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Old 05-27-2012, 12:33 AM   #31
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Swingarm is stock post 81 R100, The drive shaft to FD is reduced as the motor is moved forward....may be an issue on a road bike..not on a track thrasher.
Why the interest in engine raising?
So everything is just moved forward & up with the only thing changing being the angle of the rear shocks. Is that right?
I'm interested cos if I want to make sure the cameras get a clear shot of my knees dragging on the ground & not sparks from the valve cover. Sheesh as if you had to ask
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Old 05-27-2012, 01:35 AM   #32
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So everything is just moved forward & up with the only thing changing being the angle of the rear shocks. Is that right?
I'm interested cos if I want to make sure the cameras get a clear shot of my knees dragging on the ground & not sparks from the valve cover. Sheesh as if you had to ask
The motor and gearbox move forward and up, the swing arm stays as is.....you could always go down the shorten the rods method...... Its not a nice feeling when the valve covers touch down....you throttle off and that makes it worse...
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Old 05-28-2012, 01:49 AM   #33
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So the bike was finished in late Jan and given about 60 minutes of track time at Pukekohe a week out from the Classic Festival.
Entry was in,I had a race licence, two superbike lessons and three ART days under my belt.
Along the way I had met Paul who was also doing the wannbe classic racer thing....he was more adventurous than me he went for a mid 70's Triumph 750.....in Flat Tracker style...called Winston
I went down on the Friday with Nick to get in some practice, found the final drive from the R80 was too low for the back straight.....we spent the evening putting the 3:1 back together with its new spline but it needed a shim so we pinched a 3:1 off Nicks spare R100 and fitted that......Paul on the other hand spent the evening trying to get a pushrod to stay in place....

Its a bit dull running a BMW....miss out on a lot of trackside spannering....still more time to talk about R90s's and the like....



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Old 05-28-2012, 02:09 AM   #34
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On the start line....electric start comes in handy.



nice and smoooooth....

Got in a couple of practice sessions and one race....got blitzed by the green frame Imola Ducati, brace of Norton Commandos and the Lemans Guzzis.....but hey were on the track having a blast.
Well that was Saturday over.
Sunday was more of the same but with three races, my lap times had come down about 8 seconds since the day before I got used to the bike. The bike sure didn't ride like any BMW I had ever ridden before....very planted. Would pull over 7k thru the gears but only 6500 in top. Braking is good ...I'd go as far to say very good.
Suspension although firm was not jarring. I like it.
At the end of the day they did some scratch races based on times and grouped you with riders of similar times.
I found myself on position #2 next to two BSA Gold Stars and two Commandos ....oh yay.....
Race started and I just gave it death......my mate did a short clip....click on it to hear the sounds of a flat twin flat out...
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Old 05-28-2012, 04:01 AM   #35
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Awesome. Will you be at Manfeild any time soon?
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Old 05-28-2012, 11:43 AM   #36
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Awesome. Will you be at Manfeild any time soon?
thanks. Probably in November, .
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Old 05-28-2012, 01:32 PM   #37
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thanks. Probably in November, .
make sure you let us know

might be tempted to come a watch (maybe get the Welly guys together for a ride - if any of their bikes are running by then)

fast airhead is almost an oxymoron - be great to see/hear it

great thread - really enjoying it
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Old 05-29-2012, 01:30 AM   #38
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Geeez it would be nice to have a circuit in Nelson.

Enjoyed those pics and vid of the "real motorbikes" as the old man calls them.

Good stuff keep it coming
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Old 05-31-2012, 01:31 AM   #39
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so whacha putting the new old mufflers on?
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Old 05-31-2012, 02:02 AM   #40
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so whacha putting the new old mufflers on?
I'm not convinced that the 2 into 1 is the way forward....going to try a 2 into 2 and I luuuuv the sound of Norton Commando 750's.
I can cut them open and have a play....

Ruby...the R65 has R80/100 mufflers fitted poorly with home made brackets....seems to work so I'll leave them....don't wanna spend money on the commutah. My TM throttle tube for $25 was mint....way better now.
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Old 05-31-2012, 11:37 PM   #41
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Old 06-01-2012, 02:28 AM   #42
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eek...a real racer...
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Old 06-01-2012, 04:47 PM   #43
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Winston may need a bit of spannering but I don't recall being a forlorn & lonely figure left stranded in the outfield yet.



Just saying
No doubt my turn will come.

As an aside Volty & I swapped bikes at Taupo for a few parade laps. They are like chalk & cheese, totally different . Herman is a sweet smooth bike to ride, Winston is rough & uncouth, no wonder the poms went out of business.
Next episode please
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Old 06-02-2012, 06:19 PM   #44
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Winston may need a bit of spannering but......Just saying


The Bavarian Tractor had stopped to admire the ploughed bits.....
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Old 06-02-2012, 09:48 PM   #45
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It's but a flesh wound, bit of filing & it will be good for another 2 meetings.
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