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Forum: Airheads 12-09-2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,164
Posted By Toaster.Tan
Bad Roter

Souljer -
I would NOT ride your bike with an intermittent rotor! It's telling you loud and clear it's about to fail! It will go at any time, regardless of temperature and leave you on the side of...
Forum: Airheads 12-06-2014, 09:03 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,164
Posted By Toaster.Tan
I notched the front of the tray to run multiple...

I notched the front of the tray to run multiple wires into it. The tray has a Centech AP1 fuse box, but there are several less expensive alternatives. The fuse box is keyed power to the ignition...
Forum: Airheads 12-06-2014, 08:11 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,066
Posted By Toaster.Tan
One thing to note about those grommets. They come...

One thing to note about those grommets. They come in different LENGTHS and it may seem to be a small difference, but it makes the whole thing fit wrong. I wrestled with mine until noticing the old...
Forum: Airheads 12-04-2014, 10:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,066
Posted By Toaster.Tan
Yup - they were ALL silver coated/painted. The...

Yup - they were ALL silver coated/painted. The paint wore off and tubes faded to the copper color. Those copper tubes are gold now as originals are harder and harder to find. Most folks replaced...
Forum: Airheads 12-04-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,164
Posted By Toaster.Tan
Another good point made above. If you commute in...

Another good point made above. If you commute in traffic and have daily rides which don't go far or at higher rpm's you will always be drawing down the battery. This is where the periodic use of a...
Forum: Airheads 12-04-2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,164
Posted By Toaster.Tan
Hey Souljer - thanks for inviting me to your...

Hey Souljer - thanks for inviting me to your thread.

I installed the EnduraLast on my R100GS-PD about 5 years ago and no problems to date. I think you correctly assessed both are proven reliable...
Forum: Airheads 12-03-2014, 08:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,066
Posted By Toaster.Tan
Tubed...?

Yo Derek.....
You sure you have the right tube for the right side....? Or ~ left for left? They're different.

Just say'n.... :D
Forum: Airheads 12-02-2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 300
Views: 12,203
Posted By Toaster.Tan
Feel free to cross post my response Souljer. ...

Feel free to cross post my response Souljer.

Stephen
Forum: Airheads 12-02-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 300
Views: 12,203
Posted By Toaster.Tan
Souljer, The R100R / Mystic have 41mm...

Souljer,
The R100R / Mystic have 41mm stanchions and a robust, cast top yoke. The geometry and center stem stack is different from the other airheads, which is why there are not many aftermarket...
Forum: Airheads 11-30-2014, 07:39 PM
Replies: 300
Views: 12,203
Posted By Toaster.Tan
R65 has a completely different geometry and...

R65 has a completely different geometry and center stem stack.
Forum: Airheads 11-30-2014, 05:31 PM
Replies: 300
Views: 12,203
Posted By Toaster.Tan
Your bike is acclaimed by many to be the best...

Your bike is acclaimed by many to be the best duel-sport bike BMW made and has seen many a world tour. It really has some great handling abilities on black or brown surfaces. It's also the bike I...
Forum: Airheads 11-30-2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 300
Views: 12,203
Posted By Toaster.Tan
WOW! What an interesting setup! Tell me about...

WOW! What an interesting setup! Tell me about the /5 top caps and what's under them? Do you have a spacer in there? You've lowered the bike and then mounted clip-ons UNDER the yoke.... YIKeS! My...
Forum: Airheads 11-30-2014, 01:05 PM
Replies: 300
Views: 12,203
Posted By Toaster.Tan
:lol3:lol3:lol3 Remember....it's not the meat -...

:lol3:lol3:lol3 Remember....it's not the meat - it's the motion :lol3:lol3:lol3
Forum: Airheads 11-30-2014, 01:03 PM
Replies: 300
Views: 12,203
Posted By Toaster.Tan
:D:evil:D:evil:D:evil:D.....and there lies an...

:D:evil:D:evil:D:evil:D.....and there lies an opportunity for improvement....:D:evil:D:evil:D:evil:D
Forum: Airheads 11-30-2014, 12:05 PM
Replies: 300
Views: 12,203
Posted By Toaster.Tan
VERY nicely done. Good detail and looks clean. ...

