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Forum: Airheads 07-06-2014, 10:10 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 5,867
Posted By ritetwist
I went through some bad starting / running with...

I went through some bad starting / running with my '85 R0gspd. Intermittent poor starting,missing at all speeds.
Just no consistent failure.Visually showed weak spark at the plugs.I did a bunch of...
Forum: Airheads 07-05-2014, 05:45 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,364
Posted By ritetwist
I will be looking for one for my 80 PD. Even if...

I will be looking for one for my 80 PD.
Even if you do not get enough for a group buy.
I am in Edm. AB.
Forum: Airheads 04-20-2014, 06:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 762
Posted By ritetwist
Yes,the "large small post" is the SMALL post. My...

Yes,the "large small post" is the SMALL post. My error. I reread, but didn't see.
I agree that it is a bad connection somewhere, and possibly a fault with the solenoid.
Unfortunately my nemesis,...
Forum: Airheads 04-19-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 762
Posted By ritetwist
With the car battery hooked up, I get no dimming...

With the car battery hooked up, I get no dimming of the indicator lights, nada.No current draw, only clicking of the relay.
Battery neg. to the grnd. wire on the bike. Pos.+ to the large small post...
Forum: Airheads 04-19-2014, 02:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 762
Posted By ritetwist
Thanks guys, but it is not the battery. Since...

Thanks guys, but it is not the battery.
Since the RS did not have a battery, I have been using a car battery.
Just to be sure, I have had it on a charger for the last few hours. Still no...
Forum: Airheads 04-19-2014, 07:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 762
Posted By ritetwist
Starter electronics ?

Good morning:
1978 R100 RS.Unknown past. I am looking at for a friend,has not been in service for~ 10 years.
With key on, I have all electronic functions.Lights, horn,signals,oil,neutral,gen....
Forum: Airheads 02-19-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,503
Posted By ritetwist
Guys, thanks for all the fine comments and...

Guys, thanks for all the fine comments and advice.
I threw in a couple liters of gas,opened the taps,full choke.It fired up in about four turns, and in 1/2 minute was idling like
it was running the...
Forum: Airheads 02-18-2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 914
Views: 174,397
Posted By ritetwist
1985 vin 3060

http://i1155.photobucket.com/albums/p556/airheadboxer/R80GSPD003_zpsf3a9f9ba.jpg (http://s1155.photobucket.com/user/airheadboxer/media/R80GSPD003_zpsf3a9f9ba.jpg.html)
...
Forum: Airheads 02-18-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,503
Posted By ritetwist
Pics, as promised:

http://i1155.photobucket.com/albums/p556/airheadboxer/R80GSPD001_zps276c0440.jpg (http://s1155.photobucket.com/user/airheadboxer/media/R80GSPD001_zps276c0440.jpg.html)
...
Forum: Airheads 02-17-2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,503
Posted By ritetwist
Problem solved !

Dug around a bit last night and this morning,finally called the PO,he was concerned that the bike was giving me trouble.
Then he asked me if the heated grips were on.They were after market and...
Forum: Airheads 02-16-2014, 09:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,503
Posted By ritetwist
Thanks Moto,I have an inexpensive analog...

Thanks Moto,I have an inexpensive analog tester.My expensive digitals are all broke.
I was thinking of the testing as you suggested.
Electrics are not my strong point, infrequent use is my reason....
Forum: Airheads 02-16-2014, 07:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,503
Posted By ritetwist
Ok, got it in the shop. Looks good (pics in 2...

Ok, got it in the shop.
Looks good (pics in 2 days)
Wiping it down and checking it over.What am I looking for? Tank and liner is dry,pristine.Bowls were drained.
No major oils drips,some oil and...
Forum: Airheads 02-15-2014, 06:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,503
Posted By ritetwist
'85 r80 g/s

I am picking up a new to me 1985 R 80 G/S Paris Dakar tomorrow.Pretty much original.
I have only seen it parked between other bikes.Did not hear it run yet.
Bought on sellers word, who I trust....
Forum: Airheads 12-18-2013, 06:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 783
Posted By ritetwist
Sounds like the solenoid is sticking. It is the...

