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Forum: Airheads 03-31-2015, 01:12 PM
Replies: 947
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Posted By Beam(st)er
Another one to add to the list: 1985 R80G/S VIN...

Another one to add to the list: 1985 R80G/S VIN 6283680

Bought the bike in July 2014 but wanted to wait with the registration until the rebuild was finished.

When I bought it, it looked like...
Forum: Airheads 03-31-2015, 12:17 PM
Replies: 664
Views: 105,716
Posted By Beam(st)er
You're right, those are progressive rate springs,...

You're right, those are progressive rate springs, they are not the stock springs.
I am using progressive rate springs but not the ones on the picture because with my shortened forks these would...
Forum: Airheads 03-26-2015, 02:01 PM
Replies: 664
Views: 105,716
Posted By Beam(st)er
That was the whole idea, trying to create most of...

That was the whole idea, trying to create most of the stock G/S looks again. So I think I did succeed! :D



Thanks Patrick!



:lol3
Forum: Airheads 03-26-2015, 01:45 PM
Replies: 664
Views: 105,716
Posted By Beam(st)er
The G650X Country was an excellent bike but it...

The G650X Country was an excellent bike but it was kinda boring IMHO. A big plus of the G650X was its fuel consumption.
In situations I had last weekend while riding in deep clay the G650 would have...
Forum: Airheads 03-23-2015, 10:39 AM
Replies: 664
Views: 105,716
Posted By Beam(st)er
He stole it and left me with this... ...

He stole it and left me with this...

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-if1sBPWbi-g/VRBO_1nRDwI/AAAAAAAACEc/WLmu3G5B5pM/w763-h508-no/IMG_9027.JPG
Forum: Airheads 03-21-2015, 02:55 PM
Replies: 664
Views: 105,716
Posted By Beam(st)er
Playing in the UK right now with Prutser and...

Playing in the UK right now with Prutser and Teebee

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-lp5abMYlSVI/VQ3lhrU2wUI/AAAAAAAACEA/KHHh-VMuoeo/w776-h508-no/IMG_8978.JPG

Now it looks like a dirty old...
Forum: Airheads 03-20-2015, 12:09 PM
Replies: 664
Views: 105,716
Posted By Beam(st)er
The extra weight is not noticeable when riding,...

The extra weight is not noticeable when riding, in fact it handles much easier especially in technical terrain. This bike even gives me a lot more confidence than the G650X and the torq of the engine...
Forum: Airheads 03-16-2015, 12:54 PM
Replies: 664
Views: 105,716
Posted By Beam(st)er
Was invited for an offroad training last Friday....

Was invited for an offroad training last Friday. Thought it was a good test for the bike :D
...
Forum: Airheads 03-16-2015, 12:41 PM
Replies: 664
Views: 105,716
Posted By Beam(st)er
The G650 was filled with 17,5 liters of fuel. ...

The G650 was filled with 17,5 liters of fuel.
I wanted to know the weight of both bikes completely filled.
Without the fuel the G650 would be 174,5kg.
The R80G/S would be 187,5kg.
Forum: Airheads 03-15-2015, 01:38 PM
Replies: 664
Views: 105,716
Posted By Beam(st)er
I knew this bike would be heavier than the G650 X...

I knew this bike would be heavier than the G650 X Country but how much heavier...? My G650 XC weighed 187kg. So I checked the weight of the airhead.
...
Forum: Airheads 03-15-2015, 12:12 PM
Replies: 664
Views: 105,716
Posted By Beam(st)er
Hi Wildmojo, You have to teach the speedo the...

Hi Wildmojo, You have to teach the speedo the speed RPM ratio in every gear. After that the speedo recognizes in which gear you're riding.
Forum: Airheads 03-12-2015, 02:22 PM
Replies: 664
Views: 105,716
Posted By Beam(st)er
I still needed to have a speedo signal. I chose...

I still needed to have a speedo signal. I chose to use an inductive proximity sensor, available from Motogadget.
...
Forum: Airheads 03-12-2015, 01:30 PM
Replies: 664
Views: 105,716
Posted By Beam(st)er
:D :thumb

:D :thumb
Forum: Airheads 03-08-2015, 02:10 PM
Replies: 664
Views: 105,716
Posted By Beam(st)er
Had my first tiny little bit of offroad fun with...

