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Forum: New Zealand Yesterday, 01:28 AM
Replies: 1,344
Views: 74,517
Posted By Voltaire
BMW PD...13k:eek1 ...

BMW PD...13k:eek1
http://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/motorbikes/motorbikes/classic-vintage/auction-864956174.htm
Forum: New Zealand Yesterday, 01:19 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 850
Posted By Voltaire
Where can I get Black Pudding ( numnumnm) in...

Where can I get Black Pudding ( numnumnm) in Hamilton...do you have shops of just Fonterra?
Looking forward to the " that's not original " competition:rofl
Forum: Ride reports 03-23-2015, 06:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,276
Posted By Voltaire
Cool, subscribed.

Cool, subscribed.
Forum: New Zealand 03-23-2015, 01:38 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 850
Posted By Voltaire
Must ( not) have R90s accessory.$850 US :puke2 ...

Must ( not) have R90s accessory.$850 US :puke2
...
Forum: New Zealand 03-22-2015, 11:52 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 850
Posted By Voltaire
Took the S out for a spin yesterday, did 160 kms....

Took the S out for a spin yesterday, did 160 kms. The bikini fairing does a good job of keeping the wind blast off.
Riding position is excellent and plenty of power on tap for an old dear.:rofl
...
Forum: Airheads 03-22-2015, 04:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 872
Posted By Voltaire
Wow you guys are lucky, I paid over 7K US for a '...

Wow you guys are lucky, I paid over 7K US for a ' not run since 1997" sight unseen 1974 off pics last year.
Oddly here they cost over twice the price of a Commando or Bonnie when new but you wont...
Forum: New Zealand 03-22-2015, 10:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 376
Posted By Voltaire
You tell em ACC, as the Workers one pays for work...

You tell em ACC, as the Workers one pays for work related accidents and the accidents that happen in the weekend skiing, playing sport, getting pissed and falling over etc are covered by...
Forum: Airheads 03-21-2015, 03:38 PM
Replies: 7,800
Views: 1,573,135
Posted By Voltaire
Got my R90s back on road, it was tidy condition...

Got my R90s back on road, it was tidy condition to start with, only had to sort out PO bodges and find better old parts for some of it.
Its done 166000 kms and I understand talking to the original...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-21-2015, 02:32 PM
Replies: 758
Views: 113,365
Posted By Voltaire
Ken McIntosh and the 1950 Works Norton he...

Ken McIntosh and the 1950 Works Norton he rebuilt.
http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p235/rednzep/IMAG2834_zpsbtsqavpt.jpg...
Forum: New Zealand 03-21-2015, 12:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 376
Posted By Voltaire
I didn't think the ACC on bikes was dropping?

I didn't think the ACC on bikes was dropping?
Forum: Airheads 03-21-2015, 12:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 671
Posted By Voltaire
Is that Vlads place in the background, he liked...

Is that Vlads place in the background, he liked pointy sticks :huh
Forum: New Zealand 03-20-2015, 10:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 850
Posted By Voltaire
was at the VCC club for a talk by my new mate Ken...

was at the VCC club for a talk by my new mate Ken on the 1st factory featherbed he just rebuilt and he said you could buy 2 two Nortons for that in 1974
Forum: Old's Cool 03-20-2015, 01:47 PM
Replies: 16,849
Views: 10,445,628
Posted By Voltaire
Thttp://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p235/rednzep/I...

Thttp://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p235/rednzep/IMAG2823_zpsh1fbowor.jpg (http://s129.photobucket.com/user/rednzep/media/IMAG2823_zpsh1fbowor.jpg.html)
he original owner of my BMW R90s gave me some...
Forum: New Zealand 03-20-2015, 01:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 850
Posted By Voltaire
I bought my R90s about a year ago and its been...

I bought my R90s about a year ago and its been sitting on the bike bench since....
I know the original owner Phil Scott who owns Techmoto and used to work at Cycletreads for years.
He bought the...
Forum: New Zealand 03-20-2015, 11:16 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 12,628
Posted By Voltaire
We've booked a shed for Taupo so you will have...

We've booked a shed for Taupo so you will have plenty of room to work.:rofl
Forum: Airheads 03-19-2015, 01:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 813
Posted By Voltaire
I got mine in muswellbrook nsw for $1700 but that...

I got mine in muswellbrook nsw for $1700 but that was back in 85 :rofl
over here in NZ they turn up between 3500 and 6000 NZ these days.
Thought there would be heaps in Oz.
Forum: Airheads 03-16-2015, 07:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 408
Posted By Voltaire
I've got cast iron ones, way better. ...

I've got cast iron ones, way better.


http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p235/rednzep/3b5ad341-204c-422c-9a64-05e0da589c99_zps17fd405a.jpg...
Forum: Airheads 03-16-2015, 12:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 408
Posted By Voltaire
Gordie...is that you....:huh What do you want...

Gordie...is that you....:huh
What do you want fat discs for?
Forum: Old's Cool 03-14-2015, 11:54 PM
Replies: 758
Views: 113,365
Posted By Voltaire
Rode out to a Vintage Car day at the local track....

Rode out to a Vintage Car day at the local track.
Not every day you see a Locomobile
http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p235/rednzep/IMAG2798_zpsnuos0z4t.jpg...
Forum: New Zealand 03-14-2015, 10:58 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 756
Posted By Voltaire
For tubeless don't you need the external spoked...

For tubeless don't you need the external spoked wheels?
Forum: New Zealand 03-14-2015, 08:02 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 756
Posted By Voltaire
Torpedo 7 has some good stuff ...

