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Old 02-07-2011, 04:19 AM   #481
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i'll hold off on final judgment until the low fender is on there, but i think this will be the better way to go.[/QUOTE]

I was thinking about the efficiency of cooling with the hi/lo design ... I concur ... it will be a better design ... Looking at the photo ... I see two areas of concern ... the lower lights taking abuse From the tire ... the wrap of the lower fender will determine what protection you have ... also the fork tubes ... I'm sure you going to run the fork gators ... probably just not on yet
As a side note ... Either hi/lo ... or hight fender design ... it still looks way better than a low fender ... now that the fender is on ... I'm kind of diggin the hi/lo look ...
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Old 02-07-2011, 04:44 AM   #482
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I was thinking about the efficiency of cooling with the hi/lo design ... I concur ... it will be a better design ... Looking at the photo ... I see two areas of concern ... the lower lights taking abuse From the tire ... the wrap of the lower fender will determine what protection you have ... also the fork tubes ... I'm sure you going to run the fork gators ... probably just not on yet
As a side note ... Either hi/lo ... or hight fender design ... it still looks way better than a low fender ... now that the fender is on ... I'm kind of diggin the hi/lo look ...
going to add a small super bike fender for the low fender. if you look at a photo of the Versys fender on the old bike, something like that size. lights and everything else up high will be better protected and i can get some air on the radiator.

i'm using seal socks, the removable type, not seal savers...no gators.
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Old 02-07-2011, 10:55 AM   #483
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Do you have a front view of that KLR Beak? From the side it looks pretty good.
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Old 02-07-2011, 01:14 PM   #484
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can't be the same one. your sign reads English with the French translatioin, mine reads Spanish with the English translation.
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Old 02-07-2011, 01:21 PM   #485
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I think that high fender, with a superbike low fender is the answer, got he right blend of form and function. Looking awesome Dave.
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Old 02-07-2011, 03:24 PM   #486
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Do you have a front view of that KLR Beak? From the side it looks pretty good.
sorry, took it off already. going to make a mold and turn it out in fiberglass.
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Old 02-07-2011, 03:28 PM   #487
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I think that high fender, with a superbike low fender is the answer, got he right blend of form and function. Looking awesome Dave.
i knew that there would be at least one person who would never miss that KLR fender, the "broke beak" or something like that.
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Old 02-07-2011, 03:59 PM   #488
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The hi-lo thing should work nicely. You'll be able to take the lower off pretty easily on the road, unlike the F800GS. - David
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Old 02-08-2011, 04:00 AM   #489
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The hi-lo thing should work nicely.
that's the plan. low fender, find 10HP, keep up with an 800 with a tricked suspension.
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Old 02-08-2011, 04:10 AM   #490
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got asked how to deburr and relieve the edges on large drilled holes like those on that shop built aluminum gravel guard. i use one of these...



i've had a handful of these for years in different shapes and sizes. i'm not 100% sure what their real everyday use is, but i think it might be the aircraft industry. maybe an ADV guy will recognize the tooling.

non ferrous use only. they're handy to have in the tool box. probably from a garage sale years ago.
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Old 02-08-2011, 01:37 PM   #491
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I wish you would hurry up and finish so I can decide if I'm gong to build a second one (with forks).
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Old 02-08-2011, 04:30 PM   #492
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I wish you would hurry up and finish so I can decide if I'm gong to build a second one (with forks).
now mike...you were supposed to repair Mrs. MP's custom bike first.

for those of you that don't know Mike, he's the creator of the mini rat rocket ship, a 650R platformed bike built standard ride height. very cool, all the custom fabrication was done in aluminum. the bike was built for Mrs. MP, fast as heck with only 100# in the saddle.



it had a ding or two left over from a trail ride.

mike, see ya at the same old place. bring a step ladder if you want to try the new one.
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Old 02-08-2011, 04:33 PM   #493
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whats that behind her bike with the tkc sticking out, looks kind of like a v-strom rim on a rat?
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Old 02-08-2011, 05:10 PM   #494
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whats that behind her bike with the tkc sticking out...
dunno, but that TKC looks like it has 9000 miles on it...just a guess.
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Old 02-08-2011, 05:58 PM   #495
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dunno, but that TKC looks like it has 9000 miles on it...just a guess.
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