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Forum: Airheads 09-09-2014, 08:56 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,894
Posted By welnamark
Yes, this is part of the problem. As with most...

Yes, this is part of the problem. As with most things I am sure there are multiple factors contributing to what I'm experiencing here.

The primary issue, I'm fairly sure, is coming from the...
Forum: Airheads 09-05-2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,894
Posted By welnamark
More things to consider. Thanks. I've read...

More things to consider. Thanks. I've read about the infamous and hard to address airhead fork clunck but when I've read about people thinking it was a loose fuel tank, or something else other than...
Forum: Airheads 09-04-2014, 09:18 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,894
Posted By welnamark
Thanks again. I will start with a tire balance...

Thanks again. I will start with a tire balance and if it persists I will begin to look at the forks and head bearings.

I can feel the clunk in the front end when hitting bumps as well. It's not...
Forum: Airheads 09-04-2014, 08:47 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,894
Posted By welnamark
Thanks for all the excellent thoughts. Much...

Thanks for all the excellent thoughts. Much appreciated. I will have the tire balanced.

Should I be able to move the bottoms of the forks forwards and backwards? It is hard to estimate, but I...
Forum: Airheads 09-02-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,894
Posted By welnamark
Agreed. I will start going through these as part...

Agreed. I will start going through these as part of getting to know the bike. The front wheel has not been balanced while under my ownership.

This vibration is strange though, if I'm...
Forum: Airheads 09-02-2014, 11:32 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,894
Posted By welnamark
I did a quick visual of the joint. I tend to be...

I did a quick visual of the joint. I tend to be sort of focused. I was so intent on looking at the actual joint that I failed to even note the presense of, let alone to check the tightness, of the...
Forum: Airheads 08-29-2014, 08:45 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,894
Posted By welnamark
That's a good thought. I have the replacement...

That's a good thought. I have the replacement modified wheels with the ribs. The originals are much prettier. They'll probably be collectable someday. :D
Forum: Airheads 08-29-2014, 08:34 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,894
Posted By welnamark
Are the bolts simply accessed through the rubber...

Are the bolts simply accessed through the rubber universal joint cover?
Forum: Airheads 08-29-2014, 10:06 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,894
Posted By welnamark
Thanks for the suggestion Ron. I will look at the...

Thanks for the suggestion Ron. I will look at the U joint.

Well, I pulled the carb bowls to check fuel levels and guess what??

I've got the dual Bing independent floats. Yay. Fuel levels in...
Forum: Airheads 08-28-2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,894
Posted By welnamark
I trust the bike whether justified or not. :D I'm...

I trust the bike whether justified or not. :D I'm just wondering IF the problem is transmission related what the next step in furthering that diagnosis would be and I thought output shaft bearings...
Forum: Airheads 08-28-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,894
Posted By welnamark
Do you think it would be worth my time to inspect...

Do you think it would be worth my time to inspect the output flange or should I just keep riding and try to get a better handle on the symptom and when it's occuring?

Thanks,

mark
Forum: Airheads 08-28-2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,894
Posted By welnamark
Should I unbolt the driveshaft from the output...

Should I unbolt the driveshaft from the output flange and feel the flange for smoothness or play?

Can anyone comment on how difficult this procedure is?

mark
Forum: Airheads 08-28-2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,894
Posted By welnamark
IF it was a transmission problem with symptoms...

IF it was a transmission problem with symptoms like this you would think I'd have metal in my oil, no?

Unless the PO just changed the oil prior to the sale and forgot to clean the drain plug...
Forum: Airheads 08-28-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,894
Posted By welnamark
My first thought was tires as well, but the...

My first thought was tires as well, but the vibration seems to only happen during acceleration. If I let off the throttle, traveling at the same speeds, the vibration is not present, or at least not...
Forum: Airheads 08-28-2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,894
Posted By welnamark
Yeah, no reason to believe that they are or are...

Yeah, no reason to believe that they are or are not, other than how well the bike runs in all other situations.

The wisdom with the GL, the bike with which I have the most wrenching experience,...
Forum: Airheads 08-28-2014, 09:13 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,894
Posted By welnamark
84 R100RS: High Speed Vibration

I finally got around to buying an airhead. We are still getting to know each other, and it's been a mostly wonderful experience.

The bike is an 84 R100RS with 37K, and two reported owners. The...
Forum: Airheads 08-25-2014, 12:29 PM
Replies: 7,178
Views: 1,440,864
Posted By welnamark
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-tTilfOJ6TzQ/U_T...

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-tTilfOJ6TzQ/U_TsfyNLvHI/AAAAAAAAE98/qUk2wAGH9sk/s800/R100RS.jpg
Forum: Airheads 08-22-2014, 09:43 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,613
Posted By welnamark
This guy is DEFINATELY out of control.

This guy is DEFINATELY out of control.
Forum: Airheads 08-22-2014, 09:40 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,613
Posted By welnamark
Yes. There is something about the animal machine...

Yes. There is something about the animal machine hybrid. Steel, chrome, fur. I kind of feel like some of these beasts need to be chained up after dark.
Forum: Airheads 08-22-2014, 09:25 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,613
Posted By welnamark
Boxerboy, your pictures continue to impress. Do...

