OH NO!!! It's Frankinbike Build Thread

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

  1. Buster714

    Buster714 VP of crash testing

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    Keep it up man. There are so many amazing mods on this forum you might have to make it a two-wheel drive before you get any attention. Let me know when you have confirmation on the specs for the Spiegler lines. I've seen guys on here using them for the front fender/brakeline build you're doing.

    http://spieglerusa.com/brakes/custom-brake-lines.html
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  2. linksIT

    linksIT nOObie

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    looking good glad its coming back together.

    Let me know when the test ride is:freaky
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  3. Casejeep

    Casejeep Been here awhile

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    I have the lengths i need and now i just need to call Spiegler and get the info on their kit. im going for the "three line type 950 fitting". no need to re-invent the wheel, right?
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  4. swimmonkey

    swimmonkey JMS

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    I think it will flap all over the place.
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  5. Casejeep

    Casejeep Been here awhile

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    well for $5 its a good test, its not like ill be out a ton of money. but i have talked to people who have done the high fender and they said it flaps alittle but not alot. so ill let everyone know how it goes.
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  6. Casejeep

    Casejeep Been here awhile

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    Brake Lines on order!
    [​IMG]


    2011 BMW F800GS

    Type 950 Pressed In (Manifold: 950)

    Number of lines: 3

    Line Color: Red

    Fitting Color: Red



    Length-A in mm: 889

    Fitting-1: 020



    Length-B in mm: 889

    Fitting-2: 020



    Length-C in mm: 381

    Fitting-3: 000



    3x Banjo Bolts (Red)

    M10x1.0, aluminum anodized, red

    20-00001-17
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  7. swimmonkey

    swimmonkey JMS

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    It just looks like the old KLR fenders. I have replaced a lot of those for friends who claim they have high-speed head shake and we put on a newer low-profile fender that is stiffer and it goes away.
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  8. Casejeep

    Casejeep Been here awhile

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    I dont doubt that.
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  9. Casejeep

    Casejeep Been here awhile

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    Here is a mock-up of the fender. it should be done in the next couple of days.

    [​IMG]
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  10. LukasM

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    Case,

    No offense mate, but I think $25 at the KTM dealer would be very well spent on a white colored plastic (so not every scratch shows) front fender.

    That thing you have on there now would be an eyesore even on a KLR.... :D

    http://173.74.246.25/munnracing/showproduct.cfm?id=1232
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  11. dendrophobe

    dendrophobe Motorbike Junky

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    Agreed... It reminds me of the fenders of some of the bikes I've seen rolling around Kabul! :lol3
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  12. Casejeep

    Casejeep Been here awhile

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  13. dendrophobe

    dendrophobe Motorbike Junky

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    Much better! :clap
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  14. LukasM

    LukasM Long timer

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    I have one of those, but not on my BMW. You can try it, but in my opinion it is too short to look good with a 21" front wheel. What I can tell you is that mud and weather protection is pretty bad, it's very short (also in the rear) and those ventilation holes don't help to protect your radiator from stones or mud being thrown into it.... Only advantage it has is that it's stable at speed and flows a lot of air.

    But it's definitely better than what you have on there now. :rofl
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  15. Casejeep

    Casejeep Been here awhile

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    Im figuring i need to get a radiator guard. but yes the vent holes were/are my concern too.
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  16. LukasM

    LukasM Long timer

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    Here you can see how short it looks with a 21" front wheel:

    [​IMG]
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  17. Casejeep

    Casejeep Been here awhile

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    That is the same fender you have on yours right?
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  18. Buster714

    Buster714 VP of crash testing

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  20. Buster714

    Buster714 VP of crash testing

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    I was thinking more about rider protection. There's a reason they put fenders over front tires in the first place. I'm just not sure how much coverage you'd get from the beak by itself. Could be okay. Just thought I'd ask since it would leave the radiator with more protection than the supermoto fender and still look clean (like the bike in the referenced threads).
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