What the Frig do I do now

Discussion in 'Hacks' started by MGV8, Nov 3, 2012.

  1. MGV8

    MGV8 Been here awhile

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    image.jpg Grrr, some times the pics just don't do what you want, here are a couple more image.jpg image.jpg about a far as I got, I might of made it through here but around the corner it got worse. That one brain cell that I have started working.:lol3
  2. davebig

    davebig Another Angry Hun !

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  3. MGV8

    MGV8 Been here awhile

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    image.jpeg image.jpeg image.jpeg Bit of an up date, just got back from the first journey. Short one, down to the Oregon BMW club Rally at John Day. Rig performed just fine, maybe a tad more work to keep up with all the guys on the GS ride but hey I really had the advantage. Broke one of my mounts but got it welded to make it home where it can be properly fixed. Travelled with a couple of guys from the home town who know all the back roads. Love that central Washington farm country and the twisty Oregon back roads.
  4. DRONE

    DRONE Dog Chauffeur

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    I almost drove my R12GSA rig to John Day, but decided I still had too much to do to get ready for my ride to Hotchkiss. Woulda been cool to meet up there. Two questions--how's that rear tire doing (is it a K60?)? and, which mount broke (got pics?)?
  5. MGV8

    MGV8 Been here awhile

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    Yes a k60, not so good I suppose but then I have no frame of reference. The front is doing better but howls like a banshee at speed. Say 4000 on the tires with maybe 2000 left. Rough guess cause I don't have my notes handy. The front strut mount broke, Brock had it tied to the upper case bolt that holds the engine in place. It is triangulated to the bottom frame but is obviously flexing. The young fellow who welded it missed the break so no penetration with the weld. It broke again before I got home. Didn't notice any difference in handling, side car :hmmmmm I am reinforcing it with some gussets. I see if I can get pictures. It would have been nice to meet up, next time.

    Brian
  6. DRONE

    DRONE Dog Chauffeur

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    My upper front broke too (on my 1150GS rig). Seems to be the one with a target painted on it. The K60 up front on pavement will definitely make noise, but I discovered a fantastic solution -- LINK.

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  7. davebig

    davebig Another Angry Hun !

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    It's not like Brocks welding to break, what broke ?
  8. MGV8

    MGV8 Been here awhile

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    image.jpeg It wasn't the weld, there must be a lot of load on the front mount and the way it is designed must allow flex. Broke close to the solid end . I am reinforcing it. There is no fault to Brock, other than under estimating the abuse I am putting this rig to. Any ways my welding is not as pretty as his. image.jpeg
    Showing the mount
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    Also adding a gusset, should add enough strength to stop the flex. If it breaks again we will have to re-think this mount and build something like Claude does
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  9. MGV8

    MGV8 Been here awhile

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    Ha ha!
  10. MGV8

    MGV8 Been here awhile

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    Out and about, my weld job seems to be holding. Local FSRoads.

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  11. MGV8

    MGV8 Been here awhile

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    Some pictures of this summers Adventures.

    IMG_1021.JPG IMG_1014.JPG Looking forward to another year of Adventure. I have worked through some of the quirks of the rig making it a joy to ride. Nothing like my ST1300 but good all the same, The ST might stay parked for another season.


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  12. MGV8

    MGV8 Been here awhile

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    Lucy is fast becoming a great sidecar dog. The new Rex spec's will allow us to go further and faster.

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    Considering the wallet conscious beginnings back in 2012, it's now very clear that the sidecar bug is well embeded. Money spent, seriously turned out rig, and committed to the cause. Pleased that it's turned out well.
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  14. MGV8

    MGV8 Been here awhile

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    Yeah it started out to be cost effective but my first attempt kinda missed the mark. It did prove that I wanted to pursue a good rig though and that to get what I wanted it was going to take a bit more budget. Ah well it is only money and who needs to retire that soon anyways:D
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    MGV8 Been here awhile

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    Johann commuterus tankslapperus

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    Quite a lot more power than an R80. Honda listed power is 64hp, probably about 60hp in the real world. BMW claimed 50hp for the R80 but I´d say that is very optimistic. Bit academic now you have the GS but I always thought the Eurosports to be very underrated bikes.
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    MGV8 Been here awhile

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    It was a good start into the world of sidecars. The CX did pull the Ural car at 60mph but was way more happy at 50mph. The GS is a way better option as a tug. I still have the CX and am going to do something with it if I ever get time. It is a great solo bike.
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  18. RockyMtnRoadRash

    RockyMtnRoadRash Useful and decorative

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    Awesome rig, but getting rid of two tone blue and silver is going to cost you a few horsepower....
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  19. MGV8

    MGV8 Been here awhile

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    Well the rig season came to a sudden end. On the way home from the Last camp out with the local Beemer crowd I had what I think is drive shaft failure. I had planned a spline inspection and clutch replacement this winter but now it is mandatory, lol. I'll be on two wheels for the rest of the season, oh darn.
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    Rescue, friends this good are hard to find. Dropped every thing to come and get me at a moments notice. Just awesome
  20. DRONE

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