ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Bikes > Old's Cool > Airheads
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 04-03-2011, 09:29 AM   #361
adiablolex
Lost again
 
adiablolex's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2007
Location: Third rock from the Sun
Oddometer: 3,693
if the u-joint caps are different OD's you can source them from a parts store, I had to do that to my jeep cause it has a stock driveshaft/transfer case with a Ford rear end so the back u-joint has two different size caps
__________________
DRCOOL rides with me
adiablolex is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2011, 09:52 AM   #362
Lornce OP
Lost In Place
 
Lornce's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2003
Location: Way Out There.
Oddometer: 17,376
Quote:
Originally Posted by adiablolex View Post
if the u-joint caps are different OD's you can source them from a parts store, I had to do that to my jeep cause it has a stock driveshaft/transfer case with a Ford rear end so the back u-joint has two different size caps
Good to know, Alex. Thanks. But I *think* they're the same.

Famous last words.

Lornce is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2011, 10:01 AM   #363
SOLO LOBO
airhead or nothing
 
SOLO LOBO's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2004
Location: Shoreline, WA
Oddometer: 8,512
There's always this option:


Quote:
Originally Posted by nowhereman View Post
See this pic?


On http://www.bmwboxersupplies.com , they list it as an 'Adapter 2v gearbox / 11xx driveshaft' - I haven't asked them yet, but does this mean you could install an R1150GS shaft into an airhead paralever unit? Any reason why you'd want to do this, other than the oilhead shafts seem to be a bit cheaper on ebay? Are the oilhead shafts better / stronger / faster or something? Solution in search of a problem? Huh?

Is this something intended for running the whole R11xx rear end ala an HPN bike?
__________________
"punkrocks what it's all about" - J. Strummer



Quote:
Originally Posted by Stagehand
your bike is suitably dirty. Well done.
SOLO LOBO is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2011, 10:13 AM   #364
Lornce OP
Lost In Place
 
Lornce's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2003
Location: Way Out There.
Oddometer: 17,376
Quote:
Originally Posted by SOLO LOBO View Post
There's always this option
Hadn't seen that before, Solo. That'd be pretty handy.

But at 285Euros I'm inclined to stick to my plan.

Lornce is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2011, 01:43 PM   #365
igormortis
Beastly Adventurer
 
igormortis's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2006
Location: Moving further away from Wellington, New Zealand
Oddometer: 1,188
So, itll be the 1150 'arm then? Im starting to think along similar lines...

Id like to keep the bike close to the original geometry and seat height. Looks like the 1150 item is only a touch longer than the original paralever.

Whats your plan re. suspension height?
igormortis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2011, 02:05 PM   #366
Lornce OP
Lost In Place
 
Lornce's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2003
Location: Way Out There.
Oddometer: 17,376
Quote:
Originally Posted by igormortis View Post
So, it’ll be the 1150 'arm then? I’m starting to think along similar lines...

I’d like to keep the bike close to the original geometry and seat height. Looks like the 1150 item is only a touch longer than the original paralever.

What’s your plan re. suspension height?
Once I see the forks (they're still in transit) I'll have a better idea of exactly what's required, but I'll guess the finished bike might be 2" - 3" taller than stock.

Yes, it's an 1150 swingarm and final drive.


If you're not looking to increase your ride height or suspension travel, why are you considering this modification? Are you simply looking for more final drive ratio options?

Lornce is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2011, 03:51 PM   #367
igormortis
Beastly Adventurer
 
igormortis's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2006
Location: Moving further away from Wellington, New Zealand
Oddometer: 1,188
Good question - the ultimate goal is a better braked, more durable rear than what I have with the current paralever. A choice of further rear-end ratios could be a welcome bonus, along with with a wider rear wheel.

The other path for me would be the rebuildable driveshaft for the original 'lever (Or a brand new OE item for that matter) and a disc conversion a-la Phreaky Phil of this forum.

The bike is being used 2up and loaded over varied terrain and will be ridden cross-continent next year.
igormortis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2011, 04:07 PM   #368
SOLO LOBO
airhead or nothing
 
SOLO LOBO's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2004
Location: Shoreline, WA
Oddometer: 8,512
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lornce View Post
Hadn't seen that before, Solo. That'd be pretty handy.