Torpedo 7 has some good stuff

http://www.torpedo7.co.nz/products/T7TOTNNTC/title/torpedo7-portable-tyre-changer-with-bead-breaker

You really need three levers and I recently bought a bead...
Forum: Airheads 03-13-2015, 04:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 220
Posted By Voltaire
Motobins ...

Motobins
https://www.motobins.co.uk/bmw-parts.php?model=R%20Series%202%20valve%20Twin

Meyer Germany, my mate got a new R90s seat and happy with it.
...
Forum: Airheads 03-13-2015, 04:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 358
Posted By Voltaire
note on sleeving, make sure the circlip they...

note on sleeving, make sure the circlip they provide does not stop the piston from moving back far enough....will save several evening of swearing :rofl

I added a second disc to my R90/6 and...
Forum: Airheads 03-13-2015, 02:06 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,773
Posted By Voltaire
Correct, stock spoked wheel has clearance issues...

Correct, stock spoked wheel has clearance issues with Brembos.
You can take the hub apart and machine it down to 3 ribs but then you have spoke length issues ( there now with my 500cc racer)

I've...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-12-2015, 04:13 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,392
Posted By Voltaire
I have new respect for the much maligned sprung...

I have new respect for the much maligned sprung hub after one of the lads built up a Thunderbird racer....he goes hard on it. Says it handles ok.
Taking them apart is not for the faint hearted I...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-12-2015, 02:21 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,392
Posted By Voltaire
I've ridden my mates T140 racer a couple of...

I've ridden my mates T140 racer a couple of times, does not seem to vibrate too much until you get up the rev range.
http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p235/rednzep/IMAG1619_zps17c4fb30.jpg...
Forum: Airheads 03-12-2015, 12:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 238
Posted By Voltaire
+1, I found my R90s only had one advance spring!!...

+1, I found my R90s only had one advance spring!! Motobins do new ones.
Forum: Airheads 03-12-2015, 12:18 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,711
Posted By Voltaire
With my racebike Maxheadroom said not to bother,...

With my racebike Maxheadroom said not to bother, so we didn't, started it up and took it for a ride.
Runs mint bro.
Think they were washed though.
annnnndddd....used Falcon rings:clap ( only an...
Forum: Airheads 03-12-2015, 12:50 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,596
Posted By Voltaire
I'm doing a tidy up on my R90s that I bought...

I'm doing a tidy up on my R90s that I bought about a year ago.
It had not run since 1997, took me about 2 hours with a new battery, fuel lines, brake bleed to have it running. Took it to the testing...
Forum: New Zealand 03-12-2015, 12:40 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 850
Posted By Voltaire
I was putting my cable operated hydraulic brakes...

I was putting my cable operated hydraulic brakes with the under tank master cylinder held on by a hose clip back together tonight and wondered why they let a British engineer loose on a German...
Forum: Airheads 03-11-2015, 03:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 517
Posted By Voltaire
Also upgraded an 800 engine to 1000cc and had to...

Also upgraded an 800 engine to 1000cc and had to take off 1mm step a RGregor said.
Valves may be a bit smaller and you have 32mm carb stubs but worked on my race bike :D
Forum: New Zealand 03-10-2015, 12:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 850
Posted By Voltaire
I've got a modern ....1995 :rofl A snip at...

I've got a modern ....1995 :rofl

A snip at $25K
http://www.autobase.co.nz/motorbikes-for-sale/BMW/R-Nine-T/Motorbike---Road-Sports/2222827.htm
Forum: New Zealand 03-10-2015, 12:15 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 850
Posted By Voltaire
ah we would not even know what they are, being...

ah we would not even know what they are, being Luddites and all.
Forum: Airheads 03-09-2015, 05:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 501
Posted By Voltaire
I took my R90/6 to work yesterday as the ST rego...

I took my R90/6 to work yesterday as the ST rego had fallen off on a recent gravel ride, maaan I forget how klunky the pre 81 gearboxes are and that damned heavy flywheel.
Weight wise the R80ST...
Forum: Airheads 03-07-2015, 07:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 501
Posted By Voltaire
As a former owner of an R50/5 and current owner...

As a former owner of an R50/5 and current owner of an R80ST I have some observations.
The ride on the /5 is not as plush as the mono, but its ok for what it is.
To make it an 750 you could just...
Forum: Airheads 03-07-2015, 07:27 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,891
Posted By Voltaire
Wow ...Gt. Britain....that bearing must be pre...

Wow ...Gt. Britain....that bearing must be pre 1945 :rofl
Forum: Airheads 03-06-2015, 12:38 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,374
Posted By Voltaire
The new Norton Commando is the only current 'New"...

The new Norton Commando is the only current 'New" bike that gives me the " I wants"
http://trademe.tmcdn.co.nz/photoserver/full/366457037.jpg
...
Forum: New Zealand 03-05-2015, 11:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 850
Posted By Voltaire
There will be engine and frame number inspections...

There will be engine and frame number inspections and points lost for non original parts.:evil
Forum: New Zealand 03-05-2015, 08:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 850
Posted By Voltaire
BMW R90s 40th Anniversary At Taupo

My race mate Adrian is organising an R90/S weekend in Taupo.
Seeing as this is airhead central for NZ do any of you chaps have an R90s or know of anyone who has who might like to come along.

...
Forum: Airheads 03-05-2015, 09:42 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,374
Posted By Voltaire
I've only got a couple of Triumph pre unit...

I've only got a couple of Triumph pre unit project bikes older than me, Never owned a new vehicle. Import taxes on them here in the 80's were high and now I don't really care about new stuff (...
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