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Forum: Old's Cool 06-26-2015, 01:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,162
Posted By Voltaire
The throttles and Clutch are fine inho, I...

The throttles and Clutch are fine inho, I converted my Ducati Darmah to hydraulic as that is in a different league of 'heaviness maan" :rofl

A Mk1 like the one in the pic would probably fetch the...
Forum: Airheads 06-25-2015, 09:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 747
Posted By Voltaire
I run 36 dells on my R90 1000cc, race bike,...

I run 36 dells on my R90 1000cc, race bike, carburation is spot on :clap
My stock Ducati 900sd runs 32.

32's would probably be good enough for an R75/5....then just lighten the flywheel and...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-23-2015, 09:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,187
Posted By Voltaire
Mock 1 , I like it :D

Mock 1 , I like it :D
Forum: Old's Cool 06-21-2015, 11:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,187
Posted By Voltaire
that's a pretty cool setup, if I was building a...

that's a pretty cool setup, if I was building a custom I'd consider that.
As the Guzzi uses what is basically the same system as my BMW's I'll just make a few improvements.
Forum: Old's Cool 06-20-2015, 03:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,187
Posted By Voltaire
Sorted out the carbs and their unusual linkage,...

Sorted out the carbs and their unusual linkage, put my gear on and out for a test ride.
I had a Monza as a project but it didn't really inspire me much to get it road legal so that got sold.
I was...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-20-2015, 01:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,187
Posted By Voltaire
Cheers been following your Mk1 adventures.

Cheers been following your Mk1 adventures.
Forum: Old's Cool 06-20-2015, 01:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,187
Posted By Voltaire
Nice. I'm not fussed on originality, I'm going...

Nice.
I'm not fussed on originality, I'm going to ditch the volt meter,clock, horrible switch gear and generally play around with it ( being a time served sparky helps).:evil
Weather is good...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-19-2015, 11:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,187
Posted By Voltaire
Guzzi Le Mans 2

I have always wanted a Lemans 1 or 2 but I realised some years ago that they were not very common here and generally sold by word of mouth at prices higher than I was prepared to pay.
Last year I...
Forum: New Zealand 06-19-2015, 01:32 PM
Replies: 1,614
Views: 88,073
Posted By Voltaire
Very interesting, I'd agree about the motor being...

Very interesting, I'd agree about the motor being fun, very revy.
Similar story with 600 vs 900 Ducatis. 600's don't look exciting on paper but on a winding twisty road :D ( especially at NZ legal...
Forum: New Zealand 06-18-2015, 11:24 PM
Replies: 1,614
Views: 88,073
Posted By Voltaire
Yes, you are probably right. My race buddy bought...

Yes, you are probably right. My race buddy bought a 1000GS and says I need one..... he's also got an R80 GS
Forum: New Zealand 06-18-2015, 02:05 PM
Replies: 1,614
Views: 88,073
Posted By Voltaire
I know wot you mean as I once had an RS and took...

I know wot you mean as I once had an RS and took a while to get used to not seeing a wheel.

Dunno....I like the ST but not the gearing, but its not worth trying to alter it as the 3 lug...
Forum: New Zealand 06-18-2015, 03:12 AM
Replies: 1,614
Views: 88,073
Posted By Voltaire
I never see them at that price...:huh

I never see them at that price...:huh
Forum: New Zealand 06-18-2015, 01:14 AM
Replies: 1,614
Views: 88,073
Posted By Voltaire
Are these as Porky as they look? ...

Are these as Porky as they look?
http://trademe.tmcdn.co.nz/photoserver/full/390912201.jpg
http://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/motorbikes/motorbikes/dual-purpose/auction-904367943.htm

I like my...
Forum: Airheads 06-16-2015, 08:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 953
Posted By Voltaire
Is that you Billy Shears :rofl

Is that you Billy Shears :rofl
Forum: New Zealand 06-16-2015, 06:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 629
Posted By Voltaire
Yes with 'Ven" , the operators are on to that and...

