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Forum: Airheads 04-12-2014, 04:49 PM
Replies: 907
Views: 349,592
Posted By ywouldi
I prefer to keep it old old school and bump start...

I prefer to keep it old old school and bump start it!


Not really, I'm using one of BoxerMetals under gearbox battery trays, and very nice it is too!
Forum: Airheads 04-12-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 907
Views: 349,592
Posted By ywouldi
Here's mine

First ever build and learnt a lot (mostly from this site!).

Still needs tuning, I think the seat needs to be thinner and it needs bigger tyres I think.

This picture was taken as I stopped to...
Forum: Americas 02-11-2014, 01:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,502
Posted By ywouldi
Our current petrol (gas!) prices work out to...

Our current petrol (gas!) prices work out to $8.61 a us gallon, I think you guys pay around $3! I think I'll cope with a slight gas guzzler, it is a honeymoon after all!

I can rent a full size for...
Forum: Americas 02-08-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,502
Posted By ywouldi
Wow, some great replies (and some very kind...

Wow, some great replies (and some very kind offers via PM!).

We'll be driving a rental in early August. I thought about a mustang convertible (spot the Brit!) but I have a convertible here in the...
Forum: Americas 02-01-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,502
Posted By ywouldi
California trip, north of San Fran

Hi all,

I'm from the UK, just north of London and am planning a trip to the US for our honeymoon. We'll be in San Francisco for three nights, then over to Yosemite and Seqoia before finishing off...
Forum: Airheads 10-17-2013, 01:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 927
Posted By ywouldi
Cheers, It's looking OK I think. I'm not...

Cheers,

It's looking OK I think. I'm not sure of the colour of the tank, it's a little bit too bright for my liking but I'm going to plasti-dip it as a temporary test of another colour, gun metal...
Forum: Airheads 10-16-2013, 02:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 927
Posted By ywouldi
Hello all, Re did the wiring so that only...

Hello all,

Re did the wiring so that only the rear lights and number plate light earthed on one point and then ran an earth for the indicators to the frame at the coils.

Guess what?

It...
Forum: Airheads 10-11-2013, 01:30 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 10,293
Posted By ywouldi
Mate, it's easy. Do what I said on the last...

Mate, it's easy. Do what I said on the last thread and get the subframe shortened by some geezer on an industrial estate. If you want it two-up then you probably don't want it shortened much. I took...
Forum: Airheads 10-06-2013, 04:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 927
Posted By ywouldi
The blue is the wiring for a number plate light....

The blue is the wiring for a number plate light. The fuse is in the headlight bucket and isn't included in this.
Forum: Airheads 10-06-2013, 03:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 927
Posted By ywouldi
Circuit Help

Hi, I've designed and had laser cut and stuff a new bracket for my rear lights and indicators but could use a little help with something strange that's going on.

http://i.imgur.com/g1DAMJf.jpg
...
Forum: Airheads 09-23-2013, 03:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,878
Posted By ywouldi
Hi, A friend and I shortened my frame...

Hi,

A friend and I shortened my frame following this guide:

http://www.untitledmotorcycles.com/2012/11/do-you-know-how-to-shorten-a-bmw-subframe-we-can-show-you-how.html

It wasn't too bad...
Forum: Airheads 09-21-2013, 11:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,735
Posted By ywouldi
OK, great, so hopefully that's it. The battery is...

OK, great, so hopefully that's it. The battery is dead now so I'll try again tomorrow.
Forum: Airheads 09-21-2013, 11:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,735
Posted By ywouldi
I've watched a youtube video, does that count,...

I've watched a youtube video, does that count, lol. I don't know really, just want to get to the point where it can be ridden to a professional to sync and tune.
Forum: Airheads 09-21-2013, 10:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,735
Posted By ywouldi
OK, Checked Valve clearance. Right hand...

OK,

Checked Valve clearance. Right hand inlet was a little tight but everything else OK.

Took carbs off and checked that jets are free from obstructions. They are. Also, the idle jet o-ring...
Forum: Airheads 09-21-2013, 06:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,735
Posted By ywouldi
Wow, just tried running it again in a bored...

Wow, just tried running it again in a bored moment and the left hand carb shot off when it died!

I think I'm going to book this into a garage, I'm too deep!
Forum: Airheads 09-21-2013, 05:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,735
Posted By ywouldi
OK, I've reassembled the stock airbox although...

OK, I've reassembled the stock airbox although I've had to use electrical tape instead of the rubbers as I chucked them out because they were so perished. The tubes are pretty airtight I'd say now. ...
Forum: Airheads 09-16-2013, 07:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,735
Posted By ywouldi
Thanks all, Iíll try restricting the airflow...

Thanks all, Iíll try restricting the airflow tonight and see what that does. I didnít appreciate how much of a difference it could make but always happy to learn. Will report back.

Plaka, this is...
Forum: Airheads 09-15-2013, 02:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,735
Posted By ywouldi
1983 R80, won't start w/o throttle and no idle

Hi guys,

My newly rebuilt bike will start and run but only with use of the throttle. Before it was taken apart it started and ran OK, not great but OK. Knew it would need a tune up after it had...
Forum: Airheads 08-27-2013, 10:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 949
Posted By ywouldi
Right, the consensus is horn. Thinking about it,...

Right, the consensus is horn. Thinking about it, the horn cable which I've connected doesn't yet have a ground and I don't recall testing the horn before I got it disassembled so maybe it's a...
Forum: Airheads 08-27-2013, 07:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 949
Posted By ywouldi
No, I don't think it's that. I've got the neutral...

No, I don't think it's that. I've got the neutral switch wired up as previously connected and labelled.

