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Forum: Old's Cool 12-19-2014, 03:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 350
Posted By adventure950
Have you thought of spending a little bit more...

Have you thought of spending a little bit more and fitting a factory pro jet kit - fitted one to my cagiva elefant - uses mikunis - its transformed the running of the bike, they come with needles...
Forum: Airheads 12-11-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,227
Posted By adventure950
I always used a wire to connect my floats to the...

I always used a wire to connect my floats to the bike - the wire is attached to an anchor point on the bike. Saves losing the float bowl - even if the clip is dislodged somehow.
...
Forum: Airheads 12-07-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,212
Posted By adventure950
Cheers Rob - it looks good, i used a harrison 6...

Cheers Rob - it looks good, i used a harrison 6 pot on my standard gs which was very good for general use but needed fairly regular cleaning and checking if used on gravel roads etc as the pads and...
Forum: Airheads 12-07-2014, 01:16 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,212
Posted By adventure950
When i built the hpn i used these guys as i...

When i built the hpn i used these guys as i needed a one of set up for that bike and bought a 4 pot caliper and mounting plate.

http://www.he-motorradtechnik.de/ i spoke with a guy called Alois,
...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-19-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,386
Posted By adventure950
Check that none of the cylinder head bolts has...

Check that none of the cylinder head bolts has not started to come loose or extend outwards (they pull the threads on the crankcase - which is repairable) the bolt then unwinds and sometimes even...
Forum: Airheads 11-15-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,515
Posted By adventure950
I did an upside down one on my HPN Replica - (...

I did an upside down one on my HPN Replica - ( with an extended g/s mono shaft drive set up) by reversing the cam on the spindle , but it appears on first attempt I did not use a strong enough weld...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-08-2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 9,819
Posted By adventure950
Hi ADM313 sorry just seen your question re the...

Hi ADM313 sorry just seen your question re the wiring - I have made a diagram and am able somehow to give you a copy if you want - if you send me a private message with your contact E mail I could...
Forum: Airheads 10-14-2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,241
Posted By adventure950
Yep that was me - I no longer have the bike nor...

Yep that was me - I no longer have the bike nor all the measurements to hand though and can not remember if I put them in the thread mine was a twin shock anyway, however I remember working out I...
Forum: Airheads 09-30-2014, 10:08 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,070
Posted By adventure950
If you have tightened the stud in too much trying...

If you have tightened the stud in too much trying to get it to grip it can make contact with the Crankshaft, as there is very little room between the bottom of the inner casing stud hole and the...
Forum: Airheads 09-30-2014, 01:47 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,070
Posted By adventure950
Ive just read this thread - soon as you mentioned...

Ive just read this thread - soon as you mentioned the tapping in the first part - i guessed it was the stud had let loose - I went through the same fault finding as you when it happened to my bike....
Forum: Airheads 09-29-2014, 03:39 AM
Replies: 321
Views: 73,225
Posted By adventure950
UP North r80gs, returning from Murmansk. Bit...

UP North r80gs, returning from Murmansk. Bit chilly that day.
http://i1244.photobucket.com/albums/gg572/rallyejake/Norway2008071.jpg...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-25-2014, 02:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 951
Posted By adventure950
I had a 43litre large tank on my airhead gs in...

I had a 43litre large tank on my airhead gs in place of the standard 23 litre option. Firstly i got the tank for free after the original was damaged by a ferry company when they knocked my bike over...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-24-2014, 06:16 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,094
Posted By adventure950
Here is mine an iron barrel i rebuilt into a semi...

Here is mine an iron barrel i rebuilt into a semi road scrambler, added a front disc and quite a few other upgrades to try to make it smoother and more usable. They are fine for a few hours run out...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-16-2014, 02:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,195
Posted By adventure950
App what is an app ? Smart phone - what's a smart...

App what is an app ? Smart phone - what's a smart phone ? this is my phone - it does not take pictures - not that i know of - you talk in it and your voice goes down the wire and comes out somewhere...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-15-2014, 03:04 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,158
Posted By adventure950
Its really easy with Italian Bikes - think of...

Its really easy with Italian Bikes - think of them as women,
There looks will seduce you, you ride them like there is not another day left, they never make sense and you will never understand them...
Forum: Beasts 09-15-2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 34,151
Posted By adventure950
Thumb Stunning !!!

Stunning !!!
Forum: Old's Cool 09-15-2014, 05:05 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 14,817
Posted By adventure950
Over the last 35 years I have owned loads of...

Over the last 35 years I have owned loads of BMW's(77 rs, several r80, r65, r80gs, r100gs and HPN dakar replica then I also had a load of Guzzis, a V50, v50 monza, Lemon 1 and 2, and a 1100 sport.
...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-14-2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 30,602
Posted By adventure950
Loved this build thread really stunning bike and...

Loved this build thread really stunning bike and a nice thread to follow - excellent. Jake.
Forum: Old's Cool 07-28-2014, 01:30 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 10,989
Posted By adventure950
Yeh ! I had one of those griffins for a short...

Yeh ! I had one of those griffins for a short while - long time ago - the vents used to rattle like hell in the visor - the hat itself was good, as for the new bell I got to say i really like it, I...
Forum: Airheads 07-05-2014, 03:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 959
Posted By adventure950
Its a siebenrock seat -I used one on my gs but...

