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Forum: Face plant Yesterday, 05:16 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 11,308
Posted By twintwin
You may contact directly Helge Pedersen, founder...

You may contact directly Helge Pedersen, founder of Globeriders, I'm sure he will help you.

helge@globeriders.com (helge@globeriders.com)

http://www.globeriders.com/index.shtml...
Forum: Hacks 09-14-2014, 09:12 PM
Replies: 560
Views: 57,893
Posted By twintwin
Smart girl:clap, maybe you should ask for monkey...

Smart girl:clap, maybe you should ask for monkey volunteers here on ADV for next year event!:lol3
Forum: Hacks 09-14-2014, 08:49 PM
Replies: 560
Views: 57,893
Posted By twintwin
DB, I would like to add that it is more the...

DB, I would like to add that it is more the tire's shape, versus the profile that influences the handling and reactivity of the front end. The "square" profile, generally all the low profile tires,...
Forum: Hacks 09-12-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 246
Views: 20,045
Posted By twintwin
Final update

The 165/80/15 are back on the rig. The round and high profile of the Nankang tire is much more forgiven with the bad shape of the back roads around here, and the handling feels much better even so I...
Forum: Hacks 09-12-2014, 05:51 AM
Replies: 560
Views: 57,893
Posted By twintwin
What the hell did he do with his monkey????

From Max smugmug
http://maxbmwmotorcycles.smugmug.com/RACING/HILLCLIMB/MAX-BMW-Ascutney-Hillclimb/44201764_wTCk3S#!i=3520570817&k=Z7kZbHz

...
Forum: Hacks 09-01-2014, 06:48 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,532
Posted By twintwin
I was in touch with Mike Paull from Gloriders...

I was in touch with Mike Paull from Gloriders about 6 years ago, regarding this issue. I do not remember the name of he after market joint he was using, and I do not have any more his email response,...
Forum: Hacks 08-31-2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 246
Views: 20,045
Posted By twintwin
Thanks Dave for the info, I have 2 spare FD, a...

Thanks Dave for the info, I have 2 spare FD, a R850R (37:11) and a R1100GS (33:11), will see, next project!


From your previous post that I cannot quote!

"One more time what the joint...
Forum: Hacks 08-31-2014, 08:17 AM
Replies: 246
Views: 20,045
Posted By twintwin
Yup, correct, the pressure of the tire was too...

Yup, correct, the pressure of the tire was too low when I did the first test ride, about a year ago, and it is why I have experienced some head shake at low speed (the issue was discussed at the...
Forum: Hacks 08-30-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 246
Views: 20,045
Posted By twintwin
test ride

Everything went very smoothly, clearance lowered by playing with all the mounts, proportioning valve works great, new Siebenrock clutch up to the job, no bad surprise and as nice feeling as the EOM...
Forum: Hacks 08-29-2014, 01:42 PM
Replies: 246
Views: 20,045
Posted By twintwin
Update

Hard to believe, but the value of the trail will double when you go from a low profile tire 175/55/15 to a high profile one 165/80/15. I have right now on the rig the 175/55/15, the steering is easy...
Forum: Hacks 08-23-2014, 08:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,048
Posted By twintwin
Indeed, the R1150R make a great tug, I have tried...

Indeed, the R1150R make a great tug, I have tried my neighbor's EZS rig, and it is a blast to ride. The used R1150R is much cheaper than the 1200, and I would trust much more the R11XX series as a...
Forum: Hacks 07-19-2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 246
Views: 20,045
Posted By twintwin
One baby step at the time, GSA has a new clutch,...

One baby step at the time, GSA has a new clutch, still struggling with the valve brake line, adapter, but will go next week to a automotive shop where they can fabricate custom brake lines.

India...
Forum: Hacks 07-10-2014, 02:28 PM
Replies: 246
Views: 20,045
Posted By twintwin
Update. I have already ordered the 2 ...

Update.

I have already ordered the 2 Spiegler brake lines with banjo on all 4 ends. My mistake, I did not check the fitting on the valve before ordering, and anyway I did not know anything...
Forum: Hacks 07-10-2014, 05:07 AM
Replies: 246
Views: 20,045
Posted By twintwin
Still no luck in my adapter search. One...

Still no luck in my adapter search.

