Operation Strom

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Operation Strom

Postby DustyWheels » Wed Mar 10, 2010 8:36 pm

well a bit off wet weather today meant no painting, so I spent the day in the shed, finally getting a chance to start "Operation Strom"

First up was to do something with the rear fender extension, almost enough plastic in the thing to make a small Korean car
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So out came the dremal, and with a few bits and piece I had on hand I ended up with this
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you may have noticed that this covers access to the seat lock :banghead:
after throwing a few ideas around I came up with this
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just as I got this job finished a package arrived, so nothing for it, have to see what inside and if it fits :unsure:

first part of the protection gear - engine guards
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should do the job nicely
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Re: Operation Strom

Postby Grimmus » Wed Mar 10, 2010 9:01 pm

Thinking those house reno's are going to take a while?

(BTW - strom was the right choice)
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Re: Operation Strom

Postby 1coolbanana » Thu Mar 11, 2010 1:03 pm

:thumb:


:popcorn:
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Re: Operation Strom

Postby Whitey » Thu Mar 11, 2010 7:35 pm

mudrat wrote:
First up was to do something with the rear fender extension, almost enough plastic in the thing to make a small Korean car


You're not kidding ! :shock:

Happy farkling. :popcorn:
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Re: Operation Strom

Postby Benny » Thu Mar 11, 2010 7:53 pm

I've always hated the way those massive rear guards look.

Nice chop job :thumb:

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Re: Operation Strom

Postby DustyWheels » Thu Mar 11, 2010 8:10 pm

well thursday is shopping day in our house, so after dropping SWMBO as the shops it was off to get some new bars.
The stock bars although reasonable for road use, have waaaay to much sweep and about 30mm to low to be comfortable offroad.
I was originally going to go for Pro Taper SE ATV high bars, but they have a cross brace and I have read stories of guys having trouble fitting barkbusters, so went with the contours.

Standard bars are 101 high, 762 wide, 165 sweep

Pro Taper SE ATV High are 160 high, 813 wide, 100 sweep

Pro Taper SE ATV Mid are 150 high, 813 wide, 76 sweep

Pro Taper Contour - Pastrama FMX are 121 high, 775 wide, 55 sweep


the stock set up
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Ended up going for a set of Pro Taper Contour bars with Pastrama FMX bend and to get them to fit the 7/8ths stock clamps a pairs of RHK billet adaptors.

the new cockpit
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now to decide on which hand guards ?? :ne_nau:
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Re: Operation Strom

Postby 1coolbanana » Thu Mar 11, 2010 8:27 pm

:thumb:

You sure you cant wriggle your way into a Mungo trip next week :wink:

Some testing of the mods will be necessary 8)

Seems you already have a very understanding family :lol:
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Re: Operation Strom

Postby DustyWheels » Thu Mar 11, 2010 8:31 pm

1coolbanana wrote::thumb:

You sure you cant wriggle your way into a Mungo trip next week :wink:

Some testing of the mods will be necessary 8)

Seems you already have a very understanding family :lol:



not a chance :wall:
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Re: Operation Strom

Postby DustyWheels » Sat Mar 13, 2010 8:17 pm

Nobody home when I got up this morning (shiftworker) so of to the shed to install the bash plate that had arrived Friday courtesy of flea-bay :happy1:

the rear mounts where pretty straight forward (sorry no pics), but I wasn't overly impressed with the front mounting arrangement, which uses the header pipe clamp bolts. a solid knock could see a cracked or worse cylinder head yikes
the standard design
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so a bit of lateral thinking, a spare set of Bark buster clamps and some light fabrication and a solution was sorted.
right side
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left side
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you tend to loose a bit of clearance with the B & B Bash plate, but the thing is a solid as a tank (5mm alum. plate) and should support the bikes weight when necessary.
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Re: Operation Strom

Postby DustyWheels » Sat Mar 20, 2010 7:43 pm

another piece of protection hardware arrived on Thursday, which is pretty impressive considering they where only ordered on line on Tuesday :thumb:
of the myriad of Radiator guards available I ended going for the Radguard jobbies seemed to offer adequate protection at a reasonable cost.
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fitting was as easy as it gets and I must say I'm more than happy with the fitt and built quality
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