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1Back to top Go down   rt intermediate fairing brackets  Empty rt intermediate fairing brackets Sat Feb 23, 2013 2:20 am

charlie99

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something i did the other day , which strengthened up the top main body of the fairing and to replace the metal that had cracked ....all rt riders will have experienced this at sometime i guess .

lots of rt riders notice a fair bit of moovement on the rear part of the top fairing around your knees and in fact the main screen as well ...especially at some speed and crosswinds .

which must put some stress on the lower mounts around your ankles ...and then lower ...down on the foot cover to crankcase brackets .

a few weeks ago i made up some brackets ...similar although not quite the same as the originals ...with some verry positive results .

the moovement of the fairing was cetrainly firmed up ....with little moovement around the knees section ....similarly the main fairing and screen has far less moovement ...

all in all a great result ...especially for us "bottomless " faired riders (a good fix for heat issues ..) although not pretty .

i thought to take a couple of pics as i made up some for sakson Lunchbox rider (seanii )

i used 3mm x 30 mm steel section of bar .

cut appropriatly and marked out for the angular bends required to mate up to the fairing from the mounts

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then bent up a bit ...and appropriate holes drilled

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the hole for the rubber cushion ...top mount point is about 18mm on the original ....but i made mine 16mm , as it was a comfortable size , in fact you will find on all those rubber cushions that there is a plastic insert inside the groove of the releif ..that is about 1mm in thickness .

at 16mm the original rubbers fit right in all nice and tight without the plastic inserts ...which firms them up anyhow

there is some final adjustments to the angles to be performed ....usually a couple of 8" or 10" shifters can be employed to get the angles "just right " ...and i might have to clean up the bolt holes around the frame mount

and then a lick of paint

but just so you know it can be done ...it isnt particually hard ...but certainly gets a good result in firming up the moovement of the fairing .

just gotta get these ones up to seanii ,when i can ...and fit them up

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Thanks Charlie. Am really looking forward to those, I can tell you.
Very Happy

    

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Charlie, are you suggesting that the "bottomless" riders are not pretty?


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charlie99

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lol ....not at all stan ....but if i see "you" bottomless ...im running away ....hmmm reinforced pants ordered before neranderra ....giggles

mate the bits you have done look fantastic on the "new one"

still have doubts about my mod ...but will work it out a little bit more ...radiator out to clean up internally soon


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cheezy grin whilst riding, kinda bloke ....oh the joy !!!! ...... ( brick aviator )

'86 K100 RT..#0090401 ..."Gerty" ( Gertrude Von Clickandshift ) --------O%Ort intermediate fairing brackets  Au-log10

'86 k100 rs.. #######..  "Fred " (f(rame) red ) ( Fredrick leichtundschnell ) - -
bits and pieces from many kind friends across the k100 world ...with many thanks ..
    

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Working with plastic or perspex or even polycarbonate makes things easier. I usually go down to the supplier where he has a $1 bin of offcuts.
No you will not see me bottomless!


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What about leggless Stan?????


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Stop picking on the disabled, Keef!

    

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Come on Sean...put the boot in, I know you get toey about it.


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Well that's a disarming thing to say, Stan....

    

RicK G

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If his wooden one was balsa it would be ok but I seem to recall him saying it was red gum.


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Actually, back in the dark ages when I first started using them, legs used to me made out of willow, like a good cricket bat! Now they're all new-fangled with carbon fibre etc.

    

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@Saxon7 wrote:Actually, back in the dark ages when I first started using them, legs used to me made out of willow, like a good cricket bat! Now they're all new-fangled with carbon fibre etc.
I suppose using willow would be enviromental vandalism now days so they
just burn all the old car tyres to get the carbon for the fibres


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"Man sacrifices his health in order to make money.
Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health.
And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived."   Dalai Lama


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charlie99

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when asking my brother why he wasnt going swimming at byron one year ....he reminded me that his artificial leg cost more than the car he drove up in ...and he wasnt going to put it in the sea anytime soon ...


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'86 K100 RT..#0090401 ..."Gerty" ( Gertrude Von Clickandshift ) --------O%Ort intermediate fairing brackets  Au-log10

'86 k100 rs.. #######..  "Fred " (f(rame) red ) ( Fredrick leichtundschnell ) - -
bits and pieces from many kind friends across the k100 world ...with many thanks ..
    

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It's very easy to spend $20,000 on a leg.
Hmm...that doesn't sound quite right does it,....

    

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Think of it this way...you only have to wax or shave one leg.


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Costs an arm and a leg holy smoke now I know how much that can be. Very Happy


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"Man sacrifices his health in order to make money.
Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health.
And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived."   Dalai Lama


Bikes 1998 K1100 LT, 1993 K75 RT, 1996 K75RT, 1986 K75 GS, 1979 Z1300 Kawasaki
    

17Back to top Go down   rt intermediate fairing brackets  Empty Re: rt intermediate fairing brackets Sun Feb 24, 2013 10:23 pm

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True Stan, but I also have to regularly maintain the hydraulics in my knee.... :pirat: Going down to Tamworth to do that tomorrow in fact...let's hope the weather improves and then Bella and I will go on the bike.
That's just for the leg, Rick. affraid

    

18Back to top Go down   rt intermediate fairing brackets  Empty Re: rt intermediate fairing brackets Mon Feb 25, 2013 12:04 am

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Like all good folk on this forum, we need pictures.....one of your parts costing more than parts for the bike! What is the "lifespan" of a leg like that? I know if someone has a knee replacement there is a life of about 15 years for the joint. Amazing how much wear and tear our bodies take, more amazing how many ks our Ks do without major replacements.


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19Back to top Go down   rt intermediate fairing brackets  Empty Re: rt intermediate fairing brackets Mon Feb 25, 2013 12:15 am

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The K bike engine is an amazing thing. 234,000km on mine now....that would be approximately 6 rebuilds on my old Triumph.
A prosthetic leg is good for 1 to 5 years. Not a very cheap hobby really.

    

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Bloody hell...is that all? At that price you would expect more. If someone stole your leg, I could see that you would be very angry, in fact...hopping mad.


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21Back to top Go down   rt intermediate fairing brackets  Empty Re: rt intermediate fairing brackets Tue Feb 26, 2013 12:17 am

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Engine vibration does those in. Same to a lesser degree on RSs. Keep the rubber isolators fresh and all your fairing panels nice and tight.


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"hopping mad"

Now that was bloody funny! Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing


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