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Forum: Airheads 12-01-2014, 05:39 AM
Replies: 1,219
Views: 80,024
Posted By Beemerboff
Chas ,the figures are the same because the source...

Chas ,the figures are the same because the source is the same - they both come from the manufacturers press hand out kit.

The bike magazines "tests" are just an amalgamation of photoshop and the...
Forum: Airheads 11-30-2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 300
Views: 12,114
Posted By Beemerboff
These flat plates do flex, and after 30 years of...

These flat plates do flex, and after 30 years of hard use my G/S one had just about reached its limit - so comparisons with new plates are not relevant here - we are working with old, worn, fatigued ...
Forum: Airheads 11-30-2014, 12:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 929
Posted By Beemerboff
If you have 32 mm carbs it appears from Antons...

If you have 32 mm carbs it appears from Antons site you want about 62 mmn of inner cable below the bottom of the adjuster on the carb, to reach down to the lever which turns the butterfly.

So...
Forum: Vendors 11-29-2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,398
Posted By Beemerboff
Rob , not actively, but one of my daughters is ,...

Rob , not actively, but one of my daughters is , and her kids are too, so I try to access their accounts.

My other daughter rides a Guzzi Cali 2-----.
Forum: Vendors 11-28-2014, 08:12 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,398
Posted By Beemerboff
Facebook is for wankers, couldn't you put it on a...

Facebook is for wankers, couldn't you put it on a proper mans site?
Forum: Airheads 11-24-2014, 09:27 PM
Replies: 300
Views: 12,114
Posted By Beemerboff
As long as you have a R100R with 41mm forks, or a...

As long as you have a R100R with 41mm forks, or a few old beer cans to cut up for shims --------.
Forum: Airheads 11-22-2014, 05:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,426
Posted By Beemerboff
So a 5% lower top saves 185 revs, at 100 km - if...

So a 5% lower top saves 185 revs, at 100 km - if you notice that you are probably better spending the money on a decent tune.

My G/S came with a low 1 st/ high 5 th, fitted at the same time as a...
Forum: Airheads 11-16-2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 300
Views: 12,114
Posted By Beemerboff
Surershaft is right again / for once - your...

Surershaft is right again / for once - your pick!
For this application the principal determinant when choosing an alloy would be the Elastic (Youngs) modulus, and the expensive unobtanium...
Forum: Airheads 11-16-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,347
Posted By Beemerboff
Most of the flaking seem so be on the end of the...

Most of the flaking seem so be on the end of the ribs , so Supershafts advice to sand the ends without removing the cover seems sound.

Clean up the existing paint with a good cutting polish, then...
Forum: Airheads 11-15-2014, 11:53 PM
Replies: 300
Views: 12,114
Posted By Beemerboff
The flat top plates do flex, and the billet ones...

The flat top plates do flex, and the billet ones flex less, probably mainly due to the clamping, method, as the previous poster has stated.
My G/S flexed enough to unscrew the top nut with the stock...
Forum: Airheads 11-12-2014, 05:33 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,326
Posted By Beemerboff
Just order a Venhill universal 5 mm kit and you...

Just order a Venhill universal 5 mm kit and you cant go wrong. They have them for Junction Box set ups as well as twin singles.

I have bought genuine BMW cables with the correct part number in...
Forum: Airheads 11-12-2014, 05:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 552
Posted By Beemerboff
The " icu " on a bean can on my airheads was the...

The " icu " on a bean can on my airheads was the same one which was fitted to our poplar family six, the Holder Commodore, and cost less than $20- back then, from any Auto Electrician.
It was not...
Forum: Airheads 11-11-2014, 11:09 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 8,919
Posted By Beemerboff
ME 109 , Suspension fluid isnt hard to find ,...

ME 109 , Suspension fluid isnt hard to find , Belray, Ohlins and Maxima sell it and most dirt bike dealers will have it in 5 and 10 wts.
The 5 wt is comparable with some 7 1/2 wt dino fork oil,...
Forum: Airheads 11-11-2014, 05:51 AM
Replies: 212
Views: 22,302
Posted By Beemerboff
Just checked the Rubber chicken site and the...

