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Old 03-17-2009, 08:44 PM   #6736
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Thanks Jim

The only steel flat stock I have handy is 1/8" x 1-1/8" stainless - not a good idea bolting that up to aluminum, right? I can get a piece of regular mild steel pretty easy.
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Old 03-17-2009, 08:45 PM   #6737
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Thanks Jim

The only steel flat stock I have handy is 1/8" x 1-1/8" stainless - not a good idea bolting that up to aluminum, right?
Bolting is okay. Welding the two is not.
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Old 03-17-2009, 09:22 PM   #6738
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Looking good Dave,

Why not take the time to get friendly with the local welder and have the right side bag rack modded to (A) fit around the pipe and (B) moved tighter inward toward the center of the bike now that you have more room with the stock muffler gone.

Just an idea........

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Old 03-18-2009, 03:42 PM   #6739
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Hey guys!

I'm finally just about settled in. In the UK that is.

I know a bunch of you have had challenges getting things shipped from the EU to the US. If you're patient and willing to pay the shipping costs, I'm willing to receive, and resend legitimate bike part shipments. So now if you find that perfect part but the seller won't ship it PM me. Of course size and customs must be considered. This is not a business, just a offer to a bunch of great folks who've helped me. I'm not looking to make any money, just cover the shipping costs.

I'm still looking for a bike. Actually, I just got internet service at my house. So the bike search begins in earnest. If I get an Africa Twin I'll post a few pics just to hear Dave drool!

Cheers,
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Old 03-18-2009, 06:15 PM   #6740
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Your choice of great motorcycles just increased about 600%. Gonna be tough making a choice.

Watch the speed cameras.

Thanks for the shipping offer....very generous.
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Old 03-18-2009, 06:25 PM   #6741
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But...sorry Ray.....you have to keep an eye on the side panel...it is close to the HT rack....but nevertheless, it is a great idea, just have to look to a way around it!

Awesome Dave! It would be nice if the can is shorter...which I think it can be shortened....





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Looking good Dave,

Why not take the time to get friendly with the local welder and have the right side bag rack modded to (A) fit around the pipe and (B) moved tighter inward toward the center of the bike now that you have more room with the stock muffler gone.

Just an idea........

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Old 03-18-2009, 06:28 PM   #6742
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Good to hear from you Joz! Its a new game for you...woooonderful bikes, but keep an eye on the traffic...you know, on the other side

AT's TA's XT's etc etc....

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Hey guys!

I'm finally just about settled in. In the UK that is.

I know a bunch of you have had challenges getting things shipped from the EU to the US. If you're patient and willing to pay the shipping costs, I'm willing to receive, and resend legitimate bike part shipments. So now if you find that perfect part but the seller won't ship it PM me. Of course size and customs must be considered. This is not a business, just a offer to a bunch of great folks who've helped me. I'm not looking to make any money, just cover the shipping costs.

I'm still looking for a bike. Actually, I just got internet service at my house. So the bike search begins in earnest. If I get an Africa Twin I'll post a few pics just to hear Dave drool!

Cheers,
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Old 03-18-2009, 09:09 PM   #6743
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Looking good Dave,

Why not take the time to get friendly with the local welder and have the right side bag rack modded to (A) fit around the pipe and (B) moved tighter inward toward the center of the bike now that you have more room with the stock muffler gone.

Just an idea........

Ray
I found there was plenty of extra length on the older style happy trails rack arm to straighten and then rebend to clear my ARROW muffler. May work here too. OK I screwed up the powder coating!



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Old 03-19-2009, 06:34 AM   #6744
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I finally got a stock wind screen on my TA (Thanks gskelton). What a difference , It is so much better now. The givi just is not good for me. Im 6'1" , and the givi dumps all the wind right on my face , incredibly noisy.

So anyone want a givi wind screen ? , pm me with an offer.
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Old 03-19-2009, 07:52 PM   #6745
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Happy Trail racks and gsxr can

You can also add a couple of washers. I had to do that while installing the new HT racks because it was touching the original muffler. Also the bolt was too long and ran out of threads.
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Old 03-22-2009, 05:09 AM   #6746
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Did a bit research about possibility to have bigger rotor in front from existing parts... By pictures found that caliper from VT500C looks really same, just caliper is a bit more away from fork like TA one... Started to ask sellers about hole distance in forks- one said 100mm, another - 3 7/8 in (9.8425mm), here was posted that TA has 99.22mm, so, seems that really same. But VT500C has 296mm rotor, but with 5 holes. Some others (like Honda ST1100 Pan European SC26 1996-2001) have same 6 bolt pattern as TA, but 296 mm external size!
Here is picture where I put side by side both calipers maximaly close resized to be in same sizes. Seems, that also angle between line through fork bolt holes and line through calipers center of both pistons is same on both calipers, just VT500C one is a bit more far away.
Same calipers with brackets are on: VF500C 84-85 - CB550SC 83 - CX650C 83 - VT500C 83-84 - VT500FT 83-84

Calipers themselves seems same as TA- even pads are same- possible that just bracket is needed, caliper can be used from TA.
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Old 03-22-2009, 05:15 AM   #6747
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And then I checked bolt distance on my TA... It is around 117-118mm, so, no luck. But I hoped to have cheap and easy upgrade.
Probably pre 1991 fork slider can be used (starting from 1991 TA have different front brakes), but that's too much hasle. Hope that somebody can verify this info also practically on his pre 1991 TA and it may work.
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Old 03-22-2009, 09:48 AM   #6748
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Ravelv,

The center-to-center measurement for my US model 1990 (PD06) fork leg is 104mm. The thickness of the cast mounts is 24mm.

My fork legs are not on the bike so any measurement you need is easy. I'll be happy to help.


Also: My advertisement for my friends BMWR1100RT is posted in the Bike section of "Fleamarket". Take a look if you're interested....or even if your not. I'd like feedback on how the ad presents itself.

Ray

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Old 03-22-2009, 09:50 AM   #6749
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Also.......I'm off to the Riff-Raff BBQ in Petaluma in an hour or so.

Jimmy, (and anyone else that can't make it) I'll take some photos for you and post 'em if you want.
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Old 03-22-2009, 10:22 AM   #6750
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