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Forum: Airheads 04-14-2015, 06:42 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 5,158
Posted By CanadaBiker
Beautiful bike! Which monster is it?

Beautiful bike! Which monster is it?
Forum: Thumpers 03-22-2015, 08:05 AM
Replies: 107,600
Views: 21,462,932
Posted By CanadaBiker
So you just slide the bottom of the fork boots up...

So you just slide the bottom of the fork boots up from the plastic collars? Could you shoot a close shot of that area?

Thanks!
Forum: Thumpers 03-16-2015, 01:45 PM
Replies: 107,600
Views: 21,462,932
Posted By CanadaBiker
How many KMs?

How many KMs?
Forum: Thumpers 03-16-2015, 12:56 PM
Replies: 107,600
Views: 21,462,932
Posted By CanadaBiker
:lol3 No, nothing bad, thanks goodness! (KOW...

:lol3

No, nothing bad, thanks goodness! (KOW x3)

I assembled the parts and built the wheel for an airhead front end conversion. My plans changed and I've cleared my plate of all major projects....
Forum: Thumpers 03-16-2015, 10:51 AM
Replies: 107,600
Views: 21,462,932
Posted By CanadaBiker
Forum: Thumpers 03-11-2015, 10:31 AM
Replies: 107,600
Views: 21,462,932
Posted By CanadaBiker
I did the NSU screw fix without removing clutch. ...

I did the NSU screw fix without removing clutch. I used a philips bit and a bent wrench to get the top bolt. It took some finagling, but I got it done.

My gasket was perfect, but when I went to...
Forum: Airheads 02-28-2015, 05:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 873
Posted By CanadaBiker
Plus he puts old Cycle mags in the box. I got to...

Plus he puts old Cycle mags in the box. I got to read reviews on the NS400 and the Suzuki Gamma in an actual magazine!
Forum: Airheads 02-07-2015, 01:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 730
Posted By CanadaBiker
Recent changes to my 1987 R80 :evil ...

Recent changes to my 1987 R80 :evil

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7329/16272481668_5663ea2345_c.jpg

The ear end is barely bolted in for now. Will rebuild the rim with a new a Takasago 18". And...
Forum: Airheads 02-06-2015, 04:19 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,551
Posted By CanadaBiker
I've made a bit of progress. Started the prep for...

I've made a bit of progress. Started the prep for the tank, and I did some changes on the rear end.

:evil

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7329/16272481668_5663ea2345_c.jpg
Forum: Airheads 02-01-2015, 08:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 322
Posted By CanadaBiker
Hope this is not a hijack... Did all of the...

Hope this is not a hijack...

Did all of the twin shock airheads have more or less the same rake & trail? At least until the newer forks were introduced that had a slightly leading axle?

And:
...
Forum: Vendors 01-31-2015, 04:24 PM
Replies: 3,242
Views: 585,423
Posted By CanadaBiker
Converting rear /5 to sealed bearings?

Woody, I read that you have converted rear hubs to sealed bearings. If done correctly, does this completely do away with the shims?

Do you sell a kit for the conversion? Or do you have a set of...
Forum: Airheads 01-31-2015, 03:16 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 203
Posted By CanadaBiker
/6 driving dog on a /5 hub? (hub diferences)

I came into an old /5 hub. A bit rough shape, but I can clean it up.

I will eventually have an old 32/10 final drive from a /5 rebuilt and I will want to put a new spline cup / "Driving Dog" on...
Forum: Airheads 01-29-2015, 08:09 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 5,691
Posted By CanadaBiker
Where's the front fender from? I like it. Not too...

Where's the front fender from? I like it. Not too plastic beak looking.
Forum: Airheads 01-05-2015, 09:03 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,743
Posted By CanadaBiker
Can you tell us about your fenders? Source, etc? ...

Can you tell us about your fenders? Source, etc?

Thanks
Forum: Airheads 01-02-2015, 10:18 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,753
Posted By CanadaBiker
I would live more info on your levers and bar...

I would live more info on your levers and bar electrics?
Forum: Airheads 12-27-2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 1,526
Views: 110,892
Posted By CanadaBiker
This is why I have a DR650 and likely always...

This is why I have a DR650 and likely always will. I can't imagine getting rid of it, no matter what other bikes come and go from my garage. I just love banging around on the DR. Proper dual-sport...
Forum: Airheads 12-21-2014, 06:27 AM
Replies: 1,526
Views: 110,892
Posted By CanadaBiker
If the resale on the Duc is still very good .vs...

If the resale on the Duc is still very good .vs what you hope it is, you should sell it and do nothing for a while. Be a one bike owner for the winter, and then maybe another season. Sounds like...
Forum: Airheads 12-11-2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,467
Posted By CanadaBiker
Awesome. I would love to see more pics of the...

Awesome. I would love to see more pics of the seat and battery box.
Forum: Airheads 12-08-2014, 10:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 533
Posted By CanadaBiker
I just got an email from Ikon in Australia. They...

I just got an email from Ikon in Australia. They said they will build me a custom length shock. Could be interesting.
Forum: Airheads 12-08-2014, 07:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 533
Posted By CanadaBiker
I assume the GS shock has more travel than the...

I assume the GS shock has more travel than the Monoshock. I wonder if one of the manufacturers can shorten a GS shock.
Forum: Airheads 12-07-2014, 08:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 533
Posted By CanadaBiker
GS Paralever shock length? Install on a monolever?

I'm building a '87 mono lever scrambler and have installed a DR front end. I suspect I will need a longer shock in the back to help get some of the geometry back closer to stock. (Although I'm using...
Forum: Airheads 12-07-2014, 08:32 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,808
Posted By CanadaBiker
New vs Old Valeo?

