F800GS "Drop-In" Fork Replacement?

Discussion in 'Parallel Universe' started by PenultimateMan, Oct 5, 2012.

  1. Snowy

    Snowy Long timer

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    Unpacked....excited....

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    OOOOOHHHH goody...

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    new versus old

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    Removed some bits

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    MWAHAHAHAHAHA ...the evil...it grows....
  2. chadams

    chadams Been here awhile

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    Looks like a tidy setup, any details on the forks and custom triples? What wheel are you running?
  3. Snowy

    Snowy Long timer

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    Triples are from Emig Racing...www.emigracing.com

    Forks are RMZ 450 with 0.49kg/mm springs.

    Wheel is standard BMW for now. Stage 2 will see the billet alloy off road race wheel built and installed. Motard sized brakes.
  4. petzi-baer

    petzi-baer Been here awhile

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    Now your screen looks hideous :-)

    petzi-baer
  5. wipe-out

    wipe-out Been here awhile

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    according to öhlins odtc it (probably) won't fit the new model. up until 2012 only. just received the answer to exactly that question.
  6. biodieselandon

    biodieselandon Been here awhile

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    :cry
  7. Snowy

    Snowy Long timer

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    Yeah, but it keeps the rain off me, and I can drink coffee on the ride to work and look like a BOSS!
  8. Snowy

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    The steering stop issues. Not quite the right shape. I'll use the die grinder and sort it later

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  9. Snowy

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    I made a new mount for the ABS sensor.

    I ride mostly with the ABS switched on, rarely switching it off. No, it doesn't make you forget how to use your brakes.

    But it does come as a shock when you launch into a gravel covered hairpin and discover that you forgot to hook it back up.

    There was a significant drop on the outside of that hairpin. I had one of those moments.
  10. kenaroo

    kenaroo I am because i ride

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    Yep I gave up on that emig stabilizer a long time ago.. I've never had anything leak so much in my life.. send it back.. get it fix ride and it would leak.. I finally gave up on it.. I think I modified a BRP handle bar clamp to work with the emig triple so I could use my old reliable scotts..
  11. biodieselandon

    biodieselandon Been here awhile

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    What kind of header guard is that? I like!
  12. Motorfiets

    Motorfiets Long timer

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    My money says its a Touratech
  13. Snowy

    Snowy Long timer

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    The header guard was off the specials table at the local bike shop. I think it was $10.

    I cut it in half and went half each header.


    The Emig steering damper has done nothing but leak. I can't figure it out.

    It had a missing o-ring on one of the fill screws, I fixed that, but still some leakage. I'm stumped.


    It still seems to work ok though.
  14. Hamish71

    Hamish71 Been here awhile

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    looks good. wilk post my set up when i receive the last if the parts from lukas and fit it all.
  15. Konflict Motorsports

    Konflict Motorsports KM TUNER

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  16. Gangplank

    Gangplank Advenchaintourer

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    Not bad. A bit more than I spent but I'm super happy with my shiver 45 forks in my F800GS
  17. Fishlegs

    Fishlegs Fishlegs

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    ok fellas...heres what happened to me...i had a friend come riding with me on his gs 800 and i was riding my aprilia rxv 550....this is getting good already isnt it...he slid out in a tight turn and toasted his entire front end..i ended buying the bike off him(written off)and literally slid an entire rxv 55o front end,(wheel,brakes,brake line,headlight,fender)in triple clamps and all right in perfectly!! all ihad to do was grind down the bearing nut(the one with the grooves)about a quarter inch cause the steering stem was that much shorter..i call it my gs 800 super enduro..and i mounted the beemer windshield unto the turn signal mounts ...check out pics at www.vibnb.com :wink:
  18. wipe-out

    wipe-out Been here awhile

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    looks good! i like it much better than most of the high-fender mods which stay with the original headlight assembly. looks like that bike touratech built.

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  20. Motorfiets

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    brother............................?

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