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Forum: Airheads Today, 04:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 353
Posted By motu
Did you bother to look at his list of oils? ...

Did you bother to look at his list of oils? Apart from the Motul, all are SG, the Motul is SF, still pretty good.
Forum: New Zealand Today, 03:56 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 11,195
Posted By motu
I keep black in cans, let it out when I need it.

I keep black in cans, let it out when I need it.
Forum: New Zealand Today, 03:35 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 11,195
Posted By motu
New battery time, coincidental with the bar...

New battery time, coincidental with the bar heaters - records going back to the beginning of time show that batteries last 6 years in this bike...6 years and 6 weeks. Could've lasted a bit longer if...
Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 12:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 353
Posted By motu
Pick the cheapest of those options and buy a 5...

Pick the cheapest of those options and buy a 5 litre, that'll do 2 oil changes. They are all more than good enough.
Forum: Old's Cool 05-30-2015, 07:49 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,382
Posted By motu
My first bike was a BSA Bantam, the 150 Major, my...

My first bike was a BSA Bantam, the 150 Major, my wife's first bike was a Bantam too, she had a 175 Super. For all their problems they didn't put either of us off British bikes, but fuelled the...
Forum: The Garage 05-30-2015, 05:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 590
Posted By motu
Just because they are angle torqued doesn't make...

Just because they are angle torqued doesn't make them torque to yield, it's just more accurate.
Forum: Airheads 05-28-2015, 11:41 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,592
Posted By motu
I'm on Shinko 110's now - much better than...

I'm on Shinko 110's now - much better than Spitfires, and cheaper too.
Forum: Thumpers 05-23-2015, 10:14 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,308
Posted By motu
My BSA Bantam did it too....no one believed me...

My BSA Bantam did it too....no one believed me when it launched backwards into a building. Follow through on the kickstart - there is a tendency to pull back at the end of stroke, fearing the mighty...
Forum: Airheads 05-22-2015, 03:36 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,370
Posted By motu
I'm obviously a fan of them, I'd love to run one...

I'm obviously a fan of them, I'd love to run one on an Airhead, but the plumbing would be a nightmare. I put one on my VW powered Ural, but the long narrow pipes I needed to put it under the seat...
Forum: Airheads 05-22-2015, 02:04 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,370
Posted By motu
Also I'm taking about real world gallons, not the...

Also I'm taking about real world gallons, not the little US gallon. And on some of the bikes I got best mpg out of, I was running HS2 SU's. But 100mpg with twin 28mm was easy.
Forum: Airheads 05-21-2015, 02:06 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,370
Posted By motu
The bikes I rode that did good fuel consumption...

The bikes I rode that did good fuel consumption had compression ratios of 9:1 or 11:1 (NZ didn't go unleaded until the late '90's) were light weight (much lighter than an Airhead) and ran pretty tall...
Forum: Airheads 05-21-2015, 12:54 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,370
Posted By motu
Engineering decisions in the '70's and '80's were...

Engineering decisions in the '70's and '80's were all about emissions, and how to make an engine designed in the '60's makes less emissions, but not less power. Lots of mistakes made, but the...
Forum: Airheads 05-20-2015, 11:52 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,370
Posted By motu
Late model Triumphs were hit by the US emission...

Late model Triumphs were hit by the US emission regulations, they became overweight and gutless....and so sucked fuel...and sucked in other ways too. Late '60's is good for those things.
Forum: Airheads 05-20-2015, 12:45 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,370
Posted By motu
In the '70's my '60's British twins got 100mpg. ...

In the '70's my '60's British twins got 100mpg. These engines were up to late '60's specs (ie Bonnie) My '61 Norton 99 (600cc) used to do 95mpg, and my wife's '51 T100 did 95mpg too. Checked many...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-18-2015, 11:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 989
Posted By motu
I remember guys saying they'd taken them out to...

I remember guys saying they'd taken them out to 10,000rpm. I've taken one to 9,000 on the tacho, my own without a tacho, much higher....enough to fry the zener.
Forum: Airheads 05-18-2015, 03:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 586
Posted By motu
Yeah, mine starts fine with no choke - but it's...

Yeah, mine starts fine with no choke - but it's cold y'know...so...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-16-2015, 02:04 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 989
Posted By motu
We need a picture of that. The TR5R had a twin...

We need a picture of that. The TR5R had a twin carb head, but it used the 650 casting.
Forum: Old's Cool 05-15-2015, 05:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 989
Posted By motu
It's not a special twin carb head like a 650,...

It's not a special twin carb head like a 650, just a manifold change. I used to swap my T100C engine between twin carbs and single - they go just as well with a 30mm single carb. My Daytona engine...
Forum: Airheads 05-15-2015, 02:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 586
Posted By motu
Mine does that randomly. There is some drivel...

Mine does that randomly. There is some drivel about turning the kill switch on and off....doesn't work. I start on half choke, if it does the one cyl thing I push the choke off and it fires up...
Forum: Airheads 05-14-2015, 04:05 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,370
Posted By motu
The variations in my fuel mileage are all due to...

The variations in my fuel mileage are all due to the exhausts. I noticed power differences with them, but put the mileage difference down to where and how I was riding. But the last couple of years...
Forum: Airheads 05-12-2015, 11:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,328
Posted By motu
Been through this today. Yesterday I found my...

Been through this today. Yesterday I found my tail light wasn't working, it's winter here and riding in fog and rain so not good. The grey wire was off the ign switch. They are soldered on, and I...
Forum: Equipment 05-12-2015, 04:24 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 24,000
Posted By motu
They do. I've been using my Burke and Wills for...

