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Forum: Airheads 02-06-2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 5,377
Views: 1,108,947
Posted By MightyManfred
Nice bike, Bamboo. How long does it take you to...

Nice bike, Bamboo. How long does it take you to stop, with the drum brake up front?
Forum: Airheads 11-09-2013, 09:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,524
Posted By MightyManfred
Oil Pressure Woes

I replaced the oil pressure idiot light with a pressure gage, as I wondered if I had oil pressure problems (the light lit up too easily when the engine was hit and at idle). The gage shows a problem....
Forum: Airheads 10-14-2013, 06:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,165
Posted By MightyManfred
Anybody still watching this thread? I have...

Anybody still watching this thread?

I have an '87 R80RT and have the paper gasket and white o-ring. No shim, no black o-ring. I am confused by all the talk of o-rings and shims and it seems the...
Forum: Airheads 08-26-2013, 06:05 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,515
Posted By MightyManfred
Nice bike. Nice song. Love the dog - have one of...

Nice bike. Nice song. Love the dog - have one of those, too :-)

Only problem - your bike is TOO CLEAN!
Forum: Airheads 02-13-2013, 08:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 683
Posted By MightyManfred
I know it's hard to keep all the details of all...

I know it's hard to keep all the details of all the airheads straight - look what it did to Snowbum!
Forum: Airheads 02-13-2013, 04:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 683
Posted By MightyManfred
Methinks the RT signals do not ground directly -...

Methinks the RT signals do not ground directly - for sure not in front, where all is plastic.

At any rate - great thanks to have this mystery put to bed!
Forum: Airheads 02-13-2013, 11:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 683
Posted By MightyManfred
Solved!

Simple. And easy to overlook. The common ground on each end of the bike terminates at each device. There ends the common part of the ground wire. When I installed the dual element sockets, I had to...
Forum: Airheads 02-12-2013, 03:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 683
Posted By MightyManfred
No - I removed the standard socket, made the hole...

No - I removed the standard socket, made the hole in the plastic a wee bit larger, inserted the dual tab socket and added the secondary power line for the running light filament. Using normal US dual...
Forum: Airheads 02-12-2013, 01:20 PM
Replies: 5,377
Views: 1,108,947
Posted By MightyManfred
It is the Harvest Classic rally and the grunge...

It is the Harvest Classic rally and the grunge gang is called Todo Moto, mostly from San Antonio.
Forum: Airheads 02-12-2013, 01:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 683
Posted By MightyManfred
Bill, I enlarged the hole in the plastic a...

Bill,

I enlarged the hole in the plastic a little and installed dual bulb sockets. Ran a power line from the tail light (rear) and parking light (front) to extra tab to provide power to the lower...
Forum: Airheads 02-12-2013, 12:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 683
Posted By MightyManfred
Update. A.) Can't figure out how to get the...

Update.

A.) Can't figure out how to get the plastic cover inside the turn signal switch off so I can see the wires and try swapping out left for right.

B.) With both right side bulbs out, the...
Forum: Airheads 02-11-2013, 05:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 683
Posted By MightyManfred
That's a good idea. I will work on it maybe...

That's a good idea. I will work on it maybe tomorrow, Wed for sure.

Einstein was right - don't memorize what you know how to find in a book.
Forum: Airheads 02-11-2013, 01:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 683
Posted By MightyManfred
Thanks for your post, Rob. I enhanced the...

Thanks for your post, Rob. I enhanced the ground/earth from my battery a year ago, adding a second strap to the frame near the coils. The relay appears to be working fine - but no light on the right...
Forum: Airheads 02-09-2013, 11:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 683
Posted By MightyManfred
Right side lights failed

I upgraded the turn signals on my '87 R80RT to use dual filament bulbs, using them as running lights. This was done 2 or 3 years ago and all was fine until a week ago. The turn signal idiot light now...
Forum: Airheads 08-13-2012, 12:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,847
Posted By MightyManfred
I have a standard helmet lock bolted on the...

I have a standard helmet lock bolted on the luggage rack of my airhead. :ricky
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 08-03-2012, 07:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 477
Posted By MightyManfred
Glad to be of service! I've been to 4 of these...

Glad to be of service! I've been to 4 of these rallies - they're always worth going to. The Sat morning trials competitions are tops and the motorcycle movie in the meadow Sat evening is normally top...
Forum: Airheads 08-01-2012, 08:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,233
Posted By MightyManfred
Enjoyable read - learning vicariously. The more I...

Enjoyable read - learning vicariously. The more I ride it, the more I enjoy riding my airhead. No plans to have another bike.
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 07-30-2012, 11:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 477
Posted By MightyManfred
Harvest Classic - No Place other than Luckenbach!

The Harvest Classic Motorcycle Rally in Luckenbach will be held Oct 19 - 21. Registration is now OPEN - https://s07.123signup.com/servlet/SignUp?P=15222211911424926700&PG=1522221182300

More info...
Forum: Airheads 07-28-2012, 03:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 911
Posted By MightyManfred
I didn't like the slight interference with...

I didn't like the slight interference with steering those gaskets introduce so I cut mine off and threw them away couple years ago. :ricky
Forum: Airheads 07-26-2012, 06:59 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,890
Posted By MightyManfred
The older I get the less I like the stock side...

The older I get the less I like the stock side stand. But $200 + shipping for a better side stand? Yikes!
Forum: Airheads 07-24-2012, 10:20 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,073
Posted By MightyManfred
I've used Spitfires on my airhead and a couple of...

