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Discussion in 'Australia' started by Pezz_gs, May 1, 2011.
I've never seen Mouse, I was thinking if someone in a gold mining town on the left hand side on Australia.........
Well you can't be referring to me because im pretty and practical.
How much weight did you end up stripping off it Bill?
At this point im thinking 25 kgs !! But ill know for sure when i put it back together. All the weights nice and low now!
When I had the tupperware off mine (done that a dozen times so far now) for a clutch change I wheeled it around the shed into a better position to work on it and it felt a hell of a lot lighter than it was fully dressed.
That sounds like the sorta logic my boy used... when he was servicing his RM 85L a couple of summers ago...
"gee dad... it's sooo much lighter now..."
"... well son... if ya' don't mind pushing... then... it's okay, I guess...?" *
* things like a seat... fuel tank... even an engine - might be cosidered pre-requisites by some...? Not the Scrappers...! light and purposeful...
(did you say pretty and practical Bill? ).
Mebbe I should send Cam's over for an scrappers apprenticeship? You blokes are the soul and spirit of muddaboiking...
Just add an electric motor & lithum battery ...
Yeah but with the tupperware off it still had everything a normal bike had, apart from the lights. Fairings are overkill I tells ya and the RT ones weigh a tonne. Seriously, why don't they just make the tank a tank and not put covers over it? Because it's BMW that's why and anything that's simple and works perfectly isn't good enough.
You could almost convert the whopping alternator (800W for an RT-P) into a motor!
It is a big alt eh @flinders_72 as you know what lurks beneath the skin of this beast, I'm relocating the big front oil cooler into the area where the glove compartment goes and it will bolt onto the tank. I'll just hit the tank with a coat of rattle can blue and wont replaace the outer skin. Won't use the super heavy guages, just replace with a small acewell. Id even consider downsizing the battery but it has a big mother of a starter motor to consider, and im on a strict budget.
Ah, well, there's your problem right there @OldDog "strict budget" surely you've learnt by now that "Scrapper" and "budget" don't go together?
I wouldn't downsize the battery, the stock size only just turns it over. I'm looking forward to seeing the end result!
Yeah Me Too!
Another Bill Special Build
No idea how this applies to any fooker round here though
Don't feel left out @Mouse im happy to tell anyone that you're an asshole
Reg is going back together with the PE175 motor and heading down to Hare and Forbes on display
So I have another cunning plan thanks to Scotty
Imagine if you will a GT200 in the middle of that immaculate TS .....
Your post(s) today have been giving me a bit of a scrappers/skunkworks flashback nostalgia trip down memory lane Pezz'
Do you remember this one:
from Old Dog's "return of the salami slicer" thread:
There were some good belly laughs in that thread alright...
Worry about OldDog a bit though
Since his GOWest incident he is a little more mellow these days.
Might have to plan a two wheeled intervention