BMW r90/6 cafe racer build

Discussion in 'Airheads' started by Hearse, Nov 10, 2012.

  1. Hearse

    Hearse Project n'gagi

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    Hey Chris,

    How are ya mate?

    Thanks for the props. I was hoping to put something in to the cowling because i made the flat surface area for it and i think it might look a bit silly without the light in there??

    But you are right - they are bobber/chopper lights...from fleabay

    Hey question - your "fender eliminator" setup - that stops mud flicking up on to the rider yeah?
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  2. benthic

    benthic glutton 4 punishment

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    I also looked at both of those, but I just ordered 2 of the dynamic circles from Custom Dynamics. they should be here on Friday and I'll fab up something this weekend:)
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  3. Hearse

    Hearse Project n'gagi

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    yea mate - I amgoing for a flush mount 4" super LED tail light

    I NEED ADVICE!

    OPTION 1)
    Single 3" checkered black and silver strip down centre of tank

    OPTION 2)
    single 2" SOLID black stripe down middle, flanked by an half inch solid black stripe down each side half an inch away from centre stripe

    Thoughts?!?!
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  4. Boxer Metal

    Boxer Metal Mad Scientist

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    Hey question - your "fender eliminator" setup - that stops mud flicking up on to the rider yeah?

    Yes it does. If you're running a stock seat there is some trimming that is needed.
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  5. Hearse

    Hearse Project n'gagi

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    anyone had any experience with these bad boys?

    Worth the nearly $300? That would clean the headlight bucket up nicely wouldnt it?

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  6. Hearse

    Hearse Project n'gagi

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    Hey guys,


    Didn't get too much done this weekend, but i did do my rear "fender eliminator" its in two parts, the seat pan which will hold my battery/electrical's etc and the front part which will cover all of the engine. The front part looks a little low but it matches up with the seat pretty nice.


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    I am adding stripes to my tank, run them down the midde. Black gloss stripes, centre stripe being 1.5" wide and .5 inch flanking stripes. Thoughts on this?


    I found a broken weld which I am going to fix when I weld in my new seat braces, that will all be done next weekend
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  7. IDRider

    IDRider Been here awhile

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    Wow,that looks amazing!!!
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  8. kaput13

    kaput13 gasoholic

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    Hope you go for this Hearse and take pictures. :evil
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  9. Hearse

    Hearse Project n'gagi

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    Man I want to so bad!!

    $300, heavy. Might have to see how the funds look come time of the wiring.
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  10. Airhead Wrangler

    Airhead Wrangler Adios Mexico

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    I bought one and have it on the shelf, but haven't installed it yet. Prutser uses one on his R80 and had some good stuff to say about it. Plenty more discussion about it here:

    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=832304
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  11. Hearse

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    So this weekend was all about getting ready to get the frame sand blasted and powder coated black :)

    I eventually got the bearing races out - yes it was hard. Looking over the frame to make sure all looked good in terms of welds being solid and dents etc. No dents which was great, but there was a weld with a slight crack, so I opened the weld up to re-do it and make sure it was all good!

    weld opened up:
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    So i needed to start practising welding, because i needed to weld the above joint closed and i also wanted to add a seat support brace...

    So i practised and felt pretty happy with my efforts:
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    Then I cut and added my brace at the same time, shutting that broken weld off:
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    I was in a metal-making good mood so I made a cheeky license plate holder as well - its made out of 3mm aluminium. I will either have those retaining bolts for the plate that had the LED's in them, or I will get a light mounted under the seat that shines on the plate:
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    With an old plate that came with the bike to show size - the plate slid down a bit but its a perfect match. I was going to just have a "strip" to hold the plate at the two top mounting bolts but decided to go the whole hog
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    and then this morning - OFF TO THE SAND BLASTERS!! costing me $120 to get done...then about the same for powder coating.
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  12. hwy61

    hwy61 Been here awhile

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    That's a great idea...Mounting the plate on your sneaker...very original...:lol3
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  13. Hearse

    Hearse Project n'gagi

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    Hey guys,

    I'm upgrading to a dual front disc setup

    I have the right slider and disc brake on its way - question when it comes to the second disc

    can i just use another R90/6 disc brake? or use the right hand side r90s disc?

    does the disc just bolt on?

    cheers!

    Warren
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  14. Hearse

    Hearse Project n'gagi

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    Guys, about the twin disc upgrade

    I bought the right hand fork slide which gives me the extra brake caliper, the extra disc and disc carrier

    Question:

    1) do I need to buy both of the sliders? Reason I ask, one fork axle hole is approx 16mm the other approx 21mm to accompany the axle, with one larger side obviously. But both my stock and recently purchased sliders have 16mm holes...so no more 21mm hole. Someone suggested to me "turn your axle down to 16mm right through. Is this ok to do? Does the 21mm part act as a spacer on the one end???

    2) I will obviously need longer bolts to accommodate the second disc carrier? I'll have a proper look tomorrow just thought I would throw the question out there

    Photos tomorrow of my freshly powder coated frame :-D

    Any assistance is greatly appreciated guys!
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  15. JonnyCash

    JonnyCash turd polisher

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    Yes, you need the shoulder on the axle, otherwise the wheel will be free to un-center itself in the forks. and the bearings wont be pre-loaded. I can't imagine how it is that both of your sliders have the small hole. Do you have two right side sliders? I'm confused.
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  16. Hearse

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    Hey JC thanks for the reply mate

    Yea I thought that I needed that larger part and it was used as a spacer....

    Well the guy I bought the slide off suggested I only get the right side slider which I thought was legit because the left side has a caliper etc....so I got him to send me a RH slider. But this RH slider only has a small hole unlike the stock/current RH slider (which is being replaved) on the bike currently which has a big hole

    Does the r90s have the big hole on the LH side as opposed to RH side??? Or could It be he sent me a LH side slider as opposed to the required RH side slider?
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  17. disston

    disston ShadeTreeExpert

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    It sounds like you have received another left hand slider which in it's current state won't help you convert a single disk to dual disk Ate. It should be evident that all the parts are needed. There is little room for modification. If you wanted to add the pads and other parts to a RH slider to make it work as an Ate carrier is one thing. Not easy. But what has been done on occasion is to convert a LH slider to work on the right side. It's still not in the class of Shade Tree mechanic but it's a lot easier than the other way around.

    In your case I think you are due some money back or the correct part which you thought you were buying but I have included a thread in case the conversion is something you wish to investigate.

    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=738951

    Charlie
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  18. Hearse

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    Yep looking at it again I got two left legs :( far from ideal!

    I'll call the guy back and get him to send me the correct one!
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  19. disston

    disston ShadeTreeExpert

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    He probably mailed the wrong one by mistake?
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  20. Hearse

    Hearse Project n'gagi

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    Yea looks that way mate, bugger

    How do I tell the difference in LH and RH brake callipers? In case he sent me the wrong calliper as well
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