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Forum: Airheads 10-29-2013, 03:43 PM
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Posted By redboots
Not pulling the stem out of the bottom triple is...

Not pulling the stem out of the bottom triple is it?

J
Forum: Airheads 06-13-2013, 02:55 AM
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Posted By redboots
Standard paralever with a shorter control arm ...

Standard paralever with a shorter control arm

http://bikerbytes.com/images/carm.jpg



Probably:ear

Things to be aware of... You don't want the wheel hitting the muguard/fender. If you...
Forum: Airheads 06-13-2013, 01:31 AM
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Posted By redboots
I had mine shortened by 85mm using a spacer. I...

I had mine shortened by 85mm using a spacer. I then push them through the top clamp about 20mm.
I also have a shortened torque arm/paralever strut to hoik the back up a bit.
Just trying to get the...
Forum: Airheads 06-12-2013, 02:08 PM
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Posted By redboots
I would have said you have the wrong adapter...

I would have said you have the wrong adapter bracket for the size of rotor. Like the caliper is too far out from the leg.
The inboard part is not touched.. do you have a groove in the pad at the...
Forum: Airheads 05-03-2013, 01:03 PM
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Posted By redboots
They look like mine. If they have 3 screws at the...

They look like mine. If they have 3 screws at the leg clamps, they are of the type that BoxerSupplies sell. He may have ABE papers for them.

J
Forum: Airheads 02-03-2013, 10:56 AM
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Posted By redboots
Not had any issues with it. 'tis only...

Not had any issues with it.



'tis only 1000 kms north:wink:
Forum: Airheads 02-03-2013, 04:01 AM
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Posted By redboots
I wanted them sprung and valved for the me plus...

I wanted them sprung and valved for the me plus 40kg to be used mainly on road with gravel tracks thrown in (I have a spare set of wheels with TKC's)
I took the forks up there as part of a trip to...
Forum: Airheads 02-03-2013, 02:31 AM
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Posted By redboots
I sent mine to Mat at Boxer T and they farm the...

I sent mine to Mat at Boxer T and they farm the work out to the experts who fitted HyperPro springs.
I supplied weights and usage and happy with the result. However, it seems impossible to get any...
Forum: Airheads 02-03-2013, 01:11 AM
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Posted By redboots
Dead in here isn't it... Has everyone finished...

Dead in here isn't it...
Has everyone finished their conversions? Pictures?

John
Forum: Old's Cool 08-20-2012, 11:51 AM
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Posted By redboots
No girl, but saw the real thing last month in...

No girl, but saw the real thing last month in Germany...

http://bikerbytes.com/images/realone.jpg


John
Forum: Airheads 08-14-2012, 11:28 AM
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Posted By redboots
Its arrived

The arm/lever arrived today and very nice it is.

http://bikerbytes.com/images/carm.jpg

Old and new for comparison. I may just have to go and fondle :knary it for a while before I fit it.
...
Forum: Airheads 08-12-2012, 04:49 AM
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Posted By redboots
Stilts look ACE! ...

Stilts look ACE!



https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-vABWV9DEhbs/TtiPa5RxGjI/AAAAAAAAKKU/3M9XMtIsKCE/s800/%2524%2528KGrHqVHJB8E63%2528O7nrWBO0p5pTYZQ%257E%257E60_12.jpg



It looks like...
Forum: Airheads 08-12-2012, 04:06 AM
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Posted By redboots
Its Soooo quiet in here.... everyone on holiday? ...

Its Soooo quiet in here.... everyone on holiday?



I hope nobody minds if it continues in this thread as it is related and quite important to the front



Don't know exactly, yet. I had...
Forum: Airheads 07-15-2012, 11:58 AM
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Posted By redboots
Cant do that Solo. I have a cable tie round one...

Cant do that Solo. I have a cable tie round one leg and it tells me I have got within 15mm of the tyre hitting the fender and its not bottomed yet.
I have an 85mm spacer in there and have 20mm...
Forum: Airheads 07-15-2012, 10:19 AM
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Posted By redboots
The picture is not my bike. I have to go up to...

The picture is not my bike. I have to go up to Holland to have their adjustable arm fitted to find out how much shorter it can be.
This wont he happening until the end of the month and then it has...
Forum: Airheads 07-15-2012, 02:38 AM
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Posted By redboots
Here's mine... I put just over 2000kms on the...

Here's mine...
I put just over 2000kms on the bike the other weekend and this is what I "feel". This is all road usage.

Riding solo and without luggage it feels ace. Nice and supple at the front...
Forum: Airheads 05-27-2012, 05:32 AM
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Posted By redboots
Quiet in here...

Have you all over-tightened your head races and fallen off the things 'cos you couldn't turn it:wink:

John
Forum: Airheads 05-08-2012, 11:09 AM
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Posted By redboots
Does he not mean the top triple, center...

Does he not mean the top triple, center pinchbolt? Thats the only thing that will stop the nut undoing. I doubt that 20ft/lbs will hold it for long without.......
Forum: Airheads 05-02-2012, 11:41 PM
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Posted By redboots
Whatever you decide, KTM say to locktite the stem...

Whatever you decide, KTM say to locktite the stem pinch bolts... not the leg bolts though.

Cheers,
John
Forum: Airheads 05-02-2012, 06:33 AM
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Posted By redboots
Its ok. Sometimes just writing it down will...

Its ok. Sometimes just writing it down will clarify things... or not:freaky

John
Forum: Airheads 05-02-2012, 12:44 AM
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Posted By redboots
Thanks very much:beer I wanted to keep it looking...

