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Forum: Airheads 12-19-2014, 04:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 401
Posted By Arkwright
A bit like this? ...

A bit like this?

http://arkwrightgs.smugmug.com/Other/Other-Motorcycles/i-VwT6JjR/0/X3/005-X3.jpg
Forum: Airheads 11-09-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,349
Posted By Arkwright
If you replace the starter mounting bolts with...

If you replace the starter mounting bolts with cap screws it aids removal and refitting considerably!
Forum: Airheads 11-07-2014, 09:43 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 6,605
Posted By Arkwright
+1, Well said Terry!

+1, Well said Terry!
Forum: Airheads 11-05-2014, 09:43 AM
Replies: 285
Views: 21,943
Posted By Arkwright
As a view from an outsider, is this an attempt by...

As a view from an outsider, is this an attempt by this individual to feather his own nest financially at the expense of the general membership?

If so not the first time I've seen this happen in...
Forum: Airheads 11-03-2014, 06:38 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 14,366
Posted By Arkwright
I'm afraid UKGSer is slowly grinding to a halt...

I'm afraid UKGSer is slowly grinding to a halt with the same problem!
Forum: Airheads 10-06-2014, 04:16 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,494
Posted By Arkwright
I agree if you leave the whole bolt out, I'm...

I agree if you leave the whole bolt out, I'm thinking 1mm hole through a cap screw with a pipe off, maybe into a catch tank?
Forum: Airheads 10-06-2014, 03:29 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,494
Posted By Arkwright
Can you not just drill Airbox mounting bolt and...

Can you not just drill Airbox mounting bolt and let it vent in there? (as long as the 'V' in the output seal is open then that will cover the driveshaft as well).
Forum: Airheads 06-24-2014, 08:57 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,270
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, 04:10 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,824
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, 10:24 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,857
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, 04:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 738
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, 02:45 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,376
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, 01:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 920
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, 04:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 920
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, 03:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 802
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, 03:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 864
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, 04:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,769
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, 04:20 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,399
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, 03:26 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,399
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, 02:25 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,399
Posted By Arkwright
I do, it goes inside!

I do, it goes inside!
Forum: Airheads 02-28-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,399
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 01-21-2014, 12:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 657
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, 03:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,554
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, 03:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,365
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, 03:34 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,279
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, 04:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,365
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, 02:11 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,168
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, 04:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 771
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, 04:32 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,565
Posted By Arkwright
Perfect!

Perfect!
Forum: Airheads 10-11-2013, 03:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 948
Posted By Arkwright
Absolutely!

Absolutely!
Forum: Airheads 10-10-2013, 05:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 948
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, 01:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 948
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, 05:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 948
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, 04:21 PM
Replies: 321
Views: 73,130
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, 06:03 AM
Replies: 321
Views: 73,130
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, 03:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,238
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, 11:57 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,083
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, 05:27 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,750
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, 08:07 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,539
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, 07:53 AM
Replies: 921
Views: 183,371
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
...
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