winter camping

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winter camping

Post by deadgrass. » Fri Feb 09, 2018 5:57 pm

just doing the final preps to the bike for a winter rally,
thought i would see what it weighs

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front 75.5kg

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rear 135kg

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it shows 15kg but its been round once 120 kg is zero

also done a bit of weatherproofing to coil

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despite all the weight and me aboard it rode straight and true up to the legal limit, 8-)

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Re: winter camping

Post by geoffbarnett » Mon Feb 12, 2018 4:17 pm

Here's my 1981 R100RT ready to tomorrow accompany Dave to the Elefantentreffen at the Nurburgring.

A 94000 miles, 37 year old motorbike, and icy/snow packed German roads; what could possibly go wrong?

https://www.dropbox.com/s/zx71hnv76play ... 9.jpg?dl=0
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Re: winter camping

Post by Old Diggerdogk9 » Mon Feb 12, 2018 4:28 pm

deadgrass. wrote: ↑
Fri Feb 09, 2018 5:57 pm
just doing the final preps to the bike for a winter rally,
thought i would see what it weighs

front 75.5kg

rear 135kg


it shows 15kg but its been round once 120 kg is zero

despite all the weight and me aboard it rode straight and true up to the legal limit, 8-)

dave.
Dave what's the Max design weight split over front and rear any idea? Prob says somewhere in the manual ...
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geoffbarnett
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Re: winter camping

Post by geoffbarnett » Mon Feb 12, 2018 4:37 pm

Correction - to the Altes Elefantentreffen in middle Germany (not the similarly named Elefantentreffen in southern Germany). Clear?
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Re: winter camping

Post by arceye » Mon Feb 12, 2018 5:35 pm

Hope you manage to find the right one then... ;)
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Re: winter camping

Post by Wirralman » Mon Feb 12, 2018 6:34 pm

Old Diggerdogk9 wrote: ↑
Mon Feb 12, 2018 4:28 pm
deadgrass. wrote: ↑
Fri Feb 09, 2018 5:57 pm
just doing the final preps to the bike for a winter rally,
thought i would see what it weighs

front 75.5kg

rear 135kg


it shows 15kg but its been round once 120 kg is zero

despite all the weight and me aboard it rode straight and true up to the legal limit, 8-)

dave.
Dave what's the Max design weight split over front and rear any idea? Prob says somewhere in the manual ...
Allowing 110 kg for the rider plus 76 kg plus135 kg the total would be 321 kg Gross Vehicle Weight from MT350 manual is 366 kg or 808 lb Front/ Back split 37.5/ 62.5 or 137kg/229kg but that includes rider

The military spec would be to cope with two soldiers plus kit
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Re: winter camping

Post by deadgrass. » Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:09 am

quick update,
i'm back early, unfortunately had to turn back once we had met up with the boys at the rendezvous point day 2 at liege
i set off with a chest infection and armed with paracetamol and amoxicillin thought id get better on the way down [how wrong i was]
top tip if you feel ill don't go ,worst few days riding of my life [1000 mile round trip]

good points,
the rest of the lads left for camp in the rain but all in high spirits
the mt performed faultlessly
big thanks to kev for riding back

hopefully geoff will be along once back to finish the ride report
i'm still in bed feeling sorry for myself :cry:

dave.
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Re: winter camping

Post by Wirralman » Sun Feb 18, 2018 2:21 pm

Get well soon Dave, you were brave to give it a go in the first place Clearly you made the right decision to abort whilst you could still make it home
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Re: winter camping

Post by twmtomos1 » Sun Feb 18, 2018 7:08 pm

bad luck Dave,nothing worse than not being ok,lucky you got home
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Re: winter camping

Post by geoffbarnett » Mon Feb 19, 2018 4:19 pm

I got back today at 2 pm.
It was a very good trip. Dave, Kev and I had a piss up in Ostend on Tuesday night. Then on Wednesday night another piss up with the rest of the group in Liege.
Thurs a snowy ride through east Belgium to the even snowier Eifel national park in Germany.
At the Nurburgring circuit campsite (rally HQ), the snow was so packed and polished that it took about five of us well over an hour to ascend the final half mile to where the chair drivers had breezed up to immediately on arrival.
Friday, chilling out watching the vast majority arrive.
Sat as Friday. Touching torchlight procession that evening in memory of "the fallen".
Sunday, 5 of us ride to Dunkirk, stay overnight in a V cheap motel. Other 5 blast off to the Hook.
Monday ride home via the Tunnel.
Tonight a roaring fire and a few glasses of wine to reflect on a fun the week.
The R100RT leaked a lot of oil for the first 3 days then stopped. I probably overfilled it. On the whole it ran faultlessly.
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