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Forum: Airheads 09-12-2013, 05:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,430
Posted By zenben
You verified that springs were equal length, and...

You verified that springs were equal length, and damper assemblies installed correctly?
Unequal length doesn't sound right, and fluid levels would probably not be a factor. One spring might be...
Forum: Airheads 09-07-2013, 10:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,430
Posted By zenben
and probably a tad dangerous. Made my forks twist...

and probably a tad dangerous. Made my forks twist under braking.

I think many people have replaced the fork without properly servicing (setting up) the stock unit first.
Emulators might be a nice...
Forum: Airheads 09-06-2013, 12:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,430
Posted By zenben
These are from an '84

'84 internals.
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-V2YfoWK-9mI/UiojFleHApI/AAAAAAAAGm4/p-z-0FWgq9s/w878-h659-no/06-16-2012+005.jpg

I'd add just a little extra oil (10cc or so), stay with stock...
Forum: Hacks 10-29-2012, 06:27 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,882
Posted By zenben
:deal THIS. I ran a 3 gallon jug of water in...

:deal THIS.

I ran a 3 gallon jug of water in the Ural trunk until accustomed to the rig.
The greatest benefit therof is that you can just pour it out when you don't want the ballast.

I run no...
Forum: Airheads 10-29-2012, 06:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 657
Posted By zenben
I went that route, and used the disconnect with...

I went that route, and used the disconnect with built-in check valves.
very tidy. Quick and easy on/off whenever desired.
Forum: Airheads 06-19-2012, 08:53 AM
Replies: 916
Views: 176,075
Posted By zenben
I have just transferred ownership of G/S #3096...

I have just transferred ownership of G/S #3096 (above) to fellow inmate 'BalthazaarCalrissian'.
Here he is just before the 2500 mile trip home:...
Forum: Airheads 06-15-2012, 09:00 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,776
Posted By zenben
I just dismantled another set of G/S forks to...

I just dismantled another set of G/S forks to discover the right side damper had come apart in use.
The left side was also loose, and would have come apart eventually.
This is a trend, and Loctite...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-02-2012, 07:08 PM
Replies: 8,711
Sticky: PNW Flea Market
Views: 2,194,285
Posted By zenben
Free tires

Free tires for inmates in Portland:

FREE:

One 90/90-21 54T Metzler Sahara (dual-purpose tire)
Not quite 1/2 gone, but kinda old and hard. I would probably have worn it out, but needed new...
Forum: Airheads 06-02-2012, 06:29 AM
Replies: 2,792
Views: 506,242
Posted By zenben
Wanted: R80G/S luggage mount

By Chance;
Does anyone have a spare right side R80G/S luggage mount?

Damaged is fine, as modification to clear an aftermarket is shock required anyway.

Thanks.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-31-2012, 04:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 834
Posted By zenben
I'm heading that direction in a few weeks. ...

I'm heading that direction in a few weeks.
Planning to travel Benson Hwy (84) to the spiral highway, over Lolo pass, and down to Logan....
Forum: Old's Cool 05-25-2012, 02:38 PM
Replies: 2,479
Views: 577,051
Posted By zenben
This is still available.

This is still available.
Forum: Old's Cool 05-24-2012, 11:30 AM
Replies: 2,479
Views: 577,051
Posted By zenben
Check yer PMs

Check yer PMs
Forum: Old's Cool 01-04-2012, 12:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,233
Posted By zenben
I used one of those once in a single disc affair...

I used one of those once in a single disc affair to remove the remote MC; details forgotten, but its a handy fitting.
Don't 180 degree bend the incoming line. Even if extending wires to the switch...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-02-2012, 10:42 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,157
Posted By zenben
There are too many items to check in a timely...

There are too many items to check in a timely fashion, and three bikes up ahead of this one before space will be available to remove the sidecar.
My inquiry with the ADV community was to help...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-30-2011, 10:25 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,157
Posted By zenben
Not very helpful, and slightly more than vaguely...

Not very helpful, and slightly more than vaguely insulting.

Perhaps you should give a read to my profile MMIOK. Nothing here is new to me. I just got busy with about a billion other things.
The...
Forum: Airheads 12-30-2011, 04:56 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,765
Posted By zenben
Sounds like a clutch problem to me.

Sounds like a clutch problem to me.
Forum: Airheads 12-30-2011, 03:19 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 31,376
Posted By zenben
Glass or sand are not water soluble. Soda is. I...

Glass or sand are not water soluble. Soda is.
I use nothing but soda on engine parts for that reason alone.
That it produces a better result is just a dividend.
Forum: Airheads 12-30-2011, 11:46 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 31,376
Posted By zenben
The soda crystals are expended (exploded) on...

The soda crystals are expended (exploded) on impact, and not recyclable.
The issue with soda is that it is caustic, and can be difficult to rinse off entirely.
The results however, are IMHO better...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-30-2011, 11:33 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,157
Posted By zenben
Hmmm... I never felt very good about the filter...

Hmmm... I never felt very good about the filter fit. Another reason to lose the cooler. I have parts on hand to convert to the one piece filter, and a cooler isn't really needed in this climate, even...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-30-2011, 09:00 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,157
Posted By zenben
Good info so far. I have driven this bike...

Good info so far.

I have driven this bike only a couple of times. Oil and filter are new, as are the pressure sender and every bit of rubber of paper used in the engine (including the pickup tube...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-29-2011, 06:52 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,157
Posted By zenben
Oil pressure concerns. Tips or lore?

I've got an '81 RS engine that seems to have some oil pressure issues.
The engine has been gone through in the typical rehab approach already;
All seals and o-rings were replaced including pump...
Forum: Airheads 12-05-2011, 05:27 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 9,216
Posted By zenben
The repair approach looks sound, but you would...

