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Forum: Airheads 11-19-2014, 10:14 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 5,208
Posted By Toaster.Tan
OK - last post and going to bed.... I don't...

OK - last post and going to bed....

I don't make a lower bridge/brace for the street model bikes. I DO make a lower bridge for the GS model. There is a reason for that.

I had my R100GS-PD for...
Forum: Airheads 11-19-2014, 09:58 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 5,208
Posted By Toaster.Tan
Hey Captain.... Dang...for a guy who has...

Hey Captain.... Dang...for a guy who has everything wrong you pretty much got everything right. I thought this is a pretty concise recital of all the stuff going on! Good on ya!

Now add to...
Forum: Airheads 11-19-2014, 09:27 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 5,208
Posted By Toaster.Tan
Let me make one clarification about this...

Let me make one clarification about this rebuttal:
The reference to the 'design' is actually the METHOD of the custom brace clamping to the fork tubes. This is what SJ BMW implied as well. Neither...
Forum: Airheads 11-19-2014, 08:57 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 5,208
Posted By Toaster.Tan
CafeDude - Lower braces have been a source of...

CafeDude -
Lower braces have been a source of much animated discussion over the years. It's hard to really nail down an answer of 'yes' or 'no' about whether they improve the fork stability and to...
Forum: Airheads 11-19-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 5,208
Posted By Toaster.Tan
I am assuming you represent SJ BMW. If you reread...

I am assuming you represent SJ BMW. If you reread my post you will see it was NOT a reference to your brace, which is the one you have shown.

I have been very careful NOT to turn this discussion...
Forum: Airheads 11-19-2014, 07:32 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 5,208
Posted By Toaster.Tan
I'm done. This was a good discussion until it was...

I'm done. This was a good discussion until it was hijacked by someone who has added absolutely nothing except to argue everything with nothing. All I've heard is
Is too - is not!
I saw it a...
Forum: Airheads 11-19-2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 653
Posted By Toaster.Tan
I didn't see where you mentioned if you have a...

I didn't see where you mentioned if you have a windscreen on the bike. It can really aggravate a wobble when you get up in speed. Your body also acts like a sail in the upright position. These bikes...
Forum: Airheads 11-19-2014, 08:33 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 5,208
Posted By Toaster.Tan
If you folks want to get into another Charlie...

If you folks want to get into another Charlie Foxtrot discussion.... Let's talk about LOWER braces: over fender and leg clamp type. They are a whole different thing.

I only make one for the...
Forum: Airheads 11-18-2014, 11:21 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 5,208
Posted By Toaster.Tan
OK - this is going a bit in circles. One thing I...

OK - this is going a bit in circles. One thing I agree with is that comparing the stock plate with a custom brace is apples and oranges. The custom brace is a different geometry and holds the...
Forum: Airheads 11-18-2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 5,208
Posted By Toaster.Tan
First and foremost: I'm not trying to disparage...

First and foremost: I'm not trying to disparage any other custom brace. I am discussing the brace merits and limitations as a product. Having said that - my products are made to high quality...
Forum: Airheads 11-18-2014, 02:48 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 5,208
Posted By Toaster.Tan
I'm in Yuma visiting family and friends. I don't...

I'm in Yuma visiting family and friends. I don't sit in front of the laptop all day. Right now I am meeting folks by the pool and will respond to EVERYTHING later when relaxed and have time. :thumb...
Forum: Airheads 11-17-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 5,208
Posted By Toaster.Tan
All but the TT Drop-Brace have a Scotchbrite...

All but the TT Drop-Brace have a Scotchbrite brushed finish. Generally folks want it to patina so it matches the rest of these old warriors. Some are polished and I even tried a glass bead finish...
Forum: Airheads 11-17-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 5,208
Posted By Toaster.Tan
Getting Forked

Really liked the comments and thoughts on fork braces and don't want to feel like I'm lecturing. Obviously it's one of my favorite topics, but my opinion is just an opinion. The biggest thing is a...
Forum: Airheads 11-17-2014, 05:41 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 5,208
Posted By Toaster.Tan
I should have said first off - I'm not an...

