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Forum: Airheads 06-24-2014, 07:57 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,596
Posted By Arkwright
http://www.bamw.co.uk/bikes/90-r100gs-bamw-special...

http://www.bamw.co.uk/bikes/90-r100gs-bamw-special.html


$20,000?
Forum: Airheads 05-08-2014, 03:10 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,252
Posted By Arkwright
For the last 2 years I've used Rock Oil 85w/140...

For the last 2 years I've used Rock Oil 85w/140 GL5 in all my Airhead gearboxes and bevel drives (which have all been rebuilt, because I can).

I find the boxes are a little quieter and for me...
Forum: Airheads 05-03-2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,476
Posted By Arkwright
I wonder if it's got anything to do with where...

I wonder if it's got anything to do with where you live, in the UK and Europe we possibly don't do the long distances in top gear that you do in North America?

We don't seem to get the bearing...
Forum: Airheads 04-30-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 532
Posted By Arkwright
Hyperpro are excellent, though not cheap, I've...

Hyperpro are excellent, though not cheap, I've got them on my 1200, you might improve the front with the 'Howard Millichamp Fork oil formula' I'm pleasantly surprised with it in mine.

100% 15w in...
Forum: Airheads 04-30-2014, 01:45 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,101
Posted By Arkwright
Expertise is invaluable and takes time to...

Expertise is invaluable and takes time to acquire, you are right to protect it!

Terry, has my GSPD Speedo landed with you please? Sent end of January!

As long as it has no problem, it gets...
Forum: Airheads 04-25-2014, 12:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 701
Posted By Arkwright
Thank you, I was aware of that, what I can't work...

Thank you, I was aware of that, what I can't work out is how a shorter shock with the same length torque arm improves that situation, I would have thought it did the opposite?
Forum: Airheads 04-24-2014, 03:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 701
Posted By Arkwright
Perhaps you could explain to me how fitting what...

Perhaps you could explain to me how fitting what I assume is a shorter shock will help driveshaft life? Am I missing something?
Forum: Airheads 04-20-2014, 02:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 648
Posted By Arkwright
Does fitting a shorter shock absorber not make...

Does fitting a shorter shock absorber not make the problem worse? I would have thought it would make the driveshaft run at a more extreme angle through the bevel end U/J .................. or have I...
Forum: Airheads 04-13-2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 669
Posted By Arkwright
I'll bet it's got a Bosch starter as well, I had...

I'll bet it's got a Bosch starter as well, I had this with mine which is about 10:1 CR, wasn't keen on starting after it had been stood for a week, the battery was also getting tired.

So put a...
Forum: Airheads 03-27-2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,303
Posted By Arkwright
They are about $50 each incl our 20% Vat (which...

They are about $50 each incl our 20% Vat (which you shouldn't pay) from Motobins, so you should get a pair for less than $100 delivered.
Forum: Airheads 03-03-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,666
Posted By Arkwright
The light unit is 'E' marked for European Union...

The light unit is 'E' marked for European Union approval and has a 'flat' universal dip (low beam) pattern.
Forum: Airheads 03-03-2014, 02:26 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,666
Posted By Arkwright
I've fitted this ...

I've fitted this

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/400639753782?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649

into one of these
...
Forum: Airheads 02-28-2014, 01:25 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,666
Posted By Arkwright
I do, it goes inside!

I do, it goes inside!
Forum: Airheads 02-28-2014, 09:58 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,666
Posted By Arkwright
The 30 watt versions which produce 2,200 lumens...

The 30 watt versions which produce 2,200 lumens have a built in cooling fan on the back and just fit where an H4 bulb will go. I'm trying one in my Cafe Racer (when it's complete). It also attempts...
Forum: Airheads 01-20-2014, 11:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 502
Posted By Arkwright
Yes the 320mm kit is a substantial improvement...

Yes the 320mm kit is a substantial improvement over the stock item, the whole kit is cheaper than the original disc and you can buy the disc on it's own from HE themselves, somewhere in the region of...
Forum: Airheads 01-20-2014, 02:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,266
Posted By Arkwright
If you are getting new Kiehan headers and 'Y'...

If you are getting new Kiehan headers and 'Y' piece make sure you get the latest 'Y' piece which is a lot better than the early ones, less of a 'T' piece and more of a proper 'Y' piece, makes them...
Forum: Airheads 01-06-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,063
Posted By Arkwright
That's a good solution, but milling the caliper...

That's a good solution, but milling the caliper was easy too!

Are you using a Hyperpro rear shock? If so how is it?
Forum: Airheads 01-06-2014, 02:34 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,463
Posted By Arkwright
I've got the 'Howard Millichamp' fork oil mix as...

I've got the 'Howard Millichamp' fork oil mix as quoted by Rob F. in mine, it's a big improvement!

Areas for improvement for me are Lights, HID50, Brakes, HE 320mm disc and 4pot caliper and...
Forum: Airheads 01-05-2014, 03:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,063
Posted By Arkwright
I have this set up on mine which is a...

I have this set up on mine which is a considerable improvement from the original, I just need to make a 14mm Master Cylinder for it now, (13mm give too much travel and 15mm is a little bit...
Forum: Airheads 12-11-2013, 01:11 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,843
Posted By Arkwright
I understand that our self styled " UK's Number...

