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    Hey Kurt, Thanks for the reply...that is kind...

    Hey Kurt,
    Thanks for the reply...that is kind of what I thought given how the allen stud felt when I spun it. You can kind of feel the spring turning it seems...
    Good to know. I think I will be...
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    Lower fork tube question

    Greetings,
    I changed the fork oil in my 1980 RT; at the base of the lower leg by holding the allen 'rod (or bolt) still while I loosened the nut etc.
    My question is: does the Allen 'stud' need to...
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    When I cut my screen down, I used a sabre/jigsaw...

    When I cut my screen down, I used a sabre/jigsaw with a blade designed for plastic. Then don't rush it as you cut (can splinter the edge some) but don't go too slow, as the blade can stick. just...
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    Actually, I realized in looking at my attachment...

    Actually, I realized in looking at my attachment that I have cut it down even more than this pic shows..Maybe 2" more off.....
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    When I bought my 1980 RT it had that beastly...

    When I bought my 1980 RT it had that beastly stock fairing. I began cutting it down (nothing to lose) and ended up with a pretty short screen. I really like it. I no longer have any buffeting and...
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    That is what I was thinking...it is pressed in. ...

    That is what I was thinking...it is pressed in. No need to remove it..I just wipe the ooze occasionally and ride on.
    Thanks for the input all...

    Nice riding still, but winter is comin' on...That...
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    Sticky: My trusty 1980 RT...

    My trusty 1980 RT...
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    Final Drive vent

    Hello All,
    On my 1980 R100: Question: It the top vent press fit into the FD? (as opposed to being threaded like the one on the 'die cast' FD seem to be....)


    Thanks
  9. Thread: Air in forks?

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    Ride report

    I did a ride test (OK, twist my arm to get me out on the thing...) and I am very pleased with 235cc of 7.5 fork oil. It rides very nicely...not as harsh as before the change..either the PO had more...
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    I remember when as a kid I had a Yamaha 100...

    I remember when as a kid I had a Yamaha 100 'Trailmaster' One of my knucklehead buddies thought my front forks were too soft (turns out it had a broken spring-they were external on these things). ...
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    Air in forks?

    Greetings,
    Just changed my fork oil (1980 100RT). All went well, but do I need to pump the forks a bit with the top caps out to remove any air? I had to do this on an ancient dirt bike I had...
  12. Thread: 1978 r100

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    My 1980 100RT oozed and dripped oil from numerous...

    My 1980 100RT oozed and dripped oil from numerous places (pan, rocker covers, neutral switch, cylinder bases etc etc). Finally I have gotten her leak free. For cylinder bases, new base o ring, plus...
  13. Thread: Crancase vent

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    Gents, Looking closer shows that one of the 'T'...

    Gents,
    Looking closer shows that one of the 'T' hoses had popped loose from the intake horn. Simple enough to snap it back in...
    Thanks for your replies

    Steve
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    Crancase vent

    Greetings,
    On my 1980 100RT is it the suction in the airbox that draws oil vapor out of the crankcase (then into the 'horns' to be run through the carbs and be burned)?

    I am getting oil...
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    Get that thing headed toward Taos, NM for the...

    Get that thing headed toward Taos, NM for the rally at Sipapu in two weeks...Been pretty cool here..even a bit rainy.
  16. Thread: Vapor speedo

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    I am actually considering the 'Vector' which has...

    I am actually considering the 'Vector' which has all the features of the Vapor, except the tach. I know my old sled enough to run without a tach. It tells me when it is happy....
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    Vapor speedo

    Greetings All,

    After years of inaccurate speed readings and now my tach is on the lam, I am looking at mounting a Vapor Trail Tech unit. From what I can tell, it is pretty straight forward, but...
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    The switch is actually a beautiful piece of...

    The switch is actually a beautiful piece of engineering. These intricate little levers etc.
    I tested it out this morning and all is well. I think what happened is that the 'bakelite' type material...
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    I pulled the ignition switch and found that the...

    I pulled the ignition switch and found that the base (where the terminals are) was loose. I 'undimpled it' and pulled the terminal plate off and found that, not only was the contact surface loose;...
  20. Thread: Coil dying?

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    Starter relay...Now That is an interesting...

    Starter relay...Now That is an interesting thought....and the test light idea is sound...Thanks!
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    I'll pull it this weekend and see if I can get...

    I'll pull it this weekend and see if I can get some pics...I guess I have nothing to lose by removing the 'back' of the switch...
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    t seems to be the terminals at the back. Today,...

    t seems to be the terminals at the back. Today, on a hunch I wiggled the terminals at the back and got the exact same symptoms I have been experiencing..
    The wiring part of the switch is 'dimpled'...
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    Well, it looks like 'Global Rider hit the...

    Well, it looks like 'Global Rider hit the nail...My ignition switch seems to be gone. When the engine is idling and I reach behind the switch and even lightly wiggle the wires, the GEN light flashes...
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    Bad Ignition Switch

    Well Gents, I think I have finally found the source of my electrical gremlins...The ignition switch. I have thought about replacing the key switch with a toggle switch (hidden of course). Is this...
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    'Coils 101' was very informative....These don't...

    'Coils 101' was very informative....These don't show any external cracking or damage, but they Are the original 32 year old units. Might not hurt to refresh...
    The point system checks out as...
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