F800GS goes on a diet

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

  1. a1fa

    a1fa Throttle Jockey™

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    doood.. did you paint the gray bike?? :eek1:eek1:eek1:eek1:puke1
  2. Motorfiets

    Motorfiets Long timer

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    she's safe.... for now... :evil
  3. Maddaddy

    Maddaddy Greg

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    Off the shelf adventure??? Beh!

    Tailored always looks and fit's better.
  4. markymcd

    markymcd Been here awhile

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  5. soyanarchisto

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  6. bxr140

    bxr140 Flame Bait

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    Some might say a tailored adventure bike is a contradiction in terms...
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  7. Motorfiets

    Motorfiets Long timer

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    major major kudos to this guy!!!

    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=13383134&postcount=138

    now.... off for me to try it..... :wink:

    Never done this before!!! No idea what the hell oil level height even is!!!! :huh

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    my humble milk crate chair and workshop floor... :lol3

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    OIL!!

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    new parts!!!

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    my camera man skills

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    STRONG ASS GUARD - best buy so far cause I keep bashing the handle of the jack against it! :lol3

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    bar risers

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    oh and adventure spec bash plate cut out to avoid hitting the rear brake pedal.

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  8. The Griz

    The Griz Long timer

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    Looking good, Motorfiets!:clap
  9. GeckoRider

    GeckoRider Been here awhile

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    Question about the break pedal; With the "tab" up is the pedal at the same level as the Stock one or above/below the level? reason I ask is I am looking for an easy way to lower the pedal.

    Enjoying watching the transformations.
  10. Motorfiets

    Motorfiets Long timer

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    thanks! :freaky

    won't lower the lever for you if you're looking for lower stand over.... in the up (outta the way position) the level is the same as stock... in the down (in the way position) the level is raised to make braking while standing easier...
  11. AdvWolf

    AdvWolf Wolfhaven Tree Farm

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    Awsome job! So if I were to leave my bike at your house would this start happening to mine.:evil I am under the house rules of "Ride it to it breaks".(Wife) and pretty much you just posted my wishlist.

    So, Any one interested in buying one of my kids!:lol3
  12. Motorfiets

    Motorfiets Long timer

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    :deal I wouldnt mind one bit! you fund the parts... labor is free! :freaky

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  13. Y E T I

    Y E T I Unpossible

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    My bike was the opposite of yours, I need my rear wheel back from Woody. :cry

    It's looking really good now.
  14. Motorfiets

    Motorfiets Long timer

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    these damn vent lines drive me nuts!!!! how the hell do I mount the "T" without it slapping against the top clamp with the bars turned all the way? :huh

    anyways! after some over filling... leaking fuel.... petcocks wrong way... leaking fuel again I trouble shooted the bugs out.... i think.... :lol3

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  15. Fronnzy

    Fronnzy Been here awhile

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    That is one bad ass bike! Nice job.
  16. Camel ADV

    Camel ADV Long timer

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    Yeah it takes some getting used to. The first couples times I filled it, I did it on the center stand then it pissed fuel on the side stand. The petcocks are f%^king annoying being that when they're closed, one is forward and one is backward. The vent hitting the triple tree sucks too. I'm going to re-route the vent toward the center of the bike then between the bar clamps then up behind the guages and back down.

    I really think the option of using main take vent line to suck the fuel TT tank is the best option :deal

    How close to the triple did you mount the T? Do you have any pics?
  17. Motorfiets

    Motorfiets Long timer

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    none tonight... I'll snap some tmrw and PM them to you for your input and advice....

    in the mean time the F650GS twin got some new farkles

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    how the plate's gonna look! :deal

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    in the mean time... i finally mounted my holan panniers

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    g'night! :1drink :freaky
  18. nat_han

    nat_han 2 Wheelers By Choice.. =]

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    darn... i just love the colour and texture of your Black TT tank...

    love it to bitss.... ahaaaahaha...:evil


    ps: why is it that the last two pictures of your bike do not feature the BMW emblem? removed? the 3rd picture(from the back...) has it on!
  19. inmate-n00b

    inmate-n00b Ciao, Marco

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    sorry if you covered this already....but did you spray rhino liner on the TT tank?
  20. Motorfiets

    Motorfiets Long timer

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    haven't epoxied them on yet! lol just setting them their... going to paint the strips in the tank then epoxy them on

    yup! :evil