OH NO!!! It's Frankinbike Build Thread

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

  1. Gangplank

    Gangplank Advenchaintourer

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    Headers on this bike are a waste of money. The only savings you get is removing the CAT. You can do that by finding anyone at a good motorcycle shop that can weld and cut the CAT off and put in a straight pipe.

    The cat on these bikes doesn't weight much and is pretty efficient. Just get a new can and call it good.

    I have the Leo Vince and am VERY happy with it.
  2. Casejeep

    Casejeep Been here awhile

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    And your right, but since i smashed mine up, i need to replace it.

    this is what it looked like right after the impact: see how nice and gold it is.
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/68113294@N06/6589410465/" title="IMG_20110521_141049 by casejeep, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7011/6589410465_040e24ed6f_z.jpg" width="640" height="478" alt="IMG_20110521_141049"></a>

    this is what it looks like now.
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    and this is what really worries me. see how the pipes are almost black? they arent smooth anymore. it is really starting to worry me. cause i know that it takes alot of heat to make that metal change color like that in such a short time.
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  3. Casejeep

    Casejeep Been here awhile

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    And that isnt just dirt. i tried to rub it off. that is the real color of the pipes.:eek1
  4. guzzimike

    guzzimike Long timer

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    Man, you really gave that a thump, how's the fillings in your teeth?
    You definitly have a case for a set of headers.
    Having said that, all the OME headers seem to go that colour after a while.
    I have the Arrow headers, the bike seems to be more "zippy" with them as against stock, but that could be my imagination,
  5. Casejeep

    Casejeep Been here awhile

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    I only have 1700 miles on the bike, my buddies bike is a couple months older than mine and still that nice golden color.

    what do you mean by Zippy?

    im probably going to get headers from Remus, since the company that is sponsoring my build carries them.
  6. Casejeep

    Casejeep Been here awhile

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    What leo do you have? im thinking of getting the new Carbon.
  7. Buster714

    Buster714 VP of crash testing

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    Wow, I passed you up big time on the mileage (finally).

    And we carry Remus, Arrow, Leo Vince, Akrapovic, etc etc... and you don't need to be *cough* sponsored.:lol3

    You can just ask me. :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D
  8. Casejeep

    Casejeep Been here awhile

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    I got a Fender pack for Xmas, but once i put it on, the fender had way to much wobble in it. Since i only attached it with the 2 stock points, i needed to add another spot.

    So i put a bolt though the stock point of where the horn is mounted. and drilled a hole in the fender.

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/68113294@N06/6609750941/" title="Untitled by casejeep, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7143/6609750941_8290ef0a19_z.jpg" width="640" height="480" alt=""></a>

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    With that other mounting point it is now very solid.

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  9. Casejeep

    Casejeep Been here awhile

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    This is my bike tool kit. it has everything i need. i have all of my tire changing tools in the fender pack.

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  10. Motorfiets

    Motorfiets Long timer

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    care if i help you minimize some weight in that bag.....?

    two needle nose pliers? really? :huh
  11. Casejeep

    Casejeep Been here awhile

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    I dont have 2, see list bellow:

    Large adjustable wrench
    Small adjustable wrench
    Full allen set
    Linemans plier
    Needle nose plier
    Wire cutter
    Full Torx set
    Hack saw
    Full screw pit set
    Slip joint plier
    Ratcheting wrench set
    Full socket set

    am i missing anything?
  12. Motorfiets

    Motorfiets Long timer

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    oh by the picture is looks like two
  13. Casejeep

    Casejeep Been here awhile

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    Im pretty sure im getting this for my bike! it looks bitchen and it will help with the wind.

    that is one thing that i was always concerned with about long hauls was the wind buffering. but i couldnt find any screens that looked cool enough to put on my monster, and no way in living hell im spending 800+ on anything TT. this solves both my problems.

    it will have to wait since i just ordered headers and muffler.
  14. thorinoakenshield

    thorinoakenshield ya mo be there

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    the white fairing looks hella cool! :clap
  15. Flashback

    Flashback Mommys Lil Monster

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    Yah but can you afford the gas...all that buffering means you've just created a lot of drag. I've been testing one on mine...lose approximately 10mpgs over a standard wind guard with an off road helmet. Over the long distance ride that can mean 39 to 43 mpg...do you really want to do that to your F8? If that's what I wanted for gas mileage I would have gotten the Triumph 800 XC instead of the F8.
  16. Casejeep

    Casejeep Been here awhile

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    Ive never ridden my bike with anything but my Shoei Hornet. ive always gotten 45mpg. that being said, not sure if your being sarcastic or not.
  17. SportFaller

    SportFaller Dirt dont hurt, MUCH

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    I had no change in mileage at all, I HIGHLY doubt the fairing will/would make any difference to you either....
  18. Ducksbane

    Ducksbane Quaaack!!!

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    My experience is the opposite ... I think the better aerodynamics will give you better fuel economy. I went on a long ...6,500 Km ride with that windscreen. I rode with up to 4 other F800GS's at times with standard screens and at the same speeds I always got the best fuel economy.

    The other aerodynamic advantage was stability when passing roadtrains ... combined approach speed 220 kilometres an hour, cross wind up to 100km an hour. With the screen fully down it was pretty scary, with it fully up it was a bit worrying, but much better ... I was really surprised at the difference.

    Of course I had the least noise on the highway, the best wind protection, and the best protection from cold and rain as well. :D The downsides ... don't think there were any ... didn't get in the way offroad because I just put the screen down, didn't bother me when it was hot because I just put the screen down.

    What else can I say ...it's one of the best farkles I've ever put on a bike ... if you ride on road to any extent, or are doing big trips involving some highways you should get one! :evil

    Just out of interest I have no connection with Brittania Composites at all ... I'm just a satisfied customer, in fact I have one on my XChallenge as well, and I'm really happy with that too!
  19. Casejeep

    Casejeep Been here awhile

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    that is almost exactly what i have been thinking....
  20. PANZILA

    PANZILA Adventurer

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    Same experience with farkle! Great off and on road!

    SP