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Forum: Airheads 11-19-2014, 05:17 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,559
Posted By airhead_irl
The Airhead section on here is pretty good to be...

The Airhead section on here is pretty good to be honest.
Forum: Airheads 11-15-2014, 08:28 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 13,161
Posted By airhead_irl
Some time previously I was trying to figure out...

Some time previously I was trying to figure out which had the black painted covers and which didn't. Then my brain started to hurt !
My '82 R100 came with the black covers as has my '91 R100GS.
Forum: Road warriors 11-15-2014, 04:15 AM
Replies: 239
Views: 24,524
Posted By airhead_irl
Ouch !! You do a dis-service to some of us GS...

Ouch !! You do a dis-service to some of us GS owners ! Well, the Airhead ones anyway......:D
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-13-2014, 08:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 448
Posted By airhead_irl
Very nice bike !! :D

Very nice bike !! :D
Forum: Airheads 11-13-2014, 12:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,029
Posted By airhead_irl
That rocker cover.......:eek1

That rocker cover.......:eek1
Forum: Airheads 11-07-2014, 10:37 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,146
Posted By airhead_irl
Triumph Bonnie "Western" bars: ...

Triumph Bonnie "Western" bars:

http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e307/zed_head/BMW%20R100/0a_zps04716235.jpg (http://s42.photobucket.com/user/zed_head/media/BMW%20R100/0a_zps04716235.jpg.html)
Forum: Airheads 11-07-2014, 09:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 475
Posted By airhead_irl
I think some people have used a Harley 3 ohm coil...

I think some people have used a Harley 3 ohm coil to replace the stock BMW item. Might be worth looking into that as they are much cheaper than the Dyna equivalent (I believe).
Forum: Airheads 11-07-2014, 12:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 483
Posted By airhead_irl
I had the original Euro spec bars and hated them:...

I had the original Euro spec bars and hated them: too low and too narrow (I really hate narrow bars). I replaced them with some generic wider bars which were an improvement but still a tad too low...
Forum: Airheads 11-07-2014, 12:37 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,392
Posted By airhead_irl
Good call !!

Good call !!
Forum: Airheads 11-07-2014, 12:36 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,392
Posted By airhead_irl
That ultimate /5 doesn't seem to have many /5...

That ultimate /5 doesn't seem to have many /5 components on it !!!! :D
On that subject, what are the differences between the R65 frame and the /5 ? Am I correct in thinking the /5 frame is more...
Forum: Regional forums 11-03-2014, 12:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,960
Posted By airhead_irl
Ireland is NOT part of the UK !! :D

Ireland is NOT part of the UK !! :D
Forum: Ride reports 10-29-2014, 01:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,250
Posted By airhead_irl
Unusual choice of tourer and great looking bike....

Unusual choice of tourer and great looking bike. This report brings back memories as it's one I've done in the past !
Forum: Airheads 10-28-2014, 07:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 402
Posted By airhead_irl
Or 52mm in real money !! :D

Or 52mm in real money !! :D
Forum: Airheads 10-22-2014, 12:29 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,364
Posted By airhead_irl
Hi Rob, The early /7's did indeed have this...

Hi Rob,

The early /7's did indeed have this type of seat. It was the sportier models along with the RT that came with the "fastback" style seat. But the "lesser" early /7 models did have that...
Forum: Airheads 10-21-2014, 12:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 425
Posted By airhead_irl
How about powder coating ?

How about powder coating ?
Forum: Beasts 10-20-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 8,301
Posted By airhead_irl
It turned out to be a ground wire alright but in...

It turned out to be a ground wire alright but in my case it was the ground wire for the flasher unit that was bad. I redone this connection and all is good in the world of NTX ! :clap
Forum: Beasts 10-16-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 8,301
Posted By airhead_irl
That's very handy to know ! Thanks.

That's very handy to know ! Thanks.
Forum: Airheads 10-14-2014, 03:57 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,881
Posted By airhead_irl
Dan, that looks brilliant. Usual colour scheme...

Dan, that looks brilliant. Usual colour scheme and love the single seat. :bow
Forum: Airheads 10-14-2014, 12:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,128
Posted By airhead_irl
Excellent pics & subjects !!

Excellent pics & subjects !!
Forum: Beasts 10-13-2014, 06:40 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 8,301
Posted By airhead_irl
I took part in a classic bike run last Saturday...

I took part in a classic bike run last Saturday which took in a lot of small roads around the south west coast (of Ireland). There was a great variety of bikes there: BSA's, Triumph's, XT500's,...
Forum: Ride reports 10-13-2014, 06:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,416
Posted By airhead_irl
The Spa/Ardennes area is really nice....even if...

