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Forum: Hacks 11-17-2014, 04:09 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 9,931
Posted By Agent Wayward
I really hate reading posts about new sidecar...

I really hate reading posts about new sidecar riders who have been handed the keys and basically left to get on with it.

I doubly hate it when they go on to tell us how they "went straight on" at...
Forum: Airheads 11-14-2014, 07:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 829
Posted By Agent Wayward
I see no need for your angry little emoticon and...

I see no need for your angry little emoticon and your words above.
I asked for advice, you gave some, it wasn't especially helpful. You're wrong with your latest remarks due to massive assumptions,...
Forum: Hacks 11-13-2014, 09:18 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,530
Posted By Agent Wayward
I was thinking that the seating position could be...

I was thinking that the seating position could be an interesting part of the styling. Both rider and passenger could sit side by side at the same level.

Might make for a great long distance...
Forum: Hacks 11-13-2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,169
Posted By Agent Wayward
I recall taking my lady out pillion on an outfit...

I recall taking my lady out pillion on an outfit for the first time. She'd spent a lot of time riding pillion on solos before then.

The first roundabout was interesting! She almost came off as...
Forum: Hacks 11-13-2014, 07:20 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,530
Posted By Agent Wayward
Recumbent sidecar

Just throwing this out there...

Any seen or built a recumbent?

:)
Forum: Airheads 11-13-2014, 06:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 410
Posted By Agent Wayward
Interesting. Here in the UK, on 80's R...

Interesting.

Here in the UK, on 80's R series bikes there were no neutral cut out switches or clutch switches. At least that has been my experience with the few that I have seen.
Forum: Airheads 11-13-2014, 06:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 829
Posted By Agent Wayward
I guess that will teach me to ask tech questions...

I guess that will teach me to ask tech questions on the internet!

Conflicting advice doesn't get any more conflicting than that lot above!

Siebenrock say that the kit I have is designed to...
Forum: Airheads 11-12-2014, 07:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 829
Posted By Agent Wayward
You're probably right! I just wondered if with...

You're probably right! I just wondered if with all the extra breathing coming from those mods and the new bigger cylinders, it might be a good plan even though it appears to be ok.
Forum: Airheads 11-12-2014, 07:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 829
Posted By Agent Wayward
Rejetting

My R80 has free breathing pipes and pod air filters. It runs well on the standard jets at the moment, plugs don't show any sign of a weak mixture.

Should I rejet though, I'm about to fit the...
Forum: Airheads 11-12-2014, 03:19 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 8,452
Posted By Agent Wayward
Thumb YSS rear shock for R80 Mono

I am currently able to provide these new YSS rebuildable shocks with rebound damping and pre load adjustment.

They are brand new, in the box.

These fit most of the standard monolever airheads...
Forum: Airheads 11-12-2014, 03:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 569
Posted By Agent Wayward
OK so the job is done. I used a Dyna brown...

OK so the job is done.

I used a Dyna brown coil 1.5 ohms. I fitted it in the empty square area to the rear of the under tank space, I used the original plug leads.

The bike starts well, the...
Forum: Airheads 11-08-2014, 09:39 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 11,700
Posted By Agent Wayward
That is lovely! Good work!

That is lovely! Good work!
Forum: Airheads 11-07-2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,093
Posted By Agent Wayward
I'm 47. Just finished my first ever BMW, an...

I'm 47. Just finished my first ever BMW, an airhead '86 R80.

I've got this bike as I wanted a bike to keep for a long time (i'm not generally good at that) I like simple bikes that are basic to...
Forum: Airheads 11-07-2014, 08:35 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,720
Posted By Agent Wayward
These are Renthal Ultra Low. :) ...

These are Renthal Ultra Low. :)

http://www.motopodd.com/pics/r80/bars.jpg
Forum: Airheads 11-07-2014, 08:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 569
Posted By Agent Wayward
OK, so I appear to have asked a stupid...

