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Old 01-29-2013, 02:50 PM   #61
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Love the color. This is going to be a grat looking cafe racer. Not to keen on the tail lights. Little to bobber/chopper.

You could do something like this.

Hey Chris,

How are ya mate?

Thanks for the props. I was hoping to put something in to the cowling because i made the flat surface area for it and i think it might look a bit silly without the light in there??

But you are right - they are bobber/chopper lights...from fleabay

Hey question - your "fender eliminator" setup - that stops mud flicking up on to the rider yeah?
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Old 01-29-2013, 03:12 PM   #62
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I was trying to find a flush mount round tail light - but its proving a little harder than i thought?

I found these two:

I also looked at both of those, but I just ordered 2 of the dynamic circles from Custom Dynamics. they should be here on Friday and I'll fab up something this weekend:)
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Old 01-29-2013, 08:25 PM   #63
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yea mate - I amgoing for a flush mount 4" super LED tail light

I NEED ADVICE!

OPTION 1)
Single 3" checkered black and silver strip down centre of tank

OPTION 2)
single 2" SOLID black stripe down middle, flanked by an half inch solid black stripe down each side half an inch away from centre stripe

Thoughts?!?!
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Old 01-30-2013, 12:33 AM   #64
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Hey question - your "fender eliminator" setup - that stops mud flicking up on to the rider yeah?

Yes it does. If you're running a stock seat there is some trimming that is needed.
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Old 01-30-2013, 06:06 PM   #65
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M-unit

anyone had any experience with these bad boys?

Worth the nearly $300? That would clean the headlight bucket up nicely wouldnt it?

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Old 02-03-2013, 01:22 PM   #66
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Hey guys,


Didn't get too much done this weekend, but i did do my rear "fender eliminator" its in two parts, the seat pan which will hold my battery/electrical's etc and the front part which will cover all of the engine. The front part looks a little low but it matches up with the seat pretty nice.







I am adding stripes to my tank, run them down the midde. Black gloss stripes, centre stripe being 1.5" wide and .5 inch flanking stripes. Thoughts on this?


I found a broken weld which I am going to fix when I weld in my new seat braces, that will all be done next weekend
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Old 02-05-2013, 05:34 PM   #67
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Love the color. This is going to be a grat looking cafe racer. Not to keen on the tail lights. Little to bobber/chopper.

You could do something like this.

Wow,that looks amazing!!!
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Old 02-05-2013, 05:42 PM   #68
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anyone had any experience with these bad boys?

Worth the nearly $300? That would clean the headlight bucket up nicely wouldnt it?


Hope you go for this Hearse and take pictures.
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Old 02-06-2013, 03:56 AM   #69
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Hope you go for this Hearse and take pictures.
Man I want to so bad!!

$300, heavy. Might have to see how the funds look come time of the wiring.
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Old 02-06-2013, 07:08 AM   #70
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anyone had any experience with these bad boys?

Worth the nearly $300? That would clean the headlight bucket up nicely wouldnt it?
I bought one and have it on the shelf, but haven't installed it yet. Prutser uses one on his R80 and had some good stuff to say about it. Plenty more discussion about it here:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=832304
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Old 02-10-2013, 02:35 PM   #71
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So this weekend was all about getting ready to get the frame sand blasted and powder coated black :)

I eventually got the bearing races out - yes it was hard. Looking over the frame to make sure all looked good in terms of welds being solid and dents etc. No dents which was great, but there was a weld with a slight crack, so I opened the weld up to re-do it and make sure it was all good!

weld opened up:


So i needed to start practising welding, because i needed to weld the above joint closed and i also wanted to add a seat support brace...

So i practised and felt pretty happy with my efforts:


Then I cut and added my brace at the same time, shutting that broken weld off:


I was in a metal-making good mood so I made a cheeky license plate holder as well - its made out of 3mm aluminium. I will either have those retaining bolts for the plate that had the LED's in them, or I will get a light mounted under the seat that shines on the plate:



With an old plate that came with the bike to show size - the plate slid down a bit but its a perfect match. I was going to just have a "strip" to hold the plate at the two top mounting bolts but decided to go the whole hog


and then this morning - OFF TO THE SAND BLASTERS!! costing me $120 to get done...then about the same for powder coating.
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Old 02-10-2013, 06:43 PM   #72
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So this weekend was all about getting ready to get the frame sand blasted and powder coated black :)
I was in a metal-making good mood so I made a cheeky license plate holder as well - its made out of 3mm aluminium. I will either have those retaining bolts for the plate that had the LED's in them, or I will get a light mounted under the seat that shines on the plate:


With an old plate that came with the bike to show size - the plate slid down a bit but its a perfect match. I was going to just have a "strip" to hold the plate at the two top mounting bolts but decided to go the whole hog


and then this morning - OFF TO THE SAND BLASTERS!! costing me $120 to get done...then about the same for powder coating.
That's a great idea...Mounting the plate on your sneaker...very original...
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Old 02-12-2013, 08:47 PM   #73
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front brake disc

Hey guys,

I'm upgrading to a dual front disc setup

I have the right slider and disc brake on its way - question when it comes to the second disc

can i just use another R90/6 disc brake? or use the right hand side r90s disc?

does the disc just bolt on?

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Old 02-18-2013, 04:14 AM   #74
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Question Twin disc upgrade question

Guys, about the twin disc upgrade

I bought the right hand fork slide which gives me the extra brake caliper, the extra disc and disc carrier

Question:

1) do I need to buy both of the sliders? Reason I ask, one fork axle hole is approx 16mm the other approx 21mm to accompany the axle, with one larger side obviously. But both my stock and recently purchased sliders have 16mm holes...so no more 21mm hole. Someone suggested to me "turn your axle down to 16mm right through. Is this ok to do? Does the 21mm part act as a spacer on the one end???

2) I will obviously need longer bolts to accommodate the second disc carrier? I'll have a proper look tomorrow just thought I would throw the question out there

Photos tomorrow of my freshly powder coated frame :-D

Any assistance is greatly appreciated guys!
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Old 02-18-2013, 04:45 AM   #75
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Yes, you need the shoulder on the axle, otherwise the wheel will be free to un-center itself in the forks. and the bearings wont be pre-loaded. I can't imagine how it is that both of your sliders have the small hole. Do you have two right side sliders? I'm confused.
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