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Forum: Airheads 08-06-2014, 06:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,594
Posted By backfill
michelin pilot activ

I have Michelin Pilot Activ on my '92 R100R. They are lasting pretty well and seem to handle fine. But i only use them on the road; I have no idea how they would behave off road. They even come in...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-06-2014, 04:12 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,727
Posted By backfill
I don't have the ownership but...

"I don't have the ownership, but it will be really easy to get a new one." This from the guy selling a bike who had a really sketchy story about how he obtained the bike and didn't have the keys. ...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-26-2014, 07:48 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,313
Posted By backfill
great report

Nick,
It sounds like you had a good time. Glad to hear it and glad you got away.
cheers,
Phil
Forum: Airheads 03-28-2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,064
Posted By backfill
Mines for sale. Come up and ride it.:huh ...

Mines for sale. Come up and ride it.:huh

http://darmahman.smugmug.com/photos/i-WrZL5c8/0/L/i-WrZL5c8-L.jpg
I love the look of that bike in red. Here in Canada they only came in white. At least...
Forum: Airheads 03-28-2014, 11:44 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,064
Posted By backfill
Don't overlook the Moto Guzzi V7.

Don't overlook the Moto Guzzi V7.
Forum: Airheads 03-28-2014, 10:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 410
Posted By backfill
Charlie, thanks for the link. I hadn't found...

Charlie, thanks for the link. I hadn't found that information on rocker arms before. Very informative.

I measured the width of my rocker arms today. Three are 55.8 mm wide and work perfectly...
Forum: Airheads 03-28-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,220
Posted By backfill
Another Michelin Pilot Activ believer

I also run the Michelin Activ on my 1992 R100R. I liked them so much, I bought two more pair, one for my 1982 R100RT and one for my 1975 R75/6. I hope they run as well on the older bikes. The best...
Forum: Airheads 03-27-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 410
Posted By backfill
mixing rocker arm assemblies

I am rebuilding a 1975 R75/6 that had the crap beat out of it with a hammer. I have acquired a later set of nikasil lined R80 cylinders and heads to put on the /6. They were machined so they fit...
Forum: Airheads 03-27-2014, 09:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,395
Posted By backfill
brochures

Excellent! I just downloaded the /6 brochure to go with my R75.
Thanks,
Phil
Forum: Airheads 03-24-2014, 05:18 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,713
Posted By backfill
Done!

My brother the mechanic came over yesterday and brought the tools for the job. It took him about 30 seconds to take both of them out. He forgot his reading/working glasses so he borrowed my...
Forum: Airheads 03-22-2014, 10:10 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,713
Posted By backfill
C clip

Thanks all for your suggestions and comments. They all sound reasonable and make it sound reasonably simple to remove. I will try a different tool and see if I can get them out tomorrow.

The...
Forum: Airheads 03-20-2014, 11:37 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,713
Posted By backfill
Wrist pin C clip

I am getting a bit frustrated. I am rebuilding a 1975 R75/6 that someone hammered the crap out of. I have milled R80 nikasil lined cylinders and the appropriate heads ready to go on the bike, but i...
Forum: Airheads 02-09-2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 820
Posted By backfill
filter mishap

Thanks all for the suggestions. i took a piece of stiff wire and bent it, but it was too pliable and would bend and not grab the O ring. I didn't have a coat hanger handy, so I sacrificed a long,...
Forum: Airheads 02-08-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 820
Posted By backfill
oil filter change issue

I was changing the oil filter on my '92 R100R today. This bike has an oil cooler. I pulled the old filter out but the new one wouldn't fit all the way in. I got my flash light and realized that...
Forum: Airheads 01-29-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 833
Posted By backfill
I have a pair of R75 cylinders with pistons and...

I have a pair of R75 cylinders with pistons and rings. The pistons are the first oversize. I don't remember what condition they are in, but the cylinders might need honing. i also do not know what...
Forum: Airheads 01-23-2014, 03:43 AM
Replies: 6,313
Views: 1,264,957
Posted By backfill
my '92 R100R

This is my '92 R100R and Nick's '74 Eldorado. The photo was taken last August riding in eastern Ontario. For a while during the ride, we swapped bikes. The MG was certainly fun to ride, similar to...
Forum: Airheads 01-20-2014, 04:43 AM
Replies: 6,313
Views: 1,264,957
Posted By backfill
That is amazing!!!

That is amazing!!!
Forum: Airheads 12-29-2013, 03:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 445
Posted By backfill
I pulled the jugs from my '92 R100R last winter...

I pulled the jugs from my '92 R100R last winter to change the push rod tube gaskets. My cylinders did not have the base O ring and are not supposed to need them. However, since i had bought the O...
Forum: Airheads 12-29-2013, 03:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 569
Posted By backfill
Thanks

Thanks to both of you for the warning. Changing all fluids is next on the agenda.

Before I started the engine, i checked and the oil was up to the full mark and was the colour of new,...
Forum: Airheads 12-29-2013, 09:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 569
Posted By backfill
1982 r100rt - it's alive!!!!!

I bought this RT about a month ago. It hasn't been on the road since 2005 or 2006 and the PO said he has owned it for 3 years and it hasn't run in that time. He did tell me that it had a full tune...
Forum: Airheads 12-27-2013, 11:21 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 11,408
Posted By backfill
I have a crash bar, but am not sure if it is left...

