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Old 05-03-2011, 10:18 PM   #391
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The GS was the one that came up via Star Insurance, with the windjammer fairing on.
Airhead GS? Never saw that one... can’t be checking the Star Insurance auctions regularly enough. Like I need to be spending more money anyways...
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Old 05-07-2011, 05:54 PM   #392
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Can I hijack your thread for a minute (yours is running red hot at the mo- mines tepid) & ask if anyone has bought Wilbers in NZ or know where to get them from?

Bought a couple direct from the factory in Germany..
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Old 05-08-2011, 01:01 AM   #393
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Bought a couple direct from the factory in Germany..
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Old 05-08-2011, 02:15 AM   #394
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I had them on a K75S, also from Germany. Also check out Elka suspension. Not sure if they have them for airhead, though. I've gots them on my 1150.
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Old 05-09-2011, 12:59 AM   #395
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Cheers guys. I'm kinda sure of where I'm going with my rear,
http://www.ukgser.com/forums/showthread.php?t=266215

I'll carry on the discussion later on my thread so Steve can carry on impressing us with his battle cruiser
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Old 05-09-2011, 01:11 PM   #396
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I'm kinda sure of where I'm going with my rear,
the things beemer riders talk about....



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When are you going to be allowed out to play?

I fancy a run out to Toppys/Sutherlands Hut as soon as the weather cooperates
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Old 05-11-2011, 01:49 PM   #397
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Here is some discussions that I've started down in Olds Cool. The first on the rear drum brake, which is almost non existent on my bike. The fix will be a mix of new shoes, changing the leverage ratio on the brake pedal pivot (shifting where the eye that connects to the brake pedal from about 150% to the pedal to 90%), and making sure that the inspection ports are covered so we don't get more mud & direct into the drum.

The second on the Enduralast ignition module. Unfortunately I didn't get any useful responses on that.

And of course the really popular What really dumb things have you done in your garage

I have discovered that the choke on one carb hasn't been closing properly. This isn't however the main culprit for the carburation issues. But may be a contributing factor.

I am mid way thru replacing the throttle shaft o'rings.

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When are you going to be allowed out to play?I fancy a run out to Toppys/Sutherlands Hut as soon as the weather cooperates
Sounds good but probably not until sat or sun 20 or 21st may. This weekends weather is gales sat & rain sun.

Home with a virus today. The old body is starting to let me down. Got a trip the Orthopaedic Surgeon next week to investigate damage to my Ulna Nerve (similar to Carpal tunnel but in the ring & little finger, & palm). At least the Cardiologist has given me the big thumbs up on the ol' ticker (treadmill ECG test - man I've got to get fit).
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Old 05-12-2011, 12:53 AM   #398
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When I rebuilt my carbs the first time the choke was very tight sliding round in it's enclosure. (I posted this observation on someone elses thread in oldscool however no explantions or theories were made)

I replaced the top fastening screws & springs recently on my bings & noticed that one of the chokes was round the wrong way. (possibly why it was starting erratically Eddie)

After opening up the choke side I noticed that the dials were now sliding around quite nicely & smoothly. I reckon it may have something to do with either the carb cleaner or being open & dried out for a short time.

I've still yet to get some crush bloody washers from motobins that fit my drain plugs

It's funny how one particular item will spark considerable debate (& posturing) on oldscool however seemingly common problems slip by...
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Old 05-12-2011, 01:07 AM   #399
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I replaced the top fastening screws & springs recently on my bings & noticed that one of the chokes was round the wrong way. (possibly why it was starting erratically Eddie)
Ehmmm. Sounds familiar.... No ones immune to dumb mistakes. But I noticed that the return springs didn't have any tension in them. Went back & checked my photos and....

But that wasn't cause of the choke not closing. I'll just keep checking it, and maybe replace the return spring.

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It's funny how one particular item will spark considerable debate (& posturing) on oldscool however seemingly common problems slip by...
Particularly annoying in the Endurolast Ignition thread. I really have no interest in someone defending the MotoElectrik alternator. I was very specific that I already had the Enduralast alternator & the reasons I was looking, & what I wanted from the thread..
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Old 05-12-2011, 03:01 AM   #400
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Sounds good but probably not until sat or sun 20 or 21st may. This weekends weather is gales sat & rain sun.

Actually Saturday is looking ok - so I'm off up into the Mungys

New weekend sounds fine - which ever day has nicer weather suits me.

Wonder what that stumpy chap on the DR is up to that weekend?
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Old 05-12-2011, 01:00 PM   #401
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Go on you knowyou want to...

http://www.ukgser.com/forums/showthread.php?t=267424
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Old 05-13-2011, 09:57 PM   #402
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Replacing the throttle pivot o'rings

I hadn't replaced these at the time I'd rebuilt the carbs with new o'rings, jets & needle, seals & gaskets. Forum opinion was there was a large hassle factor in replacing these, & that they were generally fine.

However I thought the carbs might have had an air leak thru' the throttle o'rings. I have been suffering a bog in the first throttle application that I haven't been able to tune out, & I thought I'd better do these for piece of mind if nothing else.

Obviously 1st remove the carbs from the bike. Disassemble the throttle lever mechanism (nut & two piece lever), & The throttle spring base (two scrows into the carb body).



I marked the front on the throttle butterfly (& which side was up) for easier reassembly. The Butterfly has a chamfer on it. Turning the butterfly, you can see where BMW have deformed the screws so that these will not loosen & enter the intake. You need to file this portion of the screws away.



I took the throttle slide off so I had more room to move. I didn't need to take the float bowl off. I had thought the screws might be loctited in & I might need to heat them to release this. This proved not to be the case.



The throttle butterfly shafts slides out once the butterfly screws & butterfly are removed.



Replaced the o'rings, with a bit of vaseline smeared round them to assist reassembly, then rebuttoned everything back together. I used red loctite on the (shortened) butterfly screws, & a small screw driver to deform the small amount of thread showing after reassembly, to ensure that these don't fall out on their own. Jobs done, piece of mind restored.
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Old 05-14-2011, 12:33 AM   #403
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Faaark is that it? That's all that's involved? From what I've read I thought you took your life in your hands replacing those orings.
So all you gotta do is file the burred ends off the rear of the butterfly & take the screws out...

Thanks for the pics-nice work
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Old 05-15-2011, 02:17 AM   #404
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Actually Saturday is looking ok - so I'm off up into the Mungys

New weekend sounds fine - which ever day has nicer weather suits me.

Wonder what that stumpy chap on the DR is up to that weekend?
Wifeys Birthday next weekend. My life wouldn't be worth living....
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Old 05-15-2011, 10:37 PM   #405
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Wifeys Birthday next weekend. My life wouldn't be worth living....
she has a 2 day birthday?

look at the long range forecast - its perfect.

can't you get a new wifey with a different birthday?
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