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Forum: Airheads Today, 12:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 265
Posted By motu
I find the 90/90 turns in quick, but pushes and...

I find the 90/90 turns in quick, but pushes and runs wide, the 100/90 cures that...for me. Sure, it will be slow and heavy if you use narrow bars, my bars are pretty wide, and never notice bigger...
Forum: New Zealand Yesterday, 02:22 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,330
Posted By motu
Top gear (5th) failure is common on XT600's, and...

Top gear (5th) failure is common on XT600's, and the DT230 did it to 6th as well. Pulling too low in top is the cause. People think a single should be able to pull low speeds in top gear...you need...
Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 12:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 455
Posted By motu
I've been asked to post a photo of my bike with...

I've been asked to post a photo of my bike with the Omar bars, hard to find a pic to show the bend well.

http://i1009.photobucket.com/albums/af212/bmwr65/P5270070_zpsa7b3baed.jpg

This is my...
Forum: New Zealand 07-20-2014, 03:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 633
Posted By motu
When I worked in Parnell in the late '90's,...

When I worked in Parnell in the late '90's, customers would give me their address...and I'd feel like saying ''Hey, do you remember that party 2 doors up in 1973, fuck, that was a good night!'' ...
Forum: Airheads 07-19-2014, 10:47 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,756
Posted By motu
That's a barrel from a BSA A7 or A10, they were...

That's a barrel from a BSA A7 or A10, they were prone to ripping the barrel off right at the flange. The previous poster was a7grenade....the A7 was considered a grenade if you raised the...
Forum: The Garage 07-19-2014, 09:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 566
Posted By motu
Brake fluid is water soluble - if someone washed...

Brake fluid is water soluble - if someone washed the bike, there would be no sign of a leak. To lose fluid and get a soft pedal, the fluid has gone somewhere and let air in.
Forum: The Garage 07-19-2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 566
Posted By motu
Why was the reservoir empty? Brake fluid is not...

Why was the reservoir empty? Brake fluid is not a consumable, the level will go down as the pads wear, but it doesn't get used up and need replenishing. You might have a master cyl leak, which will...
Forum: Airheads 07-19-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 455
Posted By motu
I have Omar's Slideway bars on my mono...

I have Omar's Slideway bars on my mono http://omarsdtr.com/bars.html and they are great. I just opened up the perches, and gave the throttle tube a bit of a hone. I was going to fit some 7/8 flats...
Forum: New Zealand 07-19-2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 633
Posted By motu
I still can't believe that Ponsonby has been a...

I still can't believe that Ponsonby has been a desireable area for over 30 years, I would never want to live there again.
Forum: New Zealand 07-19-2014, 05:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 633
Posted By motu
McLaren.

McLaren.
Forum: New Zealand 07-19-2014, 01:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 633
Posted By motu
Nah, temps were below zero in the morning, so I...

Nah, temps were below zero in the morning, so I scraped the ice off the NX Coupe.
Forum: New Zealand 07-18-2014, 09:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 633
Posted By motu
Passed in the passing lane.

Got passed by this last night, he just managed to squeeze in front of me as the passing lane finished. I drive a high performance sports coupe too, if my trans wasn't playing up I might've had a...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-16-2014, 11:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 536
Posted By motu
The round one is the most common, maybe the...

The round one is the most common, maybe the square one was some update....round was out, corners were in. The Petite was a smaller different frame, I'm not sure if the Bultaco and Montesa 250 frame...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-13-2014, 02:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 622
Posted By motu
You need to have the valve core out too, it...

You need to have the valve core out too, it inflates much faster.
Forum: Airheads 07-11-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,360
Posted By motu
The bike won't idle if you use a 336 cam, but I...

The bike won't idle if you use a 336 cam, but I guess it doesn't matter in that situation.
Forum: Old's Cool 07-10-2014, 10:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 622
Posted By motu
Tubeless tyre on a tube rim ? Do you have a...

Tubeless tyre on a tube rim ? Do you have a tube in it ? I have a tubed tubeless tyre on my trials bike that hasn't fully seated in 20 years....but I only run 4 psi and ride at walking pace.
Forum: Airheads 07-10-2014, 03:27 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,756
Posted By motu
A7 grenade....is this what it means? Seen that a...

A7 grenade....is this what it means? Seen that a few times.

http://www.a7a10.net/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=5003.0;attach=11180;image
Forum: Beasts 07-09-2014, 04:06 AM
Replies: 512
Views: 116,370
Posted By motu
Sigh....:cry it's 10 years since I sold my...

Sigh....:cry it's 10 years since I sold my XLV750, I wish I still had it. This was my colour scheme.

http://i1009.photobucket.com/albums/af212/bmwr65/Awakino-2_zps5f9f02ce.jpg
Forum: The Garage 07-08-2014, 04:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 918
Posted By motu
I mentioned this in post #3. When you pull the...

I mentioned this in post #3. When you pull the gearbox the transfer hits the engine block, if you try to remove the transfer, it also hits, the output shaft gets in the way. So, you pull the...
Forum: Airheads 07-07-2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,360
Posted By motu
Uh oh, you haven't got a 5252 crossover -...

Uh oh, you haven't got a 5252 crossover - Supershaft is going to say your dyno chart is bullshit.
Forum: New Zealand 07-06-2014, 10:35 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,448
Posted By motu
Oh look, another exhaust on my bike. This is one...

