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Forum: Airheads Today, 04:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 207
Posted By SOLO LOBO
Another +1 for cyclebrakes... just tell them you...

Another +1 for cyclebrakes... just tell them you make and model and they make up the lines... no retention of the hard lines if you prefer.
Forum: Airheads 07-09-2014, 01:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 645
Posted By SOLO LOBO
On the front you can adjust the pre-load on the...

On the front you can adjust the pre-load on the springs, and change the oil weight.

The pre-load will effect the sag, and oil the fork performance on comp and rebound.

I ended up adding a...
Forum: Airheads 07-09-2014, 09:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 645
Posted By SOLO LOBO
As a datapoint I have had the stock spring (rated...

As a datapoint I have had the stock spring (rated for 175 lbs) on both my old R100GS and R80G/S... I'm just below that weight with gear.

In both cases the spring was too light for my tastes and I...
Forum: Airheads 07-08-2014, 04:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,087
Posted By SOLO LOBO
most importantly, and a pain in the you know...

most importantly, and a pain in the you know what... get a compression and leak down test.

Why? well if this bike needs top end work, the cost adds up very, very quickly. (call around and get...
Forum: Airheads 07-08-2014, 03:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 420
Posted By SOLO LOBO
Yes, HPMGuy in this form, sells (sold?) one in...

Yes, HPMGuy in this form, sells (sold?) one in the Vendor area

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=306486&highlight=hpmguy
Forum: Airheads 07-08-2014, 10:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 263
Posted By SOLO LOBO
Check with Beemerguru

Check with Beemerguru
Forum: Airheads 07-07-2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 731
Posted By SOLO LOBO
When you say fully customized, do you mean both...

When you say fully customized, do you mean both the spring and valving are customized?

Many manufactures will change a spring, but doing the valving as well would be something
Forum: Airheads 07-06-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 429
Posted By SOLO LOBO
Sound like the left side isn't reacting to...

Sound like the left side isn't reacting to throttle. If the butterfly is moving then I would suspect a torn diaphragm or stuck slide.
Forum: Airheads 07-06-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 33,214
Posted By SOLO LOBO
Sorry about the bad news, I have the same guides...

Sorry about the bad news, I have the same guides and valves in my G/S...

You might enter your experience here:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=825135
Forum: Airheads 07-03-2014, 08:01 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,669
Posted By SOLO LOBO
I see the rocker ends have been clamped down, but...

I see the rocker ends have been clamped down, but is the play nearly (no really!) zero?

If you've clamped and there is still noticeable play (up/down) that could certainly be your issue.

I...
Forum: Airheads 06-30-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 288
Posted By SOLO LOBO
Torn diaphram perhaps?

Torn diaphram perhaps?
Forum: Airheads 06-26-2014, 04:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 318
Posted By SOLO LOBO
I had that same experience, but it was a winding...

I had that same experience, but it was a winding in the rotor that went open when it got hot.
Forum: Airheads 06-25-2014, 10:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 606
Posted By SOLO LOBO
Complicated question... First install the...

Complicated question...

First install the front end... you may find that the GSXR front end with a 21" wheel may contact the engine at full compression and adjust the height in the triples or...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-24-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 855
Posted By SOLO LOBO
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=68...

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=684457
Forum: Airheads 06-23-2014, 10:35 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,267
Posted By SOLO LOBO
Is it better with the air tubes on? I had...

Is it better with the air tubes on?

I had similar symptoms on an R100RS I had and it turned out that threre was a small chunk of o-ring floating around in the right bowl that would block the main...
Forum: Airheads 06-23-2014, 09:52 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,505
Posted By SOLO LOBO
Like I said, I could easily lock the rear brake...

Like I said, I could easily lock the rear brake on my GS, and I doubt the design is flawed. I only optimized the function of all the moving bits and sanded the pads and drum and adjusted the pedal...
Forum: Airheads 06-23-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,267
Posted By SOLO LOBO
Does it bog when the bike is fully warmed, say...

Does it bog when the bike is fully warmed, say after 15 or so miles?

Doing that when cold is normal and expected
Forum: Airheads 06-23-2014, 08:08 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,505
Posted By SOLO LOBO
Beemerguru was testing some soution, spray I...

Beemerguru was testing some soution, spray I think. You might check with him
Forum: Airheads 06-21-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 1,042
Views: 127,770
Posted By SOLO LOBO
One done, one working ...

One done, one working

http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g177/sololobo/photo1_zps30214805.jpg

Both done, with mounting hardware
...
Forum: Airheads 06-21-2014, 07:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 375
Posted By SOLO LOBO
Looking forward to the update JC! Just make...

Looking forward to the update JC!

Just make sure the forks have little or no stiction when you torque and clamp down the axle.... and inspect the wheels spacers for wear.
Forum: Airheads 06-20-2014, 03:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 375
Posted By SOLO LOBO
Here it is: ...

Here it is:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=676340&highlight=unholy+union
Forum: Airheads 06-19-2014, 09:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 423
Posted By SOLO LOBO
Isn't there a simple step-by-step bean can...

