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Forum: Airheads 04-24-2015, 06:38 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 14,458
Posted By Mal S7
Thanks for the tips and the encouragement to have...

Thanks for the tips and the encouragement to have a go. Now you get to work and get that bike rolling.

cheers
Mal
Forum: Airheads 04-24-2015, 06:34 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,075
Posted By Mal S7
Oh, I don't doubt that they used clear over base...

Oh, I don't doubt that they used clear over base in the 70s, at least on the metallics. My question is whether it was solvent (single pack) or catalysed (two pack) paint. Modern two pack paints have...
Forum: Airheads 04-24-2015, 04:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 670
Posted By Mal S7
Hi Victor, I just got a normal (36mm?)...

Hi Victor,

I just got a normal (36mm?) socket and turned it down in a lathe so it fits in. I am sure someone will come along with where you can buy the tool. You are in the UK? Have you tried...
Forum: Airheads 04-24-2015, 04:03 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 14,458
Posted By Mal S7
Great work you are doing there. Thanks for...

Great work you are doing there. Thanks for posting. Its a better story for the bike coming back from such a sorry state and it must be very satisfying for you to see how far it has progressed.

I...
Forum: Airheads 04-24-2015, 03:41 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,075
Posted By Mal S7
I am looking into this at the moment and have...

I am looking into this at the moment and have been thinking exactly the same. Modern two-pack paints, clear over base, just don't look like anything from the 70s. Wayyyy higher gloss levels. Modern...
Forum: Airheads 04-17-2015, 12:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 443
Posted By Mal S7
Conti Classic Attack on the front and Pilot Activ...

Conti Classic Attack on the front and Pilot Activ on the rear.
Working beautifully together, the bike has never felt so stable and true when heeled over.

The Conti made a surprising difference to...
Forum: Airheads 01-30-2015, 12:24 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,034
Posted By Mal S7
Gday Jeff, how many kms on that gearbox...

Gday Jeff,

how many kms on that gearbox since your rebuild? Do you think perhaps you have been taking it too easy? Too long runnin' it in maybe? You know, you gotta get that oil a splashin'...
Forum: Airheads 10-25-2014, 11:16 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 10,752
Posted By Mal S7
Well hell yeah Chas! And finally I have...

Well hell yeah Chas!

And finally I have gotten round to it. Fished out the gold-valves and changed out the little springs for the stiffer ones supplied at purchase. Two turns of pre-load and alles...
Forum: Airheads 08-29-2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,562
Posted By Mal S7
Does anyone have a pic of what the later model...

Does anyone have a pic of what the later model barrels look like? The step that needs to be machined off. A before and after shot would be best thanks.

Mal
Forum: Airheads 07-01-2014, 08:31 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 23,652
Posted By Mal S7
Burning BMWs batman! What shame. I bought my...

Burning BMWs batman! What shame. I bought my spares R100S off a fella who had it parked in Sydney when it was kicked over and set alight by some disgruntled retard.
That's a frightening idea for...
Forum: Airheads 07-01-2014, 08:27 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 23,652
Posted By Mal S7
Let me guess Bill. You are working on the solar...

Let me guess Bill. You are working on the solar power project?
Yep, give me a call and you are most welcome to drop by for a beer and a yack.

cheers
Mal
Forum: Airheads 06-30-2014, 02:22 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 23,652
Posted By Mal S7
Just stumbled across this thread. Hmmm a bloody...

Just stumbled across this thread. Hmmm a bloody beauty!

Mudgee huh, I am only 120 clicks away and may be able to help with carb parts, 32mm bing parts any good to you? Just changed my gaiters too...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-27-2014, 06:37 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 11,300
Posted By Mal S7
Sea monkeys?

Sea monkeys?
Forum: Airheads 06-26-2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,191
Posted By Mal S7
Veronika has oodles of personality!

Veronika has oodles of personality!
Forum: Old's Cool 06-24-2014, 01:21 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 11,300
Posted By Mal S7
I am dreaming of this beautiful example of the...

I am dreaming of this beautiful example of the japanese BMW

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Yamaha-XS-750-Triple-1977-not-an-XS-650-/111384678178

but the price is ...
Forum: Airheads 06-21-2014, 09:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 883
Posted By Mal S7
A very fine looking machine.

A very fine looking machine.
Forum: Old's Cool 06-20-2014, 09:26 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 11,300
Posted By Mal S7
Good onya melville! The yamaha triples are worth...

Good onya melville! The yamaha triples are worth preserving. I wish my neighbour would pester me to take one off their hands.

cheers
Mal
Forum: Airheads 06-20-2014, 12:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,236
Posted By Mal S7
I have used the lead substitute far back as I can...

I have used the lead substitute far back as I can remember. I don't know if it does any good, but it hasn't done any harm and its cheap. Slight nuisance in having to carry some additive on longer...
Forum: Airheads 06-18-2014, 12:40 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,509
Posted By Mal S7
That has got to be the same bike, no? Same...

That has got to be the same bike, no?

Same paint job, sure, that could be coincidence
but those painted panniers ...

Unless someone Stateside is churning them out its gotta be the same bike.
Forum: Airheads 06-01-2014, 12:11 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 10,752
Posted By Mal S7
I had a ride on a very stock R75/5 recently....

