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  1. andrew6v

    '72 Norton restoration

    That's fair, I was definitely that annoying guy hoping I could drop by around suppertime.... and thanks! Peggy's Cove is always a prime photo op spot. Maybe I should update with this one, parked in the same spot as yours, just a different view.
  2. andrew6v

    '72 Norton restoration

    Hah that's funny, I never made the connection. I think you've safety inspected all my motorcycles, although usually my dad drops them off. Andrew
  3. andrew6v

    '72 Norton restoration

    Looks like a great new project. Are you located right by the turn-off to Terrance Bay Goldy? Your place looks familiar...
  4. andrew6v

    Atlantic Canada

    I tried to do it in Halifax, and they could get the last registered owner's to come up. They would not however contact the person on my behalf, nor tell me their name (privacy laws), and the person I got it from got from a friend, who got it from a friend.... I sold it for parts.
  5. andrew6v

    RestoCycle restomods a 1981 Honda CB750F

    Thanks, I'll look into it.
  6. andrew6v

    RestoCycle restomods a 1981 Honda CB750F

    Great stuff, I'm in the process of cleaning up an old BMW, and will take some of your tips for refurbishing the plastic bits. Andrew
  7. andrew6v

    1978 BMW R100/7 - Airhead project

    I heard it makes a big difference to the bike, but so far what I got is working quite well it seems. The bike has extra gauges (oil pressure and voltmeter) and it shows me a good 13ish volts being charged when booting around the neigbourhood. Do you find it makes a significant difference?
  8. andrew6v

    1978 BMW R100/7 - Airhead project

    Forgot to throw in a photo of the new ignition system. I'm pretty pleased with it, dead simple to install, and works great so far. It'll be nice to know I'll never fiddle with points again, at least on this bike.
  9. andrew6v

    1978 BMW R100/7 - Airhead project

    So there was a hesitation at around quarter throttle (basically where you'd hold it to keep current speed which was annoying), even with the carbs vacuum synced, and looking at all the throttle cables to make sure they aren't kinking or something, it was still there. I figured it was the timing...
  10. andrew6v

    1978 BMW R100/7 - Airhead project

    Yeah I'll definitely check them out, For the valve job I feel like it may be expensive just to ship back and forth from Moncton, when all I need is them to put in a new sleeve and seat and do the initial grind, which I could do myself.
  11. andrew6v

    1978 BMW R100/7 - Airhead project

    So took apart the rocker and noticed the exhaust valve is fairly loose, which is likely the culprit. Put it back together and made sure it's very square as that leads to some valve noise, and it made a difference, but is still loud. I would say the valve and valve seat are quite worn at this...
  12. andrew6v

    1978 BMW R100/7 - Airhead project

    So I got the bike running, however I'm having an issue with pretty severe valve noise coming from one valve in one of the cylinders. You can basically hear it in this video when I get close to the right side cylinder here: https://www.instagram.com/p/BFfPAWyMxvx/?taken-by=andrewveinott It's not...
  13. andrew6v

    1948 HRD Vincent -Ashtray to Driveway

    That bike is very cool, can't wait to see the finished product.
  14. andrew6v

    1978 BMW R100/7 - Airhead project

    Yeah I realized that was the issue. My dad is pretty stubborn having been an electrical technician for the navy for thirty years and the Clymers does say to pull the plugs, but he knew that wouldn't make a difference from an electric standpoint and felt it wasn't necessary ::). But in...
  15. andrew6v

    1978 BMW R100/7 - Airhead project

    I noticed a bit of an issue today. I was rotating the engine using the rotor bolt at the front of the bike while setting the timing, but the bolt is starting to strip, so I figured I'd pop it in 5 gear and spin the rear wheel to rotate it. The issue is that the rear wheel doesn't want to spin...
  16. andrew6v

    1978 BMW R100/7 - Airhead project

    Managed to put it all back together for a first start ;D ;D https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JADhQ2sTU3E&feature=youtu.be First time it's probably started up that well in 12 years since it was last registered in 2005.
  17. andrew6v

    1978 BMW R100/7 - Airhead project

    I realized I could have walnut blasted or similar the cylinder heads, but I just want to get it on the road to blast around this summer, and we'll see about giving it a makeover later haha particularly where yesterday was the first real warm day of the year, I'm itching to get out. Here it is...
  18. andrew6v

    1978 BMW R100/7 - Airhead project

    A machinist friend of my father's was over at the house, and the heads were partially disassembled he noticed that the cylinder's were glazed and needed to be honed. We needed to take it all off to replace the pushrod seals, but then now it became a piston ring replace job as my dad gave it to...
  19. andrew6v

    1978 BMW R100/7 - Airhead project

    Been a long while since I updated anything, unfortunately last summer I got a pretty late notice that I'd be working in Newfoundland for most of the summer, so the bike sat at my parent's place with nothing done on it. Also unfortunately it was the coldest July Newfoundland has ever had on...
  20. andrew6v

    84 cb750sc nighthawk

    The 84-86 cb700sc Nighthawk engine (american version) can be put in, it's just down-tuned. As it's a driveshaft bike, and the other nighthawks/CB750s were typically chain-drive, the frame may not accommodate the chain with another engine, but I could be wrong.
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