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Old 01-28-2006, 02:59 PM   #76
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Nice fender job
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Old 01-28-2006, 03:06 PM   #77
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I like it too but I don't really want to try cutting up my fender. What is a good front fender to replace the stock one with?
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Old 01-28-2006, 04:43 PM   #78
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I like it too but I don't really want to try cutting up my fender. What is a good front fender to replace the stock one with?
I bought a New Old Stock fender for $20 on eBay. I installed it and cut it up.
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Old 01-28-2006, 06:39 PM   #79
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Unintended modification

Today, while positioning my bike on a wet, wooden low water bridge for a picture, the rear wheel kicked out and the bike fell hard. The clutch and shift levers took the full brunt of the fall and both will need to be replaced. Here's a picture of the shift lever.
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Old 01-29-2006, 06:04 AM   #80
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That sucks Rob ,at least it didnt blow a hole in the sidecase.
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Old 01-29-2006, 07:41 AM   #81
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Yes that critter on my seat is a superb patagonic sheep skin.
It gives you great comfort on long distances.Warm?not a bit.It changes your seat in to a couch!!!!
The panniers rack is self done.It is a copy of the Tesch design.I had on my G/S in Germany.It is very strong,easy to put and take the panniers on and off.As the subframe from the L is very thin(allmost a joke!) the Tesch rack brings all the force to the main engine frame.
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In this album you can have more detail pictures.
The engine plate is self made too.I took 5mm Dural.It is done wider to protect better the cases and levers!
I like the old Maier handprotectors.
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Old 01-29-2006, 07:51 AM   #82
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Wicked My plate is ARGENTINIEAN

As i live and ride here.....
I have 70.000 miles on my tacho.And allmost no problems on it.Just regular worn,and replace.
After have seen Ibarras 650R i am very tempted to own one too!
I am planing a Bolivia trip next year.With my L of course.
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Old 01-29-2006, 08:05 AM   #83
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As i live and ride here.....
I have 70.000 miles on my tacho.And allmost no problems on it.Just regular worn,and replace.
After have seen Ibarras 650R i am very tempted to own one too!
I am planing a Bolivia trip next year.With my L of course.
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70,000 Thats impressive! I am glad to hear that. Im off to read that blog now.
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Old 01-29-2006, 10:05 AM   #84
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i'll play. this is my 2000. in the garage getting a new corbin, raised about 1/2 in in the front to avoid the constant cramming of the pants in the butt crack, a bit of reinforcement to the chickin leg subframe, a homemade rack, and a top box.

this is the syd man tryin out the corbin.


the craftsman jack i got from the father in law for x-mas, beats the shit of out a new shirt.



block for the corbin rubber pad. just enough to make the seat sit at less of an downward angle. there will be another further back for the second rubber bad.



the lip on the bottom of the seat had to be modified to get a hold under the shock mount.




i'll post more when the supertrapp gets here and i can finish the beefing of the subframe and the rack.
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Old 01-29-2006, 10:30 AM   #85
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the craftsman jack i got from the father in law for x-mas, beats the shit of out a new shirt.



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What a great father-in-law!
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Old 01-29-2006, 11:59 AM   #86
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That sucks Rob ,at least it didnt blow a hole in the sidecase.
Yeah, no doubt! thats what I did to my XR, it just looked like a scratch but I guess it was a leaker. Here is a pic taken by Freeflow after he noticed the wet oil on my muddy engine and pointed it out to me. Luckily he caught that, I was over a quart low on oil at that point.

Hope you don't mind I hijacked your photo Jeff
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Old 01-29-2006, 01:44 PM   #87
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i'll play. this is my 2000. in the garage getting a new corbin, raised about 1/2 in in the front to avoid the constant cramming of the pants in the butt crack, a bit of reinforcement to the chickin leg subframe, a homemade rack, and a top box.
What tank is this? I thought my tank was big . I love seeing these bikes done up as there owner needs them to be, keep them coming I am getting more ideas every pic.
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Old 01-29-2006, 06:04 PM   #88
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Tesch like panniers rack

This is my self done(two weeks of work) rack to take the alu panniers.I think it proves itself as very strong and trustable after allmost 11 years!
Of course i can ride soft luggage every time i desire.With other racks the subframe will allways crack! You need to send as much force as posible to the main engine frame.beside the first set of tires(bridgestone) my choice has being the Pirelli MT-21.Excellent knobi tire.Cheap and excellent grip on off-road.
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Old 01-29-2006, 09:44 PM   #89
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Old 01-30-2006, 07:35 AM   #90
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This is my self done(two weeks of work) rack to take the alu panniers.I think it proves itself as very strong and trustable after almost 11 years! Of course I can ride soft luggage every time i desire. With other racks the subframe will allways crack! You need to send as much force as posible to the main engine frame.
That is some awesome work - I wondered how some fo the kits available handled the issue of the weak subframe, but it looks like you figured your way around that - nice job!
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