F800GS goes on a diet

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

  1. Motorfiets

    Motorfiets Long timer

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    first off.... Chitown (Finn) I HATE YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :lol3
    walked into the shop and wanted to tear everything off the bike and make it look like an enduro... like the HP2.... anyways! :deal
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  2. cline7106

    cline7106 Short F8GS ADV Rider

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    Thats Some Nice Work! Awsome!
  3. fastredbike

    fastredbike out riding

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  4. Motorfiets

    Motorfiets Long timer

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    thanks!! :clap
    as requested... taking after chitown and some of the rest of you... first down! :eek1 :lol3 of many....

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    waiting on new panels for ChiTown for the tank and then paint... HP2 tank bag fits really well... instead of the bungie cord I'm going to make a strap underneath the tank hidden outta the way... more clean look.... but you gotta admit... the orange bungie cord is a nice touch... :lol3

    uncle's bike gets windscreen, handgaurds (mine... :lol3, hopefully going HDB for me) then radiator guards and other misc. shiney things! :deal

    P.S. - happy easter... he is risen
  5. Motorfiets

    Motorfiets Long timer

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    has anyone ever had a BI*CH of a time to "squeeze" the rear wheel in after fixing a flat or changing tires... etc... :ear
  6. ride2little

    ride2little Riding Like the Wind

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    (Hand up.) Yep. I've had a bitch of a ime installing tires on this bike. Just about to do it again. I was hoping you had a changer :D.

    What happened on the tip-over there? And what tires did you get? My new Big Block should be here tomorrow.
  7. Motorfiets

    Motorfiets Long timer

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    I do.... used my cycle hill changer today actually... mitas on the rear and metzler 6-day front... front was something I had laying around brand new? :huh lol rear is from my uncles... opted out of getting the big block cause if I wanna patch a tube in the middle of nowhere I wanna be able to spoon the tire off... the mitas is a tire I can almost do by hand! :deal

    holler when you wanna change tires

    tip over was actually me laying the bike down (nice and easy!) to drag it outta a rut I made... lol knobbies can collect mud!
  8. ride2little

    ride2little Riding Like the Wind

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    Tire in-hand.
    When are you leaving? I want to squeeze every last drop out of mt TKC.
  9. Motorfiets

    Motorfiets Long timer

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    may 27th
  10. dendrophobe

    dendrophobe Motorbike Junky

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    Maybe I missed a thread in "Trip Planning" but what route are you going to take? How long will you be gone? Details, man! :lol3
  11. ride2little

    ride2little Riding Like the Wind

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    Ben,
    Scored an Ohlins rear shock today too. Can't wait to get that on. (Came from one of our own up-standing citizens..er, uh..inmate.)
  12. Motorfiets

    Motorfiets Long timer

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    long story or short? :lol3 start here... end here... 25k miles later

    lucky bastard!!! :evil I gotta improve my front end somehow!
  13. ride2little

    ride2little Riding Like the Wind

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    Not happy w/ just springs/oil? Bitubo valve emulators next?
  14. Motorfiets

    Motorfiets Long timer

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    too bouncy? i dunno..... just feels wierd! i'm no expert but it just dont feel right! :lol3
  15. ride2little

    ride2little Riding Like the Wind

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    The proper phrase is:

    "I ain't no GURU..."
  16. BuilderScott

    BuilderScott Been here awhile

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    Awesome job. I have rack envy... :cry Loving the Pelicans, though. :clap Oh, I have trip envy too, btw... :cry:cry:cry:cry
  17. Motorfiets

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    which rack?! Made myself a new one..... :deal

    rolling thru town stopping at stop signs an idea popped into my head... I needed a rear top rack but really thought it dumb to pay $100 for in a sense a 4mm piece of Alu. Have tons of 3mm laying around (used it inside the pelicans) but no 4mm. Then it hit me! The other day at the scrap yard I picked up myself a RailRoad Crossing sign.... guess what? 4mm Alu! same thing the stop signs are made outta...

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    whole setup MAYBE costs me 20 bucks?! :huh I'll make some more if anybody would like one cheap!

    aint she purdy!

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    P.S. - sorry I don't have any "build" pictures... was on a roll! basically

    Measure holes in dibond to transfer
    1) plasma cut plate
    2) smooth edges
    3) punch holes out
    4) mill alu spacers
    5) bolt up!

    but that wasn't enough for one night!

    I had to kill the cat.... no really.... I did shoot a stray one today..... no joke

    but the bike just wanted to breath better.... so had to open here up first!

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    pure SWAG but it was a perfect cut!!!!!!!!!!! :deal

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    the CAT material started about another 1-2 mm down... then came the hole saw/wire brush/chisel/beating tool/prybar/new sanding discs/sand wheel/wire wheel... some time later...

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    now that should be better!!!!:deal

    weld back together... really easy welding too :huh

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    stop any rusting...

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    had enough of me yet?!

    the Givi crashbars just weren't to my liking so i decided to space them further out... some punched bigger hole washers

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    g'night! :freaky
  18. ride2little

    ride2little Riding Like the Wind

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    Nice work man.
    How does she sound opened up?

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  19. Motorfiets

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    sounds great!!! so much smoother!! lower RPM at speed too! :evil

    saw your post over in the TN thread :deal :lol3
  20. ride2little

    ride2little Riding Like the Wind

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