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Forum: Airheads 08-03-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,898
Posted By AlpineRAM
Well, plans have changed again...

After getting an R100RT for my wife when I got the Hinterreiter I did some work on her Honda SLR 650 to make it a nice bike. (Hotcams, 102mm bore, head work, frame reinforcement, Wilbers components...
Forum: Airheads 06-12-2014, 01:18 AM
Replies: 7,251
Views: 1,448,628
Posted By AlpineRAM
Evening ride in the Alps

http://www.bisanz.me/gallery/R80GS/Soelkpass-Abend-web.jpg
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-28-2014, 06:07 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,737
Posted By AlpineRAM
Nope, not correct. First, the radiator inlet...

Nope, not correct.
First, the radiator inlet is above the engine and the outlet is usually a lot lower than the inlet. Coolant will circulate due to the difference in density caused by differences...
Forum: Airheads 05-23-2014, 07:04 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,716
Posted By AlpineRAM
As for the different horn sizes- I assume that...

As for the different horn sizes- I assume that this does not really "pit one cylinder against the other" because the carbs get the air from a common volume in the airbox.
Breaking up the resonance...
Forum: Airheads 11-25-2013, 06:57 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,174
Posted By AlpineRAM
I had good luck with heating the cylinder with a...

I had good luck with heating the cylinder with a propane torch and when everything is really hot pressing a rag soaked in water onto the piston while the puller was pressing. Sometimes I also used...
Forum: Airheads 11-08-2013, 02:21 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,448
Posted By AlpineRAM
Well, it sounds like the hall sensor. The bean...

Well, it sounds like the hall sensor.
The bean can is expensive, but maybe you can score one for cheap (ish) on ebay.

On the other hand you can use a standard hall sensor from an electronics...
Forum: Airheads 10-20-2013, 10:54 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,448
Posted By AlpineRAM
Thanks for the update! I would not continue...

Thanks for the update!
I would not continue running the starter like this if you can afford either a new one or a new armature...

Since you did a lot of different things on the bike already I...
Forum: Airheads 10-15-2013, 03:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 606
Posted By AlpineRAM
Yep, that's the reason. Other bikes used some...

Yep, that's the reason.
Other bikes used some kind of Nylstop locknuts, but BMW was a little old fashioned at this part of the bike :rofl
Removing it should not interfere with proper brake...
Forum: Airheads 10-12-2013, 10:25 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,448
Posted By AlpineRAM
My take on it- Unemployed in Greece means you...

My take on it- Unemployed in Greece means you have much more time than money on hand. So use the time you have to avoid spending the money you don't have.

I would split the problem in 2 separate...
Forum: Airheads 07-24-2013, 01:02 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 6,741
Posted By AlpineRAM
You could put a small non-submersed pump right...

You could put a small non-submersed pump right beside the starter and feed it from the stock fuel crossover under the airbox.
A microsquirt injection can use the starter teeth on the flywheel for...
Forum: Airheads 07-17-2013, 04:23 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 38,522
Posted By AlpineRAM
I'll try to post one tomorrow.

I'll try to post one tomorrow.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-17-2013, 01:03 PM
Replies: 762
Views: 118,652
Posted By AlpineRAM
Today's "commute" -and a test of the HDR software for Android

http://www.bisanz.me/gallery/R80GS/2013-07-17_19-37-18_HDR.jpg
Forum: Airheads 07-14-2013, 07:32 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 38,522
Posted By AlpineRAM
The tranny is venting through the hollow bolt...

The tranny is venting through the hollow bolt that also holds the ground cable from the battery in stock form. You could use the old speedo cable without the interior and simply route it in a loop...
Forum: Airheads 06-15-2013, 06:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,003
Posted By AlpineRAM
For on road use I really like the Michelin Anakee...

