ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Search Forums
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Showing results 1 to 40 of 120
Search took 0.01 seconds.
Search: Posts Made By: Paragon
Forum: Airheads 10-30-2009, 06:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,903
Posted By Paragon
Simply put If you fit the 747 - and if it...

Simply put

If you fit the 747 - and if it fits, it will be 3.5% different, (less accurate), than the 773.

i.e. the rear wheel on a standard R80G/S turns 773 times per kilometer and that is why...
Forum: Airheads 10-29-2009, 02:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,903
Posted By Paragon
The 80GS and 80G/S Speedos - mono and para - are...

The 80GS and 80G/S Speedos - mono and para - are the same
R80GS & R80G/S MPH/KPH = W1244
3.36 (RATIO 37.11 SPEEDO 1.244)
The older Speedeos would have been expressed this as 1.244 rather than 1244...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-29-2009, 02:12 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,780
Posted By Paragon
The 800cc post 1980 motor will probably always be...

The 800cc post 1980 motor will probably always be the best Beemer Airhead motor

For certain uses you need to start with the R65 bottom end to get the best motor
Forum: Old's Cool 10-20-2009, 02:07 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,155
Posted By Paragon
New brushes need soldering in - do not replace...

New brushes need soldering in - do not replace them unless you have, (need) to - it is a time consuming job

Your problem sounded like a diode problem - but you have proved that is not so

It is...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-15-2008, 02:00 PM
Replies: 4,700
Views: 716,910
Posted By Paragon
My 1973 60/5 Euro Style

My 1973 60/5 Euro Style - recent buy

none of that fancy US Chrome

http://www.bmwr90s.co.uk/imagesforweb/R60_5.jpg
Forum: Old's Cool 08-01-2008, 11:59 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,640
Posted By Paragon
Hi Mik, morning from sunny France re...

Hi Mik,

morning from sunny France

re reading my post, I am sorry if any of my comments were personal.........I find this discussion on "cost of ownership" frustrating so can I just "beg to...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-01-2008, 03:18 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,640
Posted By Paragon
Re work on Airheads

Mik,
Do not want to argue the point with you on this.....but you are wrong

If you are not prepared to do SOME, (most), of the work yourself and love the Bike.......do not get one, (or even own...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-01-2008, 10:34 AM
Replies: 8,091
Views: 3,168,606
Posted By Paragon
did he have a "brown" seat as...

did he have a "brown" seat as well................?
Forum: Old's Cool 08-01-2008, 10:05 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,640
Posted By Paragon
Old BMs are as "cheap as chips" to run ...

Old BMs are as "cheap as chips" to run

Secondhand parts are plentiful, (if you need them)
Insurance is cheap
They are not bad and fuel
They last for years, and
Depreciation is $NIL/ŁNIL
...
Forum: Airheads 08-01-2008, 09:40 AM
Replies: 779
Views: 258,648
Posted By Paragon
Rotor Guzzi ones are the same and just a bit...

Rotor

Guzzi ones are the same and just a bit cheaper, (in the UK anyway)
Forum: Old's Cool 08-01-2008, 09:14 AM
Replies: 4,700
Views: 716,910
Posted By Paragon
F3

just for a change, one of my other passions

http://www.80gs.co.uk/F3_opt.jpg

OK then Bike related

http://www.80gs.co.uk/PD_Coil.jpg
Forum: Old's Cool 07-30-2008, 01:27 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,640
Posted By Paragon
A mid 80s R80 monolever/monoshock is a really...

A mid 80s R80 monolever/monoshock is a really nice BM

great engine
unleaded heads
benefits from the years of boxer development

fast, reliable, light and great to ride

Go for a 1986 R80 in...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-27-2008, 11:11 PM
Replies: 8,091
Views: 3,168,606
Posted By Paragon
Thanks Guys, I have built the Bike collection up...

