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A little view from the cockpit showing the auxiliary control pod which houses the heated clothes/grips controls, altitude switch, fan override, 2 x 12v sockets and a spare switched 12v feed which resides under the seat waiting for a purpose......
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Electrical pod finally done so now have functional lights, indicators and heated grips/clothing sockets.....
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Covid progress

Been riding it some but encountered first major snag, Magura hydraulic clutch slave cylinder failed quite badly so new Wilwood unit followed by a Brembo radial (19mm) master cylinder lever assembly, should be good to go then for it's inaugural MoT…..
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Five year build ???

Sounds like one of mine

Some excellent work there. What a great project.
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Hydraulic clutch conversion

Been learning the principles of hydraulics of late the hard way and expensive I might add. The Magura unit was perhaps too under-engineered for the task (it failed) so have fitted this Wilwood unit from Trumpsville… With hydraulics SIZE does matter, the nearest we could get to the 7/8 piston size of the Wilwood slave cylinder as a match for the master cylinder was 19mm from a Brembo. It has an adjuster that can decrease or increase the bore effect by 1mm (please don't ask..!!). This we calculated would just give the travel range we needed but it hasn't FFS..!! We are now using geometry and Pythagoras to come to a resolve and get that range up..!!!! Aaarrgghhh..!!!!

A clutch cable and lever will be a back up solution should the hydraulic setup fail out in the field OR failing success BE the main solution....
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Five year build ???

Sounds like one of mine

Some excellent work there. What a great project.
If you count from the purchase of the donor bike it's 9 years, if from the idea concept it's 11 years.. Nearly there mind, MoT very soon-ish
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BMW K75 engine...….. I love you...!!!! Been doing some miles on it and I have to swoon over this engine, weight and balance similar to my GSA as I expected but the pure silkiness of this engine is amazing and an utter pleasure to ride. Gone is the bar buzz and engine wobble that a boxer lump gives..!!!

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Bump...!!!

Ok, i'm bored and away from home working so trying out my picture posting abilities and the long standing sideways issue here, let's see now..........

Yup, as always sideways..... Again please now I have some time, what's a good way of getting correctly oriented pic's uploaded...????
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Preparation

Gerald Vince,
older brother to Austin:

"Spend your effort on the trip.
Not on preparing for the trip."

Not in this video.
But they share some experiences.

https://youtu.be/S_y6wV95WVk?t=377


Five years, work an money spent.
Could have been used for many wonderful trips.
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Gerald Vince,

older brother to Austin:



"Spend your effort on the trip.

Not on preparing for the trip."



Not in this video.

But they share some experiences.



https://youtu.be/S_y6wV95WVk?t=377





Five years, work an money spent.

Could have been used for many wonderful trips.
My friend, it's called retirement or more to the point early retirement.... and I've done loads of travelling in the last ten years including a week with Austin..!!
I have my own agenda and time scale which is based on the fact I'm a working class father of 5 kids and need to see them settled into university first before setting off. How many travellers do you know with a hoard of kids...????
It's all good though, the plan is going accordingly. Feel free to comment further, no worries.....

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Gerald Vince,
older brother to Austin:

"Spend your effort on the trip.
Not on preparing for the trip."

Not in this video.
But they share some experiences.

https://youtu.be/S_y6wV95WVk?t=377


Five years, work an money spent.
Could have been used for many wonderful trips.



That's all well said and done until you're stranded in the middle of a dead end town with a broken bike. Getting rinsed by DHL and customs. Trying to find anyone half interested or qualified to fix it. Waiting weeks for parts which might or might not fix it. Watching your time and savings disappear as your permits and visas expire.

It's quite obvious that the project is a labour of love as well. A hobby too. I'm sure he knows he doesn't need to do all that work to travel on it.

I spend 100x more time working on my bikes than riding them. But it's time that I would have otherwise spent in front of TV or some other mundane task.

How have you spent the last five years ?
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That's all well said and done until you're stranded in the middle of a dead end town with a broken bike. Getting rinsed by DHL and customs. Trying to find anyone half interested or qualified to fix it. Waiting weeks for parts which might or might not fix it. Watching your time and savings disappear as your permits and visas expire.



It's quite obvious that the project is a labour of love as well. A hobby too. I'm sure he knows he doesn't need to do all that work to travel on it.



I spend 100x more time working on my bikes than riding them. But it's time that I would have otherwise spent in front of TV or some other mundane task.



How have you spent the last five years ?
Thank you Ted, I've not even bothered watching this video because I watched 'MondoEnduro' a million kazillion times back in the day when it was fresh and it probably sparked off the 'Adventure Biking Goliath' that we have now not forgetting HU and the 'Sam's & Tiffs' as well.
Your correct of course, the build did get out of hand because an OTT engineering obsession based on a bomb proof engine. I really don't give a shite what these late comers have to say on my project, it's been said 'to death'...!! Appreciate your prospective though...!!

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