For on road use I really like the Michelin Anakee 3 - I also liked the Anakee2, but it seems to be discontinued.
For light gravel use and road use I like the Michelin Sirac on the G/S.
I had...
Forum: Airheads 06-15-2013, 06:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,589
Posted By AlpineRAM
Yep- HPN website: ...

Yep- HPN website:

http://hpn.de/bilder/zubehoer/oelwanne.jpg

You will need to click the German flag and then on the picture of 2 gears to find it. It does not work with the English version.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-15-2013, 03:09 AM
Replies: 762
Views: 118,652
Posted By AlpineRAM
short afternoon trip in Austria

http://www.bisanz.me/gallery/Ausflug13062013/1371120524165.jpg
http://www.bisanz.me/gallery/Ausflug13062013/20130613_132749.jpg
http://www.bisanz.me/gallery/Ausflug13062013/20130613_135658.jpg

I...
Forum: Airheads 06-15-2013, 02:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,589
Posted By AlpineRAM
And on the Israel kits it is 5mm shorter as not...

And on the Israel kits it is 5mm shorter as not to crush the filter tube and doing the equivalent of the 2k$ O-ring.
On the stock 80G/S all bolts are the same length but with the deep pan (or the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-29-2013, 02:55 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,273
Posted By AlpineRAM
Yes, it uses the pulse width x fuel pressure x...

Yes, it uses the pulse width x fuel pressure x count per distance to calculate the mileage.
But with colder fuel the necessary volume to get the mixture just right is a bit lower because you have a...
Forum: Airheads 05-26-2013, 01:36 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 24,892
Posted By AlpineRAM
[/QUOTE] Yep, it's from the same...

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Yep, it's from the same production. (t was also used for the Dakar)
Forum: Airheads 05-23-2013, 01:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,999
Posted By AlpineRAM
You will have to check whether the light works...

You will have to check whether the light works when you turn on the ignition but the engine is not yet started. (At least it says so in one of my old airhead owners manuals )
Forum: Airheads 05-23-2013, 10:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,999
Posted By AlpineRAM
If the sensor is unplugged or the cable is torn...

If the sensor is unplugged or the cable is torn off the light is off.
The path is +from ignition oil light -sensor engine ground.

So if you ground the cable anywhere you will see light :wink: ...
Forum: Airheads 05-23-2013, 09:05 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 24,892
Posted By AlpineRAM
Since I don't use facebook I can't access your...

Since I don't use facebook I can't access your link- but I have no objection against the pics showing up on your page. If you link them I can't guarantee you if I'll keep them hosted under the same...
Forum: Airheads 05-23-2013, 12:41 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 24,892
Posted By AlpineRAM
The pics were taken im March and May this year. ...

The pics were taken im March and May this year.
I don't have many older pics of the bike because the previous owner did not leave much documentation.
Forum: Airheads 05-22-2013, 02:12 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 24,892
Posted By AlpineRAM
Ehmm, if you meant my bike... it has been like...

Ehmm, if you meant my bike... it has been like that since 1983 or 1984... But it sure looks quite modern for an HPN.
http://www.bisanz.me/gallery/Tour18052013/2013-03-22%2011.17.33.jpg


And...
Forum: Airheads 05-22-2013, 03:19 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 24,892
Posted By AlpineRAM
No 411 - ...

No 411 -

http://www.bisanz.me/gallery/Tour18052013/DSC_4024.JPG
http://www.bisanz.me/gallery/Tour18052013/DSC_4032.JPGI know it's not the typical HPN look, but it's all HPN-
The fairing is...
Forum: Airheads 05-19-2013, 10:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 702
Posted By AlpineRAM
A friend has one on his sidecar rig- he told me...

