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Old 10th August 2013, 10:54 PM
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Originally Posted by Twostroker
Looks great man, iv still got my 91 model with same colour wheels. Btw Bmw f650 rear shock fits great with minor fettling, looks stock except it has twist preload adjuster,better spring rate and really transforms the ride quality.
Where did ya get the puig screen and how much?

Interesting, never heard of anyone using the f650 monoshock before. will look into it, but will be going for a shock specified for the BROS.
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Old 10th August 2013, 10:55 PM
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Thanks Jonny and Fin for the comments. Much appreciated.
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Old 23rd August 2013, 09:22 PM
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More stuff for the BROS. Nothing spectacular, these are all "run-better" items :)

choke cable
speedo cable
fuel filter
oil filter
bar end weights
rear brake pads
rear caliper dust and oil seal


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In the next photo you can see the stick-backed foam pads I apply to the tank, to protect from the seat rubbing the 20 year old paint :). I get packs of these in Tesco for €1, and they worked great on the last two tanks I applied them too.

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My clip-ons came with almost complete internals, but had to make up these rubber washers from fuel hoseline.

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I'm ashamed to say I neglected to change the rear pads...like ever. They were nearly down to the end. Will be rebuilding the caliper later with the new seals, but for now its just new pads.......

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...and a quick flush of the system with new fluid, using one of my most useful tool purchases...

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And last photo for now, the bar ends. Made a massive difference to my daily commute. Fingertips no longer numb and looking in the rear view mirror isnt like attaining warp speed on the Enterprise. I can actually see stuff :)

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Old 23rd August 2013, 09:24 PM
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Fookin el shes gonna be a minter James fairplay
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Old 23rd August 2013, 09:26 PM
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I'm very keen to get a set of the BROS raised clips ons, as my back is suffering lately. I'd happily pay 20-30euro for a set.
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Old 23rd August 2013, 09:27 PM
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Originally Posted by one armed bandit
Fookin el shes gonna be a minter James fairplay
cheers Eoghan. Any luck with that switchgear project you mentioned?
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Old 23rd August 2013, 09:56 PM
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Looking good man
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Old 23rd August 2013, 11:59 PM
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Good enough for VJMC? Actually do ye get many BROSs?
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Old 24th August 2013, 09:05 PM
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Sort of going against the ethos of this build, but put on some non-stock parts today.
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Old 24th August 2013, 09:07 PM
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and oil and filter change

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Old 25th August 2013, 07:19 AM
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Originally Posted by jamesk
cheers Eoghan. Any luck with that switchgear project you mentioned?
Not done a tap yet travelling crazy distances with work for the past while and haven't even collected the spare clip ons!!!
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Old 25th August 2013, 05:48 PM
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Originally Posted by jamesk
Good enough for VJMC? Actually do ye get many BROSs?
Looks grand to me but then again,I'm not a rivet counter
Don't see too many Bros's down here,they dont seem to be that popular
for some reason

The pic of the oil filter reminded me of my neighbours bike,Shadow 400,
which has similar(same?)engine.He asked me to service it last year,so
when I pulled off the filter it was rotten to fook.Someone had routed the
battery breather tube so that it ended just above the filter.The corrosive fumes
had rusted the casing almost all the way through.Something to look out for
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Old 25th August 2013, 08:59 PM
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lookin well james ,
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Old 27th August 2013, 02:06 PM
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cheers lads. This bike may be for sale end of September. Contact me in interested.
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Old 27th August 2013, 02:56 PM
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Looks well man fairplay
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Old 27th August 2013, 05:33 PM
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Thanks, shes not running as smooth with the aftermarket can, but to be expected. I was so happy with the jetting and the original can i may go back to standard.
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Old 27th August 2013, 06:50 PM
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Just my opinion but it would look better on the original can too, if it helps.
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Old 27th August 2013, 10:50 PM
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I agree this time :) its just a ten minute job to swap over. Made a mess of the bar ends. Missing 1 clip, and 1 rubber of the inners. Looks like another few bits to add to shopping list.
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Old 7th September 2013, 12:21 PM
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Rear seat cowl, made by Fabien through the hawkgt site. Had the same cowl on the other BROS 650. Just needs paint. €63 posted from Germany

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Old 7th September 2013, 12:27 PM
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Massive thanks again to Alan (NXR) from this site. He sorted me with BROS MKII clip ons, which are higher and give a better position. Contact Alan if your looking for anything at all, this is the sort of thing he will come trumps up with, and otherwise would be near impossible to find.

all the bits and pieces mixed up
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Now have the complete bar inners, with all the original rubbers and clips. Cleaned the bars with WD40 and gave the rubbers some lube too to help them last a little longer.
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It may not be clear, but the whole assembly can only go in one way, as per this photo. Or else you will ruin the rubbers and the clips wont work properly.
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with end weight attached. Need to pick up another for the other side.
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done. My back will thank me for the higher position, and my arms will too for the vibration damping!!
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