I've used Spitfires on my airhead and a couple of Yamahas - good tire as you stated.
Forum: Airheads 07-20-2012, 09:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 600
Posted By MightyManfred
One gremlin you have is that your attached...

One gremlin you have is that your attached picture ain't attached. :eek1
Forum: The Garage 07-20-2012, 07:16 AM
Replies: 1,257
Views: 190,787
Posted By MightyManfred
I put an Odyssey PC925L-A in my '87 R80RT in...

I put an Odyssey PC925L-A in my '87 R80RT in early 2010, plug into a battery tender junior that I picked up for $20. With a new ignition coil, the old girl starts immediately nearly every time.
Forum: Airheads 07-18-2012, 06:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,033
Posted By MightyManfred
With duct tape, tape the keys to the back side of...

With duct tape, tape the keys to the back side of the cases. Lots of duct tape. With the keys in a small, brown envelope. And duct tape - lots of it.
Forum: Airheads 06-27-2012, 01:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 905
Posted By MightyManfred
This guy is in central Texas, but good to deal...

This guy is in central Texas, but good to deal with: http://martindalemotorcycleworks.com/A55A76/home.nsf and then there's this old reliable: http://www.beemerboneyard.com/
Forum: Airheads 06-27-2012, 09:14 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,782
Posted By MightyManfred
My airhead came with a Corbin seat on it (picture...

My airhead came with a Corbin seat on it (picture of it as it was when I bought it). I love this seat - EXCEPT for the seam that runs across the place where my cheeks sit. After a couple hundred...
Forum: Airheads 06-22-2012, 07:54 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,387
Posted By MightyManfred
Welcome! I grew up on Yamahas and bought my...

Welcome!

I grew up on Yamahas and bought my first BMW nearly 4 years ago. My '87 R80RT is the best handling, most comfortable and enjoyable ride I've ever been on.

I concur with taking the MSF...
Forum: Airheads 06-15-2012, 06:13 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,427
Posted By MightyManfred
When I was a teenager in West Germany, I saw with...

When I was a teenager in West Germany, I saw with awe the Germans riding their airheads wearing leathers that matched the colors of their R90s. I was putting around on my Yamaha 50 (no license...
Forum: Airheads 06-09-2012, 11:10 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,034
Posted By MightyManfred
I've run Avon RoadRiders and Bridgestone...

I've run Avon RoadRiders and Bridgestone Spitfires on my '87 R80RT and get over 7,000 miles on them. Between 12 and 14 k miles on the front.
Forum: Airheads 06-07-2012, 08:08 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,034
Posted By MightyManfred
The only time I've had wobblies on my airhead was...

The only time I've had wobblies on my airhead was after I replaced the steering head bearings. Frightened me big time. My front tire has lost most of its air while my bike was parked for repairs -...
Forum: Airheads 06-06-2012, 09:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 678
Posted By MightyManfred
This shop is not too far from you:...

This shop is not too far from you: http://willsrimrepair.com/contact-us/
Forum: Airheads 06-06-2012, 06:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 678
Posted By MightyManfred
I banged up my front wheel a while back and a...

I banged up my front wheel a while back and a local motorcycle shop referred me to a local wheel shop where the guy fixed my bent rim in about 20 minutes. For about $100, including paint. My tire was...
Forum: Airheads 06-05-2012, 08:45 AM
Replies: 5,377
Views: 1,108,947
Posted By MightyManfred
That old airhead is the nicest handling bike I've...

That old airhead is the nicest handling bike I've owned. :ricky
Forum: Airheads 06-05-2012, 07:02 AM
Replies: 5,377
Views: 1,108,947
Posted By MightyManfred
This is me - on my '87 R80RT - on Push Mountain...

This is me - on my '87 R80RT - on Push Mountain Road, in Arkansas, a couple years back.

http://i740.photobucket.com/albums/xx42/MightyManfred/Airhead/May272009003.jpg
Forum: Airheads 02-17-2012, 07:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,576
Posted By MightyManfred
I recently installed an Accel brand dual coil on...

I recently installed an Accel brand dual coil on my '87 R80RT. Kept the NGK 5k ohm plug caps. Starts much quicker and runs better. Not yet sure if it jumps higher.
Forum: Old's Cool 04-11-2011, 06:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,402
Posted By MightyManfred
According to Rick Jones -...

According to Rick Jones - http://www.motoelekt.com/ignition.htm

BROWN 1.5 - Use ONE coil for ALL MODELS made from 1981-1995 that came from the factory with ELECTRONIC ignition(Hall effect...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-11-2011, 06:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,402
Posted By MightyManfred
I would like to know more about it, that's for...

I would like to know more about it, that's for sure. Older airheads do run 3 ohm coils, so pre-1981 (I think) would not be a concern.

Here's the rationale from a veteran airhead on BoxerWorks:
...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-11-2011, 04:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,402
Posted By MightyManfred
My coil is a black, dual pole coil. Folks on...

My coil is a black, dual pole coil. Folks on BoxerWorks are of the opinion that a higher resistance coil would generate less power to the primary electronics, making it even harder to start than it...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-11-2011, 02:49 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,402
Posted By MightyManfred
I'm a new inmate - been riding off and on since...

I'm a new inmate - been riding off and on since 1969. I am 2 and half years into being an airhead owner and think the coil on my 1987 R80RT needs replacing. I have one of the Harley coils shown above...
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