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Forum: Old's Cool 01-18-2015, 02:09 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,521
Posted By adventure950
He had lots more money than me at the time -...

He had lots more money than me at the time - Simple

The handbuilt and beautiful Harris frame was in a differnt league of the Veglia copy (the full veglia kit cost under £1500 at the time, the...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-17-2015, 05:07 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,521
Posted By adventure950
After a bit of sorting through old pictures - I...

After a bit of sorting through old pictures - I scanned them in - here is a picture of my old Ducati 600tt . Its a Veglia framed TT600, I bought the kit and built it from a 600tl. The Veglia tt...
Forum: Airheads 01-17-2015, 03:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,543
Posted By adventure950
Nice thread and i love to see bikes being kept...

Nice thread and i love to see bikes being kept alive and with its history this is nice,

My R65 - This photo was taken in 1978 and is my new (1978) BMW r65 - I had passed my test on a Honda dream...
Forum: Airheads 01-15-2015, 07:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 659
Posted By adventure950
either ME 109 or Big Bamboo got the answer - I...

either ME 109 or Big Bamboo got the answer - I just slacken the bottom bevel box off and slide the shaft back - then you can get the boot through - getting it onto the shaft and gearbox flange well...
Forum: Airheads 01-15-2015, 05:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 730
Posted By adventure950
meget flot

meget flot
Forum: Airheads 01-14-2015, 11:16 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,565
Posted By adventure950
Why would that be a problem - that's just the...

Why would that be a problem - that's just the modern take on går vikingr ''Going Viking'' side of Denmark's heritage - its a cultural thing.
:evil

Skål - Jake.
Forum: Airheads 01-13-2015, 03:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,565
Posted By adventure950
Yeh ! Denmarks a cool place - really nice all the...

Yeh ! Denmarks a cool place - really nice all the people i have met there were real nice people. I'm British but from a Danish descended family a little way back in time - so maybe thats why I feel a...
Forum: Airheads 01-13-2015, 11:43 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,565
Posted By adventure950
Anderstornvig - Denmark is just very hard on...

Anderstornvig - Denmark is just very hard on bikes isn't it. I remember coming back into Denmark from a trip in Russia and my moderately modified BMW (the bilge pump) bike - me and my wife ended up...
Forum: Airheads 01-13-2015, 06:52 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,740
Posted By adventure950
Gs-ell, i'll take you up on that - i come bye...

Gs-ell, i'll take you up on that - i come bye that way - often going to visit a mate in Manchester - who's bike the ( Bmw - orange sidecar unit is featured in the thread). ill drop you a line...
Forum: Airheads 01-13-2015, 01:36 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,740
Posted By adventure950
I missed the bit where you mentioned about adding...

I missed the bit where you mentioned about adding a loft conversion to the sub frame - maybe leave that off then you could just use roundwall tube. But maybe we have to discuss - would that be...
Forum: Airheads 01-12-2015, 04:25 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,740
Posted By adventure950
Just looking at your thread - i went down this...

Just looking at your thread - i went down this road a few years back - have a look different bike r80 but same track - the thread is long but may help you with some issues that come along - if i can...
Forum: Airheads 01-09-2015, 10:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 812
Posted By adventure950
I used tesch boxes and racks -...

I used tesch boxes and racks - (http://www.berndtesch.de/English/Boxes.html ) they sit close in the boxes i used were narrow (6 inch wide) but long and deep, he makes other types - they are...
Forum: Airheads 01-01-2015, 01:53 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,198
Posted By adventure950
From experience of my Dakar bike - you need to...

From experience of my Dakar bike - you need to check that the rear shock will not foul the underside of the chassis sub frame under full compression, should be fine but it does rotate a little -...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-01-2015, 01:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,521
Posted By adventure950
I ride a Cagiva elefant 750 - these days but also...

I ride a Cagiva elefant 750 - these days but also had a pantah engined bike back in the 80s alongside the bevel 900.

The Cagiva is basically the same motor as the 500 /600 pantah, doing the...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-29-2014, 01:11 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,579
Posted By adventure950
Thumb Very nice Kev just saw your post on your boat....

Very nice Kev just saw your post on your boat. Love it - boats are second to bikes and i always wanted to live on one - since i packed in working at sea alas the wife has very different ideas on that...
Forum: Airheads 12-23-2014, 12:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 668
Posted By adventure950
Yep - rob very similar ways of thinking in the...

Yep - rob very similar ways of thinking in the colours and the build style. Wish i still had mine i sold it for a fairly small and very silly amount of pounds. Big mistake i regret every time i look...
Forum: Airheads 12-23-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 668
Posted By adventure950
Heres my twin shock back end - they are certainly...

Heres my twin shock back end - they are certainly strong but no where as near as efficient as a single sider more weight, slower suspension reaction but they do look sexy and like i say they are...
Forum: Airheads 12-23-2014, 11:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 582
Posted By adventure950
Excellent ! now i know how its done - it's had me...

Excellent ! now i know how its done - it's had me wondering for years.

Cheers for that. Tchus Jake.
Forum: Airheads 12-23-2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 582
Posted By adventure950
this is as technical as it gets in my house - my...

this is as technical as it gets in my house - my smart phone. Does what it says on the box you talk in one end and your voice by some kind of mystical magic comes out at another place in some one...
Forum: Airheads 12-23-2014, 06:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 582
Posted By adventure950
I'm not IT technical enough to scan it - although...

