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Forum: Beasts 07-27-2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 4,490
Views: 786,808
Posted By Ausfossil
I'm from the Redlands so usually down to the...

I'm from the Redlands so usually down to the south or west. The photo was from near Tamborine.

Iain
Forum: Beasts 07-26-2014, 08:25 PM
Replies: 4,490
Views: 786,808
Posted By Ausfossil
New Owner

Just picked up an X. Basically just got it as a commuter but took it out for a couple of hundred K's today and was very pleasantly surprised at just how much fun it was. The other bikes in the...
Forum: Thumpers 06-25-2014, 12:56 AM
Replies: 1,570
Views: 331,188
Posted By Ausfossil
Took her out for a bit of a spin today. ...

Took her out for a bit of a spin today.

http://i557.photobucket.com/albums/ss11/ausfossil/DSCN1006.jpg (http://s557.photobucket.com/user/ausfossil/media/DSCN1006.jpg.html)
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Forum: Equipment 05-23-2014, 06:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 824
Posted By Ausfossil
Most of the other Shoeis have a way of adjusting...

Most of the other Shoeis have a way of adjusting the visor to pull it in a bit tighter with the screws around the pivot mechanism. Don't know about the Neotec but if youi still have the manual that...
Forum: Australia 12-29-2013, 01:06 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,199
Posted By Ausfossil
Hey Ralph, just so anyone reading this thread...

Hey Ralph, just so anyone reading this thread doesn't think you had a little lie down on every water crossing. ...
Forum: Australia 12-24-2013, 09:36 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 10,637
Posted By Ausfossil
Hey Jared bad luck on the attempt but you gave it...

Hey Jared bad luck on the attempt but you gave it a good shot. I reckon the good Karma you get for helping out Steve should see you right next year if you have another go.

What sort of tyre were...
Forum: Australia 09-08-2013, 07:20 PM
Replies: 1,692
Views: 200,395
Posted By Ausfossil
Good call on the spokes. I just checked mine and...

Good call on the spokes. I just checked mine and more than half were loose, some more than others.

Cheers

Iain
Forum: Airheads 07-28-2013, 08:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,117
Posted By Ausfossil
Thanks Bill, I have a receipt for the supposed...

Thanks Bill, I have a receipt for the supposed clutch work which among other parts lists a diaphragm and plate. I guess the receipt is only as good as the paper it is written on.

Your right...
Forum: Airheads 07-28-2013, 07:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,117
Posted By Ausfossil
That's it fo today.

Okay got the gearbox and engine out today. I'll start again tomorrow. This is were I am now.

http://i557.photobucket.com/albums/ss11/ausfossil/BMW/Day2P8.jpg
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Forum: Airheads 07-28-2013, 07:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,117
Posted By Ausfossil
Thanks for the heads up. Just looked at some...

Thanks for the heads up. Just looked at some parts diagrams and it looks like the later friction plates are the ones without round holes in the metal plate but look more like spokes on a mag wheel. ...
Forum: Airheads 07-28-2013, 05:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,117
Posted By Ausfossil
Gearbox out, hows this look

Okay I've dropped the gearbox out and this is what I found. The splines look a bit dry but otherwise OK. There is a slight oil weep that seems to be coming from the seal around the spline.
...
Forum: Airheads 07-28-2013, 05:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,117
Posted By Ausfossil
I hope your right, but contrary to the original...

I hope your right, but contrary to the original title of this thread I have now jumped in head first and started pulling things apart. It's all a learning curve and gives me something to do in my...
Forum: Airheads 07-28-2013, 03:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,117
Posted By Ausfossil
Biebs, yeah I guess I'm a glutton for punishment....

Biebs, yeah I guess I'm a glutton for punishment. I've got time on my hands so it's no big issues doing it the slow way. Lets me do the frame up a bit as well.

Iain
Forum: Airheads 07-28-2013, 03:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,117
Posted By Ausfossil
Thanks Bill, no I didn't have the carbs off or...

