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Forum: Canada 07-01-2013, 07:14 PM
Replies: 3,292
Views: 651,184
Posted By Fab418
Unfortunately, Fab's hill is no more. It' been...

Unfortunately, Fab's hill is no more. It' been bulldozed last fall so now every random guy on underpowered machinery can climb it fully loaded:lol3

By the way, it was great having you guys over!
Forum: Some Assembly Required 06-09-2013, 06:09 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 21,516
Posted By Fab418
Ok. First, all aluminum is cast. You cannot not...

Ok. First, all aluminum is cast. You cannot not cast aluminum. It's how it's put into solid state :deal. Billet is made from cast alloy. Different treatments are available to strengthen it. Cast...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 12-29-2012, 07:09 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 21,516
Posted By Fab418
94 GS has a steel telelever. Simple as that. But...

94 GS has a steel telelever. Simple as that. But I wish I'd weld steel to alu.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 12-29-2012, 07:06 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 21,516
Posted By Fab418
Unfortunately she's camera shy.:cry

Unfortunately she's camera shy.:cry
Forum: Some Assembly Required 12-29-2012, 07:05 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 21,516
Posted By Fab418
Ebay, CBR 400. With xenon kit which I don't...

Ebay, CBR 400. With xenon kit which I don't recommend. I would rather go with standard high output bulbs. Xenon messes up the RID and the light pattern is not great with the CBR400 housing.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 12-21-2012, 09:29 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 21,516
Posted By Fab418
Thank you kellymac, At the time I started this...

Thank you kellymac, At the time I started this conversion the info on the subject was hard to find so I'm glad if this thread can help a few to get started on their own build. As I told you in pm, I...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 09-16-2012, 09:57 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 21,516
Posted By Fab418
Skid plate in place: ...

Skid plate in place:

http://www.fabricetremblay.ca/images/adv/build/skidplate2.jpg
Forum: Some Assembly Required 09-15-2012, 06:07 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 21,516
Posted By Fab418
It will be mounted to the engine with rubber...

It will be mounted to the engine with rubber bushings la TT. Same as stock except that it uses engine side male thread and plate side female with flush mounting screws.

Thanks for the good...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 09-15-2012, 06:12 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 21,516
Posted By Fab418
The stock 11GS skid plate is made of 2 plates and...

The stock 11GS skid plate is made of 2 plates and not really good looking. Deadly99 suggested a carbon fiber unit which would be really nice but my pockets are of the regular depth not the unlimited...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 09-15-2012, 05:49 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 21,516
Posted By Fab418
The shake down ride!

I rode the bike around town a bit and it was time for some real mileage. Along with my buddy Sylvain, we took off heading to Natashquan, Quebec. This place is located about 900km from my hometown and...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 09-04-2012, 04:22 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 21,516
Posted By Fab418
Pictures

Here's some decent pictures:

http://www.fabricetremblay.ca/images/adv/build/FAB_1289.jpg

http://www.fabricetremblay.ca/images/adv/build/FAB_1265.jpg
...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 09-03-2012, 09:36 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 21,516
Posted By Fab418
Thanks a lot Blake. Are you back on your bike?

Thanks a lot Blake. Are you back on your bike?
Forum: Some Assembly Required 09-03-2012, 06:35 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 21,516
Posted By Fab418
It will be made from Airware...

It will be made from Airware http://www.best-tips-to-lose-weight.com/constellium-airware-technology/ an Aluminum-Lithium alloy perfect for bash plates.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 09-03-2012, 06:15 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 21,516
Posted By Fab418
The initial goals of this project were to get...

The initial goals of this project were to get better off-road ability and to loose a significant amount of weight to avoid me from spending a ton of money on a HP2. I ended spending quite a bit of...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 09-03-2012, 05:42 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 21,516
Posted By Fab418
Getting there

For those who follow the TCAT thread here on ADV you might have read somewhere about one of my luggage escaping from the bike near Baie-Comeau. Well, I've waited and waited but it never came back...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 09-03-2012, 05:16 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 21,516
Posted By Fab418
Been working

Hi there, I've been quite busy in the shop getting this thing alive so here it goes:

The welds were inspected visually and show no signs of failure yet. So far so good.

The cockpit layout:
...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-20-2012, 08:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 735
Posted By Fab418
Didn't see your reply before posting. Well, I...

Didn't see your reply before posting. Well, I think I will just go with the thermostat then.

Thank you all :D
Forum: GS Boxers 07-20-2012, 05:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 735
Posted By Fab418
Thanks but I'm still wondering why the 94GS lives...

Thanks but I'm still wondering why the 94GS lives without a thermostat while others years/models have one... The obvious answer would be that BMW realized the benefits of having a thermostat at some...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-19-2012, 05:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 735
Posted By Fab418
I wasn't sure that it was the thermostat as I...

I wasn't sure that it was the thermostat as I looked in the manual and saw some other element in the circuit that look like a plastic thermostat housing found on BMW cars.

I wonder why the GS is...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-18-2012, 01:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 735
Posted By Fab418
Oil circuit questions

I bought a 99 rt engine to replace my 94 gs one.

The 94 had a oil breather pipe and the 99 doesn't. No big deal right?

