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Forum: Airheads 06-07-2013, 01:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 321
Posted By R80GSEric
g/s rear brake light switch mounting help

Owned my '86 R80 G/S since 1992 and somewhere along the line my rear brake light switch and mount is completely gone.

Just moved to Maine and they won't pass me on inspection (KY, NV, TX, even CA...
Forum: Hacks 04-29-2010, 10:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,942
Posted By R80GSEric
I'm in for Bay Area Uraling

I'm in for any Bay Area Uraling that I can fit in, on or off road.

eric.tarbox@gmail.com, 2005 Gear Up Desert:D
Forum: Hacks 04-06-2010, 10:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 950
Posted By R80GSEric
I'll never forget that ride! I was barely...

I'll never forget that ride!

I was barely holding on, redlining third gear, couldn't even take my eyes off to check my six, rounding a hard left turn, then suddenly, a huge alluvial sand wash...
Forum: Hacks 04-06-2010, 07:28 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,228
Posted By R80GSEric
Oil was cool in Death Valley under WOT

Granted, we were there in winter, but we were hammering the beasts WOT the whole time, off road. On one of our chemical stops, the top of the dipstick was hot, but the oil was _cool_. I even looked...
Forum: Hacks 04-06-2010, 07:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 950
Posted By R80GSEric
Talking Death Valley learned me, and learned me GOOD

Wow, Mr Cob and the gang at Ural Death Valley Invasion 2010 stretched my skills and what I thought was possible on the Gear Ups. Mine is the 2005 Desert, just on the cusp of when things like heads,...
Forum: Hacks 12-10-2009, 09:01 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,260
Posted By R80GSEric
TAT: high first gear is issue

During my time in Vegas, I rode my 2005 GU on as many lonely desert tracks as I could. The biggest problem was the stupidly high first gear, especially when I was loaded down, when the trail became...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-04-2009, 03:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,554
Posted By R80GSEric
Beautiful CL

Really enjoy seeing your post. My first streetbike was a 70 CL 350. Got me through my years at VMI when my 530i pos would go down. So fast, got it over 100 once.

Coils were a nightmare. ...
Forum: Vendors 07-18-2009, 08:35 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 12,565
Posted By R80GSEric
I'm in for stickers if they are run. Very cool....

I'm in for stickers if they are run. Very cool. Thanks for volunteering services!
Forum: GS Boxers 05-16-2009, 09:08 PM
Replies: 1,749
Views: 630,017
Posted By R80GSEric
Spring Mountains, West of Las Vegas

Vegas has nearly zero twisties but amazing off-road. Now in San Jose, amazing twisties, but any off road has "papieren, bitte" and u-rope-peeing looking checkpoints.

Oops, I'm a G/S FF, in the GS...
Forum: Ride reports 04-11-2009, 08:28 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 33,925
Posted By R80GSEric
Eh? HOLE in piston, only 4995 km

[/quote]BEFORE replacing the piston determine WHY it burnt up, do you have a bad rubber intake manifold, do you have proper fuel supply to the carbs, are the carb jets clean, is your timing set...
Forum: Ride reports 04-10-2009, 05:23 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 33,925
Posted By R80GSEric
replacing my right piston also, help with part #

Saw the great thread on desert repairs, and just found a HOLE in the top of my right piston, on my 2005 Desert Gear Up. Only 4995 kilometers!!!

Can anyone help me find the wiseco part number for...
Forum: Hacks 11-09-2008, 06:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,407
Posted By R80GSEric
Stalin's Revenge

Took the advice from the forum and installed the K&N. The water, mud, and crap I found in my downpipes to the carbs made me sick.

Convinced now that the battery and airbox are Stalin's Revenge...
Forum: Hacks 11-04-2008, 06:36 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,407
Posted By R80GSEric
Thanks

That's why you ask first - never would have thought about the air filter.

Glad I didn't rip off the timing cover, etc, etc, etc!

ERIC
Forum: Hacks 11-02-2008, 07:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,407
Posted By R80GSEric
Gear Up Tech Help - stalling thru puddles

Need some tech help - just moved to San Jose and tried "Motorcycle Park" today with my desert 2005 Gear Up.

First Ural there said they; weird and disapproving looks, THEN we jammed 2WD over the...
Forum: Hacks 01-02-2008, 05:22 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 11,520
Posted By R80GSEric
IN VEGAS, looking for Gear Ups to do cool desert stuff

Hey,

Ural Gear Up is PERFECT for desert. I feel the same way about my R80G/S PD, finally found a home for both bikes.

Looking for any and all Southwest Ural off road stuff.

I'll post...
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