Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Missed it by That Much

This is what’s left of a 1996 BWM R1100GS. It's been sitting around collecting dust since 2000 and recently I had hoped that it would provide the parts I'm missing to mate the 2004 R1150RT trans to the final drive and also supply a clutch I can use as a mock up. But nooooo. I seemed to remember reading about stripped splines on 1100 transmission shafts. I guess this is why BMW changed the input spline of the 1150 transmission to 23.5mm from 22.5mm. Likewise the output shaft is also larger than its predecessor by 1mm so I can't use these parts here. However I still have a plan for them. let's see how much more dust they can collect till they’re needed.
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