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Forum: Airheads 08-29-2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,071
Posted By Mal S7
Does anyone have a pic of what the later model...

Does anyone have a pic of what the later model barrels look like? The step that needs to be machined off. A before and after shot would be best thanks.

Mal
Forum: Airheads 07-01-2014, 08:31 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 17,100
Posted By Mal S7
Burning BMWs batman! What shame. I bought my...

Burning BMWs batman! What shame. I bought my spares R100S off a fella who had it parked in Sydney when it was kicked over and set alight by some disgruntled retard.
That's a frightening idea for...
Forum: Airheads 07-01-2014, 08:27 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 17,100
Posted By Mal S7
Let me guess Bill. You are working on the solar...

Let me guess Bill. You are working on the solar power project?
Yep, give me a call and you are most welcome to drop by for a beer and a yack.

cheers
Mal
Forum: Airheads 06-30-2014, 02:22 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 17,100
Posted By Mal S7
Just stumbled across this thread. Hmmm a bloody...

Just stumbled across this thread. Hmmm a bloody beauty!

Mudgee huh, I am only 120 clicks away and may be able to help with carb parts, 32mm bing parts any good to you? Just changed my gaiters too...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-27-2014, 06:37 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,672
Posted By Mal S7
Sea monkeys?

Sea monkeys?
Forum: Airheads 06-26-2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,739
Posted By Mal S7
Veronika has oodles of personality!

Veronika has oodles of personality!
Forum: Old's Cool 06-24-2014, 01:21 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,672
Posted By Mal S7
I am dreaming of this beautiful example of the...

I am dreaming of this beautiful example of the japanese BMW

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Yamaha-XS-750-Triple-1977-not-an-XS-650-/111384678178

but the price is ...
Forum: Airheads 06-21-2014, 09:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 761
Posted By Mal S7
A very fine looking machine.

A very fine looking machine.
Forum: Old's Cool 06-20-2014, 09:26 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,672
Posted By Mal S7
Good onya melville! The yamaha triples are worth...

Good onya melville! The yamaha triples are worth preserving. I wish my neighbour would pester me to take one off their hands.

cheers
Mal
Forum: Airheads 06-20-2014, 12:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 947
Posted By Mal S7
I have used the lead substitute far back as I can...

I have used the lead substitute far back as I can remember. I don't know if it does any good, but it hasn't done any harm and its cheap. Slight nuisance in having to carry some additive on longer...
Forum: Airheads 06-18-2014, 12:40 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,092
Posted By Mal S7
That has got to be the same bike, no? Same...

That has got to be the same bike, no?

Same paint job, sure, that could be coincidence
but those painted panniers ...

Unless someone Stateside is churning them out its gotta be the same bike.
Forum: Airheads 06-01-2014, 12:11 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 7,767
Posted By Mal S7
I had a ride on a very stock R75/5 recently....

I had a ride on a very stock R75/5 recently. Original springs and light oil. The suspension was impressive for its ride quality. It was VERY light in the front end, very lounge chair, but it took a...
Forum: Airheads 05-31-2014, 01:28 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,137
Posted By Mal S7
btw As someone else has pointed out allow a few...

btw As someone else has pointed out allow a few hundred $$ for new rear shocks too, especially if they are the original boge units.
Forum: Airheads 05-31-2014, 01:21 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,137
Posted By Mal S7
Sorry. No one can answer that question. Judging...

Sorry. No one can answer that question. Judging by the way it looks you should have many years of happy riding without a lot of work. I bought my bike 20 years ago, it had been much abused and had a...
Forum: Airheads 05-31-2014, 01:07 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,596
Posted By Mal S7
A friend let me take his 75/5 for a spin...

A friend let me take his 75/5 for a spin recently. My first experience with a BMW drum brake. Works but freakin' scary! You guys must have precognition; knowing to start to haul that cable in, 10...
Forum: Airheads 05-31-2014, 12:50 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 7,767
Posted By Mal S7
What is a rebound damping rod?

What is a rebound damping rod?
Forum: Airheads 05-31-2014, 12:47 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 7,767
Posted By Mal S7
After doing some miles I am also trying lower...

After doing some miles I am also trying lower fork oil viscosity. Finding when hitting a long series of bumps the forks can't keep up. 10 wt is much better but will try lower still just so I know...
Forum: Airheads 05-14-2014, 03:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 552
Posted By Mal S7
Top up the oil and go for another ride. My...

Top up the oil and go for another ride.
My R100/7 oil consumption is variable, despite excellent compression and leak down results. It near emptied the sump on one vigorous run which included lots...
Forum: Airheads 05-11-2014, 02:47 AM
Replies: 6,837
Views: 1,349,912
Posted By Mal S7
Yesterday morning ...

Yesterday morning

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5541/14150748455_ed665b3dc9_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/nyshvD)
Forum: Old's Cool 05-03-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 8,144
Views: 3,196,840
Posted By Mal S7
Sensational deal. They are a great bike, a...

Sensational deal. They are a great bike, a classic that actually handles.
Forum: Airheads 05-01-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,442
Posted By Mal S7
I find anything less than 2psi on the front and...

I find anything less than 2psi on the front and the steering gets a little heavy ...

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2931/14047290994_0206676d53_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/npj3dj)

...
Forum: Airheads 04-26-2014, 01:30 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 7,767
Posted By Mal S7
Yep Jeff. That's what made me extract-the-digit...

