ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Search Forums
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Showing results 1 to 40 of 72
Search took 0.01 seconds.
Search: Posts Made By: sharkojoints
Forum: GS Boxers 11-30-2013, 04:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 845
Posted By sharkojoints
Thanks - all sorted!

Thanks - all sorted!
Forum: GS Boxers 11-18-2013, 10:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,629
Posted By sharkojoints
It's 46547688336 If you buy one and fit it,...

It's 46547688336

If you buy one and fit it, you can let me know the answer to this question perhaps:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=935050

:)
Forum: GS Boxers 11-17-2013, 04:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 845
Posted By sharkojoints
Where do these bits go?

I've bought and fitted the kit to my R1200GS which allows the topcase to go in place of the pillion seat.

I can't work out where these two bits are supposed to go:
...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-08-2013, 09:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,699
Posted By sharkojoints
Yes, I suspect it'll be the one Akra supply for...

Yes, I suspect it'll be the one Akra supply for the US market, rather than the noisier Euro version.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-08-2013, 08:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,699
Posted By sharkojoints
Mine's definitely 53mm. I tried a 50mm one...

Mine's definitely 53mm. I tried a 50mm one thinking it would be OK, and it was hopeless, with nasty farty noises.

It looks like there's a firm (Calsport) selling what they call an original Akra...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-08-2013, 06:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,699
Posted By sharkojoints
I've had similar questions, with the results...

I've had similar questions, with the results documented here:

http://ukgser.com/forums/showthread.php?353181-How-can-I-get-a-quieter-exhaust

Your Akrapovic tailpipe has an inside diameter of...
Forum: Airheads 05-12-2013, 04:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 580
Posted By sharkojoints
Thanks - just playing around with some ideas...

Thanks - just playing around with some ideas...
Forum: Airheads 05-09-2013, 10:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 580
Posted By sharkojoints
Seat interchangeability question

Will a LWB twinshock seat like this:

http://i.ebayimg.com/t/BMW-dual-seat-with-grabrail-1977-84-/00/s/MTIwMFgxNjAw/z/f6YAAOxyhPxREpAt/$(KGrHqRHJE8FESjb10eWBREp!tLvDw~~60_12.JPG

fit onto a 1990...
Forum: Airheads 05-05-2013, 04:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,267
Posted By sharkojoints
It's a Craven rack, I think - came with the bike....

It's a Craven rack, I think - came with the bike.

Been doing some cosmetics the past few weeks, so a few more pics to follow soon...
Forum: Airheads 07-31-2012, 03:26 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,006
Posted By sharkojoints
...and don't forget the brake fluid reservoir, if...

...and don't forget the brake fluid reservoir, if you've got those new fangled hydrollic brake thingies!
Forum: Airheads 07-13-2012, 11:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 592
Posted By sharkojoints
Too right. I was having nasty thoughts of...

Too right.

I was having nasty thoughts of melted diodes and expensive parts...

Anyway, pics of progress and (nearly) finished article on the other thread:
...
Forum: Airheads 07-13-2012, 10:40 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,267
Posted By sharkojoints
So, nearly done now. It still needs some...

So, nearly done now.

It still needs some mirrors, as well as a conversion of the front brake lines to naked spec. I was thinking of trying K75s mirrors - they're short, so would be OK with the...
Forum: Airheads 07-13-2012, 08:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 592
Posted By sharkojoints
Genius. I am officially an idiot. :lol3

Genius.

I am officially an idiot. :lol3
Forum: Airheads 07-13-2012, 08:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 592
Posted By sharkojoints
Help! What have I fried?

Bike is a 1990 R80RT

I am no fan of electrics, and it's something I avoid.

I know I should have disconnected the battery straight away, but it would have helped if the previous owner had fitted...
Forum: Airheads 07-13-2012, 01:24 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,183
Posted By sharkojoints
1. Check and adjust valve clearances 2....

1. Check and adjust valve clearances

2. Check and adjust fuel mixture

3. Synch the carbs, at idle (850 ish for your motor?) and at about 3500 - 4000 rpm

4. Road test and repeat if necessary...
Forum: Airheads 07-12-2012, 10:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 590
Posted By sharkojoints
If this dust has suddenly started appearing, it's...

If this dust has suddenly started appearing, it's unlikely to be the brakes which are causing it, unless something has changed with them.

When you use the back brake, does it sound any different?...
Forum: Airheads 07-12-2012, 07:27 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,267
Posted By sharkojoints
Thanks. I've found a big adjustable spanner...

Thanks.

I've found a big adjustable spanner which will fit the fork top nut, plus a large bolt head and nuts to fit the middle so it doesn't spin.

I'm guessing these are supposed to be pretty...
Forum: Airheads 07-10-2012, 02:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,267
Posted By sharkojoints
So, I got home from work and thought I'd make a...

So, I got home from work and thought I'd make a start.

I used the Haynes manual, which is pretty accurate. First the front panel comes off:

http://thumbsnap.com/s/urJoj3XD.jpg


Screws...
Forum: Airheads 07-10-2012, 05:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 715
Posted By sharkojoints
Don't forget to shake it all about when you're...

Don't forget to shake it all about when you're done. ;)
Forum: Airheads 07-08-2012, 01:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,267
Posted By sharkojoints
Thanks guys. The fiches look useful - RealOEM...

Thanks guys. The fiches look useful - RealOEM seems to give a different p/n for the post '84 headlamp bucket, so it may be that the l/h side hole is closed up, meaning I won't be able to transfer the...
Forum: Airheads 07-08-2012, 04:45 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,267
Posted By sharkojoints
Getting my R80RT naked...

