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Old 03-13-2012, 08:44 AM   #1516
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I always thought it was to scoop the air through the radiator and protect it from stones thrown up by the front wheel.
Here I thought it was one last hit with the BMW Ugly Stick.
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Old 03-13-2012, 12:36 PM   #1517
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Old 03-13-2012, 01:01 PM   #1518
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Old 03-13-2012, 01:09 PM   #1519
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Thanks, I do apologise for the post processing madness, using my iPhone 4 and trying out some processing apps :)

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Old 03-13-2012, 06:37 PM   #1520
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Fun in Germany!

This would be fun if there was a pair of ladys boots on top with the toes pointed down.
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Old 03-13-2012, 06:57 PM   #1521
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I always thought it was to scoop the air through the radiator and protect it from stones thrown up by the front wheel.
I have a very "anal" friend who seems to remember everything BMW and he said something like this....
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as with most air/oil cooled BMW's the oil cooler sits in a sensible logical place, directing fresh air from above the guard (and grasshoppers bugs and remains of birds).
The beak is but a fashion item (unless you are actually running off road without the standard guard) that was used in the Dakar as a mud guard that was out of the way of the knobbie tyres and rocks that can foul a standard Design rule compliant guard, but it does help get more air into the oil cooler at slow speeds (and bugs and seeds and leaves) that will try and prevent the motor melting on hot days.

It is also just a rip off of the Dr Big front end. It's the shape that does all the "sensible" stuff.

Older ones just had a high plastic guard like a standard Suzuki dirt bike.
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Old 03-13-2012, 07:53 PM   #1522
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I have a very "anal" friend who seems to remember everything BMW and he said something like this....


The beak is but a fashion item (unless you are actually running off road without the standard guard) that was used in the Dakar as a mud guard that was out of the way of the knobbie tyres and rocks that can foul a standard Design rule compliant guard, but it does help get more air into the oil cooler at slow speeds (and bugs and seeds and leaves) that will try and prevent the motor melting on hot days.

It is also just a rip off of the Dr Big front end. It's the shape that does all the "sensible" stuff.

Older ones just had a high plastic guard like a standard Suzuki dirt bike.
Maybe like this one? ... I bought a high fender of a Yamaha dirt bike (Part # 5RM-F1511-20) and will make a support to brace both front shock columns to bolt the fender ... not necessary to remove the 'duck beak' ... lol

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Old 03-13-2012, 08:10 PM   #1523
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Maybe like this one? ... I bought a high fender of a Yamaha dirt bike (Part # 5RM-F1511-20) and will make a support to brace both front shock columns to bolt the fender ... not necessary to remove the 'duck beak' ... lol

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Actually, The two of then together are starting to look better.

The short one just look "daffy duck" and the thin plastic just looks weak, but the combo is starting to look functional and strong. Heading in the right direction.

I am still not a beak fan, so don't get upset with my lack of excitement.

Since you or someone you know is such a whizz with fibre you could just beln the two together and fill up the gap in the angle ....never mind I'll do a photochop and get back to you
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Old 03-13-2012, 08:27 PM   #1524
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Duck beak vs Long beak

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Actually, The two of then together are starting to look better.

The short one just look "daffy duck" and the thin plastic just looks weak, but the combo is starting to look functional and strong. Heading in the right direction.

I am still not a beak fan, so don't get upset with my lack of excitement.

Since you or someone you know is such a whizz with fibre you could just beln the two together and fill up the gap in the angle ....never mind I'll do a photochop and get back to you
The duck beak is fixed to the OEM guard ... the long beak will be fixed to the front shocks so it will move with the front wheel ... they wont work together ...
Thanks for your input ...
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Old 03-14-2012, 09:06 PM   #1525
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Maybe like this one? ... I bought a high fender of a Yamaha dirt bike (Part # 5RM-F1511-20) and will make a support to brace both front shock columns to bolt the fender ... not necessary to remove the 'duck beak' ... lol

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Are you sure with the suspension fully compressed that it won't bottom out on your lower beak?
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Old 03-15-2012, 07:07 PM   #1526
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Old 03-15-2012, 09:04 PM   #1527
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My first contribution!

Great shot and I love the tailbag. Got one myself......
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Old 03-16-2012, 06:54 AM   #1528
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I got one!

Still a virgin. 2 miles on the odometer when I picked her up.



Got sick and went to the ER the day after bringing her home so I can't even break her in. Soon my dear, soon.
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Old 03-16-2012, 03:59 PM   #1529
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Old 03-16-2012, 04:11 PM   #1530
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