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Forum: Airheads 09-15-2012, 03:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 408
Posted By AirScoop
SOLVED. I successfully connected the dwell/rpm...

SOLVED. I successfully connected the dwell/rpm meter to the negative side of the ignition coil (black), grounded the other lead, and read the RPM directly from the scale. Unfortunately, it was an 8...
Forum: Airheads 09-15-2012, 01:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 408
Posted By AirScoop
Electronic tach validation

I recently borrowed an analog dwell/tach/volt meter from a friend who works on old VWs, and I'd like to use it to verify the electronic tach on my 1983 R80ST is reporting accurate RPMs. The dwell...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-01-2010, 05:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,239
Posted By AirScoop
I encountered the same thing on my new-to-me...

I encountered the same thing on my new-to-me R80ST. The cross-threaded locknut had apparently held well at the previous adjustment, but I felt the same "imminent stripping" you described when I went...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-23-2010, 02:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 995
Posted By AirScoop
This happened to me a few months ago. Turns out...

This happened to me a few months ago. Turns out a previous owner had already repaired the stud socket threads with a timesert, and it was now the timesert that failed. I removed the failed insert...
Forum: Airheads 03-28-2010, 06:31 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,026
Posted By AirScoop
Last update from me on this thread: turns out I...

Last update from me on this thread: turns out I still had a tiny leak even with the double gasket, so I removed the valve cover and rotated it so the "L" faced down. Took the bike for a ride and no...
Forum: Airheads 03-27-2010, 09:43 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,026
Posted By AirScoop
Ah, too bad. And I just had the head at the...

Ah, too bad. And I just had the head at the machine shop to have the stripped hole for the valve cover stud repaired (PO had installed a time-sert that had failed). No doubt the machinist could...
Forum: Airheads 03-27-2010, 05:04 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,026
Posted By AirScoop
The valve cover marked "L" is indeed on the left...

The valve cover marked "L" is indeed on the left side, with the L oriented to the top of the cylinder. It seems to fit okay if rotated 180 degrees so the L faces down. Is there a proper orientation...
Forum: Airheads 03-27-2010, 03:39 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,026
Posted By AirScoop
Bingo. Two gaskets did the trick. I wonder...

Bingo. Two gaskets did the trick.

I wonder if I installed the valve cover upside-down relative to the way it was before I did the top end work? Right now, the "L" is visible on top. Is there a...
Forum: Airheads 03-27-2010, 01:02 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,026
Posted By AirScoop
How convenient! I happen to have two gaskets! ...

How convenient! I happen to have two gaskets! I'll try it and report back.
Forum: Airheads 03-27-2010, 11:32 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,026
Posted By AirScoop
airhead valve cover oil leak -- easy fix??

Just finished some top end work on my '83 ST, and I am puzzled as to why I can't seem to stop the oil leaking from my left side valve cover. I had removed the old gasket, which was pretty well...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-23-2010, 10:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,154
Posted By AirScoop
Bummer. Hopefully someone on the board will have...

Bummer. Hopefully someone on the board will have an easier a solution for you.
Forum: Old's Cool 02-23-2010, 08:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,154
Posted By AirScoop
SUVslayer--I am a noob at top end work...why do...

SUVslayer--I am a noob at top end work...why do you want to remove the needle bearings? I did everything I could to keep from disturbing them, but even then I had a couple slip out. I think I...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-22-2010, 10:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,154
Posted By AirScoop
Could be. I don't know when (or if) they were...

Could be. I don't know when (or if) they were last replaced, but I can tell you it was a major chore cleaning the sludge off the engine block in preparation for surgery. The PRT seal area on both...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-20-2010, 03:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,154
Posted By AirScoop
Eh? Um...do you think it's time for new pushrod tube seals?

Replacing the PRT seals on my '83 R80ST today, and here's what I found when I got the first jug off:

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv165/dedwards4/IMG_8789.jpg

(The new one is on the left,...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-15-2009, 12:36 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,396
Posted By AirScoop
Matt- Here's another example of what can be...

Matt-

Here's another example of what can be done with a rattle can... Maybe not exactly what you're after, but you have to admit it has a certain style! :D
...
Forum: Airheads 11-30-2009, 07:31 AM
Replies: 878
Views: 106,085
Posted By AirScoop
Nice looking bike! What is the origin of...

Nice looking bike!

What is the origin of that front mudguard? I currently have the original ST fender on mine, but am considering a GS-style one.
Forum: Airheads 10-16-2009, 11:12 AM
Replies: 878
Views: 106,085
Posted By AirScoop
I don't doubt it for a second. Kirk is a good...

I don't doubt it for a second. Kirk is a good guy, and has continued to give me information and advice. He said he'll teach me to tune the carbs & set the valves, etc. He was sorry to sell the...
Forum: Airheads 10-16-2009, 10:20 AM
Replies: 878
Views: 106,085
Posted By AirScoop
I think you're right. I know Kirk participated...

I think you're right. I know Kirk participated in at least a few events with the SoCal Airheads.
Forum: Airheads 10-16-2009, 09:51 AM
Replies: 878
Views: 106,085
Posted By AirScoop
Andrew, Is this the link to your registry? ...

Andrew,

Is this the link to your registry?
http://autos.groups.yahoo.com/group/R80STriders/

I don't find the "BMW R80ST MOTORRAD REGISTRY" on Yahoo groups.
Forum: Old's Cool 09-29-2009, 12:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,187
Posted By AirScoop
You could be right. It's off the bike right now,...

You could be right. It's off the bike right now, but I will put it back on and evaluate it more closely. The bezel's already cut, so it's not difficult to open 'er up and check things out.
Forum: Old's Cool 09-29-2009, 12:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,187
Posted By AirScoop
[quote=bpeckm]What are your tacho symptoms? ...

[quote=bpeckm]What are your tacho symptoms?


bpeckm,

With the engine running, the tach needle stays at ~1250 RPM regardless of changes in engine speed. All the indicator lights work. ...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-29-2009, 11:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,187
Posted By AirScoop
Thread originator update: Looks like I can...

Thread originator update:

Looks like I can limp along on the OEM speedo for another few weeks yet, then it's off to Wirespokes for a tune-up. The tach is another story, as it is electronic. I...
Forum: Airheads 09-29-2009, 08:38 AM
Replies: 878
Views: 106,085
Posted By AirScoop
Laugh 7350

I just purchased an '83 R80ST from an Airhead in Dolan Springs, AZ. I now have the bike in Kingman, AZ, but it spent the last several years in Las Vegas. The previous owner did a great job...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-28-2009, 03:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,187
Posted By AirScoop
Sorry for my ignorance (noob, remember), but...

Sorry for my ignorance (noob, remember), but who's Terry?

The instruments on the '83 ST are individual units, not a cluster as in the other models. The guys at Overseas and Palo Alto both said...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-28-2009, 02:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,187
Posted By AirScoop
Good feedback on the Acewell. I haven't seen it...

Good feedback on the Acewell. I haven't seen it mentioned much on the message boards, but it's an attractive-looking unit.

Regarding GPS options, I've been looking at the Garmin Quest on eBay. ...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-28-2009, 01:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,187
Posted By AirScoop
Airhead speedo & tach--repair or replace?

I just purchased a very nice running '83 R80ST, but unfortunately both the speedo and tach are inop. I called both Overseas Speedometer and Palo Alto Speedo, and figure I'm looking at somewhere...
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