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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-20-2015, 07:30 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,727
Posted By Rucksta
Buy an R80GS Kalahari Every thing you asked...

Buy an R80GS Kalahari
Every thing you asked for except ABS
Locking the wheels is not a problem.
Forum: Airheads 05-19-2015, 05:28 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,972
Posted By Rucksta
Obscene - yes, oil heads do not look good naked. ...

Obscene - yes, oil heads do not look good naked.

When I do the clutch on the G/S its remove tank. muffler, carbs, air box, battery,shock, swing arm, sub frame and gearbox.

Much the same as the...
Forum: Airheads 05-17-2015, 07:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 349
Posted By Rucksta
No Leave them in. It's much easier to...

No



Leave them in. It's much easier to control the last few turns with a T-bar to counter the spring tension and a whole lot easier to get the caps back in. .
Forum: Airheads 05-16-2015, 07:38 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,972
Posted By Rucksta
Claw hammer works a treat to remove the cross...

Claw hammer works a treat to remove the cross tube.
Once out bevel both ends and the problems with removal and replacement largely disappear.
Forum: Airheads 05-13-2015, 05:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 413
Posted By Rucksta
Start by reseating starter and ignition relays....

Start by reseating starter and ignition relays. Clean the contacts.
Forum: Airheads 05-05-2015, 07:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 591
Posted By Rucksta
I always thought that was to provide a clear path...

I always thought that was to provide a clear path for the clutch cable routing.
Forum: Australia 05-04-2015, 07:12 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,560
Posted By Rucksta
I do the rear of my monolever on the bike -...

I do the rear of my monolever on the bike - dynamic balance

If it will run in gear at 100kph without shaking itself off the centre stand and torpedoing through the garage door it's balanced.
Forum: Airheads 05-04-2015, 07:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 591
Posted By Rucksta
Like Bill says its normal and part of the charm...

Like Bill says its normal and part of the charm of the bike.

Dave Kellett at 3/46 Randall Street, Slacks Creek QLD 4127
<NOBR>(07) 3290 2811 can remove the charm </NOBR>for around $350- $500.
Forum: Airheads 04-07-2015, 08:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 407
Posted By Rucksta
Second gear start launch at around 5,000 rpm...

Second gear start launch at around 5,000 rpm beats the slow 1st to 2nd change.
Without a change to 3rd 60mph is just that little bit further than the stock engine wants to breath.
Forum: Airheads 03-29-2015, 07:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 618
Posted By Rucksta
37/11 Metzeller Enduro 2 4:00/18 100kph = 4000rpm.

37/11 Metzeller Enduro 2 4:00/18 100kph = 4000rpm.
Forum: Airheads 03-26-2015, 05:52 AM
Replies: 1,890
Views: 706,071
Posted By Rucksta
Do you still have the Bosch starter motor and a...

Do you still have the Bosch starter motor and a large Odyssey battery e.g. PC680 installed?

Nice job assembling all that titanium, especially the engine bolts
Do you have an idea how much weight...
Forum: Australia 03-09-2015, 07:03 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 8,318
Posted By Rucksta
Not me Poppy. I'll run out of excuses to not...

Not me Poppy.
I'll run out of excuses to not ride soon I hope.
Forum: Airheads 03-06-2015, 07:28 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,208
Posted By Rucksta
And this is my dilemma. The only bikes that...

And this is my dilemma.

The only bikes that have excited me in the last 30 years are the Aprilia RXV550, BMW GX 450 and the Husqvarna 550

None of them are keepers.

A KTM 950 SE would be nice...
Forum: Australia 03-06-2015, 02:35 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 8,318
Posted By Rucksta
Don't worry it takes Digga more than a day to...

Don't worry it takes Digga more than a day to ride to anywhere a permit is required
Forum: Airheads 03-05-2015, 07:12 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,208
Posted By Rucksta
I have an 82 G/S I bought new. Immensely...

I have an 82 G/S I bought new.
Immensely satisfying on so many levels.

Buy a new bike now if you are young enough to mature with it.
If you are an old fart buy one anyway and register it...
Forum: Airheads 03-02-2015, 07:02 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 6,368
Posted By Rucksta
Above the swing arm pivot and above the top...

Above the swing arm pivot and above the top shock mount.
Forum: Airheads 02-28-2015, 06:27 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 6,368
Posted By Rucksta
Right side has been my experience

Right side has been my experience
Forum: Airheads 02-17-2015, 08:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,655
Posted By Rucksta
Thank you I did and I'm very happy with the...

Thank you I did and I'm very happy with the results.
Forum: Airheads 02-16-2015, 07:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,655
Posted By Rucksta
Both frame and swing arm need alignment.to get...

Both frame and swing arm need alignment.to get the fit I want.
Extra swing arms get aligned at the same time.
(repeat offender at the bike chiropractor)
Takes Dave Kellet about 3.5 hours once...
Forum: Airheads 02-09-2015, 07:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,655
Posted By Rucksta
The offset has some adjustment at the swing arm...

