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Forum: Airheads 12-27-2014, 07:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 347
Posted By XTrovert
Great Stuff jellycow! The bad news are a. I...

Great Stuff jellycow!
The bad news are
a. I do not have the acerbis brackets
b. I prefer to retain my fork brace as it is an upgrade and had a reason to it.

So it looks like I will be cutting...
Forum: Airheads 12-26-2014, 04:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 347
Posted By XTrovert
Thanks a lot Jellycow!

Thanks a lot Jellycow!
Forum: Airheads 12-26-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 347
Posted By XTrovert
Hi Greg I actually inserted the hyperlinks above....

Hi Greg I actually inserted the hyperlinks above.
I have the mudguard which is what the pics are about.
This mudguard is common in Germany for the G/S I just do not know how do they fit it on.
I...
Forum: Airheads 12-26-2014, 09:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 347
Posted By XTrovert
https://www.flickr.com/photos/81115140@N07/1610976...

https://www.flickr.com/photos/81115140@N07/16109760581/in/set-72157649535578828...
Forum: Airheads 12-26-2014, 09:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 347
Posted By XTrovert
Seeking advise fitting lower acerbis front fender to R80G/S for better road handling

https://www.flickr.com/photos/81115140@N07/16109760581/Hi Guys and greetings to all.

I am about to embark on a little trip and I decided to give it a shot to a mudgard I have been hoarding for a...
Forum: Airheads 04-06-2014, 04:17 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,707
Posted By XTrovert
Ok wrapping up this issue and firstly thankyou...

Ok wrapping up this issue and firstly thankyou very much to all who chipped in with advise and encouragement.
The only consequences of connecting the batt the wrong way have been a burnt diode board...
Forum: Airheads 03-27-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 480
Posted By XTrovert
Thanks all for the different insights. Yes I...

Thanks all for the different insights.
Yes I shall learn how to check the timing and get the tools.
I checked valve clearance, both were tight, both sides.
The bike definitely now sounds better....
Forum: Airheads 03-24-2014, 02:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 480
Posted By XTrovert
Thanks heaps for this guys. Mine is a 1984 so no...

Thanks heaps for this guys. Mine is a 1984 so no points.
There is not much cold air in here but ill find a way to plug the leaks.
Will check timing but since I am bad on this will go to mechanic....
Forum: Airheads 03-24-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 480
Posted By XTrovert
R80ST fuel prep carb issues - trying to troubleshoot

Hi guys,
My great R80ST which was running pristine started developing issues recently and I am going around in circles trying to find what is wrong.

So, instead of continuing with trial and error...
Forum: Airheads 03-20-2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,707
Posted By XTrovert
Hi, this is very interesting. I was recommended...

Hi, this is very interesting.
I was recommended this ballistic battery by the ballistic guy.
It cranks the bike allright, not for long though but for more or less the same as the conventional...
Forum: Airheads 03-20-2014, 12:22 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,707
Posted By XTrovert
My ballistic battery is an 8 cell btw

My ballistic battery is an 8 cell btw
Forum: Airheads 03-20-2014, 12:18 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,707
Posted By XTrovert
Again thanks to all who participated in this...

Again thanks to all who participated in this thread.

I finally had some time to look at the bike.

I had a small spot of blackness on the diode board. Everything looked perfect but the diode...
Forum: Airheads 03-17-2014, 10:51 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,707
Posted By XTrovert
Thankyou so much to everyone I truly appreciate...

Thankyou so much to everyone I truly appreciate each and every one of your answers.
I was in a congress all week. Now it is time to confront what I did...
I will report soon. Will start with the...
Forum: Airheads 03-09-2014, 12:17 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,707
Posted By XTrovert
Help Please. Connected battery wrong way on my R80G/S

Yes I am an idiot. But what is done is done.
I am reaching that stage in life that my sub par eyesight in changing light circumstances tricks my mind, I do stupid things and this is one of them....
Forum: Airheads 12-10-2013, 06:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 991
Posted By XTrovert
Would anyone volunteer correct o-ring sizes for 32mm bing carby

Hi All and greetings from Argie-bargy, the place for economic madness!
I need o-rings for my bing 32mm carbys and I am having a helluva time sourcing something locally.

I have checked Max,...
Forum: Americas 11-12-2012, 07:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 922
Posted By XTrovert
Hi I am sending you my phone number by PM The...

Hi I am sending you my phone number by PM
The information about the dual exchange rate is correct.
Dollar is the currency here. If you intend to use CC to pay your travels then you will loose 30%...
Forum: Trip Planning 11-07-2012, 12:18 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 493
Posted By XTrovert
Anyone willing to meet in Peru or elsewhere for the Dakar 2013?

Hi I was thinking about heading up for the Dakar.
I have a R80G/S with PD kit and I am looking for other riders so perhaps we can meet and do something.
Please write back if you think about being...
Forum: Americas 11-07-2012, 11:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 922
Posted By XTrovert
Hi Mate you do not need the help of anyone. The...

Hi Mate you do not need the help of anyone. The process is very simple
You start with the shipping agent, get the papers. You pay with a pound of flesh they will give you a lot of papers.
Then you...
Forum: Americas 11-07-2012, 11:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,472
Posted By XTrovert
Ok guys this has been covered over and over. ...