OK, so I appear to have asked a stupid question...

I have now spent several hours searching through old posts about coils and airheads. It seems that some people use HD coils which may or may not...
Forum: Airheads 11-07-2014, 07:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 569
Posted By Agent Wayward
R80 mono ignition question

Am I right in thinking that the electronic ignition operates a lost spark method? Both plugs spark on each cycle?

If so, I can replace my original 28 year old coil with a single Dyna coil 1.5 ohm...
Forum: Airheads 11-07-2014, 12:25 AM
Replies: 7,251
Views: 1,448,890
Posted By Agent Wayward
My first airhead

Hi all, I usually post in hacks, but have been building this bike recently and thought I should step in here and say hello. :)

It's an '86 R80 with some modifications. Pod filters, free breathing...
Forum: Hacks 07-29-2014, 06:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,575
Posted By Agent Wayward
I've had a lot of success recently with fitting...

I've had a lot of success recently with fitting rear motorcycle tyres on the front wheel in a reversed direction. In particular Bridgestone BT45.
Forum: Hacks 07-29-2014, 06:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,854
Posted By Agent Wayward
I fit a lot of sidecars. I use simple axle...

I fit a lot of sidecars.

I use simple axle stands, 2 of them, to support the sidecar. I use wheel chocks on the sidecar wheel.

I place it next to the bike and get it aligned exactly before...
Forum: Hacks 07-29-2014, 06:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,121
Posted By Agent Wayward
Powder coat is the answer. Paint is just...

Powder coat is the answer.

Paint is just paint, no matter how well applied, it will chip.

Chrome is horribly expensive.

Powder coat is king. Properly done of course. Rubbish powder...
Forum: Hacks 05-10-2014, 07:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,539
Posted By Agent Wayward
Actually, scrub that, I did what Ivan would do....

Actually, scrub that, I did what Ivan would do. Covered the bulbs with heat proof material.

:D
Forum: Hacks 05-10-2014, 07:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,539
Posted By Agent Wayward
Any clues on how to sort out a BMW F800ST can bus...

Any clues on how to sort out a BMW F800ST can bus for sidecar lights?

I have sidelights and brake light working but indicators flash fast and trip a fault on the dash.

I guess I need a magic...
Forum: Hack Vendors 10-01-2013, 02:20 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 11,470
Posted By Agent Wayward
Good work Claude, sorry to see this sort of thing...

Good work Claude, sorry to see this sort of thing on here, Jay has done his company no favours with this. It's about as ridiculous as Triumph complaining that Suzuki use telescopic forks. Claude's...
Forum: Hacks 09-11-2013, 10:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,854
Posted By Agent Wayward
I fitted them to a Bonnie / Ural outfit, the rear...

I fitted them to a Bonnie / Ural outfit, the rear lasted 4000 miles.

Works fine though.
Forum: Hacks 09-04-2013, 09:01 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,900
Posted By Agent Wayward
Christ that's ugly! Congratulations. :) ...

Christ that's ugly!

Congratulations. :)

We need more Brits on here, the colonial types think they are in control.
Forum: Hacks 09-04-2013, 08:52 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,237
Posted By Agent Wayward
Thumb Great post. :) "Hacks" for me, reflects the...

Great post. :)

"Hacks" for me, reflects the real world of sidecars.

Sidecars are individual machines, no 2 ever the same, each pilot is different, each solution valid for each outfit.

I...
Forum: Hacks 08-10-2013, 02:27 AM
Replies: 6,739
Views: 2,526,218
Posted By Agent Wayward
Yamaha Super Tenere 750 with Chiang Jiang sidecar...

Yamaha Super Tenere 750 with Chiang Jiang sidecar by Motopodd

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-x6eUGNdufBY/UgUHoItngsI/AAAAAAAABRA/FU8kc2-R1o8/w904-h544-no/20130809_154556.jpg
Forum: Hacks 07-25-2013, 01:00 AM
Replies: 2,878
Views: 492,936
Posted By Agent Wayward
No, my sidecar outfit does not out accelerate,...

