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Hello fellow members

Postby adslongy » Fri Mar 16, 2018 4:38 pm

Hello fellow members, First time on a forum and all that so apologies in advance for any mistakes that I am going to make.

Recently Purchased a 1980 R80/7 and am just getting acquainted with "her". Any tips you may have will be greatly appreciated as my previous bike was a Kawasaki ZZR 600 - oh and I am a shorty at 5ft6" if that helps put things into perspective (no pun intended!).
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Re: Hello fellow members

Postby Rob Frankhamr » Fri Mar 16, 2018 6:41 pm

Hi, welcome aboard.

There is a huge amount of 'airhead' related information on this forum. If and when you have any questions at all, just post them in the ' Airhead Q&A's' forum and you'll get all of the advice you need... (and probably a lot more :shock:). There are no stupid questions.

As for generic advice...

Persevere with the gear change. These bikes are notorious for clunky gearchanges and you may find them quite trying to start with. Pay attention to the engine revs when you change. A slight 'blip' of the throttle helps when you are going down the box and don't hurry the change. After a while, you get the knack and smooth changes become second nature.

A weak point on bikes of this age is the main stand. Do not try to lever the bike onto the stand using the tang. THis is just to move the stand into contact with the ground. Put your right boot on the end of the main stand tube and press down while lifting the rear of the bike. The bike should lift on to the stand quite easily... If it doesn't, or if both wheels are in contact with the ground, the stand is worn and needs attention.

That's really about all you'll need to know to start with. I'm sure you will enjoy the bike... they are great to ride.

Welcome again

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Re: Hello fellow members

Postby j8ejc » Fri Mar 16, 2018 7:46 pm

Welcome to the forum from Gtr Manchester.

There is a lot of knowledge on the site and the search feature is your friend. After that there is no stupid questions as better to ask than make the job twice as difficult than it needs to be

Ride safe and enjoy


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Re: Hello fellow members

Postby Jon S » Sat Mar 17, 2018 7:04 pm

A big Hi from Cumbria
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Re: Hello fellow members

Postby P-K » Sun Mar 18, 2018 7:44 pm

Hi there,

Welcome to the Forum :smile:
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