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Forum: Airheads 08-19-2014, 07:35 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,199
Posted By acap650
No Guzzi expert here but AFAIK small block Guzzis...

No Guzzi expert here but AFAIK small block Guzzis have always had Heron heads to keep build costs down. The head is flat with the combustion chamber machined in the piston crown.
Forum: Thumpers 08-19-2014, 07:26 AM
Replies: 97,479
Views: 18,498,832
Posted By acap650
I guess I'm the guy they built these bikes for,...

I guess I'm the guy they built these bikes for, having owned the CB400F, FT500 Ascot, Transalp and NX650. I rarely buy new bikes so they did not make a dime off my purchases. They should call me and...
Forum: Airheads 08-17-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,396
Posted By acap650
+1. I use Ride-On sealant. They claim you can...

+1. I use Ride-On sealant. They claim you can keep riding with a puncture but I don't know or care if it's true. I just use it to prevent sudden deflation. As with all sealants patching is out of...
Forum: Thumpers 08-17-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 97,479
Views: 18,498,832
Posted By acap650
I did Western PA to Colorado and back on the DR. ...

I did Western PA to Colorado and back on the DR. I used a 16T front and it was fine at 75 MPH on the slab for a couple of hours at a time. Also used a Cee Bailey Sport shield that works for me.
Forum: Thumpers 08-17-2014, 08:25 AM
Replies: 833
Views: 136,889
Posted By acap650
I tried this LED in my DR650 stock headlight. ...

I tried this LED in my DR650 stock headlight. Found the low beam was great - nice and wide and much brighter than any halogen H4. The high beam not so good - most of the light was focused low in the...
Forum: Airheads 08-12-2014, 09:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 963
Posted By acap650
According to Max BMW the only cam available is...

According to Max BMW the only cam available is the later 15mm pivot style and must be used with the newer cover. If you have the early cover with 8mm pivot you will have to replace both cover and...
Forum: Road warriors 08-11-2014, 06:21 AM
Replies: 876
Views: 129,704
Posted By acap650
One of these could work....

One of these could work. http://www.endurostar.com/
Forum: Airheads 08-08-2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,680
Posted By acap650
Tire / Rim size

For what it's worth, I believe BMW specified an oversize rear tire. I looked at a friend's R100R, the front is 18 X 2.50 and the rear is 17 X 2.50, the same width front and rear! They used the same...
Forum: Airheads 08-03-2014, 05:58 AM
Replies: 351
Views: 21,933
Posted By acap650
There is no rack. That tubular piece is the...

There is no rack. That tubular piece is the subframe.
Forum: Road warriors 08-01-2014, 05:11 AM
Replies: 876
Views: 129,704
Posted By acap650
Yamaha kept the price down by not incorporating...

Yamaha kept the price down by not incorporating spool mounts on the swingarm while offering a pricey accessory to add to the bottom line.

And it still does not solve the problem of wheel...
Forum: Airheads 07-28-2014, 02:23 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 7,074
Posted By acap650
I see you have an Advmonster voltmeter. There is...

I see you have an Advmonster voltmeter. There is also an LED headlight H4 lamp that uses only 20 watts vs 55 watts. I checked fit on my G/S and there is room for the bulky heatsink with a bit of...
Forum: Airheads 07-28-2014, 02:11 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,359
Posted By acap650
I think SoloLobo pretty much distilled the...

I think SoloLobo pretty much distilled the process down to the essentials - mixture, idle balance and cable balance. The other essential is valve clearance settings. If these vary from side to...
Forum: Road warriors 07-27-2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 3,098
Views: 517,956
Posted By acap650
Regular cleaning adds value for sure and a clean...

Regular cleaning adds value for sure and a clean bike (especially the chain) is usually one that has been looked after in most cases.

My W is at about the same mileage, there is no rust, no...
Forum: Road warriors 07-22-2014, 06:23 AM
Replies: 3,098
Views: 517,956
Posted By acap650
Also, it is said the angle of the instrument pod...

Also, it is said the angle of the instrument pod is different.
Forum: Airheads 07-20-2014, 04:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 753
Posted By acap650
This was (is) a common mod on SVs. I had them on...

This was (is) a common mod on SVs. I had them on mine for a while and found the peg surface to be more slippy than grippy. YMMV.:norton
Forum: Road warriors 07-08-2014, 01:28 PM
Replies: 3,098
Views: 517,956
Posted By acap650
Saddle Surgery

Well done ORexpat. I have both the Corbin and the ironing board oem which, strangely, is tolerable for me. Not sure why but most people think the pleated 2001 seat is better.

My tool of...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-08-2014, 07:35 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,527
Posted By acap650
Chain failure resulted in case damage where...

Chain failure resulted in case damage where swingarm pivots.

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-_seRHNlFlq4/Tmu0Le5VFGI/AAAAAAAAAp4/gs0qsXr7gZA/s400/Day%2520503.JPG

Chain was replaced then this...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-08-2014, 06:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 245
Posted By acap650
Not going to happen. G650GS and F650GS single...

Not going to happen. G650GS and F650GS single are the same, they use symmetrical bags (left and right are the same). F650GS twin uses asymmetrical bags (left bag is narrow to fit around muffler).
Forum: Airheads 07-07-2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 832
Posted By acap650
I ran everything from 28 to 36 psi, nothing...

I ran everything from 28 to 36 psi, nothing helped. It is just the wrong size for a 1.85 rim. A wide tire on a narrow rim causes the tread to wrap around so that the edge is nearly vertical. The bike...
Forum: Airheads 07-06-2014, 09:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 832
Posted By acap650
I ran Distanzias on an R80ST. They were the only...

