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Forum: Airheads 04-17-2015, 03:36 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,140
Posted By airhead_irl
Problem solved - cleaning the carb(s) along with...

Problem solved - cleaning the carb(s) along with new seals and slide needles, plug caps and wires has it running just like it was meant to ! Happy days.....:D
Forum: Airheads 04-15-2015, 06:03 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,140
Posted By airhead_irl
That's what I'm certainly hoping Bill !

That's what I'm certainly hoping Bill !
Forum: Airheads 04-14-2015, 11:15 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,140
Posted By airhead_irl
I replaced the needles and needles jets as...

I replaced the needles and needles jets as maintenance. Those holes that Rob mentioned are awkward to get to with the compressed air gun I was using but I blew them out the best I could after...
Forum: Airheads 04-14-2015, 10:06 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,140
Posted By airhead_irl
Well now that's the thing......the carbs were not...

Well now that's the thing......the carbs were not removed for the compression test. With hindsight, I know they should have been. There's 95k kms on the bike now so maybe it would be a good move to...
Forum: Airheads 04-14-2015, 09:33 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,140
Posted By airhead_irl
Cheers Boxerboy. I had the atomiser out last and...

Cheers Boxerboy. I had the atomiser out last and cleaned it after the bits above. The carb is assembled for now until the new pieces arrive in the post to replace the old needles, choke gasket,...
Forum: Airheads 04-14-2015, 09:18 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,140
Posted By airhead_irl
Yeah, I have this part on order too so that will...

Yeah, I have this part on order too so that will be replaced along with the needle.
Forum: Airheads 04-14-2015, 09:17 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,140
Posted By airhead_irl
Even considering that the GS has a lower...

Even considering that the GS has a lower compression engine at 8.5:1 ? The mileage is 59k miles.
Forum: Airheads 04-14-2015, 06:23 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,140
Posted By airhead_irl
I've ruled that out by trying another pair,...

I've ruled that out by trying another pair, cheers. Checked the gap and also measured the coil and leads so hoping this carb cleaning will resolve the issue. I've also since ordered new needles and...
Forum: Airheads 04-14-2015, 04:20 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,489
Posted By airhead_irl
That looks nice !!

That looks nice !!
Forum: Airheads 04-14-2015, 03:49 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,140
Posted By airhead_irl
Ok, thanks for pointing that out. I (incorrectly...

Ok, thanks for pointing that out. I (incorrectly !) assumed that the wear is usually further down the taper. In that case I guess new needles and needle jets are the way forward......
Forum: Airheads 04-14-2015, 01:02 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,140
Posted By airhead_irl
Okay, the carb on the right hand side was removed...

Okay, the carb on the right hand side was removed last night. Here are my findings:

The diaphragm - this looks fine when inspected under microscope - no tears or holes and the rubbers feels good....
Forum: Airheads 04-13-2015, 01:56 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,140
Posted By airhead_irl
I removed the carb tonight to clean it...

I removed the carb tonight to clean it ultrasonically in work tomorrow (I will do the other in a day or so). A quick inspection showed the diaphragm to be good but I may inspect it under...
Forum: Airheads 04-13-2015, 10:34 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,489
Posted By airhead_irl
There's two designs of y-pipe. I believe the...

There's two designs of y-pipe. I believe the variant with the equal pipe length in the one to go for. The earlier type did not get great feedback. I think Rob Farmer on here compared stock vs earlier...
Forum: Airheads 04-13-2015, 08:23 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,140
Posted By airhead_irl
Very interesting. I'll will check this out. I'd...

Very interesting. I'll will check this out. I'd love an easy fix like that ! I'm told the diaphragms have been replaced by a previous owner but it's certainly worth verifying.
Forum: Airheads 04-13-2015, 07:01 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,140
Posted By airhead_irl
Bill, your response is much appreciated. I hope...

Bill, your response is much appreciated. I hope to inspect the carb later this evening/tonight. I have access to an ultrasonic cleaner so this should aid with the clearing of the transfer/tranition...
Forum: Airheads 04-13-2015, 05:05 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,140
Posted By airhead_irl
The best way I can describe it is that the engine...

The best way I can describe it is that the engine feels like it's misfiring between idle and 3000 rpm. Now, if I pull the throttle cable on the left hand carb, the revs rise nice and smoothly (as is...
Forum: Airheads 04-13-2015, 03:41 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,140
Posted By airhead_irl
R100GS - sick on the r/h cylinder

Hi guys,

My (new-ish to me) '91 R100GS is running a tad crap on the right hand cylinder. From idle to ~3000 rpm there is a stutter/roughness present. Timing is okay, valve clearances set, new...
Forum: Airheads 03-23-2015, 01:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 289
Posted By airhead_irl
Have you checked Motorworks in the UK ? They sell...

Have you checked Motorworks in the UK ? They sell component parts for these Krauser boxes.
Forum: Ride reports 03-20-2015, 06:23 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 14,020
Posted By airhead_irl
Brilliant story and really brilliant photos !...

