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Forum: Airheads 06-01-2015, 03:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 634
Posted By Dave Bell
parts ordered

I ordered new main jets and needles, intending on making sure both needles are new and jets are in good shape. I'm curious about why the needles would have different possible positions, as well as...
Forum: Airheads 05-31-2015, 05:04 PM
Replies: 8,285
Views: 1,736,399
Posted By Dave Bell
1980 Used to be RT......

http://davebbell.smugmug.com/Motorbikes/i-p5TfQCw/0/XL/IMG_1336%202-XL.jpg
Forum: Airheads 05-31-2015, 05:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 634
Posted By Dave Bell
In my case, on this bike, there was water in...

In my case, on this bike, there was water in everything. I got about a liter out of the transmission. When I noticed the slide was sticking, it was not the actual slide but the pipe that goes up...
Forum: Airheads 05-31-2015, 02:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 634
Posted By Dave Bell
[QUOTE=disston;26901609]I would never do stuff...

[QUOTE=disston;26901609]I would never do stuff that I think will bite me in the ass later. On a 2 cylinder motorcycle with 2 carburetors why replace any parts in only one carb? The parts in the other...
Forum: Airheads 05-31-2015, 02:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 634
Posted By Dave Bell
I hope I found the issue

Most of my fiddling has been on the left side carb. I took off the right side carb and found a badly shredded o ring on the mixture jet and I also found that the slide was sticking in the column on...
Forum: Airheads 05-31-2015, 12:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 634
Posted By Dave Bell
I've checked and cleaned the main jets numerous...

I've checked and cleaned the main jets numerous times. I'll go check the needle slots now.
Forum: Airheads 05-31-2015, 12:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 634
Posted By Dave Bell
There was water in the gas. Not any more. I'm...

There was water in the gas. Not any more. I'm positive. Tank was relined with epoxy.
Forum: Airheads 05-31-2015, 12:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 634
Posted By Dave Bell
Carb issues on my Airhead

This is a 1980 R100RT that I'm modifying after someone else modified it by leaving it out in the rain for years. I've done a lot of cleaning and rebuilding of forks, and painted the body, etc. Has...
Forum: Airheads 05-03-2015, 05:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,183
Posted By Dave Bell
very nice job

That's a very nice job. I'm about to start restoring a Jawa sidecar with a lot of crazing of the glass. I'm inspired now.
Forum: Airheads 02-02-2015, 12:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 337
Posted By Dave Bell
handlebars and forks not aligned-likely causes?

I'm rebuilding a 1980 R100RT, haven't decided exactly what the final product will look like, but the bike does run, though it is torn down now while I deal with massive corrosion problems throughout....
Forum: Airheads 01-25-2015, 07:16 PM
Replies: 1,044
Views: 425,071
Posted By Dave Bell
steering head race removal with tools on hand......

I didn't really want to buy a $100, or even a $400 tool to remove the bearing races. After pulling the triple tree, I put a thin cutoff wheel into a dremel, and cut a deep groove on each side, being...
Forum: Airheads 01-25-2015, 07:12 PM
Replies: 1,044
Views: 425,071
Posted By Dave Bell
Laugh Busting loose rusty nuts

My 1980 R100RT, sort of converted to a S, evidently stayed out in the rain for a few years. I have never seen fasteners so bonded together. I am trying to learn patience, so I am trying not to...
Forum: Airheads 12-09-2014, 08:57 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 25,437
Posted By Dave Bell
Nice Thread!

I live near Wills Point and just got my first Airhead. A 77 R100/7 in great shape. I plan on getting another Airhead soon, maybe one to sort of restore. It would be nice to go ride with you some...
Forum: Road Warriors 07-21-2014, 06:46 AM
Replies: 1,092
Views: 231,954
Posted By Dave Bell
I bought my 94 pc800 about a month ago. 47k...

I bought my 94 pc800 about a month ago. 47k miles. Here are repairs and maintenance I've done:

Replaced speedo cable, shocks, fork springs, seals, and oil; brake and clutch fluid;engine oil,...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-22-2014, 07:39 PM
Replies: 1,092
Views: 231,954
Posted By Dave Bell
Question I am aware that the charging system is not real...

I am aware that the charging system is not real powerful. I have run into that issue on previous bikes so I have learned to manage it pretty well. I had a European switch on my KLR so I could turn...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-22-2014, 06:54 PM
Replies: 1,092
Views: 231,954
Posted By Dave Bell
PC8 Ride impressions part deaux

The suspension is absolute trash. I hit one pothole on my crappy county road and caused a muscle spasm in my back. It also went "bang". It's ok on smooth roads but it's worn slap out. I was going...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-22-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 1,092
Views: 231,954
Posted By Dave Bell
First impressions of 94 PC8

I have owned quite a few motorcycles, and in the past few years have only had dual sport bikes such as a BMW F800gs (sold), BMW g650gs Dakar (still have it), Yamaha WR250R (still have it) and a Ural...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-18-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 1,092
Views: 231,954
Posted By Dave Bell
Scuse me here=Speedo drive failure common?

I promise I'll go back and read all 50 pages of this thread but I need to know if it is common to have speedo drive and/or speedo cable fail. I've got a 94 with 42K miles showing and that is the...
Forum: Hacks 06-10-2014, 05:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,531
Posted By Dave Bell
I saw a 2014 at Moab. In fact, I rode a 2014 at...