Just checked the Rubber chicken site and the design is still the same.

The bronze cone is wider than the Timkem cup, so when they wear, and that doesnt take long, 300 km or so, there is a lip on...
Forum: Airheads 11-11-2014, 05:31 AM
Replies: 212
Views: 22,302
Posted By Beemerboff
The design off the Chicken Shit bushes I bought a...

The design off the Chicken Shit bushes I bought a few years back is just wrong and the simply dont work, unless they have changed the design since I bought a set.
And if they have they should...
Forum: Airheads 11-10-2014, 01:15 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 8,919
Posted By Beemerboff
These HPN guys are so slow it took them six...

These HPN guys are so slow it took them six months after they posted my gear to charge my bankcard, and even then it was only after I made the mistake of bragging on line that I got my inserts free!...
Forum: Airheads 11-08-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 6,585
Posted By Beemerboff
If the tolerances do overlap there is always the...

If the tolerances do overlap there is always the possibility that some suppliers have the equipment to measure clearances, and when you order a C3 they select the loose tolerance standard bearings ,...
Forum: Airheads 11-06-2014, 11:10 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 8,919
Posted By Beemerboff
Paying the money for decent [Ohlins] shocks...

Paying the money for decent [Ohlins] shocks would be the best place to start, then tune the front forks to match the shocks.
As Frank R80GS says buy a pair that keep the drive shaft as straight...
Forum: Airheads 11-06-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 649
Posted By Beemerboff
Good seller but look at the mail times , now an...

Good seller but look at the mail times , now an optimistic 4/5 weeks and in my experience DHL just give up a couple or three weeks or so before Xmas and your parcel sits in a warehouse until around...
Forum: Airheads 11-06-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,318
Posted By Beemerboff
Nothing wrong with the cheap $90- Ebay starters -...

Nothing wrong with the cheap $90- Ebay starters - or EM E's $119- equivalent, which comes with EME'S usual no quibble replacement policy.

I have been using the $90- starter for almost five years /...
Forum: Airheads 11-06-2014, 01:49 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 6,585
Posted By Beemerboff
Bad advice is anything that SS doesn't know,...

Bad advice is anything that SS doesn't know, understand, or agree with, and that covers just about everything on the whole dam site.
Forum: Airheads 11-05-2014, 09:38 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 6,585
Posted By Beemerboff
There is also the question of the output bearing,...

There is also the question of the output bearing, where a sealed bearing is called for - the Rotax in my F650 uses NSK "Sealed Clean" transmission bearings, and this may be what BMW had in mind for...
Forum: Airheads 11-04-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,094
Posted By Beemerboff
I bought mine from Trojan Classics in Oz, but...

I bought mine from Trojan Classics in Oz, but they look pretty close to the ebay ones....
Forum: Airheads 11-04-2014, 05:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,049
Posted By Beemerboff
The propellant in some pressure cans, and the...

The propellant in some pressure cans, and the solvent in some spray greases, can be pretty flammable too - so dont lube the bob weights on your advance/retard points unit with Wurth spray grease...
Forum: Airheads 11-04-2014, 04:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 439
Posted By Beemerboff
#1 on the Easternbeaver loom, a quality piece of...

#1 on the Easternbeaver loom, a quality piece of kit that costs less than if you had to purchase all the bits the bits yourself, FROM SCRATCH!

Modern bulbs are voltage sensitive, and a small drop...
Forum: Airheads 11-04-2014, 03:20 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,172
Posted By Beemerboff
Scottish Airhead, Looks like a Norton , muffler...

Scottish Airhead, Looks like a Norton , muffler looks more like a Model 50 than an ES2, but back in those days no one cared much for originality.
The Model 50 was a slightly more sporting version...
Forum: Airheads 11-03-2014, 02:20 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,094
Posted By Beemerboff
I have fitted pattern Norton mufflers, Dunstall...

