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Offline daveson

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How to monster a brick, instead of cafe it.
« on: March 28, 2019, 06:22:10 AM »
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Remove the seat, remove the mudflap.

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Re: How to monster a brick, instead of cafe it.
« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2019, 11:02:27 AM »
Awesome!
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Re: How to monster a brick, instead of cafe it.
« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2019, 11:25:01 AM »
Your monster seat looks more comfortable than most of the clown shoe seats I've seen on the coffee bikes.
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Re: How to monster a brick, instead of cafe it.
« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2019, 02:39:12 AM »
One of the funny things about this bike is that it has a generic, clear plastic fuel filter.  I've got a stack of bricks now,  and I changed the filter on all of them except this one,  to see for myself that the filter wouldn't break,  despite the extra pressure of a fuel injection system.  It was also installed externally, you can see it above the valve cover in the upper photo.
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Re: How to monster a brick, instead of cafe it.
« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2019, 12:34:37 PM »
Seat looks ‘comfy’! Lol
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Re: How to monster a brick, instead of cafe it.
« Reply #5 on: April 03, 2019, 12:46:50 PM »
Sooner or later that plastic filter will convert that bike into a rolling crematorium.
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Re: How to monster a brick, instead of cafe it.
« Reply #6 on: April 03, 2019, 07:19:56 PM »
Yep,  I'll have to get to that. Sadly it might just end up as a parts bike,  but for some reason it just feels way more fun than my blue one. It feels lower, even with a seat,  than my blue one but it's not.  The handle bar feels more forward but it's not,  it is about two inches wider though,  which makes a big difference to the feel.
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Re: How to monster a brick, instead of cafe it.
« Reply #7 on: April 04, 2019, 02:53:47 AM »
Do it up as a street scrambler.
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Re: How to monster a brick, instead of cafe it.
« Reply #8 on: April 04, 2019, 04:44:39 AM »
I think black suits these bricks.  Sometimes I think about mudguards with deep sides and a teardrop tank,  I like the 40's type look. It's had a hard life with 175,000 km on a non working odo. The previous owner used it on his farm. It had a home made crash bar and cleanable air filter. The front indicators are identical to those on my previous v star 650, also the same as on virago.

I can't justify spending much time on this one as my main bike and cars need some work.
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Re: How to monster a brick, instead of cafe it.
« Reply #9 on: April 04, 2019, 05:58:30 AM »
Shame not to just make it safe and ride it in the bad weather.
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Re: How to monster a brick, instead of cafe it.
« Reply #10 on: April 04, 2019, 09:06:28 AM »
It had a home made crash bar and cleanable air filter.
All K OEM airfilters are "cleanable" too.
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Re: How to monster a brick, instead of cafe it.
« Reply #11 on: April 04, 2019, 04:56:28 PM »
http://corbin.com/bmw/8696gun.shtml One of these in black would look good on it...imho.
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Re: How to monster a brick, instead of cafe it.
« Reply #12 on: April 04, 2019, 05:46:55 PM »

Hi Soggz, I don't ride in bad weather.

I won't spend much on this bike. One of the lucky things about down under is that you can be fussy about the weather conditions and still ride every week. I don't ride in bad weather, predicted bad weather, if the road is wet, rarely in city traffic and rarely during peak kangaroo hours. I ride when the temperature is between 15 and 30 Celsius, first out of respect for the bike, but now to look after my body a bit better. There are plenty of deer up the bush but very rare on bitumen roads.

I spose down under from us (New Zealand) is better again, no kangas to worry about. I wonder if they have any wildlife that's a danger on the roads,  I've often thought it would be a good place to tour by bike.
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Re: How to monster a brick, instead of cafe it.
« Reply #13 on: April 04, 2019, 06:35:22 PM »
K roo bars!  That's a market just waiting to happen!
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Re: How to monster a brick, instead of cafe it.
« Reply #14 on: April 04, 2019, 07:09:40 PM »
Hi Laitch, come on,  you know what I mean.

Hi Soggz, I don't ride in bad weather.

I won't spend much on this bike. One of the lucky things about down under is that you can be fussy about the weather conditions and still ride every week. I don't ride in bad weather, predicted bad weather, if the road is wet, rarely in city traffic and rarely during peak kangaroo hours. I ride when the temperature is between 15 and 30 Celsius, first out of respect for the bike, but now to look after my body a bit better. There are plenty of deer up the bush but very rare on bitumen roads.

I spose down under from us (New Zealand) is better again, no kangas to worry about. I wonder if they have any wildlife that's a danger on the roads,  I've often thought it would be a good place to tour by bike.
HA HA. I don’t ride in bad weather, either. I.e, most of the time... this is England, after all...
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Re: How to monster a brick, instead of cafe it.
« Reply #15 on: April 04, 2019, 09:03:24 PM »
K roo bars, good one,  that's got a real ring to it.
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Re: How to monster a brick, instead of cafe it.
« Reply #16 on: April 05, 2019, 05:06:42 AM »
Unlike my other bricks which have lines on the speedo at 5km/h increments, this one has it at 2km/h increments. Does anyone know why? Ex police?
(after a net search, it's original colour was police white)

Also,  like my other bricks,  it has extra lines at 50, 150, and 220km/h. Does anyone know why?
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Re: How to monster a brick, instead of cafe it.
« Reply #17 on: April 16, 2019, 03:41:14 AM »
Unlike my other bricks which have lines on the speedo at 5km/h increments, this one has it at 2km/h increments. Does anyone know why? Ex police?
(after a net search, it's original colour was police white)

Also,  like my other bricks,  it has extra lines at 50, 150, and 220km/h. Does anyone know why?
Does it go well? Ex police bikes had high lift cams fitted to them in the uk.
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Re: How to monster a brick, instead of cafe it.
« Reply #18 on: April 16, 2019, 06:53:52 AM »
Dunno, just seems normal, but I've never given it stick either. I've only taken it easy on minor roads.
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Re: How to monster a brick, instead of cafe it.
« Reply #19 on: April 16, 2019, 05:17:30 PM »
Dunno, just seems normal, but I've never given it stick either. I've only taken it easy on minor roads.
give it a handful and find out!
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Re: How to monster a brick, instead of cafe it.
« Reply #20 on: April 16, 2019, 05:21:21 PM »
Sounds like a plan for when I take it out next.
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Re: How to monster a brick, instead of cafe it.
« Reply #21 on: April 17, 2019, 01:54:49 AM »
Just a thought... are the extra speedo lines, national speed limits, for it country of origin?
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Re: How to monster a brick, instead of cafe it.
« Reply #22 on: April 18, 2019, 11:00:16 PM »
Maybe,  but it's hard to imagine which roads would have a speed limit of 220km/h. Also the lines are in slightly different positions to my other RT's
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Re: How to monster a brick, instead of cafe it.
« Reply #23 on: April 19, 2019, 01:39:35 AM »
Maybe,  but it's hard to imagine which roads would have a speed limit of 220km/h. Also the lines are in slightly different positions to my other RT's
possibly the autobahn in Germany...
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Re: How to monster a brick, instead of cafe it.
« Reply #24 on: April 19, 2019, 05:15:05 AM »

possibly the autobahn in Germany...

Nah unlimited when bricks were made,  prob now too.
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