Thanks very much:beer I wanted to keep it looking a bit like it should. Thats why I didn't go for USD forks.



Thinking about something like these: http://www.dirtskins.com/
I have one on the...
Forum: Airheads 05-01-2012, 10:14 AM
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Posted By redboots
First road test and I like it:clap I put a...

First road test and I like it:clap
I put a wire-tie on the stanchion before riding it and after a few ham fisted applications of the brake, I managed to push it up by 153mm, leaving me 54mm "spare"....
Forum: Airheads 05-01-2012, 09:50 AM
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Posted By redboots
Don't like it. Been reading my BMW manuals and...

Don't like it.
Been reading my BMW manuals and for the early type like that now fitted to my bike, it describes the procedure of removing all free play. No more. The top nut is then torqued down to...
Forum: Airheads 05-01-2012, 12:27 AM
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Posted By redboots
Ok, not to muddy the waters but hopefully as a...

Ok, not to muddy the waters but hopefully as a help, this is the page from my 250excf manual.
As you can see, it says to tighten the stem nut to 10nm and also to loctite the stem pinch bolt....
Forum: Airheads 04-30-2012, 02:09 PM
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Posted By redboots
I think its tighter than that. Sliding fit is...

I think its tighter than that. Sliding fit is what you get on your axle.
If it slides it will rock/wobble.
I have to use a mallet to get the top bearing off my shaft:evil but it winds down OK with...
Forum: Airheads 04-30-2012, 09:43 AM
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Posted By redboots
The standard head bearings for the gs are 52 x 28...

The standard head bearings for the gs are 52 x 28 x 16.5 mm (or 16mm.. )

So, your stem is correct!

Cheers,
John
Forum: Airheads 04-30-2012, 03:07 AM
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Posted By redboots
Mine is a GS - '95. Ohlins on the rear is 495mm...

Mine is a GS - '95. Ohlins on the rear is 495mm total with a stroke of 80.
The setup manual says the spring preload should be 17mm... my spring may be a bit hard though... 695-31/95 198

Cheers,...
Forum: Airheads 04-30-2012, 01:54 AM
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Posted By redboots
You may have a point on preload but I think it...

You may have a point on preload but I think it should be kept in the super small loadings area... The stearing must still be able to slop to either side... to tight and you can induce weave at higher...
Forum: Airheads 04-30-2012, 01:46 AM
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Posted By redboots
I have my Dads old leather hammer... Perfect for...

I have my Dads old leather hammer... Perfect for countless adjustment operations:wink:

John
Forum: Airheads 04-30-2012, 01:44 AM
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Posted By redboots
Your machinist should have one and in case you...

Your machinist should have one and in case you ever need to know, that's the same size as used on the swing arm pivot threads. I bought one for that after the powder-coater fecked them up.
You could...
Forum: Airheads 04-29-2012, 12:43 PM
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Posted By redboots
Whats your sag? ...not to get too personal:evil ...

Whats your sag? ...not to get too personal:evil

I had min shortened by 85mm so they should be 20 mm longer than standard and that much is pushed through the clamp.

I'm afraid that that bearing...
Forum: Airheads 04-29-2012, 10:00 AM
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Posted By redboots
I just checked all my sag figures and the back...

I just checked all my sag figures and the back sag is a little too much. I seem to remember I had the rear shock preload set to 5mm at the last rebuild...
If I put it back to 17mm it should be about...
Forum: Airheads 04-29-2012, 07:29 AM
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Posted By redboots
I just read my KTM manual and the procedure that...

I just read my KTM manual and the procedure that "Windy" gave you is the "KTM way"
I matters not what the application is, but if you preload a taper bearing it will be toast in no time at all. ...
Forum: Airheads 04-29-2012, 12:46 AM
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Posted By redboots
What pre-load? There really shouldn't be any. ...

What pre-load? There really shouldn't be any.
Nip up the adjuster nut to a max of 0.6Nm to "bed" them and squeeze the grease out. Back it off a tiny bit.
Test: Does the steering "drop" to both...
Forum: Airheads 04-27-2012, 12:23 PM
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Posted By redboots
Brakes on

Got my brake parts today so its all a step nearer the first road test.
Went for a Venhill flexi all the way to the caliper. The tube is anchored to the leg by a couple of stainless clamps and "P"...
Forum: Airheads 04-22-2012, 11:50 AM
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Posted By redboots
That looks worse in your last photo.... Looks...

That looks worse in your last photo....
Looks like the caliper is designed for a much smaller diameter rotor. Loosing a lot of braking there and the pads will wear with a step in them... unless that...
Forum: Airheads 04-15-2012, 02:19 AM
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Posted By redboots
I'm on the case! I need to know what spring/oil...

I'm on the case! I need to know what spring/oil and level as well... in case I make changes:thumb and to add to the data collection.

John
Forum: Airheads 04-14-2012, 10:01 AM
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Posted By redboots
Thumb Got my forks back

Forks returned from the specialist in Holland 2 days ago. No idea what has been done to them as yet:lol3 I'm waiting for the bill to arrive...

I asked for them to be shortened by 85mm, using a...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-07-2012, 08:19 AM
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Views: 9,401,741
Posted By redboots
This do? :wink: ...

This do? :wink:

http://bikerbytes.com/images/aj.jpg


John
Forum: Airheads 02-08-2012, 07:38 AM
Replies: 1,045
Views: 142,076
Posted By redboots
Any good? ...

Any good? http://www.roadracers.co.uk/suspension.htm

Cheers,
John
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