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Forum: Airheads 02-17-2014, 06:45 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 22,940
Posted By roadsacallin
Jesse today

I'm glad you enjoyed the thread, CGoodwin. I saw your post and read through the whole thing again. Most of my dual sport riding in the last few years has been in northern New Mexico and southern...
Forum: Airheads 09-16-2013, 11:57 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 22,940
Posted By roadsacallin
You're welcome, John. It's hard for me to believe...

You're welcome, John. It's hard for me to believe that it's been almost 4 years since I returned from that trip. And now when I daydream, I dream about doing it all over again.
Forum: Airheads 06-25-2012, 07:11 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 23,855
Posted By roadsacallin
Here's a thread I wrote on my return: ...

Here's a thread I wrote on my return:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=658473

The cylinders and pistons are from an R100- a straight bolt on operation. They handles the poor fuel...
Forum: Airheads 05-02-2012, 02:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 968
Posted By roadsacallin
talked to ontic

I've been in contact with Ontic, and he sent me detailed images of HPMguy's pin tower. It just clears the stock g/s tank and it looks like it will work with the PD tank also. I've ordered one from...
Forum: Airheads 05-01-2012, 08:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 968
Posted By roadsacallin
Scotts stabilizer with RDubb's triple?

I have one of RDubb's custom triples mounted on my 1981 R80 G/S along with a BRP submount (SMO-9018P3). I'm trying to figure out the best way to mount a Scotts stabilizer to the head. I don't want to...
Forum: Airheads 03-22-2012, 01:04 PM
Replies: 983
Views: 171,286
Posted By roadsacallin
I asked Claus Pepperl (the P of HPN) specifically...

I asked Claus Pepperl (the P of HPN) specifically if they altered the angle of the steering stem. He said they cut it off and reattach it at a .5 degree steeper angle.
Forum: Airheads 01-09-2012, 07:35 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 22,940
Posted By roadsacallin
Raven- I was just reviewing this thread and...

Raven-

I was just reviewing this thread and realized I never answered your question. Sorry about that. How hard did I ride? Pretty hard. Nearly all of the spoke breakage came from pot-holed roads...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-25-2011, 06:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,471
Posted By roadsacallin
Actually, I was mistaken about the location. This...

Actually, I was mistaken about the location. This was next to a castle on Loch Ness, but I went through the Lake District, and yes, it is a beautiful place.
Forum: Old's Cool 05-24-2011, 07:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,471
Posted By roadsacallin
detailed photos

I contacted the German owner of the bike, and he was kind enough to take and send detailed photos of the subframe structure, so here they are.

...
Forum: Airheads 04-14-2011, 04:59 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 22,940
Posted By roadsacallin
Sorry, I'm holding on to those gems. I know how...

Sorry, I'm holding on to those gems. I know how rare that triple clamp is, and it's a beauty- thanks, RDubb!
Forum: Airheads 04-14-2011, 04:57 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 22,940
Posted By roadsacallin
When my bike had G/S dimensions, I was trying to...

When my bike had G/S dimensions, I was trying to replicate G/S geometry. Now that the frame has changed (longer swingarm, longer forks, and 0.5 degree steeper head angle) I'm open to playing with a...
Forum: Airheads 04-14-2011, 04:51 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 22,940
Posted By roadsacallin
I got one from a KTM Duke I think for $70 on...

I got one from a KTM Duke I think for $70 on ebay. Many ktm models have 50mm clamps and the stem only needs to be altered slightly to work with BMW head bearings.
Forum: Airheads 04-14-2011, 06:42 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 22,940
Posted By roadsacallin
Good point. Yes. When I got the HPN frame I also...

Good point. Yes. When I got the HPN frame I also got the extended swing arm and extended the fork, so a lot of variables changed at once and it feels like a completely different bike. In the future I...
Forum: Airheads 04-13-2011, 07:59 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 22,940
Posted By roadsacallin
I was worried about the tradeoff also. But I was...

I was worried about the tradeoff also. But I was also considering my intentions to stay on the dirt whenever possible on my trip. There was definitely a sacrifice of some road performance, though...
Forum: Airheads 04-13-2011, 07:34 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 22,940
Posted By roadsacallin
Yes, I could probably have bought a brand new...

Yes, I could probably have bought a brand new Yawazuki or a KTM with what I have spent on my airhead, but what would be the fun in that? I think that knowing your bike inside and out is a big part to...
Forum: Airheads 04-13-2011, 07:09 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 22,940
Posted By roadsacallin
Altus, I am so glad to hear that you are...

Altus,

I am so glad to hear that you are continuing with the G/S Workshop in South Africa and that you are enjoying Karoo. I learned a lot and had a great experience with you and the workshop in...
Forum: Airheads 04-13-2011, 07:02 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 22,940
Posted By roadsacallin
Fork Fitting

My main concern when converting to the 50mm fork was that I would sacrifice the exceptional road handling of the G/S, so I wanted to maintain the same geometry if possible. It was difficult to find a...
Forum: Airheads 02-25-2011, 05:22 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 22,940
Posted By roadsacallin
Yes, they were much thicker than stock and...

Yes, they were much thicker than stock and thicker than the "heavy duty" SS spokes.
Forum: Airheads 02-24-2011, 06:15 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 22,940
Posted By roadsacallin
No, I kept the stock springs. Marcus

No, I kept the stock springs.

Marcus
Forum: Airheads 02-24-2011, 10:45 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 22,940
Posted By roadsacallin
Yes, I did, but never had to use it. I got a new...

