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Discussion in 'Airheads' started by gsd4me, Mar 1, 2012.
Or at least the pub in town.
It looks like a original bmw switch. But I might be wrong.
It probably is, most of the stuff on the bike is genuine BMW.
Could you post a close-up picture how its mounted if its not to much trouble ?
Thnx for the quick reply's.( no need to rush, just curious)
I don`t have easy access to the bike -it is over an hour away from me- but I will be going over to it soon. I wasn`t happy with the BC fairing as it was delivered, as it needed some mods to stop it flapping around.
Now a few questions for you. I notice you don`t have any crash bars on your "Sibirsky" bike, I thought they would be almost mandatory. I like the racks on top of the pots; they used to be popular many years ago, but are not seen much these days.
Your bike has a headlight from a Xchallenge, I owned one of those, but am ashamed to say, I never rode it at night; how good is the headlight?
Are the front forks from an Xchallenge as well? They were never much good but I have seen pics of them fitted to an airhead that toured NZ, I think you may know the bike.
LOL... That's Daan with my old GS.
I did mount that fork in the bike. Because they were cheap !!! But they are really bad....
The headlight on this gs was mounted by Daan after he bought the bike. Same reason ( cheap)
The fork on my "Sibirsky ST" is an WP 48mm. But I am going to swap it for a DRZ400 fork.
The times we had to ride at night on the sibirsky trip the X headlight was not good enough.
Thats why i mounted a Vision-X- solo Led light next to it. Which helped a lot but was nothing compared to the lights Walter and Terry were using. Theirs was like riding in broad daylight...
I use all my airheads without the crash bars and never had a problem when crashing or dropping the bike.
The valve covers i'm using are really strong. Thats not the case with the round ones.
I have been taking apart airheads for many years. Most of them that had a crash with crashbars the valve cover was pushed off the head by the bars. ( not using them is a risk that i'm willing to take)
The cilinder racks I copied from a friend of mine. Who had them made in Australia in 1983 when he was riding his R75/6 back to The Netherlands.
really really like what ya have done to your bike but itsjust missing something. This just may finish it off.
Yep with that it would be well and truely FINISHED!
I'm sure that would go really nicely with the Britannia Composites fairing.
we know who is selling it, so can contact him, buy it and get McCardy to bring back for you when he returns to the red land. He can wear it as a girdle. Customs wont even notice it
OK, I think I finally understand the question. . On the fairing there is a hole where cables can go through for other bike fitment, that is why it is in that location. What Ray did was cut the switch surround from a monoshock steering head cover, glue it into the existing hole and fit the heated grip switch into it. A very neat job.
Back in the late 70`s two blokes from The Netherlands rode overland and arrived in Perth, one of them was riding an R75/6, the other an R100/7, I'm wondering if your friend was one of these people; can you tell me a bit more about him?
How`s this? 1000cc upgrade, (800cc) twin plug heads, 32 mm Bings, 5% higher top gear. Minimal front tyre wear, as it`s hardly ever on the ground.
Thanks for the pictures.
That way of mounting the BMW switch is the same as I do. I hoped it would be a thing that would be for sale somewhere.
That would save some work the next time.
My friend (Wijnand Albregts) brought his (new) bike to Australia. He traveled there for 2 years. Than drove back to the Netherlands. When he got back the bike had done 400.000km on this trip.
Sadly he passed away 3 years ago. So I can't ask him more details about his trip, or where he had those cylinder racks made.
I wish the person who started this thread off would post some more pics instead of visiting the NZ section4
NZ has a section?
Yeah, he can be an unreliable prick sometimes.
The bike looks pretty much the same as it did it post 112, except for the inclusion of a muffler (which is why we didn`t show the left side) and pannier racks.
Ray had to modify the front of the muffler to accept the exhaust pipe which took a few days as he needed to source some stainless steel, he also made a neat bracket to support/attach the muffler to the sub frame.
I'm on days off from Wednesday, so will be heading over there to check things out; it should be very close to going in for rego.
I`ll be getting heaps of pics when the bike is finished, showcasing all the neat stuff that is on the bike.
......here are the latest pics of my new bike.
Re-done front of muffler to fit exhaust pipe.
Neat muffler support bracket.
Another neat bracket to support exhaust pipe and pannier rack.
Ray is re-doing the dash layout as the left indicator light is hidden by the cables. The speedo and ignition key will be moved to the bottom, one indicator light will be deleted and the five remaining idiot lights will be run along the top.
Rego and single seat compliance will be done this coming Saturday.
the colour of the battery is a bit yah. I got one on my scoot to and it just clashes with the purrrrrrrrrple
Ray mentioned that today and is happy to paint it black; I'm OK with it, it's the red spring that I will change ASAP.
Hi David, I have been following this while drooling all over the computer, very nice bike indeed mate.
The silliest thing I ever did was sell my "Ray Peake" GSPD, one day I'll have another and make sure it has a "Ray" make over