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Forum: Airheads 10-14-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,079
Posted By adventure950
Yep that was me - I no longer have the bike nor...

Yep that was me - I no longer have the bike nor all the measurements to hand though and can not remember if I put them in the thread mine was a twin shock anyway, however I remember working out I...
Forum: Airheads 09-30-2014, 09:08 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,866
Posted By adventure950
If you have tightened the stud in too much trying...

If you have tightened the stud in too much trying to get it to grip it can make contact with the Crankshaft, as there is very little room between the bottom of the inner casing stud hole and the...
Forum: Airheads 09-30-2014, 12:47 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,866
Posted By adventure950
Ive just read this thread - soon as you mentioned...

Ive just read this thread - soon as you mentioned the tapping in the first part - i guessed it was the stud had let loose - I went through the same fault finding as you when it happened to my bike....
Forum: Airheads 09-29-2014, 02:39 AM
Replies: 321
Views: 69,344
Posted By adventure950
UP North r80gs, returning from Murmansk. Bit...

UP North r80gs, returning from Murmansk. Bit chilly that day.
http://i1244.photobucket.com/albums/gg572/rallyejake/Norway2008071.jpg...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-25-2014, 01:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 784
Posted By adventure950
I had a 43litre large tank on my airhead gs in...

I had a 43litre large tank on my airhead gs in place of the standard 23 litre option. Firstly i got the tank for free after the original was damaged by a ferry company when they knocked my bike over...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-24-2014, 05:16 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,655
Posted By adventure950
Here is mine an iron barrel i rebuilt into a semi...

Here is mine an iron barrel i rebuilt into a semi road scrambler, added a front disc and quite a few other upgrades to try to make it smoother and more usable. They are fine for a few hours run out...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-16-2014, 01:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,045
Posted By adventure950
App what is an app ? Smart phone - what's a smart...

App what is an app ? Smart phone - what's a smart phone ? this is my phone - it does not take pictures - not that i know of - you talk in it and your voice goes down the wire and comes out somewhere...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-15-2014, 02:04 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,382
Posted By adventure950
Its really easy with Italian Bikes - think of...

Its really easy with Italian Bikes - think of them as women,
There looks will seduce you, you ride them like there is not another day left, they never make sense and you will never understand them...
Forum: Beasts 09-15-2014, 11:20 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 33,345
Posted By adventure950
Thumb Stunning !!!

Stunning !!!
Forum: Old's Cool 09-15-2014, 04:05 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 14,274
Posted By adventure950
Over the last 35 years I have owned loads of...

Over the last 35 years I have owned loads of BMW's(77 rs, several r80, r65, r80gs, r100gs and HPN dakar replica then I also had a load of Guzzis, a V50, v50 monza, Lemon 1 and 2, and a 1100 sport.
...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-14-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 29,346
Posted By adventure950
Loved this build thread really stunning bike and...

Loved this build thread really stunning bike and a nice thread to follow - excellent. Jake.
Forum: Old's Cool 07-28-2014, 12:30 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 9,888
Posted By adventure950
Yeh ! I had one of those griffins for a short...

Yeh ! I had one of those griffins for a short while - long time ago - the vents used to rattle like hell in the visor - the hat itself was good, as for the new bell I got to say i really like it, I...
Forum: Airheads 07-05-2014, 02:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 861
Posted By adventure950
Its a siebenrock seat -I used one on my gs but...

Its a siebenrock seat -I used one on my gs but changed it for a solo model seat from a G/S which I then modified a little to fit the gs. Much much more comfy. They are all still available....
Forum: Old's Cool 07-04-2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,110
Posted By adventure950
If your able to get a gs or a g/s for that amount...

If your able to get a gs or a g/s for that amount $6000 dollars in the condition you describe it would be throw the money at him and rip his arm off to get it over here in the UK, I sold this in...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-30-2014, 01:03 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,781
Posted By adventure950
At last I got the carb's set up sorted, I had...

At last I got the carb's set up sorted, I had removed the cat from the exhaust, and have fitted the ignitech ignition so as a final push and a factory pro jet kit, The difference is so marked its...
Forum: Thumpers 06-29-2014, 12:45 PM
Replies: 1,297
Views: 243,742
Posted By adventure950
Steve nice photos, nice video all good really, ...

Steve nice photos, nice video all good really, glad you did this and would hope it would allay some of the doubters but that's maybe too big a hope. Still I think the bike looks fine for what its...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-21-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,710
Posted By adventure950
Looks like a cracking good meet - superb bikes...

Looks like a cracking good meet - superb bikes and I like the fact they are ridden - very nice. Tchus jake.
Forum: Old's Cool 06-11-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,781
Posted By adventure950
Hi Brucifier I think the kokusans are reliable...

Hi Brucifier I think the kokusans are reliable enough and work very well over 3000 revs but I have looked through numerous threads on Ducatis monster/ paso etc and cagiva elefants - it seems the...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-11-2014, 06:01 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,781
Posted By adventure950
So i little bit of an update now I put a few...

So i little bit of an update now I put a few miles on her - Firstly I changed the suspension to Wilbers with a new rear shock and new progressive springs in the front end. I also turned out the idle...
Forum: Airheads 05-31-2014, 05:56 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,120
Posted By adventure950
I had both types of tank the non paintable will...

