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Forum: Airheads 09-17-2014, 07:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 351
Posted By CanadaBiker
I wonder how I would mount them on my R80 (non...

I wonder how I would mount them on my R80 (non G/S) The street model uses the arms from the frame, and bolt through the back of the footpeg. Maybe there is a bracket that has the tabs?
Forum: Airheads 09-15-2014, 09:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 274
Posted By CanadaBiker
The calipers are on the front. I had considered...

The calipers are on the front. I had considered flopping them around until I realized the axle was off centre and it would slow the steering.

I double checked the fiche and I have all the spacers....
Forum: Airheads 09-15-2014, 08:30 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 19,818
Posted By CanadaBiker
Awesome thread. Quick question: what triple...

Awesome thread.

Quick question: what triple clamps are you using for the DRZ forks? If aftermarket, do they have the same offset as the DRZ triples or an offset closer to the original BMW...
Forum: Airheads 09-11-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,951
Posted By CanadaBiker
I just had my '87 R80 out this afternoon for my...

I just had my '87 R80 out this afternoon for my first long ride on the bike. I had only ridden it around the block when I test drove it at the P.O.'s house. It is much smoother than the R100/7 that I...
Forum: Airheads 09-11-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 274
Posted By CanadaBiker
Yeah I did. I even took pics prior to removal...

Yeah I did. I even took pics prior to removal just to make sure. (and I just triple checked my pics) The right caliper lines up perfectly centred over the right disc.
Forum: Airheads 09-11-2014, 11:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 274
Posted By CanadaBiker
Axle, left lower fork tube, caliper drag, issue

On my new-to-me '87 R80RT, I pulled the wheels and tires to sand the inside of the rim; they were leaking air. I put the front wheel back on and noticed that on the left, the outer portion of the...
Forum: Airheads 08-13-2014, 03:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,149
Posted By CanadaBiker
Ok thanks so much. Good to know that there's no...

Ok thanks so much. Good to know that there's no additional o-rings.

I guess I'll remove the large cover and see what lies beneath.

I can always send it out after I've mucked it up. :arg
Forum: Airheads 08-13-2014, 09:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,149
Posted By CanadaBiker
So I've done some digging on how to seal up the...

So I've done some digging on how to seal up the FD on my R80, and I have a few questions:

Can I remove the large cover and replace the outer seal, and cover gasket, without disturbing the crown...
Forum: Airheads 08-12-2014, 09:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,149
Posted By CanadaBiker
Maybe bad to worse?

Not sure what you mean by "welded"? As in the way the shoe was manufactured?

I took some pics (below) and it looks like the material is somehow bonded onto the carrier. I also received a used set...
Forum: Airheads 08-12-2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,149
Posted By CanadaBiker
Rear hub is stiff & leaking.

Thanks for the responses and links--all very helpful!

A spray bottle of water & dish soap confirmed the front rim was leaking at the bead. I've decided to have a local mom & pop shop clean the rim...
Forum: Airheads 08-05-2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,149
Posted By CanadaBiker
my 'new' R80RT mono. Circlip?

This is my 'new' 1987 R80RT. 43,000 KM (26,700 Miles) on the clock. Overall in good shape. The fairing has a few cracks under the nose that have been repaired. The bike is all there, including tool...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 07-15-2014, 04:33 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 17,800
Posted By CanadaBiker
I'm planning a trip to Northern Ontario and...

I'm planning a trip to Northern Ontario and Quebec. I was going to buy a new GPS unit, but decided to give MotionX GPS a try. I just started noodling with it, and I have a few comments and questions....
Forum: Trip Planning 07-15-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 40,078
Posted By CanadaBiker
I think this was maybe mentioned prior, but......

I think this was maybe mentioned prior, but... I'll +1 ... I'm not a Starbucks fan. I go there maybe twice a year, but they have some of the best instant coffee packets I've ever had. So Easy Peasy....
Forum: Canada 07-13-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,077
Posted By CanadaBiker
I've always wanted to try camping at the...

I've always wanted to try camping at the decommissioned Little Abitibi Provincial Park. Not sure if it's worth the trip. Was even thinking of making it a side trip on my way up the JBH in Quebec.
...
Forum: Airheads 07-13-2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 660
Posted By CanadaBiker
I installed K70s on a CB550 and R100/7. I loved...

