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Old 05-15-2012, 02:53 AM   #1
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Too Baggers.

To keep with the Airhead take over....here are my 2 baggers.

This is the full bagger for when I need a change of undies on a ride.



This is the little bagger, this one is for roads that don't come with the straight bits.



I walk into the shed, and I can't decide which one I'm going to ride today. Too many choices bro.
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Old 05-15-2012, 03:33 AM   #2
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sheeit

everyones coming out of the closet

more photos please
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Old 05-16-2012, 08:43 PM   #3
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Well bagged for sure Motu.
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Old 05-17-2012, 03:45 AM   #4
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The way things are going in another thread, I better defend my R65.

I've just spent the last hour writing many words about my bike....and deleted it all. The bike is for me, it does the right things for me....I've very surprised about that, an Airhead wasn't on my list.

It was my wife's bike....



She likes the changes.



I rode British twins through the '70's into the '80's, and had a 1971 XS650 for 15 years - a 650 two valve twin is burned deep into my riding experience....on the R65 I have to peek down at the cylinders to remember what I'm on, not that it really matters, there is just something special about a 650 two valve pushrod twin.

Another thing is traction - oh, wild wheelspin and getting sideways is fun on gravel...but it's not fast. Just something I've learned over the years, getting hooked up gets you out of the corner faster.

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Old 05-17-2012, 11:13 PM   #5
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Well bagged for sure Motu.
well there is a voice we havent heard for a while

you still riding Merv???
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Old 05-18-2012, 01:12 AM   #6
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Thats a bloody nice BMW....
got very clean lines..like the tail unit/front guard..
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Old 06-03-2012, 12:50 AM   #7
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Playing with exhausts...again. I gutted the collector years ago, it's just an empty box now...the scars will never heal.



Last year I made an equal length 2 into 1 using an IDSII Supertrapp.



The original cans look pretty good, but are as gutted as the collector, and the mounting bolts are history....so I decided to resurrect them.





I ended up brazing some washers over them to give more surface area and a mounting surface.





For a completely empty system they are pretty quiet, and give very good performance all-round...I'm very surprised. On my road test 140kph in 3rd gear @ 8,000rpm. I can use these for my WoF test....the Supertrapp gives 97db.



Now it's the turn of my short mega's. Freakin' noisy, but what a ride. It's hard to tell if there is a power improvement or if it's a case of ''Oh my god, what a gorgeous noise!'' More top end, and red lined in 4th at 160kph - hard to find a place to wind it out on the Waikato back roads...without being caught at it.





Next I'm taking the collector box out and having true 2 into 2 systems. 5 exhaust systems is enough to keep me happy for the next year at least. This bike is in a constant state of change, and i like to keep it that way.
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Old 06-03-2012, 01:07 AM   #8
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so if you go for ride who gets the numberplate
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Old 06-04-2012, 03:28 AM   #9
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hard to find a place to wind it out on the Waikato back roads...without being caught at it.
Between Arapuni and Mangakino there are a few quiet spots. I spent a fair amount of time around there on 250's and 600's whilst living in Tauranga.
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Old 06-04-2012, 03:50 AM   #10
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West Waikato roads have more corners per km, so I tend to play out that way....the go fast thing doesn't really interest me, but corners do.
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Old 06-04-2012, 01:02 PM   #11
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Good stuff Motu. it has a very clean style.
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Old 07-07-2012, 10:46 PM   #12
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Collector eliminators, just have to weld them up....which could take some time when I run out of acetylene and find my bottle is useless. The left side needs more bends to clear the sidestand.

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Old 07-08-2012, 12:29 AM   #13
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Stupid questions but what did you cut the pipe with & where did you get the pipe from?
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Old 07-08-2012, 12:37 AM   #14
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Stupid questions but what did you cut the pipe with & where did you get the pipe from?

Had to use that method when putting the WR muffler on the KLR recently. Used a hacksaw, Steel and tube sell the pipe or an exhaust shop.

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If you want a 90degree bend for example then cut the pipe at 45degrees and butt them together 180 degrees apart so the shape is the same (elliptical). Does that make sense? I used an arc welder. Mig or gas would be better.
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Old 07-08-2012, 01:13 AM   #15
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Had to use that method when putting the WR muffler on the KLR recently. Used a hacksaw, Steel and tube sell the pipe or an exhaust shop.

Tip

If you want a 90degree bend for example then cut the pipe at 45degrees and butt them together 180 degrees apart so the shape is the same (elliptical). Does that make sense? I used an arc welder. Mig or gas would be better.

Believe it or not I was just arranging the pickup of a new 2nd hand MIG I have purchased from Trademe for tomm nite. Pm sent
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