OH NO!!! It's Frankinbike Build Thread

Discussion in 'Parallel Universe' started by Casejeep, Sep 29, 2011.

  1. toowheels

    toowheels on a mission...

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    No problems with mine? I was going to suggest leaving all the mounting hardware loose until you got everything lined up but I'm sure you did that.

    As for the fairing height it'll be perfect with risers in there. I'm running 30mm risers and TT handguards and it's good. I suppose you could try to space out the fairing using some washers in the meantime. It's pretty touch but you don't want to chip all that whiteness!

    Dave
  2. angrywhiteguy

    angrywhiteguy i wanna ride!

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    Just unplug the gauge cluster and mount it to the dash support before the install....goes on super easy. Then once you have it all together on the bike and and before you put the front of the fairing on, plug the cluster back in. Worked great.

    I also found that leaving the dash support bracket loose i could get a few degrees of angle there as well then snug everything up when its in the right place.

    As far as the risers go...what toowheels said.
  3. Casejeep

    Casejeep Been here awhile

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    So here is what it looks like on the bike in full daylight.

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/74875089@N07/6766692119/" title="Untitled by casejeep1, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7150/6766692119_244e8c7312_b.jpg" width="1024" height="768" alt=""></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/74875089@N07/6766689057/" title="Untitled by casejeep1, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7027/6766689057_34441b609b_b.jpg" width="1024" height="768" alt=""></a>

    I have yet to take it on the freeway, i will this afternoon, but going 60mph on the streets this morning i felt the wind pushing my head forward. im 6ft with a 30in inseam, short legs long torso. anyone else have this feeling? but i will have to admit there is no wind buffer at all. its sweet!
  4. grndzr0

    grndzr0 its Ground Zero

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    Mine kind of felt like that before the mirage 2, but it think its from just being used to having to hold my head forward into the wind for so long. Now I'm more used to it, and it is soooo nice!!

    Ryan
  5. Buster714

    Buster714 VP of crash testing

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    Get that windscreen in the right spot and I think you'll love it. I'll get mine on the bike soon. I'm having my handguards bent back into shape first. :lol3
  6. SportFaller

    SportFaller Dirt dont hurt, MUCH

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    and double check all the hardware after the first offroad ride, I lost both bolts from the stem support.

    Shoulda used more loctite
  7. Casejeep

    Casejeep Been here awhile

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    oh yeah i got a big tube of locktite. i plan on using it on everything!
  8. BMW_BIKER_KEITH

    BMW_BIKER_KEITH Been here awhile

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  9. eddyturn

    eddyturn Wannabe

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    OK... now that is a damn fine looking bike. Makes me think I should have gone with the white Mirage.
  10. Casejeep

    Casejeep Been here awhile

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    Here are some pictures of my local ride, my first with my new tires! also have a video too.

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/74875089@N07/6787488283/" title="Untitled by casejeep1, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7030/6787488283_36e76a8e59_b.jpg" width="1024" height="768" alt=""></a>

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  11. Casejeep

    Casejeep Been here awhile

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    After a chance to calm down i undid the fairing and reinstalled it for you all!

    so first you take off the window and the gauge cluster, you take the cluster off by pulling off the retaining clips, they come off easy with needle-nose pliers. Note: Keep these, if you loose them they will cost you $1.50 each and you will reuse them.

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/74875089@N07/6793464397/" title="Untitled by casejeep1, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7001/6793464397_a11b576829_b.jpg" width="1024" height="768" alt=""></a>

    These are the 2 pre drilled holes that you will be using to bolt on the new dash.

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/74875089@N07/6793467139/" title="Untitled by casejeep1, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7024/6793467139_0aab3cd826_b.jpg" width="768" height="1024" alt=""></a>

    first you want to install the cluster on the dash. it makes the install so much easier.

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/74875089@N07/6793469253/" title="Untitled by casejeep1, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7171/6793469253_0ea233a54d_b.jpg" width="1024" height="768" alt=""></a>

    Bolt on the dash with the 2 bolts, only screw the bolts on only 2 turns or so. try and leave it as loose as possible.

    now you will want and plug the gauges back in.

    Then place the outer part into position. i screwed the 2 side ones in fist, also, keep them loose. then the 2 in the center.

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/74875089@N07/6793471169/" title="Untitled by casejeep1, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7035/6793471169_d3ef777cbc_b.jpg" width="1024" height="768" alt=""></a>

    i then placed locktite on the 4 small screws that bolt the fairing to the dash and screw them on tight.

    then place a drop of locktite on the 2 dash bolts and screw tight.

    then tighten up the fairing bolts. NOTE: DO NOT USE LOCKTITE ON THESE BOLTS!!!!!!!!!!! i did and now i will never be able to take them out. it uses a rubber thing and it just spins.

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  12. SportFaller

    SportFaller Dirt dont hurt, MUCH

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    I made the same mistake, loctite-ing the rubber grommets. when I took it apart to put on my new GPS, I ended up having to replace those with regular nuts. Now we know....

