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Forum: Airheads 08-08-2014, 01:33 AM
Replies: 232
Views: 41,788
Posted By Sibbo
I'm looking forward to an actual real flesh type...

I'm looking forward to an actual real flesh type meeting .:D
Forum: Airheads 08-07-2014, 12:54 AM
Replies: 232
Views: 41,788
Posted By Sibbo
and life goes on , good to see you still working...

and life goes on , good to see you still working away Hans !:clap
Forum: Battle scooters 07-19-2014, 01:38 AM
Replies: 550
Views: 140,892
Posted By Sibbo
Here's the new postie bike ,,,, ...

Here's the new postie bike ,,,,

http://i889.photobucket.com/albums/ac93/gutuff/image_zpsb1439cac.jpg

http://i889.photobucket.com/albums/ac93/gutuff/image_zpsecb9f263.jpg
...
Forum: Airheads 01-23-2014, 12:15 AM
Replies: 232
Views: 41,788
Posted By Sibbo
G'day Hans , I'll take this as proof of life...

G'day Hans , I'll take this as proof of life !:clap

Merry Christmas .:D
Forum: Airheads 12-31-2013, 03:18 PM
Replies: 878
Views: 106,535
Posted By Sibbo
I don't like that side stand position !

I don't like that side stand position !
Forum: Airheads 10-22-2013, 07:26 PM
Replies: 878
Views: 106,535
Posted By Sibbo
or visa versa, more than one person can have a...

or visa versa, more than one person can have a good idea. Hard to get bogged on though :D
Forum: Airheads 10-22-2013, 05:10 PM
Replies: 878
Views: 106,535
Posted By Sibbo
This what I needed that day...

This what I needed that day .http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ypKpIRC6r70
Forum: Airheads 10-22-2013, 05:04 PM
Replies: 878
Views: 106,535
Posted By Sibbo
It was 5000 feet up (that's high in Australia !)...

It was 5000 feet up (that's high in Australia !) with views 50 miles to the ocean . The "grass" is actually dry moss.
Forum: Airheads 10-22-2013, 04:01 PM
Replies: 878
Views: 106,535
Posted By Sibbo
Deeeeply buried ! We finally have a reason to...

Deeeeply buried ! We finally have a reason to have a shaft drive off road . That sand would have eaten a chain and sprocket in 5 minutes... not to mention the clutch housing .
Forum: Airheads 10-22-2013, 02:18 PM
Replies: 878
Views: 106,535
Posted By Sibbo
http://pic40.picturetrail.com/VOL282/9443996/24189...

http://pic40.picturetrail.com/VOL282/9443996/24189992/407730421.jpg

STUPID THINGS I CAN DO.:D

The above is a potentially very long list but in the interests of protecting my not very good name...
Forum: Airheads 10-21-2013, 02:11 PM
Replies: 878
Views: 106,535
Posted By Sibbo
A bit of fun on the weekend , seriously bogged ....

A bit of fun on the weekend , seriously bogged . She took some sweat to get out too.:D

http://pic40.picturetrail.com/VOL282/9443996/24189992/407730420.jpg
Forum: Australia 09-17-2013, 12:56 AM
Replies: 1,901
Views: 219,300
Posted By Sibbo
Nothing makes me stand in queues ! Not even cheap...

Nothing makes me stand in queues ! Not even cheap shit !:becca
Forum: Hacks 09-16-2013, 01:49 AM
Replies: 242
Views: 29,528
Posted By Sibbo
Aerodynamics . The Elio probably has a drag...

Aerodynamics .

The Elio probably has a drag coefficient of .3, an ordinary upright bike has a drag coefficient of around .85.

Run the numbers on this calculator...
Forum: Trip Planning 08-29-2013, 04:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,973
Posted By Sibbo
A 20 foot container would probably take 25 bikes...

A 20 foot container would probably take 25 bikes Ted, I'd ring a shipping agent in LA and ask about getting your bikes into a combined cargo container .
Forum: Road warriors 08-24-2013, 06:22 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,104
Posted By Sibbo
Thanks mate, I think I'm going to have to beg a...

Thanks mate, I think I'm going to have to beg a few rides from friends and test rides at shops to find the best fairing .
Forum: Road warriors 08-24-2013, 04:27 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,104
Posted By Sibbo
Thanks for the replies . It sounds as if a BMW...

Thanks for the replies . It sounds as if a BMW 1150 RT might be worth a look even though it's a lot heavier than I'd prefer. I've stuffed around with homemade handlebar fitted screen for ages and a...
Forum: Road warriors 08-24-2013, 01:39 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,104
Posted By Sibbo
I've looked at Craig Vetter's stuff and it's...

I've looked at Craig Vetter's stuff and it's good, probably very good aerodynamically and building a fully faired bike like his is on my 'to do' list but right now I just want to trade my old girl...
Forum: Road warriors 08-24-2013, 01:13 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,104
Posted By Sibbo
What's the best faired stock bike ?

I ride an old BMW airhead, no fairing , she's a good old girl but recently I've become very sensitive to wind noise and frankly it's destroying my pleasure in riding . I wear ear plugs and they...
Forum: Airheads 08-14-2013, 01:43 AM
Replies: 878
Views: 106,535
Posted By Sibbo
Side stands

I'm getting a little annoyed with my automatically retracting side stand, it's fine on flat ground when hopping off while holding the bike but I guess I'd like to be able to kick the thing down...
Forum: Airheads 08-03-2013, 11:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 546
Posted By Sibbo
Thanks mate, I'll follow that one . That...

