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Forum: Airheads 10-24-2012, 07:03 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 7,463
Posted By itinerant
Yep, that's the one that I saw at motobins. ...

Yep, that's the one that I saw at motobins. since it seems to never have come stock on the ST, I just wanted to make sure that it would actually fit onto the clutch/lever enclosure, but it looks...
Forum: Airheads 10-23-2012, 03:27 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 7,463
Posted By itinerant
Nice! And that switch will turn the headlight all...

Nice! And that switch will turn the headlight all the way off? Do you have any idea what the part number is at Max? I found the switch in their fiche, but can't tell if it's the one you have or the...
Forum: Airheads 10-23-2012, 02:27 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 7,463
Posted By itinerant
That's what I figured, but I can't make it work. ...

That's what I figured, but I can't make it work. I do have the folding key (that thing is awesome). Anyway, I'll take a good look at it next time I'm out there.
Forum: Airheads 10-23-2012, 02:13 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 7,463
Posted By itinerant
handlebars to the left? that completely blocks...

handlebars to the left? that completely blocks the steering lock! something must be out of whack on my bike.
Forum: Airheads 10-23-2012, 01:50 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 7,463
Posted By itinerant
Nice, thanks, everyone. In place of the US 3...

Nice, thanks, everyone. In place of the US 3 position switch, does anyone know if Motobins part number 85150 will swap directly in? The wiring is arranged differently, but if the switch itself fits...
Forum: Airheads 10-23-2012, 08:03 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 7,463
Posted By itinerant
Charging System

Finally got the bike home this morning - what a relief! I put a voltmeter on first to make sure I wouldn't get stranded again, and managed to keep moving at about 3000 rpm, which showed on the...
Forum: Airheads 10-22-2012, 04:01 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 7,463
Posted By itinerant
Yep, I think you're right, subagon. I'm going to...

Yep, I think you're right, subagon. I'm going to get it into the garage tomorrow, and I'll put a voltmeter on it on the way, see what I find.
Forum: Airheads 10-22-2012, 02:52 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 7,463
Posted By itinerant
Yeah, I've got a tender and would be happy to do...

Yeah, I've got a tender and would be happy to do that, but I park on the street, so I'd have to run an extension cord out of my apartment and across the sidewalk. Not really an option! Plus,...
Forum: Airheads 10-21-2012, 08:15 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 7,463
Posted By itinerant
Excellent, I was kind of hoping someone would say...

Excellent, I was kind of hoping someone would say that (instead of "oh jesus, you just melted your ____"). I had the same problem with my CB350. I've got a voltmeter I can throw on there, and will...
Forum: Airheads 10-21-2012, 07:20 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 7,463
Posted By itinerant
Not Charging?

Hey everyone. I got the carb balance problem sorted out pretty easily last week. Been riding the bike around the city a fair amount, and having a great time, until today. I rode about 25 miles...
Forum: Airheads 10-12-2012, 03:15 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 7,463
Posted By itinerant
Hanging idle

Hi all,

So I finally got a chance today to take the bike out for a ride. First I checked the valve clearance, since I had no idea who or when it had last been done. The exhaust valves were a...
Forum: Airheads 10-04-2012, 08:57 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 7,463
Posted By itinerant
Unfortunately not. All I have is an empty slot...

Unfortunately not. All I have is an empty slot in the body of the switch. :waysad Will take a photo tomorrow.
Forum: Airheads 10-04-2012, 02:19 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 7,463
Posted By itinerant
Ah, that makes sense. The part that fell off...

Ah, that makes sense.

The part that fell off is the little rocker lever that rocks back and forth between left and right turn signals (highlighted in red on the fiche image below).
...
Forum: Airheads 10-04-2012, 08:24 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 7,463
Posted By itinerant
Thanks Subagon, will do. I took the tank off...

Thanks Subagon, will do.

I took the tank off this morning to line it (about to dive in), and noticed this blue electrical plug that has nothing plugged into it. Am I missing something?

Also,...
Forum: Airheads 10-03-2012, 01:20 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 7,463
Posted By itinerant
Ok, that was AWESOME! I couldn't make it out of...

Ok, that was AWESOME! I couldn't make it out of third gear (not registered yet, so I don't want to leave the neighborhood), but this bike is unlike anything I've ridden before (which isn't saying...
Forum: Airheads 10-03-2012, 01:12 PM
Replies: 907
Views: 114,874
Posted By itinerant
Talking 7841

Proud new ST owner! Just picked this bike up on Sunday, took my first ride today, and I'm in love. It's an '84 model, that I guess was manufactured in November of '83.
...
Forum: Airheads 10-03-2012, 12:31 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 7,463
Posted By itinerant
Thanks, Lobo! I'm used to kickstarting. ...

Thanks, Lobo! I'm used to kickstarting. Something just seems wrong about letting the starter do all that work.

Just replaced the driveshaft oil (which was nasty) and the final drive oil (which...
Forum: Airheads 10-03-2012, 11:50 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 7,463
Posted By itinerant
Hot diggity.

Well, this morning I buttoned up the carbs, replaced the fuel line, flushed out the tank, and fired 'er up. Lovely. I ran it for about 5 minutes at 1500 - 2000 rpm. Seems to be running quite...
Forum: Airheads 10-03-2012, 06:25 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 7,463
Posted By itinerant
Ha, thanks. I'm so careful about putting things...

Ha, thanks. I'm so careful about putting things back together the way they were when I found them - I don't always make sure that they were correct when I found them.

Let's close the discussion...
Forum: Airheads 10-02-2012, 09:14 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 7,463
Posted By itinerant
Yep, I think you're absolutely right.I'll drain...

