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Discussion in 'Hacks' started by DRONE, Apr 26, 2011.
Hello Elmer!! Haven't hacked one of those yet....hmmmm.
Claude--Elmer and I were thinking that this one (designed by one of your competitors) would be the right style for the HP2. Get out your pipe bender! --
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To make that beast responsive one would have to gear it to top out about 80, that is allot of metal, it would be fun in chromoly or aluminum but one had better know and help his tig welder !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! DB
SOunds like you had - and met - a real challenge. Glad you and Kirby made it through in good shape.
As Elmer said, it's time for you to switch tires/wheels between the car and bike though - especially as weather is turning around here.
That would be a sweet looking unit. Probably get a decent weight in aluminum, combined with the juice of that HP2, that could be FUN!!!
If you needed more power there's always turbo's!
I know, OVERKILL!
Anything is possible, with sufficient fundage! Someone on here has to be rich/crazy enough to try it. I know I would've a few years ago.
That outfit was built by Brock and Pete at Side Effects...great guys!! We recently put a swaybar on it. Also built a cargo box sidecar on a KLR for the same owner. All cool folks!! Hey Brock it does handle better with the swaybar...lol.
A 3.1 final drive with 22,000 miles came up on eBay with a $350 Buy It Now price. A little spendy for a cheap bastid like me, but I jumped on it anyway. After all, it was a 3.1! How many times does one of those show up?
When it arrived--it was a 3.0. GAAH!!
Mine's a 2.82 (31/11) with 66,000 miles, and while a 3.0 is an upgrade, it's not a $350 upgrade. I sent it back.
That's the only reasonable gearset for the GSadv bikes that come with a lower 1st and 6th 33/11 is the r1100gs,r series gearset two teeth is a reasonable upgrade and will improve your acceleration, passing and economy. R11** gearsets are 11/31,32,33,34 very hard to find,and the much heralded r850 11/37 probably way too low for our Adv's. It's a nice compromise I have one in my 00 1150gs with the wide ratio transmission and one going into my sidecar adv,If you had the standard GS transmission it wouldn't be much of a change but the adv are lower to begin with.DB
I can't find the published gear ratios for the adv model, they are not on Micapeak but the adv transmission is much sought after if you want to have someone OH your tranny and order the special enduro low gearset it can be done the gearset's probably 1500.The 34 or 37 gearsets are around 600 and they are probably 3hrs to install, the 33/11 is a low cost compromise.DB
Does anyone know the rear gear ratio for an 1800 Goldwing?
Maybe 2.92 to one according too second article, FD ratios are often a result road noise tests at cruising speed not engine efficiency, the drive Drone sent back is back on Fleabay for $300 its not a abs one or you should grab it at that price Claude but you's have to remove you ABS pump at the same time.In spite of Drones protest that's a cheap 6% change over the whole transmission.DB
Davebig is right--the non-ABS 3.0 FD I bought is back on eBay. Seller is free2ridemybike. That FD is in nice condition if anybody is interested.
Thanks for the help with a sleepless night. I love your hac please let me know if in your contacts you see a dmc like your for sale used. I am going to start to put the money aside to do a similar project with my 03' GSA.
Kirby, what's in the box? What did the man in the brown truck bring us? :huh
Boxertwin and Davebig--no fair guessing. Let the others take a crack first.
New shocks, what did I win?
Custom-built shocks would be nice and somewhere on my list, but my Ohlins have not yet exploded. Gonna keep 'em for a few more miles.
You'll like the change, it'll be allot easier on associated bits and the next time you run off the road things will be less stressful.
You know Kirby is very friendly looking fellow and he probably is, I like giants to look a bit threatening, overbearing the Oberfuher of the household possibly SS nothing sharper than a big German in a sharp black outfit.Where did that welcome mat come from ? DB
OK, I think "davebig" gave a good clue, its a final drive with a lower gear ratio, which one did you get?
Sorry Drone, my fault DB
Why be sad, be happy installing the 3.36:1 final drive in my hacked GS was one of the BEST things I have ever done to the rig.