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Old 02-27-2008, 02:39 PM   #91
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Thanks Rob, that's great! don't know that I believe the bit about 370 lbs...
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Old 02-27-2008, 02:44 PM   #92
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Thanks Rob, that's great! don't know that I believe the bit about 370 lbs...
or the 50Hp

maybe they meant 370lbs without gas, trans oil, rear diff oil, the float bowls drained and no air in the tires
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Old 02-27-2008, 02:53 PM   #93
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iv'e read that some manufacturers measure dry weight without the battery even. though i didn't think bmw did that.


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or the 50Hp

maybe they meant 370lbs without gas, trans oil, rear diff oil, the float bowls drained and no air in the tires
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Old 02-27-2008, 04:15 PM   #94
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Nothing like a little optimism?

The electric start was an optional extra on the 80/81 bikes so I suppose 370lbs with this junked and a dry bike might be plausible.

I think it's great the speed you're moving on that bike Solo. If it turns out anything like your Paralever GS it's going to be a great bike.

One of the UKGsers put his siebenrocked 1000 G/s on the Dyno and It measured 43BHP at the back wheel. The standard bikes obviously going to be a lot lower than that. I've heard 37BHP quoted.

This is it on the Dyno

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Old 02-27-2008, 04:43 PM   #95
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[quote=Rob Farmer]I think it's great the speed you're moving on that bike Solo. [quote]

Only my job, wife and kids are slowing me down!

[quote=Rob Farmer]If it turns out anything like your Paralever GS it's going to be a great.[quote]

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Old 02-27-2008, 06:40 PM   #96
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Rob, that G/S is what I'm looking to do... thats a nice piece


Look at that thing jack in the cradle!
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Old 02-28-2008, 06:11 AM   #97
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Rob, that G/S is what I'm looking to do... thats a nice piece
It was built by a Belgian guy and then bought into England by Johnny Boxer, he then sold it onto Wreford Miles (another UKGSer).

Johnny posted a few of the build pictures here :- http://www.ukgser.com/forums/showpos...9&postcount=10

The frames been heavily reinforced round the cylinder head and swinging arm pivots along with a 4" extension on the swinging arm. It's a really nice bike when you see it.

The European guys spend a fortune on their Airheads and never seem to hesitate to hack them about to suit their needs..quite an eye opener.

Weissbeers (Danish GSer) mono is one of my favourites - http://www.ukgser.com/forums/showpos...1&postcount=54

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Old 02-28-2008, 01:10 PM   #98
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Hey SOLO...congrads...sorry I missed out on your bike. I am just going to have to settle for that ugly 95PD Classic.
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Old 02-28-2008, 02:03 PM   #99
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Hey SOLO...congrads...sorry I missed out on your bike. I am just going to have to settle for that ugly 95PD Classic.
tough luck Tony !
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Old 02-28-2008, 04:31 PM   #100
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Airhead taking a dump?

I enjoyed the video of the Dyno test, but correct me if I am mistaken: did that old airhead take a dump at :19 and :40.

Sure looks like it. Check out the center of the engine under acceleration.

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Old 03-04-2008, 09:23 AM   #101
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Many parts have landed:

Race Tech emulators
Ohlins shock (so tasty!)
Acerbis hand protectors with built in turn signals
New tubes for the tires
R100GS muffler (sadly with the internals knocked free and shaking around)
anyone have a spare R100GS muffler?
carb rebuild kits

Still on the way:
R80G/S stock dual seat
4-valve K bike 4 piston caliper
BIG box o BMW parts!

The trans is ready to go back in tonight with the new neutral switch, splines lubed and the trans case is kinda cleaned up. The emissions have been ditched.

pix later!
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Old 03-04-2008, 09:51 AM   #102
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Looking forward to your 4-piston caliper mounting solution.
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Old 03-04-2008, 10:03 AM   #103
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Looking forward to your 4-piston caliper mounting solution.
I am trading emails with Boxerworks... they make a machined adapter for $70 for this application.
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Old 03-05-2008, 02:46 PM   #104
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I am trading emails with Boxerworks... they make a machined adapter for $70 for this application.
Well, after seeing the boxerworks caliper adapter I do not think I am going to go that route. Currently have a line on a second rotor and caliper to go with dual front stock brakes on my G/S...

Anyone want to buy my now spare 4-valve K bike caliper? $60 including shipping to you! Boxerworks sells an adapter for $70 to mount it to your G/S forks...

Here is a shot of a G/S with the caliper bracket from boxerworks
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Old 03-06-2008, 10:09 AM   #105
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Quick update:

Trans back in
Stripped shaft drain hole fixed!
Carbs ready to be dunked
Odyssey battery on the bench
Rear tube pulled last night (holed) new tube ready to go in!
Seat arrived last night...

With some luck , and a late night or two I may take my first test ride Sunday!!!!!!

Here's a shot from this morning... looking good huh?

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