F800GS / F700GS / F650GS Twin pics

Discussion in 'Parallel Universe' started by baboon, Aug 1, 2008.

  1. motoraptor

    motoraptor Adventurer

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    Calgary06,
    Thanks. Yes, that is the Wunderlich beak I spray painted the aluminum mounting piece it comes with black.

    The D3 screen at it's highest/forward position worked great but I still had some uncomfortable buffeting around 80 mph. So I got a truck mudflap from the auto parts store, cut it down and bolted it in place to give me another inch of height, which solved the problem.

    The hand guards are also cut up garbage can lids which keep the weather off really well.

    As far as the elbow down... it was elbow, leg, shoulder and face down in the mud after getting overconfident. I mounted my Denali lights off the sides of the D3 and knew they were a little vulnerable and sure enough, one snapped off. Repairs with zip ties in the field worked and I epoxied the screen back together yesterday so it is good as knew... but battle scarred.

    Cheers,
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  2. Calgary06

    Calgary06 Been here awhile

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    Thanks.
    Any closer pics of your light mounts (and fix)?
    Anything you would change with regards to their location if you were to do it again?
    Calgary06
  3. motoraptor

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    Here is a front view. I thought about mounting them just inside the hand guards, but I like the way they look and work right where they are. Subsequent drops didn't trouble the fairing mounted location so it may have been the severity of the first off. I can send some fix pics later directly if you like, so we don't hijack the thread.

    In keeping with the spirit of the thread, I'll add another f800gs pic. This is my friend showing how it is properly done on a bike that is basically stock.

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  4. Calgary06

    Calgary06 Been here awhile

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    Thought bubble for your friend is either
    Wheeeeeee
    or
    OMG OMG OMG I'm coming down faster than I thought...
  5. 4TooMany

    4TooMany Been here awhile

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    You guys are the reason I don't buy used bikes. :D
  6. motoraptor

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    Touché. :D

    I'm not ever planning to put mine up for sale though. I'm in for the long haul. But I get it... buyer beware!
  7. Lager Meister

    Lager Meister Work less, ride more

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    I hope your friend has an Indy Kit installed.
  8. Lager Meister

    Lager Meister Work less, ride more

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    And you too
  9. motoraptor

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    No - neither do I. But we're not going for frequent flyer miles. Just a spirited weekend where we wanted to test, and sometimes exceed, the capabilities of our bikes.

    So... I know glamour shots are the norm, but I thought I'd share the darker but still interesting side of these shenanigans.

    Bottomed out. Below is a shot of the suspension closed up from the impact. Check out the proximity of the skid-plate to the ground. And more impressive/sad is the condition of the front tire. I thought lowering the pressure to 29psi would aid traction in the flat sections, and it did, but it couldn't manage the impact of such a heavy bike descending from the sky.
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    And if you want to fly, at first you must fall. My friend gets caught out in a rutted mud section. Both he and the bike came out of this UNSCATHED.
    He was back on the track 30 seconds later. We both learned some lessons and gained some confidence to go with the sore muscles and scratched paint.
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  10. rockinrog

    rockinrog Long timer

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    Very nice stop action photography Moto.
  11. motoraptor

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    Thanks. I specialize in bird-in-flight photography so bikes are a little easier. Much appreciated Rockinrog.
  12. toowheels

    toowheels on a mission...

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    Always nice to see the big bikes fly. :thumb

    Awesome landing shot too. Make sure you check you rear shock bolt...

    Zaner let us know when you post the video of the line through there :lol3

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    Trying the white colour out for a while...

    Brrr yes it's cold out Leslie!! OBC hasn't stopped flashing for days! :vardy

    Dave
  13. soph9

    soph9 Would Love to ride ALL the TIME

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    awww Dave you painted your bike Cheryl's colour...looks brand new....and yep chilly out but toasty on the bike.:D
  14. toowheels

    toowheels on a mission...

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    I just borrowed the white for a while :D

    I have to post these pics:
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    Nic Cuthbert in Iran en route on his Singapore to UK /Action Aid charity ride...29,000 kms...27 Countries...notice the sticker on the side box :D

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    In the Himalayas

    I gave him a MOD Side Stand Foot a pre-production one no less. In 8 months it went 45,000kms on the bike...and it's still there :deal His site: http://www.froma2b.com.au/index.php

    We've also got RedHed on his way down to Usuhaia:
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    He's got full MOD kit on board :D

    He's hangin at Dakar right now.
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    Somewhere in Guatemala. His Blog: http://redhedsmototravels.blogspot.ca/

    I have no idea how many km's on his bike but it's A LOT!

    Keep ridin all and see ya out there!! :ricky :thumb

    Dave
  15. petzi-baer

    petzi-baer Been here awhile

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    Have you checked the bolts on the rear suspension afterwards. Impressive shots

    Petzi-baer
  16. motoraptor

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    Will do. Thanks for the heads up. I've got my fingers crossed that all is well and I'll plan reinforcing the bolt before I take to the air again.

    *Update* I checked the rear bolt and all is fine. Perhaps the 2012s are more robust? At any rate, I'm glad the bolt isn't bent and I'll reinforce it later just to be on the safe side. Thanks for the information.
  17. toowheels

    toowheels on a mission...

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    Indy's (Indy Unlimited -PM him) got the best solution if you end up needing it btw...which it looks like you will eventually :lol3

    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=810571

    Dave
  18. Loutre

    Loutre Cosmopolitan Adv

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    Are these the Lucas breaking discs? They look awesome IMHO :eek1


    and BTW does Nic Cuthbert has a RR? Looking sweet, I'd like to follow him :D
  19. petzi-baer

    petzi-baer Been here awhile

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    the link to his blog is right under the last picture:

    http://redhedsmototravels.blogspot.ca/

    petzi-baer
  20. Loutre

    Loutre Cosmopolitan Adv

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    oh dear... I'm blind sometimes :baldy
    I prefered doing a google search with no result what so ever <label for="rb_iconid_29">:bluduh</label>

    thanks