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Now You Can Support Team Boxer Rebellion!

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Final Drive Issues

I was really hoping to ride the old girl out to the NorCal '49er Rally this Memorial Day weekend. The trip from Santa Cruz to Mariposa is about 160 miles one way and involves going over a couple pretty good passes (Hecker and Pacheco, the latter would require dicing it up with the trucks in the right lane).

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Trans rebuild

One of the places I had never been on this bike was the transmission. Oh, sure, I had taken the top off before, but that's not a big deal. I wanted to go through it because it whines pretty loudly, especially in 3rd gear, and mostly because I wanted to be sure that nothing was going to pop up and surprise me on this trip.

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I just saved Team Boxer Rebellion $195!

It has been a little while since I last posted -- sorry about the delay. In that time, I've been busy, however. The R52 is up at Brent Hansen's shop, where we disassembled the transmission and the final drive. There are a couple parts we're waiting for (a new ring and pinion set for the final drive) before putting it back together again.

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First Sponsor - Joel Rapose!

Joel Rapose, who sells the PowerDynamo 12V alternator and electronic ignition kit for BMW /2s, as well as a heavy steel plate that can be used to mount /2 and Airhead engines and transmissions while you work on them, sent me a very generous check to help support Team Boxer Rebellion.

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BMWs in the Cannonball

I thought you might like to know more about the other two BMWs that are entered into the Cannonball. Both entries hale from Florida, and both are 750cc bikes: a 1928 R62 and a 1929 R11.

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Final Entries Are In!

Lonnie Isam has said that the entry list is now complete. There are 72 entrants on board, which makes this year's event nearly 2/3rds bigger than the original run in 2010.

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Other Cannonball Blogs

I hope you've read my Cannonball intro piece at the top of the first page of this blog, and visited the Cannonball web site. Lonnie Isam, the organizer of the event is constantly updating the site to add new history, video and event information.

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Happy Holidays to you all!

Best wishes in the New Year! There is lots to do and see in 2012!

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What is the 2012 Cannonball?

In 2010, the Cannonball was all about making the complete coast-to-coast journey. There were 10 bikes that made it the entire way, rode every one of the 3249 miles between Kitty Hawk, NC and the Santa Monica Pier in California.

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