The connection of the right side cooler hose to the engine is different....
Forum: Some Assembly Required 07-02-2012, 05:45 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 21,516
Posted By Fab418
Nice work WR! Lots of mods there :eek1. I can't...

Nice work WR! Lots of mods there :eek1. I can't wait to see this in action.

The gearbox was due after about 170K km but I may have a little responsability with the engine's situation :)

Gotta...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 06-28-2012, 05:31 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 21,516
Posted By Fab418
I liked it better unpainted too.... Since I want...

I liked it better unpainted too.... Since I want to check it with penetrating fluid, I might as well sandblast it again, who knows..
Forum: Some Assembly Required 06-27-2012, 11:24 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 21,516
Posted By Fab418
A little update

No I'm not dead nor the project stopped.

I blew a crank bearing this fall plus a gearbox bearing and I've been busy with other things so the GS sat there for quite a while but summer is here and...
Forum: Canada 12-20-2011, 11:47 AM
Replies: 3,292
Views: 651,184
Posted By Fab418
This thing is starting to look like the ROB :D

This thing is starting to look like the ROB :D
Forum: Some Assembly Required 12-20-2011, 11:45 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 21,516
Posted By Fab418
Thanks for the feedback gristone. Theses ideas...

Thanks for the feedback gristone. Theses ideas where discussed and put aside because: the bracing between the top tubes makes them difficult to remove and I was lazy for more complex work that would...
Forum: Ride reports 12-06-2011, 12:33 PM
Replies: 2,811
Views: 1,878,626
Posted By Fab418
Thanks!

I really enjoy the analog pics:clap Wish I had spare change for a P67 fisheye.
Forum: Canada 11-19-2011, 06:09 PM
Replies: 3,292
Views: 651,184
Posted By Fab418
And in Quebec

And in Quebec
Forum: Some Assembly Required 11-15-2011, 08:01 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 21,516
Posted By Fab418
Thanks! I'll be looking for one.

Thanks! I'll be looking for one.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 11-14-2011, 02:01 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 21,516
Posted By Fab418
Springs!

I got this in the mail a couple of days ago.
http://www.fabricetremblay.ca/images/adv/build/ss65.JPG

Unfortunately, I also have a strange noise coming from the left cylinder and snow is coming...
Forum: Canada 11-11-2011, 04:23 AM
Replies: 3,292
Views: 651,184
Posted By Fab418
Thanks for the feedback. The shopping cart ...

Thanks for the feedback. The shopping cart method is there so that Deadly have a record of the users that downloaded the files AND agreed to the disclaimer (terms and conditions). Liability issue....
Forum: Ride reports 11-03-2011, 09:00 AM
Replies: 2,811
Views: 1,878,626
Posted By Fab418
Thanks!

A million thanks to the both of you to have share this trip with us. Your way to look at life has been truly inspiring to me.

Good luck in whatever lies next in your path!
Forum: Some Assembly Required 10-28-2011, 11:27 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 21,516
Posted By Fab418
The handling is like ridding some big wide enduro...

The handling is like ridding some big wide enduro bike. If feel that steering lock is somewhat limited compared to what it was and it's a bit annoying when doing a u-turn. But I can slide it around...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 10-28-2011, 10:57 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 21,516
Posted By Fab418
The driver of that yellow thing is no beginner...

The driver of that yellow thing is no beginner either. Pretty decent work in the rough stuff. I was ridding on worn tires and he was on a fresh set of Heidi's. But he did catch up on the smooth...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 10-28-2011, 10:04 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 21,516
Posted By Fab418
Testing

Here's a teaser:

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Forum: Some Assembly Required 10-24-2011, 06:23 AM
Replies: 457
Views: 122,745
Posted By Fab418
Drop an email to Rich at sonicsprings.com if you...

Drop an email to Rich at sonicsprings.com if you want to discuss your options. They made me .65 spring when all the other vendors went to .52 max.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 10-24-2011, 06:19 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 21,516
Posted By Fab418
Thanks man. It's ridding great too. Can't wait to...

Thanks man. It's ridding great too. Can't wait to get the stiff springs. Did you ride your bike yet?
Forum: Some Assembly Required 10-19-2011, 07:36 PM
Replies: 457
Views: 122,745
Posted By Fab418
forks spring

Larryboy, You mentioned in my thread that you where going to run .48 springs up front right? I just ordered .65s from Sonic Springs in CA after talking to Rich over there. Maybe you should check with...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 10-19-2011, 07:22 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 21,516
Posted By Fab418
As stated before by many, the week points in this...

As stated before by many, the week points in this build are the braking and and torque or twisting forces applied to the neck. Those forces ar acting mostly by pulling on the back frame mounts that...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 10-02-2011, 08:36 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 21,516
Posted By Fab418
Torque formula: T=RxF where T=torque R=radius...

Torque formula: T=RxF where T=torque R=radius from fulcrum to end of lever and F=force. This is a direct relation so if you double the force with the same radius the torque simply doubles. Also,...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 10-01-2011, 05:45 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 21,516
Posted By Fab418
First test ride!

I've been riding the bike today for a little test drive.

The thing is awesome! Much lighter and stable in the sand. IMO what the GS should've been from the start for someone coming from an offroad...
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