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sw-nsw

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Reply #15 on: September 19, 2020, 08:00:36 am
Taillight done, now the fender needs some sanding and a new seat has to be done
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Reply #16 on: September 19, 2020, 11:50:19 am
Taillight done, now the fender needs some sanding and a new seat has to be done

           Nice! Simple. Classic. Timeless  :)
'08 Black AVL Classic.ACEhead 9.8:1/manifold/canister. TM32/Open short bottle/hot tube removed. Pertronix Coil. Fed mandates removed. Gr.TCI. Bobber seat. Battery in right side case. Decomp&all doodads removed. '30s Lucas taillight/7" visored headlight. Much blackout & wire/electrical upgrades


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Reply #17 on: December 21, 2020, 12:09:29 pm
Finally the custom sprocket is finished. Now i have a 16 t front sprocket in 520, and a 2.15x18” rear wheel.
Tire diameter is bigger, sidestand is perfect now. Weight saving roughly 5 kg with the chain.
In the next weeks hopefully i replace the bloody heavy triple clamps, ( they are steel!!!) and maybe the seat. Some pics of the progress:


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Reply #18 on: December 21, 2020, 04:15:51 pm
That looks great!

Incredible weight savings!

I am jealous.

Can you please tell us what the costs of this transformation are?

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Toni


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Reply #19 on: December 21, 2020, 11:14:07 pm
Bah. Humbug. It's too clean. [/jealousy] ;D

It looks good. Looking forward to hearing how you like it out in the bush
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Reply #20 on: February 05, 2021, 09:36:20 am
Spent some time with the bike in the workshop again. 6000 km service and some paint.
Bought a scale.
Weight with full tank 163kg. Its ok for the moment, but still room for improvement. My goal would be 150kg. If i cross that bridge i have to go deeper in it: Aluminium tank with a bit less fuel, chop the subframe and build a new one, weld a new exhaust out of thinner pipe, no pillion footrests, and some other bits and pieces. And maybe a 462 kit, just to save some weight inside the engine😂. The downside: its only a single seater short trip tourer after that, but if i am honest, i dont want to travel around OZ on my Himmy, so maybe i will do it.
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Reply #21 on: February 05, 2021, 05:40:10 pm
Outstanding workmanship and a great looking bike. In my experience the two don't always go hand and hand, but you did a terrific job.


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Reply #22 on: February 10, 2021, 09:48:35 am
Exhaust done....
Next some tidy up, seat mod and the new triple clamps


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Reply #23 on: February 24, 2021, 05:20:02 pm
Well yea BMW did have some good design features, but at the same time they had some particularly bad ones, those design engineers there just can't get everything right.


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Reply #24 on: February 24, 2021, 10:37:59 pm
Seat mod, rack and muffler swap
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Reply #25 on: February 24, 2021, 10:41:59 pm
New Brembo caliper for rear disc. 250g less


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Reply #26 on: March 07, 2021, 09:22:17 pm
On tour with the Himalayan light