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Forum: Airheads 09-29-2014, 08:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 281
Posted By Rucksta
3:00x19 Continental RB2 front was compatible with...

3:00x19 Continental RB2 front was compatible with a K81 4:10 or 4:25 x18 rear.
The setup still required commitment to the turn yet the tip in was progressive.
Over commitment would threaten a low...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-19-2014, 05:35 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 6,595
Posted By Rucksta
If it was just about contact patches you would...

If it was just about contact patches you would not be able to straighten up before landing a pancake (whip)

Don't dismiss the importance and relative positions of contact patches as you...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-18-2014, 08:03 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 6,595
Posted By Rucksta
I find that coutersteering whilst wheelieing is...

I find that coutersteering whilst wheelieing is less effective standing than it is seated.
Forum: Australia 09-17-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 428
Views: 27,881
Posted By Rucksta
Heading West on Rocky River Rd turn left onto...

Heading West on Rocky River Rd turn left onto upper rocky River Rd
Keep going along the river over the first hill and along the river flat next to a large camping area
At the end of the camping...
Forum: Airheads 09-16-2014, 09:21 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,369
Posted By Rucksta
Wow! That's sedate enough to assume a direct...

Wow! That's sedate enough to assume a direct injection system running valium is in use.:D
Forum: Airheads 09-15-2014, 05:56 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,369
Posted By Rucksta
What revs does the relief / bypass valve operate?...

What revs does the relief / bypass valve operate?
Is the oil light being out sufficient indication operational oil pressure is achieved?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-14-2014, 07:35 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 9,629
Posted By Rucksta
Do you have many buddies without Priuses?

Do you have many buddies without Priuses?
Forum: Airheads 09-13-2014, 05:24 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,369
Posted By Rucksta
"Pearls before Swine" may be more apt metaphor

Don't stop it's actually quite interesting to see how others ride their airheads.
btw I acknowledge 5000+ is smooth and powerful its just not the way I ride atm.
Forum: Airheads 09-12-2014, 08:33 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,369
Posted By Rucksta
Different Strokes

It's not about top speed.
Its about better throttle response when turning 3500 rpm at 40 mph.
Better response for hook up and throttle steer.
A gear down gives great back in with brakes...
Forum: Airheads 09-12-2014, 01:02 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,369
Posted By Rucksta
At least one Its rare that I want to...

At least one

Its rare that I want to throw rocks much above 70mph.
Forum: Airheads 09-11-2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,369
Posted By Rucksta
So the graph tells you to run to 6300 rpm in 1st...

So the graph tells you to run to 6300 rpm in 1st and then change to 2nd?

If so the R75 has a minimum road speed in 2nd gear is just under 70 kph.
That must require a lot of first gear work...
Forum: Airheads 09-10-2014, 08:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 657
Posted By Rucksta
Now that you have a tool to service the shaft...

Now that you have a tool to service the shaft would it be worthwhile trying the washer method before you invest in a U-Joint replacement?

I did two driveshaft OEM replacements under warranty for...
Forum: Airheads 09-09-2014, 11:36 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,369
Posted By Rucksta
When riding I'm already nowhere so coming from...

When riding I'm already nowhere so coming from where you are it doesn't matter how fast you go you wont beat me there.

As a 120kg fat bastard I'm somewhat sensitive to your comments about carrying...
Forum: Airheads 09-09-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 657
Posted By Rucksta
1. Unlikely there is a fair amount of preload on...

1. Unlikely there is a fair amount of preload on the cush drive assembly.
Look for wear in the ramp and cam assembly where the splined drive and retaining collar meet.
Increasing the preload will...
Forum: Airheads 09-09-2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,369
Posted By Rucksta
My G/S manual says shift to top at 150kph It...

My G/S manual says shift to top at 150kph
It defines max road speed in 4th not the desirable shift point.
I expect /5 would have a similar recommendation.

The flexibility and power delivery...
Forum: Australia 09-09-2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 936
Posted By Rucksta
The bike weighs just 86kg, You could carry it...

The bike weighs just 86kg,
You could carry it on the luggage rack of a DR.:D
Forum: Airheads 09-09-2014, 07:26 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,369
Posted By Rucksta
Fun spot on my G/S is third gear between 1200 &...

Fun spot on my G/S is third gear between 1200 & <5000 - clutch tends to stay engaged.
4000 is nice so is more
3000 in top gear is smooth for cruising
Some minor vibration is evident on...
Forum: Airheads 09-07-2014, 07:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 657
Posted By Rucksta
There is a 42mm diameter hardened washer on the...

There is a 42mm diameter hardened washer on the top of the fork assembly of a R100GS.

It is just the right size to preload the cush drive a little more and take the click out if the cush drive ...
Forum: Airheads 09-05-2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,285
Posted By Rucksta
Spell check on post one please

Spell check on post one please
Forum: Airheads 09-05-2014, 07:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 582
Posted By Rucksta
Check the three large red white & black under...

