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Old 06-24-2004, 09:07 AM   #46
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What's up with the spacer and the longer shaft?
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Old 06-24-2004, 09:10 AM   #47
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It allows more suspension travel without changing the swingarm swing angles. Some would argue that you don't want to "bend" the u-joints too much, but I don't know if that applies to the monolever suspensions like it does to the paralevers.
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Old 06-24-2004, 09:13 AM   #48
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What's up with the spacer and the longer shaft?
Hey Kurt

Yur girl like'n her GS?
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Old 06-24-2004, 09:50 AM   #49
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Hey Kurt

Yur girl like'n her GS?
Yup, she likes it a lot.
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Old 06-24-2004, 11:44 AM   #50
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Is it as easy as buying an HPN modified frame and a donor R80 (RT, G/S)? At least as a start? Would it be a straight swap - since some of us aren't master welders/fabricators?

Looks like the frame mods are about $750. Add in shipping...no idea. Front forks are about $2k, rear $650. And a set of knobbies...then maybe upgrade systems one piece at a time as you see fit?????

I see a bunch of R80RTs on cycletrader for around $3k. So for about $6k you'd at least be playing?

Ok, now tell me how much of a fantasy world I'm living in...
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Old 06-24-2004, 11:46 AM   #51
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...Alloy fork brace home grown too - keeps the better brake in line without fork twist.
Richo, ya got the fender on bassackwards!
Taswegians...jeez, what can ya do? Or was it BMW that put'em all on the wrong way? But I do know why you did it that way!

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Old 06-24-2004, 08:31 PM   #52
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Thanks Ricky for the pictures.Nice. The GS was mine and i traded for a 950 Ktm. I brought it from Europe where I lived. It took me too much time and money to do it, but I was racing during these years and bachelor... Kind a waste of money to do it now when you see a KTM 950 in the showroom
What you see was a tame version, you can not ride a proto everyday, noise, tires, etc but it was the best bike ever made for traveling.Back home some friends rode all around the globe.
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Old 06-24-2004, 08:41 PM   #53
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Richardo - the one you posted has the week sub frame - they have strengthend it but in a not nice way. The rack is a standsard bm pd part and is crap. To take the seat off you need to tak off the rear rack. To take the tank off you need to take off the seat.. and the rack!

The brit bike is better. The subframe is strenthened .. I'd take it further back to the rear of the rack.. but it is better.

A standard R80G/S with starter motor and the larger (for the starter motor) battery was 198kg ready for the road (with full fuel, tools etc).

A USD front end will loose weight compared to the bm one. You can save a little more weigth by taking the cover off the starter motor.. even remove some of the aluminium in that area. The velo starter motor is lighter .. but you might like the reliablity of the bosch one.

The mono swing arm angle is close to maximum U joint travel - another degree or two and it will hit itself.

The sump is about the only G/S specific mechanical thing that you need to change another model to a G/S .. other thatn the longer travel suspension. Actually the R75/5 (I think that was the model) had a longer travel front end..
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Old 06-25-2004, 12:03 AM   #54
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I went to see the bike at Scuderia yesterday and holy crap it's even nicer in the flesh! Olivier, you did a great job on it!

Just a few questions if you have time:

- What kind of forks are those?
- Is that a WP rear shock?
- What's with the carbon fiber on the front brake mount?

Once you sit on this thing you just want to tear through the desert at 100mph! I'd almost rather have it over a KTM... almost...

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Old 06-25-2004, 02:36 AM   #55
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I went to see the bike at Scuderia yesterday and holy crap it's even nicer in the flesh! Olivier, you did a great job on it!

Just a few questions if you have time:

- What kind of forks are those?
- Is that a WP rear shock?
- What's with the carbon fiber on the front brake mount?

Once you sit on this thing you just want to tear through the desert at 100mph! I'd almost rather have it over a KTM... almost...

-sasha
How much $$ was it?
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Old 06-25-2004, 09:50 AM   #56
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How much $$ was it?
I believe it was $7500 on the sticker.
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Old 06-25-2004, 01:13 PM   #57
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need to work on my landings though.

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