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by krankshaft
Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Autumn? What Autumn?
Replies: 5
Views: 228

Re: Autumn? What Autumn?

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To escape Autumn you have to go above the clouds !
by krankshaft
Mon Aug 20, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Slipping clutch - what should I expect on stripping down?
Replies: 20
Views: 583

Re: Slipping clutch - what should I expect on stripping down?

You're right, Mike, I wasn't sure when the plastic pistons came in, but looking at realoem, it
seems the part can be retrofitted to earlier bikes too, as you say, worth a look before
removing the gearbox, although, OP might want to do an input shaft spline-lube.
Ride safe
Jim
by krankshaft
Mon Aug 20, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Slipping clutch - what should I expect on stripping down?
Replies: 20
Views: 583

Re: Slipping clutch - what should I expect on stripping down?

You're right, Mike, I wasn't sure when the plastic pistons came in.
Jim
by krankshaft
Mon Aug 20, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Slipping clutch - what should I expect on stripping down?
Replies: 20
Views: 583

Re: Slipping clutch - what should I expect on stripping down?

Hi, Goldie If it's only happening when things warm up a bit, it may be that your clutch actuating piston is expanding and jamming in the housing. Before you do a full stripdown, take out the piston and see if it looks like it sticks when hot, clean it up with some sandpaper or turn it down a bit (or...
by krankshaft
Mon Jul 23, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: New coils. Extravagant purchase?
Replies: 13
Views: 430

Re: New coils. Extravagant purchase?

Hi, John I would agree with Ced, my 1985 r80rt was running fine and using next to no oil, but I did a compression test in january and read a bit low, I changed the rings and now it feels much better, more torque low down and a bit more power in general, of course, I did do a full carb rebuild at the...
by krankshaft
Thu Jun 21, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Low speed slapper
Replies: 32
Views: 1430

Re: Low speed slapper

Hi, Jon
Check your tyres are in good condition and at correct pressure, but I would suspect steering head bearings.
Ride safe
Jim
by krankshaft
Tue Jun 12, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Dead Voltage Regulator?
Replies: 22
Views: 990

Re: Dead Voltage Regulator?

Hi, Graeme If you are using an AGM battery, or even to use a cheaper option, you might consider a variable output voltage reg. I got one for about 20 euros, it plugs straight in and I can turn the output up to 14.5 volts for my Motobatt battery, has been working pretty well for last couple of years....
by krankshaft
Tue May 22, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Carb slide, bin or sandpaper?
Replies: 33
Views: 1444

Re: Carb slide, bin or sandpaper?

Hi, Jon This may be a bit out there, but it's something you might consider before buying expensive parts and that is anodizing your old slides. There are lots of videos on youtube etc showing home anodizing techniques and anodizing will increase the dimensions of your slide, maybe enough to take up ...
by krankshaft
Mon May 21, 2018 10:39 am
Forum: K Series Q&A's
Topic: fork legs
Replies: 3
Views: 283

Re: fork legs

Hi, Davy
If you haven't got a vernier caliper to measure your fork legs, use a measuring tape ( or a piece of string) around your fork
and multiply the length by 7/22 to get the diameter.
Ride safe
Jim
by krankshaft
Sat May 19, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Got a few bob to spare?
Replies: 5
Views: 428

Re: Got a few bob to spare?

You can't buy 'cool'
Ride safe
Jim
by krankshaft
Tue May 15, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Adjusting Throttle Cables
Replies: 12
Views: 473

Re: Adjusting Throttle Cables

Hi, Charlie If the cables are the correct length for your bars, then leaving 1mm or so freeplay at the adjuster on the carb should be enough to prevent pulling when the bars are turned, I usually leave a tiny bit more play than 1mm. Then you should balance your off-idle with whatever balancing tool ...
by krankshaft
Wed May 02, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: gear and foot brake levers
Replies: 7
Views: 366

Re: gear and foot brake levers

Hi, Snowy
You could move the footrests up or down to suit.
Ride safe
Jim
by krankshaft
Fri Apr 27, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Speeding zero tolerance
Replies: 62
Views: 2405

Re: Speeding zero tolerance

Hi, Melian Common sense is something that is being destroyed by this culture of control, we will no longer need common sense if someone else is doing our thinking for us. Good, courteous, safe driving is not being promoted in this culture, where the system is not genuinely concerned with safety, but...
by krankshaft
Fri Apr 27, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Speeding zero tolerance
Replies: 62
Views: 2405