Check the three large red white & black under the tank right front.
Sometimes it helps to give them a bit of a wiggle.
Forum: Airheads 09-02-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,149
Posted By Rucksta
Is 450 hours a long time for a KTM.? It equates...

Is 450 hours a long time for a KTM.?
It equates to about 30,000 miles at road speed.
I can't see that sort of bore life as recommendation for a filtering or lubrication system.
Forum: Airheads 08-19-2014, 05:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 984
Posted By Rucksta
Pruster. Spring is custom built...

Pruster.

Spring is custom built progressive.
I'm happy with the initial and final rates and could go a bit softer on the initial with more travel.
Remote reservoir seems to be the go to...
Forum: Airheads 08-18-2014, 11:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 984
Posted By Rucksta
Some shots as close as I have to the angles in...

Some shots as close as I have to the angles in Pruster's post.
The blue bike appears to have more ride height.
The sub frames both look lifted and I believe the DRZ forks are longer than the Showa...
Forum: Airheads 08-18-2014, 05:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 984
Posted By Rucksta
Aware of the variations between bikes and some...

Aware of the variations between bikes and some methods to get extra travel out of the stock length swing arm.

I stopped at 215 and wound back to 210mm with modifications to the frame cross...
Forum: Airheads 08-17-2014, 11:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 984
Posted By Rucksta
G/S offset on the triples is 38 mm. I'm...

G/S offset on the triples is 38 mm.
I'm running 20mm offset on a Showa front end and it is quite acceptable although I would prefer 25mm

Diameter of the steering stem is 28 mm - you should be...
Forum: Airheads 08-17-2014, 06:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 255
Posted By Rucksta
lanoline

lanoline
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-17-2014, 06:00 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 8,664
Posted By Rucksta
It's a challenge. Now you have to jump her.

It's a challenge.
Now you have to jump her.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-13-2014, 05:13 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 9,624
Posted By Rucksta
If visibility is important why are there...

If visibility is important why are there accidents at level crossings?
Forum: Airheads 08-11-2014, 11:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,067
Posted By Rucksta
If you are replacing the twist grip and crown...

If you are replacing the twist grip and crown wheel, spring for a new top cap as well.
Wear on the pivot is harder to detect yet it will accelerate wear on the other two components.

Later model...
Forum: Australia 08-10-2014, 07:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 759
Posted By Rucksta
There are similar cabins in NSW NP with a whole...

There are similar cabins in NSW NP with a whole lot more facility for around $100.00 a night
BYO food & linen..

Prepared to pay for it just not through the nose.
Forum: Australia 08-07-2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 759
Posted By Rucksta
But look at what you get for the money ...

But look at what you get for the money


no lights
no phones
no motor cars

also get
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-30-2014, 09:32 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 8,243
Posted By Rucksta
Where is the line? At the door That things...

Where is the line?
At the door
That things got doors
It's a cage.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-29-2014, 05:28 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,541
Posted By Rucksta
Please don't laugh until you try it.

Try switching the engine off an rolling down hill.
You'll find a way to minimise braking and learn to pick the lines that conserve energy.
Hopefully you listen to the road and find the way to let...
Forum: Australia 07-22-2014, 11:41 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,231
Posted By Rucksta
How do you know if a rider is a potential...

How do you know if a rider is a potential litigant or what the disposition of the riders next of kin may be in the event of incapacity or death?
Forum: Airheads 07-18-2014, 07:23 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,862
Posted By Rucksta
C- but its only a short walk from there

C- but its only a short walk from there
Forum: Airheads 07-15-2014, 04:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 769
Posted By Rucksta
[QUOTE=patrkbukly;24606188] of couse check the...

[QUOTE=patrkbukly;24606188] of couse check the oil level and I am maybe down a cup, not enough to cause that but OK I top it off so I'm just about 1/4" from bottom of the not screwed in dipstick like...
Forum: Airheads 07-14-2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,862
Posted By Rucksta
Depending on the tank and straw heights the...

Depending on the tank and straw heights the reserve position may take fuel form both sides of the tank for at least part of the available volume.

When you turn the second tap to reserve you may...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-13-2014, 10:54 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,262
Posted By Rucksta
An R80G/S would have made it to Switzerland. ...

An R80G/S would have made it to Switzerland.

And that would have required an alternate ending
Forum: Airheads 07-08-2014, 06:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,099
Posted By Rucksta
I do it cheap and stack an extra set of lower...

I do it cheap and stack an extra set of lower handlebar clamps on longer studs.

Wrap the stack in heat shrink for a better optic.
Forum: Airheads 07-08-2014, 06:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 453
Posted By Rucksta
Did you know there are alternate cam profiles for...

Did you know there are alternate cam profiles for the throttle crown wheel giving a shorter twist to full throttle?
Alternately a well placed self tapping screw can increase the lift especially...
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