I installed K70s on a CB550 and R100/7. I loved the tires, easy to ride, nice and soft, but they can track funny. Grooved concrete especially. Plus they seem to exacerbate any swing arm or wheel...
Forum: Airheads 06-22-2014, 10:23 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,711
Posted By CanadaBiker
I had an R100/7. I 'restored' it almost top to...

I had an R100/7. I 'restored' it almost top to bottom mechanically and cosmetically. I'm a very decent wrench and I know I did a good job, and it was very sound. Took it on a few longish trips. No...
Forum: Canada 06-17-2014, 12:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 992
Posted By CanadaBiker
I'm interested but do not have a GPS (yet) as...

I'm interested but do not have a GPS (yet) as well. Will running without a GPS be a burden to the other riders? Otherwise I'm interested in the ride.
Forum: Canada 06-16-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,923
Posted By CanadaBiker
Thanks for the continued responses and ride...

Thanks for the continued responses and ride reports / links. It's great to see that many others have done the trip...mostly without incident. :)

I recently added a hand-me-down 4.9 IMS tank, as...
Forum: Canada 06-15-2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,923
Posted By CanadaBiker
Thanks very much for the info! Yeah, I...

Thanks very much for the info!

Yeah, I gotta just man up and do it and not worry about the bears. I never used to worry about stuff like that. I do enjoy riding my DR long distances, but being...
Forum: Canada 06-15-2014, 10:10 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,923
Posted By CanadaBiker
Anyone doing James Bay Highway this summer?

I'm in Southwestern Ontario, but I'm jonesing to do JBH up to the bay. Was considering trucking my bike to somewhere east of Peterborough or as far east as Perth, and starting from there. Was gonna...
Forum: Airheads 04-30-2014, 11:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 996
Posted By CanadaBiker
Transmission performance '85 R80 vs earlier bikes

Is the transmission, and shifting performance 'feel', much better on the 1985 bikes and newer vs the older bikes, say a /7. I had a R100/7 and was always disappointed in the transmission and shift...
Forum: Thumpers 02-08-2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,989
Posted By CanadaBiker
oh maybe you mean the countershaft seal. Yes,...

oh maybe you mean the countershaft seal. Yes, sometimes the seal on the front sprocket shaft will pop out, and the engin oil will empty onto the ground and everywhere else... Procycle sells a cheap...
Forum: Thumpers 02-08-2014, 12:13 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,989
Posted By CanadaBiker
I think the 'issues' have mostly been non issues,...

I think the 'issues' have mostly been non issues, or at least made to seem common only because of the internet. my 2 cents. I have 2005 with 14,000 miles and have zero issues. But to the ones you...
Forum: Airheads 02-06-2014, 04:18 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,029
Posted By CanadaBiker
Have you seen the prices of Belstaff since Ewan...

Have you seen the prices of Belstaff since Ewan McGregor got involved in their campaigns. Crazy insane prices. When I was a kid I worked in a shop that sold Belstaff to every airhead rider that came...
Forum: Thumpers 02-06-2014, 05:25 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 11,910
Posted By CanadaBiker
I've been around bikes all my life. Lots of dirt...

I've been around bikes all my life. Lots of dirt bikes as a kid. Have rebuilt too many carbs. Got tired of the 4 rack on my '74 CB550. That's torture. My 09 F658GS was FI. Hated it. Way too snatchy....
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 01-04-2014, 05:43 AM
Replies: 2,512
Views: 176,560
Posted By CanadaBiker
Place to buy dual sport moto boots?

(I put this in the space coast thread, but then it was mentioned that this might be a better place for the Port Charlotte area.)

I'm looking for a shop that sells dual-sport boots, and has a good...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 01-03-2014, 02:48 PM
Replies: 271
Views: 20,917
Posted By CanadaBiker
Place to buy dual sport moto boots

Anyone know of a shop that sells dual sport riding Boots. All the main brands. Say an hour or two within Port Charlotte. I'd love to find a place where I can try on a bunch of different styles and...
Forum: Thumpers 12-28-2013, 03:31 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 6,488
Posted By CanadaBiker
I owned a 2009 BMW F650gs twin, and currently a...

