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Forum: Racing Today, 01:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 467
Posted By Voltaire
I run BMW 900 in the local pre 1976 class here in...

I run BMW 900 in the local pre 1976 class here in NZ.
The original $250 900 engine has been retired and its now running a 1000cc .
Originally build as it was cheap, turns out pretty reliable too....
Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 11:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 233
Posted By Voltaire
FAB.:evil

FAB.:evil
Forum: Old's Cool Yesterday, 07:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 405
Posted By Voltaire
Recently purchased project.....:eek1 If anyone...

Recently purchased project.....:eek1
If anyone in NZ has a Thunderbird " hole in tube" frame, SU MC carb and outer chaincase drop me a PM....
Forum: Asia Yesterday, 04:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,167
Posted By Voltaire
My wife and I recently did a tour from Saigon to...

My wife and I recently did a tour from Saigon to Hanoi, covered about 3500 kms of mainly secondary and single track roads.
I found riding at 50/60 kmph quite adequate considering the condition of...
Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 03:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 233
Posted By Voltaire
cheers chaps :D

cheers chaps :D
Forum: Airheads 10-18-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 233
Posted By Voltaire
Question R80S/S Shock on ST?

Hello all, will a shock for an R80GS fit on an ST?
ST is 1983.
One is for sale locally http://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/motorbikes/parts-for-sale/suspension/auction-795656218.htm
Forum: Airheads 10-17-2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 519
Posted By Voltaire
Bought a non running R65 with 90 000kms a couple...

Bought a non running R65 with 90 000kms a couple of years back for $1000NZ ( 800 US)
Got it running, used it for work for a year and thrashed the daylights out of it.
Sold it for twice what I...
Forum: Airheads 10-16-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,254
Posted By Voltaire
I'd suggest a set of Stainless Steel valves,...

I'd suggest a set of Stainless Steel valves, beehive springs and titanium retainers too. Cost about $ 400 US here. Reduces the weight and high revs peace of mind.
Forum: Airheads 10-16-2014, 11:38 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,475
Posted By Voltaire
If its not already got a lightened flywheel, that...

If its not already got a lightened flywheel, that would be a good idea.
I have an R90/6 and an R80ST and the latter with the later flywheel ( clutch carrier) is a different riding experience. Both...
Forum: New Zealand 10-16-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 499
Posted By Voltaire
did that run earlier this year of the R80, plus a...

did that run earlier this year of the R80, plus a bit of beach and some gravel t'was a great few days.
" Her indoors" went to sleep a couple of times on the back.....
Forum: Airheads 10-14-2014, 10:44 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,254
Posted By Voltaire
I'll see how the next meeting goes. If I can get...

I'll see how the next meeting goes. If I can get past my mate on his very modified Commando will be the test.:D
Forum: Airheads 10-14-2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,254
Posted By Voltaire
My experience is based on just doing it. First...

My experience is based on just doing it. First time out the 308 1000 set better average times than the 336 900, same bike, carbs etc.redline is set to 8000.
Squish band was reduced to 1.2mm. I have...
Forum: Airheads 10-14-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,254
Posted By Voltaire
My understanding with the R45/65 engine is the...

My understanding with the R45/65 engine is the valves failed. They are from memory two pieces welded together and 7mm in diameter.
I've compared the R100 and R65 crank side by side and they look...
Forum: New Zealand 10-14-2014, 12:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 513
Posted By Voltaire
Ah Rob Muldoon.... once I finished by...

Ah Rob Muldoon.... once I finished by apprenticeship I was on the plane to Sydney in 1985. Went from $10 NZ to $14 AU per hour, pubs were open on a Sunday and you could buy Ducati's and BMW's.
In...
Forum: New Zealand 10-12-2014, 11:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 499
Posted By Voltaire
Across to Whitford and down the coast to Kaiawa...

Across to Whitford and down the coast to Kaiawa then back across the Hunuas is always a nice ride.
SH 22 from Pukekohe to Raglan for brunch then back along the river opp sh 1 is good.
SH 16 past...
Forum: Airheads 10-12-2014, 06:57 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,416
Posted By Voltaire
It was RT in the subject line that kept me from...

It was RT in the subject line that kept me from looking. Good work.
What do you need in the way of breathing gear for 2 Pack?
I can do acrylic but never tried?
Forum: Airheads 10-12-2014, 05:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,254
Posted By Voltaire
you may be correct about the 308/336 cam, I have...

you may be correct about the 308/336 cam, I have found on the 900 I race the 336 develops its power higher up the range, although as an experiment left the 308 in the latest 1000cc engine,more...
Forum: Airheads 10-11-2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,009
Posted By Voltaire
I set my best time at the local track with BT45's...

I set my best time at the local track with BT45's on my race bike, have now got Avons race tyres fitted for 'peace of mind" , saying that never had them step out, even went outside and passed a...
Forum: New Zealand 10-09-2014, 09:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,452
Posted By Voltaire
Vids take ages to upload on Photobucket ( can't...

Vids take ages to upload on Photobucket ( can't complain as it free)
Here is one I tried today at work.
First day in Saigon, fairly typical intersection....
Forum: Airheads 10-09-2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 387
Posted By Voltaire
Biebs: yes they are pricey but I'd like to see...

Biebs: yes they are pricey but I'd like to see what really good suspension is like and NZ roads are pretty rough.

Solo Lobo: Cheers for the heads up, best price I could get to Noo Zeeland was over...
Forum: Vendors 10-09-2014, 06:47 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 31,647
Posted By Voltaire
Hi , sent a PM about a set of Ohlins for a BMW...

