ADV R80ST Registry

Discussion in 'Airheads' started by England-Kev, Oct 1, 2008.

  1. Airhead Wrangler

    Airhead Wrangler Long timer

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    That looks, uh, "custom." No idea why it would have a check valve on it. I'd replace it with the normal airhead one so you can remove it with the tools in your on-board tool kit.


    Yep, oilhead drain plug. NOT K drain plug. Use the crush washer as well.
  2. subagon

    subagon Hopelessly lost

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    Details and part numbers at snowbums site
  3. bpeckm

    bpeckm Grin!

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    Thanks, y'all..... I knew there was something posted, somewhere.....!! :evil


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  4. Bluethumb

    Bluethumb Been here awhile

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    Ok, strange question, I know but here's the reason. I have a '83 ST that came with a HPN Rallye oil pan. Seems to me that this should increase the oil capacity, but it holds 2 1/2 qts. I'm wondering if it has the wrong dipstick in it. I looked at some different sites and have learned that there a different lengths of dipsticks, but have no idea what the length of the ST dipstick should be.

    A deeper oil pan with a stock dipstick should end up increasing the amount of oil.

    Thanks!
  5. hardwaregrrl

    hardwaregrrl ignore list

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    Ignore the extra mark as I have a G/S pan
  6. SPO

    SPO Been here awhile

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    Wanna swap oil pans? I have a nice used ST pan...

    :-)
  7. Box'a'bits

    Box'a'bits In need of repair

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    A deeper sump with the stock oil volume helps with engine breather issues. :D

    I'm not sure if the ST used the G/S pan, or a standard oil pan.

    If it was a G/S (shallow) pan, you might find that if you go back to stock, or increase the oil volume to level outlined on a stock dip stick, that the bike starts to consume oil.
  8. Bluethumb

    Bluethumb Been here awhile

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    Good advice, thanks.

    The dipstick is longer. For now, I'm going to leave it as is. Two and a half quarts is good.
  9. Airhead Wrangler

    Airhead Wrangler Long timer

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    The ST used the deeper "road model" oil pan of that time.
  10. bpeckm

    bpeckm Grin!

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    I just pulled my ST pan to inspect it, and its gasket while I was doing the rear main... here's a pic of the inside of the oil pan "as dropped"... nice ..!!

    You can sort of see the baffle at the front (left), which was added to later airhead pans so that all the oil didn't slosh forward at a hard stop, causing oil starvation....


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    and re-installed:

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    :evil

    Also, the G/S oil pan had four tapped holes for attaching the skidplate, iirc?
  11. Cogswell

    Cogswell Spudly Adventurer

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    Looks like I need to add my name to the list. Picked up a 1983 a couple of weeks ago with the front forks folded in.

    Last four of the VIN is 7331 and the bike is red.

    I'll try to get some pics up soon, it's on the lift now waiting on some straight parts.

    Mike
  12. subagon

    subagon Hopelessly lost

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    A picture of the pan on my '83. Looks "deep" to me.

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  13. mark1305

    mark1305 Old Enough To Know Better

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    Yep, that's the same as the pan on my '83.
  14. Lesser

    Lesser Adventurer

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    One more ST reporting for duty, although I'll have to get back with the VIN as it's currently holed up in winter storage.

    I have an '83 blue ST, 3rd owner, 46xxx on the clock. Was in Wisconsin originally where it sat for a while, then was resurrected by (reportedly) a BMW mechanic who took the liberty of painting the thing blue. Quality job. That blue's not coming off. Then a Virginia owner had it and engineered a home cooked brake adapter to get a dual-pot Brembo on the front, and then I bought it about a year ago.

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    It's been a great bike overall and I've been amassing parts over the winter to address its not so great points. Eventually want to reserve the option to make it a more capable off road machine, but as long as I'm living in a city I've come to terms with the fact I'm not going to get off road too much. Instead the plans for the spring are:

    • R100 GS tank painted to match a whole extra bodywork set I've squirreled away, including Acerbis hand guards
    • 41mm stanchion fork from a 1994 R100R (Mystik?)
    • Tubeless tire front wheel with dual floating rotors
    • double-piston Brembos

    Which begs the question -- Anyone interested in purchasing a complete, blue, excellent-condition bodywork set? Or know anyone who is? All the pieces are in excellent condition. Tank's red liner is totally intact. Maybe the odd tab missing off the side panels but it's all there. I've got a paint code somewhere too.

    Anyway will post back after the transformation. Excited to hop up the ST. Have not compared geo numbers but I ought to be able to replicate the same front end characteristics of the stock fork, even if it's got a heavier wheel.

    Last but not least, speaking of transformations, I thought some on here would get a kick out of this custom ST creation on eBay by way of Oklahoma.

    LINKY

    Supposedly already has one bid for $12k on this "custom bobbed 83 ST" -- hurry auction ends soon!!

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    Cheers-

    Chris
  15. chip77

    chip77 Been here awhile

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    That is all
  16. hardwaregrrl

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    OH MY EYES....:becca
  17. Clay Spinner

    Clay Spinner Been here awhile

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    +1. What a waste... I thought that was what those rt and rs's were for.
  18. norton73

    norton73 drinkin'

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    sez the woman with the frankenbike that doesn't even resemble a ST any more :evil
  19. Airhead Wrangler

    Airhead Wrangler Long timer

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    I'd take her bike over that turd (or even any stock ST) every day of the week and twice on sunday. :D
  20. England-Kev

    England-Kev Long timer

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    There may have been an update:evil:deal