VERY nicely done. Good detail and looks clean. That's been done for a long time, but you made it look elegant.

Good on ya!
Forum: Airheads 11-30-2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 300
Views: 12,203
Posted By Toaster.Tan
OK - guess I rambled around it.... Early on...

OK - guess I rambled around it....

Early on when my first run came out more folks than expected wanted me to either machine out the step or make one without it so they could extend the tubes...
Forum: Airheads 11-30-2014, 10:40 AM
Replies: 300
Views: 12,203
Posted By Toaster.Tan
You made coffee come out my nose..... thanks for...

You made coffee come out my nose..... thanks for the morning grin. :D
Forum: Airheads 11-29-2014, 11:16 PM
Replies: 300
Views: 12,203
Posted By Toaster.Tan
I will only speak to my design. I decided to...

I will only speak to my design. I decided to eliminate the step in the bore many years ago for a variety of reasons.

One of the drawbacks of using end clamps is the slit cut for clamping the...
Forum: Airheads 11-28-2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 300
Views: 12,203
Posted By Toaster.Tan
Actually, the lower is pretty robust. It may not...

Actually, the lower is pretty robust. It may not be as pretty as a billet one, but it gets the job done. A machined lower has it's own challenges with getting the stem pressed in perfectly straight,...
Forum: Airheads 11-28-2014, 05:25 PM
Replies: 300
Views: 12,203
Posted By Toaster.Tan
Hmmm..... their instructions state you must...

Hmmm..... their instructions state you must torque the stanchion top bolt to 70 ft/lbs and the center stem nut to 90 ft/lbs. Doesn't say anything about loosening them afterwards.

Not making any...
Forum: Airheads 11-27-2014, 10:12 PM
Replies: 300
Views: 12,203
Posted By Toaster.Tan
Hey Evo - Not sure what you mean by...

Hey Evo -
Not sure what you mean by 'differences'. Ping me off forum and I can answer all your questions.

info@toastertan.com

Thanks - Stephen
Forum: Airheads 11-27-2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 300
Views: 12,203
Posted By Toaster.Tan
This is the first run with the mounting holes and...

This is the first run with the mounting holes and also available in 38.5mm mono. I haven't uploaded the photos because I'm working on a website. Lots going on right now.

Have another new product...
Forum: Airheads 11-27-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 300
Views: 12,203
Posted By Toaster.Tan
Some options for the instruments and handlebars: ...

Some options for the instruments and handlebars:

25mm high-risershttp://www.pbase.com/toastertan/image/151948198/medium.jpg

Cafe brace underside has 6mm blind-tapped mounting holes. Nylon...
Forum: Airheads 11-27-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 300
Views: 12,203
Posted By Toaster.Tan
Hey Henry - Without knowing everything you might...

Hey Henry - Without knowing everything you might have done:
Have you tried the Randy Glass process for fork alignment?
Did you roll the tubes on a known flat surface to see if you had a slight...
Forum: Airheads 11-26-2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 300
Views: 12,203
Posted By Toaster.Tan
This is exactly where we should be. Comparing...

This is exactly where we should be. Comparing these to new bikes or arguing over which design flaw is worse ignores why we own them. I had a 99 VFR for 10 years and it was the best balanced, best...
Forum: Airheads 11-26-2014, 06:23 PM
Replies: 300
Views: 12,203
Posted By Toaster.Tan
Since this is a top brace discussion I'll bring...

Since this is a top brace discussion I'll bring it back to thread.

BMW continued to design in the 4mm steel plate sandwiched with 90 ft/lbs of torque on the GS !!! The R80 GS had the MOST stress...
Forum: Airheads 11-26-2014, 06:10 PM
Replies: 300
Views: 12,203
Posted By Toaster.Tan
I simply don't think you can go down the 'these...

I simply don't think you can go down the 'these guys are better than those' road with any real stand-out manufacturer. The 60's - 80's were an explosion in technology and innovation for all marques....
Forum: Airheads 11-26-2014, 12:09 PM
Replies: 300
Views: 12,203
Posted By Toaster.Tan
I beg to differ. The /5 transmissions were an...

