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Forum: Thumpers 03-15-2010, 03:02 PM
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Posted By BMW Iceland
The Funduro with a captal "F"

Just to show you my progress.........

http://lh6.ggpht.com/_HDDkqptf3Hw/S56dIv-hb0I/AAAAAAAAAsY/biW7R5MOPKc/s400/SANY0025.JPG

Sorry 'bout the color of the mudguard, nickded it of an Aprilia...
Forum: Thumpers 03-15-2010, 02:46 PM
Replies: 5,130
Views: 710,778
Posted By BMW Iceland
The WR forks are they of the same twin chamber...

The WR forks are they of the same twin chamber design as my 05 YZ forks?
What mods have you done to your fork setup??

cheers
Eythor
Forum: Thumpers 02-28-2010, 11:30 AM
Replies: 5,130
Views: 710,778
Posted By BMW Iceland
Gangplank Is you plan to incorporate the...

Gangplank

Is you plan to incorporate the Yamaha cartridges in to the beemer tubes??

Keep me updated, we've got F800's as well.........
Forum: Thumpers 02-28-2010, 11:26 AM
Replies: 5,130
Views: 710,778
Posted By BMW Iceland
rc no worries mate, can't I just pick 'em up...

rc

no worries mate, can't I just pick 'em up later this spring?? I will be doing a UK tour with the Icelandic beemer club late april, I'd love to see you converion up close......

cheers
Forum: Thumpers 02-28-2010, 11:21 AM
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Views: 710,778
Posted By BMW Iceland
This is the top of an 05, compression adjusted by...

This is the top of an 05, compression adjusted by the center screws, the plugs to the side are the airvents
http://lh6.ggpht.com/_HDDkqptf3Hw/SxbHrnrhoGI/AAAAAAAAAmo/x5SeujrOc80/s400/SNC00050.jpg
...
Forum: Thumpers 02-28-2010, 10:09 AM
Replies: 5,130
Views: 710,778
Posted By BMW Iceland
How is the geometry with the funduro lowering...

How is the geometry with the funduro lowering links????
Forum: Thumpers 02-28-2010, 10:04 AM
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Views: 710,778
Posted By BMW Iceland
I've got 05 YZ forks mounted on my F650, still no...

I've got 05 YZ forks mounted on my F650, still no preload adjustment.....

Just a thought, as your F800 has a dual front brake, have you considered Bitubos or even KTM 640 ADV front end for it??
Forum: Europe 01-27-2010, 02:29 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 55,662
Posted By BMW Iceland
Land of legends

I have to agree with icestorm, now it the time to visit Iceland.

If you're planning a trip up here either on your own bike or renting a bike I believe Biking Viking is the place to contact.
...
Forum: Thumpers 01-02-2010, 07:15 AM
Replies: 5,130
Views: 710,778
Posted By BMW Iceland
Test riding

I did some test riding on new years day, with my mate on HP2, in the white slippery stuff:evil so no need for front brake:rofl enjoy:D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8aFE834eg7w
Forum: Thumpers 12-08-2009, 03:55 PM
Replies: 5,130
Views: 710,778
Posted By BMW Iceland
The yoke is of an 2005 YZ250, the only bl...y...

The yoke is of an 2005 YZ250, the only bl...y fork that was available up here:lol3
Forum: Thumpers 12-07-2009, 11:47 AM
Replies: 5,130
Views: 710,778
Posted By BMW Iceland
Nice:clap, I made mine of 80x10mm aluminum, I...

Nice:clap, I made mine of 80x10mm aluminum, I sank it over the numberplate fastener to seat it perfectly on the "ledge"
Forum: Thumpers 12-07-2009, 10:07 AM
Replies: 5,130
Views: 710,778
Posted By BMW Iceland
My ignition bracket is held by a 6mm bolt and it...

My ignition bracket is held by a 6mm bolt and it sits on a ledge appr. 25x10mm

http://lh6.ggpht.com/_HDDkqptf3Hw/SxbHrnrhoGI/AAAAAAAAAmo/x5SeujrOc80/s400/SNC00050.jpg
...
Forum: Thumpers 12-06-2009, 06:49 AM
Replies: 5,130
Views: 710,778
Posted By BMW Iceland
If you do not have access to a press, there is an...

