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    Airheads SuperTech 2013 Event info

    Feb 1 thru 3, 2013 Pennsylvania Airhead SuperTech (PA)

    The Pennsylvania Airheads will hold our SuperTech event again this winter in Boyertown, PA 19525 (about 50 miles northwest of Philadelphia,...
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    Pennsylvania SuperTech 2012 info

    Feb 3 thru 5, 2012 Pennsylvania Airhead SuperTech

    The Pennsylvania Airheads will hold our SuperTech event again this winter in Boyertown, PA 19525 (about 50 miles northwest of Philadelphia, PA). ...
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    Airheads Pennsylvania SuperTech

    Feb 4 thru 6, 2011 Pennsylvania Airhead SuperTech (PA)

    The Pennsylvania Airheads will hold our SuperTech event again this winter in Boyertown, PA 19525 (about 50 miles northwest of Philadelphia,...
  4. Thread: Slow on the go

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    Radar said "I used a popsicle stick and measured...

    Radar said "I used a popsicle stick and measured the specified distance from one end of the stick, (in my case with the 40 MM Bings = 26-28 mm) made two marks with a permanant marker."

    The kids...
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    Change from flat top to dome? Quite likely but...

    Change from flat top to dome? Quite likely but you MUST change the slide too since the dome top and the slide work together. Frankly, I doubt you would see any performance difference so you're...
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    Agreed that something is wrong with the bag mount...

    Agreed that something is wrong with the bag mount or the muffler. My 92 just rolled 80K miles and it always has the bags mounted - no burning or melting issues ever. My left bag is clear of the...
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    The diaphrams on the 32mm flat tops are the same...

    The diaphrams on the 32mm flat tops are the same as the ones on the 32mm dome tops. They can be replace but its a bit touchy. The diaphram is held to the slide with a nylon ring (white or...
  8. Thread: Slow on the go

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    Standard fisrt question: what have you done...

    Standard fisrt question: what have you done recently, just before this condition started? Did you do any maintenance and this trouble started right afterwards?

    Solid advice about checking them...
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    I mounted the AM26 tires this spring and Avon...

    I mounted the AM26 tires this spring and Avon Customer service told me to run 34 front and 40 rear on my 83 RS. Been doing that and it rides just fine. I would not have guessed that 40psi rear but...
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    The reason I bake my tanks in the hot sun is to...

    The reason I bake my tanks in the hot sun is to ensure all water is removed. I had a 78 fuel tank that was pitted all along the bottom edge. We found all that after the paint was removed. Modern...
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    Good idea on removing and bone drying the tank. ...

    Good idea on removing and bone drying the tank. While you're in there check to be sure the 'straws' on the petcocks are in the right place. POs often reverse them so that the short straw is in the...
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    You can also go to a decent hardware store where...

    You can also go to a decent hardware store where they have lots of those bins of screws, nylon bits and rubber bits (ex: Sears Hardware, Ace Hardware). Look around for "thread protectors" - small...
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    Print and review the ABS articles on the IBMWR...

    Print and review the ABS articles on the IBMWR Tech pages and search this forum for ABS I fault threads. You can read the code with an LED from Radio shack.

    What work have you done on the bike...
  14. Thread: Starter

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    Good point about the mounting bolts. On my 78...

    Good point about the mounting bolts. On my 78 R100/7 the left rear mounting was very tight. The bolt runs front to back and the special nut is on the rear end of the bolt. The engine block casting...
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    1983 R100RS, 69K miles. New AM26 tires, proper...

    1983 R100RS, 69K miles. New AM26 tires, proper inch sizes, stock rear. Recent carb rebuild. Top end n rings done winter 2009. Two recent trips fully loaded with camping gear were 1300 miles and...
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    "make the shifts smoother": Many years ago I was...

    "make the shifts smoother": Many years ago I was the only one in the world who did not know how to ride a K75S. So Bud Provin told me to just flick the clutch lever when shifting - don't pull it...
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    An ever so wise guru once told me that you should...

    An ever so wise guru once told me that you should not apply the grease to the rear drive splines but apply it to the wheel side splines. Any excess grease gets pushed 'left', into the wheel, away...
  18. Ron, I'm lucky enough to have two pair - one on...

    Ron, I'm lucky enough to have two pair - one on Greta (75 R75 ) and the other on Bounder (83RS). I've been told they were Luftmeister accessories and are, of course, NLA so you have to keep your...
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    Good to know the starter relay is clicking. ...

    Good to know the starter relay is clicking. Eliminates a bunch of fiddly bits that you'ld need to check out. Now you'll need to remove the tank (remember to set it way back out of the way where you...
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    When you said 'nada' was it total nada? If you...

    When you said 'nada' was it total nada? If you lean down next to the left side of the tank do you hear the relay clicking? Turn the radio off and close the doors. You could be getting the relay...
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    The lamps flashing mean you have an ABS fault...

    The lamps flashing mean you have an ABS fault somewhere and you have NO ABS protection. However your regular brakes should work just fine. You can tape over the flashing lamps.

    Read all the ABS...
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    Pardon me for getting back to the OP but I lived...

    Pardon me for getting back to the OP but I lived with flat top carbs on a '78 for 40K miles and never had this problem - round the clock in the northeast too. I would set the "choke" and start the...
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    I too recently did the conversion. My measurements said the roll pins are 5mm OD and 'who knows how long", maybe 30mm or sumptin. No english equivalent and none of my local hardware stores carried...
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    The lean angle on my 92 K75S used to "feak me...

    The lean angle on my 92 K75S used to "feak me out" as well until I saw another K75S with an extension plate on the side stand. I went home and made a new foot out of 1/4 inch aluminum plate. Two...
  25. Thread: New Airhead

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    Those flat top carbs will work just fine if you...

    Those flat top carbs will work just fine if you take care of them. I put 40k miles on my 78 with the flat tops and they were reliable and smooth and responsive the whole way. NEVER put me on the...
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