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Forum: Airheads 07-20-2014, 10:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 542
Posted By headtube
Gen light on while riding

I noticed it while riding my 79 RS at night which I don't usually do. It is very dim yet visible. When using the signals the gen light becomes brighter, but not noticeable in daylight. The battery...
Forum: Airheads 06-09-2014, 09:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 829
Posted By headtube
I'm having exactly the same issue with mine. The...

I'm having exactly the same issue with mine. The bike runs well otherwise. I'll probably be replacing it with the VDO cockpit voltmeter. It's supposed to fit into the existing fairing hole quite well...
Forum: Airheads 04-24-2014, 02:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 617
Posted By headtube
Mystery mileage... 79 RS

After a ride yesterday I glanced at my speedo. The mileage was 74,xxx. I found this to be both odd and perplexing because before yesterday it read 54,xxx which is accurate. Then, after today's short...
Forum: Ride reports 04-14-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 402
Views: 54,152
Posted By headtube
I love Zihua. Made a real impression on me when I...

I love Zihua. Made a real impression on me when I visited. I plan to return.

What's the name of that hotel? Double bed or queen?
Forum: Airheads 04-08-2014, 06:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 379
Posted By headtube
Looking forward to that!

Looking forward to that!
Forum: Airheads 04-08-2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 379
Posted By headtube
Well, here's the thing... the dot was where it is...

Well, here's the thing... the dot was where it is supposed to be, so before I dismantled it, it looked perfectly fine.

Someone screwed with the housing, or the disc!

Are the housings the same?...
Forum: Airheads 04-08-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 379
Posted By headtube
Enricher circuit... two left-hand choke bodies?

Finally, spring is here!

I've always had a really hard time starting my R100RS and I think I have found the culprit. Would you guys mind confirming if my discovery is correct?

In the photo...
Forum: Airheads 04-05-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 824
Posted By headtube
Global warming huh? Bring it on. I figured by now...

Global warming huh? Bring it on. I figured by now Toronto should be the new Florida.

I'm with you batman. Winter is killin me too, but tomorrow's forcast is looking promising north of the 49th. ...
Forum: Airheads 03-17-2014, 05:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,483
Posted By headtube
There's always here...

There's always here (http://airheadpartsonline.com)
Forum: Airheads 03-17-2014, 05:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,937
Posted By headtube
Isn't that how they built the pyramids? Nicely...

Isn't that how they built the pyramids? Nicely executed.
Forum: Airheads 03-13-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 640
Posted By headtube
Believe it or not... I simply walked into my BMW...

Believe it or not... I simply walked into my BMW dealership (in late 2012) and ordered the original blue touch up bottle. I have the same blue/silver as you... but the first year (79). This small...
Forum: Ride reports 03-09-2014, 09:35 AM
Replies: 402
Views: 54,152
Posted By headtube
I love Zihua. There's lots of cultura de...

I love Zihua. There's lots of cultura de Mexicana. Especially in the market. I've been to México six times (sadly not on two wheels) and never felt unsafe.

If you're staying in Zihuatanejo for a...
Forum: Airheads 03-02-2014, 05:46 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 12,670
Posted By headtube
Cool find. Now find a Triumph for that seat. :D

Cool find. Now find a Triumph for that seat. :D
Forum: Airheads 03-01-2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,145
Posted By headtube
The RS seat has a cut-a-way to accommodate the...

The RS seat has a cut-a-way to accommodate the rear cowling that holds the rear rack. Perhaps when the rear seat cowling is removed the /7 seat bolts on. Otherwise can't see it fitting the stock...
Forum: Airheads 02-28-2014, 04:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,145
Posted By headtube
Ok... you're right. I know, I know, get a new...

Ok... you're right. I know, I know, get a new wife! But the rear passenger section of the seat does have a "designed" slope that promotes sliding under braking. And I'm not slamming brakes on.
...
Forum: Airheads 02-27-2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 2,663
Views: 448,626
Posted By headtube
Already spoke to the seller. It's yours amigo

Already spoke to the seller. It's yours amigo
Forum: Airheads 02-27-2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 2,663
Views: 448,626
Posted By headtube
Passing it on to you mate. Shipping is more then...

Passing it on to you mate. Shipping is more then the item.
Forum: Airheads 02-27-2014, 12:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,599
Posted By headtube
What's not to like! It's quick enough and fairly...

What's not to like! It's quick enough and fairly agile in traffic. It's a comfortable ride with minimal vibration. It has the best looking fairing in the universe. Easy to maintain. And can take me...
Forum: Airheads 02-27-2014, 11:59 AM
Replies: 2,663
Views: 448,626
Posted By headtube
I'll take the Haynes manual if you'll sell it...

I'll take the Haynes manual if you'll sell it separately. My postal code is L6W2X3. Please let me know how much shipping will be?
Forum: Airheads 02-26-2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,599
Posted By headtube
I always wanted an RS from its inception. I read...

