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    The side mounted repeater would have looked and been better in line with the actual indicator.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tarka View Post



    The side mounted repeater would have looked and been better in line with the actual indicator.
    I was wiping bottoms that day


    **LATE EDIT.....Actually Steve, there was a reason for it being at a different level...ISTR saying the same thing and being told what that reason was, but the double G cup Wurth rep was in at the time and I probably wasn't concentrating

    OK, so what do you think the floor of the deck is going to be made of?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fanum View Post
    I was wiping bottoms that day

    OK, so what do you think the floor of the deck is going to be made of?
    Checker pla ... No.

    Recycled Aga's?
    appears bright from a distance / dim up close

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ogmios View Post
    Checker pla ... No.

    Recycled Aga's?



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    The lockable chequer plate box came from a 4x4 shop on Ebay for 35 quid.....it's going to house the split charge system, battery, phone charge points etc



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    First test ride, off around the farm



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    The side indicator repeater still looks wrong though.................
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    Final build post.....

    After a bit of local testing, some very minor tweaks







    It's now out in the real world, on a winter commute being tested every day until a final checkover after which it goes to the Elefant and beyond

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    Very nice, is that going to have a seat or is that platform just for beer and other essentials?
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    Hello All and Tarka

    I've held off replying to this thread until I had done a few miles on the 'Special K' outfit to see what worked, broke, etc and now with just over 1,000 miles done in the last few weeks it seems well up to and above the job I wanted it for.

    The old K had belonged to my father since the early 90's and when he stopped riding he passed it on to me as a winter hack, it had only covered 35,000 miles and when the Nivomat gave up the ghost he replaced it with a new Ohlins and the front end got fitted with progressive fork springs and a fork brace. I have used it for the last few years as a winter rally bike and general commuter through the dark months but just didn't gel with the bike as a whole. Being used in winter the roads were usually wet, greasy or icy and at the end of the run the K was usually confronted with a muddy rally field.

    As Tarka and some of you know I also ran a Dnepr Outfit but it was just too slow for modern traffic on A roads and I felt unreliable for distance work hence came the idea originally to fit a Ural or Dnepr chassis to the Special K. It was a chance meeting with Gert at the Icy Ale Rally in December 2013 that changed all this when he offered to construct me an outfit on similar lines to his GS but fitted to the K. Well why not ???

    I delivered the bike down to Gert in Essex around May of 2014 and followed the work closely with photo updates. I have no engineering knowledge and just said build me something for winter rallies well that is the result and I'm well chuffed . On picking the outfit up I rode 180 miles back up the A1 with one stop, sitting her at around 65mph to 70mph to get used to the machine and check everything out. Two weeks of commute and town work followed before I loaded her up and went to the Thistle Rally last weekend, 580 mile round trip including motorways and boarder back roads all two up and loaded with camping gear, beer etc. WoW !!!!!, Pulls like a train, sits rock steady up to 90mph ( fastest I've been yet obviously on a closed circuit with professional guidance ). The down side at present is a head shake between 10mph and 20 mph which can get violent if you take your hand off the bars, eg to close your visor !!!!! but it settles down with a small opening of the throttle. It is still running the standard solo tyres which I will change when they wear out and I will look to fitting a hydraulic damper in the summer months. The only thing to break so far is the small rack above the mudguard, designed for waterproofs and other light items it broke at the corner weld, I think owing to that famous K vibration at 60 mph.

    I will keep and eye on other stuff over the coming months and let you know how it gets on but Gert has transformed an underused old K into a mile munching winter outfit and I'm pleased. Changes I would make or will make over the next few month include extending the front wind deflector and running the front top sidecar tube around the side infront of the spare fuel can. And if it keeps Tarka happy I may change the indicator repeater light round

    Here is a link to some photos from the Thistle Rally and I'll keep you informed how she goes. Thanks Gert for the work.


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    well !!

    Quote Originally Posted by Tarka View Post




    The side mounted repeater would have looked and been better in line with the actual indicator.
    to make a long story short here The sidemounted repeater is actually a sidemarkerlight and NOT a indicator hens i put it on the height of the rear lamp tarka
    Otherwise people might get confused that the indicator is still on

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    Quote Originally Posted by kloek View Post
    to make a long story short here The sidemounted repeater is actually a sidemarkerlight and NOT a indicator hens i put it on the height of the rear lamp tarka
    Otherwise people might get confused that the indicator is still on
    Ok mate....but I can only refer to what Fanum said.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Fanum View Post

    A spray over and a tidy, plus a side facing repeater
    Regardless...it still doesn't look right where it is.
    From the photos it would look better with just the 'side marker' you fitted near the mid point.
    I'd remove this one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fanum View Post
    First test ride, off around the farm

    Small world, that's my mates old Hummer!

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    Hi Fanum

    Great build, thanks for sharing with us all.
    Now that you've had it a while longer have you any more info to add. I would specifically like to know how the MC tyres are working out and how you find the steering given that it's not leading links on the front.

    Cheers

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