A friend has one on his sidecar rig- he told me that it was a PIA to make it stop leaking oil from some plugs.
I didn't see the leakage myself.
I would not want one because the filter is exposed...
Forum: Airheads 05-18-2013, 02:58 PM
Replies: 7,251
Views: 1,448,628
Posted By AlpineRAM
Quick afternoon trip

http://www.bisanz.me/gallery/Tour18052013/DSC_4023.JPG
http://www.bisanz.me/gallery/Tour18052013/DSC_4030.JPG

On Google maps:
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-11-2013, 04:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,158
Posted By AlpineRAM
I've tried the GasGas TXT 4820ETA- really nice to...

I've tried the GasGas TXT 4820ETA- really nice to ride, takes some time to get used to it. No clutch and no shifting, and you can twist the throttle both ways. (Engine braking and energy recovery)...
Forum: Airheads 05-07-2013, 12:49 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,454
Posted By AlpineRAM
I thought about answering Plaka, but then I...

I thought about answering Plaka, but then I thought a little more.... and won't do it.
To the OP-

did you weigh the piston pins too?
The weight of the complete assembly...
Forum: Airheads 05-07-2013, 11:13 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,454
Posted By AlpineRAM
Hmmm... did you read what I wrote before you...

Hmmm... did you read what I wrote before you answered? I don't think so.
I stated "mass distribution" and meant on the rod. And the rod moves through the same angle over it's length.. hopefully....
Forum: Airheads 05-07-2013, 02:20 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,454
Posted By AlpineRAM
I didn't say that .02% is the max. acceptable...

I didn't say that .02% is the max. acceptable difference, I just calculated the displacement and volume difference due to the different bore.
Please do weigh the pistons with their pins and the...
Forum: Airheads 05-06-2013, 05:39 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,454
Posted By AlpineRAM
I would simply weigh the pistons with pins and...

I would simply weigh the pistons with pins and see whether there actually is a difference in weight between the 2 assemblies.
If the pistons are the same form the difference in mass should be about...
Forum: Airheads 04-28-2013, 10:38 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,898
Posted By AlpineRAM
I have been working on the Hinterreiter... some...

I have been working on the Hinterreiter... some "mechanic" did repair the heads, but forgot one shim while reassembling the rockers. So the exhaust rocker did chew up the top side of the valve and...
Forum: Airheads 04-18-2013, 02:31 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,898
Posted By AlpineRAM
Laugh I ordered a set of Michelin Anakees (I have the...

I ordered a set of Michelin Anakees (I have the Anakee2 on some bikes and really like it)...
Forum: Airheads 04-17-2013, 11:56 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,096
Posted By AlpineRAM
Laugh K100RS fairing with 35l metal tank: ...

K100RS fairing with 35l metal tank:
http://www.bisanz.me/gallery/R80GS/DSC_2448.JPG

And the HPN fairing model "Pharao" also called "Spatenbräu"
...
Forum: Airheads 04-17-2013, 11:43 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,898
Posted By AlpineRAM
Another one

As it is said - all things worth doing, are also worth overdoing....
I got yet another airhead for me.
My wife did not complain because I bought her an airhead too- R100RT for her.

Let me...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-13-2013, 06:18 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 14,574
Posted By AlpineRAM
Some time ago I was crawling out of some...

Some time ago I was crawling out of some financial hardship and was pondering to get back on a bike. So I talk to a friend and he says that he'll look around. Some days later he tells me about an ad...
Forum: Airheads 10-04-2012, 05:07 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,698
Posted By AlpineRAM
Do you have a link for the article? Cheers ...

Do you have a link for the article?

Cheers

Markus
Forum: Face plant 10-04-2012, 05:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,685
Posted By AlpineRAM
The main reason to talk to him in the first place...

The main reason to talk to him in the first place is to make sure it won't happen again...
I think that the farmer does not know or ponder the consequences of a piece of wire going through any part...
Forum: Airheads 10-02-2012, 06:08 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,698
Posted By AlpineRAM
I'm running one on my wife's Honda SLR 650. I...

I'm running one on my wife's Honda SLR 650.
I started this thread http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=678178 about it.
Now I'll need to take a look on how to get a TPS signal from...
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