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Forum: Airheads 12-18-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,178
Posted By Rucksta
Is there a prize for the winning entry?

Is there a prize for the winning entry?
Forum: Airheads 12-16-2014, 06:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 323
Posted By Rucksta
Have the ends of the Cone sections expanded to...

Have the ends of the Cone sections expanded to suit.
Any muffler shop should be able to handle that for you.
Forum: Australia 12-11-2014, 03:40 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,103
Posted By Rucksta
mmmn bout time I went for a ride

mmmn bout time I went for a ride
Forum: Australia 12-09-2014, 02:58 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,884
Posted By Rucksta
Left home to go adventuring. Avoided...

Left home to go adventuring.

Avoided recapture for nearly 6 hours.
Forum: Airheads 12-04-2014, 07:23 AM
Replies: 1,545
Views: 156,315
Posted By Rucksta
Brad If you fit an extended swing arm with...

Brad

If you fit an extended swing arm with the existing shock / spring mounted in the same position as stock the ride height does not change.
Yes the wheel hangs down further but the swing arm...
Forum: Australia 12-04-2014, 07:05 AM
Replies: 199
Views: 15,820
Posted By Rucksta
The wrong day would be any day ending in the...

The wrong day would be any day ending in the letter "y"

I arrived in Samoa wearing a wet suit with a credit card stashed in the leg.(boat less person)
Australian Consul offered travel documents...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-04-2014, 06:09 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,069
Posted By Rucksta
The stuff tubes are made from does not patch well...

The stuff tubes are made from does not patch well with glue .
Vulcanising works but it's less of a problem to just carry a spare tube or three.
Forum: Airheads 12-04-2014, 06:05 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 8,965
Posted By Rucksta
http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj33/rucksta/IM...

http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj33/rucksta/IMG_01091_zps4819fb39.jpg (http://s268.photobucket.com/user/rucksta/media/IMG_01091_zps4819fb39.jpg.html)

Is it just the photos or is the Monolever...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-03-2014, 06:38 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,166
Posted By Rucksta
More ambition than talent causes problems at all...

More ambition than talent causes problems at all speeds.
Forum: Airheads 12-03-2014, 06:18 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 8,965
Posted By Rucksta
Tha

Jim thanks for the photo

That's the first time I've seen the inside of a skinny swing arm.
Certainly a lot less wriggle room than a monolever.

Where do you think the U-Joint is rubbing?
Is...
Forum: Airheads 11-30-2014, 08:16 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 8,965
Posted By Rucksta
All good - I wanted to see it with the driveshaft...

All good - I wanted to see it with the driveshaft out .
Forum: Airheads 11-30-2014, 03:42 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 8,965
Posted By Rucksta
Jim Can you show a shot looking down the...

Jim

Can you show a shot looking down the mouth of the bell?
I'd like to see what the U-Joint is rubbing against and if there is an easy fix.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-28-2014, 12:10 AM
Replies: 365
Views: 10,189
Posted By Rucksta
I did my track days on an unsuitable bike with...

I did my track days on an unsuitable bike with unsuitable tyres
had a ball.

Instead of wondering how far I could push the bike I found out
Instead of worrying about what would happen if...
Forum: Airheads 11-27-2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,030
Posted By Rucksta
What advantages do the Excel rims offer over the...

What advantages do the Excel rims offer over the Akronts either as original or reproductions from Bakront who bought the tooling and continue to manufacture?

The WM profile of the original G/S...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-27-2014, 06:19 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,166
Posted By Rucksta
As a time poor, working, older, family guy my...

As a time poor, working, older, family guy my time on the bike is both rare and precious
I like to ride new territory and go boldly where I have not been before.
Geography dictates I need travel...
Forum: Australia 11-26-2014, 08:09 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,069
Posted By Rucksta
Have you ever blown a seal?

Have you ever blown a seal?
Forum: Airheads 11-25-2014, 09:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 584
Posted By Rucksta
Take a trip to paradise. :D Could be the heat,...

Take a trip to paradise. :D
Could be the heat, could be running inverted could be a number of variables.

I prefer the squish band pistons with '77 big port heads they seem to run cleaner and are...
Forum: Airheads 11-25-2014, 08:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 584
Posted By Rucksta
What is the source of the squish pistons please? ...

What is the source of the squish pistons please?
I'm due for a replacement set squish pistons (ring land wear) for my Nikasil barrels with '77 heads and finding them hard to source.

Any photos or...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-25-2014, 05:10 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 7,158
Posted By Rucksta
That's a lot of points, Not enough to wipe out...

That's a lot of points,
Not enough to wipe out the penalty points incurred for riding a Honsukaha but still a lot of points:D
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-24-2014, 06:18 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,166
Posted By Rucksta
The less you slow down the slower you can go to...

The less you slow down the slower you can go to get where you are going more quickly.
Don't try to ride straight or hold a line it just limits your options.
Drift all you can then you don't get...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-23-2014, 10:06 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 7,158
Posted By Rucksta
The answer is included in his profile.

The answer is included in his profile.
Forum: Airheads 11-23-2014, 07:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 417
Posted By Rucksta
Cool, clean surface free of dirt and wax. ...