But at 285Euros I'm inclined to stick to my plan.

Don't forget to take off 19% for VAT we don't pay...
__________________
"punkrocks what it's all about" - J. Strummer



Quote:
Originally Posted by Stagehand
your bike is suitably dirty. Well done.
SOLO LOBO is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2011, 07:58 PM   #369
ScottDill
TANSTAAFL
 
ScottDill's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2007
Location: Ontario
Oddometer: 4,015
Hmmmm....this looks interesting Lornce...wish I had stopped by with Gary today...Does the PD look that bad?
ScottDill is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2011, 01:51 AM   #370
Lornce OP
Lost In Place
 
Lornce's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2003
Location: Way Out There.
Oddometer: 17,376
Quote:
Originally Posted by scodill View Post
Hmmmm....this looks interesting Lornce...wish I had stopped by with Gary today...Does the PD look that bad?
Worse than bad. I was stunned to see the amount of rust that's bloomed over the winter. No worries, one more reason to do this frame up and right.

It's going to be a long process.



Gary didn't make it. Apparently the rain sent him running for home. Look forward to catching up next weekend on the pre-run.
Lornce is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2011, 04:27 AM   #371
Screaming Chicken
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Screaming Chicken's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2007
Location: Netherlands
Oddometer: 364
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lornce View Post
Worse than bad. I was stunned to see the amount of rust that's bloomed over the winter.
Yeah, they do that... I've got a NX650 in a similar predicament. Parked it in January when I got the GS going again, and kinda forgot about it what with planning a NZ trip and somewhere in there finding a GF. So I got kinda distracted. :-)

Looked at it again in june or something, and, er. Um. Errr. Yeah. Engine hanger plates half as thick as they were with the rest being on the floor, that kind of thing.

I think the old 2 valves are relatively hardy bikes when it comes to this kind of abuse, though I'm curious what the extent of the damage is. (Aka, where's the pics, man!)

Anyway. Should be a good thread, this.
__________________
'92 R100GSPD
Two Bings to rule them all, Two Bings to ride them,
Two Bings to bring it all and in the twisties grind them.
In the land of Bavaria, where the boxers ride...
(Gandalf the oil-stained)
Screaming Chicken is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2011, 07:38 AM   #372
Lornce OP
Lost In Place
 
Lornce's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2003
Location: Way Out There.
Oddometer: 17,376
Looks to be surface rust on all the spots of the frame where the paint's worn off, footpegs, engine through bolts & nuts etc. Anywhere there's bare metal. I'm too ashamed to photograph it. Will have to do some "before" pics at some point, but I'm just not ready.
Lornce is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2011, 08:07 AM   #373
ScottDill
TANSTAAFL
 
ScottDill's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2007
Location: Ontario
Oddometer: 4,015
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lornce View Post
Worse than bad. I was stunned to see the amount of rust that's bloomed over the winter. No worries, one more reason to do this frame up and right.

It's going to be a long process.



Gary didn't make it. Apparently the rain sent him running for home. Look forward to catching up next weekend on the pre-run.
Yeah - I only just got home before the wet sloppy snow started
ScottDill is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2011, 09:02 AM   #374
Lornce OP
Lost In Place
 
Lornce's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2003
Location: Way Out There.
Oddometer: 17,376
Quote:
Originally Posted by scodill View Post
Yeah - I only just got home before the wet sloppy snow started
Long term's calling for 10C on Saturday's pre-run. Whooot!

I'll be on the DR with fresh 606's.

Lornce is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2011, 04:51 PM   #375
97oilhead
Gnarly Adventurer
 
97oilhead's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2008
Location: Southern Ontario, Canada
Oddometer: 184
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lornce View Post
Long term's calling for 10C on Saturday's pre-run. Whooot!

The short term weather forecasts around here are changing daily. Tomorrow and Thursday were supposed to be half decent yesterday. Now more rain and snow!

Hope they are right about Saturday though.
__________________
'05 R1200RT
'00 R1100S
'04 R1200C Montauk
'95 R100R Classic
97oilhead is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 09:33 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014