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by srankin
Fri Jul 01, 2022 8:52 am
Forum: Classic (1970-25 years ago) Motorcycles
Topic: headlight adjustment for 1983 R100T
Replies: 3
Views: 117

Re: headlight adjustment for 1983 R100T

LOL, some things I learned pre internet days, the hard way.
If you want a laugh buy one of the new Clymer manuals and try to make sense out of making repairs using it. Enjoy the riding! St.
by srankin
Fri Jul 01, 2022 8:50 am
Forum: Classic (1970-25 years ago) Motorcycles
Topic: thrust rod broken
Replies: 12
Views: 298

Re: thrust rod broken

LOL, not to be a pain but I have been holding the clutches in on my bikes/cars/trucks forever. On my 84 R80RT since new in 84 and 230K miles, I am still using the original thrust rod, piston and parts from new. Yes, I have changed the clutch a few times over the years but never the rod or parts. My ...
by srankin
Thu Jun 30, 2022 9:51 pm
Forum: Classic (1970-25 years ago) Motorcycles
Topic: headlight adjustment for 1983 R100T
Replies: 3
Views: 117

Re: headlight adjustment for 1983 R100T

Yes, and you don't have to loosen them very much to make the change. Just a little loose will allow you to stick fingers between the rubber gasket of the S fairing and the chrome headlight ring and pull up the headlight shell. Keeping some tension means you can set the headlight and give it a try ar...
by srankin
Tue Jun 28, 2022 8:59 am
Forum: Classic (1970-25 years ago) Motorcycles
Topic: thrust rod broken
Replies: 12
Views: 298

Re: thrust rod broken

Kurt, there have been postings about newer aftermarket or OM pistons swelling causing sticking problems and such. I could be wrong but I think they may have been made of plastic? Sorry I only skimmed the posts because I didn't have that year bike and have never had the problem written about. Vech, a...
by srankin
Mon Jun 27, 2022 6:53 pm
Forum: Classic (1970-25 years ago) Motorcycles
Topic: thrust rod broken
Replies: 12
Views: 298

Re: thrust rod broken

So Vech, is it possible when he assembled the unit last time, the felt was out of place and blocked oil passage?

My teflon memory is acting up so I will ask; "is the unit oiled from inside the transmission by gear oil"? St.
by srankin
Mon Jun 27, 2022 6:49 pm
Forum: Classic (1970-25 years ago) Motorcycles
Topic: '85 R80 RT won't start
Replies: 8
Views: 222

Re: '85 R80 RT won't start

A simple thing to try is spray some contact cleaner into the kill switch and see what happens. I suggest before you start any trouble shooting you get yourself a good wiring diagram. The best I have found are from EME they are in full color, and have pin locations numbered as well. So if the cleaner...
by srankin
Sun Jun 26, 2022 1:26 pm
Forum: Classic (1970-25 years ago) Motorcycles
Topic: thrust rod broken
Replies: 12
Views: 298

Re: thrust rod broken

Some of the parts are oiled internally by gear oil in the trans. Did you perhaps not have enough oil in the transmission? Otherwise it is a who knows what happened, it just did. Sorry, it is the best I can think of. St.
by srankin
Sun Jun 26, 2022 7:32 am
Forum: Classic (1970-25 years ago) Motorcycles
Topic: '85 R80 RT won't start
Replies: 8
Views: 222

Re: '85 R80 RT won't start

Any luck? St.
by srankin
Sun Jun 26, 2022 7:31 am
Forum: Classic (1970-25 years ago) Motorcycles
Topic: thrust rod broken
Replies: 12
Views: 298

Re: thrust rod broken

I can't tell from your pictures, did you have the felt clutch rod ring in place? Other than that, I can't see anything blatant. St.
by srankin
Wed Jun 22, 2022 8:08 am
Forum: Classic (1970-25 years ago) Motorcycles
Topic: '85 R80 RT won't start
Replies: 8
Views: 222

Re: '85 R80 RT won't start

First thing I would check is pull the float bowls off and look for water in the gas, despite fresh gas and stabilizer, you still may have it. (I filled up the other day at a station and ten miles down the road my bike started running on one cylinder, the gas station gave me a nice mix of water and g...