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Forum: Airheads 04-29-2014, 06:46 AM
Replies: 907
Views: 348,794
Posted By motog
and the dimensions on the front? Did you go for...

and the dimensions on the front? Did you go for the 3.50 - 19?
Forum: Airheads 04-27-2014, 08:35 AM
Replies: 907
Views: 348,794
Posted By motog
Thanks. Front fender isn't a problem for me...

Thanks.

Front fender isn't a problem for me - long since hanging on a nail in the garage and replaced by a higher mounted aluminium item.

Jim
Forum: Airheads 04-24-2014, 04:36 AM
Replies: 907
Views: 348,794
Posted By motog
So, next question from the adoring millions is:...

So, next question from the adoring millions is: what are those tyres? I've been looking for something to fit that doesn't hit the rear swingarm on my /5 for ages. Did you have any issues?
Forum: Airheads 02-25-2014, 06:25 AM
Replies: 7,163
Views: 1,435,607
Posted By motog
Seriously.... that's what you learnt from that...

Seriously.... that's what you learnt from that photo...

Dude.....?
Forum: Airheads 02-09-2014, 03:12 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,541
Posted By motog
The notoriously subtle Australian sense of irony...

The notoriously subtle Australian sense of irony snares another victim....

(For the record and for our non-antipodean members, my comment was not meant to be taken seriously)
Forum: Airheads 02-09-2014, 02:42 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,541
Posted By motog
I was thinking the same thing about the Blitz...

I was thinking the same thing about the Blitz videos. If those Blitz guys don't know about this yet, they should. And then they should get their copyright lawyers onto it.
Forum: Airheads 12-05-2013, 04:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 795
Posted By motog
Where do you live? I have a couple in my shed I'm...

Where do you live? I have a couple in my shed I'm probably never going to use...
Forum: Airheads 11-17-2013, 06:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,392
Posted By motog
I said I should get a uniform, I didn't say I...

I said I should get a uniform, I didn't say I already had one.

I have no intention of adding to your collection of photos of hairy, bearded, 6 foot tall, 90 kg men in tutus.....
Forum: Airheads 11-14-2013, 03:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,392
Posted By motog
I like to think of myself as the car ding fairy. ...

I like to think of myself as the car ding fairy.

I should get myself a uniform.....

......I'll leave to you the mental (Monty Python) picture of a 6 foot tall, 90kg, hairy, bearded man in a...
Forum: Airheads 11-12-2013, 04:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,392
Posted By motog
I have two ways of pulling out dents that don't...

I have two ways of pulling out dents that don't have creases, both of which are a bit strange:

First is to use a toilet plunger (small one) and just pull it straight out. Costs a few bucks from...
Forum: Airheads 10-20-2013, 07:34 AM
Replies: 264
Views: 24,954
Posted By motog
It's a Wassell seat I get from a guy here in...

It's a Wassell seat I get from a guy here in Melbourne. I had to fabricate and weld up a frame for it to sit on. If you look closely at the photo below you'll see the (red) LiPO battery peaking out...
Forum: Airheads 10-18-2013, 05:08 AM
Replies: 264
Views: 24,954
Posted By motog
1972 swb

http://s1267.photobucket.com/user/motog50/media/1185701_10151864167186590_1763936781_n_zps85ef09fd.jpg.htmlMy 1972 SWB with trials seat, chrome fenders, rebuilt topend, motocross bars, 1000cc...
Forum: 2 smokers 08-26-2013, 11:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,777
Posted By motog
Sorry, wrong photo there, that was the AG175. ...

Sorry, wrong photo there, that was the AG175.

This is Bambi
http://i1267.photobucket.com/albums/jj553/motog50/two%20strokes/8f08be86-8f7c-4964-8664-95b679aebbe7_zpsd7996b82.jpg...
Forum: 2 smokers 08-26-2013, 11:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,777
Posted By motog
A few pictures: This is the one we call...

A few pictures:

This is the one we call Bambi:

http://i1267.photobucket.com/albums/jj553/motog50/ag175/9f2f7430-86d0-4abf-9f04-f5d9172f3846_zps6b572fdc.jpg...
Forum: 2 smokers 07-29-2013, 09:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,777
Posted By motog
Looking good keychange. Give me a few months and...

Looking good keychange. Give me a few months and I might just be up to that standard.

Short update. I seem to be trying to corner the market on crappy 1970s japanese two strokes. Current...
Forum: 2 smokers 06-17-2013, 12:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,777
Posted By motog
Almost forgot, there's another Suzuki TS100...

Almost forgot, there's another Suzuki TS100 waiting in a shed in Gunnedah (hometown of model Miranda Kerr and in the middle of nowher about 1000 miles from here) to be picked up around Christmas time
Forum: 2 smokers 06-16-2013, 06:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,777
Posted By motog
So got it home yesterday. Head is held by four...

So got it home yesterday. Head is held by four studs rather than 6. Haven't got any further photos yet because I dropped it at a mate's garage for storage till I get a few other bikes finished and...
Forum: 2 smokers 06-11-2013, 03:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,777
Posted By motog
I'm picking up the bike on the weekend - it's 150...

I'm picking up the bike on the weekend - it's 150 miles from here right now- so will have the answers to those questions on Sunday. At the moment I'm going on what the bloke who sold it has told me. ...
Forum: 2 smokers 06-11-2013, 02:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,777
Posted By motog
Dang, that was quick. I think you're right. In...

Dang, that was quick. I think you're right. In fact, when I searched the earlier models, it also looked a lot like the CT175.

Anybody have any idea on parts interchangeability?

Jim
Forum: 2 smokers 06-10-2013, 10:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,777
Posted By motog
Yamaha AG175 vs DT175

I've searched the forum but couldn't find an answer to this question, so figured I'd post.

