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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-15-2014, 08:13 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 5,877
Posted By Rucksta
I've done some Track days, off road...

I've done some

Track days, off road weekend workshops, trials riding and skills development on a police closed circuit training facility including simulated pursuits,skid pan and gymkhana. -...
Forum: Airheads 10-13-2014, 07:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 668
Posted By Rucksta
If you have a twin shock sub frame adaption of...

If you have a twin shock sub frame adaption of the mounting points would be required..
You could run the existing twin shocks
Elimination of the mono shock top mount may not be required

Addition...
Forum: Australia 10-12-2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,207
Posted By Rucksta
Ray Peake has a source of new replacement tubes...

Ray Peake has a source of new replacement tubes that would prove cost effective compared to re-chroming.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-09-2014, 05:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 880
Posted By Rucksta
A popular theory is that the reduction in...

A popular theory is that the reduction in effective diameter of the wheel caused by leaning the bike contributes significantly to that rate of turn possible.

Keith Code and others have written...
Forum: Australia 10-09-2014, 05:13 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,439
Posted By Rucksta
[QUOTE=KASUYAHO;25247281]In my late teens and...

[QUOTE=KASUYAHO;25247281]In my late teens and early twenty's we used to all hang out at the drag club
have a few drinks and make a day of it.[QUOTE]

It's good that you got to try different...
Forum: Airheads 10-09-2014, 04:58 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 8,456
Posted By Rucksta
I think that's the issue that caused me to stop...

I think that's the issue that caused me to stop buying the magazine.
Forum: Airheads 10-07-2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 406
Posted By Rucksta
What's wrong with using the R65 heads with...

What's wrong with using the R65 heads with appropriately sized valves?

Modern thinking seems to have come away from larger valves are better focusing on velocity is more important.
A roller...
Forum: Airheads 10-06-2014, 08:06 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,657
Posted By Rucksta
Jason When you adjust the castellated nut...

Jason

When you adjust the castellated nut do you loosen off the pinch bolts (tubes and stem) to allow the top clamp to settle down into a new position as you tighten the top nut then retighten...
Forum: Airheads 10-06-2014, 06:59 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,657
Posted By Rucksta
Could the stem be pulling out of the lower clamp?

Could the stem be pulling out of the lower clamp?
Forum: Australia 10-05-2014, 05:45 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,207
Posted By Rucksta
So who makes an insert suitable for an R80G/S ? ...

So who makes an insert suitable for an R80G/S ?
All the products I've seen are for the larger 42mm diameter GS forks.
Forum: Australia 10-04-2014, 06:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,539
Posted By Rucksta
Works for me Or If they are bouncing...

Works for me

Or

If they are bouncing around the road aim for them.
The roo thinks its under attack and will try to evade.
If you are taking evasive measures too you both end up getting...
Forum: Airheads 10-02-2014, 07:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 708
Posted By Rucksta
3 bolt hub from G/S or ST

3 bolt hub from G/S or ST
Forum: The Garage 10-02-2014, 06:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,386
Posted By Rucksta
When I look at high and low pH values of various...

When I look at high and low pH values of various bike cleaning solutions I have to wonder if the galvanic index delta of stainless in aluminum is the rate determining step with corrosion.
Forum: Australia 10-01-2014, 11:36 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,148
Posted By Rucksta
Reason for not selling

Anyone who is prepared to pay what an XR is really worth is too dumb to own one.
Forum: Airheads 09-29-2014, 08:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 395
Posted By Rucksta
3:00x19 Continental RB2 front was compatible with...

3:00x19 Continental RB2 front was compatible with a K81 4:10 or 4:25 x18 rear.
The setup still required commitment to the turn yet the tip in was progressive.
Over commitment would threaten a low...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-19-2014, 05:35 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 6,864
Posted By Rucksta
If it was just about contact patches you would...

If it was just about contact patches you would not be able to straighten up before landing a pancake (whip)

Don't dismiss the importance and relative positions of contact patches as you...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-18-2014, 08:03 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 6,864
Posted By Rucksta
I find that coutersteering whilst wheelieing is...

I find that coutersteering whilst wheelieing is less effective standing than it is seated.
Forum: Australia 09-17-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 428
Views: 28,273
Posted By Rucksta
Heading West on Rocky River Rd turn left onto...

Heading West on Rocky River Rd turn left onto upper rocky River Rd
Keep going along the river over the first hill and along the river flat next to a large camping area
At the end of the camping...
Forum: Airheads 09-16-2014, 09:21 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,584
Posted By Rucksta
Wow! That's sedate enough to assume a direct...

Wow! That's sedate enough to assume a direct injection system running valium is in use.:D
Forum: Airheads 09-15-2014, 05:56 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,584
Posted By Rucksta
What revs does the relief / bypass valve operate?...

What revs does the relief / bypass valve operate?
Is the oil light being out sufficient indication operational oil pressure is achieved?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-14-2014, 07:35 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 10,237
Posted By Rucksta
Do you have many buddies without Priuses?

