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Old 09-23-2011, 01:31 PM   #2041
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I'm having major problems with my carb diaphragms. I got 200 miles out of the last lot before the fuel distorted them so much it impedes slide movement Not a happy bunny
I feel for ya. Sounds to me as if you really need to save yourself all the unnecessary upset & troublesome worry and just give absolutely all your beemer stuff free to me? You know it's for the best...
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Old 09-23-2011, 01:44 PM   #2042
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You can have this one, but u got to bid for it

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Old 09-23-2011, 01:49 PM   #2043
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You can have this one, but u got to bid for it http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...m=390348023005
Too many wheels... the only way 4 wheels is ok is pictured below -
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Old 09-24-2011, 12:42 PM   #2044
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After 5 hours, Team BMW Motorrad France leads the field in the Le Mans 24 Hours
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Old 09-24-2011, 05:48 PM   #2045
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After 10 hrs - BMW still lead
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Old 09-25-2011, 03:46 AM   #2046
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Currently 7th place. "After having had some issues with the throttle at around 4.45 a. m., the Team BMW Motorrad France 99 swapped the ECU, the injectors and the throttle bodies at the BMW S 1000 RR in order to not take any risk. The bike uses a ride-by-wire system, so the chances are that the issue was electronical rather than mechanical."
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Old 09-25-2011, 08:12 PM   #2047
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Or something like this?

BMW @ Le Mans finished in 7th place

Number 99 - EWC BMW MOTORRAD France 99
Riders: GIMBERT Sebastien/NIGON Erwan/CUDLIN Damian
Bike: BMW S1000 RR

Total time flag to flag: 24:01:54.402
Time behind 6th: 1:14.758 (i.e. on same lap)
Number of laps completed: 817 (winner ran 834 laps)
Average speed over race: 142.276 Kph (winner 145.363 Kph)
Fastest lap: 1:39.148 - on lap 738 (!), average of 151.955 Kph

And the seemingly decisive stat? - Time spent in the pits as of (I think?) 11.39am Sun i.e. 3 hrs 20 mins or thereabouts (I think?) to the flag... BMW Motorrad 99 : 43 minutes 15 sec, as compared to that of the eventual winners SRC Kawasaki at 19 min 26 sec i.e. 24 mins and change longer.

Now concentrate, here comes the scienze* 834 laps minus 817 laps = BMW 17 laps behind @ the flag. 17 laps @ an average of (say) 1:42.000 = 102 seconds x 17 = 1,734 seconds, divided by 60 (then rounded up for convenience & because my math is shit or I could have done it in base 6 and wouldn't have had to do it this tortuous long way round) = something around 29 mins behind the winner i.e. even without the 'Electronical' problems they still would quite probably have ended up something in the region of 5 mins/2 or 3 laps behind the winner, maybe good for 3rd place?. This all means that Suzuki Endurance Racing Team (SERT, long time leader & eventual 2nd @ Le Mans this weekend) will arrive in Qatar on November 12 for the 8 Hours of Doha as championship leaders, 9 points ahead of the #99 BMW. All to win, all to lose... Sidecars aside, I'm having trouble thinking when BMW last won a multi-round circuit based world championship?

Who knows why I felt I needed to work that out, whether I got it anywhere near right, and then why I felt that I had to tell y'all about it. And it's meaningless anyway as there are so many other variables left unconsidered in this calcularse.


* Remember, I stopped school age 13 so I sorta have an excuse.
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Old 09-26-2011, 05:20 AM   #2048
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An project wot i did start...


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Old 09-26-2011, 11:07 AM   #2049
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Old 09-26-2011, 03:37 PM   #2050
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lol yeah I heard about that one but I'd not seen it.

Reminds me of a superbike crash at the 3rd part of the Campbell-Cobb-Seagrave section of Thruxton a couple of years ago, though that time the rider was taken out by the flying bike, though iirc not particularly bashed up? I would find it on Youtube but my crappy wireless dongle restricts viewing vids enough to make a search impracticable, and I can't be arsed.


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Old 09-27-2011, 08:24 AM   #2051
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Old 09-27-2011, 08:18 PM   #2052
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How do you eat an elephant.?







One bite at a time.
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Old 09-28-2011, 09:26 PM   #2053
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Old 09-29-2011, 04:26 AM   #2054
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today i tried to eat an elephant








should have killed the bloody thing first
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Old 09-29-2011, 05:02 PM   #2055
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On the subject of 'Shiny'...

OK, so I can see the appeal of a high quality finish, I can see how it might make you feel good, I can see how polishing might fill the evenings when you've no finance to take any further action, but at the end of the day, when all is said and done, once all the cows are counted, when all the available clichés are exhausted, as far as I'm concerned the only reason to clean a bike is to show up the source of leaks or wear/breakages. Otherwise I really can't be arsed, you know?

I mean, if you've got something really special or rare (the Brough Moby Dick/the Rickman Munch-URS/a Moto Guzzi Le Mans 850 (i.e. Mk1*)/a Guzzi MGS-01**/a supercharged Vincent Black Lightning (or most other Vincents except the Series D Black Prince...) - well then polish away. Or if you've got so much money tied up in the bloody thing that you have to keep the condition up for resale value, maybe then you should polish. But as far as this sad fuckers opinion is worth***, this whole 'spending more time polishing than riding' thing, or spending £1300 on NOS exhausts for a Z1 rebuild or £475 for an RD200 seat - well you can fucking keep it.

Now those of you that've read this here garbage pile for a while**** will know, I am both extremely clumsy & very crashworthy. If I walk within 3 metres of my bike with a hammer I'm utterly bound to bash my tank by mistake, or if I built to a class winning (or even class entering) standard I'd ruin the bloody thing within 10 miles by throwing it down the road/into a roundabout/over a kerb etc., or I'd probably just drop it my getting off it without putting the side-stand down***** so high quality finish seems utterly pointless.

The spray job on the STD1 turned out mostly OK, considering it was my first go at paint, and that it was done with what for all intents and purposes is a garden fence spraying kit, but that was a lot of elbow grease, and I really couldn't be bothered to do it again. High quality finish seems, to me, to be for the kind of person who sends all their washers & cotter pins off for zinc plating, and like I say, if the bikes not a specialist rarity I can't really see the point. BMW have a museum full of Concours d'Elegance standard examples, so there seems little point in me doing it too... besides, ride the fucking things


* My favourite, always liked the headlight fairing & would fancy one for the DMW, please feel free to send me one.
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**** 117,433 hits later, what a delightful farce
***** I've done that.


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