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Forum: Equipment 10-03-2011, 02:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,908
Posted By rcs.ptlwtx
[QUOTE=Spoofing;5610475]MFG-Osram ...

[QUOTE=Spoofing;5610475]MFG-Osram

www.Bulbconnection.com (http://www.Bulbconnection.com)

Item Number BC1219
MFG Code 49015
Unit price- 5.50
QUOTE]

and now Unit Price $2.55 same...
Forum: Airheads 09-26-2011, 01:12 PM
Replies: 887
Views: 108,404
Posted By rcs.ptlwtx
Leakey (Texas) loop

Had a conference in San Antonio, so I took the occasion to make a loop farther west. Did the ride (three sisters, or twisted sisters, 337, 336, 335), got the t-shirt. Perfect weather, zero traffic,...
Forum: Airheads 11-04-2010, 07:58 PM
Replies: 887
Views: 108,404
Posted By rcs.ptlwtx
on IBMWR

1983 R80ST
1983 R80ST. 31,000 miles. Runs. Fair condition.
Price: $1995.00
Location: PA

Posted Wednesday, October 20, 2010 at 6:07 am (EDT)
(http://marketplace.ibmwr.org/ads/view/id/180192)
Forum: Airheads 01-06-2010, 04:01 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 9,515
Posted By rcs.ptlwtx
LED technology

LED technology is moving pretty fast, almost like computers you buy and tomorrow there is something better, within a year yours is obsolete. The Harrison's have done what I wanted for about a year,...
Forum: Airheads 01-04-2010, 02:28 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 9,515
Posted By rcs.ptlwtx
another view

another view
Forum: Airheads 01-04-2010, 02:24 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 9,515
Posted By rcs.ptlwtx
LED running lights on airhead

Harrison Specialties 48 LED lights 1 watt each pair $69.00.
Forum: Old's Cool 01-02-2010, 12:56 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,527
Posted By rcs.ptlwtx
[quote=Mugwest] .... your ST looks great w/...

[quote=Mugwest]
....
your ST looks great w/ the paralever GS/Mystic/R tank, but dood, that Rifle? fairing is butt-fugly :huh ( i imagine it works well though, yeah?)

....

agree on the ugly...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-01-2010, 07:39 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,527
Posted By rcs.ptlwtx
finally got a chance to compare

http://rcs-ptlwtx.smugmug.com/Machines/HD-v-ST/10826396_2yqXX#755003509_oWmeq

don't know if the link pasted right. beautiful day for a ride, took two hours and made a loop out south of town. ...
Forum: Airheads 12-04-2009, 08:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,422
Posted By rcs.ptlwtx
I did this on the ST. Works great for being seen...

I did this on the ST. Works great for being seen as much improvement as the LED tail light. Paid too much for the brackets at the local Harley store although these are stout enough I'm thinking of...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-04-2009, 09:28 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,527
Posted By rcs.ptlwtx
blizzard, snowing in Houston

may delay the road test.

I can't explain why he wouldn't ride it home himself (other than the snow today). Didn't ask was interested to compare.

I do have better gear and more experience...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-02-2009, 03:06 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,527
Posted By rcs.ptlwtx
maybe I can borrow the fringe leather jacket for...

maybe I can borrow the fringe leather jacket for the ride. Thanks for the tip.
Forum: Old's Cool 12-02-2009, 02:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,527
Posted By rcs.ptlwtx
R80ST v. new Sportster

a friend has sold his scooter and bought a new Sportster, he wants me to ride it home from the dealer for him. Should I have the training wheels taken off? Seriously, is there anything I should be...
Forum: Airheads 08-14-2009, 07:32 PM
Replies: 887
Views: 108,404
Posted By rcs.ptlwtx
e bay R80ST

another one on e bay, bid up to 4500.00 already.
Forum: Old's Cool 06-02-2009, 09:38 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,694
Posted By rcs.ptlwtx
top gear fun again

No recurrance after what had been an every ride problem, seems to be sorted out. Thanks for the short course in airhead diagnostics. I have now been all through the fuel and electrical systems and...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-01-2009, 08:48 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,694
Posted By rcs.ptlwtx
EUREKA! maybe

while I had the bowls off to fiddle with the float adjustment, which I haven't done yet, I checked the fuel flow THROUGH the carbs (I had previously checked the flow TO the carbs). The right side...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-25-2009, 11:31 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,694
Posted By rcs.ptlwtx
I have checked both diaphragms, no holes or...

I have checked both diaphragms, no holes or tears. I don't really have either of these symptoms (vibration on acceleration or sudden flat spot at 4000rpm). I have good acceleration, very smooth, no...
Forum: Airheads 05-25-2009, 11:14 AM
Replies: 887
Views: 108,404
Posted By rcs.ptlwtx
1984 R80ST on IBMWR

1984 R80ST Location: Olympia, WA
grey metallic. 28000 miles.
http://img39.imageshack.us/my.php?image=37529105gbackyardimg600.jpg...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-23-2009, 01:44 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 13,072
Posted By rcs.ptlwtx
harley coil install

I noticed that the green and black wires are opposite from Datchew's install in post #48. Are both running the left cylinder from the left tower and right from right? Or does it not matter how the...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-21-2009, 03:13 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,694
Posted By rcs.ptlwtx
update re problem

[quote=Wirespokes]What's the voltage at the coil primary? How much resistance from primary to secondary? Secondary to plug caps?
quote]

12.45 v across battery terminals, voltage at the coil...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-11-2009, 07:58 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,694
Posted By rcs.ptlwtx
not the filters

cleaned coil primary connections up, still have problem.

