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Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 05:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 660
Posted By Rucksta
Pruster. Spring is custom built...

Pruster.

Spring is custom built progressive.
I'm happy with the initial and final rates and could go a bit softer on the initial with more travel.
Remote reservoir seems to be the go to...
Forum: Airheads 08-18-2014, 11:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 660
Posted By Rucksta
Some shots as close as I have to the angles in...

Some shots as close as I have to the angles in Pruster's post.
The blue bike appears to have more ride height.
The sub frames both look lifted and I believe the DRZ forks are longer than the Showa...
Forum: Airheads 08-18-2014, 05:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 660
Posted By Rucksta
Aware of the variations between bikes and some...

Aware of the variations between bikes and some methods to get extra travel out of the stock length swing arm.

I stopped at 215 and wound back to 210mm with modifications to the frame cross...
Forum: Airheads 08-17-2014, 11:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 660
Posted By Rucksta
G/S offset on the triples is 38 mm. I'm...

G/S offset on the triples is 38 mm.
I'm running 20mm offset on a Showa front end and it is quite acceptable although I would prefer 25mm

Diameter of the steering stem is 28 mm - you should be...
Forum: Airheads 08-17-2014, 06:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 196
Posted By Rucksta
lanoline

lanoline
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-17-2014, 06:00 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,726
Posted By Rucksta
It's a challenge. Now you have to jump her.

It's a challenge.
Now you have to jump her.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-13-2014, 05:13 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 3,997
Posted By Rucksta
If visibility is important why are there...

If visibility is important why are there accidents at level crossings?
Forum: Airheads 08-11-2014, 11:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 931
Posted By Rucksta
If you are replacing the twist grip and crown...

If you are replacing the twist grip and crown wheel, spring for a new top cap as well.
Wear on the pivot is harder to detect yet it will accelerate wear on the other two components.

Later model...
Forum: Australia 08-10-2014, 07:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 589
Posted By Rucksta
There are similar cabins in NSW NP with a whole...

There are similar cabins in NSW NP with a whole lot more facility for around $100.00 a night
BYO food & linen..

Prepared to pay for it just not through the nose.
Forum: Australia 08-07-2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 589
Posted By Rucksta
But look at what you get for the money ...

But look at what you get for the money


no lights
no phones
no motor cars

also get
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-30-2014, 09:32 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,374
Posted By Rucksta
Where is the line? At the door That things...

Where is the line?
At the door
That things got doors
It's a cage.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-29-2014, 05:28 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,168
Posted By Rucksta
Please don't laugh until you try it.

Try switching the engine off an rolling down hill.
You'll find a way to minimise braking and learn to pick the lines that conserve energy.
Hopefully you listen to the road and find the way to let...
Forum: Australia 07-22-2014, 11:41 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,841
Posted By Rucksta
How do you know if a rider is a potential...

How do you know if a rider is a potential litigant or what the disposition of the riders next of kin may be in the event of incapacity or death?
Forum: Airheads 07-18-2014, 07:23 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,615
Posted By Rucksta
C- but its only a short walk from there

C- but its only a short walk from there
Forum: Airheads 07-15-2014, 04:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 674
Posted By Rucksta
[QUOTE=patrkbukly;24606188] of couse check the...

[QUOTE=patrkbukly;24606188] of couse check the oil level and I am maybe down a cup, not enough to cause that but OK I top it off so I'm just about 1/4" from bottom of the not screwed in dipstick like...
Forum: Airheads 07-14-2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,615
Posted By Rucksta
Depending on the tank and straw heights the...

Depending on the tank and straw heights the reserve position may take fuel form both sides of the tank for at least part of the available volume.

When you turn the second tap to reserve you may...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-13-2014, 10:54 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,989
Posted By Rucksta
An R80G/S would have made it to Switzerland. ...

An R80G/S would have made it to Switzerland.

And that would have required an alternate ending
Forum: Airheads 07-08-2014, 06:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 979
Posted By Rucksta
I do it cheap and stack an extra set of lower...

I do it cheap and stack an extra set of lower handlebar clamps on longer studs.

Wrap the stack in heat shrink for a better optic.
Forum: Airheads 07-08-2014, 06:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 377
Posted By Rucksta
Did you know there are alternate cam profiles for...

Did you know there are alternate cam profiles for the throttle crown wheel giving a shorter twist to full throttle?
Alternately a well placed self tapping screw can increase the lift especially...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-04-2014, 07:20 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,161
Posted By Rucksta
What do you do for excitement down in Florida?

What do you do for excitement down in Florida?
Forum: Australia 07-04-2014, 01:36 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,186
Posted By Rucksta
I know the way. There are still some remnant...

I know the way.

There are still some remnant stock routes in the district that make the loop a bit more interesting whether you choose to go up Duck Creek or down.

