Large CSM Hack, Small Schnauzer

Discussion in 'Hacks' started by davebig, Sep 16, 2012.

  1. davebig

    davebig Another Angry Hun !

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    Buddy and I went to Mississippi River valley for lunch it crested its flood stage yesterday but there was allot of water everywhere.
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    This was Feb today it had allot of water running over it I forded it about 2 wks ago it wasn't scarey was there a few day ago me and dog decided not enough weight.
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    I don't know if this will work Monkeys smart phone video, sidecar was getting swept to edge buy current Strokers Centerlines don't allow any flow thru, it was a bad idea. But we won't do that again.DB

    Tried 34/11 worked well it delivered 59 mph at 4k rpm in 6th 33/11 delivered 61 at same speed smallish 175/65/15 fuel mileage was not good couldn't break 30 mpg, upon checking FI techlusion and went back to suggested settings I was a little richer we'll see.DB
  2. mikejjmay

    mikejjmay Been here awhile

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    great dave just keep showing me awesome roads you know ill never find....:D
  3. davebig

    davebig Another Angry Hun !

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    Drone I still think your pulling my leg, it was 50ish with a 26-gusting over 30 N wind all day, So I went straight to the interstate and poured on the coals,70-72 mph is around 4800 rpm, so I gave it some stick as the Brits say 6500 rpm produce 96 mph Via Garmin gps it may have pulled to a hundred but this was all in a vicious crosswind and why bother, after 20 miles of over 70 operation I headed for the river valleys. I never got a break I only got 25 miles of tailwind all day and the fuel consumption reflected it 29 mpg. Creeping in low is 7 or 8 mph seemed low enough to me. It seems to me I remember you saying that you weren't going to be a Uralista (in places where 8-900 pound GSs don't belong) someplace in your thread. I believe I'll be changing back to the Nankang 165/80 and possibly add some grooves in the rear it's already to dry around here to benefit from much block in a tire. DB
  4. davebig

    davebig Another Angry Hun !

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    This afternoon I took off a the 135/15 front and put a 145/15 Nankang front but the change was the 175/65/15 rear to the 165/15 Nankang the 165 was at least an 1.5" taller and changed my speed more than I would have thought.Since I just changed my GSadv to a 34/11 smaller tires gave me 59+mph @ 4000 RPM, the taller 165/80 brought that up to 61+ mph 4500 was 70-71 mph and 80 was about 5200.
    The taller sidewalls sway a bit more in turns,but ride a bit better onward and forward.
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    145/80/15 Nankang
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    Chair and rear both 165/80/15 With these tire gearing is about the same as previous 33/11 with the smaller tires.DB
  5. davebig

    davebig Another Angry Hun !

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    The rear Yacugar arrived today and I'm trying to remember why I needed change ? Oh yeah my Ohlins had 80k miles on them with out a drip or a problem, but I didn't want any problems after Mikepa's images of shot Ohlins, I talked with Ted Porter these are Hyperpro cousins all leftover folks from WP who went to Austria for KTM. These have steel bodies and a 2mm larger shaft,They wouldn't allow me to pick the springs and only collected data the normal gsa gets a 57-150-175 these are 57-185-190
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    I started out with no swaybar preload hmmmm, the suspension moved more and ride was more sofa like. I've always ran some preload and like the tauntness it provides so I promptly added more sway bar preload and haven't ridden it again more work tomorrow. It's your fault Claude once you get on anti-swaybar it's impossible to get off !!!!!!!!!!!!! LOLOL:evil
  6. dholaday

    dholaday Been here awhile

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    DB:

    Stroker is building a front wheel for my R1200GS, and I'd appreciate some tire advice.

    You've been running a number different sizes, and Stroker says he uses either a 135 (80) or a 155 (80).

    Most of my riding will be on paved roads or well groomed gravel/dirt. I'm inclined to go with the widest tire possible so maybe the 155? Will i`t fit under my stock fender ok?

    Advice, please? Would you prefer to take this off-line so we don't clutter up your thread?

    FWIW I'm running Vredestein 165 (86) 15 Snow+ on rear and tub

    Thanks,
    Duncan
  7. davebig

    davebig Another Angry Hun !

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    Where did you get the Vredestiens ? that is the prefered tire in the rear I think though not so easy to find in the spring. I've got Nankangs 165/80/15 and a 145/80 in the front and that's as big as one can get in a 1100/50 fork, I don't know about the 1200 but I suspect it's the same.
    The Nankangs are inexpensive come very round and balance easy to me what's not to love, but since you have a higher gearing (numerically lower) I would consider a smaller tires but you will give up ground clearance but get snappier handling if you look back through my posts I had a 175/65 Conti wintercontact on the rear and a 145/65/15 on the front and that was the snappiest handling setup I had.

    http://www.tirerack.com/tires/TireSearchResults.jsp?customSizeSearch=&width=145%2F&ratio=65&diameter=15

    http://www.tirerack.com/tires/TireSearchResults.jsp?customSizeSearch=&width=185%2F&ratio=65&diameter=15

    The danger is that your giving up ground clearance and you don't want to have the front tipped down with a small tire up there,so it's Nankangs for me.

    Here's some Vredestien T Tracs for the back should be a nice all arounder,
    http://www2.tires-easy.com/cgi-bin/rshop.pl?dsco=135&sowigan=&Breite=165&Quer=80&Felge=15&Speed=&kategorie=6&LoadRange=&Marke=&ranzahl=4&rsmFahrzeugart=PKW&suchen=View+tires
    It gets to be about what you can get not what you want,, if it where easy to raise the entire front 1" I'd used 65 series 15s front and rear but nothings easy.
    In a short answer if your Vredestiens are in good shape get a Nankang 145/80/15 and you'll be pleased how well they work.DB
  8. davebig

    davebig Another Angry Hun !