I should have said first off - I'm not an engineer, never played one on TV either. Everything I learned is from talking to folks smarter than me - and there are plenty of them! I also learned from...
Forum: Airheads 11-17-2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 5,208
Posted By Toaster.Tan
Yup - you are correct about why that clamp was...

Yup - you are correct about why that clamp was used. As mentioned, there are a LOT of mods which were aimed at stability using whatever means they could to stay in the rules. Keeping the forks solid...
Forum: Airheads 11-17-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 5,208
Posted By Toaster.Tan
A few comments on fork flex and where the most...

A few comments on fork flex and where the most need is with minimum mods.

Imagine having two fork tubes going through a flexible lower yoke with no top brace. When you move the lower legs back...
Forum: Airheads 11-17-2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 5,208
Posted By Toaster.Tan
You have to keep in mind there are a bunch of...

You have to keep in mind there are a bunch of things going on with the forks in relation to the rest of the bike. Pridmore's bike was highly modified for racing and when he went to the smaller wheel...
Forum: Airheads 11-17-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 5,208
Posted By Toaster.Tan
Checking in....

Hey folks - hope you don't mind if I crash your discussion, but got pinged off forum that there was a topic which I might bring something to the party. :deal

I've read from the bottom up and there...
Forum: Airheads 09-25-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 972
Posted By Toaster.Tan
Airheads Tech-Day

I was pinged there may be some interest on the ADV to join the gathering October 4th. It's an Airhead BMW event. Everyone's welcome, we just didn't want it to be posted on the one eyed, left handed...
Forum: Airheads 07-15-2014, 10:08 AM
Replies: 221
Views: 110,344
Posted By Toaster.Tan
SparkyMoto Cafe handling

I'm also interested in the handling of the bike in a more aggressive ride. When you drop the front by raising the fork tubes thru the top brace you reduce the travel of the forks. I wondered if you...
Forum: Airheads 07-14-2014, 09:11 AM
Replies: 221
Views: 110,344
Posted By Toaster.Tan
Lithium batteries

tropporenzo -
There is a very good thread on lithium batteries here:
Motorcycle Batteries .. AGM, GEL, Wet, Lithium Iron Phosphate (LiFePO4)

I'm looking to use one in my project bike and have...
Forum: Airheads 07-07-2014, 09:19 AM
Replies: 1,279
Views: 690,516
Posted By Toaster.Tan
Mine are 30mm. As illustrated here: ...

Mine are 30mm. As illustrated here:
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Thank you Mr. Skrunk.
Good to know your clip-on will fit. Nice stuff you got there on your website.
Forum: Airheads 05-21-2014, 09:52 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,888
Posted By Toaster.Tan
Cool2 Thar ya go... Bill just sent photos of the glass...

Thar ya go... Bill just sent photos of the glass beaded brace.

http://www.pbase.com/toastertan/image/155748859/medium.jpg

http://www.pbase.com/toastertan/image/155748858/medium.jpg

Back...
Forum: Airheads 05-20-2014, 03:43 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,888
Posted By Toaster.Tan
Hey Steve - I would like to respond to a couple...

Hey Steve - I would like to respond to a couple things you mentioned as they are really good questions.

First - there is no loss of strength by dropping the end clamps as there is lots of meat...
Forum: Airheads 05-20-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,888
Posted By Toaster.Tan
I don't normally engage in conversations about my...

I don't normally engage in conversations about my products, but I was alerted to some questions and thought I would answer.

Because of the machining tool marks which are visible on the early...
Forum: Airheads 04-10-2014, 04:28 PM
Replies: 1,279
Views: 690,516
Posted By Toaster.Tan
Clip-on bar info needed

I'm getting ready to finalize the design of a cafe top brace which drops down so the clip-on bars will mount above the brace stanchion clamp - level with the top plane of the tree. The first model...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-10-2014, 01:15 PM
Replies: 7,385
Views: 3,399,297
Posted By Toaster.Tan
Clip-on bar info needed

I'm getting ready to finalize the design of a cafe top brace which drops down so the clip-on bars will mount above the brace stanchion clamp - level with the top plane of the tree. The first model...
Forum: Vendors 04-06-2014, 09:52 AM
Replies: 1,293
Views: 241,183
Posted By Toaster.Tan
Any new information on future?

