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Old 07-18-2013, 02:59 PM   #781
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Unless Avon specifies, I would expect their numbers to be a static measurement.

News Flash! Did the rolling circumference a little while ago and got...... 6' 7" or 79". So we're back to 79/79, or Anton's tables are on target.

I suspect most of the discrepancy in my first static measurement could be a combination of stretch in the cotton rope I used around the wheel, any extra length from "wiggles" as the rope may have aligned with some tread blocks, and lastly any actual variation in effective tire radius when the bike is loaded sitting on the pavement.
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Old 07-20-2013, 03:12 PM   #782
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...put a drop of nail polish/paint on the tire, and roll it, then measure from dot to dot....

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Old 07-21-2013, 06:58 AM   #783
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Pheh! I used chalk.
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Old 07-21-2013, 07:06 PM   #784
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Cry selling...probably...

I think I am going to sell my R80ST. Here is a link to the flea market post if you know anyone interested. I'm a little wishy-washy. I am employed full-time, I have 3 teenage girls, and I'm also a full time college student for about the next three years so I have zero time to work on making this bike what I dream of. One day I think I'm better off selling it, the next I think, oh well, don't sell it, it'll be there in 3 years. So, I posting it up and I'll see if anyone contacts me on one of my "sell it" days.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=905390

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Old 07-23-2013, 08:21 AM   #785
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...got a pic of my "getting some love" R80ST... not done yet, but quite rideable and therefore the other projects have moved WAY down the list (winter?)

Sweet bike, the more I ride, the more I like!!



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Old 07-23-2013, 09:18 AM   #786
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Thought I would spin a few wrenches this weekend on the R80ST I picked up a few months ago...






I got a fair bit accomplished !


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Old 07-23-2013, 10:08 AM   #787
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Thought I would spin a few wrenches this weekend on the R80ST I picked up a few months ago...

I got a fair bit accomplished !


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Do you remember how to put it back together:-)

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Old 07-23-2013, 04:13 PM   #788
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Do you remember how to put it back together:-)

Howard

Man I hope so, it will probably be a while till I get to that point.

Mechanical's are pretty straight forward, I did take lots of pictures for the harness routing.

Do you have a big metal building in the woods ? I may have been at your place a couple years ago with the Philadelphia BlueRidge Runners group...


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Old 07-23-2013, 06:49 PM   #789
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Lookin' good Mike!! Looks like your exhaust system is being an asshole......mine was the same way. i had to break the head pipes free with an 8' 2x4.



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Old 07-23-2013, 08:25 PM   #790
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aaah yes... whoever designed the ST exhaust ought to be.... sent to the gas chambers.....

The thought of "let's put the two headers into the collector on an angle, so there is no way anybody willl ever get them out in one piece....." yes.




Pry. Heat. Hammer in a chisel. Pry. Heat. Repeat as necessary......


Sheesum.... wtf where they thinking......
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Old 07-23-2013, 08:29 PM   #791
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The previous owner of mine got so frustrated that he simply cut the header pipes off. Yes, cut them. Once I got them apart, I scribed them and took them to my friendly neighborhood welder-guy, and had them zipped back together.

You shoulda seen the "beer can with pipe clamps" splice that I ran for a year.... and of course, didn't think to take a pitcha......

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Old 07-24-2013, 04:20 AM   #792
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Man I hope so, it will probably be a while till I get to that point.

Mechanical's are pretty straight forward, I did take lots of pictures for the harness routing.

Do you have a big metal building in the woods ? I may have been at your place a couple years ago with the Philadelphia BlueRidge Runners group...


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That would be me...and you must know Jim Robinson and Kimme Bush? We had Kimme as a houseguest recently.

And you also have Tom Cutter as a local resource. He can put that bike back together blindfolded.

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Old 07-24-2013, 04:25 AM   #793
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aaah yes... whoever designed the ST exhaust ought to be.... sent to the gas chambers.....

The thought of "let's put the two headers into the collector on an angle, so there is no way anybody willl ever get them out in one piece....." yes.


Pry. Heat. Hammer in a chisel. Pry. Heat. Repeat as necessary......


Sheesum.... wtf where they thinking......
Here is how you do it...put the bike on a lift table with a nose clamp, remove the muffler and centerstand. Now just remove the headers pipes AND collector as a unit, separate on bench with torch for heat. Reassemble with plenty of antisieze.

Howard

BTW, I am currently in the process of upgrading my cutting torch from a Victor 250 Firepower light duty rig to the heavy duty Journeyman level 2460 and going with a set of heavy duty Harris regulators. I got a great deal on torch and regulators at the flea market, torch has been rebuilt and regulators have been sent out for rebuild and calibration.
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Old 07-24-2013, 05:01 AM   #794
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Seeing we're talking exhausts here's a vid everyone needs to see. It's good !

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cquCfvsvoq0
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Old 07-24-2013, 07:56 AM   #795
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That's old school, alright! Coke fire (blacksmithing is a lost art!) and a man who knows what he is doing. Sweet!

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