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Forum: Airheads 01-03-2012, 03:04 AM
Replies: 909
Views: 144,326
Posted By DucatiPete
I was gonna post a pic of my new-to-me down 'n...

I was gonna post a pic of my new-to-me down 'n dirty RS, then i saw the one above and couldn't muster the courage... :tb
Forum: Old's Cool 01-03-2012, 02:48 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,239
Posted By DucatiPete
FWIW: I checked out Rob's recommendation for...

FWIW: I checked out Rob's recommendation for James Sherlock (always on the look out for a bargain). :wink:
Their online prices appear substantially HIGHER than M'bins and you can't order/pay...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-26-2011, 10:25 PM
Replies: 791
Views: 103,071
Posted By DucatiPete
'02 1150GSA (non-ABS) doing 80k (km) service...

'02 1150GSA (non-ABS) doing 80k (km) service today - absolutely NO issues... apart from wearing out tyres! :evil

(I'm looking for info on the rear pivot bearing check-up... got the RCR bushing kit...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-18-2011, 04:15 AM
Replies: 1,363
Views: 448,106
Posted By DucatiPete
3 GSs on top of Silverton Hill

Setting sun on top of a hill outside Silverton NSW - while on ~2000k outback bash. :freaky

That'd be Al's 02 GS in front, then Ken's 04 GS(SE), with my 02 GSA out back. (Still plenty of lurv for...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-29-2009, 05:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 887
Posted By DucatiPete
Apparently the steering stops are vulnerable in...

Apparently the steering stops are vulnerable in event of an off - even a minor one. They can snap off then the bars hit the tank and it's an exp repair to replace the headstock.

The additional...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-28-2009, 05:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 887
Posted By DucatiPete
I like the fix billyt53 came up with on the...

I like the fix billyt53 came up with on the thread posted above... Looks a lot neater than the bungs I was gonna use.

Once again ADVrider comes up with the goods. This forum has saved me a...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-27-2009, 01:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 887
Posted By DucatiPete
Alternative (to Touratech et al) steering stop

I'm looking at making up an alternative steering stop (to the commercial ones) for my 1150gsa.

I'd like to see some of the things other ppl have tried - unfortunately most of the pics on the other...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-19-2009, 12:32 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,533
Posted By DucatiPete
Pre-twin spark & servo ABS 4 me

When I was on the hunt I went for the 02 ADV.

After then i reckon they went too over-tech for my liking.

I could have got a 05 1200 for the price i paid for my 02, but that's just me (I've...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-11-2009, 10:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,144
Posted By DucatiPete
Hey Pops, what's that seat you're got there? ...

Hey Pops, what's that seat you're got there?

Mine's got the low one, which is OK but you do tend to sit a little forward on it (ie on your balls).

I'd like to try the standard height to see...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-11-2009, 10:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,144
Posted By DucatiPete
I've had my 02 GSA for a couple of weeks now... &...

I've had my 02 GSA for a couple of weeks now... & luvin' every k with it.

I could have got an 05 1200 GS for about the same $$... but that idea didn't last a moment.

Mine's done 26,000 k's.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-11-2009, 09:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 750
Posted By DucatiPete
Anyone know if the Coopers z418 is the same as...

Anyone know if the Coopers z418 is the same as the Ryco of the same part number?

Ryco's site says their z418's seam diameter is 77.5mm, seal diameter is 71.2mm and thread is 3/4-16-UNF-2B.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-04-2009, 10:37 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 7,338
Posted By DucatiPete
1150gsa 4 me

I had to make the same decision a couple of weeks ago... went for the 1150.

Paid TOP DOLLAR for an 02 with very low k's, and I reckon it's the best decision I've made in a long time. It's a legit...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-04-2009, 10:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 511
Posted By DucatiPete
I've been researching the same things and reckon...

I've been researching the same things and reckon i'll go for these:

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Forum: GS Boxers 07-02-2009, 05:06 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 8,006
Posted By DucatiPete
1150adv RTW: maybe, r80g/s definately

I just got an '02 adv (sans abs) to compliment my aging, beloved airheads; I figured it was about time i entered the 21st C.
I paid top dollar but it's exactly the machine i wanted 7 years ago - i...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-13-2009, 12:22 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,618
Posted By DucatiPete
That's what i intend t do when i do my...

That's what i intend t do when i do my rebuild...(hmmm, butter). I think StephenB has some info re this mod on his site.

I'd really like to know the bearing numbers if anyone has them to hand or...
Forum: Airheads 01-09-2009, 03:32 AM
Replies: 290
Views: 38,187
Posted By DucatiPete
Does anyone know where I can get an acerbis rear...

Does anyone know where I can get an acerbis rear guard (fender) for my g/s?

I can vaguely remember seeing a (shop) site with them offered in a catalogue but don't know where that was/is...
...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-09-2009, 03:12 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,618
Posted By DucatiPete
doug, It looks like you've got an early g/s...

doug,

It looks like you've got an early g/s like mine...

I've had changing difficulties since i got the bike (of unknown vintage, but definately many, many hard miles). The biggest problem...
Forum: Airheads 12-05-2008, 12:41 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 26,546
Posted By DucatiPete
tell us more about the pipes...

Congratulations on a perfectly executed cafe... sex on wheels!

but can you tell us more about the pipes? Did you make them?

And, many thanks for sharing.
Forum: Old's Cool 11-22-2008, 10:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,116
Posted By DucatiPete
I used ThreeBond 1317 (i think) on the cylinder...

I used ThreeBond 1317 (i think) on the cylinder bases. No leaks but am getting some misting after 16k kms. I'm OK with that.
Forum: Old's Cool 11-22-2008, 10:19 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,594
Posted By DucatiPete
Man, what a saga! I admire your perseverance and...

