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post #1 of 465 Old 12-23-2014, 07:58 PM Thread Starter
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Well here's what I'm getting up to in my den this winter. The weather is officially shitty and my bike has been tucked away in semi hibernation for a month now. Time to amuse myself and start bolting on bits that I'd been gathering since buying the bike, but couldn't stop riding it for long enough to fit.


Firstly I added some BMW cam cover protectors....





Not bad for £80 the pair. Won't be worth sh1t in a high speed tumble but will help in low speed tips...


Next up was fitting the BMW tank bag harness... Very easy and the harness looks good enough to leave on the bike without the bag. Added bonus is that the harness will help protect the tank and save me buying a tank protector.





Now for the expensive part! Ilmberger carbon fiber Hugger!

An easy enough install once the silencer and rear wheel is removed, but I was uneasy with simply using the bolts provided with the Hugger as the bolts that came off the rear bevel drive had large captive washers on them, so I used some that I had in the garage. Took it nice and steady torqueing up the bolts to the required value given by Ilmberger, and there were a few creaks of complaint from the hugger as I neared full tightness. Sweaty palms time! lol








MMMMMMMMMMMM.....Carbon fiber goodness!





Very happy with how the bike looks so far.... Now waiting for the Motobox LED tail tidy before ditching the exhaust flapper valve and bolting the rear wheel and silencer back on.


Oh and I managed to find a use for that ugly diving board at the back of the bike before the tail tidy arrives....





Will add to this thread when the Motobox bits arrive... .Stay tuned!

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wow I think we may be on the same speed I pretty much did similar stuff.
But I do like the tank protector idea. My idea for that same reason was going to be Bagster.com or DE etc. :-) and they have the full tank cover so I know I would be cloaking it and maybe not pretty but I didnt think of your idea. Till Now
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Hey Dave, What's in the mug? Bike looks great. A word of advice on the tank strap...Cut out a piece of microfibre cloth the same contour as the front part of the strap(Where it is closest to the key) and keep it under the strap when you tighten it all up. That is the one area where I have seen accelerated wear under the strap.
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Hey Dave, What's in the mug? Bike looks great. A word of advice on the tank strap...Cut out a piece of microfibre cloth the same contour as the front part of the strap(Where it is closest to the key) and keep it under the strap when you tighten it all up. That is the one area where I have seen accelerated wear under the strap.
Sadly just strong coffee! I was driving early the next morning. The drink drive limit was recently reduced to 50mg in Scotland, so even a pint of beer could kill your licence. Bit of a pain in the rear, but better safe than sorry.

Thanks for the tip for the tank bag harness.

Can't wait for the Motobox Tail tidy to arrive!

Still not fully decided on the bar end mirrors I'm going for, but think it's almost certain that I'll be opting for Oberon bar end indicators to go with the Oberon indicators that Motobox will be supplying with the tail tidy.

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Looking good Dave ...
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Looking good pal. The rear mud guard must be a good improvement. How does it work? Can you provide a a link?

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Hey Dave, What's in the mug? Bike looks great. A word of advice on the tank strap...Cut out a piece of microfibre cloth the same contour as the front part of the strap(Where it is closest to the key) and keep it under the strap when you tighten it all up. That is the one area where I have seen accelerated wear under the strap.
I have seen wear from tank bags on too many bikes. Due the "soft" nature of this tank's paint, I went with the Hepco and Becker tank bag that mounts to the fuel filler and does not touch the tank at all. I highly recommend that route.
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Hi, you can try this link for reference - it's a UK suplier.

Performance Parts

Also you could try connecting to Ilmberger's home site:

Ilmberger Online-Shop - Carbon Herstellung ? Vertrieb von Carbon Parts und Motoradzubehör - Ilmberger Carbon Shop


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My girlfriend gave me a mug upgrade as part of my Christmas present!


Here it is installed on the bike....















My girlfriend, however, doesn't need upgraqding....


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