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Forum: Ride reports 03-25-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,253
Posted By Sauerkrautman
Yes, the sticker is from one of the AiA-guys....

Yes, the sticker is from one of the AiA-guys. They are nice people and obviously they're well known here. :rofl
Meeting them at the Henneburg is always a lot of fun.

And I think, these words just...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-22-2014, 04:18 PM
Replies: 1,507
Views: 406,585
Posted By Sauerkrautman
Two Pictures of a trip to norway one month ago: ...

Two Pictures of a trip to norway one month ago:

http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e257/riruriru/DSC02238k_zps109f858e.jpg~original
...
Forum: Ride reports 03-22-2014, 12:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,253
Posted By Sauerkrautman
It's the other way round: the Telelever is a...

It's the other way round: the Telelever is a modern interpretation of the pushed swingarm. The swingarm makes the front-end much more stable than a normal front-fork.
With this stable front-end...
Forum: Ride reports 03-21-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,253
Posted By Sauerkrautman
Day 9: Dole - St. Marie aux Mines The weather...

Day 9: Dole - St. Marie aux Mines
The weather seemed to be stable, but in the night it was very rainy.
Maybe because of the water the engine didn't start as easily as it it used to. But after a...
Forum: Ride reports 03-20-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,253
Posted By Sauerkrautman
There you go: http://www.flyrotax.com :evil ...

There you go:
http://www.flyrotax.com :evil
There are not many european and american motorcycle manufacturers, which didn't use a Rotax-engine at least in one motorcycle.
A friend of me said after...
Forum: Ride reports 03-19-2014, 01:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,253
Posted By Sauerkrautman
Next parts, I hope, someone is still reading......

Next parts, I hope, someone is still reading... :lol3

Day 5: Florac - Milleau
My plan, to calm down a little bit, was forgotten after some minutes. I just didn't use the front brake anymore. The...
Forum: Ride reports 03-18-2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,253
Posted By Sauerkrautman
Well, with a front swingarm like the one I have...

Well, with a front swingarm like the one I have on my bike, every curve can be ridden with one hand, or, if you really want it, 2 fingers. :clap
With a normal front fork, the caster (spelling?) is...
Forum: Ride reports 03-17-2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,253
Posted By Sauerkrautman
Sidecar-trip through south-France

Hey inmates,

at the beginning of September last year, I had 2 weeks of free time and wanted to go riding the beautiful French roads at the Cevennes, the Ardeche and the Vosges/Alsace.
So, no alps...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-01-2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 1,478
Views: 278,093
Posted By Sauerkrautman
Iceland, last year: ...

Iceland, last year:
http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e257/riruriru/DSC01151k1_zps780ba137.jpg~original

France (Cevennes), also last year:...
Forum: Ride reports 01-06-2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 31,943
Posted By Sauerkrautman
Wow! I think, there is not much else to say....

Wow!

I think, there is not much else to say.
Great ride, great videos, great pictures!

I'm gonna ride to norway in a few weeks, but with my hack and not alone.
That makes everything much...
Forum: Hacks 09-11-2013, 03:19 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 12,252
Posted By Sauerkrautman
Well, you asked for it: ...

Well, you asked for it:

http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e257/riruriru/IMG_1267_klein.jpg

http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e257/riruriru/IMG_2022_klein_zpsb292f440.jpg

Same rig, same...
Forum: Hacks 09-11-2013, 12:10 PM
Replies: 6,706
Views: 2,513,051
Posted By Sauerkrautman
Cool2 Enough flat-twins, this thread needs more...

Enough flat-twins, this thread needs more Thumpers! :evil

http://imageshack.us/a/img812/4831/v2io.jpg

http://imageshack.us/a/img541/4305/1h74.jpg

Small, light weight, easy to drive and...
Forum: Airheads 06-15-2013, 04:04 PM
Replies: 1,045
Views: 144,552
Posted By Sauerkrautman
Hi, yeah, with trying this I made...

Hi,



yeah, with trying this I made sure, that the clamps are not the reason for the stiction. But still I'm not convinced. Since the clamps are the only parts I didn't change through the whole...
Forum: Airheads 06-09-2013, 08:55 AM
Replies: 1,045
Views: 144,552
Posted By Sauerkrautman
Cry Hi, it's been some days since my last...

Hi,

it's been some days since my last posting.