I always wanted an RS from its inception. I read this article a couple of years ago and it consolidated my decision. Now I have one.
Forum: Airheads 02-26-2014, 02:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,145
Posted By headtube
R100 RS aftermarket saddle recommendations

I've been searching the web for seat/saddle ideas. The only options I found were Corbin. And these are limited to only (3) options for my ride - a 79 RS.

The issue is... I don't want a seat that...
Forum: Airheads 02-24-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,282
Posted By headtube
I acquired a 79 RS with 50,000 miles on the clock...

I acquired a 79 RS with 50,000 miles on the clock in September 2012. This bike had been stored outdoors and needed some TLC. I did the usual fluid changes, adjusted valves, bled brakes, replaced...
Forum: Airheads 02-23-2014, 06:01 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,055
Posted By headtube
I knew that comment was coming. :lol3 Even with...

I knew that comment was coming. :lol3 Even with the protection of the RS fairing its a real challenge to stay warm.
Forum: Airheads 02-22-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,055
Posted By headtube
You guys south of the border are lucky. It's been...

You guys south of the border are lucky. It's been frigid up here in Toronto, with plenty of snow. I haven't ridden since November and all this talk is making me jealous of you southern folk. I long...
Forum: Airheads 02-08-2014, 07:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 612
Posted By headtube
Unsure, but rear tire/rim has oil residue. I'm...

Unsure, but rear tire/rim has oil residue. I'm hoping that the gasket and seal will remedy this.
Forum: Airheads 02-08-2014, 12:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,470
Posted By headtube
Some people have such interesting lives.

Some people have such interesting lives.
Forum: Airheads 02-08-2014, 05:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 612
Posted By headtube
Thanks for that info.

Thanks for that info.
Forum: Airheads 02-07-2014, 05:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 612
Posted By headtube
Final drive leaking

I've been chasing a slow leak in my 79 RS (disc brake) final drive for while. I dismantled the drive to discover no gasket. Previous owner decided to use silicone. I renewed the seal and gasket and...
Forum: Airheads 02-02-2014, 08:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 602
Posted By headtube
This is fantastic. Thanks for the link.

This is fantastic. Thanks for the link.
Forum: Airheads 01-30-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 629
Posted By headtube
It's not the strength of volts that concerns me....

It's not the strength of volts that concerns me. It's the needle in the gauge. It jumps around while riding. From 8v to 16v to normal again. Has a mind of its own.
Forum: Airheads 01-30-2014, 02:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 629
Posted By headtube
Good tip. Thanks... I'll try this.

Good tip. Thanks... I'll try this.
Forum: Airheads 01-29-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 629
Posted By headtube
Thanks for the pic. Looks good... like it belongs.

Thanks for the pic. Looks good... like it belongs.
Forum: Airheads 01-29-2014, 11:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 629
Posted By headtube
Thanks for that tip. I think this choice would be...

Thanks for that tip. I think this choice would be better for that reason.
Forum: Airheads 01-29-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 629
Posted By headtube
VDO voltmeter to replace original?

The voltmeter on my 79 RS is functioning intermittently, and probably on its way out. I was wondering if anyone has replaced the original VM with a VDO vision...
Forum: Airheads 01-14-2014, 08:24 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,680
Posted By headtube
Spark plug choice

I have a 79 R100Rs. In the online parts fiche for my model there seems to be two choices... BOSCH W5DC / W6DC. What does the forum consider to be the better/correct plug for my model? Thanks.
Forum: Airheads 11-18-2013, 07:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,921
Posted By headtube
Does anyone know if the sleeve that fits inside...

Does anyone know if the sleeve that fits inside the needle bearing contains the lip that broke, or is the lip part of the original casting? Thanks.

http://proflorists.net/AAA/crowngeardamage001.jpg
Forum: Airheads 11-14-2013, 05:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,921
Posted By headtube
OK. Got the ratio... 32/11. Would someone be so...

OK. Got the ratio... 32/11. Would someone be so kind as to tell me if the part I broke is a sleeve that fits into the needle bearing? And if it can be replaced.
Forum: Airheads 11-14-2013, 05:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,921
Posted By headtube
Thanks all for your help. Here is my final...

Thanks all for your help. Here is my final drive... for disc. How can I tell what ratio it is?

http://proflorists.net/AAA/finaldrivecase.jpg

The further I look into this the more I'm thinking...
Forum: Airheads 11-14-2013, 10:21 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,921
Posted By headtube
A costly rookie mistake... and a plea for help

Boy am I embarrassed to tell this story, but perhaps one of you could help. While rebuilding my final drive because of gear lube being flung onto my rear wheel, I discovered that the previous...
Forum: Airheads 11-13-2013, 04:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 364
Posted By headtube
Voltmeter on the outs?

The voltmeter on the dash of my 79 RS is going a tad wonky. It stops working intermittently then bounces back to life on it's own. Sometimes when I give it a tap on the glass it also comes back. Does...
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