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Old 06-27-2013, 04:16 PM   #421
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Larryboy,

Had lunch with you at Hells Canyon last weekend, and you reminded me that you had this GS project. Just wasted most the afternoon reliving that build - sure is nice end result.

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Old 06-29-2013, 10:54 AM   #422
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Was great to meet you, Scott!!

I'm trying to get stiffer springs for this thing right now and it's like pulling teeth. Konflict Motorsports seems to be conflicted about running a business or going for a ride, can't say I blame the guy, but it's driving me nuts.

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Old 07-01-2013, 09:08 PM   #423
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I still remember my brother and I staring at that bike at PSR and thinking it easily dwarfs a 1200.
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Old 07-02-2013, 09:50 AM   #424
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It's lighter than a 1200GS.


Finally got my springs ordered!!

Ten days out for custom springs, going out to the desert over Labor Day weekend, gonna get this latest round of mods done by then.

.76kg fork springs and an 18.9kg spring for the rear Ohlins. I'll take out the 15w fork oil and swap over to ATF.

It's been something I can ride as soft as it is, but if I want to pick up the pace it's too porpoise like.

We had originally planned to use this bike for our Death Valley trip and push it out the door, but I've come to really like this bike and it fills a good two-up niche in the stable...I'd really like to have a new Stelvio, but this is working for now.
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Old 07-30-2013, 09:54 AM   #425
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Last episode we had dropped a cylinder and rode home 100 miles on one lung.

Old coil:




New high output Dyna coil, runs great again!! :




Changing from a 2.89 FD to a 3.20 FD:




New rear spring, ended up with an 18.2 kg. I'm having a hard time finding a spanner wrench that fits the Ohlins collars, gonna have to modify one I got at Cycle Gear so I can cinch down the preload:




Just to remind me that it's a BMW the shock bolt broke off in the swingarm..."they all do that".

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Old 07-30-2013, 11:03 AM   #426
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Those little things are a pisser. Especially on the model you have where you have to drill out the bolt through the other side. but the can help you drill straight if you have a long enough drill bit.

Still love your build and the bike. Thanks for all of your help and input on my build.
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Old 08-15-2013, 06:59 PM   #427
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Labor Day Desert Ride

Hay Rob:

Check out all the washouts in Death Valley before heading to the desert. You didn't mention which desert you will be heading to.

You got some good intel for all of us last year about the Goler Wash washout. DV, very recently, got some major down pours and just about all the roads are washed out or impassable. Can't figure out exactly where all these washouts are but some are on paved roads.

We probably need to start a new thread with some updates on road conditions in the desert.

We need to go on a ride together one of these days on these Beemer GS's. Our Bumble Bees are running great and we are doing lots of riding in our local mountains.
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Old 08-16-2013, 10:14 AM   #428
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Hay Rob:

Check out all the washouts in Death Valley before heading to the desert. You didn't mention which desert you will be heading to.

You got some good intel for all of us last year about the Goler Wash washout. DV, very recently, got some major down pours and just about all the roads are washed out or impassable. Can't figure out exactly where all these washouts are but some are on paved roads.

We probably need to start a new thread with some updates on road conditions in the desert.

We need to go on a ride together one of these days on these Beemer GS's. Our Bumble Bees are running great and we are doing lots of riding in our local mountains.

Yup, the North Pass got hammered pretty good.




If you've never ridden this road it's a little hard to imagine where the road is supposed to be:






Anyways...got the bike all back together and running good with the new coil.

Had to modify a heli-coil kit to repair the swingarm threads, just went super slow and didn't break in drill bits in the thing...that would have really been a nightmare. Took about 5 hours total to carefully repair.






The rest of the current mods are pretty mundane, no pictures.

Swapped a final drive from an 850R onto her, went from a 2.89 gear to a 3.20. Don't even have to feather the clutch to come up my driveway. I rarely used 6th gear with the stock FD as it felt like it was lugging, should be about perfect now.

Rear spring is now an 18.2 and the front springs are upgraded to a .76, feels good around town. Hard to tell until I hit some sweet jumps.


Back to wrenchin'...




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Old 08-16-2013, 10:19 AM   #429
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uh, what is that, and why are there BFG T/A KO's on it?
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Old 08-16-2013, 10:23 AM   #430
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Nice pics of trail conditions and shock mount repair!
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Old 08-16-2013, 11:08 AM   #431
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uh, what is that, and why are there BFG T/A KO's on it?
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EdZilla?

One of the rarest Edsels ever built, 1958 Bermuda 9 passenger wagon.




The front suspension was junk, even if I poured $1000 into the front suspension alone it wouldn't have been safe. Just too rusty. The car should have been junked/smashed/crushed, it's that bad, but I like it and I'm gonna save it in a Mexican 1,000 sort of resto-mod buildup.

I'm posting a few build pictures over at www.panamintvalley.com , but you have to be signed in to see pictures there.
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Old 08-16-2013, 11:13 AM   #432
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That's even cooler than the GS.
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Old 08-16-2013, 11:18 AM   #433
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That's even cooler than the GS.
Maybe. Rob does some pretty cool stuff.

I want to see that wagon sliding around a corner on a dirt road with a big plume of dust behind it.
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Old 08-16-2013, 05:18 PM   #434
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I'd drop that body on a 4WD truck frame.
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Old 08-16-2013, 05:33 PM   #435
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Yup, the North Pass got hammered pretty good.

I knew you would have some great information and pics on the washouts. I started a new thread for DV road conditions so we can all know the conditions as things change. Hope you don't mind if I use your washout pics? I couldn't figure out how to get them off the DV facebook site.

Here is a link to the new thread: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...5#post22117575

Thanks Rob. The wagon project is lookin' good already.
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