F800gs Urine can change

Discussion in 'Parallel Universe' started by Motorfiets, Jul 12, 2011.

  1. dendrophobe

    dendrophobe Motorbike Junky

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    Hmm... If there's a way to change out the clutch side too, I'm sold. It would drive me nuts to be lopsided! :D
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  2. Motorfiets

    Motorfiets Long timer

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  3. dendrophobe

    dendrophobe Motorbike Junky

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    Maybe this is a dumb question, but... Does that match the KTM brake lever, or offer the possibility of doing so? Maybe it's just me being anal, but I like my clutch lever to feel and look the same as the brake lever.
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  4. Casejeep

    Casejeep Been here awhile

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    anyone know where this thread is? someone put a KTM hard brake resivor on their GS. i cant find it anywhere....
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  5. Motorfiets

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    Casejeep Been here awhile

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  7. toowheels

    toowheels on a mission...

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    I've been toying with another idea for the stock set up.

    Something that offers more protection than what's available, makes it all a little less intrusive and is a simple plug and play solution.

    Obviously not applicable to what's being done here, more of a FAR better solution to the stock one and the protection available for it. Only a little more than the $40-50 US of the current offerings.

    Anyone like that idea? :ear

    Dave
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  8. señormoto

    señormoto Supermoto Abuser

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    not much info to go off of. you're proposing a solution for $40-50 that has no description? The stock one wobbles, but that is solved by a zip tie. Anything better than that and it's best to just go with the KTM MC and be done with it.
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  9. toowheels

    toowheels on a mission...

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    Ahh a little too vague...sorry.

    Not talking about the wobble really, as you said that's an easy fix.

    More the vulnerability and the $40-50 refers to how much all the current protectors are. I don't know how much the entire lever swap is. Mine has some marks from some trauma during a crash and I've seen others like that too. Certainly not functional damage. I haven't seen any fully broken though but I do see lot's of riders running a protector of some sort.

    They are huge and I'm thinking of something that offers better protection without super sizing the whole area.

    There was also some talk the area creating turbulence although I'm not sure if that's true or not. Only those who've done away with it could say for sure. :ear

    So that's the question: want a better protector and for it be less obtrusive?

    Maybe I shouldn't have highjack this thread but it seemed sort of appropriate at the time. Pics and more info will be along soon...

    Dave
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  10. Jamm

    Jamm Old man on 2 wheels

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    Sure anything to save a buck on farkles. What'da ya got?
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  11. AKTroy

    AKTroy BE AWARE OF TRAINS

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    Great tread for options if one needs to be replaced. Not thrilled with how BMW finished it but it works. There still a bit of a list of stuff before im investing it changing something that works. That said I would'nt go back and there's some sweet stuff here to consider.

    My "I like Boobies" wristband found a home on my bobblehead! :lol3
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  12. dendrophobe

    dendrophobe Motorbike Junky

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    OK, here's a thought. :evil

    What would it take to make the clutch lever assembly from a KTM 990/950 work with our bikes? It's a hydraulic system made by Magura... I know absolutely nothing about hydraulic clutch systems, but... If it's possible (even with a bit of work) it'd be great to have both KTM clutch and brake levers, and the corresponding FP Racing folding levers to go with them....
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  13. toowheels

    toowheels on a mission...

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    Don't have any hydraulic clutch answers. I think it would take a lot though. The Magura Hymec would be the easiest way.

    It wouldn't be cheaper than what's out there. It's a little more elaborate than other protectors so it would be a little more $$. Less than changing out the whole thing...and easier too.

    We'll see where it goes...

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  14. JohnnieBoy

    JohnnieBoy Been here awhile

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    I would be interested.

    Touratech makes a guard, out of plastic... for $60. Way overpriced for what it is, just like most of their... um... stuff.

    What material would you use?
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  15. toowheels

    toowheels on a mission...

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    We would make it out of alu. It would also be primarily if not all CNC machined. More info as it's available.

    Thanks,

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  16. SportFaller

    SportFaller Dirt dont hurt, MUCH

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    I dont really like the idea of a metal guard, I generaly try to keep the metal eye-gougers off my handle bars... I'd hate to hit my face on it in the event of a over-the-handlebars whipeout.

    $0.02
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  17. toowheels

    toowheels on a mission...

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    Yes a very good point and duly noted :lol3

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  18. markymcd

    markymcd Been here awhile

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    I think with around 500 lbs attached to it, I doubt metal or plastic would make much of a difference if you're smashing your eye into it during a crash.... that's my 2 cents! :D

    that being said, I definitely wouldn't make one out of jagged glass. that would be just crazy!
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  19. SportFaller

    SportFaller Dirt dont hurt, MUCH

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    plastic would be less likely to puncture or shatter my arai shield... I hope!:huh
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  20. Motorfiets

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    hey lukas... do you have wiring diagram I could look at to build one? :ear
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