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Forum: Airheads 09-14-2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 569
Posted By Ace_Cafe_Rat
Thanks pard!

Mighty nice of ya!

Ace Cafe Rat
Forum: Airheads 08-08-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,187
Posted By Ace_Cafe_Rat
Congratulations and welcome to the asylum!

Looks like it has a lot of potential. Good luck with it. I'm a two-time loser = Meaning I own/am owned by two Airheads.

Ace Cafe Rat
Forum: Airheads 04-30-2014, 04:33 PM
Replies: 6,524
Views: 1,308,464
Posted By Ace_Cafe_Rat
Alright now you've done it Hardwaregrll, I have...

Alright now you've done it Hardwaregrll, I have got to get me one of those!!!

Ace Cafe Rat
Forum: Airheads 04-21-2014, 09:28 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,971
Posted By Ace_Cafe_Rat
Great info!

Thanks to everyone who has responded to my posting. Based on your comments and suggestions, plus some research of my own, I have decided to keep it @ current displacement (1000cc) and carb setup...
Forum: Airheads 04-18-2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,784
Posted By Ace_Cafe_Rat
1984 R80ST with a 1000cc Nikasil kit on it of...

1984 R80ST with a 1000cc Nikasil kit on it of unknown age. Approximately 64K miles. Two different sets of tests has revealed about 10% low compression in both cylinders (somewhat worse on one side)...
Forum: Airheads 04-18-2014, 09:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,784
Posted By Ace_Cafe_Rat
Thank you both! Anybody else wanna share some...

Thank you both! Anybody else wanna share some sources, especially in the SW?

Ace Cafe Rat
Forum: Airheads 04-17-2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,784
Posted By Ace_Cafe_Rat
Best Airhead Engine Rebuilders in the States?

I am requesting the recommendations of the learned members of this most august airhead forum as to the best shops to handle the various components of an airhead engine rebuild. For example the best...
Forum: Airheads 10-09-2013, 09:21 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,257
Posted By Ace_Cafe_Rat
AWESOME! I can't wait to see more! :clap HOC

AWESOME! I can't wait to see more! :clap

HOC
Forum: Airheads 10-02-2013, 09:19 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,971
Posted By Ace_Cafe_Rat
It got here and the rig is gorgeous, but I can't...

It got here and the rig is gorgeous, but I can't seem to figure out how to post pics here anymore.

Will someone help a brudder out with his tech klutzyness?

Ace
Forum: Airheads 09-08-2013, 10:47 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,628
Posted By Ace_Cafe_Rat
This would have to be that part...

This would have to be that part http://www.touratech-usa.com/Store/2085/PN-040-0257/Oil-Cooler-By-Pass-R100GS

Ace Cafe Rat
Forum: Airheads 09-06-2013, 06:38 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,628
Posted By Ace_Cafe_Rat
Don't worry, with a sidecar I can always fill it...

Don't worry, with a sidecar I can always fill it with bins of spare parts! :1drink

Ace Cafe Rat
Forum: Airheads 09-05-2013, 04:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,628
Posted By Ace_Cafe_Rat
:eek1 HOLY CRAP! Ace Cafe Rat

:eek1 HOLY CRAP!

Ace Cafe Rat
Forum: Airheads 09-05-2013, 12:02 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,628
Posted By Ace_Cafe_Rat
Check out the link I put to my Siebenrock sump. ...

Check out the link I put to my Siebenrock sump. It has a hardened bottom plate. I intend to by a proper bash plate. See link I put to one from Touratech.

My oil cooler is not protected by...
Forum: Airheads 09-05-2013, 11:02 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,628
Posted By Ace_Cafe_Rat
Question I'm Making A List & Checking It Thrice!

1. Oil Cooler (Done)
2. Bigger Oil Pan (Done)
3. Electronic Ignition (Done)
4. A proper bash plate w. sump guard
5. Diode Upgrade
6. Alternator Upgrade
7. Battery Upgrade (Car Battery in boot...
Forum: Airheads 09-05-2013, 08:32 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,628
Posted By Ace_Cafe_Rat
This is what the rig has now. It has an integral...

