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by SteveD
Tue Jan 16, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Which BM Book?
Replies: 11
Views: 202

Re: Which BM Book?

Falloon.
His wife was in my wifes mothers group. Is that a claim to fame?
:-k

:razz: :razz: :razz: :grin:
by SteveD
Sun Jan 14, 2018 1:43 am
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: Black Widow.
Replies: 8
Views: 185

Re: Black Widow.

The 1150r sounds nicely throatier without being too loud if you just replace the muffler with a short exhaust tip. No "muffler" required and it won't hurt the bike.
by SteveD
Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:29 am
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Heated grips
Replies: 11
Views: 258

Re: Heated grips

Use handle on the side - it's what it's there for... :grin: Yup. It seems such a simple thing, but there is an easiest way. Right foot on the left end of the main stand, not the weak tang. Left hand to left grip. Right hand to the handle. Then, press right foot down and simultaneously lift upwards,...
by SteveD
Wed Jan 10, 2018 11:22 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Stainless steel exhaust systems on airheads
Replies: 6
Views: 233

Re: Stainless steel exhaust systems on airheads

Thanks chaps. As I had thought.
by SteveD
Wed Jan 10, 2018 7:37 am
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Stainless steel exhaust systems on airheads
Replies: 6
Views: 233

Stainless steel exhaust systems on airheads

What models came from the factory with SS exhausts, headers, mufflers and anything else involved?
by SteveD
Tue Jan 09, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Budget priced fuel taps?
Replies: 9
Views: 184

Re: Budget priced fuel taps?

The outlet for the fuel tap on the /5 &/6 is adjacent to the rear of the carb where the fuel hose also connects. The angled ones worked best when used on the newer tanks because they are positioned adjacent to the front of the carb effectively 3" more forward. The angled ones will fit but might loo...
by SteveD
Tue Jan 09, 2018 4:50 am
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Adjusting mechanical Bosch voltage regulator
Replies: 5
Views: 136

Re: Adjusting mechanical Bosch voltage regulator

Advice I've received Bend the tab marked as 1 up a fraction, increases spring tension, results in a higher output voltage. Just be careful, a little can make a big difference Other advice suggested buying a police spec version, or a new electronic regulator. Smaller too, not expensive. I use a Bosc...
by SteveD
Tue Jan 09, 2018 3:57 am
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Budget priced fuel taps?
Replies: 9
Views: 184

Re: Budget priced fuel taps?

Found a set for $107 to my door. www.CapitalCycle.com
Straight or angled?
by SteveD
Mon Jan 08, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: K Series Q&A's
Topic: Which K should I buy?
Replies: 21
Views: 333

Re: Which K should I buy?

IMO a regular and up to date service record is very important, but like with any purchase you can get lucky or otherwise. It'd be a rare 1300 without the ABS. Good advice above. Ensure the ABS flushes have been religiously done. At 30Kmiles the suspension is 3/4 done, depending on use/abuse previou...
by SteveD
Mon Jan 08, 2018 3:51 am
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Weeping Cylinder Base
Replies: 28
Views: 447

Re: Weeping Cylinder Base

...Does that year/model have the o-ring? A judiciously placed line of your favourite sealant (dreibond is popular) is usually advised. As Phil says, very careful around the top studs where the oil feed holes are. .... No, it's a 78. I had checked the oil circulation with the covers off and the plug...
by SteveD
Sun Jan 07, 2018 3:36 am
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Lowering a '83 R80RT?
Replies: 22
Views: 414

Re: Lowering a '83 R80RT?

Situation is I already bought it, just waiting for delivery. Price was right. This is my 59th bike and had to lower most of them. I'll sort it out. Just looking for tips from group. What have you done in the past? Seat height modification and a thicker sole (within reason :wink: ) have got to be th...
by SteveD
Sun Jan 07, 2018 3:29 am
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: R80RT gearbox
Replies: 5
Views: 198

Re: R80RT gearbox

It's a good oportunity to learn about my airhead gearbox!
In this forum viewtopic.php?f=70&p=147632#p147632
Part one of many excellent videos on how to do it. https://youtu.be/qqaXNmJ3Igg
by SteveD
Sun Jan 07, 2018 3:22 am
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Weeping Cylinder Base
Replies: 28
Views: 447

Re: Weeping Cylinder Base

Either would I. Soapy water occasionally. Can you remember your torque settings? Does that year/model have the o-ring? A judiciously placed line of your favourite sealant (dreibond is popular) is usually advised. As Phil says, very careful around the top studs where the oil feed holes are. When che...
by SteveD
Sun Jan 07, 2018 3:14 am
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Using a bike lift stand
Replies: 6
Views: 193

Re: Using a bike lift stand

Lots do it. I'd use a wooden platform on it though. Take due care with balance.