They do. I've been using my Burke and Wills for about a month now, 2nd time I've done my 40km commute in the rain, and I'm a bit damp in the armpits...not wet, can just feel some moisture there. ...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-12-2015, 01:26 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,071
Posted By motu
Being left handed hasn't been a problem with bike...

Being left handed hasn't been a problem with bike control for me when riding. But I can only hold, push and mount the bike from the right hand side....getting a BMW has been very difficult for me. ...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-11-2015, 01:19 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 7,007
Posted By motu
Hipsters are all about ''let's pretend'', so if...

Hipsters are all about ''let's pretend'', so if ADV looks cool, they'll play pretend on that too.
Forum: Airheads 05-10-2015, 01:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 922
Posted By motu
The rear Spitfire does flatten, the front...

The rear Spitfire does flatten, the front doesn't. Dual compound, so the soft stuff wears first, so bald on the sides, some in the middle and edge. Pretty wide for a 100/90 too.
...
Forum: Airheads 05-09-2015, 08:19 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,370
Posted By motu
You couldn't do that in New Zealand - the bike...

You couldn't do that in New Zealand - the bike would be gone before you got out of sight.
Forum: Airheads 05-09-2015, 05:09 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,370
Posted By motu
My best is 367km to reserve on my '87 R65. On my...

My best is 367km to reserve on my '87 R65. On my commute I get around 340km, ranges between 330km to 350km depending on traffic and other stuff. For me it's dependent on my exhaust system, some...
Forum: Equipment 05-06-2015, 12:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 409
Posted By motu
My last rear tyre on the R65 Mono was a 712, no...

My last rear tyre on the R65 Mono was a 712, no complaints at all - down to the TWI's at ,8,000km, but I pushed it to 11,000km before changing it. Now I've got Shinko 110's front and rear -...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-06-2015, 12:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 591
Posted By motu
I just got my 1974 Stornello 160 back on the...

I just got my 1974 Stornello 160 back on the road, I was last using it in 1988. Not a resto, just getting it back on the road. I last used it on an island, so the salt air has got to it. Enjoying my...
Forum: Airheads 05-03-2015, 01:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 989
Posted By motu
Modern ohc valve seals are a tight fit on the...

Modern ohc valve seals are a tight fit on the guide, you'd have to find some to fit close enough. But there were some earlier ones (say 12R Toyota) that just fitted over the guide and were held down...
Forum: Airheads 05-02-2015, 03:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 989
Posted By motu
OHC engines use valve seals because of the huge...

OHC engines use valve seals because of the huge amount of oil up there. Pushrod engines use an umbrella seal, some an O ring below the keepers. That's in normal vertical engines, a horizontal...
Forum: New Zealand 05-02-2015, 12:29 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 11,195
Posted By motu
I was going to get some merino/possum gloves to...

I was going to get some merino/possum gloves to fit inside the mittens, so interesting to find gloves inside these mittens. Just put on one mitten and one thinsulate winter glove - the mitten hand...
Forum: New Zealand 05-02-2015, 12:25 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 11,195
Posted By motu
I got the snowmobile Pollys, I think the 3rd...

I got the snowmobile Pollys, I think the 3rd heater must be for motorcycles.
Forum: Equipment 05-01-2015, 02:21 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,089
Posted By motu
Just got some Grenade leather ski mittens, cheap...

Just got some Grenade leather ski mittens, cheap and warmer than any motorcycle glove ever. 1C today, fingers just a little cold, both my gortex/thinsulate winter gloves would have my fingers frozen...
Forum: New Zealand 05-01-2015, 01:22 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 11,195
Posted By motu
1 degree in North Waikato today - good time to...

1 degree in North Waikato today - good time to try out the Polly Heaters ? No, time to try out these which came yesterday.
...
Forum: Airheads 04-29-2015, 01:31 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,417
Posted By motu
Bailing wire? Fencing wire, and it's called No8....

Bailing wire? Fencing wire, and it's called No8. Although I prefer clothesline wire, multi stranded and much easier to work with on the side of the road. Always kept some wrapped around a frame tube.
Forum: Racing 04-29-2015, 01:21 AM
Replies: 1,765
Views: 169,136
Posted By motu
A lot of people did - it wasn't just the Ducati,...

A lot of people did - it wasn't just the Ducati, after all, Stoner could win on it. Rossi just couldn't compete against these young guys. No one will admit to it now of course, they all knew he'd be...
Forum: New Zealand 04-27-2015, 11:43 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 11,195
Posted By motu
They have a tab on them to make them a snug fit,...

They have a tab on them to make them a snug fit, I packed them out with some shim stock, but there is still an airgap. Apparently they are slower to heat up than Oxfords, about 10 or 15 mins, or 10km...
Forum: New Zealand 04-27-2015, 01:46 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 11,195
Posted By motu
I've been thinking about heated grips, but get...

I've been thinking about heated grips, but get all grumpy about it. I don't want to use their silly grips just because I want warm hands, I'm fussy about my grips, and would rather have that choice...
Forum: New Zealand 04-27-2015, 12:29 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 11,195
Posted By motu
I got a better camera, and can see why I got it...

I got a better camera, and can see why I got it wrong.

http://i1009.photobucket.com/albums/af212/bmwr65/2015-04-18%2014.07.37_zpswclhqfwh.jpg

2000ppm is a lot of ZDDP these days, 20,000 not...
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