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Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 02:31 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 44,272
Posted By DK Dan
Nice tank with some serious patina :huh ...

Nice tank with some serious patina :huh



I actually really like the original design but with a little work they can look even better. If you wan't ugly take a look at the R1200GS LC or the...
Forum: Equipment 07-03-2015, 02:36 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 918
Posted By DK Dan
My vote also goes to the BMW Santiago. Use mine...

My vote also goes to the BMW Santiago. Use mine for longer trips and daily commuting. I use a thin pair of normal socks with the boots and never get "swampy" feet. And I even have permanent foot...
Forum: Equipment 07-02-2015, 01:31 AM
Replies: 1,743
Views: 929,797
Posted By DK Dan
Difficult to choose one piece of equipment but...

Difficult to choose one piece of equipment but the below are all fighting for first place:

Best helmet = Arai Tour-X 4 (Only had it 3 weeks and really like it!)
Best gloves for warm weather...
Forum: Airheads 06-23-2015, 03:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 484
Posted By DK Dan
Chokes fully returning?

I have experienced something similar but it was mostly during acceleration from very low speeds. The fault was the chokes not fully returning simply due to the choke cables being too tight. Maybe you...
Forum: Airheads 06-18-2015, 11:55 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,007
Posted By DK Dan
Daily life with the G/S

The bike is really getting some kilometers on the clock at the moment. Commuting + some short evening rides between the rain showers we encounter here this summer.
Think it's about time to re-torque...
Forum: Airheads 06-18-2015, 01:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 480
Posted By DK Dan
Well I'm on the look out for a set of the slimmer...

Well I'm on the look out for a set of the slimmer panniers. I think that they share the same lid as the ones I have but the back part is more 'box shaped' compared to the newer ones that I acquired....
Forum: Airheads 06-18-2015, 01:28 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,464
Posted By DK Dan
You're welcome and thanks :thumb

You're welcome and thanks :thumb
Forum: Airheads 06-18-2015, 12:59 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,464
Posted By DK Dan
I'll send his details in a PM. He knows a great...

I'll send his details in a PM. He knows a great deal about our bikes and has engineered several special airhead tools. If you get the chance I can encourage you to join one of his one day tech...
Forum: Airheads 06-18-2015, 04:34 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,464
Posted By DK Dan
Hej :)

Hi Jakob
Great build thread and beautiful bike! Nice to have a fellow Dane with common interest in airheads.
I don't have specific knowledge about your tranny issue but I hope that you get it...
Forum: Airheads 06-17-2015, 05:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 480
Posted By DK Dan
I know, but I think that my current panniers look...

I know, but I think that my current panniers look way over sized for the bike. Mostly because the G/S racks are "positioned away" from the bike compared to the RS/RT model which makes the panniers...
Forum: Airheads 06-17-2015, 05:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 480
Posted By DK Dan
Yes the racks are from my G/S. The left pannier...

Yes the racks are from my G/S. The left pannier touches the original G/S exhaust when mounted + they generally look too bulky to suit the bike. That's what made me realize that the panniers are not...
Forum: Airheads 06-17-2015, 03:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 480
Posted By DK Dan
Question BMW panniers for G/S and GS models

I have a pair of the panniers pictured below but I think that they are designed for the RT, RS models. Can anybody confirm that there are specific BMW panniers available for the G/S and GS models?
...
Forum: Airheads 06-15-2015, 10:41 PM
Replies: 8,276
Views: 1,732,711
Posted By DK Dan
Some text from the add: "....WELL MAINTAINED...

Some text from the add:
"....WELL MAINTAINED with the Original PATINA. THIS WAS MY DAILY RIDE, FOR OVER 30 YEARS.".....

RESPECT!
Forum: Airheads 06-03-2015, 03:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,653
Posted By DK Dan
There's some nice new videos up on the GS Vintage...

There's some nice new videos up on the GS Vintage Ride youtube channel!

The French G/S riders certainly know how to enjoy the good things in life :clap
Forum: Airheads 06-03-2015, 03:14 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,007
Posted By DK Dan
Thanks a lot for the kind feedback guys! It's...

Thanks a lot for the kind feedback guys! It's especially nice considering the effort it took to revitalize the bike. I could be inclined to buy another airhead (RS or S) that needs a similar...
Forum: Airheads 05-29-2015, 02:49 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,007
Posted By DK Dan
Ok. Here are a few shots of the bike. I'm still...

Ok. Here are a few shots of the bike. I'm still making some adjustments but overall I'm really happy with it :clap

Bike in first real action at a national roadbook rally. Did almost 500 km's. Had...
Forum: Airheads 05-29-2015, 02:27 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,007
Posted By DK Dan
Actually I had a hell of a time to find and order...

Actually I had a hell of a time to find and order a suitable brake line. I considered using the steel part but decided on a flexible hose after having some PM conversions with inmate CptImagine who...
Forum: Airheads 05-28-2015, 11:44 PM
Replies: 8,276
Views: 1,732,711
Posted By DK Dan
Nice bush sauna! In 2003 and 2004 I rode a lot of...

Nice bush sauna! In 2003 and 2004 I rode a lot of trails in Finland and at each camp site the Finnish guys built a sauna next to one of the many rivers. After the sauna you jump into the icy cold...
Forum: Airheads 05-27-2015, 12:21 PM
Replies: 8,276
Views: 1,732,711
Posted By DK Dan
Similar bike - different scenery

Beautiful shot davorallyfan!
I own a similar airhead living on the other side of the planet. Can't really match your scenery but we do have some nice gravel and forest roads.

