Basic Basil"s corner

Discussion in 'New Zealand' started by Kokopelli, Dec 20, 2012.

  1. Kokopelli

    Kokopelli Yeah, right!

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    yabut not likely that you can build anything with the nz stuff that won't leak :lol3
  2. Steve in NZ

    Steve in NZ scared/cheap

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    what's that big hori gap between the tank and the seat:rofll:rofl:rofl:rofl:rofl:rofl:rofl
  3. Steve in NZ

    Steve in NZ scared/cheap

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    looks like a bus park
  4. Kokopelli

    Kokopelli Yeah, right!

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    It's there to match all the other gaps, but I can make it go away with the small tank. But really, for someone with a purple bike with a bloody big screen, this should look just right.:D
  5. Kokopelli

    Kokopelli Yeah, right!

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    Here are a couple of pictures with the small tank. I've told the upholsterer to slightly modify the seat, so it wouldn't the leading edge would not be so far above the large tank, but this of course affects the fit to the small tank as well. A bit of a compromise that I think I can live with, keeping in mind that the single seat was never intended to be used on a R80GS Basic.

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  6. Kokopelli

    Kokopelli Yeah, right!

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    I took the side covers off, because I think it looks better without them and saves a few grams of weight to compensate for the extra weight of the single seat :lol3

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  7. Box'a'bits

    Box'a'bits In need of repair

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    Looking good Koko.
  8. Kokopelli

    Kokopelli Yeah, right!

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    Thanks. Still have to recommission the tank. It has been off the bike for a few years and I've sprayed some oil into it and took the fuel tap off. The bike has lost a lot of weight, visually. This should give me more confidence off-road.
  9. Padmei

    Padmei enamoured

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    That looks really really good koko. I love the small tanks on these bikes for some reason & no side covers - less is more kinda thing. And the white forks too. very cool.

    I think you should lose the crash bars too but that's just me.



    Now I apologise if I sound like a stuck record however every time someone mentions off road in a airhead thread all I can hear is lots of clattering of bash plates & centre stands. After riding the DRZ the other week on a trail ride I couldn't even imagine taking an airhead over the same terrain. Maybe I need to take Schmidt over the Maunga again to reassure myself they can do it
  10. Kokopelli

    Kokopelli Yeah, right!

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    Those crash bars will go, they are useless. I just haven't gotten around to fitting my new side stand.

    By off-road I mean Dusty Butt-like riding. Yes, there is a bit of clattering, but the new front suspension is pretty good and soaks up the harder hits well.

    Still, what the bike can do is more limited by my riding skills. I can scare myself on easier terrain, where with a 250 I would be a lot braver. I remember how easy it was to ride through the Woodhill sand sections on a 250 while doing the same thing on the R80 was sweat inducing.

    Since I don't do competitive riding, it doesn't really matter that my bike is not state-of-the-art, it's all about having fun and riding a bike that I really like.

    People on chook chaser type bikes are on a different planet to me. While I know that it isn't true, I always imagine that these guys would probably struggle as much or more, if they were riding my bike.
  11. Renner

    Renner rockin' the toaster

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    so.. you sold the rent-a-pig? :scratch
  12. Kokopelli

    Kokopelli Yeah, right!

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    Yes, the G/SPD is gone, if that's the one you meant.
  13. Kokopelli

    Kokopelli Yeah, right!

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    With the old new tank on and the fine weather at the moment, I just had to go for a spin. I even found a "road" I had never bin on. It turned to clay eventually and was pretty slippery even though it look harmless. I didn't go right through, as it petered out and by that time I thought that I may be on private land. Google tells me it's all good, so I'll have to go back for a play.

    This was before it got dirty.

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    The good thing about this thread is that I can fill it with as many pics as I like :D
  14. Padmei

    Padmei enamoured

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    I'm glad to see a bit of mud on the bike. i get a bit sick of seeing garage queens. looks like a good time was had:clap
  15. Kokopelli

    Kokopelli Yeah, right!

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    Something for the fans. I think it looks Old School :-).

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    Box'a'bits In need of repair

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    Agreed. Looks cool. :D
  17. Padmei

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    You suck :fitz

    i've been looking at those
  18. Kokopelli

    Kokopelli Yeah, right!

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    I don't like those indicators. I got them, because the front indicators wouldn't fit because of the fork inserts and the rear ones kept falling off. I guess I'll have to keep looking.
  19. Box'a'bits

    Box'a'bits In need of repair

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    I like the KTM ones I've got. 10w, not LED. But very robust. Were cheap on Tme, taken off a bike at the time that t was first purchased. There are a few out there.
  20. Kokopelli

    Kokopelli Yeah, right!

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    Slippery as snot and too short :-)

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