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    Airhead vs Oilhead

    I wanted to follow up with my original question by saying I am now the owner of a 2007 R1200RT. Wow, what a difference in power, suspension, and brakes! But, the owners manual starts every...
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    Airhead vs Oilhead

    I have a question for "oilhead" owners, who were former "airhead" owners. I'm considering updating my 92 R100RT to an oilhead, and for budget reasons, probably the 1150 series. Later did you regret...
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    Oregon Rally Pinot Noir

    Just curious what everyone thought of the special order wine from last summers Oregon rally?

    DP
  4. Kevin; After 52,000 miles the original shock on...

    Kevin;
    After 52,000 miles the original shock on my 92 RT went south on my way to the Salem national. I replaced it with a "YSS" brand and have been happy with the ride and handling. "IKON"...
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    Thank you Mono RT for your great instructions! I...

    Thank you Mono RT for your great instructions! I ended up removing both mufflers, rear wheel, right side cover, shock, and rear brake pedal. Removing the shock allowed me to lower the rear drive a...
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    Brake light switch

    After 21 years the rear brake light switch on my 1992 RT has gone ka-put. I can't figure out how the switch is attached to the bike. Looks like I need to remove the battery to access the switch and...
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    Dennis and Kurt; Thank you for the quick...

    Dennis and Kurt;
    Thank you for the quick responses. The timing was a little "retarded" so now at idle the line aligns with the case mark and full advance occurs at about 2,800 RPM. On my test ride,...
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    Ignition timing

    I am trying to get the timing on my 1992 RT exact, and I am confused. Stamped into the fly wheel is the "S" mark and just below that is the line. My Clymer manual says to set idle timing with the...
  9. Anders; I've had /6 and /7 airheads and got my...

    Anders;
    I've had /6 and /7 airheads and got my 100,000 mile pin on those bikes. Now I have a 1992 RT and I prefer it for these reasons:
    Electronic ignition, no more fiddling with points/condenser....
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    With the good advice here, I'll wait until my...

    With the good advice here, I'll wait until my next tire change, then have the bearings checked.
    Bikerfish, I know the place of which you speak, so I will certainly go there when it's time for new...
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    Wheel Bearings

    Greetings!
    1992 R100RT with 51,300 miles with the sealed front wheel bearings. Don't feel or hear anything funny when I spin the wheel. I'm assuming since they are sealed, they can't be greased. ...
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    Please correct me if I'm wrong, but I'm not sure...

    Please correct me if I'm wrong, but I'm not sure the instrument bulb circuit board for any year airhead is available anymore. I think it's NLA (no longer available) If available, it would be found...
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    Bosch spark plug question

    Fellow Airheads;

    I made a purchase ass-backwards. I bought a 4 pack box of Bosch WR7DC spark plugs, then read Snow Bums article and he recommended against using any plug with the "R" letter,...
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    Thanks for the excellent replies everyone. It...

    Thanks for the excellent replies everyone. It finally warmed up in Colorado today so I could take my time and I got the lower piece straight. Attach then tighten everything slowly. It helps when...
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    Lower Fairing Alignment

    I have a 1992 RT and took off the left side lower fairing piece for some winter repair. Now on reassembly, I can't seem to get it aligned, especially the bottom two bolts off the motor mount...
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    For a little historical perspective, the 17...

    For a little historical perspective, the 17 character V.I.N. became standard beginning with the 1981 model year.

    Denny Pink
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    The infamous Red Gardner. He used to set his...

    The infamous Red Gardner. He used to set his bike repair lift up on two milk crates. He was even elected to the BMW MOA board of directors!

    Red sort of dropped out of sight and I don't know...
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    Adjustment

    The easiest way is to reach forward into the fairing and on the rear of the headlight bucket, place both hands on the 10 o'clock and 2 o'clock position. Now push down. Unless the bolts are really...
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    Forgot to add; the 1 inch clamps are no longer...

    Forgot to add; the 1 inch clamps are no longer listed in the H-D accessory catalog, but your dealer should be able to order them if he doesn't have some on the shelf.
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    Highway Pegs

    rguztaf;

    Go to your Harley-Davidson dealer and look at the following parts to see if you like how they look:

    1 inch bar clamps for the older Sportsters, part #50904-85T.
    Foot peg supports...
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    Of course, I should have checked Snowbum's, and...

    Of course, I should have checked Snowbum's, and he answered my question, thanks Kurt!
    DP
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    Diode Board Question

    To airhead electricians

    In the process of replacing the diode board in my 1992 R100. My question is; do any of the brown ground wires attach to the two bottom mounting bolts? When looking in...
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    Torque

    The correct torque setting for front and rear engine mount studs is 55 foot pounds on twin shock models (pre 1985) and 40 foot pounds on mono shock models (1985 to 1995).

    Lock tight -not- needed,...
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    1991

    At the bottom of this write up is a sales brochure that says, "The classic R100 also incorporates many innovations developed for the 1991 Boxer models, including reinforced wheel rims for greater...
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    Push rod tube seals

    RT OWNERS:

    Do the "lowers" and "crash bars" need to come off to change push rod tube seals? By looking I can't tell for sure.

    Thanks!
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