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Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 03:42 PM
Replies: 353
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Posted By Beam(st)er
The plate to mount the speedo and the brake line...

The plate to mount the speedo and the brake line guide were both powder coated which meant I could carry on completing the front of my bike.
...
Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 02:44 PM
Replies: 353
Views: 50,792
Posted By Beam(st)er
Hi Wildmojo2, I'll send you a PM.

Hi Wildmojo2, I'll send you a PM.
Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 02:08 PM
Replies: 353
Views: 50,792
Posted By Beam(st)er
Hi Michael and GrahamM, I got most of my...

Hi Michael and GrahamM,

I got most of my pins from Rick Donkers Auto Electrics
http://www.rdae.nl/en/3-4708-rond-35-mm.html
Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 02:01 PM
Replies: 353
Views: 50,792
Posted By Beam(st)er
Hi Stash, There will be several switches in...

Hi Stash,

There will be several switches in the headlight bucket and one of them will be for the auxiliary lights, so the wires you see should be long enough.
Forum: Airheads 12-26-2014, 02:45 PM
Replies: 353
Views: 50,792
Posted By Beam(st)er
Black handlebar

I never liked the handlebar that was on the bike.
Although I promised myself to ride the bike a few times before I would make a decision about what handlebar to use, I couldn't resist buying a...
Forum: Airheads 12-26-2014, 02:21 PM
Replies: 353
Views: 50,792
Posted By Beam(st)er
To finish the extension cable for the handle bar...

To finish the extension cable for the handle bar switches I took some connectors off an old wiring loom.
...
Forum: Airheads 12-23-2014, 03:30 PM
Replies: 353
Views: 50,792
Posted By Beam(st)er
Front brake

Using a KTM wheel, an oversized Brembo disk and a BMW F800 caliper meant that I had to make a caliper bracket myself.

I used air pressure to keep the caliper locked onto the rotor so I could do...
Forum: Airheads 12-22-2014, 02:36 PM
Replies: 353
Views: 50,792
Posted By Beam(st)er
Speedo connector

While the disk I made to mount my motogadget speedo is at the powder coater I put all the pins on the really thin speedo cables.
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Forum: Airheads 12-22-2014, 02:26 PM
Replies: 353
Views: 50,792
Posted By Beam(st)er
Wires

After checking my old wiring loom again I decided to go for a new one.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-lUzIvwYEb3c/VJiBAYEYTyI/AAAAAAAABXw/vfgQDMRZcVc/w1123-h748-no/IMG_8058.jpg

Because of...
Forum: Airheads 12-19-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 353
Views: 50,792
Posted By Beam(st)er
Hi Stash, Great to hear you're still...

Hi Stash,

Great to hear you're still enjoying this thread.

The aluminum balls from sw motec should be easy to find online.
http://shop.sw-motech.com/en/4052572002766,i33.htm

Most car part...
Forum: Airheads 12-18-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 353
Views: 50,792
Posted By Beam(st)er
Fork swap

I changed the forks for my own machined and powder coated forks.

First I had to pull the forks out and take out my own already shortened internals.
...
Forum: Airheads 12-18-2014, 02:48 PM
Replies: 353
Views: 50,792
Posted By Beam(st)er
It's nice to read you guys like what I'm doing to...

It's nice to read you guys like what I'm doing to the bike :thumb Thanks!

I modified the handle unit so I could use the later model brake light switch.
...
Forum: Airheads 12-13-2014, 03:26 PM
Replies: 353
Views: 50,792
Posted By Beam(st)er
I didn't do a lot last two weeks because I felt a...

I didn't do a lot last two weeks because I felt a bit sick :sick but I did do some things...

My bike didn't come with an original speedo. The one that was on the bike was way off with its reading...
Forum: Airheads 11-30-2014, 01:36 PM
Replies: 353
Views: 50,792
Posted By Beam(st)er
To mount the side stand bracket I needed to...

To mount the side stand bracket I needed to remove my exhaust. This was a good moment to weld on some loops to attach some springs.
I used a hose clamp to put the loops in position to make sure they...
Forum: Airheads 11-30-2014, 01:21 PM
Replies: 353
Views: 50,792
Posted By Beam(st)er
Before I could go on with the side stand, the...

Before I could go on with the side stand, the center stand had to be done first. So I could see how much room there was for the side stand springs.
...
Forum: Airheads 11-28-2014, 04:00 PM
Replies: 353
Views: 50,792
Posted By Beam(st)er
side stand

Next thing on the list was the side stand. As mentioned before I'm going to use an Aprilia RXV one.

These are all the parts I ordered from the Aprilia dealer.
...
Forum: Airheads 11-24-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 353
Views: 50,792
Posted By Beam(st)er
I really like it that it looks completely stock...

I really like it that it looks completely stock but it isn't :evil

It's not the best picture but people who know these bikes should be able to see the difference in thickness.
...
Forum: Airheads 11-24-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 353
Views: 50,792
Posted By Beam(st)er
Like Dmaster explained there's more than a 20mm...

Like Dmaster explained there's more than a 20mm gap between the tire and the bottom triple left when the fork is fully compressed. When using a DRZ fork the front end needs to be lowered to suit the...
Forum: Airheads 11-24-2014, 01:37 PM
Replies: 353
Views: 50,792
Posted By Beam(st)er
I got mine from adventure spec... ...

I got mine from adventure spec...

http://www.adventure-spec.com/default/led-auxiliary-lighting-visionx-solstice-solo.html

If you want to buy them I would recommend the spot beam and not the...
Forum: Airheads 11-24-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 353
Views: 50,792
Posted By Beam(st)er
The bike came with them when I bought it. I got...

The bike came with them when I bought it. I got some folks around me who are pretty confident they can get the bike running smooth and if I don't like it I can always put on some bings.



