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Forum: Airheads Today, 08:02 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,138
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, 07:27 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,138
Posted By Rucksta
Right side has been my experience

Right side has been my experience
Forum: Airheads 02-17-2015, 09:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,305
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, 08:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,305
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, 08:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,305
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, 08:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,305
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, 08:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,464
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, 04:26 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,022
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, 05:54 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,022
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, 09:51 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,645
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, 05:58 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,233
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, 11:53 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,233
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, 04:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 528
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, 06:57 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,022
Posted By Rucksta
Interesting

Interesting
Forum: Australia 01-16-2015, 06:52 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,233
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, 06:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 774
Posted By Rucksta
Thank you

Thank you
Forum: Airheads 01-15-2015, 06:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 774
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, 06:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 549
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, 06:20 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,499
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, 06:18 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,457
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, 09:10 AM
Replies: 220
Views: 25,467
Posted By Rucksta
1070 kit coming next :rofl

1070 kit coming next :rofl
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 01-01-2015, 08:54 AM
Replies: 220
Views: 25,467
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, 07:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 957
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, 08:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 957
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, 06:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,619
Posted By Rucksta
Is there a prize for the winning entry?

Is there a prize for the winning entry?
Forum: Airheads 12-16-2014, 06:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 480
Posted By Rucksta
Have the ends of the Cone sections expanded to...

Have the ends of the Cone sections expanded to suit.
Any muffler shop should be able to handle that for you.
Forum: Australia 12-11-2014, 03:40 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,022
Posted By Rucksta
mmmn bout time I went for a ride

mmmn bout time I went for a ride
Forum: Australia 12-09-2014, 02:58 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,237
Posted By Rucksta
Left home to go adventuring. Avoided...

Left home to go adventuring.

Avoided recapture for nearly 6 hours.
Forum: Airheads 12-04-2014, 07:23 AM
Replies: 1,564
Views: 161,298
Posted By Rucksta
Brad If you fit an extended swing arm with...

Brad

If you fit an extended swing arm with the existing shock / spring mounted in the same position as stock the ride height does not change.
Yes the wheel hangs down further but the swing arm...
Forum: Australia 12-04-2014, 07:05 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 18,932
Posted By Rucksta
The wrong day would be any day ending in the...

The wrong day would be any day ending in the letter "y"

I arrived in Samoa wearing a wet suit with a credit card stashed in the leg.(boat less person)
Australian Consul offered travel documents...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-04-2014, 06:09 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 8,223
Posted By Rucksta
The stuff tubes are made from does not patch well...

The stuff tubes are made from does not patch well with glue .
Vulcanising works but it's less of a problem to just carry a spare tube or three.
Forum: Airheads 12-04-2014, 06:05 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 11,891
Posted By Rucksta
http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj33/rucksta/IM...

http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj33/rucksta/IMG_01091_zps4819fb39.jpg (http://s268.photobucket.com/user/rucksta/media/IMG_01091_zps4819fb39.jpg.html)

Is it just the photos or is the Monolever...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-03-2014, 06:38 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,666
Posted By Rucksta
More ambition than talent causes problems at all...

More ambition than talent causes problems at all speeds.
Forum: Airheads 12-03-2014, 06:18 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 11,891
Posted By Rucksta
Tha

Jim thanks for the photo

That's the first time I've seen the inside of a skinny swing arm.
Certainly a lot less wriggle room than a monolever.

Where do you think the U-Joint is rubbing?
Is...
Forum: Airheads 11-30-2014, 08:16 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 11,891
Posted By Rucksta
All good - I wanted to see it with the driveshaft...

All good - I wanted to see it with the driveshaft out .
Forum: Airheads 11-30-2014, 03:42 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 11,891
Posted By Rucksta
Jim Can you show a shot looking down the...

Jim

Can you show a shot looking down the mouth of the bell?
I'd like to see what the U-Joint is rubbing against and if there is an easy fix.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-28-2014, 12:10 AM
Replies: 499
Views: 18,047
Posted By Rucksta
I did my track days on an unsuitable bike with...

I did my track days on an unsuitable bike with unsuitable tyres
had a ball.

Instead of wondering how far I could push the bike I found out
Instead of worrying about what would happen if...
Forum: Airheads 11-27-2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,301
Posted By Rucksta
What advantages do the Excel rims offer over the...

What advantages do the Excel rims offer over the Akronts either as original or reproductions from Bakront who bought the tooling and continue to manufacture?

The WM profile of the original G/S...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-27-2014, 06:19 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,666
Posted By Rucksta
As a time poor, working, older, family guy my...

As a time poor, working, older, family guy my time on the bike is both rare and precious
I like to ride new territory and go boldly where I have not been before.
Geography dictates I need travel...
Forum: Australia 11-26-2014, 08:09 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,191
Posted By Rucksta
Have you ever blown a seal?

Have you ever blown a seal?
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