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Forum: GS Boxers 11-15-2013, 11:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 967
Posted By Fudmucker
1200 GS/A Clutch wear excessive?

I took out extended warranty insurance cover on my '08 1200 GS when the manufacturer warranty expired. It turns out that this was a good financial decision...!...
Forum: Airheads 06-28-2013, 01:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,061
Posted By Fudmucker
Paging Wirespokes...! PM sent. Response...

Paging Wirespokes...!

PM sent. Response would be appreciated. :D

BTW, Air Force 1 landed in my backyard at 20:11B today.
There are more USAF C-17's parked around South Africa tonight than...
Forum: Airheads 06-27-2013, 03:18 PM
Replies: 7,170
Views: 1,437,109
Posted By Fudmucker
Feed a cable tie through two times, pull taut and...

Feed a cable tie through two times, pull taut and fasten.
Do one at 12 o'clock and one at 9 o'clock.
Forum: Airheads 06-27-2013, 02:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 546
Posted By Fudmucker
Just "edit" and delete the contents - before...

Just "edit" and delete the contents - before somebody quotes you and it is out there forever!

I have had the same problem in the past. I have a few friends I can call on to take delivery and...
Forum: Airheads 04-09-2013, 11:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,108
Posted By Fudmucker
I have two '81 G/S machines - neither speedo...

I have two '81 G/S machines - neither speedo works! :cry
Do they also work wonders on the W773 (Km/h) versions?
If so, where can I contact them on the other side of the world...? :wink:
Thanks...
Forum: Airheads 01-08-2013, 11:42 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,904
Posted By Fudmucker
When you have repaired the frames, I suggest that...

When you have repaired the frames, I suggest that you fit it to the frame very well.
Rather than just forcibly pulling the frames into position with bolts, shim and bend each to fit closely.
I used...
Forum: Airheads 12-30-2012, 11:33 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,369
Posted By Fudmucker
Side racks

I have seen a number of bikes fitted with luggage racks that mount above the cylinders.
Are these handmade / bespoke racks?
Is there a manufacturer somewhere that builds them?
I want a set for...
Forum: Airheads 12-26-2012, 07:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,049
Posted By Fudmucker
I have a friend who has both the R80 G/S...

I have a friend who has both the R80 G/S (converted from ST) and the R100GS.
He prefers the GS when 2-up because of the extra torque and power,
but prefers the G/S when riding solo as the shorter...
Forum: Airheads 12-26-2012, 05:06 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,747
Posted By Fudmucker
My first BMW was a 1981 R80/7, fitted with an...

My first BMW was a 1981 R80/7, fitted with an S-type fairing.
I rode that beauty for over 100 000kms before selling it to buy a mint R100S with 30 000kms. :D
I sold the R100S to get my first R80...
Forum: Airheads 09-29-2012, 12:52 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,211
Posted By Fudmucker
Don't think of buying an Airhead (G/S, GS or...

Don't think of buying an Airhead (G/S, GS or other) as getting a motorcycle, think of it as getting a mistress. :huh

She'll take all the time you can spare, all the money you care to spend on her...
Forum: Airheads 09-11-2012, 12:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,044
Posted By Fudmucker
I'd rather use a Timesert. :wink:

I'd rather use a Timesert. :wink:
Forum: Airheads 09-11-2012, 12:07 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,294
Posted By Fudmucker
My first Airhead was a 1980 R80/7 with low...

My first Airhead was a 1980 R80/7 with low compression pots and a heavy flywheel.
These were apparently sought after for police work and are as smooth as silk to ride.
Later I went up to a 1981...
Forum: Airheads 08-26-2012, 03:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,872
Posted By Fudmucker
Any chance you could post the link? Search...

Any chance you could post the link?
Search doesn't.
Forum: Airheads 08-26-2012, 03:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,534
Posted By Fudmucker
:thumbup :D

:thumbup :D
Forum: Airheads 08-26-2012, 01:45 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,740
Posted By Fudmucker
AGREED - and I'm over 200. My stock forks on one...

AGREED - and I'm over 200. My stock forks on one G/S has stiffer single rate springs and emulators fitted.
Much improved performance within standard appearance.
Good for resale to 'collectors'.
...
Forum: Airheads 08-26-2012, 01:31 AM
Replies: 907
Views: 349,071
Posted By Fudmucker
The only thing worse than those rounded grab...

The only thing worse than those rounded grab handles is the kick start lever on the R80 G/S...!
A real PITA.
Forum: Airheads 07-11-2012, 11:43 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 7,804
Posted By Fudmucker
I must admit it's the first time I've heard of a...

I must admit it's the first time I've heard of a float bowl dropping off...:huh

Why not just make a loop and take it around the rubber inlet hose between the clamps? :wink:
Forum: Airheads 07-11-2012, 11:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,354
Posted By Fudmucker
If you are :D to have just the month and year of...

If you are :D to have just the month and year of production,
you can get it straight from the BMW Archive:

http://www.bmwarchiv.de/vin/bmw-vin-decoder.html

(Google Translate the result if you...
Forum: Airheads 06-19-2012, 12:58 PM
Replies: 921
Views: 183,300
Posted By Fudmucker
Phew! I though this thread had gone missing. ...

Phew! I though this thread had gone missing.

Can't we get it made sticky, please? :D
Forum: Airheads 05-24-2012, 07:41 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,092
Posted By Fudmucker
I tend to agree.:D Not that Monolever...

I tend to agree.:D

Not that Monolever swingarms are totally without their failures - especially extended ones:
http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=97790.0

G/S's are forever ! :D
Forum: Airheads 05-24-2012, 07:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,703
Posted By Fudmucker
A common problem with uninformed people who...