Thanks Guys, I have built the Bike collection up over a few years as I am now getting on a bit. I try to improve it every year.
I have just ridden a Basic for 8 hours, over 400 miles only stopping...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-27-2008, 01:44 PM
Replies: 8,091
Views: 3,168,606
Posted By Paragon
Getting older

Just sold

This
http://www.80gs.co.uk/Basic_Fran.jpg

and bought
This
http://www.80gs.co.uk/r100RS_keith.jpg

Difficult decision as the Basic was in great nick, but I have always wanted a...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-25-2006, 03:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 925
Posted By Paragon
Yamaha XT 500

If you want something with a bit of character etc., have you thought about an early, (pre 1980), XT 500
Forum: Old's Cool 10-25-2006, 02:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,044
Posted By Paragon
The Flash Green and Black makes it look a...

The Flash Green and Black makes it look a different Bike
(although it does not look like it - it is supposed to be the same green)

http://www.bmbikebits.co.uk/forwebposting/PD1.jpg

Yours is...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-25-2006, 02:41 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,213
Posted By Paragon
It has got to be: Velvet violet and white -...

It has got to be:
Velvet violet and white - Scheme 693

http://www.bmwr90s.co.uk/imagesforweb/Violet_PD/LHS_Full_Opt.jpg


or my second favourite
Flash Green and Black - Scheme 672
...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-25-2006, 02:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 857
Posted By Paragon
By your right foot On the frame, just above the...

By your right foot
On the frame, just above the rear brake lever
Forum: Airheads 10-25-2006, 01:58 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 19,195
Posted By Paragon
http://www.angelfire.com/ca2/thunderchild/ ...

http://www.angelfire.com/ca2/thunderchild/

ThinderCHILD
Forum: Airheads 10-24-2006, 01:37 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 19,195
Posted By Paragon
hand guards - get them from the BM dealer - they...

hand guards - get them from the BM dealer - they are not expensive and are specific to the G/S

GS Flyscreen - the same as the 80GS

Headers and exhaust system - just buy headers -expensive...
Forum: Airheads 10-24-2006, 01:27 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 19,195
Posted By Paragon
If they are be VERY VERY VERY careful when you...

If they are be VERY VERY VERY careful when you take those Rose nuts off - in fact I would probably take a few hours and saw/chisel them off anyway - then clean the threads up on the heads really well...
Forum: Airheads 10-24-2006, 01:04 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 19,195
Posted By Paragon
Originally they had black headers, just like the...

Originally they had black headers, just like the silencer, (muffler?), which was also black.

99% have been replaced with chrome or stainless, In the last 10 years I have only ever seen one Bike...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-24-2006, 12:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,800
Posted By Paragon
Hi Rob - yeh still spend quite a bit of time...

Hi Rob - yeh still spend quite a bit of time messing around - but have not ridden too much lately as I have been away quite a lot.
I spend a lots of time in France these days but still have got...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-24-2006, 10:07 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,800
Posted By Paragon
If it is an intermittent problem also check the...

If it is an intermittent problem also check the coils

common problem on the PD

http://www.80gs.co.uk/PD_coil.jpg
Forum: Airheads 10-23-2006, 03:39 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 19,195
Posted By Paragon
All R80G/S frames were originally black The...

All R80G/S frames were originally black
The monolever R80G/S was built between 1980 and 1986

BMW sold as a "special edition" the R80G/S Paris Dakar in 1984, 85 and 86
The also sold an "upgrade"...
Forum: Hacks 08-28-2006, 10:24 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,088
Posted By Paragon
If you were in the UK I could sell you the...

If you were in the UK I could sell you the following

http://www.bmwr90s.co.uk/pages/Bikes_%20for_%20Sale.html

It is a "left hand drive" rig - if you see what I mean - - Bike on left

and the ...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-26-2006, 08:15 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,665
Posted By Paragon
Broaden your horizons - look to the export market...

Broaden your horizons - look to the export market

How about a Riding companion

I am sure one of our Aussie friends can send you an "Outback Shelia"

you will "pick one up" for a few "bucks"
...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-26-2006, 07:45 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,665
Posted By Paragon
Exhaust Just removed it from a R100GS I'll...

