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Old 08-15-2010, 02:08 PM   #46
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Which kind of tyrepressures do you run? Do you follow the manual, the tyre maker or?
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Old 08-15-2010, 03:54 PM   #47
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Carbs tip to the inside 15 degrees or so---they do not sit strait up and down.
Haven't heard that one before. I've always done mine vertical, seems logical since it involves float levels.
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Old 08-15-2010, 04:57 PM   #48
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Haven't heard that one before. I've always done mine vertical, seems logical since it involves float levels.

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I'd be interested where that came from. Why tilted inside? Why not outside?

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Old 08-16-2010, 01:16 AM   #49
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Plaka: Duly noted, thanks :)

Which kind of tyrepressures do you run? Do you follow the manual, the tyre maker or?

Word has it to run slightly higher pressures in the modern tires. Maybe 34 front. 38 rear. I max out the rear if I have a heavy load on. Ask around on the airheads list.
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Old 08-16-2010, 01:21 AM   #50
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I'd be interested where that came from. Why tilted inside? Why not outside?

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'cause it's supposed to be to the inside? On the /5 the carbs won't fit right. I got the bit of info from one of two sources, and long ago. In my minds eye I'm seeing a pic in the manual (factory manual) showing the correct angle. Unfortunately that manual is burried at the moment. Anyway, given I am running the same basic carb on the /7 I keep doing it, although the fitting seems to acomodate all sorts of things. I doubt the float level is an issue, especially if the level setting accounts for it. It may (totally guessing) have more to do with the cable angles.
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Old 08-16-2010, 01:02 PM   #51
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Haven't heard that one before. I've always done mine vertical, seems logical since it involves float levels.
I view the carbs from behind and judge vertical in reference to the cylinder cooling fins.
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Old 08-16-2010, 01:21 PM   #52
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Så jeg er ikke den eneste danske boxer-ejer, der hænger ud her.
Tillykke med /6'eren. Kører selv rundt på en 30-årig R100RS.
Hvor i landet kører du?
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Old 08-16-2010, 01:34 PM   #53
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Så jeg er ikke den eneste danske boxer-ejer, der hænger ud her.
Tillykke med /6'eren. Kører selv rundt på en 30-årig R100RS.
Hvor i landet kører du?
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Old 08-16-2010, 01:41 PM   #54
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So is he for or against airheads?
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Old 08-16-2010, 02:19 PM   #55
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Så jeg er ikke den eneste danske boxer-ejer, der hænger ud her.
Tillykke med /6'eren. Kører selv rundt på en 30-årig R100RS.
Hvor i landet kører du?
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So I'm not the only danish boxer owner that hangs out around here. Congrats with the /6. Am riding a 30-year old R100RS myself. Where in Denmark do you ride?

If anybody was wondering
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Old 08-16-2010, 02:32 PM   #56
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I ride commute most of the time around Esbjerg, I don't really tour around Denmark, I prefer trips to other countries for biking :)
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Old 08-16-2010, 05:10 PM   #57
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'cause it's supposed to be to the inside? On the /5 the carbs won't fit right. I got the bit of info from one of two sources, and long ago. In my minds eye I'm seeing a pic in the manual (factory manual) showing the correct angle. Unfortunately that manual is burried at the moment. Anyway, given I am running the same basic carb on the /7 I keep doing it, although the fitting seems to acomodate all sorts of things. I doubt the float level is an issue, especially if the level setting accounts for it. It may (totally guessing) have more to do with the cable angles.
I'm with Plaka on this one. I was taught to line up the front dome screw between the first two full fins to the inside of the spark plug. That gives them an ever so slight tilt to the inside. I was taught this 20 years ago by my BMW Guru, a factory trained BMW guy. I'm sticking with it.
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Old 08-16-2010, 05:42 PM   #58
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I'm with Plaka on this one. I was taught to line up the front dome screw between the first two full fins to the inside of the spark plug. That gives them an ever so slight tilt to the inside. I was taught this 20 years ago by my BMW Guru, a factory trained BMW guy. I'm sticking with it.
Let me guess, and he did it because he was taught that way?
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Old 08-16-2010, 07:04 PM   #59
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Well, I set mine straight up and down, judged by standing about 10 feet behind the bike. Works for me. (I won't say where I was taught that, though )

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Old 08-16-2010, 10:41 PM   #60
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Let me guess, and he did it because he was taught that way?
More than likely. But he, many others and I have had many happy years and miles under our belts.
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