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Forum: Airheads 11-14-2013, 04:51 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,871
Posted By Paul_Rochdale
This is an old thread but this is my experience...

This is an old thread but this is my experience with replacement screens for my 1989 R100GS-Paris Dakar. This model appears to me almost identical to the Semoir image and is a French-made 'Secdem'....
Forum: Airheads 07-04-2013, 02:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 712
Posted By Paul_Rochdale
You don't mention which model you have. When I...

You don't mention which model you have. When I removed then replaced the 1000cc engine in my R100GS-PD, I noticed that the engine spacers are two different thicknesses. Have a look at this...
Forum: Airheads 06-15-2013, 11:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,257
Posted By Paul_Rochdale
Something you might try once you've bled the...

Something you might try once you've bled the front brake and that is to fix a G-clamp squeezing the brake lever in as far as it'll go, then leave this overnight. In the morning release it and you...
Forum: Airheads 06-15-2013, 11:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,071
Posted By Paul_Rochdale
My R100GS-PD came to me with the high mudguard (a...

My R100GS-PD came to me with the high mudguard (a Fender is a make of guitar:D) but I have replaced it with the lower mudguard which I think looks far far better and allows the air to reach the...
Forum: Airheads 05-29-2013, 01:56 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,981
Posted By Paul_Rochdale
I disagree. After giving the matter a lot of...

I disagree. After giving the matter a lot of thought and done a bit of research, I'm about to rebuild the cross spoked wheels on my R100GS-PD. I plan to make a jig by mounting the wheels horizontally...
Forum: Airheads 05-26-2013, 01:58 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,981
Posted By Paul_Rochdale
And what torque setting did you end up with?

And what torque setting did you end up with?
Forum: Airheads 05-25-2013, 12:17 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 39,366
Posted By Paul_Rochdale
And this is what Motobi's decals look like - ...

And this is what Motobi's decals look like -

http://i190.photobucket.com/albums/z312/Paul_Narramore/BMW%20R100GS-Paris%20Dakar/IMG_3806_zps78988b78.jpg...
Forum: Airheads 05-25-2013, 11:57 AM
Replies: 6,380
Views: 1,278,038
Posted By Paul_Rochdale
http://i190.photobucket.com/albums/z312/Paul_Narra...

http://i190.photobucket.com/albums/z312/Paul_Narramore/BMW%20R100GS-Paris%20Dakar/IMG_3806_zps78988b78.jpg...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-21-2013, 11:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,198
Posted By Paul_Rochdale
Today I spent the entire afternoon dismantling,...

Today I spent the entire afternoon dismantling, cleaning and struggling to reassemble the petrol taps. I'm glad I did as they were bunged up with rust and sediment but why are they so difficult to...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-20-2013, 02:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,012
Posted By Paul_Rochdale
Yes we do, but people who live in Greenwich...

Yes we do, but people who live in Greenwich pronounce it Grin idge. There is a London Motorcycle Museum in North London he might enjoy but he'd have to Google it to find details.
Forum: Old's Cool 05-20-2013, 08:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,012
Posted By Paul_Rochdale
London really is one of the greatest cities in...

London really is one of the greatest cities in the World and needn't cost a fortune. By shopping around accommodation and food can be bearable. Just walking around and seeing the sites is free. I've...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-20-2013, 08:33 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 14,228
Posted By Paul_Rochdale
I used to own a CX500, much derided in it's day...

I used to own a CX500, much derided in it's day but like by the motorcycle courier people. I thought it was excellent and one of the most comfortable dual seats ever. Were many sold in the US? I...
Forum: Airheads 05-20-2013, 08:18 AM
Replies: 6,380
Views: 1,278,038
Posted By Paul_Rochdale
Yes, I wanted to get away from black and rust so...

Yes, I wanted to get away from black and rust so the frame has been powdercoated light silver and other odds & ends in Simoniz 'Silver Wheels' the stuff to paint car wheels. Stainless steel fasteners...
Forum: Airheads 05-20-2013, 08:03 AM
Replies: 6,380
Views: 1,278,038
Posted By Paul_Rochdale
http://i190.photobucket.com/albums/z312/Paul_Narra...

http://i190.photobucket.com/albums/z312/Paul_Narramore/BMW%20R100GS-Paris%20Dakar/IMG_3797_zpsd4f96f66.jpg...
Forum: Airheads 05-08-2013, 09:32 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,782
Posted By Paul_Rochdale
How well do the exhaust pipes (headers) standard...

