|By Ronnie on Sunday, October 20, 2002 - 04:55 am:|
Interested to see how we have modified the rear ends of our Falco wonderbikes.
After all,when we blast past the plastic rockets this is all they see.Best to make an impression methinks!
|By John1000 on Sunday, October 20, 2002 - 07:31 am:|
|By Andyjfalco on Sunday, October 20, 2002 - 08:54 am:|
|By Ronnie on Sunday, October 20, 2002 - 10:49 am:|
Yea Andy I know,was tempted to remove the rear wheel for the pic!Sorry about that.
2000 miles and it is ready to be replaced by a BT012ss.
The piece of hardened bakelite on the front has to go too.
Dont rub it in ffs!!
|By Thumpermanuk on Monday, October 21, 2002 - 08:40 am:|
so what is it made up from? (cans,etc.)
|By Ronnie on Monday, October 21, 2002 - 01:48 pm:|
Just the high level Falco Fighter pipes,Evoluzione license plate bracket.Rene airbox of course but keep it hidden under the tank!
|By Apriliafool on Tuesday, October 22, 2002 - 02:09 am:|
Ronnie, have you mounted your exhausts slightly outwards to clear the indicators and the "wider-than-normal" no.plate?
My set were ordered from RSVR.net about two weeks ago but haven't made their way to Oz yet. My plan is to adapt the Falco luggage brackets to fit once the fighter exhausts are fitted but if this is the degree to which they protrude as standard then I may have to fit a "Wide Load" sticker.
If the photo you posted was of a standard fitment then is there any way that the exhausts can be mounted more inwards?
A photo of the actual exhaust attachment point to the rear sub-frame would be very useful to me so I can fabricate some bracketry to move them in a little if necessary. Perhaps you or pbeachcruzer would be able to accommodate this request.
P.S. How's the weather back in good ol' N.I.?
|By Ronnie on Thursday, October 24, 2002 - 12:49 am:|
number plate is stock width (letters are small) and exhausts are as standard. Brackets supplied are fiddly and if you try to move the pipes in closer they will rotate slightly.
There is adjustment but the main problem is the rear footpeg bracket.If this is not used then the pipes would be an easier fit.
If you like I can measure the between centres distance on the exhuast cans.
Weather is bloody icy here! Falco soon get wrapped up for the winter.
|By Apriliafool on Thursday, October 24, 2002 - 01:33 am:|
Thanks Ronnie, that would be great. I would appreciate measurememts for what you suggested and also the "inner wall to inner wall" distance as well (essentially the closest distance between the two exhausts), if you see where I am coming from. Also I need to know roughly how much the outer wall of the exhausts extends widthwise past the rear bodywork so I can work out if my idea of adapting the luggage racks to fit is a non-starter or not.
One last thing - did you notice if the running temp of the exhausts was warmer/cooler/the same as the original cans?
|By Ronnie on Friday, October 25, 2002 - 04:27 am:|
Did a few measurements.
Exhaust dimensions. Exhausts are almost diamond shaped. Measurements at end of pipe : height 150mm width (widest point) 95mm.
Total width measured from one outside of can to other = 510mm so taking 2x95 off = 320mm
The exhausts more or less run parallel with the lines of the bike.The widest point is between the centres of the passenger footrests and = 590mm.
The endcap of the rear can (upper surface) ends in a straight line drawn down just below the allen screw of the rear grab rail.At the widest point of the bodywork the can extends about 30mm beyond that.
The exhausts are never warm on the carbon surfaces.The endcap can get a bit hot tho.
Also,I think they are very quiet! Others have told me different but I think it is the Renegade airbox that makes the most noise.
Hope it helps!
|By Apriliafool on Saturday, October 26, 2002 - 09:39 pm:|
Thanks Ronnie, you're a gent. RSVR.net are posting them out tomorrow (28/10) so they might be here for next w/end, failing that the following w/end.
The 30 mm is the most important measurement and I believe it should be possible to bring them in a little and space the racks out a bit to get everything to fit. I'll be sure to post pics when (not if) it's done.
All the best, A. Fool.
