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Discussion in 'Parallel Universe' started by wipe-out, Oct 23, 2014.
Well look what showed up in the shop today
FFS they've done it all wrong! Let me help you with the disposal of these parts!
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!
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.
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!
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?
I love your paint job! Really nice colours!
With that comes the million dollar question, and you are the guy to answer
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?
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....
Thanks! Really looking forward for it all to come together!
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! Will have to wait until next year though...
Crowdfounding it is for the million dollar question ahah
Looking great, glad this is coming along so well.
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:
Upper fork legs were delivered today, have not seen them yet. Coming back together one by one.
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...
I really like this idea. Look forward to seeing it evolve.
Wow. Way to do a build from the bottom up.
Main design cues:
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
Wunderlich kick stand support
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
Scheffelmeier engine guard
Scheffelmeier front sprocket cover
MST Tail Tidy
SW Motech main stand
Possibly try to build custom detachable passenger footpeg hangers
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?
Yeah I know...
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.