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Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 03:23 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,857
Posted By Screaming Chicken
What you don't see is the months of hemming and...

What you don't see is the months of hemming and hawing, drooling over pictures, weighing all the pros and cons and unknowns and all that...

And then you talk to this guy who knows some stuff...
Forum: Airheads 07-21-2014, 01:41 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,857
Posted By Screaming Chicken
I may have just bought this... :evil ...

I may have just bought this... :evil

http://i.marktplaats.com/00/s/Nzc3WDQyNg==/z/~F0AAOSwDk5TzC8p/$_85.JPG

I guess that's one way to find out if it'll fit the PD fairing... :rofl
Forum: Airheads 07-21-2014, 11:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 331
Posted By Screaming Chicken
Or onroad... I've killed one on the doorframe...

Or onroad... I've killed one on the doorframe while wrestling the bike into the shed.

I do like the look of the original blinkers though, especially how they always hang down a bit, seems to...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-11-2014, 12:37 AM
Replies: 583
Views: 415,847
Posted By Screaming Chicken
Me neither. I don't think the GS would've...

Me neither.

I don't think the GS would've managed that. :lol3
Forum: Airheads 07-08-2014, 06:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 703
Posted By Screaming Chicken
That's messy. My first guess was a very...

That's messy. My first guess was a very determined rodent. :lol3
Forum: Airheads 07-08-2014, 03:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 480
Posted By Screaming Chicken
The recessed tank cap doesn't exactly help, if...

The recessed tank cap doesn't exactly help, if the drain hole in there is the least bit iffy then the water will just go straight into the tank and sit there waiting for you to hit reserve.

Back...
Forum: Airheads 07-08-2014, 03:37 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,681
Posted By Screaming Chicken
Suzuki is the brand commonly associated with...

Suzuki is the brand commonly associated with naming bikes variations on GS+somenumbers+someletters.

BMW is the brand commonly associated with naming bikes R-somenumbers-someletters, often GS.
...
Forum: Airheads 07-07-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,158
Posted By Screaming Chicken
Ah, and there's the conspiracy theory against...

Ah, and there's the conspiracy theory against poor innocent you. Figures. :lol3
Forum: Airheads 07-07-2014, 11:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 325
Posted By Screaming Chicken
Nope. I've instead fitted R80 levers to my R100...

Nope. I've instead fitted R80 levers to my R100 carbs which makes a small but significant difference.

That and a fresh set of throttle cables, no tuner or big-bore kit can match that feeling of...
Forum: Airheads 07-07-2014, 11:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 480
Posted By Screaming Chicken
Yeah that'll do it. :rofl Amazing what these...

Yeah that'll do it. :rofl

Amazing what these old bikes will run on. I've once reached the pumps on a 50/50 water/petrol mixture. Keeping it above 3000 rpm and approximately never firing both...
Forum: Airheads 07-07-2014, 06:09 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,681
Posted By Screaming Chicken
Utterly offtopic, but what is it with people...

Utterly offtopic, but what is it with people insisting on GS-mumblety-R? It's not a Suzuki... :lol3

Nice looking tank though.
Forum: Airheads 07-04-2014, 06:06 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,193
Posted By Screaming Chicken
The para is supposed to be dry, but you often...

The para is supposed to be dry, but you often find some oil in there because the gearbox output shaft seal still thinks there's a monolever on the back, aka there's a hole in the seal.
Forum: Airheads 07-04-2014, 02:07 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,193
Posted By Screaming Chicken
Wasn't that thin walled socket a G/S frame thing?...

Wasn't that thin walled socket a G/S frame thing? My '92 just takes a regular socket. Or aren't we talking about the front swingarm pivot locknuts?

Also, getting the rubber boot back on the...
Forum: Airheads 07-04-2014, 01:58 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,299
Posted By Screaming Chicken
http://mx-tec.eu/ I don't know if he has the...

http://mx-tec.eu/

I don't know if he has the five hole template on file, but you can always ask him.
Forum: Airheads 07-04-2014, 12:22 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,857
Posted By Screaming Chicken
Nice pic Phil. The stock DRZ triples with the...

Nice pic Phil. The stock DRZ triples with the spacer on top probably won't work then. The Prutser ones just might with a bit of fairing trimming.

Jim, sure bolting the fork in is easy but that's...
Forum: Airheads 07-04-2014, 12:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 289
Posted By Screaming Chicken
Regular straight boxy Zegas? Or one of those...

Regular straight boxy Zegas? Or one of those special kits with room for the exhaust?

I'd sell the latter but the former are just boxes. If you're willing to move/change the mounting hardware (and...
Forum: Airheads 07-03-2014, 03:52 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,857
Posted By Screaming Chicken
Yeah, therein lies the problem. I can do basic...

Yeah, therein lies the problem. I can do basic work on these bikes allright, taking the gearbox out is a piece of cake, but not necessarily something to do on a public sidewalk if you're not sure you...
Forum: Airheads 07-03-2014, 01:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 562
Posted By Screaming Chicken
Big range there. Modern Apple laptop keyboard or...

Big range there. Modern Apple laptop keyboard or IBM Model M buckling spring board from 1989? :D
Forum: Airheads 07-03-2014, 12:37 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,857
Posted By Screaming Chicken
Yeah well ideally I suppose you'd want to graft...

Yeah well ideally I suppose you'd want to graft on an 1100 swing, which also sort of implies doing something to the frame, both of which imply a pile of cash the size of which would make sure none of...
Forum: Airheads 07-03-2014, 12:09 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,857
Posted By Screaming Chicken
So, for the sake of argument, let's say I'd want...

So, for the sake of argument, let's say I'd want to put one of these puppies in an otherwise bog standard PD... What would that all involve?

