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    Voltage Jumping Around

    I'm (still) restoring a 1983 R100RS. I think the guy before me stored it outside in the snow but that's another set of issues.

    The current problem is a voltmeter that hits the maximum voltage peg...
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    Thanks everyone! I'm taking it in. Irv Seaver...

    Thanks everyone! I'm taking it in. Irv Seaver in Orange, CA is sounding much more reasonable (1 hour of labor). Whew!
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    Failed Shaft to Final Drive Seal

    Has anyone had the seal between the shaft and final drive sump fail? My shaft area won't hold oil and I'm getting obscene estimates to replace that seal. The part itself is about $10.50 but I'm...
  4. Some corrections and additional thoughts: The...

    Some corrections and additional thoughts:

    The S, RT and RS's are the dual shocks with rear disc's. The naked bikes had rear drums.

    The Nikasil dual shocks were 1981 to 1984. I had an '82...
  5. I've had both mono shocks and dual shocks. Most...

    I've had both mono shocks and dual shocks. Most of the advantages have been listed already. Add to that:

    Dual shocks have about a gallon more gas capacity (which I really liked). The mono...
  6. Thread: Gearing on R80RT

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    Thanks for all the input. It's more of a 'I'd...

    Thanks for all the input. It's more of a 'I'd like to do it' rather than a 'I have to do it.' I'm just more used to slower spinning R100's. This R80RT just feels tapped out (redline is 7,500 RPM)....
  7. Thread: Gearing on R80RT

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    Thanks for the speedometer info - I didn't know...

    Thanks for the speedometer info - I didn't know that. The current ratio is the stock 37/11.
  8. Thread: Gearing on R80RT

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    Gearing on R80RT

    Has anyone had any experience changing the final drive on an R80RT? I have an '86 that I resurrected from 20 years in some guy's garage. I'm a little surprised how fast it spins at speeds I need to...
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