Then...
Forum: Airheads 11-23-2014, 02:36 PM
Replies: 353
Views: 50,792
Posted By Beam(st)er
Today I picked up these parts from the powder...

Today I picked up these parts from the powder coater, including my fork sliders.

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-6ZUgEaZMfgw/VHJKgl8TBGI/AAAAAAAABKI/_odcMhHCOyA/w1144-h762-no/IMG_7590.JPG

My...
Forum: Airheads 11-23-2014, 01:54 PM
Replies: 353
Views: 50,792
Posted By Beam(st)er
While parts like the subframe and the rack were...

While parts like the subframe and the rack were at the powder coater I've done some carb cleaning.
...
Forum: Airheads 11-23-2014, 01:39 PM
Replies: 353
Views: 50,792
Posted By Beam(st)er
I will use the stock wiring harness except for...

I will use the stock wiring harness except for some small changes like to connect the moto gadget speedo, some auxiliary LED lights and a switch to switch of all the lights.

A few weeks ago I...
Forum: Airheads 11-22-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 353
Views: 50,792
Posted By Beam(st)er
Thank you Clay Spinner! I think the original...

Thank you Clay Spinner!
I think the original frames don't hold up because the original panniers are mounted too far backwards.
The plate was all I added to the frame. Most of the weight of my...
Forum: Airheads 11-22-2014, 01:12 PM
Replies: 814
Views: 82,104
Posted By Beam(st)er
Congratulations Jenna! Also with your birthday!...

Congratulations Jenna! Also with your birthday! :beer
Forum: Airheads 11-22-2014, 12:52 PM
Replies: 353
Views: 50,792
Posted By Beam(st)er
It's great to read all those positive reactions!...

It's great to read all those positive reactions! Thanks everyone!

As mentioned before these subframes are not the strongest, this was what mine looked like.
...
Forum: Airheads 11-19-2014, 04:34 PM
Replies: 353
Views: 50,792
Posted By Beam(st)er
Hi Stashek, The biggest reason for me to...

Hi Stashek,
The biggest reason for me to switch bikes was the engine. The G650 was a great bike but it didn't make me as happy as the airhead does.
I just love the airheads because of the...
Forum: Airheads 11-17-2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 353
Views: 50,792
Posted By Beam(st)er
Today I finished the rack. ...

Today I finished the rack.

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-L4_-AZG8exU/VGpRd54uA4I/AAAAAAAABF8/9be8F_ASFPc/w1099-h732-no/IMG_7485.JPG

Welded the lower supports.
...
Forum: Airheads 11-17-2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 353
Views: 50,792
Posted By Beam(st)er
The LED unit I used fits the stock taillight and...

The LED unit I used fits the stock taillight and has LED's for the license plate.
So no need to sand or modify the stock taillight.
...
Forum: Airheads 11-17-2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 353
Views: 50,792
Posted By Beam(st)er
It isn't attached yet but it will be bolted onto...

It isn't attached yet but it will be bolted onto the backside of the foot peg mount with a bracket we still need to make.
The bracket on the picture is still the stock RXV one.
Forum: Airheads 11-17-2014, 01:17 PM
Replies: 353
Views: 50,792
Posted By Beam(st)er
:y0! ...

:y0!

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-MtD2MnGGx8Q/VGkQc4X6rtI/AAAAAAAABEc/voA5nSACjik/w1074-h802-no/IMG_0313.jpg
Forum: Airheads 11-17-2014, 01:11 PM
Replies: 353
Views: 50,792
Posted By Beam(st)er
Those frames are not that strong so we are going...

Those frames are not that strong so we are going to reinforce the subframe a bit and both sides of the rack will have lower support.
...
Forum: Airheads 11-17-2014, 12:45 PM
Replies: 353
Views: 50,792
Posted By Beam(st)er
It doesn't :rofl but I already knew we needed to...

It doesn't :rofl but I already knew we needed to change the center stand.
Forum: Airheads 11-16-2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 353
Views: 50,792
Posted By Beam(st)er
Exhaust..,

While I was working on my luggage rack Prutser finished my exhaust system.

He turned this
...
Forum: Airheads 11-15-2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 353
Views: 50,792
Posted By Beam(st)er
Luggage rack

I started working on my luggage racks.
I machined some spacers, which will be the attachment points for the rack.
...
Forum: Airheads 11-15-2014, 01:16 PM
Replies: 353
Views: 50,792
Posted By Beam(st)er
The plan is to use this one, it's from an...

The plan is to use this one, it's from an Aprillia RXV.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-MzLFgP-OVrg/VGe0bS0tSuI/AAAAAAAABDM/OFaLwV7ipYk/w1083-h314-no/IMG_7292.jpg

...
Forum: Airheads 11-14-2014, 04:03 PM
Replies: 353
Views: 50,792
Posted By Beam(st)er
I've been playing with the taillight, I wanted to...

I've been playing with the taillight, I wanted to make it less vulnerable and look less bulky.
...
Forum: Airheads 11-14-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 353
Views: 50,792
Posted By Beam(st)er
Sorry to keep you waiting

We've been on a trip to the UK and visited our friend TB for his birthday :freaky
First we have spent a few days in Scotland before we drove south to TB's place.

Because my bike wasn't ready I...
Forum: Airheads 10-16-2014, 03:02 PM
Replies: 353
Views: 50,792
Posted By Beam(st)er
Thanks for the offer Igor, if Terry kicks us out...

Thanks for the offer Igor, if Terry kicks us out we'll let you know :rofl
Forum: Airheads 10-16-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 353
Views: 50,792
Posted By Beam(st)er
First ride up to Scotland for a few days and then...

First ride up to Scotland for a few days and then down to Cambridge for some birthday cake :D
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