I understand that our self styled " UK's Number One BMW Custom Bike Builder " believes that an 'unleaded conversion' means changing the exhaust valve guides, he was rather shocked last week when told...
Forum: Airheads 11-13-2013, 03:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 682
Posted By Arkwright
Yamaha R1 set up works well. ...

Yamaha R1 set up works well.

http://arkwrightgs.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/BMW-Bikes/i-Cn2JCbk/0/M/007-M.jpg

http://arkwrightgs.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/BMW-Bikes/i-RJM8Bc9/0/M/012-M.jpg

Use a...
Forum: Airheads 11-13-2013, 03:32 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,278
Posted By Arkwright
Perfect!

Perfect!
Forum: Airheads 10-11-2013, 02:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 782
Posted By Arkwright
Absolutely!

Absolutely!
Forum: Airheads 10-10-2013, 04:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 782
Posted By Arkwright
I would mostly agree, I just find Torx an...

I would mostly agree, I just find Torx an unnecessary evil,................and I don't like the look of them being a Luddite!
Forum: Airheads 10-10-2013, 12:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 782
Posted By Arkwright
I totally understand what Supershaft is saying...

I totally understand what Supershaft is saying about stainless and alloy without some form of corrosion preventative.................the two can grow together otherwise, I've had the same trouble...
Forum: Airheads 10-09-2013, 04:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 782
Posted By Arkwright
Oh dear! Never use anything but A4 Stainless...

Oh dear! Never use anything but A4 Stainless apart from one or two specific instances and Copaslip on most everything! Never had a problem...............so far (40+years) but you never know!
Forum: Airheads 09-05-2013, 03:21 PM
Replies: 297
Views: 60,730
Posted By Arkwright
The sidestand is a 'Migsel' complete with an Ice...

The sidestand is a 'Migsel' complete with an Ice Hockey Puck, the other is the Tax Disc which must be purchased each year, changes colour on Jan 1 and costs 78 currently! ($125)
Forum: Airheads 09-04-2013, 05:03 AM
Replies: 297
Views: 60,730
Posted By Arkwright
http://arkwrightgs.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/My-BMW-...

http://arkwrightgs.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/My-BMW-Bikes/i-4P2q98L/0/X3/012-X3.jpg
Forum: Airheads 07-31-2013, 02:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 946
Posted By Arkwright
If I remember correctly they're badges off rear...

If I remember correctly they're badges off rear panniers.

Alternatively remove the sliders, roughly grind off the reflector castings, finish them off in a lathe, then paint them, works alright!
Forum: Airheads 03-24-2013, 10:57 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,719
Posted By Arkwright
I put one in my 1200GS six months ago when the...

I put one in my 1200GS six months ago when the gearbox oil seals failed (as they do on 'early' 1200 gearboxes) even though I also replaced the seals with 'revision 4' seals as I'd rather not have to...
Forum: Airheads 03-11-2013, 04:27 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,074
Posted By Arkwright
A Migsel sidestand on my R80 G/S with an Ice...

A Migsel sidestand on my R80 G/S with an Ice Hockey Puck on to stabilise it.

About 200 Euro's, so not the cheapest but excellent!
...
Forum: Airheads 02-25-2013, 07:07 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,823
Posted By Arkwright
For me the best sidestand is the one made by...

For me the best sidestand is the one made by Migsel in Belgium,all stainless and a long way from the cheapest at some 200 Euros but is adjustable for length.

Dave, you could improve yours I would...
Forum: Airheads 02-25-2013, 06:53 AM
Replies: 906
Views: 170,289
Posted By Arkwright
The First One?

This one belongs to Richard A. from the UK!

http://arkwrightgs.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/BMW-Bikes/i-PPB2rhm/0/XL/Grossmutter_RR3Q_02-XL.jpg
...
Forum: Airheads 01-12-2013, 10:25 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 28,954
Posted By Arkwright
The front end is new 'K' Showa forks with rebuilt...

The front end is new 'K' Showa forks with rebuilt Airhead wheels, there are spacers under the discs which have been redrilled to suit the hubs and the previous holes filled in.There are various other...
Forum: Airheads 01-07-2013, 12:19 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 28,954
Posted By Arkwright
A couple of options from the UK of differing...

A couple of options from the UK of differing quality!

http://arkwrightgs.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/BMW-Bikes/i-f2RJ7JH/0/XL/005-XL.jpg
...
Forum: Airheads 10-27-2012, 03:01 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,400
Posted By Arkwright
No Rob, not heresay, I don't deal in that, have...

No Rob, not heresay, I don't deal in that, have dealt with one or two sets of heads with the problem. I believe Ritchie is aware.
Forum: Airheads 10-27-2012, 02:46 PM
Replies: 316
Views: 37,655
Posted By Arkwright
Yes indeed!

Yes indeed!
Forum: Airheads 10-25-2012, 01:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,578
Posted By Arkwright
The only downside to this is it upsets the...

The only downside to this is it upsets the geometry and the handling a bit as well as making the stand lower to the ground so that it can catch when you tip it over. I tried one on mine last week...
Forum: Airheads 10-25-2012, 01:41 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,400
Posted By Arkwright
Some of Ritchie Moore's are a bit tight in the...

Some of Ritchie Moore's are a bit tight in the collets which doesn't allow the valve to turn and keep the faces clean!
Forum: Airheads 07-23-2012, 01:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,212
Posted By Arkwright
It make you wonder whether the screw is sheared...

It make you wonder whether the screw is sheared off in the bottom of the hole but still holding the oil channel in place?
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