Thanks mate, I'll follow that one .

That link is pretty helpful if daunting ! It looks as if getting it off isn't the problem, it's not stuffing it and getting it back in good condition ! :eek1
Forum: Airheads 08-03-2013, 11:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 546
Posted By Sibbo
No the speedo is in good shape and I'd say the...

No the speedo is in good shape and I'd say the lens is glass. One of the main reasons to fix the tacho is that there is definitely moisture in there and it can't be doing things any good !

My...
Forum: Airheads 08-03-2013, 07:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 546
Posted By Sibbo
OK, that is noted , I've been told elsewhere that...

OK, that is noted , I've been told elsewhere that the crimped and rolled on ring is the problem and no, my lens is plastic and crazing .
Forum: Airheads 08-03-2013, 06:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 546
Posted By Sibbo
Thanks Horse, it looks as if I'm going to have to...

Thanks Horse, it looks as if I'm going to have to feel my way in :evil , but I have a bit of polycarbonate sheet lying around and should be able to cut a new lens myself, as long as it's just flat...
Forum: Airheads 08-03-2013, 04:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 546
Posted By Sibbo
Tacho dismantling ?

Is there a thread somewhere ?

The clear plastic lens has gone all crazed from the sun and there is a bit of moisture inside too that sometimes condenses on the underside of the lens.t. I haven't...
Forum: Airheads 07-30-2013, 02:49 PM
Replies: 878
Views: 106,535
Posted By Sibbo
I've got a GS tank on mine but it has a raised...

I've got a GS tank on mine but it has a raised filler cap... I reckon that looks neater .
Forum: Airheads 07-29-2013, 07:49 PM
Replies: 878
Views: 106,535
Posted By Sibbo
Lots of GSification and a good looking result ! ...

Lots of GSification and a good looking result !

Is that a GS tank?
Forum: Airheads 07-24-2013, 03:02 PM
Replies: 878
Views: 106,535
Posted By Sibbo
I've seen old school boatbuilders bend pipe rails...

I've seen old school boatbuilders bend pipe rails that way. Pack the hard pipe with dead dry sand then weld the ends up but leave a hole, say 3/16" to let out the steam and there is always steam.
Forum: Airheads 07-24-2013, 05:01 AM
Replies: 878
Views: 106,535
Posted By Sibbo
Seeing we're talking exhausts here's a vid...

Seeing we're talking exhausts here's a vid everyone needs to see. It's good !

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cquCfvsvoq0
Forum: Australia 07-22-2013, 04:40 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,559
Posted By Sibbo
Heres a direct link to the ear plug silicon putty...

Heres a direct link to the ear plug silicon putty .

http://www.amcsupplies.com.au/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=3566
Forum: Australia 07-21-2013, 04:05 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,559
Posted By Sibbo
Do you have any trouble fitting them inside your...

Do you have any trouble fitting them inside your helmet ?
Forum: Australia 07-21-2013, 03:17 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,559
Posted By Sibbo
Thanks Toad, I'll chase those up. Cheers.

Thanks Toad, I'll chase those up.

Cheers.
Forum: Australia 07-21-2013, 04:45 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,559
Posted By Sibbo
A noise filter ? How does that work? Is it one of...

A noise filter ? How does that work? Is it one of those electronic noise cancelling things .

Thanks for the suggestions, I think I'll try to ring one of the distributors and ask which is the...
Forum: Australia 07-21-2013, 12:33 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,559
Posted By Sibbo
Thanks Rider, the brand too please.

Thanks Rider, the brand too please.
Forum: Australia 07-20-2013, 11:24 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,559
Posted By Sibbo
Ear plugs and hearing .

I've started to need them but I'm yet to find a type that works well... except one lot I bought from a chemist and they were great, brilliant ! But of course I lost the pack:cry so didn't know what...
Forum: Australia 07-20-2013, 03:55 PM
Replies: 1,901
Views: 219,300
Posted By Sibbo
Seconded on the trousers, I haven't been game to...

Seconded on the trousers, I haven't been game to use them in much rain but I've used them in pretty cold weather and they were excellent.
Forum: Airheads 07-15-2013, 05:46 AM
Replies: 878
Views: 106,535
Posted By Sibbo
OK, good to know although I usually bumble along...

OK, good to know although I usually bumble along at between 3000 and 4000, I'll try to overcome my prejudice against high revs !
Forum: Airheads 07-15-2013, 03:51 AM
Replies: 878
Views: 106,535
Posted By Sibbo
Really? I've never seen that quoted before , it...

Really? I've never seen that quoted before , it certainly puts my prefered use outside guidelines !
Forum: Airheads 07-14-2013, 10:29 PM
Replies: 878
Views: 106,535
Posted By Sibbo
Really interesting ideas, my ST has a 100GS tank...

Really interesting ideas, my ST has a 100GS tank and for long trips on the tar it's great but the weight is too high on the dirt or moving very slowly.

Thinking, thinking .
Forum: Airheads 07-14-2013, 09:46 PM
Replies: 878
Views: 106,535
Posted By Sibbo
Hmmm... that's pretty much what my girl does, I...

Hmmm... that's pretty much what my girl does, I guess I'm just averse to much over 4000 rpm sustained . I like revs on the hills and twisties but not for hours at a time .... no good reason .:hmmmmm
Forum: Airheads 07-14-2013, 08:45 PM
Replies: 878
Views: 106,535
Posted By Sibbo
How many rpm are you doing at 60mph 79 ?

How many rpm are you doing at 60mph 79 ?
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