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Forum: Airheads 02-13-2013, 09:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 942
Posted By Freeagain
Hi Guys, Thanks for the helpful input. ...

Hi Guys,

Thanks for the helpful input.

Does anyone else have other leads/tips?

Thanks
Forum: Airheads 02-10-2013, 09:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 664
Posted By Freeagain
I put new progressives into toan '84 G/S...

I put new progressives into toan '84 G/S (replacing originals). Absolutely transformed to the bike. Horror to joy.
Forum: Airheads 02-10-2013, 09:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 942
Posted By Freeagain
Airhead mechanic/engineering in Sydney/NSW

Hi Guys,

I have and '84 G/S and have partly pulled down the engine (suspicious noise - seems to be timing chain). Whilst doing that it became clear I need the valve guides done (etc).

The...
Forum: Equipment 02-10-2013, 08:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,149
Posted By Freeagain
I was told to order a size bigger than my usual...

I was told to order a size bigger than my usual 43 when looking online, but then got the chance to try some on, and the 43 was a perfect fit.

I love the things BTW. I did have a leak in one...
Forum: Australia 08-16-2012, 06:16 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 12,159
Posted By Freeagain
Forma Warranty

I had a pair for a few months that lleaked after about 20 mins in pouring rain.

Forma replaced them in one day.

New ones fine in water crossings etc.

I love the boot and the service.
Forum: Airheads 08-14-2012, 06:55 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,299
Posted By Freeagain
Breather Mod to Australia

Hey One Less, I would like to get one of your mod kits (I often confuse my G/S with a U Boat).

I am in Sydney, Australia. How can we sort the postage?

Thanks,

Toby
Forum: Airheads 06-14-2012, 01:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,288
Posted By Freeagain
I had a similar situation on my G/S. I changed...

I had a similar situation on my G/S. I changed the front springs for new (progressive) ones and it dramatically improved the way she would turn in (much more gentle), and held the line.

Also...
Forum: Equipment 06-12-2012, 10:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 623
Posted By Freeagain
Hi Have a scout 21 on my G/S. Really happy with...

Hi Have a scout 21 on my G/S. Really happy with it.

I am in Australia.
Forum: Airheads 06-12-2012, 05:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 681
Posted By Freeagain
A 100 GS tank fits in a 80 G/S frame, with a...

A 100 GS tank fits in a 80 G/S frame, with a slight gap at the seat to tank interface.
Forum: Airheads 06-12-2012, 05:42 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,923
Posted By Freeagain
Thanks Patanga

Het Patanga,

Thanks very much for the comprehensive info/tips.

I have wanted one of these since they were launched (I was 12 then), and love the bike, so I would hate to screw up the beasty!...
Forum: Australia 06-11-2012, 08:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,106
Posted By Freeagain
I have the Vortex Jacket and pants. 4000k's on...

I have the Vortex Jacket and pants. 4000k's on road and dirt. Hot and cold. I am very happy with them, but the waterproof linings are a bit of a hassle to change over, so now just use the old...
Forum: Airheads 06-03-2012, 05:15 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,923
Posted By Freeagain
Good News?

Hi All,

I pulled the barrels and pistons.

I found the source of the silicon. The dealer who changed my pushrod tube seals (eight months ago) used plain silicone in there, and a ring of the...
Forum: Airheads 05-28-2012, 07:54 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 35,097
Posted By Freeagain
Twins

Hi One Less,

Bike looks great. As I said, pretty much a twin of mine - down the the K60 scouts!

I would love your thoughts on my engine noise thread if you have a minute.

Thanks,

Toby
Forum: Airheads 05-28-2012, 12:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,874
Posted By Freeagain
Thumb Soft Luggage

Hi There,

I have the Ortlieb soft bags on OEM rack on my G/S. They are dry (rain and river), dustproof and stay on well.

I put the front strap under the seat and the rear goes through the...
Forum: Airheads 05-27-2012, 05:21 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,923
Posted By Freeagain
Question Update

Hi All,

OK, so I ripped into the old girl on the weekend. First time in these parts of an airhead.

I found it very hard to read the OT mark under the timing light (perhaps inexperience, or it...
Forum: Airheads 05-23-2012, 08:43 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,923
Posted By Freeagain
Thanks Greg, That is a good tip. Will do. ...

Thanks Greg,

That is a good tip. Will do. Any suggestions/recommendations on the type of light to get?

Any other input/comment guys before I rip in on Saturday?

Cheers,

Toby
Forum: Airheads 05-21-2012, 06:15 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,923
Posted By Freeagain
Thanks to all (and plan of attack)

Thanks to each of you for the invaluable input. I am really grateful, and excited to be getting help from some of the legends (I have been lurking a lot) of the airhead world.

