I know I promised an update ages ago, but as usual, thing's didn't quite go as planned. I bought the rear wheel on Jan. 21st but didn't get 'till yesterday. In the meantime I've been working with the front wheel. I'll break it down for those interested:
BMW GS 1150 4x17" , whole , off of www.ebay.de
RIM - BMW GS?R? 2.5x17" , already polished,www.ebay.de
HUB - Moto-Guzzi , model unknown, www.rebootguzzispares.com
SPOKES - Stainless steel, I bought the guzzi hub and beemer rim not knowing if they were compatible, which they weren't. The spoke pattern lined up with the rim but the entry angle was about 5 deg. off. So the good guys at www.symotic.com
bent the spokes on the rim end and the wheel actually came out quite nice. I'm still not quite happy with the shine level so I'll take them apart this weekend, polish the spokes, hub and rim and put them back together. I also need to build a nipple wrench.
With all the work involved lacing the rim they even came at a reasonable price. (150
The mufflers need to come in a bit more, find suitable rear light and umm..probably a shitload of other things I just can't remember right now. Oh yeah, I'm not sticking with the tires that are on at the moment. Probably going for Pirelli Sport Demons.
Need to draw up some bearing/ rear brake disc adaptors, OR just place the right side bearing in the hub, grind out the inner tube-thingy and those 4 holes where the bolts come out (once again a reminder to all you readers, english is neither my first or second language.
) I'm just not sure if 5mm is suffice material thickness, need to do some calculations....
If someone want's this, I'm be willing to send it for the shipping costs. (It's the rear wheel center cap, dia. 1")
This is what I'll be spending most of this weekend with. Need to draw up (SolidWorks) an adaptor for the rear sprocket and wheel bearings...or something. I have plenty of ideas, just need to talk to someone who knows if they're executable...
The Status Quo. Still a long way to go, but plenty behind me. I guess I'm about 2-3 weeks behind schedule.
I just put everything together for the pic so the headlight is going to come down lower, the rear might come up and inch or two. Front brake discs are coming(2 X 320mm
) as soon as I find new 6-pot calibers, I have the front fender coming in next weekend, A friend is making an aluminium hugger for the rear etc etc.....