Sorry if this is redundant folks, but I've lurked for a couple years and think these won't be resurrected. Does anyone have any 'current' information as to the future of Grok's device?
Forum: The Garage 05-22-2013, 06:04 PM
Replies: 1,580
Views: 292,425
Posted By Toaster.Tan
Li battery data

I'll PM you as the person is on another LIST and don't cross-post other folks without their consent.
Forum: The Garage 05-22-2013, 02:05 PM
Replies: 1,580
Views: 292,425
Posted By Toaster.Tan
Shorai and extreme heat conditions?

Sorry about the font/color - what reads well on my monitor I assumed would for others.... I'll stick with default settings.

Thanks for the reply/info. It appears to operate slightly BETTER at...
Forum: The Garage 05-22-2013, 11:49 AM
Replies: 1,580
Views: 292,425
Posted By Toaster.Tan
Pissed Shorai and extreme heat conditions?

I'm considering a Shorai in a project bike where it would be hidden in an enclosure of some sort. My concern is I live in Phoenix area and the temps can be extreme. I could be idling on the freeway...
Forum: Airheads 05-02-2013, 01:26 PM
Replies: 1,834
Views: 664,897
Posted By Toaster.Tan
Question Cross-over / joined exhaust effects

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I noticed they place the cross-over where both headers are the same length. When two exhaust headers with no cross-over are joined into a single prior to the...
Forum: Airheads 02-04-2013, 07:04 AM
Replies: 1,279
Views: 690,516
Posted By Toaster.Tan
Question Yachti - Handle bars

Who makes the handlebars on you Café?
Forum: Airheads 10-29-2012, 07:42 AM
Replies: 1,279
Views: 690,516
Posted By Toaster.Tan
Hey Jon Lars - Were those photos taken...

Hey Jon Lars -
Were those photos taken different times? The headlight bracket is either different on each side - or you changed them at some point. Which are on the bike now?

Stephen.... who...
Forum: Airheads 09-07-2012, 02:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,150
Posted By Toaster.Tan
Acerbis handguards

Sorry to switch topics....
I've got a 1991 R100GS-Paris/Dakar and want to know if anyone has fit the Acerbis Rally Pro X-Strong universal mount to a GS-PD? I don't know if the fairing and flyscreen...
Forum: Airheads 09-03-2012, 12:33 PM
Replies: 1,279
Views: 690,516
Posted By Toaster.Tan
Yeah.... who makes the starter cover? I see it...

Yeah.... who makes the starter cover? I see it on both bikes. Is that Max's shop?

Stephen
Forum: Airheads 07-16-2012, 07:48 PM
Replies: 1,279
Views: 690,516
Posted By Toaster.Tan
Dang - that's a 300 mile round robin from...

Dang - that's a 300 mile round robin from Scottsdale. Nocando on a weeknight. I'll ping you off list as I really would like to see it.
Forum: Airheads 07-16-2012, 01:48 PM
Replies: 1,279
Views: 690,516
Posted By Toaster.Tan
Wink YO - Mr. Bone! When can I come down to see...

YO - Mr. Bone!
When can I come down to see it?! I'm now starting to collect parts for my next project - a Cafe/Bobber cross. Deciding on a mono or duel shock platform. It will also draw me into...
Forum: Airheads 07-05-2012, 11:16 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 110,344
Posted By Toaster.Tan
Hey there Mr. Houseoffubar - I looked up your...

Hey there Mr. Houseoffubar - I looked up your shop as you did some work for another bike. Wish I could afford sending parts back and forth to you. I also know a guy named Rod Brower with a great...
Forum: Airheads 07-05-2012, 09:16 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 110,344
Posted By Toaster.Tan
Café Sparky

OH my.... That be one bow-dashus Café bike! :D

One suggestion... it REALLY needs to have the headers heat wrapped. Just say'n...:evil

Nice work SparkyMoto :clap
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