8:00AM at the Shell in Tambo...
Forum: Australia 07-03-2014, 05:18 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,186
Posted By Rucksta
Village would suit me on the Saturday

Village would suit me on the Saturday
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-01-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,932
Posted By Rucksta
How do you make the three regular cuboid ice...

How do you make the three regular cuboid ice blocks required to make the perfect gin & tonic?
Does everyone have an icemaker built in to their fridges?
Forum: Australia 06-28-2014, 06:00 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,917
Posted By Rucksta
Dunlop Volleys. Cheap, disposable,...

Dunlop Volleys.

Cheap, disposable, widely available & packs small even at size 12.
Forum: Airheads 06-26-2014, 11:23 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,352
Posted By Rucksta
I'll take that bet since Meltzer still make type...

I'll take that bet since Meltzer still make type I & II and for some reason they are not available in NA market.
Forum: Airheads 06-25-2014, 06:39 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,352
Posted By Rucksta
The nacelle unit with warning lights and circuit...

The nacelle unit with warning lights and circuit board was still available as a unit a couple of years ago - expensive but much cheaper than the individual parts.

Mounting kit for headlight not...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-23-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,606
Posted By Rucksta
If a crash is imminent look for a better place to...

If a crash is imminent look for a better place to crash.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-23-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,360
Posted By Rucksta
I have dominion of the shed & yard. Wife has...

I have dominion of the shed & yard.
Wife has control of the kitchen, Laundry, lounge, children, pets etc..

I call it fair division of labour even if I have to put gas in her car.
Forum: Airheads 06-19-2014, 05:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 606
Posted By Rucksta
The hanging down lever is a lot less vulnerable...

The hanging down lever is a lot less vulnerable and a lot more robust than it looks.

Sure it looks cool stuck up in the air but I can you afford to lose any functionality from the already...
Forum: Airheads 06-19-2014, 05:37 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,447
Posted By Rucksta
L/100km takes some getting used too. ...

L/100km takes some getting used too.

10L/100km = 10km /L or 6.1 miles/L
5L/100km = 20km/L 12.2 miles/L

Your airhead is likely somewhere in between

L/100km makes sense in a car with an...
Forum: Airheads 06-04-2014, 11:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,245
Posted By Rucksta
Two pointers in equivalent quadrants 25mm in...

Two pointers in equivalent quadrants 25mm in radius presents multiple solutions other than both wheels vertical pointing straight ahead lined up one behind the other.

An even greater range of...
Forum: Airheads 06-04-2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,245
Posted By Rucksta
Pointers both falling within the same quadrant...

Pointers both falling within the same quadrant was deemed a pass.
A repeatable QA step to be performed by a mechanic who can read instruction yes
A precision measuring system - no.

Have you...
Forum: Airheads 06-04-2014, 06:08 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,770
Posted By Rucksta
I will do it different next time.

I will do it different next time.
Forum: Airheads 06-04-2014, 05:55 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,770
Posted By Rucksta
The cold weld is the factory one on the back...

The cold weld is the factory one on the back directly under the crack , the shed weld at the front extending only just past the crack or both?
Forum: Airheads 06-04-2014, 05:47 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,245
Posted By Rucksta
SS the guy that was driving the jig was Hans...

SS the guy that was driving the jig was Hans Wunder, an engineer on staff at BMW Germany.
They flew him to Australia to deal with difficult customers like me who refused to accept the standard line...
Forum: Airheads 06-04-2014, 05:43 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,650
Posted By Rucksta
I have a similar problem with an Acerbis 43 lt...

I have a similar problem with an Acerbis 43 lt tank.
Angling the carbs inwards at the tops helps relieve the problem
Let us know how you get on with the curved guides please.
Forum: Airheads 06-03-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,245
Posted By Rucksta
I've had a frame that was Test OK on the BMW...

I've had a frame that was Test OK on the BMW frame jig.
Subsequent remedial action improved handling noticibly and the frame still tested OK on the Frame jig.

The device indicates whether the...
Forum: Airheads 06-03-2014, 06:24 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,770
Posted By Rucksta
Yes sort of you will need a driveshaft, cush...

Yes sort of you will need a driveshaft, cush drive, wheel, shock and possibly relocate the top shock mount slightly inboard if you are using a lower shock mount located on the swingarm. A cutaway in...
Forum: Airheads 06-03-2014, 06:11 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,770
Posted By Rucksta
"Cantilever A member, such as a beam, that...

"Cantilever A member, such as a beam, that projects beyond a fulcrum and is supported by a balancing member or a downward force behind the fulcrum."

Perhaps I should have said lever & fulcrum....
Forum: Airheads 06-02-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,650
Posted By Rucksta
http://web.tiscali.it/abosco/moto/carb/dellorto/de...

http://web.tiscali.it/abosco/moto/carb/dellorto/dellorto.html

http://www.ducatimeccanica.com/dellorto_guide/dellorto.html
...
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