    :norton
  13. The Jester

    The Jester Been here awhile

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    Haven't viewed all your photos as my internet connection is too slow to download them. Looks like you have done a lot of work on your bike. Judging by your post in thumpers it might be time for some suspension upgrades. Check here for inspiration
  14. Casejeep

    Casejeep Been here awhile

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    Im starting to plan some trips and im realizing that the 800 doesnt have enough fuel for the trips i want to do. yes yes i know in the US your always within 200miles of gas, but im planning trips though Arizona and Utah through reservations all on dirt roads. its easy to go 200 miles on dirt without hitting a gas station.

    OK so anyway. I was looking that the ADV Tank, but it only leave that little rear rack for your bag, and only 1.6gallons. I have Wolfman side bags so i dont have a whole lot of room in them so ill need to put the majority of my stuff in a rear bag, which that little top rack wont support well. and at $300 i can shop around first.
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    So i figured i could get RotoPaX 2 gallon. And the 2 gallon is thin and longer, which makes a large mounting area for a rear duffle.
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    But im thinking since i have that one back there might as well but some water there too since ill be riding though lots of desert. but my worry is the weight.

    2 Gallons Gas= 8.35lbs X2 = 16.5lbs
    2 Gallons Water= 8.35lbs X2 = 16.5lbs
    The RotoPaX= 5lbs X2= 10lbs

    For a total extra weight of 43.5lbs

    that is a huge number to have back there. would anyone do this?
  15. Buster714

    Buster714 VP of crash testing

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    Let's figure out how to get the liquid storage down lower on the bike and pack the lighter stuff up top. You can get adapters to drop the rotopax down on the sides (water on one, fuel on the other) of the MOD top rack and put the GL great basin bag over/around that. There'd still be room on top for another dry bag if you needed it. :evil I know you have those little wolfman bags on the racks but I'd make room for the heavy stuff down there. If there's room for the rotopax INSIDE the racks that'd be perfect. That way the rack protects the bike in a fall instead of a fuel container (yikes!). You can bring the bike by sometime and we can match up the rotopax containers and see what's possible. Just some ideas. I don't even have this much storage going on but you're usually a little ahead of me on this stuff. :D
  16. toowheels

    toowheels on a mission...

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    Hi Casejeep!

    Actually gas weighs 6.1lbs. per gal = 12.2lbs. for the 2gals. of gas.

    Maybe 1gal of water would do it too and then some in a Camelbak while you ride (or are you as thirsty as your bike :lol3). Then search out the water wells etc.

    That's what I was going to say too Buster (Hi!) but for the MOD Top Rack you can only side mount a 1gal. and only on the non-exhaust side:
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    and it does work very well with the Giant Loop Great Basin as Buster suggested:

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    Since you have the Wolfman rack though I agree with Buster on the inside mounting on the right side(right again Buster! :lol3)

    I think you may only be able to fit a 1gal in there though?

    Don't forget Rotopax also has a new 1.5gal version but it sounds like you want more.

    It can usually be only temporary weight up there. Dump it all in the tank as soon as you can on your ride and done!

    Dave
  17. Casejeep

    Casejeep Been here awhile

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    So this weekend i did some work on my bike for my upcoming Death Valley trip in 3 weeks.

    Well first i washed it, because a clean bike just wants to get dirty again...

    But for my trip i bought a SPOT 2 from Best Buy for $50 (they were on sale)

    so because of this i went and bought a RAM mount for it, and since i was there i bought a RAM mount for my 60CSx.

    So when i got my SPOT mount i looked at the clamp that goes around your bar but there was only like a 1/4inch gap, there was no way to put it on without taking the grip off and everything. So i went looking around to see how other people have done it. and people had with the exact same mount i had. so i pm'ed Emmbeedee, and he just told me to heat it up in some hot water and push it on.

    so i put boiling water into a cup and placed the clamp part into the water and let it sit for 3-5mins.

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/74875089@N07/7055029233/" title="Untitled by casejeep1, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7094/7055029233_9ee4e19b86_b.jpg" width="1024" height="768" alt="Untitled"></a>

    And then i just pushed it on, and it didnt snap. i was amazed!

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    i placed it on the side because im going to be installing a SCOTTS so i would have had to move it so might as well put it where it belongs.

    Then i tethered the SPOT to the bike using some cord just incase i go down hard i wont lose it somewhere.

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    Now to installing the RAM mount for my GPS.

    Since i have the Mariage 2 fairing i would mount it to that, i dont want my bars to bet too busy.

    I found the best place to put it where the bars wouldnt hit if when im turning.

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/74875089@N07/6909159940/" title="Untitled by casejeep1, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7129/6909159940_4359771e9b_b.jpg" width="1024" height="768" alt="Untitled"></a>

    this placement works out very well, all i used is the bolts that came with the RAM mount and bought washers and a lockbolts and drilled the holes. very simple.

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/74875089@N07/6908940446/" title="Untitled by casejeep1, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5322/6908940446_5fd2e81dc9_b.jpg" width="1024" height="768" alt="Untitled"></a>

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    And the final look with both of them.

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  18. Motorfiets

    Motorfiets Long timer

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    that extra handguard clamp can be used!

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  19. Casejeep

    Casejeep Been here awhile

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    I was keeping it because I figured I could use it for something. What is that that you have mounted?
  20. Motorfiets

    Motorfiets Long timer

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    its a pelican case that housed a on bike camera DVR recorder (reason behind the three plugs) but i gutted the case and use it as a point and shoot case / wallet and phone case now