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Forum: Airheads 07-30-2014, 12:29 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 8,235
Posted By Androu
I have the EME ignition system with the original...

I have the EME ignition system with the original Bosch charging system on my R90. Haven't had any problems, but I haven't run it all that much yet. Keeping my fingers crossed.
Forum: Airheads 07-29-2014, 11:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 538
Posted By Androu
I tend to agree. if something goes wrong with my...

I tend to agree. if something goes wrong with my fuel-injected, computerized everything Honda (although not very likley) I probably would have a hard time determinig what chip, sensor, vacuum line,...
Forum: Airheads 07-29-2014, 08:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 538
Posted By Androu
Yeah, all good replies so far, thanks. I don't...

Yeah, all good replies so far, thanks. I don't know much about the maintenance history other than P.O. told me he had the top end rebuilt about 3K miles ago. Since I've had it:

-Replaced all...
Forum: Airheads 07-29-2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 538
Posted By Androu
Peace of Mind

Suppose you had a 40 year old R90 and everything was original. You're planning a long trip. What would you replace, even if it seems to be working OK, just to reduce the probability of a breakdown on...
Forum: Airheads 07-22-2014, 08:49 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 208
Posted By Androu
Clunky Transmission?

So...I had heard that airhead tranmissions tend to be a little "clunky". My experience with mine was no different. It felt really difficult to shift smoothly, especially compared to my "modern"...
Forum: Airheads 07-19-2014, 07:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 213
Posted By Androu
Vacuum Leak?

Latest maintenance task on my 1975 R90 was carb adjustment/balancing. Was pretty easy and seems to run a bit smoother now with better acceleration. Here's the weird part: When I went to hook up the...
Forum: Airheads 07-14-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,459
Posted By Androu
Exactly. I was just trying to get a feel for how...

Exactly. I was just trying to get a feel for how long I could run on one side only, after the level drops to "reserve". Again, probably not the smartest thing to do without bringing a gallon or two...
Forum: Airheads 07-14-2014, 07:25 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,459
Posted By Androu
I never said it was a smart or well thought-out...

I never said it was a smart or well thought-out experiment :)
Forum: Airheads 07-13-2014, 04:48 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,459
Posted By Androu
Reserve? Not so much.

Today I was doing an experiment to determine the range of my rig (1975 R90 w/ Ural sidecar) with me, my spouse, and some gear at highway speed. Rode an out and back route, intending to run until the...
Forum: Airheads 07-07-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 313
Posted By Androu
Thanks for those tips, I'll check the oil level,...

Thanks for those tips, I'll check the oil level, probably more than half right now. I'll check the floats too, they're Bing carbs. The choke lever does feel kind of stiff and the cables are pretty...
Forum: Airheads 07-07-2014, 09:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 313
Posted By Androu
Thanks! So far, I haven't really found anything...

Thanks! So far, I haven't really found anything "wrong" with the old girl. The left plug had a little dry, black fouling, maybe running a little rich on that side? I haven't fooled with the carbs at...
Forum: Airheads 07-07-2014, 08:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 313
Posted By Androu
Oily?

OK, real Airhead noob here. recently purchased a 1975 r90 with URAL hack (really cool rig, lots of fun). I've been going through it, basically checkinag all the normal maintenance items, changing...
Forum: Road warriors 06-25-2014, 07:35 AM
Replies: 929
Views: 202,162
Posted By Androu
Yeah, I don't really get it either. I actually...

Yeah, I don't really get it either. I actually heard one owner describe it as what his K75 SHOULD HAVE BEEN. They definitely didn't break any sales records here but are quite popular in Europe. Honda...
Forum: Hacks 05-24-2014, 02:50 PM
Replies: 6,362
Views: 2,310,609
Posted By Androu
Broke my hack cherry! Followed me home last...

Broke my hack cherry! Followed me home last night. 1975 R90/6 with Ural sidecar. Loads of fun but still learning to drive it. Not difficult really, just weird.
...
Forum: Airheads 05-24-2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 6,175
Views: 1,240,122
Posted By Androu
https://scontent-b-sjc.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/t...

https://scontent-b-sjc.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/t1.0-9/10417018_10201697997161750_4283956314372828619_n.jpg

Followed me home yesterday. My first airhead and my first hack. 1975 R90/6 with Ural...
Forum: Road warriors 05-03-2014, 07:22 AM
Replies: 929
Views: 202,162
Posted By Androu
I'm over 200 and also found the bike wallowed a...

I'm over 200 and also found the bike wallowed a bit. I cranked up the rear preload, which fixed it for me. New tires made a huge difference too. The OEM BT-20's made the bike feel skittish but a set...
Forum: Road warriors 05-01-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 929
Views: 202,162
Posted By Androu
I've got the Russell "day long" saddle as well. ...

I've got the Russell "day long" saddle as well. It doesn't really fit me quite right, as I got it second hand from another rider who had it made for him, but still more comfy than the stock seat.
Forum: Road warriors 04-29-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 929
Views: 202,162
Posted By Androu
It's a really practical bike and I guess that's...

It's a really practical bike and I guess that's not what most people are looking for. For most Americans, motorcycles are a weekend toy and they want something cool, fun, stylish, etc. The Deauville...
Forum: Road warriors 04-28-2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 929
Views: 202,162
Posted By Androu
Still enjoying my 2010. Not the coolest or most...

Still enjoying my 2010. Not the coolest or most exciting bike, but it does everything I need it to. I commute, tour, and explore the back roads and it does it all quite well.


...
Forum: Road warriors 05-01-2013, 01:20 PM
Replies: 929
Views: 202,162
Posted By Androu
I'm 6'1' and it's pretty comfy for me. I have 1"...

I'm 6'1' and it's pretty comfy for me. I have 1" bar riser for a slightly more upright postion. Some have also added peg lowering kits but I haven't found a need for it. It wouldn't be my first...
Forum: Road warriors 04-27-2013, 07:53 AM
Replies: 929
Views: 202,162
Posted By Androu
Just another pic to keep the thread rolling. ...

Just another pic to keep the thread rolling. Parked near Owens "Lake", which has been dry for many years, ever since Los Angeles stole all the water from the Owens river :^) Now, it's reported to be...
Forum: Road warriors 04-13-2013, 02:48 PM
Replies: 929
Views: 202,162
Posted By Androu
I've definitely been considering the Tiger 800XC....

I've definitely been considering the Tiger 800XC. I really need to ride one I guess. I'd love to able to run down the highway for a few hours, then just turn down a dirt trail and explore the desert.
Forum: Road warriors 04-13-2013, 02:44 PM
Replies: 929
Views: 202,162
Posted By Androu
Tires would help for sure, but the real...

Tires would help for sure, but the real shortcomings (besides my mediocre riding skills) are the suspension and small front wheel. I've made my way carefully down dirt roads out here, but we have a...
Forum: Road warriors 04-12-2013, 07:03 PM
Replies: 929
Views: 202,162
Posted By Androu
I love my NT, but the one thing it's not good at,...

I love my NT, but the one thing it's not good at, that I'm craving lately, is dirt. There are a lot of really cool dirt roads and trails around here that I must explore, so some sort of dual sport...
Forum: Road warriors 04-12-2013, 07:00 PM
Replies: 929
Views: 202,162
Posted By Androu
Hey Phil. One of them is your buddy Rick who...

Hey Phil. One of them is your buddy Rick who rode out from Vegas to meet up and ride around Death Valley and the Sierras with some of us So Cal NT owners from the forum.
Forum: Road warriors 04-12-2013, 01:06 PM
Replies: 929
Views: 202,162
Posted By Androu
Oops, trying again: ...

