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Old 01-20-2011, 09:38 AM   #1
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Spanking the Cow- The continuing saga of an R100GSPD at the Races

This space held for future updates regarding my ongoing tribulations with racing a 1990 BMW R100GSPD... many of you might have seen it at one point or another--

I'll start off with a list of things that have been done, maybe with pics to bring you all up to speed, and then a list of things that need to be done and a list of things that I want to do.

This will take a while I'm sure, but I'm open to and appreciate all your suggestions and gracious input- I can sure use all the help I can get.

As of right now, I am headed again for the Sandblast Rally in SOuth Carolina in two weeks. Everything should be relatively ready to go... I need to put some fresh knobby tires on, but have in the last two weeks changes all the fluids except front brake. (rear diff, trans, engine and fork oil) and also done the small oil press. and neutral safety switch plus the small sub-harness that feeds them.

Mostly I can get through the day with just new tires, I think, but I am -><- this close to throwing down a grand on the Siebenrock replacement piston/cyl kit.

Not that I'm going to install it before the race (not doing that again :hmph) but I also need to change from an Omega system to an Enduralast, and also pic myself up an Odyessy PC680 battery.


HELLO ARE YOU IN THERE?



Thanks for all your help in advance.

Go ahead and pull up to the starting line.

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Old 01-20-2011, 10:03 AM   #2
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I'm IN!!!!

Good luck at Sandblast. Forget the bike...buy a helmet cam so I can live through your eyes!!

edit - Wait, I think you have one...carry on.


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Old 01-20-2011, 10:10 AM   #3
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Completely in.

What will you be doing to the suspension, rear in particular, to make the R100 more raceworthy?
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Old 01-20-2011, 10:12 AM   #4
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Thanks Russ- Glad youre still on the East Coast, hopefully we'll get a chance to go riding this spring
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Old 01-20-2011, 10:25 AM   #5
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If you were really hard-core you'd run points I've got 60k on my Enduralast an I've never touched it. My Odyssey is over 5 years old and has more than that since the PO pulled it off another bike.

I ought to be able to make it to the Sandblast Rally this year. I'll see ya there!
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Old 01-20-2011, 10:27 AM   #6
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Completely in.

What will you be doing to the suspension, rear in particular, to make the R100 more raceworthy?
Hi Cordless!
I have simply a Wilbers rear shock. Recently had it rebuilt by Ted Porter out in Cali. (The Beemershop) I have some numbers on it, will try to fill you in on those.
Its a great shock, reasonably priced... this one was originally put on about 25-30K miles ago.

I also have a HPM GUy driveshaft that has the hard, off-road urethane coupler. He spec's greasing the cardans at 10K mile intervals... Anton tells me that is an unrealistic number, and I am now at about 15K... Not willing to open it up just yet. Everything feels fine back there, so I'm leaving it alone for a while longer.

Otherwise, the rear is stock!
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Old 01-20-2011, 10:29 AM   #7
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If you were really hard-core you'd run points I've got 60k on my Enduralast an I've never touched it. My Odyssey is over 5 years old and has more than that since the PO pulled it off another bike.

I ought to be able to make it to the Sandblast Rally this year. I'll see ya there!
Sweet! Be in touch- we're driving down on Thursday, and doing all the tech/reg/shakedown on Friday.

Points eh? Ive got one of those Motorrad Electric Alpha cans up front. Points are pretty hard core, you bad ass. You'll have to teach me.
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Old 01-20-2011, 10:33 AM   #8
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Old 01-20-2011, 10:36 AM   #9
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Thanks Russ- Glad youre still on the East Coast, hopefully we'll get a chance to go riding this spring
My left shoulder and elbow are a long way from being back on a bike.
Plus I need a new front end on my bike.

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Old 01-20-2011, 10:42 AM   #10
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I think you need to put together some "Stagehand Racing Team" Tee-shirts to fund this year's events...

Sign me up for one if you!

But, it's gotta have an airehead reference on it somewhere!
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Old 01-20-2011, 10:44 AM   #11
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I think you need to put together some "Stagehand Racing Team" Tee-shirts to fund this year's events...

Sign me up for one if you!

But, it's gotta have an airehead reference on it somewhere!
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Old 01-20-2011, 10:53 AM   #12
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In. We need a good Paralever thread. Those monolever guys are strange.

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Old 01-20-2011, 10:56 AM   #13
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Thanks.

You guys know I dont win anything, ever, right?

Its definitely all about the fun of pretending to be a racer guy and my own mechanic.

To the Finish, and beyond!

and Solo- I'm all over it already:




Airhead Rally Team!

Sponsored by Virginia Motorrad, BMWRA's OTL, and MAxBMW and my wonerful girlfriend.

Lets make that Sponsored by MY Wonderful Girlfriend, V.M. Werkstatt and OTL and Max. :muchbetter


I dont need funding, but I'd be happy to send you a sticker. What I could use is some competition. You know they stick me in the Heavy class with the HP2's and KTM 990's :lol I am by far the only one riding an airhead GS.

This year Rallymoto is introducing Teams. :wink remind me to remind you about that soon
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Old 01-20-2011, 11:03 AM   #14
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OK Stage, now I do want one of your shirts... how do I (we) order??????

And like I tell my kids, If you had fun, you won.

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Airhead Rally Team!

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Old 01-20-2011, 12:19 PM   #15
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In. We need a good Paralever thread. Those monolever guys are strange.

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Agreed, you paralevers need all the help you can get....I want one of those stickers.
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