If you do not have access to a press, there is an easy solution:D, I usually just remove the rollers from the race, make a small cut in the race with my Dremel and give it a whack with hammer and...
Forum: Thumpers 12-02-2009, 12:42 PM
Replies: 5,130
Views: 710,778
Posted By BMW Iceland
You should be able to find them used at some bike...

You should be able to find them used at some bike breaker, the links I have in my workshop are taken from Aprilia Pegaso 650 97 that I "un lowered":evil for a customer but the same kit fits 93-99...
Forum: Thumpers 12-01-2009, 04:31 PM
Replies: 5,130
Views: 710,778
Posted By BMW Iceland
Hmmm.... I am experiencing the opposite, the...

Hmmm.... I am experiencing the opposite, the lower triple clamp hits the upper radiator bracket few degrees before full lock on the Funduro, I think I will have to sacrifice those degrees of turning...
Forum: Thumpers 11-30-2009, 02:43 AM
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Views: 710,778
Posted By BMW Iceland
The 2" lowering link for Funduro is 69mm center...

The 2" lowering link for Funduro is 69mm center to center, should be perfect if you are lifting the rear by 2"

Cheers
Forum: Thumpers 11-29-2009, 05:17 PM
Replies: 5,130
Views: 710,778
Posted By BMW Iceland
I am affraid my 05 forks are somewhat of a...

I am affraid my 05 forks are somewhat of a different design :huh

http://lh6.ggpht.com/_HDDkqptf3Hw/SxMNpkoACWI/AAAAAAAAAmE/ls7vXtvm35w/s288/YA0107153016.jpg

I can not see any cartridge in...
Forum: Thumpers 11-29-2009, 04:53 PM
Replies: 5,130
Views: 710,778
Posted By BMW Iceland
RC Indeed it is different on mine, the standard...

RC
Indeed it is different on mine, the standard links are 53mm center to center, but have you concider using the 2" lowering link for a Funduro, I've got a kit in my workshop I'll mesure it...
Forum: Thumpers 11-29-2009, 02:08 PM
Replies: 5,130
Views: 710,778
Posted By BMW Iceland
How much are you shortening the links??

How much are you shortening the links??
Forum: Thumpers 11-29-2009, 01:09 PM
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Views: 710,778
Posted By BMW Iceland
this way you shorten the extended length of the...

this way you shorten the extended length of the fork and the stroke, wich must increase the preload on the spring doesn't it? What I need in addition is to stop the stroke further an 1" to be safe,...
Forum: Thumpers 11-29-2009, 06:16 AM
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Views: 710,778
Posted By BMW Iceland
Front suspension travel

Have any of you encounter the same problem as I am facing on my Funduro.

The travel of the YZ forks are 300mm (11.8") but the space from the top of the 19" tire to the lowest point on the Funduro...
Forum: Thumpers 11-20-2009, 02:43 PM
Replies: 5,130
Views: 710,778
Posted By BMW Iceland
Point taken, see you can't think of it...

Point taken, see you can't think of it all.........:S
Forum: Thumpers 11-20-2009, 08:11 AM
Replies: 5,130
Views: 710,778
Posted By BMW Iceland
Front axle

Well gentelmen,

I have been looking at my front axle approach on the Funduro.

I think the simplest solution is to mount the axle from the left!
Reason, well the diameter of the axle were it...
Forum: Thumpers 11-19-2009, 06:03 PM
Replies: 5,130
Views: 710,778
Posted By BMW Iceland
Some first pictures: ...

Some first pictures:
http://lh6.ggpht.com/_HDDkqptf3Hw/SwXmGVp_bLI/AAAAAAAAAjc/TQuc0EKLpw0/s144/SANY0007.JPG
Looks pretty good
...
Forum: Thumpers 11-19-2009, 11:18 AM
Replies: 5,130
Views: 710,778
Posted By BMW Iceland
94 Funduro

I test fitted the YZ250 forks today :clap and as usual when I start a project, forgot my camera at home:cry. It is almost a perfect fit, I need 6mm (1/4") spacer on top of the upper bearing. There...
Forum: Thumpers 11-19-2009, 08:18 AM
Replies: 5,130
Views: 710,778
Posted By BMW Iceland
I was browsing US Ebay and stumbled across Gnarly...

