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Discussion in 'Airheads' started by elite-less, May 30, 2011.
This is looking gorgeous; perfect balance of black and white, and the tires look great.
I'm going to be mounting up some VM34's to the G/S soon, which I believe have the same spigot size as the VM32's. Have you tried those reducers yet on the 32's, I'm interested as to how they fit. It is a decent looking simple solution IMO if they seal properly.
Beautiful bike by the way. I've got some /5 envy.
I hear he is just waiting on an exhaust, and it is ready to go....from what I hear
No.... just test fit the reducers on the 32s. I've run 32's prior and fit them as pictured below, but this setup required a tube inside a tube to mate the carb to the airbox tube . Never completely confident in how it sealed.
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Well....I did receive an insider teaser not too long ago.
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In hindsight…. I probably should have faxed HOF a doodle to help him differentiate the top and bottom sides to my motorcycle…… cuz I think he's fabricating the exhaust upside down?
Shoot….maybe it's just camera lens distortion.
Any update on the exhaust? I want more!
Absolutely, thanks for the prod!
Here are a few snaps Mr. McFubar took during the mockup phase….
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<img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8324/8146419316_b9450b4816_c.jpg" width="800" height="800" alt="bmw r100s/5 high exhaust design">
I'm still rolling the black rims/wheels I built, I swapped to this set while the bike sat at HOF's shop.
Currently, we have the rear muffler hangers mounted and the heat shields assembled. I fired the bike up a few weeks ago and we toodled around in the drizzly Pacific Northwest darkness.
The r100s engine runs smooth and quiet, which is in sharp contrast to ENORMOUS tone erupting from the stereo Cone Engineering mufflers. :eek1
I plan to fiddle with the bike over Christmas break. I need to wire my turn signals and ignition booster, diagnose my clackety starter, tweak the 38 mikunis (seem overly rich), and replace the rear brake pedal with a new tucked-in design… oh and take current photos!
amazing build, I absolutely love it!!
Very Very nice.Everything you do is so tasteful.
Looks absolutely fantastic! Definitely digging the white fenders as well as the black wheels you have in the other photos. The exhaust wraps around the frame nice and snug, looks great!
I've got my /5 sitting in the garage, halfway apart and am verrry tempted to take a cue from your project upon rebuild...
↑ ↑ ↑ Thanks for the positive comments all!
No worries, cue away! My best ideas are likely appropriated from others anyway.
Made a little headway over my break. I cutout some tapering front turn signal brackets. They mount to the inside of the ears via the bucket bolts and allow for a snug fit.
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I also traced my cranky starter to the /5 relay. Once I installed a later /7 starter relay, it solve that mystery.
Got the turn signals winking, horn beeping and the ignition booster tethered to the dual output dyna.
Thought the exhaust looked pretty skookum with the seat and tank removed. I still need to fab proper spacers for the rear exhaust mounts, but for the most part she's nearing streetable.
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That looks absolutely awesome! Great job!
That is sharp looking. If someone decided to make that exhaust regularly, I would buy a set.*
*As long as the cables don't lay on it.
What, no boasting about your fancy new starter, battery, ignition coil, ETC. ETC.??? come on man, inquiring minds want to know!!!
Shut up and weld.
Thanks! Wonderful to see your /5 project approaching fruition as well!
Houseoffubar and I deliberated adding simple supports to the exhaust that guide the cables/wires safely, but with the current setup... the clearance is comfortable. Still, adding insulation sleeves to the spark plug wires would be sensible.
I'm certain the HoF will need further convincing to cobble more sets together.
I have a snowballing tendency to shellack over details. Pretty soon I'll just post pics, sans sporadic narration.
Too sunny to be productive at work this afternoon.
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That is incredibly attractive.