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    Uncharacteristic Wobble

    Last summer my '78 R80/7 developed the wobble which, left unchecked,would go divergent into a tank slapper.As you have done,I checked wheel balance,bearings-no issues.I then knew from reading...
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    Airhead Parts Online

    Last summer before the rally in Salem I ordered a set of Krauser bags,trunk and racks from them for my '78 R 80/7.They arrived well packed,in good time, and a little cheaper than the competition.I...
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    Battery removal

    I have had good luck sliding the battery forward into the void created by removing the air filter clamshell on my older airheads.I seem to find that there is always one battery box rubber standoff...
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    I agree with 128521 as it has the 2 pins for the cap.Now I must search through my tools to see whether I have one to confirm.
    Russ
  5. Thread: 1978 r100

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    That was a very gracious reply to #12.You are too...

    That was a very gracious reply to #12.You are too modest rating it as 7/10 cosmetically.Welcome back to the world of Airheads-there's a ton of help available here.I am especially fond of the '78's....
  6. Thread: 1978 r100

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    Oil pan

    All good advice,especially on ordering Oak's top end manual.The only thing that I would add is to remove the pan and give it a good cleaning.That,and check the oil pickup bolts for tightness.
    Russ
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    Reference mark

    It helps with correct reassembly if you take a small,sharp chisel and punch a reference mark on the shaft where the slotted pinch point is on the arm prior to removal.I would suspect that the brake...
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    Nice wrench

    "Now I can easily slip a big wrench like the one below onto it without removing anything to make adjustments."

    photorider I need one of those!My project started when I regreased my steering head...
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    Risers

    WOW!Photorider were you channeling?Three weeks ago I made the identical mod to my '78 R80/7.I can now access the fork caps without the tedious handlebar removal for fluid changes.At least we used...
  10. Decisions,desisions

    Having had both,my choice would be the R90/6,especially a '76.The larger engine just loafs along with its higher gearing and 5-speed transmission.I regularly got 10 MPG more than the R75 and nearly...
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    Hierarchy

    I have 2 '78's.The R80/7 has unpainted ones and the R100RS has matte black paint with shiny ribs.Perhaps this denotes rank?
    Russ
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    Barbacks

    "I think they were so the bars cleared the Windjammer and will be coming off as well."

    Well at least you won't need longer cables-shorter ones maybe if they kink. :whistle
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    Bar Backs

    Pretty radical bar backs,now easily seen with the fairing removed.A lot of us used them back in the day to provide clearance for the controls.My brother-in-law let me try his new to him R90/6 with...
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    Fuel management

    As in flying,but to a far lesser degree,airhead fuel management on a long cruise is important.My technique on a new- to- me airhead is to run on the right petcock until the engine stumbles.Running on...
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    Torn

    [QUOTE=Walking Eagle;767845]



    get ready for a permanent grin. Not to overstate it, but owning an Airhead (and loving it) can be a life-altering experience, no joke.

    Walking Eagle nailed...
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    Sticky: Clawfoot

    Check out the modified main stand on my '78 R80/7.The PO was a pretty decent welder who siamesed the feet from another stand for extra stability.If nothing else it's a nice conversation piece.I have...
  17. Thread: New Airhead

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    Flywheel

    Kurt,if you are going to change the flywheel and don't yet have one, try Moto Bins.They have a smokin' deal on new ones for about $65.I bought one for my '78 R100RS that I will use to replace the...
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    Great idea! Now I'm thinking about presenting my...

    Great idea! Now I'm thinking about presenting my wife a quiche for two...
    Russ
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    Resolution

    I am glad that it all worked out to an honourable solution.I felt that I was watching a train wreck in slo mo.This is a forum populated by ladies and gentlemen and now it has returned to an even...
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    you can't beat cubic centimetres

    In the mid 80's I used to almost live on my '76 R90/6 which I still have.I once rode it 2,200 miles in 52 hours through an April snow squall .The low amplitude vibration typical of all airheads is...
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    Cylinder swap

    If it were me,I would look for a nice set of '74 or '75 R90/6 cylinders as they have the smaller spigot and the same fin pattern.I hope that one of the collective will chime in if I am wrong.That...
  22. Tab/shackle

    [QUOTE=Lmo1131;761129]Actually part number "22", it is described as: 35212301636 SHACKLE (from 01/82)

    Held in place by the clamping bolt, it isn't oriented with the rear brake cam (19), so what...
  23. Assume the position!

    I always mark mine with a chisel notch at the gap.I believe that to obtain the maximum leverage the arm should meet the rod at 90 degrees when engaged.I hope that you took the time to lubricate the...
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    clutch pivot pin

    Serendipity....I was in the Garage Mahal taking apart an old Stanley garage door opener for reverse engineering.The axle pin for the main pulley ,held in with a spring -loaded pin,turned out to be...
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    Kurt I'm with you.Never stripped one yet.Still,it...

    Kurt I'm with you.Never stripped one yet.Still,it helps to have one of those flexible extensions to get around the main stand.A friend once advised me to tighten a bolt until it twists off,then back...
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