Triples 630 euro
Forks, probably spensive with you...
Forum: Airheads 07-02-2014, 01:16 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 12,583
Posted By Screaming Chicken
Ouch. First picture I thought, put a new...

Ouch.

First picture I thought, put a new rear tyre on, bit of patina, good to go.

Second picture, not so much.
Forum: Airheads 07-01-2014, 06:56 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,794
Posted By Screaming Chicken
Touratech have it for 90 euro:...

Touratech have it for 90 euro: http://shop.touratech.de/olkuhler-mittenverlegung-bmw-r100gs.html

And while you're there grab this: http://shop.touratech.de/olkuhler-bypass-bmw-r-100-gs.html
...
Forum: Airheads 06-30-2014, 11:30 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,794
Posted By Screaming Chicken
You could have a look at Sam Manicom's books,...

You could have a look at Sam Manicom's books, especially "Into Africa". Another R80GS rider who was a bit light on experience but went for it anyway. I seem to remember him mentioning it was 6 months...
Forum: Airheads 06-29-2014, 11:16 PM
Replies: 1,797
Views: 636,503
Posted By Screaming Chicken
Doesn't hurt to see it again, anyway. :D

Doesn't hurt to see it again, anyway. :D
Forum: Airheads 06-25-2014, 11:01 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,595
Posted By Screaming Chicken
That's why they're both stainless. :-) ...

That's why they're both stainless. :-)

Though I did put some grease on later...
Forum: Airheads 06-25-2014, 10:54 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,485
Posted By Screaming Chicken
Whatever may be the case because it's...

Whatever may be the case because it's inconceivable that what I'm describing actually happened like that? :evil
Forum: Airheads 06-25-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,595
Posted By Screaming Chicken
I had to watch out for splinters. Had to get the...

I had to watch out for splinters. Had to get the grinder out to get it off the shaft, too.

Looks much better this way!

http://rubberchicken.nl/pics/brake-new.jpg
Forum: Airheads 06-25-2014, 01:39 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,485
Posted By Screaming Chicken
No crank guesstimator. Any crank guesstimation is...

No crank guesstimator. Any crank guesstimation is likely to be wrong for a shaft drive bike on half worn K60s anyway! Oh, and I was actually comparing a second run with a third run. With the 145 main...
Forum: Airheads 06-25-2014, 12:23 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,485
Posted By Screaming Chicken
Middle of the day, warm engine, and we'd done the...

Middle of the day, warm engine, and we'd done the 140 main run first so everything ought to have been warm for the other two. Ofcourse it's still a human on the controls so who knows really, it...
Forum: Airheads 06-24-2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,595
Posted By Screaming Chicken
Like this, you mean? :rofl ...

Like this, you mean? :rofl

http://rubberchicken.nl/pics/brake-old.jpg

Works so much better now with a new set on...
Forum: Airheads 06-24-2014, 01:28 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,485
Posted By Screaming Chicken
I'm still happy there's more than fives in the...

I'm still happy there's more than fives in the range though.

145 ran fine but mpg was shit. 140 is a bit too lean. 142 is spot on.

(Dyno: Difference between 145 and 142 main was 3 hp. That's...
Forum: Airheads 06-18-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 1,797
Views: 636,503
Posted By Screaming Chicken
Ah yes, the infamous WMB. :D

Ah yes, the infamous WMB. :D
Forum: Airheads 06-17-2014, 02:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 610
Posted By Screaming Chicken
Maybe a matter of riding style... I've got long...

Maybe a matter of riding style... I've got long suspension and a stable front wheel, I don't mind going over stuff. Darting and weaving about trying to dodge stuff all the time would get tiring as...
Forum: Airheads 06-17-2014, 06:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 610
Posted By Screaming Chicken
Yeah for riding on the well-engineered autobahn,...

Yeah for riding on the well-engineered autobahn, which as you say is nothing like the 2 lane shit over there. :rofl

Lovely stretch of road though, granted I wouldn't want to do it at 85 mph with...
Forum: Airheads 06-17-2014, 02:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 610
Posted By Screaming Chicken
And you say it like it has something to do with...

And you say it like it has something to do with the size of the front tyre. :D

Honest question: How? I just don't see it. I've done 500 mile days on the German autobahn at 90 mph* and I've got a...
Forum: Thumpers 06-16-2014, 02:10 PM
Replies: 3,807
Views: 879,796
Posted By Screaming Chicken
They were GS cables last time 'round. :D I...

They were GS cables last time 'round. :D

I used to get my Honda stuff from http://www.cmsnl.com but I haven't had a roadworthy dominator since 2009... :cry
Forum: Thumpers 06-16-2014, 07:14 AM
Replies: 3,807
Views: 879,796
Posted By Screaming Chicken
Re: this? My biggest perceived gain in...

Re: this?

My biggest perceived gain in horsepower came after replacing the throttle cables with some smooth running new ones. :evil :rofl
Forum: Thumpers 06-16-2014, 07:07 AM
Replies: 3,807
Views: 879,796
Posted By Screaming Chicken
Might well be mixture related. Might well be time...

Might well be mixture related. Might well be time for a good carb clean as well. Hard to say from here.

#50 sounds reasonable, assuming stock was #48? That's one size up, and on my bike that did...
Forum: Thumpers 06-16-2014, 03:48 AM
Replies: 3,807
Views: 879,796
Posted By Screaming Chicken
I'll bet. Did it need those changes? Or did...

I'll bet.

Did it need those changes? Or did you do them because some bloke on the internet with a different type of bike says they make his different type of bike run better? :evil

Seriously,...
Forum: Airheads 06-12-2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 805
Posted By Screaming Chicken
Looks like a transferbox between the gearbox and...

Looks like a transferbox between the gearbox and the swingarm pivot... To get a fatter rear wheel in, it seems.
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