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Old 06-11-2012, 09:36 AM   #751
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Great bike man. I mean great.
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Old 06-11-2012, 10:23 AM   #752
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Old 06-22-2012, 01:50 PM   #753
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I want that fairing. Where did you get it? And the mounting bracket?
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Old 06-22-2012, 02:47 PM   #754
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I like how the air filters are oiled on that bike. You can look through this thread and most all bikes have no oil on there K+N's and foam filters. They don't filter like that! I also like where the battery is compared to under the seat. Personally, I would run it there or along side the engine above and in front of the left cylinder Ducati style. Mass centralization. It works!

As usual, that crank vent will eventually make a mess of things.

I hope the owner hasn't found out the hard way if has ever ridden that bike much with no front fork brace. Very dangerous! Hopefully just very scary!! That is a bad tank slapper waiting to happen! That and I would be very leery of dropping the front end that much. In my experience it leaves you with a very twitchy front end not to mention reducing cornering clearance by too much. Good luck!

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Old 06-22-2012, 03:03 PM   #755
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I want that fairing. Where did you get it? And the mounting bracket?
don't mean to butt in... but, flatracer.com has some nice fairings. Quality is excellent.
http://flatracer.com/#/bmw-fairings/4560430915
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Old 06-22-2012, 03:57 PM   #756
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Dr650dave-

The fairing is a stock ducati super sport copy with a custom opening and return flange done by Bret at gftp. The brace is a modified rs mount.

SS- all good points, the bike is stock height in the front-it sits a little lower on the k forks as they're taller than the originals. I did have them lower last season when I first swapped them out and needed to raise them 10mm as the bike was a little twitchy at speed. The rear shocks are .25" taller than stock, as are the seat and tank, which may give the appearance of the front being dropped.
Also, a brace is currently being fabricated, if I could do it over I would have used the later forks with a built in brace. I prefer using a fender anyway.
I keep an eye on the oil mist, haven't noticed much lately, must not be riding it hard enough!
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Old 06-22-2012, 03:58 PM   #757
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The problem with flatracer is the brutal cost of shipping if you're not in the UK.
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Old 07-12-2012, 02:16 PM   #758
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Old 07-12-2012, 02:23 PM   #759
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I bet you think your like is looking pretty BADASS.

OK I am jealous.
Can you tell me what headlight arms you used to get your bucket so low?
I thought I have the same chrome arms with the rubber damping that raps around the forks but my bucket doesn't go quite that low. I think that is a huge part in what makes your bike look so mean.
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Old 07-12-2012, 03:24 PM   #760
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I bet you think your like is looking pretty BADASS.

OK I am jealous.
Can you tell me what headlight arms you used to get your bucket so low?
I thought I have the same chrome arms with the rubber damping that raps around the forks but my bucket doesn't go quite that low. I think that is a huge part in what makes your bike look so mean.
Thanks man! Yep. Definitely tried to keep the bucket low. They're cheapy brackets picked up on ebay...for the left side, I cut off the end and welded on a big ol' washer to accept the larger threaded keyhole/ignition.

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Old 07-12-2012, 04:15 PM   #761
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Ah, yours angle down much more than mine do. Damn.
Good idea with the washer. Mine have enough meat to drill a big hole.
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Old 07-12-2012, 04:43 PM   #762
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Mine is done




Finally have it on the road and riding. I've been amazed how well it rides and handles. The time and effort was well spent. I'm loving it, except for the speeding ticket on the first day out :(
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Old 07-12-2012, 05:13 PM   #763
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Not quite cafe yet.
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Old 07-13-2012, 05:40 AM   #764
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Finally have it on the road and riding. I've been amazed how well it rides and handles. The time and effort was well spent. I'm loving it, except for the speeding ticket on the first day out :([/QUOTE]

Darbone: I think I saw you posting some build pics somewhere once but don't remember where. I think we were all asking you about your front fork. Can you tell us what it is and are those massive brakes from the same front end? Looks awesome! Love the exhaust too. Is that ceramic coated and did you custom make it?



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Old 07-13-2012, 05:48 AM   #765
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Brakes and front end (KYB 43mm) are from Kawasaki ZX7R. The exhaust was fabricated from some metal bends and tubing fom a local hot rod shop with megaphones and reverse cones purchased on the internet. The coating is ceramic (Cerakote)
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