I had both types of tank the non paintable will never hold paint - however you could consider that you can now get breathable vinyl wrap - like they use on cars etc I have done a tiny bit of vinyl...
Forum: Airheads 05-27-2014, 01:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,525
Posted By adventure950
Reason I said not to re use the white o ring was...

Reason I said not to re use the white o ring was simple I thought the guy was a novice, so to rule out any problems I stated to fit a new one - but always did anyway myself, they cost little, as for...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-24-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,781
Posted By adventure950
Yep they were the days - travelling was much more...

Yep they were the days - travelling was much more of a journey back then, no phones, no computer and no option but to read maps and be inventive with repairs. Tchus jake.
Forum: Old's Cool 05-24-2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,781
Posted By adventure950
Hi Jelly cow with a bit of work most parts can...

Hi Jelly cow with a bit of work most parts can still be sourced and cheaper than from a main dealer. The engine bits are all still availble. Hi had the same worries but the bikes a good one now (well...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-24-2014, 03:12 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,781
Posted By adventure950
I have ordered a new wilbers shock for the back...

I have ordered a new wilbers shock for the back and a set of wilbers progressive springs for the front so a two week wait for that, in the meantime here is the finished...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-24-2014, 03:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 500
Posted By adventure950
I have given an answer in the airhead section...

I have given an answer in the airhead section Tchus jake.
Forum: Airheads 05-24-2014, 02:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,525
Posted By adventure950
Changing the filter is not brain surgery and...

Changing the filter is not brain surgery and should be done just done correctly, be wary of overtightening the bolts that hold the outer casing - its often a good idea to thread lock some studs in...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-22-2014, 01:07 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,781
Posted By adventure950
Cheers chaps but a set back when i went for a...

Cheers chaps but a set back when i went for a long ride yesterday - Bugger after about 30 miles the handling went off like a flat tyre type of feel, or overtight head bearings - however the bike got...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-20-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,781
Posted By adventure950
Well, today the rear brake cylinder arrived so...

Well, today the rear brake cylinder arrived so that was fitted the brake bled up - sorted, the engine fillled with oil, and fuel tank fitted - battery connected and press the starter - fired up first...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-18-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,781
Posted By adventure950
Cheers Brucifer, Clay sorry to keep you waiting -...

Cheers Brucifer, Clay sorry to keep you waiting - life's so slow up north - Few setbacks today the rear master cylinder is leaking - rebuild kits are if you can get one are almost as pricey as new...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-14-2014, 11:44 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,781
Posted By adventure950
Today i only managed to fit the exhaust (fiddly...

Today i only managed to fit the exhaust (fiddly bugger - the silencer has been de catted but still bulky and heavy - something I will change later, then I fitted the chain but my rivetting tool had a...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-13-2014, 12:09 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,781
Posted By adventure950
So now its bleed the brakes and clutch, get a few...

So now its bleed the brakes and clutch, get a few bits lined up and the chain fitted then top up with oil and maybe I can ignite the engine and see what happens. :eek1
Forum: Old's Cool 05-13-2014, 12:06 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,781
Posted By adventure950
At last the fork chromed stanchions came back...

At last the fork chromed stanchions came back excellent job - so the forks are rebuilt and refitted along with the front wheel, - first odd thing was the forks were different length - the right fork...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-09-2014, 11:22 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 20,231
Posted By adventure950
Its going in the right direction - looks...

Its going in the right direction - looks excellent so far keep it going.
Forum: Old's Cool 05-07-2014, 08:06 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,781
Posted By adventure950
I re jigged the fuse box area today - i extended...

I re jigged the fuse box area today - i extended the plasticard backplate to offer more weather resistance and then fitted a waterproof fuse board - the wiring also moved forward a bit allowing it ...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-06-2014, 01:21 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,781
Posted By adventure950
Hi Fubars cheers for the comment its only a...

Hi Fubars cheers for the comment its only a partial wiring rebuild, but over the christmas next year i will remake the harness completely when I have more time but even now its a big improvement...
Forum: Airheads 05-02-2014, 02:13 PM
Replies: 324
Views: 70,590
Posted By adventure950
Yep that's simple - I would take the easier route...

Yep that's simple - I would take the easier route and buy an HPN.
Forum: Airheads 05-02-2014, 12:49 PM
Replies: 324
Views: 70,590
Posted By adventure950
Today I had a call from the lad that bought the...

Today I had a call from the lad that bought the bike from me - he is still blown away by it, the rear spring rate was settled at 40kg/cm springs and is he states simply sublime, the overall ride of...
Forum: Airheads 05-02-2014, 12:38 PM
Replies: 324
Views: 70,590
Posted By adventure950
Hi LT thanks for this - i could never find them -...

Hi LT thanks for this - i could never find them - so used the old ones but I will pass this onto the chap I sold the bike to.
Forum: Old's Cool 05-02-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,781
Posted By adventure950
Hi qvarnis - a chap in Germany had ten new sets...

Hi qvarnis - a chap in Germany had ten new sets of old stock in his workshop for sale all bagged up and genuine new gear. I think i paid 130 for the set delivered to the UK - when I stripped the old...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-01-2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,781
Posted By adventure950
Hi Padmei - nice to hear from you - backs seems...

Hi Padmei - nice to hear from you - backs seems fine post surgery as long as I am not silly, as for the Elefant 750 there are only 5 listed remaining registered in the UK as they were not so popular...
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