Spanking the Cow- The continuing saga of an R100GSPD at the Races

Discussion in 'Airheads' started by Stagehand, Jan 20, 2011.

  1. MoBill

    MoBill Smiles when says dat

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    Likewise, looking forward to it--I think the high water made the event. Loved it.

    I'm always shittin' bricks on the ones that are just below the seat--before going in, but aren't they fantastic once you're in the drink?

    Loved it. Glad to meet you and looking forward to seeing you next time...and to this build. Found it after lurkin' your profile.
  2. Lornce

    Lornce Lost In Place

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    So, did you ever test the rotor for continuity?



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  3. Stagehand

    Stagehand Imperfectionist

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    oh, yeah, the rotor had none. I hit it with the DF and got a brightly burning light, and I also crossed the rings with a screwdriver (brushes lifted) and got a brightly burning light.

    SO it seems the rotor was certainly fuct. Confirmed by RIck, and he sent me a new one, which arrived just about two hours too late to take it to the pine barrens, but I decided to take the 450 instead, and it was a blast :D not the same panache, of course, but I had fun, nonetheless. This is my second omega rotor, and this one was installed on Jan 10 of '09. Probably has less than 20K miles on it.

    At the same time I was checking the rotor, I noticed the brush wire where it solders to the plate was totally freaking loose, so after trying to re-solder the wire to a 1mm thick plate (:huh wtf who thought THAT up?) I went ahead and bought the brushes with the ring terminal crimped on, from Rick as well.

    Everything is in the barn tonight, (except I too the Odyssey out of it to put in the girlfriend's 1150.)

    Bike should be ready by the Ontario Ride if I'm lucky :lol3

    Oh hey Lornce, I also got a hold of one of those Emerald drive shafts, with the little suppository shaped cush drives, if you want detailed pics or anything.



    I had thought that maybe the loose wire was the problem all along... could it be developing high resistance heat in the rotor if that wire is loose? Is that what maybe overheatedthe rotor inside or something? Similar to corrosion causing voltage drop causing higher amps required, etc..? I mean, this right here is the definition of a shitty connection in the charging system, thats for sure. The brushes with ring terminals should help a lot.
  4. Lornce

    Lornce Lost In Place

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  5. Stagehand

    Stagehand Imperfectionist

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    Planning on doing the Memorial Day Ontario Rolling Rally thing. You going? And when I get my rear diff back from Anton, I was going to put in the new shaft and start putting some miles on it. Will let you know how it goes.
  6. Lornce

    Lornce Lost In Place

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    I'll be at EOAR (Eastern Ontario Adventure Rally) don't know anything about Memorial Day Rolling Rally? :dunno Sounds interesting, too bad there's a conflict.

    If that's in Drift's neck of the woods, it'll be awesome. Some of the best dualsport riding in the province in that area, imho.

    :deal
  7. Stagehand

    Stagehand Imperfectionist

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    Thread's been hiding out in Northeast, and not in Canada :D

    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=636024
  8. Lornce

    Lornce Lost In Place

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  9. Jay.T

    Jay.T Adventurer

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    I also picked up one of these Emerald shafts. I tried to "dry" fit it with a spare swing arm I have laying around after reading that the yoke on the FD side is larger than the BMW shaft. And it is. Another fella across the pond has ground down the casting marks on the swing arm to get it to slide down. I picked up the bits, have not tried it yet.
  10. Stagehand

    Stagehand Imperfectionist

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    thanks for the heads up. Will check it out soon as it can get changed out...
  11. datchew

    datchew Don't buy from Brad

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    I know you don't have anything to do like chase kids and work a day job or anything Jason.

    So when you get time, I'd appreciate some detailed pics of the 7 or 8 types of driveshafts you have acquired.

    just drop me a line and link to your smug acct or if you really get ambitious and do a writeup, that would be good to.

    I have a driveshaft that's OEM with about 50k on it and I think I'm due to start looking at options.

    Please?
  12. Stagehand

    Stagehand Imperfectionist

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    heh- :D

    Dont have a stock one in hand anymore, but I do have the HPM one in the bike. Its the same, outwardly, only the damping material is different, and the cardans are circliped and zerked, as opposed to staked and buttkiss. When I have both out, I will certainly do.

    Here's last night's funny story:


    Went to install the ROtor last night- and discovered I have one of the earlier 76mm diameter 400w Omega systems, so the 81mm rotor I got is too BIG. :D

    Honestly thought the earlier versions were 450w, anyway, although I recall there being a slight increase at some point, butI put this system in probably more than 3 years ago...

    Anyway, a quick call to Rick and he is sending me a 450w Stator. :D

    Every little bit of extra wattage will help me :D


    This would have driven me right over the edge on Friday :lol3 LAst night I was jsut laughing my ass off :rofl

    Thanks again, Rick.
  13. datchew

    datchew Don't buy from Brad

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    There is no succeed.
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    There is only endure and learn to laugh.
  14. Stagehand

    Stagehand Imperfectionist

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    We will finish :deal
  15. Lornce

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    Go, Stage!


    :lol3:rofl

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  16. Rapid Dog

    Rapid Dog bikes, booze, broads...

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    ..not bad work young 'Stage...:D
  17. Padmei

    Padmei enamoured

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    Missing something here Stage. I take it one of the winding leads running to the sliprings has hit the stator case & broken? have you repaired the old one or just replacing with the new one? Is the new one missing a winding lead where it shows a plastic half loop piece?
  18. Stagehand

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    hi :D

    The old rotor has open windings, internally. (the older looking grey one) No more continuity is measurable between the slip rings. Its a 400w, 76mm diameter rotor. Dont know why it shit the bed, but there it is.

    I was sent a rotor for a 450w system, which has an 81mm diameter. Rick at M.E. just naturally assumed I had the 450w system, and I just assumed I had one to begin with, but there it is :D The new one ohms out at 4.2 across the slip rings, so I can only assssume its scrupulous rrrectitude. Doesnt seem to be broken or dysfunctional, must be a trick of the light :D

    SO naturally I am upgrading to the actual 450w stator that will fit both the 107mm alternator base and the 81mm rotor.


    Thanks RD and Lornce, you guys make me laugh :freaky




    Currently taking bets on whats going to be the next forehead slapping installment of getting back on the road :ear :rofl Memorial day is only 6 weeks away, should be Just enough time to squeak in under the wire!
  19. datchew

    datchew Don't buy from Brad

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    don't take it so hard young paduan.
    I just spent 3.5 years rebuilding a /2 from boxes and only learned upon its maiden voyage that I had a brake drum so badly warped that it isn't safe to ride.

    I should have changed the fluids, torqued the heads, and put 500 miles on it thus far this week.

    Instead, I just had a spare hub blasted, spooned off a new tire, unlaced a brand new spoke job, and will be re-lacing tonight if I want to ride soon. :baldy

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  20. camgregus

    camgregus riding gently now

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    OMG thats wrong......