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Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 03:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 529
Posted By motu
They will be just trials universal, a long way...

They will be just trials universal, a long way from a competition trials tyre. Pirelli, IRC and Maxxis do a road legal trials tyre. All trials tyres were originally road legal as part of the rules,...
Forum: Airheads 01-30-2015, 09:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 428
Posted By motu
Unless you are using Gull, our fuel might be...

Unless you are using Gull, our fuel might be better than what the americans get, we don't have alcohol yet.

So it won't rev out at all, not just a flat spot? Fuel supply, those diaphragms again...
Forum: The Garage 01-27-2015, 10:50 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,558
Posted By motu
Hammer welding, the original version without...

Hammer welding, the original version without fancy gadgets.
Forum: New Zealand 01-27-2015, 12:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 759
Posted By motu
I seem to be settling into my new vibration...

I seem to be settling into my new vibration period, I was sitting on 5,000rpm on the expressway reeling in the PD (after I ''took the wrong turn'') and didn't even notice it. Did these BMW mechanics...
Forum: New Zealand 01-26-2015, 01:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 759
Posted By motu
Uh oh, so you get a little twisty about being...

Uh oh, so you get a little twisty about being called a Jafa eh? Or just stressed out from BMW breakdowns? I do the Expressway everyday, it's just that doing the double islands is a shit load more...
Forum: New Zealand 01-25-2015, 04:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 759
Posted By motu
I Seen Ya Bro!

A thread for the bikes we see on the road, and wonder.....? Who, what bike, where are they going?

On saturday morning I followed a bike from Huntly to Horotui. A torquoise GS, a PD? Dunno the...
Forum: The Garage 01-25-2015, 04:00 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,583
Posted By motu
Looking to replace my Mitutoyo digital calipers...

Looking to replace my Mitutoyo digital calipers which died last year after a lot of abuse, I found some Limit ones which not only do metric/Imperial, but do fractions too. Not that useful really, but...
Forum: Airheads 01-24-2015, 03:56 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,207
Posted By motu
Generally front is at the front of the...

Generally front is at the front of the vehicle...which gets confusing with aircooled VW engines, where the flywheel end is the front of the engine, and rods and bearings numbered from that end.
...
Forum: Airheads 01-23-2015, 02:45 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,207
Posted By motu
In the car world Mitsubishi and Honda had their...

In the car world Mitsubishi and Honda had their engines on the left hand side of the vehicle - to get the final drive going in the right direction Mitsubishi added an extra shaft....Honda reversed...
Forum: Airheads 01-22-2015, 02:48 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 4,159
Posted By motu
Yeah, you don't need to get complicated like...

Yeah, you don't need to get complicated like those fancy tools they want you to buy. I had the strong back, and my 100x10mm plate goes in the vice - the more simple the better.
Forum: Airheads 01-22-2015, 01:34 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 4,159
Posted By motu
You'd be pretty stupid to bolt the plate down and...

You'd be pretty stupid to bolt the plate down and hit the housing - if you are going to the effort to make a puller for the job, then that becomes pretty obvious. I didn't post a pic of my broken...
Forum: Airheads 01-22-2015, 12:30 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 4,159
Posted By motu
You are assuming I haven't put a spacer between...

You are assuming I haven't put a spacer between the flange and my 10mm plate.
Forum: Airheads 01-22-2015, 12:00 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 4,159
Posted By motu
If you mean my puller, you are wrong again, it's...

If you mean my puller, you are wrong again, it's spaced up clear of the housing.
Forum: Airheads 01-20-2015, 11:56 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 4,159
Posted By motu
You don't need to make fancy tools like have been...

You don't need to make fancy tools like have been shown, I made this out of a 10mm piece of scrap in a few minutes, strong back pullers are cheap.
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-17-2015, 09:53 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,819
Posted By motu
Same in New Zealand, but we only have 91 and 95,...

Same in New Zealand, but we only have 91 and 95, some stations have 98. Our 3rd handle is always diesel.
Forum: New Zealand 01-16-2015, 04:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 637
Posted By motu
I just nod and say '''yeah'' whenever someone...

I just nod and say '''yeah'' whenever someone pauses in a conversion - seems to work most of the time, but sometimes it seems a ''nah'' would've been a better choice.

Since I noticed the hearing...
Forum: New Zealand 01-16-2015, 02:42 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 637
Posted By motu
I have a 25% hearing loss, so don't bother with...

I have a 25% hearing loss, so don't bother with any earplugs. Oh, that's 26% after 200km yesterday.
Forum: Airheads 01-14-2015, 04:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 277
Posted By motu
I run a 100/90 on the front of my R65 Mono. I...

I run a 100/90 on the front of my R65 Mono. I tried a couple of 90/90's and didn't like them...probably just how I ride. I use bigger front tyres on my gravel road setup, and don't get any of the...
Forum: Airheads 01-13-2015, 11:39 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,112
Posted By motu
http://www.vintagebike.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/20...

http://www.vintagebike.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/1967-greeves-mx4-challenger-3-858x570.jpg
Forum: Some Assembly Required 01-12-2015, 11:12 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 12,713
Posted By motu
I've been a gravel road rider all my life, and I...

I've been a gravel road rider all my life, and I used to believe a 21'' was the only way to go....then I realised I didn't believe that at all. This is a bike I rode in the '70's, great in gravel,...
Forum: The Garage 01-10-2015, 11:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,333
Posted By motu
The factory packing in my IDS2 was a one piece...

