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Old 12-05-2011, 07:58 AM   #391
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The RR is great- overall the whole story has been fun to follow, thanks for posting it.

This is just a guess, but if you're getting 40mpg two-up using carbs without a windscreen, I wouldn't mess with it unless I had a real good reason. That's within rock-throwing distance of what you get with EFI.

Right you are, I'm not going to lean out the main anymore...it's perfect. Flogging the hell out of it with EFI I got it down to 30 mpg, if I flog it with the carbs...ie; not smooth, on and off the throttle hard, I'm seeing 25 mpg, gonna put in smaller acc pump nozzles and pilot jets. I don't want to change too much on the carbs at this point because they work dang good as is, fires right up in cold temps and all that.
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Old 12-05-2011, 08:06 AM   #392
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Oh, good. You're up early Get enough of that BenJava juice in you to post up some more of the story. Pix and all!

Now that me and Ladybug got past the popcorn-wrasslin' everything's great.

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Old 12-14-2011, 11:59 AM   #393
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I think that a tubular swingarm with the drive shaft exposed would be super cool and practical on this bike.

Ahhhaaaa...






Yeah, it's the newer bike...I can pull that off and make this thing a lot easier to work on. The lower bolt for the rear shock won't come out, when I ruin the swingarm to take the shock off it will be a good excuse to build a new swingarm.
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Old 12-15-2011, 08:57 AM   #394
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What bike is that? It is pure bike hotness at its best.
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Old 12-15-2011, 10:56 AM   #395
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OMG that is total bike porn.
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Old 12-15-2011, 11:18 AM   #396
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What bike is that? It is pure bike hotness at its best.

More bike porn here:

http://www.seservice.se/



Poolside posted the link in GSpot the other day.
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Old 12-16-2011, 11:39 AM   #397
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No offense, but when I saw the above picture, I went back to the post where you listed your current projects, thinking "I have to find the build thread for this thing" . Anyway, thanks for the link and enjoying your build since long ago.
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Old 02-19-2012, 05:34 PM   #398
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Crazy, mad, insane,and crazy again! You pulled it off!
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Old 02-20-2012, 12:15 AM   #399
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Larry very well done !!
Al the beginning of the project I was very much concerned on the durability of your frame modification . We have been reading and hearing about CAD designs and finite element analysis on each and every part of a motorcycle or a car. When I saw you fabricating a frame out of a BMW, a Honda and other tubes I was frightened. It seems though that the geometry is in place and the durability of the frame will prove to be monolithic.

I was also thinking that injection systems and ABS"s etc etc are far too complicated systems for riding in real difficult terrains. I own a GS 1200 and if I should ride it to Siberia (for example), I would dream of a simplification with carburettors, gravity in gasoline feeding, conventional brakes and a very simple electrical system. And that’s what you did on your 1150. Fantastic job and I think your bike is a very unique and precious piece of equipment for harsh conditions. Enjoy it and thanks for sharing all the project with us.
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Old 02-21-2012, 09:49 AM   #400
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Larry very well done !!
Al the beginning of the project I was very much concerned on the durability of your frame modification . We have been reading and hearing about CAD designs and finite element analysis on each and every part of a motorcycle or a car. When I saw you fabricating a frame out of a BMW, a Honda and other tubes I was frightened. It seems though that the geometry is in place and the durability of the frame will prove to be monolithic.

I was also thinking that injection systems and ABS"s etc etc are far too complicated systems for riding in real difficult terrains. I own a GS 1200 and if I should ride it to Siberia (for example), I would dream of a simplification with carburettors, gravity in gasoline feeding, conventional brakes and a very simple electrical system. And that’s what you did on your 1150. Fantastic job and I think your bike is a very unique and precious piece of equipment for harsh conditions. Enjoy it and thanks for sharing all the project with us.

Hey Doc,

I just had it out in those harsh conditions I built it for...Death Valley again. I lost the tachometer feed, gonna have to chase that down, but otherwise the bike was flawless. I found that without the tach I used 5th gear more often on the highway and got better mileage by keeping the revs up and not lugging it.

I'd really like to find a big adventure tank for it...on the cheap of course.
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Old 05-05-2012, 02:38 PM   #401
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Bike looks great

i LOVE bike porn
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Old 05-06-2012, 12:46 PM   #402
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chip in ?

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Maybe we could all chip in and get him a lab coat...
I would be willing to pay for 1 off the rack,any rack !
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Old 05-06-2012, 01:12 PM   #403
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Larry, some months have gove by. How's the bike doing ? All is fine ?
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Old 05-07-2012, 10:31 AM   #404
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Larry, some months have gove by. How's the bike doing ? All is fine ?

Yup, 5 thousand miles on this version. Tore off the rubber lugs that hold the skidplate on, but no real problems.

No dirt trips planned so I threw some street tires on it, the rear TKC got a bad case of the cracks anyways.
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Old 05-08-2012, 02:40 PM   #405
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Yup, 5 thousand miles on this version. Tore off the rubber lugs that hold the skidplate on, but no real problems.

No dirt trips planned so I threw some street tires on it, the rear TKC got a bad case of the cracks anyways.
very well done !!!!!!
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