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Old 07-26-2014, 10:10 AM   #5431
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Seems like the 2 into 1 pipe I used on mine was done by FMF. I got it from BlackDog. As others have indicated, it didn't last….
Back in 2008, I gutted both the stock cans, then converted one to an auxiliary fuel tank. Extra 1.5 gallons, getting total up to 5 gallons. A friend, Shawn Hamblin, converted the pipe to two-into one, and it's lasted for 6 years. With the cannisters gutted, the bike runs great in the woods, with the low end torque better. I don't care about the speeds over 100 mph!

Here's a couple of pictures of the work:



This set-up has allowed me to keep the original narrowness of the bike and the aesthetic look. Form follows function and also looks neat! Also, the cans are solid steel, and act like bumpers when the bike goes down. And it has gone down many times over the past 6 years!
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Old 07-26-2014, 10:41 AM   #5432
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Back in 2008, I gutted both the stock cans, then converted one to an auxiliary fuel tank. Extra 1.5 gallons, getting total up to 5 gallons.
This set-up has allowed me to keep the original narrowness of the bike and the aesthetic look. Form follows function and also looks neat! Also, the cans are solid steel, and act like bumpers when the bike goes down. And it has gone down many times over the past 6 years!
Beautiful work! Wish I'd thought of that four years ago. I'm way past that now, though. You are absolutely correct that the original lines are striking and almost impossible to duplicate effectively. You've done a great job.
Two questions: Did you line the can and is fuel transferred or a direct feed back to the pump?
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Old 07-26-2014, 11:01 AM   #5433
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Two questions: Did you line the can and is fuel transferred or a direct feed back to the pump?
Didn't line the can. Have a stop-cock and a fuel line to a "T" near the fuel pump, but to be honest, almost never use the thing.

Wanted to eliminate my buddy's complaints about the fuel range, but almost always want to stop for a break, water, and fuel at 100 miles. I don't get the opportunity to do land voyages across the desert, like some. The 34,000 miles is all local stuff, especially the fantastic Pine Barrens we have in Southern NJ.

I am happy with just 3.5 gallons for the stuff I do in the woods. Don't want the extra weight. The bike is heavy enough. As most know who have ridden this bike, it behaves like a smaller bike when under power, because of the amazing balance and horsepower. When you fall down, however, or get stuck at the end of a dead-end single track, you become fully aware of the weight.
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Old 07-26-2014, 11:16 AM   #5434
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Old 07-26-2014, 11:54 AM   #5435
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Lots of CJ stuff in the works. The only thing missing is the larger clutch fluid reservoir. Highly recommended (by me, at least).
+1 on cj's reservoir. Thought I read somewhere that's his last batch. Don't quote me on that, but I grabbed one just in case.
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Old 07-26-2014, 05:16 PM   #5436
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I spent some time today pursuing a new hobby. Fire lookout chasing! I'll gonna go though NorCal one county at a time and get photos of all the fire lookouts that I can.



Here is one to find for you Brent. It is close to you.

I appreciate the challenge Dogslobber, and I accept, but can you narrow it down? N, S, E or W of me? Not a name, just a clue...
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Old 07-26-2014, 06:09 PM   #5437
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Old 07-26-2014, 07:14 PM   #5438
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Fire Look out

Plumas forest, the look out is abandon.
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Old 07-27-2014, 12:16 AM   #5439
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Let's go.....SE's assault the lookout
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Old 07-27-2014, 07:24 PM   #5440
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Hey Max, I won't be able to go there tell October. "Iron Man Dual Sport" three day Plumas Circumnavigator
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Old 07-28-2014, 07:48 AM   #5441
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Laugh

As I was a bit boared due to the miserable summer we had so far, I started up a new project.

I just love the Look of the KTM 690 Rally Replica, but unfortunate I can't afford one. So I set off to make my own Rally Replica fairing for the SE.

I have recieved the box of GFK parts from the manufacturer.



Then I had to do a lot of foundation. After that I moved the straight to the paint shop..



Once they where back I tailored the whole thing together


and fitted the fairing to the bike




Then I tried to sort the cable mess as good as possible.


fitted the Instrument holder


and the instruments. It didn't quite work out the way I wanted.


I had to move the key and do a few other adjustements


Still trying to work out the cable mess


gettin there...


Now nothing is getting in the way of the handlebars anymore


Indicators are working now too


and there is life


To get the cables all in the right place, so they wont get damaged in time isn't easy.


Look in to my eyes baby!


first attempt for the "radiator grill"


After a few hickups it fitted


Sat Nav is set up and working over the ignition as well, just like the road book, the speedo and the Tripmaster.


Thats all for now. Unfortunate I haven't time for a little while to do anything. But I will post some pictures once I am done. Here's a teaser...

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Old 07-28-2014, 10:28 AM   #5442
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Wow! Looks outstanding! Are you going with a low fender? More pics please?
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Old 07-28-2014, 10:50 AM   #5443
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That is awesome looking man. Good work.
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Old 07-28-2014, 03:31 PM   #5444
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Looks great.....

The fairings work well....mine doesn't look that cool....but still had fun Today

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Old 07-28-2014, 03:55 PM   #5445
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That is a great final result Grumpy old Man! I like the color setting.
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