This is what the rig has now. It has an integral sump guard.

http://www.siebenrock.com/cms/cms/cache/267f8e5fb8268f58527dea93d1a66658.jpg

Or do you mean something more substantial like a...
Forum: Airheads 09-05-2013, 08:19 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,628
Posted By Ace_Cafe_Rat
Ya got me wrong Señor Plaka. Based on the many...

Ya got me wrong Señor Plaka. Based on the many opinions voiced about performance, I have decided that my new goal should be to do all I can to insure solid reliability rather than try to squeeze out...
Forum: Airheads 09-04-2013, 08:40 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,971
Posted By Ace_Cafe_Rat
That equine isn't just merely dead, it's really most sincerely dead!

ThanX to all who have been so generous with their advice.

I have created a new thread http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=917354 asking for ideas for reliability increasing mods for a...
Forum: Airheads 09-04-2013, 08:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,628
Posted By Ace_Cafe_Rat
Reliability Increasing Mods for My Newly Built Airhead Hack

Greetings Adventurers,

TOMORROW I will take delivery on my long-awaited new Airhead Hack. It is based on a 1984 "GS'd out" R80ST and a M72 Sidecar from Dauntless Sidecars.

It has been fitted...
Forum: Airheads 09-04-2013, 01:41 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,971
Posted By Ace_Cafe_Rat
:clap Better still one of those 2 liter+...

:clap

Better still one of those 2 liter+ Westfalia Volkswagen Van engines! Does anyone have experience doing this?

Ace Cafe Rat
Forum: Airheads 09-04-2013, 09:17 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,971
Posted By Ace_Cafe_Rat
Nitrous? Why not just mount one of those rockets...

Nitrous? Why not just mount one of those rockets that aid carrier jets in taking off from their flattop? :D

Ace Cafe Rat
Forum: Airheads 09-03-2013, 09:06 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,971
Posted By Ace_Cafe_Rat
Actually my new rig will be used in the very way...

Actually my new rig will be used in the very way -- the sidecar itself being a giant pannier on a wheel. DMC built it with a lockable hardtop that can be completely removed to carry a passenger at...
Forum: Beasts 09-03-2013, 08:50 PM
Replies: 21,425
Views: 6,199,800
Posted By Ace_Cafe_Rat
I recommend Heidenau K60s. Ace

I recommend Heidenau K60s.

Ace
Forum: Airheads 09-03-2013, 07:51 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,971
Posted By Ace_Cafe_Rat
I checked in the email-trail of the purchase of...

I checked in the email-trail of the purchase of the R80ST and here is some additional info I mined:

The heads are stock R80ST heads
The PO was able to run 87 Octane gas after installing the...
Forum: Airheads 09-03-2013, 07:48 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,971
Posted By Ace_Cafe_Rat
Thanks! The driving lights are about the size of...

Thanks! The driving lights are about the size of saucers.

Alas the 200 lbs. of Tibetan Mastiffs we own will stay in the rig only until the engine is started and then you will not see them for the...
Forum: Airheads 09-03-2013, 07:36 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,971
Posted By Ace_Cafe_Rat
Not at all friend Plaka! My current...

Not at all friend Plaka!

My current R100/+Ural sidehack and I are both much happier just truckin' along @ 55-60 MPH. Usually I "shunpike" as much as possible. For example to go from the Greater...
Forum: Airheads 09-03-2013, 07:15 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,971
Posted By Ace_Cafe_Rat
According to Lowell of Neff Design Engineering...

According to Lowell of Neff Design Engineering http://neffdesign.org tells me that the FD Ratio works out to 3.54.

Ace Cafe Rat
Forum: Airheads 09-02-2013, 04:59 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,971
Posted By Ace_Cafe_Rat
Neff Engineering fitted the FD ratio from an...

Neff Engineering fitted the FD ratio from an R75/x since it has to tug a big sidecar plus camping gear, extra fuel, personal kit, etc..

The car rear tire is going to be a 15" one. I'm not sure...
Forum: Airheads 09-02-2013, 04:52 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,971
Posted By Ace_Cafe_Rat
Talking :rofl You're nuthin' but a band of scoundrels...

:rofl You're nuthin' but a band of scoundrels the lot of ya!

