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Forum: Airheads 04-24-2015, 11:52 PM
Replies: 886
Views: 186,704
Posted By Mark Manley
Tiffany's Land's End GS club bash 2015

Here is the line up of airhead GS at Tiffany's Land's End bash this year. 5 bikes with over 900,000 miles between them and all still in regular use.
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Forum: Airheads 04-24-2015, 02:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 392
Posted By Mark Manley
Thanks Paul, I didn't know that and will pass it...

Thanks Paul, I didn't know that and will pass it on.
Forum: Airheads 04-23-2015, 11:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 392
Posted By Mark Manley
Bronze bushes in rocker arms?

A friend of mine is planning a top end overhaul of his mono R80 and has asked me if I would machine him some bronze bushes to replace the needle rollers in the rocker arms as replacements are quite...
Forum: Airheads 04-19-2015, 09:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 427
Posted By Mark Manley
It might be a dirty rotor where the brushes run...

It might be a dirty rotor where the brushes run or worn out brushes, they are worn out when about a third of the original length. Take the front cover off and with the engine ticking over VERY...
Forum: Airheads 04-13-2015, 09:53 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,487
Posted By Mark Manley
I fitted a Keihan Y piece to mine and never...

I fitted a Keihan Y piece to mine and never noticed any difference to performance, others will say it loses mid range power compared to the standard collector box.

By the way the word consensus...
Forum: Airheads 04-12-2015, 09:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 709
Posted By Mark Manley
I have just checked mine and they are M20x1, you...

I have just checked mine and they are M20x1, you might need to find an engineering shop that will make you a couple of nuts with the bigger thread in one end and the tap thread on the other, if you...
Forum: Airheads 04-09-2015, 03:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 455
Posted By Mark Manley
Have you checked the kill switch? on BMW airheads...

Have you checked the kill switch? on BMW airheads they turn off power to the entire ignition system including warning lights but other electrics still work.
Forum: EMEA 04-09-2015, 02:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 419
Posted By Mark Manley
If you are looking for the scenic route buy the...

If you are looking for the scenic route buy the Michelin map of France and plan it around the scenic roads marked with green lines, not always the fastest but usually the best.
Bon voyage, the first...
Forum: Airheads 04-08-2015, 08:31 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,411
Posted By Mark Manley
Hi sunnyscunny and welcome, Just a thought,...

Hi sunnyscunny and welcome,
Just a thought, what about changing the ST for a paralever GS? longer suspension as standard, bigger petrol tank and longer subframe with more comfortable seat for...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-07-2015, 01:38 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,506
Posted By Mark Manley
Ever thought about an airhead BMW? They don't...

Ever thought about an airhead BMW? They don't have quite as much character as an old Brit but even 40 year old ones can be as reliable as a new bike. Mine are not quite that vintage, '83 and '91 but...
Forum: Asia Pacific 04-06-2015, 12:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 230
Posted By Mark Manley
Lot of information here...

Lot of information here http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/hubb/ , you will need a carnet de passage for Australia and when you ship your bike it must be spotlessly clean or quarantine will clean it...
Forum: Americas 04-05-2015, 11:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 362
Posted By Mark Manley
I use a Vango Hurricane 200 which as the name...

I use a Vango Hurricane 200 which as the name suggests is very stable and good in high winds, even those you get in Patagonia.
Forum: Airheads 04-05-2015, 07:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 433
Posted By Mark Manley
I occasionally ship my GS and find it handy to be...

I occasionally ship my GS and find it handy to be able to remove the mudguard without splitting the brake hose so have cut a slot to allow removal.
...
Forum: Trip Planning 04-04-2015, 11:58 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,529
Posted By Mark Manley
E and C didn't but David Beckham did a trip in...

E and C didn't but David Beckham did a trip in Brazil with some others on Triumphs.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o6kTtf5jHYE&list=PL5A4nPQbUF8CVRxs1sF4Qsypeq0rjU6dw
Forum: Airheads 04-02-2015, 12:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 786
Posted By Mark Manley
:roflIt's all true!

:roflIt's all true!
Forum: EMEA 03-30-2015, 10:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 338
Posted By Mark Manley
I went that way last year, no visas, carnet or...

I went that way last year, no visas, carnet or anything else needed, I did buy insurance at the Albanian border but that was it.
Forum: Airheads 03-28-2015, 08:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 615
Posted By Mark Manley
Apart from routine servicing the only thing to...

Apart from routine servicing the only thing to keep an eye on is the driveshaft, they can fail between 20,000 and 50,000 miles, people sometimes get higher mileage but that is unusual. I had my '91...
Forum: Vendors 03-27-2015, 07:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 491
Posted By Mark Manley
Sam Manicom and Tiffany Coates are both heading...

Sam Manicom and Tiffany Coates are both heading there from this side of the pond, be sure to say hello to them.

http://www.sam-manicom.com/

http://tiffanystravels.co.uk/
Forum: Airheads 03-26-2015, 11:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,154
Posted By Mark Manley
I have an R100R shock on my GS and it does lower...

I have an R100R shock on my GS and it does lower the seat height without making any difference to the handling that I can notice.
Forum: Asia Pacific 03-25-2015, 11:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 241
Posted By Mark Manley
From? you have not given us any information about...

