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Old 11-26-2012, 01:23 AM   #121
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Looking good Dave

See you and it at Karuah?

Or at least the pub in town.
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Old 11-26-2012, 02:41 AM   #122
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It looks like a original bmw switch. But I might be wrong.
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Old 11-26-2012, 02:44 AM   #123
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It looks like a original bmw switch. But I might be wrong.

It probably is, most of the stuff on the bike is genuine BMW.
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Old 11-26-2012, 12:50 PM   #124
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It probably is, most of the stuff on the bike is genuine BMW.
Could you post a close-up picture how its mounted if its not to much trouble ?
Thnx for the quick reply's.( no need to rush, just curious)
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Old 11-26-2012, 03:20 PM   #125
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I don`t have easy access to the bike -it is over an hour away from me- but I will be going over to it soon. I wasn`t happy with the BC fairing as it was delivered, as it needed some mods to stop it flapping around.

Now a few questions for you. I notice you don`t have any crash bars on your "Sibirsky" bike, I thought they would be almost mandatory. I like the racks on top of the pots; they used to be popular many years ago, but are not seen much these days.

Your bike has a headlight from a Xchallenge, I owned one of those, but am ashamed to say, I never rode it at night; how good is the headlight?

Are the front forks from an Xchallenge as well? They were never much good but I have seen pics of them fitted to an airhead that toured NZ, I think you may know the bike.

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Old 11-26-2012, 04:38 PM   #126
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LOL... That's Daan with my old GS.
I did mount that fork in the bike. Because they were cheap !!! But they are really bad....
The headlight on this gs was mounted by Daan after he bought the bike. Same reason ( cheap)
The fork on my "Sibirsky ST" is an WP 48mm. But I am going to swap it for a DRZ400 fork.

The times we had to ride at night on the sibirsky trip the X headlight was not good enough.
Thats why i mounted a Vision-X- solo Led light next to it. Which helped a lot but was nothing compared to the lights Walter and Terry were using. Theirs was like riding in broad daylight...

I use all my airheads without the crash bars and never had a problem when crashing or dropping the bike.
The valve covers i'm using are really strong. Thats not the case with the round ones.
I have been taking apart airheads for many years. Most of them that had a crash with crashbars the valve cover was pushed off the head by the bars. ( not using them is a risk that i'm willing to take)

The cilinder racks I copied from a friend of mine. Who had them made in Australia in 1983 when he was riding his R75/6 back to The Netherlands.


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I don`t have easy access to the bike -it is over an hour away from me- but I will be going over to it soon. I wasn`t happy with the BC fairing as it was delivered, as it needed some mods to stop it flapping around.

Now a few questions for you. I notice you don`t have any crash bars on your "Sibirsky" bike, I thought they would be almost mandatory. I like the racks on top of the pots; they used to be popular many years ago, but are not seen much these days.

Your bike has a headlight from a Xchallenge, I owned one of those, but am ashamed to say, I never rode it at night; how good is the headlight?

Are the front forks from an Xchallenge as well? They were never much good but I have seen pics of them fitted to an airhead that toured NZ, I think you may know the bike.

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Old 11-26-2012, 10:34 PM   #127
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really really like what ya have done to your bike but itsjust missing something. This just may finish it off.

http://www.trademe.co.nz/a.asp?id=53...3&hbc=&ct=link
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Old 11-26-2012, 10:43 PM   #128
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really really like what ya have done to your bike but itsjust missing something. This just may finish it off.

http://www.trademe.co.nz/a.asp?id=53...3&hbc=&ct=link
Yep with that it would be well and truely FINISHED!
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Old 11-26-2012, 11:16 PM   #129
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I'm sure that would go really nicely with the Britannia Composites fairing.
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Old 11-26-2012, 11:24 PM   #130
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I'm sure that would go really nicely with the Britannia Composites fairing.

we know who is selling it, so can contact him, buy it and get McCardy to bring back for you when he returns to the red land. He can wear it as a girdle. Customs wont even notice it
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Old 11-28-2012, 10:59 PM   #131
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Could you post a close-up picture how its mounted if its not to much trouble ?






OK, I think I finally understand the question. . On the fairing there is a hole where cables can go through for other bike fitment, that is why it is in that location. What Ray did was cut the switch surround from a monoshock steering head cover, glue it into the existing hole and fit the heated grip switch into it. A very neat job.


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The cilinder racks I copied from a friend of mine. Who had them made in Australia in 1983 when he was riding his R75/6 back to The Netherlands.
Back in the late 70`s two blokes from The Netherlands rode overland and arrived in Perth, one of them was riding an R75/6, the other an R100/7, I'm wondering if your friend was one of these people; can you tell me a bit more about him?
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Old 11-28-2012, 11:25 PM   #132
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How`s this? 1000cc upgrade, (800cc) twin plug heads, 32 mm Bings, 5% higher top gear. Minimal front tyre wear, as it`s hardly ever on the ground.





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Old 11-29-2012, 01:37 PM   #133
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OK, I think I finally understand the question. . On the fairing there is a hole where cables can go through for other bike fitment, that is why it is in that location. What Ray did was cut the switch surround from a monoshock steering head cover, glue it into the existing hole and fit the heated grip switch into it. A very neat job.




Back in the late 70`s two blokes from The Netherlands rode overland and arrived in Perth, one of them was riding an R75/6, the other an R100/7, I'm wondering if your friend was one of these people; can you tell me a bit more about him?

Thanks for the pictures.

That way of mounting the BMW switch is the same as I do. I hoped it would be a thing that would be for sale somewhere.
That would save some work the next time.

My friend (Wijnand Albregts) brought his (new) bike to Australia. He traveled there for 2 years. Than drove back to the Netherlands. When he got back the bike had done 400.000km on this trip.
Sadly he passed away 3 years ago. So I can't ask him more details about his trip, or where he had those cylinder racks made.
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Old 12-16-2012, 09:24 PM   #134
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I wish the person who started this thread off would post some more pics instead of visiting the NZ section4
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Old 12-16-2012, 11:00 PM   #135
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I wish the person who started this thread off would post some more pics instead of visiting the NZ section4
NZ has a section?
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