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Forum: Airheads Today, 03:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 336
Posted By CptImagine
Way up in the Oaxaca Mx. mountains on my GS ....

Way up in the Oaxaca Mx. mountains on my GS . Fell off hard, this bar save my motor . Bent the 2 small studs, and broke the cover gasket into pieces . I had enough oil to make cuidad Oaxaca . They...
Forum: Airheads 05-01-2015, 04:49 AM
Replies: 365
Views: 33,928
Posted By CptImagine
Damn straight it's worth it, especially if your...

Damn straight it's worth it, especially if your travel alone . My trailer has served 2 heads already . I've also received help several times as well as a safe harbor for road repairs at "tech...
Forum: Airheads 04-30-2015, 05:12 AM
Replies: 286
Views: 57,919
Posted By CptImagine
93GS Parabelum Tall Shield

I broke the Wudo screen on my GS . I have a like new high Parabelum windshield for a late GS/PD . I don't want to use it as it is . Before I start cutting it . Does anyone have another kind of shield...
Forum: Airheads 04-26-2015, 04:41 AM
Replies: 365
Views: 33,928
Posted By CptImagine
Dreadful accounting forever

That is the basic premise of the document JC provided . If anyone can't see that, that's on the reader . 17 - 13 years with little or no cost adjustments alone is problematic .

The method of...
Forum: Airheads 04-09-2015, 03:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,022
Posted By CptImagine
Bingo, the GS rear brake is minimalist and is...

Bingo, the GS rear brake is minimalist and is just worthless when wet . The 4 pot a 30% improvement overall, with a GS master cylinder . A 320-330 mm rotor puts the brakes firmly in the 21st century .
Forum: Airheads 04-05-2015, 06:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 452
Posted By CptImagine
Another solution

ToasterTan brace, longer fender screws . SS weld rod .
Forum: Airheads 04-05-2015, 05:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,574
Posted By CptImagine
Twice stung

Both times at the steel nut on the aluminum cooler body . Once outa the blue super hot day high speed failure . Second in a get off . They are not NPT but a compression type design . Steel and...
Forum: Airheads 04-03-2015, 12:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 640
Posted By CptImagine
Woodys can do the wheel offset

They're in Colorado, if it's a BMW cross laced rim, minimal off set is possible . If a conventional rim they can move it much more . Call them, they actually answer the phone and do very good work ....
Forum: Airheads 03-31-2015, 05:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 566
Posted By CptImagine
Nice ride, well equipt, reailistic fair price,...

Nice ride, well equipt, reailistic fair price, thanks for the glimpse of reality . From a fellow rider/owner .
Forum: Airheads 03-19-2015, 04:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 974
Posted By CptImagine
93gs

Mine originally held 1.3 quarts . That drained and measured after the cooler lines and filter were filled . I added a Breil extender . Now over 1.9 quarts the pressure gets excessive, resulting in...
Forum: Airheads 03-16-2015, 08:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 533
Posted By CptImagine
Sounds crazy, but if the entire system is...

Sounds crazy, but if the entire system is loosened and all but removed, it'll save time and misery . Allowing everything to go together reasonably easy ,

Mainly the cross over pipe on the...
Forum: Airheads 03-15-2015, 09:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 460
Posted By CptImagine
Mine was out 5 times, trans c-clip, 2 shafts,...

Mine was out 5 times, trans c-clip, 2 shafts, micro bearing fail and another swingarm bearing failure . I don't own one of those sockets . I carry a 10" adjustable wrench, ground out an extra tooth...
Forum: Airheads 03-15-2015, 03:47 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 955
Posted By CptImagine
I've never paid to have a tire changed, in this...

I've never paid to have a tire changed, in this lifetime . Many GS rims have major gouges in the sealing surfaces from tools . Many leak lotsa air too .

I changed my last 3 sets on the road ....
Forum: Airheads 03-14-2015, 02:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 460
Posted By CptImagine
You'll need a 12 mm allen wrench, along with a...

