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Re: Up and Riding! Building a new rig for my BMW 1200 GS Adventure
« Reply #140 on: December 10, 2015, 10:17:41 am »
Thanks, Now I am happy.... happier.  :imaposer:
Where does the A- Frame top bolt onto the bike?
Does it also go through the bike or is there a mounting point on the GS frame strong enough to handle the stress ?

Sorry for all the questions.  Where did you buy those turnbuckles ? What are they called ?  Are they S/ Steel ?

Thank's
In all honesty these are R 200 000 questions Woody... R 80 000 (so far) is what it just cost me to design, test and manufacture these components for this particular rig... add another R 120 000 'down the tube' for R&D and a year of testing for the previous rigs I made for guys like Louis.

The BMW telelever 'axle' I remove and replace with my own, the turnbuckles you can get from any decent bearing shop.

Haaibo, that Karretjie was not made for Louis.   :o I merely allow him to ride it.  :pot:   
Ha Ha!  :laughing4:  Lekker man Nannie... I don't differentiate between you two... Louis / Nannie and "Karretjie' you're one unique 'team' to me.  :imaposer:
 

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Re: Up and Riding! Building a new rig for my BMW 1200 GS Adventure
« Reply #141 on: December 10, 2015, 11:22:10 am »
Thanks, Now I am happy.... happier.  :imaposer:
Where does the A- Frame top bolt onto the bike?
Does it also go through the bike or is there a mounting point on the GS frame strong enough to handle the stress ?

Sorry for all the questions.  Where did you buy those turnbuckles ? What are they called ?  Are they S/ Steel ?

Thank's
In all honesty these are R 200 000 questions Woody... R 80 000 (so far) is what it just cost me to design, test and manufacture these components for this particular rig... add another R 120 000 'down the tube' for R&D and a year of testing for the previous rigs I made for guys like Louis.

The BMW telelever 'axle' I remove and replace with my own, the turnbuckles you can get from any decent bearing shop.

Haaibo, that Karretjie was not made for Louis.   :o I merely allow him to ride it.  :pot:   
Ha Ha!  :laughing4:  Lekker man Nannie... I don't differentiate between you two... Louis / Nannie and "Karretjie' you're one unique 'team' to me.  :imaposer:
Thanks, Now I am happy.... happier.  :imaposer:
Where does the A- Frame top bolt onto the bike?
Does it also go through the bike or is there a mounting point on the GS frame strong enough to handle the stress ?

Sorry for all the questions.  Where did you buy those turnbuckles ? What are they called ?  Are they S/ Steel ?

Thank's
In all honesty these are R 200 000 questions Woody... R 80 000 (so far) is what it just cost me to design, test and manufacture these components for this particular rig... add another R 120 000 'down the tube' for R&D and a year of testing for the previous rigs I made for guys like Louis.

The BMW telelever 'axle' I remove and replace with my own, the turnbuckles you can get from any decent bearing shop.

Haaibo, that Karretjie was not made for Louis.   :o I merely allow him to ride it.  :pot:   
Ha Ha!  :laughing4:  Lekker man Nannie... I don't differentiate between you two... Louis / Nannie and "Karretjie' you're one unique 'team' to me.  :imaposer:

Je, you know how to smear jam around my mouth, but I must admit, I caught myself a very nice oukie 30 something years ago.   It is not too difficult to like him.   :biggrin:
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Re: Up and Riding! Building a new rig for my BMW 1200 GS Adventure
« Reply #142 on: December 14, 2015, 01:29:26 pm »
Done and dusted!  :thumleft:
 

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Re: Up and Riding! Building a new rig for my BMW 1200 GS Adventure
« Reply #143 on: December 14, 2015, 01:43:29 pm »


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Re: Up and Riding! Building a new rig for my BMW 1200 GS Adventure
« Reply #144 on: December 14, 2015, 04:01:17 pm »
Very nice, some decent clearance you have there.   :thumleft:  :thumleft:  With the right tyre pressure that thing will float over the sand.   ;)
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Re: Up and Riding! Building a new rig for my BMW 1200 GS Adventure
« Reply #145 on: December 14, 2015, 04:52:45 pm »
Very nice, some decent clearance you have there.   :thumleft:  :thumleft:  With the right tyre pressure that thing will float over the sand.   ;)
I'm not sure what it is Louis but the whole thing just feels so much 'lighter' and more 'nimble' now. Like you're riding on top of everything now not 'in' it.  :thumleft: