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Forum: Airheads 03-01-2015, 07:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 391
Posted By flemsmith
Renner, So did you just re-torque the pinion...

Renner,

So did you just re-torque the pinion nut and change the seal with no other drama?

roy
Forum: Airheads 03-01-2015, 07:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 391
Posted By flemsmith
Using BMW 75w-90; I've ridden it about a coupla...

Using BMW 75w-90; I've ridden it about a coupla thousand miles since I bought it. Think what I'll do is get me a little measuring stick for both bezel and U-joint and watch the relative levels for a...
Forum: Airheads 03-01-2015, 10:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 391
Posted By flemsmith
monolever.

monolever.
Forum: Airheads 03-01-2015, 10:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 391
Posted By flemsmith
Too much bevel drive oil....

First fluid change on new to me 91 R100RT. I thought it had been recently serviced just before I bought it. No leaks, except from the push rod seals on one side.

Bevel drive fluid, u-joint and...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 02-22-2015, 08:24 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 57,237
Posted By flemsmith
Lessee, The first part of your question sounds...

Lessee, The first part of your question sounds right, although I do have a clear braided hose leaving the JEGGs breather collector and running back up toward the rear fender, terminating in a small...
Forum: Airheads 02-21-2015, 05:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 270
Posted By flemsmith
Gracias, that's exactly what I needed to know. ...

Gracias, that's exactly what I needed to know. And I might even be able to remember it.

roy
Forum: Airheads 02-21-2015, 05:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 270
Posted By flemsmith
Rear tire rotation...

Tried to do a search, mebbe this ques is too elementary, but I don't see a FAQ for airhead newbies....

91 R100RT. replacing both tires. Metzeler ME880 Marathons, 100-90/18 and 120-90/18.

The...
Forum: Airheads 02-18-2015, 09:08 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,141
Posted By flemsmith
congrats! Just ride and be happy. That's my new...

congrats! Just ride and be happy. That's my new airhead strategy.

roy
Forum: Airheads 02-13-2015, 06:50 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,141
Posted By flemsmith
I'm actually surprised...took the bike out for a...

I'm actually surprised...took the bike out for a ride today, and it never missed a beat, which is totally abnormal compared to the way it's always acted since I bought it. It always had a very...
Forum: Airheads 02-11-2015, 07:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 541
Posted By flemsmith
ok, airhead noobs pay attention....those of you...

ok, airhead noobs pay attention....those of you who are experienced airheads move along, nothing for you here.



ok,noobs, now that we're alone, I have a little confession, I pulled one of my...
Forum: Airheads 02-10-2015, 05:59 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,141
Posted By flemsmith
Looking good! I ended up going with the 3x0.5...

Looking good! I ended up going with the 3x0.5 machine screws and nuts and red loctite, what you did looks easier, and the way it split the HES rivets looks really strong. I thought I took a...
Forum: Airheads 02-10-2015, 05:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 541
Posted By flemsmith
I wouldn't expect to get anything for free from...

I wouldn't expect to get anything for free from the local dealer; I think I'll go visit a locksmith tomorrow; wouldn't mind carrying an extra key if that's an option rather than removing and grinding...
Forum: Airheads 02-10-2015, 09:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 541
Posted By flemsmith
I read somewhere that I can just file/dremel down...

I read somewhere that I can just file/dremel down the wafer edges that are sticking out in this photo (excepting the bottom one, which is solely to hold the tubular assembly in place) and it should...
Forum: Airheads 02-10-2015, 08:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 541
Posted By flemsmith
Yes, mine look like that, at least the reflectors...

Yes, mine look like that, at least the reflectors in the same position. ignition key inserts, won't turn. I better go try again.

roy
Forum: Airheads 02-09-2015, 09:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 541
Posted By flemsmith
ok, I did find some info searching for K-bike...

ok, I did find some info searching for K-bike bags...it looks to me like my 91 RT is using the second generation K-bike bags, similar to the flat lock lid bags on the 85 model RT, except with tubular...
Forum: Airheads 02-09-2015, 08:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 541
Posted By flemsmith
Late Monoshock oem pannier key

1991 R100RT, it has the OEM panniers that have tubular locks and are too small to hold a full face helmet, not the ones with the flat lock lid, the tubular square chrome bag mounts and are large...
Forum: Airheads 02-08-2015, 07:19 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,141
Posted By flemsmith
Why blue loctite? I'm thinking red. Don't expect...

Why blue loctite? I'm thinking red. Don't expect to ever do this again, at least on this bike. On my replacement HES, turns out that I can run a 3x0.5mm tap thru it and bolt it on. My current plan...
Forum: Airheads 02-08-2015, 04:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,287
Posted By flemsmith
Welcome! enjoyed the read. Don't get too upset...

Welcome! enjoyed the read. Don't get too upset over all the complaining about pic sizes, we're mostly a buncha bitchy old men. Just go to medium on smugmug and you'll be fine.

Do the lowers...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-08-2015, 02:18 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,984
Posted By flemsmith
Been a long time since I cried. Thanks. roy

Been a long time since I cried. Thanks.

roy
Forum: Airheads 02-08-2015, 12:24 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,141
Posted By flemsmith
OK, some questions don't really deserve an...

OK, some questions don't really deserve an answer, they just show you haven't tried. Turns out my battery terminal puller wouldn't work, it didn't open wide enough to pull from the center, so I had...
Forum: Airheads 02-07-2015, 08:07 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,141
Posted By flemsmith
The battery terminal puller pic....wouldn't you...

The battery terminal puller pic....wouldn't you need to make some little adapter that fits inside the slots of the thin magnet window breaking metal piece? ie, with just the battery terminal puller...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 02-04-2015, 11:09 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 57,237
Posted By flemsmith
Paint the bags....? I dunno, they came to me...

Paint the bags....? I dunno, they came to me with myriad holes in them, so I've got fiberglass patches all over the backsides, and they are really light and I'm afraid flimsy. I need to put quite a...
Forum: Airheads 02-04-2015, 10:59 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,141
Posted By flemsmith
Yes, I pulled the ICU off, cleaned the backside...

Yes, I pulled the ICU off, cleaned the backside and put a thin layer of heat sink grease on it. Feel good about that. The kill switch, now that's an idea. I've got some other obligations for the...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 02-03-2015, 11:59 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 57,237
Posted By flemsmith
Oh! and I got the fairing painted too! ...

Oh! and I got the fairing painted too!
http://flemsmith.smugmug.com/Other/Moto-Guzzi-T3/i-6vRV4p3/0/M/IMG_4579-M.jpg
later, roy
Forum: Some Assembly Required 02-03-2015, 11:56 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 57,237
Posted By flemsmith
Small changes we all make....I felt like the...

Small changes we all make....I felt like the sidebags were just a bit too flimsy, they're plastic after all, and although I have them mounted at three places, the long curved bracket at the back was...
Forum: Airheads 02-02-2015, 11:23 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,141
Posted By flemsmith
I'm gonna think on it awhile...it's a 104K mi...

I'm gonna think on it awhile...it's a 104K mi R80, has an intermittent miss, never more than just a strongly noticeable hiccup, but it happens every ride at least once or twice. Thing is, the inside...
Forum: Airheads 02-01-2015, 08:50 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,141
Posted By flemsmith
Yes, looking again, you're exactly right, one...

Yes, looking again, you're exactly right, one side of the hall effect sensor has a magnet, what I'm trying to remove is a round metal 'cover' that sits over the hall sensor, and has a large open...
Forum: Airheads 02-01-2015, 03:06 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,141
Posted By flemsmith
OK, I'm also trying to replace the hall effect...

OK, I'm also trying to replace the hall effect sensor. Got as far as the pin that secures the magnet to the shaft, which is the last step before I actually get to the hall effect sensor...damned if...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-01-2015, 11:03 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,374
Posted By flemsmith
Enjoyed the read, thanks! It's always fun to...

Enjoyed the read, thanks!

It's always fun to read of an older bike rebuild followed by a ride challenge and all the tribulations while sitting in my easy chair with the back warmer on.

Well...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 01-30-2015, 08:40 PM
Replies: 405
Views: 44,892
Posted By flemsmith
Been watching from the start....you sure bite off...

Been watching from the start....you sure bite off a lot of ambitious work, and make it look very nice. Thanks for sharing.

roy
Forum: Old's Cool 01-25-2015, 08:47 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,374
Posted By flemsmith
only avail to UK Amazon customers? roy

only avail to UK Amazon customers?

roy
Forum: The Garage 01-15-2015, 11:58 PM
Replies: 6,446
Views: 2,859,425
Posted By flemsmith
You guys clean your garage? I can barely walk...

You guys clean your garage? I can barely walk thru mine.

roy
Forum: The Garage 01-15-2015, 11:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,988
Posted By flemsmith
Damn, I never would have thought of that. Pretty...

Damn, I never would have thought of that. Pretty darn creative!

BTW, when I carried a bike on the back of my Sprinter based RV, I couldn't tell there was any change in mpg. Pulling a trailer...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-14-2015, 08:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,760
Posted By flemsmith
Have you looked at MG cycles for carb parts? ...

Have you looked at MG cycles for carb parts? Assuming you have a VHB carb, the main jet threads are the same as the pilot jet. Different than the PHF series.

roy
Forum: Airheads 01-10-2015, 06:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 667
Posted By flemsmith
Hope you took lots of pix of the wire harness...

Hope you took lots of pix of the wire harness routing.
Forum: Airheads 01-08-2015, 09:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 806
Posted By flemsmith
Sorry, but I'm a little confused. Couldn't you...

Sorry, but I'm a little confused. Couldn't you just unsolder the old diode and solder in a new one?

roy
Forum: Some Assembly Required 01-05-2015, 09:27 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 21,374
Posted By flemsmith
ok, read the link about making the vapor...

ok, read the link about making the vapor blaster...I'm out of that level of complication. Not sure I have enough life left to make that process work in my garage.

roy
Forum: Some Assembly Required 01-04-2015, 06:57 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 21,374
Posted By flemsmith
vapor blaster....take idiot level pix. I may...

vapor blaster....take idiot level pix. I may want to build one too. It'll save time when I start asking remedial questions.

roy
Forum: Airheads 01-04-2015, 06:49 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,031
Posted By flemsmith
allright! A workshop almost as cluttered as...

allright! A workshop almost as cluttered as mine, and a total airhead teardown with pix and questions. It must be Christmas! I be following fer sure.

roy
Forum: Airheads 01-04-2015, 06:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 433
Posted By flemsmith
I'm 6'1", and could not readily deploy mine on...

I'm 6'1", and could not readily deploy mine on the 91 from the seat confidently. Not really an issue unless you're loaded for camping, with bags making it a bit harder to get off than normal. After...
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