Operation: Battle Panda or: Getting the Airhead Ready for 2up Adventure

Discussion in 'New Zealand' started by igormortis, Jan 16, 2012.

  1. stignz

    stignz Adventurer

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    Would have been a hard decision but the right one I'm sure. Not the sort of trip you want to step into under prepared. Not that you can ever be fully prepared but you'll be better off for it. Some time to battle test the air head will pay dividends as well. Keep tweaking and riding the bike as well as a little more reasearch on the route to help keep the dream alive.
    Got a pic with the RS fairing on for us?
  2. igormortis

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  3. Box'a'bits

    Box'a'bits In need of repair

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    Looks very nice. Did you get them blasted or painted? Who did it? I can see the K100 backing plate. How is the brake mod coming along. Got all parts now?

    Would I be correct that you are getting some fab done, hence the trip to Akatarewa?

    Progess on the forks?

    And I'm guessing that the wheels have arrived now?
  4. Padmei

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    So painted or blasted my lil friend?
    looking very good.
  5. b0mb3r

    b0mb3r Old Git

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    :lurk this thing is looking good ... will stay for a while to see what happens :evil
  6. Padmei

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    You suck igormortis.


    Don't keep us waiting. We don't like waiting
  7. advNZer?

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    igor will do....
  8. Padmei

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    What exactly are you up to over there?
  9. Padmei

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    If one has a screechy sound when starting which compnent does one re grease?
  10. guzzitony

    guzzitony Guzton

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    i'd go for the turny bits, drive end bush - any bushes really. are the brushes ok?

    hope that helps. cheers Tony
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  12. igormortis

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    Well, this has dragged on, hasn't it? But now we've essentially booked tickets to Russia, it's almost time to get off this:

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    And get on to this:

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  13. Box'a'bits

    Box'a'bits In need of repair

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    I can come around & assist supervise the (bike not house) rebuild (from a chair) anytime in the next 2 or 3 weeks if needed...:D
  14. igormortis

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    Thanks! I may just take you up on that at some point.
  15. igormortis

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    Some wisdom if you please...

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    When the wheels were re-done, I got the bearings done also. I understand that they seat against the hub, so the following may not be a problem, but first - let's compare with this post: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=9352437&postcount=21

    The R100GS spacer in the hub has collars that center it and line up to the bearing's inner race. Looking back at my pic, they were left out and it's all floaty floaty in there.

    Is it necessary to centre this spacer? What's its purpose? I'd actually like to leave it as-is if I can get away with it, 'cause that means I could tap them out if required on the road.
  16. Voltaire

    Voltaire Titanium and Ceramic Hipster

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    I'm not familiar with the " modern' BMWs but they run ball bearings? The spacer as far as I know playing with other bikes is to prevent loading of the bearing when you tighten up the axle.
    I did the Guzzi recently and the spacer was able to be moved with your finger, fitted together all good with no apparent tightness.

    I have been painting my house over summer.....mainly the basement , soffits and barge boards as its brick and tile with aluminium windows....was never a fan of 70's houses until this year.....

    Did you say Russia?:ear

    Its amazing what you can do with a deadline.....I built up a kombi to go overseas and had to tidy up the house for rent years

    ago.... nothing like painting in the dark with lamps..... and jogging between jobs...:lol3
  17. Box'a'bits

    Box'a'bits In need of repair

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    Both apply. Mine moved around as well. Enough so that I could punch the bearing out without using a blind puller. :D
  18. igormortis

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    Ahhh, that makes sense. Yep - ball bearings, and my spacer moves around like that also.

    Yes, I would have agreed with your earlier sentiment until quite recently. I'm rueing the lack of riding of late, but am quite glad for the relatively good run of fine weather this summer - means I can actually get things done!
    Yup! We fly to Seoul, uncrate the bike, ride on to a ferry, then on to Vladivostok. Point the bike West and ride to Europe via Mongolia and the 'stans.

    Indeed. I know what this is like.
  19. igormortis

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    OK, this is encouraging. I think I'll tighten everything to spec and check for binding. If everything still spins freely and is snug then leave it at that?

    I like the prospect of a simpler bearing change out on the Steppes.
  20. Box'a'bits

    Box'a'bits In need of repair

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    Pop the side seals in each bearing, & pack a bit more grease in. Standard they have 'sufficient' to run the bearing, but more grease will keep water & dirt out. If there's too much in there, it'll just spit it out anyway, but won't damage anything.