What Did Your Evil Twin Do Today?!?

Discussion in 'Parallel Universe' started by Motorfiets, Nov 14, 2012.

  1. dpike

    dpike BeeKeeper Supporter

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    Brady over at Storm Industries made a pair of crash bar bags for my Holan Pros.
    beautiful fit, this mans a genius, i can't recommend him more for any custom bags that need to be made.

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  2. Nelso

    Nelso All the gear-no idea

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    Added a Fuzeblock to get some switched power capability. Do you know how long it takes to install one of them when you tap the wrong f#$%ing wire??:baldy
  3. Sjones423

    Sjones423 Been here awhile

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    Been down to Devils Mouth, north Wales
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  4. Nickhob

    Nickhob Armchair adventurer

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    I changed my front and back tires (to Karoo 3's) , tubes and wheel bearings. Bearings after 20k km's looked brand new on the front but there was the beginning of rust on one of the rears and definitely water mixed in to the grease. I always repack the bearings with a sh-t load more grease before installing.
    Also changed my front and rear sprockets (Keeping the front a 15T) and replaced the chain.
    Steering head bearings, fork oil, coolant, brake fluid was done last month.
    I'm convinced that regular preventative maintenance keeps my bike from having any real issues.
    So now I'm ready for a nice 8 days moto trip through Austria / Italy / Slovenia / Bosnia / Croatia and then back home to Switzerland in a few weeks time and then the Stella Alpina at the beginning of July. :clap:clap
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  5. dpike

    dpike BeeKeeper Supporter

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    the simplest 15 minutes i spent doing anything to this bike
    progrip 714

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    contrary to what i've read you do not need two sets to do this the 22mm fits fine on the left grip.
    break the glue bonds on either end, carefully slice the old grip off, heat the new grip in hot water, use a little aquanet hairspray lube on the bar, generously spray the inside of the new grip and slide on.
  6. Mongo357

    Mongo357 Been here awhile

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    My girl got some new grips too! Guess I can skip the how-to and just flash a pic.

    I'm one of the guys that hates the skinny grips. I used the grip puppies for years but now I thought I would try something different. These ProGrips have a "palm hump" and finger grooves. I'm hoping it will give the fat feeling along with more control in the rough off-road sections.

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  7. Lensgrinder

    Lensgrinder Long timer

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    Replaced brake bleed fittings with speed bleeders, made the job much easier.
    For any one interested part # is: SB 1010S for these bikes. Front and rear are the same.
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  8. Timinator999

    Timinator999 Adventurer

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    Added a combination USB charger/voltmeter mounted to the windscreen support brace using p-clamps and 3 mm aluminum plate. Wired to the aux. socket under the "tank" cover.
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    Also added a garage door opener by securing a compatible key fob style opener from the local hardware store under the "tank" cover with Velcro and wired in a waterproof button across the existing button.
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    Drilled a hole opposite the Aux. power outlet for the push button. [​IMG]

    No more fishing around in my pocket to open the garage door.



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  9. ForestFrog01

    ForestFrog01 n00b

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    Moose Racing Windscreen +4inch

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  10. dpike

    dpike BeeKeeper Supporter

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    new lipstick on the f700

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  11. G-Mac

    G-Mac Been here awhile

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    Alright you've had enough time. Now what's the review on the new grips. I was looking at them too.

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  12. Mongo357

    Mongo357 Been here awhile

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    I love them!! Very comfy, and I think they improve control. I don't have to choke-hold the throttle. So I think they help lesson fatigue, too.

    Here is a shot from my current trip. Guess the AquaNet was strong enough!! They started to spin on me.

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  13. Roostboy101

    Roostboy101 Narry Uvencherer

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    Started fabbing up my "skid" plate. I'm realistic in the fact that I don't jump logs so spending 2-300 bucks for a hunk of aluminum is dumb to me.

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    To powder coat or rattle can


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  14. dpike

    dpike BeeKeeper Supporter

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    f7 side plastics done.

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    i asked her if she wanted me to break up the yellow a little bit and split it with some black, her answer "that's the best color bmw ever had, why would i want you to do that" :raabia

    f700gs badge stickers.. $100 each for oem :hair... i'll find some aftermarkets
    somewhere.


    if anyone is interested ColorRite has some quality spray cans in oem colors. amazingly fast shipping as well.
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  15. Pilotuh1b

    Pilotuh1b Been here awhile

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    Mt Coree in Namadgi National Park.

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  16. Nelso

    Nelso All the gear-no idea

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    OEM acrylic headlight guard started cracking around the bolts...
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    ...so replaced it with a polycarbonate one...
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  17. Steel_Cowboy

    Steel_Cowboy back in the saddle....homeward bound

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    Can you provide the contact information for Brady at Storm Industries? Thank you.
  18. dpike

    dpike BeeKeeper Supporter

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  19. AntReed

    AntReed Been here awhile

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    If this has been built to take some hits off-road then I feel like the bolts sticking out as they do might get you into a bit of trouble! Try sliding that thing over a log or even just bottoming it out might rip it off and in the process do more damage than it was designed to stop!!


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  20. mss1958

    mss1958 Adventurer Supporter

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    20170705_151146.jpg 20170219_104313.jpg A $300 skid plate didn't protect the oil pan. TIG welded the three cracks and good to go. Talking with Skunkwerks Moto Fab about another skid plate that mounts differently. 20170703_162207.jpg 20170703_135026.jpg
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