My recent airhead purchase included a box of spare parts, including a rebuilt Valeo starter. The starter was rebuilt several years ago and not yet installed. Is there a easy / obvious way to tell if...
Forum: Airheads 12-06-2014, 03:33 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,551
Posted By CanadaBiker
I've heard that the new style covers are quite....

I've heard that the new style covers are quite. And I hate valve noise. Maybe another reason to keep them.



I cut the RT seat in half and then did a quick and dirty on folding the seat cover...
Forum: Airheads 12-05-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,551
Posted By CanadaBiker
I did a few things on the bike today. Started...

I did a few things on the bike today. Started de-tabing the subframe. Lots of grinding to do yet.

Plus I test fitted my 'new' air filter shells and starter cover. I need to get the rubber...
Forum: Airheads 12-05-2014, 05:55 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,551
Posted By CanadaBiker
Thanks As soon as I get my front tire, I'll...

Thanks

As soon as I get my front tire, I'll be able to have a closer look at the rake. I may pick your brain some more on that stuff.
Forum: Airheads 12-05-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 288
Posted By CanadaBiker
Akront X-lace Rear Rim - GSPD (cracked)

I purchased a GSPD rear wheel for an R80 Monolever rear spoke conversion. (I've machined the hub to fit the monolever f/d)

I got the wheel knowing that there was at least one crack at one of the...
Forum: Airheads 11-30-2014, 05:09 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,551
Posted By CanadaBiker
Ah yes, "steering stem". In a previous life I was...

Ah yes, "steering stem". In a previous life I was a pipe welder so I call everything a nipple. :D

And now that I picture it, you are right. The stem does taper down between the ends. I'll have to...
Forum: Airheads 11-29-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,551
Posted By CanadaBiker
For the DR forks, I first did the factory...

For the DR forks, I first did the factory lowering method. Sorry, I didn't get many pics. Basically there is a 1 3/4 spacer under the top caps. You remove the cap, and pull the spacer, and springs....
Forum: Airheads 11-29-2014, 03:24 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,551
Posted By CanadaBiker
Thanks Woodly. So I got a bit of time in on...

Thanks Woodly.

So I got a bit of time in on the bike over the last day or so:

Even though the DR650 and R80 had the same size neck bearings, the inner races were different. I ordered a set of...
Forum: Airheads 11-28-2014, 05:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 547
Posted By CanadaBiker
Actually, that's a good tip. Now that I think of...

Actually, that's a good tip. Now that I think of it, Mitas gives it's widest dimension of the 100/90 - 19 at 111 mm, on a 2.5 rim. If I put that tire on a 2.15, it would likely be a smidgen narrower....
Forum: Airheads 11-27-2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 547
Posted By CanadaBiker
Tire size accuracy

I'm looking at tires for my scrambler project.

I'm using a 19" front / 18" rear. Looking at Mefo, Mitas, and Heidenau. I had settled on the Mitas, but realized that they measure their tires...
Forum: Airheads 11-26-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,551
Posted By CanadaBiker
I ordered a 19" Rim & Spoke kit and a steering...

I ordered a 19" Rim & Spoke kit and a steering bearing kit from Procycle. They carry an extensive array of DR parts. I hadn't built a wheel in many years. Actually not since I was a teenager and my...
Forum: Airheads 11-25-2014, 01:36 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,551
Posted By CanadaBiker
From the beginning I knew I would be considering...

From the beginning I knew I would be considering a different front end. I ended up finding a ridiculously great deal on a complete DR650 front end: forks, triples, wheel, callipers, MC and all handle...
Forum: Airheads 11-25-2014, 01:03 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,551
Posted By CanadaBiker
Thanks for the info! The Mitas E07 looks just...

Thanks for the info! The Mitas E07 looks just right. And it comes in a 100/90 - 19 There's also a 120/80 - 18 rear. (I wasn't sure if I was going to go with a 120 or a 130 on the back)
Forum: Airheads 11-25-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,551
Posted By CanadaBiker
It looks like you've cut some weight. lol

It looks like you've cut some weight. lol
Forum: Airheads 11-25-2014, 07:44 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,551
Posted By CanadaBiker
Thanks again for the continued input from all. ...

Thanks again for the continued input from all.

So... I got busy. Removing things is great fun. Almost therapeutic. It will make up for the times of stress when reassembling.


<a...
Forum: Airheads 11-25-2014, 06:19 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,551
Posted By CanadaBiker
I might have to put the K70s back on the list. I...

I might have to put the K70s back on the list. I like that they have a nice 3.25 / 4.00 combo. I think they also make a 3.5 19" as well.

I've been looking at the Mefo. They have lots of size...
Forum: Airheads 11-25-2014, 06:09 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,551
Posted By CanadaBiker
Yeah I was exaggerating the feeling (I'm bad for...

Yeah I was exaggerating the feeling (I'm bad for that:). I was just surprised at the force of the jacking through the rear end as I whacked the throttle. If we were in person I could make suitable...
Forum: Airheads 11-24-2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,551
Posted By CanadaBiker
Initial thoughts on a newly naked R80 mono

While I have a long ways to go on the build, I’ve put a whack of miles on the bike and I now have a few initial thoughts on the (newly naked) R80 mono:

The bike feels vastly different without the...
Forum: Airheads 11-24-2014, 06:13 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,551
Posted By CanadaBiker
I really liked my K70s. They are better tires...

I really liked my K70s. They are better tires than they should be. They can track grooved concrete sometimes, but you just go with it. I will also have a 21" front option, so that would open up some...
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