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Old 03-25-2011, 08:47 PM   #121
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That is really cool Geek...
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Old 03-27-2011, 04:01 PM   #122
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-Have you ever ran over a rattle snake while riding in the bush? If so.. were you nervous about it poking a hole in one of your tires in its defensive strike? Just had to ask you...
I have run over Snakes a few times. They dont have time (Generally) to strike the tire and wth it spinning its gonna be tough to get a bite. Not something I ever worry about. Geek, The Bike is looking GOOD!
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Old 03-27-2011, 10:14 PM   #123
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Wow! Ed that's pure unadulterated motorcycle porn, like it? I love it now where's the tissues

Let's see them on the bike please
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Old 03-27-2011, 10:31 PM   #124
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Didn't get time to install them this weekend... was too busy "riding single track" in the snowy mountains in Wyoming













...there's a bit of snow up there eh?




The fairings don't come drilled or anything so I have to fit them, drill them, and relocate the seat's lock to the subframe.

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Old 03-28-2011, 04:30 AM   #125
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Man you have the best of both worlds! I'm not jealous..... Honest.

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Old 03-29-2011, 01:39 PM   #126
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I had a client reschedule this afternoon so I snuck out into the garage for an hour. The new carbon fairings do not come pre-drilled so step one is to disassemble the bike and get the old fairings off so that I can use them as a template for my drill holes. I had to remove my wolfman saddle bags, pelican case, CJ Designs rack, and then the gobi racks so that I could release the rear fairing



Old vs. New



I think the SGMoto windscreen and the rear tail section are going to compliment each other nicely



also matches nicely with the swingarm gaurds and clutch cover protection








...before getting to the drilling I got side tracked. Because of the Safari tanks I can't use my A990 bags at the moment. The A990 bags install in your front crash bars and are a really good place for carrying things like spare tubes, bigger tools, etc.

You can see the bag mounted in my crash bar in this pic:


With the Safari tanks, at least for the time being, I won't have my crash bars on (the bars would require modification to fit), so I'm losing that storage location.

Where to carry my spare tubes & such now?

I got a Wolfman bottle mounting kit (the u-shaped tie points) that I'm going to mount on the top of my pelican case...



Then.. I have one of the new Wolfman Rolie Bags that I'll strap on top of the pelican case using those tie downs.

Here is everything just sitting in place test fitting


This should be PERFECT for carrying spare tubes & the like. The Rolie bag system is stackable.. so depending on the trip I'm head out on I might actually pick up several of the Rolie bags in different sizes so that I can mix & match for my specific luggage needs.


....to be continued.
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Old 03-29-2011, 02:16 PM   #127
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A few minutes with the drill and the holes for the right panel are done.



Question:

Does anyone know a good source for adhesive heat shielding?


This is what the back side of the stock panels look like and I"m guessing it is in my best interest to protect my new ones from the heat somewhat. My exhausts are de-catted so they run cooler than stock, but I still think protection would be a good idea.




The panel is going to be more work because I need to come up with the seat-release-mount like CJ did...

Off to the auto-parts store to buy some etching primer. I think I'm going to black out my black dog skid plate
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Old 03-29-2011, 02:22 PM   #128
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heatshield or cool-it should do the job as they get used in race cars.
http://www.heatshieldproducts.com/pr...ield-mat/76/21

sweet looking panels!

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Old 03-29-2011, 03:31 PM   #129
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Looks like a trip to the powder coater is in order for your subframe, rear brake lever, etc

Bike is looking VERY sweet Geek
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Old 03-29-2011, 03:48 PM   #130
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heatshield or cool-it should do the job as they get used in race cars.
http://www.heatshieldproducts.com/pr...ield-mat/76/21

sweet looking panels!
Yes!...and so you don't screw up your theme with silly "silver" reflective material you can get this http://www.heatshieldproducts.com/pr...lava-mat/95/35
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Old 03-30-2011, 07:53 AM   #131
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Yes!...and so you don't screw up your theme with silly "silver" reflective material you can get this http://www.heatshieldproducts.com/pr...lava-mat/95/35
That lava mat is some good looking stuff. Depending on how close to real carbon it appears in person, it might make for a nice decorative and protective panel on those Safari tanks to tie it all together. My voice had a slight lisp towards the end of that sentence...hmm. :ymca You could follow the seams of the recessed seams where your legs rest. From the pictures on the heat shield prods website it looks like the edges of the material are white- which wouldn't look right against the black tanks..but hopefully that's just the adhesive paper backing.

As far as the skid plate goes, I'd avoid powder coating if you think your plate is actually going to take some hits where the coating might chip. It's been my experience that moisture can seep in behind the chips which causes bubbling of the coating. I'd stick with spray paint as you can always touch it up- either that or a more flexible coating such as LineX, Rhino Liner or the do-it-yourself Duplicolor bedliner stuff. Whatdya think Geek?
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Old 03-30-2011, 09:06 AM   #132
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I got a Wolfman bottle mounting kit (the u-shaped tie points) that I'm going to mount on the top of my pelican case...



Then.. I have one of the new Wolfman Rolie Bags that I'll strap on top of the pelican case using those tie downs.

Here is everything just sitting in place test fitting


Good, very good! You're learning.
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Old 03-30-2011, 09:17 AM   #133
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[QUOTE=Geek;15537092]

Question:

Does anyone know a good source for adhesive heat shielding?


QUOTE]


You could always swing by your local car audio shop and pick up some Dynamat.



I used Dynamat to replace the adhesive head shielding on the underside of the right gas tank on my 950, works great.
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Old 03-30-2011, 08:06 PM   #134
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There's heat shielding on the 950's tanks? Hmmm.. my safari's don't have any shielding and they sit closer to the motor than the stock tanks.
Perhaps I should do some lining on those too?

jay71: I already purchased some matt black etching primer and some semi-gloss black engine paint.. .that'll be the treatment the skid plate is getting and I figure it'll be easy to touch up when I scratch it
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Old 03-30-2011, 09:50 PM   #135
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Perhaps I should do some lining on those too?
Probably not a bad idea. The tanks take a lot of heat. I used this (I just purchased a bunch of stuff from this store and have a one-time 10% discount code if you want it....):

http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com...at-Shield.aspx

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