I tried to find the reason for the stiction of my forks. Since I thought the problem could be the fork legs, I got a second set from ebay:
...
Forum: Airheads 05-14-2013, 10:12 AM
Replies: 1,045
Views: 144,552
Posted By Sauerkrautman
Hi, so today I spoke with my KTM dealer...

Hi,


so today I spoke with my KTM dealer about the WP forks.
First thing he said is that the bushes shouldn't be the reason for the stiction.
He also said the getting spare parts shouldn't be...
Forum: Airheads 05-12-2013, 06:35 AM
Replies: 1,045
Views: 144,552
Posted By Sauerkrautman
Bluhduh Hi! Yeah, I did that too, there is no...

Hi!


Yeah, I did that too, there is no difference between tightening the axle when the forks are compressed or extended.


I was wondering that too, but it is definitly not the damping, since...
Forum: Airheads 05-11-2013, 11:24 AM
Replies: 1,045
Views: 144,552
Posted By Sauerkrautman
Eek Hi, it's me again. I did a lot of stuff the...

Hi,

it's me again. I did a lot of stuff the last days, so now the update:

At first, I took the complete forks apart to take a look at the bushes.
As I thought, rotating the bushes helped a lot...
Forum: Airheads 05-04-2013, 05:15 PM
Replies: 1,045
Views: 144,552
Posted By Sauerkrautman
Eek That doesn't sound very good. I have a...

That doesn't sound very good.
I have a question about your conversion: (I haven't read your complete thread, so don't get mad when the anser is in there) Did it work out using the BMW...
Forum: Airheads 05-02-2013, 03:55 PM
Replies: 1,045
Views: 144,552
Posted By Sauerkrautman
Hi again, yes, they are similar to the...

Hi again,


yes, they are similar to the HPN clamps, but not identical. They are more like the Gletter clamps, but also not identical (the size is different, I think). Now I'm thinking, they are...
Forum: Airheads 05-02-2013, 11:00 AM
Replies: 1,045
Views: 144,552
Posted By Sauerkrautman
Hi! So, when the fork is uncompressed,...

Hi!


So, when the fork is uncompressed, the oil level is 650mm under the top of the inner tube? Did I get that right?
The WP-manual shows how to remove the oil from the compressed fork from the...
Forum: Airheads 05-01-2013, 12:40 PM
Replies: 1,045
Views: 144,552
Posted By Sauerkrautman
Hi, so now my bike is nearly complete and...

Hi,

so now my bike is nearly complete and ready for the next problem.

http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e257/riruriru/complete_zps21308dda.jpg?t=1367432297

Sadly, the stiction of the fork...
Forum: Airheads 03-11-2013, 04:11 PM
Replies: 1,045
Views: 144,552
Posted By Sauerkrautman
Hmm, here in german forums some people use...

Hmm, here in german forums some people use springs with the rate of 4.6 to 5.0N/mm in their GS-bikes. And they told me that this is ok.
Shortening the original springs is not that difficult, so i...
Forum: Airheads 03-11-2013, 01:27 PM
Replies: 1,045
Views: 144,552
Posted By Sauerkrautman
Thank you! I'll try that. :lol3 Too bad, i didn't...

Thank you! I'll try that. :lol3 Too bad, i didn't have this idea myself. If my measuring and calculating ist correct, shortening the original springs by 50mm and using the original spacers of 80mm...
Forum: Airheads 02-17-2013, 12:14 PM
Replies: 1,045
Views: 144,552
Posted By Sauerkrautman
Thanks for the info. if I can't get them here in...

Thanks for the info. if I can't get them here in Germany, I'll ask him! I've got still a few months left until I ride to Iceland with this monster...:D
Forum: Airheads 02-17-2013, 11:41 AM
Replies: 1,045
Views: 144,552
Posted By Sauerkrautman
Hi, I'm also doing a conversion to the WP...

Hi,

I'm also doing a conversion to the WP forks:

http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e257/riruriru/IMG_3957_klein_zps9354504a.jpg
...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-12-2012, 03:40 PM
Replies: 1,906
Views: 315,762
Posted By Sauerkrautman
Scotland, last year: ...