The Spa/Ardennes area is really nice....even if the road surfaces are bad !
I notice you were using a Lomo roll bag. Is it okay ? Thinking of using one for travelling.
Forum: Ride reports 10-13-2014, 06:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,058
Posted By airhead_irl
Excellent start......for us readers !! :D

Excellent start......for us readers !! :D
Forum: Road warriors 10-08-2014, 12:21 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,933
Posted By airhead_irl
I can see your point - these and the earlier...

I can see your point - these and the earlier ZRX1100's are great bikes in my opinion.

I can see this thread turning into something along the lines of an oil or tyres (tires) thread: everyone has...
Forum: Airheads 10-08-2014, 12:17 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 917
Posted By airhead_irl
That certainly is food for thought and makes...

That certainly is food for thought and makes sense.
Forum: Road warriors 10-07-2014, 07:00 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,933
Posted By airhead_irl
BMW GSA and Honda Crosstourer = Panzers !! (High...

BMW GSA and Honda Crosstourer = Panzers !! (High CoG ?)
Forum: Road warriors 10-07-2014, 06:58 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,933
Posted By airhead_irl
Each to their own: I much prefer older bikes. I...

Each to their own: I much prefer older bikes. I think they look much more distinctive than modern offerings. Take the current "adventure" bike offerings - they all try to look similar.....side spoke...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-06-2014, 04:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 867
Posted By airhead_irl
Welcome to the world of BMW boxers !

Welcome to the world of BMW boxers !
Forum: Airheads 10-06-2014, 12:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 365
Posted By airhead_irl
I would imagine everything should swap over easy...

I would imagine everything should swap over easy enough. Regarding the /5 variants, the swing arm was the difference between the swb and lwb models so the frame would be the irrelevant.
Forum: Ride reports 10-01-2014, 02:35 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 8,285
Posted By airhead_irl
+1 It is great to read about rides involving...

+1
It is great to read about rides involving old Airheads.
Once again, amazing pictures. Your stay in the south of France looks to be very good also !
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-27-2014, 06:21 AM
Replies: 4,674
Views: 1,730,602
Posted By airhead_irl
Really fabulous picture - amazing background.

Really fabulous picture - amazing background.
Forum: Airheads 09-27-2014, 12:50 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 5,793
Posted By airhead_irl
It probably varies from bike to bike. I have an...

It probably varies from bike to bike. I have an '82 R100 with Koni Dial-a-Rides on the rear and Hagon progressive fork springs, Bridgestone BT-45 tyres. For a bike of it's era it handles well, in my...
Forum: Airheads 09-26-2014, 11:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 688
Posted By airhead_irl
+1. Much appreciated !

+1. Much appreciated !
Forum: Beasts 09-22-2014, 02:50 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 8,301
Posted By airhead_irl
Chipmix, I removed the hand guards from mine...

Chipmix,

I removed the hand guards from mine again as they did not fit well. I may try another type at a later time. The universal UFO items just didn't look right.
Forum: Beasts 09-11-2014, 05:38 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 8,301
Posted By airhead_irl
I bought nearly all my bits from Gutsi Bits UK....

I bought nearly all my bits from Gutsi Bits UK. Stein Deinse is also another source in Germany. You can buy good used spares from Pete at Reboot Guzzi based in France.
Your bike looks great....love...
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-03-2014, 06:34 AM
Replies: 5,103
Views: 981,133
Posted By airhead_irl
See, you have a better head for this stuff.....I...

See, you have a better head for this stuff.....I never thought of that !! :1drink
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-02-2014, 08:09 AM
Replies: 5,103
Views: 981,133
Posted By airhead_irl
Great idea....I'll have loads of time to review...

Great idea....I'll have loads of time to review my pics when I'm laying on the stretcher !!!! :D
Forum: GS Boxers 09-02-2014, 12:28 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,614
Posted By airhead_irl
Looking forward to this. It's good to see...

Looking forward to this. It's good to see somebody doing something with an Oilhead instead of the usual Airhead route.
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-01-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 5,103
Views: 981,133
Posted By airhead_irl
I rider older, more upright bikes so I'm going to...

I rider older, more upright bikes so I'm going to find it harder to get it that low !!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-01-2014, 06:21 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,243
Posted By airhead_irl
Haha ! I was just thinking the same thing !! :D

Haha ! I was just thinking the same thing !! :D
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-01-2014, 06:06 AM
Replies: 5,103
Views: 981,133
Posted By airhead_irl
Kam, What position are you in when you take...

Kam,
What position are you in when you take your pics - normal sports bike riding position ? Or do you hold the camera lower and aim loosely ?
The blurring of the road surface gives a nice...
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