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Old 12-19-2010, 01:44 PM   #16
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Has anyone thought about (or done) the conversion to the oilhead type paralevel setup? It seems to me a fairly simple process. The only difficult parts would be adapting that style driveshaft to the airhead tranny, plus adapting to the later style rear disk brake setup.
This looks like an oilhead paralever on an airhead...

http://www.roemerteam.de/inhalte/bmw/bmw.html

"Suspension optimization"
http://www.roemerteam.de/inhalte/bmw/bmw_tuning.html
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Old 12-20-2010, 04:55 PM   #17
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It looks like the original R100GS rear end, too

Maybe this is the solution to the driveshaft problem. Anyone tried it?
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Old 12-21-2010, 09:18 AM   #18
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it's not a straight bolt on. see ricky's thread.
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=204897


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Maybe this is the solution to the driveshaft problem. Anyone tried it?
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Old 12-21-2010, 03:03 PM   #19
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it's not a straight bolt on. see ricky's thread.
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=204897

Wow. Wow. Wow.

That thread and the embedded thread on the Golem ReBirth are terrific. Fascinating people working on interesting projects and telling great stories about 'em. Although the lack of denouement is sadly disappointing.

And no, that doesn't look like a bolt-on at all.
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Old 05-24-2011, 09:03 AM   #20
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Any update on these Beemershop driveshafts?
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Old 05-24-2011, 03:44 PM   #21
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I went out and bought one anyway.

jackd screwed with this post 05-24-2011 at 07:22 PM
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Old 05-26-2011, 10:25 PM   #22
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Talked with ted porter guys a month or so ago .. had the unit in stock on the shelf ... hmm country of origin taiwan fyi .. I know think global ....They do warranty the thing for a bit 600 dollars ... still rolling quarters ..oh and by the way is an ace socket 1 1/16 inch the same as a quality 27 mm ?
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Old 08-19-2011, 09:50 AM   #23
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There's a fully rebuildable option available for less than the price of a new standard one.



http://www.bmwboxersupplies.com/prod...roducts_id/336
I have been eyeing this from Motorworks ( 396) for a little while as I've had to replace the original bearings twice and have only 87000 mls on the bike. At the moment I have a little play on the rear UJ and am not using the bike as the first time the bearings went they took out the shaft drive and the shaft casing in no time before I realised... (very expensive!) and I learnt the lesson. Admittedly, the second set got worn after only about 15000 mls but also a year of bike work on very rough african terrain.
Obviously, the prospect of re-greasing every 5000 mls (or is it km?) is not appealing so i am also considering a rebuilt original one (at 240 from Motorworks)
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Question: Does anybody know if
1 - play in the rear bevel could lead to premature wear/damage on the UJ bearings (I assume it will create some knocking..)
2 - out of phase segments of the shaft due to the rubber being strained with time has the same effect of causing premature wear in the bearings

...if so, I guess I'll go for the rebuildable one as an original might again only last me a short time since the rubber is not usually replaced I think (??)

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Old 08-19-2011, 06:35 PM   #24
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I installed a shaft from Ted Porter
http://www.beemershop.com/catalog/pr...52eb087aa94fdd so far so good.........
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Old 08-19-2011, 07:38 PM   #25
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Has anyone thought about (or done) the conversion to the oilhead type paralevel setup? It seems to me a fairly simple process. The only difficult parts would be adapting that style driveshaft to the airhead tranny, plus adapting to the later style rear disk brake setup.
My '92 R100GSPD is down for a frame-up overhaul at the moment. Converting the swingarm and final drive to 1150GS equipment is part of the planned modifications.

Just sourced an 1150 driveshaft over the weekend, so the only part still missing is an adapter to fit the oilhead driveshaft to the airhead transmission output flange. Well, that and fabricating a suitable rear shock mounting point...

HPN sells an adapter but it's quite expensive. I might try fabricating my own using parts from an old driveshaft and an 1150 oilhead transmission output shaft. Or find someone who can machine a suitably splined stub shaft.

I suspect Bruno would be able to handle that machining chore.

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Old 08-19-2011, 08:23 PM   #26
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The re-buildable shaft that I purchased a few months ago, as mentioned above, is providing good service. I'm glad I went that route instead of re-building my original unit.
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Old 09-17-2013, 11:11 AM   #27
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The re-buildable shaft that I purchased a few months ago, as mentioned above, is providing good service. I'm glad I went that route instead of re-building my original unit.

It's been 2 years - how's it doing/holding up? Are they still available? (the BMWBoxersupplies link shows it as NA (or at least disapeared from their site at this time).

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Old 09-17-2013, 12:48 PM   #28
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It's been 2 years - how's it doing/holding up? Are they still available? (the BMWBoxersupplies link shows it as NA (or at least disapeared from their site at this time).


Glad to see someone else found the same thing missing on the site. I was just wondering if it was just me.

I figure I'm on borrowed time in that I've got nearly 130,000 miles on the original........yes the original drive line.

Match that....huh....huh! Anybody......Anybody!
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Old 09-17-2013, 01:07 PM   #29
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Old 09-17-2013, 01:12 PM   #30
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Jeez

I ll never have piece of mind now in addition to my non clip trans. Which runs fine I can worry whether my u joints r substandard. My replacement running 12 miles aok. Time for a 1150
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