That diagram is very helpful indeed! I'll check some more options out!
Forum: Airheads 08-27-2013, 06:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 949
Posted By ywouldi
Wiring help, one spare wire!

When I took apart my 1983 R80 TIC I very carefully labelled every wire I disconnected and so far that tactic seems to have worked well. The only think is that there was one wire unlabelled and I...
Forum: Airheads 07-21-2013, 09:26 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 415
Posted By ywouldi
Non-standard tyres sizes - TKC80

Right, I'll straight up say that this is purely for form over function style fashion etc!

The current tyres on my project are F= 100/90-19 and R = 110/90/18

I think the Continental TKC80 look...
Forum: Airheads 07-07-2013, 10:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 539
Posted By ywouldi
Cheers guys, sorted. I must say there isn't much...

Cheers guys, sorted. I must say there isn't much adjustment left at either end (splitter or carbs) but it's tight and even!
Forum: Airheads 07-07-2013, 02:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 539
Posted By ywouldi
Throttle cable splitter routing

Hi All,

Installing a new set of throttle cables, fresh from Motorworks with new splitter etc. The old ones came out a long time ago so I've been stupid and cannot work out how they originally sat...
Forum: Airheads 04-30-2013, 06:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 589
Posted By ywouldi
Yeah, I the sliders are the right way round. ...

Yeah, I the sliders are the right way round.

So the bouncy method entails installing everything and snagging the yoke bolts loosely then jus bouncing on the front to get it aligned! Perfect!
Forum: Airheads 04-29-2013, 01:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 589
Posted By ywouldi
Eek Front wheel extremely tight fitting

So, reassembled my front end which is looking good, thanks to the previous inmates for help with that!

Got the rear wheel on fine, perfect etc. The only trouble I have is that the front wheel was...
Forum: Airheads 04-14-2013, 06:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,114
Posted By ywouldi
I know! I thought long and hard but this build is...

I know! I thought long and hard but this build is costing a lot of money already and isn't going to be ridden hard, just a sunday cruiser so I don't need the ultimate stuff really.

Is my assembly...
Forum: Airheads 04-13-2013, 01:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,114
Posted By ywouldi
Yeah, that would be great. I did mean that the...

Yeah, that would be great. I did mean that the tubes need to go down of course!

Thanks!
Forum: Airheads 04-13-2013, 12:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,114
Posted By ywouldi
Is this right then? Obviously the yoke isn't down...

Is this right then? Obviously the yoke isn't down far enough yet!

http://i.imgur.com/OXduKbc.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/iLnsoAy.jpg
Forum: Airheads 03-31-2013, 09:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,114
Posted By ywouldi
Here's the yoke, it's got a definite curve to it...

Here's the yoke, it's got a definite curve to it but the fork area is flat as is the stem hole. Shame, just got it powder coated!

http://i.imgur.com/9Vlp89D.jpg (http://imgur.com/9Vlp89D)

Maybe...
Forum: Airheads 03-30-2013, 12:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,114
Posted By ywouldi
What order to the top yoke components go in

Hi all,

Starting to put the bike back together and unfortunatley have forgotten how I took the yoke componets off. My Haynes isn't very useful here and so I thought I'd turn to you all.

It's a...
Forum: Airheads 12-04-2012, 06:52 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,120
Posted By ywouldi
It's a nicely made bit of kit but I don't like...

It's a nicely made bit of kit but I don't like the way the batter looks sitting there really. If there was a fibreglass cover or something that hid the battery it would be perfect but I just don't...
Forum: Airheads 12-03-2012, 02:34 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,120
Posted By ywouldi
I intend to keep the airbox to keep that engine...

I intend to keep the airbox to keep that engine shape. As you say, I think it looks weird without and I'm not keen on those bikes where the battery is just bolted in place of the airbox. I reckon...
Forum: Airheads 12-03-2012, 02:24 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,120
Posted By ywouldi
Cry Hiding battery in airbox / Lithium batteries

Right, I have my bike fully stripped :eek1 and am ready to get it coated etc but one thing I want to investigate is hiding the battery. I hate the location of the stock battery especially when there...
Forum: Airheads 11-13-2012, 12:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 950
Posted By ywouldi
Sorry, it's a 1983. Seems to have quite a few...

Sorry, it's a 1983. Seems to have quite a few fuse in there. I've got a manual with diagram, Haynes.
Forum: Airheads 11-12-2012, 04:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,082
Posted By ywouldi
I've been thinking about soda blasting. You can...

I've been thinking about soda blasting. You can leave the engine fully assembled and it's pretty safe stuff, rinses off with water and not too abrasive. Seems to leave a nice finish and I've been...
Forum: Airheads 11-12-2012, 03:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 950
Posted By ywouldi
Moving fuse box from headlight

Hi all,

I've got an r80 TIC in the garage and I'm currently scramberling it. Was thinking about fitting a smaller headlight to get a nicer front end, this would entail moving the fusebox out and...
Forum: Airheads 11-10-2012, 03:13 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,990
Posted By ywouldi
I'll probably be selling a vonzetti subframe and...

I'll probably be selling a vonzetti subframe and cafe seat, bright red with white stripe, lovely condition....
Forum: Airheads 10-29-2012, 03:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,500
Posted By ywouldi
Ok, thanks for the help, much to learn! Each...

Ok, thanks for the help, much to learn!

Each coil has only one output. I'm going to get the engine soda blasted and replace the really rusty pushrods tubes so I'll sort the timing out once the...
Forum: Airheads 10-29-2012, 02:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,500
Posted By ywouldi
It's got a 10 stamped on the barrels. I guess...

It's got a 10 stamped on the barrels. I guess that means it got the 1000 barrels, sounds like its got a bigger engine than I thought!

Only got two coils at the mo, one for each 'live' plug.
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