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Hey Laalves,
Great looking R9T! (y)
Is that center stand made by BMW or is some 3rd party part? I would like to have some kind of center stand for maintenance purposes and that might be a good option.
Thx TiM81! It's the Wunderlich centre stand. You can get it straight from Wunderlich here: Wunderlich R nineT centre stand

Note that, if you have the single seat configuration with the BMW low exhaust bracket, you will have to modify the bracket to fit the left side centre stand bracket and that requires the use of a milling machine to do it properly. They do not show this in the instructions or in the website.
 

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Thx TiM81! It's the Wunderlich centre stand. You can get it straight from Wunderlich here: Wunderlich R nineT centre stand

Note that, if you have the single seat configuration with the BMW low exhaust bracket, you will have to modify the bracket to fit the left side centre stand bracket and that requires the use of a milling machine to do it properly. They do not show this in the instructions or in the website.
Oh it's Wunderlicht, that's good to know. Thanks a lot for the information! :D
It's good that you mentioned that, because have no milling machine that I could use, so I think it might be better to just skip this one.
 

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And today I painted the front fender brackets and the seat brackets in black and installed a Rizoma aluminium front fender. I clearcoated all of these (brackets and the fender itself).

It would be nice for Rizoma to had done this and save me the hassle, considering this bike is already full of brushed aluminium.

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The seat and fender brackets end up with a frosted look due to the texture of the cast aluminium with which these are made. Still dreaming with the Gilles Tooling 1000€ seat brackets, but I guess they will stay as a dream:

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For that price I can put in Öhlins cartridges in the front suspension which is the next long term project.
 

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I too have the Rizoma front mudguard but am wondering why you though to clearcoat it?
Do you just prefer a 'thicker' finish?
What did you use for the clearcoat, and was there any special prep so it stays on?
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Still dreaming with the Gilles Tooling 1000€ seat brackets, but I guess they will stay as a dream:
Yeah I drooled over those too, but no way am I paying the asking price! Nothing pre-owned has appeared on fleabay and haven't seen any on our forum marketplace either at a price more welcoming to a canny Scot! :)
 

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Discussion Starter · #46 ·
I too have the Rizoma front mudguard but am wondering why you though to clearcoat it?
Do you just prefer a 'thicker' finish?
What did you use for the clearcoat, and was there any special prep so it stays on?
Cheers
Well, the brushed anodised (flat) aluminium look does not agree with any of the clearcoated brushed aluminium bits I already have: tank sides, hump, radiator covers and airbox covers, all BMW OEM.
So, I simply sprayed 2-component epoxy clearcoat high gloss on it, after prepping it with some light scotchbriting. As it comes brushed from Rizoma already, it is now a very good match with the other bits.
 

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Yeah I drooled over those too, but no way am I paying the asking price! Nothing pre-owned has appeared on fleabay and haven't seen any on our forum marketplace either at a price more welcoming to a canny Scot! :)
Yep, horrible asking price. I could get it for about 800€ from my Rizoma dealer but still way too much. 500€ or so would have me scratching my head in due consideration.
 

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Nice bike. When you put your side bags on do they cover your rizoma turn/tail lights? What bags and mounts do you have? Do you have pictures? Do they work with a passenger?
 

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Hi, thx! Both the bags and the brackets for them are the BMW accessories available from the accessory catalog. I think the brackets are made by SW-Motech as well as the bags. You can buy the same from SW-Motech and use the BMW bags or buy the BMW brackets and use the SW-Motech bags ;-). In my case it's all BMW.

As to riding pillion, the manual says NOT but it's doable (my son has done so), if the bags are not stuff full. Mind you the pillion will essentially only have the heel of the shoe on the footpeg.

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Today I did the cheapest and easiest mod so far to my bike.

The BMW badge is a car part (for wheel centres), ref is 36131181081 and it set me back 7€. It comes with a back sticker but as it is of a convex shape it might not adhere very well so I added a few drops of superglue around the edge of the badge to reinforce adhesion.
I looked around to both the machined breastplate and the carbon one but decided that it is not a very good idea to have that sort of money facing 150km/h winds loaded with meteorite bugs, rocks, etc. Indeed, my original plastic one already has a few small scratches and dents so this might turn out to be a consumable part but I felt it still needed a bit of bling and I think I managed that with 7€.

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And another update, the details of which may be found in the DIY thread: DIY - Installation of Unitgarage crashbars (EUR4 version)

Unitgarage crashbars, here's a photo, hardly noticeable from this distance.:

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From the side, it does not obscure the heads although that's a compromise in protection.