You'll need a 12 mm allen wrench, along with a propane torch if you red locktite the SA/FD pivot pins in . With out heat the aluminum treads will come out on the pin . Grease, anti sieze and thread...
Forum: Airheads 03-09-2015, 02:39 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,424
Posted By CptImagine
Welcome to the para universe . I've been there...

Welcome to the para universe . I've been there twice, I'd pull the SA/Trans boot to look the ujoint . That is a PIA to get back on road side I can attest . Once I rode to safety with it cut off, the...
Forum: Airheads 03-09-2015, 02:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 353
Posted By CptImagine
Motoren-Israel sells an aluminum block that does...

Motoren-Israel sells an aluminum block that does that job . I is a very sanitary method of eliminating the cooler lines . Also they're great to carry, if you have a crash bar cooler .l
Forum: Airheads 03-02-2015, 07:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 350
Posted By CptImagine
541 Ohlins

Never looked back, easily adjustable, rebuild a snap, parts no problem . Service anywhere .
Forum: Airheads 03-02-2015, 03:37 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 6,028
Posted By CptImagine
Pruster . Were the numbers less than factory...

Pruster . Were the numbers less than factory advertised, torque and horsepower ? The flex was not a function of increased horsepower ? Been wondering .
Forum: Airheads 02-28-2015, 01:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 743
Posted By CptImagine
I use K&N's.... they require the back edge of the...

I use K&N's.... they require the back edge of the starter cover to be ground off . That so the filters' forward sealing lip will cover the airbox base . Sure about the 93, pretty sure the 84 was same...
Forum: Airheads 02-27-2015, 03:13 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 6,028
Posted By CptImagine
How much torque and horsepower did it produce on...

How much torque and horsepower did it produce on the dyno, please ...
Forum: Airheads 02-27-2015, 03:08 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,919
Posted By CptImagine
Damn good chance they work on commission .. It's...

Damn good chance they work on commission .. It's the "used car salesman syndrome" . Lie to the customer and cut one anothers throat .. Don't take it personal .
Forum: Airheads 02-26-2015, 03:50 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 6,028
Posted By CptImagine
My before n after pieces . I milled the bulge out...

My before n after pieces . I milled the bulge out of the swingarm at the tyre interference, parreallel to the shaft . I used a 17" wheel, that moves the interference rearward . Then welded a .045...
Forum: Airheads 02-25-2015, 09:58 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 6,028
Posted By CptImagine
We parted 2 shafts, turned a male / female...

We parted 2 shafts, turned a male / female friction fit joint . That 30mm long/deep turned on and into the halves . With the extension added in . Welded and trued on a lathe .

My drop pieces...
Forum: Airheads 02-25-2015, 01:42 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 6,028
Posted By CptImagine
My GS swing arm/fd, pivot pin to wheel center is...

My GS swing arm/fd, pivot pin to wheel center is 44.5 cm . The mono swing arm/fd, pivot pin to wheel center is 44.5 cm . I put the piece in to make it so . The 35 mm number is from memory, which...
Forum: Airheads 02-25-2015, 10:21 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 6,028
Posted By CptImagine
I extend the mono 35 mm to replicate the length...

I extend the mono 35 mm to replicate the length of a Paralever . The El is pre cut located, pins and hold bolts installed . Then cut in a chop saw . The aluminum piece was made the length of that...
Forum: Airheads 02-25-2015, 09:16 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 6,028
Posted By CptImagine
Do you weld the shaft splices ?

Do you weld the shaft splices ?
Forum: Airheads 02-25-2015, 09:11 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 6,028
Posted By CptImagine
Here's the jig I made

1" X 6" steel, tail El, pinned pre cut . Laid out again at desired length . Cut on this, weld on it . It swings on the bearings 180 plus degrees . The aluminum piece establishes the Els extended...
Forum: Airheads 02-23-2015, 11:12 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,769
Posted By CptImagine
Perry is a great guy . I was on the road, broke...

