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Forum: Ride reports 09-17-2013, 12:45 PM
Replies: 1,039
Views: 212,630
Posted By Corona
Great photos again DickyB! Was thinking of you...

Great photos again DickyB! Was thinking of you and missing my GS when I was in Cesme two weeks ago for a wedding. Hope all is well.

Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk 2
Forum: Equipment 06-01-2013, 11:36 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,923
Posted By Corona
Forgot to add it weighs 248 Grams.

Forgot to add it weighs 248 Grams.
Forum: Equipment 06-01-2013, 11:33 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,923
Posted By Corona
I decided that this combination is easily going...

I decided that this combination is easily going to be strong enough. If I receive an impact able to easily penetrate it I have bigger problems.

This time round I use hot glue and wooden tongue...
Forum: Equipment 06-01-2013, 11:26 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,923
Posted By Corona
What seemed to be happening with the previous...

What seemed to be happening with the previous test samples was that the Kevlar was not given enough room to stretch. The alternating carbon layers shattered and created sharp edges which cut the...
Forum: Equipment 05-29-2013, 03:29 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,923
Posted By Corona
It is made! Oh how I hate Kevlar. It is a...

It is made!

Oh how I hate Kevlar. It is a bitch to cut, file and sand. New armour is rock solid though, pics and tests to follow.
Forum: Equipment 05-25-2013, 05:34 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,923
Posted By Corona
Having done a bit of research it seems my...

Having done a bit of research it seems my carbon/kevlar alternating layers is probably reducing the effectiveness of the kevlar. I have just laid up:

1 x Plain weave 200 gsm CF
1 x -45/+45...
Forum: Equipment 05-14-2013, 04:05 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,923
Posted By Corona
Yeah. I am currently bidding on an old oven on...

Yeah. I am currently bidding on an old oven on eBay so I can post cure properly. I am using a relatively generic Epoxy at the moment designed for marine use but it is nearly finished so I will...
Forum: Equipment 05-14-2013, 02:15 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,923
Posted By Corona
So I tested the new layup ... ...

So I tested the new layup ...

http://www.bentinck.org/composite/armour/wave2/6.jpg

Impact of a hammer blow with roughly similar force to the previous piece.
...
Forum: Equipment 05-14-2013, 01:41 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,923
Posted By Corona
I was planning to set-up a more scientific...

I was planning to set-up a more scientific testing rig using a long pipe and a cylindrical weight of known mass being dropped down it onto a metal rod with known area surface area in contact with the...
Forum: Equipment 05-14-2013, 11:14 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,923
Posted By Corona
I created a test panel using the same layup and...

I created a test panel using the same layup and got to testing.

http://www.bentinck.org/composite/armour/wave2/1.jpg

I tried recording the impact using a GoPro at 240 FPS but it wasn't as...
Forum: Equipment 04-30-2013, 03:07 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,923
Posted By Corona
I will impact test a material sample, hopefully...

I will impact test a material sample, hopefully tomorrow. I will post pics/vids once completed.
Forum: Equipment 04-29-2013, 12:13 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,923
Posted By Corona
I did think it over lapped the edges of the...

I did think it over lapped the edges of the Forcefield by a little too much. I will think about how to make a smaller one.

To put my mind (and some of the forum members minds) at rest I have just...
Forum: Equipment 04-28-2013, 10:54 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,923
Posted By Corona
Oh and here: Layer one 1 x 200 g/sqm plain...

Oh and here:

Layer one 1 x 200 g/sqm plain weave carbon
Layer two 1 x 330 g/sqm high modulus tri-axial carbon fibre
Layer three 1 x 200 g/sqm plain weave carbon

The strength is in the...
Forum: Equipment 04-28-2013, 10:52 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,923
Posted By Corona
I do have Kevlar available but I decided not to...

I do have Kevlar available but I decided not to use it. It has a greater resistance to wetting and is more prone to de-lamination. The main reason however is I hate working with it. It wrecks your...
Forum: Equipment 04-28-2013, 01:58 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,923
Posted By Corona
It wears pretty good. I think I will have to make...

It wears pretty good. I think I will have to make it a closer fit if I want to also fit it under my sports bike leathers.
Forum: Equipment 04-27-2013, 04:09 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,923
Posted By Corona
http://www.bentinck.org/composite/armour/025.jpg ...

http://www.bentinck.org/composite/armour/025.jpg

Time to remove the protective tape.

http://www.bentinck.org/composite/armour/026.jpg

Shiny, shiny.

...
Forum: Equipment 04-27-2013, 04:04 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,923
Posted By Corona
http://www.bentinck.org/composite/armour/016.jpg ...

http://www.bentinck.org/composite/armour/016.jpg

I put the layup on top of my boiler to give it some extra heat while it cured over night.

http://www.bentinck.org/composite/armour/017.jpg
...
Forum: Equipment 04-27-2013, 03:58 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,923
Posted By Corona
http://www.bentinck.org/composite/armour/010.jpg ...

http://www.bentinck.org/composite/armour/010.jpg

First of all I measured out the required fabric using my template.

http://www.bentinck.org/composite/armour/011.jpg

Make sure to protect your...
Forum: Equipment 04-27-2013, 03:47 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,923
Posted By Corona
Creating your own Carbon Fibre body armour

So after crashing one of the BMW 2012 GS Challenge bikes head first into a tree which totalled the headlight and instrument cluster I have been thinking about how I was glad I hadn't been skewered by...
Forum: Ride reports 01-22-2012, 07:54 AM
Replies: 1,039
Views: 212,630
Posted By Corona
Wow I wish I was there now. Strap the ice axe and...

