My motohack always needs something

Discussion in 'Hacks' started by High Octane, Jul 8, 2015.

  1. FLYING EYEBALL

    FLYING EYEBALL out of step

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    Looking forward to your desert travels! take care
  2. propforward

    propforward PIE!romaniac

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    Top shelf work as usual. :thumb
  3. High Octane

    High Octane Long timer Supporter

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    Before putting the tank and tub back onto the frame after painting I had a few little details to wrap up.
    Fixed a broken grip heater wire
    Eliminated the sidestand lockout switch, I removed the stand already
    Fit the tank with a new fuel pump, filter, hoses, metal quick disconnects
    Prepped the tank plumbing for a auxiliary fuel cell
    Modified my seat latch a bit to make the seat install easier
    I knew the second sidecar brake pedal was a bit too close to the original bike pedal but it was a easy install so I tried it. But in the end now was the time to change it.
    So a bit of acetylene and heat to bend it. With the new bend if felt weak so I added reinforcements. Just in case I get over exuberant in the sidecar brake stomping, you know.
    And a bigger stomper pad for the bike brake.
    Then a bit of welding to add an adjuster to allow setting the peddles at different heights.

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    I need a couple of SS flat head screws to finish it off, but I think it will workout ok.

    I need to make a couple SS washer/grommets for the front fender yet.
    The tub is back from the painter. I hope to install it today.

    And then I think the list is pretty much done. Well, except for maybe replacing the front shocks. But Christmas has been hard on the finances so they will have wait a bit.
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  4. DRONE

    DRONE Dog Chauffeur

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    Wow - fancy brake pedal! Nicest one on any GS anywhere.

    Probably only of interest to 1150GS guys, but how did you fix the seat latch?

    And on the sidestand switch, did you just cut it off and solder the leads together, or something more?
  5. High Octane

    High Octane Long timer Supporter

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    Like every thing I do I’d change the brake pedal if I did it again. The mud grooves should have been thru slots, so the mud would drop thru. The tab that sticks out to the side was going to house the thread for the adjuster but then I thought to just put the adjuster on the sidecar pedal.
    The torsion spring I made for the seat latch kept wanting to disengage so I replaced it with a synthetic elastomer spring (cut off tarp strap). And made a stop so the latch stays in position better.

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    I cut the plug off the side stand switch wire and soldered the leads together and then plugged it into the bike plug. This way the bike is still stock and a new sidestand switch would plug right back in.


    Blackie’s old tank never looked so nice.

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  6. DRONE

    DRONE Dog Chauffeur

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    "Synthetic elastomer spring" :lol3

    This thread is starting to get a little long. I'd totally forgotten that you fabricated your own seat latch to replace that abomination that BMW designed.
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  7. claude stanley

    claude stanley Claude

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    Just a thought but imho It is not a bad idea to carry the removed sidestand along just in case as it can be handy at times. We typically leve them on but some don't. Not being critical but it is one of those thing that can become a good 'tool' under some circimstanes.
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  8. High Octane

    High Octane Long timer Supporter

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    You all thought it was going to black. Didn’t ya? Ha!



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  9. davebig

    davebig Another Angry Hun !

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    Actually it looks pretty nice, I'd go for some accents black and red for tub and chair :-)
  10. High Octane

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    I kinda wish I had painted the beak red. But I have a few ideas.
    I was going to air brush a naked lady on the nose. But I asked the wife if she thought the neighbor girl would pose for me. That’s when she hit me.
  11. DRONE

    DRONE Dog Chauffeur

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    I think some inverse pinstripes would look pretty good -- red on the bike and black on the chair.

    But, yes, I was totally expecting black on black on black on black. I'm exceedingly pleased that you are finally following my instructions. :lol2
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  12. propforward

    propforward PIE!romaniac

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    I’d like to explore the naked lady option some more please thankyou please.
  13. High Octane

    High Octane Long timer Supporter

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    To be honest it was going to be black. But when I got to the body shop I saw his red dodge pickup and thus the red dodge paint.
    The tank and fender were already done in black so too late for them. I’m going to ask if I can get the paint code and have a rattle can made up.

    it’s got black bed liner on the bottom, painted red as it turns up the side a couple inches.
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  14. High Octane

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    Naked ladies are off the table. For now.
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  15. propforward

    propforward PIE!romaniac

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    That’s OK. I can enjoy them under the table as well as on it.
  16. brstar

    brstar Long timer

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    You had them on the table???


  17. Pokie

    Pokie Just plain Pokie.

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    The gas tank AND the beak needs to also be red!
  18. draperg1

    draperg1 PapaBear Supporter

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    Put a rig together for a friend a couple of years ago, similar situation, she had a red chair and a white mule. She named it Peppermint, sooooo.......:-) IMG_20190502_143033205.jpg IMG_20190502_142955711.jpg IMG_20190502_142732380.jpg l
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  19. MGV8

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    That turned out very nice. I'd leave it but knowing you!!!
  20. Pokie

    Pokie Just plain Pokie.

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    I too have a black bike and a red sidecar. I think the colors together look great!

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