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Forum: Airheads 07-08-2014, 06:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 611
Posted By Rucksta
I do it cheap and stack an extra set of lower...

I do it cheap and stack an extra set of lower handlebar clamps on longer studs.

Wrap the stack in heat shrink for a better optic.
Forum: Airheads 07-08-2014, 06:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 282
Posted By Rucksta
Did you know there are alternate cam profiles for...

Did you know there are alternate cam profiles for the throttle crown wheel giving a shorter twist to full throttle?
Alternately a well placed self tapping screw can increase the lift especially...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-04-2014, 07:20 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,518
Posted By Rucksta
What do you do for excitement down in Florida?

What do you do for excitement down in Florida?
Forum: Australia 07-04-2014, 01:36 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 968
Posted By Rucksta
I know the way. There are still some remnant...

I know the way.

There are still some remnant stock routes in the district that make the loop a bit more interesting whether you choose to go up Duck Creek or down.

8:00AM at the Shell in Tambo...
Forum: Australia 07-03-2014, 05:18 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 968
Posted By Rucksta
Village would suit me on the Saturday

Village would suit me on the Saturday
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-01-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,294
Posted By Rucksta
How do you make the three regular cuboid ice...

How do you make the three regular cuboid ice blocks required to make the perfect gin & tonic?
Does everyone have an icemaker built in to their fridges?
Forum: Australia 06-28-2014, 06:00 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,738
Posted By Rucksta
Dunlop Volleys. Cheap, disposable,...

Dunlop Volleys.

Cheap, disposable, widely available & packs small even at size 12.
Forum: Airheads 06-26-2014, 11:23 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,090
Posted By Rucksta
I'll take that bet since Meltzer still make type...

I'll take that bet since Meltzer still make type I & II and for some reason they are not available in NA market.
Forum: Airheads 06-25-2014, 06:39 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,090
Posted By Rucksta
The nacelle unit with warning lights and circuit...

The nacelle unit with warning lights and circuit board was still available as a unit a couple of years ago - expensive but much cheaper than the individual parts.

Mounting kit for headlight not...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-23-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,720
Posted By Rucksta
If a crash is imminent look for a better place to...

If a crash is imminent look for a better place to crash.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-23-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,811
Posted By Rucksta
I have dominion of the shed & yard. Wife has...

I have dominion of the shed & yard.
Wife has control of the kitchen, Laundry, lounge, children, pets etc..

I call it fair division of labour even if I have to put gas in her car.
Forum: Airheads 06-19-2014, 05:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 555
Posted By Rucksta
The hanging down lever is a lot less vulnerable...

The hanging down lever is a lot less vulnerable and a lot more robust than it looks.

Sure it looks cool stuck up in the air but I can you afford to lose any functionality from the already...
Forum: Airheads 06-19-2014, 05:37 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,225
Posted By Rucksta
L/100km takes some getting used too. ...

L/100km takes some getting used too.

10L/100km = 10km /L or 6.1 miles/L
5L/100km = 20km/L 12.2 miles/L

Your airhead is likely somewhere in between

L/100km makes sense in a car with an...
Forum: Airheads 06-04-2014, 11:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,125
Posted By Rucksta
Two pointers in equivalent quadrants 25mm in...

Two pointers in equivalent quadrants 25mm in radius presents multiple solutions other than both wheels vertical pointing straight ahead lined up one behind the other.

An even greater range of...
Forum: Airheads 06-04-2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,125
Posted By Rucksta
Pointers both falling within the same quadrant...

Pointers both falling within the same quadrant was deemed a pass.
A repeatable QA step to be performed by a mechanic who can read instruction yes
A precision measuring system - no.

Have you...
Forum: Airheads 06-04-2014, 06:08 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,389
Posted By Rucksta
I will do it different next time.

I will do it different next time.
Forum: Airheads 06-04-2014, 05:55 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,389
Posted By Rucksta
The cold weld is the factory one on the back...

The cold weld is the factory one on the back directly under the crack , the shed weld at the front extending only just past the crack or both?
Forum: Airheads 06-04-2014, 05:47 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,125
Posted By Rucksta
SS the guy that was driving the jig was Hans...

SS the guy that was driving the jig was Hans Wunder, an engineer on staff at BMW Germany.
They flew him to Australia to deal with difficult customers like me who refused to accept the standard line...
Forum: Airheads 06-04-2014, 05:43 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,411
Posted By Rucksta
I have a similar problem with an Acerbis 43 lt...

I have a similar problem with an Acerbis 43 lt tank.
Angling the carbs inwards at the tops helps relieve the problem
Let us know how you get on with the curved guides please.
Forum: Airheads 06-03-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,125
Posted By Rucksta
I've had a frame that was Test OK on the BMW...

I've had a frame that was Test OK on the BMW frame jig.
Subsequent remedial action improved handling noticibly and the frame still tested OK on the Frame jig.

The device indicates whether the...
Forum: Airheads 06-03-2014, 06:24 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,389
Posted By Rucksta
Yes sort of you will need a driveshaft, cush...

Yes sort of you will need a driveshaft, cush drive, wheel, shock and possibly relocate the top shock mount slightly inboard if you are using a lower shock mount located on the swingarm. A cutaway in...
Forum: Airheads 06-03-2014, 06:11 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,389
Posted By Rucksta
"Cantilever A member, such as a beam, that...

