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Old 08-16-2012, 06:49 AM   #8941
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The TT one has good side protection IF you move it up all the way. Mine sits flsh on the front frame but with the normal rear mounts its bent up a little. It needs something like this in the rear to move it up more.

Its the crankcase cover on the side that I mean? All the pictures I have seen show this quite exposed. Although I am not sure if it is an issue or not. Maybe the picture is a little deceptive as the cover and guard look almost flush, when maybe the guard is higher then the cover

Not sure I understand you Parx, Can it be mounted higher than this picture? I am guessing the exhaust on the opposite side is going to be the thing that sets the height

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Old 08-16-2012, 06:52 AM   #8942
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I made this about a year ago, it doesn't tick all your boxes but that's why your building it yourself! The black box on the front is removable, it's all made of Kevlar and some fiberglass to give it thickness, the box is just painted black cos the surface finish wan't great.
It's survived some prettry big hits.
That's a nice looking guard Michael, Sadly I don't have the fibreglass and kevlar skills so mine will be aluminium. I like the black, as it breaks the line and makes it look more slim line than the TT one - great job
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Old 08-16-2012, 08:39 AM   #8943
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nice setup gravel seeker!
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Old 08-16-2012, 08:47 AM   #8944
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Its the crankcase cover on the side that I mean? All the pictures I have seen show this quite exposed. Although I am not sure if it is an issue or not. Maybe the picture is a little deceptive as the cover and guard look almost flush, when maybe the guard is higher then the cover

Not sure I understand you Parx, Can it be mounted higher than this picture? I am guessing the exhaust on the opposite side is going to be the thing that sets the height

The skid plate is wider than the crank case. The skid plate in the picture has spacers in place to keep it lower. This is because the from bolt on frame piece hangs low and touches it. You have to cut it off just bellow the bolts. Then you can move the skid plate up in the front and back until it touches to exhaust. When you do that the front is a little higher than the back and it puts a slight bend in the skid plate. You need to do something Like I showed in the picture before to rise the back. That will be my next project.

The TT skid plate also comes with different lower engine bars. These are much higher. I have debated ditching the engine bars as my kick stand does not mount there anymore.
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Old 08-16-2012, 08:51 AM   #8945
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Old 08-16-2012, 11:51 AM   #8946
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thats one tough looking bike!
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Old 08-16-2012, 02:20 PM   #8947
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ABS light

When converting to another dashboard I run into a problem with the ABS light. It turns out that the ABS signal light bulb is driven by the tacho/speedo unit. I put a small circuit on the connector that normally is connected to the tacho/speedo unit.



The circuit uses only 3 parts, resistor, diode and transistor. There will be a small current on the base of the transistor when the key is turned in the on position. When the ABS led should be off pin (10) is pulled down and there will be no current on the base anymore, when the ABS led should be on pin (10) is floating.

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Old 08-16-2012, 02:50 PM   #8948
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Looks Great! Good work on the dash.



Who got inspiration from whom?

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Old 08-16-2012, 03:41 PM   #8949
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The skid plate is wider than the crank case. The skid plate in the picture has spacers in place to keep it lower. This is because the from bolt on frame piece hangs low and touches it. You have to cut it off just bellow the bolts. Then you can move the skid plate up in the front and back until it touches to exhaust. When you do that the front is a little higher than the back and it puts a slight bend in the skid plate. You need to do something Like I showed in the picture before to rise the back. That will be my next project.

The TT skid plate also comes with different lower engine bars. These are much higher. I have debated ditching the engine bars as my kick stand does not mount there anymore.

Thanks Parx, that makes more sense now
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Old 08-16-2012, 07:41 PM   #8950
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That's a nice looking guard Michael, Sadly I don't have the fibreglass and kevlar skills so mine will be aluminium. I like the black, as it breaks the line and makes it look more slim line than the TT one - great job
Thanks, I made mine out of composites beacuse I don't have the aluminium skills!

I still have the molds so if your aluminium one doesn't work out I know knock one out for you pretty cheap. Not sure on the differences on mounting on the later bikes.
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Old 08-16-2012, 11:47 PM   #8951
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Wp 48

Anybody know anything about using the WP 48 forks instead of YZ?
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Old 08-16-2012, 11:47 PM   #8952
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What headlight is that ?
I think I asked Kubiak a while back having mixed up the bikes/ headlights, but it's this one I thought looks like it has a very good/ bright light.
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Old 08-16-2012, 11:53 PM   #8953
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nice setup gravel seeker!
Bah. Thanks.

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Looks Great! Good work on the dash.



Who got inspiration from whom?

Nah, never even crossed my mind. I think the BMW is to round in its shapes to resemble the Husky.
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Old 08-16-2012, 11:57 PM   #8954
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Anybody know anything about using the WP 48 forks instead of YZ?
http://www.f650gs.crossroadz.com.au/ForkUpgrades.html
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Old 08-17-2012, 12:54 AM   #8955
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I put a WP48 in my Dakar, it will take some time and engineering but it is possible.

I made a new steering stern, to fit the BMW bearings and tensions system;


Milled the top plate to make some space for the tension system. Also made an adapter for the steeringlock;




Adjust the brake hose mountings;


Mounting of the front ABS sensor;


I made a new 17mm axle out of steel. I made two aluminium cylinders to make it possible to clamp the 17mm axle in the 24mm forks. It is important that the right cylinder can float when the axle is in place and not clamped yet to prevent "stick slip".

I still use the same BMW Brembo caliper, I used the mounting bracket of a KTM950 adventure.
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