Yep, I think you're absolutely right.I'll drain the tank and flush it out tomorrow, then re-line it once I get my kit. Thanks.
Forum: Airheads 10-02-2012, 04:02 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 7,463
Posted By itinerant
Carbs

Well, I got totally stymied by the weather today. I'm working on the street, because my only garage space is over in Jersey, and I don't relish driving back and forth every time I want to work on...
Forum: Airheads 10-02-2012, 07:36 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 7,463
Posted By itinerant
Float pin

Any tips on how to get the carburetor float pin out? I haven't tried really gronking on it yet, but it seems to have no interest whatsoever in coming out.
Forum: Airheads 10-01-2012, 06:07 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 7,463
Posted By itinerant
Ha, funny. I just found it: ...

Ha, funny. I just found it: http://www.por15.com/HD-CYCLE-TANK-REPAIR-KIT/productinfo/HDCTRK/

I think that's what I'll go with. The Kreem kits have sat in the basement for a few years - what's...
Forum: Airheads 10-01-2012, 05:24 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 7,463
Posted By itinerant
Thanks! For some reason all the shops in my area...

Thanks! For some reason all the shops in my area were out of the BP6ES plugs. So since I had to order them anyway, I figured I'd stick with Bosch.

Good thought on the nails - I'll definitely do...
Forum: Airheads 10-01-2012, 04:19 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 7,463
Posted By itinerant
http://www.samueldnewman.com/photos/20121001%20R80...

http://www.samueldnewman.com/photos/20121001%20R80ST/IMG_0015.jpg

The tank was cleaned by the PO, and there's a new fuel filter on. It was ridden regularly last summer, so it's less than a year...
Forum: Airheads 09-30-2012, 01:47 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 7,463
Posted By itinerant
Pulled the trigger

Hey everyone. I bought the bike. :evil

Went out this morning to take the cap off my truck, and in the process discovered that the top bracket for my rear left shock had rusted through and...
Forum: Airheads 09-29-2012, 12:09 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 7,463
Posted By itinerant
Summarize

Thanks everyone. I'll be heading down there to look at/buy the bike tomorrow or Monday. I think the owner will let me work on it some before buying it, so my intention is to drain the oil from the...
Forum: Airheads 09-28-2012, 10:30 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 7,463
Posted By itinerant
You're right, of course. It's just that I've now...

You're right, of course. It's just that I've now read a few threads on here by people who've had to rebuild/replace their transmissions because of rust pitting. Anyway, I'll find out soon enough!
Forum: Airheads 09-28-2012, 09:26 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 7,463
Posted By itinerant
Time and labor are no problem - I even have free...

Time and labor are no problem - I even have free access to a machine shop (and machinist!). But isn't it somewhat likely that if there's water in the transmission, the gears will be pitted, and...
Forum: Thumpers 09-28-2012, 08:01 AM
Replies: 5,243
Views: 1,315,343
Posted By itinerant
Open pipe rejet? Mikuni VM?

Hi all,

I got a '95 KLR with about 25k miles at the beginning of the summer. I immediately put in an Eagle Mike torsion spring and recently added a manual petcock and highway gearing. I'm...
Forum: Airheads 09-28-2012, 06:02 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 7,463
Posted By itinerant
Water

So I prodded the owner for more details about the water, and here's what he said:

"There was a lot of water in there, maybe 2 quarts. (:eek1) About the same amount as there was oil, separated....
Forum: Airheads 09-25-2012, 02:40 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 7,463
Posted By itinerant
Nice

Ooh, like that idea. :evil I'll definitely siphon out some of whatever's in the transmission. I was trying to think of a way that I could see what's in there without draining. Thanks, subagon!
Forum: Airheads 09-25-2012, 11:17 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 7,463
Posted By itinerant
That makes sense - along the lines of what Mark...

That makes sense - along the lines of what Mark said about rebuilding his transmission. Doesn't matter how low the miles are if the gears/bearings are rusty. I'm willing to do a certain amount of...
Forum: Airheads 09-25-2012, 11:05 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 7,463
Posted By itinerant
Hey Lobo. I'm not sure how much was...

Hey Lobo. I'm not sure how much was 'significantly overfilled'. I'll have to wait until I actually get there and can talk to him, look at the bike, etc. He did say he was mystified as to how water...
Forum: Airheads 09-24-2012, 07:58 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 7,463
Posted By itinerant
Milkshake

All I got from him about the water was this:

"The dipstick was reading way over-filled and when I went to drain it out found water."

Looking at the emails, he mentioned that he did put oil in...
Forum: Airheads 09-24-2012, 07:25 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 7,463
Posted By itinerant
Whoops

Hey everyone,

Thanks so much for all the sound advice! I'm comfortable around engines - have rebuilt several other twin motorcycle engines, and a couple of inboard boat motors, so the work...
Forum: Airheads 09-24-2012, 05:21 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 7,463
Posted By itinerant
Next week

Haven't bought it yet (sorry for all the conversation before I actually have the bike), but it's more or less a foregone conclusion. He's not listing it. I offered a deposit to hold it until I...
Forum: Airheads 09-23-2012, 04:22 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 7,463
Posted By itinerant
Thumb Great!

Wow, thanks for all the input, guys, I really I appreciate it.

Renner -> my research showed the same: that no ST came with dual discs, but that the forks supported an easy addition of a second...
Forum: Airheads 09-23-2012, 06:06 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 7,463
Posted By itinerant
Miles

That makes sense. Thanks for the input. Since the biggest bike I've ever put any highway miles on is a KLR 650, I'm willing to bet the BMW gearing feels fine to me, at least at first. I'm not a...
Forum: Airheads 09-22-2012, 08:45 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 7,463
Posted By itinerant
whoa

That depends on what you mean by "worth my while". He's asking around 2,000 for it.

I'll certainly look for all those things, and know exactly what you mean by the "emulsification milkshake". I...
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