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Re: Has this ever been done before?
« Reply #20 on: May 31, 2019, 11:11:51 am »
Has anyone seen or heard of a BMW GS1200 that has been converted to chain final drive?

Would it not be nice to be able to play with gearing a bit?

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Re: Has this ever been done before?
« Reply #21 on: May 31, 2019, 11:18:39 am »
Has anyone seen or heard of a BMW GS1200 that has been converted to chain final drive?

Would it not be nice to be able to play with gearing a bit?

And what about the telelever Dan, you must also convert that to conventional forks ...
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Re: Has this ever been done before?
« Reply #22 on: May 31, 2019, 02:42:26 pm »
Must've been a sight to behold, all the work involved.

The bike is still around - I have seen it at the Bike Expo at Kyalami, as well as at Zwartkops on some of the shows, it was even ridden on the track then - I dont know who owns it though.

I posted pics of it somewhere on this forum....it's in Pinetown.
 

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Re: Has this ever been done before?
« Reply #23 on: May 31, 2019, 02:44:10 pm »
Jare terug het iemand n Yamaha1100  so gedoen met groot sukses op die renbane, GS I don't think so

The conversion was done by the late Tommy Johns and a few other well known players back in the day and was raced by Rod Grey

The name Ophie Howard sprang to my mind.

I had an incomplete conversion but never got around to finishing it....my XS1100 died on the back straight of Killarney  :'(
 

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Re: Has this ever been done before?
« Reply #24 on: May 31, 2019, 02:45:35 pm »
http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=133184.0

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« Last Edit: May 31, 2019, 02:48:10 pm by EssBee »
 

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Re: Has this ever been done before?
« Reply #25 on: May 31, 2019, 02:46:48 pm »
Jare terug het iemand n Yamaha1100  so gedoen met groot sukses op die renbane, GS I don't think so

The conversion was done by the late Tommy Johns and a few other well known players back in the day and was raced by Rod Grey

The name Ophie Howard sprang to my mind.
Just go buy an XR1000  problem solved  :thumleft:

I had an incomplete conversion but never got around to finishing it....my XS1100 died on the back straight of Killarney  :'(
 

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Re: Has this ever been done before?
« Reply #26 on: May 31, 2019, 03:43:23 pm »
Has anyone seen or heard of a BMW GS1200 that has been converted to chain final drive?

Would it not be nice to be able to play with gearing a bit?

And what about the telelever Dan, you must also convert that to conventional forks ...

Lots of work, but it would be such an improvement. :ricky:
 

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Re: Has this ever been done before?
« Reply #27 on: May 31, 2019, 03:52:44 pm »
Has anyone seen or heard of a BMW GS1200 that has been converted to chain final drive?

Would it not be nice to be able to play with gearing a bit?

And what about the telelever Dan, you must also convert that to conventional forks ...
That has been done.  If only there was a weight loss mod.


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Re: Has this ever been done before?
« Reply #28 on: May 31, 2019, 03:55:51 pm »
Has anyone seen or heard of a BMW GS1200 that has been converted to chain final drive?

Would it not be nice to be able to play with gearing a bit?

And what about the telelever Dan, you must also convert that to conventional forks ...
That has been done.  If only there was a weight loss mod.


Lots of work, but it would be such an improvement. :ricky:

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Re: Has this ever been done before?
« Reply #29 on: June 02, 2019, 07:30:15 pm »

That XS1100 Yamaha with a chain conversion, is now owned by Paul Ward in Pinetown, owner of Startline.

If you go on FB, to .. Air Heads BMW Motorcycle Riders .. there a just posted photos of a BM with chain drive, thats going to be used for land speed record. So, never say never.  Just like the, "cannot turn your 4 stroke into a 2 stroke."
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Re: Has this ever been done before?
« Reply #30 on: June 02, 2019, 07:51:41 pm »

That XS1100 Yamaha with a chain conversion, is now owned by Paul Ward in Pinetown, owner of Startline.

If you go on FB, to .. Air Heads BMW Motorcycle Riders .. there a just posted photos of a BM with chain drive, thats going to be used for land speed record. So, never say never.  Just like the, "cannot turn your 4 stroke into a 2 stroke."

Hence my question; "Has this ever been done before", because anything can be done.
 

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Re: Has this ever been done before?
« Reply #31 on: June 02, 2019, 08:20:46 pm »

That XS1100 Yamaha with a chain conversion, is now owned by Paul Ward in Pinetown, owner of Startline.

If you go on FB, to .. Air Heads BMW Motorcycle Riders .. there a just posted photos of a BM with chain drive, thats going to be used for land speed record. So, never say never.  Just like the, "cannot turn your 4 stroke into a 2 stroke."

Hence my question; "Has this ever been done before", because anything can be done.

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Re: Has this ever been done before?
« Reply #32 on: June 08, 2019, 08:52:17 pm »
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Re: Has this ever been done before?
« Reply #33 on: June 14, 2019, 11:52:18 am »
Has anyone seen or heard of a BMW GS1200 that has been converted to chain final drive?

Would it not be nice to be able to play with gearing a bit?

And what about the telelever Dan, you must also convert that to conventional forks ...


The conventional forks were done on the HP2
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