Re: Speeding zero tolerance

"its not difficult to link that ping to the engine's ECU so that the posted speed limit can't be exceeded" Maybe the ping could be directly linked to your bank account, and your car could impose automatic fines when you drive above the speed limit, great! Have a look at the trailer for "The Last Mot...
by krankshaft
Fri Apr 27, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Speeding zero tolerance
Replies: 62
Views: 2405

Re: Speeding zero tolerance

"its not difficult to link that ping to the engine's ECU so that the posted speed limit can't be exceeded" Maybe the ping could be directly linked to your bank account, and your car could impose automatic fines when you drive above the speed limit, great! Have a look at the trailer for "The Last Mot...
by krankshaft
Fri Apr 27, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: K Series Q&A's
Topic: K bike splines
Replies: 9
Views: 811

Re: K bike splines

Hi, Andy Some people recommend greasing the driveshaft splines every rear tyre change ( or inspection at least), this is not difficult and involves removing the final drive, the 50,000 mile figure refers to the clutch splines on the gearbox input shaft and is a bit more work but there is nothing ext...
by krankshaft
Sun Mar 18, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: Servoectomy=£40???
Replies: 8
Views: 566

Re: Servoectomy=£40???

Hi, guys
You think that's bad, in Switzerland you would have to pay for a full, independent engineer's report, for ANY changes
made to ANYTHING on the bike.
Ride safe
Jim
by krankshaft
Tue Mar 13, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: K Series Q&A's
Topic: Newbie with a K75C
Replies: 10
Views: 639

Re: Newbie with a K75C

[You can reduce the occurrence by stopping the engine and holding the bike vertical for a few minutes before putting it on the side stand/quote] On my K100LT 1990, I find if I hold the bike vertical for the time it takes to take my gloves off and key out of the ignition, before I lean it on the sid...
by krankshaft
Sun Mar 11, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: General Off Topic Chat
Topic: How old is old?
Replies: 22
Views: 1001

Re: How old is old?

Hi, guys
That is a photo of forum member Airbear and his R90/6.
Ride safe
Jim
by krankshaft
Sat Feb 10, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: K Series Q&A's
Topic: Tyre mileage
Replies: 20
Views: 1036

Re: Tyre mileage

Hello,
I put an Avon Roadrider on it. Had a ride yesterday and it feels like it falls into corners, although I was taking it very easy on the cold roads, will see how it lasts.
King Herald, a little 'sorry' would be nice.
Ride safe
Jim
by krankshaft
Mon Feb 05, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: K Series Q&A's
Topic: Tyre mileage
Replies: 20
Views: 1036

Re: Tyre mileage

Hi, Phil You're totally right, and I appreciate that different peoples' riding styles will yield varied mileages from the same tyres. From my point of view, I seem to be getting lower mileages from the same tyres and I don't feel my style has changed that much, I would even guess that I ride more se...
by krankshaft
Fri Feb 02, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: K Series Q&A's
Topic: Tyre mileage
Replies: 20
Views: 1036

Tyre mileage

I don't want to start a tyre thread (he said, starting a tyre thread) but I would like to know what mileages people are getting, especially from Metzeler Lasertech. My last few have been extremely disappointing, 6000 km on the front of my K100LT and 5000 on the front of my R80. I have been using the...
by krankshaft
Thu Jan 25, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: K Series Q&A's
Topic: YSS Shocks
Replies: 2
Views: 333

YSS Shocks

Hello there, I just have a quick question. Has anyone any experience with these shocks from Thailand? My K100LT is becoming a bit bouncy on bumpy country lanes etc and I have the chance to buy this shock new for 100CHF (70 GBP or 100USD). Might give it a go anyway. Appreciate any replies. Ride safe ...
by krankshaft
Tue Jan 23, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: K Series Q&A's
Topic: handle bars
Replies: 7
Views: 560

Re: handle bars

Hi, Billy I think the reason why you've had no replies is that such problems are difficult to disgnose from a written description. The best thing to do is look at a parts diagram in your manual (Haynes, Clymber etc) or realoem.com parts list to get an idea of the set up, then decide yourself if the ...
by krankshaft
Tue Jan 16, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: POLISH Crankshaft
Replies: 51
Views: 1838

Re: POLISH Crankshaft

Yes, Sportster
1 micron= 1 * 10^-6 metres or 1/1000000 m. 1 millionth if a metre. i.e. 1 thousandth of a milimetre.
Hope you get your crank polished up nicely, Sean.
Ride safe
Jim

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