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Old 01-21-2012, 05:23 AM   #16
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They are Fastway brake line clamps (#22-9-906). I found them on OEMcycle.com.

Thanks Ronin.

Did you have to drill and mount a custom tab on the right fork gaurd to attach the line clamp? I have the same gaurds but have yet to mount them.

Also FYI for anyone doing the brake line conversion. This was the first thing I did on the bike when I bought it in 2010, and have roughly 2000 offroad miles. The system works under all conditions without a hitch. The one thing to watch out for is the plastic bar that travels right above the horn and attached to the instrument cluster....in tight right hand turns, the brake line going to the master cylinder rubs against this hard plastic bar and eats away a little untill a U is haped from the constant rubbing. After I saw what was happeing I just cut a peice of a auto fuel hose and zipped tied it around the brake line. So now when the brake line hits that bar, atleast it has some protection and will not wear a hole on it.
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Old 01-21-2012, 06:19 AM   #17
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Once again ADV comes through as a repository of bike knowledge.
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Old 01-21-2012, 11:24 AM   #18
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Thanks for all the feedback guys.

Lukas - I would really appreciate it if you find out anything about the LEDs. I discussed this with two local dealers and neither had any sort of answer for me. I believe the BMW (and TT) LEDs actually have some sort of resistor incorporated into the light already. You are right about the downside of resistors but so far I cannot come up with another fix.

Toro - Yes I made a small tab to attach the brake line to the right fork guard. It is described and pictured in one of the above posts. Thanks for pointing out the line rubbing issue. Are you talking about the diagonal piece that slants up to the instrument cluster right above where the T is mounted?
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Old 01-21-2012, 12:21 PM   #19
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Where did you get the little mirrors?
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Old 01-21-2012, 01:14 PM   #20
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Where did you get the little mirrors?
They are part of the Highway Dirt Bike guards. I will write a more detailed description with pics soon.
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Old 01-21-2012, 04:43 PM   #21
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Toro - Yes I made a small tab to attach the brake line to the right fork guard. It is described and pictured in one of the above posts. Thanks for pointing out the line rubbing issue. Are you talking about the diagonal piece that slants up to the instrument cluster right above where the T is mounted?

Yes. I am not by my bike now, but as I recall there is only one such peice and it's right above the T/horn mount. I will look at the bike on Monday and take a picture if you'd like me too.
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Old 01-21-2012, 05:38 PM   #22
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Old 01-21-2012, 05:46 PM   #23
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Old 01-21-2012, 06:02 PM   #24
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Nice, but almost sacreligious putting the KTM fender on the Beemer.

All kidding aside I think it looks pretty wicked.





PS: What is this?


The square Gage w/ the round screen mounted inside the windscreen.
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Old 01-21-2012, 07:17 PM   #25
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Nice, but almost sacreligious putting the KTM fender on the Beemer.

All kidding aside I think it looks pretty wicked.





PS: What is this?


The square Gage w/ the round screen mounted inside the windscreen.
That is a voltmeter and I will give a more detailed description / pics soon. Work keeps getting in the way.

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Old 01-21-2012, 08:22 PM   #26
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This is a volt meter:



That looks more like some sort of aircraft instrumentation:

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Old 01-21-2012, 09:52 PM   #27
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Alright, on to some of the other stuff. Since Yellow Pig asked, I guess I'll show the voltmeter next. Like many of you I have been following the stator discussions on the F8 with some degree of concern. With that in mind I thought perhaps a voltmeter wasn't a bad plan and this recent series of changes to my bike was the perfect time to add one. I think it was Apostoles who started a recent thread on this voltmeter called the Battery Bug made by Argus Analyzers. In addition to displaying the volts it also displays the percent of battery charge remaining. Its backlit and seemed like a good product. It is about 2" x 2" and some inmates had stuck it down on the top plastic near the key. I wasn't a real fan of this location and I wanted it up near the other instruments. I've got a D3 fairing on the bike and there is lots of potential space inside the fairing I just had to figure out an attachment method. There are two small bolts that pass through the front of the lower plastic part of the fairing so I decided to attach the voltmeter there. I started with a paper template:



Cut it out of sheet metal and made a few bends:



Drilled a couple holes and powder coated it:



Then just attached it to the back of the fairing bolts and stuck the voltmeter to it with adhesive backed velcro.



I figure if I don't like this voltmeter I can always use the bracket to mount something else.
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Old 01-21-2012, 10:01 PM   #28
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Another nice addition has been a new seat. After waiting about 6 months, I finally got my build date from Renazco Racing the last week of December. I had the seat done in black suede top with carbon vinyl sides. Most importantly for me I had it reshaped. I got rid of that damn front slope / scoop that kept causing me to slide forward into the crash bars on steep descents. I had the seat raised up about 1 1/2". I'm 6'1" with long legs and I don't have any trouble reaching the ground. The taller seat makes it easier for me to switch from sitting to standing repeatedly by increasing the distance from the seat to my foot pegs and straightening my legs a little bit. I also had the seat done in a flatter profile more like a proper dirt bike seat allowing easier motion around on the seat instead of locking me into one position. I have to say the money and waiting time for this seat was well worth it. It really makes the ride much more comfortable and functional.

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Old 01-21-2012, 10:13 PM   #29
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I already love this thread. You're so thorough!! The repository grows!
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Old 01-21-2012, 10:13 PM   #30
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I fabricated a total of seven small metal pieces during these mods. Two for the bottom of the fork guards, two for the lower side of the fork guards, one for the brake line clamp on the right fork guard, a bracket for the brake line T, and a bracket for the voltmeter. Since I had to take them in to get the sheet metal powder coated I took the opportunity to pull off a bunch of plain aluminum parts and have them powder coated (in black of coarse).



The picture shows my TT radiator guard, my chain guard, my rear brake reservoir guard, my alternator guard, the brackets that hold my headlight guard, and a plate that goes under the short beak.
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