I had a ride on a very stock R75/5 recently. Original springs and light oil. The suspension was impressive for its ride quality. It was VERY light in the front end, very lounge chair, but it took a...
Forum: Airheads 05-31-2014, 01:28 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,512
Posted By Mal S7
btw As someone else has pointed out allow a few...

btw As someone else has pointed out allow a few hundred $$ for new rear shocks too, especially if they are the original boge units.
Forum: Airheads 05-31-2014, 01:21 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,512
Posted By Mal S7
Sorry. No one can answer that question. Judging...

Sorry. No one can answer that question. Judging by the way it looks you should have many years of happy riding without a lot of work. I bought my bike 20 years ago, it had been much abused and had a...
Forum: Airheads 05-31-2014, 01:07 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,304
Posted By Mal S7
A friend let me take his 75/5 for a spin...

A friend let me take his 75/5 for a spin recently. My first experience with a BMW drum brake. Works but freakin' scary! You guys must have precognition; knowing to start to haul that cable in, 10...
Forum: Airheads 05-31-2014, 12:50 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 10,752
Posted By Mal S7
What is a rebound damping rod?

What is a rebound damping rod?
Forum: Airheads 05-31-2014, 12:47 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 10,752
Posted By Mal S7
After doing some miles I am also trying lower...

After doing some miles I am also trying lower fork oil viscosity. Finding when hitting a long series of bumps the forks can't keep up. 10 wt is much better but will try lower still just so I know...
Forum: Airheads 05-14-2014, 03:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 642
Posted By Mal S7
Top up the oil and go for another ride. My...

Top up the oil and go for another ride.
My R100/7 oil consumption is variable, despite excellent compression and leak down results. It near emptied the sump on one vigorous run which included lots...
Forum: Airheads 05-11-2014, 02:47 AM
Replies: 8,004
Views: 1,633,583
Posted By Mal S7
Yesterday morning ...

Yesterday morning

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5541/14150748455_ed665b3dc9_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/nyshvD)
Forum: Old's Cool 05-03-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 8,531
Views: 3,447,132
Posted By Mal S7
Sensational deal. They are a great bike, a...

Sensational deal. They are a great bike, a classic that actually handles.
Forum: Airheads 05-01-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,771
Posted By Mal S7
I find anything less than 2psi on the front and...

I find anything less than 2psi on the front and the steering gets a little heavy ...

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2931/14047290994_0206676d53_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/npj3dj)

...
Forum: Airheads 04-26-2014, 01:30 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 10,752
Posted By Mal S7
Yep Jeff. That's what made me extract-the-digit...

Yep Jeff. That's what made me extract-the-digit to finally fit those emulators. I am right on schedule and looking forward to it! I even bought one of them helinox chairs at last. Talk about keen!
...
Forum: Airheads 04-26-2014, 12:10 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 10,752
Posted By Mal S7
Thumb Well I finally got around to installing the gold...

Well I finally got around to installing the gold valves in my R100/7.

After reading all the tales of woe I half expected the worst but I am very pleased to say that they actually do the job they...
Forum: Airheads 04-24-2014, 05:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 659
Posted By Mal S7
I've just been testing and notice the damper rod...

I've just been testing and notice the damper rod rings do add noticeable drag. I slid the oiled rod into the fork tube and pushed it back and forth, they certainly wouldn't fall out on their own.
...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-24-2014, 02:03 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,054
Posted By Mal S7
Bloody kids these days! Nothing like back in the...

Bloody kids these days! Nothing like back in the day when the real generation of builders would preserve bikes by cutting the frames and extending the forks ... No hipsters back then, no sirree.
...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-23-2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,054
Posted By Mal S7
First time I've ever heard of someone cutting...

First time I've ever heard of someone cutting open a fuel tank to clean out the rust. Good trick too, to weld it back up again with a mig. I'd really like to see the photos.

Cheers
Mal
Forum: Airheads 04-21-2014, 08:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 659
Posted By Mal S7
Thanks fellas! that's why these forums are...

Thanks fellas!
that's why these forums are invaluable; you get the sort of advice that you can't find in the manuals, or the fisches.

cheers
Mal
Forum: Airheads 04-21-2014, 04:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 659
Posted By Mal S7
R100/7 fork internal components

Does anyone have a pic of R100/7 or R100S fork damper components?

I have mine apart at the moment and, studying the fische, and workshop manual, and motobins parts I am not sure that I have all...
Forum: Airheads 04-17-2014, 02:55 AM
Replies: 8,004
Views: 1,633,583
Posted By Mal S7
This 'un gets my vote! :thumbup

This 'un gets my vote! :thumbup
Forum: Airheads 04-17-2014, 01:36 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,621
Posted By Mal S7
Great work. The vinyl wrap is a good look ...

Great work. The vinyl wrap is a good look

Keep the reports coming.

cheers
Mal
Forum: Airheads 04-08-2014, 01:55 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,132
Posted By Mal S7
Looks like it might have once been cared for...

Looks like it might have once been cared for Buckslip, have you got a profile pic?

As per previous posts its most likely the oil

1. Drop your fork oil and replace with low viscosity 3wt -7.5wt...
Forum: Airheads 04-05-2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,159
Posted By Mal S7
It's near an old rail bridge Bill over the...

It's near an old rail bridge Bill over the Macquarie River, maybe a pumphouse for watering steam engines? Its up on supports to keep it above the flood line.

<a...
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