Exhaust

Just removed it from a R100GS
I'll do you a deal on the shipping costs

http://www.bmbikebits.co.uk/forwebposting/exhaust2.jpg
Forum: Airheads 08-25-2006, 01:49 PM
Replies: 6,517
Views: 1,307,151
Posted By Paragon
How did that Citroen Dyane get into North America...

How did that Citroen Dyane get into North America - di they ever officially import them?
Forum: Old's Cool 08-25-2006, 01:34 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,665
Posted By Paragon
If you don't stand up on that Bike and keep your...

If you don't stand up on that Bike and keep your feet on the pegs you are going to need some new boots - save your money for the sale, (once a year), and get some black ones
Forum: Old's Cool 08-10-2006, 10:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,223
Posted By Paragon
IMHO there are only two reasons to buy a Y piece...

IMHO there are only two reasons to buy a Y piece over a OEM collector box, mainly price - plus the Y piece is stainless and the collector box is chrome plated and rusts through if you do not look...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-10-2006, 10:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 839
Posted By Paragon
Bob has got what looks like a very nice PD...

Bob has got what looks like a very nice PD Classic - but as he has indicated the value of any R100GS PD is now in its condition, miles and providence.

There are still quite a few very good PDs...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-09-2006, 12:11 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,314
Posted By Paragon
Have a word with Phil, (Boxerman), He also has...

Have a word with Phil, (Boxerman),
He also has his own Forum
http://www.boxerbikes.co.uk/phpBB2/index.php

Jim Cray is in Kent - Google him - Cray Engineering
There are others who twin plug the...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-08-2006, 01:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,314
Posted By Paragon
Johann As you are in the UK you should...

Johann

As you are in the UK
you should ring Jim Cray and discuss it with him
maybe twin plugging plus cleaning up the engine is the way to go

IMHO the Siebenrock conversion is only great...
Forum: Airheads 08-08-2006, 12:42 PM
Replies: 6,517
Views: 1,307,151
Posted By Paragon
Yeh Bob I sold my GSA, (have you still got...

Yeh Bob

I sold my GSA, (have you still got yours – Iron butts and all that!!), and will stick to Airheads - much more satisfying - no huge losses when you sell - in fact better than a PEP or ISA
...
Forum: Airheads 08-08-2006, 11:03 AM
Replies: 6,517
Views: 1,307,151
Posted By Paragon
It's a bit far for me these days (and at my age...

It's a bit far for me these days (and at my age etc) - down the local shops these days is about my limit!!!!!!!!

Gods own country - you guessed I am a Yorkshireman

The last time I was up there...
Forum: Airheads 08-08-2006, 04:56 AM
Replies: 6,517
Views: 1,307,151
Posted By Paragon
Johnny Dont get me wrong - I think that you...

Johnny

Dont get me wrong - I think that you have a great Bike - my comments are, as usual, "tongue in cheek” –no negatives implied

what did you have instead of Airheads

I bought an XT 500...
Forum: Airheads 08-08-2006, 03:25 AM
Replies: 6,517
Views: 1,307,151
Posted By Paragon
Johnny - you need to smooth sheer power of the...

Johnny - you need to smooth sheer power of the standard 800cc 50bhp motor - to squeeze you out of that good old Yorkshire mud

none of that fancy Sieben "rock & roll" stuff - "speedway helmets",...
Forum: Airheads 08-07-2006, 01:30 PM
Replies: 6,517
Views: 1,307,151
Posted By Paragon
The Basic is standard Form - just as Mr BM...

The Basic is standard Form - just as Mr BM intended - none of that fancy aftermarket stuff mr boxer
12,000 miles from new

more info: http://www.80gs.co.uk/Basic.html
...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-30-2006, 04:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 903
Posted By Paragon
I think that they are all the same This is...

I think that they are all the same

This is from an 80GS

there is a diagram with the board

You cannot see the brown earth wires at back

I did not fit the "solid mounts"
Showing results 1 to 40 of 120

 
Forum Jump

Times are GMT -7.   It's 09:26 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014