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Forum: Airheads 04-01-2015, 11:52 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 7,087
Posted By Alistair Gilmour
Fire extinguisher and bag

Fire extinguisher and bag
Forum: Airheads 04-01-2015, 10:58 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 7,087
Posted By Alistair Gilmour
Sorry for slow reply, yes that's my old bike.

Sorry for slow reply, yes that's my old bike.
Forum: Airheads 03-30-2015, 11:47 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 7,087
Posted By Alistair Gilmour
Picture of bike and swing arm mod.

http://listerjag.smugmug.com/BMW
Forum: Airheads 03-20-2015, 09:02 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 7,087
Posted By Alistair Gilmour
Swing arm extension

I have used Paul's swing arm extension kit, I slimmed the swing arm where the widest part of the tyre runs the closest for about 50mm either side and welded in a panel that ran minimum clearance to...
Forum: Vendors 01-04-2015, 01:06 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 8,372
Posted By Alistair Gilmour
Edelweiss-Motorsport

Hi Dirk,
It sounds like you are doing some great work! It must take a lot of research and testing to achieve what you have been achieving, well done!!
From my experience there are no short cuts,...
Forum: Airheads 12-31-2014, 12:19 AM
Replies: 715
Views: 134,047
Posted By Alistair Gilmour
Great job, well done!!

You have done an amazing job of rebuilding your bike, I hope it gives you all the pleasure and reliability you deserve!!
Alistair G
Forum: Airheads 01-08-2010, 11:23 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 11,201
Posted By Alistair Gilmour
Actually I think I have one of there side stands...

Actually I think I have one of there side stands s well,(certainly looks similar) it did not suite me as I have lower foot pegs and it made changing gear difficult.
Forum: Airheads 01-08-2010, 01:52 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 11,201
Posted By Alistair Gilmour
More details please, Alistair...

The front mount is the rear engine mounting through the frame stud and the rear mount uses the left foot rest pivot bolt that has been bushed so that the foot rest bolt can be done up tight and the...
Forum: Airheads 01-07-2010, 12:45 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 11,201
Posted By Alistair Gilmour
I may be able to help.

If you PM me I will email you a pic of what may do the job for you.
Regards
Alistair G.
Forum: Vendors 04-15-2009, 12:41 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 435
Posted By Alistair Gilmour
Motorcycle Rentals in New Zealand.

I enjoy riding the earlier airhead's and the older oil cooled bikes and felt that if I was going to hire a bike when traveling overseas they are the bikes I would like to hire. Putting two and two...
Forum: Thumpers 02-21-2009, 12:35 PM
Replies: 5,768
Views: 1,237,650
Posted By Alistair Gilmour
Thanks for reply, chain and sprockets all pretty...

Thanks for reply, chain and sprockets all pretty new.
Forum: Thumpers 02-21-2009, 12:37 AM
Replies: 5,768
Views: 1,237,650
Posted By Alistair Gilmour
Replacement Drive chain

Not sure if any one else has experianced this or not. We changed the rear sprocket on my friends X Challenge to one with 2 more teeth. This meant adding another link or 2 to his DID X ring rear...
Forum: New Zealand 02-07-2009, 10:05 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,748
Posted By Alistair Gilmour
How many bunks are left?

Its 6 weeks to go so if your plannin on coming down let me know, there is only 20 beds so if you want one I will need a $20 deposit and 1 will be reserved for you. 1st 10 get bottom bunks next 10 top...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 09-22-2008, 11:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 886
Posted By Alistair Gilmour
50 States In 60 Days

Not sure if there has been a post about Mike before but for those that are interested check out Mike Hyde's web site;http://www.twistingthrottle.com/.
He is a Kiwi we are very proud of who has just...
Forum: New Zealand 09-05-2008, 01:52 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,748
Posted By Alistair Gilmour
I would be a starter. Looks like a beautiful part...

I would be a starter. Looks like a beautiful part of the country. Any sand flies?
Forum: Airheads 05-01-2008, 01:59 AM
Replies: 1,898
Views: 716,081
Posted By Alistair Gilmour
Thank's Mick,

Paul supplied the swing arm extension, frame bracing parts, twin plug coils and lots of good advice on the best way to go. The front forks are Husky 410 with modified internals, the tripple clamps...
Forum: Airheads 04-25-2008, 11:04 PM
Replies: 1,898
Views: 716,081
Posted By Alistair Gilmour
This is a pic of the left side, just modified the...

This is a pic of the left side, just modified the exhaust, it is probably a little loud, sounds like a racing Triumph!
Forum: Airheads 04-25-2008, 10:59 PM
Replies: 1,898
Views: 716,081
Posted By Alistair Gilmour
Rebuilt R80g/s Adventure bike

Attached is a pic of my work in progress. Paul Rooney in Australia has been a big help in pointing me in the right direction and I am very happy with what I have so far. The suspension feels so good,...
Forum: Airheads 04-23-2008, 12:09 AM
Replies: 921
Views: 195,356
Posted By Alistair Gilmour
R80G/S With a new lease of life

This a picture of my 1983 R80G/S. We have added Husqvarna 410 front forks, longer swing arm with beefed up frame, HPN tank, different gear ratios and generally restored it for reliability. I really...
Forum: Airheads 04-22-2008, 03:12 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 25,637
Posted By Alistair Gilmour
[QUOTE=Malindi]A large rotor is always going to...

