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Old 08-19-2008, 05:19 AM   #121
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I have had my retrofitted 4 pot brembo for 18 months and 25000km and I would not go back to the stock brembo. Its a health and safety issue!

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Old 08-19-2008, 06:37 AM   #122
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rick's motorrad sells them, or use the harley coil which is much cheaper. Just zip-tie it to the area you need or fab a frame for it.
I don't know that I'd trust zip ties for this job - coils tend to get pretty hot in operation, plus they're kind of heavy. These things need to be SECURELY attached. Even the metal zip ties aren't really enough. I'd strongly recommend building or buying a sturdy mount.
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Old 08-19-2008, 09:09 AM   #123
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I don't know that I'd trust zip ties for this job - coils tend to get pretty hot in operation, plus they're kind of heavy. These things need to be SECURELY attached. Even the metal zip ties aren't really enough. I'd strongly recommend building or buying a sturdy mount.
If you saw the harley coil, you might change your mind. The mounting holes are removed far enough from the body to not make it that big of a deal.

I've had about 10k miles on mine. No problems.
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Old 08-19-2008, 12:44 PM   #124
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I was envisioning wrapping the zip ties around the coil. Running through mounting holes could be different. Still, I'd prefer something more solid than plastic to hold them on.
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Old 08-19-2008, 02:39 PM   #125
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I was envisioning wrapping the zip ties around the coil. Running through mounting holes could be different. Still, I'd prefer something more solid than plastic to hold them on.

I've had zip-ties holding the Buell coil in place on my GSPD for 45k kms, and it gets "bounced around" a fair bit. No problemo.

I actually think it's a superior mounting system. Isolating the coil from the vibes of the machine probably enhances service life.

ymmv,
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Old 08-19-2008, 08:07 PM   #126
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I was envisioning wrapping the zip ties around the coil. Running through mounting holes could be different. Still, I'd prefer something more solid than plastic to hold them on.

ZIPTIES to the rescue!!!

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Old 08-19-2008, 08:46 PM   #127
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Old 08-19-2008, 08:50 PM   #128
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The real eye-opener about zip-ties, to me anyway, was the way they were used as quickie handcuffs when making lotso arrests... Can you imagine trying to get out of them?

They work great, actually. Just be aware that sharp metal edges and vibration will eventually cut through. so, use lots of them!
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Old 08-20-2008, 08:16 AM   #129
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For those who've got/get a fried sender I just discovered our local electronics parts store (Jaycar) has spitting-image replacements for $AU20!

Sure beats paying through the nose at a dealer for a replacement unit... the best price i could find for a reco unit was $AU110.

From what I can see the sender is the only thing that can fail...

I'm still waiting to test mine: when i pulled it apart it looked like it'd been assembled in a sand storm!
Can you get a part number?
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Old 08-20-2008, 08:41 AM   #130
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The real eye-opener about zip-ties, to me anyway, was the way they were used as quickie handcuffs when making lotso arrests... Can you imagine trying to get out of them?

They work great, actually. Just be aware that sharp metal edges and vibration will eventually cut through. so, use lots of them!
Hell yeah. Used to use the 2' long big black zipties to tie people up during prisoner transport in the helo. Zip their hands and ankles and strap them into the jump seat. Since we flew over water, I'd tell them if they acted up, I'd just kick em into the sea and they could take their chances swimming.

Always had several in my flight bag.
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Old 08-21-2008, 04:13 AM   #131
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I dont know for sure but I heard that K100 shocks are a direct replacement for R80G/S shocks.

Is this true?
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Old 08-21-2008, 04:33 AM   #132
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Prolly not. I once had a K100 Koni shock that measured only 16" eye-to-eye. Can't imagine the G/S having such a short shock. But I could be wrong.
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Old 08-25-2008, 10:33 AM   #133
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i used a bit of angle bracket i had laying around. here's a pic before i drilled another hole to mount the 2nd bolt to the frame.



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Old 08-26-2008, 05:45 AM   #134
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I dont know for sure but I heard that K100 shocks are a direct replacement for R80G/S shocks.

Is this true?
dave, call ikon at albury. newies are relatively cheap, and much better anyway.
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Old 09-04-2008, 12:49 PM   #135
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Nice!

I have the Hardley Abelson coil on my shelf, and some angle iron kicking around. I'll have to make copy your idea!

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i used a bit of angle bracket i had laying around. here's a pic before i drilled another hole to mount the 2nd bolt to the frame.
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