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larryboy 09-18-2011 11:56 AM

Overgrown Offroad Zombie
 
If BMW destruction bothers you, stick to the hover and resist the click. :deal


I picked up this 2001 1150GS in a trade and realized that needed upkeep was more than I could afford...conversion to something better was my only choice or so the voices told me.:dunno


Start with this:

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a32...e/P1040002.jpg


Watch the flea market and find an XRR front end:

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a32...e/P1040006.jpg


Remove 149 pounds of crap to get to this:

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a32...e/P1040019.jpg


Find a CR500 frame on the 'list for $65, it's steel and uses the same head bearings and races as an XR650R:

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a32...e/P1040007.jpg


Cut a little bit at a time for mockup:

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a32...e/P1040053.jpg


Tell silly Lily to stop bothering me:

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a32...e/P1040049.jpg


Start making parts:

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a32...e/P1040050.jpg

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a32...e/P1040051.jpg


Enjoy the look on my Father-n-laws face when he sees what I've done to this fine BMW:

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a32...e/P1040052.jpg


Start adding tube:

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a32...e/P1040058.jpg


Realized I put the fuel tank mounts in the wrong spot, back bone hits the tank...hmm, I better put it on it's feet before I get too crazy with the welder.

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a32...e/P1040061.jpg


That last picture was nine days into the build. I spent some time measuring and ordering parts between selling the 1150GS parts I don't need anymore. Figured out the tank mounting and some other stuff. Then I got the flu and lost 10 pounds, in recovery mode now...maybe some bike progress today.


Stay tuned...a buddy is helping me figure out how to run a stand alone electronic ignition without the Motronic and I'm putting carburators on it too.

I have to start test riding this thing by the end of October as my wife and I are riding it two-up in November all over Death Zombie Valley. :deal

andyhol 09-18-2011 12:04 PM

weight as it stands? very very cool imho

bk brkr baker 09-18-2011 12:05 PM

Watch out !
Them propeller fellers are massing for an attack!:rofl

larryboy 09-18-2011 12:09 PM

I was at 430 before I started putting parts back on. I'll have to do a final teardown for paint and will weigh stuff as it goes back on.

Edit: I'm hoping for 480 pounds ready to ride, with hard bags and mounts I'll probably end up at 500 pounds. 81 pounds lighter than stock.

roadrage 09-18-2011 12:45 PM

Put the Harley wheels on it!!! :-)

Cool hackage!

sailah 09-18-2011 01:49 PM

Sweet, I like your style

fatpony 09-18-2011 02:19 PM

YOU are my hero and an inspiration! Please continue. Thanks, Mike

CamoGreg 09-18-2011 02:48 PM

:lurk

Quote:

He wasn't right...in the head.
http://blog.tmcnet.com/blog/tom-keat...ad-stephen.jpg

:lol3

rallyman1978 09-18-2011 03:04 PM

:photog:lurk

Wolfgang55 09-18-2011 03:46 PM

So the BMW 1150 was to costly to keep up on the maintenance.

You keep the motor & put carbs on board.

You do have a vision & I too want to see it run & stop.

Good luck.

SFKLR 09-18-2011 04:02 PM

Register it as a plated XR. Insure it as a cr500. Tell others it's a BMW. Ride it like you stole it.

larryboy 09-18-2011 04:47 PM

Oh yeah, I traded the gauges for a rear GSA model rear wheel with a new TKC on it. Gonna have to pick up a fresh rear rotor as I let the rotor go with the wheel set I sold.


http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a32...0Zombie/GS.jpg

Poolside 09-18-2011 06:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by larryboy (Post 16882339)

I'm actually trying a small Magura clutch master to save weight, we'll see if it can move enough fluid.

The OE master bore diameter is 16mm and the slave is 24mm. Based on the 'engagement range' of the OE clutch I'd guess that a 10% smaller master bore diameter still might work. Say 14.5mm as a minimum diameter.

But since Magura makes the OE BMW master, you might find a 16mm Magura part. If so, on the old and new clutch levers check the centerline distance between the clutch lever pin and the piston pin. For the same bore diameter, that dimension determines lever throw.

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larryboy 09-18-2011 06:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Poolside (Post 16883947)
The OE master bore diameter is 16mm and the slave is 24mm. Based on the 'engagement range' of the OE clutch I'd guess that a 10% smaller master bore diameter still might work. Say 14.5mm as a minimum diameter.

But since Magura makes the OE BMW master, you might find a 16mm Magura part. If so, on the old and new clutch levers check the centerline distance between the clutch lever pin and the piston pin. For the same bore diameter, that dimension determines lever throw.



I'm more of a bolt it on, bleed it and see if it works kind of guy. :wink: Clutch master is in stock, I have a couple of different ones I can try. Probably get to it after the new springs go in the forks and front end is complete.

Poolside 09-18-2011 06:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by larryboy (Post 16884035)

I'm more of a bolt it on, bleed it and see if it works kind of guy. :wink:

Yea, I am getting that feeling about you :lol3

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