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Old 01-01-2012, 11:58 AM   #1036
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no rear suspension either....
Don't need no stinking shocks when beach racing.
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Old 01-01-2012, 12:01 PM   #1037
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thanks folks! hopefully this sweetie will take me RTW...

feel really blessed to get this R80G/S PD ... bike was completely torn down to virtually every last nut and bolt. frame powder coated, every seal and bearing replaced including engine and tranny internals. pistons was balanced to 1/5 gram, etc. etc. shocks re-valved and sprung along with improvements designed for RTW duties.

beemerguru really pays attention to details and it shows ... typically his rebuilds take about a year to complete. when Greg is done, it's like starting with a zero mile bike. not surprisingly costs can be $15k range.




That is a sweet ride.

I don't do less that a perfect restore when I restore bikes.I have a GS500 that's getting it now.
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Old 01-01-2012, 04:52 PM   #1038
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That bike is worth $15K fully restored and ready to go. Be nice to have some Paris Dakar decals, but not important.
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Old 01-07-2012, 04:21 AM   #1039
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Sidestand shortened by 15mm as it was just too long and had the bike only a couple of degree's from vertical. Certainly not as stable as it should be.


Then the centre stand was modified once i was actually able to use the sidestand as intended.

No before shot, but here's one after taking to it with a hacksaw.


I did this by putting the steel slugs in the middle of the joint and then plug welding to the slug on both sides of the joint on either side of the extension (which was obtained by cutting some tubing to the right length, cutting it down the middle to let me bash at it to make it the right diameter and then puting a slice of extra tubing in to cover the gap).

Some of the surface welding on the extension part lacked the smoothness I desired thanks to some nasty spattering all over the top of what was an otherwise nice weld (hence no photos prior to grinding the surface smooth) but considering what i was able to see when actually doing the welds, I am reasonably happy with the resulting join and importantly the plug welds were ones I was extremely happy with and they all had a nicely pooled surface to boot.

After the welding i ground it smooth and painted it.


Currently I'm awaiting new fork springs to come from the USA, sent about 2 and a half weeks ago and should be here soon.
I might start dicking about with figuring out how to start putting the bash plate on the bike. Current ideas for this are to weld a couple of nuts to the frame saddle and use bolts through the plate with locking nuts to hold it in place

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Old 01-07-2012, 06:53 AM   #1040
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Old 01-07-2012, 02:38 PM   #1041
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To be honest, if I had that bike I'd probably never get rid of it - it looks to be a good mix of parts for what I want... not sure about actually racing it though. The limiting issue would seem to be the fuel tank size looks small for size-able motors, and I absolutely don't like stopping for gas before I'm good and ready.
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Old 01-12-2012, 01:14 PM   #1042
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Sorta nearly done, and not really done... but at least it looks usuable:





Fabricating that front fender bracket was beyond anything I've ever done before, and the hope is that it's acting as both a fender-bracket and a fork-brace. The steel is 3/16" plate, after all, which replaces a much thinner stamped-steel fender bracket that wasn't of much use with the new front tire. Acerbis front fender - the angles look good I think, but you can't really see them well in the picutres. The center-stand works in that it does sit the bike higher, but I might mod the feet a little more to try to make it easier to roll the bike up on the center stand. As it is, now, I'm either going to have to develop a different technique to getting it up on it, or I don't think I'll be able to get it up on the center stand once the bike is loaded for a trip.
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Old 01-12-2012, 02:10 PM   #1043
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Mambo Dave, does that front fender have a back side to it? Good job on the bracketBTW!
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Old 01-12-2012, 06:51 PM   #1044
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Mambo Dave, does that front fender have a back side to it? Good job on the bracketBTW!
Yup - I like the looks of the rear of the Acerbis, too - but those holes probably mean some debris will make it through. Thanks for the compliment. It was more difficult than it originally seemed with the rear legs being longer, and spaced out more, and with getting the angle of the fender as well as the alignment correct. Add to that that I only have a 20-year-old jigsaw, one angle grinder, hand-tools, a drill, and a welder (no work bench, no vice, no ... you name it, lol). It took a lot of time sitting down on the concrete patio (like a 3-year-old playing with blocks) to get it made.

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Old 01-12-2012, 07:09 PM   #1045
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That is really nice. Making the bracket without all the fancy tools makes it all that much better!
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Old 01-12-2012, 07:31 PM   #1046
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Yup, nice job on the fender. I think mine needs a beak right under the headlight. I'm workin' on it. . . . . .



I'm thinking about calling her "The Tigress" since this project was inspired by the 1050 Tiger I couldn't afford.
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Old 01-12-2012, 07:37 PM   #1047
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I need a fender and or a beak for the 1050 Tiger I did manage to afford. Now that TKC 80s are being made in stock sizes for the Tiger it's time to make it a real dual sport.

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Old 01-12-2012, 09:02 PM   #1048
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I need a fender and or a beak for the 1050 Tiger did manage to afford. Now that TKC 80s are being made in stock sizes for the Tiger it's time to make it a real dual sport.
Excellent! My 1050 test ride was an absolute blast. What a great bike! My 919 with suspension mods delivers close to the same thrill. (for half the money)

TKC80 available in a 120/70/17 - 180/55/17? COOL! Who lists them? I couldn't find them. I pulled the trigger on a set of D616 a couple months ago. DANG!
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Old 01-12-2012, 09:08 PM   #1049
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Conti has them on it's product page but I haven't found them at a dealer yet.

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Old 01-12-2012, 09:13 PM   #1050
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Conti has them on it's product page but I haven't found them at a dealer yet.

TKC 80s
Ok, next time then. What a great development. Conti did something right here. Thanks for posting.
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