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Discussion in 'Vendors' started by ktmmitch, May 25, 2017.
I am in the UK and I get the following message when trying to view it
Yes - it seems our friend Garth Brooks doesn't like me using a 24 year old song as background... stand by and I'll upload a non-music version, with the sweet sound of that little single cylinder rasping though the Scorpion exhaust ;o)
OK, here is the revised Tail of the Dragon video with no [copyright infringement] music... if you want a soundtrack, I suggest either "Ain't going down ('til the sun comes up)" by Garth Brooks, or "Tripping" by Robbie Williams - both work very well with the pace and length of the video.
Amy Harburg, the Aussie who rode in the APC Rally with Adam earlier this year on the pair of Rally Raid-kitted BMW G310GS's, is now in Mongolia, and embarking on a massive solo trip with her trusty 'lil 310GS.
After helping marshal the entrants for the GS Trophy Challenge recently, she has swapped over from the 1200GS twin back to her own G310GS that she rode in the 5,000km APC Rally, and has left Mongolia to head West through Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Russia back towards Europe.
She will be travelling solo, mainly camping where she can, and testing the limits of the new G310GS, and our Rally Raid spoked wheels, Tractive Suspension and other parts made here in the UK, to the max.
She has already had an exciting start duet to the fact a local stray dog bit her, so she had to recieve urgent rabies injections (OUCH) before she could proceed.
Who needs a big bike for a big adventure??? Just big ambition........
We will be posting regular updates as we recieve pictures from Amy, but you can follow her on FB;
So, I installed the bashplate last week. The fit and finish are first rate. Much kudos to RR for this effort. Once fitted, it looks absolutely OEM.
I found the fitting of the bracket to be fairly straightforward, once I got all the parts sorted, even without instructions.
For those yet to install I'll share two things that helped things go smoothly for me:
1) When offering up the bracket keep it hard to the left side of the motor to allow the bracket to pass the water pump easily.
2) If you're doing the install by yourself, temporarily using one of the upper screws as a locator pin makes the process very smooth. Simply hold the screw upside down in the connection on the bracket and feed it into the associated engine mount. Lightly screw on a nut to keep it in place. Put the second screw in positioned correctly and then flip the locator screw to the correct orientation. You only need to do this on the first side. Obviously, if there are four hands involved, then all the fastening can be done in one step.
Addiitonally, from my BMW experience the recommended torque on the M10 engine mount screws should be 39Nm.
Oh, yeah, if you're using this bike for travel, I'd suggest you install this thing from the floor, rather than a lift, with the tools you normally carry. Do torque the engine mounts to the correct spec, though. That's likely a one time deal.
I really like this bashplate, but there are a couple of niggles for me:
1) The head of the right engine mount screw, because it's longer, is now rubbing on the radiator hose close to the connection at the water pump. I will watch this for wear and add some inner tube material as a wear surface, if necessary.
2) Reusing the old engine mount screws is a clever repurposing of the available parts, but it's much longer than necessary. At some point I'll swap them out for something 5mm shorter.
3) I could be wrong, but I think the nuts on the rear mounting screws may be the only ones on the bike that require a 17mm wrench. One more tool for the box...
There's always a list and this one is short, indeed.
I got that one available SS Scorpion system...
Installed it yesterday and I gotta say, "that don't sound like no BMW." Nice bark, but not over the top. After I remove the Scorpion advertisement from the end can today, no need to raise the flag to the local LEOs, it's off to see what that massive boost in power means in a practical sense. Other than weight, probably not much.
Yes, it does sound a lot more like a traditional thumper now doesn't it?
I know what you mean about the logo - although to be honest it sailed through my California DMV inspection [when I finally got it registered here] with no problems, turns out they were only interested in the emissions/evap stickers on the bike's frame thank goodness.
I think Scorpion suggest you'll only see a modest gain of around 1-1.5hp for their exhausts (certainly without any additional fuelling and air-box changes), it's really the weight [loss] and the looks that are significantly improved.
A fantastic weekend testing the Tractive Suspension over some reaaly gnarly rockery and steep climbs in the North Pennines with our G310GS, ridden by Greg from Adventure Spec.
The 'lil GS performed great, apart from the R&G Tail Tidy fracturing after some severe shaking, so we will develop a stainless-steel brace to stiffen up the kit, but that's what testing is for...
Our friends at Adventure Spec were interested in the BMW G310GS project, so we took a few days off work, went up to beautiful Northumberland and found some gnarly trails to put it through it's paces.......and our trusty Honda CB500X was there too for comparison, well done Greg for the unbiased opinions......
A great track and an honest assessment, what more could you want.
Received my tubeless wheels (which seem very well built, new tires went on flawlessly), rear-wheel was self-explanatory on the swap but the front wheel is a bit confusing, hardware provided with no written instructions to swap the factory rotor over to new hub on front wheel and didn't see a link to instructions on the product page? I'm sure I'm missing something.
Edit- Received this email back from RRP same day, very prompt. Customer service has been excellent throughout both orders and the wheels seem very high quality, otherwise mounted up without a hitch
. I'll leave this up in case it may help someone else.
"Chris the order is as follows 6mm bolt, crush washer, rotor, hub, flat washer and nyloc nut, so you were almost there. Sorry we have not provided fitting instructions, we will get some done
Another new BMW G310GS conversion left the Rally Raid workshop today, riding back up north with his new Tractive Suspension and Spoked Wheel kit, the wheels have been Bartubeless converted and fitted with Anlas Capra-X tyres at the customers request.
Harry will be using his G310GS both on & off-road and wanted the convenience of the tubeless option in the event of a puncture, as it can generally be repaired without removing the wheel.
We also fitted our taller Adventure screen for more wind protection on the road.
He will be travelling down through Belgium, Germany, Austria, Slovenia and Croatia soon and finding as many trails as possible on the way.
A detailed look at the LEVEL 1 G310GS Adventure kit (with a few personal touches), from Juan Browne and your resident Gas-Bag:
As ever, Jenny & Juan's video interviews just keep getting better & better...we are really lucky at Rally Raid to be surrounded by good people, with a common interest, and it's our friends and customer's (who often become our friends) that have made the journey from the original KTM 690 Adventure, through the CB500X and now onto the BMW G310GS, a blast !!!