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Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 07:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 202
Posted By Screaming Chicken
The ones Ras mentions (but doesn't link to) seem...

The ones Ras mentions (but doesn't link to) seem to be these, with a 6.5 cm drop:

http://www.swt-sports.de/de/Zubehoer/Zubehoer-BMW/Fussrasten-Ralley-Tiefe-Ausfuehrung--BMW
...
Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 02:00 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,209
Posted By Screaming Chicken
Cool :D

Cool :D
Forum: Airheads 07-28-2014, 09:51 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,604
Posted By Screaming Chicken
Good to know my cases are unusual, then. :lol3 ...

Good to know my cases are unusual, then. :lol3

Ofcourse a big enough air leak on a mixture (air) screw will mess with said mixture, how could that not be a factor?

Besides, if you follow the...
Forum: Airheads 07-27-2014, 01:21 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,604
Posted By Screaming Chicken
Sounds like you need a new o ring on the mixture...

Sounds like you need a new o ring on the mixture screw that doesn't work.
Forum: Airheads 07-27-2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,209
Posted By Screaming Chicken
Just for completeness sake... MC:caliper...

Just for completeness sake...

MC:caliper ratios:
DRZ w 1/2" MC: 1:9.2
DRZ w 11mm MC: 1:12.2
GS w stock caliper: 1:8.6
GS w DRZ caliper: 1:8.6
GS w 1100 caliper: 1:12.9
Forum: Airheads 07-27-2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,209
Posted By Screaming Chicken
In that case... I've done a couple thousand...

In that case...

I've done a couple thousand miles on a rental DR650 in NZ and never noticed anything wrong or bad about the brake on that.

Gives a person hope. :lol3
Forum: Airheads 07-27-2014, 08:28 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,209
Posted By Screaming Chicken
Huh. The MC that came with my DRZ fork is...

Huh.

The MC that came with my DRZ fork is marked 1/2, so presumably 1/2" or 12.7mm. That's very nearly the 13mm of the GS MC. Caliper pistons are 2x 27mm as expected.
...
Forum: Airheads 07-27-2014, 02:29 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,209
Posted By Screaming Chicken
Nice bike. :D I'd seen it already in nearly-done...

Nice bike. :D I'd seen it already in nearly-done state last week. Turned out well. Even had a little sit/stand on it to try those footpegs. :lol3

The 320 disc won't be a problem, plenty of options...
Forum: Airheads 07-26-2014, 05:06 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,209
Posted By Screaming Chicken
Thinking along the lines of what to do with the...

Thinking along the lines of what to do with the front brake. The stock DRZ stuff is obviously a bit weedy so it'll need a 320 at least. I'd prefer to not mess too much with the stuff on the...
Forum: Airheads 07-26-2014, 04:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 513
Posted By Screaming Chicken
Izzat a six pot? Don't you bend the forks with...

Izzat a six pot? Don't you bend the forks with that? :-)
Forum: Airheads 07-26-2014, 12:29 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,209
Posted By Screaming Chicken
Might. Sort of. Given that the stock GS brake is...

Might. Sort of. Given that the stock GS brake is rather crap to begin with, it's not a high bar...

I've got a Brembo 4 pot on at the moment. That's 32/34mm, which then makes... 1712mm? That one...
Forum: Airheads 07-26-2014, 12:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 513
Posted By Screaming Chicken
Ooo. The thing that worries me with that...

Ooo.

The thing that worries me with that site is that it seems to list no prices (or indications of) whatsoever.
Forum: Airheads 07-23-2014, 01:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 501
Posted By Screaming Chicken
Another potential cable killer is that the slot...

Another potential cable killer is that the slot in the lever sits right below the cable path when you pull the lever. If for whatever reason the cable end wriggles down a bit, there comes a point...
Forum: Airheads 07-22-2014, 03:23 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,209
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: 84
Views: 4,209
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: 427
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: 590
Views: 421,334
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: 730
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: 503
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: 1,739
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: 2,221
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: 343
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: 503
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: 1,739
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: 2,323
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: 2,323
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: 1,339
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: 84
Views: 4,209
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: 294
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: 84
Views: 4,209
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: 587
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: 84
Views: 4,209
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: 84
Views: 4,209
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: 12,791
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: 1,859
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: 1,859
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: 637,999
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: 6,681
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: 3,579
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: 6,681
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
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