ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Search Forums
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Showing results 1 to 40 of 500
Search took 0.04 seconds.
Search: Posts Made By: Mark Manley
Forum: Airheads 07-18-2014, 12:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 501
Posted By Mark Manley
A top tip, thanks for posting, I have passed it...

A top tip, thanks for posting, I have passed it on to a friend who finds the footrests on his R80GS too high.
Forum: Trip Planning 07-17-2014, 02:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 523
Posted By Mark Manley
I have met Americans in many parts of the world...

I have met Americans in many parts of the world and have never heard one say that they have been harassed or had trouble as a result of being one, you are not as disliked as individuals as you might...
Forum: Airheads 07-15-2014, 10:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 519
Posted By Mark Manley
A great looking trip, I love the use of paper...

A great looking trip, I love the use of paper maps with hand written notes, old school technology that is as trusty and dependable as an airhead.
Forum: Airheads 07-13-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,799
Posted By Mark Manley
I have had two bean cans go down in the past and...

I have had two bean cans go down in the past and both started with erratic running over a period of days, the symptoms weren't exactly as you described but similar enough make me think that might be...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-12-2014, 10:15 AM
Replies: 341
Views: 138,296
Posted By Mark Manley
Yes, I know the owner who has built a couple of...

Yes, I know the owner who has built a couple of similar bikes for people but this is his own. This bike started life as a 1973 R90S but has a lot of modifcations including single shock, custom made...
Forum: Trip Planning 07-12-2014, 12:05 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,734
Posted By Mark Manley
http://tiffanystravels.smugmug.com/Other/Mark-Manl...

http://tiffanystravels.smugmug.com/Other/Mark-Manley/i-n3nCk4w/0/M/quit-M.jpg (http://tiffanystravels.smugmug.com/Other/Mark-Manley/i-n3nCk4w/A)
Forum: Trip Planning 07-11-2014, 10:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 537
Posted By Mark Manley
I made the trip starting in the middle of...

I made the trip starting in the middle of September and the weather was fine, if you could manage to leave a month earlier than planned, at the beginning of September it be just about perfect.
Forum: Trip Planning 07-10-2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,734
Posted By Mark Manley
We call that a drive by this side of the pond,...

We call that a drive by this side of the pond, that is when you are passing your turn for work and just drive/ride on by, I have done it a couple of times on sunny summers mornings and gone for a...
Forum: Trip Planning 07-09-2014, 10:17 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,734
Posted By Mark Manley
I have left my job on about 6 occasions to go...

I have left my job on about 6 occasions to go travelling for between 3 months and 1 year, I have skills which allow me to find another job very easily and am not interested in a career, on these...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-09-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 341
Posted By Mark Manley
Kawasaki Z900 handlebar diameter

I would assume that the handlebars on a Kawasaki Z900 are 22mm diameter but am just double checking that they are not 7/8", can somebody confirm either way?
Forum: Airheads 07-08-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,193
Posted By Mark Manley
It looks good and sounds like you have a good...

It looks good and sounds like you have a good balance between originality and useful updating.:clap
Forum: Airheads 07-05-2014, 11:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 531
Posted By Mark Manley
I had a G/S which shorted out in the rain due to...

I had a G/S which shorted out in the rain due to a crack that ran the full length of the coil. I dried it out on a radiator for a few days, opened up the crack to a vee with a flexigrinder and filled...
Forum: Airheads 06-26-2014, 11:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 554
Posted By Mark Manley
My 1991 R80GS bought new and serviced at the...

My 1991 R80GS bought new and serviced at the correct intervals did 100,000 miles before the top end came off, it was just about ready as an exhaust valve was almost burn through and was burning about...
Forum: Airheads 06-25-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,010
Posted By Mark Manley
The worst experience a friend of mine has...

The worst experience a friend of mine has suffered after travelling to about 100 countries including Columbia, mostly on an airhead as it happens was an attempted robbery outside of her own front...
Forum: Airheads 06-22-2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,010
Posted By Mark Manley
So after 20 odd replies I am now wondering what...

So after 20 odd replies I am now wondering what the OP thinks, has this variety of opinion been useful food for thought or are you more confused than ever?
Forum: Airheads 06-22-2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 6,099
Views: 1,226,683
Posted By Mark Manley
Very nice, any chance of a photo of the right...

Very nice, any chance of a photo of the right hand side so we can see how the brake lever fits around the Commando pipes?
Forum: Airheads 06-21-2014, 11:15 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,010
Posted By Mark Manley
An old airhead will be an excellent choice, I...

An old airhead will be an excellent choice, I toured SA on my GS which was less than 10 years old at the time but my travelling companion was on a 25 year old ex-police R80RT with no more...
Forum: Airheads 06-21-2014, 12:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 344
Posted By Mark Manley
Motorworks do good quality replacement mirrors at...

Motorworks do good quality replacement mirrors at a reasonable price, be careful if buying second hand K series mirrors, some have different stem lengths.
...
Forum: Airheads 06-18-2014, 10:20 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,302
Posted By Mark Manley
A good point, mine lasted 150,000 miles and I...

A good point, mine lasted 150,000 miles and I never as much looked at them in that time just a few adjustments. Only time and use will tell if this is a good mod but I am also quite happy with the...
Forum: Airheads 06-18-2014, 11:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 459
Posted By Mark Manley
You just get a bigger loop under the tank, mine...