Sounds like the solenoid is sticking.
It is the round box on top of the starter,refer to cleaning and servicing the starter.
Forum: Airheads 11-27-2013, 11:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 324
Posted By ritetwist
Carb springs,r90/6

1974 R90/6. And others of some years.
Any idea why some of the carbs did not have the springs in the carbs above the diaphragms?
I think I read that the springs could / should be put in. There are...
Forum: Airheads 11-18-2013, 09:47 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,067
Posted By ritetwist
Not a torx for the cod rod bolt. I got mine...

Not a torx for the cod rod bolt.
I got mine from Napa.they called it a 10mm serrated bit.I think it is called a "triple square" also.
The Napa PN I have is 67698, cost $10.00 (Canada).
As far as...
Forum: Airheads 10-25-2013, 04:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 726
Posted By ritetwist
No asking price as of yet,not sure if he wants to...

No asking price as of yet,not sure if he wants to sell, but may be interested in some sort of a trade for my '83 R100RT.
I am not sure if I want / need an "S", but I am not riding the RT either....
Forum: Airheads 10-25-2013, 01:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 726
Posted By ritetwist
'74 R90S vs. R90/6 value?

Does a '74 R90S, inaccurate repaint,no fairing,head light needs work,open gauges; merit much more value than a
simple '74 R90/6 in the same condition?
I think it had a Vetter fairing on it.
The...
Forum: Canada 10-24-2013, 02:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 917
Posted By ritetwist
Ride to Northern Sask.?

Anyone know of anyone who rode to, or attempted a ride to Wollaston Lake,Sask.?
All gravel.Hwy. 102 north of LaRonge,conn. to 905 to Collins Bay.(~450 km.)
3 hr. barge to Wallaston Lake town site....
Forum: Airheads 10-21-2013, 07:15 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 5,275
Posted By ritetwist
I have an '83 R100 RT with many, many, kms. on...

I have an '83 R100 RT with many, many, kms. on it. The PO had relocated the diode board to under the tailpiece / seat,behind the storage pouch.I have a pic somewhere, but cannot find it yet.
I have...
Forum: Airheads 10-21-2013, 06:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,345
Posted By ritetwist
I will get pics in the next couple of days. ...

I will get pics in the next couple of days.
There are definitely holes in the cylinder skirt, top and bottom.
I will measure cylinder bores to find out if they are 500,600, or 750.
Forum: Airheads 10-20-2013, 06:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,345
Posted By ritetwist
I just got back from the other shop where I have...

I just got back from the other shop where I have a /6 block.(MFG. date 06/74)
It has the oilhole in the top of the cylinder bore.I also found some cylinders from another source that has holes...
Forum: Airheads 10-17-2013, 07:10 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,359
Posted By ritetwist
You're joking, yes ?.

You're joking, yes ?.
Forum: Airheads 09-26-2013, 01:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 489
Posted By ritetwist
Shail's in Vancouver,Anderwerks. Cgy.

Shail's in Vancouver,Anderwerks. Cgy.
Forum: Airheads 09-24-2013, 06:42 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,826
Posted By ritetwist
When I bought a well used '83 100 rt couple of...

When I bought a well used '83 100 rt couple of years ago.It came with a replacement link.
Instead of a "U" shape, it was in the "Z" form.Seemed to work OK, no percieved binding.
Still on it....
Forum: Airheads 09-20-2013, 03:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,765
Posted By ritetwist
My R65 gave me fits about a year ago.Key turned...

My R65 gave me fits about a year ago.Key turned on, nothing happening,no functions.Very interment.
It quit firing a couple of times while riding it.
I would sometimes get it going by wiggling the...
Forum: Airheads 09-11-2013, 10:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,404
Posted By ritetwist
Never heard of colour dyslexia? My mistake,...

