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Forum: Airheads 04-24-2015, 09:01 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,580
Posted By Arkwright
ELR44176 from Motorworks, £15 ...

ELR44176 from Motorworks, £15


http://www.motorworks.co.uk/vlive/Shop/Parts.php?T=5&NU=10&M=20&Ct=IA&SbCt=BA_10_20_IA_30
Forum: Airheads 04-21-2015, 02:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 371
Posted By Arkwright
Michel from MiGSel asked me the same...

Michel from MiGSel asked me the same question.............it's just because it helps to stop the stand sliding on sloping tarmac, we all do funny things, that's one of mine!
Forum: Airheads 04-21-2015, 01:53 PM
Replies: 680
Views: 115,875
Posted By Arkwright
I had to put a Siebenrock clutch plate in my...

I had to put a Siebenrock clutch plate in my 1200, I couldn't get a standard one, I thought it was a bit harsh too! 7000 miles later it's settled down and is much better.

I wasn't upset at fitting...
Forum: Airheads 04-21-2015, 07:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 371
Posted By Arkwright
Get yourself one of these! ...

Get yourself one of these!


http://www.migsel.com/store/index.php?_a=viewProd&productId=99


http://arkwrightgs.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/My-BMW-Bikes/i-2ztnr82/0/L/006-L.jpg


Not cheap, but...
Forum: Airheads 04-21-2015, 07:04 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,202
Posted By Arkwright
The ultimate answer to the side stand problem is...

The ultimate answer to the side stand problem is a MigStand! not cheap but one of the best things ever invented for an Airhead GS or G/S.

http://www.migsel.com/store/images/uploads/Migstand04.jpg...
Forum: Airheads 04-16-2015, 02:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,505
Posted By Arkwright
Interesting, I have used the same forks on mine,...

Interesting, I have used the same forks on mine, I was pondering it the other day and thought the forks could be reversed, so I did it, it looks much better!

Looking through the Cafe Racer picture...
Forum: Airheads 04-15-2015, 03:35 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,580
Posted By Arkwright
I think you will find that the Alpha Ignition...

I think you will find that the Alpha Ignition system is the same as the Motorworks system and several others that are rebadged all made by Emerald Island
...
Forum: Airheads 04-15-2015, 03:10 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,552
Posted By Arkwright
http://www.ebay.de/itm/BMW-R-80-G-S-Zach-Abgasfuhr...

http://www.ebay.de/itm/BMW-R-80-G-S-Zach-Abgasfuhrung-fur-ABE-Endschalldampfer/261440905572?_trksid=p2047675.c100011.m1850&_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIC.MBE%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D30255%26meid%3D60f3f...
Forum: Airheads 04-14-2015, 03:09 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,552
Posted By Arkwright
http://arkwrightgs.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/My-BMW-...

http://arkwrightgs.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/My-BMW-Bikes/i-TVqvM9w/0/X2/099-X2.jpg
Forum: Airheads 02-25-2015, 03:23 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,611
Posted By Arkwright
http://arkwrightgs.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/My-BMW-...

http://arkwrightgs.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/My-BMW-Bikes/i-nbxwZmF/0/X2/027-X2.jpg
Forum: Airheads 02-05-2015, 01:09 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,935
Posted By Arkwright
I think you will find the latest information from...

I think you will find the latest information from BMW is not to use the base 'O' rings any more (due the possibility of barrel fracture) but to use a gasket sealant on the base of the barrel to the...
Forum: Airheads 12-19-2014, 03:43 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,210
Posted By Arkwright
A bit like this? ...

A bit like this?

http://arkwrightgs.smugmug.com/Other/Other-Motorcycles/i-VwT6JjR/0/X3/005-X3.jpg
Forum: Airheads 11-09-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,861
Posted By Arkwright
If you replace the starter mounting bolts with...

If you replace the starter mounting bolts with cap screws it aids removal and refitting considerably!
Forum: Airheads 11-07-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 7,783
Posted By Arkwright
+1, Well said Terry!

+1, Well said Terry!
Forum: Airheads 11-05-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 365
Views: 33,661
Posted By Arkwright
As a view from an outsider, is this an attempt by...

As a view from an outsider, is this an attempt by this individual to feather his own nest financially at the expense of the general membership?

If so not the first time I've seen this happen in...
Forum: Airheads 11-03-2014, 05:38 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 16,763
Posted By Arkwright
I'm afraid UKGSer is slowly grinding to a halt...

I'm afraid UKGSer is slowly grinding to a halt with the same problem!
Forum: Airheads 10-06-2014, 03:16 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,930
Posted By Arkwright
I agree if you leave the whole bolt out, I'm...

I agree if you leave the whole bolt out, I'm thinking 1mm hole through a cap screw with a pipe off, maybe into a catch tank?
Forum: Airheads 10-06-2014, 02:29 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,930
Posted By Arkwright
Can you not just drill Airbox mounting bolt and...

Can you not just drill Airbox mounting bolt and let it vent in there? (as long as the 'V' in the output seal is open then that will cover the driveshaft as well).
Forum: Airheads 06-24-2014, 07:57 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,219
Posted By Arkwright
http://www.bamw.co.uk/bikes/90-r100gs-bamw-special...

http://www.bamw.co.uk/bikes/90-r100gs-bamw-special.html


$20,000?
Forum: Airheads 05-08-2014, 03:10 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,279
Posted By Arkwright
For the last 2 years I've used Rock Oil 85w/140...