[QUOTE=Malindi]A large rotor is always going to have the upper hand over a better caliper. It's all a matter of leverage. One thing to note though, is that when you test a larger caliper and better...
Forum: Airheads 04-21-2008, 12:17 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 25,637
Posted By Alistair Gilmour
Front brake...

KTM Brembo caliper, Galfer 270mm rotor. The coversion using this 2006 KTM 250SX caliper to match the 1998 Extreme forks was simple: drill and tap one bolt hole and shim with a thin washer.
...
Forum: New Zealand 03-24-2008, 02:00 AM
Replies: 985
Views: 168,301
Posted By Alistair Gilmour
Hi Balrog, I hope you are not riding that bike...

Hi Balrog,
I hope you are not riding that bike on all those lovely trails with a full tank of gas! Great pic's thank's.
Alistair G
Forum: Airheads 01-24-2008, 01:45 AM
Replies: 1,898
Views: 716,081
Posted By Alistair Gilmour
Extending the driveshaft.

I have extended my swing arm with a kit and advice from Paul Rooney. I cut a scollop out of the swing arm where the tyre needs clearance so that I wouldn't have to offset the wheel. The problem with...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-07-2007, 01:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,345
Posted By Alistair Gilmour
Klaus at HPN emailed me over night and has asked...

Klaus at HPN emailed me over night and has asked me to cut the damaged part out of the tank and send it back, they will send me another tank.
My faith is restored! thanks for the advice.
Forum: Old's Cool 09-07-2007, 01:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,345
Posted By Alistair Gilmour
I have contacted them but still not heard back...

I have contacted them but still not heard back from them, I will keep you posted on any developments, thanks for all the advice.
Forum: Old's Cool 09-05-2007, 01:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,345
Posted By Alistair Gilmour
Hpn 43 Litre Tank That Leaks!

I bought a new HPN 43 litre plastic tank from HPN for the R80G/S I have been modifying, it sat for a couple of months while I finished the project. When I put fuel into the tank to test run the bike...
Forum: New Zealand 02-13-2007, 12:13 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,242
Posted By Alistair Gilmour
I also sell vehicles, let me know what you are...

I also sell vehicles, let me know what you are looking for and I may be able to help.
Ali G.
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Forum: New Zealand 02-07-2007, 11:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,242
Posted By Alistair Gilmour
If you need any help...

I live in Dunedin, have a garage business and ride bikes, if you need any help, give me a call.
Ali G.
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Forum: Epic Ride Reports 02-07-2007, 11:17 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 11,958
Posted By Alistair Gilmour
Great job on the photo's!

There didn't seem that much time for taking pic's, you have done a great job, well done!!
Ali G.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-01-2007, 11:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,309
Posted By Alistair Gilmour
It only really becomes a problem, in my opinion,...

It only really becomes a problem, in my opinion, when you arrive at a corner travelling a little too fast and there are gravel judder bumps. The ABS becomes confused and the breaking distance...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-01-2007, 11:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 742
Posted By Alistair Gilmour
I don't think a folding tip would have helped,...

I don't think a folding tip would have helped, it's like some one took a big hammer and belted the gearlever up.
The only spare that would have helped would be another gearbox, the major damage is...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-01-2007, 01:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 742
Posted By Alistair Gilmour
Damaged 1200GS Transmission

For all those that use their bikes off road, you might be interested in what happened to my friends 1200gs while participating in an organised 3 day adventure ride.
Unfortunatley it happened on the...
Forum: Thumpers 01-21-2007, 11:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 8,635
Posted By Alistair Gilmour
Great looking kit...

That's a great looking kit and would make the bike into a great adventure bike. I understand that Yamaha France do a similar kit for the WR 450. Has anyone heard what price these kits are?
Alistair...
Forum: Australia 06-17-2006, 03:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 528
Posted By Alistair Gilmour
Thanks

Thanks
Forum: New Zealand 06-17-2006, 01:18 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,110
Posted By Alistair Gilmour
Bugger!

That's me out, R100gs, 1150gs, mk1, all gone any way. Still have old BSA's, 1 of them an A10 off roader. There's a R69S, couple of trail bikes and god forbid an r1200gs that I wouldn't dare turn up...
Forum: New Zealand 06-17-2006, 12:31 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,110
Posted By Alistair Gilmour
Suitable bikes?

I was wondering what bikes are "politically correct" for these rides. It sounds like the gs 110 is ok although for those that have to travel with luggage to get to the start of the ride it's going to...
Forum: Australia 06-17-2006, 12:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 528
Posted By Alistair Gilmour
Good looking seats

Those seats look pretty comfortable, what are they, are you happy with them.
Regards
Alistair.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-16-2006, 03:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,621
Posted By Alistair Gilmour
I used a Wurth product "Cylinder Lock Spray"...

I used a Wurth product "Cylinder Lock Spray" after I had used the brake clean, spraying it in and blowing it out as was advised and now the lock works as it should, thanks for everyones help I...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-15-2006, 06:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,621
Posted By Alistair Gilmour
Thanks for your help, I will give that a try. Al

Thanks for your help, I will give that a try.
Al
Forum: GS Boxers 01-15-2006, 04:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,621
Posted By Alistair Gilmour
Sticky Ignition Switch

TRIED THE BRAKE CLEAN AND THAT HAS CERTAINLY HELPED, THANKYOU.
AL
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