I ran Distanzias on an R80ST. They were the only mild dual sport tire that would fit in the recommended sizes front and rear. I found the 100/90-19 front to be way oversized for the 1.85 in. front...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-04-2014, 06:48 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,527
Posted By acap650
There are two types of rivet links, hollow nose...

There are two types of rivet links, hollow nose pin and soft solid nose pin. Not all rivet tools will do both types. This one will: http://www.motionpro.com/motorcycle/partno/08-0470/
Forum: Airheads 07-02-2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 947
Posted By acap650
Mystic bars

AFAIK the Mystic bars only came with the Mystic version of the R100R so they are rather rare. Never had a Mystic but have the bars and have used them on several different bikes from a cafed R100RT...
Forum: Airheads 06-28-2014, 05:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 885
Posted By acap650
http://www.ebay.com/itm/BMW-R-Series-1984-bmw-r-80...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/BMW-R-Series-1984-bmw-r-80-st-rare-airhead-/261516879403?forcerrptr=true&hash=item3ce39ee62b&item=261516879403&pt=US_motorcycles
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-27-2014, 03:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,148
Posted By acap650
Here's where you're headed. ...

Here's where you're headed.

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-_seRHNlFlq4/Tmu0Le5VFGI/AAAAAAAAAp4/gs0qsXr7gZA/s400/Day%2520503.JPG

In this case the broken chain cracked the engine case where...
Forum: Airheads 06-27-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 295
Posted By acap650
But you can install an R100 engine in an R65...

But you can install an R100 engine in an R65 frame.
Forum: Airheads 06-27-2014, 07:15 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,401
Posted By acap650
Have to agree with gsd4me, the OEM pod, while...

Have to agree with gsd4me, the OEM pod, while light weight, is poorly mounted, held on by the handlebar clamp bolts and one 6mm bolt in the lower fork clamp. Makes working on the bike a pain. When...
Forum: Airheads 06-26-2014, 08:08 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,401
Posted By acap650
Instruments

As per Rucksta's comments, the gauges pictured are definitely not the ST tach and speedo. Looks like the /6, /7 set up. The speedo will not work in a G/S dash pod, trip reset button needs to be on...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-23-2014, 04:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 765
Posted By acap650
I'm short and I may be talking out of my ass but...

I'm short and I may be talking out of my ass but I don't think any of the available seats will be as easy to touch down as the BMW low seat, if that's an issue. I find the low seat to be well...
Forum: Beasts 06-23-2014, 04:09 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 8,244
Posted By acap650
#1 should be broken down: - the way the...

#1 should be broken down:

- the way the bike is designed (engineered)
- the way the bike is built (assembled)
Forum: Road warriors 06-23-2014, 03:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,744
Posted By acap650
You made the right choice - Guzzi all the way....

You made the right choice - Guzzi all the way. :clap Now show us proof when you get it home. :deal
Forum: Airheads 06-23-2014, 06:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 751
Posted By acap650
Many have just packed the boot with grease to...

Many have just packed the boot with grease to prevent water ingress.
Forum: Road warriors 06-22-2014, 03:31 PM
Replies: 3,098
Views: 517,956
Posted By acap650
Battery R&R

Nice write-up, beats the version in the manual. I just did this a month ago. My OEM battery lasted 10 years. The Chinese Yuasa clone made it 3 1/2 years. Needless to say it was replaced by a US...
Forum: Thumpers 06-22-2014, 07:29 AM
Replies: 97,479
Views: 18,498,832
Posted By acap650
No rear brake

Not to change the subject but the rear brake is critical for control on the track, on the street and in the dirt. I usually go through two rear pad sets for one front.
Forum: Airheads 06-08-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,071
Posted By acap650
Progresive 412

As an OEM replacement this might work. Only preload adjustable like the eco YSS for about the same cost.
...
Forum: Road warriors 06-08-2014, 08:08 AM
Replies: 3,098
Views: 517,956
Posted By acap650
This just happened to my W last week....

This just happened to my W last week. Intermittent open on a 4 year old Chinese Yuasa knock-off. Barely had enough juice to power the ignition so I could kick start. The W would stay running on a...
Forum: Thumpers 06-07-2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,379
Posted By acap650
If you lift the rear of the bike does the...

If you lift the rear of the bike does the suspension extend as the bike rises up to standard height? If so then not enough preload or the spring is sacked or has been replaced with a shorter/weaker...
Forum: Airheads 06-07-2014, 07:54 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,716
Posted By acap650
I recently bought two G/S tank stickers from...

I recently bought two G/S tank stickers from their ebay store. After several emails we could not figure out how to create an invoice so I did not have to pay two shipping charges. I bought the parts...
Forum: Road warriors 06-04-2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 1,369
Views: 276,367
Posted By acap650
The US version was not priced in accordance with...

The US version was not priced in accordance with the market in 2000. In the 650 standard class the SV was priced about 1K less than the W. Granted the fit and finish on the W far exceeded the SV and...
Forum: Road warriors 06-04-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 3,098
Views: 517,956
Posted By acap650
OEM rack

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-ujDqVbUDkIM/SxAp4eaH4WI/AAAAAAAAAcc/vkpKUK6Zfpw/s640/W650%2520004.jpg
...
Forum: Road warriors 06-01-2014, 08:25 AM
Replies: 3,098
Views: 517,956
Posted By acap650
I don't put much stock in break-in limits on...

I don't put much stock in break-in limits on newer bikes. Some say change the oil after the first 50 miles then ride it like you stole it.

I recall your posts on the W650 Yahoo group. Glad...
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