P.S. got me head well sunburnt trekking in the Grampians this w/end. Our N. Ireland heads just aren't built to take this sort of Ozzie weather.
|By Johnl on Friday, November 08, 2002 - 01:21 pm:|
Nice one, but I don`t think we can do that with UK plates (letter size and spacing) unless anyone knows different ?
|By Prilliant on Saturday, November 09, 2002 - 10:28 am:|
That is a UK plate. Just a rather small one. We seem to be able to get away with plates and pipes a lot more here in Northern Ireland. Never been pulled yet. Now does that sound like famous last words or what?
|By Johnl on Saturday, November 09, 2002 - 12:14 pm:|
Ceratinly sets the bike off well. I did build a fender elininator but checked out the specs on the gov site. I thought it best not to attract bogies as I already have RSC cans attached. But iof it works for you do it.
|By Hansie on Sunday, November 10, 2002 - 02:30 am:|
Ive got a tailpiece made by Pikfee. Diffecult to fit the lights. Blinkers are integrated in the brakelights. No problems with the law (yet!)
|By Sffalco on Thursday, November 14, 2002 - 07:31 pm:|
WOW!!!! that is one beautiful tailsection. Do you have anymore photos??. Does pikfee have a website??
|By Hansie on Friday, November 15, 2002 - 12:24 am:|
I dont have a adres or someting but he's (was?) a regular visitor here.
|By Iedoubleyou on Friday, November 15, 2002 - 01:35 am:|
You can reach him at email@example.com
Mounting the lights indeed wasn't easy but 2 brackets eventualy did the job.
Don't have a picture at this moment, but try to make and post one this weekend.
|By Johnl on Friday, November 15, 2002 - 06:51 am:|
Nice photos but no rear reflector ?? sorry to be picky.
|By Hansie on Friday, November 15, 2002 - 07:47 am:|
A what? Reflector? No need for that! The licenseplate reflecs to good already.
The licenseplatelight is gone to you know Gonna fit some LED's this winter , normal bulbs go kaput.
As I said : no problems with the law and they seen it a few times already also in the dark.
Why fix it if you can leave it away?
|By Johnl on Sunday, November 17, 2002 - 12:05 pm:|
I removed the reflector on a bike I had some time ago and couldn`t get it through the MOT. As for the plate light illuminator, I went to the scrap yard and got a selection off numerous vehicles. Very easy to fit inside the seat area and illuminate downwards.
|By Iedoubleyou on Monday, November 18, 2002 - 01:38 pm:|
As promissed a picture of the bracket holding the backlights in the Pikfee-tail.
It was around 22.30 so I'm afraid they are a little dark.
|By Sffalco on Monday, November 18, 2002 - 05:34 pm:|
Wow dude...your bike looks SWEEEEET!!!! Did that come painted?? Does it stick out further than the stock lights? Last one is there a horizontal seam like on the stock piece?? Good job...The tail section is my only gripe with the falco and you have it solved. My bike is the same year and color as yours. Those Renes look great too!
|By Hansie on Tuesday, November 19, 2002 - 01:18 am:|
Nice one Ed ,wrong color only!
|By Iedoubleyou on Tuesday, November 19, 2002 - 01:28 am:|
Yes, I bought the part painted.
No, it doesn't stick further out.
Pikfee used the original parts and filled up the missing holes and if you ask me he did a great job.
My only modifications were cutting of 10 mm of the studs where the original rail was mounted (got two spacers from Pikfee witch I can add were I to mount the rail back again) drilling two holes and bending two aluminium brackets for mounting the lights.
(I don't understand what you mean with your last question )
|By Dave on Tuesday, November 19, 2002 - 06:01 am:|
does anyone have pikfee's contact details? Or Pikfee, can you contact me pls
|By Crmc33 on Tuesday, November 19, 2002 - 06:36 am:|
|By Dave on Tuesday, November 19, 2002 - 07:04 am:|
"you are my sunshine..."
|By Crmc33 on Tuesday, November 19, 2002 - 07:30 am:|
"thats why Im eeaaasy, easy like Sunday mooooorniiiiing"...
|By Dave on Tuesday, November 19, 2002 - 07:34 am:|
I didn't want to know that
|By Johnl on Thursday, November 21, 2002 - 07:05 am:|
For uk bikers the plates are illegal and no reflector to boot. It will also invalidate you insurance. I don`t wish to be a kill joy but simply pointing out the facts, sorry lads
|By Crmc33 on Thursday, November 21, 2002 - 07:33 am:|
|By Johnl on Thursday, November 21, 2002 - 07:47 am:|
I`m not trying to be a kill joy, its just that I don`t want 3 points and a big fine ?
Simple advice really, check the laws in your country. However the end result of the smaller plate does look very good indeed.
|By Crmc33 on Thursday, November 21, 2002 - 08:12 am:|
no such thing as a small plate here in sausageland. Thats the trick of having your MOT expiry date on your plate
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