Another project - R80G/S PD

Discussion in 'Australia' started by hoss18, Nov 19, 2012.

  1. hoss18

    hoss18 Been here awhile

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    Well its time for another project. This time its to be a R80G/S PD that Ive had sitting in the shed for about two years (waiting for lotto - but decided since that aint going to happen Id better pull my finger out).

    Ive been watching some of the local HPN replica builds around here with interest. They are great but I think I will go in a different direction. I would like to build something that is easily recognisable by BMW riders etc as a R80GS PD but with many of the 'modern improvements' of the HPN. As this is for me Im not going to get into any arguments about whether this or that is an improvement etc but I want to explore just how far I can go (probably run out of cash before ideas).

    So to start the bike will be pulled down to the frame etc and it will be strengthened/powercoated etc. motor/gearbox rebuilt and modified, suspension mods etc.

    Sitting in garage

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  2. itsgunnahurt

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  3. Oldfatbeerman

    Oldfatbeerman Enroute to a PUB

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    This looks to me like it will be a labour of love and supreme financial sacrifice . :cry bound to end in tears ( of joy ..... if the wallet lasts the distance :wink: ). Go for it :clap, I would not be game to attempt that , I'd be working till I dropped dead trying to pay for it :cry .
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  4. gsd4me

    gsd4me 90% bluff

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    True, it`s going to cost money, but any restoration/rebuild will. The good news is that everything mechanical and electrical that needs replacing can be replaced with an improved item that would not be much more expensive than the standard part, and be more reliable.
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  5. davorallyfan

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    Oh dear.
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  6. rjf

    rjf SBS's #1 fan in January

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    JUst think Davo, if he screws it up:cry, he'll lower the supply of them, sending the value of yours up:D
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  7. davorallyfan

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    Hey RJF where yah been?

    Banned?
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  8. rjf

    rjf SBS's #1 fan in January

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    :lol3 Nah, just been busy, haven't been riding my own bikes much or posting.

    I've been lurking on here a little every now and then, got a bit more spare time now and back into riding for fun and posting on here a bit more.
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  9. gsd4me

    gsd4me 90% bluff

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    One worn out and sorry looking R80 G/S PD........

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    ....can be turned into a thing of speed and beauty. 1000cc powerup kit, twin plugged 800cc heads and standard 32mm Bings.

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    One option, if the instruments are knackered; more reliable, more functions and probably cheaper than the stock speedo.

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  10. Bigem

    Bigem Long timer

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    Most 80PDs are either really radically modified or left basically standard, its would be great to see one that looks like an 80PD but with 1000cc pots, upgraded rear suspension and a pair of modern USD forks on, the looks with performance to match!!

    Will be watching with interest hoss, best of luck!:clap:clap:clap
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  12. hoss18

    hoss18 Been here awhile

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    My thoughts exactly Bigem, all the ones I have seen are either restorations (same problems just newer) or Hpn over the top replicas. So I might do an over the top restoration???

    Interesting photos on Flickr dont work but photobucket does..hmmmm

    I have gone down the restoration before a few times - last was a R100GS PD - unfortunately had to sell to finance this one

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  13. davorallyfan

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    Candy apple?
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  14. gsd4me

    gsd4me 90% bluff

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    Anyone who has had experience with the paint on the first issue R100S would never paint their bike candy apple red.
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  15. Bigem

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    Sweet!!
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  16. "A"

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    Is there a kit or conversion that has been successfully done to fuel inject these bikes? I was never happy with the fuel consumption of mine. It would be a good mod I'd imagine if keeping things close to original isn't a priority.
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  17. gsd4me

    gsd4me 90% bluff

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    There`s no kit, but it has been done; fuel economy is excellent on this bike. A very expensive modification though, at least $30,000 went into the build.


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  18. gsd4me

    gsd4me 90% bluff

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    1000cc, 1000(cc) twin plugged heads, 40mm Bings, 5% higher top gear, also gets excellent fuel economy and an easy 550km per tank. The only time my 1100GS beat it for economy was on the Strzeleckie Track when we ran at about 80 kph to conserve fuel so my bike could make it without running out.


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  19. Just Dan

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  20. fayeslane

    fayeslane Rankest of amateurs

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    For $23K I will sell you an R80G/SPD, an R80g/s and throw in an R80ST :wink:
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