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Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Screen play..

After much hacking up of the Zero Gravity Double Bubble screen and still not liking where the airflow was hitting me I bought an OEM screen.

Got it from a wreckers in Scotland of all places. Could not find one down under here.

So far I can say I really like this screen. The airflow now seems to hit me on the top of the helmet. Not around the chin area. So this should mean the buffeting I was experiencing is all but gone. Helps too that I have the original bars back on and this puts my upper body lower too. Soon I will try a set of Renthal Ultra Low bars and see if this tucks me down even further.




Monday, 14 May 2012

Heel guard and dongle...


Made a heat shield/heel guard for the muffler and a dongle to help me lift eh bike onto the centre stand.

Heat shield/heel guard from formed from a bit of mounting bracket I had lying around. As I have moved the pillion foot pegs forward a pillions heel can and does sit on the muffler. Not anymore.


The dongle is a lifting handle I made from a BMW pillion peg and mount. Took the rubber off it and trimmed it down. With throw over bags on all the time I have real trouble getting the bike up onto the main stand. Of late I have found that using the stand on the main stand and push down with all your weight is stuffing my right knee up. So much so that I am having trouble bending my knee. Now I have a folding handle I can hold onto to help me pull the bike up while still standing on the main stand. Just don't need to use my weight now. 




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