The factory packing in my IDS2 was a one piece factory sealed thing. I used a compressed matt to replace it, cut to length and taped together.
Forum: New Zealand 01-07-2015, 03:51 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,420
Posted By motu
I've got lots of 19'' tyres too - these are 17''....

I've got lots of 19'' tyres too - these are 17''. Pretty common size these days, sports bikes use 17'' tyres, I'll see if I can squeaze some 170/50x17 tyres on.
Forum: New Zealand 01-07-2015, 03:53 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,420
Posted By motu
I just got an email - a blue Stornello 160 has...

I just got an email - a blue Stornello 160 has been stolen in Auckland. So if you see a really nice one of these, it's not mine. Rego No A7JHG. Why would someone steal one of these? :becca
Forum: Old's Cool 01-06-2015, 11:08 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 86,425
Posted By motu
A barn find, a quick freshen up, and back on the...

A barn find, a quick freshen up, and back on the road after a 27 year rest. It was my barn, I always wondered what was under that sheet....
...
Forum: New Zealand 01-06-2015, 09:48 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,420
Posted By motu
http://i1009.photobucket.com/albums/af212/bmwr65/P...

http://i1009.photobucket.com/albums/af212/bmwr65/P1070018_zps40f79d2a.jpg

http://i1009.photobucket.com/albums/af212/bmwr65/P1070024_zpsd6533bc4.jpg

Test ride today. Problems with leaky fuel...
Forum: New Zealand 01-05-2015, 01:07 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 9,487
Posted By motu
It's a year since the R65 was in GRS (gravel road...

It's a year since the R65 was in GRS (gravel road special) mode - these days it spends it's days clocking up 400km a week as a commuter. With so much saddle time I don't have a lot of enthusiasim for...
Forum: The Garage 01-03-2015, 02:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,501
Posted By motu
We have a 2 post and inground sissor at work, the...

We have a 2 post and inground sissor at work, the 2 post is used more for pickups and SUV, the sissor for cars. Much easier to pick up with the sissor, our 2 post is a horrible old thing. The sissor...
Forum: The Garage 12-29-2014, 02:27 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,787
Posted By motu
WD40 sprayed on the floor helps move those posts...

WD40 sprayed on the floor helps move those posts around to their final position.
Forum: New Zealand 12-26-2014, 04:28 AM
Replies: 325
Views: 33,360
Posted By motu
Shoulda got a Mono.

Shoulda got a Mono.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 12-25-2014, 05:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,640
Posted By motu
You need to be able to take homers to work. A...

You need to be able to take homers to work. A couple of weeks ago I needed to take the front hub of my daughters Laser to work to press a new bearing in and out - it fitted into one of my panniers...
Forum: Airheads 12-24-2014, 03:59 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,097
Posted By motu
I love your bike - So, when are you coming to New...

I love your bike - So, when are you coming to New Zealand?
Forum: New Zealand 12-24-2014, 02:52 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 11,741
Posted By motu
I tried to book them for my BMW gearbox rebuild -...

I tried to book them for my BMW gearbox rebuild - but they are only girls, and couldn't undo the drive flange nut. So I redeployed them and got them to put smiles on those grumpy Lego faces.
Forum: New Zealand 12-24-2014, 01:29 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 11,741
Posted By motu
You need some helpers to work on your bike while...

You need some helpers to work on your bike while you are asleep.

http://i1020.photobucket.com/albums/af325/JagLite/TR6C%20engine%20rebuild/IMG_1385_zps861d7794.jpg
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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-22-2014, 12:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,341
Posted By motu
I like wide bars, narrow bars make the bike...

I like wide bars, narrow bars make the bike handle heavy and slow. I ran low narrow bars (stock) and S fairing earlier this year to help in the winds I was riding into on the way home from work. ...
Forum: New Zealand 12-20-2014, 04:43 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,377
Posted By motu
No, not high torques, generally they recommend...

No, not high torques, generally they recommend what you'd expect for that size bolt. Maybe the type of fastener, they tend to use flange head bolts and nuts. Plus they use bolts made of shit...
Forum: The Garage 12-20-2014, 12:12 AM
Replies: 340
Views: 96,481
Posted By motu
I had this on for a couple of years or more, I...

I had this on for a couple of years or more, I just had the gearbox out, so it was time to put the real thing back in there. Funny how temporary just becomes normal.
...
Forum: Equipment 12-19-2014, 11:56 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,632
Posted By motu
I have Oxford Bonedri muffs, they don't fit over...

I have Oxford Bonedri muffs, they don't fit over the mirrors, so have to remove mirrors to get them on and off. They take Hot Hands, so you can use them as heated grips, or pop them in the muffs and...
Forum: New Zealand 12-19-2014, 11:16 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,377
Posted By motu
I think it's just generally a Japanese thing....

I think it's just generally a Japanese thing. After a lifetime under cars and stuff undoing level and drain bungs, on Japanese vehicles they seem unreasonably tight. I have a metre long 1/2''...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-19-2014, 04:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,313
Posted By motu
I was talking to someone who was driving a car in...

I was talking to someone who was driving a car in the Christchurch quake - the car started to drift off the road, turning the wheel did nothing... a passenger in an out of control car. Someone else...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-19-2014, 12:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,105
Posted By motu
I got my Siemens free courtesy of the tax...

I got my Siemens free courtesy of the tax payer...or you could say I paid for them myself on a time payment plan.
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