My build thread - a winter's tale

Discussion in 'Parallel Universe' started by wipe-out, Oct 23, 2014.

  1. wipe-out

    wipe-out Been here awhile

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    Well look what showed up in the shop today :clap

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    :freaky
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  2. Loutre

    Loutre Cosmopolitan Adv Super Moderator

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    FFS they've done it all wrong! Let me help you with the disposal of these parts!
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  3. FinTec

    FinTec Been here awhile

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    wipe-out,

    Fantastic! Those look amazing. Really like the offset of red to white. I am doing a build like this as well and a couple of questions if you don't mind:

    • How did you deal with the VIN Number on the head tube? Did you just leave it and tape over it, or ?
    • I see you did not tape off the area on the swing arm where the chain tensioner sliders go. Any concern the powder coat will come of here over time?
    • Hard to tell, but I can only assume you did tape off the inner bores of the triple clamps?

    Really look forward to how this looks built. I am trying to decide which color to do the frame as well. Well done!
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  4. wipe-out

    wipe-out Been here awhile

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    Thanks Fin! Looking forward to see your bike come to life as well! Regarding your questions:

    • They removed the original sticker before coating. There is a number embarked (?) into the frame which is still visible. Nevertheless I will get a new sticker from BMW (costs 18 Euros, you need to have the registration and ID).
    • There is a metal plate on each side (the one with the markings as in the picture below) which will go inbetween the swingarm and the chain tensioner. These have not been coated. So it is pretty much same as stock I suppose. The chain tensioners themselves (talking about the part around the axle nut) have been coated though.
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    • Yes :D
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  5. wipe-out

    wipe-out Been here awhile

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    Fin, looking at the pictures again I now see what you're saying, but no, not overly concerned about wear. We'll see how it turns out!
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  6. wipe-out

    wipe-out Been here awhile

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    RIIIIISE!!!

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  7. FinTec

    FinTec Been here awhile

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    Excellent! Looks fantastic wipe-out. It is always hard to resist doing a quick assembly to see how it will look.

    Question: you list having the "Tractive Suspension Level 2" rear shock. I know these are the same guys who do the rear shock for TouraTech. So is this a similar shock or different in other ways?
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  8. Trippelke

    Trippelke BMW Adventurer

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    I love your paint job! Really nice colours!
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  9. Zé

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    With that comes the million dollar question, and you are the guy to answer :D

    Main frame, swingarm and the rear shock absorber like you have in the picture, weighs?……

    And if we are doing this properly, how about the engine and the rear sub-frame?
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  10. wipe-out

    wipe-out Been here awhile

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    Thanks Fin. The shock I have is indeed the Touratech Level 2 (Explore HD). I was hoping their cartridges would be available in time for the build but it looks like that may not work out and I will need to add those later. It's in the hands of German authorities and early spring riding conditions.... :D
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  11. wipe-out

    wipe-out Been here awhile

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    Thanks! Really looking forward for it all to come together!
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  12. wipe-out

    wipe-out Been here awhile

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    Not even sure there's a scale in the shop but while you get busy starting the kickstarter-campaign to fund that million dollars you are talking about I'll see what I can do! :D Will have to wait until next year though...
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  13. Zé

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    Crowdfounding it is for the million dollar question ahah :rofl
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  14. gspirate

    gspirate Been here awhile

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    Looking great, glad this is coming along so well.
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  15. wipe-out

    wipe-out Been here awhile

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    So I came back after the Christmas/NYE break and Klaus had already continued to build the bike to may surprise, so was not able to weigh the frame unfortunately...

    Only update I have are these:

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    Upper fork legs were delivered today, have not seen them yet. Coming back together one by one.
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  16. sarathmenon

    sarathmenon Armchair Adventurer

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    Too late in the game, but that white is going to be hard to keep clean. I normally would say screw it to keeping an adv bike clean, but this one looks so pretty...
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  17. KGBz

    KGBz Been here awhile

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    I really like this idea. Look forward to seeing it evolve.
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  18. 97707

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    Wow. Way to do a build from the bottom up.


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    Main design cues:



    • Husqvarna front-end
    • BMW “race colors”
    • Frame powder-coated white
    • Swingarm powder-coated red
    Parts already on the bike (and staying):



    • Excel rims front & back, standard size
    • Touratech rear brake reservoir guard
    • Touratech chain guard
    • Touratech adjustable shift lever
    • Tractive Suspension Level 2
    • Pivot Pegz
    • Wunderlich kick stand support
    • LeoVince exhaust
    • Parts to go off the bike:
    • Touratech engine guard with toolbox
    • HyperPro Fork Springs
    • BMW main stand
    Parts to go on the bike:



    • Husqvarna TE449/511 headlight assembly & front fender
    • Ralle-Moto RM2 steering damper
    • Ralle-Moto Shock Bolt Support
    • Engine Cover Carbon (left/right)
    • Touratech Radiator Guard
    • Touratech adjustable break lever
    • Touratech folding break & clutch lever
    • Touratech cartridges
    • Scheffelmeier engine guard
    • Scheffelmeier front sprocket cover
    • MST Tail Tidy
    • Accelerator Module
    • Renthal handlebars
    • Supersprox
    • SW Motech main stand
    • Possibly try to build custom detachable passenger footpeg hangers
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    That's a whole lot of sparkle and farkle. Ought to be quite a show piece. Can you say something about the front end? Are you just taking the fender and headlight from the Husky? No upgrade to the stock BMW forks?
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  19. wipe-out

    wipe-out Been here awhile

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    Yeah I know... :lol3
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  20. wipe-out

    wipe-out Been here awhile

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    Front-end may be misleading, I was talking about fender and headlight assembly only. As for the forks, I am waiting for the Touratech cartridges to receive approval in Germany, once that is available they will go in. Currently running stock forks with Hyperpro springs.
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