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Old 12-22-2012, 04:45 AM   #31
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^^

I like the OEM plate, haven't tried the others.
The GS plate fits well along the headers.

Did the sidestand not want to work at the aft engine pin location?

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Old 12-22-2012, 12:20 PM   #32
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I like the OEM plate, haven't tried the others.
The GS plate fits well along the headers.

Did the sidestand not want to work at the aft engine pin location?

Would you mind showing me a close-up of how your side stand attaches?
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Old 12-22-2012, 12:21 PM   #33
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I like the OEM plate, haven't tried the others.
The GS plate fits well along the headers.

Did the sidestand not want to work at the aft engine pin location?

Would you mind showing me a close-up of how your side stand attaches?

Also, where and how did you attach your front indicators? I've zip-tied mine on for now, but have bought some small LED replacements.
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Old 12-22-2012, 12:47 PM   #34
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Would you mind showing me a close-up of how your side stand attaches?
can do, but for now check out Carl's thread in vendors: http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=643293&highlight=Carl
I'll point out that on his design, the forward hole is threaded, so the engine pin screws into the plate bracket that the sidestand is mounted on.

Regarding the turn signals, my R80ST has those mounted to the headlamp & instrument carrier... more like an R65 assembly than what the R80GS Basic has, AFAIK.
Fortunately for me, it bolts-up to the GS triple tree easily with the addition of two simple brackets at top. There are another two attach point at the lower yoke which work perfectly with no modifications.
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Old 12-22-2012, 01:11 PM   #35
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Sidestands. Carl's stand is a copy of the Phil design. That attaches to the rear engine mounts & the back of the footpeg pivots.

The Migsel design uses the rear mounts & a shackle type design onto the frame

I've looked at yours for a while & struggle to see how it would mount...What's the history on this? It does look as if it is supposed to use the rear engine & flick up into the space behind the muffler.
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Old 12-22-2012, 01:12 PM   #36
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Thanks for the link. I guess I could somehow mount it back there, with a bit of modification. I'll have another look at it.

Because you had the later forks, I thought that your indicators would have been mounted at the top of the fork. I hadn't realized that the ST has different mounting points.

Now I remember why the rear mounting position wasn't so good. It interfered with the shifter and I don't like the fact that the side stand would extend so far back towards the rear wheel.
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Old 12-22-2012, 01:18 PM   #37
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Sidestands.
I've looked at yours for a while & struggle to see how it would mount...What's the history on this? It does look as if it is supposed to use the rear engine & flick up into the space behind the muffler.
Supposedly it's for an Airhead and I can buy it for $100, so it's worth messing with it for a bit.
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Old 12-25-2012, 05:13 PM   #38
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As some of you might know, Basil has been a little reluctant to drop his revs when throttling off. He's a real goer. Sometimes, especially on steep down hill section, this can scare the rider.

I've been advised to remove the inspection cover on the bean can and lube the weights. If I sound like I know what I am doing, that's purely coincidental

Like the good boy I am, I disconnected the battery before removing the front cover.

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It looked pretty filthy in there and I couldn't see an inspection cover, so a bit of cleaning was in order.



I know, those photos suck

But I did find the inspection cover



and soon after, the macro setting on the camera



The little cover has two little vents, either that, or I poke them in while removing the thing with a chisel.

I went and sprayed CRC in there trying to hit the pivot points. I was clever enough to rotate the crankshaft.

Hopefully this will make a difference, I am tempted to buy an upgraded ignition system, but I don't have a spare $500.

I also found some metal fuzz stuck to the alternator and some of the contacts. Where did that come from? Maybe there was a lot of metal in Muriwai's black sand, I cleaned enough out of there? Where else could it come from?



Merry Christmas, by the way. The weather sucks, so I am doing this.
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Old 12-25-2012, 05:35 PM   #39
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Actually, in this instance I have to agree with Supershaft. A hanging idle is most often a symptom of the mixture screw needing adjustment.
  • Adjust the values;
  • Make sure you have a clean air filter.
  • Take the bike for a 10-15km ride
  • Then balance the idle adjustment for the throttle cables, to make sure that they are evenly set.
  • Once that is set, adjust the mixture screws according to whichever system rings your bells, either the bing way, or the mid point between the highest idle.
  • Rebalance the carbs
Each carb adjusts individually - i.e., they don't have to be set the same no of turns out. While I was working out the carb issues with Gus I had plenty of experience with this. I do the mid point adjustment - the bing adjustment is fiddlier.
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Old 12-25-2012, 06:22 PM   #40
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Thanks for that Steve. I hate adjusting the carbs and the last time just did it by feel and sound. Clearly it wasn't good enough.
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Old 12-25-2012, 10:52 PM   #41
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Black, and white with a blue frame have to be the best colours for a BMW IMHO. Although the bumble bee look is OK too.
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Old 12-25-2012, 10:56 PM   #42
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Would you mind showing me a close-up of how your side stand attaches?

Here`s mine.

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Old 12-25-2012, 11:28 PM   #43
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You have a great looking bike.

I guess it's very unlikely, but having that side stand where it is would make me nervous about knocking it into the spokes on a rock or a stump.

One day I want to give Basil a good overhaul. Especially the engine and the gearbox. While it would be neat to have the bike look like new again, I'd feel guilty taking it anywhere rough.
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Old 12-26-2012, 02:45 AM   #44
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Haven't got it yet, I need to get it registered, insured and pay for it before I pick it up. Maybe tomorrow, if not, next week when I get a few days off together.
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Old 12-26-2012, 12:24 PM   #45
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Haven't got it yet, I need to get it registered, insured and pay for it before I pick it up. Maybe tomorrow, if not, next week when I get a few days off together.
I would be on sleeping pills.
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