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Old 10-28-2008, 10:17 AM   #211
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That bike was a shadow of its former self and in no way resembled a 1921 Indian when he got done with it; at least not in terms of the powerplant. Another thing to consider is that although he did it in his shed, most of the stuff that he did, kept pace with what was being done to modern bikes of the day. He was just retrofitting it to an old Indian. He did a ton of redesign to the engine to get it up to snuff. No stock bike of that era ever had a hope of setting the kind of records that he achieved; no matter who the rider was.
Aw, I love Burt Munro's story...have any of you seen "One Man's Dream, The Britten Bike Story"? Could you imagine the advancement in technology if John Britten were still alive... ...Munro and Britten..couple of talented Kiwis.
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Old 10-28-2008, 11:44 AM   #212
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That bike was a shadow of its former self and in no way resembled a 1921 Indian when he got done with it; at least not in terms of the powerplant
Good point! And on the other side of that same coin, I don't recall him doing much to the frame, suspension or brakes. There was one story of when he was on a beach race where they run to one pole and back again. Burt, having shit for brakes had to take the turn really wide while others would slow down quickly. He had a very bad accident T-Boning someone who braked hard in front of him and he couldn't avoid. At Bonneville the officials were considering not allowing him to run because of poor brakes (the originals). His response was "my purpose is to go fast, I won't be using the brakes!"
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Old 10-28-2008, 06:34 PM   #213
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mufflers...

anyone know if they sell those online? They had a pair of Dunstall's up on their website that look similar, but I thin they are longer and have a different tip.....
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Old 10-29-2008, 08:40 AM   #214
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My fairing is a bit different than that especially around where the handlebars are. Here is one shot, I will post another better picture this weekend.

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If you're talking about that Dunstall style of fairing, Airtech and Glass From The Past make them.
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Old 10-31-2008, 04:46 PM   #215
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Kaiwe- Can you tell us a little bit about your exhaust system, I love the look of those shorty mufflers. Thanks
Well, the reverse cones are some unbranded universal stuff from a local brit bike guy, don't have any more info - I'll ask him next time I drop by...
They're quite noisy, but the sound is perfect

You'll find some quite similar, guess they might even be the same, if you download the catalog from http://www.unityequipe.com


And mymindsok - cool to hear that you think my bike is cute! (but it is a Ducati 900SS fairing, not a Dunstall )
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Old 11-01-2008, 07:54 AM   #216
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Magni MB2 Fairing Old School Style

I finally got around to taking some pics of the Magni fairing I want to reproduce. let me know if you are interested. At this time i have no idea on cost, but if the more I can have ade the cheaper it will be.

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Old 11-01-2008, 07:54 AM   #217
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Old 11-01-2008, 07:55 AM   #218
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Old 11-01-2008, 08:12 AM   #219
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Fairing on Bike

Here is the fairing on the bike.

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Old 11-01-2008, 02:17 PM   #220
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Thats a very nice fairing indeed! Where'd you find it?

If youre planning to have copies produced, whos going to be doing the molding?

I'd certainly be interested in buying one and even more interested if I knew how it mounts and whether mounts would be included.

If you could use the standard RS/RT type headlight bracket, it would mean that you could use that as a pattern to make something much nicer.
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Old 11-02-2008, 05:06 AM   #221
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mymindsok,

The fairing attaches at three points. The lower fairing bracket is attached to the the frame and uses 2 Dzus connectors. There are also 2 Dzus connectors that attach off of the headlight. The third mounting point is a bar off of the top triple tree. Here are some pics.

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Old 11-02-2008, 05:08 AM   #222
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Lower Fairing Bracket

Uses 2 Dzus fasteners.

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Old 11-02-2008, 05:08 AM   #223
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Headlight mounting points.

Uses 2 more Dzus fasteners.

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Old 11-02-2008, 07:24 AM   #224
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+1 interest in the fairing group buy

please keep me posted.
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Old 11-02-2008, 09:30 AM   #225
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If the fairing fits a R90/6, put me on the list of interested inmates.
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