No, my sidecar outfit does not out accelerate, out brake or outdoes everything that a solo bike would do. I haven't suggested that it does.

What I did suggest was very obviously in jest, that a...
Forum: Hacks 07-24-2013, 05:17 AM
Replies: 2,878
Views: 492,936
Posted By Agent Wayward
Hold a solo by the left hand bar, then let it go....

Hold a solo by the left hand bar, then let it go.
I guarantee it will fall over.

Sidecars have 3 wheels, you may count them to check my maths.

Therefore, they do not fall over.

Sidecars...
Forum: Hacks 07-23-2013, 03:46 AM
Replies: 2,878
Views: 492,936
Posted By Agent Wayward
Of course you are upset and angry. However,...

Of course you are upset and angry.

However, if you take a passing look at any BMW R1200GS forum, you'll find a swathe of owners whining about how their bikes are stuck in the dealers having final...
Forum: Hacks 07-22-2013, 02:33 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,378
Posted By Agent Wayward
No offence but you come over as a complete idiot...

No offence but you come over as a complete idiot in that "review".

So if you were providing 100,000s of $ of vehicles at a show, that were completely different to ride than almost any other...
Forum: Hacks 07-20-2013, 12:59 PM
Replies: 6,739
Views: 2,526,218
Posted By Agent Wayward
Nice work!

Nice work!
Forum: Hacks 07-20-2013, 10:03 AM
Replies: 243
Views: 34,752
Posted By Agent Wayward
What makes me believe there will be no cars. ...

What makes me believe there will be no cars.

The agreement that one must sign to place a deposit. Which isn't actually a deposit and you have zero chance of getting back if a car doesn't arrive....
Forum: Hacks 07-20-2013, 09:50 AM
Replies: 6,739
Views: 2,526,218
Posted By Agent Wayward
Looking good. What wheel are you running on...

Looking good.

What wheel are you running on that? Is it a stock Ural axle?
Forum: Hacks 07-20-2013, 06:55 AM
Replies: 243
Views: 34,752
Posted By Agent Wayward
It may be possible to extract "deposits" from our...

It may be possible to extract "deposits" from our trusting American cousins, but let them try the same thing over this side of the pond and see how they fare.

Does anyone remember the DeLorean...
Forum: Hacks 07-20-2013, 01:09 AM
Replies: 243
Views: 34,752
Posted By Agent Wayward
I won't want one in the next life. Which is when...

I won't want one in the next life. Which is when they will be available. :)
Forum: Hacks 07-19-2013, 04:57 AM
Replies: 243
Views: 34,752
Posted By Agent Wayward
I have some magic beans which my company,...

I have some magic beans which my company, Motopodd are now looking to sell.

If you send me 100 today I will include a bottle of free snake oil. :)

Alternatively, we can build you an actual,...
Forum: Hacks 07-18-2013, 06:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 633
Posted By Agent Wayward
You just pull them off. They aren't especially...

You just pull them off. They aren't especially tight usually. Use a blunt instrument to give it a gentle pry if needed.

The new ones I have here in stock are both easy to remove and refit.
Forum: Hacks 07-18-2013, 01:18 AM
Replies: 6,739
Views: 2,526,218
Posted By Agent Wayward
My lady and her nephew enjoying the sun on my...

My lady and her nephew enjoying the sun on my Japanese Ural. (it's a Suzuki SV650 with a Ural sidecar)
...
Forum: Hacks 07-18-2013, 01:08 AM
Replies: 6,739
Views: 2,526,218
Posted By Agent Wayward
New Velorex UK Sport on a Honda Transalp. ...

New Velorex UK Sport on a Honda Transalp.
https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-frc1/1003147_566225690086467_1577704081_n.jpg

Velorex has short screen, front bumper bar, rear rack...
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