Thanks Bill, no I didn't have the carbs off or the slides/butterflies open so I may well have got a bad reading. I'll remember that one. I was planning on giving the frame a clean up and re paint...
Forum: Airheads 07-28-2013, 04:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,117
Posted By Ausfossil
Thanks mate I've never tried facebook, but this...

Thanks mate I've never tried facebook, but this might be the time to give it a go.

Iain
Forum: Airheads 07-28-2013, 03:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,117
Posted By Ausfossil
Damn, didn't plan on this

Well when I left off I was saying I thought the bike might have had an easy life. That was always going to come back and bite me. Did a compression check this afternoon. Right cylinder 130PSI, I...
Forum: Airheads 07-25-2013, 02:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,117
Posted By Ausfossil
Taking my time with an R80

Finally bit the bullet and picked up an airhead last night. Had an R100cs 30 odd years ago and after a string of various other bikes thought it was about time I got another Beemer. So after a bit...
Forum: Australia 06-16-2013, 07:18 AM
Replies: 1,692
Views: 200,395
Posted By Ausfossil
+1 Only about 5 foot 9 and have the standard...

+1

Only about 5 foot 9 and have the standard screen all the way up and tilted so it's nearly vertical. Not perfect but a shit load better than standard.

Cheers

Iain
Forum: Beasts 03-18-2013, 04:55 AM
Replies: 8,652
Views: 1,717,501
Posted By Ausfossil
Out and about today. ...

Out and about today.
http://i557.photobucket.com/albums/ss11/ausfossil/Crows%20Nest/017.jpg

Cheers

Iain
Forum: Equipment 03-14-2013, 03:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 629
Posted By Ausfossil
In the last fortnight I have bought two pairs of...

In the last fortnight I have bought two pairs of boots, both size 42 which I think is US8.5. One pair is Sidi and one pair is TCX. The Sidi are a lot narrower than the TCX. If you've got wide feet...
Forum: Equipment 03-09-2013, 09:59 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 12,261
Posted By Ausfossil
I've just been through the same process. ...

I've just been through the same process. Narrowed it down to the Sidi Adventure Goretex, TCX Desert and Alpinstars Toucan. Without doing a crash test they all seemed to offer similar levels of...
Forum: Australia 03-02-2013, 03:48 AM
Replies: 14,450
Views: 1,899,697
Posted By Ausfossil
My 08 has still got the standard battery and...

My 08 has still got the standard battery and doesn't seem to have any troubles turning over. That's probably jinxed it now.

Iain
Forum: Australia 02-26-2013, 10:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 884
Posted By Ausfossil
Went through there in about mid December. Went...

Went through there in about mid December. Went along Long Plain Rd, Broken Cart Fire Trail, Boundary Rd, Barnetts Rd and came out onto Brindabella Rd.

Cheers

Iain
Forum: Australia 02-17-2013, 10:21 PM
Replies: 14,450
Views: 1,899,697
Posted By Ausfossil
I had a few T's lying around so did all three. I...

I had a few T's lying around so did all three. I had done it on the stock carb which only had one breather. Never had any issues with water crossings so I guess it did something.

Iain
Forum: Australia 02-16-2013, 11:20 PM
Replies: 14,450
Views: 1,899,697
Posted By Ausfossil
Sweet, thanks mate, 1 T and a bit of rerouting...

Sweet, thanks mate, 1 T and a bit of rerouting coming up.

Iain
Forum: Australia 02-16-2013, 05:03 PM
Replies: 14,450
Views: 1,899,697
Posted By Ausfossil
Just put a TM40 on the DR and wondering about...

Just put a TM40 on the DR and wondering about these vent lines. Do you have to put a T in all three vent line and reroute all up to the airbox or just in one of them. If just one is it anyone in...
Forum: Australia 01-23-2013, 12:49 AM
Replies: 14,450
Views: 1,899,697
Posted By Ausfossil
As already posted Arrow points up. Tighten the...

