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Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by Colebatch, Nov 13, 2009.
fitted. but not yet wired up
we have been having so many problems with RAM balls - deforming and not being able to tighten them being the two most obvious - that Erik decided to machine up some of his own for all the dutch guys complaining about crappy RAM balls
Deformed rubber RAM ball on the left, and nice machined alloy ball with thread for mirror mounting (Double take mirrors) on the right.
for sale? guess i should ask erik.
what's the status on the soft bags you were making up?
I am God ;-)
awesome walter! where do we buy one?
You need to get in touch with Erik at hot rod welding in the netherlands firstname.lastname@example.org
Does this include a actual place to put an allen wrench on top to tighten? Why the original ram balls didn't come with a hex below the ball still confuses me.
Correct. The color I refered by your picture in my earlier post.
Yes ... there is an allen key bolt.
Ah ... I used this special plastic paint:
And I THINK I used colour "Satin Khaki", and "gloss black" (also Krylon Fusion) for the front fender.
Bit worried where this thread is heading with all the talk about ram balls and soft bags going on.c :eek1
I think you mounted the BMW badge too high and probably before fitting the indicators.
Trying to find the yellow and blue colour scheme though!
So, Crashed on both sides Walter
Breaking points on both sidepanels....
I'll add pictures on mine when i come home in the middle of May.
I'm trying to figure out wich sigarett brand or liqour brand i'm decorating the bike with this time?
(I have a personal vendetta against Norwegian laws for comercial, but then again, i'm Norwegian and probably frost damaged in the head annyway...)
The lower fairing mounting points are only tied up because the brackets to mount them are getting powdercoated :)
The BMW badges have to be there - because there thats an imperfection in the mold, from where the KTM originally had its indicators mounted. You have to cover that spot up with something - might as well be the BMW badges
Everything is for a reason mate
Its a real shock riding this after the husaberg. Feels like I am behind the wheel of a battleship - so much more momentum and inertia ... but so incredibly stable. Really looking forward to touring on it again this year. The Berg is a lot of fun but also a lot of work for distance stuff.
Was thinking of left and right side up att the dash...
Oh those ... no those are weak points in the system ... They take a bit of stress and the first fairing that I got there is no kevlar reinforcement on that lip ... I want to get it repaired and to add kevlar there but I dont have time - mine were actually both damaged in transit - before I even fitted them. I bought one for myself back in early 2011 before Erik decided to start ordering a batch or two. I think his next batch he will specify Carbon - Kevlar reinforcement along ALL the edges.
If yours doesnt have the carbon kevlar reinforcement there, then I would find a local composites guy and just ask him to reinforce all those edges / lips
By the way, does you or Eric know wich Ktm brake adapter to fit the Marzocchi factory 45mm Shivers?
Your old ones in fact, as i bought them from Rider Of The North
Iv'e tried to search the web in this matter without any luck...
sorry mate - I am not following ... Erik has made his own adapters to fit the XCs brakes to 48mm WP KTM forks on the XC.
But you want to fit which brakes to the factory shivers?
I cant remember what axle clamps are on those, but I guess you want to just use the BMW axle clamps and drill out a hole in the bottom of them for compression damping adjustment? If you do that then i would just stick with the XC front brake