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Forum: Hacks 07-19-2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 225
Views: 16,165
Posted By twintwin
One baby step at the time, GSA has a new clutch,...

One baby step at the time, GSA has a new clutch, still struggling with the valve brake line, adapter, but will go next week to a automotive shop where they can fabricate custom brake lines.

India...
Forum: Hacks 07-10-2014, 02:28 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 16,165
Posted By twintwin
Update. I have already ordered the 2 ...

Update.

I have already ordered the 2 Spiegler brake lines with banjo on all 4 ends. My mistake, I did not check the fitting on the valve before ordering, and anyway I did not know anything...
Forum: Hacks 07-10-2014, 05:07 AM
Replies: 225
Views: 16,165
Posted By twintwin
Still no luck in my adapter search. One...

Still no luck in my adapter search.

One precision following RAZ1 comment, the male tapered thread on part A is 3/8, in case a tapered adapter would be available somewhere!

If Claude and...
Forum: Hacks 07-09-2014, 06:23 AM
Replies: 225
Views: 16,165
Posted By twintwin
Thanks all for your replies, and as you say, I...

Thanks all for your replies, and as you say, I suspect there is somewhere a adaptor for my application, but how and where to find it???, too many parameters to google, and of course no specific...
Forum: Hacks 07-07-2014, 01:01 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 16,165
Posted By twintwin
Hi all. Back in the US for a couple...

Hi all.

Back in the US for a couple weeks. The GSA is right now on the lift table, rear subframe up, clutch changed, I put a Siebenrock "heavy duty" oil proof clutch plate. The old EOM one was...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 06-02-2014, 08:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,186
Posted By twintwin
You should also ask this question in the Hacks...

You should also ask this question in the Hacks section, as 99% of the Ural in the US run on 3 wheels.
Forum: Hacks 05-27-2014, 09:24 PM
Replies: 469
Views: 46,477
Posted By twintwin
I love it, good job DB, I will have to do the...

I love it, good job DB, I will have to do the same on my rig.
Could you elaborate what exactly were the differences in between your present setup and the one Claude did?
Now, where are you going...
Forum: Hacks 05-12-2014, 02:23 AM
Replies: 225
Views: 16,165
Posted By twintwin
This post has nothing to do with my GS rig, as...

This post has nothing to do with my GS rig, as I'm still in India.
But I just wanted to share a small video I recently did, about of a couple R. E. rides in the countryside, north of Bangalore....
Forum: Ride reports 04-23-2014, 09:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 984
Posted By twintwin
Thank you for sharing and great writing. I live...

Thank you for sharing and great writing. I live in Bangalore since almost a year now, and did 4k km on my R.E. I was smiling, reading every line of your report, because I went through all your...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-10-2014, 03:13 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 375
Posted By twintwin
1/2 million flat-twin GS manufactured so far

Sorry if it's a 205! and double sorry it is in French!

http://auto.orange.fr/2-roues/actualites/52168-la_500_000e_bmw_gs_vient_de_sortir_des_chaines.html...
Forum: Hacks 03-28-2014, 02:00 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 16,165
Posted By twintwin
Thanks Drone for the mixed revue regarding the...

Thanks Drone for the mixed revue regarding the Siebenrock clutch, and I'm surprised that on ADV (GSpot) they are very few feedback on this plate. I will do more research before pulling the trigger....
Forum: Hacks 03-28-2014, 09:40 AM
Replies: 225
Views: 16,165
Posted By twintwin
On a lighter note

I brought from Bangalore India some light that are mounted on the front wheel fender of the tuk tuk or auto rickshaw, 3 wheelers taxi. There are every where, more than a couple 100K in the streets of...
Forum: Hacks 03-27-2014, 05:49 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,622
Posted By twintwin
Thanks Jay, this must be the solution, I love...

Thanks Jay, this must be the solution, I love ADV:clap
There is also another valve ref # 136-2000035
http://www.jegs.com/i/Baer-Brake/136/2000035/10002/-1...
Forum: Hacks 03-26-2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,622
Posted By twintwin
Thanks Jay for your input, smart thinking and...

