F800GS goes on a diet

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

  1. Motorfiets

    Motorfiets Long timer

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    +1 agree to everyone...

    hell I've been told countless times I'm taking the wrong bike and countless more times the right bike... For me it's an adventure! To get out and get away... see the world... If I break down and get stuck for 3 weeks... well maybe I'm suppose to be there... the man upstairs is always looking out for me and always will.

    now... off the soapbox :lol3
    the farkles are mainly meant to be geared toward a few things:
    1) comfort... my home for 3 months, I want it nice!
    2) protection... hand guards? duh? wouldn't go without it! other things are alot of... hey that looks like that might break...
    3) lastly... cause they look purdy... :rofl
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  2. Motorfiets

    Motorfiets Long timer

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    :kboom :kboom grrr!!!!!!
    does part number 3 go back on?
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    new work area
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    shes next
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    these brackets will not cooperate!!!!
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    doesnt help i'm working alone..... :cry anyone wanna help? :ear

    bracket
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    booster plug - http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=644952 :deal
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    cause of frustration!
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    havent even gotten to this yet!
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    garbled pile of mess
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  3. Motoriley

    Motoriley Even my posing is virtual

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  4. Motorfiets

    Motorfiets Long timer

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    +1 been watching that closely! kinda why I wanna change the header out... make it breath easier if I do get bad gas....
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  5. Dansrc51

    Dansrc51 I need a cape....

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    Maybe if you weren't in TN :1drink

    It makes a world of difference to have a nice, large, clean, work area. My wife doesn't get it, but I am pretty much a freak when it comes to having my garage set up just the way I like.
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  6. Motorfiets

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    parts showed up!!

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    scratched though... :cry

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    crash bars and handgaurds for the F650GS twin

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    this could be fun.... gonna take the plasma cutter out and do some welding and modifying to mount Givi's with the TT tank.

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    LED signals and AUX lights

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    purdy

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    no more charcoal canister!

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    odd looking hole now...

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    :evil:evil

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    should be fun

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    still HATE this setup....

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    :D
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  7. Y E T I

    Y E T I Unpossible

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    I know you've already got the TT tank, but I'm wondering if anyone has considered building a smaller auxillary tank for the 800GS which sits on the right side of the bike where the exhaust is on the left? Like where I have my tool tube.

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    I know someone makes them for KTM's. Circled in red are the aux tanks on Ned and Pyn's bikes.:

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  8. Captain Beardylocks

    Captain Beardylocks travelling beardo

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    This was my plan, although I'm not sure how soon I'll be getting to that project. Is there anyone around here who's familiar with making composite tanks, as far as what materials are safe to use with gas? I suppose I could always learn to google.....
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  9. Y E T I

    Y E T I Unpossible

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    I'm gonna shoot Ned and Pyn a PM and see who made their tanks. Maybe we should start a new thread about this and not hijack this one though...
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  10. Motorfiets

    Motorfiets Long timer

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    I will for sure be interested! but when and who....... thats the issue......
    :cry
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  11. Wildman

    Wildman In my castle

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    There was a guy in the Netherlands taking a look at it. There's a thread somewhere.

    Edit: found it
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  12. Y E T I

    Y E T I Unpossible

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    Ned and Pyn's tanks were made by Adventure Tank here in the US. (Ned used to own the company I think.) I've sent them an email to see if they'd be interested/willing to make a tank for us. I'll let you know what I hear.
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  13. Motorfiets

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    the more competition the better.... cheaper products and better
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  14. ebrabaek

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    Yes....... The key is to use Carbon Fiber...no Kevlar...... Then use epoxy like this....
    http://cgi.ebay.com/GASOLINE-RESIST...956?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item483a8b15ec

    Ethanol is the killer here....not the gasoline...... Make sure the entire inside is coated with resin....so no ethanol/gas escapes and de-gasses the matrix..... Other than that....easy....:D:D

    :thumb:thumb

    Erling
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  15. Motorfiets

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    tonights installment....

    wiring.... urgh! :puke1

    thinking about changing headlight out.... :lol3
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    not really...

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    zumo mount

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    posi-tapped into headlight for switching to my fuse box

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    LED aux lights

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    fuse box, located where canbus plug would go

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    attempting to wire all this a) along frame b) under airbox and c) away from TT tank...

    back from the painters...

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    this is better! :lol3

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    close-up

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    better view.... seems very busy... shouldn't be too bad though

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    peliminary fitting...

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    looks like the GIVI's will fit with only very minor modification :freaky

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    for future reference.... the left side frame is very busy with wires! especially ones ive added now....

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    which makes it a pain in the you know where to fit the airbox back ontop

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    other stuff like this came in too.... forgot to take a picture on the bike

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    lastly the wheel is off and being sent to woodys!!! :freaky

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    maybe im just getting better... :norton.... but the tire came off surprisingly very easy...

    GOODNIGHT!! :freaky
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  16. nat_han

    nat_han 2 Wheelers By Choice.. =]

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    Motorfiets,

    Very nice farkles... esp. the matt black TT tank! but the amount of money invested into the bike... = :eek1..

    haha... enjoy riding it!
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  17. Nacho911

    Nacho911 Been here awhile

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    Sweet to see a guy with some bucks to do it the way he wants it. Good work! All nice kit. Don't forget to increase you insurance replacement cost.
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  18. Motorfiets

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    full coverage at my chosen insured price! :deal
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  19. globewanderer

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    Good to see the project. Yes the can is heavy What exhaust are you looking at replacing it with?

    You may also want to stick a Stebel Nautilis airhorn on. In South Americal, Asia, India etc. people drive with their horns. I have blown trucks of the road with mine. Also animals which tend to like to lay on the road for the heat and salt.

    Interesting color scheme. I have the same touratech bash plate and tool box as well as cargo rack. I didn't like the various shades of aluminum so I painted it out with matt black rockguard that is available at any automotive store in a spray can for around $7.

    Nice tank, and you will need it. I just use a 2 litre wunderlick can mounted in the inner exterior face of my Jesse panier. Works well there. Also have an MSR fuel bottle for the dodgy regions.

    Packing gear is another issue even with the right gear that should require much research and even more testing, make sure your list contains compression bags. I estimate I reduce the bulk of my gear by around 60% using these.

    There may comments that your bike and modifications are adding up the weight as lighter is better. I have found that yes, even with many modifications and excess weight, all the farkles have been useful for the way I ride.

    I also have a DR 650 for the purist stuff and will buy a 300cc in Beijing for a trip through Mongolia this summer. Both are beaters.



    Like to see the completed product.

    Regards, GW
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  20. gr8ridn

    gr8ridn Been here awhile

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    Nice work Ben. I look forward to more details about your Givi crash bar mods. This is one area I still want to improve with my TT tank installation.
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