How well do the exhaust pipes (headers) standard up to the heat? I would have thought that powdercoating wouldn't have stood up to it.

I say this as the exhaust pipes on my R100-GS rebuild are...
Forum: Airheads 04-11-2013, 03:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,390
Posted By Paul_Rochdale
If it's going to be a Sir Jack tribute bike the...

If it's going to be a Sir Jack tribute bike the colour scheme must be dark green with a gold nose as per his Brabham F1 colours. A great and modest driver.
Forum: Airheads 04-04-2013, 01:08 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,327
Posted By Paul_Rochdale
Screw the damned torque wrench, just do them up...

Screw the damned torque wrench, just do them up hand tight and then a gentle tweek with the correct spanner. Never had one come loose. Never had problems with the threads but once bodged like those...
Forum: Airheads 04-03-2013, 12:14 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,327
Posted By Paul_Rochdale
The easier solution is when the nuts won't budge,...

The easier solution is when the nuts won't budge, STOP, then use the 'Search' function at the top of the page. OK, OK, I won't mention this again:wink:, for a while at least:wink:
Forum: Airheads 04-03-2013, 12:09 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,591
Posted By Paul_Rochdale
Have you spoken to Jim Cray? He installed a twin...

Have you spoken to Jim Cray? He installed a twin plug conversion in my R100/7 twenty years ago and my R100GS-PD last week and I'm pretty sure I don't have electronic ignition in either of them. I...
Forum: Airheads 04-03-2013, 01:53 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,327
Posted By Paul_Rochdale
"Some things are non-obvious and you don't go...

"Some things are non-obvious and you don't go researching them. Many are not mechanics and hence are insensitive to a bad thread. if it doesn't come around every so often there isn't current nfo...
Forum: Airheads 04-02-2013, 11:27 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,327
Posted By Paul_Rochdale
Reading about all of these wrecked threads...

Reading about all of these wrecked threads irritates me no end. Why don't riders read up about such things before butchering their bikes? There's endless posts about seized exhaust nuts both here and...
Forum: Airheads 03-28-2013, 12:11 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,005
Posted By Paul_Rochdale
Grabby? Nah, you don't want grabby. Just...

Grabby? Nah, you don't want grabby. Just lubricate them with that Honda HighMoly stuff I have in the workshop and stop fretting yourself. It'll probably be fine for the next 10 years. No need for a...
Forum: Airheads 03-19-2013, 02:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 622
Posted By Paul_Rochdale
You don't mean fitting a four-pot Brembo from the...

You don't mean fitting a four-pot Brembo from the K series bikes? I have this on my R100GS-PD and it is a slight improvement. Part of a lug on the Brembo needs relieving so it all lines up properly...
Forum: Airheads 03-17-2013, 04:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,013
Posted By Paul_Rochdale
Replace the brake hose for a new one.

Replace the brake hose for a new one.
Forum: Airheads 03-05-2013, 10:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 832
Posted By Paul_Rochdale
The OEM rear brake material IS too hard, or so...

The OEM rear brake material IS too hard, or so I've read somewhere on the Net, so poor is my rear brake that it wouldn't lock the rear wheel if I tried. I've heard of the brake material being changed...
Forum: Airheads 03-05-2013, 09:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,132
Posted By Paul_Rochdale
This may or may not help you but using a small...

This may or may not help you but using a small car battery is often done here in the UK. You don't say what bike you have but I once fitted a battery intended for a Reliant Robin three-wheeler to my...
Forum: Airheads 03-04-2013, 02:36 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,908
Posted By Paul_Rochdale
That's not been my experience. OK, with...

That's not been my experience. OK, with motorcycle tyres I go to my local tyre depot and he either has them in stock or can get them within 24hrs. I'm currently building a kitcar and bought some...
Forum: Airheads 03-03-2013, 12:48 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,064
Posted By Paul_Rochdale
Simplest way is to use a block of hardwood bolted...

