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Old 04-13-2014, 12:21 PM   #16
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My -78 RS

Installed battery charger quick connector.
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Red flash means that the battery needs charging.

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Old 04-14-2014, 06:32 AM   #17
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Filling up.
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Old 04-22-2014, 02:22 AM   #18
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Coffee break, as an eagle was flying low where we sat. :)
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Old 04-23-2014, 03:19 AM   #19
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Very enjoyable story, looks like you've done a great job.
If you find the front brake less than perfect, a good mod is to mount a splitter under the tank, and a 13mm master cylinder on the handlebars. That's what stopped my
'78 RS from mating with a tractor.



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Old 04-23-2014, 05:41 AM   #20
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Note: you have the original front wheel which was recalled in the US. Any US dealer will replace that for no cost here. Just clean it and inspect very closely for cracks, and see if your local dealer will replace it there as well.
I think it's the replacement one already. See the ribs. I hope you've got a new tyre though!
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Old 04-23-2014, 05:57 AM   #21
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Good work, nice results! Thanks for saving an early RS from being scrapped or even worse, ending up as a scrambler, bopper other hipster cafe cruiser.
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Old 04-23-2014, 12:17 PM   #22
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My -78 RS

(Well... We're building a scrambler also, of a '81 R100 wreck that we caught up nearby. ;) but that was a real dog.)

Thanks for your comments, I do like the original way and '78 RS actually was a dream since I was eight years old (1978) and read the test in Motorrad. That's why I want the original brakes, it's not a new bike and has to be driven that way. Actually, when you have new brake parts and adjusted calipers, they are not too bad for its age. But you have to be strong in your right hand...

Today I greased up the splines in the bevel box, just to be sure. Also fitted the Krausers.

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About the tires: New Michelins are fitted. :) (Old ones beside)


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Old 04-24-2014, 03:52 PM   #23
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Quite nice sunset about nine o'clock this evening here about 100km from the Arctic circle.
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Old 04-24-2014, 03:53 PM   #24
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But this is Airhead stuff:
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Old 05-03-2014, 01:52 AM   #25
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About 120 km, of them about 40 km really bad road without Tarmac, or real track in the wild. Slippery now when the snow is melting but good balance training. Maybe I should have bought a GS instead?

Coffe break at a friend.
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Old 05-04-2014, 12:34 PM   #26
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Today some training for the season.
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Old 06-04-2014, 02:46 PM   #27
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Changed oil in the bevel box and drive shaft.

The oil looked like copper paste. Anyone seen that oil before?
Same sort of oil in both places.

Changed to GL-5 transmission oil.
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Old 06-04-2014, 02:56 PM   #28
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Changed oil in the bevel box and drive shaft.

The oil looked like copper paste. Anyone seen that oil before?
Some transmission oils are red when new so maybe it's just a normal color change. I would be more worried if it was cappuccino colored meaning that the oil would probably be contaminated with water.

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Old 06-04-2014, 03:00 PM   #29
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I have Redline transmission oil in my gearbox, but this is not even close to red... :)

But I also think this is better than water polluted oil. Weel, it would be nice to know if someone knew what kind of oil this is.

In the gearbox it was an oil coloured like smashed banana... Yellow, icecream like. Maybe Omega or something?

(Thanks, I also like my RS very much!)


Also updated my charging to the http://www.motorworks.co.uk/vlive/Th...F/ELA00045.pdf Works perfect! Now I can use my heated grips as much as I want... Ignition is also electronic: Piranha.
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Old 06-04-2014, 03:14 PM   #30
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Rode my '83 R100RS from the mountains of NC to very rural Alabama, exactly 247.3 miles.

Ran out of gas.

Oh well. At least I know how far it will go at 75-80 mph.

Not charging? Diode board? Check all your electrical connections; pull off and coat with dialectic grease and you'll be good.
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