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Let us just take a quiet moment to remember that Mrs. Zog has one of these (http://www.mossberg.com/product/maverick-88-security-31046/) and knows how to use it...  ::)

Good choice for home defence...  :thumleft:

...and erring spouses?
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BMW Airheads / Re: How to turn any airhead model into a GS.
« on: February 21, 2018, 02:53:26 pm »
I have some bits to put into the Gnarler concept too!
I have decided NOT to do Frankenbeemer so I will be selling #2 G/S later in the year.
(Blatant hint)

Altus, we must get together.
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General Bike Related Banter / Re: BMW G310GS
« on: February 14, 2018, 08:14:23 am »
Despite the usual drivel from the BMW haters, I think this bike is going to find a good market in ZA.

It is low enough for the shorted rider like the many lady aspirant bikers that ALL the brands are ignoring.
It is going to be a very adequate commuter for those who are tired of lugging their superadventuretourer through traffic.
(I prefer my Vespa GTS for this purpose, but there are those whose masculinity is too fragile to ride one.)

Ride it... you'll like it.   :ricky:

I wish all who buy one happiness and fun.
Enjoy!  :thumleft:
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Wild Dog Pictures / Re: SHOW US PICS OF YOUR PETS - Poll added
« on: January 04, 2018, 05:00:30 pm »
We had a sad case in the neighbourhood...
Couple living in rented house are getting divorced. 
Man moved out into flat.
Over December woman moves out, leaving 2 dogs and 2 cats behind.
Next door neighbour found out on his return from holiday.

We now have a new member of our family - we call him Benjy.
(He gets very anxious if any human female leaves the house and runs after them.
Clearly still suffering abandonment trauma.)
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BMW Airheads / Re: R100rs basket case
« on: January 04, 2018, 04:35:37 pm »
I have surplus push rods from an R80 engine I had to strip.
AFAIK they are the same length at the R100.
Measure and let me know.

Looks to be 74ish mm..

I meant the push rod, mate !  ;)
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BMW Airheads / Re: Kief Airhead pics
« on: December 06, 2017, 10:39:29 pm »
As an aside...

Did you know that jerrycan is ex German military WW2 design?
The German pressed steel fuel container is such a good design that it was sought after by the Allies
and has been copied as is ever since? It is now even named after the slang term "Jerry Can".

The design features 3 carry handles.
If you are carrying empty, you can carry one in each hand using the handle on the centre of gravity line.
If full, two persons carry one can between them, each using the outer handle and the knuckles on their hands just do not touch.
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Corner of Power St + Refinery Rd,  Germiston.
(Near the Lake)
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Getting more and more interesting...!   :thumleft:

I for one would like to buy a replacement 'solo' rear subframe for a G/S a la the Moorespeed one:
1. SINGLE 18mm tube 'squared-top' loop that goes from the usual mounting point near the swingarm bearing to a point BETWEEN the rider and the luggage rack.
2. Gusset /s to stiffen the junction between the single brace and the original profile sub-frame going forward and rearward (options on length of the luggage rack)
3. Bracket to mount an aftermarket exhaust (you can't get originals any more anyway!)
4. Seat and rear mudguard mounts, aftermarket LED rear light cluster with number plate mount high up against the luggage rack rear squared-top loop

I am sure that a "road frame" version could follow a similar method, allowing the fitting of twin shocks INSIDE the rear sub-frame and connecting to the same mounting position as the shock top bolt..
The frame I am busy building will be an exact copy of the G/S sub frame exept that it allows for space for a shock on the left side as well.
Naturally this will evolve into a design that will become uniquely my own.
We will need to sit and talk so you can elaborate on your ideas as I am open to any suggestions.


I am talking about a sub-frame where the diagonal brace runs from the lower frame mounting point
OUTSIDE the horizontal frame and goes over the top in a squared loop between the seat and the luggage rack.
This would provide secure strapping of luggage behind the rider to the rear frame squared loop. 
As in the Gletter.de version on Left, a gusset plate between the horizontal and diagonal tubes would stiffen the joint between them
and provide a mounting point for a hanger for the exhaust.
Similar to the Moorespeed on the right, but with ONE brace between seat and rack.
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Great on the IRS guy...!
(The woman clearly didn't get it all that morning.)  ;)

Enjoy young Zog's stay.  :thumleft:
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Aviation Board / Re: Aircraft Gooi
« on: November 21, 2017, 03:39:46 pm »
Kaftan chicks...  ;)

The late 60's to early 70's were wonderful...


Often, the kaftan was all they wore...  :drif:
Concealing but revealing.

Thread hijack Off
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BMW Airheads / Re: Kief Airhead pics
« on: November 21, 2017, 02:40:25 pm »
'Smooi...  :)
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I really like the main tube stiffener.
When you see the point at which failure occurred, it is so logical.
An internal tube would also work but would be far more difficult to weld in place.

Could the foot peg mount not be combined with the swingarm brace...?

I agree that the G/S and GS frames are becoming very scarce
and the road version is a more readily available frame for modification into specials.
In particular, using an 11X0 rear drive with single central shock would be the ultimate, don't you think?

As usual, Dust Devil is getting us all thinking and talking.
Mooi so, Altus!
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BMW Airheads / Re: to seal or not to seal
« on: November 14, 2017, 08:21:25 am »
There speaks the voice of experience...  :sip:
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Both people paid the company for the work done.

The first guy made his fortune by holding on to the gratuities he could have paid to those who do work for him.
"They get paid a salary for their work, don't they?"
Also he paid by credit card so he is using the bank's money while his own sits comfortably earning interest for up to 45 days.
He is miserly on the road to accumulating wealth.

The second guy appreciates what working for somebody else means
and that a tip or gratuity is an immediate "Thank you for your time and effort" to the actual worker.
He pays by debit card from money he has in the bank.
He knows what being frugal is from years of turning over the pennies twice.
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BMW Airheads / G/S Fuel petcock
« on: October 29, 2017, 12:12:44 am »
I really battled with a G/S petcock today...!  ::)

It is an odd setup.
The nut is dual threaded.
The thread on the petcock side is LH thread and on the fuel tank side is RH thread.
I struggled until I realised this duality.
I had thought it was LH right through.

Eventually I worked out how to get it to attach...

Turn the nut until it just threads onto the petcock.
Be sure to have the strainer in place as the base is a sealing washer.
Then press the nut and petcock into position on the tank and turn the nut only while you hold the petcock still.
The RH thread tightens the top and the LH thread tightens the bottom.
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General Bike Related Banter / Re: Wild Dog forum: Gumtree for bikers?
« on: September 30, 2017, 08:30:03 am »
People only sell bikes on here because people buy them....probably a good success rate.
Same goes for cars, luxury SUV's and 4x4's...they either selling them to members or getting leads. I take a look at most of them...can't help myself  ;)

Nothing wrong with giving your riding community first crack... :thumleft:

Gumtree has many crooks.
Here we look after our own.
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From Wikipedia:

An artesian aquifer is a confined aquifer containing groundwater under positive pressure.
This causes the water level in a well to rise to a point where hydrostatic equilibrium has been reached.
 A well drilled into such an aquifer is called an artesian well.

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