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Forum: Airheads 04-29-2015, 06:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 740
Posted By Udo
Sounds like the magnets in that Vario starter...

Sounds like the magnets in that Vario starter have come loose and are jamming the armature. The light dimming and relay overheating are all signs of a dead short in the starter.
Forum: Airheads 04-15-2015, 08:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 328
Posted By Udo
The Harley coils are cheap and easily available...

The Harley coils are cheap and easily available on ebay. Google it and you'll find that it's a common conversion.
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=653870
Forum: Airheads 11-26-2014, 07:35 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,251
Posted By Udo
Recently saw my 71'st birthday and still at it....

Recently saw my 71'st birthday and still at it. The '81 R80G/S I just finished restoring will probably be my favorite for awhile.
Forum: Airheads 11-12-2014, 09:04 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 11,189
Posted By Udo
Elmontenero, you asked for the measurements off...

Elmontenero, you asked for the measurements off my project.
Moto sitting on sidestand: 32 1/2" top of tree to center of axle. Tubes 1/4" above top of triple.
Sitting on moto (155 lb.) compresses...
Forum: Airheads 11-11-2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 11,165
Posted By Udo
Elmontenero, you asked for the measurements off...

Elmontenero, you asked for the measurements off my project.
Moto sitting on sidestand: 32 1/2" top of tree to center of axle. Tubes 1/4" above top of triple.
Sitting on moto (155 lb.) compresses...
Forum: Airheads 11-10-2014, 06:56 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 9,096
Posted By Udo
Nice job of applied engineering. I just finished...

Nice job of applied engineering. I just finished one and am now inspired to start another.:clap
Forum: Airheads 11-10-2014, 06:47 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 11,189
Posted By Udo
I saw the pictures on the other thread. I think...

I saw the pictures on the other thread. I think that the lean angle on the side stand looks like mine. OK
Forum: Airheads 11-09-2014, 07:14 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 11,165
Posted By Udo
Jumping around between different postings, same...

Jumping around between different postings, same subjects. What's the distance between the bottom of your triple and the front axle?
Forum: Airheads 11-09-2014, 06:53 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 11,189
Posted By Udo
I'm assuming that by "lean angle" you mean the...

I'm assuming that by "lean angle" you mean the angle of the motorcycle on the side stand. What kind of side stand are you using? Pictures?
Forum: Airheads 11-09-2014, 03:38 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 14,385
Posted By Udo
R65 dirt bike suspension

Here is a link to one of my older projects. I used Progressive shocks at the rear with fabricated mounts.
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=238298&page=2
Forum: Airheads 11-05-2014, 07:58 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,496
Posted By Udo
Final confirmation

Well, I'd say the proof is in the test ride. The R80G/S is finished and has been test ridden. I think the transmission rebuild is a success. The tighter shimming proved to be correct. It shifts up...
Forum: Airheads 11-05-2014, 11:50 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 11,189
Posted By Udo
Another view

Another view
Forum: Airheads 11-05-2014, 11:48 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 11,189
Posted By Udo
Finished

Finished custom R80G/S. Took it for a test ride and I'm pleased. :clap
Forum: Airheads 11-04-2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 928
Posted By Udo
An R65 frame and the sky is the limit.

An R65 frame and the sky is the limit.
Forum: Airheads 11-03-2014, 12:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 448
Posted By Udo
Depending on the battery size, you might have to...

Depending on the battery size, you might have to remove the top shock bolt.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-01-2014, 04:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,454
Posted By Udo
I once tore a hole so large that I didn't have...

I once tore a hole so large that I didn't have enough rope plugs to seal it. I whittled a couple of tree branches down and added them to the plugs. It got me down the road for another 60 miles to the...
Forum: Airheads 10-29-2014, 07:41 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,251
Posted By Udo
I came across a nice '93 R100GS two years ago for...

I came across a nice '93 R100GS two years ago for $3200.00. Having a garage full of bikes already made me think twice but then I jumped on it like a fly on you know what. It's like money in the bank.
Forum: The Garage 10-01-2014, 06:53 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,927
Posted By Udo
I'm fabricating a set to fit DRZ-400 forks to a...

I'm fabricating a set to fit DRZ-400 forks to a BMW R80G/S frame. Don't even waste your time and materials trying this on a drill press. The relationships of the various center to center locations...
Forum: Airheads 09-23-2014, 05:31 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,454
Posted By Udo
DC electrical theory

Take a look at this link. It starts out with basic theory and advances into more complicated.
http://www.science-campus.com/engineering/electrical/dc_theory/chapter1/dctheory_1_1.html
Forum: Airheads 09-23-2014, 07:17 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 11,189
Posted By Udo
I looked into getting a Keihin system. They told...