I have a crash bar, but am not sure if it is left or right. It will take me a couple of days, but i will check which side it fits.

phil

oops, just remembered that my crash bar is chrome and...
Forum: Airheads 12-17-2013, 05:58 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,807
Posted By backfill
Okay i gotta ask, are you nuts? :roflThat is...

Okay i gotta ask, are you nuts? :roflThat is some serious speed for the snow and slush. My second question is, what are you running for tires to get traction in the snow?

Well done!

Phil
Forum: Airheads 12-07-2013, 06:43 AM
Replies: 2,739
Views: 486,275
Posted By backfill
FS: Brand New side stand for /2

I have a brand new in package sidestand for a /2, part number 46 53 9 024 010. I can take more photos, but if possible I would prefer to leave it in the unopened package. I am not sure what it is...
Forum: Airheads 12-07-2013, 04:51 AM
Replies: 2,739
Views: 486,275
Posted By backfill
Final Drive 35/11 for sale

Sold!!!
This Final Drive is for a /2. It is in good condition with good splines. I would like to get $200 plus shipping. Let me know if you have any questions or would like more photos.
...
Forum: Airheads 12-07-2013, 04:17 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,785
Posted By backfill
parts

Thanks all for your interest and comments. I will post individual items on the Flea Market as i figure out what they are.
Phil
Forum: Airheads 12-05-2013, 02:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,785
Posted By backfill
more photos

Thanks to all of you who have responded to this post. I have been asked to post better photos of what is here. Attached are more photos. I haven't had time to sort through this stuff, so let me...
Forum: Airheads 12-05-2013, 08:15 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,785
Posted By backfill
I do dumb things sometimes, or new to me RT and parts

I was looking for parts for my R75/6. A guy who lives a few hours away contacted me and said he had parts. I went to see what he had and ended up buying a truckload of parts and a 1982 R100RT with...
Forum: Airheads 12-05-2013, 07:33 AM
Replies: 2,739
Views: 486,275
Posted By backfill
FS: R90S Rear Wheel and hub

I have the rear wheel and drum brake hub from an R90S. <!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <o:OfficeDocumentSettings> <o:AllowPNG/> </o:OfficeDocumentSettings> </xml><![endif]-->The part number 36 31 1...
Forum: Airheads 11-28-2013, 06:20 PM
Replies: 2,739
Views: 486,275
Posted By backfill
Wanted : 1975 R75/6 stuff

I am looking for both heads for a 1975 R75/6. I could also use a front wheel (with or without disc), and one rocker cover. Let me know what you have.
Phil
Forum: Airheads 11-28-2013, 08:39 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,210
Posted By backfill
wow

thanks all for your comments and suggestions, and to kanakaka for checking to see if anything might fit. I have been scouring ebay for parts. Does anyone know if earlier or later parts (e.g., R80)...
Forum: Airheads 11-27-2013, 10:51 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,210
Posted By backfill
Eek The horror, the horror

I ride a 1992 R100R, but I just picked up a 1975 R75/6 as a winter project for $1500.

The good.

This bike is in good overall shape and ran great. It was cold when it was started but there...
Forum: Airheads 11-17-2013, 04:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,026
Posted By backfill
safety first

atgatt!!!!!
Forum: Airheads 09-17-2013, 05:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,059
Posted By backfill
r80

i saw the blue one listed for sale. i thought it was a good price and the bike appears to be in good shape. I would go look at it to be sure. Besides it is September, winter is coming so nobody is...
Forum: Airheads 09-02-2013, 07:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 693
Posted By backfill
try tightening your battery terminals first

dont ask me how i know this.
Phil
Forum: Airheads 08-04-2013, 09:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,016
Posted By backfill
review

I remeber reading a period review of the R100R. At the time they said that the wheels looked grungy really fast, so the wheels on a bike only a few weeks old looked old and pitted. I am sure that...
Forum: Airheads 08-04-2013, 07:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,016
Posted By backfill
I gave up

I gave up trying to get the wheels on my 1992 R100R polished. They are pitted and grimey looking, but I just ride it. Autosol polish made them somewhat brighter, but it was a huge amount of work. ...
Forum: Airheads 04-29-2013, 03:43 AM
Replies: 6,313
Views: 1,264,957
Posted By backfill
nice!

I always really liked the LS
Forum: Airheads 04-18-2013, 10:44 AM
Replies: 6,313
Views: 1,264,957
Posted By backfill
Those photos were taken on the East West Luther...

Those photos were taken on the East West Luther Townline Road, south of Highway 89 and north of Wellington Road 15. This is on the north end of the Luther Marsh Conservation Area, which is east of...
Forum: Airheads 04-17-2013, 06:09 PM
Replies: 6,313
Views: 1,264,957
Posted By backfill
Don't need no steenking GS!

Got out today for the first long ride on Barney. It was a blast. I ended up riding down this road bisecting a swamp that was low and mucky with patches of ice on the road and snow in the ditch. It...
Forum: Airheads 04-15-2013, 03:10 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 933
Posted By backfill
I just replaced the push rod tube seals on my...

I just replaced the push rod tube seals on my 1992 R100R. Unless I am misunderstanding the question (always a distinct possibility), the four longer studs go through the four ends for the valve...
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