I'm not IT technical enough to scan it - although i think the printer thing i have may have a scanner will have to look sometime - but getting it out of the scanner onto my computer then on to here...
Forum: Airheads 12-22-2014, 11:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 582
Posted By adventure950
Old r90s airhead brochure

I still have an original old r90/6 r90s brochure from around 1976/77 when i bought my first BMW but was also looking at the r90s. Its a nice brochure with a price list from 1978 when i bought my...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-19-2014, 03:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 527
Posted By adventure950
Have you thought of spending a little bit more...

Have you thought of spending a little bit more and fitting a factory pro jet kit - fitted one to my cagiva elefant - uses mikunis - its transformed the running of the bike, they come with needles...
Forum: Airheads 12-11-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,514
Posted By adventure950
I always used a wire to connect my floats to the...

I always used a wire to connect my floats to the bike - the wire is attached to an anchor point on the bike. Saves losing the float bowl - even if the clip is dislodged somehow.
...
Forum: Airheads 12-07-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,297
Posted By adventure950
Cheers Rob - it looks good, i used a harrison 6...

Cheers Rob - it looks good, i used a harrison 6 pot on my standard gs which was very good for general use but needed fairly regular cleaning and checking if used on gravel roads etc as the pads and...
Forum: Airheads 12-07-2014, 01:16 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,297
Posted By adventure950
When i built the hpn i used these guys as i...

When i built the hpn i used these guys as i needed a one of set up for that bike and bought a 4 pot caliper and mounting plate.

http://www.he-motorradtechnik.de/ i spoke with a guy called Alois,
...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-19-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,582
Posted By adventure950
Check that none of the cylinder head bolts has...

Check that none of the cylinder head bolts has not started to come loose or extend outwards (they pull the threads on the crankcase - which is repairable) the bolt then unwinds and sometimes even...
Forum: Airheads 11-15-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,322
Posted By adventure950
I did an upside down one on my HPN Replica - (...

I did an upside down one on my HPN Replica - ( with an extended g/s mono shaft drive set up) by reversing the cam on the spindle , but it appears on first attempt I did not use a strong enough weld...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-08-2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 10,279
Posted By adventure950
Hi ADM313 sorry just seen your question re the...

Hi ADM313 sorry just seen your question re the wiring - I have made a diagram and am able somehow to give you a copy if you want - if you send me a private message with your contact E mail I could...
Forum: Airheads 10-14-2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,305
Posted By adventure950
Yep that was me - I no longer have the bike nor...

Yep that was me - I no longer have the bike nor all the measurements to hand though and can not remember if I put them in the thread mine was a twin shock anyway, however I remember working out I...
Forum: Airheads 09-30-2014, 10:08 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,167
Posted By adventure950
If you have tightened the stud in too much trying...

If you have tightened the stud in too much trying to get it to grip it can make contact with the Crankshaft, as there is very little room between the bottom of the inner casing stud hole and the...
Forum: Airheads 09-30-2014, 01:47 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,167
Posted By adventure950
Ive just read this thread - soon as you mentioned...

Ive just read this thread - soon as you mentioned the tapping in the first part - i guessed it was the stud had let loose - I went through the same fault finding as you when it happened to my bike....
Forum: Airheads 09-29-2014, 03:39 AM
Replies: 328
Views: 75,780
Posted By adventure950
UP North r80gs, returning from Murmansk. Bit...

UP North r80gs, returning from Murmansk. Bit chilly that day.
http://i1244.photobucket.com/albums/gg572/rallyejake/Norway2008071.jpg...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-25-2014, 02:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,017
Posted By adventure950
I had a 43litre large tank on my airhead gs in...

I had a 43litre large tank on my airhead gs in place of the standard 23 litre option. Firstly i got the tank for free after the original was damaged by a ferry company when they knocked my bike over...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-24-2014, 06:16 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,384
Posted By adventure950
Here is mine an iron barrel i rebuilt into a semi...

Here is mine an iron barrel i rebuilt into a semi road scrambler, added a front disc and quite a few other upgrades to try to make it smoother and more usable. They are fine for a few hours run out...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-16-2014, 02:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,265
Posted By adventure950
App what is an app ? Smart phone - what's a smart...

App what is an app ? Smart phone - what's a smart phone ? this is my phone - it does not take pictures - not that i know of - you talk in it and your voice goes down the wire and comes out somewhere...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-15-2014, 03:04 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,797
Posted By adventure950
Its really easy with Italian Bikes - think of...

Its really easy with Italian Bikes - think of them as women,
There looks will seduce you, you ride them like there is not another day left, they never make sense and you will never understand them...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 09-15-2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 34,582
Posted By adventure950
Thumb Stunning !!!

Stunning !!!
Forum: Old's Cool 09-15-2014, 05:05 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 15,145
Posted By adventure950
Over the last 35 years I have owned loads of...

Over the last 35 years I have owned loads of BMW's(77 rs, several r80, r65, r80gs, r100gs and HPN dakar replica then I also had a load of Guzzis, a V50, v50 monza, Lemon 1 and 2, and a 1100 sport.
...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-14-2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 33,801
Posted By adventure950
Loved this build thread really stunning bike and...

Loved this build thread really stunning bike and a nice thread to follow - excellent. Jake.
Forum: Old's Cool 07-28-2014, 01:30 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 12,583
Posted By adventure950
Yeh ! I had one of those griffins for a short...

Yeh ! I had one of those griffins for a short while - long time ago - the vents used to rattle like hell in the visor - the hat itself was good, as for the new bell I got to say i really like it, I...
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