I beg to differ. The /5 transmissions were an ingenious design by the safety conscious Bavarian engineers. It made that loud CHA-CLUNK as a warning device to alert pedestrians your were up-shifting...
Forum: Airheads 11-26-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 300
Views: 12,203
Posted By Toaster.Tan
Great guys. Made this for them earlier in the...

Great guys. Made this for them earlier in the year. :D


http://www.pbase.com/toastertan/image/157556968/medium.jpg

Have a guy sending me an ignition switch he wants a hole bored in the Cafe...
Forum: Airheads 11-24-2014, 06:49 AM
Replies: 300
Views: 12,203
Posted By Toaster.Tan
I bought a set of these for a project and never...

I bought a set of these for a project and never used them. Same idea with a bit more quality. Not cheap either....

http://tinyurl.com/osmvhok
Forum: Airheads 11-23-2014, 08:38 PM
Replies: 300
Views: 12,203
Posted By Toaster.Tan
I would also recommend you get a pair of used...

I would also recommend you get a pair of used ears to keep as spares - or cut them and keep your originals. If you ever want to go back to stock you can.

There are a number of aftermarket...
Forum: Airheads 11-23-2014, 07:57 PM
Replies: 300
Views: 12,203
Posted By Toaster.Tan
http://www.pbase.com/toastertan/image/145060214/me...

http://www.pbase.com/toastertan/image/145060214/medium.jpg
Forum: Airheads 11-23-2014, 07:53 PM
Replies: 300
Views: 12,203
Posted By Toaster.Tan
http://www.pbase.com/toastertan/image/145059062/me...

http://www.pbase.com/toastertan/image/145059062/medium.jpg
Forum: Airheads 11-23-2014, 07:51 PM
Replies: 300
Views: 12,203
Posted By Toaster.Tan
You can use the stock rubber grommets if you...

You can use the stock rubber grommets if you carefully place NEW ones in the widened opening. There are also a couple different part numbers for the Mono bikes that are 38.5mm openings you can squish...
Forum: Airheads 11-23-2014, 07:10 PM
Replies: 300
Views: 12,203
Posted By Toaster.Tan
Hi folks - I'm now in Phoenix visiting friends...

Hi folks - I'm now in Phoenix visiting friends and catching up on this thread. Sooo glad it has righted itself from people and product bashing to tech talk. Thanks to those that moved it there.
...
Forum: Airheads 11-19-2014, 10:14 PM
Replies: 300
Views: 12,203
Posted By Toaster.Tan
OK - last post and going to bed.... I don't...

OK - last post and going to bed....

I don't make a lower bridge/brace for the street model bikes. I DO make a lower bridge for the GS model. There is a reason for that.

I had my R100GS-PD for...
Forum: Airheads 11-19-2014, 09:58 PM
Replies: 300
Views: 12,203
Posted By Toaster.Tan
Hey Captain.... Dang...for a guy who has...

Hey Captain.... Dang...for a guy who has everything wrong you pretty much got everything right. I thought this is a pretty concise recital of all the stuff going on! Good on ya!

Now add to...
Forum: Airheads 11-19-2014, 09:27 PM
Replies: 300
Views: 12,203
Posted By Toaster.Tan
Let me make one clarification about this...

Let me make one clarification about this rebuttal:
The reference to the 'design' is actually the METHOD of the custom brace clamping to the fork tubes. This is what SJ BMW implied as well. Neither...
Forum: Airheads 11-19-2014, 08:57 PM
Replies: 300
Views: 12,203
Posted By Toaster.Tan
CafeDude - Lower braces have been a source of...

CafeDude -
Lower braces have been a source of much animated discussion over the years. It's hard to really nail down an answer of 'yes' or 'no' about whether they improve the fork stability and to...
Forum: Airheads 11-19-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 300
Views: 12,203
Posted By Toaster.Tan
I am assuming you represent SJ BMW. If you reread...

I am assuming you represent SJ BMW. If you reread my post you will see it was NOT a reference to your brace, which is the one you have shown.

I have been very careful NOT to turn this discussion...
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