Man, what a saga! I admire your perseverance and persistence.

I bet every new airhead wrencher gets to do the old g'box swap shuffle more than once - it's like a right of passage. Bet you were...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-31-2008, 01:55 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 12,888
Posted By DucatiPete
Another airhead heading back to the place it...

Another airhead heading back to the place it belongs: and the world will be a better place!

Thank you Hank.

:clap :clap :clap :clap :clap :clap :clap :clap :clap :clap :clap :clap :clap :clap...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-29-2008, 01:43 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,603
Posted By DucatiPete
super cheap-arse solution

On reading this thread I figured i should have a monitor for my g/s too - that tiny battery really worries me sometimes.

I checked out the stuff discussed above then found this 'solution':...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-25-2008, 04:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,516
Posted By DucatiPete
Way cool! Reminds me of me... not. ...

Way cool!

Reminds me of me... not.

Gotta get the 'ol geeser out and play a bit harder in the future... It'll be up for it no doubt, my fitness is another thing altogether.
Forum: Old's Cool 10-25-2008, 04:14 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,322
Posted By DucatiPete
I got keys for a pair of old Krausers from these...

I got keys for a pair of old Krausers from these guys:

http://www.motorcyclekeys.com/

Good service and cheap too! (A perfect combination.)

If it hasn't already been the url should be posted...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-25-2008, 04:06 AM
Replies: 257
Views: 97,387
Posted By DucatiPete
Cool stories JR thanks for sharing... I had...

Cool stories JR thanks for sharing...

I had 2 xs's back in the day. Should have kept one at least. But back then they were cheap and everywhere. c'est sera sera

But ya never know one might turn...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-09-2008, 02:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 910
Posted By DucatiPete
Oh, and it doesn't seem to affect the box's...

Oh, and it doesn't seem to affect the box's general useability - mine's been like that for 20k kms.

Airhead rule no. (?): Use the electric leg unless there's absolutely no other option.
Forum: Old's Cool 10-09-2008, 02:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 910
Posted By DucatiPete
use it and you lose it!

Have you used it lately? ... not a recommeded practice.

If you have, then it's probably twisted inside the box (I'm not exactly sure what that means but i've been told thats what's happened to...
Forum: Airheads 10-09-2008, 02:01 AM
Replies: 969
Views: 347,841
Posted By DucatiPete
unifilters look good

If you're looking for an alternative airhead airfilter i'd recommend you check out unifilter. They make a 'square' oiled-foam replacement for post 81 bms which is a rebuilt oem filter - therefore no...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-30-2008, 07:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,272
Posted By DucatiPete
German-style... ooh yeah!

Followed the above thread to find this intro to the dual-plugging issue... gotta love those translations!

"A double ignition in a two-valve double-piston engine is a fine thing. First of all it...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-30-2008, 03:34 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 15,413
Posted By DucatiPete
Earlier in this thread i said i was going to put...

Earlier in this thread i said i was going to put new springs in my trigger can due to the symptom of high/non return to idle. (i had to ride the clutch to drop the engine speed to induce a return to...
Forum: Airheads 09-30-2008, 03:11 AM
Replies: 771
Views: 253,654
Posted By DucatiPete
I believe the tapered oil pressure switch David_S...

I believe the tapered oil pressure switch David_S mentioned fits a /5... At least the one i got from my local vdub guy does.
Forum: Airheads 09-27-2008, 04:31 AM
Replies: 757
Views: 63,286
Posted By DucatiPete
truely luscious!

Lust on wheels... beautiful job well done!

Thanks for sharing the journey.
Forum: Old's Cool 09-26-2008, 04:51 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 15,413
Posted By DucatiPete
I haven't checked the diaphrams yet, but they're...

I haven't checked the diaphrams yet, but they're only 8 months/15k kms old so should be OK. When i had this problem when i first put it on the road i 'serviced' the advance unit and just used a...
Forum: Airheads 09-26-2008, 04:39 AM
Replies: 6,313
Views: 1,265,115
Posted By DucatiPete
and worth every appendage...

Well, she may not be a /5 but she sure is purdy... Schwarzes mit weiß, oooh yeah!

welcome to the warm hearth of airheadland. Don't worry, you were lucky, there's plenty of guys out there who...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-24-2008, 08:57 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 15,413
Posted By DucatiPete
Got the sender - good price: $AU20. Debating...

Got the sender - good price: $AU20.

Debating whether to replace it or just the springs - s'pose i should seein as i have it now... but how much drama is involved???

Waiting for your story datch...
Forum: Airheads 09-24-2008, 06:45 PM
Replies: 912
Views: 173,409
Posted By DucatiPete
1980 #1019

Unknown heritage: 'cept known abuse by at least one PO (the last one).

It's an early one, though, which I reckon would have been Euro delivered... no idea how it got here (OZ).

I suspect it's...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-24-2008, 05:51 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 15,413
Posted By DucatiPete
must be that time of year...

I just got back from a 2500k trip and my g/s is not returning to idle (as quickly) as it should... suspect stretched advance springs due to sustained high speed running (and old/original springs).
I...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-09-2008, 04:47 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,243
Posted By DucatiPete
And I never tire of look at it! :tb

And I never tire of look at it!

:tb
Forum: Old's Cool 09-07-2008, 03:13 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 21,962
Posted By DucatiPete
... the proof is in the picture :evil can't...

... the proof is in the picture :evil

can't wait - nice work, inspirational!

love that police guard and don't mind the colour (don't ask me why).

BMW's colour picker must have been one weird...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-07-2008, 02:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 894
Posted By DucatiPete
Jeremy Irons rides an airhead (like me)

Just saw on the teev that Jeremy Irons rides an airhead, with his dogs (Dora and Dotti) in a crate on the back... looks like a late RT.

Always thought the guy had style!
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