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Old 06-21-2012, 11:15 AM   #2776
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That is one of their own exhaust systems...
They also make their own rearsets, seats, mirrors, fenders, and lots more.

I have tried to contact them but it seems nobody there speaks english. It is a shame for them as they are missing out on a big market. Maybe not so big though, after you convert their prices to US dollars, everything they sell is quite expensive.
(But apparently very well made)
I post here no to long ago the email and name for them and they speak english. I just recived a custom seat, bump and subframe for my RS cafeish project, also ordered the front fairing but, the fairing is on hold by mexican customs until they can clarify the correct cost of the hand made custom work
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Old 06-21-2012, 11:52 AM   #2777
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thanks for the info. This is good to know. Perhaps I emailed the wrong person.
I am looking forward to seeing your photos once you put all your pieces on.
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Old 06-21-2012, 01:57 PM   #2778
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To my eyes it has too many wires, tubes, pipes, pannier racks etc going off at different angles -Kinda works against the nice clean lines - almost like it's a dry fit before finishing it. Very nice seat.
Admit it, it’s cause it’s orange.
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Old 06-21-2012, 02:07 PM   #2779
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That front guard is on the right way, just typical of how they fit sometimes. But further to that:

- the fork sliders are turned around and swapped left for right, meaning there’s probably now a slight difference in the angle of the guard’s mounting points.

- that wheel is probably 17” - down from 18”.
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Old 06-21-2012, 02:35 PM   #2780
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That front guard is on the right way, just typical of how they fit sometimes. But further to that:

- the fork sliders are turned around and swapped left for right, meaning there’s probably now a slight difference in the angle of the guard’s mounting points.
That's a common swap made to bikes with K bike front ends. It puts the caliper behind the fork. said to give better braking since there's less flex in the caliper mounting set up as the caliper is driven into rather away from the fork.
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Old 06-21-2012, 02:45 PM   #2781
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None taken...

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Actually, THIS is one of the coolest old beemers not restored that you have seen anywhere....

By the way, going back to Danedg, I had made my post about your bike not to be condescending but to stir up some dialog... hope you didn't get offended.

I have a slash 2 just like yours... Only mine is restored except for the lower engine and transmission:





I chuckled at your comment about the air cleaner.
I sucked it up and entered the bike as original at this years' AMCA meet at Rhinebeck. It was entertaining at the very least.
The judges gave it a Junior First at 96 -1/4 points.
They apparently ignored a host of rather obvious demerits and got me on, new tires,(I rode the thing there! Do they think I'd ride on 48 year old tires?) the front fender had been repainted in a previous life and was tape striped and the air cleaner...

My buddy was whispering into the Judges' ear... PSSSSsssstt! That not the original AIR in those tires either!! OR the oil!!!

We had fun, and I've got a shiny new badge to prove it!!!

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Old 06-21-2012, 02:52 PM   #2782
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Hey Bill 42,

That's a very nice paint job on your restored bike. I've got another bike that's begging for a a paint job in the NY area. Do you have a local shop?

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Old 06-21-2012, 02:54 PM   #2783
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My buddy was whispering into the Judges' ear... PSSSSsssstt! That not the original AIR in those tires either!! OR the oil!!!

We had fun, and I've got a shiny new badge to prove it!!!



that's cool. Small world as I almost went to that Rinebeck show myself.
Hey did you notice we both made the same metal mount on our front brakes to display the inspection sticker? Those stickers ruin our painted shock towers! Brilliant minds....
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Old 06-21-2012, 06:05 PM   #2784
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My Mom used to say

Great Minds run in the same channel, Fools think alike...

Smart lady!

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Old 06-22-2012, 05:12 AM   #2785
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Old 06-24-2012, 10:35 PM   #2786
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thanks for the info. This is good to know. Perhaps I emailed the wrong person.
I am looking forward to seeing your photos once you put all your pieces on.
here she is:

the fairing is in mexican customs right now waiting to clear fees, I'm thinking to build a Y pipe and fit a Akra megaphone also need to do something with the pegs but I want to keep d/p because you can remove the seat bump and there is a full 1 1/2 flat seat
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Old 06-24-2012, 11:50 PM   #2787
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Camping at Long Lake State Park, NY

This is what biking is all about.
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Old 06-25-2012, 12:55 AM   #2788
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That's not a bad tank graphic. One of the best repaint with new style graphics I've and overall that's a good looking bike.
I like this "cafe" bike better than most I see here. I have often thought about converting my Mono over to a K75 I think it is rear end and rear disc setup for the brakes but mostly because those Brembo (I think they are Brembo, Triumphs three spoke wheels like that are Brembo's) three spoke mags are a LOT lighter than the original K bike mags that the Mono original comes with. I would stay with a 18" front wheel. I think that is a K bike front fender? It's still got the stock Mono top tree so it has to be a Mono fork turned around. It does not tilt the fender mount holes. I have done the same thing to my bike. The main advantage of having the calipers on the back of the forks is the weight of the calipers is closer to the axis of the forks. It's a tank slapper reducer.

I like the batt location and size but why not use the stock box?

I like the catch can versus the usual mess maker.

I hate the chopper style throttle cables. Stupid IMO. I don't like the bars, the mirrors, the fairing, the ignition switch location or the seat. I would have kept the stock airbox and frame mounted the head light like I do on my own bikes. I would run the shock reservoir on the other side of the subframe. I don't understand why people mount them like they do sometimes.

Paint? I really don't care about paint that much. But I do think it is decent bike.
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Old 06-25-2012, 01:25 AM   #2789
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1994 R80. Posted here, elsewhere, but what the hey. Loving this bike..
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Old 06-25-2012, 04:33 AM   #2790
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here she is:

the fairing is in mexican customs right now waiting to clear fees, I'm thinking to build a Y pipe and fit a Akra megaphone also need to do something with the pegs but I want to keep d/p because you can remove the seat bump and there is a full 1 1/2 flat seat
Looks like a real Ritmo bike yet not in Japan. Cool!
I agree that rear sets would be a good choice. WHy not go with the expensive Ritmo ones that have the attachment for pillion pegs?
The one thing I would change after rearsets if it were my bike is the huge battery. Moving it elsewhere and swapping for a tiny 3.5 pound lithium battery will open up that rear triangle area.
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