Had my first tiny little bit of offroad fun with the bike :jump

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-Bo1-9nw32do/VPy19w0Y2ZI/AAAAAAAACAI/Zdls96gUvbU/w1160-h802-no/IMG_8823.JPG

...
Forum: Airheads 03-08-2015, 01:41 PM
Replies: 664
Views: 105,716
Posted By Beam(st)er
Thanks Walter! I will tell Prutser to have your...

Thanks Walter! I will tell Prutser to have your parts painted :rofl

The wheels are 18 and 21 inch indeed, which are the stock sizes for this bike.
Forum: Airheads 03-08-2015, 01:38 PM
Replies: 664
Views: 105,716
Posted By Beam(st)er
Those BMW crashbars are only there to attach the...

Those BMW crashbars are only there to attach the side stand and to make the bike heavier :lol3
The valve covers I'm using should be more than strong enough for most of my planned crashes :wink:
The...
Forum: Airheads 03-06-2015, 02:47 PM
Replies: 664
Views: 105,716
Posted By Beam(st)er
Onno from Madness Photography offered me to take...

Onno from Madness Photography offered me to take some professional pictures. An offer which I could not refuse, thank you Onno!
...
Forum: Airheads 03-06-2015, 02:29 PM
Replies: 664
Views: 105,716
Posted By Beam(st)er
Hi DK Dan, I had my old G/S and my new GS fender...

Hi DK Dan, I had my old G/S and my new GS fender painted, which both fit without a problem.
I will use my old G/S fender for short muddy rides and keep the bigger GS fender for long trips.

If I...
Forum: Airheads 03-05-2015, 02:54 PM
Replies: 664
Views: 105,716
Posted By Beam(st)er
+1 I does feel like an on/off switch...

+1

I does feel like an on/off switch...
Forum: Airheads 03-05-2015, 02:45 PM
Replies: 664
Views: 105,716
Posted By Beam(st)er
Probably some of the last pictures of the bike...

Probably some of the last pictures of the bike this clean... :toney

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-718hoce-wYY/VPjZPfVLw6I/AAAAAAAAB-A/qd7hWRyVxk0/w1152-h768-no/P2242025.JPG

...
Forum: Airheads 03-03-2015, 01:49 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,394
Posted By Beam(st)er
+1 :D ...

+1 :D

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-bpGnG6NUsow/VPYmLH1z1rI/AAAAAAAAB9Q/dh-B8ZtRZUI/w1069-h802-no/P1000858.jpg

@ OP
Riding a R80 mono a few times made me decide to buy an airhead. The...
Forum: Airheads 03-03-2015, 01:03 PM
Replies: 664
Views: 105,716
Posted By Beam(st)er
Dash

Like I mentioned in post #438 my plan was to have a dash 3D printed.
After I posted that, I got a PM from Zebedee who told me he had acces to a 3D printer.
He offered to print me a dash in return...
Forum: Airheads 03-02-2015, 12:51 PM
Replies: 664
Views: 105,716
Posted By Beam(st)er
leaking gearbox

Took the bike for a little spin last week.

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-XCJaV3ElRQM/VPTEBH3pQOI/AAAAAAAAB7Q/6JHDAjbKFm8/w1198-h798-no/IMG_8807.JPG

This weekend Prutser noticed the bike...
Forum: Airheads 02-24-2015, 12:57 PM
Replies: 664
Views: 105,716
Posted By Beam(st)er
Still needed a pin tower for the stabilizer....

Still needed a pin tower for the stabilizer. Prutser already welded a plate on the frame so I could bolt a pin tower to it.
...
Forum: Airheads 02-24-2015, 12:36 PM
Replies: 664
Views: 105,716
Posted By Beam(st)er
Made a stronger plate to keep the seats base...

Made a stronger plate to keep the seats base plate from touching the tank.

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-tDzmstidbqc/VOJCmMQ01EI/AAAAAAAAB2w/Sw85v_HplPM/w602-h802-no/IMG_0660.jpg

This is...
Forum: Airheads 02-16-2015, 11:45 AM
Replies: 664
Views: 105,716
Posted By Beam(st)er
Some more parts came back from the anodizer. ...

Some more parts came back from the anodizer.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-0AltUNiaF8U/VOJCxfkGKCI/AAAAAAAAB28/JqsZy3iW6BA/w1123-h748-no/IMG_8652.JPG

...
Forum: Airheads 02-15-2015, 11:03 AM
Replies: 664
Views: 105,716
Posted By Beam(st)er
Thank you! The tire is indeed a Mitas E09...

