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Old 02-19-2012, 10:51 PM   #301
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Is there a reason you can't use the stock side panels? Or did you get rid of them when you put on the TT tank?
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Old 02-22-2012, 08:42 PM   #302
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Is there a reason you can't use the stock side panels? Or did you get rid of them when you put on the TT tank?
sold them.....
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Old 02-22-2012, 08:58 PM   #303
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Ok time for an update...

So far I am loving the WP suspension. It just makes the bike ride so much nicer!
That combined with the hydro clutch and 47t rear sprocket. It's just plain fun!

What's been bugging me though is that locally there is a ride coming up with some trail riding involved. Now many of you out west think trail riding is easily doable... you are correct, but in TN trail riding is tight, and technical. BUT FUN! coming from a trials background I don't mind the rough stuff one bit. The 800 I feel is still the ideal weapon of choice for the commute to get there, the ride while there, and then the beer hauler later. The thing that has bugged me however is the tank... I love the tank don't get me wrong there, but it would be Ideal if I could quickly remove it, and mount fairings in its place if I know the trail will be technical and short. Problem however comes when I realize I sold my panels long ago... stupid me... But that decision has however forced me to rethink new ideas.

My plan: Be able to remove TT tank and install side panels that go on and off quick but also look good.

Concept: Read ALOT of ADV and then... well... read Thumper talk

Pictures should explain what I am trying to accomplish

See how nice and SLIM she can look?


Here is my starting idea



But I have these great bolt locations that hold the TT tank on... hmm... can I not use them to mount a fairing?




then came
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With this novel Idea!












I saw that and thought to myself... PERFECT I can do the same thing for the TT tank. make a mold of the inner contour





Once I make a mold like EBRABAEK has done I will then take that mold and reinforce it on the inside and send that to the vacuum forming machine....

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I would then have the inner contour molded out of the vacuum forming machine. From there it would involve trimming, Modifying the mold slighty to add features or for that matter remove features etc.


This idea would allow me to keep TT tank bolt holes as fairing mounts and POSSIBLY have a once piece form molded fairing. If It does not work as one piece I will split it down the center and two half pieces....


All this make sense??!?!?



PLEASE input wanted!!! First off... what is the very BEST mold release agent I can use to protect the TT tank when I make the mold?
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Old 02-22-2012, 09:17 PM   #304
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For fear that I would loose the first post I started another post with updates from today.

I have been busy working on 990's and drz's lately but finally managed to find the solution I needed to the scott's mount.

As you can see in the picture the Scotts/BMW damper pin sits too high with respect to how high the Scotts/KTM would sit.

This caused problems because the damper would bottom out on the pin



other than vertical the damper matches well seems like



So off to the shop!





I decided that the KTM enduro engineering bar risers would completely solve this problem! problem is, I needed around 12-13 MM of rise and the enduro engineering set includes a 5,10,15 mm rise. 10 would be too short and 15 too tall.

After I convinced myself out of buying and waiting on an enduro engineering riser set, I realized how bloody IMPATIENT I can be sometimes... So I decided to make myself some spacers! Cheaper, Faster, nicer

For reference this is what I made


I didn't like this bolt design so I went with this style


As It turns out... it works perfectly!!





It was a BIT of a tight fit, the problem was coming from the damper lever running out of groove for the pin. A dremel tool later and it was a wonderful fit. for example see the picture below before I dremel tooled the groove a little. It will show you how slight the groove had to be modified.



so the lever off the scotts fit very well now.

This is what I had to dremel (again just VERY slightly for a nice fit) I dremel tooled the groove just a hair longer



So all bolted up it looks and feels very good!

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Old 02-23-2012, 03:50 AM   #305
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First off, I love the idea of the fairings. Once you have the mold, it shouldn't be difficult to make some for the rest of us, right?

You have me worried with that mod for the Scotts... I mean it's very nice work, but... I have the same WP forks on the way from Lukas, and have a Scotts damper as well... He's sending the KTM submount and everything as well, but... If there's modification like you did required, I'll be SOL. If that's the case, you might get a PM begging for help!
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Old 02-23-2012, 05:44 AM   #306
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First off, I love the idea of the fairings. Once you have the mold, it shouldn't be difficult to make some for the rest of us, right?

Thats the plan....

You have me worried with that mod for the Scotts... I mean it's very nice work, but... I have the same WP forks on the way from Lukas, and have a Scotts damper as well... He's sending the KTM submount and everything as well, but... If there's modification like you did required, I'll be SOL. If that's the case, you might get a PM begging for help!
The modification? uh.... ya..... EASILY done!!!!!! trimming the damper lever can be done with a file. As for the spacers... either I can make us a set for everyone with the WP setup or you can just buy ANY of the KTM bar risers kits online
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Old 03-08-2012, 08:07 PM   #307
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sick of relying on my GPS for speed so I made a bracket





added a set of HDB which BTW are..... AWESOME!!!! Thanks Paul!!







used the standard Kaoko with a modified HDB bar end...



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next on the list..... fairings....

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Old 03-11-2012, 12:25 PM   #309
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Looking great Ben! Let me know what HDB says about that lower mount . I have the same Scotts sub mount arm for the Husky application and it´s sitting at my bench when I get back from vacation, but I like the idea of a whole unit like you mentioned.
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Old 03-11-2012, 07:46 PM   #310
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Looking great Ben! Let me know what HDB says about that lower mount . I have the same Scotts sub mount arm for the Husky application and it´s sitting at my bench when I get back from vacation, but I like the idea of a whole unit like you mentioned.
lower mount is in the works!!!

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Old 03-14-2012, 03:26 PM   #311
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I wonder if you could cut off all of the white panel above and forward of the air intakes, and clean/fill the remaining void with the top piece, that may look slick..... if that makes any sense....
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Btw, your bike is on touratech's facebook page today

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Btw, your bike is on touratech's facebook page today

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no shit!

I sent them that picture talking with them about some brackets and my fairing project.
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I wonder if you could cut off all of the white panel above and forward of the air intakes, and clean/fill the remaining void with the top piece, that may look slick..... if that makes any sense....
That is actually the plan!

the more I look at the bike touratech built, the panels on there just seem OEM ones that have been trimmed.

So that's the plan... trim the OEM ones I have and then mold that once I have the look I like.

So I am still VERY eagerly looking for a top panel!

Cheapest I have found is a 100% carbon fiber one for 199.95
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That is actually the plan!

the more I look at the bike touratech built, the panels on there just seem OEM ones that have been trimmed.

So that's the plan... trim the OEM ones I have and then mold that once I have the look I like.

So I am still VERY eagerly looking for a top panel!

Cheapest I have found is a 100% carbon fiber one for 199.95
I thought a felloow inmate send you a bashed top piece..... wadidamiss???

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