Perry is a great guy . I was on the road, broke down one Sunday in east Texas, I got patched together . Then he gave me his personal number and business card, call anytime his final words . Good guy...
Forum: Airheads 02-23-2015, 03:09 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,621
Posted By CptImagine
Doing away with the factory dash on my GS .

Doing away with the factory dash on my GS .
Forum: Airheads 02-23-2015, 01:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,001
Posted By CptImagine
I run 5 discs on both of the Trapps on my RT ....

I run 5 discs on both of the Trapps on my RT . They've been on it since the originals rusted out, last century . Sound, tunable, and they won't rust off . Dispite what some learned guys think, they...
Forum: Airheads 02-21-2015, 05:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 625
Posted By CptImagine
This is how I've fixed post Krauser bags on 80s...

This is how I've fixed post Krauser bags on 80s RT and RSs . Use a piece of black roofing rubber or a piece from a discharge shoot off a lawn mower, for a backer . Rough sand both and clean . 3M...
Forum: Airheads 02-19-2015, 04:57 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,853
Posted By CptImagine
GS/PD plastic tank, tank sealer is not a problem...

GS/PD plastic tank, tank sealer is not a problem . Use carb cleaner to clean the outside of the carb, on center stand with petcocks off . Then turn them on to see where the leak is on the cleaned...
Forum: Airheads 02-19-2015, 04:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,142
Posted By CptImagine
I attribute the deposits to the crap fer gas we...

I attribute the deposits to the crap fer gas we have here these days . Since I've never seen deposits in Mexico, where the corn is reserved for tortillas . The deposits are the norm here on my GS ....
Forum: Airheads 02-14-2015, 07:01 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,651
Posted By CptImagine
I still have a lot of ties to my Harley riding...

I still have a lot of ties to my Harley riding buddys, after my pre airhead, 25 years of riding them . The twin cam is the worst engine ever to come out of Milwaukee . A local race shop, will not...
Forum: Airheads 02-10-2015, 04:21 AM
Replies: 553
Views: 86,834
Posted By CptImagine
I'm of the mindset that, larger rotors trump...

I'm of the mindset that, larger rotors trump different calipers . Did the 4 puck r1100 upgrade on my GS . 30% better braking IMO . Then a large rotor from a Honda 929-954 was even more an improvement...
Forum: Airheads 01-31-2015, 07:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 827
Posted By CptImagine
Jim, it started out about 330mm . It was turned...

Jim, it started out about 330mm . It was turned trued and now is 328-329mm . They're used on Honda, 929 and 954 motorcycles . Readily available and cheap compared to other options .
Forum: Airheads 01-31-2015, 04:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 598
Posted By CptImagine
Thanks again, I guess I'll have the original GS...

Thanks again, I guess I'll have the original GS heads done . Re ring and not mess with swapping .
Forum: Airheads 01-30-2015, 04:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 827
Posted By CptImagine
I do not have the exact figures written any where...

I do not have the exact figures written any where . There is +/- 11/16" dish difference going by my loose notes . Pic is the the 929 rotor on the original GS rotor . The 4 hub bolts are 130mm with...
Forum: Airheads 01-30-2015, 08:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 827
Posted By CptImagine
Hi Jim, Remember, necessity is the mother of...

Hi Jim, Remember, necessity is the mother of invention........The adapter is not that difficult really, just measure each set as it goes . I can't locate the numbers just now . I'll try n find them ....
Forum: Airheads 01-30-2015, 08:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 827
Posted By CptImagine
The caliper mount is 1/2" 6061 aluminum . I made...

The caliper mount is 1/2" 6061 aluminum . I made a model from hardwood . Local guy CNCed the aluminum bracket for $70.00, in 3 days . I made the spacers from 1" alum round bar . Cut them to locate...
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