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Old 01-12-2013, 10:19 PM   #181
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Hi David, how long did the project take start to finish? Did you supply the bike to Ray?

We talked about the job probably early last year, and both of us looked for months to find a bike, GS or PD, it didn't matter what, that we could use. I was inclined to use a GS as I knew I would not use the fairing/roo bars of the PD, and didn't want to break up a perfectly good looking bike, even if it was a mess mechanically.

Ray had a heap of the mechanical stuff laying around waiting to be put to good use, but didn't have a frame etc. One of the overseas parts suppliers that Ray uses also wrecks BMW`s so he purchased a complete front end, frame, sub frame, and paralever. After the frame was powder coated he realised that The VIN would not be on the Australian data base and would need an engineers approval for registration. Luckily he was able to find a straight (rare) GS frame in Melbourne, which is the one on the bike.

Assembly would have started around August last year, but went slowly at first, as Ray was trying to clear the decks of work that had been booked, he also needed to maintain cash flow, and as I was on crutches anyway, there was no real rush to finish the bike.

This was a total cosmetic and mechanical build, hence the $$. There is nothing on the bike that is not brand new or totally rebuilt with improved (from original) components. EG: Upgraded Valeo starter motor, Red Centre, twin trigger ignition system, 350 (or 370? watt) alternator, oilproof clutch, rebuildable drive shaft and probably heaps of other stuff I don't know about.

There`s some good upgrade stuff in the link below for anyone doing some work on their bike themselves


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Old 02-13-2013, 11:30 PM   #182
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Slowly getting the setup right. Ray fitted some more bar risers (the shiney ones) and I got the John Moorhouse re-done seat back yesterday.

I sit high, but the hip/knee angle is good and the seat will settle over time. I just need to get used to the riding position, as it is a lot different than the 1100GS.

Next job is to sort out the front suspension, it feels a bit harsh over small bumps and we think it may have heavier or progressive springs; Ray didn't pull the springs out when he fitted the forks. Luckily, with the bars back as far as they are, the springs can be pulled out quite easily.







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Old 02-16-2013, 06:23 AM   #183
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Y pipe

Hello....I notice you have a y pipe installed.

How do you like the sound...?

performance....?

anything in the carbs needed done to have it run OK?

Any popping on downshifting with the Y installed?
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Old 02-16-2013, 02:02 PM   #184
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Hello....I notice you have a y pipe installed.

How do you like the sound...?

performance....?

anything in the carbs needed done to have it run OK?

Any popping on downshifting with the Y installed?
Hi Patrick
The bike has a nice note, and wouldn't want to be any louder. The muffler has a removable bung, but would be too anti social with it out......I must try is someday. ;-)

Engine is still very tight - under 1000Km - but will instantly go to 6000rpm.

Nothing done to the carbs except being jetted correctly. Naturally, if you change the air/fuel mixture by having a free flowing exhaust, changes need to be made over standard jetting.

No popping.
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Old 02-27-2013, 06:22 PM   #185
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Hi Dave
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can you please post the link on the airhead facebook page
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Old 03-13-2013, 11:23 PM   #186
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Learnt something today.

The bike had its first service today; its taken me ages to clock up the 1200km due to our shitty weather, every day that looked remotely OK for riding found me working.

From the start I found the front suspension too hard for the injuries that I am carrying and Ray changed the fork oil from 10wt to 5wt a couple of weeks ago, but it was still too hard for me.

Today we removed the springs (very easy now that the bars are further back) to find out exactly what was in there, as Ray had recently imported another complete set of used forks from the UK. R100 GSPD forks should have a spacer on top of the fork springs, 159mm long for GS and 169mm for GSPD (I previously did not know that).

When removed, the right spring proved to be long and very thick (no spacer) which would give very hard springing, the left spring was the correct length with a 169mm spacer.

We don't know whether the PO of the bike had done that, or that a left and right fork that were not from the same bike were sent over.

Ray removed the springs from the recently purchased front end and they were obviously aftermarket (no spacer, progressive) of unknown brand.

On the trip home, the ride was very much improved, but Ray has decided to buy some standard springs to try so I can decide which ones I prefer.
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Old 03-14-2013, 10:37 AM   #187
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Old 03-14-2013, 01:44 PM   #188
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Old 03-14-2013, 07:26 PM   #189
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when I saw it I thought we must of had an Aussie shift here. only a Aussie would do that
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Old 03-23-2013, 06:36 AM   #190
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Dave, everytime I look at this bike I want one more and more

I'm looking around for one that I can buy and send to Ray to be given the same Royal treatment.

How about posting some more pictures??

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......and first ride today. Seating position is very cramped for me, but we knew it would be. I'll be getting the seat raised first, then work on handlebar height. I have owned airheads and I have owned oil heads, but I have never ridden one that runs so well with so few Kilometres (around 250 now) and has such a light, smooth gear change, even with the revs hanging up a but when I release the throttle. Tight as the engine is, this bike just wants to rev and I'll have to keep an eye on it or my license will be in jeopardy.

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Old 03-23-2013, 02:51 PM   #191
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You've pretty much got
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Old 06-16-2013, 03:58 AM   #192
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can you please post the link on the airhead facebook page
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Old 06-16-2013, 04:06 AM   #193
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Ray finishing off my latest project.

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Old 06-16-2013, 09:11 AM   #194
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Nice build

So with the y pipe you have made no jetting changes ? i am running all stock with the y pipe > runs strong but i wonder if its too lean .So Best way to go is all fresh carbs with stock jets no worn out parts Ie needles ..??? Can you provide more info regarding the muffler ?.. I would like to do a similar set up perhaps using a 1150 take of muffler or ? Which brand did u choose >More detail on the pipe work looks fantastic I want one too stu
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So with the y pipe you have made no jetting changes ? i am running all stock with the y pipe > runs strong but i wonder if its too lean .So Best way to go is all fresh carbs with stock jets no worn out parts Ie needles ..??? Can you provide more info regarding the muffler ?.. I would like to do a similar set up perhaps using a 1150 take of muffler or ? Which brand did u choose >More detail on the pipe work looks fantastic I want one too stu

I don't know what the jetting is, but it would not be the same as with a standard exhaust. With these projects, using non standard parts a suck it and see approach is needed.

The Muffler was sourced from China by "Bulldust", see his link below. The front of the muffler had to be modified to accept the connector pipe from the Y piece. Front pipes are Keihan.

I suppose any muffler would work as long as the jetting is correct, but they shouldn't look out of place, which would spoil the look of the whole bike.

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