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Discussion in 'Airheads' started by Loadedagain, Oct 14, 2004.
I don't know about power, but the crossover definitely reduces noise on the GS.
I noticed they place the cross-over where both headers are the same length. When two exhaust headers with no cross-over are joined into a single prior to the silencer - does one header being longer than the other before the merge effect performance of one jug over the other? How do you 'balance' the effect if it does?
There is the existing crossover at the front, which I'm going to bother eliminating.
I was referring to the "Y" that I made to bring the right side to the left side.
Once again, i invoke what i heard from the the mouth of Paul Rooney, whose opinion it was that the crossover pipe was there for when the bike was at idle. It was an idle assist, for whatever reason.
Thi came up because i noticed he'd cit his off on the R65RR and welded plugs over the holes, and i wondered why. He said it wasnt built to go at idle, and every little bit cuts weight :)
Had a great day, a few dozen water crossing, lots of narrow rocky trails....the airhead took a beating and keeps on ticking
That's the way they're supposed to look.
First careful testride today!
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Agreed, I just got the bike a couple of weeks ago aftet years of lurking here and I have to say i'm impressed. I've got a head full of ideas and plans for it...fortunately I have a very good platform to build from. previous owners have done most of the mods I would have. I intend to give it a more "rally" look and the ergos need to be adjusted and it's requires mods to enable it to become a submarine..mechanically wise she runs like a dream.
Extended swing arm
6000 miles on engine
Hpn style frame
I feel very spoiled and I'm loving it
I like. Where did it come from? Who built it? Got any close-ups of the frame work? You realize we're not going to let you off the hook with one photo, right?
That's a good enough reason to have it for me. I must be one of those boring BMW guys.
+1 I can't believe that in this day and age people still build motorcycles without telling the world about it on the internet. Selfish jerks
Desert pistons built it
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Looking forward to see what you do with it Ted. Did you get the peg brackets on??
Been following this thread and it's great to see it getting dirty.
Aren't these trials tires?
no, those are knobbies.
these are trials tires....
They say, "if it looks right, it usually is".
Not yet Jenna, riding it lots but haven't gotten my tools unpacked yet...still settling into new digs
It's the kinda bike that makes me smile just looking at it ....I'll try to treat it right but I must admit i have laid it down on both sides now...
Here are a couple of sneak pics of Paul Rooney's latest special. Engine Capacity is 850cc. More pics to come.
not my bike, but sweet nonetheless
DH... any other pics of that front fairing or do you know what it is? From the angle I am wondering if it is a lynx one.
A wee bit easier to work on than your prior bike? No more 4 hr job to change carb settings or all day valve checks :eek1. Welcome to the world of old school simple. I gave up big orange this winter and moved back to something I enjoy working on.