F800GS goes on a diet

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

  1. Vitruvian Mike

    Vitruvian Mike Been here awhile

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    So, you have it rigged for shorter rides now, with the stock trim and pelican side cases. How are you liking it now with the front suspension changes? Still putting miles and smiles on it?

  2. Vitruvian Mike

    Vitruvian Mike Been here awhile

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    Cool. I'd found those, but wasn't sure about the size. I'd love to do this double kit in a 6" version, with them acting essentially the same as the stock kit with one being the regular (dim) version, and two being my bright lights. I can fabricate a really nice custom mount for a twin pair of 6" brackets, by getting some measurements and talking to a machinist buddy that can do the mount bracket out of milled aluminum. Can then get it anodized if I like.

    Wonder if there are electronic changes necessary. I've seen where people have had to have their stators rewound to accommodate various things. Any idea if this would be necessary for these? It doesn't say it in the Baja Designs specifications writeup about the lights.

    Doing this would get rid of what I consider an ugly duckling front end, and I could end up doing a CF shell similar to some of the ones from various ADV vendors.

    Thanks for the replies!

    EDIT: When I started looking at BD's lighting accessories for Hondas, the Fuego Dual Halogen Light Kit popped up. This is definitely much more along the lines I was thinking. I like the mount for the 8" duals better than the mount for the 6" duals, but it's a good starting point.

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    This could also be an option, but appears to definitely require a rewound stator. This is never-never land for me. I haven't ever messed with the stator windings on any of my sleds.

    Does anyone have an opinion on rewound stators for custom light applications or even custom increased demand on the battery/electrical system for additional things such as aux lights, aux ports for GPS, heated gear, heated seat, computer charging, etc?

    vMike

  3. k Dog

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    Hey Mofits,

    I just shit my pants when I saw your bike. You're not going to believe it; I have almost done the exact same mods to my F8!! Side by side they could be sisters abet mine would be the ugly sister. One thing I have not done but am considering is the single disk up front. With Ohlins front and back plus the stabilizer the bike snorts like no tomorrow thus I like the stopping power of the two disks. I am willing to experiment (that's what the wife calls it) but I would like to know how it's working for you and if there is anything I should be aware of/do/prepare/prepare for.

    k Dog
  4. k Dog

    k Dog Nomad

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    One more thing: What are type of fork guards are you running? I made a headlight protector out of a piece of lexan. I can PM you some pics if you like.

    Kevin
  5. Motorfiets

    Motorfiets Long timer

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    fork gaurds are acerbis KTM's

    single disk up front works great. No issues so far.
  6. k Dog

    k Dog Nomad

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    I'll give it a shot this weekend. It's your fault if the next time you hear from me it's from a hospital bed.
  7. Motorfiets

    Motorfiets Long timer

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  8. ebrabaek

    ebrabaek Long timer

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    Moto.... Kdog has the plastic panels for sale.....in case you still need them....
  9. Motorfiets

    Motorfiets Long timer

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    no need anymore! thanks though!!

    she's for sale now don't need spares haha
  10. SportFaller

    SportFaller Dirt dont hurt, MUCH

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    All that work and now you are selling...... You must have something awesome up your sleeve!
  11. slowpoke

    slowpoke Been here awhile

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  12. Motorfiets

    Motorfiets Long timer

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    do you have some pictures you can email me?
  13. slowpoke

    slowpoke Been here awhile

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    Yes I do. What's you're email? I tried to send pix from here, but can't.
  14. Motorfiets

    Motorfiets Long timer

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    update time folks!!

    well she started burning a little oil and my cam chain was a bit stretched...

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    took her for a little play in the mud and decided to park her for a while and replace the cam chain...

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    Luckly this should keep me company

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    why should ya'll care?

    Well I'm busy making these! (steering stops for WP conversion)

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    so it started

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    where did this come from!?! :huh

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    uh.... guys....

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    quick run the to scrap steel yard

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    and this followed me home!

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    mounted

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    waitied on these parts...

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    THANK YOU MAXBMW!!!!!!!!!!

    p.s. - anyone wanna buy this from me?

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  15. Hayate

    Hayate ADV Monkey

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    What happened to this bike going around the world?
  16. Motorfiets

    Motorfiets Long timer

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    She performed like a champion!
  17. Motorfiets

    Motorfiets Long timer

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    my problem is I work at a motorcycle dealership now, so I change my tires on the machine at work for free.... so... :lol3
  18. Loutre

    Loutre Cosmopolitan Adv

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    lucky basterd :lol3
  19. slowpoke

    slowpoke Been here awhile

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    Are you making these to sell?
  20. Motorfiets

    Motorfiets Long timer

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    Donation to all those with the wp swap