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Forum: Airheads 11-14-2014, 12:22 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,802
Posted By jowie
37. Bought my first airhead 6 months ago. It is...

37. Bought my first airhead 6 months ago. It is definitely a labour of love.
I am an obsessive tinkerer, and love the fact that I can pull my 83 r100 apart and have her back together within the...
Forum: Airheads 11-07-2014, 05:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 313
Posted By jowie
Something strange with charging system

Hi all,
I had the apparently fairly common gen light issue, and after running some tests from the Haynes manual, narrowed it down to the alternator.
While I was in there, I decided to replace the...
Forum: Airheads 10-10-2014, 05:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 732
Posted By jowie
Apologies all for my poor original post. Yes,...

Apologies all for my poor original post.
Yes, the bike is an 83 R100 TIC and the issue I am referring to is overcoming spring pressure in the damper unit (not installing the damper piston and...
Forum: Airheads 10-08-2014, 05:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 732
Posted By jowie
Workshop tips - R100 fork damper install

Hi all,
Hoping someone experienced can save me some skinned knuckles and a lot of swearing.
I am replacing the fork stanchions in my R100, and in doing so have removed the damper units from the old...
Forum: Airheads 07-24-2014, 05:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 627
Posted By jowie
Big thanks for this Brun! I'm pulling the...

Big thanks for this Brun!
I'm pulling the gearbox this weekend to do the inspection you suggest. Will revert with results.
Forum: Airheads 07-21-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 627
Posted By jowie
Great, thanks for the comment. Will start with...

Great, thanks for the comment.
Will start with a review of the state of the clutch and see how we go from there.
Forum: Airheads 07-21-2014, 05:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 627
Posted By jowie
Help please - shudder on takeoff

Hi all,
Recently purchased an 83 r100s as a bit of a project. Have been going over it step by step to make sure everything is in working order and have run into an issue I am hoping the collective...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-01-2012, 11:00 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,947
Posted By jowie
Hi dwf, I had the same issue on my 07 1200GS...

Hi dwf,
I had the same issue on my 07 1200GS (not A) about 6 months ago. Down here in the land of OZ the repair was quoted at $3300. A little searching on the web (including this forum) revealed...
Forum: Equipment 08-24-2012, 01:08 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,345
Posted By jowie
my 2c

I recently bought a pair of these (http://www.dainese.com/us_en/motorbike/stivale-longbow-d-wp.html?destinazione_uso=44&cat=125)after searching for a while.
Have put about 5k miles on the bike...
Forum: Vendors 01-19-2012, 08:19 PM
Replies: 1,293
Views: 241,928
Posted By jowie
Ordered. 1 on the way to Australia please!

Ordered. 1 on the way to Australia please!
Forum: Australia 01-09-2012, 09:17 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 9,811
Posted By jowie
Hey all, just wondering if anyone knew if they...

Hey all, just wondering if anyone knew if they had re-opened the Bridal Track to cars yet? Last time I went through Hill End (Oct last year) the track was closed (barricades at both ends). We rode...
Forum: Australia 01-02-2010, 08:06 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,616
Posted By jowie
Thumb Do it...

Hi Dutchy,
All the advice above is helpful.
After doing a fair bit of riding in NSW over the past 10 years, riding anywhere east of Bourke is generally OK. Just exercise some common sense and you...
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