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Old 01-05-2013, 05:56 PM   #211
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mine leaked at the brake pivot, you might make sure it's not loose as mine was. I pulled it out and put permatex #2 on the pin. It's been dry every since.
Thanks for the suggestion, I think I will try the o-rings first and look into the missing washer and felt.
If that doesn't work then it might be time for the permatex
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Old 01-15-2013, 02:39 AM   #212
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I'm fired right up about my R80GS

Hello everyone,
I'm not a frequent poster but I think I can feel it coming on. Right now I have just read this thread grinning from ear to ear. Its a great deal to take in at once, but here's the thing, ages ago I bought a R80GS off an old bloke who had not maintained it at all well, although mercifully it was ( and remains ) dead stock.
Over the last couple of years I've done a little to it, removed the colony of spiders inside the headlamp assembly for one!
I lost my marbles a month or so ago and shipped it to a bloke in Tassie, but he had some issues and the deal didn't go through, and I reckon I dodged a bullet.
Im getting the bike shipped back and I'm not going to do that again! Silly me!
I'd like to upgrade the starter to the nippon denso unit for a start (recently she had new rings, cam chain, bits and pieces , but I know the starter is cranky ( so did the guy who was going to buy it!) so could someone please post info ie part number and where to get one for that nipondenso starter.
Im dreamin R80GS again

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Old 01-15-2013, 03:22 AM   #213
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In the UK the ND starter is available from Motorworks, I don't know if they ship to Aussi or what the costs are but worth an email.

The starters are manufactured by Emerald Isle in Taiwan, but I don't think that they sell direct unless they don't have an aussi dealer.

Before replacing the starter it's worth checking that the engine is running well and that there are no carb related issues,
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Old 01-15-2013, 03:33 AM   #214
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In the UK the ND starter is available from Motorworks, I don't know if they ship to Aussi or what the costs are but worth an email.

The starters are manufactured by Emerald Isle in Taiwan, but I don't think that they sell direct unless they don't have an aussi dealer.

Before replacing the starter it's worth checking that the engine is running well and that there are no carb related issues,
Thanks Charles.
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Old 01-15-2013, 06:15 AM   #215
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Hello Andy

Contact John at Rally Sport Imports (Aus), he an supply you a Nippondenso starter
Details in this link
http://http://www.advrider.com/forum...d.php?t=823543

Thats where mine came from and great service provided.
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Old 01-17-2013, 01:13 AM   #216
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Contact John at Rally Sport Imports (Aus), he an supply you a Nippondenso starter
Details in this link
http://http://www.advrider.com/forum...d.php?t=823543

Thats where mine came from and great service provided.
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Old 01-20-2013, 04:36 AM   #217
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I have fitted new O rings and washer to the rear brake pivot arm but I haven't had the R80 out for a good run yet. However I did get to take the HPM out on Friday. The plan was to explore some roads through the Moondyne / Avon Valley National Park area. Essentially to find some easy GS dirt roads and may be a campsite for a future club run. I was joined by Noel on his R1200GS, I always prefer to have company riding off road, you never know when you may need a hand and anyway it tends to make you feel comfortable to explore that bit further.

We soon got onto the dirt near Chittering,the hot weather of late meant the gravel was dry and quite slippery. A few km into the bush a crazy Emu tried to head me off. I saw it out the corner of my eye running through the Forrest to my left on a perfect collision course. I sped up a little to get ahead and hoped Noel was far enough back to avoid trouble. Thankfully he was and told me at the next corner stop that it shot onto the road behind me turned slid, fell on its ass then took off in the opposite direction just before he reached it. It's good to know that even the Emu's find this gravel a bit slippery, makes me feel a bit better ;-)

Another 5 minutes later we came upon a family of Emu's walking along the road, mum and 5 chicks about a foot and a half tall. They took off running straight down the road. I slowed down and followed for a little way hoping they would turn off the road. I was just thinking I would need to stop and wait for them to get off the road when I heard Noel's GS accelerating hard. He flew past me and straight through the middle of the group. Emu's scattering everywhere 2 off to the left one right and 2 chicks madly flogging straight down the road. I didn't want to separate the 2 from their family so decided to follow Noel and shot through. (no Emu's harmed :-)
I had my son's Go Pro on the crash bar and later found I had some neat footage of this encounter and some later moments) sadly I managed to delete the files the next day before copying them to my PC.

We came to a turn off to what appeared to be some campsites, aptly named Emu Falls


from here the ride departed from easy GS roads and got quite challenging but real fun.


We were heading down into the Avon River Valley and the road became track which became progressively more eroded. We came to a point above the river were the track became a steep descent of 1.2km down to the river. Deep washouts cut their way down the track which was baked hard but covered In a fine layer of loose sand and scattered with rocks. Oh well Noel was heading down so I was following. 40m in my front wheel slipped into a rut almost deep enough to catch the pots in trying to escape it I scored the bikes first battle scar a paint rash down the left Cylinder crash bar (really pleased I fitted the HB crash bars they totally saved the rocker cover.

