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Forum: Airheads 10-13-2013, 12:11 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 41,741
Posted By Dustdevill
In modern off road motorcycle design the ideal is...

In modern off road motorcycle design the ideal is to get the foot peg position as close as possible in line with the swing-arm pivot point. Your picture perfectly illustrates that the SWT pegs do...
Forum: Airheads 10-13-2013, 08:16 AM
Replies: 250
Views: 41,741
Posted By Dustdevill
This short video will give you some idea of the...

This short video will give you some idea of the craziness when riding soft sand. Those pegs from SWT will be much appreciated in these kind of conditions. All the action is in the last half of the...
Forum: Airheads 10-13-2013, 08:12 AM
Replies: 250
Views: 41,741
Posted By Dustdevill
These pegs are not simply to provide more space...

These pegs are not simply to provide more space for your boot behind the carbs.
By moving the peg position back you are effectively moving your weight back to the rear wheel. This of coarse only...
Forum: Airheads 10-13-2013, 07:43 AM
Replies: 250
Views: 41,741
Posted By Dustdevill
HPN perhaps!?!?! I might be producing the...

HPN perhaps!?!?!

I might be producing the fairing in SA from fiber glass but the headlight is still a major headache as it is from the K100 and cost a whopping 350$ US.
There is already a mold...
Forum: Airheads 10-13-2013, 07:29 AM
Replies: 250
Views: 41,741
Posted By Dustdevill
The brass bushes eventually ware out and need...

The brass bushes eventually ware out and need replacement as well.
The best solution is to fit a 16x14 mm precision steel tube straight through between the cover and the housing. The length if I...
Forum: Airheads 09-16-2013, 11:09 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 11,541
Posted By Dustdevill
I did yes, I build a new garage/workshop with the...

I did yes, I build a new garage/workshop with the money and will be assembling this model for a new client;
...
Forum: Airheads 09-16-2013, 06:14 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 11,541
Posted By Dustdevill
Its a pleasure ;) I am living in the Karoo now...

Its a pleasure ;)
I am living in the Karoo now and have been growing garlic and unions!
Forum: Airheads 09-13-2013, 09:45 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 11,541
Posted By Dustdevill
Interesting thread:wink: I have....scratch...

Interesting thread:wink:

I have....scratch that, had the HPN Paris Dakar model with a 13mm offset on the rear wheel and have never come across any unusual behavior. I use the bike for a lot of...
Forum: Airheads 12-10-2011, 12:05 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 10,876
Posted By Dustdevill
I have some more images that should follow soon. ...

I have some more images that should follow soon.
The exhausts can be mounted higher but the main reason for running low is to keep them away from the rear shocks which can overheat if the exhaust...
Forum: Airheads 12-06-2011, 10:51 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 10,876
Posted By Dustdevill
<iframe width="560" height="315"...

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/gsQS-cjEv6A" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
Forum: Airheads 09-08-2011, 11:22 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 10,876
Posted By Dustdevill
Have been side tracked and the bike were hanging...

Have been side tracked and the bike were hanging in mid air for the last 2 years. It will be finished finally in only two weeks time and I promise to get some more info and images posted.
Forum: Old's Cool 05-07-2011, 02:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,672
Posted By Dustdevill
That angle is deceiving as the angle on the...

That angle is deceiving as the angle on the backbone is also slightly different. I should have propped the standard frame's wheel till the two backbones was perfectly parallel to each other.
They...
Forum: Airheads 05-07-2011, 01:03 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,977
Posted By Dustdevill
You need to look at the bowden cable. The cable...

You need to look at the bowden cable. The cable can cause a lot of resistance reducing the braking ability to almost none.
Clean it out with cable cleaner and keep it well lubricated.

Replace...
Forum: Airheads 04-12-2011, 12:20 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 22,674
Posted By Dustdevill
Great seeing you're back home Marcus. Billy is...

Great seeing you're back home Marcus. Billy is also a big fan of the G/S Workshop and we became good friends over the time he spend fiddling on is bike there.
I have moved shop to the small Karoo...
Forum: Airheads 03-27-2011, 12:01 PM
Replies: 1,811
Views: 645,181
Posted By Dustdevill
So we see a lot of airhead machines built for the...

So we see a lot of airhead machines built for the back and beyond but lets see them in their real territory;
Here we are traveling through a very remote valley in Lesotho. The road have fallen in...
Forum: Airheads 03-12-2011, 03:54 PM
Replies: 1,811
Views: 645,181
Posted By Dustdevill
Just a response to some of the vids posted here....

Just a response to some of the vids posted here. This is one HPN you would not want to buy, but then I would never want to sell it either!
Be patient, the videos is not about HPN although you will...
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-22-2011, 01:11 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,782
Posted By Dustdevill
Thanks grizz for all your enthusiasm and for...

Thanks grizz for all your enthusiasm and for putting up the links up everywhere, and thanks for all the comments and encouragement from you forum members and inmates. We need lots of it right now...
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-10-2011, 07:20 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,782
Posted By Dustdevill
Actually the KLR started consuming more oil than...

Actually the KLR started consuming more oil than petrol, a common problem with these models.
All in all I believed that all three riders had their share of troubles and the bikes presented their...
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-10-2011, 07:10 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,782
Posted By Dustdevill
Actually the KLR started consuming more oil than...

Actually the KLR started consuming more oil than petrol, a common problem with these models.
All in all I believed that all three riders had their share of troubles and the bikes presented their...
Forum: Airheads 11-08-2010, 10:11 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,696
Posted By Dustdevill
Originally Posted by Wirespokes Springs...

Originally Posted by Wirespokes
Springs too soft and too much sag are two entirely different things.

