Project n'gagi - '75 BMW r90/6 to cafe racer

Discussion in 'Some Assembly Required' started by Hearse, Nov 8, 2012.

  1. Hearse

    Hearse Project n'gagi

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    This weekend i put my heart back in the body. the engine is in :) I upgraded the ignition system, i put on my seat tray and my fender eliminator :) you might be able to see the seat tray has a slight bow in it - just to accommodate the random possibility of the wheel bottoming out.

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    This week I will be rebuilding my wiring harness (keeping the stock one in tact for future use if required) mounting my battery under the seat and all the other electronic components...

    oh and sourcing some more decals for the front fender and bikini fairing (electric orange decals to tie my front fender and bikini fairing in to my bike)
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  2. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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  3. michael1968

    michael1968 Been here awhile

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    Looking fantastic mate!
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  4. Hearse

    Hearse Project n'gagi

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    Hey guys,

    Been working on the electrics on the bike - taking my time trying to get it just right...its hard keeping it neat under the hump, but it's getting there.

    So all wires are run from back to front, hidden, and battery is connected, alarm has been wired in etc
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    At the back I have a key that will bypass the alarm unit if it were to fail...I know, I know it's easy to bypass but if you didnt know it was there one wouldnt know about it
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    Cables run under the seat/frame
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    The headlight bucket - SLOWLY getting there, slowly! Such a messy place to be :)
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    Oh and here is my headlight brackets to hold the bucket, nice stainless
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    I built a little bracket to host my Acewell and two switches, lights on/brights and a kill switch
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    I got my boxer metal rear sets on as well!
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    It is a bit messy but it all works! When the wire work is done under the seat it will look neater.

    Next step (hopefully tonight) I'll run my wires through my left handlebar to get the horn and indicator buttons working and then run the two switches under my acewell to the headlight bucket as well...yew. Hopefully more pics to come tomorrow...and better ones.
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  5. Hearse

    Hearse Project n'gagi

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    Hey guys,

    wired my micro switches in to my left handle bar - button is the horn and three way switch for the indicators

    obligatory pics (advertising a bit of boxer metal - for BMW cafe racer gear you guys MUST have a look!)
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  6. Hearse

    Hearse Project n'gagi

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    So i finished my dashboard wiring..all looking mint

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    Then i remembered....doh!!
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  7. yokesman

    yokesman Been here awhile

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    Whenever I am doing electrical work,I use my batt charger set at 2amps,high enough to check the work,low enough not to fry things.
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  8. Hearse

    Hearse Project n'gagi

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    my Acewell is up and running!

    all lights work, indicators, neutral, oil pressure etc

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    now to tidy up the wiring and close off the headlight lamp!
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  9. yokesman

    yokesman Been here awhile

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    On the nuts and bolts,a touch with a file to take care of the burrs,then a wire brush and they are looking new again
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  10. Hearse

    Hearse Project n'gagi

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    I love soda blasting

    I promise I will have more of an update this week - just been busy this weekend
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  11. Hearse

    Hearse Project n'gagi

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    righto guys!

    I have my handlebars sorted - with grips

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    im slightly confused with the fork setup at the top - only thing stopping the oil coming out is the end caps...
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    Painted my brake calipers - and baked them before mum got home...lookout!
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  12. Hearse

    Hearse Project n'gagi

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    Hey guys,

    Sorry for the lack of updating but here it is...

    I put some clear coat over my decals and its hardened so i go to mounting my seat (i know the mounts are not straight - its meant to be like that!).

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    Then i put my tail light in...love this thing

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    And i got my dual brakes sorted...

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    and my brake splitter under the tank

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  13. Running Bear

    Running Bear Been here awhile

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    Looking forward to more updates.
    This should turn out to be a really good looking bike.
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  14. Hearse

    Hearse Project n'gagi

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    Hey guys,

    seat is done and mounted!

    Never did anything along these lines before - being upholstery, but I had a crack and I reckon it looks sweet..and its comfortable with 60mm of super high density foam :-)

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    Next steps (and nearly the last)

    I have to mount my rear indicators, wire the indicators, license plate lights and brake lights. Hook my clutch cable up to the bars, wet sand/polish my tank, rebuild fuel taps, paint and mount my bikini fairing and front fender....life's good.
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