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Discussion in 'New Zealand' started by Padmei, Aug 13, 2010.
Kate Beckinsale surely.
Hang on gotta google her - not up to date with these young women...
mmmmm she was hot in Laurel canyon. i'd rather have HBC tho. Mmmmmm kissy kissy
I can get you a girl with bigger jugs...
I'm prettty sure they are too as up to 80 the 100 & 65 were different however from 81 there is just one size listed which idicates to me that from then on only the barrels, conrods, heads & valves etc were different. It's jst when I took the clutch out to look at it it seemed tiny - maybe Schmidts one was too but i can't recall
Wink wink- waiting to hear back abpout a couple of things
The Bevel Box on the R100GS is 34/11 (3.090), the R80GS is 32/10 (3.40) - shorter.
You'd need to have the barrels shortened to use the R100 jugs on the R65. The crankshaft is different. The headers are 35mm so smaller (but you've just replaced those?). The heads would also be an issue.
It would be more economic (but probably not as interesting) to find an R80 or R100 short block.
I had an R100 and R65 engine on the bench a few years back seeing what would fit what. The R65 is pretty much unique....the bigger motor is the way forward but as you say not as interesting.....
I run an R90s FD on the racer 3.0:1...and a 3.4 which would suit Taupo as well as a 2.91:1 for Puke...but I don't have the power to pull it....oh well.
Do you guys use ebay much? I must be looking at the wrong places as there doesn't seem to be as many parts around as I thought there would be. Also soem of the prices in the States are bloody excessive:eek1 Makes me want to break my bikes up & sell them for parts over there.
I have used eBay for a grand total of one purchase. The only reason that was fraught was because the incorrect paypal a/c had been linked to the vendors a/c. That said I will be purchasing more stuff.
Try the UK & Germany.
I look at motorcycle parts, used, & specify R100 etc, to try to cut down the crap shown. There is a lot of rubbish out there, so you need to think about what you are doing, & how much it's going to cost to get here. For most second hand parts I'd still likely buy via Motobins or Motorworks - at least they guarantee the parts.
To get the exhaust here I used Parcel2Go. I did it all through the net. They subcontracted Fedex (at cheaper than prices I could get), picked up, & delivered in 6 days (albeit it was expensive).
If you are going to buy thru a private vendor, check with buyer that he happy to deal with NZ. Some are nervous of scams.
Thanks Nutso that UK site is far more reasonable & tempting :). I saw a set of r65 forks complete for $220US - bloody expensive. I'm glad you sorted that issue out with your pipes. It is a good remiinder to double check the buyers accounts etc before sending money over etc.
You get your box sorted?
The RS box & heavy flywheel are in Gus for an indeterminate future. The RS gearbox had just been rebuilt, but not run yet. Still haven't ridden it in Gus as yet.
Down with the flu at the mo.
The exhaust has been test fitted to the bike & fired up, but was missing a couple of clamps (got those now) & needs some work to fit properly.
Been looking at some Andrew Sexton flowed heads & a rebuilt gearbox with the higher 5th on Fleabay - all from an abandonded project - but the guy isn't interested in foreign purchasers. And Mandy would blow a gasket. Actually the second point is more important. She doesn't know about the exhaust yet...
I was looking at the gearbox but havent seen the heads - I'll check those out now.
I'm lucky that Bec just sees the piles of bits everywhere- i just keep shifting them - not that she worries about it- she knows what i'm like if I haven't got a project
Here's those heads. Andrew Sexton has a very good name for making very fast airheads.
I've bought stuff off Ebay this year, R100 crank/rods, 1.91 final drive, big port r100 heads for 40mm carbs....post was high but cheaper than buying here....if you could find them...
Was planning a R100 with Moorepeed pistons but have cooled on whole 1000cc idea....
Not sure on heads now....been reading a looooong thread on a Norton forum where he tests heads on a flow bench and post up the curves. Sounds like smaller ports are better with higher velocity.....but the BMW ports are flawed by having the inlets turn back in .....air don't like corners ( I'm assuming).....still Jim Cray has had success with r80 heads on R100's....I haven't seen much on BMW heads, mainly British ones.
Remember Gus is an adventure bike, not a street racer. Bunging go fast modified bits onto him may change the engine characteristics in a way thats detrimental to what makes an airhead a good ADV bike.
Very good advice.....
Hi Eddie, aware of that. Engine upgrades are fairly low on the wish list at present. The vendor didn't actually say what grind the cam was & what power characteristics the mods were aimed at - but I assumes more power. The twin plugging & the modified bean can were more interesting to me as they help at the bottom end, not the top, & also for higher compression motors.
Realistically my providing the link was aimed at showing Padmei an example of what is available out there.
The vendors rebuilt gearbox was actually the bit that most interested me.
Having said all of that, I do have a set of 9.5:1 pistons just sitting round doing nothing, and...
sensibilty & reason have no place in this thread it's all about how to spend money & waste time unwisely as humanly possible. sheesh if we wanted to be sensible we would have got Jappas.
Voltaire can you post a link to said head flow thread. I feel the need to up the ante
I had a look at berlinas heads today & got some ideas how to make the fastest airhead in NZ
I was reading this in the hope I could glean some info on how to flow a BMW head....
I was impressed by the flow readings.
there are a few Commando heads, the standard one, the ported out Combat one, and some really cool new ones that are over $2500.00
Pretty much says big ports are a waste of time and you need velocity.
Bugger as I just bought some big port R100 heads...
I've given up on the bloody sidestand setup & am sulking bloody buggery piece of crap i don't care if it falls over anyway
There is a shitload of weight that comes down on a very small spot that kept bending the leg stopper. Also the design puts a lot of weight on the threads of the engine mount bolt. Maybe I'll relent & get a phreaky phil style one.
I was gonna make a passenger peg bracket too but will have to wait.