Wow I wish I was there now. Strap the ice axe and crampons on the back of the bike and head up into the hills for some mountaineering. Now that would be a dream. Hope your keeping well DickyB.
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-21-2011, 03:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,441
Posted By Corona
I try to never fill the bike with 95E-10 (10...

I try to never fill the bike with 95E-10 (10 percent Ethanol) found in Europe. If I recollect correctly I managed this the entire trip. No such blended petrol forced apon us in the UK yet ...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-21-2011, 11:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,441
Posted By Corona
Not really and the bike was often unloaded when...

Not really and the bike was often unloaded when off-road for the whole day. From the on-board gauge I would guess its around 50 mpg. Certainly better MPG than motorway cruising.

Trip was great I...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-20-2011, 03:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,441
Posted By Corona
6000 mile trip fuel figures for the f800gs

I have just returned from a 6000 mile, 6 week journey through Europe and around Turkey. I was interested to see how the bike did on fuel so I recorded miles and amount of fuel almost every time I...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-16-2011, 01:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 814
Posted By Corona
I really dislike the Pirelli Scorpion trails that...

I really dislike the Pirelli Scorpion trails that came with the bike. The front feels really vague and all over the place, both on and off the road. I have also had two front tyres perish. One was...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-16-2011, 01:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,565
Posted By Corona
So I took the bike to the BMW official dealer in...

So I took the bike to the BMW official dealer in Izmir to find out that BMW consider the chain a consumable item and it is not covered under warranty, even if it is failing after 9 thousand miles. It...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-09-2011, 11:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,457
Posted By Corona
I have just ticked over 4k miles on my current...

I have just ticked over 4k miles on my current journey on the stock lowered seat and it is finally getting to me. 8+ hours / 500km a day on it repeatedly is just too much. Time for a new seat on my...
Forum: Ride reports 08-09-2011, 10:54 AM
Replies: 1,039
Views: 212,630
Posted By Corona
David thanks again for showing me such a great...

David thanks again for showing me such a great time. While I was heading to Denzili I came across this little fella wandering along the tarmac of a mountain pass. How he survived the maniac pickup...
Forum: Ride reports 08-07-2011, 10:31 AM
Replies: 1,039
Views: 212,630
Posted By Corona
http://www.bentinck.org/bike/DSC_2741s.JPG ...

http://www.bentinck.org/bike/DSC_2741s.JPG

David chasing me down as I pootle along.
Forum: Ride reports 08-07-2011, 10:25 AM
Replies: 1,039
Views: 212,630
Posted By Corona
Got to have those all important carpet farkles ;)...

Got to have those all important carpet farkles ;) I am sure Touratech will have them in no time!
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-06-2011, 02:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,565
Posted By Corona
Well it has been cleaned once in its 8k mile life...

Well it has been cleaned once in its 8k mile life so I don't see that being a problem :P I will chase BMW and see what they say. If no dice I will swear loudly and buy a good brand chain and be done...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-05-2011, 04:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,565
Posted By Corona
Castrol again wax in a spray can. Workable fine...

Castrol again wax in a spray can. Workable fine on my other bikes.
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-03-2011, 11:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,565
Posted By Corona
Thanks for the advice. I will be on tarmac or...

Thanks for the advice. I will be on tarmac or hard packed trails so there will be no mud and I will get the chain swapped out when possible.
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-03-2011, 12:59 PM
Replies: 869
Views: 136,881
Posted By Corona
This is how it works. It can't be fixed AFAIK...

This is how it works. It can't be fixed AFAIK this is design intent due to the shape of the tank. Mine only gets really accurate when down to the last 1/3 of the tank.
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-03-2011, 12:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,892
Posted By Corona
Oh I will post a pic when I get some time.

Oh I will post a pic when I get some time.
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-03-2011, 12:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,892
Posted By Corona
I am currently on a trip and have been rather...

I am currently on a trip and have been rather unhappy with the weight distribution of the bike. I have two Kriega US-10 bags on top of the BMW Alu adventure panniers and I tried fitting them to the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-03-2011, 12:05 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 94,614
Posted By Corona
Interesting. I am on a trip at the moment and I...

Interesting. I am on a trip at the moment and I am getting some problems with my hands due to the vibes caused by my BBs over 5 weeks. My interim plan has been to buy some lead fishing weights and...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-03-2011, 10:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,565
Posted By Corona
What the hell, where have my o-rings gone?

So I am currently in Turkey near Kas having ridden my 800 from London in the UK 5 weeks previously. I stopped at a beach for a swim. When I came out I sat around for a while drying off in the sun...
Forum: Face plant 07-24-2011, 01:49 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,467
Posted By Corona
http://www.bentinck.org/bike/adv_roundabout.JPG ...

http://www.bentinck.org/bike/adv_roundabout.JPG

This is the bad boy :)
Forum: Face plant 07-24-2011, 01:46 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,467
Posted By Corona
Graemsay that round about is just down the road...

Graemsay that round about is just down the road from me. For those who have not taken it before it is really confusing and the sign posts don't make it look any clearer when it appears as some crazy...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 07-23-2011, 12:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,592
Posted By Corona
GPSMAP 60CSx vs 62s for map draw speed and routing

I am currently in Turkey having ridden from the UK and have been some what frustrated at the performance of the Garmin GPSMAP 60CSx. In the UK it behaved fine but in some of the large urban areas...
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