G/S dedicated thread for various upgrades

Discussion in 'Airheads' started by cenji, Mar 9, 2008.

  1. LongWays

    LongWays Skiing up a hill...

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    Hmmm, guess I better go to the bank then
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  2. LongWays

    LongWays Skiing up a hill...

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  3. cenji

    cenji out4fun

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    HI Stephen:
    THank you for your fast replies to my questions and the link to your website.
    Wonderful website,lots of good info, great pics.

    From your website:

    October 22, 2006:
    I did a two weeks trip down South to run part of the Transamerica Trail, Deal's Gap and the Blue Ridge Parkway. Overall, a 4179mls/6275km adventure that is described here.

    Unfortuantely, I can't transfer the image you posted there, but what do you call those black boxes mounted to your bike, are those the original plastic bmw panniers?

    No pun intended, but could it be you stopped by at Wallmart to pick up your redwine? If you ever come down here and decide to travel light(er) = without any aluminum boxes or plastic panniers, I 'll cover the redwine.
    Would a Californian do or do you prefer a Bordeaux?
    Again, I appreciate your website, sincerely, I mean it, no doublestandard.
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  4. StephenB

    StephenB G(/)S ... what else!

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    OK, ok, admitted, the first year and first trip on the G/S I had to use the original right pannier (nearly empty), because I didn't have the Wolfman tailbag that I have now and carried a tent and a sleeping pack in the blue duffle bag ... which I never used.

    [​IMG]

    But that is only one 30l bag (and you learn from your mistakes ;-), those huge aluminum boxes are what, 40l EACH!

    I do Bordeaux, I do Californian, I do Chilenean ... as long as it is red! Nevada right ? ... Tough one from the other side of the continent ... but you never know.

    Stephen
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  5. cenji

    cenji out4fun

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    That's what trips are for, you look how things are working out, you change things that bug you and you stick to those that faired well.

    As the pic shows, I used the beamer bags, but I am even using 46 liter on each side now. Tesch, bought from a great guy in your home country. Everything stays dry, no more things disappering and some extra protection if you go off-road and crash. We have been there, but we move on. Everybody at their own speed.Of course, "The wine" is placed on an extra shelf.

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  6. cenji

    cenji out4fun

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    So where are we with this idea of establishing a dedicated G/S thread with sticky?
    Who is deciding on the sticky?
    Who implements it?
    How does one add existing threads to this dedicated G/S page?
    I am willing to do it if someone explains me how.

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  7. cenji

    cenji out4fun

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    Anybody that sourced a lexan protective shield for headlamp, like they offer for the oilheads? Or the old style with metal?
    how did you attach or mount them?


    Checked in Touratech catalog to see if they are offering a replacement that moves up the rear brakelever on final drive. Anybody has done it and knows what is involved in the change?
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  8. Solo Lobo

    Solo Lobo airhead or nothing

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    Mr. Cob did a "do it yourself" version or the brake repositioning... I remember seeing pix in his smugmug account a while ago....
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  9. StephenB

    StephenB G(/)S ... what else!

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    There is no brake cam from another model available that does that trick (rear brake lever mod) for the G/S or any monolever finaldrive. Different on the paralever where you just need the 91-95 brake setup (shoes and brake cam) and the high double offset brake lever (BMW part no. 35 21 1 230 308, used on all /5/6/7 until 1984).

    I am digressing, sorry: I just have the brake cam of the monolever finaldrive modified, another one of these nice little gimmicks, will post pictures when done, probably next week ...
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  10. Rob Farmer

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    GSpots no good. We'd never find it :lol3
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  11. Stagehand

    Stagehand Imperfectionist

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  12. Putts

    Putts Gettin' there.

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    Here you go:

    http://www-cdr.stanford.edu/~petrie/bmw/R80ST/FrontXForks.pdf
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  13. drhach

    drhach We can't stop here, this is bat country!!

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    Ok guys, I have a question. Maybe a couple. What are you guys looking for in terms of hard to find parts? Specifically plastic parts or parts that can be made from plastic? The reason I ask is that I'm taking a business class and one of my projects is actually what you guys are discussing. My area of expertise is fiberglass and I'm doing a feasability study for the small scale production of hard to find older motorcycle parts. My notion is to make parts that might have small production runs and limited appeal. That seems right up this group's alley. 10 gallon gas tanks, custom mudguards, side panels, stuff like that. So, can you guys help me out? What would you want? How much would you pay? My instructor says I need at least 40 replies. Can you PM me? If this is viable, I may consider actual production. I can share some of my ideas offline if any of you want them. There has been much talk of $400 tanks lately. That seems like a lot. If any of you are really interested in tanks, I have some ideas that I think can circumvent that price point.
    Just to qualify myself, I'm not a troll trying to steal your money. I'm just trying to do a feasability study for a class. However, like I said, I'm also doing this with an eye to actually implementing it if I think it is worth it. So, what kind of pain can I resolve. I would love to hear ideas for parts.

    Thanks, Dan
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  14. Rob Farmer

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  15. shinysideup

    shinysideup Been here awhile

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    Can anyone tell me an "easy" way to get to the dash bulb that illuminates the speedo and tach on a airhead GSPD? I have cut the crap out of my hands, and can't get at it.



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  16. shinysideup

    shinysideup Been here awhile

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    Yes they do sell one and it mobes the pivot point so that the linkage comes down from the top of the drive instead of up from the bottom. My only grip is that the instructions are in German only, no diagram and I had to "figure it out"

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  17. Solo Lobo

    Solo Lobo airhead or nothing

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    Pull off the side fairing(s) by removing the turnsignal, ts stalk, windhshield and the two mounts that thread into the sidefairings, the center allen bolt below the headlight, the allen next to that and the single small one inside the side fairing..... then you can reach in there and remove the two white knurled plastic nuts that hold the speedo and tach retainers in their places, remove the retainers, and pull up on the speed and tach to remove...

    make sure to do all of the idiot lights while you are in there as well, and check the bottom "foot" of the plastic headlight support as the do crack and give way...
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  18. shinysideup

    shinysideup Been here awhile

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    So two hours in and out to replace the bulb eh? (At east for me) Oh well, it's raining anyway. Thanks Solo!

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  19. Solo Lobo

    Solo Lobo airhead or nothing

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    It's only two hours the first time.... look at the bright side:rofl
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  20. Rob Farmer

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    I've seen a couple of posts mentioning cartridge emulators for the G/s. I'm looking to start rebuilding my Monos front end over the next few weeks, I was going to ship the forks off to Maxton racing for re valving. The emulators may be another option though. Have you got a link to the supplier or any other info?
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