I saw a 2014 at Moab. In fact, I rode a 2014 at Moab. It seemed about the same as far as power and acceleration as my 2011. I was disappointed that the wheels are no longer interchangeable due to...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-21-2012, 05:37 AM
Replies: 1,941
Views: 430,400
Posted By Dave Bell
By yourself, it doesn't make sense. If there is...

By yourself, it doesn't make sense. If there is someone else with you or another bike nearby, like if you have two at home and that's where you are, it's the best way. Or, if someone on a bike...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-17-2012, 07:31 PM
Replies: 1,941
Views: 430,400
Posted By Dave Bell
I have bought almost every bead tool made. Most...

I have bought almost every bead tool made. Most of them don't work. However, if you lay the wheel on the ground and put the kickstand on the tire very close to the bead and then rock the bike up on...
Forum: Thumpers 09-15-2012, 07:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 578
Posted By Dave Bell
Looks like it's fixed.....

A new load relief relay appears to have fixed the problem. So even though the old one seemed to function properly with no load on the switched terminals, it was still "weak". So all buttoned up now...
Forum: Thumpers 09-03-2012, 06:41 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 23,487
Posted By Dave Bell
Seat Concepts review

Seat Concepts review
I have bought all sorts of seats. I have had three custom made Mayer seats that were wonderful but very expensive. I've had sargents, corbins, and two other Seat Concepts seats....
Forum: Thumpers 09-01-2012, 07:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 578
Posted By Dave Bell
Question 650 Dakar Load Relief Relay

My headlight on my 05 Dakar was waiting several seconds (like 10) to come on after the bike started. Later, it would not come on at all. I put in a new battery and headlight bulb, mainly because the...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 08-12-2012, 07:57 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 20,634
Posted By Dave Bell
Great memories Pete

I rode the cdr with two friends last August. The
greatest trip ever. Enjoying you tales. Keep it coming!:clap
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-08-2012, 05:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 349
Posted By Dave Bell
I'll arrive ashville at 4pm tomorrow after my...

I'll arrive ashville at 4pm tomorrow after my flight. I'll ride a bit and may call if offer still good. Text info to 903 450 567 nine.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-06-2012, 04:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 349
Posted By Dave Bell
Ashville to Dfw?..

I bought a BMW Dakar 650 on eBay. I will be flying in a private plane to ashville area and immediately heading home. I can't dawdle, but want to ride scenic as possible. Probably avoid slab. Any...
Forum: Hacks 05-27-2012, 05:23 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 33,120
Posted By Dave Bell
I had trouble with my rear brake light switch...

I had trouble with my rear brake light switch too. Took it apart and smoothed the metal part of the little rod and readjusted it and so far so good. I too "continue to ride".
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 09-21-2011, 05:47 AM
Replies: 323
Views: 105,374
Posted By Dave Bell
Nice Ride Report

Can't wait til I get to do it!
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 09-04-2011, 07:12 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 13,713
Posted By Dave Bell
Road closed!

I just finished the route too. Last year we obeyed a road closed sign and had a most interesting detour. This year, we went around the signs which were due to logging and when we got to the logging...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 09-01-2011, 02:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,563
Posted By Dave Bell
Let me get this straight. An Okie says to a...

Let me get this straight. An Okie says to a Texan "Do you really need a handgun?" Of course I do, I'm a Texan. You're lucky I didn't bring a Winchester Model 12 sawed off pump shotgun.
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 09-01-2011, 01:43 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 51,905
Posted By Dave Bell
I'm stealing some of your pictures to make my...

I'm stealing some of your pictures to make my ride report look better. Thanks, dude. Hope I remember to give you credit, but I probably won't.
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 09-01-2011, 12:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,563
Posted By Dave Bell
<table id="post915390" class="tborder"...

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Forum: Epic Ride Reports 09-01-2011, 12:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,563
Posted By Dave Bell
Atlantic City Part Deaux

Atlantic City was one place that I remembered from a ride report that there was a good campground, but it was certainly not in the town, which is quaint but also kind of a sh**hole. The camp is...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 09-01-2011, 12:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,563
Posted By Dave Bell
Atlantic City

We could not get gas in Atlantic City, and that Basin was where I almost ran out. It could have been 240 miles, I could make that. Plus, my buds were there with the supertankers. I was stupid...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 09-01-2011, 12:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,563
Posted By Dave Bell
Tars

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Forum: Epic Ride Reports 09-01-2011, 12:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,563
Posted By Dave Bell
What I wore

What I wore
<hr style="color: rgb(209, 209, 225); background-color: rgb(209, 209, 225);" size="1"> I really wanted to keep clothing down to a minimum, because that is ...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 09-01-2011, 12:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,563
Posted By Dave Bell
All my crap

All my crap
<hr style="color: rgb(209, 209, 225); background-color: rgb(209, 209, 225);" size="1"> When I started thinking about stuff to take, I used my experience on ...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 09-01-2011, 12:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,563
Posted By Dave Bell
Weather

Weather
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Forum: Epic Ride Reports 09-01-2011, 12:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,563
Posted By Dave Bell
GPS Tracks

We used the Big Dog Trax for the trip. Here is his ride report

http://bigdogadventures.com/CD.htm

I started a month and a half before the trip to get my GPS loaded up. My old CX 60 had...
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