Scotland, last year:
http://trophy-spocht.de/images/stories/mopedfreizeit/urlaube/2011/schottland/Tag%206/HDR4_small.jpg
...
Forum: Europe 05-21-2012, 02:43 PM
Replies: 919
Views: 83,277
Posted By Sauerkrautman
Hi, maybe we meet up there. I'm drivin'...

Hi,

maybe we meet up there. I'm drivin' there with 2 Friends, but we take the more curvy roads along the coast and a bit more time. So watch out für 2 MZ and one BMW /5. We are friendly and faster...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-08-2012, 03:14 AM
Replies: 1,136
Views: 403,802
Posted By Sauerkrautman
Yepp. MZ ES 250/2 from 1972, slightly...

Yepp. MZ ES 250/2 from 1972, slightly modified[tm] and overloaded(click for bigger image):...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-07-2012, 12:27 PM
Replies: 1,136
Views: 403,802
Posted By Sauerkrautman
Cry I went down at Scotland, a few thousend miles...

I went down at Scotland, a few thousend miles from home:

http://trophy-spocht.de/images/stories/mopedfreizeit/urlaube/2011/schottland/Tag%207/Unfall/IMG_0696_small.jpg

See the little knobby in...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-06-2012, 02:09 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 21,002
Posted By Sauerkrautman
No, it must have been Photoshop.:lol3 edit:...

No, it must have been Photoshop.:lol3

edit: forgot the picture:

http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e257/riruriru/Norwegen%202010/Tag%208/IMG_1822_small.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-26-2011, 03:37 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 36,595
Posted By Sauerkrautman
Yeah, Texas has a long historie of building...

Yeah, Texas has a long historie of building castles...:rofl
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-25-2011, 04:50 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 36,595
Posted By Sauerkrautman
My MZ at the Highlander Castle in Scotland. ...

My MZ at the Highlander Castle in Scotland.
(Well, maybe a bit far away, but there were too many tourists...:D)

Regards,
Richard
Forum: Ride reports 08-26-2011, 03:48 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 7,045
Posted By Sauerkrautman
You mean this one? ...

You mean this one?
http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e257/riruriru/haus.jpg

I wondered that, too!

Nice ride report!

regards,
Richard
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-12-2011, 01:13 PM
Replies: 2,221
Views: 835,788
Posted By Sauerkrautman
Hi Goldie, its an MZ ES 250/2, an east...

Hi Goldie,

its an MZ ES 250/2, an east german bike from 1972, not very common in the USA, i think (it's from the commies! :rofl).
6500km is not much for this bike, it did several ten-thousands...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-11-2011, 03:44 PM
Replies: 2,221
Views: 835,788
Posted By Sauerkrautman
My little "iron swine" packed up for a little...

My little "iron swine" packed up for a little trip to Scotland:
Before:
http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e257/riruriru/IMG_0422_klein.jpg

and after 6500 kilometers:...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-24-2010, 03:08 PM
Replies: 238
Views: 35,409
Posted By Sauerkrautman
Norway: ...

Norway:

http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e257/riruriru/Norwegen%202010/Tag%203/IMG_1501_small.jpg

http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e257/riruriru/Norwegen%202010/Tag%2011/IMG_1996_small.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 07-24-2010, 02:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 16,988
Posted By Sauerkrautman
Travelling with a MZ is always fun! :clap I...

Travelling with a MZ is always fun! :clap

I also had the problem to get a rear tire for my MZ last year, I asked nearly 20 tire-dealers until i found a tire.
Next time I take a spare one with...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-19-2010, 03:12 PM
Replies: 542
Views: 237,770
Posted By Sauerkrautman
Been there last year. Nearly didn't made it, as...

Been there last year. Nearly didn't made it, as the little engine didn't get enough air in this height. Next time I'll take another (smaller) main-nozzle for the carburator with me...:rofl
...
Forum: Ride reports 07-19-2010, 01:28 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,077
Posted By Sauerkrautman
Hi, Only the one thing with the...

Hi,



Only the one thing with the battery cable... and, ok, those sealings of the fork and the rear suspension. But those are minor problems which can also happen at newer bikes.

And, to be...
Forum: Ride reports 07-18-2010, 12:00 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,077
Posted By Sauerkrautman
Day 14: At the E134 I drove to Kongsberg...

Day 14:


At the E134 I drove to Kongsberg and then finally to Oslo. At least I wanted to see this city. But the next time I'm not going to drive through it again. At least not in the summer with...
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