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Forum: Airheads 07-21-2014, 12:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 908
Posted By greentreephrog
I had a similar problem on the chaincase of an...

I had a similar problem on the chaincase of an Ariel SQ4. I took it to a friend who is a professional welder, and he built the area up with aluminium weld after which I just spent time filing,...
Forum: Airheads 06-25-2014, 12:43 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,403
Posted By greentreephrog
...and depending upon your current setup you may...

...and depending upon your current setup you may want to consider if it is worth the bother of trying to source all the bits.

The original headlight was about 5 1/2" diameter, and is renowned for...
Forum: Airheads 06-24-2014, 02:24 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,258
Posted By greentreephrog
So, I don't know the go with these newfangled...

So, I don't know the go with these newfangled models. Excuse my ignorance, I am just the owner of a modest standard 1983 G/S who hears people talking about PD models.

Tell me, if I were to buy a...
Forum: Airheads 05-30-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,222
Posted By greentreephrog
OK, here's my take on your situation: I,...

OK, here's my take on your situation:

I, too, had never worked on my airhead, but wanted to ship it in small pieces. I'm also no mechanic, and any work I had ever done was on Brit bikes.

I...
Forum: Airheads 05-29-2014, 05:03 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,745
Posted By greentreephrog
Has anybody tried changing fork seals on a...

Has anybody tried changing fork seals on a mid-50s Ariel? 40mm wire clips, make the BMW ones look easy. Absolute b...ards to get out. Maybe BMW adopted a British idea for this one. :rofl
Forum: Airheads 05-25-2014, 10:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,644
Posted By greentreephrog
I have the Keihan s/s silencer and am very...

I have the Keihan s/s silencer and am very pleased with it. There is another alternative at http://www.dropbears.com/o/overlander/bmw.htm, I dont know what these are like, but the maker certainly...
Forum: Airheads 05-21-2014, 06:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 880
Posted By greentreephrog
OLH has the only realistic solution. Listen to...

OLH has the only realistic solution. Listen to the voice of bitter experience.
Forum: Airheads 04-28-2014, 10:58 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,777
Posted By greentreephrog
The following applies to my '83 R80, so may not...

The following applies to my '83 R80, so may not be relevant.

I was recently experiencing an occasional, and apparently random effect while taking off in first where I felt a strange combination of...
Forum: Airheads 04-28-2014, 10:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 592
Posted By greentreephrog
I'll have it fixed while I am in Oz in a few...

I'll have it fixed while I am in Oz in a few weeks. It is only pressed in anyway. But in future I can use either cap as the tank bag demands. Happy!
Forum: Airheads 04-28-2014, 04:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 592
Posted By greentreephrog
Thanks, Solo. Mine is the exact type pictured in...

Thanks, Solo. Mine is the exact type pictured in post #6 above, so it looks like I have found my practical alternative.:clap

Peter H
Forum: Airheads 04-28-2014, 04:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 592
Posted By greentreephrog
Does the locking cap fit the 19l G/S tank? I...

Does the locking cap fit the 19l G/S tank? I just had a tank bag rip the brass 'nipple' out of my original cap, and would like a practical alternative.

Peter H
Forum: Airheads 04-25-2014, 05:35 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,929
Posted By greentreephrog
Do they do replacement headlight pods for a G/S...

Do they do replacement headlight pods for a G/S that will accept a 7" light? I wish .....

If you own a G/S, so much of what you can do with lighting is conditioned by that silly 5 1/2" hole for...
Forum: Airheads 04-22-2014, 06:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 491
Posted By greentreephrog
Doh! You are correct of course, Greg - 5...

Doh! You are correct of course, Greg - 5 position. Pity I forgot about 'off'. That's the switch I have, I guess I am used to it. Riding in Oz I rarely used the lights during daylight running so...
Forum: Airheads 04-22-2014, 05:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 491
Posted By greentreephrog
Greg, The loom is simply what Motobins sent...

Greg,

The loom is simply what Motobins sent me, and I have no reason to think they got it wrong - I have only had good experiences with those guys, and I trust them to get it right more than I...
Forum: Airheads 04-21-2014, 01:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 491
Posted By greentreephrog
Electrical question - simple, I think

I have a question about the headlight relay position on a new wiring loom I fitted to my R80G/S.

When I fitted the new Motobins-supplied loom it became apparent that the old loom had been...
Forum: Airheads 04-02-2014, 08:08 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,403
Posted By greentreephrog
As I recall, M3.5. No, not you normal local...

As I recall, M3.5. No, not you normal local hardware store item.

What fibre washer? I've never seen one there.
Forum: Airheads 03-29-2014, 05:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 709
Posted By greentreephrog
Forks on the '83 R80RT

nmalozzi ....

As a matter of interest, are the fork stanchions on your '83 R80RT the same diameter (36mm) as on my '83 R80G/S? I have a reference which suggests they should be.

And if the...
Forum: Airheads 03-28-2014, 04:50 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 9,051
Posted By greentreephrog
These switches are SHIT

... by which I mean the aluminum-bodied ones that seem to be so common.

I also went through the JB Weld routine, even went to the trouble of mounting it (one of the Al ones) in the lathe and...
Forum: Airheads 03-22-2014, 06:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 841
Posted By greentreephrog
Pissed Further developments

I followed the advice given above, and indeed there is a distinct warming of the solenoid if left connected more than momentarily. I decided to test both on the bench, and the solenoid warmed up...
Forum: Airheads 03-21-2014, 08:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 841
Posted By greentreephrog
Update - actions so far

I appreciate and thank all for the responses I have received - I guess it's why we all belong here. :D

I took out the starter motor today, and basically things seemed OK - very dirty, but sound. ...
Forum: Airheads 03-20-2014, 04:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 841
Posted By greentreephrog
Opinions please - electrical

I am seeking opinions on some new electrical problems with my 1983 R80G/S.