If the forks don't bottom out, then I'd think they're stiff enough.

Sag is handled...
Forum: Airheads 11-08-2010, 09:55 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,696
Posted By Dustdevill
Just so that we are on the same page; preload is...

Just so that we are on the same page; preload is measured by checking the amount the spacer or spring is protruding out the top of the fork + the dept to which the fork cap will screw into the fork...
Forum: Airheads 11-07-2010, 10:14 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,696
Posted By Dustdevill
I am measuring fork travel by assembling the fork...

I am measuring fork travel by assembling the fork components without the fork spring. This will allow you to accurately measure the exact amount of fork travel from a fully extended to fully...
Forum: Airheads 11-02-2010, 02:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,505
Posted By Dustdevill
The springs you have fitted is likely to be the...

The springs you have fitted is likely to be the 0.9 kg/mm or 9 Nm spring.
These are not progressive so the springs will be very stiff even over small bumps. You must look at it this way; it's a...
Forum: Airheads 11-02-2010, 01:13 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,696
Posted By Dustdevill
I guess I will have to answer my own...

I guess I will have to answer my own question:augie
Although most manuals and tech specs about the G/S claims the fork travel to be 200 mm or 210 mm it is in fact only 167mm.

To work out spring...
Forum: Airheads 10-31-2010, 04:50 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,696
Posted By Dustdevill
How did you get to 26.5%? Do you know how much...

How did you get to 26.5%?
Do you know how much travel these G/S forks allow?
Forum: Ride reports 07-28-2010, 11:52 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,528
Posted By Dustdevill
Yeah and that little pass is way more ugly than...

Yeah and that little pass is way more ugly than it looks.

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Forum: Old's Cool 05-28-2010, 11:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,978
Posted By Dustdevill
I missed the question in a way, one of the...

I missed the question in a way, one of the biggest reasons why very few HPN Baja rear exhausts are fitted is the cost. Most guys here try and save a few bucs on the exhaust and it is futile as none...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-10-2010, 12:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,439
Posted By Dustdevill
If you check with your local dealer they will...

If you check with your local dealer they will tell you that this is very common on the old airhead models.(that they don't think it is important to inform the customer or to suggest replacing the...
Forum: Ride reports 05-02-2010, 01:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,521
Posted By Dustdevill
There is tons of material of Lesotho. Between...

There is tons of material of Lesotho. Between Michiel and myself we shot over 100GB of video and photographs.

I would recommend that one subscribe to this thread and prepare for one hell of a...
Forum: Ride reports 05-01-2010, 06:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,521
Posted By Dustdevill
So the first leg of the trips starts with Michiel...

So the first leg of the trips starts with Michiel and myself looking for an all gravel trip to our respective folks for christmas stopping over in Orania the Afrikaner self-proclaimed homeland.

We...
Forum: Ride reports 05-01-2010, 05:49 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,332
Posted By Dustdevill
I live for this kinda trails. I'm green with envy...

I live for this kinda trails. I'm green with envy and feel like shipping my bike there for a two day ride.
Awesome stuff guys and respect for riding the big KTM through that kind of terrain, just...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-01-2010, 09:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,707
Posted By Dustdevill
You must get a sump plug and not a screw. Use a...

You must get a sump plug and not a screw. Use a coper or aluminum washer gasket to seal it of properly.
Forum: Ride reports 05-01-2010, 08:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,521
Posted By Dustdevill
Just to put the trip in perspective. We...

Just to put the trip in perspective.

We Started the trip in Cape Town although we did not all ride together. Michiel and Myself did a trip up to our respective families through the Cape province...
Forum: Ride reports 05-01-2010, 07:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,521
Posted By Dustdevill
Senqunyane River Crossing, Lesotho the hard way.

Yes, we wanted to stay off the well beaten paths and go and explore areas where the local kids run away scared because they do not know what to make of a white man and his noisy, awkward two wheel...
Forum: Ride reports 03-03-2010, 06:53 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 16,583
Posted By Dustdevill
Inspirational stuff. I love the old beamers,...

Inspirational stuff. I love the old beamers, would like to know what you guys did to get the ol /7 prepped for such a hectic ride.
Forum: Airheads 02-18-2010, 12:34 PM
Replies: 1,567
Views: 204,170
Posted By Dustdevill
It's a pity you did not fit the rear brake cable...

It's a pity you did not fit the rear brake cable before fitting the swing-arm. It's a real bitch getting in there with the swing-arm in the way. You also need to make sure the powder coating is not...
Forum: Airheads 02-18-2010, 12:27 PM
Replies: 1,567
Views: 204,170
Posted By Dustdevill
The R80GS and R100GS have the same size valves.

The R80GS and R100GS have the same size valves.
Forum: Old's Cool 02-07-2010, 01:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 978
Posted By Dustdevill
To much assumptions!!! HPN would not touch the...

To much assumptions!!! HPN would not touch the enduralast stuff. If higher alternator output is required they use the charging system BMW fitted to the police bikes. Rotors they supply comes from a...
Forum: Airheads 02-07-2010, 01:07 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 10,876
Posted By Dustdevill
Just to make sure you guys don't think I have...

Just to make sure you guys don't think I have abandoned this thread, I have been in Lesotho on HPN540, sold a property and closed a business and at the same time relocated my workshop.
HPN663 have...
Forum: Airheads 02-07-2010, 12:18 PM
Replies: 337
Views: 75,436
Posted By Dustdevill
http://i397.photobucket.com/albums/pp55/Dustdevil/...

http://i397.photobucket.com/albums/pp55/Dustdevil/Foot-pegLoweringBrackets-013089.jpg

Klaus from HPN have told me that the latest in modern bike design is to get the footpeg position as close as...
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