Isn't there a simple step-by-step bean can diagnosis around here somewhere ?
Forum: Airheads 06-18-2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,233
Posted By SOLO LOBO
Copper bush (not oilite bronze??) and an aluminum...

Copper bush (not oilite bronze??) and an aluminum pin? Given the forces applied to this connection, and the factory initially spec'ing a roller bearing I'm not sure I'd drink the koolaid here
...
Forum: Airheads 06-17-2014, 03:52 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,668
Posted By SOLO LOBO
Stolen from Airhead Wrangler's HPN build thread: ...

Stolen from Airhead Wrangler's HPN build thread:

http://jowls.smugmug.com/Other/HPN-Build/i-jH3wQTP/0/XL/IMG2672-XL.jpg
Forum: Airheads 06-17-2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,267
Posted By SOLO LOBO
Sounds like it is idling on two and running above...

Sounds like it is idling on two and running above idle on one cylinder to me.

That or the syncing is off.

Try switching the spark plug leads and see what happens
Forum: Airheads 06-16-2014, 09:58 AM
Replies: 1,042
Views: 127,770
Posted By SOLO LOBO
Those stop thread into (and through) the lower...

Those stop thread into (and through) the lower triple...the alu bit is just the unfinshed lower support for the H/L bucket.

In the picture you can see the old bolt resting against the stock frame...
Forum: Airheads 06-16-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,668
Posted By SOLO LOBO
:bert drink much kool-aid MW? LOL One thing...

:bert drink much kool-aid MW? LOL

One thing metal has going is that when it breaks or bends it can be repaired.. can't say the same of plastic. Also, unless Pelican has changed their boxes don't...
Forum: Airheads 06-16-2014, 08:10 AM
Replies: 1,042
Views: 127,770
Posted By SOLO LOBO
Not much progress this weekend... ...

Not much progress this weekend...

http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g177/sololobo/bracketlater_zps56d77298.jpg
Forum: Airheads 06-13-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 688
Posted By SOLO LOBO
If I was looking for a GS, I'd buy it given what...

If I was looking for a GS, I'd buy it given what you say about condition.

I would suggest having a local airhead knowledgeable person take a look
Forum: Airheads 06-13-2014, 04:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 688
Posted By SOLO LOBO
The clock and tach are most likey BMW parts... if...

The clock and tach are most likey BMW parts... if so the tach is worth a few hundred alone provided it works, don't know about the clock's value
Forum: Airheads 06-13-2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 336
Posted By SOLO LOBO
There is some discussion on replacing the liner...

There is some discussion on replacing the liner on R80G/S's around here... someone was going to try something down in CA, but apparently there are no vendors doing this work in the US right now.
...
Forum: Airheads 06-13-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,419
Posted By SOLO LOBO
You have to post the smiley-face shot... that...

You have to post the smiley-face shot... that about sums it up!

Looking forward to the build J-C
Forum: Airheads 06-13-2014, 03:24 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,435
Posted By SOLO LOBO
Here's what Odyssey Tech support emailed to me:

Here's what Odyssey Tech support emailed to me:
Forum: Airheads 06-13-2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,435
Posted By SOLO LOBO
The link below is to the battery chargers that...

The link below is to the battery chargers that Odyssey recommends, Battery Tender isn't one as the charing rate is too low (or something like that). I had issues with my last odyssey and the folks at...
Forum: Airheads 06-13-2014, 11:22 AM
Replies: 1,042
Views: 127,770
Posted By SOLO LOBO
These are flimsy? ...

These are flimsy?

http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g177/sololobo/IMG_6874.jpg
Forum: Airheads 06-13-2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 1,042
Views: 127,770
Posted By SOLO LOBO
Mounting bracket in place: ...

Mounting bracket in place:

http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g177/sololobo/Bracket2_zps667f2883.jpg

Notice the lower corner roughly shaved to allow for clearance on the tank. It touched...
Forum: Airheads 06-12-2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 510
Posted By SOLO LOBO
Alright, I'll be at the Holiday Inn Atlanta...

Alright, I'll be at the Holiday Inn Atlanta Airport (sounds nice huh? :evil) on August 21st by the late afternoon.

Let me know where to turn up and when that night!
Forum: Airheads 06-12-2014, 10:10 AM
Replies: 1,042
Views: 127,770
Posted By SOLO LOBO
Clamps modified and installed, brackets...

Clamps modified and installed, brackets fabricated and about 75% done.... pictures later.
Forum: Airheads 06-12-2014, 10:08 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 23,111
Posted By SOLO LOBO
I believe you also need to change the spark plug...

I believe you also need to change the spark plug caps from 5 ohm to 1 ohm.

NKG makes 'em for less than $3, but they require the screw-on tops for the sparkplugs that our BMW plugs no longer come...
Forum: Racing 06-11-2014, 04:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 972
Posted By SOLO LOBO
This takes me back to watching ABC's wide world...

This takes me back to watching ABC's wide world of sports in the 1980's
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