For the last few weeks I have noticed a slightly unusual behaviour of my electric start. My bike always starts very...
Forum: Airheads 03-07-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,834
Posted By greentreephrog
Yep, a bench one cannot do without. I always...

Yep, a bench one cannot do without. I always feared having to make joints which would be strong and stable enough to stand the stress. Then a friend sent me a very simple plan with joints that...
Forum: Airheads 03-02-2014, 02:48 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,929
Posted By greentreephrog
Yes, a bit like apples and pears. I wasn't even...

Yes, a bit like apples and pears. I wasn't even sure exactly which LED item was being compared - the implication is that it is the "30W" one, but I wasn't quite sure. In any case, a very different...
Forum: Airheads 02-28-2014, 01:53 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,929
Posted By greentreephrog
"Just wait" the man says! Hell's teeth,...

"Just wait" the man says!

Hell's teeth, Bill, my life might run out before I get a decent headlight on the poor old G/S. :rofl Oh well, that's my son's worry - got to keep it in the family.

GTP
Forum: Airheads 02-27-2014, 07:10 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,929
Posted By greentreephrog
The heat dissapation issue I had not thought of,...

The heat dissapation issue I had not thought of, but perhaps some strategically-placed vent holes might help? And surely this would apply to all LED headlights, even the H4 bulb replacement types....
Forum: Airheads 02-27-2014, 03:22 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,929
Posted By greentreephrog
LED headlights - has anybody tried .....

One of these (http://www.jwspeaker.com/products/headlights/model-8630-575-round-led-high-low-headlight) in a G/S type instrument pod?

If so, what was your experience, and recommendations?...
Forum: Airheads 02-11-2014, 07:30 AM
Replies: 464
Views: 44,800
Posted By greentreephrog
I knew Norton had a 650SS, but ...

.... didn't know there was an R69SS

http://m.sulit.com.ph/index.php/view+classifieds/id/34637303/BMW+R69SS+1960+vintage+motorcycle?referralKeywords=bmw

Not ebay, but similar. I hope the link...
Forum: Airheads 02-07-2014, 07:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 476
Posted By greentreephrog
LED headlights

My mind is fuzzy - I have been drinking shiraz, and Van Morrison is shouting in my ear, but here goes anyway .......

I have been poking around for some time trying to find some advice about LEDs...
Forum: Airheads 02-01-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 13,594
Posted By greentreephrog
Well, perhaps pommie john's signature line says...

Well, perhaps pommie john's signature line says it all? :wink:
Forum: Airheads 01-16-2014, 06:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,542
Posted By greentreephrog
As a matter of interest, are these us conversions...

As a matter of interest, are these us conversions being carried out because of some problem being experienced (perhaps in certain conditions), or is it more a matter of it just looks to be a logical ...
Forum: Airheads 01-09-2014, 07:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,140
Posted By greentreephrog
Laprugs are much older than '60s. I think you...

Laprugs are much older than '60s. I think you will see them in photos from the '30s, and probably much earlier. Funny how each generation thinks it invents things that have been around before.
Forum: Airheads 11-04-2013, 07:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 825
Posted By greentreephrog
I cut open one of the aluminium ones when it...

I cut open one of the aluminium ones when it started leaking - it looked to me that it was designed to fail. Next time I will use a brass one.
Forum: Airheads 11-02-2013, 06:37 PM
Replies: 912
Views: 174,092
Posted By greentreephrog
1983 R80G/S #9471. Heritage unknown, mileage...

1983 R80G/S #9471. Heritage unknown, mileage unknown.

In one of her more embarrassing moments .....

http://s1283.photobucket.com/user/greentreephrog/media/078Merde02_zps8ad3d3d6.jpg.html
Forum: Airheads 09-24-2013, 08:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 465
Posted By greentreephrog
Haynes says: green/white to terminal 56 ...

Haynes says:

green/white to terminal 56
green to terminal 15
grey to terminal 58
red to terminal 30
Forum: Airheads 09-24-2013, 08:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 465
Posted By greentreephrog
Wink No! Because you don't say what machine you are...

No! Because you don't say what machine you are talking about.

Believe it or not, BMW don't have a 'one-wiring-loom-fits-all' approach.
Forum: Airheads 09-16-2013, 09:59 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,254
Posted By greentreephrog
Classic response, Brocktoon! :rofl:rofl:rofl

Classic response, Brocktoon! :rofl:rofl:rofl
Forum: Airheads 09-15-2013, 07:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 429
Posted By greentreephrog
Electrical spare parts

Does anybody have experience with these parts, sold out of Hong Kong as Chang Jiang spares? Note the prices.
...
Forum: Airheads 08-03-2013, 07:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 543
Posted By greentreephrog
It may be worth talking to these people: ...

It may be worth talking to these people:

http://velobanjogent.blogspot.com/2011/04/bmw-motometer-instruments-twin.html

Bezel rolling is a skill.
Forum: Airheads 07-31-2013, 12:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 753
Posted By greentreephrog
If, BEFORE you start work, you want to see what...

If, BEFORE you start work, you want to see what the switch looks like when sectioned, have a look at the first photo that I posted in this thread:
...
Forum: Airheads 07-09-2013, 03:38 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,148
Posted By greentreephrog
Isn't it strange that after coming to airheads...

Isn't it strange that after coming to airheads from old Brit iron one starts to understand how ignorant one was - THIS is the way motorcycling is supposed to be. Happened to me too! :clap
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