Yes, I did, but never had to use it. I got a new cable half way through the trip and kept the spare routed alongside. It's also a good idea to seal both ends of that spare clutch cable to keep stuff...
Forum: Airheads 02-24-2011, 07:53 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 22,940
Posted By roadsacallin
That might be a possible solution, but can you...

That might be a possible solution, but can you leave these on and expect them to last and perform like a permanent heated grip? It seems like it would be a hassle to attach them only when needed. And...
Forum: Airheads 02-24-2011, 07:20 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 22,940
Posted By roadsacallin
Yes, that's the idea. Kind of pricey, but I like...

Yes, that's the idea. Kind of pricey, but I like the protection bar in the middle also. On the Eurotech Motorsports site, these are listed as Siebenrock products, but I don't see them on the...
Forum: Airheads 02-23-2011, 07:11 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 22,940
Posted By roadsacallin
It was the HotGrips brand that I used, the model...

It was the HotGrips brand that I used, the model that looks like this:

http://www.hotgrips.com/sc_images/products/139_large_image.gif

I see that Hotgrips now has other options, and by looking...
Forum: Airheads 02-23-2011, 02:22 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 22,940
Posted By roadsacallin
I learned a lot in South America. I traveled...

I learned a lot in South America. I traveled heavily, and my load was poorly balanced and managed, resulting in some handling problems. I had an Ohlins rear shock (and if I were to make only one...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-08-2011, 08:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,471
Posted By roadsacallin
Custom R80G/S eye candy

I met a German touring the Lake District of England who had put together a beautiful bike. He did all the fabrication himself, including the subframe, shock mount design, and sidecases. A friend of...
Forum: Airheads 02-08-2011, 07:57 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 22,940
Posted By roadsacallin
You're right; probably way too much work for a...

You're right; probably way too much work for a friggin brake switch. My original rear switch failed early, and I bought a simple Chinese plunger switch and wired it from the shaft of my brake pedal...
Forum: Airheads 02-08-2011, 07:47 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 22,940
Posted By roadsacallin
frame and subframe

I broke 4 front spokes on the potholed road in southern Siberia. On much of the road (2,300+ miles), you could either try and avoid potholes at slow speed (20-30mph) or be less discriminating and go...
Forum: Airheads 02-08-2011, 04:41 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 22,940
Posted By roadsacallin
Bgoodsoil- The bags look great. I envy the...

Bgoodsoil-

The bags look great. I envy the volume of your tank bags- mine look sleek, but I pay the price with limited capacity.
Forum: Airheads 02-08-2011, 04:27 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 22,940
Posted By roadsacallin
Hardwaregrrl- It's a good question. I tried to...

Hardwaregrrl- It's a good question. I tried to find "elephant tubes" with a google search and drew a blank. Some of my european friends had really thick tubes that they called "elephant tubes" and I...
Forum: Airheads 02-08-2011, 03:18 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 22,940
Posted By roadsacallin
Gear Reviews: tire inflator- my tire...

Gear Reviews:

tire inflator- my tire inflator (spark plug removal type) is one of my favorite tools; simple, cheap, and it saved the day many times. You might bring extra hose for the...
Forum: Airheads 02-08-2011, 03:15 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 22,940
Posted By roadsacallin
Took an '81 R80G/S around the world: mods, spares, tools, problems, etc.

Took a 1981 R80 G/S around the world: mods, spares, tools, problems, etc.

I thought a report on my experience taking an airhead around the world would be useful to some of you guys and gals...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-13-2010, 05:41 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,365
Posted By roadsacallin
One coil powers the two plugs on top, and the...

One coil powers the two plugs on top, and the other powers the plugs on bottom, the way you recommend.

I know I won't find the problem by ignoring it and pretending it's not there, but I also...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-12-2010, 05:08 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,365
Posted By roadsacallin
mysterious

I started the bike cold four times over the weekend and each time it started right up- no problems whatsoever. I hadn't touched it since it was having trouble starting Friday night, so I don't know...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-10-2010, 07:35 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,365
Posted By roadsacallin
update

Yesterday evening I cleaned and sanded all lead connection surfaces and disassembled and cleaned the Valeo starter following Anton's instructions. After putting it all back together, I reconnected...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-09-2010, 01:37 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,365
Posted By roadsacallin
Good point, BGOODSOIL. Is it possible that...

Good point, BGOODSOIL.

Is it possible that fixing the weak ground and struggling starter could solve the original starting problem? I'll find out soon enough and post the results.
Forum: Old's Cool 04-09-2010, 12:43 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,365
Posted By roadsacallin
weekend project

OK, sounds like some good advice coming my way. I'll at least clean and probably replace the battery leads and clean and inspect the starter (Valeo) using Anton's tech page.

Beemerboff, could you...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-08-2010, 04:25 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,365
Posted By roadsacallin
That was my first thought, and I removed the...

That was my first thought, and I removed the fairing and found no wear on the cable and no positive wiring anywhere near the clutch cable.

Sounds like it may be time to tear it apart and put it...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-08-2010, 03:51 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,365
Posted By roadsacallin
What The Heck Is Going On Here??

Even though my battery showed full voltage, I decided to try to start the bike with another battery installed. The bike cranked for about 20 seconds and did not start, showing the same symptoms as...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-06-2010, 05:38 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,365
Posted By roadsacallin
I have been pretty lazy since I got back and...

I have been pretty lazy since I got back and don't have anything posted in the ride reports. I plan on writing up an old school thread on the bike's performance during the trip: modification pros and...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-06-2010, 04:05 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,365
Posted By roadsacallin
mystery starting problem (1981 R80 G/S)

Hey, guys. I'm back after 16 months on a solo RTW. You would think that I'd have my bike figured out by now, but there's always something more to learn. Here's the problem:

When I try to start the...
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