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Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by onaXR, Jan 18, 2006.

  1. BCK_973

    BCK_973 AGUANTE EL RIPIO CARAJO!

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    [​IMG]Yes that critter on my seat is a superb patagonic sheep skin.
    It gives you great comfort on long distances.Warm?not a bit.It changes your seat in to a couch!!!!
    The panniers rack is self done.It is a copy of the Tesch design.I had on my G/S in Germany.It is very strong,easy to put and take the panniers on and off.As the subframe from the L is very thin(allmost a joke!) the Tesch rack brings all the force to the main engine frame.
    http://community.webshots.com/album/453546212qRDBgc
    In this album you can have more detail pictures.
    The engine plate is self made too.I took 5mm Dural.It is done wider to protect better the cases and levers!
    I like the old Maier handprotectors.
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  2. BCK_973

    BCK_973 AGUANTE EL RIPIO CARAJO!

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    As i live and ride here.....
    I have 70.000 miles on my tacho.And allmost no problems on it.Just regular worn,and replace.
    After have seen Ibarras 650R i am very tempted to own one too!
    I am planing a Bolivia trip next year.With my L of course.
    Here my blog
    http://viento-de-ripio.blogspot.com/
    Karl Heinz
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  3. onaXR

    onaXR Druid

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    70,000 Thats impressive! I am glad to hear that. Im off to read that blog now.
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  4. Medicine Creek

    Medicine Creek 127.0.0.1

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    i'll play. this is my 2000. in the garage getting a new corbin, raised about 1/2 in in the front to avoid the constant cramming of the pants in the butt crack, a bit of reinforcement to the chickin leg subframe, a homemade rack, and a top box.

    this is the syd man tryin out the corbin.
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    the craftsman jack i got from the father in law for x-mas, beats the shit of out a new shirt.

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    block for the corbin rubber pad. just enough to make the seat sit at less of an downward angle. there will be another further back for the second rubber bad.

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    the lip on the bottom of the seat had to be modified to get a hold under the shock mount.

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    i'll post more when the supertrapp gets here and i can finish the beefing of the subframe and the rack.
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  5. rockt

    rockt Long timer

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    What a great father-in-law!:thumb
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  6. rokklym

    rokklym one man wolfpack

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    Yeah, no doubt! thats what I did to my XR, it just looked like a scratch but I guess it was a leaker. Here is a pic taken by Freeflow after he noticed the wet oil on my muddy engine and pointed it out to me. Luckily he caught that, I was over a quart low on oil at that point.
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    Hope you don't mind I hijacked your photo Jeff :evil
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  7. onaXR

    onaXR Druid

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    What tank is this? I thought my tank was big:huh . I love seeing these bikes done up as there owner needs them to be, keep them coming I am getting more ideas every pic.
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  8. BCK_973

    BCK_973 AGUANTE EL RIPIO CARAJO!

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    This is my self done(two weeks of work) rack to take the alu panniers.I think it proves itself as very strong and trustable after allmost 11 years!
    Of course i can ride soft luggage every time i desire.With other racks the subframe will allways crack! You need to send as much force as posible to the main engine frame.beside the first set of tires(bridgestone) my choice has being the Pirelli MT-21.Excellent knobi tire.Cheap and excellent grip on off-road.
    KH
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  9. goblin

    goblin pig rider

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    Nice work!
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  10. spezjag

    spezjag Long timer

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    That is some awesome work - I wondered how some fo the kits available handled the issue of the weak subframe, but it looks like you figured your way around that - nice job! :thumb
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  11. Medicine Creek

    Medicine Creek 127.0.0.1

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    it's an acerbis 6 gallon tank. bit of a pain it the shorts sometimes but you can ride forever. when it was new i could not turn lock to lock with the bars. to fix that i used a heat gun to warm up the plastic and reshape it a little where the triple tree clamps were hitting. now i am putting the corbin on and it won't just bolt up with that super tanker on there. just little crap like that. i think it looks way groovey though.

    heres a couple pics of the windshield i use.
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    ebay fork brace. stiffens up the front end quite a bit.
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  12. onaXR

    onaXR Druid

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  13. Medicine Creek

    Medicine Creek 127.0.0.1

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    [=quote]cool, I made my shield from a sheet of lexan nothing that big but it kicks at top to pull the wind off of you. Anybody have trouble getting to the key switch after putting all that stuff on? I do.[/quote]

    getting to the oil dipstick is a problem but so far the key ain't. give me time, i'll get more shit up there and won't be able to get it.

    i wanna mount my gps and add a headlight kill switch somewhere.

    gonna attemp to make a center stand tonight maybe. i want to able to kick back and sleep on it like the big boys.
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  14. onaXR

    onaXR Druid

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    I mounted my gps by using the right side mirror post. Popped the mirror off the mount bent it to lean into the middle, drilled it and bolted a aluminum bracket for the gps to it, it fits in a cell phone case that is bolted to the bracket. Ill see if I got a pic. Thats the prototype model and thats the second attemp at the windshield. It got scrapped. The purple thing you see is my key extention. [​IMG]
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  15. 100mpg

    100mpg Self Imposed Exile

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    I'M HERE! Here is a road trip I did for 31 days starting Nov 21 '05. I was on the way to the artic circle and alaska, but got this picture in wyoming. I did not ride as much as planned, only in AZ and NM but it was a great time. This year, looking to head up to NE Canada and beyond. Going to drag it up in the pick up though...
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  16. RRob

    RRob Been here awhile

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    You know it's going to be a good evening when you come home to this.
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  17. RRob

    RRob Been here awhile

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    It's even better when you open the box and find these goodies.
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  18. RRob

    RRob Been here awhile

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    ...and the fun begins!:rofl :rofl :rofl
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  19. Medicine Creek

    Medicine Creek 127.0.0.1

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    onaxr, i never thought of using the mirror mount for a gps, i may look into that, looks like it would work good. i missed a sweet touratech mount on ebay today. you'd about have to move the key switch to make one of those work anyway. :puke1

    how are the heated grips. worth it? and what the hell is that pedometer lookin thing? maybe you said and i missed it, to lazy to read all the posts again. :1drink

    heres a few more pics. i am turning into a picture whore here. let me know if i get carried away.:freaky

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  20. Medicine Creek

    Medicine Creek 127.0.0.1

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    we want photos of the whole thing, tear down, install, your old lady yellin at ya to quit at 2:00 am, everything.:lurk