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Old 09-01-2012, 10:08 AM   #21
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Just added a cooling fan bypass switch... bike has been overheating bad here in our Fresno heat, not to mention all the stop-'n-go. Fan doesn't usually kick on till its already in the red, this way I can just flip that shit at any long light and keep her cool.

Also did a flush/refill with Engine Ice. We'll see how that works out.

Also working on a pair of ammo can saddlebags, I should have a how-to up in a week or two on those.

But for now, a pic (the little screw doodad is covering a great example of my shop motto; whats the fun in measuring twice when you can just cut twice?)

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Old 09-13-2012, 10:04 PM   #22
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So while I was waiting for radiator parts to come in last week, I decided to shave and recover my stock seat. I did a rough cut, lined em up and then refined the shapes with an angle grinder. Glued a piece of yoga mat on top of each seat and recovered them with some leather from a Costco dumpster couch.

Got really lucky on the stitching that was on the piece used for the back seat, it fit perfectly and the seams are perfectly horizontal when the bike is upright! I think it looks pretty pro for a hack job.











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Old 09-18-2012, 12:46 PM   #23
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Dude, you are obviously handy. Consider doing some vacuum forming in carbon fiber, or fiberglass. You might need a real vacuum pump though, instead of the shop vac.

Hey Badger... if you want to try it in a multi-axial fiberglass let me know. I can ship you enough to play around with for free. I have access to plenty.
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Old 09-18-2012, 01:59 PM   #24
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That would be sick... you have access to the resin too? Or just the glass? Cause I could knock out a plastic negative and use that to do the layup by hand... or a positive and play with vacuum bagging... lol I'm excited haha.
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I have access to our resin but I can't ship it. Let me look around the garage, I'm positive that I have some OTC automotive lying around. Pm your address and I will get everything together for you.
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for anybody with this era bike, heres a link to the service manual for it. its hosted on my dropbox, so its nice n squeaky clean.

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/49720147/BMa...hop_manual.pdf

you can just right click that link there and select "save link as" so you dont even have to leave this site.
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Old 10-04-2012, 01:41 PM   #27
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Have any updated pix of your bike?
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Old 10-04-2012, 08:17 PM   #28
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Yeah ill take some in a lil bit. Been crazy busy keep forgettin lol.
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Old 11-06-2012, 10:20 PM   #29
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So since I keep forgettin to update this thread, here's some stuff I've done since September. Not much, but...

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The first thing I did after modding my seat was make my ammo can saddle bags.

I chopped a 90 degree triangle off of the front end of each can, to help them clear the shocks and make them a little more dynamic.










Took some scrap metal from an old computer case and sealed said ends up with a booger welder. Welds were ugly as sin, but mostly watertight. So I ground them down and applied liberal amounts of bondo to hide my shame. I also cut bigger slits in the handles and welded on some tabs to put a masterlock through.










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