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My new toy

Discussion in 'Bike Related Photographs' started by Paul-S, Oct 5, 2014.

  1. Whealie

    Whealie Moderator Staff Member Forum Supporter

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    This is the kind of thing I was talking about at the National. My daughter is never going to be big enough for an @ so I was thinking that 2 DR350s with bigger tanks and some additional fairing protection would make a better option. That Britannia Composites Lynx fairing cockpit http://www.britanniacomposites.com/inde ... roductmenu looks the danglies. I will be interested to see how you get on.
     
  2. Paul-S

    Paul-S Active Member

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    I'll start a thread on it's progress

    The fairing is expensive but you get a lot for the money too - I'll be going down the 2 x HID lights route
     
  3. Paul-S

    Paul-S Active Member

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    It's a great peice of kit

    I'll be doing a thread on the updates
     
  4. Whealie

    Whealie Moderator Staff Member Forum Supporter

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    My understanding is HIDs are illegal in the UK on bikes.
     
  5. Lowflyer

    Lowflyer Well-Known Member

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    Looking good Paul,be interesting to see the finished article. :thumbsup:
     
  6. Paul-S

    Paul-S Active Member

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    No quite Chris otherwise all of the cars produced and sold here with HIDs are illegal too

    The issue is converting a non HID lamp using the reflector for a candescent bulb with a HID bulb - that's the illegal bit

    If you buy HID specific headlights the reflector is specific to the bulbs so no problem or light dispersement issues
     
  7. Stubbsie

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    Very tidy example there Paul.
    Nice one pleased for you mate, are you taking to the Welsh Invasion ?
     
  8. Paul-S

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    I doubt it will be ready in time with the modifications planned

    If it is partly ready I am considering it

    Can & Jetting will happen mid Novermber and next up is the rack and pannier frames, then a bigger fuel tank and the cockpit fairing
     
  9. Raymo

    Raymo Active Member

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    +1 here Paul, like Chris said there was several drunken chats about 450cc and 50 bhp being enough for a light useful adventure bike :idea-013: :thumbsup:
     
  10. Ian Porter

    Ian Porter Administrator Staff Member Forum Supporter

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    too right,

    Ruth would love a CCM450 Adventure as it's the only 'Adventure' bike out there for short arses, shame they're so damn expensive :(

    looking forward to seeing the finished article Paul
     
  11. Paul-S

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    This ones only got 33hp so you should all be able to keep up
     
  12. Paul-S

    Paul-S Active Member

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    Cheers Ian

    The CCM is so expensive and people have done great things with the DRZs

    They've been around long enough and there's millions of bits you can get for them
     
  13. Paul-S

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    I've also been looking at DR350s but they're getting long in the tooth now and parts are limited as well as aftermarket stuff

    A low power low compression DRZ400 suits my needs

    It's got the better suspension of the early models
     
  14. Ian Porter

    Ian Porter Administrator Staff Member Forum Supporter

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    but can you get them to go low enough for a proper short arse? :)
     
  15. Paul-S

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    Possu lowered his for his girlfriend so she could tour S America. He did a great build thread on ADV rider and some links into HU

    Bar risers to make enough space to push the forks higher up through the top yoke clamp and lowering links to drop the back end down. You can also get a seat made that is 1" lower than stock

    I think Ruth and her are similar height (maybe Ruth is actually a bit taller)
     
  16. Ian Porter

    Ian Porter Administrator Staff Member Forum Supporter

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    Someone shorter than Ruth, nah, that cant be right :)
     
  17. Ian Porter

    Ian Porter Administrator Staff Member Forum Supporter

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    Just found Possu's thread, his girlfriend must be quite a bit taller than Ruth as she rides an 1150gs, Ruth can't get on mine without a step ladder :)
     
  18. Philwhiskeydrinker

    Philwhiskeydrinker Well-Known Member

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    Just seen this Paul, nice find :)
     
  19. Paul-S

    Paul-S Active Member

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    Yes Phil

    I'm well pleased
     
  20. Rubberchicken

    Rubberchicken Well-Known Member

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    DRZ forks are fairly trivial to lower internally too it seems. A spacer in the right place, or so I've been told by the various people sticking these forks into airhead GSes. Very popular forks, those. :)

    (I've got a 2006 model front end in the shed waiting for some time/money/inspiration. :D )
     

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