Dedone trail reduce mods1100/ 1150gs

Discussion in 'Hacks' started by davebig, Apr 29, 2012.

  1. rg sw wa.

    rg sw wa. Long timer

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    Dave,
    PLEASE keep / save the tooling just in case.
    Ron

    ps: can’t see your pics.
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  2. Danger4u2

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    Same here.
  3. davebig

    davebig Another Angry Hun !

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  4. rg sw wa.

    rg sw wa. Long timer

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    Dave, are you going to start making and selling these now ?
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    Stroker motorcycle traveler

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    Dave, put me down for a couple sets off your first production run.
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  6. davebig

    davebig Another Angry Hun !

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    Well not exactly I have a machinist, mechanic welder buddy they are not as finished as before but cheaper he has a jig he mad for the fork bridge and does that sort of work all the time, they are a little rougher than the first efforts.
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    The same pair cleaned up a bit and powder coated.
    I'm just chasing parts the machinist does them I clean them up and took them to a powder coater, this is more public service than profit motive we've sold 3or4 now.
    Not as nice as the earlier ones.
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    I'm staying with my position, changing steering axis is a better idea than raking the forks.
    To the r1200 users Claudes trail reducer only moves the ball joint 3/4" and there plenty of meat in the telelever to move the mounting point that much !
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    We machined a push in plug and welded the end and machined a new point.
    I would be glad to send anyone interested the machinist number and email he's in his 50's farmboy motorcycle mechanic tool maker German Published author
    https://www.amazon.com/Best-Mechanics-Corner-Randy-Hinzmann/dp/1456885952
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  8. Stroker

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    I was a real stick-in-the-mud and didn't think I needed to reduce the trail. After wrestling my heavy GS rig around for way too long. I finally had Big Dave shorten my a-arm and I modified the bridge(1100) to match. I couldn't be happier with the steering now. With about 800 miles on my fresh RT top end and cams, the rig pulls like a demon.
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    After insisting I wasn't going to do this but selling the 3 I had, including the one I wanted to keep myself Randy is building me 3 more a couple unfinished.
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    Out of curiosity, would front A arm from an R1200C work or is there too much difference?



    More than one way to do it... food for thought. And look, ma. There'e no para'.


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  12. davebig

    davebig Another Angry Hun !

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    Time for a little self promo !
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    I have 3 of these rough finished if anyone is planning a 1150gs hack project heres affordable trail reduction, I had 3 in stock and people bought them who are must be lurkers they found me. Good deal like this 350, after I grind them and get them powder coated 550, cheaper and the wheelbase remains stock and your front end doesn't sag. So be it !
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    If anyones considering a BMW r1150gs tug I have several Dedome style trail reducers ready, I plan on keeping one of these for my last GS.
    Available in any color you want as long as it's satin black. :-)
    These are the econo finish not allot of fill and grind lots of pits in telelevers, less expensive.
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    Oh thank you Bob ! Hydrology and English what an amazing man !
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