I'm the proud new owner of a 1979 Yamaha AG175. It's pretty rough but does run and had the...
Forum: Airheads 05-27-2013, 09:30 PM
Replies: 7,163
Views: 1,435,607
Posted By motog
I'm pretty sure that's Henning Jorgensen's R75/5....

I'm pretty sure that's Henning Jorgensen's R75/5. I seem to recall a write up in (OZ motorcycle magazine) Two Wheels a year or two ago that described it as the Million Mile BMW. Certainly in the BMW...
Forum: Airheads 03-31-2013, 06:10 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,155
Posted By motog
Thanks for all of the suggestions. I shall check...

Thanks for all of the suggestions. I shall check them out. My problem will probably be clearance on the rear swing arm. Does anyone have an accurate way of comparing the width of the tyre deflated...
Forum: Airheads 03-28-2013, 08:12 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,155
Posted By motog
Pics

Ok. This is an older pic - much has changed since then, but you get the general idea.
http://i1267.photobucket.com/albums/jj553/motog50/P1080017_zpsaa419881.jpg

east high: Unfortunately I can't...
Forum: Airheads 03-28-2013, 07:19 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,155
Posted By motog
Dual purpose tires on a R75/5

My R75/5 scrambler project is coming along nicely and now it's time to look at some dual purpose (or dualsport if you like) tires.

Tire sizes are: 3.25x19 front 4.00x18 rear.

I've been doing...
Forum: Airheads 03-19-2013, 01:47 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,270
Posted By motog
Bash plate for an R75/5

Has anyone had any experience using any of these bash plates on an R75/5. Anybody know if the earlier ones will fit?

Thanks
Forum: Airheads 03-11-2013, 07:21 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,632
Posted By motog
Yep, got the bushes and the brushes. Here's a tip...

Yep, got the bushes and the brushes. Here's a tip for anyone else doing this: don't buy it off the EME ebay site, the price is double what it is on their website.
Forum: Airheads 03-11-2013, 12:31 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,632
Posted By motog
Ok, so now done about 200miles. All is going well...

Ok, so now done about 200miles. All is going well except that I'm getting exceptionally bored staying below 4000rpm.
Did the timing and tuned and balanced the carbs yesterday and have found that it...
Forum: Airheads 02-19-2013, 05:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,552
Posted By motog
If you're looking for a small battery I'd suggest...

If you're looking for a small battery I'd suggest Lithium batteries. One of the regular posters (herrhelmet) on this forum sells one that I have bought and been very happy with. Website is here:...
Forum: Airheads 02-19-2013, 04:23 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,632
Posted By motog
I'm all ears. Always willing to learn

I'm all ears.

Always willing to learn
Forum: Airheads 02-18-2013, 07:12 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,632
Posted By motog
Ozmoses: I didn't oil the cylinders or pistons...

Ozmoses: I didn't oil the cylinders or pistons and only put a small amount of light oil on the rings (mainly to help with fitting) that would have burnt off within seconds. It's early days yet and...
Forum: Airheads 02-17-2013, 10:24 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,632
Posted By motog
Yeah, could have said that better. What I meant...

Yeah, could have said that better. What I meant was that it got up to speed much quicker and with less throttle needed - eg. 60km/hr came up quicker and much smoother.

Kt-88 the Siebenrock...
Forum: Airheads 02-17-2013, 08:10 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,632
Posted By motog
Forgot to say......

.... and no more blue smoke.

Should have also said: I got the powerkit from Motoren-Israel and found them good to deal with. Questions that I emailed them in either German or english were answered...
Forum: Airheads 02-17-2013, 08:09 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,632
Posted By motog
So, did the top-end teardown after the...

So, did the top-end teardown after the compression test showed a problem. Found a few interesting things:


left cylinder and piston were stamped 'A', while right side was stamped 'B'
Rings...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-27-2013, 03:42 PM
Replies: 7,404
Views: 3,434,147
Posted By motog
Dude, that is hot

Who's bike is this and where can I see more?
Forum: Airheads 01-18-2013, 10:49 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,632
Posted By motog
Thanks Charles Re bottom-ends, that's what I...

Thanks Charles

Re bottom-ends, that's what I understand too.

I have written responses from both Motoren-Israel and Siebenrock that the R75/5 power kit cylinders they sell don't require any...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-17-2013, 04:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 790
Posted By motog
Orientbeering

The challenge is on.

Backstory: every year 3 of my old school mates and I catch up for a 3-4 day motorbike ride. We all now live in different States, spread over 2000 miles. We rotate hosting...
Forum: Airheads 01-16-2013, 11:48 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,632
Posted By motog
Any experiences of Siebenrock 1000cc kit for R75/5?

Now in the final throes of decision making. Got some ch coming in soon so need to make a call. Had almost pushed the button on buying the Siebenrock kit when someone in the local BMW club said that...
Forum: Airheads 01-06-2013, 01:00 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,632
Posted By motog
I did the compression test today. Left cylinder...

I did the compression test today. Left cylinder 125psi. Right cylinder 127 psi (dry). Wet test (yes I know that you're not supposed to do wet tests on boxers but it's force of habit) right 145psi,...
Forum: Airheads 01-02-2013, 03:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,634
Posted By motog
I've used my wife's hairdryer to heat them up to...

I've used my wife's hairdryer to heat them up to make them easier to remove. Also soaked a towel in boiling water and wrapped it around them and pulled them off (after putting on some leather gloves).
Forum: Airheads 01-02-2013, 04:01 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,632
Posted By motog
How many miles on the pistons? No idea! I've had...

How many miles on the pistons? No idea! I've had the bike for about 5 years and probably put about 10,000 miles on it. When I got it the original speedo was long since gone. From the condition of the...
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