GL 1200 cafe (Te Racer) projekt.

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Re: GL 1200 cafe (Te Racer) projekt.

Post #31 by CYBORG » Sat May 14, 2016 11:33 am

I think it looks O.K. But I would worry a little about how short it is in the back. Longer is better for protecting the radiator
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Post #32 by Buli » Sat May 14, 2016 11:41 am

CYBORG wrote:I think it looks O.K. But I would worry a little about how short it is in the back. Longer is better for protecting the radiator



Good point. Hmm . maby i put tighter net front of radiator. Lol

I think ( not sure) German licensplate is pretty much same size as here in finland.
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Post #33 by CYBORG » Sat May 14, 2016 11:51 am

Your probably right about the size. A tighter netting on the radiator is a good idea
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Post #34 by Norbert R » Sat May 14, 2016 4:46 pm

I think the fender looks 100% Buli.
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Re: GL 1200 cafe (Te Racer) projekt.

Post #35 by Bearpaw » Mon May 16, 2016 12:22 pm

What did you do with all the wires around headlight . I am thinking of Bobber with a Springer seat if I can figure out a way to make it work any ideas.
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Re: GL 1200 cafe (Te Racer) projekt.

Post #36 by Buli » Mon May 16, 2016 1:28 pm

Bearpaw wrote:What did you do with all the wires around headlight . I am thinking of Bobber with a Springer seat if I can figure out a way to make it work any ideas.


Do you mean wires that remain when stripping is done? I leave all i need to make gauges, lights, and turn singnals to work. Wires which were for radio will be stripped off (all other wires is needed). Wiering is what i still hafty do, so i dont have better answer jet. I get back to that issue when get to it.
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Post #37 by Bearpaw » Mon May 16, 2016 2:15 pm

Wasn't thinking of much frame mod other than getting rid of parts that hold fender on.
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Post #38 by Buli » Mon May 16, 2016 2:42 pm

Bearpaw wrote:Wasn't thinking of much frame mod other than getting rid of parts that hold fender on.


Is your bike 1200? Do you mean cutting the frame behind rear shock?
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Post #39 by Old Fogey » Mon May 16, 2016 2:45 pm

The Photoshop picture reminded of this:

Munch.jpg
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Re: GL 1200 cafe (Te Racer) projekt.

Post #40 by Buli » Mon May 16, 2016 3:20 pm

Old Fogey wrote:The Photoshop picture reminded of this:

Munch.jpg


Oh dear really? I must do some radical chace and fast. I want it look litlebit more evil an powerful looking bike. Hahaaa.
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Post #41 by BikeMaine » Mon May 16, 2016 7:56 pm

Buli wrote:
Old Fogey wrote:The Photoshop picture reminded of this:

Munch.jpg


Oh dear really? I must do some radical chace and fast. I want it look litlebit more evil an powerful looking bike. Hahaaa.

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Post #42 by Easter » Tue May 17, 2016 1:15 pm

Really looks nice. Look forward to more photos as you progress.
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Re: GL 1200 cafe (Te Racer) projekt.

Post #43 by Buli » Fri May 20, 2016 6:27 am

I got turn signals and rear light from China but not gotta time to finnish instalation. It seems this finnishin takes so long.

I bought adapters to install 22mm steeringbar in these 1" original holders but it did not work, installation is slack. Now i need rethink how i resolve this steeringbar issue. Any ideas??



Short 10 days break now. I travel to Spain to bring back home my daughter who has been in intership there for 11weeks. Miss her.
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Re: GL 1200 cafe (Te Racer) projekt.

Post #44 by Easter » Fri May 20, 2016 10:55 am

Standard Goldwing handlebars are 7/8 inch. I wasn't aware anyone made smaller bars. Some newer bikes, especially Harley Davidson use 1" bars. A tight fit on the bars is absolutely critical.
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2008 (I think) GL1800 Nice bike but as exciting as the family sedan!
76 GL1100 yes, 1100 with 1000 heads and cams, being customized
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Re: GL 1200 cafe (Te Racer) projekt.

Post #45 by Old Fogey » Fri May 20, 2016 11:55 am

7/8" is 22mm. Looks like someone may have had those clamps bored out to take Harley bars..
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