Thank you!

The tire is indeed a Mitas E09 130/80-18.
Forum: Airheads 02-14-2015, 01:25 PM
Replies: 664
Views: 105,716
Posted By Beam(st)er
One of the reasons I was happy was also because...

One of the reasons I was happy was also because of the rear fender you gave me. :jive Thanks again!
Forum: Airheads 02-14-2015, 01:15 PM
Replies: 664
Views: 105,716
Posted By Beam(st)er
Airhead Wrangler is right but instead of a pipe I...

Airhead Wrangler is right but instead of a pipe I used a massive piece of aluminum. I used a marker to draw a line on the tank to make sure the angel of the dent would be right.



It's owned by...
Forum: Airheads 02-14-2015, 01:07 PM
Replies: 664
Views: 105,716
Posted By Beam(st)er
He refuses to give it to me… :becca All I...

He refuses to give it to me… :becca

All I have is this...

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-hEt85WNNk0Y/VOJByNwleAI/AAAAAAAAB2k/OLFU5PYSRBo/w1069-h802-no/IMG_8331.JPG

I have been shaping...
Forum: Airheads 02-14-2015, 12:15 PM
Replies: 664
Views: 105,716
Posted By Beam(st)er
Hi Stash, I wont forget to make the video, only a...

Hi Stash, I wont forget to make the video, only a few more things I need to take care of before I can take it out and get it dirty…:D
Forum: Airheads 02-12-2015, 02:09 PM
Replies: 664
Views: 105,716
Posted By Beam(st)er
While I was building the bike I didn't have my...

While I was building the bike I didn't have my own tank mounted, so I made some temporary steering stops to avoid damaging those tanks.
...
Forum: Airheads 02-12-2015, 01:19 PM
Replies: 664
Views: 105,716
Posted By Beam(st)er
Your kind reactions are overwhelming :flug Thank...

Your kind reactions are overwhelming :flug Thank you all!
Forum: Airheads 02-12-2015, 01:15 PM
Replies: 664
Views: 105,716
Posted By Beam(st)er
The one I was using on the picture was the 86 03...

The one I was using on the picture was the 86 03 180, which i.m.o. is the best size if you would like to carry one in your toolkit. If you would like to use one at home the 86 03 250 might be the...
Forum: Airheads 02-12-2015, 01:00 PM
Replies: 664
Views: 105,716
Posted By Beam(st)er
Thanks DK Dan! I'm not going to mount engine...

Thanks DK Dan!

I'm not going to mount engine bars because these valve covers should be more than strong enough in most occasions.
These are much stronger than the peanut covers.

For extra...
Forum: Airheads 02-12-2015, 12:45 PM
Replies: 664
Views: 105,716
Posted By Beam(st)er
Hi Dana, I didn't alter the brake cam...

Hi Dana,

I didn't alter the brake cam myself, that was already done by the previous owner.
There was one thing I did do to make this work.
Before my frame was powder coated I removed a piece...
Forum: Airheads 02-10-2015, 01:22 PM
Replies: 664
Views: 105,716
Posted By Beam(st)er
First thing I did when the parts were on the bike...

First thing I did when the parts were on the bike was mount a new fuel tap.

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-aORzlThc6Ew/VNpnkRrTlDI/AAAAAAAAByc/tegialo2dBU/w534-h802-no/IMG_8572.jpg

...
Forum: Airheads 02-10-2015, 12:53 PM
Replies: 664
Views: 105,716
Posted By Beam(st)er
I'm really really really pleased how the paint...

I'm really really really pleased how the paint turned out! :happay They did an awesome job removing all the dents in the tank.
...
Forum: Airheads 02-09-2015, 11:24 AM
Replies: 664
Views: 105,716
Posted By Beam(st)er
BMW's Kalamata Metallic Matt :rayof:rayof:rayof ...

BMW's Kalamata Metallic Matt :rayof:rayof:rayof

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-VOI-n2fmrqs/VNkH46aYtHI/AAAAAAAABwY/o6XF3rh2Nzk/w1105-h802-no/IMG_8530.jpg
Forum: Airheads 02-08-2015, 01:46 PM
Replies: 664
Views: 105,716
Posted By Beam(st)er
Thanks again for the kind reactions! :thumb ...

Thanks again for the kind reactions! :thumb

I had my tank blasted and it was time to bring it to the painter. :0-0

It doesn't show that good on the picture but it had a real nasty dent. I asked...
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