Bricolages

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This is my bike right after arrival from Grenoble...
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... and this is, how it looks now. Note the new oilpan protection and the Touratech toolbox attached to it (click to enlarge). The toolbox is that badly designed that I actually think about removing it again: The box is not only small, but the lids for the locks make it impossible to put anything substancial in it.
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A view below the tank before...
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... and after completion of the works. 1) is the additional transformer coil and 3) the additional controller unit for the dual ignition. The control unit is actually taken from a VW Rabbit. 2) and 6) indicate the mounts for the large HPN-tank. The relays 4) hide the new diode board/regulator unit. Finally, 5) shows how I will carry my spare throttle cable.
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It is worth to have a look at the combined controller/diode board unit. I was told that it very improbable that it breaks. However, I left the diode board I bought in Grenoble behind the alternator cap as a spare part, just in case...
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This is how the rear frame was strenghened. The sheet is about 4mm thick. We could not get any other thickness (we did look for a 2mm-sheet). Klaus discussed intensely the question whether to weld or just to screw the sheet to the frame.
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As I said, 4 mm...
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Eventually, the sheet were welded to the frame. Click to enlarge the picture and see the sheet welded to the frame in the background. As you can see in the foreground, a "Ducati-style" strenghening was added to the right side of the frame. I am note quite sure if it is useful, but it sure looks nice :)
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Finally, my bike with the new Tesch-boxes including quick-relase. Rack and rear frame have been powder coated.
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You will notice that I had the quick release changed. The boxes will now just stay in medium position.
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That is how my bike looks with the boxes attached. There are still some things I would like to change before leaving by end of the month, but the appearance ontheroad shoud be quite similar.