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Old 07-11-2011, 02:12 AM   #466
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Cheers for that nutso. Now if you could do pictorial on how to torque the clutch bolts without munting them
Umm, like this? Longer bolts & a nut to wind them down?
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Old 07-17-2011, 12:27 AM   #467
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Just for something different, did lunch at Gladstone with the BMWOR today. Then a quick spin round Admirals Rd / Sommerhill Rd. Unfortunately chose the wrong side of the ranges. Miserable cold, & wet start to the ride. While it did clear slightly (or at least stopped raining) I understand that Wellington enjoyed a much better day.





That's a bloody nice 1150 GSA.

Passed a 1200gs being ridden the other way, in a group of riders. Bet he didn't have much tyre left at the end of the ride. The road witness marks said he was giving it heaps. He did a massive wheelie coming towards me....He definitely wasn't with the BMWOR.
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Old 07-21-2011, 01:30 AM   #468
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Just for something different, did lunch at Gladstone with the BMWOR today. Then a quick spin round Admirals Rd / Sommerhill Rd. Unfortunately chose the wrong side of the ranges. Miserable cold, & wet start to the ride. While it did clear slightly (or at least stopped raining) I understand that Wellington enjoyed a much better day.

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That's a bloody nice 1150 GSA.

Passed a 1200gs being ridden the other way, in a group of riders. Bet he didn't have much tyre left at the end of the ride. The road witness marks said he was giving it heaps. He did a massive wheelie coming towards me....He definitely wasn't with the BMWOR.
I love that ride even the tarseal bit at he martinborough end

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Old 07-24-2011, 08:45 PM   #469
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Hi Steve,

What drawing package did you use to draw these up?

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QUOTE=BMWRSNUT;16254586]Started looking at the YZ 250F forks again, given RDubb's triple clamps are appearing in the vendors section. Not that I intend to buy these. But what has interested me are the dimensions shown in the plans. My understanding is these were originally set up to take the 43mm upside down KTM forks. The current run is for 50mm conventional KTM forks used in the early 2000's.







Note that the YZ offset appears to be 26mm (though I see in another forum that they thought this 25mm).

The bottom YZ yoke look like it will will accept the BMW steering stem - so I am considering if I get a second hand one of them & press it in, or whether I get one made up. I don't want to use the one off my bike - that destroys the option of swapping backwards & forward during developement, and also destroys value if I sell them complete.

The top bearing appears to be the same as the BMW ones. The bottom one seems different.[/QUOTE]
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Old 07-24-2011, 11:27 PM   #470
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Hi Steve, What drawing package did you use to draw these up? Cheers, Barrie W
Didn't. These are R-dubbs drawings from this thread. .

HPM Guy is due to start the CNC machining today 25/7 US time. Triples will allow either 50mm WP Extreme conventional forks, or the more common upside down WP 4860 KTM forks (you choose). Cost US $350 + $18 for anodising + KTM stem & machining to accept BMW sized bearings (cost not yet stated) + shipping. Designed as a plug & play, with BMW offset 38mm. But you then need to sort forks, brakes, a wheel, & axle.

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Old 07-25-2011, 02:07 AM   #471
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So as a throw off line - anyone want some '05 48mm YZ forks? 25-26mm offset triples, comes complete with wheel & brakes?

Potential change of plan...
Hmmm....would that fit a DR650? The DR's 43mm I think, so I guess it would depend on the triple clamp.
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Old 07-25-2011, 02:51 AM   #472
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Hmmm....would that fit a DR650? The DR's 43mm I think, so I guess it would depend on the triple clamp.
Got an '03 YZ 46mm front end here. Even takes the DR brakes.
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Got an '03 YZ 46mm front end here. Even takes the DR brakes.
So it would fit....ish
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So after further discussion with the Treasurer, we've decided that while technically the HPM Guy Triples would be a better solution, the YZF forks are a more economic alternative, especially given I already have most of the components (forks, brakes, wheel etc)...
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So it would fit....ish
Yes....ish.

DR stem pressed in and a fraction ground off a bit of the brake caliper.

If the DR was my only bike then it'd be on there like a shot but the Intiminator'd front works well enough for me.
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So after further discussion with the Treasurer, ....
so what you are saying is there was an severe arse whipping when she found out how much you were going to spend?



so when is the next ride?
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so have you fixed the beast yet?
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Old 08-05-2011, 03:14 PM   #478
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Apart from looks doyou reckon you'd notice the difference betweene the yz & KTM forks?
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Old 08-05-2011, 04:49 PM   #479
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Ocean Beach (Wairarapa) Ride

Mark_S (KLR 650), Pampa (DR 350), EddieB & Nic (Pillion - brave on a DR 650) & I (R100GS) left Caltex Rimutaka's at 9.00am Sunday. Fine but cold for the crossing, damp roads & given the recent snow the possibility of pee gravel on some corners.

Coffee at Cornocopia in Featherston, then to Ocean Beach.

Whilst I'd ridden to Ocean Beach before I'd never followed the beach road to its conclusion - locked gates. Its now firmly on my list of 'must go again' rides. It's brilliant out there on a still fine day. Plenty to interest an Adventure rider. Gravel, hard packed, small stream crossings, a little soft sand (manageable), brilliant views. And a couple of dead seals in the stream at the end just for that 'you wouldn't find this anywhere else' appeal.









Backtracked, then over to the Lake Ferry Hotel for lunch (I could not recommend the Nachos or Wedges).

We decided to do the beach tracks to Whangimoana.

But not too far in the BMW stalled. Got it started again, but it soon shut down again. Symptoms were perplexing. Mark_S came back & helped me out, but eventually we decided that it wasn't fixable & he towed me out thru the soft sand & lumpy spinifex, back to the Lake Ferry Hotel, where the bike is currently residing.

Mark kindly offered a ride to Featherston (KLR - no pillion pegs), with an intent that I would get the train or bus from there. I politely declined the ride over the Rimutaka's - the ride to Featherston was adventerous enough for me). Unfortunately I'd already missed the train (& the buses only run around the train timetable), so I was somewhat stuck for the night.

EddieB & Nic gave me a text, just as I was about to find a motel for the night, & so I got a ride back home (in the car) after we had dinner at the Royal Hotel.

Really appreciate all the assistance guys.

Today I'll get the car fixed (cracked the radiator Saturday afternoon), then take a drive across to Lake Ferry to recover the bike.

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so have you fixed the beast yet?
Job for today if I can get out of being dragged around dress shops

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Apart from looks do you reckon you'd notice the difference betweene the YZF & KTM forks?
Don't know. If I'd gone with the HPM Guy triple clamps & the KTM forks I would have retained stock geometry. The HPM Guy triples had 38mm offset, the YZ 25 mm. Each comes with its own set up issues. Acedemic now - the decision has ended up being an economic one.
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