:D

Ace Cafe Rat
Forum: Airheads 09-02-2013, 08:58 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,971
Posted By Ace_Cafe_Rat
Plans for My New Rig? (A R80ST-based Airhead)

The overarching goal is to have a rig capable of taking me anywhere in the Southwest and back again. Since moving from Madison, WI back in early 2003 to the Greater ABQ area in NM I have learned the...
Forum: Airheads 09-01-2013, 11:01 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,971
Posted By Ace_Cafe_Rat
Doh2!

Thanks! Those are all good points. Dang it.

I wonder if a carb Oilhead engine would even fit in the R80ST's frame? I think have seen a pic of one in this web forum that IIRC was fitted into what...
Forum: Airheads 09-01-2013, 10:54 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,971
Posted By Ace_Cafe_Rat
Doh!

Plaka,

Wow! I REALLY appreciate you taking the time to share so much experience and knowledge with this relatively noob Airhead owner. Cold counsel is the most valuable and the hardest to obtain....
Forum: Airheads 08-31-2013, 01:10 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,971
Posted By Ace_Cafe_Rat
More Power....

Thank you both for your replies. It has been about three years since I purchased the bike so I'm afraid I cannot recall positively, but I believe the nikasil(?) cylinders did give a slight bump-up...
Forum: Airheads 08-31-2013, 12:03 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,971
Posted By Ace_Cafe_Rat
Question More power for my new Airhead Hack? Please advise me.

Greetings Adventurers,

In a few short weeks I will take delivery on my long-awaited Airhead Hack. It is based on a 1984 "GS'd out" R80ST and a tricked-out M72 Sidecar from Dauntless Sidecars, with...
Forum: Hacks 08-31-2013, 09:14 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,584
Posted By Ace_Cafe_Rat
Hi Jim, Perry built a rig for me in 2008...

Hi Jim,

Perry built a rig for me in 2008 using my 1977 R100/7 and a Ural sidecar he obtained for me. It was a down-to-the-nuts-n-bolts rebuild and the resulting rig was a work of art in both form...
Forum: Beasts 08-28-2013, 10:42 AM
Replies: 21,425
Views: 6,199,800
Posted By Ace_Cafe_Rat
Over the nearly 17K miles I have on mine I have...

Over the nearly 17K miles I have on mine I have owned Distanzias, TKC-80s, and Heidenau K-60s. The TKC-80s were the best off-pavement but wore out fast. The Distanzias were the best on paved roads....
Forum: Beasts 08-27-2013, 03:08 PM
Replies: 21,425
Views: 6,199,800
Posted By Ace_Cafe_Rat
Darn. Having had few dealings with Happy Trails I...

Darn. Having had few dealings with Happy Trails I took them @ their word when they said, "Skid Plate in about 60 days. Luggage racks will be out "this very month". Obviously I hope they come through....
Forum: Beasts 08-24-2013, 08:52 AM
Replies: 21,425
Views: 6,199,800
Posted By Ace_Cafe_Rat
Huh? You make some good points. Clearly there are...

Huh? You make some good points. Clearly there are other schools of thought. That said I cordially disagree about using the front brake & wheel as you described on a 512lbs+ bike.

Ace
Forum: Beasts 08-23-2013, 09:47 AM
Replies: 21,425
Views: 6,199,800
Posted By Ace_Cafe_Rat
What I do is... Up on the pegs or bum waaay...

What I do is...
Up on the pegs or bum waaay back on the seat.
Hands off the brakes - esp. the front.
Maintain steady speed - depending on the size of the gravel bits.
Prayer.

Ace Cafe Rat
Forum: Beasts 08-21-2013, 08:17 AM
Replies: 21,425
Views: 6,199,800
Posted By Ace_Cafe_Rat
Thunderbike Complete Exhaust System

Greetings,

Since mid-2005 I have been the happy owner of a 2004 Bonnie that I have had modified into what I call a Neo Desert Sled. However, for most of the time I have owned it the Thunderbike...
Forum: Beasts 08-14-2013, 01:13 PM
Replies: 21,425
Views: 6,199,800
Posted By Ace_Cafe_Rat
I bought some over a year ago and cannot praise...

I bought some over a year ago and cannot praise them enough! :clap Pricey (but I'm a cheapskate) but WELL WORTH IT!

Ace Cafe Rat
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