Boxerboy, your pictures continue to impress. Do you have an extraordinary RS collection are you pulling these off of the web? Beautiful.
Forum: Airheads 08-21-2014, 03:13 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,613
Posted By welnamark
Why thank you. The fairing on the GL is a Vesco...

Why thank you. The fairing on the GL is a Vesco Rabid Transit.

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-nApwHNJG5hQ/TklXAOJfxRI/AAAAAAAAEmg/U58C3p4C-IA/s800/P8050696.JPG
...
Forum: Airheads 08-21-2014, 09:35 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,613
Posted By welnamark
Not to derail the thread but here's a picture of...

Not to derail the thread but here's a picture of my GL (whith sheepskin) which was our primary touring bike prior to the arrival of the RS.
...
Forum: Airheads 08-21-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,613
Posted By welnamark
The thread was started as an excuse to post a...

The thread was started as an excuse to post a picture of my new bike and to solicit opinions on the asthetics of my particular set up.

The idea of a sheepskin on my bikes was repulsive to me at...
Forum: Airheads 08-20-2014, 09:39 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,613
Posted By welnamark
Wow, boxerboy. Thanks for the excellent...

Wow, boxerboy. Thanks for the excellent photographs. It's settled then. An RS can be quite beautiful in sheepskin dress. Perhaps I'll cut the hide down to size and see where that takes me. These...
Forum: Airheads 08-20-2014, 01:19 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,613
Posted By welnamark
I actually have a black sheepskin cover cut to...

I actually have a black sheepskin cover cut to size, at least for the GL saddle. We were recently on a ride through the Black Hills and picked this up at a hide shop in South Dakota. The owner...
Forum: Airheads 08-20-2014, 12:58 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,613
Posted By welnamark
It is looking like the lady will lose her fur...

It is looking like the lady will lose her fur coat.

I'm not a fan of the look personally or should say I wasn't. My wife suggested we use one on the 76 GL for longer tours. I'd take it off as...
Forum: Airheads 08-20-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,613
Posted By welnamark
Are sheepskin covers cool?

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-yj3psFugdLc/U_TeZNIFYdI/AAAAAAAAE9Q/b-xjbVnGR6U/s800/RS%2520Sheepskin.jpg

Hello. Long time lurker here getting down to the buisiness of introductions and...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-03-2013, 01:51 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 30,879
Posted By welnamark
I am partial to my '76 Gl1000 with Rabid Transit...

I am partial to my '76 Gl1000 with Rabid Transit fairing.

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-y6ZIRvGcEwg/TklabUU5jhI/AAAAAAAAAt4/C5S-LeSEMAs/s800/P8110952.JPG
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-07-2012, 11:16 AM
Replies: 8,095
Views: 7,617,625
Posted By welnamark
Thanks bikeopath! toslow..........yeah, 76...

Thanks bikeopath!

toslow..........yeah, 76 GL1000 with a Vesco Rabid Transit fairing.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-07-2012, 09:49 AM
Replies: 8,095
Views: 7,617,625
Posted By welnamark
My lovely girlfriend of many years on our way...

My lovely girlfriend of many years on our way back from a tour of the wild west at devils tower.
...
Forum: Road warriors 09-05-2011, 12:49 PM
Replies: 252
Views: 56,409
Posted By welnamark
http://www.ngwclub.com/

http://www.ngwclub.com/
Forum: Road warriors 08-30-2011, 09:25 AM
Replies: 252
Views: 56,409
Posted By welnamark
Yeah........i looked into handlebar options and...

Yeah........i looked into handlebar options and ended up going with "superbike" bars. if you have too much pullback you end up hitting the tank on these bikes. i saw a thread where someone drilled,...
Forum: Road warriors 08-29-2011, 12:42 PM
Replies: 252
Views: 56,409
Posted By welnamark
Thanks! I really like the Vesco fairing. It does...

Thanks! I really like the Vesco fairing. It does its job well. My only complaint is the reduction of steering lock required to fit the fairing. Modifying the locks is on my to do list. I have smashed...
Forum: Road warriors 08-29-2011, 12:39 PM
Replies: 252
Views: 56,409
Posted By welnamark
Funny you should say that. 40 miles into the trip...

Funny you should say that. 40 miles into the trip my front tire went flat. I had just had a new tire and tube fitted to the front rim the day prior. My first road side tube change was sucessful. I...
Forum: Road warriors 08-26-2011, 02:00 PM
Replies: 252
Views: 56,409
Posted By welnamark
Thanks! The fairing is a Don Vesco Rapid Transit....

Thanks! The fairing is a Don Vesco Rapid Transit. On the trip several people asked me if it was a BMW RS fairing which is likely why i was attracted to it. The R100RS is my dream vintage touring...
Forum: Road warriors 08-26-2011, 01:43 PM
Replies: 252
Views: 56,409
Posted By welnamark
I've got a 76 Gl1000. Excellent bike. Just got...

I've got a 76 Gl1000. Excellent bike. Just got back from a 3800 mile tour on her. Here she is after a bath right outside Glacier National Park.
...
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