You just get a bigger loop under the tank, mine still has the original, longer cable.
Forum: Airheads 06-17-2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 607
Posted By Mark Manley
Yes it is 18.5" between centres, I have the 21"...

Yes it is 18.5" between centres, I have the 21" front wheel back in but have retained the shorter shock.
Forum: EMEA 06-17-2014, 10:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 422
Posted By Mark Manley
Even if your bike only gets six months in the UK...

Even if your bike only gets six months in the UK its entry to mainland Europe will not be recorded and as far as I am aware it can stay there longer, there might be some written rule saying it has a...
Forum: Airheads 06-16-2014, 10:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 607
Posted By Mark Manley
I fitted the 18" wheel from an R100R which fitted...

I fitted the 18" wheel from an R100R which fitted straight on with a small spacer behind the disc, I wanted a lower bike and also fitted the shorter shock from the same bike, it altered the handling...
Forum: Airheads 06-16-2014, 10:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 459
Posted By Mark Manley
Yes but you have to either cut the two mounting...

Yes but you have to either cut the two mounting studs from the bottom of the speedo or cut clearance for them in the shell like this.
The problem you will have is fitting all of that wiring into...
Forum: Asia Pacific 06-15-2014, 01:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 312
Posted By Mark Manley
I would head to the hills, it is a good time to...

I would head to the hills, it is a good time to be travelling in Ladakh, a friend of mine is leading a tour there now.
Forum: Airheads 06-13-2014, 12:42 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 19,486
Posted By Mark Manley
This R80G/S was in a friend's barn for about 5...

This R80G/S was in a friend's barn for about 5 years, he had bought it new and completed a 4 year around the world trip on it followed by 10 years of commuting to work before laying it up, it had...
Forum: Trip Planning 06-08-2014, 12:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 465
Posted By Mark Manley
Anything useful here? ...

Anything useful here?

http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/get-ready/shipping-the-bike
Forum: Trip Planning 06-08-2014, 12:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,347
Posted By Mark Manley
I usually manage to top up with shampoo at...

I usually manage to top up with shampoo at backpackers hostels and campsite where other people have left half full bottles they don't want to take with them.
Forum: Airheads 06-08-2014, 12:18 PM
Replies: 631
Views: 56,238
Posted By Mark Manley
I rather like that.

I rather like that.
Forum: Airheads 06-08-2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 631
Views: 56,238
Posted By Mark Manley
They are although nothing but a pair of panniers...

They are although nothing but a pair of panniers and a tank bag is travelling pretty light on an 8 month trip, it is the odd shape that makes it awkward to pack.
Forum: Airheads 06-08-2014, 11:51 AM
Replies: 631
Views: 56,238
Posted By Mark Manley
If you are looking for a space saving way to...

If you are looking for a space saving way to carry an exhaust ring spanner I came up with this, drill and tap the tool with 2 off M6 holes and screw it to the back of a pannier using a couple of...
Forum: Airheads 06-08-2014, 08:03 AM
Replies: 6,099
Views: 1,226,683
Posted By Mark Manley
Do you have a shot that shows the whole bike Rob?

Do you have a shot that shows the whole bike Rob?
Forum: Airheads 06-06-2014, 01:14 PM
Replies: 6,099
Views: 1,226,683
Posted By Mark Manley
I think the R65/ST tank with the flush filler...

I think the R65/ST tank with the flush filler looks better than the G/S tank anyway so don't hurry to paint it and yes, I know exactly how it is :wink:
Forum: Airheads 06-05-2014, 11:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,193
Posted By Mark Manley
It is looking good so far, are you going for the...

It is looking good so far, are you going for the R80GS Basic look? Either way it should be good for another 100,000 miles. :clap
...
Forum: EMEA 06-04-2014, 12:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 213
Posted By Mark Manley
There might be something here...

There might be something here http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/get-ready/shipping-the-bike There is a search facility by route.
Forum: Airheads 06-02-2014, 01:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,152
Posted By Mark Manley
Don't forget to check price and availability with...

Don't forget to check price and availability with your local BMW dealer, I have been pleasantly surprised about both on a few occasions, although it has to be said some of the staff at my local...
Forum: EMEA 05-26-2014, 09:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 605
Posted By Mark Manley
This might apply to Germany and some other EU...

This might apply to Germany and some other EU countries but certainly not all of them including the UK and Ireland.
Forum: Airheads 05-24-2014, 11:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 728
Posted By Mark Manley
They can be made to fit with some modification,...

They can be made to fit with some modification, it could be worth advertising on here for a swap with somebody who has GS frames and wants G/S.

You will find that the G/S silencer is shorter than...
Forum: Airheads 05-24-2014, 10:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,451
Posted By Mark Manley
I had one on an old G/S and they fit straight on...

I had one on an old G/S and they fit straight on with no modification, they are a little longer so stick out a little past the number plate, the baffles are also mild steel and rot out after a while....
Forum: Airheads 05-18-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 8,368
Posted By Mark Manley
For sale-the ultimate set of riding attire

I thought I was riding around with a set of worn out old kit only fit for the bin until seeing this thread when I realised it was a set of riding attire with the perfect patina of age and wear...
Showing results 1 to 40 of 500

 
Forum Jump

Times are GMT -7.   It's 11:06 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014