It was a hairy descent a few pucker moments but no off :-) though I did stop to walk a corner and check out the track. So Noel made it down a few minutes ahead of me. On reaching the bottom there was a really neat camping area and of course the Avon river running quite quickly across a pretty descent causeway under almost a foot of water. Noel was chatting to 2 ladies on the edge of the causeway, their young kids splashing around near the bank. They explained that they had accessed the river from the opposite side and parked their car about 2km up the road,the access having been blocked to stop traffic. We decided to cross the causeways and head up the hill to try and find a way across the railway line and onto the next site we wanted to find. the causeway crossing was fun alas more great footage lost :-( we had to bush bash some logs and ditches and weave through the Forrest to get out onto the gravel road. This lead up to the first of 3 boom gate barriers. We followed the railway line looking for somewhere to cross. It was beautiful country and great riding but finding a crossing was proving hard until Noel spotted a storm drain/pipe running under the rail way embankment. It was just big enough to ride through, on the other side another bush bash up the hill and we were onto a park road heading towards Toodyay.

After a great run through some hilly forest we reached the turn off to Cobbler Pool and headed down for a look


It looked like a nice spot for a camp








From there it was a nice run into Toodyay for a late lunch and refreshment break. An hour later and we set off via some more dirt and then a nice run of bitumen twisty's through a beautiful hilly area that was super quiet (only passed 1 bike and 1 car over 30ish km) a chance to lean the bike into the turns and check out its corner handling. The grin on my face and the short wait for Noel at the end of the section was evidence enough that the HPM handled it really well. On getting home I was proud to see that the knobbies were showing wear right up to the edges :-)

All told a great day out and a ride I'd be happy to take again. 282km 4.5 hours saddle time. The HPM was quicker and more comfortable than the DR and just as capable off road. Seems pretty economical too, though I haven't worked out the consumption yet. Just a pity I deleted the GoPro footage, oh well a good excuse to go again!


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Old 01-20-2013, 03:06 PM   #218
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gotta watch the track along side the railway line up there Jono, one of the blokes that I ride with is pretty high up with the railways, tried to get the keys for the gates. Was told a definate NO and was informed that there are camera's along the track in places. They really don't want people in there, I've done a bit of it, came in from Bells rapids.
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Old 01-21-2013, 04:36 AM   #219
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Oops, thanks Bully, will keep that in mind.
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Old 04-14-2013, 05:03 PM   #220
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Swt?

Who is SWT? I can't find them!

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By comparison the SWT pegs

No pivot action but only 248gms per side
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Old 04-14-2013, 10:59 PM   #221
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Answered that over in your own thread.
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Old 10-13-2013, 06:49 AM   #222
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Just thought I'd update this old thread as I finally got around to replacing the Vapour Trailtech speedo with a set of gauges from SpeedHut



The Vapour was not working out well, speedo would register ok but jump erratically at frequent intervals registering 20-40% higher speed then returning to normal. The tacho over read , and the screen was hard to read in full sunlight. Preferring the clock style gauges anyway I opted for these from SpeedHut


Tach 2 1/16 inch


GPS speedo 3 3/8 inch

They were easier to fit than I had expected and worked great straight up. I am really pleased with the look, function and apparent quality too.

For night time display I selected the red numeral option, photo isn't the best but here it is


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Old 10-13-2013, 07:29 AM   #223
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Thanks for the suggestion, I think I will try the o-rings first and look into the missing washer and felt.
If that doesn't work then it might be time for the permatex
The brass bushes eventually ware out and need replacement as well.
The best solution is to fit a 16x14 mm precision steel tube straight through between the cover and the housing. The length if I remember correct should be 85.5 mm, but you can easily measure that yourself.
The tube is then installed after the drive is assembled and need to be removed before the cover can be removed for repairs.
This tube will assure that no oil will leak past worn O-rings anymore.
Install with bearing and seal retaining fluid from Loctite.
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Old 10-13-2013, 07:43 AM   #224
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I've been unsuccessfully hunting for that rear tank and the hpn rally fairing for a project bike...anyone have a source ?
HPN perhaps!?!?!

I might be producing the fairing in SA from fiber glass but the headlight is still a major headache as it is from the K100 and cost a whopping 350$ US.
There is already a mold for the fairing but the mounting frame still needs to be jigged and a solution to make it adaptable to many different triple clamps and not just for the HPN clamps.
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Old 10-13-2013, 08:12 AM   #225
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By comparison the SWT pegs

No pivot action but only 248gms per side
These pegs are not simply to provide more space for your boot behind the carbs.
By moving the peg position back you are effectively moving your weight back to the rear wheel. This of coarse only when you are standing which is what you will do when riding soft sand or very technical terrain.
The trick to surviving in sand is to get the weight of the front wheel and keep it away from the front at all cost.
Ass right back over the rear of the bike, accelerate, and hang back on the handlebars.
That short 2 cm the peg moves back can make such a big difference to how much easier the bike handles in these kind of conditions.
Dropping the pegs makes the seated position much more comfy as well. The Airhead GS peg position is unnaturally high.

Here is an example of a successful lowering bracket;


Here I am using the HPN pegs which only lower about 13mm but keeps the peg at the same position as the original pegs;


The HPN foot pegs;
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