Cool, clean surface free of dirt and wax.
Spray a light film of soapy water on surface to allow positioning.
Use a squeegee to remove bubbles.
Work from the centre outwards.
Allow plenty of...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-23-2014, 04:04 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,166
Posted By Rucksta
An average speed of 35-40mph feels comfortable on...

An average speed of 35-40mph feels comfortable on most fire roads I use.
To achieve that average I'm hitting and exceeding 50.

If I want to move the average beyond 40 things start to happen quite...
Forum: The Garage 11-21-2014, 06:41 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,864
Posted By Rucksta
"Then we made four pieces of metal from the strip...

"Then we made four pieces of metal from the strip of angle iron by oxy cutting it "

Why not just oxy weld it and bypass any electrical issues with the battery disconnected.
Or
Disconnect...
Forum: Australia 11-20-2014, 06:12 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,069
Posted By Rucksta
Only two lines but it makes filter maintenance...

Only two lines but it makes filter maintenance into a hobby
Forum: Airheads 11-19-2014, 08:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 382
Posted By Rucksta
That special tool isn't so special It's...

That special tool isn't so special

It's possible to build one out of threaded rod, some plate and a couple of large washers

...
Forum: Airheads 11-19-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 382
Posted By Rucksta
Yep they seem to do that. I did 3 warranty...

Yep they seem to do that.
I did 3 warranty replacement in the first year of ownership.
It seems I was being excessively concerned about slight notching

Now that you have the shaft out get...
Forum: Airheads 11-17-2014, 11:09 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 8,965
Posted By Rucksta
The suggestion for BMW original was based on the...

The suggestion for BMW original was based on the assumptions that you may already have had one and that like me you are tight with $.
If you have under tank MC and cable type handle bar controls...
Forum: Airheads 11-17-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 8,965
Posted By Rucksta
Standard BMW handle bar furniture,(master...

Standard BMW handle bar furniture,(master cylinder, perch, switches and wiring) Nissin caliper connected by a braided bake line with suitable fittings.

Something like this

...
Forum: Airheads 11-16-2014, 08:27 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 8,965
Posted By Rucksta
I'm using a Nissin caliper, similar to DRZ,...

I'm using a Nissin caliper, similar to DRZ, attached to the standard 12mm piston BMW / Magura handlebar controls via a braided line.
Feel and stopping distances are mildly improved over the stock...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-15-2014, 05:23 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,318
Posted By Rucksta
My bike has so many limitations I have yet to...

My bike has so many limitations I have yet to either explore or correct all of them.
Forum: Airheads 11-13-2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 8,965
Posted By Rucksta
Thanks woodly there is a bit of trial and error...

Thanks woodly there is a bit of trial and error in there too



The sacrifices we make to share the knowledgebase never ceases to amaze me :D
Forum: Airheads 11-13-2014, 07:06 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 8,965
Posted By Rucksta
I concur with the above and acknowledge the...

I concur with the above and acknowledge the spring rate of the Chinese knock offs is an unknown.


Please consider

Fitment is for a bike 200lbs heavier than an airhead intended for on road use...
Forum: Airheads 11-11-2014, 09:35 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 8,965
Posted By Rucksta
Jim The stroke length is specified at 3.6 '...

Jim

The stroke length is specified at 3.6 ' 92mm
Total length 14.3" 365mm.

This is equivalent to the dimensions of standard single shock on a G/S. which yields 170-210+mm of wheel travel...
Forum: Airheads 11-10-2014, 08:13 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 8,965
Posted By Rucksta
Shock length 360mm with a 90mm stroke closely...

Shock length 360mm with a 90mm stroke closely matching the standard G/S unit.
Moved lower mount forward 20mm and revised top mount.
210 mm travel effective.

Front end is only 55mm longer...
Forum: Airheads 11-09-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 807
Posted By Rucksta
The 1000cc upgrade improved my fuel economy...

The 1000cc upgrade improved my fuel economy 12-15%
Forum: Airheads 11-09-2014, 06:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 807
Posted By Rucksta
I run a 100 kit with 9.5:1 pistons in a G/S ,43lt...

I run a 100 kit with 9.5:1 pistons in a G/S ,43lt tank, high mudguard.
No oil cooler and no problems on single track red dirt or highway.
If mud clogs the fins heat can be a problem until it's on...
Forum: Airheads 11-08-2014, 06:38 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 8,965
Posted By Rucksta
A bit of heat and flatten out that pesky cross...

A bit of heat and flatten out that pesky cross member from underneath gives good results.
Forum: Airheads 11-07-2014, 06:23 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 8,965
Posted By Rucksta
There are a couple or few of us here running...

There are a couple or few of us here running 210mm + rear travel on a standard length swing arm
Some have recorded well above 100,000 miles with no U-Joint problems
Forum: Airheads 11-06-2014, 06:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,210
Posted By Rucksta
With the springs removed, slide the assembled...

With the springs removed, slide the assembled front end (including wheel) up and down a couple of times while every thing is loose.

Front end will find it's own alignment.

Tighten
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