Another Really pretty R80G/S

Discussion in 'Airheads' started by Ricardo Kuhn, Apr 17, 2004.

  1. Ricardo Kuhn

    Ricardo Kuhn a.k.a. Mr Rico Suave

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    is for SALE !!!!!!!!
    i have no idea how much they want for it,but I'm sure if you call them they will be happy to tell you.

    contact Donny at this E-mail
    info@scuderiawest.com
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  2. Malindi

    Malindi Zen Adventurer

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    Nice brake on that bike. What is it? I need to replace my MAP brake on my G/S.

    Here are some pics of what I made up last year:
    http://www.nohorizons.net/RTW pics.htm
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  3. jackafrica

    jackafrica sinking low in the saddle

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    Still using stock rotor, 4 piston Brembo and bracket with Ti mount screws weighs less than stock. Stops beautifully, not overly sensitive.
    A later 4 piston Brembo from a 916 on Ducati would be even better. There are two bolt centre spacings on them. Buy a left for the right side and vice versa.
    This one is from Ducati Paso - cost me $40 on ebay, Ti fasteners $40, stainless braided plastic covered brake line $40. Alloy bracket made myself, mostly by hand, one milling cut to the rear. Alloy fork brace home grown too - keeps the better brake in line without fork twist.
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  4. Number 6

    Number 6 Minty-Fresh Adventurer

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    Man, the R80G/S is just a beautiful machine. If I had one, I'd have to think really hard about partin' with it.
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  5. Malindi

    Malindi Zen Adventurer

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    That's why I will never part with mine .... :thumb
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  6. RockyRaccoon

    RockyRaccoon Found:Gideon's Bible

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    What's up with the spacer and the longer shaft? :ear
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  7. Cpt. Ron

    Cpt. Ron Advrider #128

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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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  8. Rad

    Rad Just me

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    Hey Kurt

    Yur girl like'n her GS?
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  9. RockyRaccoon

    RockyRaccoon Found:Gideon's Bible

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    Yup, she likes it a lot. :nod
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  10. Mudhen

    Mudhen Foul Adventurer

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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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  11. Stephen

    Stephen Long timer

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    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!

    Kevin, every time you show us your bike, all I can see is that chrome headlight. Sweet. I love it.
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  12. Whiskers

    Whiskers Adventurer

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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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  13. Frank Warner

    Frank Warner Traveller

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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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  14. sashapave

    sashapave riders on the strom

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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
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  15. Mudhen

    Mudhen Foul Adventurer

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    How much $$ was it?
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  16. sashapave

    sashapave riders on the strom

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    I believe it was $7500 on the sticker.
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  17. Lucky Luke

    Lucky Luke bad venture

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    they fly really well, these airheads. :nod
    need to work on my landings though. :D

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