"Cantilever A member, such as a beam, that projects beyond a fulcrum and is supported by a balancing member or a downward force behind the fulcrum."

Perhaps I should have said lever & fulcrum....
Forum: Airheads 06-02-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,411
Posted By Rucksta
http://web.tiscali.it/abosco/moto/carb/dellorto/de...

http://web.tiscali.it/abosco/moto/carb/dellorto/dellorto.html

http://www.ducatimeccanica.com/dellorto_guide/dellorto.html
...
Forum: Airheads 06-02-2014, 03:17 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,389
Posted By Rucksta
What time span is "pretty quickly"? The G/S...

What time span is "pretty quickly"?

The G/S & ST ran the swingarm shock mount to model end.

When paralever technology was introduced with the GS the mount had to move to the final drive....
Forum: Airheads 06-01-2014, 08:47 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,389
Posted By Rucksta
Ah. That one confused me too. I thought...

Ah.

That one confused me too.
I thought BMW retained the monoshock so they had a platform to sell off surplus airhead engines, drivelines and some running gear.
Call me a cynic :D
Forum: Airheads 06-01-2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,389
Posted By Rucksta
Not sure if that was relevant to the post I made...

Not sure if that was relevant to the post I made but I was refering to a change of manufacturing process rather than a modification.
i.e. changing to an engine design that could utilise automated...
Forum: Airheads 06-01-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,389
Posted By Rucksta
K100RS is the only bike I've riden that could...

K100RS is the only bike I've riden that could actually cover 200km in one hour.
Other than that a very nice appliance but still an appliance.

They are cheap here as well.
Most require some work...
Forum: Airheads 06-01-2014, 07:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 360
Posted By Rucksta
Asked and refused

The powder coat guy I use decliend to attempt to on the grounds coating would flake of at the expected temps.
He then declined to ceramic coat as he feared getting the part clean enough to coat...
Forum: Airheads 06-01-2014, 07:01 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,389
Posted By Rucksta
Interesting view of the time line on K bike...

Interesting view of the time line on K bike development.

Early 70's cheap gas large capacity 2 strokes and the first market induced fuel crisis was just about to happen.
55 speed limits came...
Forum: Airheads 05-31-2014, 08:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 696
Posted By Rucksta
Is there enough metal in the cast wheel to cut it...

Is there enough metal in the cast wheel to cut it down to the hub and drill for spokes?
Forum: Airheads 05-31-2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 716
Posted By Rucksta
R80G/S has a single petcock Reserve is...

R80G/S has a single petcock
Reserve is specified as 2 lts
Results may vary as stated dependant on straw length

When reserve runs out (1.5lts) lay the bike on its left side to recover approx...
Forum: Airheads 05-29-2014, 03:46 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,283
Posted By Rucksta
Dry means no gas, no oil and no coolant (if...

Dry means no gas, no oil and no coolant (if applicable).
I expect you rode it to the scales hence the litre of gas in the tank.

Wet includes fork oil, brake fluid, engine oil, gearbox oil,...
Forum: Airheads 05-28-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,283
Posted By Rucksta
368 lbs plus accessories which included crash...

368 lbs plus accessories which included crash bars, electric starter. larger battery, luggage rack and panier frame in many markets.

Delivered weight was a little north of 368lbs.

Never the...
Forum: Australia 05-26-2014, 03:32 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,508
Posted By Rucksta
Derek Those XR boys count time on the...

Derek

Those XR boys count time on the trailer towards total kms
Forum: Airheads 05-25-2014, 06:23 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,396
Posted By Rucksta
http://musket.co.nz/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/BMW...

http://musket.co.nz/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/BMW.pdf

Reasonable replica of original at a reasonable price.
I bought one second hand about 10 years ago still no rust
Forum: Airheads 05-21-2014, 07:44 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,717
Posted By Rucksta
The throttle bodies were hand made from billets. ...

The throttle bodies were hand made from billets.
The injectors in the Mk1 version were from a K100
Forum: Airheads 05-17-2014, 04:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 686
Posted By Rucksta
Alternately use a paint on circuit board -...

Alternately use a paint on circuit board - hi-build silver based paint available at electronic component retailers.
A couple of coats on the conductor track around where the bulb mounts usualy does...
Forum: Airheads 05-16-2014, 11:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 574
Posted By Rucksta
I have an '82 monolever so a little more similar...

I have an '82 monolever so a little more similar to your twin shock

I remove the final drive to make everything easier to handle.
Removal of the battery compartment is optional but desirable...
Forum: Airheads 05-07-2014, 10:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,244
Posted By Rucksta
2c

I'm running 85/140 dino GL5 in the final drive and get reduced misting out the breather especially over broken terrain.

In the gearbox it took longer to warm up enough to give smooth shifting....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-07-2014, 06:52 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,622
Posted By Rucksta
+1 - 33 years after solving the same dilema. ...

+1 - 33 years after solving the same dilema.

Multiple bikes always meant I was on the wrong bike on the right day then along came one bike to replace them all.
If I could find a tyre that ran at...
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