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Old 06-20-2007, 05:52 PM   #31
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Can of worms

Once I've confirmed that it all works I'll clean it up with friction tape, wire ties, make it neat.
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Old 06-20-2007, 05:54 PM   #32
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Battery box

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Old 06-20-2007, 05:56 PM   #33
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Bing a bam

I promise, this will get more interesting.
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Old 06-20-2007, 06:00 PM   #34
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I promise, this will get more interesting.

nonsense! I paid for the whole seat, but im only using the edge!

You dont think you'll end up rebuilding the carbs, given their unknown history?
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Old 06-20-2007, 06:06 PM   #35
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You dont think you'll end up rebuilding the carbs, given their unknown history?

I probably will rebuild them, just not sure to what extent. I've had a lot of experience with SU's and Strombergs and have found that I can do most necessary work on them without removing or totally disassembling them.
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Old 06-20-2007, 07:41 PM   #36
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The Renthal bars were knurled on the left side, making the left a little thicker than the right. Made the mistake of trying to force the clutch lever perch over the knurling and broke the part. Stupid.
When you asked for suggestions in post 1, I thought of the difference in diameter of the bars. Sorry I didn't mention it then. bmw bars are 22mm RTW is 7/8". Lots of perches have been broken over the years. Lookin good.
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Old 06-21-2007, 03:39 AM   #37
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Udo, keep moving forward, great project.

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Old 06-23-2007, 05:26 PM   #38
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Old 06-26-2007, 05:55 PM   #39
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Rear fender and some other bits

My buddy the UPS guy arrived with more goodies. An R80ST seat, center stand, gas cap, and ignition module heat sink. After mounting the seat, center stand, and gas tank I finally got a good look at the profile. Not good. The stock rear fender just didn't cut it, even for an old Teuton.
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Old 06-26-2007, 05:58 PM   #40
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Reshaping the fender

So, out comes the old cutting wheel. A snip here and there and we're starting to look like a swelte dirt bike.
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Old 06-26-2007, 06:01 PM   #41
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A bobber?

Still not right. Looks too much like a bobber. Also, no protection from the rear tire throwing mud across my back.
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Old 06-26-2007, 06:06 PM   #42
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The obvious solution

After some head scratching, contemplative inspection by all the members of the shop, Mike came up with the perfect solution. An old XR350 fender discarded in a corner, gathering dust, looked about right.
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Old 06-26-2007, 06:08 PM   #43
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What's the concensus?

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Old 06-26-2007, 06:10 PM   #44
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The new look

Fitted with the new seat, tank, side stand.
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Old 06-28-2007, 09:36 AM   #45
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I'm pretty sure thats why I never throw anything away.

Looks functional to me, and that means good.
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