The repair approach looks sound, but you would benefit from reading this article by Tony Foale on how to implement gussets: http://www.tonyfoale.com/Articles/Frame.mod/KawaMods.htm

The frame tabs...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-31-2011, 09:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,905
Posted By zenben
I've got a SWB seat to spare. Foam was a bit...

I've got a SWB seat to spare. Foam was a bit carved, and an aftermarket cover, but its all there including grab rail, trim, and emblem. PM if interested and I'll send a pic.
Forum: Old's Cool 07-31-2011, 12:38 PM
Replies: 2,479
Views: 577,051
Posted By zenben
Estate Sale

R80 G/S R100 GS Oil pan. SOLD

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-1PGBYOoeOS8/TjWptQBSD1I/AAAAAAAAE1M/R1yAYsVYAxk/s800/07-30-2011%252520001.jpg...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-28-2011, 10:55 AM
Replies: 8,711
Sticky: PNW Flea Market
Views: 2,194,285
Posted By zenben
Auto-loader material handling cart. approximately...

Auto-loader material handling cart. approximately 4x5' with 4' removable roller deck that rotates 360 degrees. Capable of lifting up to 2000lbs.
All pneumatic operation with gate valve for locking...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-20-2011, 07:35 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 8,460
Posted By zenben
2500 is giving it away. If it were mine and...

2500 is giving it away.
If it were mine and you offered less, I'd show you the door.

A T3 is a pretty fantastic bike. About as good as a Guzzi gets between years of '76 and '91.
Forum: Hacks 07-19-2011, 09:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,666
Posted By zenben
Good points from Vernon. I for one feel much...

Good points from Vernon.
I for one feel much safer with a family rig that has some power; Especially when you consider how precious the cargo is. Sidecars really don't handle all that well, so the...
Forum: Hacks 07-19-2011, 06:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,666
Posted By zenben
Portland has a Ural dealer? I am only aware of...

Portland has a Ural dealer? I am only aware of Raceway Services in Salem.

I've never had a Russian bike, but have had a couple Ural s/c on BMWs, and a Chinese version of a Russian (German) outfit....
Forum: Old's Cool 07-18-2011, 08:36 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 13,096
Posted By zenben
I understand. It was my impression also that...

I understand.
It was my impression also that he is slightly over-valuing the machine, and I told him as much.
What can one do? Perhaps he'll come around.
Forum: Old's Cool 07-16-2011, 07:40 AM
Replies: 2,479
Views: 577,051
Posted By zenben
Wirespokes: I am helping to liquidate the estate...

Wirespokes: I am helping to liquidate the estate of a fellow BMW enthusiast, and (as of last week) have two truckloads of assorted parts covering my garage floor. There are forks in there, including...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-15-2011, 05:25 PM
Replies: 2,479
Views: 577,051
Posted By zenben
I have a box full of those.

I have a box full of those.
Forum: Old's Cool 07-15-2011, 06:30 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 13,096
Posted By zenben
That's a shame John. I can vouch for both the...

That's a shame John. I can vouch for both the integrity of the man, and history of the bike. I wouldn't have 'come off' the price either.

When someone says 'Guzzi or BMW ?' it can be difficult to...
Forum: Airheads 07-13-2011, 04:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,883
Posted By zenben
That's what I did last summer. Will heli-arc...

That's what I did last summer. Will heli-arc properly when the valves are due.
Have done the nut and longer stud fix previously. That works too.
Truth is: You can run without leaks with the center...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-13-2011, 12:53 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 13,096
Posted By zenben
I've owned several of each, (and still do), but...

I've owned several of each, (and still do), but my preference is to the Italian marque.
All else being pretty much equal, the Guzzi is far more fun to ride.

Frankly, I think you should buy THIS...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-06-2011, 12:15 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,126
Posted By zenben
Its better than several loops I've brought back...

Its better than several loops I've brought back to service.

That exhaust looks solid. Just knock the rust off with Mother's mag polish and #0000 steel wool.
All the sidestands are wonky. Its just...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-26-2011, 08:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,348
Posted By zenben
Just call Paul Sturges in Newberg. He welds heads...

Just call Paul Sturges in Newberg. He welds heads all the time.
Have to agree though; Unless these are RS heads, you may be better off recycling them.
Forum: Hacks 06-15-2011, 07:35 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,485
Posted By zenben
I picked up a XXL bike cover from eBay for $15....

I picked up a XXL bike cover from eBay for $15. Came from Hong Kong.
It fits the Ural outfit nicely.
Forum: Hacks 06-14-2011, 11:17 PM
Replies: 6,436
Views: 2,372,853
Posted By zenben
Thanks for the comments. It goes. :evil I've...

Thanks for the comments.
It goes. :evil I've had a more powerful BMW rig (blueprinted) in years past, but after a certain point, horsepower is less an asset than a liability.
Keeping pace with...
Forum: Hacks 06-13-2011, 09:00 PM
Replies: 6,436
Views: 2,372,853
Posted By zenben
The previous pic was taken by the PO before I...

The previous pic was taken by the PO before I bought the rig.
Fifteen years sitting idle (the last three in my garage), and the combo is now running.
Exhaust valves and guides were gone, final...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-20-2011, 11:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 496
Posted By zenben
I like the Avon AM20 /21. I've gone coast to...

I like the Avon AM20 /21.
I've gone coast to coast on 'em. Good wet traction, good wear and grip, and a decent price.

Don't over-think it man. Cheap and sticky is best.
Wear 'em out, and mount...
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