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Old 03-26-2015, 07:42 PM   #1
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New to the airhead world

Just bought a 1992 r100rt. With all records of maintaince. Transmission splines were done every 20,000 miles. All the normal upgrades done to the elpictcall system. Seems like a nice bike. It's lived a touring life and still was being used a his primary mount. He got a K bike and let this one go to me.

Anything that I should know for this paticular bike? Thoughts opinions?



I'm very excited been looking at air heads for years, just waiting on what seemed like the right bike.

I do have some other airheads in the shop. A 64' bug and a 1995ish sportster.
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Old 03-26-2015, 07:49 PM   #2
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Make sure you pick an oil with high zinc content. I use Mobile-1 V-Twin 2W50 synthetic.

Always look over your shoulder before changing lanes.

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Old 03-26-2015, 07:57 PM   #3
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Make sure you pick an oil with high zinc content. I use Mobile-1 V-Twin 2W50 synthetic.

Sweet. Another oil thread in 3... 2... 1...
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Old 03-26-2015, 08:00 PM   #4
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Sweet. Another oil thread in 3... 2... 1...
How true. And yet, it's important. It's not the brand that matters, but the zinc does.

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Old 03-26-2015, 08:01 PM   #5
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I run vr-1 racing oil in the sporty. I ass/u/me that would be fine for the BM?
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Old 03-26-2015, 08:11 PM   #6
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They'll be plenty of people along to give you all kinds of other info/advice. The short summary I've gathered is high zinc and only synthetic if you enjoy leaky seals. Others probably disagree...

Welcome to Airheadom. We are a persnickety bunch, but generally good people. Ride the piss out of that thing!
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Old 03-26-2015, 08:31 PM   #7
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No leaks for me, FWIW.

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Old 03-27-2015, 06:39 AM   #8
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My /5 has run full synthetic, engine, transmission, driveshaft and rear end for the last 65,000 miles.
It does NOT leak.
It IS dirty.
I do not have a garage.
Have FUN!
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Old 03-27-2015, 06:45 AM   #9
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RT's are cool

All I can say is RT's are cool.
Great protection.
Great comfort.
RT's are meant to take you far.
Get on it and go far.
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Old 03-27-2015, 07:34 AM   #10
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Full dino type oil for me. I like to think the woolly mammoths gave their lives for a worthy cause.
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Old 03-27-2015, 09:50 AM   #11
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Make sure you pick an oil with high zinc content. I use Mobile-1 V-Twin 2W50 synthetic.

Always look over your shoulder before changing lanes.

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Me too. Well as of 2 days ago anyway.
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Old 03-27-2015, 10:31 AM   #12
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My 81 RT leaked with synth. Stopped when I went back to regular.
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Old 03-27-2015, 10:40 AM   #13
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Me too. Well as of 2 days ago anyway.
What? You just started looking over your shoulder?

JK.

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Old 03-27-2015, 07:23 PM   #14
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Congrats.
Vents or lights in the fairing?




Firstly, make sure there's oil in it. Then change it and the filter. As others have said zddp on the label somewhere...

Read this first.
http://www.largiader.com/tech/filters/
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Old 03-30-2015, 04:21 AM   #15
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It has vents
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