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Old 07-30-2010, 09:39 PM   #76
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Thanks for the link Bootlace
The boys are back on line as of today. ( No blogs allowed in Kazaksthan ?!)
Definitely worth a read....
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Old 09-14-2010, 10:37 PM   #77
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Old 09-15-2010, 04:37 PM   #78
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My first post, no problems with the Rooney's muffler in the river crossings. Done about 100,000kms since it was fitted and I even put a jack under it when I need to. In Germany they cannot believe we can register a bike that sound so good!
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Old 09-15-2010, 05:02 PM   #79
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Hi Chris, nice to see you posting! Glad to see everything's still going strong - I'm seriously envious of the bike and the trip.

You've got me thinking about that exhaust!

Also, I'm curious about your engine - can you tell us the specs?

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Old 09-15-2010, 06:57 PM   #80
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Yes, the exhaust. How do I get rid of the stock muffler and collector box and replace it with a tiny little thing that disappears? And hopefully doesn't adversely affect performance?

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Old 10-26-2010, 01:04 PM   #81
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Pix taken a cupla weeks ago in Yorkshire. About to be washed and put in a box to be sent back to OZ. A GOOD THING. No worries.etc.



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Old 10-27-2010, 04:20 AM   #82
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Question Almost ready for the moon and back

Amazing! Clearly Rooney is creative enough to do something besides cut-bend-weld a factory frame. I would love to give the build jigs to an aircraft fabricator and have the frame made up in Titanium; just think of a no-corrosion frame, weighing just 55% of the steel version, maybe less. There should be no risk of heat embrittlement since the frame is nowhere proximate to hi temp areas.
Only design change I might suggest is incorporating two removable (sacrificial) cradle frame sections to mount proper bash plate and protect the engine. Interesting to know the clearance, head angle and what choices one would have in a front end.

Anybody have Rooney's contact information? Prices?


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Box sections are all about cross sectional area. Make no mistake, that frame's hell for strong. The triangulated box section near the swingarm pivot points will be far stiffer than it'd ever need to be to resist any flexing that could ever be produced by those two tire contact patches.

Stressed member transmission? Wrong again. The engine's held in place, and becomes a bit of a stressed member by virtue of it's shape, though it bears no chassis load. The trans is bolted to the motor, just like a stock airhead.

Steering geometry appears to be a bit steeper than maybe BMW standards, but well within acceptable norms from manufacturers that build offroad bikes that actually handle well.

That's three for three.

You have any opinions founded in substantive reason?

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Old 10-27-2010, 10:56 AM   #83
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Old 10-27-2010, 04:29 PM   #84
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Anybody have Rooney's contact information? Prices?
Yes please!
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Old 10-27-2010, 04:44 PM   #85
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If if "95," "A-92, and "A-80" are gasoline, what's "gaz"? Is "dp" diesel?
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Old 10-27-2010, 05:23 PM   #86
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If if "95," "A-92, and "A-80" are gasoline, what's "gaz"? Is "dp" diesel?
DP is diesel. Gaz is natural gas.
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Old 03-10-2014, 08:32 PM   #87
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So this guy I know comes running into my business, looking for me, yelling about there are a couple of BMW's in the car wash next door....

It's Chris & Lindsay. I've never heard of these dudes prior to this meeting. They just got into the L.A. area and were getting the bikes ready to ship back to Aus.

They told me they've been on the road for five month's that started in South America. They're gunna be in town a couple of days, I hope to gather some more info.

True frickin' riders/explorers'. It was jaw dropping listening to there stories.

Chris's blog... http://www.chris-motorcycle-tours.com/



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Old 03-12-2014, 12:02 AM   #88
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Gee never seens Chris's bike so . . . . clean
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Old 03-12-2014, 12:33 AM   #89
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As I see it, Paul's addressed at least three important issues with his design:

1. Reduced Weight: Always beneficial in a sporting motorcycle as it enhances control.

2. Frame Rigidity: Always beneficial in a sporting motorcycle as it enhances control.

3. Steering Geometry: Rake appears to be more aggressive than BMW standard.
4. Air inlet higher for water crossings. It also don't face forwards - to collect splashed water and bugs. Don't know where the filter is .. would be good if the inlet side faced down to keep rubbish off it.

5. Lower heavy items (eg battery).. so the CoG is lower.

The main box section is reenforced at the front by a gusset going down to the steering head. At teh rear of the box section there is a lot of area where it interfaces with the rest of the frame.

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If only? Someone would do a 'plastic engine' http://www.automobilemag.com/feature...tty_holtzberg/ for a light motorcycle. Then the heaviest things are going to be food, water, fuel, me and cloths.. may be not in that order

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