A common problem with uninformed people who powdercoat frames as part of a refurbishment is when they forget to remove the riveted plate prior to refinishing.
The powdercoating (and excessive...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-28-2012, 11:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 697
Posted By Fudmucker
1200GS clutch shot...

Riding to work on Monday I turned on the power in 5th to pass a slower vehicle and...
the rev counter wound up but the speedo didn't !
After only 40 000kms (25K miles) my '08+ GS has to be...
Forum: Africa & Mid East 02-25-2012, 10:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,803
Posted By Fudmucker
You will find some interesting reading here: ...

You will find some interesting reading here:

http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?board=25.0
http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?board=12.0

Post an introduction here:
...
Forum: Airheads 02-09-2012, 11:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,232
Posted By Fudmucker
From memory, the positive wire feeds from the...

From memory, the positive wire feeds from the flasher unit up to the LH grip and then returns via the same route through one of two wires to either indicator.
I would open the LH grip switch and...
Forum: Airheads 01-20-2012, 08:13 AM
Replies: 7,170
Views: 1,437,109
Posted By Fudmucker
A rare opportunity

The Namib Queen is looking for a new king:

http://www.nkasalupalalodge.com/Media/fela/76974_1632195054863_1536268065_31539933_3023077_n.jpg
...
Forum: Airheads 12-19-2011, 11:40 AM
Replies: 856
Views: 57,824
Posted By Fudmucker
Sorry to keep you guys hanging on. My final...

Sorry to keep you guys hanging on.
My final decision is I'm OUT, I'm afraid.
Two G/S gearboxes being rebuilt right now...:huh
Forum: Airheads 12-10-2011, 01:12 PM
Replies: 856
Views: 57,824
Posted By Fudmucker
Thanks Kokopelli for the clarification. Paypal...

Thanks Kokopelli for the clarification. Paypal is the only viable option for me to purchase.
We have Foreign Exchange controls in South Africa. Bank transfers are serious administrative $h!T for us...
Forum: Airheads 12-09-2011, 10:56 AM
Replies: 856
Views: 57,824
Posted By Fudmucker
In a group buy, you surely ship one order to one...

In a group buy, you surely ship one order to one address, presumably the US.
Thereafter each set has to be sent to the individual buyers making up the group.
So it would be shipped twice, as far...
Forum: Airheads 12-08-2011, 10:54 AM
Replies: 856
Views: 57,824
Posted By Fudmucker
Shipping to the USA and then re-shipping to South...

Shipping to the USA and then re-shipping to South Africa will add another $100 on top of the price.
Too high for me, I'm afraid.
It would be cheaper to order directly without the discount and have...
Forum: Airheads 12-08-2011, 10:48 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,241
Posted By Fudmucker
My wife's old VW Beetle had a similar problem...

My wife's old VW Beetle had a similar problem years back.
Parked in the sloping driveway, the float in the carb did not shut off the fuel properly and a little would run into the manifold overnight....
Forum: Airheads 11-29-2011, 12:41 PM
Replies: 856
Views: 57,824
Posted By Fudmucker
I'm keen - depending on price. Earning ZA Rand...

I'm keen - depending on price.
Earning ZA Rand and paying in Euros is twelve times as expensive.
But if it will help to bring unit price down, let's at least try.
Forum: Old's Cool 11-17-2011, 11:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,021
Posted By Fudmucker
Here's BMW's own archives site in German and...

Here's BMW's own archives site in German and English :

http://www.bmwarchiv.de/vin/bmw-vin-decoder.html

:D
Forum: Old's Cool 11-09-2011, 01:32 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 10,044
Posted By Fudmucker
Mine was a Honda XL185S - just like the photo,...

Mine was a Honda XL185S - just like the photo, but with a blue color scheme.

http://motorcycle-specs.com/general/Honda-XL185S-1979.jpg

I rode it for years while I studied at University.
Then I...
Forum: Airheads 11-09-2011, 12:49 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,942
Posted By Fudmucker
As far as I know, the G/S PD (with the big...

As far as I know, the G/S PD (with the big 32Litre tank) was made between 1984 and 1986.

Check the build date by entering the VIN number here: http://www.bmwarchiv.de/vin/bmw-vin-decoder.html
...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-06-2011, 12:36 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,828
Posted By Fudmucker
Don't underestimate the importance of air...

Don't underestimate the importance of air entering between the bottom of the screen and the headlight.
I found myself suffering tremendous buffeting on my stock '05 GS screen.
Adjusting the angle...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-06-2011, 12:15 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,003
Posted By Fudmucker
I would suggest that peaks caused charging the...

I would suggest that peaks caused charging the dead battery while connected to the bike caused any frying of the electronics.
Use a good quality battery tender to trickle charge and you should...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-06-2011, 12:05 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,954
Posted By Fudmucker
If your battery has enough juice to go through...

If your battery has enough juice to go through the start-up sequence, you can push start in 4th or higher.
If the start-up sequence doesn't complete, it's futile to try.
Jump charge the battery a...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-03-2011, 02:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,750
Posted By Fudmucker
There is nothing mediocre about the Germans. ...

There is nothing mediocre about the Germans.
They either do thing very well, or very badly - but never mediocre.
:evil

The R80 G/S speedometer was not done well...

I have two bikes. I...
Forum: Airheads 10-30-2011, 11:03 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 11,642
Posted By Fudmucker
I am toying with doing something like this on a...

I am toying with doing something like this on a '91 R80 Monolever I found.
I already have a R100GS front with R100GS rear wheel.
(20mm of milling the rear hub is needed to fit the Monolever final...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-25-2011, 12:42 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,725
Posted By Fudmucker
Out in the South of Africa, the method taught...

Out in the South of Africa, the method taught here is:

Stand Up,
Look Up,
Open Up!
(stance and posture)

Also works for mud! :D
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