Wednesday, June 18, 2008

My First Wrenching on the R80

Yep, not even a week in my possession and I am already wrenching on the R80.

I was having a hard time changing gears between third and fourth mainly on the ride home from work. Very frustrating.

Got home, ate dinner and then took a look at the clutch lever mechanism.

The part circled in red is what I adjusted

I removed the right end of the clutch adjustment rod, extended it out five turns/two threads and put it back together. Took Brigitta out for a test ride and shifting was much better between third and fourth gear! I was a happy camper once again.

That's it, not much of a wrenching operation but there you go. I have already added a SAE extension cable to the battery terminal this past Sunday to allow me to hook up the battery tender easily without having to remove the seat or the toolbox. Not real wrenching, more like tweaking it with a farkle.

Finally, today I joined the Airheads Beemer Club and became Airhead #10922. There's a small yearly fee to join but I hope to gain access to all the accumulated airhead technical knowledge accumulated in the last couple of decades to help me maintain my own airhead motorcycle.

2 comments:

Demonio Pellegrino said...

well done...I am absolutely unable to do anything on my bikes...especially the Mana...i don't dare to touch it as I am afraid it could explode with all the electronics it has on it...

Rick said...

An official airhead! Very Cool.