From? you have not given us any information about your location or where you might want to ship from.
Forum: Airheads 03-25-2015, 02:07 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 6,036
Posted By Mark Manley
The R80ST is also a good bike but avoid anything...

The R80ST is also a good bike but avoid anything with GS in its name, bloody good bikes but have attracted a classic bike premium which makes them overpriced.
Forum: Airheads 03-21-2015, 11:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 550
Posted By Mark Manley
Thanks everyone for your replies, I have bought...

Thanks everyone for your replies, I have bought the stainless one from Ebay and have a friend with a cast iron one who might swop.

ianboydsnr I have sent a PM.
Forum: Airheads 03-21-2015, 08:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 855
Posted By Mark Manley
Here are the electrics on my paralever GS...

Here are the electrics on my paralever GS modified to take a monolever G/S tank, I am not sure if a standard monolever tank will fit but a friend has one and I will try it next time he is here. The...
Forum: Airheads 03-21-2015, 04:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 855
Posted By Mark Manley
If the R100R electrics are like the ones on the...

If the R100R electrics are like the ones on the paralever GS the earlier bean can tanks don't fit without moving some of them about, the R100R and paralever GS tanks fit the earlier ones but not the...
Forum: Airheads 03-21-2015, 04:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 550
Posted By Mark Manley
Thanks for the offer but I only have one disc...

Thanks for the offer but I only have one disc which is cast iron but I will contact PFM about an other.
Forum: Airheads 03-20-2015, 10:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 550
Posted By Mark Manley
I did mail the seller who said it was stainless,...

I did mail the seller who said it was stainless, I am not sure it would matter if they were different materials but would like to have them the same.
Forum: Airheads 03-20-2015, 12:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 514
Posted By Mark Manley
You can safely remove the master cylinder from...

You can safely remove the master cylinder from the clamp without it leaking as long as you don't disconnect the hose.
Forum: Airheads 03-19-2015, 11:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 550
Posted By Mark Manley
Wanted in the UK R80/100GS cast iron disc

I am doing a twin disc conversion on my paralever R80GS and am looking for a matching brake disc to the one I have. It is a cast iron one from Motorworks but they no longer sell them and I would...
Forum: EMEA 03-19-2015, 10:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 617
Posted By Mark Manley
If you still enjoy riding that bike and it is...

If you still enjoy riding that bike and it is running well keep it and use your money to buy petrol, visas and hotel rooms, in the long term the memories of where you went will be worth more than the...
Forum: Airheads 03-19-2015, 10:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 514
Posted By Mark Manley
There is one small screw holding the switch unit...

There is one small screw holding the switch unit on then two allen screws holding the master cylinder to the handlebar clamp which you might have missed and one more in the clamp itself.
Forum: Airheads 03-19-2015, 02:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,104
Posted By Mark Manley
I have an R100R shock on my GS and find it makes...

I have an R100R shock on my GS and find it makes little difference to the everyday handling of the bike but does make it easier to handle when wheeling it around due to the lower seat height, give...
Forum: Airheads 03-18-2015, 02:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 493
Posted By Mark Manley
Those are manufacturing tolerances and you can be...

Those are manufacturing tolerances and you can be more open with them and use some judgement when rebuilding an engine. I rarely mic anything when doing a rebuild, it all comes down to how a...
Forum: Airheads 03-16-2015, 02:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 481
Posted By Mark Manley
:roflAre Brits the only people who mix metric and...

:roflAre Brits the only people who mix metric and imperial units in the same sentence? we do it all the time at work, although I build machines that have metric and BSF fasteners holding them...
Forum: EMEA 03-16-2015, 11:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 440
Posted By Mark Manley
Both are well worth a visit but I would head to...

Both are well worth a visit but I would head to Scotland for a first tour simply because it is closer and cheaper with no ferry involved.
Be careful touring is very addictive.
Forum: Airheads 03-15-2015, 02:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 503
Posted By Mark Manley
Hi Michael and welcome, I think Avon Distanzias...

Hi Michael and welcome,
I think Avon Distanzias might also fit the bill but they seem to make them without much thread depth now so a shorter life than before.
Forum: Airheads 03-15-2015, 02:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 500
Posted By Mark Manley
I am not sure mine has a gasket in there,...

I am not sure mine has a gasket in there, although it is a Kehein system so might be different to the standard one.
Forum: Airheads 03-14-2015, 02:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 439
Posted By Mark Manley
Sounds about right to me, I also have a...

Sounds about right to me, I also have a rebuildable one and have tried it at home.
Forum: Trip Planning 03-14-2015, 05:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,808
Posted By Mark Manley
I have to agree with this, such diverse bikes and...

I have to agree with this, such diverse bikes and the different riding styles that will go with them could cause problems within your group.
Forum: Asia Pacific 03-13-2015, 12:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 318
Posted By Mark Manley
I have not been to Pune but would suggest...

I have not been to Pune but would suggest Googling the place and see what is in the area, just riding on the roads in India can be as adventurous and exciting as off road riding elsewhere in itself....
Forum: EMEA 03-13-2015, 12:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 601
Posted By Mark Manley
I use an Abus steel cable lock, quite heavy but...

I use an Abus steel cable lock, quite heavy but it allows you to lock the bike to something fixed like a pole or railing and to lock a full face helmet to it. When rolled up they are also easier to...
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