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Forum: Thumpers 03-31-2014, 07:59 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,288
Posted By ashrubbery
Ok guys, what will happen if I dont replace a...

Ok guys, what will happen if I dont replace a scratched cam? What exactly is the process and end result?
Forum: Thumpers 03-31-2014, 02:56 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,288
Posted By ashrubbery
Thank you for your help Beezer. Much appreciated....

Thank you for your help Beezer. Much appreciated. I will see if I can find any plastigage here and use it. So anything at .16mm or less means its ok to put the bike back together and run it? Does the...
Forum: Thumpers 03-30-2014, 05:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,288
Posted By ashrubbery
So someone put a thicker shim in to get it in...

So someone put a thicker shim in to get it in spec is what you are saying? So will this plastigage tell me if its too loose or not or must I determine that along with the manual? I will see if they...
Forum: Thumpers 03-30-2014, 04:44 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,288
Posted By ashrubbery
The weird thing is, this cam, the damaged one...

The weird thing is, this cam, the damaged one (right exhaust) was in spec, at 0,20mm. The good exhaust cam (left) was out of spec......
Forum: Thumpers 03-30-2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,288
Posted By ashrubbery
Hi guys, So I took the cam caps off, got...

Hi guys,

So I took the cam caps off, got the shims out and calculated what shims I need. I got a feeler gauge that measured in intervals of 0,02-0,03mm for the most part anyway. Im just...
Forum: Thumpers 03-29-2014, 11:21 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,288
Posted By ashrubbery
Do all KLR DIYers have 0.01mm increments from...

Do all KLR DIYers have 0.01mm increments from .10-.30 feeler gauges? Ive checked two different gauges and it only has 0.05mm increments. I have a feeling that this might not be the easiest thing to...
Forum: Thumpers 03-29-2014, 10:13 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,288
Posted By ashrubbery
Thanks for that link. Ive actually read the first...

Thanks for that link. Ive actually read the first page and didnt flip through to where you showed how to do the actual replacement of shims. This helps alot, thanks!

b) I must say that my...
Forum: Thumpers 03-29-2014, 09:23 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,288
Posted By ashrubbery
So there are no issues for re-setting the chain...

So there are no issues for re-setting the chain tension? Pretty straightforward and easy to do? (i.e. no change of messing up the engine?)

My friend suggests rather sending it to Kawasaki to do...
Forum: Thumpers 03-29-2014, 06:25 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,288
Posted By ashrubbery
KLR 650 valve question

Hi all,

So i just bought a 2007 KLR 650, 39,000kms on the clock, and I am busy doing a general check over to see if everything is ok.

My feeler gauge only goes in 0.05mm increments so these...
Forum: Thumpers 03-25-2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 472
Posted By ashrubbery
46055 broke, with a piece stuck in the one that...

46055 broke, with a piece stuck in the one that doesnt appear to be numbered on your diagram.

Yea best to buy a new unit than to try drill it out....
Forum: Thumpers 03-25-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 472
Posted By ashrubbery
Need advice regarding clutch KLR 650

So I just got a second hand KLR 650. Everything seems to be in pretty good order. I wanted to adjust the clutch lever however as there was a bit more play than I would have liked. The lock nut thing...
Forum: Airheads 07-04-2013, 12:41 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,744
Posted By ashrubbery
Thanks everyone for your responses, much...

Thanks everyone for your responses, much appreciated!
I have confirmed that it is indeed the rotor.

Ive heard these may be able to get rewound?
Forum: Airheads 07-03-2013, 03:32 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,744
Posted By ashrubbery
Hey! So Im back with another issue :D After...

Hey!
So Im back with another issue :D
After my last post I must admit I havent really touched my bikes electrics. Im sure my bikes charging is not perfect but it has pretty much worked for my...
Forum: Airheads 01-17-2013, 01:13 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,744
Posted By ashrubbery
Sorry for such a late response. This problem...

Sorry for such a late response. This problem actually took two years to get mostly sorted.

What I did from June 2010 to the present.

-Got the diode box completely checked and re-soldered by a...
Forum: Airheads 04-15-2011, 06:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,148
Posted By ashrubbery
Thanks guys for all your help, much appreciated! ...

Thanks guys for all your help, much appreciated!

Im not very mechanically minded, but I was talking to someone and they said if you increase the amount of air flow into the carburetor then you...
Forum: Airheads 04-14-2011, 03:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,148
Posted By ashrubbery
R100 bad mileage - using too much fuel!

Hey guys,

So my 1981 R100 has suddenly decided it was going to use more fuel than it has been. I usually ride my bike until I hit at least about 230km+ and then I have to switch to my reserve...
Forum: Equipment 12-14-2010, 07:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 688
Posted By ashrubbery
thanks guys for your help, I will look into your...

thanks guys for your help, I will look into your recommendations!
Forum: Equipment 12-13-2010, 09:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 688
Posted By ashrubbery
what jacket is best for me?

So i have somewhat specific requirements concerning protective gear and I need your help to help point me in the right direction as to what to buy.

So far ive been wearing jeans and a well built...
Forum: Airheads 12-06-2010, 01:50 AM
Replies: 942
Views: 175,683
Posted By ashrubbery
heres mine. ...

heres mine.

http://www.picpanda.com/images/olhk8cg3cmy6545i0qx6.jpg



Are there any young RS owners out there? or is it only an "oldmansbike"?:D
(im 19 by the way.)
Forum: Old's Cool 12-05-2010, 05:00 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,529
Posted By ashrubbery
Sorry a bit off topic but I was curious as to why...

