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Old 01-25-2013, 07:22 PM   #5521
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Might be able to loan you one as I have both a Speedbrain unmolested seat along with a Renazco altered speedbrain seat, however I use the virgin seat more and will definitely be needing it through the Sandblast rally in early March. There is also a stamped seat bracket that goes with the Speedbrain seat you'd have to re-manufacture, but that would be an easy hurdle in comparison.

How exactly do you plan to copy the seat pan without removing the covering? There is also a very unique front tongue piece rivetted to the pan, a bit more complex then just a seat pan.
Thanks for the offer. If timing works, I may see you at the sandblast rally.

I was hoping the seat was simply stapled to the base, and easy for an upholstery shop to take off, and put back if needed. I've never seen one, so I really don't know what I'm in for, but I was thinking of shrink wrapping the whole seat to protect it, and casting the underside in fiberglass. Carbon fiber would be cooler, but I've got more experience with fiberglass.

The problem I have with the factory seats, aside from the board in a towel feeling, is tearing off the tabs near the center. Then the seat flops around by the ends. I'm 1 tab away from needing a third seat.
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Old 01-25-2013, 07:27 PM   #5522
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where the two square hollow tubes meet in triangulation and are welded to a cast tail stem. The first failure the horizontal tubing cracked where the stamped rear plate bolts the two subframes together. Subsequent failures after adding gussets to the tubing were to the cast tail pieces
Has anyone ever strapped bottle holders to the sides of the fork legs near the headlight? If you use a lithium battery, 2 one liter bottles would be about a wash weight wise, and in roughly the same spot. Might make steering slightly sluggish though.
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Old 01-25-2013, 07:50 PM   #5523
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Has anyone ever strapped bottle holders to the sides of the fork legs near the headlight? If you use a lithium battery, 2 one liter bottles would be about a wash weight wise, and in roughly the same spot. Might make steering slightly sluggish though.
one MSR bottle hose clamped to each side of swing arm might be a solution, or strapping one MSR liter bottle to the fender "might" not fatigue the subframe.
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Old 01-25-2013, 07:53 PM   #5524
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Thanks for the offer. If timing works, I may see you at the sandblast rally.

I was hoping the seat was simply stapled to the base, and easy for an upholstery shop to take off, and put back if needed. I've never seen one, so I really don't know what I'm in for, but I was thinking of shrink wrapping the whole seat to protect it, and casting the underside in fiberglass. Carbon fiber would be cooler, but I've got more experience with fiberglass.

The problem I have with the factory seats, aside from the board in a towel feeling, is tearing off the tabs near the center. Then the seat flops around by the ends. I'm 1 tab away from needing a third seat.
The speedbrain/touratech seat is a bit more involved then that, the pan has a front tongue rivetted to the pan and that has to be removed in order to removed the seat covering as a whole. It would almost be easier to make a form of the stock seat and develop it from there.
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Old 01-25-2013, 08:38 PM   #5525
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Is the underside of the Speedbrain seat basically smooth, with side tabs welded on? Pics of the underside would be helpful if you've got any.
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Old 01-26-2013, 08:10 AM   #5526
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Is the underside of the Speedbrain seat basically smooth, with side tabs welded on? Pics of the underside would be helpful if you've got any.
It soley relies on the front tonque piece sliding under the BMW roundel and the rear with a zeus fastener to a new stamped rear crossmember plate with zeus receiver in it. Not as robust of a set-up in all honesty and more likely to fail over time or from a crash.
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Old 01-26-2013, 09:08 PM   #5527
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It looks like I'll try my hand at making a base. A pic of the front locking device would be helpful.
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Old 02-03-2013, 06:10 AM   #5528
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Front axle retaining screw nut?

Anyone know of a steel/stainless steel replacement for the alu alloy OEM one that is made of cheese? I know with the boxers you could use a drainplug that was the same thread ...
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Old 02-03-2013, 07:18 AM   #5529
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Old 02-03-2013, 09:57 AM   #5530
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Old 02-03-2013, 01:15 PM   #5531
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Old 02-05-2013, 02:29 PM   #5532
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Use a GasGas or a Husky cap nut and axle with the same Marzocchi forks.

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Old 02-05-2013, 11:34 PM   #5533
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Use a GasGas or a Husky cap nut and axle with the same Marzocchi forks.
Yeah the one from my Husky 610 fits but is also alu - just want a stronger nut if possible. Guess I could get a s/s one turned up.
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Old 02-06-2013, 06:14 AM   #5534
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Anyone know of a steel/stainless steel replacement for the alu alloy OEM one that is made of cheese? I know with the boxers you could use a drainplug that was the same thread ...
We (BMW ATL) probably have one in stock, same axle nut as the Huskies which Uptite Husqvarna in Santa Ana, CA makes or 7602 racing makes a fancy conventional hex nut as well.
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Old 02-06-2013, 06:16 AM   #5535
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They are only 35k EU And my guess it things will be changing there very soon unfortunately so getting future support could be very hard if you had a kit and needed an item repaired/replaced.
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