Yes with 'Ven" , the operators are on to that and bus you to a smaller place to start off.
I must say the idea of riding out of Saigon/HCM City filled me with dread, but once your among the gaggle...
Forum: New Zealand 06-16-2015, 11:54 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 629
Posted By Voltaire
Ain't that the truth. What started off as mild...

Ain't that the truth. What started off as mild lower back and thigh pain is now osteoarthritis eventually requiring new hip(s)...:huh
Rajasthan here I come while I can still use a kick starter :D
...
Forum: New Zealand 06-15-2015, 01:04 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,034
Posted By Voltaire
KB is good entertainment when your bored at work,...

KB is good entertainment when your bored at work, seems to have very little motorcycle content.
Yo Momma..... much more entertaining level of rednecks there.
When I was a kid I thought living in...
Forum: Airheads 06-14-2015, 12:21 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,335
Posted By Voltaire
Flat bars and S fairing would pretty much do for...

Flat bars and S fairing would pretty much do for " simplicity is the essence of beauty' for me.:D
Hopefully no exhaust wrap will be harmed in this project :rofl
Forum: Airheads 06-11-2015, 12:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,331
Posted By Voltaire
Took out the springs and emulators. Put the...

Took out the springs and emulators.
Put the silver ( lowest rate) in the emulators with one turn.
The spring guage on the RT springs is 4.5mm, as was a set of BMW springs I had on the shelf so as...
Forum: New Zealand 06-11-2015, 12:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 420
Posted By Voltaire
rode to work today, 10 mins on the motorway and...

rode to work today, 10 mins on the motorway and bit of urban.
I hunted out the bumps and quite good.
Its firm like the R90 I put the HD springs in, but without the harshness over bumps.
Try it out...
Forum: New Zealand 06-09-2015, 09:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 420
Posted By Voltaire
Ractech ones. Last night i stripped it all down...

Ractech ones.
Last night i stripped it all down again, did some measurements, the spring wire is 4.5mm on both the Ractech and the BMW springs I had on the shelf ( suspect HD)
Did a comparison of...
Forum: Airheads 06-08-2015, 01:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 591
Posted By Voltaire
I took my shaft to a local driveshaft shop and...

I took my shaft to a local driveshaft shop and they pressed it apart and fitted new cross joint. Was less than $200 NZ.
Forum: New Zealand 06-08-2015, 01:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 420
Posted By Voltaire
Cheers Colin, I noticed the silver springs in the...

Cheers Colin, I noticed the silver springs in the packet ( afterwards) as last set only had red and blue.
I see what RT means by good fit as otherwise you will get blowby of the fork oil.
There...
Forum: New Zealand 06-08-2015, 02:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 420
Posted By Voltaire
Airhead Suspension

I put emulators and .80/kg/mm springs into my race bike a few years back.
RT swapped out the .80 for .90's earlier in the year and supplied some S36 Ohlins.
Seems to work ok.

My R90s said to me...
Forum: New Zealand 06-07-2015, 01:44 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 17,184
Posted By Voltaire
I think he intends doing guided tours....can't...

I think he intends doing guided tours....can't actually see that working to be honest. I suggested he buy a couple of K75/100 and do buy back on them.
Airheads are probably getting a bit old for "...
Forum: New Zealand 06-07-2015, 01:34 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 11,677
Posted By Voltaire
I've had 2 motobatt batteries fail on me. I...

I've had 2 motobatt batteries fail on me.
I work in a place with gel cell batteries.
They probably seemed like a good idea at the time.
learnt a lot about batteries that I did not know, for...
Forum: Airheads 06-07-2015, 12:39 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,331
Posted By Voltaire
I had a spare set of ATE damper rods and the...

