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post #31 of 87 Old 04-06-2011, 03:51 AM Thread Starter
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I have just got home with today's deliveries

Buell XB headlight, and Narcosis Junky's Bashplate and suspension lift.

Also shown is yesterdays delivery of the ride it levers




Bashplate and dogbones



Side view, it sure is very well made and strong...



I don't know if the Buell headlight will be successful It uses H7 lamps, so i have to figure out a way to either convert the headlight unit to H4 or make some kind of adapter to run from the H4 socket on the Strom to the H7 lamps...

It is a beautiful headlight though, very well made and extremely light

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post #32 of 87 Old 04-06-2011, 11:05 AM
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Steve,

Having own HB racks, i think they look nicer than motech without bags on and u leave them on bike. Motech has different mounting kits u can buy to mount other bags should u need to one day.

HB racks are not so good for fitting tool tubes if u want to do that one day

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post #33 of 87 Old 04-09-2011, 04:40 AM Thread Starter
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Steve,

Having own HB racks, i think they look nicer than motech without bags on and u leave them on bike. Motech has different mounting kits u can buy to mount other bags should u need to one day.

HB racks are not so good for fitting tool tubes if u want to do that one day
Thanks for the feedback Ace, the info HB sent me was very impressive, they have now also incorporated quick release mounts the same as SW Motech. I'm still confussed about which way to go, so i will defer the decision to a later time.

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Today's journey..

The day started well, the Altrider crashbars are fantastic, the build quality is streets ahead of the competition i have seen. The welds are works of art.

Top mounts..



Lower mount..



They fitted beautifully, my only problem was fitting the 2 countersunk screws in the cross brace, the threads in the alloy were full of swarf, so the first screw got damaged Luckily, i found a tap, so we could clean out the threads and finish the install.

Next part was Narcosis Junky's bash plate. The rear bracket install was a breeze, and things were looking good for an easy install. Unfortunately things were not as smooth as i hoped. The Altrider crashbar must sit higher and closer to the engine than others, when i tried to install the upgraded hardware option, the backing plate would not clear the front barrel.

Luckily a bench grinder saved the day and i rounded off the profile and solved the problem (sort of) Unfortunately i couldn't centre the bashplate at the front due to the clearance issues, no big deal, the front is about 10mm off centre to ensure clearance for the engine.

Ground backing plate..



Problem area..



Rubber gasket..



Although i experienced problems mounting the plate, i would recommend it to all, the workmanship is great, and Yanni did a great job designing a plate that fits "so many" crashbars.

Next "to do" job was the suspension raising kit, again great work from Yanni, machined from stainless steel, they are far more substantial than the OEM ones. Install was a breeze, about 10 minutes in all.



I also mounted the rec/reg, i'm just waiting on a custom loom from Jim so i can finish the job off. On Jim's advice i will be replacing the loom connector with a metripack connector.



Final job for the day was to install the Ride It billet shorty levers. Easy install but one problem emerged, the clutch lever although sold to suit the strom, didn't have the tab to close the starting safety switch. It will be a simple enough solution of bypassing the switch.



Long shot of the bashplate and Altrider bars



Now all i have to do is figure out the lighting, dash and screen

Cheers

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post #35 of 87 Old 04-09-2011, 05:45 AM
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Looking good Steve.
Those bars and bashplate really look the biz.

Oh, I got my crashbars and bashplate fitted up today, and I didn't need to post for help
After speaking to you I have also ordered those dog bones from Yann.

Look forward to seeing your build finished - should be great.

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post #36 of 87 Old 04-11-2011, 10:39 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks Mick,

Not much progression on my bike yet.

I'm still waiting for more parts.

I have just ordered the Sena intercom like yours, i think i'll sell the autocom.

I have also just bought a carbon fibre front guard to replace the factory one, tragic ain't it It is to suit an R1200GS BMW, but i think it will fit really well. I am planning on fitting it to the forkbrace... Fingers crossed it all works out.

Looks good... it weighs 9 grams!! and will provide much better clearance for the front tyre.





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Steve I'm liking this,we are all aware of what the Glitch can and has done to the strom in fact it is folk law,your makeover is very different and I look forward to the progression,BMW parts on a strom,we are but commoners mate
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whay a lift kit for the rear shock - is the bike too low for you?

2008 DL1000 - second hand with kaoko CC, bash plate, rad guard, centre stand and crash bars fitted. Since purchase I have added - Richland peg lowering plates and fork brace, mirror extenders, 12v plug, rear rack extender, flash alu chain guard, madstad brackets, with tyre repair kit and mini compressor under the seat. Steel pony bags on order and some homemade panniers frames halfway made.


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[QUOTE=rpo83;671775]Next "to do" job was the suspension raising kit, again great work from Yanni, machined from stainless steel, they are far more substantial than the OEM ones. Install was a breeze, about 10 minutes in all.



Gittay rpo83 ... Really looking forward to the finished bike .... BMW and Buell and Aprilia on a Strom ... love it ... always reckoned my Aprilia mirrors added a bit of "mongrel" ...

Have your raising links resulted in the bike leaning over too far on the side stand? I have read elsewhere that this causes problems and it has made me think twice about doing it myself so keen to see how it works for you?

Who is Yanni anyhow??? Can we buy these links from him?
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Steve I'm liking this,we are all aware of what the Glitch can and has done to the strom in fact it is folk law,your makeover is very different and I look forward to the progression,BMW parts on a strom,we are but commoners mate
Hi Windy, I wish i had 10% of Glitch's skills... it would make my life alot easier and cheaper.

It isn't actually a BM part, so i can escape with my head held high. I saw them advertised on ADV, i really liked the look and thought that even with my poor skills i should be able to at least bolt it to the forkbrace.

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whay a lift kit for the rear shock - is the bike too low for you?
Hi copout, the lift is to provide as much ground clearance as possible. I want to take the bike off road as much as i can, so ground clearance is important, especially because i have lowered the pegs and fitted the bashplate.

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Next "to do" job was the suspension raising kit, again great work from Yanni, machined from stainless steel, they are far more substantial than the OEM ones. Install was a breeze, about 10 minutes in all.



Gittay rpo83 ... Really looking forward to the finished bike .... BMW and Buell and Aprilia on a Strom ... love it ... always reckoned my Aprilia mirrors added a bit of "mongrel" ...

Have your raising links resulted in the bike leaning over too far on the side stand? I have read elsewhere that this causes problems and it has made me think twice about doing it myself so keen to see how it works for you?

Who is Yanni anyhow??? Can we buy these links from him?
Yanni is "Narcosis Junky" he makes the bashplates and links, he is a vendor here and at ADV.

She will certainly be a bitsa I just hope she will look good when i'm finished.

The bike leans over slightly more, it is hard to say if it is unstable as i have not got the tank on at the moment. If it is a problem, i'll simply add some material to the bottom of the sidestand.

I think the benefits will far outweigh the costs. When i rode the demo bike i commented that the steering felt slow. I read that many people drop the front end, i didn't want to do that as it would reduce ground clearance. So by raising the rear, hopefully, it will give both better clearance and quicken up the steering... win-win

More bits arrived tonight, hopefully i'll be able to get some more done this week, as the next 2 weekends are busy for me, so work will happen.

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