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Old 08-13-2010, 01:23 AM   #1
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About Schmidt

An email was waiting for me as I logged in over breakfast on a Monday morning. It was from Eddie B & simply said "be fast or last". Attached was an advert from trademe for a 1991 BMW R80GS.

I clicked on the link, saw 'BUY NOW $2400' & immediately hit the button. After viewing the usual sellers details contact page I went & looked at the pictures of the bike I'd just bought. It looked rough but seemed all there allbeit very rusty -it was also RED - one of the things I'd have to change.












It had been sitting under a house on Waiheke island for a while & the owner was told a new shock was in order for the next warrant. As they go for about a grand he decided to get rid of it.
EddieB also directed me to a used shock on trademe which I bought the following nite for $150.

Getting the bike from Auckland to Nelson was to cost approx $400. A post on kiwibiker asking if anyone was coming to Nelson from Auckland with an empty van
brought out the kindness of fellow motorcyclists as Anthrax went out of his way to trailer the bike from Auckland to Maramarua to pass it on to Javahead who had driven up & was competing in a crosscountry. He could bring it back down to Wellington with him.

Whilst in wellington Eddie B came around & had a looksie & posted some more pics so i could get a better idea of it's condition. Eventually after taking up room in Javaheads garage for a few weeks he offered to bring it to Nelson the weekend he was to do a cross country with the Nelson riders.

It arrived safe & sound & the guys declined any payment just a "pass it on".

I'd been poring over the Airhead sites for a while biding my time till the right one came along & it seemed from the start the stars were all in alignment with this bike.
And even as I'm in the initial stages of getting Schmidt roadworthy & running I'm appreciative of all the generosity so far from fellow airhead & motorcycle enthusiasts.


Indexed for your veiwing pleasure

1st Carb rebuid. This page post#11

Checking stock brakes also Gbox drain plug pic page 3 #33

Start of ME109 paint job page 4 #55

New brake calliper & adapter pg5 #75

Removing front fairing roo bars etc pg 6 #87

1st removal of swingarm etc after finding oil pg9 #121

Matthias' GS in the Dyno room pg 10 #141

Diagnosis of gbox or final drive oil pg 10 #147


Bar risers pg 11 #151

Gratitious loation shot ME109 paint job pg 11 #161




Start of making pivot pegs pg 13 #182

Making of higher seat pg 13 # 194

Discussion of replacing rear shock pg 14 #197

Pics & RR of xmas riding around the bach dec2010 jan 2011 pg 16 #226



rewiring the new aftermarket headlite & cool action shot by Nordie Pg 17 #251



Ride reports

Dusty Butt 2010 RR & pics - the start of the period of sadness - gbox blues pg 18 #270

Sounds RR pg37 #554


Molesworth RR pg40 # 600

Dusty butt 2011 RR pg 42 #630 -

Hori Bay RR pg 48 #714

Titirangi Bay RR & new screen pg 49 #734 onwards for a couple of pages




Videos

Riding sept video pg 19 #282 - Still love this vid - takes me to my happy place.

Long live the kings pg76 #1135 - I feel a beard coming on

Lynard Skynard pg 54 #804

Dirt quake vid - gottta love a laugh. pg67 #999

Left side story & Hildo's Harley pg74 #1106 - Inspirational for when I feel blue.


Maintenance, modifications etc

Clutch plate pg 23 #340

The pure white paint job pg 24 #353

Shock comparison & prices pg 25 #373

replacing stock hand controls with aftermarket & wiring. pg 30 #442

New wilbers rear shock pg 31 #464

New guards front & rear pg 32 #474

Y pipe & R1 exhaust pipe pg 33 #486 & pg 36 #535

Battery box & moto batt pg 37 #549

Discussion on revs hanging on next few pages

using Mammary machine pg 60 #886

Big engine stripdown pg69 #1028

Timing chain info following pages, piston heads inspection etc following on pg 70 #1039

Pushrod tube replacement pg 71 #1053

Timind chain replacement pg75 #1120

Heads back from machine shop pg 76 #1128

Gearbox strip down halfway down page #1257

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Old 08-13-2010, 02:09 AM   #2
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I had to do a bit of customising to make it fit in with the fleet



I started to look at the rusty bits & had a go with the front spokes. The rear look fine. I tried scouring clothe & a small go with steel wool. After asking around I think the best option is to buy a set of stainless spokes & relace the wheel one spoke at a time.





A few threads I read really inspired me. One was this onelots of detailed pics. He also isn't an expert but learning as he goes so I could identify with that. His photos became invaluable when reassembling my carb making sure I hadn't got things wrong.

As a carb rebuild seemed the best place to start I ordered a bunch of parts from Motobins in the UK. The price seemed very good compared to local prices even with postage & GST & levies included.

It was like christmas to see all these parts waiting to be assembled.


On with the clean up.
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Old 08-13-2010, 03:38 AM   #3
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nice one mate, ive subcribed
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Old 08-13-2010, 01:12 PM   #4
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Schmidt? You've got a few too many letters there haven't ya.

Good luck

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Old 08-13-2010, 02:20 PM   #5
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Schmidt? You've got a few too many letter there haven't ya.

Good luck
You bastard I'll get you for that
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Old 08-13-2010, 06:55 PM   #6
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Old 03-15-2012, 02:53 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by Padmei;13732[COLOR=white
of detailed pics. He also isn't an expert but learning as he goes so I could identify with that. His photos became invaluable when reassembling my carb making sure I hadn't got things wrong.[/COLOR]

As a carb rebuild seemed the best place to start I ordered a bunch of parts from Motobins in the UK. The price seemed very good compared to local prices even with postage & GST & levies included.

It was like christmas to see all these parts waiting to be assembled.


On with the clean up.
hey ..
You have as meany kitchen utesails on yer tool board as tools
be very handy for sandwitch maintanance...
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Old 08-21-2011, 12:51 PM   #8
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Stuck piston in the caliper?
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Old 08-21-2011, 01:05 PM   #9
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Stuck piston in the caliper?
Good to see Schmidtty back up & running.
I agree with Nordie - there is likely an issue in the caliper. You did mention once prior that you had had issues bleeding the brakes. Did you ever get on top of that? The front brakes on Gus are great, and are the same piston sizings.
I think that the generator light is a 3w, so a resistor of the same value should achieve the same function?
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Old 09-04-2011, 04:34 AM   #10
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Pretty lights...
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Old 09-26-2011, 02:59 AM   #11
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Am I missing a reason why you can't just cut the choke cables short and put a loop at the end? Was gonna be my plan.
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Old 10-04-2011, 01:49 AM   #12
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So you've bought yourself some riding time then? Me too...
I could probably use those bits.
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Old 10-09-2011, 12:14 AM   #13
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Riding? Don't be ridiculous! OK, my thread tomorrow, I think.
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Old 10-09-2011, 12:01 PM   #14
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Riding? Don't be ridiculous! OK, my thread tomorrow, I think.
About bloody time
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Old 10-30-2011, 11:10 AM   #15
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Scmitty seems to be coming along nicely, I think he would have been right at home hooning through the forestry roads between Tap and U/moutere.
2 lane gravel highways.
The best bit was the drop down to the road connecting to Sunset Valley.
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