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Forum: Airheads 08-13-2014, 04:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 484
Posted By DiabloADV
A quarter of the amount of extension. That's...

A quarter of the amount of extension. That's staying within the safe deflection range of the driveshaft universal.

100m extension = 25mm of travel (in each direction).
Forum: Airheads 06-08-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 912
Views: 174,114
Posted By DiabloADV
True. For sale. Trades considered as long as at...

True. For sale. Trades considered as long as at least $2k comes my way (I need some cash!)
Forum: Airheads 06-05-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 912
Views: 174,114
Posted By DiabloADV
My vin is 636 2005 Earliest one on here...?

My vin is 636 2005

Earliest one on here...?
Forum: Airheads 06-03-2014, 10:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,272
Posted By DiabloADV
The place I took my frame to is the best of the...

The place I took my frame to is the best of the best. They don't use that bmw tool. They have far higher spec tools with lasers and whatnot. Race teams and speed record teams take bikes there. I know...
Forum: Airheads 06-03-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 379
Posted By DiabloADV
I should add...I will complete the build and move...

I should add...I will complete the build and move the forks up and down in the triples until I like the handling. If I then decide I like a particular rake I can figure out how to best accomplish it....
Forum: Airheads 06-03-2014, 11:20 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,272
Posted By DiabloADV
On the G/S I just restored, one of the head...

On the G/S I just restored, one of the head tube-to-downtube plates was bent in a little from a front-end slamming around so hard that it broke the steer stop.

I took the frame to the frame guy in...
Forum: Airheads 06-03-2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 379
Posted By DiabloADV
From what gather all frames have the same...

From what gather all frames have the same built-in HTube angle. Differences in rake are due to fork length, wheel/tire size and (to a lesser extent) swingarm angle. Bikes with taller front ends have...
Forum: Airheads 06-03-2014, 07:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 379
Posted By DiabloADV
Head angle/rake

From what I gather the airheads have a rake in the range of 27 degrees. Anybody have any experience with steepening this by a few degrees? Say, to accommodate longer forks and/or to quicken handling?...
Forum: Airheads 06-02-2014, 03:21 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,868
Posted By DiabloADV
Good answer and explanation...thanks.

Good answer and explanation...thanks.
Forum: Airheads 06-02-2014, 11:46 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,868
Posted By DiabloADV
Ok -- related question... The first mono's...

Ok -- related question...

The first mono's had the shock mounted to the swingarm. Pretty quickly, the shock was moved to the rear drive.

Were (are) there problems with the shock mounted to the...
Forum: Airheads 06-01-2014, 12:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 787
Posted By DiabloADV
I cut the reserve straw to a minimum and left the...

I cut the reserve straw to a minimum and left the main one long. Just seemed to make sense.


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Forum: Airheads 05-30-2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 2,757
Views: 493,134
Posted By DiabloADV
I got a message from the same guy re: a...

I got a message from the same guy re: a craigslist ad I ran here in the Bay Area. He said basically the same thing.
Forum: Airheads 05-30-2014, 08:41 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,868
Posted By DiabloADV
And...that is the crux of my question. I've got...

And...that is the crux of my question. I've got the wheel, swingarm reinforcing, etc. all figured out and done.

Do I put twin shocks on my twin swingarm, or a single shock on my twin swingarm?...
Forum: Airheads 05-29-2014, 03:58 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,868
Posted By DiabloADV
Wow. Very nice. My build will be similar -- but...

Wow. Very nice. My build will be similar -- but with standard bars instead of clipons.

So...no extra bracing of the swingarm there...works good like that?

Also...how does that shock fit, when a...
Forum: Airheads 05-29-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,868
Posted By DiabloADV
My wheel is tubeless, too. :evil

My wheel is tubeless, too. :evil
Forum: Airheads 05-29-2014, 01:54 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,868
Posted By DiabloADV
I see...the top shock mounts are back away from...

I see...the top shock mounts are back away from the frame, twisting this way and that with the subframe.

That could be fixed since I'm making a custom subframe anyway. I can certainly make one...
Forum: Airheads 05-29-2014, 01:41 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,868
Posted By DiabloADV
If I do a single shock, it will be on a twin...

If I do a single shock, it will be on a twin swingarm (reinforced). So I keep my twin wheel, etc.

I'm just wondering if the ride and handling are materially different.
Forum: Airheads 05-29-2014, 01:11 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,868
Posted By DiabloADV
Ah...my wheel was converted to cartridge bearing...

Ah...my wheel was converted to cartridge bearing by Woody. No more preload nonsense. :clap:freaky
Forum: Airheads 05-29-2014, 12:53 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,868
Posted By DiabloADV
Dang. That's what happened when I stopped going...

Dang. That's what happened when I stopped going to church.
Forum: Airheads 05-29-2014, 12:18 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,868
Posted By DiabloADV
Twin Shock vs. Mono

Now that my G/S is done, I'm moving on to my runabout bike. I've got a hot late-model Suzuki USD front end and a rebuilt /6 motor with the Seibenrock 1000 kit on it and Mikuni carbs. Now I need to...
Forum: Airheads 05-28-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,610
Posted By DiabloADV
Tip...don't look to aluminum parts for weight...

