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Old 01-16-2012, 12:08 AM   #136
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Hi Padmei, I also was going to use jap control units for the ignition and and indicator side but this meant more cost again replacing the brake and clutch levers along with a few other changes so i went with the bm controls - I think at a later date I will probably end up with less complex non bmw handle bar controls but for the minute these work and were to hand. They are from the early series r 80 so are much more straight forward than the later stuff ie they have a simple left right indicator switch on the left grip, a off/side light /main light switch then a flash /high /low switch much like a jap bike on the right is engine kill and starter button nothing like the later gs series stuff. The switch gear was new and lying around in the garage with handlebar controls brakes etc so its been used. The project is starting to get towards the snagging point, like the front brake i need to get a bigger disc maybe a 300 or 320 the front wheel hub is Husqvarna so trying to find a disc has been a problem then in need an adapter plate to move the caliper out as the forks are older series stuff i cant seem to find an adapter plate so will need to make one from scratch - I am sure the stuff is out there but as i have no reference points off a standard machine or part number to work to then its really hard sourcing bits. when I do I keep a note of the part number model and year but its a bugger getting to that point. cheers for now jake.
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Old 01-23-2012, 08:05 PM   #137
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Looks like I've got the same fork on my project...
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...=forked+rubber


My search continues for the larger rotor as well!!
Nice work so far.
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Old 01-25-2012, 02:24 PM   #138
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Hi Redi yep looks like you have the same forks but yours have much nicer yokes( triple clamps) as for the rotor larger disc I have tracked one down - if your uses the same Husqvarna front hub. its a 320 disc so big and top quality so the cost - sit down a minute £190. I have not bought it yet as am still searching for an alternative - if I find something I will let you know. Should be in the next week or two.
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Old 01-25-2012, 02:26 PM   #139
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Here are a couple of photos of the rear rack and sub frame today, I have bolted the mudguard into place but it will be set higher at the rear when I get the other fixings in place. The rack is only tacked up and the sub frame need removed for final welding and finishing but again you get the idea.
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Old 01-25-2012, 02:30 PM   #140
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And another view -- next job is to get the exhaust hangers into place set up the brackets for the mudguard, the rear indicators and make a start on a center stand and side stand.
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Old 01-25-2012, 02:37 PM   #141
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And a side view, I reckon I will have the exhaust in place this week, all the little jobs and stands sorted in two weeks and then put the bike together with the correct engine and gearbox to do a dry run within 6 weeks, need to source a front brake disc, machine a brake bracket to move the caliper out to fit the new disc, Quite a bit of linishing and welding to finish off, then if it all test runs fine then its off to the paintshop for frame powder coating and paintwork. I have the seat material now so should start to get the seat covered next week. Loads to do to a finished bike but the light is no longer at the end of the tunnel its almost getting to the point that I will need my sunglasses on soon.
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Old 01-25-2012, 03:27 PM   #142
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Hi Redi yep looks like you have the same forks but yours have much nicer yokes( triple clamps) as for the rotor larger disc I have tracked one down - if your uses the same Husqvarna front hub. its a 320 disc so big and top quality so the cost - sit down a minute £190. I have not bought it yet as am still searching for an alternative - if I find something I will let you know. Should be in the next week or two.
Whew! that's some serious coinage.
Oh well, my fork was cheap enough (thanks Cap'n Ron!!!).
Look forward to hearing about the source for the rotor.
Nice work on the sub frame!! My tubing bender arrived, so it's time make some shapes.
Where did you get your fork protectors (lower).
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Old 01-25-2012, 11:55 PM   #143
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Great work. Love the sub frame
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Old 01-26-2012, 12:02 AM   #144
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Hi Redi my fork protectors came with the forks - I was going to replace them and spoke to Acerbis (the maker) they stopped making them many years ago and they are no longer available - one of the lads in a nearby off road shop reckons someone somewhere will still be making a copy - but I have checked every website I can and have not had any luck tracking them down. So these ones will be tidied up and re fitted. The left fork leg has a snapped bolt for the lower mounting point that someone has tried to drill out and knacked up so thats another little problem to overcome. These forks came off an early HPN and have different internals and springing to suit the gs set up by HPN - but I have not delved inside yet as they will be rebuilt after the dry test run.
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Old 01-26-2012, 12:03 AM   #145
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Cheers Padmei.
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Old 01-26-2012, 12:22 AM   #146
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Looking great! Hopefully I’ll see it in the flesh someday...
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Old 01-26-2012, 04:51 AM   #147
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Hey adv950, congrats on doing what most of us only dream about. Bike looks great so far.

Your mate that did the swing arm lengthening and strengthening did it with a mind to do more. Any ideas what he'll charge to do a double sided swing arm like yours? Reall like the idea of the double rather than the single. Would be great for two up overlanding. Has anyone seen a dual seat on an hpn bike?
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Old 01-26-2012, 06:07 AM   #148
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Old 01-26-2012, 12:01 PM   #149
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very nice! thanks mate!
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Old 01-26-2012, 12:04 PM   #150
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very nice! thanks mate!
Or...
http://www.hpn.de/english/motorraeder.html
Wear a bib (saves money on keyboards).
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