I prefer a proper lift though.
by SteveD
Fri Jan 05, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: K Series Q&A's
Topic: K1100LT facelift
Replies: 10
Views: 346

Re: K1100LT facelift

The single HID spot I have is pointed down the left edge of the road (Oz, keep left) It's pointed for maximum distance and width/vision on the verge with the hope that a kangaroo silhouette might get spotted. It lights up well and I turn it off pdq if someone is headed my way. The roadtrains can bu...
by SteveD
Tue Jan 02, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Monolever R65 and suggestions
Replies: 19
Views: 673

Re: Monolever R65 and suggestions

Standard wet cell Ah rating for different versions of the R65 varied between 16 Ah and 20Ah with as low as 150CCA. Any AGM battery that fits is likely to be a significant improvement over that. No way should you need 300CCA especially in Italy and I think you would be right to reject the bigger bat...
by SteveD
Tue Jan 02, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Crash bar fitting template / stickers for RT
Replies: 15
Views: 338

Re: RE: Re: Crash bar fitting template / stickers for RT

i wanted to fit crash bars on an rs i had, so borrowed lower fairing Panels ans make my own template cos i did not know you could buy them
George
Thanks, not a bad idea, I have one with bars and one without.
That's what I'd do.
by SteveD
Mon Jan 01, 2018 3:12 am
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: R100RS questions
Replies: 11
Views: 529

Re: R100RS questions

To add to the database...in the later '80's the monolever bikes also had a very short run of 'plastic" tanks. I have no idea what they're made from except they weren't metal and didn't rust. I also don't know how they cope with ethanol petrol either. These tanks are very rare. I was shown one at th...
by SteveD
Mon Jan 01, 2018 3:00 am
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Crash bar fitting template / stickers for RT
Replies: 15
Views: 338

Re: Crash bar fitting template / stickers for RT

http://bfy.tw/FosU

When the page opens up, add your vin number.
by SteveD
Sun Dec 31, 2017 7:48 am
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: R90S Replica on the build
Replies: 11
Views: 298

Re: R90S Replica on the build

Paging Charles Newell to the phone please. :smile:
by SteveD
Fri Dec 29, 2017 12:39 pm
Forum: K Series Q&A's
Topic: K1200R, K1200S & the 1300's too: fuel filler mod
Replies: 1
Views: 80

K1200R, K1200S & the 1300's too: fuel filler mod

ADDInG FUEL TO THESE TANKS ISN'T AS STRAIGHTFORWARD AS IT SHOULD BE. aDDING THE LAST LITRE OR SO ...oops...takes ages. It's an easy fix though via drilling vent holes into the filler funnel walls. Early models used metal, later ones were plastic. The filler needs to be removed from the tank to enab...
by SteveD
Wed Dec 27, 2017 12:29 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: R100RS questions
Replies: 11
Views: 529

Re: R100RS questions

The intricacies of the 3 stages from 76-95....where many parts remain interchangeable but some design changes complicated things a little. Rob, I think you've got it back to front. :-# The later post 84 mono tanks are also 22 litre capacity (would stand corrected) verses 24 for the earlier ones. Th...
by SteveD
Mon Dec 25, 2017 2:38 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: R65 crash bars fit a R60/5?
Replies: 11
Views: 261

Re: R65 crash bars fit a R60/5?

I see, it doesnt continue to to the other downtube as I imagined? The original crash bar was cut at the outer end of the horizontal bit, then the lower oblique was discarded. It was damaged anyhow. The end was welded over and a flat bracket was welded onto the bar for the light to attach to. So it'...
by SteveD
Mon Dec 25, 2017 6:27 am
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: 1989 BMW R80
Replies: 30
Views: 977

Re: 1989 BMW R80

Is it really that difficult to remove and reinstall the fork brace? It's only four nuts and the Haynes manual doesn't give any caution around removing it? Is it a common issue? Fork stiction is the issue to be aware of. Google Randy Glass & fork stiction. Properly setup the bike should have neutral...
by SteveD
Mon Dec 25, 2017 6:21 am
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: R65 crash bars fit a R60/5?
Replies: 11
Views: 261

Re: R65 crash bars fit a R60/5?

Because it's only attached to the frame at the one spot I'd expect the bracket to get pushed back towards the cylinder and twist on the frame. I'm hoping that was to happen anyhow. It shouldn't dig in and cause the bike to flip over like usual ones are sometimes accused of doing.

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