Tip...don't look to aluminum parts for weight savings. You need to replace heavy things with light things. Losing a front alt cover and replacing it with some sort of aluminum can...not a wise use of...
Forum: Airheads 05-28-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 11,495
Posted By DiabloADV
Ping me and come on over. I'm in Lafayette.

Ping me and come on over. I'm in Lafayette.
Forum: Airheads 05-27-2014, 07:16 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 11,495
Posted By DiabloADV
With plastics. ...

With plastics.

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Forum: Airheads 05-26-2014, 08:16 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 11,495
Posted By DiabloADV
...along with its weight in gold...and I'll get...

...along with its weight in gold...and I'll get right on it. :-)



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Forum: Airheads 05-25-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 11,495
Posted By DiabloADV
Almost done. Tie up wires, install front fender...

Almost done. Tie up wires, install front fender and side panels. Runs great.
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Forum: Airheads 05-20-2014, 10:12 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,674
Posted By DiabloADV
Electronic ignition. Last-forever cylinders. No...

Electronic ignition. Last-forever cylinders. No carbs. Proper fuses. My 1150RT just goes.


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Forum: Road warriors 05-20-2014, 12:13 PM
Replies: 2,012
Views: 313,020
Posted By DiabloADV
ADD: Ran into the owner. He bought a new NineT...

ADD: Ran into the owner. He bought a new NineT and has this R on consignment at Diablo BMW in Walnut Creek CA.

This bike was maniacally cared for, while I had it and while he had it.
Forum: Airheads 05-16-2014, 12:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 801
Posted By DiabloADV
I'm puzzled by this, as the wiring diagram...

I'm puzzled by this, as the wiring diagram doesn't seem to verify this "common power" wire.



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Forum: Airheads 05-14-2014, 09:37 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 11,495
Posted By DiabloADV
OCD wheel polishing. ...

OCD wheel polishing.

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Forum: Road warriors 05-13-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 2,012
Views: 313,020
Posted By DiabloADV
I used to own this R1200R. Guy I sold it to must...

I used to own this R1200R. Guy I sold it to must have traded it in.

I did the fairing mount...very quiet and smooth. Perfect for this bike, IMHO...somebody ought to buy it.
...
Forum: Airheads 05-05-2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,225
Posted By DiabloADV
The pin limits the retraction of the kicker gear...

The pin limits the retraction of the kicker gear as the spring pulls it back. It's the stop. Nothing spins on it. Anything you can get to fit snugly into that hole will work.

The pin comes as part...
Forum: Airheads 05-01-2014, 09:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 427
Posted By DiabloADV
The OEM 70mm emblems are available at any BMW...

The OEM 70mm emblems are available at any BMW dealer as wheel center-cap emblems, in sets of 4. About $22-$29 on Ebay.

EDIT -- I see...you mean the tank side stickers, not the logos.
Forum: Airheads 04-30-2014, 09:38 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,225
Posted By DiabloADV
1981 R80G/S gearbox questions

The kicker can hang up, but it hangs on the other shafts. All will come out in one go if you heat it more. Unscrew the shift cassette bolts and you can get everything to come out together by heating...
Forum: Airheads 04-25-2014, 11:03 AM
Replies: 715
Views: 67,138
Posted By DiabloADV
That is exceedingly unlikely to break again. Well...

That is exceedingly unlikely to break again. Well done.
Forum: Airheads 04-24-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 11,495
Posted By DiabloADV
On the Shoe or the G/S? :1drink I've got the...

On the Shoe or the G/S? :1drink

I've got the stainless spokes and nipples. When the tank and front fender go off to the painter, I'll do the front wheel.

I want to put a couple hundred miles on...
Forum: Airheads 04-24-2014, 08:58 AM
Replies: 5,569
Views: 471,086
Posted By DiabloADV
Damn. Why do I even try?

Damn. Why do I even try?
Forum: Airheads 04-24-2014, 07:31 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 11,495
Posted By DiabloADV
A quick pic of the G/S complete and outside. ...

A quick pic of the G/S complete and outside.

Oops...the Shoe got in the way.

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Forum: Airheads 04-21-2014, 11:18 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,869
Posted By DiabloADV
Doing head work too? How so...? Sent from...

Doing head work too? How so...?


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Forum: Airheads 04-20-2014, 10:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,778
Posted By DiabloADV
Spit out a bolt.

My 81 g/s has that system. I removed it and put in an R1150 drain bolt and crush washer. Got the engine nice and hot and gave it one more eighth turn. It flows fresh air to the exhaust port to ignite...
Forum: Airheads 04-15-2014, 12:36 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 11,495
Posted By DiabloADV
That's the muffler that came with it. No rust, so...

That's the muffler that came with it. No rust, so I sanded it and painted with high-temp engine paint.
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