Thanks Jay for your input, smart thinking and logical expertise. I have a rear GS rotor 10.3/4" in diameter and a rear GS Brembo on the chair. The brake line of the chair is directly linked to the...
Forum: Hacks 03-26-2014, 06:11 AM
Replies: 242
Views: 28,217
Posted By twintwin
http://www.greencarreports.com/news/1089440_worlds...

http://www.greencarreports.com/news/1089440_worlds-cheapest-new-car-tata-nano-gets-diesel-option (http://www.greencarreports.com/news/1089440_worlds-cheapest-new-car-tata-nano-gets-diesel-option)
...
Forum: Hacks 03-26-2014, 04:50 AM
Replies: 225
Views: 16,165
Posted By twintwin
Regarding my dead clutch, when I open too much...

Regarding my dead clutch, when I open too much the throttle, the engine revs and nothing happen, only the strong smell of a burning clutch.

For the front end, the one you see here is an EZS...
Forum: Hacks 03-26-2014, 04:24 AM
Replies: 225
Views: 16,165
Posted By twintwin
This is the same Siebenrock cluctch, offered by...

This is the same Siebenrock cluctch, offered by Wunderlich.

You can find also this cluch at Moto-bins, based in England, with some OEM clutch parts, much cheaper than in the US, and useful...
Forum: Hacks 03-25-2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 16,165
Posted By twintwin
Thanks Dave for the input, the bike has 28K...

Thanks Dave for the input, the bike has 28K miles, but the clutch was already weak before I hacked it. I guess, as you advised me, I will go with the Siebenrock clutch. I will definitively not go...
Forum: Hacks 03-25-2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,622
Posted By twintwin
My R1150GSA rig has also a linked chair brake to...

My R1150GSA rig has also a linked chair brake to the rear of the bike. But when I apply, even gently, the rear break pedal, the wheel of the chair locks way too easily. I was wondering if you run...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-25-2014, 05:32 AM
Replies: 1,345
Views: 438,142
Posted By twintwin
My R1150GSA rig

http://twintwin.smugmug.com/Other/R1100GS-twin/i-8gkvSQ4/0/L/IMG_8039-L.jpg
Forum: Hacks 03-24-2014, 11:32 AM
Replies: 225
Views: 16,165
Posted By twintwin
finale update

So after wrenching a couple days, the new swing arm needed some alterations, I did a small test ride, 20 miles. Now the steering is finally easy, and the value of the new trail is indeed about 1.5"....
Forum: Hacks 03-22-2014, 03:25 AM
Replies: 225
Views: 16,165
Posted By twintwin
update

Just back to the US for 2 weeks, geeezzze it is so cold here in NY, I thought spring has already started!

A couple days ago, I got the new swing arm from EZS, perfect timing.
As you can see,...
Forum: Hacks 03-05-2014, 03:42 AM
Replies: 242
Views: 28,217
Posted By twintwin
Tata Nano

Well, 4 month and 2500 km later, I'm still very impressed by the capability of this $ 4K made in India vehicle. Fun to drive, reminds me my GS rigs, and much more cheaper.
...
Forum: Hacks 02-26-2014, 04:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 795
Posted By twintwin
Just for DB, one pretty girl from our generation....

Just for DB, one pretty girl from our generation.


http://twintwin.smugmug.com/Other/R1100GS-twin/i-ThmCk7h/0/O/tumblr_mowsx0x9Ol1riqfrqo1_500.jpg
Forum: Hacks 02-04-2014, 02:17 AM
Replies: 6,357
Views: 2,306,086
Posted By twintwin
Hi from India

I stopped this morning at an automobile shop in a busy auto part street in Bangalore, to get some lights for my GS rig ($10 the pair), and here what I parked near by (the R.E. with the white helmet...
Forum: Hacks 02-01-2014, 04:01 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,743
Posted By twintwin
I guess Drone was referring to Murph's rig, same...

I guess Drone was referring to Murph's rig, same combo, same color shame, same tank, but Mobec 2wd and front wheel car tire.

http://wherethehellismurph.blogspot.in/...
Forum: Hacks 01-09-2014, 07:37 PM
Replies: 469
Views: 46,477
Posted By twintwin
Good to hear Dave that you will go with the L.L....

