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Old 11-08-2010, 04:13 AM   #16
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Here some pics of the upgrades I just completed on the Namib Queen (300m forks, extended swingarm, tank, mono spring).
I gave up to have a HPN fairing for now..







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Old 11-08-2010, 04:37 AM   #17
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awesome build, I really like the black engine with the white frame. I hate seeing pics like this though, gonna get me motivated to start working on my old 80gs and give her a face lift!
did you lengthen the swingarm? what kind of forks did you use?
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Old 11-08-2010, 04:41 AM   #18
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awesome build, I really like the black engine with the white frame. I hate seeing pics like this though, gonna get me motivated to start working on my old 80gs and give her a face lift!
did you lengthen the swingarm? what kind of forks did you use?
Thanks!

The fork are Ceriani/Paioli 300mm travel.
Swingarm extended 100mm.
5mm spacer on the rear to fit a 140 tire.
Takasago 1.60 front rim.

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Old 11-08-2010, 05:52 AM   #19
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LOOKING GOOOOOOD.
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Old 11-08-2010, 05:58 AM   #20
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Great looking bike......but that ugly velvet seat cover, when you gonna get rid of that. Sorry it just looks out of place on such a well built machine.


Here's something for you to chew on, as I see you have the petcocks which shut off in opposite directions.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=554615
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Old 11-08-2010, 06:03 AM   #21
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I also don't love the seat.. The reason is that is 100% leather and just perfect for long rides in a hot place like Namibia where i live.
a practical but necessary reason.
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Old 11-08-2010, 06:51 AM   #22
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Great looking bike......but that ugly velvet seat cover, when you gonna get rid of that. Sorry it just looks out of place on such a well built machine.
I'd tell you it's suede but, you'd probably have the same response. Have you even heard of Gaston Rahier?

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...aris_Dakar.JPG

Gorgeous bike.
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Old 11-08-2010, 07:06 AM   #23
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I'd tell you it's suede but, you'd probably have the same response. Have you even heard of Gaston Rahier?

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...aris_Dakar.JPG

Gorgeous bike.
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Old 11-08-2010, 10:22 AM   #24
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luvely bike.......how do you find the brake pedal with the lowered foot pegs ?
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Old 11-08-2010, 09:38 PM   #25
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Nice.

Can you tell me why you desire the HPN fairing? Gauge/electrics management? Protection? Looks? The fairings just seem to add unneeded complexity/weight. Just curious.

Did I say...



Looking forward to http://www.motoradvnamibia.com/
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Old 11-08-2010, 09:48 PM   #26
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bmciggy: lowered foot pegs? not good for original brake pedal!
I'm busy making a modification..

fishkens: Just for Gauge/electrics management, It's so easy with the HPN faring to unplug the front electronics and remove it to work on the bike.

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Old 11-08-2010, 10:08 PM   #27
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fishkens: Just for Gauge/electrics management, It's so easy with the HPN faring to unplug the front electronics and remove it to work on the bike.

Check. Makes perfect sense.
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Old 11-08-2010, 11:33 PM   #28
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Here is a crappy picture of the rally-frame:


IMHO it's a nice sturdy unit with great protection against the elements. It's got a lot of room for various instruments and the 180mm headlight is good:
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Old 11-08-2010, 11:43 PM   #29
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Very useful photo! thanks.
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Old 11-09-2010, 05:31 PM   #30
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Ceriani/paioli forks on the front ,any problems fitting and what type of shock on the back .Nice bike
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