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Forum: Thumpers 08-15-2013, 09:14 PM
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Posted By kaijb
Not at this stage unless I was making six the...

Not at this stage unless I was making six the same.
Forum: Thumpers 08-15-2013, 02:25 PM
Replies: 2,039
Views: 663,371
Posted By kaijb
It's not hard just expensive. No secret to it. ...

It's not hard just expensive. No secret to it.

I purchased a KTM fairing and mounted it where I wanted so I had full lock and the headlight was pointing roughly where I needed and it was...
Forum: Thumpers 08-14-2013, 11:52 PM
Replies: 2,039
Views: 663,371
Posted By kaijb
I am afraid not sorry. I mean I could but I need...

I am afraid not sorry. I mean I could but I need a safari tank, then I make the plug, then I make the mould, then I start making one fairing and it would cost 2K.

It is a real labour of love to...
Forum: Thumpers 08-11-2013, 02:32 AM
Replies: 2,039
Views: 663,371
Posted By kaijb
OK, here is the finished product as it popped...

OK, here is the finished product as it popped from the mould. You can see where it moulds with the tank I included 'returns' to provide better purchase.
...
Forum: Thumpers 08-08-2013, 02:31 PM
Replies: 2,039
Views: 663,371
Posted By kaijb
Postage, Bracketry and Candles

Initial estimates are that I could post a fairing for around $70. I will box one up on the weekend and run a costing exercise properly but that would make it around $270 delivered.

Mounting...
Forum: Thumpers 08-07-2013, 08:53 PM
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Posted By kaijb
answers

Yes it is a crf front guard and yes it requires trimming at the rear and some spacers.

Some more pics here for profile taken while shaping and I wil post some finished product images for quality....
Forum: Thumpers 08-07-2013, 02:56 PM
Replies: 2,039
Views: 663,371
Posted By kaijb
Fairing to suit the Acerbis tank

Fairings for these are hard to come by so I recently bit the bullet and made one. It is from a KTM fairing but sculpted to follow the contours of the acerbis tank only. It uses the KTM headlight ...
Forum: Australia 06-11-2013, 02:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,691
Posted By kaijb
The guy didn't ask for advice....He is looking to...

The guy didn't ask for advice....He is looking to do a swap. He borrows yours, and then you his.

I doubt he could give a flying continental what you all believe in. All you do is flood the thread...
Forum: Australia 05-17-2013, 12:37 AM
Replies: 8,063
Views: 560,094
Posted By kaijb
Good luck with that. You have some mighty tanks...

Good luck with that. You have some mighty tanks there.

They would be different.
Forum: Australia 05-16-2013, 03:12 PM
Replies: 8,063
Views: 560,094
Posted By kaijb
I don't know sorry. Some aftermarket job when...

I don't know sorry. Some aftermarket job when XR's were king.
Forum: Australia 05-16-2013, 04:36 AM
Replies: 8,063
Views: 560,094
Posted By kaijb
XR650r Safari fairing

I have for years wanted a decent fairing to fit to these and so finally decided waiting would be unproductive. So in the interests of simplicity I got hold of a KTM fairing and have moulded it to...
Forum: Australia 04-25-2013, 12:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 922
Posted By kaijb
I suspect you are right. It appears to be a...

I suspect you are right.

It appears to be a 'one-off' and possible not a DRZ. Looking at the pipe tunnel it could be a DR but it is pretty adaptable as it sits in close on my XR650r and could be...
Forum: Australia 04-24-2013, 04:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 922
Posted By kaijb
Ahhhh.....Haaaaaaaaa A picture is worth a...

Ahhhh.....Haaaaaaaaa

A picture is worth a thousand hours on the internet.

Thank you kindly for that. Not sure it suits the Safari tank due to lower mounting bracket but I get it now and could...
Forum: Australia 04-24-2013, 03:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 922
Posted By kaijb
Can you identify this Adventure bike auxiliary water tank?

I need help please.

This tank was identified as an auxiliary water tank for a DRZ400.

It was also identified as being by 'Overlander'

Additionally it is said to be compatible with an...
Forum: Thumpers 04-09-2013, 02:04 PM
Replies: 21,734
Views: 2,582,637
Posted By kaijb
The KLR is perfect for you. Heaps of...

The KLR is perfect for you. Heaps of info/threads/parts and aftermarket bits, easy to work on, still in production, suits your experience and great for the long haul with some wind protection and a...
Forum: Australia 04-07-2013, 02:31 PM
Replies: 8,063
Views: 560,094
Posted By kaijb
I worked for Honda and talked extensively with...

I worked for Honda and talked extensively with mechanics and race teams on a number of things.
You have to expect that they will use OEM wherever possible and even if not they will not tell. If...
Forum: Airheads 03-06-2013, 12:48 PM
Replies: 2,667
Views: 465,540
Posted By kaijb
The forks have gone but the tripple trees remain...

The forks have gone but the tripple trees remain to suit an airhead. The will suit forks such as Ohlin and CRF Honda as i have had both in them.

The stem has been machined especially and pressed...
Forum: Airheads 02-09-2013, 02:33 PM
Replies: 2,667
Views: 465,540
Posted By kaijb
I am open to offers before it returns to Ebay.

I am open to offers before it returns to Ebay.
Forum: Thumpers 01-21-2013, 12:29 PM
Replies: 21,734
Views: 2,582,637
Posted By kaijb
Look at the diagram below and where the Link Arm...

Look at the diagram below and where the Link Arm slides on to the Throttle Drum. There is a (split pin/roll pin) that holds them together. (you can see the hole on the throttle drum shaft as...
Forum: Racing 01-19-2013, 11:32 AM
Replies: 18,421
Views: 1,125,339
Posted By kaijb
So am I correct assuming CDP won on an engine...

