|12-08-2010, 12:22 PM||#1|
Joined: Sep 2006
Location: Southern California
Need help with GS in Ushuaia, Argentina
got a problem with my BMW R1150 GS in Ushuaia, Argentina.
One screew that hold the rear break caliper got loose and lost.
the whole break caliper moved out of the disk and broke 1 spooke and demaged other 3.
Today is a holiday here in Ushuaia, and not much help available other then a great new friend that has a bike here.
So, i need the missing screew and would be great if I could find spokes for the rear wheel.
Question: how bad is to ride with that missing spoke and the 3 demaged ones?
Any one has a GS down here that I could "borrow" the caliper screew?
PS: I´m posting this on South America forum as well.
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|12-08-2010, 03:55 PM||#2|
End of the world rider
Joined: Mar 2008
Location: Buenos Aires, home of the lunatics
at first dont try to ride without some spokes. In the WORST case, you can change the position of some of the spokes, so you can have the missing ( or damaged) spots distributed evenly on the wheel. You can live with only one missing spoke.. but is a close call ( and collect ) to catastrophe.
Replace the bolt wont be difficult, just go to INCOFUE, or any other big hardware store on USHUAIA, and find a semilar size bolt. It would be easy, as it is a metric bolt (acording to the fiches, it's a M10x25 easy to find it)
about the spokes, it would be a little more dificult. I'll talk to Cordasco tomorrow if I can find some spokes and send them to you. But really I won't hold my breath. In case I can't find them here, I can ask my dealer on Miami to send them ASAP.
Acording to the fiches, the spokes are 177 mm long, I don't think we can find any like that here.
In case of need, you can call me my phone is 011 15 6305 4555 or send me a pm.
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