F800GS goes on a diet

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

  1. Motorfiets

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    :rofl :ricky lets go! p.s. - you gotta come by the shop one night... think you may enjoy it... plus we can get some of your modifications going! :bert :lol3
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    BuilderScott Been here awhile

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    Seriously, the pannier racks look well done. I wish I had the time to monkey around with my bike as much as some of you folks do. Very cool. I'm really liking the caribou mounting system. Easy on/off, and adjustable. The biggest downer for me with the HB's is just how far offset they are but I'm hoping to remedy that soon.
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    Moto, the deal from TN fell through. They were asking way too much, and didn't want to bother with shipping. (I found shipping for $155 on ABF truck). So the hell with it, I found one in Arkansas, and picked it up. :D
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  6. Motorfiets

    Motorfiets Long timer

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    :clap

    Well coming home from my trip I learned a lot about my bike.... some things I hate..... and some things I love....

    Despite all the work I have done... I ain't done yet!

    Things on the list:
    1) Magura Hydro Clutch
    2) 990/950 Front Brake Assembly
    3) Handlebars - Pro Tapers
    4) Woody's 18" rear - Tubeless
    5) Single Front Headlight
    6) High Fender Mod
    7) TT tank gas cap modification - so I don't need a key for the thing
    8) Keyless gas cap on the bike
    9) Ditch Panniers - GL with a small Pelican top box
    10) Possible Single Rotor Conversion Front
    11) OHLINS :evil
    12) General Weight Reduction - Goal is the 350 mark
  7. Y E T I

    Y E T I Unpossible

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    I've been thinking about the Magura too...

    What is #2?

    Having the Woody's tubless is awesome.

    What's the difference between 7 and 8? :scratch

    Ohlins rock! At least my rear does. I want Ohlins fork internals too!!
  8. Motorfiets

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    #2 gets rid on the urine sample cup

    7 and 8 - the TT tank has a locking cap so I plan to get rid of that and 8 is the under seat OEM bmw tank I plan to make keyless as well

    Haven't pulled the trigger quite yet on the ohlins but its looking like the TTX or a KTM 990 front end conversion....

    thoughts?
  9. M N B

    M N B would rather be riding

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    It's fairly common for 990 owners to have considerable work done on their forks. I'd just go with the Ohlins TTX. You'll probably pay less in the end and get a better suspension.
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    dendrophobe Motorbike Junky

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    Can you give more details on this? Sounds like something a lot of us would be interested in!

    Why the TTX instead of the NIX? I've seen a lot more of the NIX around, so I'm curious.
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    +1 on both of these.


    I have tried many times to find a set of RXV fork internals to convert mine like Gangplank did, but haven't been able to. Seems that would net the same results as the Ohlins (or at least close to it) at much less cost.
  12. Motorfiets

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    A KTM 990/950 Front Brake Lever Assembly will fit on the F800GS.... see here:

    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=706154

    TTX VS NIX

    I like being different..... :D

    but.... a hookup thru a good friend of mine might reveal something else! :evil
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    Flashback Mommys Lil Monster

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    Love the mods you've done. Very inspiring. Oh to have a real shop at my disposal.

    My solution to that problem is a DR 650 :lol3 Fantastic, reliable, easy to work on, easy to get parts for, and bullet proof. Modding one out right now for a Road of Bones "vacation" after a contract in a very remote location in the Kuril Islands.

    Love the F8 but it's about a heavy pig and doesn't really feel much lighter than the 1200, especially when you get it truly airborne. Kudos to anyone that perseveres in muscling it through a RTW ride. After a couple years with mine I really really really want a long distance adventure touring bike that is a hundred or so pounds lighter, at least light enough to easily jump stumps on.
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    nice mods
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    One thing I thought about on my lunch ride today: wind noise. I have noticed for a while that the wind noise in my right ear always seems louder than on the left. Because of this thread, I was looking at the urine cup and wondered if that's the cause of the extra wind noise on the right. I duct taped a piece of cardboard over the area to smoth the air flow. On the ride back to work: LESS NOISE. Much less.


    Less wind noise would thus appear to be another benefit of going to the KTM master cylinder.
  16. Motorfiets

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    :rofl used to ride down the road with my hand held out doing the same thing! :lol3
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    bajaburro Ancient Adventurer

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    might be easier to just buy a ktm adv.
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    easier.... sure.... do I want to?..... no......


    troll somewhere else.....
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