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  1. Thread: valve cover nut

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    stripped

    I used to grind down an 8mm nut to put down in the back of the head and make a longer stud to reach it but that was a real PITA to take on and off for valve adjustments. Helicoils are ok but I got a...
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    cool morning air

    Once on an early morning jaunt aboard our R100s my riding partner remarked "These airheads just love that cold dense air, don't they?". Well, later I discovered that cold and dense are one thing,...
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    Tubeless

    Tubeless on tube rims - I don't know about that. I have an 80 R100T with the snowflake mags. I was told by the PO that the wheels required tubes. After the first set of tires went south I went to a...
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    Switches

    My right handlebar switch, starter etc. went south. There was some kind of a short in it that drained the battery even with the key off. don't ask me how. Anyway I fooled around with the thing and...
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    lowering

    Definitely inseam. When you stop and you have long enough legs you set up a brace with your feet on the ground and your butt on the saddle and can keep the bike pretty much vertical. When you're on...
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    Lowering

    Anton is right up to a point. You really can't effectively get more than about an inch out of the suspension. However, I did the suspension, the tires and the seat on my RT and the overall effect is...
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    Lowering

    Mike Simon is correct, but I used a set of bar backs (suburban machinery, I think- anyway the billet sort of triangle shaped ones) and it gives some clearance. Without measuring I would think my...
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    Shorty pants

    I am 5'6" on a good day with a whopping 28 inseam. Therefore the R100 was like being perched on a unicycle. The lowering I got was about 3 inches with the following: A billet top triple clamp from...
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    that damn miss at 3500

    The floats height and/or float needles. You said you checked the bowl levels, but as lkchris said it's all main jet and my guess is that unless the plugs are black when you do a plug chop, you're...
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    /5 wont shut off

    I guess I wasn't thinking: what I called the switch was actually the starter button assembly. I tried fixing it and that's a whole different horror story, but in the end a new button wired in, fixed...
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    /5 runs when shut off

    I had the same problem. Turns out it was in the starter switch. It was making the ignition circuit through one of the other circuits in the switch. New switch, problem solved. I can't explain why or...
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    headlight switch

    I've done it both ways, with the euro switch and with a toggle on the fairing. I believe you're right about the wiring. With the toggle, I believe I just took the live feed (red, I think) which goes...
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    Soo to Niagara

    Ann Landers said that Niagara Falls is the second biggest disappointment a bride could have on her honeymoon. However, the Niagara wine country is worthwhile if you into that sort of thing. The Port...
  14. Thread: Route 66

    by FELAW
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    Route 66

    Evaporation vest it is. Does anyone have a recommended brand. I saw something on the web called an "Eskimo" (or something like that) that pumps cold wather thru the vest. Do the soak and wring out...
  15. Thread: Route 66

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    Route 66

    I guess Rout66 (or US 40), Chicago to LA, is out of the question in July due to heat, cage traffic and tourists? I'm sure others have tried and I would be interested in their experiences before I...
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    lowering the RT

    Rear fender clearance is tighter but no fender mods were necessary. You give away some clearance with the shorter shock but get some back with the lower profile tire.
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    lLowering the RT

    Being significantly vertically challenged I had to lower my RT and ended up getting about 2 1/2 inches. Using shorter Konis lowered the rear, along with the lower profile tires. Progressive makes a...
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    starter

    Install the new switch. I had a similar problem with my /5 and installing the new switch was the cure. What you don't see unless you take the swith apart is that there are two contact plates, a...
  19. Thread: RS No Start

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    rs no start

    starter brushes
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    Paul: Get a new switch assembly. Those old...

    Paul: Get a new switch assembly. Those old switches/buttons are really primitive and, in my experience, almost impossible to fix. I had one that, all of a sudden, decided to come on as soon as you...
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    stripped bolt

    Why don't you tap it for an 8mm bolt?
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    Rt

    I have 2 airheads, 1 is an 83 RT, the other an 80 T. I think that in 81 they changed the clutch and the 83 is a lot easier to use, better action and lighter. Two other things I noticed with the 83;...
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    Shock covers

    +1 to Greg's comments. I added a billet triple clamp and suspect that it helps some. I forgot to say that I don't remember having to enlarge the hole or make any modification to the cover. (Heck, I...
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    shock covers

    I put the oem /5 shock covers on Konis without a problem. I'm told that Ikons are an exact copy of the Koni and should be ok. When I had them off I buffed the covers with a wheel and some compound...
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    Luftmeister fuel injection

    John:
    The kit is actually a Haltec (F7, I think) made in Australia for cars like the Ford Capri and is now 25 years obsolete. You can access their website for some info on their kits and there is a...
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