Good to hear Dave that you will go with the L.L. set up, next logical step for the GS hack owner. I cannot wait to see, once again. Claude's magic at work. Let us know when your rig will be ready, I...
Forum: Hacks 10-11-2013, 02:22 AM
Replies: 225
Views: 16,165
Posted By twintwin
Already taken care of. EZS will send me a new...

Already taken care of. EZS will send me a new swingarm (same length than the one I have) but with the brackets for the legs 1.5" farther from the axle, and will also relocate the brackets for the...
Forum: Hacks 10-09-2013, 12:49 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 16,165
Posted By twintwin
Alright, you all deserve to know ...

Alright, you all deserve to know

http://twintwin.smugmug.com/Other/R1100GS-twin/i-kb4SqjL/0/L/PA090028-L.jpg

http://twintwin.smugmug.com/Other/R1100GS-twin/i-zGkKSsh/0/X2/lucius620077-X2.jpg...
Forum: Hacks 10-07-2013, 01:16 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 16,165
Posted By twintwin
OK I'm on my own now, NOBODY told or explained me...

OK I'm on my own now, NOBODY told or explained me in the beginning of this tread how to measure the trail on this thing, and what would be the best method to get an accurate measurement on this...
Forum: Hacks 10-05-2013, 03:57 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 16,165
Posted By twintwin
Thanks you Cleatus, I 1000% agree and I feel it...

Thanks you Cleatus, I 1000% agree and I feel it when I ride this dam thing:evil
Forum: Hacks 10-05-2013, 03:54 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 16,165
Posted By twintwin
The value of the wheel base given by EZS still...

The value of the wheel base given by EZS still get stock in the back of my head.

He said I should have 61.85" (1571mm) and I have 63, just tripled check, maybe he did a typo! again if I put in...
Forum: Hacks 10-05-2013, 10:13 AM
Replies: 225
Views: 16,165
Posted By twintwin
Bingo episode 2

Sorry to confuse every body with all those measurements, I agree the method of calculation of the trail is some how approximatif, but only with a difference of a couple x/16 of an inch, and when you...
Forum: Hacks 10-04-2013, 04:35 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 16,165
Posted By twintwin
Here is where I'm really confused, if I move the...

Here is where I'm really confused, if I move the legs to the other hole, and in fact, reduce then the wheelbase, I will increase the trail, no? I remember in an early post in this thread, post # 30,...
Forum: Hacks 10-04-2013, 04:26 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 16,165
Posted By twintwin
But the hand shake is at low speed only, with the...

But the hand shake is at low speed only, with the other tires I did not have this issue, Ok will try tomorrow, but pray for me please.
Forum: Hacks 10-04-2013, 12:02 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 16,165
Posted By twintwin
I have also a 33/11, but before starting to...

I have also a 33/11, but before starting to brainstorm about the FD gearing, would like to resolve this trail issue. I guess I will meet again this week end with the R1150R rig, and try to take more...
Forum: Hacks 10-04-2013, 11:58 AM
Replies: 225
Views: 16,165
Posted By twintwin
Yes but much wider in the front. Test ride...

Yes but much wider in the front.
Test ride without the damper, no way, the shaking will be worth, no!
Forum: Hacks 10-04-2013, 09:25 AM
Replies: 225
Views: 16,165
Posted By twintwin
Upadte

Did a test ride this morning, but still heavy steering, cannot take a turn, especially the left, without pushing very hard on the handlebar. :cry
The rig seems more stable, but in the turns same...
Forum: Hacks 10-04-2013, 09:08 AM
Replies: 225
Views: 16,165
Posted By twintwin
Thanks Claude, Dave and FR700 for your kind...

Thanks Claude, Dave and FR700 for your kind words, I will miss my rigs, but guess, what ADVrider is available in India.:1drink

Claude, same day as the picture above, really good memories.
...
Forum: Hacks 10-03-2013, 04:07 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 16,165
Posted By twintwin
Meet the Rocket

The Continental 75/55/15, the 165/80 in the center of course for comparison
http://twintwin.smugmug.com/Other/R1100GS-twin/i-hZjNskM/0/L/PA030015-L.jpg
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