Brilliant story and really brilliant photos ! Safe travels.
Forum: EMEA 03-14-2015, 12:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 602
Posted By airhead_irl
+1. I find the detail on the Michelin maps makes...

+1. I find the detail on the Michelin maps makes them far superior and only use Michelin maps now.
Forum: Airheads 03-14-2015, 12:18 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,028
Posted By airhead_irl
Never underestimate the powers of the Honda 90...

Never underestimate the powers of the Honda 90 !!! :D
Forum: Airheads 03-13-2015, 12:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 476
Posted By airhead_irl
Some great ideas there guys ! ...

Some great ideas there guys !
ScreamingChicken: which top box do you use on that rack ?
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-07-2015, 11:19 AM
Replies: 5,523
Views: 1,094,153
Posted By airhead_irl
Us Scottish and Irish have similar thing Kam !!!!...

Us Scottish and Irish have similar thing Kam !!!! :rofl

That R1 looks like it belongs in paddock/parc fermé........with a blue paint scheme, you could change your name
to Valentino or Jorge !...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-06-2015, 04:51 AM
Replies: 5,523
Views: 1,094,153
Posted By airhead_irl
Kam, me auld flower, maybe 'tis time to invest in...

Kam, me auld flower, maybe 'tis time to invest in these rider pillion grips - you can ride pillion while Sarah pilots the bike:

...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-04-2015, 12:39 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 10,759
Posted By airhead_irl
For sure, the open face style leaves the face...

For sure, the open face style leaves the face vulnerable. However, I am not sure your statement about the full face being safer in ALL situations is correct. Accordingly to some study (I read this...
Forum: Ride reports 02-27-2015, 11:41 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,681
Posted By airhead_irl
I'm freezing already looking at those photos !!

I'm freezing already looking at those photos !!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-27-2015, 05:15 AM
Replies: 199
Views: 10,759
Posted By airhead_irl
As an open face rider, I'll keep myself low in...

As an open face rider, I'll keep myself low in here and not draw comment.....:D
Forum: Airheads 02-27-2015, 12:28 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,892
Posted By airhead_irl
My way of thinking too ! :D

My way of thinking too ! :D
Forum: Ride reports 02-17-2015, 11:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,580
Posted By airhead_irl
Yeah, looks like the same idea alright but a tad...

Yeah, looks like the same idea alright but a tad more extreme looking at the temps !
Forum: Airheads 02-17-2015, 02:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,797
Posted By airhead_irl
:clap

:clap
Forum: Airheads 02-16-2015, 10:44 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,797
Posted By airhead_irl
No offence my friends but some of you U.S. folk...

No offence my friends but some of you U.S. folk have some bizarre tastes when comes to screens, fairings etc. !! :evil
Just my 2c but I think that would unbelievably ugly on any bike, let alone the...
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-16-2015, 07:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 495
Posted By airhead_irl
That's a really nice looking F650.....ride safe !

That's a really nice looking F650.....ride safe !
Forum: Airheads 02-15-2015, 11:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 375
Posted By airhead_irl
I would imagine that the R65, R80G/S and the...

I would imagine that the R65, R80G/S and the R80ST are all very similar.
If I'm not wrong, I think the LWB /5 is roughly the same wheel base as the later /7 so that wound make it similar in...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-14-2015, 11:58 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 23,241
Posted By airhead_irl
Treachery I tell you, it's treachery !! :D

Treachery I tell you, it's treachery !! :D
Forum: Airheads 02-09-2015, 11:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 332
Posted By airhead_irl
My vote goes for Ikon Dial-a-Rides. Just like the...

My vote goes for Ikon Dial-a-Rides. Just like the Koni's and they look right, I think, for that period bike.
Forum: Ride reports 02-09-2015, 11:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,967
Posted By airhead_irl
Brilliant. Don't worry about your English.....you...

Brilliant. Don't worry about your English.....you speak it better than native speakers that I know !!! :D
And fantastic photos by the way.
Forum: Ride reports 02-09-2015, 01:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,248
Posted By airhead_irl
That sucks....I was really looking forward to the...

That sucks....I was really looking forward to the next instalment !! :deal
Forum: Ride reports 02-09-2015, 05:08 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,248
Posted By airhead_irl
Do carry on....you can't leave us hanging like...

Do carry on....you can't leave us hanging like this !
Forum: Airheads 02-09-2015, 01:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,546
Posted By airhead_irl
In my opinion, the Paralever is streets ahead of...

In my opinion, the Paralever is streets ahead of the the twin shock models. I love both but the GS paralever is just better and feels more planted than my R100 twin shock.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-06-2015, 03:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 766
Posted By airhead_irl
Over the years I've heard nothing but horror...

Over the years I've heard nothing but horror stories about the 1200 series. Was there a time frame or a point where they were sorted ? I've known owners that are friends as well as people I have met...
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