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Old 08-25-2011, 08:25 AM   #556
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Old 08-25-2011, 09:16 AM   #557
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Congratulations on your work! Splendid job! What rim sizes are these? I am sure you will have notices quite a change in the bike's handling.

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Hello Alfons!

The rims are 18", done at Woody's in CO. Steering is quicker and more solid feeling and the brakes are fantastic-

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Old 08-25-2011, 09:21 AM   #558
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What a clean machine! nice color combos, looks great-
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Old 08-25-2011, 09:41 AM   #559
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Congratulations on your work! Splendid job! What rim sizes are these? I am sure you will have notices quite a change in the bike's handling.

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Better or worse handling? I have been advised not to go wider on my 100S?
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Old 08-25-2011, 10:27 AM   #560
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Good advise unless you have quickened steering in the front. the combination of an 18" wheel and SLIGHTLY lowering the bike through the k forks lightens the steering and allows for a little wider rubber. the rims are 2.15 in the front and 2.75 rear with tires 100/90/18 front and 130/80/18 rear. handling feels light but planted. I always preferred the feel of a120 avon on the rear with the old setup.
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Old 09-13-2011, 05:32 AM   #561
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Old 09-13-2011, 05:58 AM   #562
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Pity about the colour - certainly will not get lost in the snow or outwit the KTM'ers!
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Old 09-13-2011, 06:02 AM   #563
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Pretty slick for a mostly BMW bitsa.

I like that a LOT.

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Old 09-13-2011, 06:44 AM   #564
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Lovely bike. May I ask where's the rear cowl from? Thinking of using it on a cafe project for a Jap bike.
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Old 09-13-2011, 11:02 AM   #565
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Looks like the CafeRace seat to me.
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Old 09-14-2011, 03:18 PM   #566
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Looks like the CafeRace seat to me.
The seat is a Knoscher item purchased from the Munich, Ger. Dealership. They make some nice original racing bits fog the bikes. It has been copied many times over- flatracer in UK, caferace, and airtech. Wasn't available stateside when I bought it over ten years ago.
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Old 09-14-2011, 04:57 PM   #567
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Old 09-14-2011, 05:34 PM   #568
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Here is mine (not quite a care racer though)

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Old 09-14-2011, 06:11 PM   #569
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Lovely bike. May I ask where's the rear cowl from? Thinking of using it on a cafe project for a Jap bike.
If I lowered my forks that much I would be almost instantly launched into an ugly low orbit for getting into my valve cover HARD.

Personally, I think that bike would look SO much better minus the bread basket and having a seat cowling that ended just aft of the blinkers where the sunframe gusset ends. IMO, it COMPLETELY changes the looks of the bike making the bike look two times as small and ready to rock!
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Old 09-15-2011, 06:22 AM   #570
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the bike is only a half inch under stock height. the k forks need to be sunk through the triple a bit to compensate for the longer length. Sure I could bring it back to stock, but that would defeat the purpose of lightening the steering, and it is still stable at speed.
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