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Old 06-10-2008, 02:27 AM   #16
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I feel sick...

Things like this don't happen in the REAL WORLD (ie anywhere near me).

You lucky, lucky bugger!
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Old 06-10-2008, 10:30 AM   #17
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I can tell you were cruising big time - those are some blue looking headers in the pics

Great looking bike!
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Old 06-10-2008, 12:40 PM   #18
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Blue headers

Mark, those headers were blue when I got the bike. That immediately stuck out to me too. The bike's an '84 so I chock that up to a combination of the pulse air system (which I plan to remove sometime soon) and the lean jetting. The '84s got dropped down to 135 mains from the 150s that came stock in the '83 in order to meet tighter emmission standards. This created a big drop in power at larger throttle opennings. I've switched up to the 150s and the performance difference was definitely worth it. Hopefully the bike isn't running dangerously lean anymore. Headers that blue on an engine with a compression ratio as low as ours says "DANGER" to me. Hopefully I fixed it.
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Old 06-11-2008, 12:20 AM   #19
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Where were those pictures taken?
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Old 06-11-2008, 03:59 AM   #20
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Anyone have a pic of the bad coils I can compare to?


Nice deal on the bike. Totally jealous here!!
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Old 06-12-2008, 04:56 PM   #21
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Wirespokes-
The photos were taken in eastern washington near the columbia river gorge and also near washington pass on the north cascades highway.

Anton-
Thanks for the photo. Mine looks pretty different so hopefully I'm in the clear. Thanks.
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Old 06-12-2008, 06:00 PM   #22
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Legend has it that the R80ST had a somewhat radical cam.
Mine pulls strong. Its been converted to a GS. Also, its been converted to points.
They are fun machines.

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Old 06-17-2008, 10:47 PM   #23
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hey, i recognize that ST. I was on my R100gs broke down by the zoo a little over a month ago. fixed now. thanks for the garage offer that day.
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Old 06-18-2008, 06:18 PM   #24
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WOW! Awesome. I ran into a deal 7 years ago, still riding the bike, a 1995 R100RT. Not as dramatic(inexpensive) as yours. CONGRATULATIONS. Love the ST's. You got a keeper we all envy.
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Old 06-26-2008, 05:31 PM   #25
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Swine!

Well done!
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Old 06-26-2008, 07:17 PM   #26
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Seattle Prudhoe and back

UPDATE:
The ST made it up to Prudhoe bay and back to Seattle like a champ. No issues aside from a cracked subframe, but I blame the jesses for that. Nothing some zipties couldn't fix. Photos thread is here:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...48#post7278048
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R80ST Gets The HPN Treatment
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Current rides: HPN #834, '93 R100GSPD "red rocket", '73 R75/5 Toaster mongrel, '80 Ducati Pantah 500SL, '92 DR350, '67 Honda SS50, '80 Honda Chaly.
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Old 06-26-2008, 08:32 PM   #27
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Laugh Mighty casual, mighty impressive!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Airhead Wrangler
UPDATE:
The ST made it up to Prudhoe bay and back to Seattle like a champ. No issues aside from a cracked subframe, but I blame the jesses for that. Nothing some zipties couldn't fix. Photos thread is here:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...48#post7278048
Well, "made it up to Prudhoe bay and back...." makes it sound like no big deal... Check out the link above...Airhead Wrangler's bike is manna-from-heaven, and the ride is, well, quite a little ride! Well done!
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Old 06-26-2008, 11:01 PM   #28
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I'm sorry But...

Dude,
You look to be about my age group..20's 30's...So you will understand when I read your thread and see your photos of a killer FREE airhead with 2K on it broken in Alaska due to over loading....?





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Old 06-26-2008, 11:07 PM   #29
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Wasn't overloaded at all. I just had my sleeping bag, pad, and tent in that case, ~12 pounds total, and it broke. Mostly due to a poor design. That fucking luggage.
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Old 06-27-2008, 07:35 AM   #30
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Well there's only one solution...

So the only way I see this working out for you is to remove the offending luggage...and Give me the bike!

You obviously aren't mature enough to handle such a prized piece of machinary...Shit!, now I sound like all the other old FF's on this forum....Never mind.

Ride the shit out that sweet beast Dude!

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