Sorry a bit off topic but I was curious as to why my R100RS configuration is different. The main difference being that the indicator switch is on the right side and instead of pushing it left for...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-18-2010, 04:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,624
Posted By ashrubbery
I have the same problem with my R100 at the...

I have the same problem with my R100 at the moment. One of my cylinders smokes like crazy and soots up the spark plug. After a while the spark plug just doesnt work. All you have to do is clean the...
Forum: Airheads 09-29-2010, 03:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,650
Posted By ashrubbery
mmm, im also not really sure about that O ring...

mmm, im also not really sure about that O ring too. A mechanic I know has owned bmw airheads for decades, and hes never worried about the O ring, hes reguarily mantained his bikes and nothings really...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-29-2010, 03:21 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 8,301
Posted By ashrubbery
right, so, my bike was running quite nicely,...

right, so, my bike was running quite nicely, there would be a bit of smoke on start up and then as my trip commenced the smoke would die down to the point where thered be practically none. so this i...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-23-2010, 09:35 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 8,301
Posted By ashrubbery
This is what is on the box concerning the car...

This is what is on the box concerning the car brake pads. "Auto Bahn Disk Brake Pads" then "D111 ACA Disk Pads 1969-71 Opel Kadett and 1969-ON Porche 914" The brakes are the exact same shape as on...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-22-2010, 02:57 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 8,301
Posted By ashrubbery
Update

Well after a week of looking around I managed to get a very good piston (almost brand new) with rings for 800 rand, about $115. It fits perfectly! After putting it in however it just wouldnt stop...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-13-2010, 08:04 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 8,301
Posted By ashrubbery
So im assuming it doesnt really matter if I get a...

So im assuming it doesnt really matter if I get a matching piston regarding whether it is A, B, or C? Or must i match it at all costs?
Forum: Old's Cool 09-13-2010, 08:02 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 8,301
Posted By ashrubbery
Thumb Yes I am. Besides aesthetics and what not,...

Yes I am.

Besides aesthetics and what not, why wouldnt my knackered head work? My exhaust valve fits nicely, and from what I can tell thus far, it works perfectly. The only concern now is that my...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-12-2010, 12:36 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 8,301
Posted By ashrubbery
Sorry to have not gotten back to you. I am...

Sorry to have not gotten back to you. I am interested in those pistons but of course will need a lot more information than what you have supplied. A picture will be nice. I think I will head the...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-10-2010, 10:36 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 8,301
Posted By ashrubbery
Well no harm was done by trying :D After...

Well no harm was done by trying :D

After taking the piston around to a few guys it has been concluded that it really isnt worth fixing. It can be fixed but the chances of it failing is quite high,...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-10-2010, 07:14 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 8,301
Posted By ashrubbery
Hellooo, Im back with updates on my Cylinder...

Hellooo, Im back with updates on my Cylinder head/valves. With lots of pics as well!

Sorry it took so long to post, the machinist took longer than expected. The exhaust valve that we initially...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-08-2010, 02:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,913
Posted By ashrubbery
I dont have any problem with the airhead...

I dont have any problem with the airhead sidestand. Though I dont actually know any different since my first bike is an airhead. I rarely forget to put up the sidestand but when I do the self...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-21-2010, 01:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,856
Posted By ashrubbery
okay thanks for the input. Ya I dont have a...

okay thanks for the input. Ya I dont have a toolkit so I think im going to grab it and just add some more tools to it.
Forum: Old's Cool 08-21-2010, 12:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,856
Posted By ashrubbery
hey looks like I might have to pay about $70 for...

hey looks like I might have to pay about $70 for the toolkit. How much would you guys pay for it? Is it still worth it? If I had the money id still get it, but Im a bit short on cash so I will have...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-19-2010, 04:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,529
Posted By ashrubbery
Well I have no idea how long tubes should or can...

Well I have no idea how long tubes should or can be left in a bike, but I do know that tubes will wear out if given time. Just came back from a 7000km trip when I noticed the next day that my front...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-18-2010, 04:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,856
Posted By ashrubbery
on a side note.... is this origional R100RS...

on a side note....

is this origional R100RS toolkit complete?
http://www.image-upload.net/images/tkteswp4eh2fxnqabpg.jpg
http://www.uploadgeek.com/image-149D_4C6C571A.jpg
I can get it for...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-18-2010, 04:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,856
Posted By ashrubbery
Yes offroad, perhaps a bit of slogging, and uhh...

Yes offroad, perhaps a bit of slogging, and uhh high compression? its stock does that help?
Forum: Old's Cool 08-18-2010, 04:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,856
Posted By ashrubbery
Do I need an oil cooler?

Hey everyone. I have a '81 R100 fitted with an RS fairing. I do not have an oil cooler but do have a larger oil pan. Should I get an oil cooler? I can probably get one at a good price. But if I...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-14-2010, 01:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,383
Posted By ashrubbery
Is it really that important to replace the oil...

Is it really that important to replace the oil filters? I guy I know has three stock bmw oil filters that he rotates usage. He has a specific method of cleaning the oil filters and he does change the...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-12-2010, 11:54 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 8,301
Posted By ashrubbery
Thumb Hello everyone thanks for all your replies and...

Hello everyone thanks for all your replies and helpful information!
Unfortunately I cant find a used head ( I live in Cape Town South Africa). Both valves have been properly checked and the exhaust...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-11-2010, 04:16 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 8,301
Posted By ashrubbery
Well I did leave my fuel valve on overnight. What...

Well I did leave my fuel valve on overnight. What will happen usually is that my bike wouldnt start so ill have to take out the spark plug turn it over a bit to get some of the fuel out and itll be...
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