like the bike has...

    In the first picture, it looks like the bike has the original, Everbest, petcocks on the fuel tank. A more appropriate name would be "Everworst". It would nick you on points on a concourse...
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    I am running 35 lb per square inch front and 38...

    I am running 35 lb per square inch front and 38 lb per square inch rear in all my airheads.
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    A well oiled clutch driven plate is done for.

    A well oiled clutch driven plate is done for.
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    The word "Daytona" pops into my head. I've seen...

    The word "Daytona" pops into my head. I've seen these before, but not with the lowers on it.
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    "hasn't run in years", = $1500 bike. I like to...

    "hasn't run in years", = $1500 bike. I like to buy bikes like that, and fix them up, then ride them for a few years. When it comes time to sell one, you'll play hell getting anywhere near the $4000...
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    The 750 is the ideal motor. It is what the type...

    The 750 is the ideal motor. It is what the type 247 was designed as. As to the /7 model, one thing about those mid-to-late 70's bikes is the front brake master cylinder. It is located under the fuel...
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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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