I looked into getting a Keihin system. They told me that they were back ordered on the silencers. I waited a while and then settled for the home built stuff.
Forum: Airheads 09-21-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 11,189
Posted By Udo
Plain cold steel scrap from a muffler shop and...

Plain cold steel scrap from a muffler shop and some 90 degree elbows off ebay. Press the 6" piece into an oval, weld on some 1/8" flat on the ends. Grind and trim. Fit the inlet and outlet positions....
Forum: Airheads 09-21-2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 11,189
Posted By Udo
Pieces of exhaust pipe before fabricating.

Pieces of exhaust pipe before fabricating.
Forum: Airheads 09-21-2014, 07:13 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 11,189
Posted By Udo
Another view

Another view
Forum: Airheads 09-21-2014, 07:12 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 11,189
Posted By Udo
Here is a shot of the collector. I got an R100GS...

Here is a shot of the collector. I got an R100GS system off ebay, but only used the headers and muffler. The center collector proved too large so I made a smaller, lighter unit.
Forum: Airheads 09-12-2014, 05:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 935
Posted By Udo
Horn, brake light, turn signals. That connector...

Horn, brake light, turn signals. That connector at the lower left corner of the schematic (above the turn signal switch) seems to be a common route for the three failed circuits.
Forum: Airheads 09-05-2014, 06:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 935
Posted By Udo
Here's the map.

Here's the map.
Forum: Airheads 09-01-2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 716
Views: 134,664
Posted By Udo
Watching your solution for the exhaust. When you...

Watching your solution for the exhaust. When you get done I'll show you mine. :evil
Forum: Airheads 08-31-2014, 08:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,525
Posted By Udo
To confirm oil flow I spin my engines with the...

To confirm oil flow I spin my engines with the starter, valve covers off. You should get a good flow at each head.
Forum: Airheads 08-25-2014, 07:01 AM
Replies: 716
Views: 134,664
Posted By Udo
Nice job. Your project looks similar to one I'm...

Nice job. Your project looks similar to one I'm in the middle of. How are you handling the exhaust system?
Forum: Airheads 08-24-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 11,189
Posted By Udo
I have to build an exhaust system. Here is a...

I have to build an exhaust system. Here is a collector I built for another project. The next version, for this cycle will be similar.
Forum: Airheads 08-21-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 11,189
Posted By Udo
A bit more progress. Tank came back from the...

A bit more progress. Tank came back from the painter.
Forum: Airheads 08-21-2014, 08:07 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,798
Posted By Udo
I've used sheep skin covers for years. Warm in...

I've used sheep skin covers for years. Warm in the winter and cool in summer. You don't have to get fancy. Just buy a piece of sheepskin on ebay, trim to fit and add some elastic.
Forum: Airheads 08-19-2014, 09:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 998
Posted By Udo
Oops. The "rebuilder" forgot to install the oil...

Oops. The "rebuilder" forgot to install the oil control rings. They would live in the wider bottom groove.
Forum: Airheads 08-14-2014, 07:03 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,185
Posted By Udo
Be too poor to pay someone else to repair it. Get...

Be too poor to pay someone else to repair it. Get a shop manual and a basic set of tools. Read and research your problem and then dig in. You are so fortunate to have the internet as a resource. We...
Forum: Airheads 07-30-2014, 07:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,196
Posted By Udo
Details to keep in mind when doing a restoration....

Details to keep in mind when doing a restoration. :rofl
Forum: Airheads 07-30-2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 14,580
Posted By Udo
I'm still leaning towards a charging system...

I'm still leaning towards a charging system problem. I know you've tried several voltage regulators, but have you confirmed good continuity between the regulator and diode board and the regulator and...
Forum: Airheads 07-30-2014, 05:11 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,710
Posted By Udo
Just did this same job for a friend. Worried...

Just did this same job for a friend. Worried about polarity, but after a bit of research found that the Harley coil isn't polarized, so hook up either low tension wire to either post.
Forum: Americas 07-30-2014, 05:07 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 8,445
Posted By Udo
I usually do a bit of both on my trips. Each has...

I usually do a bit of both on my trips. Each has advantages and disadvantages. I like the idea of always having shelter with me when there aren't any rooms available. I like the "adventure "feeling...
Forum: Airheads 07-27-2014, 07:40 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 11,189
Posted By Udo
By all means. Share your experience. I'm looking...

By all means. Share your experience. I'm looking forward to it.
Forum: Airheads 07-27-2014, 01:09 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 11,189
Posted By Udo
The R65 Dirt bike project is waiting for my...

The R65 Dirt bike project is waiting for my attention. The shop / business took high priority for awhile, but now that I've sold the business and sort of retired it's going to be resurrected as my...
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