Oh look, another exhaust on my bike. This is one my wife used on her T100 in the '70's, it's exactly the same inside as those other ones you see everywhere, and I've got a couple myself, but this...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-05-2014, 05:11 PM
Replies: 1,426
Views: 204,827
Posted By motu
Looks like my road bike in the '70's, but mine...

Looks like my road bike in the '70's, but mine had a T100C engine. I changed to low pipes because the high pipes burnt my legs.

http://i1009.photobucket.com/albums/af212/bmwr65/scan0021.jpg
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-02-2014, 12:43 AM
Replies: 1,296
Views: 83,117
Posted By motu
Perhaps it's the other part of the spinning...

Perhaps it's the other part of the spinning bicycle wheel - y'know, hold a spinning bicycle wheel by the axles, turn it left, and it tilts to the right...Oh wow, that's how countersteering works, I...
Forum: The Garage 07-02-2014, 12:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 918
Posted By motu
That would be for a 4x4 RAV4, they are not...

That would be for a 4x4 RAV4, they are not easy...you have to jiggle gearbox, transfer and engine, We usually pull engine and trans and do it on the floor. FWD RAV4's are not common, they probably...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-28-2014, 12:23 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,467
Posted By motu
That's never been an issue with me, it's just...

That's never been an issue with me, it's just that I'm not so driven to ride on the weekends. I also believe an everyday rider is a better rider, out in all conditions and levels of traffic, more in...
Forum: The Garage 06-27-2014, 10:31 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,785
Posted By motu
I've just changed my Shinko 712 today, I got...

I've just changed my Shinko 712 today, I got 11,000km (7,000m) out of it, it was down to the TWI's at 8,000km (5,000m), but I rode it right through to the base layer. Never an issue with traction,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-25-2014, 02:37 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,467
Posted By motu
I've been commuting 40km to work for the last...

I've been commuting 40km to work for the last year, rural back roads and not a lot of corners by New Zealand standards. I've only got the bike out for fun rides a hand full of times, and it feels...
Forum: New Zealand 06-22-2014, 02:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 609
Posted By motu
Did you go past Kim's house ? That'd be cool...

Did you go past Kim's house ? That'd be cool y'know, living in the same city as Kim.com dot
Forum: The Garage 06-20-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,250
Posted By motu
Yeah, I know. Nearly 40 years ago ( late '70's)...

Yeah, I know. Nearly 40 years ago ( late '70's) when we converted weights and measures to metric (we went decimal currency in 1967) one of the big suppiers was having a sale - all the Imperial stuff...
Forum: Airheads 06-20-2014, 05:06 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,480
Posted By motu
What I've noticed with my various exhaust systems...

What I've noticed with my various exhaust systems is fuel economy. My arse dyno said they were pratically the same, factoring out the 50% extra power from the noisy systems. Now I'm on a 400km...
Forum: The Garage 06-20-2014, 03:36 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,250
Posted By motu
Not rubbishing this guys work, I'm very...

Not rubbishing this guys work, I'm very impressed...but. Something glaringly obvious from our side of the world - he's working on a metric bike and measuring in Imperial...or American, I don't...
Forum: Airheads 06-18-2014, 03:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 722
Posted By motu
We used to reface car rockers with work hardening...

We used to reface car rockers with work hardening bronze, and valve refacers of the day had a rocker radiusing attachment. Sometimes we used Stellite, both seemed to work about the same.
Forum: New Zealand 06-18-2014, 03:07 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,448
Posted By motu
Hmmmm, ah, thank you. I don't know anyone doing...

Hmmmm, ah, thank you. I don't know anyone doing regular Wellington runs anymore, but I'll look into it.
Forum: New Zealand 06-18-2014, 03:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 695
Posted By motu
They have sorta dropped the DOT and E compliance...

They have sorta dropped the DOT and E compliance on lamps...because a lot of modern stuff doesn't have them. So...if you can pass OE stuff that don't have anything on them, then aftermarket with no...
Forum: Equipment 06-17-2014, 03:26 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,762
Posted By motu
I like these baseball cap ones. ...

I like these baseball cap ones.

http://i01.i.aliimg.com/wsphoto/v2/1250404427_1/Free-shipping-Taiwan-s-font-b-helmet-b-font-huatai-authentic-Xia-Kui-cap-type-baseball.jpg_220x220.jpg
Forum: New Zealand 06-16-2014, 04:19 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,448
Posted By motu
I find the stock seat puts you in one position,...

I find the stock seat puts you in one position, and I can't get forward enough for corners. The BMW solo seat is exactly the same, and cafe seats are wide too. With this seat I can move up for...
Forum: New Zealand 06-14-2014, 02:41 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,448
Posted By motu
XR750, by Euroglass in Christchurch.

XR750, by Euroglass in Christchurch.
Forum: New Zealand 06-13-2014, 11:48 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,448
Posted By motu
I bet they would've worked great for a younger me...

I bet they would've worked great for a younger me too....however, this older me feels the cold a lot more.
Forum: New Zealand 06-13-2014, 10:49 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,448
Posted By motu
Getting fat for winter. ...

Getting fat for winter.

http://i1009.photobucket.com/albums/af212/bmwr65/P6140229_zps82aaf39f.jpg

Getting cold these mornings, and my fingers are freezing. I got these Oxford muffs last year,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-13-2014, 08:37 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,375
Posted By motu
I've had a bull just miss me a couple of times -...

I've had a bull just miss me a couple of times - both times were with another rider, when the bull made a lunge for them, and then I came through he was already moving. The fact they didn't know I...
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