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XT Mods for low cost

Hey up
Thanks to all who have helped me with tips and tricks
Maybe these may encourage / help others
Tank bag is a BMW GS 1100 1150
fits easy as owt

Splash guard is 1/8 Makrolon / Lexian
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Hi, nice mods I can see you have carbon fibre fork protection where did you find them??
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Wind spoiler GPS protector, made from 1/8 makrolon, warmed it up with hot air gun, fixed it to a bracket from indicator bolts and handlebar strut

Heated grip switch and 12v power socket bolted to the bracket also - clock just fills a space
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forgot thie pictures
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Got pissed off with the no-veiw from the mirrors so I cut them and inserted a 2" piece of rod welded um up = VISION

weled SS wing nut to a piece of 6mm SS screwed rod big washer and a Rubber Tap washer = great seat retaining bolts that dont ( Yet ) unscrew themselves
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do i see a problem, or am i being paranoid??

Hiya Mick, great mods there... espescially the mirrors!
one thing bugs me a bit though......
the XT is an air cooled motor and the splash guard is in front of the exhaust and the head, would that not stop some of the cooling effect of the air over the fins and exhaust?
not tying to put a damper on your idea you understand, i think it is a good one, keeps a lot of dirt od the engine, just dont want you to ruin a good engine in the process......
anyone else got any thoughts on this?
maybe im wrong?
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Engine Splash Guard

Hi,

I think down here in Southern Spain I would worry about such splash guard, specially with the amount of heat generated at the top end of the XT600 motor.

I know of at least one company that offers extra cooling fins for both the filter cover and the tapit adjusters.

Perhaps I've missed something with the mod. I hope so.

Anyway, I do like the screen, I think I'll be building one before winter.
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cant post any more pictures to this thread
does anyone know what is the optimum size for attatchments - is there another way of putting pictures up
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Hiya Mick, great mods there... espescially the mirrors!
one thing bugs me a bit though......
the XT is an air cooled motor and the splash guard is in front of the exhaust and the head, would that not stop some of the cooling effect of the air over the fins and exhaust?
not tying to put a damper on your idea you understand, i think it is a good one, keeps a lot of dirt od the engine, just dont want you to ruin a good engine in the process......
anyone else got any thoughts on this?
maybe im wrong?
You are right!!!
Even in winter I don't like the idea to stop all the "coolant" air to the cylinder.
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thank goodness it aint just me.......

phew...... and there was me being all paranoid!
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Hi,

What happened to the pictures?

Is it possible you could repost them or send me some images of your screen design.

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