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MTrider16 04-10-2011 08:18 PM

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Originally Posted by jdrocks (Post 15632783)
the F8 output is 400w, not much different than the 649 ptwin. should have plenty of capacity unless you have heated everything...including those heated socks.

Actually, with the reports I'm hearing, my problem is most likely the battery. The one TT light I have is HID, and the ballest for it is a pig.

I do need to do some more research though before I commit. Like add up my loads for the heated socks, etc. :lol3

David

jdrocks 04-11-2011 04:36 AM

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Originally Posted by MTrider16 (Post 15637234)
Like add up my loads for the heated socks, etc. :lol3

David

actually, there's a BMW error code just for heated socks. seems particularly troublesome for those F800 models. sooooo, i hate to be the one to break the news to ya, but it ain't the freakin' battery.

jdrocks 04-11-2011 07:39 PM

time for a little fun...might cause some confusion.

http://jdrocks.smugmug.com/photos/12...94_GjJmA-M.jpg

good color match to the DRZ fork tubes.

MTrider16 04-12-2011 05:57 PM

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Originally Posted by jdrocks (Post 15638959)
actually, there's a BMW error code just for heated socks. seems particularly troublesome for those F800 models. sooooo, i hate to be the one to break the news to ya, but it ain't the freakin' battery.

:rofl
I'm surprised some princesses in GSpot haven't posted up about this error code problem. Maybe I'll be able to get the scoop on them.

The lettering looks nice. Your going to confuse all the bystanders at the gas stations.

David

jdrocks 04-13-2011 04:35 AM

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Originally Posted by MTrider16 (Post 15652985)
Your going to confuse all the bystanders at the gas stations.

most likely, but then guys had a hard time identifying those old bikes too. this one is a little tougher with a bigger mix of parts.


working on the front brake caliper bracket, time consuming to get it right with both contact and interference issues. i don't know if modeling software would be any faster that doing it the old fashioned way, but now i've got a prototype, so the final piece is on the horizon after a couple adjustments.

fredgreen 04-13-2011 06:49 AM

C'mon Dave, front brakes are for chumps, nothing cooler than a beast sliding sideways through a gravel road corner, then coming onto the throttle in a big rooster tail......

Ridin'nFishin 04-13-2011 07:33 AM

Your bike is great and I would like to see a side view picture of you sitting on the bike.
Thanks

fatalerror 04-13-2011 02:28 PM

Are you planning to make a few more of these, since you have a mold now? I, for one, will pay you for one of those... :evil


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Originally Posted by jdrocks (Post 15378906)
one upper fender out of the mold, now trim, sand, paint.

http://jdrocks.smugmug.com/photos/12...09_sxXQ3-M.jpg


GI_JO_NATHAN 04-13-2011 06:40 PM

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Originally Posted by Multisurface Rider (Post 15656838)
Your bike is great and I would like to see a side view picture of you sitting on the bike.
Thanks

+1 Having trouble picturing how big it is.

anonny 04-13-2011 08:17 PM

Way cool :clap:clap:clap

jdrocks 04-14-2011 04:44 AM

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Originally Posted by fredgreen (Post 15656589)
C'mon Dave, front brakes are for chumps, nothing cooler than a beast sliding sideways through a gravel road corner, then coming onto the throttle in a big rooster tail......

only a couple reasons to rig up that front brake...

state inspection, my guy has a good sense of humor, but not good enough to slap a sticker on there absent the brakes, and...

ya just never know when a canuckistanian might drop by and angle for a test ride. everyone knows those guys need brakes in the worst way, otherwise ya end up out in the spruce, eh.

jdrocks 04-14-2011 04:47 AM

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Originally Posted by Multisurface Rider (Post 15656838)
Your bike is great and I would like to see a side view picture of you sitting on the bike.
Thanks

don't have any at the moment, but i'll try to get you one.

jdrocks 04-14-2011 04:54 AM

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Originally Posted by fatalerror (Post 15660111)
Are you planning to make a few more of these, since you have a mold now? I, for one, will pay you for one of those... :evil

hadn't given any thought to selling them, they're really just for my use. i found it easier to make a mold for these parts rather than just a one off piece. same with my mini fairing mold. if damaged, or i decide i don't like the way i did some final shaping on the piece, i can easily make another.

jdrocks 04-14-2011 05:00 AM

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Originally Posted by GI_JO_NATHAN (Post 15662014)
+1 Having trouble picturing how big it is.

looks pretty big, feels pretty big...rides pretty big.

i'll get a photo or two.

jdrocks 04-14-2011 05:02 AM

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Originally Posted by anonny (Post 15662892)
Way cool :clap:clap:clap

thanks, it will be cool when i get that front caliper mounted.


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