Here is my plan,...
Forum: Airheads 05-21-2012, 02:00 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,923
Posted By Freeagain
update

Hi Guys,

I got the stethoscope, and here what I see(hear):

It sounds very much in the middle of the engine (ie not in a head)

It seems to be closer to he front (louder/clearer on the...
Forum: Airheads 05-20-2012, 09:06 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,923
Posted By Freeagain
The oil changes are primarily because I don't...

The oil changes are primarily because I don't know anything about the engine history, and just want to give it max love from now on. I think it is all installing correctly and never have the oil...
Forum: Airheads 05-20-2012, 08:20 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,923
Posted By Freeagain
SS, Cancel Contact Rod enquiry. I just...

SS,

Cancel Contact Rod enquiry. I just googled up the tool and understand.

Still keen to understand about valve lash

Thanks,

Toby
Forum: Airheads 05-20-2012, 08:06 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,923
Posted By Freeagain
Valve Lash and Contact rod

So are you saying that I should reset the vlave clearances to spec and see if a single valve clearance increases over time?

Could also explain what a contact rod is, sorry, not too experienced...
Forum: Airheads 05-20-2012, 07:51 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,923
Posted By Freeagain
Special engine noise

The bike's service history is unknown. Most of it is very original but weathered. Miles uncertain too. 34,000 k's on the clock when I got it, but no idea if original.

I have changed the oil...
Forum: Airheads 05-20-2012, 07:29 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,923
Posted By Freeagain
One less Harley and my bike are twins!

Hey one less,

I just saw your bike, and mine is just like it, blue, beefed up racks etc. And I just bought a 24 litre tank to paint and add!

Except my engine has the "special" noise!

How...
Forum: Airheads 05-20-2012, 07:25 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,923
Posted By Freeagain
So Cam Lobe

Thanks Guys,

So, what goes wrong with a cam lobe and why does it make the sound?

What is the "one cylinder off" diagnonsis work? ie what am i going to see/measure with a barrel off?

If...
Forum: Airheads 05-20-2012, 05:17 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,923
Posted By Freeagain
Eek Help - Scary noise from my G/S engine

Hi All,

I had a brilliant 1000km mountain dirt ride over the weekend. 1984 R80 G/S went really well. But.....

At about 650 km's I thought I heard an extra tapping noise. At 800km's it was...
Forum: Europe 03-07-2012, 04:01 PM
Replies: 877
Views: 76,538
Posted By Freeagain
Ship a part from Germany

The part is a paralever tank.

I missed the one in Ellerbeck (i had no shipping option), but I am onto another that will ship only in Germany.

If I could get it shipped to an inmate in Germany...
Forum: Airheads 03-04-2012, 01:42 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,762
Posted By Freeagain
Found it!

Thanks GUys,

It is on the bottom as per many suggested.

I hade the bike for it's first decent run today after the carb work. 50% better fuel milage, more power, smoother less vibes.

It...
Forum: Airheads 03-03-2012, 01:11 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,762
Posted By Freeagain
Question Vacuum ports?

Hi All,

I have a '84 G/S, and slowly doing her up. Re carb/tune, I have done all advised here, gasket kit,new cables, replaced needle jets and jet needles (that's a difference) and bought a set...
Forum: Europe 03-01-2012, 04:09 PM
Replies: 877
Views: 76,538
Posted By Freeagain
Question Help in Ellerbek, Germany

Hi There,

Wondering if someone can help.

I want to but a part for my G/S, but it is pick up only in Ellerbek (near Hamburg I think), and I am in Sydney, Australia. The guy says "Nur...
Forum: Airheads 02-26-2012, 01:52 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 487
Posted By Freeagain
Wind deflector mounting tips

Hi All,

I have a copy BMW "Tombstone" wind deflector (ie solid deflector with horizontal slots and bulges for the extra instrument pods) on order, but the mounting kit is NLA. I believe it...
Forum: Airheads 02-18-2012, 08:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 947
Posted By Freeagain
Hi Guys, Thanks for the replies. I have...

Hi Guys,

Thanks for the replies. I have replaced all the carb gaskets, the chokes are fully off. How would the ignition becausing the idle mixture screw to need to be turned all the way in?...
Forum: Airheads 02-13-2012, 02:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 947
Posted By Freeagain
Bluhduh G/S rich on one side

Hi, Hoping someone can help. I have a 1984 R80 G/S which is in medium condition. The bike uses heaps of fuel, the right plug is always covered in black soot (left OK), and the right idle mixture...
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