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Old 08-28-2011, 04:10 AM   #61
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Next things on the job list where to lower the brake pedal some more after the pivot pegs, so I got a smaller locking nut to add to the brake setup, resulting in this:



Turns out it was too low and I had to adjust it up a bit, but at least it is not too high anymore.
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Old 08-28-2011, 04:13 AM   #62
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Ok, so next was supposed to be heading off on an overnighter with a mate on his WRR. It was going to be more open faster dirt roads, so wanted to make up a bit of a screen to see if it helps out at all.

Old grinder shield +



Some old velcro sticky dots I had laying around = Free windscreen!!








I wanted to spice the bike up too, so added some stickers. Then loaded it up with my new Giant Loop Coyote!





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Old 08-28-2011, 04:20 AM   #63
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So anyway, our ride got totally rained out, so we postponed it. What else to do then but work on the bike!!






Time for radiator guard and something to fill the void on the other side where the plastic cover used to be. So I set out to find someone with some old bent up radiator guards that I could hack up and play with to make fit.

Scored these for $30 - from a KX 450 from memory. Devil brand.



What it looked like








Took a bit of cutting, bending and drilling to get it where I wanted it



I decided to keep the back plastic fan cover and this also helped to hold the guard in place too, I just had to hack it up a bit



The final product ready for fitting



All done






Now for the other side. Again, took some bending etc, but it was actually pretty simple.





So both sides all done. Very pleased with the way it turned out and super happy with the price!!





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Old 08-28-2011, 09:25 AM   #64
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Very nice thread. Thanks for sharing and posting.
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Old 08-28-2011, 10:16 AM   #65
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Just read through this whole thread. Great pics and mods!! Keep us updated!
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Old 08-30-2011, 03:12 AM   #66
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Thanks guys! I love doing the stuff as much as you guys love reading it I am sure!



Really getting things ticked off my to do list lately!!

I made my own tail tidy. Pulled off the original tail:






I had many different plans and ideas in my head about how to do it, but things change as you actually pull things apart and see where things have to go and need to run etc.

Began cardboard mock up:






Once all was good, traced onto aluminium and cut out, started drilling the holes etc.



Bending and cutting more etc:



Checking for placement:




Now on to the lighting. I used some LED windscreen sprayers that I got from E-bay for like $2.00:






I routed the wiring and hot glued it in place and then covered it all in hot glue, hopefully this will keep it from being damaged.




What the light tabs look like from the top:



And from underneath:



All mounted up now:



Profile:



Looks good!



How to hook all the wiring back up and see if these bad boys will actually light up:




SUCCESS!! I love fabricating one off parts for my bikes and cars, you get such a sense of achievement from making it yourself and knowing that you just saved yourself big dollars paying for a boring off the shelf item that everyone else has.
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Old 09-03-2011, 11:29 PM   #67
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So, I pulled apart this:



Then I taped on this:






Starts getting pretty serious from here, lotsa work ahead.



For anyone who subscribes or at least reads this, I am having some thinking time on headlights now, I want some good spot lights but also want some good quality LED broad beam. Here are the lights I am looking at now:

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/230623518...9#ht_500wt_922

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/20W-12V-1...t_21718wt_1139

Thoughts??

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Old 09-03-2011, 11:39 PM   #68
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Love the plate lights/clean up. Looks great.

As for the KTM looking windscreen, that looks awesome too. It hides a lot of the tank too!
You'll have to do something for new lights in there.

Looks great! Keep the nice pics coming.
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Old 09-07-2011, 04:46 AM   #69
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Finally got rid of my dirty (literally) stock air filter today.





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Old 09-19-2011, 04:08 AM   #70
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Seat concepts seat!! YAY!!

Started with my seat off and new foam and cover ready to go:








Removed the old cover and foam:









Sunning the new cover so it is more plyable:




Fitting the new cover, lots of time and adjustments made, then trimmed the excess:



BAM! Done:






Not good pics, but on the bike:









Can't wait to go for a bike ride on it to test it out!
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Old 09-24-2011, 08:02 AM   #71
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New seat looks PHAT!! Great pics of how you did it.

What's next?
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Old 09-25-2011, 03:28 AM   #72
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Thanks mate. Next on the list now is making my rally bash plate. I have bought all the aluminium, just need to set up my welder for alloy now.
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Old 09-28-2011, 10:59 AM   #73
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Awesome stuff Joe! I love these build threads, and while I agree that fab'ing up your own mods is very satisfying, I have a unique talent to make any job look like it was done by a 5 yr old , so I have to express my creativity vicariously through others with WAY more talent than me.

Can't wait to see how the rally bash plate and front end turn out!

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Old 10-04-2011, 08:55 PM   #74
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Great write up and fabricating. The bike looks great. You have really given me some ideas for my WRR, thanks!

Looking forward to seeing the Rally fairing. I have been waiting for someone to do this for a long time. And to think I just got on here to look for tank bags.
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Old 11-03-2011, 02:29 AM   #75
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Ok, so latest happening with the bike: Seat Concepts seat - do not like. Made no real difference to comfort over a number of days! Bummed out, will have to get an air hawk as well!

Right hand fork seal started leaking, tried a SealMate a number of times with no success, so it is now booked in to get a full suspension re-work!! Gold valves, heavier springs front and rear, full service, new oils etc and of course the new fork seals.


I wasn't happy with the number plate light setup. So I removed the lights and trimmed off everything from the tail tidy:



I broke an indicator on a ride too, so I just replaced them with these crazy cheap indicators, just needed to use washers to mount them in the standard position:



Again, some crazy cheap LED strips. I mounted one on the under side of the tail light cover with modified P clips:



Here it is all mounted:




Here it is on the bike:





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