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Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left Yesterday, 10:24 AM
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Posted By russbryant
Sorry to hear this Flashman :cry. Sounds like you...

Sorry to hear this Flashman :cry. Sounds like you are on the mend. Took me a couple of years to get healed up from my crash.

Russ
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left Yesterday, 10:20 AM
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Posted By russbryant
Hang in there, once you get over the hump the...

Hang in there, once you get over the hump the goodtimes will return for you. :freaky


Russ
Forum: Airheads 02-19-2015, 07:49 PM
Replies: 979
Views: 85,173
Posted By russbryant
Woot, woot, I'm stoked for you Jason...

Woot, woot,

I'm stoked for you Jason :clap:clap

Very inspirational indeed.

That thing will be running like a fine tuned watch before you're done. Can't wait to get back to my bike (and some...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-19-2015, 07:24 PM
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Posted By russbryant
Hi Brian long time no post. Hope all is well....

Hi Brian long time no post. Hope all is well. Doing any riding?

Now that I think about it, they never go where you think they will so it may not be malicious advice after all!! :deal

Russ
Forum: Airheads 02-18-2015, 08:30 PM
Replies: 979
Views: 85,173
Posted By russbryant
Hey Jason, refresh my memory...that's a pretty...

Hey Jason, refresh my memory...that's a pretty much stock 78 motor right? With 70hp? Do you know what cam came in them? I'm thinking I need a 336 cam for my GS. I have 40mm carbs and euro big valves...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-18-2015, 08:11 PM
Replies: 15,844
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Posted By russbryant
The best Cholla cactus removal tool is a comb....

The best Cholla cactus removal tool is a comb. Slide the teeth under the piece lodged in your body and flick it at your riding buddy.

Russ
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-16-2015, 12:29 PM
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Views: 1,344,131
Posted By russbryant
Can't make it :cry In Virginia waiting for...

Can't make it :cry

In Virginia waiting for the storm to pass thru before driving back to Tucson.

Russ
Forum: Airheads 02-15-2015, 09:35 AM
Replies: 1,853
Views: 683,894
Posted By russbryant
+1 on all Stage's questions. I need to do the...

+1 on all Stage's questions. I need to do the same type of mods on my 89 R100gs in order to bring the rear up to par with the front end which has one of HPMGuy's triples with a Marzocchi front end...
Forum: Airheads 02-13-2015, 08:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 908
Posted By russbryant
What ever you decide to do is fine but make sure...

What ever you decide to do is fine but make sure you hold on to the original engine. You may want to have it original someday.

Russ
Forum: Airheads 02-13-2015, 07:33 AM
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Views: 85,173
Posted By russbryant
Throw the bike in the truck and bring it down to...

Throw the bike in the truck and bring it down to Anton's. We're about 40 miles away visiting my sister in law. I could come over and maybe actually learn something :freaky

Russ
Tucson
Forum: Airheads 02-11-2015, 07:06 AM
Replies: 979
Views: 85,173
Posted By russbryant
I agree with Jenna, give it a try. I was just...

I agree with Jenna, give it a try. I was just watching the Airhead Valve Adjustment video on this page a few days ago:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLMqo5VIG0mVvy0aFTm_fkxqUveS0BtwKc
...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-06-2015, 07:56 PM
Replies: 15,844
Views: 1,344,131
Posted By russbryant
I would say to give Frank at ZMW a call. He's a...

I would say to give Frank at ZMW a call. He's a great guy and will treat you right.

I had a good experience with Supernova on Speedway with my wife's 500 Vulcan too.

Russ
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-02-2015, 10:47 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 14,707
Posted By russbryant
Very nice M-Dawg!! I'm looking forward to...

Very nice M-Dawg!! I'm looking forward to getting back to Az. :D

Russ
Tucson
Forum: Airheads 01-31-2015, 12:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 695
Posted By russbryant
I just did a quick search and there are quite a...

I just did a quick search and there are quite a few trials tires in 17" sizes. Don't know how they will hold up on a BMW but they are DOT rated.

Russ
Forum: Airheads 01-29-2015, 05:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 695
Posted By russbryant
Not to derail the thread too much but do most...

Not to derail the thread too much but do most trials tires come in a 17" size since that's what the GS has?

Russ
Forum: Airheads 01-28-2015, 09:59 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,572
Posted By russbryant
Could be, but I bet they are making up any...

Could be, but I bet they are making up any uncertainty with the price per pound they give you. It would be really expensive to maintain those large scales to a calibrated standard. Next time you go,...
Forum: Airheads 01-28-2015, 08:03 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,572
Posted By russbryant
Yahbut, close is probably +/- 100 pounds when...

Yahbut, close is probably +/- 100 pounds when weighing 10000 lbs of truck and scrap :D

Russ
Forum: Airheads 01-27-2015, 06:55 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,572
Posted By russbryant
I've been thinking about how to check my digital...

I've been thinking about how to check my digital scale for accuracy and may have come up with a scheme that will work and not cost a bunch of money. It turns out that a nickel (US 5 cent coin) weighs...
Forum: Airheads 01-27-2015, 06:34 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,572
Posted By russbryant
Just cracked open the first beer. I assume you...

Just cracked open the first beer. I assume you have a head start on us?? :rofl

Russ
Forum: Airheads 01-23-2015, 03:11 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,572
Posted By russbryant
I also have a stock GS front wheel with rotor but...

I also have a stock GS front wheel with rotor but no tire I can weigh when I get back home. Still about 3 weeks away. Have a stock rear with tire as well. I have a new unmounted TKC80 front tire too....
Forum: Airheads 01-19-2015, 11:31 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,572
Posted By russbryant
Hey Jason...maybe you can enclose your frame and...