I owned a 2009 BMW F650gs twin, and currently a 2004 DR 650. Both bought used. The DR was 1/3 the price of the GS. I absolutely enjoy owing and riding the DR much more than the GS. And I tend to be...
Forum: Beasts 12-11-2013, 05:57 AM
Replies: 21,379
Views: 6,185,232
Posted By CanadaBiker
Any thoughts you might want to pass along on why...

Any thoughts you might want to pass along on why you're selling the Scrambler. I know most of us just like to change bikes and ride somethign else, but I was wondering if you had a specific reason...
Forum: Canada 12-09-2013, 02:27 PM
Replies: 1,326
Views: 81,320
Posted By CanadaBiker
Did you take your bike to Florida?

Did you take your bike to Florida?
Forum: Thumpers 11-28-2013, 06:03 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,515
Posted By CanadaBiker
I love my 2005 DR. Easy to maintain, and the...

I love my 2005 DR. Easy to maintain, and the farkles are relatively cheap since the bike has remained unchanged for so long. The DR is like comfort food.
Forum: Thumpers 11-22-2013, 06:13 PM
Replies: 98,580
Views: 18,791,074
Posted By CanadaBiker
Thanks. I originally wanted an all blue one, but...

Thanks. I originally wanted an all blue one, but I now really love the white accents.



I'll dig around my and see if I have some close-up pics. If not I'll grab some tomorrow. I also polished...
Forum: Thumpers 11-22-2013, 03:34 PM
Replies: 98,580
Views: 18,791,074
Posted By CanadaBiker
I went on a bit of a fall ride the other day....

I went on a bit of a fall ride the other day. Sunny but a cool 40 F. I'm still kinda stoked about that. :clap

BTW: I just love my DR. It's like a bowl of pea soup and crackers with a side of...
Forum: Beasts 11-14-2013, 07:24 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 8,996
Posted By CanadaBiker
In my view, the Scrambler is very similar in...

In my view, the Scrambler is very similar in size, power, and ergonomics to 70s & 80s plain-jane airheads. And like, a kabillion of them toured around the world.

(I had a 77 R100, and then got a...
Forum: Thumpers 11-11-2013, 03:56 PM
Replies: 98,580
Views: 18,791,074
Posted By CanadaBiker
The OEM rack has two bolts that attach to the...

The OEM rack has two bolts that attach to the metal bracket under the fender. It puts the bolts out a bit toward the edges where the bracket is welded to the frame which gives it decent strength. It...
Forum: Thumpers 11-04-2013, 01:37 PM
Replies: 98,580
Views: 18,791,074
Posted By CanadaBiker
hmmmm... maybe those holes could be dremel-ized....

hmmmm... maybe those holes could be dremel-ized. :D (Or maybe there's not enough meat to the end of the bracket?)
Forum: Thumpers 11-04-2013, 01:25 PM
Replies: 98,580
Views: 18,791,074
Posted By CanadaBiker
Aren't the holes in the brackets that come back...

Aren't the holes in the brackets that come back to the triple clamp, slotted where they attach to the machined block that bolts to the bars? I wonder if there's enough of a slot to slide the brackets...
Forum: Thumpers 11-04-2013, 12:26 PM
Replies: 98,580
Views: 18,791,074
Posted By CanadaBiker
I wonder if the Procycle bar extenders would...

I wonder if the Procycle bar extenders would work? I use them with the Cyrca kit.
Forum: Thumpers 10-29-2013, 06:20 PM
Replies: 98,580
Views: 18,791,074
Posted By CanadaBiker
Yeah, that's why I felt I should qualify that my...

Yeah, that's why I felt I should qualify that my old 525 chain was in horrible shape. If I hit just the right rpm in the right gear, there would be some weird undulation that slapped my chain against...
Forum: Thumpers 10-29-2013, 04:01 PM
Replies: 98,580
Views: 18,791,074
Posted By CanadaBiker
525 / 520 chain & sprockets

regarding the ongoing discussion on chains & sprockets, and 520 / 525: I recently installed new 520 x-ring chain and sprockets. Very quiet with less slap. Although to be fair, my old chain was a 525...
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