Yep Jeff. That's what made me extract-the-digit to finally fit those emulators. I am right on schedule and looking forward to it! I even bought one of them helinox chairs at last. Talk about keen!
...
Forum: Airheads 04-26-2014, 12:10 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 7,767
Posted By Mal S7
Thumb Well I finally got around to installing the gold...

Well I finally got around to installing the gold valves in my R100/7.

After reading all the tales of woe I half expected the worst but I am very pleased to say that they actually do the job they...
Forum: Airheads 04-24-2014, 05:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 531
Posted By Mal S7
I've just been testing and notice the damper rod...

I've just been testing and notice the damper rod rings do add noticeable drag. I slid the oiled rod into the fork tube and pushed it back and forth, they certainly wouldn't fall out on their own.
...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-24-2014, 02:03 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,255
Posted By Mal S7
Bloody kids these days! Nothing like back in the...

Bloody kids these days! Nothing like back in the day when the real generation of builders would preserve bikes by cutting the frames and extending the forks ... No hipsters back then, no sirree.
...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-23-2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,255
Posted By Mal S7
First time I've ever heard of someone cutting...

First time I've ever heard of someone cutting open a fuel tank to clean out the rust. Good trick too, to weld it back up again with a mig. I'd really like to see the photos.

Cheers
Mal
Forum: Airheads 04-21-2014, 08:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 531
Posted By Mal S7
Thanks fellas! that's why these forums are...

Thanks fellas!
that's why these forums are invaluable; you get the sort of advice that you can't find in the manuals, or the fisches.

cheers
Mal
Forum: Airheads 04-21-2014, 04:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 531
Posted By Mal S7
R100/7 fork internal components

Does anyone have a pic of R100/7 or R100S fork damper components?

I have mine apart at the moment and, studying the fische, and workshop manual, and motobins parts I am not sure that I have all...
Forum: Airheads 04-17-2014, 02:55 AM
Replies: 6,837
Views: 1,349,912
Posted By Mal S7
This 'un gets my vote! :thumbup

This 'un gets my vote! :thumbup
Forum: Airheads 04-17-2014, 01:36 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,685
Posted By Mal S7
Great work. The vinyl wrap is a good look ...

Great work. The vinyl wrap is a good look

Keep the reports coming.

cheers
Mal
Forum: Airheads 04-08-2014, 01:55 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,829
Posted By Mal S7
Looks like it might have once been cared for...

Looks like it might have once been cared for Buckslip, have you got a profile pic?

As per previous posts its most likely the oil

1. Drop your fork oil and replace with low viscosity 3wt -7.5wt...
Forum: Airheads 04-05-2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,827
Posted By Mal S7
It's near an old rail bridge Bill over the...

It's near an old rail bridge Bill over the Macquarie River, maybe a pumphouse for watering steam engines? Its up on supports to keep it above the flood line.

<a...
Forum: Airheads 04-04-2014, 10:30 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,827
Posted By Mal S7
Congrats Bigger Al on the long term relationship!...

Congrats Bigger Al on the long term relationship!

and thanks for posting, you made me realise I missed my twentieth anniversary ... I think ... I will have to dig through the paperwork and check...
Forum: Airheads 03-30-2014, 02:43 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,878
Posted By Mal S7
My R100/7 has almost always shaken its head when...

My R100/7 has almost always shaken its head when slowing down from about 80-50km/hr. Its not subtle, when it happens you know about it, a loose grip on the bars, or scratch your nose and the bars...
Forum: Airheads 03-30-2014, 01:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,071
Posted By Mal S7
The basic Hagons were good for the money but worn...

The basic Hagons were good for the money but worn out by 40 thousand kms. They may last longer if you stay on the beaten track.
I've now got Ikons and they do the job.

Mal
Forum: Airheads 03-30-2014, 12:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,579
Posted By Mal S7
Hi Matt, I did the same mod. Ebay $70 swingarm...

Hi Matt, I did the same mod. Ebay $70 swingarm off an 81 RS. $50 for the powdercoating and it looks great. Yeah the later model bearings I used cost as much as the rest of the project! (Motobins?...
Forum: Airheads 02-07-2014, 01:43 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,214
Posted By Mal S7
Just off the phone, a salon in Paris is offering...

Just off the phone, a salon in Paris is offering 2000 euro. Can I be your agent?
Forum: Airheads 02-06-2014, 11:50 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,214
Posted By Mal S7
I think they look cool. And would be if they were...

I think they look cool. And would be if they were someone's own creation, someone on a tight budget ... it's the whole contrived creation thing where you pay big money to buy back-yard budget styling...
Forum: Airheads 02-01-2014, 12:31 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 7,767
Posted By Mal S7
Hey there Jeff, As you know the old bikes a...

Hey there Jeff,
As you know the old bikes a keeper and the suspension is the only thing that makes me hanker for a modern machine. I am looking for comfort but not old-buick. The front end to be...
Forum: Airheads 01-31-2014, 11:46 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 7,767
Posted By Mal S7
Hi SS, I am not at all surprised at the...

Hi SS,
I am not at all surprised at the confusion. The way that suspension works is far from intuitive and has long mythology. The more you think about it, the more there is to think about. I read...
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