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Richard Whatley
Richard Whatley
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Joined: 03/05/2016 16:59
Last seen: 10/03/2023 05:25
Topics: 85 / Replies: 2336
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RE: Roll-on / roll-off bucking

And you don't R&R the timing chain without installing the updated tensioner spring at the same time.

2 days ago
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RE: Roll-on / roll-off bucking

• BMW harnesses are very well made. If you have not spliced into the harness to add the kinds of accessories and "upgrades" that were popular in the 1...

3 days ago
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RE: Roll-on / roll-off bucking

1. In computer speak, the term is GIGO. Garbage in; garbage out. Expecting good things from bottom tier fuels is pure folly. You can get it in a water...

3 days ago
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RE: Roll-on / roll-off bucking

Hi Stephen - My 1979 R100 also had the "can" and it had a mechanical advance mechanism inside which was controlled by springs. When the mechanism pi...

3 days ago
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RE: Roll-on / roll-off bucking

Some ideas.... • Replace the centrifugal ignition advance mechanism return springs and service (thoroughly lubricate) the advance unit. • Have you...

5 days ago
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RE: Rear Suspension Bushings R75/5

Ahh, shock absorber bushings. I wasn't exactly sure what you were talking about. Glad you found some.

2 weeks ago
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RE: 1983 R100RS Instrument Cluster

Most Airheads I've ridden were optimistic above 55/60 MPH. Even new they were this way.

2 weeks ago
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RE: Stored '83 R100 RS needs some restorative TLC

From the link you put up for the replacement headlight looking at more online the 9003 is the model I need? The stock 1983 R100 used an H4 bulb. S...

4 weeks ago
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RE: Starter Woes, On Trip

Sorry to hear of your starter issues. Hope you don't count the whole trip as "ruined", but rather "extra time with friends". Keep us filled in o...

4 weeks ago
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RE: New Member Intro and Cross Country Planning

I believe it's the Member Directory which is available on-line via the Community menu at the top of this page. In the past, this was published once a ...

4 weeks ago
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RE: Stored '83 R100 RS needs some restorative TLC

• "My first thought is always fuses." Again, there are only 2 fuses on an Airhead. Thus, each fuse controls MULTIPLE devices. If multiple things didn'...

4 weeks ago
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RE: Stored '83 R100 RS needs some restorative TLC

► The place to start is with an LED headlamp bulb. This is because the headlamp bulb uses more power than any other device on the bike. By going LED y...

4 weeks ago
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RE: Stored '83 R100 RS needs some restorative TLC

Since the lamps work, then we can deduce that the wiring is most likely correct. In this order... • Remove and test all 4 flasher bulbs. • When yo...

1 month ago
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RE: R90/6 resurrection

► What's wrong with the bike ? Storage is always easier (and cheaper) to deal with beforehand in the Preventative mode. After the Fact mode is g...

2 months ago
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RE: 78 R100s directional signals blowing fuses

You forgot to say whether this happens on one specific side, or both. Knowing that information narrows the search area. • If BOTH sides, then the sh...

2 months ago
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