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Post  2wheelsagain on Tue 05 Apr 2016, 12:54 pm

ive not ridden naked since the mid 80's and I must say its more liberating than I expected.
Letting the wind just hit you and flow around via paths of least resistance has a few benefits.
My helmet is large and black but it's a pleasure to use now. Whether fast or slow I seem to have more control and react better to the occasional bump. I still avoid holes but I can see them easier and manage to avoid most.





Riding naked is a lot of fun and I'm enjoying not sitting behind a screen.

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Post  mtbeerwah on Tue 05 Apr 2016, 4:50 pm

Good on ya mate. I`m glad you joined the club.
This is why I converted my Gen 1 to naked.

It does not bother me in the least at 100km/h. I really think having a screen in the way,
creates more wind turbulence at "certain" speeds, and causes buffeting.
Naturally at high speed, a naked can`t compete with a "WELL DISIGNED" screen. I don`t naturally think bigger is better either.
Having a massive clear board in front of you, is by no way going to be aerodynamic.
What do they use in GP..and they lay on the tank.

I rarely do high speed anymore, and prefer twisties, and quick blats to $1.60, and back off again for a tight corner,
so prolonged big numbers aren`t part of my equation anymore.

GO THE NAKED!!!!!!!!


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Post  paul on Tue 05 Apr 2016, 6:03 pm



Ride free ..............ride hard ??? Laughing


great to hear you're enjoying your new bike mate Very Happy

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Post  Bandit Brad on Sun 27 Nov 2016, 8:34 pm

mtbeerwah wrote:Good on ya mate. I`m glad you joined the club.
This is why I converted my Gen 1 to naked.

It does not bother me in the least at 100km/h. I really think having a screen in the way,
creates more wind turbulence at "certain" speeds, and causes buffeting.
Naturally at high speed, a naked can`t compete with a "WELL DISIGNED" screen. I don`t naturally think bigger is better either.
Having a massive clear board in front of you, is by no way going to be aerodynamic.
What do they use in GP..and they lay on the tank.

I rarely do high speed anymore, and prefer twisties, and quick blats to $1.60, and back off again for a tight corner,
so prolonged big numbers aren`t part of my equation anymore.

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GO THE NAKED!!!!!!!!
Looking at doing a Naked conversion on my Gen1 and was hoping that there might be a kit I could buy with headlight, headlight mount and blinkers, but can't find anything.
Any advice on what I need to look at and how you went about doing yours?

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Post  gus on Sun 27 Nov 2016, 10:54 pm

Better stop the weight loss thing ,looks like you have over done it <
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Post  2wheelsagain on Mon 28 Nov 2016, 9:26 am

Had a good naked ride again yesterday.
Wish the coppers would quit the tax collecting in Gippsland though.
You can ride just about anywhere else in the state and not see one.
I survived but it takes the fun out of it.

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Post  madmax on Mon 28 Nov 2016, 11:00 am

That's just Victoria mate Mad Lots of tax collecting being down this time of the year


And of course your going to attract a lot more attention if your naked Laughing

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Post  Chalkie on Mon 28 Nov 2016, 2:29 pm

Perhaps this link will help with the conversion: motorbikewriter.com/naked-women-motorcycles/ Let's know how you go with the conversion. lol!
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Post  mtbeerwah on Mon 28 Nov 2016, 10:57 pm

Bandit Brad wrote:

Looking at doing a Naked conversion on my Gen1 and was hoping that there might be a kit I could buy with headlight, headlight mount and blinkers, but can't find anything.
Any advice on what I need to look at and how you went about doing yours?

I guess it depends on what look you want.
You don`t need to buy a kit. The Gen 1`s are very easy to convert to naked.  All you need is a light, and fork mounting brackets, and that's it.
I got my light from ebay. It`s a Bosch unit, that was originally fitted to 90`s model, Ducati`s and BMW`s. It`s a bizarre size...7 1/4 inch, not your normal jap 7".
Either ring up wreckers, or search ebay for Bandit headlights. Make sure it comes with the light bucket. Would be a bonus if it comes with the OEM mounts, but don`t fret if it doesn`t. I just bought mounting brackets, which clamp to your forks, and in turn hold the light... that's it for the Gen 1!!!!.
If you can`t find a bandit light specific, just make sure its got a decent bucket, so it fits the wiring that gets housed inside the unit.
Mine for example, I had to drill another hole, with a hole saw, so it would accept one of the major plugs that fit inside the bucket. Bought a rubber grommet of the same size as the hole, pulled the small pins out of the plug and threaded the wires through the grommet, and refitted the pins in the plug..water tight,
Honestly...not hard to do.
I will endeavour to change the mounts I bought, as they`re cheap chinese junk. Depends on how much you want to spend. You can get CNC billet mounts, that cost an arm and a leg, (look through this site for example)    http://mostynindustries.com.au/product-category/parts-by-type/headlights-and-brackets/  ) or chinese stuff for a 10th of the price. The indicators bolt on to the same brackets.

Warning...don`t buy lights from America, wrong side of the road remember.
I was in no hurry, and got mine from the UK. The light and two buckets, for $60. I`ve seen the same light advertised for $200. Never pay too much.  Patience is a virtue.

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Post  BanditDave on Tue 29 Nov 2016, 6:37 am

Howdy Bandit Brad,

Try http://thirdgear.com.au/ They have lots of aftermarket bits and pieces and cheap postage.

Otherwise go to my favourite shop www.banggood.com expect delivery in around 3 weeks but it is worth the wait as prices are good and free shipping.

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Post  Bandit Brad on Tue 29 Nov 2016, 8:15 am

Cheers guys for the advice.
Pulled the fairing off last night to get a feel of what need to be done.
I found a light on eBay that come with fork mounts that I like the look of. 
Does anyone know if it's legal in NSW to have blinkers incorporated into the headlight? The one I like has LED blinkers incorporated around the rim of the light. I thought I'd give it a go and if I have issues I can always mount blinkers.
Will post a photo in a few weeks of the finished product.

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Post  BanditDave on Tue 29 Nov 2016, 10:24 am

You should have a look at Australian Design Rules ADR. Easy to find via Google.

It has all the specifications you would care to read about, in your case you need to be aware of as a minimum :-

1. Headlight intensity and colour temperature.

2. Indicators need to be a minimum distance apart (or from the centreline of the bike).

Lots of fun reading which is great if you have trouble sleeping.

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Post  2wheelsagain on Tue 29 Nov 2016, 5:34 pm


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Post  Chook on Tue 29 Nov 2016, 8:55 pm

The front indicators must be symmetrically mounted at least 240 mm (measured from the inside edges) apart, and at least 75 mm from the headlamp.
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Post  Bandit Brad on Tue 29 Nov 2016, 8:58 pm

Thanks Chook.

Looks like I'm gonna have to buy blinkers.....

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