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by SteveD
Sun Nov 15, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Brembo F08 caliper cleanup.
Replies: 10
Views: 2100

Re: Brembo F08 caliper cleanup.

Updated.. 22ftlbs for the caliper bolts. https://bmwmotorcycletech.info/torquevalues.htm Section 34-Brakes: Brake caliper plugs (plugs on the bottom of the swinging ATE calipers 1974-1980): 43.3-46.6 foot-pounds. The 'book' says that the ATE swinging caliper caps are to be 45 foot-pounds for the /6...
by SteveD
Tue Nov 10, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Hydraulic lifts.
Replies: 13
Views: 398

Re: Hydraulic lifts.

You just love to problem solve don'tcha? ;) I managed the problem of the feet being too low when trying to hoik it onto the cs by standing on a large brick. Once up, it's solid. Initially I found the cs would slide rearwards when lifting the bike. That made it a very dodgey procedure, but a rubber ...
by SteveD
Tue Nov 10, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Driveshaft boot installation.
Replies: 4
Views: 162

Re: Driveshaft boot installation.

Thanks lads. I ended up using a longer cable tie. It'll do for now. The longer screw is a good idea too.

The front bit went on in about 2 minutes. Happy with that and the clamp fit fine. They're identical in length too.

Cheers
by SteveD
Tue Nov 10, 2020 4:42 am
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Driveshaft boot installation.
Replies: 4
Views: 162

Driveshaft boot installation.

The swingarm is off the RS. I have a new boot to install. It's identical to the one I've removed, just newer, so no memory compression. The oem strap clamp at full extension is about 2cm short of fitting. The rear one is the problem here. It is correctly positioned at the upper and lower locating t...
by SteveD
Tue Nov 10, 2020 2:44 am
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Hydraulic lifts.
Replies: 13
Views: 398

Re: Hydraulic lifts.

I have the same as the ebay listings above. I was watching the second hand places for a while and eventually scored it for $OZ200 delivered, secondhand, maybe close to 10 years ago. What mod did you make to help getting it on the cs Rob? I just have a large brick to stand on whilst I do that. In th...
by SteveD
Sun Nov 08, 2020 6:24 am
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Is my battery dead?
Replies: 33
Views: 843

Re: Is my battery dead?

I had a GEN light that stayed on higher than usual for a while, then it'd go out. Eventually, it didn't light up at all.

The rotor was bad.
by SteveD
Tue Nov 03, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: R100 gear selection problem on the down-shift
Replies: 32
Views: 846

Re: R100 gear selection problem on the down-shift

This is a great article, especially if you don't have all the tools and need some ideas.

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by SteveD
Sat Oct 24, 2020 12:02 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Changing Fork Oil Viscosity
Replies: 72
Views: 1952

Re: Changing Fork Oil Viscosity

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by SteveD
Tue Oct 20, 2020 9:43 am
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Changing Fork Oil Viscosity
Replies: 72
Views: 1952

Re: Changing Fork Oil Viscosity

https://youtu.be/lpcz1qcxYuA Jeff hit this small version, pulled a branch from the forks that were bent, physically tweaked it to resemble something straight then rode it home 700+kms. They're just quick and unpredictable. Much worse at dawn or dusk. I've "brushed" one at 140kph :shock: ...both goin...
by SteveD
Mon Oct 19, 2020 5:42 am
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: using the centre stand on 83 rs is a two man job!
Replies: 26
Views: 1480

Re: using the centre stand on 83 rs is a two man job!

Coins? Last time I needed to do this we didn’t have enough.Even worse now.Credit cards just would not do it.
John
Washers then :-"
by SteveD
Mon Oct 19, 2020 3:55 am
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Changing Fork Oil Viscosity
Replies: 72
Views: 1952

Re: Changing Fork Oil Viscosity

A JPS Australian Special Edition?
Yep, not original though.
by SteveD
Sun Oct 18, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: using the centre stand on 83 rs is a two man job!
Replies: 26
Views: 1480

Re: using the centre stand on 83 rs is a two man job!

There's always the coins between the coils trick too...a bit tedious but does work.
by SteveD
Sun Oct 18, 2020 1:23 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Changing Fork Oil Viscosity
Replies: 72
Views: 1952

Re: Changing Fork Oil Viscosity

Apologies here for being seriously off topic. Are those thousands of miles of dirt road away from civilisation classed as roads and covered under the normal Aussie equivalent of the road traffic act? yep, unless private property. Highest speed limit is 110kph generally, though on a few outback bitu...
by SteveD
Fri Oct 16, 2020 2:53 am
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: using the centre stand on 83 rs is a two man job!
Replies: 26
Views: 1480

Re: using the centre stand on 83 rs is a two man job!