I have fitted pattern Norton mufflers, Dunstall Decibel replicas.
They are a long taper , and from the side look a bit like the Hoske cans.

Sound is good, a bit louder than stock but not...
Forum: Airheads 11-03-2014, 02:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 616
Posted By Beemerboff
Is it a G/S or a GS - big difference. ME109...

Is it a G/S or a GS - big difference.

ME109 has hit it for G/S forks, works for me too.
Supershaft has described the damping in the HPN inserts on my GS, almost nil compression and twice as...
Forum: Airheads 11-02-2014, 09:56 PM
Replies: 495
Views: 51,507
Posted By Beemerboff
Older, spoke wheel Airheads in good original...

Older, spoke wheel Airheads in good original condition are starting to move up in price in Oz, and that $8,000- wouldn't look that silly here -----.
Forum: Airheads 10-26-2014, 05:01 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 782
Posted By Beemerboff
Fitting springs should improve off closed...

Fitting springs should improve off closed throttle stalling, but only if everything else is correct. The spring will delay the movement of the piston relative to the butterfly and the intake air...
Forum: Australia 10-25-2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 14,061
Views: 1,015,103
Posted By Beemerboff
Last time I went along the Birdwood to...

Last time I went along the Birdwood to Williamstown road there were a few camper trailers in the pine plantation on the LHS of the road- looked like a club outing. Dont know if you have to get a...
Forum: Airheads 10-21-2014, 04:16 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,680
Posted By Beemerboff
Gripsteruser, re your earlier post concerning the...

Gripsteruser, re your earlier post concerning the fuel dropping out of the hose, it is important that you only do one side at a time - that is , remove one bowl, check it, replace it, refill the...
Forum: Airheads 10-20-2014, 11:41 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,680
Posted By Beemerboff
I measured the total depth of the bowl,...

I measured the total depth of the bowl, subtracted 24 mm then scribed a line on the inside of the bowl. When I set the level I try to get the wicking portion above the line, but I dont think a mm...
Forum: Airheads 10-20-2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,224
Posted By Beemerboff
Hitchcocks are Royal Enfield dealers, so their...

Hitchcocks are Royal Enfield dealers, so their needles may be Indian copies of the real thing --. If you buy the needles from the Amal Carb company there are a few other items that work, and are a...
Forum: Airheads 10-20-2014, 01:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 480
Posted By Beemerboff
Moorespeed has a instrument set up that actually...

Moorespeed has a instrument set up that actually works on airheads as supplied , comes with fitting instructions, and is serviceable, with good spare parts availability, should they ever be needed....
Forum: Airheads 10-12-2014, 04:04 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,709
Posted By Beemerboff
Only Anton L seems to understand and be able to...

Only Anton L seems to understand and be able to explain the system clearly so just follow the link and ignore the rest - some only make things more confusing and some are complete nonsense!
Forum: Airheads 10-11-2014, 06:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 561
Posted By Beemerboff
Like Headhog I have had good results with a good...

Like Headhog I have had good results with a good Dino GL5/6 Limited slip diff oil - better changes and less noise.

I like synth oil everywhere but I havent seen a synth limslip oil anywhere,...
Forum: Airheads 10-11-2014, 06:30 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 9,566
Posted By Beemerboff
On my GS I made my own . Mount plate was...

On my GS I made my own .

Mount plate was just a thick plate from the engine mount back to the footpeg - there is actually a space behind the pivot that the end the plate fitted neatly in, no need...
Forum: Airheads 10-11-2014, 05:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,230
Posted By Beemerboff
I would give youself some leeway when it comes to...

I would give youself some leeway when it comes to the shock mount point- a longer plate that would let you vary the position by about 20 mm either way would be ideal.

Better still would be to...
Forum: Airheads 10-11-2014, 05:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 969
Posted By Beemerboff
No point in getting an Ozzie to ship anything -...

No point in getting an Ozzie to ship anything - our postal charges are the worlds highest - try $ 350- to ship a WP G/S shock to England, air mail.

Surface was about $130- and would have taken 6/7...
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