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Old 10-01-2010, 03:48 AM   #76
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Lukas??? Where are you?
Hi Agis,

I have actually been in touch with Marek's son Wawel about putting together a WP fork package for him which would allow to keep the stock wheel. It should be feasible with some custom machined parts. Not sure whether that's still the plan or not?

For those of you who don't know, this is a 2008 F650GS modified with WP forks and some other parts:

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Old 10-01-2010, 06:21 AM   #77
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wow whats your seat height gonna be lucas? And how much travel is that 250?
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Old 10-01-2010, 06:43 AM   #78
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First we have to do this bike ride able than wee will come to see you.
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Old 10-01-2010, 06:47 AM   #79
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wow whats your seat height gonna be lucas? And how much travel is that 250?
Yeah, the forks do have 250mm travel. The rear shock is still standard F8, but will be swapped eventually for something custom built. Probably a modified WP from a 950/990 or a one-off Hyperpro. But with the 18" rear the geometry is still mostly the same (my triples have a bit more offset for better turning, and the Scotts damper helps with stability).



Taking into account rake and increased sag, this means the seat height is going to be about 1/2" more than a F800GS. At the moment I still have the low seat that came on the bike so it's actually lower. Not sure about comfort yet so I might swap that out. Should still be manageable for all non-midgets!

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Old 10-01-2010, 06:50 AM   #80
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First we have to do this bike ride able than wee will come to see you.
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Sounds good Marek, we'll be in touch.
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Old 10-01-2010, 01:34 PM   #81
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We can also try to change wheels , but you have to know Tomek is 173 cm so bike cannot be to high , F800 GS is to high for now.
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Old 10-03-2010, 01:56 PM   #82
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To be more exact, I can still touch the ground with the balls of my feet on the stock F800 but being able to flat foot the bike feels more comfortable (I guess that's not surprising).
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Old 04-04-2012, 10:46 PM   #83
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ooo this looks cool... Firstly can someone tell me where I can get these 'WP' forks please?

Whats the cost? did you need to change the triples? or do they just solt right in and give you ground clearance and better suspension?

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