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7omly
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Hello from the wilds of Cumbria.

Postby 7omly » Tue Oct 08, 2019 9:53 pm

Hello to everyone.
I'm not sure I've done the right thing but time will tell.
I've just bought a 1985 R80rt. It's a lovely old lady and has introduced me (at the ripe old age of sixty) to a more sensible and sedate style of riding. Just have to sell the FZS600S Fazer now.
I know I'll have to start doing more maintenance especially as today I've discovered my petrol pipes are perished and leaking.
I'll keep you informed of my ups and downs and modifications and try to help others as undoubtedly they'll help me.
All the best to everyone.

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Re: Hello from the wilds of Cumbria.

Postby Galactic Greyhound » Tue Oct 08, 2019 10:17 pm

Hi 7omly,

Sounds like you are in a similar situation to Alex [Alexxx] from Edinburgh.

If you haven't read his Thread [First BMW R80], you can find it here along with some useful comments:

viewtopic.php?f=15&t=28556
Ced.

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http://www.researchgate.net/publication ... ing_bosons" - It works!

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Re: Hello from the wilds of Cumbria.

Postby 7omly » Tue Oct 08, 2019 10:50 pm

Thanks for that Ced.
Lovely place Scotland, the wife and I are often up there. It's a shame she won't get on the bike with me though.
Do you think it would be possible to feed the petrol pipe through the air box using a straightened wire coat hanger as a feeder tool. Sounds lazy but I don't have a garage so I want to get it done quickly while (or if) we get a break from the rain.
All the best
Tom

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Re: Hello from the wilds of Cumbria.

Postby Galactic Greyhound » Wed Oct 09, 2019 9:31 am

Hi Tom,

It's a couple of decades now since I had my R100RT but if I remember correctly getting the petrol pipe through the Airbox is a bit 'tight'!

I think you are on the right track to use a straightened coat hanger wire to help guide the pipe through.

The Airhead guys will be in a better position than I to advise you on this and I am sure they will be here shortly!
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Re: Hello from the wilds of Cumbria.

Postby Mjolinor » Wed Oct 09, 2019 9:33 am

Just stick one feed for each carb and use both taps until such time as you feel like taking it apart. Obviously you will be fitting a new air filter as soon as motivation permits anyway.

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Re: Hello from the wilds of Cumbria.

Postby george baker » Wed Oct 09, 2019 10:03 am

Hi
welcome,

If you put your location in your profile you should get local info and invite, especially if you can get to southern Scotland for their meets

If you put your bike in your sig it will help people reply with relevant information if you raise any queries.

Enjoy the bike

George
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Re: Hello from the wilds of Cumbria.

Postby DEEP DIVER » Thu Oct 10, 2019 9:41 am

Welcome to the forum from Suffolk. You'll find it tight to feed the pipe through unless you can find a smaller outside dia pipe.
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