One precision following RAZ1 comment, the male tapered thread on part A is 3/8, in case a tapered adapter would be available somewhere!

If Claude and...
Forum: Hacks 07-09-2014, 06:23 AM
Replies: 246
Views: 20,045
Posted By twintwin
Thanks all for your replies, and as you say, I...

Thanks all for your replies, and as you say, I suspect there is somewhere a adaptor for my application, but how and where to find it???, too many parameters to google, and of course no specific...
Forum: Hacks 07-07-2014, 01:01 PM
Replies: 246
Views: 20,045
Posted By twintwin
Hi all. Back in the US for a couple...

Hi all.

Back in the US for a couple weeks. The GSA is right now on the lift table, rear subframe up, clutch changed, I put a Siebenrock "heavy duty" oil proof clutch plate. The old EOM one was...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 06-02-2014, 08:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,413
Posted By twintwin
You should also ask this question in the Hacks...

You should also ask this question in the Hacks section, as 99% of the Ural in the US run on 3 wheels.
Forum: Hacks 05-27-2014, 09:24 PM
Replies: 560
Views: 57,893
Posted By twintwin
I love it, good job DB, I will have to do the...

I love it, good job DB, I will have to do the same on my rig.
Could you elaborate what exactly were the differences in between your present setup and the one Claude did?
Now, where are you going...
Forum: Hacks 05-12-2014, 02:23 AM
Replies: 246
Views: 20,045
Posted By twintwin
This post has nothing to do with my GS rig, as...

This post has nothing to do with my GS rig, as I'm still in India.
But I just wanted to share a small video I recently did, about of a couple R. E. rides in the countryside, north of Bangalore....
Forum: Ride reports 04-23-2014, 09:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,062
Posted By twintwin
Thank you for sharing and great writing. I live...

Thank you for sharing and great writing. I live in Bangalore since almost a year now, and did 4k km on my R.E. I was smiling, reading every line of your report, because I went through all your...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-10-2014, 03:13 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 413
Posted By twintwin
1/2 million flat-twin GS manufactured so far

Sorry if it's a 205! and double sorry it is in French!

http://auto.orange.fr/2-roues/actualites/52168-la_500_000e_bmw_gs_vient_de_sortir_des_chaines.html...
Forum: Hacks 03-28-2014, 02:00 PM
Replies: 246
Views: 20,045
Posted By twintwin
Thanks Drone for the mixed revue regarding the...

Thanks Drone for the mixed revue regarding the Siebenrock clutch, and I'm surprised that on ADV (GSpot) they are very few feedback on this plate. I will do more research before pulling the trigger....
Forum: Hacks 03-28-2014, 09:40 AM
Replies: 246
Views: 20,045
Posted By twintwin
On a lighter note

I brought from Bangalore India some light that are mounted on the front wheel fender of the tuk tuk or auto rickshaw, 3 wheelers taxi. There are every where, more than a couple 100K in the streets of...
Forum: Hacks 03-27-2014, 05:49 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,061
Posted By twintwin
Thanks Jay, this must be the solution, I love...

Thanks Jay, this must be the solution, I love ADV:clap
There is also another valve ref # 136-2000035
http://www.jegs.com/i/Baer-Brake/136/2000035/10002/-1...
Forum: Hacks 03-26-2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,061
Posted By twintwin
Thanks Jay for your input, smart thinking and...

Thanks Jay for your input, smart thinking and logical expertise. I have a rear GS rotor 10.3/4" in diameter and a rear GS Brembo on the chair. The brake line of the chair is directly linked to the...
Forum: Hacks 03-26-2014, 06:11 AM
Replies: 242
Views: 30,492
Posted By twintwin
http://www.greencarreports.com/news/1089440_worlds...

http://www.greencarreports.com/news/1089440_worlds-cheapest-new-car-tata-nano-gets-diesel-option (http://www.greencarreports.com/news/1089440_worlds-cheapest-new-car-tata-nano-gets-diesel-option)
...
Forum: Hacks 03-26-2014, 04:50 AM
Replies: 246
Views: 20,045
Posted By twintwin
Regarding my dead clutch, when I open too much...

Regarding my dead clutch, when I open too much the throttle, the engine revs and nothing happen, only the strong smell of a burning clutch.