Simplest way is to use a block of hardwood bolted to the foot. Other than than cut and insert a 1" length of tube into the sidestand to bring the bike to the correct height.
Forum: Airheads 03-03-2013, 12:43 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,908
Posted By Paul_Rochdale
OK, 99.999% of riders use a TYRE depot and I...

OK, 99.999% of riders use a TYRE depot and I suspect from your spelling you're from the Sargasso Sea.:D
Forum: Airheads 03-03-2013, 12:39 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 9,034
Posted By Paul_Rochdale
But why? Out of curiousity? They will be almost...

But why? Out of curiousity? They will be almost certainly be seized so he's got months or years to read up about it and think of how he's going to get around it. It's ESSENTIAL he get's the correct...
Forum: Airheads 03-03-2013, 07:52 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 9,034
Posted By Paul_Rochdale
"I would also pull the exhaust nuts", Whoa...

"I would also pull the exhaust nuts",

Whoa there, steady on. Unless you NEED to remove your exhaust, leave these well alone. You've got months and years ahead of you to concern yourself with...
Forum: Airheads 03-03-2013, 07:38 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,908
Posted By Paul_Rochdale
Here in the UK, we take our wheels to a tyre...

Here in the UK, we take our wheels to a tyre depot (every town has one) and it's done professionally. In forty five years riding I've have never ever changed a tyre nor known anyone (perhaps trials...
Forum: Airheads 02-28-2013, 06:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,348
Posted By Paul_Rochdale
Any battery would be dead if left connected for...

Any battery would be dead if left connected for six months. I like my Odyssey PC680 and it lasted for eight years or so. During spells of inactivity, connect to an Optimate III.
Forum: Airheads 02-28-2013, 12:19 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,064
Posted By Paul_Rochdale
Yes, the mounting is the same on mine, bolted to...

Yes, the mounting is the same on mine, bolted to engine bolt and footrest, but I don't have a tag on the centre stand as mine seems to splay out a fair bit so doesn't need one. Also the upswept GS...
Forum: Airheads 02-27-2013, 10:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,064
Posted By Paul_Rochdale
https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:AN...

https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQ8EiUZTeID4RlORZnK6vHrwWq_h_CETzB_EN6jW5NbKQyn9wuP

This is mine and the centrestand is nowhere near the Surefoot. Also the spring is strong...
Forum: Airheads 02-27-2013, 02:36 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,064
Posted By Paul_Rochdale
I've a GS and 100/7 so am not familiar with a CS...

I've a GS and 100/7 so am not familiar with a CS but I wouldn't have thought they were that different. It's only a sprung loaded lever we're talking about after all. So the centre stand must go up...
Forum: Airheads 02-26-2013, 07:04 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,064
Posted By Paul_Rochdale
Deploy? Do you mean it dropped down? That sounds...

Deploy? Do you mean it dropped down? That sounds as if the spring was too weak to keep it up. My R100/7 has a replica Surefoot and I'm more than happy with it but will make my own for my R100GS-PD...
Forum: Airheads 02-24-2013, 05:30 AM
Replies: 483
Views: 69,807
Posted By Paul_Rochdale
I think the fault lies with the wheel rims. Strip...

I think the fault lies with the wheel rims. Strip off the black powdercaoting and polish the rims. It'll be sure to fire up first time:D
Forum: Trip Planning 02-24-2013, 03:30 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 15,037
Posted By Paul_Rochdale
fannie pack (US) = bum bag (GB) I've had top...

fannie pack (US) = bum bag (GB)

I've had top boxes on my BMW R100/7 and Pan for the last twenty years and will also be putting one on my R100GS-PD too. I wouldn't be without one.

"All the...
Forum: Airheads 02-19-2013, 05:48 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,128
Posted By Paul_Rochdale
For some years I was a draughtsman and therefore...

For some years I was a draughtsman and therefore a pretty steady hand but I could never compete with that chap. Amazing. Two alternatives to hand painting are plastic 'stripes' and one of those...
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