R100GS - Sreet tracker / scrambler thing....

Discussion in 'New Zealand' started by boxer odyssey, Aug 11, 2009.

  1. Box'a'bits

    Box'a'bits In need of repair Supporter

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  2. boxer odyssey

    boxer odyssey to excess and beyond

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  3. boxer odyssey

    boxer odyssey to excess and beyond

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    I rolled up some new tapered tubes and welded some headlight ears from an earlier bike to them - much better look than the nasty clamps I had.
    Panniers tins are handy round town too.
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  4. Padmei

    Padmei enamoured

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    They look very cool.


    i have been looking at making/ reworking the subframe for Berlina. i was hoping to end up with a seat as slimline as yours however the twin shocks make the subframe very squat.
  5. boxer odyssey

    boxer odyssey to excess and beyond

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    Yeh can do. I just made a twin shock subframe for a chap down south - I tapered it a little and, even keeping the same shock mount positions it wasn't too fat. Mounting the shocks in single shear on a surdy boss makes them thinner.
    That had a Nitro Heads seat on it, so more curved than slim.
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    boxer odyssey to excess and beyond

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    Just finished and ready for aging to make it match the rest of the engine.
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    boxer odyssey to excess and beyond

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    It is sand cast alluminium. I'm gonna put one on each of my bikes and have tried them on 4 different starter motors (2x Valeo and 2x Bosch) to make sure they fit well.

    Seems a shame to hog them for myself, now that I have moulds made, so I can have some more made if others are keen and I can get 5 or so orders to justify the casting/machining/sand blasting costs
    - PM me if you want one NZ$300
  8. Te Hopo

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    Thats some fine looking work, how are you going to age it to match? :D
  9. boxer odyssey

    boxer odyssey to excess and beyond

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    I use spray on oven cleaner (caustic soda) for a few minutes then wash in lots of water with the hose. That makes it a bit darker and oxidizes it to loose the fresh sand blasting look. I then heat it and coat it with used oil and leave it to cool before cleaning with wd40 and wipe off with a rag. The rest takes time and road miles. This gets the colour much closer but it is hard to get an exact match as the alloy isn't the same as the crank case.
    If you look back at some earlier posts you can see my old cover and the effect I got on it.
  10. Anomac

    Anomac Been here awhile

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    Just finished reading this entire thread and have to say while you went for a rat bike and I do like that. Your result has hidden a lot of the technical hurdles and innovative ideas you came up with BO. Well done.
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    boxer odyssey to excess and beyond

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    Thanks, Its been a work in progress for a few years now and a lot of fun.
  12. boxer odyssey

    boxer odyssey to excess and beyond

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    Well its been a while.
    I have finally set up something more serious around my Fastback airhead starter covers - http://www.betterboxerco.com - and am setting myself up as a vendor here too. I'll be supplying parts to help others build their boxers themselves.
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    Kokopelli, Kiwi Pete, Te Hopo and 2 others like this.
  13. Padmei

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    Well done BO. It's great to see someone supply a good well designed product out there. I reckon good looking hi exhaust pipes incorprating the pillion peg would be a seller.



    If you're wanting to get really rich quickly I have in mind some more ideas for bespoke choke lifters. I have been going about the hardwear isles in Bunnings picking knobs, sourcing vintage beer bottle caps & can even supply a range of blockhedz for those of us less mature. The offer doesn't last long tho so get in at the bottom floor.
  14. Mark_S

    Mark_S Fair Weather Faggot

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    good news
    seems like a very fair price for the starter covers.

    I heard a nasty rumor that you were making some grills for mono headlights?
  15. Better Boxer Co.

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    Hi Mark,

    Cheers, I'm trying to keep the prices sensible and keep the manufacturing in NZ (need to support them before they're all gone!).
    Yeah I have made one in stainless steel. Trouble is that they are quite labour intensive with manually spot welding each wire so I need to look at other options. They might be a bit further down the track I think.
    Keep an eye on my website and facebook and instagram posts - links in my signature.

    cheers,
    Ken
    (AKA Boxer Odyssey)