I was browsing US Ebay and stumbled across Gnarly MX http://stores.ebay.com/GnarlyMX they seem to be able to produce what you need in springs.

Cheers
Eythor
Forum: Thumpers 11-08-2009, 02:42 PM
Replies: 5,130
Views: 710,778
Posted By BMW Iceland
That's the reason I'm spending the winter doing...

That's the reason I'm spending the winter doing this hehe. Actually I am not sure, but after tomorrow I will have better idea. The outer bearing cup is 52x15 in the Funduro but 52x16 in the Yamaha. I...
Forum: Thumpers 11-08-2009, 12:39 PM
Replies: 5,130
Views: 710,778
Posted By BMW Iceland
94 Funduro

Well gents, I'm convinced now. I am picking up a set of 06 YZ250F forks and trees tomorrow :clap for my 94 Funduro. I'll be spending the Arctic winter darkness up here in the garage fitting it to...
Forum: Europe 04-15-2008, 06:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 727
Posted By BMW Iceland
Sęll Aftur, I want to wish you a great time...

Sęll Aftur,

I want to wish you a great time in Norway, we wil see how the fall turns out, we have been riding in Nov and Dec.

Enjoy your holiday in norway, be sure to post us some pictures of...
Forum: Vendors 04-15-2008, 02:30 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 403
Posted By BMW Iceland
To Hell & Back in Iceland

Where else in the world can you ride to Hell & Back in couple of days, but in Iceland. Enjoying a scenery that reminds you of "Dantes inferno" :yikesthe entire journey.

Just take a look at...
Forum: Europe 04-06-2008, 04:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 727
Posted By BMW Iceland
Thanks mate, are you still visiting Iceland this...

Thanks mate, are you still visiting Iceland this summer or are the Norwegians the only one's who will enjoy your company??
Forum: Europe 04-06-2008, 04:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 727
Posted By BMW Iceland
We would be pleased to welcome you to one of our...

We would be pleased to welcome you to one of our tours:clap
Forum: Europe 04-01-2008, 03:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 727
Posted By BMW Iceland
Skemmtilegra hehe

Viš lögšum okkur ķ lķma aš gera žetta spennandi fyrir alla, veršur bara aš afsaka ķslenskuleysiš į sķšunni :deal
Forum: Vendors 03-28-2008, 02:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,945
Posted By BMW Iceland
Biking Viking website

www.bikingviking.is
Forum: Europe 03-28-2008, 01:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 727
Posted By BMW Iceland
Biking Viking

Biking Viking Motorcycle tours, have launched their website.

www.bikingviking.is (http://www.bikingviking.is)

:freaky
Forum: Europe 02-19-2008, 05:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 423
Posted By BMW Iceland
Hi mate! if you are in the neighborhood that...

Hi mate! if you are in the neighborhood that wouldn't be a problem
Forum: Europe 02-16-2008, 05:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 423
Posted By BMW Iceland
BMW Tours Iceland

Biking Viking is launching 1-6 day guided tours in Iceland this spring, the bikes are the new BMW F650GS twin.

The website will be online soon, if any one is interested please contact me at...
Forum: Vendors 02-15-2008, 02:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,945
Posted By BMW Iceland
Biking Viking up and runnig

Hi you all,
Thought I'd inform the forum that Biking Viking is back in buisiness in Iceland :clap.

We're offering 1-6 day guided tours on 6. BMW F650GS twin

Our website in not up yet............
Forum: EMEA 02-15-2008, 02:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,379
Posted By BMW Iceland
That's the beauty of Iceland expect the best,...

That's the beauty of Iceland expect the best, prepare for the worst :rofl and if you dislike the weather just wait for about 15 min.:evil

No really the past years have been extremely biker...
Forum: EMEA 02-11-2008, 02:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,379
Posted By BMW Iceland
But believe you me........... I would be more...

But believe you me........... I would be more than pleased to take you for a spin around Reykjavik
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