Hi , sent a PM about a set of Ohlins for a BMW R90/6
Cheers John
mmm beerfest pics from Munich bring back mamories...er memories:D
Forum: Airheads 10-09-2014, 05:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 387
Posted By Voltaire
Ohlin BM141, Who has them?

Anyone got any feedback on Ohlins BM 141 piggy back shocks.
Looks like they need to have piggyback mounted forward to clear panniers.
Currently have Ikon/Konis
Forum: Airheads 10-08-2014, 02:30 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,254
Posted By Voltaire
thanks, do they have that stamped on the top of...

thanks, do they have that stamped on the top of the piston?, I think mine are the lower ones, might have to jump on Ebay DE and have a look.:D
Forum: Airheads 10-08-2014, 02:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,254
Posted By Voltaire
Here is the basis of it. Currently R65, but...

Here is the basis of it.
Currently R65, but getting spoked wheels, toaster tank and SS seat.
http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p235/rednzep/IMAG0738_zpsf9713eb3.jpg...
Forum: New Zealand 10-08-2014, 01:15 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,428
Posted By Voltaire
3 o'clock " just going off to get materials", "...

3 o'clock " just going off to get materials", " I've got a call out, back tomorrow"
I hung up my duspoles in 1991 and got into air conditioning, not those poxy heat pumps proper hi rise stuff. :rofl...
Forum: New Zealand 10-08-2014, 01:11 PM
Replies: 306
Views: 29,227
Posted By Voltaire
no Rotorua is booked for 5/6. :D , Manfield is...

no Rotorua is booked for 5/6. :D , Manfield is looking shaky, not many entries in.
Forum: New Zealand 10-08-2014, 02:14 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,428
Posted By Voltaire
Whats Cleaning?

Whats Cleaning?
Forum: Airheads 10-07-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 756
Posted By Voltaire
its not enough:rofl ...

its not enough:rofl
http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p235/rednzep/sweeper.jpg (http://s129.photobucket.com/user/rednzep/media/sweeper.jpg.html)
Engine raised in frame with rearsets.
I try to...
Forum: Airheads 10-07-2014, 12:06 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,254
Posted By Voltaire
The R45 has smaller valves and the bore size it...

The R45 has smaller valves and the bore size it fits is smaller.
Apart from that the R65 heads are much the same.

The R45/65 is different to the larger engines.
I'm not sure if the R45 has...
Forum: New Zealand 10-06-2014, 01:34 PM
Replies: 263
Views: 10,513
Posted By Voltaire
My R80/St has a dim charging light, not really...

My R80/St has a dim charging light, not really noticeable during the day, but after sitting for a month the battery was flat....
I can't remember all my electrical theory but I think the output of...
Forum: New Zealand 10-02-2014, 02:32 PM
Replies: 306
Views: 29,227
Posted By Voltaire
the Bavarian Tractors will be out for the Barry...

the Bavarian Tractors will be out for the Barry Sheene over labour weekend, so put on you slippers and ledderhosen and come along.
If Sidecar Bob has welded the two halves of his R90 back together...
Forum: Airheads 09-30-2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,192
Posted By Voltaire
I've bought a couple of " shed' finds in the last...

I've bought a couple of " shed' finds in the last couple of years.
One was a Moto Guzzi V50 Monza in running but no drive condition and the other a 1972 2 owner Triumph T120 Bonneville.
There was...
Forum: New Zealand 09-28-2014, 03:55 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,452
Posted By Voltaire
Few more pics from the back up phone camera. ...

Few more pics from the back up phone camera.
http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p235/rednzep/IMAG19691_zps64ff823f.jpg (http://s129.photobucket.com/user/rednzep/media/IMAG19691_zps64ff823f.jpg.html)...
Forum: Airheads 09-27-2014, 12:51 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 5,150
Posted By Voltaire
On the track I run the racebike up to nearly 7000...

On the track I run the racebike up to nearly 7000 in top gear, probably over 100 mph.
Yet to discover any handling issues, other than the head sometimes touching, even with the engine raised....
Forum: Airheads 09-25-2014, 11:46 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,379
Posted By Voltaire
I forgot about them on my list. So look at...

I forgot about them on my list.
So look at frame bracing after you have:
alloy top clamp
fork brace
new tyres
fork rebuild ( suggest racetech internals)
new steering head and swing arm...
Forum: Airheads 09-24-2014, 08:45 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,379
Posted By Voltaire
I've watched bikes on the haripin at Hampton...

I've watched bikes on the haripin at Hampton Downs and the transition between brakes, turning and " on the gas" some seem to go a bit wobbly, even worse if you try to move around during it.
Whilst...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-24-2014, 08:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,748
Posted By Voltaire
I bought mine in Aussie in 1986. Lost in NSW on...

I bought mine in Aussie in 1986. Lost in NSW on some bike rally.
http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p235/rednzep/DSC01136.jpg (http://s129.photobucket.com/user/rednzep/media/DSC01136.jpg.html)
Down...
Forum: Airheads 09-24-2014, 06:37 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,379
Posted By Voltaire
Man you guys must be hard on bikes.:rofl Can...

Man you guys must be hard on bikes.:rofl
Can you expand on " pushed hard" as I have yet to find the limits of my track bike. Saying that my mate who is 5 secs a lap faster on his R90s says he has...
Forum: Airheads 09-24-2014, 12:41 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,379
Posted By Voltaire
+1 ( apart from I have not yet sprung for Ohlins...

+1 ( apart from I have not yet sprung for Ohlins :D
The 'Rubber Cow' rep comes from the /5 frame which when you compare it to a later one is quite different and lighter.
I'm using a /5 frame on my...
Forum: Airheads 09-23-2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,379
Posted By Voltaire
When you say " later models" do you mean the...

When you say " later models" do you mean the Commando? as its totally different to the 'featherbed" :D
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