Never heard of colour dyslexia?

My mistake, got so excited.
Forum: Airheads 09-11-2013, 08:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,404
Posted By ritetwist
My '76 R90/6.Original. ...

My '76 R90/6.Original.

http://i1155.photobucket.com/albums/p556/airheadboxer/r90-6Final002_zps1d0b02b1.jpg (http://s1155.photobucket.com/user/airheadboxer/media/r90-6Final002_zps1d0b02b1.jpg.html)...
Forum: Airheads 09-09-2013, 03:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,209
Posted By ritetwist
I don't thnk you should bother with it. How...

I don't thnk you should bother with it.
How much Ai-WI ?
I can be there this weekend to pick it up.


There is a lot of good bike left there for a good runner.
Forum: Airheads 08-30-2013, 03:13 PM
Replies: 6,394
Views: 1,280,054
Posted By ritetwist
Thanks Plaka,I will admit to cheating.That is a...

Thanks Plaka,I will admit to cheating.That is a 3M vinyl wrap.
I like the idea of being able to peel it all off to find the original Henna Red,tho not in good condition.
One reason that I covered...
Forum: Airheads 08-30-2013, 07:33 AM
Replies: 6,394
Views: 1,280,054
Posted By ritetwist
'82 r65ls ...

'82 r65ls

http://i1155.photobucket.com/albums/p556/airheadboxer/R65LSCamo002_zpse3a82c85.jpg
Forum: Airheads 08-25-2013, 07:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 403
Posted By ritetwist
From what I can see there 2 seals possible. ...

From what I can see there 2 seals possible.
11141262977 for old style with points style ignition.
11141255011 for the "bean can" type.
You will have to check why you have sloppy movement.I don't...
Forum: Airheads 08-25-2013, 07:17 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,608
Posted By ritetwist
Bad cam or lifters might also explain the...

Bad cam or lifters might also explain the "rattling" noise you have heard.My R80 (85) did that.
I suspected many things, but as soon as I had one cylinder off and saw the cam I knew the answer.
New...
Forum: Airheads 08-25-2013, 03:40 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,608
Posted By ritetwist
Flakes off the cams and or lifters?

Flakes off the cams and or lifters?
Forum: Airheads 08-17-2013, 10:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 930
Posted By ritetwist
I find that if I lift up with a little toe...

I find that if I lift up with a little toe pressure and it is solid, there is one gear left to go.
If there is lever movement, you are in top gear.
Doesn't hurt to count the shifts to make sure,...
Forum: Airheads 08-17-2013, 06:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 529
Posted By ritetwist
Thanks wrench,the kind of info I was looking for....

Thanks wrench,the kind of info I was looking for.
I did a quick Google search but only found a lot of car stuff.Time restraints now.
Maybe not a worthwhile search for a spare part.
I will look for...
Forum: Airheads 08-16-2013, 11:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 529
Posted By ritetwist
"Prestolite" ignition kit.

I have a Prestolite electronic ignition on my '76 R90/6.Works great and I have had no chances to fuss with it.Tho not much usage.
Recently, I picked up a new, unused kit, same mfg.,however it...
Forum: Airheads 08-14-2013, 03:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,468
Posted By ritetwist
After the h2o check, pull a plug to see if it is...

After the h2o check, pull a plug to see if it is wet with fuel.
Check for spark again while it is out.(ground it on the fins)
Forum: Airheads 08-08-2013, 04:26 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,810
Posted By ritetwist
I would check compression first,to give yourself...

I would check compression first,to give yourself a baseline before any other work is done.
Forum: Airheads 08-08-2013, 04:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,161
Posted By ritetwist
A bit off topic here, but is there any way to...

A bit off topic here, but is there any way to tell if the crank has moved ahead if not blocked?
How far can it move?
I just picked up a couple of blocks, with cranks, no flywheels.Not blocked up...
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