Do you have many buddies without Priuses?
Forum: Airheads 09-13-2014, 05:24 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,584
Posted By Rucksta
"Pearls before Swine" may be more apt metaphor

Don't stop it's actually quite interesting to see how others ride their airheads.
btw I acknowledge 5000+ is smooth and powerful its just not the way I ride atm.
Forum: Airheads 09-12-2014, 08:33 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,584
Posted By Rucksta
Different Strokes

It's not about top speed.
Its about better throttle response when turning 3500 rpm at 40 mph.
Better response for hook up and throttle steer.
A gear down gives great back in with brakes...
Forum: Airheads 09-12-2014, 01:02 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,584
Posted By Rucksta
At least one Its rare that I want to...

At least one

Its rare that I want to throw rocks much above 70mph.
Forum: Airheads 09-11-2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,584
Posted By Rucksta
So the graph tells you to run to 6300 rpm in 1st...

So the graph tells you to run to 6300 rpm in 1st and then change to 2nd?

If so the R75 has a minimum road speed in 2nd gear is just under 70 kph.
That must require a lot of first gear work...
Forum: Airheads 09-10-2014, 08:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 748
Posted By Rucksta
Now that you have a tool to service the shaft...

Now that you have a tool to service the shaft would it be worthwhile trying the washer method before you invest in a U-Joint replacement?

I did two driveshaft OEM replacements under warranty for...
Forum: Airheads 09-09-2014, 11:36 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,584
Posted By Rucksta
When riding I'm already nowhere so coming from...

When riding I'm already nowhere so coming from where you are it doesn't matter how fast you go you wont beat me there.

As a 120kg fat bastard I'm somewhat sensitive to your comments about carrying...
Forum: Airheads 09-09-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 748
Posted By Rucksta
1. Unlikely there is a fair amount of preload on...

1. Unlikely there is a fair amount of preload on the cush drive assembly.
Look for wear in the ramp and cam assembly where the splined drive and retaining collar meet.
Increasing the preload will...
Forum: Airheads 09-09-2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,584
Posted By Rucksta
My G/S manual says shift to top at 150kph It...

My G/S manual says shift to top at 150kph
It defines max road speed in 4th not the desirable shift point.
I expect /5 would have a similar recommendation.

The flexibility and power delivery...
Forum: Australia 09-09-2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,059
Posted By Rucksta
The bike weighs just 86kg, You could carry it...

The bike weighs just 86kg,
You could carry it on the luggage rack of a DR.:D
Forum: Airheads 09-09-2014, 07:26 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,584
Posted By Rucksta
Fun spot on my G/S is third gear between 1200 &...

Fun spot on my G/S is third gear between 1200 & <5000 - clutch tends to stay engaged.
4000 is nice so is more
3000 in top gear is smooth for cruising
Some minor vibration is evident on...
Forum: Airheads 09-07-2014, 07:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 748
Posted By Rucksta
There is a 42mm diameter hardened washer on the...

There is a 42mm diameter hardened washer on the top of the fork assembly of a R100GS.

It is just the right size to preload the cush drive a little more and take the click out if the cush drive ...
Forum: Airheads 09-05-2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,441
Posted By Rucksta
Spell check on post one please

Spell check on post one please
Forum: Airheads 09-05-2014, 07:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 634
Posted By Rucksta
Check the three large red white & black under...

Check the three large red white & black under the tank right front.
Sometimes it helps to give them a bit of a wiggle.
Forum: Airheads 09-02-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,285
Posted By Rucksta
Is 450 hours a long time for a KTM.? It equates...

Is 450 hours a long time for a KTM.?
It equates to about 30,000 miles at road speed.
I can't see that sort of bore life as recommendation for a filtering or lubrication system.
Forum: Airheads 08-19-2014, 05:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,070
Posted By Rucksta
Pruster. Spring is custom built...

Pruster.

Spring is custom built progressive.
I'm happy with the initial and final rates and could go a bit softer on the initial with more travel.
Remote reservoir seems to be the go to...
Forum: Airheads 08-18-2014, 11:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,070
Posted By Rucksta
Some shots as close as I have to the angles in...

Some shots as close as I have to the angles in Pruster's post.
The blue bike appears to have more ride height.
The sub frames both look lifted and I believe the DRZ forks are longer than the Showa...
Forum: Airheads 08-18-2014, 05:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,070
Posted By Rucksta
Aware of the variations between bikes and some...

Aware of the variations between bikes and some methods to get extra travel out of the stock length swing arm.

I stopped at 215 and wound back to 210mm with modifications to the frame cross...
Forum: Airheads 08-17-2014, 11:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,070
Posted By Rucksta
G/S offset on the triples is 38 mm. I'm...

G/S offset on the triples is 38 mm.
I'm running 20mm offset on a Showa front end and it is quite acceptable although I would prefer 25mm

Diameter of the steering stem is 28 mm - you should be...
Forum: Airheads 08-17-2014, 06:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 274
Posted By Rucksta
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