So am I correct assuming CDP won on an engine that lasted the whole event?

His engine swap was from another bike and not new one and that engine was able to win some of the longest stages

or...
Forum: Airheads 01-18-2013, 04:43 PM
Replies: 2,667
Views: 465,540
Posted By kaijb
Ohlins forks and tripple G/S

I have this set of Ohlins forks and tripples set up to bolt in to an airhead. I recall the tripple trees were CR500 and I had a new shaft machined and pressed in to suit my HPN replica but have now...
Forum: Thumpers 01-12-2013, 06:26 PM
Replies: 21,734
Views: 2,582,637
Posted By kaijb
I had the same problem and for less than the cost...

I had the same problem and for less than the cost of an upgrade I did this;

Purchased a CR500 shock for $100. Pulled it apart and threw away the spring and the shaft. Kept the top half.
...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-15-2012, 01:07 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 25,258
Posted By kaijb
six piston you say????? go on.

six piston you say????? go on.
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-09-2012, 07:51 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 25,258
Posted By kaijb
You miss the point. The shite work done by...

You miss the point. The shite work done by immigrants is far far more palatable than the shite work done by locals after we subsidise their training and they charge us twice as much. It is so like...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-22-2012, 02:52 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 25,258
Posted By kaijb
See...... for $1200 you get the front end you...

See...... for $1200 you get the front end you want on your terms for less than a suspension upgrade even when you factor in the forks. Plus Emig will allow you to bolt all the OEM stuff straight up....
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-22-2012, 02:39 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 25,258
Posted By kaijb
Snowy What you need now is some Ohlins to...

Snowy

What you need now is some Ohlins to fit those new clamps. Clearly they were giving those custom clamps away???

Did you order the dampener as well to match the clamps?
Forum: Airheads 10-10-2012, 05:09 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,052
Posted By kaijb
It is healthy and of course assumes the integrity...

It is healthy and of course assumes the integrity of the welds are good. In essence you simply want it to work. Some use longer shocks mounted further down the swing arm, other shorter all to the...
Forum: Airheads 10-10-2012, 01:44 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,052
Posted By kaijb
I do follow your reasoning and clearly it works...

I do follow your reasoning and clearly it works otherwise they wouldn't be doing it. Watch me grimace when my top mount cracks......

I see that the plate is not welded top and bottom and this...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-10-2012, 03:27 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 25,258
Posted By kaijb
custom tripples

Snowy, EMIG now do a F800 triple and he will custom bore them to your requirements.



http://www.emigracing.com/
Forum: Airheads 10-09-2012, 09:05 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,052
Posted By kaijb
I did note al of those things you mention. The...

I did note al of those things you mention. The plate I call a 'patch' is where I see the moisture issue. I feel it would sweat.

The mount is taller but i suspect this is so to allow the rear...
Forum: Airheads 10-09-2012, 08:19 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,052
Posted By kaijb
I see little difference in the two and no greater...

I see little difference in the two and no greater srength. It is essentially the same although relocated. It is always going to be the case that some engineers will do it their way because in their...
Forum: Airheads 10-09-2012, 01:20 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,052
Posted By kaijb
The top mount is not an issue and not a weak spot...

The top mount is not an issue and not a weak spot historically. You can over do it with gusseting that ultimately places more stress.

You are correct on the bolt as that was a mockup shot from...
Forum: Airheads 10-09-2012, 04:08 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,052
Posted By kaijb
I see little point entering a debate about why...

I see little point entering a debate about why twin shocks are more prone to wear. I simply shared what I learnt from those who raced BMW airheads and had done the conversion numerous times and...
Forum: Airheads 10-06-2012, 04:50 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,052
Posted By kaijb
Here is what I know

When I extensively researched my build I learnt all of this stuff and given my anal lifestyle made extensive notes. I was going to run twin shocks but was overwhelmingly assured that it is not...
Forum: Thumpers 06-07-2012, 07:20 PM
Replies: 21,734
Views: 2,582,637
Posted By kaijb
Just drive a small screwdriver in and sacrifice...

Just drive a small screwdriver in and sacrifice the seal. They pop out pretty easy.
Forum: Thumpers 06-02-2012, 03:15 PM
Replies: 21,734
Views: 2,582,637
Posted By kaijb
KTMatt on this site builds them in Australia. You...

KTMatt on this site builds them in Australia. You can see his work here;

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=182094&highlight=ktmatt

He measured up my XRR last year for one. Drop...
Forum: Thumpers 03-28-2012, 01:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 836
Posted By kaijb
Sems as though you are describing two separate...

Sems as though you are describing two separate problems. One is compression and the other is smoke.

If the top end was recently done, your leak down should be stronger. Make sure you are at the...
Forum: Thumpers 03-26-2012, 01:51 AM
Replies: 21,734
Views: 2,582,637
Posted By kaijb
Will, I recently had just such a gummed up carby...

Will, I recently had just such a gummed up carby and was amazed that boiling in water freed up all of the gummed up parts. Seemed foreign to me but an 'old timer' gave me the tip and it worked a...
Forum: Thumpers 03-17-2012, 04:31 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 8,860
Posted By kaijb
Clearly you fail to understand that a public...

Clearly you fail to understand that a public forum is just that.....PUBLIC.

It is my business because I use this site as a source of information and pleasure.

You on the other hand are a tool....
Forum: Thumpers 03-16-2012, 07:48 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 8,860
Posted By kaijb
I see GoFaster. This is not about the bike at all...

I see GoFaster. This is not about the bike at all but about you.

You want us to see just how handy you are on a dirt bike so you post to ask about MXing a bike that is not built for it.

You...
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