For the last 2 years I've used Rock Oil 85w/140 GL5 in all my Airhead gearboxes and bevel drives (which have all been rebuilt, because I can).

I find the boxes are a little quieter and for me...
Forum: Airheads 05-03-2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,115
Posted By Arkwright
I wonder if it's got anything to do with where...

I wonder if it's got anything to do with where you live, in the UK and Europe we possibly don't do the long distances in top gear that you do in North America?

We don't seem to get the bearing...
Forum: Airheads 04-30-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 920
Posted By Arkwright
Hyperpro are excellent, though not cheap, I've...

Hyperpro are excellent, though not cheap, I've got them on my 1200, you might improve the front with the 'Howard Millichamp Fork oil formula' I'm pleasantly surprised with it in mine.

100% 15w in...
Forum: Airheads 04-30-2014, 01:45 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,486
Posted By Arkwright
Expertise is invaluable and takes time to...

Expertise is invaluable and takes time to acquire, you are right to protect it!

Terry, has my GSPD Speedo landed with you please? Sent end of January!

As long as it has no problem, it gets...
Forum: Airheads 04-25-2014, 12:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,019
Posted By Arkwright
Thank you, I was aware of that, what I can't work...

Thank you, I was aware of that, what I can't work out is how a shorter shock with the same length torque arm improves that situation, I would have thought it did the opposite?
Forum: Airheads 04-24-2014, 03:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,019
Posted By Arkwright
Perhaps you could explain to me how fitting what...

Perhaps you could explain to me how fitting what I assume is a shorter shock will help driveshaft life? Am I missing something?
Forum: Airheads 04-20-2014, 02:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 977
Posted By Arkwright
Does fitting a shorter shock absorber not make...

Does fitting a shorter shock absorber not make the problem worse? I would have thought it would make the driveshaft run at a more extreme angle through the bevel end U/J .................. or have I...
Forum: Airheads 04-13-2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,061
Posted By Arkwright
I'll bet it's got a Bosch starter as well, I had...

I'll bet it's got a Bosch starter as well, I had this with mine which is about 10:1 CR, wasn't keen on starting after it had been stood for a week, the battery was also getting tired.

So put a...
Forum: Airheads 03-27-2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,062
Posted By Arkwright
They are about $50 each incl our 20% Vat (which...

They are about $50 each incl our 20% Vat (which you shouldn't pay) from Motobins, so you should get a pair for less than $100 delivered.
Forum: Airheads 03-03-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,793
Posted By Arkwright
The light unit is 'E' marked for European Union...

The light unit is 'E' marked for European Union approval and has a 'flat' universal dip (low beam) pattern.
Forum: Airheads 03-03-2014, 02:26 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,793
Posted By Arkwright
I've fitted this ...

I've fitted this

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/400639753782?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649

into one of these
...
Forum: Airheads 02-28-2014, 01:25 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,793
Posted By Arkwright
I do, it goes inside!

I do, it goes inside!
Forum: Airheads 02-28-2014, 09:58 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,793
Posted By Arkwright
The 30 watt versions which produce 2,200 lumens...

The 30 watt versions which produce 2,200 lumens have a built in cooling fan on the back and just fit where an H4 bulb will go. I'm trying one in my Cafe Racer (when it's complete). It also attempts...
Forum: Airheads 01-20-2014, 11:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 746
Posted By Arkwright
Yes the 320mm kit is a substantial improvement...

Yes the 320mm kit is a substantial improvement over the stock item, the whole kit is cheaper than the original disc and you can buy the disc on it's own from HE themselves, somewhere in the region of...
Forum: Airheads 01-20-2014, 02:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,757
Posted By Arkwright
If you are getting new Kiehan headers and 'Y'...

If you are getting new Kiehan headers and 'Y' piece make sure you get the latest 'Y' piece which is a lot better than the early ones, less of a 'T' piece and more of a proper 'Y' piece, makes them...
Forum: Airheads 01-06-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,499
Posted By Arkwright
That's a good solution, but milling the caliper...

That's a good solution, but milling the caliper was easy too!

Are you using a Hyperpro rear shock? If so how is it?
Forum: Airheads 01-06-2014, 02:34 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,978
Posted By Arkwright
I've got the 'Howard Millichamp' fork oil mix as...

I've got the 'Howard Millichamp' fork oil mix as quoted by Rob F. in mine, it's a big improvement!

Areas for improvement for me are Lights, HID50, Brakes, HE 320mm disc and 4pot caliper and...
Forum: Airheads 01-05-2014, 03:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,499
Posted By Arkwright
I have this set up on mine which is a...

I have this set up on mine which is a considerable improvement from the original, I just need to make a 14mm Master Cylinder for it now, (13mm give too much travel and 15mm is a little bit...
Forum: Airheads 12-11-2013, 01:11 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,384
Posted By Arkwright
I understand that our self styled " UK's Number...

I understand that our self styled " UK's Number One BMW Custom Bike Builder " believes that an 'unleaded conversion' means changing the exhaust valve guides, he was rather shocked last week when told...
Forum: Airheads 11-13-2013, 03:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 835
Posted By Arkwright
Yamaha R1 set up works well. ...

Yamaha R1 set up works well.

http://arkwrightgs.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/BMW-Bikes/i-Cn2JCbk/0/M/007-M.jpg

http://arkwrightgs.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/BMW-Bikes/i-RJM8Bc9/0/M/012-M.jpg

Use a...
Forum: Airheads 11-13-2013, 03:32 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,727
Posted By Arkwright
Perfect!

Perfect!
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