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Old 09-13-2008, 12:32 AM   #61
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handlebar clamps are in, I oughta have a spacer for the DR forks this weekend, lookin like I might be riding the G/S this week(still waiting on the HPN tank though, have to borrow something from Nathan).

I'll be rigging the TrailTech computer up here pretty soon and ditching the stock headlight. I've poked around quite a bit but can't find something that really fits what I need. I'm not looking for anything special, just a 6" headlight(so I can use my current fairing) with some of those universal headlight brackets that go straight to the fork tubes. All the universal brackets I see on ebay only go up to 38mm and I'm not seeing the headlights that they mount to anyways.

Again, I don't need something crazy, just something simple and relatively cheap. Anybody got any suggestions?
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Old 09-13-2008, 08:02 AM   #62
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To others: somebody named Slumbum? Snobum? .... has been logging failures of the circlip-less transmissions. He asks for VIN and trans. serial number. Which reminds me I have to send him the trans serial number.....
For what purpose? To get BMW to change the design?

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Old 09-13-2008, 08:53 AM   #63
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(still waiting on the HPN tank though, have to borrow something from Nathan).
Did you order an HPN tank? If so, from who an how much did it run ya?
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Old 09-13-2008, 06:15 PM   #64
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Nathan at Boxerworks placed an order for 3 tanks and a pile of higher 5ths almost a month ago, haven't heard back on a price or a delivery date yet. A lady that works with him has been staying up to 3 in the morning to call over there and it doesn't seem to have done any good.
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Old 09-15-2008, 10:52 AM   #65
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So nobody's got any ideas on a 6" headlight?
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Old 09-15-2008, 11:40 AM   #66
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So nobody's got any ideas on a 6" headlight?
Baja Designs?

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Old 09-15-2008, 05:48 PM   #67
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I was thinking something like this


I've check Dennis Kirk and JCWhitney and eBay. Can't believe I'm having a hard time finding something this simple
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Old 09-15-2008, 07:19 PM   #68
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I've check Dennis Kirk and JCWhitney and eBay. Can't believe I'm having a hard time finding something this simple
Have you seen Stephen Bottcher's G/S monster he's working on?
He got a light similar to your picture and IIRC, he likes it very much.
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Old 09-15-2008, 08:41 PM   #69
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Old 09-17-2008, 12:37 AM   #70
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Anybody ever put a throttle from some other bike on a G/S? I can't stand that ratchety gear feeling and I sorta maybe stepped on the end of my throttle after removing it. Yeah.....so it's no good. I've got the brake perch from a DR so I was hoping to use a throttle from it. The only problem I can thing of is the cable end. Worst case scenario I guess I could dip the end of my cable in JB weld then shape it whatever I needed. Does anybody know what the cable end on a DR looks like?
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Old 09-21-2008, 09:36 AM   #71
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found a headlight similar to the one in the picture. finding clamps to fit those 43mm DR forks wasn't easy. it has H4 bulbs, but I don't really know much about them. Anybody got experience with those?

I also pulled a throttle off a Yamaha FJR600. I had to do some soldering to get the electrics straight but that was a pretty simple job. The new throttle needs a different type of stop, sortofa cylinder placed sideways on the cable, like almost every other cable I've ever seen. The bmw has this tiny little rectangle. Luckily the guy at the junkyard had a cable making kit and gave me a cylinder that fits the slot on the throttle. I shoved the rectangle in the hole in the cylinder and soldering it in place. No clue on how it'll work after I get it on the road since I still don't have a gas tank.

Nathan over at Boxerworks finally got back to me about the HPN Tanks

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hi Brad,finally got things square w. HPN,here's the skinny,white non paintable 11 gal tank,525 euro plus mount kit 90 E plus ship per unit 55E,paintable 11 gal 580Euros,let me know what you want thanx nathan


so if I get the paintable gas tank at
tank 580+
mount kit 90+
s&h 55
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725 Euros
online conversion says that works out to be $1049? that sound right?
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Old 09-22-2008, 10:06 AM   #72
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Here's the throttle I rigged. It's off a mid-90s Yamaha FJR600



and here's the cable



the solder looks pretty ugly, I figured more was better than less.

I really don't like the idea of riding around with a throttle cable that I have rig from parts. I need to find a stock throttle cable that will fit what I'm trying to do. The honda I bought has a split throttle cable with these same cylinder stops. I'm going to pull it off and see if it'll fit the BMW (probably not) but it makes me hopeful that I'll find something that I can use. Any ideas?
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Old 09-22-2008, 10:16 AM   #73
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Here's the throttle I rigged. It's off a mid-90s Yamaha FJR600

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and here's the cable



the solder looks pretty ugly, I figured more was better than less.

Any ideas?
I should think that solder would work well, in theory, but it sure looks like you have a cold solder joint there..... which may not work. More is not necessarily better!

You should be using an acid flux, which will clean the wire and the presumably-brass throttle end. Clean them mechanically with a plumber's wire brush or something, first. Use adequate heat, and the solder should flow into the spaces between the wires, as well as stick to the brass, and you will have one mutha of a strong joint......
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Old 09-22-2008, 10:21 AM   #74
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found a headlight similar to the one in the picture. finding clamps to fit those 43mm DR forks wasn't easy. it has H4 bulbs, but I don't really know much about them. Anybody got experience with those?

I also pulled a throttle off a Yamaha FJR600. I had to do some soldering to get the electrics straight but that was a pretty simple job. The new throttle needs a different type of stop, sortofa cylinder placed sideways on the cable, like almost every other cable I've ever seen. The bmw has this tiny little rectangle. Luckily the guy at the junkyard had a cable making kit and gave me a cylinder that fits the slot on the throttle. I shoved the rectangle in the hole in the cylinder and soldering it in place. No clue on how it'll work after I get it on the road since I still don't have a gas tank.

Nathan over at Boxerworks finally got back to me about the HPN Tanks



so if I get the paintable gas tank at
tank 580+
mount kit 90+
s&h 55
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725 Euros
online conversion says that works out to be $1049? that sound right?
Which sound like a lot, but is actually a bargain compared to factory PD tank.
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Old 09-22-2008, 10:23 AM   #75
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Nathan over at Boxerworks finally got back to me about the HPN Tanks



so if I get the paintable gas tank at
tank 580+
mount kit 90+
s&h 55
----
725 Euros
online conversion says that works out to be $1049? that sound right?
The HPN prices may include VAT, which you shouldn't have to pay... It's somewhere between 14-19%...
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