Ok guys this has been covered over and over.
You are a smuggler if you do this.
You brought in a vehicle as a tourist and you expressly undertook to take it out with you when you finish your visit....
Forum: Airheads 07-11-2012, 04:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 8,074
Posted By XTrovert
Hi I have one of those for sale please contact me

Hi I have one of those for sale please contact me
Forum: Airheads 07-01-2012, 12:13 PM
Replies: 2,590
Views: 579,498
Posted By XTrovert
Wudo low front fender for R80G/S - highly recommended for tourers

Hi I have one of these rare front fenders for a R80G/S. They fit on the front fork brace make an huge change in the bike´s stability at high speeds, ideal for tourers, highly recommended. The one for...
Forum: Airheads 07-01-2012, 11:58 AM
Replies: 2,590
Views: 579,498
Posted By XTrovert
Keys for old-style BMW panniers, the square ones

Hi again this is one of my stupid ideas, I bought a whole lot of these keys because I know they are as rare as hens teeth and most of them unobtainable. I thought about reproducing them and becoming...
Forum: Airheads 07-01-2012, 11:47 AM
Replies: 2,590
Views: 579,498
Posted By XTrovert
Denfeld R police solo seat

Hi I have a Denfeld Police seat fits most R models but not the R80G/S with the rear rack (it is a tad longer).
The seat is an original BMW police stock.
Top upholstery is fine and pliable, the rear...
Forum: Airheads 04-10-2012, 09:56 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 362
Posted By XTrovert
Seeking old style pannier latch lock #041

Hi I have the old style panniers and one latch flew off. These are the latches with the flat tab and the lock hidden underneath. I am trying to find a spare from a kind soul. The number is #041. I...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-10-2012, 09:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 893
Posted By XTrovert
no luck no relay, any ideas?

no luck no relay, any ideas?
Forum: Old's Cool 04-10-2012, 09:40 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,804
Posted By XTrovert
I guess you were unlucky...

I guess you were unlucky...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-09-2012, 09:57 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,804
Posted By XTrovert
I rode my 1980 XT500 from Texas to Buenos Aires,...

I rode my 1980 XT500 from Texas to Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Did not have any issue. I changed the rear chainring to 40T from original 44T I believe, to get some more final speed and thus reducing...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-08-2012, 04:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 893
Posted By XTrovert
sorry I posted this in the wrong place anyone...

sorry I posted this in the wrong place anyone knows how to move please advise
further reading indicates there is a relay
wonder which one is
will check tomorrow
Forum: Old's Cool 04-08-2012, 02:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 893
Posted By XTrovert
issue wth high beam on R80ST

Hi all, I have another little nagging question about one of my bikes.
The high beam on my R80ST went.
So I thought it was the bulb, but it was not.
Then I went further and checked the fuses, the...
Forum: Airheads 03-19-2012, 01:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,009
Posted By XTrovert
Thanks for the suggestions. Will start with...

Thanks for the suggestions.

Will start with Solo Lobo's lead. Been there already but will check again.

I do not know how to move the thread.

I also do not know what "reflow all the solders...
Forum: Airheads 03-11-2012, 06:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,009
Posted By XTrovert
Quick help with battery going flaton R80G/S

Hi guys my diabolical R80G/S is giving me trouble again and I am a bit pressed with time to find an answer..

The symptoms
Battery goes flat after a couple of days.

The battery
12V 20Ah new
...
Forum: Trip Planning 11-22-2011, 06:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,943
Posted By XTrovert
3 months from shipping my bike and I am still...

3 months from shipping my bike and I am still being given the run around and have not seen one cent from Interfracht or Reemtsen, the insurance broker.
Matter of factly, the people at Reemtsen...
Forum: Trip Planning 11-13-2011, 08:40 AM
Replies: 1,201
Views: 230,660
Posted By XTrovert
Mmm I am starting to regret my candid posting... ...

Mmm I am starting to regret my candid posting...
I do not do pics. I am a former pro photographer. It is like an ex-boxer going around getting into fistfights...
Besides, it is an 'image' thing. I...
Forum: Americas 11-10-2011, 08:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 810
Posted By XTrovert
Hi, my humble opinion from a been there did that...

Hi, my humble opinion from a been there did that sort of guy:
RoRo the bike to Santos and in my opinion to Rio Grande.
Check 2wglobal for route options and pricing.
Clear the bikes yourselves at...
Forum: Trip Planning 11-10-2011, 07:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,943
Posted By XTrovert
Never ever ever ship with Interfracht

This is a warning for those considering shipping their motorcycles with an outfit called Interfacht.

A while back I posted asking for shipping tips, not sure if here or in the HUBB, and that is...
Forum: Trip Planning 11-10-2011, 06:51 AM
Replies: 1,201
Views: 230,660
Posted By XTrovert
Hi, I have not read the entire thread but want to...

Hi, I have not read the entire thread but want to share my story.
I lived in Australia for 20 years and elsewhere for a few. I am originally from Buenos Aires, Argentina.
I didn't do bad in Oz and...
Forum: Trip Planning 11-10-2011, 06:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,058
Posted By XTrovert
Wallenius WIllhelmsen I did 2 bikes with them....

Wallenius WIllhelmsen
I did 2 bikes with them. Not a problem in the world.
RoRo is the best option for shipping a motorcycle.
Just make sure you do not leave your sole key with them, have copies....
Forum: Airheads 08-08-2011, 03:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,100
Posted By XTrovert
R80 G/S GS ST side panels broken tabs. Repair ideas sought - what works?

Hi all,

One of these moments, broke one tab on the right side panel of my R80ST.
This is not the first time this happened to me and I have a few side panels with broken tabs in different states...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-08-2011, 12:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,194
Posted By XTrovert
Hi just an update on this. I ended up with the...

Hi just an update on this. I ended up with the Maxxis, M6102 front M6103 rear. Couldn't be any happier. Cheaper tyres I found around.
They look of good build the thread design is comparable to...
Forum: EMEA 07-24-2011, 06:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,037
Posted By XTrovert
Unbelievable Bell Driver. Will call them...

Unbelievable Bell Driver.
Will call them tomorrow.
Thanks heaps!!!
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