As already posted Arrow points up. Tighten the upper nuts first. Torque is 10 Nm or 7 lb ft.

Good luck

Cheers
Iain
Forum: Australia 01-01-2013, 04:43 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,375
Posted By Ausfossil
Thanks for a top weekend. The weather was...

Thanks for a top weekend. The weather was perfect as was the lopvcation and the company. Good to put faces to a few of the inmates. Would have liked to hang around on the Sunday a bit longer but...
Forum: Australia 12-28-2012, 07:59 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,375
Posted By Ausfossil
This sounds like a good excuse to get out of the...

This sounds like a good excuse to get out of the house for a couple of days. See yous on NYE.

Iain
Forum: Australia 12-28-2012, 03:03 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,862
Posted By Ausfossil
Great result Rosco. Whatever the price it's gone...

Great result Rosco. Whatever the price it's gone to a good cause. I hope the new owner gets a lot of enjoyment out of it whishever way they choose to use it. It would be nice if they would take it...
Forum: Australia 12-01-2012, 05:24 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 6,056
Posted By Ausfossil
I also note their conclusions "The study...

I also note their conclusions "The study confirmed that helmet wearing offers a substantial benefit to the cyclist through a reduction in the risk of head, face and neck injuries."

Iain
Forum: Australia 11-30-2012, 07:04 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 6,056
Posted By Ausfossil
Yeah I agree that the weight of the helmet itself...

Yeah I agree that the weight of the helmet itself can cause it's own issues but in the cases were the head does hit the ground or some other hard object I'd rather have a helmet on. I've experienced...
Forum: Australia 11-30-2012, 02:25 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 6,056
Posted By Ausfossil
I hate to think what the outcome might have been...

I hate to think what the outcome might have been if they hadn't been wearing helmets in these cases.

Iain
Forum: Australia 11-26-2012, 10:25 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,506
Posted By Ausfossil
Don't know him personally but I do know that...

Don't know him personally but I do know that Assistant Commissioner Mike Corboy of the NSW Police is pretty heavily into bikes. He might be someone to send a letter to as he would probably be more...
Forum: Australia 10-01-2012, 12:33 AM
Replies: 14,450
Views: 1,899,697
Posted By Ausfossil
Mate very nice work. Looks like some time well...

Mate very nice work. Looks like some time well spent.

Cheer

Iain
Forum: Equipment 09-18-2012, 08:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,882
Posted By Ausfossil
I'm also carrying the safety seal strings. I...

I'm also carrying the safety seal strings. I also carry a tube of glue to coat them with, a slime compressor and about 4 CO2 cartridges. Some things I've found is that the glue will go hard in the...
Forum: Beasts 08-10-2012, 04:49 PM
Replies: 24,902
Views: 4,594,071
Posted By Ausfossil
Don't forget the t10 security torx to fit the...

Don't forget the t10 security torx to fit the locks into the panniers.:thumb

Cheers

Iain
Forum: Australia 08-06-2012, 04:33 PM
Replies: 1,692
Views: 200,395
Posted By Ausfossil
I wired my Oxford grip heaters using the OEM...

I wired my Oxford grip heaters using the OEM wiring to provide switched power. No problems with it draining the battery.

Iain
Forum: Australia 08-06-2012, 03:49 AM
Replies: 14,450
Views: 1,899,697
Posted By Ausfossil
BST40 overflow leak

Pulled the carby off and replaced the two o rings and it seems to have solved the problem.
Could also have been a little bit of crap on the seat that got cleaned out during the process. Either...
Forum: Australia 08-04-2012, 12:14 AM
Replies: 14,450
Views: 1,899,697
Posted By Ausfossil
Yeah I'll have a look at that when I pull the...

Yeah I'll have a look at that when I pull the carb off. I've got a safari with inline filters from both taps.

Thanks

Iain
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