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Old 07-13-2012, 11:58 AM   #16
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I like the rear rack but for all that is holy, straighten your plug caps!
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Old 07-13-2012, 01:42 PM   #17
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The large hole in the headlight ears is for the ignition switch. And those are the ugliest ears I have ever seen. They seem almost ugly on purpose, like somebody made them this way on purpose.
If you're refering to my R/T,thats the fairing bracket I temporarily mounted the bucket to.Got earsbut missing some small parts.
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Old 07-13-2012, 03:22 PM   #18
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I just did the same thing - see the "Before and After" photo thread. Result:



As mentioned, ignition switch to the headlight bucket.

Turn signal wires need to be re-run through the fork ears to the signal stalks, assuming you go that route.

The RT-specific harness can be removed by accessing the wire bundle on the left side of the frame under the tank. It's not a rush project If you decide to re-mount the clock/voltmeter later it's just as easy to run fresh (and shorter) wire specific to those two items.

As you noted, the steel brake lines are now unsupported. I ordered stainless lines that went direct from the MC to the steel lines coming up from the brake calipers.

Be sure to plug the two holes in the front end where the RT fairing mount bolts up, if you ever plan to see any rain Don't be a dumbass like me and simply run the bolts back into the holes.
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Old 07-13-2012, 07:07 PM   #19
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I just did the same thing - see the "Before and After" photo thread. Result:










Be sure to plug the two holes in the front end where the RT fairing mount bolts up, if you ever plan to see any rain Don't be a dumbass like me and simply run the bolts back into the holes.
Good tip,thanks,probably would have missed that.
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Old 07-13-2012, 07:12 PM   #20
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Good tip,thanks,probably would have missed that.
Well, if you ran the bolts back in the holes you'd suddenly be wondering why your steering head bearings got all sticky all of a sudden...
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Old 04-08-2013, 09:38 PM   #21
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Today it was 60 something degrees and I was sweltering in stop and go traffic. Overdressed for the occasion due to the threat of rain on the way home. Wishing I didn't have the ginormous fairing, or that I had an open helmet.


I had already forgotten I had ridden 500 or so miles in weather between 30-50 degrees through the Adirondacks and whatever mountains are in Vermont.

I'm sure that if I was on a naked bike instead of the RT I would be craving a fairing.

I guess the only option that makes sense is that I need a new motorcycle.

The naked RT's look beautiful by the way guys. But too much money and too much work for me at the moment.
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Old 04-08-2013, 11:46 PM   #22
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So, nearly done now.

It still needs some mirrors, as well as a conversion of the front brake lines to naked spec. I was thinking of trying K75s mirrors - they're short, so would be OK with the wide, high bars fitted, and they're a fitment to the r100r as well as far as I can tell, so might be OK?

Anyway, here's how she looks now:










Yes, I know it's still nasty and filthy - I promise I'll wash it soon!

I've just offered up the rear carrier to see how it looks with the single seat - opinions welcome...
I like the rear rack. Where did you get it?
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Old 05-05-2013, 03:31 PM   #23
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It's a Craven rack, I think - came with the bike.

Been doing some cosmetics the past few weeks, so a few more pics to follow soon...
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Old 05-05-2013, 04:38 PM   #24
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I like the rear rack. Where did you get it?
Same here........

Would love the single seat & rack for my wife's '81 R100.............
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Old 12-09-2013, 05:59 PM   #25
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accessing the RT wiring...

I don't actually want to remove the RT fairing from my R80RT, but it failed the the smoke test; I know the clock wiring is melted, not sure what else. There was a fair amount of smoke before I yanked the battery negative.

So, to fix the wiring properly, I'm probably gonna yank the RT upper fairing. Since I just replaced the weatherstripping for the windscreen, I'd like to take it all off in one piece as much as possible. Searched the Airhead threads, and this one seems most instructive, but one other said I had to remove the forks to get the fairing off...izzat really necessary? I'll study the Max fiche first, but I thought I'd ask here if I am going to run into something unexpected if I try to take it off, not apart, and then reinstall it.

Thx, roy
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