Its a siebenrock seat -I used one on my gs but changed it for a solo model seat from a G/S which I then modified a little to fit the gs. Much much more comfy. They are all still available....
Forum: Old's Cool 07-04-2014, 02:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,676
Posted By adventure950
If your able to get a gs or a g/s for that amount...

If your able to get a gs or a g/s for that amount $6000 dollars in the condition you describe it would be throw the money at him and rip his arm off to get it over here in the UK, I sold this in...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-30-2014, 02:03 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 9,819
Posted By adventure950
At last I got the carb's set up sorted, I had...

At last I got the carb's set up sorted, I had removed the cat from the exhaust, and have fitted the ignitech ignition so as a final push and a factory pro jet kit, The difference is so marked its...
Forum: Thumpers 06-29-2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 1,435
Views: 277,716
Posted By adventure950
Steve nice photos, nice video all good really, ...

Steve nice photos, nice video all good really, glad you did this and would hope it would allay some of the doubters but that's maybe too big a hope. Still I think the bike looks fine for what its...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-21-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,775
Posted By adventure950
Looks like a cracking good meet - superb bikes...

Looks like a cracking good meet - superb bikes and I like the fact they are ridden - very nice. Tchus jake.
Forum: Old's Cool 06-11-2014, 12:11 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 9,819
Posted By adventure950
Hi Brucifier I think the kokusans are reliable...

Hi Brucifier I think the kokusans are reliable enough and work very well over 3000 revs but I have looked through numerous threads on Ducatis monster/ paso etc and cagiva elefants - it seems the...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-11-2014, 07:01 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 9,819
Posted By adventure950
So i little bit of an update now I put a few...

So i little bit of an update now I put a few miles on her - Firstly I changed the suspension to Wilbers with a new rear shock and new progressive springs in the front end. I also turned out the idle...
Forum: Airheads 05-31-2014, 06:56 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,325
Posted By adventure950
I had both types of tank the non paintable will...

I had both types of tank the non paintable will never hold paint - however you could consider that you can now get breathable vinyl wrap - like they use on cars etc I have done a tiny bit of vinyl...
Forum: Airheads 05-27-2014, 02:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,648
Posted By adventure950
Reason I said not to re use the white o ring was...

Reason I said not to re use the white o ring was simple I thought the guy was a novice, so to rule out any problems I stated to fit a new one - but always did anyway myself, they cost little, as for...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-24-2014, 02:57 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 9,819
Posted By adventure950
Yep they were the days - travelling was much more...

Yep they were the days - travelling was much more of a journey back then, no phones, no computer and no option but to read maps and be inventive with repairs. Tchus jake.
Forum: Old's Cool 05-24-2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 9,819
Posted By adventure950
Hi Jelly cow with a bit of work most parts can...

Hi Jelly cow with a bit of work most parts can still be sourced and cheaper than from a main dealer. The engine bits are all still availble. Hi had the same worries but the bikes a good one now (well...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-24-2014, 04:12 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 9,819
Posted By adventure950
I have ordered a new wilbers shock for the back...

I have ordered a new wilbers shock for the back and a set of wilbers progressive springs for the front so a two week wait for that, in the meantime here is the finished...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-24-2014, 04:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 517
Posted By adventure950
I have given an answer in the airhead section...

I have given an answer in the airhead section Tchus jake.
Forum: Airheads 05-24-2014, 03:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,648
Posted By adventure950
Changing the filter is not brain surgery and...

Changing the filter is not brain surgery and should be done just done correctly, be wary of overtightening the bolts that hold the outer casing - its often a good idea to thread lock some studs in...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-22-2014, 02:07 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 9,819
Posted By adventure950
Cheers chaps but a set back when i went for a...

Cheers chaps but a set back when i went for a long ride yesterday - Bugger after about 30 miles the handling went off like a flat tyre type of feel, or overtight head bearings - however the bike got...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-20-2014, 11:50 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 9,819
Posted By adventure950
Well, today the rear brake cylinder arrived so...

Well, today the rear brake cylinder arrived so that was fitted the brake bled up - sorted, the engine fillled with oil, and fuel tank fitted - battery connected and press the starter - fired up first...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-18-2014, 01:59 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 9,819
Posted By adventure950
Cheers Brucifer, Clay sorry to keep you waiting -...

Cheers Brucifer, Clay sorry to keep you waiting - life's so slow up north - Few setbacks today the rear master cylinder is leaking - rebuild kits are if you can get one are almost as pricey as new...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-14-2014, 12:44 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 9,819
Posted By adventure950
Today i only managed to fit the exhaust (fiddly...

Today i only managed to fit the exhaust (fiddly bugger - the silencer has been de catted but still bulky and heavy - something I will change later, then I fitted the chain but my rivetting tool had a...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-13-2014, 01:09 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 9,819
Posted By adventure950
So now its bleed the brakes and clutch, get a few...

So now its bleed the brakes and clutch, get a few bits lined up and the chain fitted then top up with oil and maybe I can ignite the engine and see what happens. :eek1
Forum: Old's Cool 05-13-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 9,819
Posted By adventure950
At last the fork chromed stanchions came back...

At last the fork chromed stanchions came back excellent job - so the forks are rebuilt and refitted along with the front wheel, - first odd thing was the forks were different length - the right fork...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-09-2014, 12:22 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 22,951
Posted By adventure950
Its going in the right direction - looks...

Its going in the right direction - looks excellent so far keep it going.
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