...Get a welder out and weld up the catch point....there was a good write up by a Swiss guy, whose name I can’t remember, but doubtless someone will.
Joerg. O:)

https://www.schweizerschrauber.ch/mot/r ... enterstand
by SteveD
Fri Oct 16, 2020 2:49 am
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Advice on fuel consumption
Replies: 63
Views: 2095

Re: Advice on fuel consumption

It came with a matching gearbox , forks , wheels , brakes , wiring ,and lots more . The story was , it was refurbed for a cafe racer project and he lost interest . His loss , my gain . Looks and sounds fantastic. \:D/ \:D/ \:D/ Not a bad way to spend lockdown! =D> Buy a gallon of ACF50 too! Use it ...
by SteveD
Thu Oct 15, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Advice on fuel consumption
Replies: 63
Views: 2095

Re: Advice on fuel consumption

The engine number is 6092500 , which is a 07/78 R100rs . It is fitted with a Boyer , but looks like it was originally points . The speedo / rev counter is probably from a later year . I have tried to attach a photo , but the file is too big ? I am not at all computer literate, Dave Cartwright email...
by SteveD
Thu Oct 15, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Advice on fuel consumption
Replies: 63
Views: 2095

Re: Advice on fuel consumption

Dacsceilings bought an engine this week with something I had never seen. An electronic rev counter but a timing case cover with the rev counter drive boss though not machined out. That engine number would be interesting. Some of the first RT's had a small mixture of stuff that wasn't introduced to ...
by SteveD
Thu Oct 15, 2020 10:10 am
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Advice on fuel consumption
Replies: 63
Views: 2095

Re: Advice on fuel consumption

The specific carb numbers for each model are included on the sheet. :-k
by SteveD
Thu Oct 15, 2020 8:53 am
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Changing Fork Oil Viscosity
Replies: 72
Views: 1952

Re: Changing Fork Oil Viscosity

Ah, right. Good idea methinks. Is it a social domestic pleasure thing only or can you use a wagon (or other vehicle) for commercial work? Unable to use any red plate vehicle for work, but I do use it occasionally to get to and fro work. But officer, I'm not using it FOR work".:-k :-" I took it for ...
by SteveD
Thu Oct 15, 2020 4:51 am
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Wedgetail electronic ignition.
Replies: 2
Views: 323

Re: Wedgetail electronic ignition.

This setup is being developed by some ridgey didge Ozzie airhead enthusiasts in QLD Roy. Theye're enthusiasts with skill and vast knowledge and they're using others to fill the design gaps for them. I suspect one of them is the seller of the now unavailable Red Centre setup. That came from the Taiw...
by SteveD
Thu Oct 15, 2020 4:29 am
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Advice on fuel consumption
Replies: 63
Views: 2095

Re: Advice on fuel consumption

Scan23.pdf

Here is the info from the original technical guide that came with my 78 RS
For those RS riders with a sore neck :-k O:) :-$ :wink:

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by SteveD
Thu Oct 15, 2020 4:18 am
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Changing Fork Oil Viscosity
Replies: 72
Views: 1952

Re: Changing Fork Oil Viscosity

I scored a box of this stuff a while back. Turns out to be 7.5W. Lockdown here continues and I haven't been able to use the bike since I recently changed the springs and oil. The bike is on restricted registration now. https://i.imgur.com/9jF9vENb.jpg What means "restricted registration"? Club Perm...
by SteveD
Wed Oct 14, 2020 4:11 am
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Changing Fork Oil Viscosity
Replies: 72
Views: 1952

Re: Changing Fork Oil Viscosity

I scored a box of this stuff a while back. Turns out to be 7.5W. Lockdown here continues and I haven't been able to use the bike since I recently changed the springs and oil. The bike is on restricted registration now.

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by SteveD
Sun Oct 11, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Wedgetail electronic ignition.
Replies: 2
Views: 323

Wedgetail electronic ignition.

From Mark Morrissey, Airhead enthusiast and mechanic in Brisbane, Oz.

A new alternative to keep an eye on.


https://www.facebook.com/Wedgetail-igni ... 971883150/

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