F800GS goes on a diet

Discussion in 'Parallel Universe' started by Motorfiets, Dec 16, 2010.

  1. Motorfiets

    Motorfiets Long timer

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    She started like this:
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    then little mud
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    then the handguards
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    and risers
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    finished up.
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    the klacking had to go!
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    then to trail ride a bit...
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    but with weather this cold a windscreen was needed!
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    so this showed up!
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    notice anything?

    oh scotts too! :lol3

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    then decided to raise them just a bit!

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    five minutes later.... :rofl
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    actually.... looks more like this at the moment... :lol3
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    the pieces...
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    stock can is heavy! :huh
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    GPS is gonna get mounted above the instrument cluster as well as the heated troller switches.
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    oh and this guy hooked me up!
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    works slow... especially outta town playing in death valley..
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  2. MSH

    MSH The Salt

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    Nice! Lets see more! :freaky
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  3. GB

    GB . Administrator

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    It's coming along nicely... With the handlebar risers, what did you do about the brake hose and clutch cable? :ear
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  4. Motorfiets

    Motorfiets Long timer

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    nothing yet... going to have a local shop make me a longer brake line and was really thinking about getting the magura hydro clutch... but not sure... suggestions? :ear
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  5. inmate-n00b

    inmate-n00b Ciao, Marco

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    Awesome! I'm looking forward to seeing what you do to prep your bike and your reasoning behind it. Like why you chose a certain bash plate, etc. :ear
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  6. The Griz

    The Griz North Forest Rider

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  7. Motorfiets

    Motorfiets Long timer

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    just read your write up! how many did you have to ziptie? :ear
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  8. The Griz

    The Griz North Forest Rider

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    Just a couple, on opposing sides from eachother.
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  9. Camel ADV

    Camel ADV aka Oso Blanco

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    Coming along nicely! You're going to love the big tank:thumb
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  10. Motorfiets

    Motorfiets Long timer

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    electrical tonight!

    eastern beaver, GPS, heated gear troller, AUX lights....

    by the way.... what do you people use for a "switching power" lead?

    paint scheme I am going to use.... you like? :ear

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  11. inmate-n00b

    inmate-n00b Ciao, Marco

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    likey:clap
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  12. markymcd

    markymcd Been here awhile

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    I like except for painting the frame.
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  13. DWS

    DWS Adventurer

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    Looking good.
    Are there any crash bars that fit with that tank?
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  14. Ducksbane

    Ducksbane Quaaack!!!

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    I like the colour scheme ... even the frame, although it is a little bit "KTMish" :clap

    I was wondering how the Brittanica Composites fairing and the handlebar risers work together. No intereference ?

    Also have you tried out the fairing? I was thinking of getting a similar setup when funds permit.

    I also wondered what you were doing to the suspension? :lurk
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  15. craftycoder

    craftycoder Motobrain PDU

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    Paint looks great.
    I use the CANBus for switched power. You get a few minutes of power after the bike is off as well so that takes some getting used to.
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  16. Motorfiets

    Motorfiets Long timer

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    not yet... going to custom weld and bend some up.

    Ohlins rear is on the horizon thus far and still doing research on the front... just not many companies out there for the forks yet...
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  17. Trout

    Trout Been here awhile

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    Paint the frame! As you have it laid out in the picture bike looks fantastic! Awesome work - enjoying watching your build.
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  18. ride2little

    ride2little MoveAlongNothingHere

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    Way to go Ben! Keep it up and keep us posted.
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  19. HighFive

    HighFive Never Tap-Out

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    HF :thumb
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  20. Motorfiets

    Motorfiets Long timer

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    GPS mounting.... Ok folks need some help!

    going to mount the GPS right above the instrument cluster like this picture shows.

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    here is what I have currently....

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    now should I just bolt this ^ straight up or should I get one of these or similar?

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    :ear
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