F800GS goes on a diet

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

  1. LukasM

    LukasM Long timer

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    Good man! :bow:freaky
  2. Dubl-A

    Dubl-A SuckerDucker

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    I applaud your mechanical ability & dedication to whatever you're trying to do! Although some of these shots made me cringe. Most of them made my wallet cringe. Good luck man :1drink
  3. Lost Roadie

    Lost Roadie Rider

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    Awesome Ben, just awesome!

    Hit me up with a price on the tire changer...
  4. a1fa

    a1fa Throttle Jockey™

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    Ben, how many miles so far? Are you doing the complete top end rebuild?
  5. Motorfiets

    Motorfiets Long timer

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    top end rebuild aka new rings
  6. slowpoke

    slowpoke Been here awhile

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    So how can I get one?:evil
  7. Motorfiets

    Motorfiets Long timer

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    pm me your address

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  8. Pomo

    Pomo gonzo

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    You must be wringing the shit out of that thing! :eek1
  9. Motorfiets

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  10. LukasM

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    Don't believe a word Ben says, the biggest adventure that bike has seen is riding over the curb at the local Starbucks parking lot! :rofl
  11. Motorfiets

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    :nod

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    starbucks is down the road

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  12. Motorfiets

    Motorfiets Long timer

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    Ok so with all the parts in I set off to work!

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    headed off to work to clean these up a bit

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    pistons cleaned up nicely and piston to cylinder wall clearance was PERFECT!! almost zero wear

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    enlisted the help of a friend

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    long story short here but the connecting rod bolts are all non reusable.... so a week or so went by with no update due to my busy school schedule, waiting on parts and with work....

    in the meantime I decided to replace my R/R with a compufire

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    bolts finally arrived and the motor went back together.... well.... almost...

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    a good eye will notice that I managed to reassembly the motor without the idler gear or starter gear.... no problem right? just slid the shaft out....

    uh... nope... shaft is hammered into the block.... MOTHER F***ER!!!! so the decision was made to install the engine and bring the bike to work in the morning where we would pull the flywheel to install the gears...

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    so the motor was in and bike was headed to work in the morning...

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    so at work the 14mm flywheel bolt came off with no problem... no heat needed... the flywheel however... with a 1/2 inch impact running full max and the heat gun heating away the flywheel wouldnt budge! repeated attempts left us with a dilema.... what to do next?

    after some careful thought we heated the pin for MAYBE 30 seconds.... and the pin slid right out like a hot knife through butter!

    that evening which would be last night I had class but raced home straight afterwards went to work! no assembly pictures... sorry folks! but I was hyped up and was on a roll! basically from having just an engine in the frame I managed to completely assemble my bike from approx 7 pm all the way through to 2 am this morning.... long night!

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    final picture...

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  13. MTrider16

    MTrider16 Ridin' in MT

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    I must say, I like the look of the TT tank, high fender, and no beak. Nice job sir.

    -David
  14. Motorfiets

    Motorfiets Long timer

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    thank you!!

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  15. xpdishun

    xpdishun tarmac xplor

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  16. xpdishun

    xpdishun tarmac xplor

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    Love the bike Ben!

    What is that awesome windscreen you use for commuting? I've seen it in a couple of your pictures but couldn't find in your threads where you mentioned it. Are those braces something that came with the screen? Where do they attach?
  17. Motorfiets

    Motorfiets Long timer

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    it's just a simple bolt on el cheapo

    mounts with some handlebar clamps

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  18. xpdishun

    xpdishun tarmac xplor

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    Thanks!

    How are the clip type masterlinks working out for you? I saw on one of your pics you had two clip type master links two links aways from each other.
  19. Motorfiets

    Motorfiets Long timer

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    they hold up just fine. I use them when I have my 47T "play gear" rear installed
  20. Motorfiets

    Motorfiets Long timer

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    anyone care to give me an idea how much my bike is worth? I am thinking about selling it but just don't know what the damn thing would sell for?

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