BMW Classic Racer Project

Discussion in 'New Zealand' started by Voltaire, May 14, 2012.

  1. innathyzit

    innathyzit AKA Woodman

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    Well done that man, inspiring indeed.
  2. Bendernz

    Bendernz Torrential

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    Your mini me sitting on the bike is really cool too. Just needs the blue leathers!
  3. Padmei

    Padmei enamoured

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    How come yo don't race the Norton?
  4. Mark_S

    Mark_S Fair Weather Faggot

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    it would make racing the airhead seem like an absolute bargain.....
  5. Voltaire

    Voltaire Titanium and Ceramic Hipster

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    Well said that man.
    I might get some new spark plugs for next season.:rofl
  6. trustme

    trustme Long timer

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    +100 . I should never have lifted the lid on Winstons motor, my wallet will never recover , mind you I can't wait for the bits , xmas is coming :rofl
  7. Voltaire

    Voltaire Titanium and Ceramic Hipster

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    ohhhh shiny bits....pics please.:lurk
  8. motu

    motu Loose Pre Unit

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    Maybe some 7.5:1 pistons so he can run the same race fuel as 146. And a 36-24-36 cam to go with it.
  9. trustme

    trustme Long timer

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    10.5 forged pistons , alloy barrel with nikasil to suit billet long con rods,cams ex Franklin cams, new rh fork for second disc, caliper on it's way, race fuel from now on

    The barrels needed a 40' bore, which meant we were getting to the point where distortion becomes a problem not to mention total failure. Do I resleeve or buy new barrels, I started to mentally add up the costs & thought , well I'm in this far might as well chuck the cat another canary.

    Bugger the budget
  10. Kokopelli

    Kokopelli Yeah, right!

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    Congratulations, well done.
  11. Voltaire

    Voltaire Titanium and Ceramic Hipster

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    Thank you, it was a lot of fun this year with all the traveling, racing and hanging out with the classic bike crowd. I see the Classic Register is taking entries for Eastern Creek Barry Sheen.....free entry and transport of bike both ways.....might be something to plan for 2014........ just need to save for airfare, accomomodation and such.....
  12. Voltaire

    Voltaire Titanium and Ceramic Hipster

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    First Anniversary of the Classic Racing noobs.
    First race of season on 8th and 9th at Hampton Downs.
    http://festival.nzcmrr.com/

    Conversation between Team Winston and Team BMW went like this:

    Volty: " So how is the Triumph coming along?"

    Trustme " waiting on pistons, cylinder, rods, brake calipers, got the gearbox bits and the work on the frame is

    done...how's the Beemer?"

    Volty " put the battery on charge" :rofl:rofl:rofl:rofl:rofl

    Just as well really as the Missus has had me toiling on the house.....:cry found myself hoping it was raining after Xmas

    so I could play in the shed. Geez it was hot yesterday....had to drink beer.....but thats dangerous as Missus suggests

    more work and your more inclined to agree...

    Got an Advance Rider day at HD on Sunday to get my hand back in.
  13. trustme

    trustme Long timer

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    The waiting is killing me :ddog:ddog
    Very frustrating
  14. Voltaire

    Voltaire Titanium and Ceramic Hipster

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    BMW's are boring old mans bikes::rofl
    Pushed 146 from pride of place ( since November) in hall outside, fitted battery, added fuel, full choke and pressed starter....immediate mighty roar...:clap.. " Norton....Ducati....did you see that" :evil
    Been a year since its first outing.
    Loaded van and ready for ART day at Hampton Downs. Good practice for upcoming NZMCRR event in Feb.
    Its going to be a hot one.
  15. Voltaire

    Voltaire Titanium and Ceramic Hipster

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    The ART day was good, highlighed a few things, gearchanges....and that I don't use 5th as its too tall for HD, the rear brake

    needs work. I havent't really used the rear much but finding I am braking later and need it. My mate turned me up a bit of

    14mm and tapped it for the fittings.

    Classic Festival is on this weekend, http://festival.nzcmrr.com/ and the BMW needs a bit of TLC.

    I swapped out the 3:1 FD for an R80 3.2:1 so that way I can use less of 2nd and more of the upper cogs. Be interesting to see if I can improve on lap times this way.

    They have tightened up on the wired plugs so all the plugs now need to be wired.

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    Removed the dog leg brake rod as I suspect it straightens under load.

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    And synced up the carbs using the Office Max method......

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  16. motu

    motu Loose Pre Unit

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    How's your 336 ? You need to ask about it in Old's Cool, it's a bit boring in there at the moment.
  17. Box'a'bits

    Box'a'bits In need of repair

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    :lol3. That's cause hardly any of the 'merikans are riding at present, so all they are allowed to do is argue about fairly esoteric or stupid things.
  18. motu

    motu Loose Pre Unit

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    I think he needs an oil cooler - there is a good oil cooler thread going now. Is one really needed at 280kph, how much hp to push this extra crap through the air. The experts are waiting.....
  19. igormortis

    igormortis Cafe Reise

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    Oohh, you're right. Shaping up to be a doozy!
  20. Padmei

    Padmei enamoured

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    I always wonder what those black diamond valves are like:D