Friday, August 08, 2008

Brigitta gets Engine Guards

I recently blogged about riding to Aspen, CO to get a set of free engine guards for Brigitta, my '87 R80 Beemer from Patrick J, a fellow Airhead owner. LINK

Between work and family and other maintenance/riding to be done on both motorcycles, I'd been cleaning the engine guards up and applying about three coats of heat resistant paint on the guards in preparation for mounting them on Brigitta.

I did not do as good a job on the guards as I'd like, definitely not as good as the paining turned out on the S fairing but then I said to myself: "they're engine guards, what do you think will happen to a nice paint job if and when you drop the motorcycle?". So, enough trying for perfection for now, I went ahead and put them on yesterday.

Took me a while to figure out how to loosen the engine mounting bolt to which the lower portion of the engine guards attach to. You have to hold both sides of the bolt! Doh! : )

Here she is with the engine guards on, comments?

Hmmm, possible temporary foot rests on long rides?

I also took some shots aiming for a more "artsy" effect, the two that came out are appropriately commented I think.

A Bird's Eye View

A Prairie Dog's Eye View, as he runs across my path!

1 comment:

Conchscooter said...

Unobtrusive and they leave access to the valve covers.