Oops, trying again:

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8436/7966483956_b7938d8eff.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/cetros/7966483956/)
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8297/7966486964_98807542db.jpg...
Forum: Road warriors 04-12-2013, 09:55 AM
Replies: 929
Views: 202,162
Posted By Androu
A few folks over here have: ...

A few folks over here have:

http://www.nt-owners.org/

No one in the U.S. sells them that I know of. Some folks have ordered them from European sources, but they are pricey!
Forum: Road warriors 04-12-2013, 09:52 AM
Replies: 929
Views: 202,162
Posted By Androu
Couple more images from my wanderings: High...

Couple more images from my wanderings:

High in the Sierras:

http://www.nt-owners.org/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=5622&d=1349015230

A popular photo stop:
...
Forum: Road warriors 04-12-2013, 09:31 AM
Replies: 929
Views: 202,162
Posted By Androu
Greetings from a fellow NT rider Adventurestahl...

Greetings from a fellow NT rider Adventurestahl (http://advrider.com/forums/member.php?u=91623). I think it's one of the best all-around road bikes there are. Not the fastest, or coolest looking,...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-11-2013, 01:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,464
Posted By Androu
I live in Ridgecrest and ride through Trona all...

I live in Ridgecrest and ride through Trona all the time. Never experienced any weird electrical phenomena on my bike. However, when I was working a maintenance contract for the Navy @ China Lake a...
Forum: Road warriors 04-03-2013, 12:43 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,979
Posted By Androu
Honda NT 700. You can probably find slightly used...

Honda NT 700. You can probably find slightly used ones or even new leftovers from 2010-2012 within your budget. Great commuter, tourer, whatever. Exceptionally reliable, economical and comfortable...
Forum: Road warriors 10-14-2012, 02:20 PM
Replies: 929
Views: 202,162
Posted By Androu
Wow, he's really got a lot of gear packed on...

Wow, he's really got a lot of gear packed on there. I've never loaded nearly that much stuff, but I guess it did OK, he made there and back.
Forum: Road warriors 10-07-2012, 02:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,516
Posted By Androu
Here ya go: ...

Here ya go:

http://www.nt-owners.org/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=5625&d=1349017266
Forum: Road warriors 10-05-2012, 07:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,130
Posted By Androu
I've got a 2010 NT700 and like it very much. It's...

I've got a 2010 NT700 and like it very much. It's relaible, econimcal, easy to ride. Plenty of storage (Ihave the Honda top box) and a great, agile city commuter. What would probably surprise some...
Forum: Beasts 09-30-2012, 07:01 AM
Replies: 2,727
Views: 518,663
Posted By Androu
Man, I remember when I was young and I could eat...

Man, I remember when I was young and I could eat it like that and just pick up the bike and keep riding. Now I'd be in traction for a month :)
Forum: Road warriors 09-10-2012, 10:41 AM
Replies: 1,570
Views: 213,318
Posted By Androu
NT700, Honda calls it a "Sport Touring Bike"....

NT700, Honda calls it a "Sport Touring Bike". Really more tour than sport, but I have a blast exploring the mountains and desert valleys with it.
...
Forum: Road warriors 07-02-2012, 12:04 PM
Replies: 929
Views: 202,162
Posted By Androu
Yep, it will cruise at 80-85 all day, no problem....

Yep, it will cruise at 80-85 all day, no problem. I also find it quite agile and easy to maneuver through traffic, splitting lanes and darting in and out of parking lots with ease. A really under...
Forum: Road warriors 05-09-2012, 10:15 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,430
Posted By Androu
Yeah, not many used ones around, as they just...

Yeah, not many used ones around, as they just introduced to U.S. in 2010 and not all that many were sold since.
Forum: Road warriors 05-09-2012, 09:55 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,430
Posted By Androu
Well, for commuting and occasinal touring, I have...

Well, for commuting and occasinal touring, I have to put in a plug for the Honda NT 700. I ride mine to work every day. Not the sexiest or most exciting bike perhaps, but good gas mileage,...
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