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I n the next photos, it is visible that they have a different profile from the SW-Motech and Wunderlich offers, being closer to BMW's, they protrude out a bit more and, if they hit the ground, it will not be with a horizontal crossbar below the cylinder, it'll be with the front arm.
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I was a bit concerned about the negative impact on the filtering/lane splitting abilities of the bike but looking down, I don't think it'll make any difference. Those are not the best abilities of any big boxer and the nineT is certainly no PCX125 which, in traffic jams, zigzag around me like crazy but they haven't worsened by these bars.
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If you compare these to the BMW crashbars, it is visible that those extend quit a bit more outwards and certainly will impact on the bike's abilities maneuvering: https://www.ninetowners.com/attachments/orf792zeskan5zr1rnlk-q-jpg.127320/

They are visibly also quite protective since they extend outwards considerably more than any other design.
 

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As already show in the corresponding DIY thread, I now have the machined covers: heads and alternator belt:
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Obviously there's no headers in place and that's because they are being "ceramicised". First step is to remove the chrome:

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It'll be a Techline Black Satin coating. Should be back this Tuesday and more photos will follow.
 

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My original 2,75 year old battery has already refused to start once (a charger jolt nursed it), and on several occasions it did it but lazily and slowly and is now dropping 15-20% of charge overnight if left off the BMW tender (I have a Ctek Bluetooth monitor). Reading the tea leaves, I saw myself getting stranded somewhere at night and under the rain some place, so before that happens and after a lot of research, decided to try Li-Ion. My requirements were that it had an incorporated BMS and be substantially more powerful than the OEM, so I got this:

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It comes with several bottom and lateral spacers and for our bikes, just two bottom thick spacers are needed to reach the required 145mm height.
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I won't do a DIY on this since there's plenty of those around already but will report later on how it went and how it behaves although my area is now going into partial lockdown from today so I won't have chances to do leisure rides, only needed rides.

Still waiting on the headers...
 

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Your bike looks really nice ! Very tasty sets of mods here, keep it coming (y)
I suggest you remove the forks reflector, these are just glued with double sided tape, this would give the bike a much cleaner look :cool:
 

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Your bike looks really nice ! Very tasty sets of mods here, keep it coming (y)
I suggest you remove the forks reflector, these are just glued with double sided tape, this would give the bike a much cleaner look :cool:
Merci! I thought about that but that would make it not road legal. I doubt a cop would spot it, ie, being able to distinguish a Euro4 from a Euro3 bike but still.... It won't have to go to its first inspection until it's 4 year old (and I could always put them back on my way there!) so I'm kind of over the edge...
 

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I definitely understand the legal side of it, we don't have bike inspection (yet) in France so you can mod quite extensively here, until the police pulls you over if you went too far ..
I think the reflectors are the first thing that went away as soon as my bike landed, but kept them in stock in case of. I keep every stock parts i remove in case i need to go back to stock at some point for an inspection or while an added part is being serviced (like suspension). I don't think any stock part removed is worth selling for very little money vs the hassle to buy one back if you ever need to quickly go back to stock.
 

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I keep every stock parts i remove in case i need to go back to stock at some point for an inspection or while an added part is being serviced (like suspension). I don't think any stock part removed is worth selling for very little money vs the hassle to buy one back if you ever need to quickly go back to stock.
I do exactly the same. I have a few boxes with all removed original parts in them in case I want to sell the bike, although I did buy this bike as a keeper. I may add to the fleet later, but this one will stay. The rear shock has a dealer sticker price of about 1200€ and yet it commands 50 or 100€ in ebay at most. Totally not worth it.

All the mods I made that require paperwork change I made them legal but that was a bureaucratic nightmare and included an inspection in which I had to explain the direction of rotation of the rear wheel to the inspector. Kid you not....🤪. Model specific BMW original accessories don't require paperwork change.
 

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Job done, battery replaced.

What an absurd design to have to remove the tank to replace two consumables, the air filter and the battery.

The bike is only 8300km and the air filter is to be replaced at each 20000km but since I was going to have access to it anyway and it's not an expensive item, I replaced it as well. It was dirty.

Anyway, just a couple of rough pics of what went down this evening.

Lifting the tank to set it on top of the improvised table made of two home gym bars and with a wooden plank on top. I rotated the rear and put on top of the plank, leaving the nose of the tank on top of a smaller wooden plank on the bike. That avoided disconnecting the fuel lines. It worked.

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New battery already in place:

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From the rear. It's a Skyrich! Weird name and is made in China but it is THE Li-Ion battery supplier for Ducati, KTM, Beta and a few others. Shouldn't be bad, let's see.
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Unfortunately, couldn't start the engine as I don't have the headers on and not only I don't want to wake the dead but also don't want it to throw errors due to the removed oxygen sensors.

Need to wait until they are back with their new black satin ceramic coating attire.
 
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