So, having got my rather grotty looking 1990 R80RT running right, I'm heading towards a decision on what to do with it.

I bought a 1200GS a month ago, which nicely takes care of long distance and...
Forum: Airheads 02-14-2012, 01:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 690
Posted By sharkojoints
New timing light bought, I thought I'd give it a...

New timing light bought, I thought I'd give it a go before taking stuff apart which I ain't sure is broke.

Looks like spark was on the 'C' mark at idle speed rather than the 'S', so a few degrees...
Forum: Airheads 02-13-2012, 12:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 690
Posted By sharkojoints
Ah well - the wonder of Ebay stops play. ...

Ah well - the wonder of Ebay stops play.

Timing light doesn't bloody work after all that. :rolleyes

I'll pick a new one up tomorrow and have another go. Just a nuisance when you've got...
Forum: Airheads 02-13-2012, 08:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 690
Posted By sharkojoints
Thanks guys - I'll nip into town to buy some...

Thanks guys - I'll nip into town to buy some Tippex and then come back and mark things up and have a go.

I bought a secondhand Gunson Tachostrobe from Ebay:
...
Forum: Airheads 02-13-2012, 07:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 690
Posted By sharkojoints
1990 R80RT bean can question

After a 2 year hiatus because of having no garage, I'm back on an airhead:
...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-17-2011, 06:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,613
Posted By sharkojoints
That was the deal with my R60/6 - slides were so...

That was the deal with my R60/6 - slides were so grooved that they sat down differently on the idle speed screw every time the throttle was closed, making a consistent idle impossible.

They're not...
Forum: Airheads 11-29-2009, 02:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,378
Posted By sharkojoints
As far as I know, it's the 'BA9' bit which...

As far as I know, it's the 'BA9' bit which matters: it describes the length and type of bayonet cap on the bulb.

The Snowbum page does give the usual torrent of advice - maybe you can work out...
Forum: Airheads 11-29-2009, 10:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,378
Posted By sharkojoints
I put a 20w halogen in my /6. It was like...

I put a 20w halogen in my /6.

It was like this one:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=220476055377

AUTOLAMPS HALOGEN BULB 433 - 12V 20W BA9 CAP
Forum: Old's Cool 11-15-2009, 12:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 804
Posted By sharkojoints
All done and put back together - noise is gone!! ...

All done and put back together - noise is gone!!

Brake takes some bedding in though, so we'll see what it's like once it's back up to par again.

Forgot to tighten the axle pinch bolts, and was...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-14-2009, 01:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 804
Posted By sharkojoints
Thanks - I'll check that out tomorrow too.

Thanks - I'll check that out tomorrow too.
Forum: Old's Cool 11-14-2009, 11:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 804
Posted By sharkojoints
All cleaned and re-assembled: ...

All cleaned and re-assembled:

http://www.saabphotos.com/gallery/albums/GM900-Convertible/14112009032_G.jpg

Think the springs are the same way round as they came out :evil

I always think it...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-14-2009, 09:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 804
Posted By sharkojoints
Only at walking pace or slower, and disappears...

Only at walking pace or slower, and disappears with a squeeze of the front brake.
Forum: Old's Cool 11-14-2009, 09:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 804
Posted By sharkojoints
Feels like a brake shoe rubbing and grabbing. It...

Feels like a brake shoe rubbing and grabbing. It was worse when the bars were turned to the left, which suggests to me that the extra 'pull' on the cable which this caused would have been just...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-14-2009, 08:47 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,795
Posted By sharkojoints
Miles are a British Imperial system unit of...

Miles are a British Imperial system unit of measurement. :D

Your gallons are inaccurate, but otherwise I think you've mostly kept the measurement system we left you with :wink:

The UK is...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-14-2009, 08:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 804
Posted By sharkojoints
Fun with a drum

Ever since I got my 60/6, I've been plagued by a whining noise.

No, not the OH fed up with old motorbikes. It comes from the front brake after the bike's been running for a while, and is quite...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-13-2009, 05:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 927
Posted By sharkojoints
Your bike looks ace. Your 'jobs list' looks...

Your bike looks ace.

Your 'jobs list' looks scarily similar to mine! :D

Post a new thread about the starting problems, and let's see what we can do, eh? The first advice will be 'valve...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-13-2009, 04:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,333
Posted By sharkojoints
Yeah right. Look forward to the next time...

Yeah right.

Look forward to the next time you ask for advice on here.
Forum: Airheads 11-13-2009, 10:42 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,193
Posted By sharkojoints
:1drinkSorry... I always suspect and try and...

:1drinkSorry...

I always suspect and try and rule out the cheapest stuff (ie. rich mixture) first.

Having said that, Bpeckm's advice sounds about right to me - a compression test would be on my...
Forum: Airheads 11-13-2009, 08:53 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,193
Posted By sharkojoints
Does that smoke still happen if you don't use the...

Does that smoke still happen if you don't use the choke?
Forum: Old's Cool 11-12-2009, 04:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 927
Posted By sharkojoints
Then I reckon you'll be fine. A lot of the guys...

Then I reckon you'll be fine. A lot of the guys on here are really talented engineers / mechanics, so don't be intimidated. I'm not talented in the least, and an airhead is fairly easy to work on if...
Showing results 1 to 40 of 72

 
Forum Jump

Times are GMT -7.   It's 11:55 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014