Summer is just...
Forum: Airheads 05-26-2015, 11:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 478
Posted By DK Dan
R80/100 GS forks

I can recommend the forks from an R80 GS or R100 GS. They do raise the height of your bike but you can drop the fork legs in the triple clamps to reduce the height. Overall I'm very pleased with my...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-22-2015, 01:41 AM
Replies: 4,743
Views: 763,618
Posted By DK Dan
Talking It's friday

http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w192/GS_Weissbeer/Project%201_2014/B034C5F9-8659-40D7-B93A-9D7741CA89BC_zpskk3amnlo.jpg
Forum: Airheads 05-21-2015, 12:37 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,280
Posted By DK Dan
Yes. You will find that there are a lot of...

Yes. You will find that there are a lot of special parts available for airheads. Both functional stuff but also a lot of bling.
Below is mostly functional I think, but I prefer the standard choke...
Forum: Airheads 05-07-2015, 05:12 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,286
Posted By DK Dan
Check carb settings

Assuming that you have your valves adjusted correctly then I would suggest that you first check the carb mixture settings (incl. compare spark plug colors) and then do a proper synchronization.
It...
Forum: Airheads 05-06-2015, 12:40 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,075
Posted By DK Dan
:doh I didn't catch that this a retrospective...

:doh
I didn't catch that this a retrospective thread like the one I did for my G/S revitalization. Still looking forward to seeing what you went through and how the bike turned out :ear
Forum: Airheads 05-05-2015, 11:45 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,075
Posted By DK Dan
That certainly looks like a nice challenge! These...

That certainly looks like a nice challenge! These bikes are so nice to work on but it will cost a bit even when you just sum up all the small parts. The good thing is that if the project runs over...
Forum: Airheads 04-30-2015, 02:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 887
Posted By DK Dan
Plastic syringe for greasing swing arm bearings

In need of a conical tip for a grease gun I recently tried using a plastic syringe. I could easily apply enough pressure to push grease in and stopped when it started pushing out the plastic dust...
Forum: Airheads 04-30-2015, 01:49 PM
Replies: 1,088
Views: 99,632
Posted By DK Dan
That's a neat fix! Had a flat rear tire during a...

That's a neat fix! Had a flat rear tire during a local rally this weekend just 25 km from the finish line. Pinched the new tube during installation and had to ride it back flat. Next time I'll bring...
Forum: Airheads 04-23-2015, 01:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,102
Posted By DK Dan
Progress

Good points about the float height adjustment and old vs. new floats! Will certainly investigate this further when I find the time. And slightly off topic; regarding Archimedes principle...we once...
Forum: Airheads 04-22-2015, 06:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,102
Posted By DK Dan
Thanks for the feedback guys! Anders: You...

Thanks for the feedback guys!

Anders: You may have a point regarding the previous condition and it may actually be that the cylinder has been running hot before. I just didn't notice it due to the...
Forum: Airheads 04-21-2015, 12:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,102
Posted By DK Dan
Question Left cylinder running VERY hot - Advice needed!

Recently finished a frame off refresh on my R80 G/S and I'm now doing some small runs in order to tune and adjust the Bing carbs, clutch etc.
The bike just got some nice new stainless Keihan header...
Forum: Airheads 04-09-2015, 11:20 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,991
Posted By DK Dan
The 1000 cc does give the engine some more life....

The 1000 cc does give the engine some more life. Years ago I switched bike with a friend on a stock R80 GS. His R80 did of course not have the same power but it was really running silky smooth...
Forum: Airheads 04-09-2015, 02:54 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,991
Posted By DK Dan
Congratulations on getting your bike on the road....

Congratulations on getting your bike on the road. Getting some fresh gasoline should improve how the engine is running :D
Forum: Airheads 04-08-2015, 01:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 610
Posted By DK Dan
I'm quite sure that the GS "tombstone" wind...

I'm quite sure that the GS "tombstone" wind deflector won't fit the ST directly. You will need to make a custom solution to make it fit. The GS deflector does keep the wind off your chest but from my...
Forum: Airheads 04-07-2015, 11:23 PM
Replies: 921
Views: 195,388
Posted By DK Dan
Nz

Scenery like that and the ride reports from Box'a'bits (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=612774) has really put New Zealand on my wish list of places to visit :clap
Forum: Airheads 04-06-2015, 01:10 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,007
Posted By DK Dan
Well not much to clean off since it's mostly new...

Well not much to clean off since it's mostly new parts :D Even the front wheel has not seen much action since it originates from stock of R65GS parts from the Danish army. Had to rebuild it with new...
Forum: Airheads 04-05-2015, 03:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,588
Posted By DK Dan
Details............

Finally finished mounting a GS front fork on my G/S. Here's a link to a thread with the technical details > http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=26515666&postcount=29
Forum: Airheads 04-05-2015, 02:40 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,007
Posted By DK Dan
Semi-holy union: GS paralever forks in combination with G/S front wheel

In order to adapt my G/S front wheel to the "new" fork from a GS paralever model I got some parts made.

Here's an overview sketch of the axle and bushes needed:...
Forum: Airheads 03-31-2015, 12:00 PM
Replies: 1,898
Views: 716,130
Posted By DK Dan
I think I remember seeing it in a poor condition...

I think I remember seeing it in a poor condition in another thread. Guess it was used as intended but not much time was spent on maintenance. Hope that it will be brought back to it's former glory.
...
Forum: Airheads 03-31-2015, 01:23 AM
Replies: 1,898
Views: 716,130
Posted By DK Dan
Thumb Another airhead dirt bike

This one has been around for quite some time and it's still one of my favorite home brewed airhead dirtbikes. Think it lives somewhere in Australia.
...
Forum: Airheads 03-27-2015, 12:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 407
Posted By DK Dan
BMLE kit

Just found the adapter kit on Marc Parnes site. It's called BMLE and is priced at 130 USD. Looks like a quality kit.

http://www.marcparnes.com/BMLE.JPG
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