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    Buddy Coopdway and I went here :http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=862640 some of the best Coullee road in the Mississippi river valley, interesting towns eccentric BMW riders etc.
    The rings and cylinders in my bike are finally becoming friends and getting along. It delivered 31-33mpg and 34/11 final drive and gsa transmission are working out very well lots of power and compression braking up and down the coullees.
    For Drone I tore down 50-60 miles of interstate in a 35 mph + crosswind ran 68-70 big front tire,swaybar and new rear shock control was great power great mileage dropped to the 31 figure.I hope my partner in crime posts some images I forgot my camera but it was a very wet start.DB
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    Thanks to Coopdway we have some images !
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    One of the best things about riding with Coop is we mostly meet here for breakfast and it's always great Barbeque lunch and breakfast place Alma WI on the river.
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    Great someplace it's not raining !
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    Madison BMW club members that was a very nice Ural , these folks like to drink beer.
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    Swiss sidecar rig Nimbus
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    This guy's looking for Drone for decor idea's
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    Typical WI backroad only fairly flat right here.
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    Another Hacks inmate and member of host club we will leave him anonymous.
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    It's either Americana or Strokers secret testing facility !
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    One of Claudes that the owner is pleased with tonight.
  9. dholaday

    dholaday Been here awhile

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    DB:

    FYI, Elmer put a 3.0 final drive on the rig. I just wish I cold go lower [or higher, depending on how you count].

    I got the Vredestein Snow+ 165 86 15 I have on rear and tub from Premier Tire in Denver [thank you DirtyDR]. You have to call them and ask about availability - they may have some now. 303-297-9555.

    Stroker thinks I may be able to run a 155 80 on the front but we are not sure. The front wheel he is building for me is either his first production model or his 2d prototype, depending on your view; he has not run one on the street so I get to do the real-world testing :eek1 on my way to the USCA Rally.

    I've had one heck of a time finding ANY brand 155/80 15. Finally found a Vredestein Sprint Classic in that size at TiresbyWeb and Premier. Hoping it will fit ok. Nice thing is I will lose less than 1" diameter compared to stock 110/80 19. We will see if it works. Vredestein makes a 155/15 Snow+ but couldn't find any in-country.

    I hope to get both the wheel and tire sometime next week so I can put a few miles on them before leaving for Rally.

    Thanks for your help - as you would say: "onward and upward"

    Duncan
  10. Stroker

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    Shit! You found the location of my Top Secret testing facility and research laboratory. Actually the real scientific stuff goes on in the subterranean salt mines under the barn. Be careful of those hay-pile booby traps.:evil
  11. claude

    claude Sidecar Jockey

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    Stroker I think you will have to ramp up your covert operation to a higher level....LOL. Duncan... Try the 135 and see what happens ..it will reduce your trail some more and, yes, you will lose a little ground clearance. Heck it wasn't that long agao guys were doing world tours with /2's and such. Ground clearance is important to many but is really not a huge issue to most in the type of riding they do on a day to day basis. What you think Stroker?
  12. davebig

    davebig Another Angry Hun !

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    It was the turbine hum that gave it away there was this other guy poking around name was Ray or something like that I think he was PNW as he seemed to have moss growing on him and when I apparently didn't know the secret handshake ! He went off mumbling something about plagiarism, the Chinese and the Trilateral Commission LOLOL :huh
  13. Stroker

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    I don't know too much 'bout that trilateral stuff and the only Chinese I know is "Nankang"...they seem OK though, even the 135's. Hell I got use to all that noise coming from my skid-plate a long time ago. Claude, your skid-plate grease helps alot...got any left?
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    We plan to make another batch of our secret formula skid plate grease soon. Orders can be placed in advance. In fact if you order within the next 30 seconds we will supply two tubes of this wonderful substance. Two for the price of one!! Order now. Some real operators are standing by. We also have now included a special color that will put a biodegradable marking on any rocks or obsticles you may slip over as a service to those who may be following behind you. Of course if they too have their plates greased with this miracle power skid plate greae they will not have to worry about the rocks and so forth. If you have our miracle power skid plate greae appllied properly and have one of our skid plates on your machine we will guarantee that you will not get stuck on a rock. If by chance you do simply send us a picture of your hang up and we will supply another tube of our greae at half price plus postage within the lower 48 states. By the way,No,the miracle power skid plate grease is not made in China. Order now supplies will go fast.
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    Skid Plate Grease all around then...I'm buyin':freaky
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    claude Sidecar Jockey

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    Cool Stroker ...what a guy...lol.
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    anyone know anything about this tire for the rear?

    Falken Tire 28921563 - Falken Ziex ZE-912 Tires

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    Tire, Falken Ziex ZE-912, 175/65-15, Radial, Directional, H Speed Rating, Blackwall, 1,102 lbs. Max Load, Each
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    I ran them on my old ford festiva and they were awesome, stuck like glue in the canyons and were pretty good on a few dirt roads. Also real nice in the wet.
  19. davebig

    davebig Another Angry Hun !

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    Euorpean, Polish ? are regarded well but will be shorter than 165/80/15
    http://www2.tires-easy.com/cgi-bin/rshop.pl?dsco=135&cart_id=42099638.135.28028&sowigan=&Breite=165&Quer=80&Felge=15&Speed=&kategorie=6&LoadRange=&Marke=&ranzahl=4&rsmFahrzeugart=PKW&suchen=View+tires
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    Ahhh, no. Falken is a brand of Ohtsu Tire, part of Sumitomo Rubber. It's a Japanese tire. Generally excellent.