Hey Jason...maybe you can enclose your frame and fill it and the tires with Helium for the next race. :D


Russ
Forum: Airheads 01-19-2015, 11:26 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,572
Posted By russbryant
Under what conditions? I would assume wet, since...

Under what conditions? I would assume wet, since that's pretty close to the spec wet weight?

Russ
Forum: Airheads 01-19-2015, 10:59 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,572
Posted By russbryant
The owners manual lists the dry weight at 167 kg....

The owners manual lists the dry weight at 167 kg. I would venture a guess that BMW is pretty reliable as far as the specs are concerned. Anybody know differently?
...
Forum: Airheads 01-18-2015, 10:47 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,572
Posted By russbryant
The R80 G/S is 186 kg or 410 lbs fully gassed up...

The R80 G/S is 186 kg or 410 lbs fully gassed up (with tools) and ready to ride according to the factory manual so the Rooney bike is only about 20 lbs lighter when you account for the 19.5 liters of...
Forum: Airheads 01-18-2015, 02:33 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,572
Posted By russbryant
I would also advise taking all the numbers I post...

I would also advise taking all the numbers I post with a grain of salt until I am able to get hold of some calibrated weights to check the scale I am using.

Russ
Tucson
Forum: Airheads 01-18-2015, 10:06 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,572
Posted By russbryant
Let's talk about Y=pipes

Guys, I'm still hanging out in Virginia but should be back home in Arizona in a few weeks so I'm thinking about the next bit of weight reduction on the 89 R100GS.

The last "easy" weight to lose on...
Forum: Airheads 01-10-2015, 10:16 PM
Replies: 979
Views: 85,173
Posted By russbryant
Jeez...that's a pretty serious financial...

Jeez...that's a pretty serious financial commitment :eek1 Sounds like a great primer for when you do DAKAR !!!

Go Jason...Woot Woot

Russ
Tucson
Forum: Airheads 01-10-2015, 07:07 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,572
Posted By russbryant
Let us know the weight of the HPN...

Let us know the weight of the HPN oilpan/bashplate. I have one on my 89 GS.

Russ
Tucson
Forum: Airheads 01-10-2015, 10:20 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,572
Posted By russbryant
Yes it's a Q-tech. Would love to know what the...

Yes it's a Q-tech. Would love to know what the frame weighs since I have weighed the seat already. More importantly, I'd like to know how much weight it is designed to hold? I'm guessing not a whole...
Forum: Airheads 01-09-2015, 10:55 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,572
Posted By russbryant
Here is my 1989GS with HPMGuy triple's for 45mm...

Here is my 1989GS with HPMGuy triple's for 45mm Shivers. Originally built by Matteo. I'll try to find some more pics of the TrailTech X2 headlight and Vapor speedo. I've got an R80 G/S 19 liter tank...
Forum: Airheads 01-09-2015, 10:45 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,572
Posted By russbryant
My web search shows a wet weight with fuel of 410...

My web search shows a wet weight with fuel of 410 lbs for the R80 G/S. Does that seem about right to you?

Do you know how close the Odyssey battery is to the weight of the OEM battery? Any idea...
Forum: Airheads 01-09-2015, 08:37 PM
Replies: 1,658
Views: 166,964
Posted By russbryant
We love the Roo!! There hasn't been a Roo...

We love the Roo!!

There hasn't been a Roo fatality due to a BMW GS for years in North America so we have decided to sell the bars to all the needy riders in Aus.

Russ
Forum: Airheads 01-09-2015, 02:15 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,572
Posted By russbryant
So why stop there ?? Why not get a 317 lb KTM 690...

So why stop there ?? Why not get a 317 lb KTM 690 and be done with it?? :D:D

Russ
Tucson
Forum: Airheads 01-09-2015, 02:03 PM
Replies: 1,658
Views: 166,964
Posted By russbryant
That standoff is well over a pound of uselessness...

That standoff is well over a pound of uselessness if you toss the roo bar. You should be able to fab up some sort of aluminum bracket for the headlight/dash.

Mines all been pulled and replaced...
Forum: Airheads 01-09-2015, 01:43 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,572
Posted By russbryant
I'm right there with ya brother!!! I'm going to...

I'm right there with ya brother!!! I'm going to keep the tank and some other bits so that I can swap em around as needed.

Russ
Tucson
Forum: Airheads 01-09-2015, 01:39 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,572
Posted By russbryant
My roo bar, instrument panel, and instruments,...

My roo bar, instrument panel, and instruments, etc was over 18 lbs and the Trailtech Vapor and Trailech X2 headlight I'm using on my 1989 GS is under 2 lbs.

Russ
Tucson
Forum: Airheads 01-09-2015, 01:32 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,572
Posted By russbryant
Yep, I've read his thread and will likely need to...

Yep, I've read his thread and will likely need to use some of his data or at least use it for comparison.


Russ
Tucson
Forum: Airheads 01-09-2015, 01:22 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,572
Posted By russbryant
Thanks, I'm OK now...it was in Nov 2010 Russ

Thanks, I'm OK now...it was in Nov 2010

Russ
Forum: Airheads 01-09-2015, 10:02 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,572
Posted By russbryant
Adding Lightness - R100 GS aND GSPD

There are a lot of posts scattered throughout the Airheads forum concerning the weight of the BMW R100GS PD. Specifically...what a heavy pig it is. So the question that comes up is how can it be made...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-04-2015, 07:34 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,823
Posted By russbryant
I'm a definite maybe for this. Russ Tucson

I'm a definite maybe for this.

Russ
Tucson
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