checked fuel flow, with filters 350ml/mn right, 400ml left, without 550ml right, 600ml left, am running without filters now, still have a...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-07-2009, 08:56 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,694
Posted By rcs.ptlwtx
muffler bearings

don't I need a metric crescent to do that?
Forum: Old's Cool 05-05-2009, 11:35 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,694
Posted By rcs.ptlwtx
this is way better than a crossword puzzle

This is a busy week, will not have time much to tinker. I learned in high school shop class that carburetor was a French word that meant "leave it alone". Sounds too easy to check diaphragms so I...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-04-2009, 04:28 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,694
Posted By rcs.ptlwtx
power loss sudden not gradual

Power loss coincides with top gear 4000 or + rpm, after 5-10 minutes, and if I get off the freeway and run "neighborhood" speeds it returns to normal, no matter what rpm in lower gears, and will run...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-04-2009, 04:18 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,694
Posted By rcs.ptlwtx
thanks for all suggestions

not sure about this one
Forum: Old's Cool 05-04-2009, 01:43 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,694
Posted By rcs.ptlwtx
R80ST loss of high end power in top gear

Just out of the shop, for fork rebuild. I had valves adjusted at the same time just because. Couple weeks communiting, freeways included, no issues. Weekend road trip 200+ miles each way, ran like a...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 04-29-2009, 12:43 PM
Replies: 1,041
Views: 71,073
Posted By rcs.ptlwtx
too many hints

that is enough on the hints, let it ride for a while, Texas is a big state, might take some us a while to get there.
Forum: Airheads 04-27-2009, 03:36 PM
Replies: 887
Views: 108,404
Posted By rcs.ptlwtx
the plug

........

Was testing to see who would look.

I hope that was the reason it developed a loss of power at high rpms 50 miles from home on the way back. When I started having a problem over 55...
Forum: Airheads 04-27-2009, 02:33 PM
Replies: 887
Views: 108,404
Posted By rcs.ptlwtx
trip photos

trip photos
http://rcs-ptlwtx.smugmug.com/gallery/8029909_rvrTM#522506767_UKSWV (http://rcs-ptlwtx.smugmug.com/gallery/8029909_rvrTM#522506767_UKSWV)
Forum: Airheads 04-27-2009, 11:40 AM
Replies: 887
Views: 108,404
Posted By rcs.ptlwtx
out of town

I mostly commute, had a chance this weekend to get out of town
Houston to San Antonio and back, mostly back roads.

A Texas history tour: San Antonio -Seguin - Monthalia - Cost -Gonzales-...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 02-05-2009, 07:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,407
Posted By rcs.ptlwtx
riding into Mexico

seems like I've always lived in Houston but I'm a recent convert to motorbikes. friend of mine also in Houston is planninng a ride to Copper Canyon this spring. maybe your ride will be back in time.
Forum: Airheads 02-04-2009, 02:49 PM
Replies: 887
Views: 108,404
Posted By rcs.ptlwtx
ST for sale in San Francisco 2500

on IBMWR and craigs list
Forum: Airheads 01-01-2009, 08:42 PM
Replies: 918
Views: 177,751
Posted By rcs.ptlwtx
two for two on assists

I also alerted this thread to #2406. Happy to help. Until I decide to pull the trigger myself.
Forum: Airheads 12-29-2008, 08:16 AM
Replies: 918
Views: 177,751
Posted By rcs.ptlwtx
1984 BMW R80G/S for sale on IBMWRA

no connection to this personally, just spreading the word

1984 BMW R80G/S
asking price: $3750
Location: Utah
Forum: Airheads 11-25-2008, 08:23 PM
Replies: 887
Views: 108,404
Posted By rcs.ptlwtx
ST for sale on IBMWR

[QUOTE=England-Kev]Do you, right now, as we type, own an R80ST----

on IBMWR
1984 R80ST red 23.5K mile


and mine by the way is 7761, not 7764 if you want to update the registry. bigger tank...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-21-2008, 08:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,146
Posted By rcs.ptlwtx
back in the day I blew a spark plug out of the...

back in the day I blew a spark plug out of the head of a high compression aluminum v8 (same issue, PO cross threaded it). repaired in place with a helicoil. never had any issues with the repair,...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-21-2008, 08:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,313
Posted By rcs.ptlwtx
saw a used ST rear fender on e bay "BMW R80...

saw a used ST rear fender on e bay
"BMW R80 R80ST Used Rear Fender
Removed from a BMW R80ST.
Includes used rear fender.
Paint in poor shape. Paint is cracking in many spots.
Upper emblem intact...
Forum: Equipment 11-04-2008, 02:17 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 38,331
Posted By rcs.ptlwtx
any updates or use reports here?

Looking for something for short trips, and I've found this http://motoporter.com/vs2/ that comes in between the two other options mentioned here pricewise. VC what was the update on cost of...
Forum: Airheads 10-08-2008, 02:30 PM
Replies: 887
Views: 108,404
Posted By rcs.ptlwtx
cockpit fairing

motorbike came with National barn door-post 37, took it off, rode naked (the bike) for a year. "winter" fairing -post 38 found on e bay. in spring swapped to cockpit fairing. best configuration...
Forum: Airheads 10-07-2008, 08:37 PM
Replies: 918
Views: 177,751
Posted By rcs.ptlwtx
G/S for sale

looks like its outside of Denver, anyone close that could take a look at it?
Forum: Airheads 10-07-2008, 08:19 PM
Replies: 887
Views: 108,404
Posted By rcs.ptlwtx
7761 pic 3

current configuration, survivor of Ike. also have the larger GS tank, red, black stripes, any tips on installing?
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