The offset has some adjustment at the swing arm bearing though it is minor.
Offset seems to vary from one bike to another even within the same model.
I had my straight frame corrected on a frame...
Forum: Airheads 02-08-2015, 07:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,655
Posted By Rucksta
Airheads are sensitive to minor changes in the...

Airheads are sensitive to minor changes in the setup.
This is a good thing if you are onto it and can be a minefield of confusion until you are.

Groove tracking is often due to tread pattern,...
Forum: Australia 01-31-2015, 07:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,818
Posted By Rucksta
Do the use of Argon limit your penetration on...

Do the use of Argon limit your penetration on mild steel?
Perhaps its a way to more easily MIG sheet?
Forum: Australia 01-22-2015, 03:26 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 8,318
Posted By Rucksta
Some of your sunny coast tracks I don't need to...

Some of your sunny coast tracks I don't need to do twice :D
Forum: Australia 01-22-2015, 04:54 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 8,318
Posted By Rucksta
Darling River Run Trailer to Hebel,some...

Darling River Run

Trailer to Hebel,some dog fence, down to Bourke, run down one side of the Darling and back the other?
Forum: Airheads 01-19-2015, 08:51 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 6,701
Posted By Rucksta
R80G/S Riders Handbook says 167kg. We already...

R80G/S Riders Handbook says 167kg.
We already know you can't use manufacturers claims as a benchmark.
Forum: Australia 01-19-2015, 04:58 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,572
Posted By Rucksta
Dude I've been there. It may be top 10...

Dude I've been there.

It may be top 10 material, easily top 20 but top 5?

Shall we include Canning,(another defeat) Simpson, the Cape, Fraser and multiple options in Victorian high country....
Forum: Australia 01-18-2015, 10:53 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,572
Posted By Rucksta
Wow You've been up there again I...

Wow

You've been up there again
I thought twice would have been enough :D
Forum: Airheads 01-16-2015, 03:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 596
Posted By Rucksta
Over an earlier monolever G/S - top shock mount...

Over an earlier monolever G/S - top shock mount and extra webbing where the rear down tubes meet the backbone.
That would be a quadrant rather than all round - sub frame excluded.
Forum: Australia 01-16-2015, 05:57 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 8,318
Posted By Rucksta
Interesting

Interesting
Forum: Australia 01-16-2015, 05:52 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,572
Posted By Rucksta
Attempted and defeated on loaded pig. Heat...

Attempted and defeated on loaded pig.
Heat and dehydration were factors.
I thought that once past 1000mt it would cool down - wrong.
Would like to try again in Autumn
I suspect there is no...
Forum: Airheads 01-16-2015, 05:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 910
Posted By Rucksta
Thank you

Thank you
Forum: Airheads 01-15-2015, 05:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 910
Posted By Rucksta
The amount of time I spend mucking around...

The amount of time I spend mucking around ensuring the boot is on both ends right makes removing the swing arm seem quick & easy.

Let us know how it goes please.
I'm always on the lookout for an...
Forum: Airheads 01-11-2015, 05:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 634
Posted By Rucksta
BMW changed to 4 "O" rings some time around '84 ...

BMW changed to 4 "O" rings some time around '84
Machining the second groove on the cam side to take an extra ring often solves the leak.
Replacing the bush each side with a single tube is a longer...
Forum: Airheads 01-04-2015, 05:20 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,767
Posted By Rucksta
Those cable ends and appropriate swaging tool...

Those cable ends and appropriate swaging tool should be available from any sailboat rigger.
Forum: Airheads 01-02-2015, 05:18 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,711
Posted By Rucksta
I modified a monolever to take a R65 drive shaft...

I modified a monolever to take a R65 drive shaft - 35mm shorter

Objectives were similar to what the OP wants to achieve.
Results were what Jim is describing plus a nasty habit of breaking into a...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 01-01-2015, 08:10 AM
Replies: 232
Views: 32,455
Posted By Rucksta
1070 kit coming next :rofl

1070 kit coming next :rofl
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 01-01-2015, 07:54 AM
Replies: 232
Views: 32,455
Posted By Rucksta
Bit of evolition

http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj33/rucksta/P1280006.jpg (http://s268.photobucket.com/user/rucksta/media/P1280006.jpg.html)

Under 400 lbs. with a full tank, 10" front travel 8" rear, 57"...
Forum: Airheads 12-30-2014, 06:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,148
Posted By Rucksta
Tom The brake shoe return springs were...

Tom

The brake shoe return springs were revised around 83-84 with rubber inserts to stop harmonic vibration causing failure of the spring.

The springs pictured seem to have survived without the...
Forum: Airheads 12-29-2014, 07:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,148
Posted By Rucksta
Yes The tube is a replacement item. Early...

Yes

The tube is a replacement item.
Early models used a bushing in each side of the drive.
Next revision was to use two "O" rings on the brake side.
Later models used a through tube.

The...
Forum: Airheads 12-18-2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,801
Posted By Rucksta
Is there a prize for the winning entry?

Is there a prize for the winning entry?
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