I had a spare set of ATE damper rods and the .85/kg/mm springs out of my racebike so bought some emulators.
Followed this link...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-03-2015, 08:23 PM
Replies: 17,323
Views: 11,157,960
Posted By Voltaire
Nice old Triumph tank badge :rofl

Nice old Triumph tank badge :rofl
Forum: Old's Cool 06-01-2015, 11:48 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,632
Posted By Voltaire
Here is my Darmah in the middle of nowhere on the...

Here is my Darmah in the middle of nowhere on the way to a rally near the Wombeyan Caves NSW in 1987.
The bike is a bit cleaner these days.:rofl...
Forum: Airheads 05-31-2015, 07:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 358
Posted By Voltaire
My guess, cam chain. Got similar noise on my...

My guess, cam chain.
Got similar noise on my Guzzi, sounds like valve noise, comes and goes.
High Miles?
Forum: New Zealand 05-31-2015, 01:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 358
Posted By Voltaire
Hi Mike, If you get desperate I have a 32 year...

Hi Mike,
If you get desperate I have a 32 year old BMW R80ST that you could borrow.Comes with panners, top box and tank bag.
I've done a few two up trips.
I live in Auckland too.
If your...
Forum: Airheads 05-30-2015, 07:37 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,704
Posted By Voltaire
Whoa, these things do get a bit sideways when...

Whoa, these things do get a bit sideways when people don't read the thread. Try post #:rofl.

A brown seat is up there with a brown leather jacket :puke1
That Blue one..I wonder if it went...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-30-2015, 01:28 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,632
Posted By Voltaire
I was on a rally a couple of weeks back and went...

I was on a rally a couple of weeks back and went to see a Vincent blokes shed. The shed or garage was about 120 sq metres and sadly it was full of bikes in various states of disassembly....
I...
Forum: Airheads 05-30-2015, 01:16 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,704
Posted By Voltaire
I'll find out in a couple of weeks if splitting...

I'll find out in a couple of weeks if splitting the hub, machining it down to 3 ribs has worked.:huh
Forum: Old's Cool 05-29-2015, 09:55 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,632
Posted By Voltaire
I don't use my Darmah much but your right about...

I don't use my Darmah much but your right about the 90's SS'S being a bargain. sold a very tidy 94 and all you get for them here in NZ is about $4000US, picked up a 900SL with Termis and FCR's for...
Forum: Airheads 05-29-2015, 09:47 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,704
Posted By Voltaire
You mean powder coated wheels, wrapped exhausts,...

You mean powder coated wheels, wrapped exhausts, brown seats, acewell speedos, semi knobbly tyres, shortened guards, pod filters, hidden battery don't do it for you?:lol3
Forum: Airheads 05-29-2015, 12:57 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,494
Posted By Voltaire
Re Master Cylinder. Added a second disc to an...

Re Master Cylinder.
Added a second disc to an R90/s with 40mm calipers and 14mm UT m/c.
I retained the single outlet and fitted a T. worked well.
Sold that one and now have R90s, sleeved that down...
Forum: New Zealand 05-26-2015, 11:40 AM
Replies: 1,614
Views: 88,073
Posted By Voltaire
Yeah Same, but no different to going to the Video...

Yeah Same, but no different to going to the Video Shop :rofl
I was expecting a better selection and more newer releases.
If you have Global Mode the BBC has lots of good Docos and dramas and stuff.
Forum: New Zealand 05-25-2015, 06:14 PM
Replies: 347
Views: 39,933
Posted By Voltaire
You Jawa guys love accessories. ...

You Jawa guys love accessories.

http://www.oocities.org/starwarstrader_nz/images/jawa_props.jpg
Forum: Airheads 05-25-2015, 02:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 877
Posted By Voltaire
Hi Henry, interesting about the frame being sucky...

Hi Henry, interesting about the frame being sucky and flexing.
I built up my race bike with the intention of doing it on a budget and testing changes rather than just buying all the fancy bits.
...
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