For the front end, the one you see here is an EZS...
Forum: Hacks 03-26-2014, 04:24 AM
Replies: 246
Views: 20,045
Posted By twintwin
This is the same Siebenrock cluctch, offered by...

This is the same Siebenrock cluctch, offered by Wunderlich.

You can find also this cluch at Moto-bins, based in England, with some OEM clutch parts, much cheaper than in the US, and useful...
Forum: Hacks 03-25-2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 246
Views: 20,045
Posted By twintwin
Thanks Dave for the input, the bike has 28K...

Thanks Dave for the input, the bike has 28K miles, but the clutch was already weak before I hacked it. I guess, as you advised me, I will go with the Siebenrock clutch. I will definitively not go...
Forum: Hacks 03-25-2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,061
Posted By twintwin
My R1150GSA rig has also a linked chair brake to...

My R1150GSA rig has also a linked chair brake to the rear of the bike. But when I apply, even gently, the rear break pedal, the wheel of the chair locks way too easily. I was wondering if you run...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-25-2014, 05:32 AM
Replies: 1,375
Views: 459,530
Posted By twintwin
My R1150GSA rig

http://twintwin.smugmug.com/Other/R1100GS-twin/i-8gkvSQ4/0/L/IMG_8039-L.jpg
Forum: Hacks 03-24-2014, 11:32 AM
Replies: 246
Views: 20,045
Posted By twintwin
finale update

So after wrenching a couple days, the new swing arm needed some alterations, I did a small test ride, 20 miles. Now the steering is finally easy, and the value of the new trail is indeed about 1.5"....
Forum: Hacks 03-22-2014, 03:25 AM
Replies: 246
Views: 20,045
Posted By twintwin
update

Just back to the US for 2 weeks, geeezzze it is so cold here in NY, I thought spring has already started!

A couple days ago, I got the new swing arm from EZS, perfect timing.
As you can see,...
Forum: Hacks 03-05-2014, 03:42 AM
Replies: 242
Views: 30,492
Posted By twintwin
Tata Nano

Well, 4 month and 2500 km later, I'm still very impressed by the capability of this $ 4K made in India vehicle. Fun to drive, reminds me my GS rigs, and much more cheaper.
...
Forum: Hacks 02-26-2014, 04:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 867
Posted By twintwin
Just for DB, one pretty girl from our generation....

Just for DB, one pretty girl from our generation.


http://twintwin.smugmug.com/Other/R1100GS-twin/i-ThmCk7h/0/O/tumblr_mowsx0x9Ol1riqfrqo1_500.jpg
Forum: Hacks 02-04-2014, 02:17 AM
Replies: 6,451
Views: 2,381,279
Posted By twintwin
Hi from India

I stopped this morning at an automobile shop in a busy auto part street in Bangalore, to get some lights for my GS rig ($10 the pair), and here what I parked near by (the R.E. with the white helmet...
Forum: Hacks 02-01-2014, 04:01 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,149
Posted By twintwin
I guess Drone was referring to Murph's rig, same...

I guess Drone was referring to Murph's rig, same combo, same color shame, same tank, but Mobec 2wd and front wheel car tire.

http://wherethehellismurph.blogspot.in/...
Forum: Hacks 01-09-2014, 07:37 PM
Replies: 560
Views: 57,893
Posted By twintwin
Good to hear Dave that you will go with the L.L....

Good to hear Dave that you will go with the L.L. set up, next logical step for the GS hack owner. I cannot wait to see, once again. Claude's magic at work. Let us know when your rig will be ready, I...
Forum: Hacks 10-11-2013, 02:22 AM
Replies: 246
Views: 20,045
Posted By twintwin
Already taken care of. EZS will send me a new...

Already taken care of. EZS will send me a new swingarm (same length than the one I have) but with the brackets for the legs 1.5" farther from the axle, and will also relocate the brackets for the...
Forum: Hacks 10-09-2013, 12:49 PM
Replies: 246
Views: 20,045
Posted By twintwin
Alright, you all deserve to know ...

Alright, you all deserve to know

http://twintwin.smugmug.com/Other/R1100GS-twin/i-kb4SqjL/0/L/PA090028-L.jpg

http://twintwin.smugmug.com/Other/R1100GS-twin/i-zGkKSsh/0/X2/lucius620077-X2.jpg...
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