F800GS goes on a diet

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

  1. dendrophobe

    dendrophobe Motorbike Junky

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    Nice! Looks just like the photoshop! Can't wait to see better pics in the light. :clap
  2. Crazy Canadian

    Crazy Canadian All who wander r not lost

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    Lookin pretty bad ass, now just figure out a way to keep those pannier lids attached with the front wheel reaching for the sky and you are all set! Or just pay for me to ride RTW behind you to pick them up! :evil :D
  3. Motorfiets

    Motorfiets Long timer

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    changing my plans a bit.... :evil

    but first... better pictures... lol

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    now... who wants to buy my holans panniers?!?

    left side... never fallen

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    comes with pro rally brackets...

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    fallen side... little bent... :lol3 but holds true and doesnt leak... just crooked... 10mph MAYBE fall...

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    with liners...

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    how they look mounted

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    going with the top loader pelicans... seem to be the better way to go for my type of riding... but that does mean for fabbing on the holan rack to make them fit... :wink:
  4. Camel ADV

    Camel ADV Long timer

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    Good choice. You'll be happy with them I'm sure :nod
  5. OZZY-GS

    OZZY-GS Been here awhile

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    Hi,

    Great bike by the way!
    I have the Holan Pannier racks on my bike.
    How do you find getting the centre stand down with the rack mounting on the pillion pegs.
    I find it near impossible with my riding boots on to get enough purchase on the centre stand.
    If you have fixed the problem please let me know.
  6. Motorfiets

    Motorfiets Long timer

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    It's all your fault that I'm going pelican... :lol3
  7. Camel ADV

    Camel ADV Long timer

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    No, it's your fault for dropping the bike and smashing the Holans! :nod
  8. Motorfiets

    Motorfiets Long timer

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    kinda use my lower leg to lever against the footpeg in the down position... dunno... seems to work for me? :huh :lol3
  9. ride2little

    ride2little Riding Like the Wind

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    What are you going to do about tires?
    What do you plan to run?
    Carrying extra?
    Got shops planned out along the way?
  10. Motorfiets

    Motorfiets Long timer

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    Latest Installment...

    As many of you know, no one makes crashbars that will fit fit the Touratech Tank (TT.) After doing much research as to what bars are avalible, I asked the dumbest question. "What crashbars offer the least protection?" Givi popped up in my search along with other companies but they all offered high "hoops" that covered the fairing. With the TT tank sticking well beyond the dimensions of where the fairing used to sit these hoop designs would simply A) work but require alot of fabrication or B) simply require too much fabricating that a custom self bent tubing would be easier. After get much laughter asking around for the least protecting bars I bought the Givi bars. When they came in I was truely excited being that they almost fit perfectly with out any modification! Don't get too excited on me now.... they do require some! which I will gladly do for anyone if they do not feel comfortable enough doing alone..... NOW enough BS and lets get to the pictures!!!

    First is how the look on a normal none TT-ed F800GS

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    Now take note of the cross brace connecting the two "halves" so to speak. the bolt, spacer and welded bolt tabs are on the bottom....

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    enough of other peoples bikes!!!

















































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    urgh! slow internet..... :cry
  11. Motorfiets

    Motorfiets Long timer

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    Success!!

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    just everyday looking GIVI's right?

    but! mine mount backwards!

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    example of where the original mounts would be

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    the trick

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    by cutting off the cross braces off the bars and switching sides with them.... right goes left and left now goes right... they flip upside down and clear the TT bracket

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    original holes

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    now they DO fit tight.... no touchy to the tank but close

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    adventure spec taken down with the plasma cutter

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    now many aren't gonna like the closeness off the bars.....

    my solution:

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    the red tape to the top bolt shows a hole, grind off the tab, rotate it on the tubing but to be more vertical down.... all this still pivots on the lower front bolt.... no problem aye? not so easy.... the lower tab then contacts the engine casing.... no good! but can be modified! however by doing all this you once again raise the cross brace vertically and ever so much closer to the TT bracket which is what started this all....

    rotates here:;

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    tab weld grinded off and spun off tubing causing it to spin backwards thus creating more room but more problems....

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  12. Motorfiets

    Motorfiets Long timer

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    sneak peak!

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    :deal who said you have to mount pelicans like normal panniers on holan racks? :huh
    :freaky
  13. Camel ADV

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    Looking good!
  14. LukasM

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    Nice work on those Caribou latches! I contacted Roger a while ago since I was also considering the Pelican cases on a Holan balanced rack, but he said he doesn't make them to fit 18mm round tubing. Looks like you figured it out, now he just has to copy and perfect it for mass production. :D:freaky
  15. ebrabaek

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    Nice........ FYI....... Contour now has the app for the blue tooth hookup to use your smart phone as a controller, and display....In case you have not seen that....
    Is that scrape marks on the side of the tank.........How deep are they???? Looks nasty....or just superficial........ If you don`t like the wind noise on the contour..... I hacked mine.....and installed a wired mike that I clip inside the helmet, and are now able to hear other things...... Like @$#%&...and Ohhhh....no.....:D:lol3
    :thumb:thumb

    Erling
  16. KnuckC

    KnuckC F8er

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    Nice job but your capacity on the pannier is pretty limited. :rofl:rofl
  17. inmate-n00b

    inmate-n00b Ciao, Marco

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    I was wondering if you could give some details on your wheels from Woodys.
    Did you go with the 50/50 (street/dirt) version?
    Are they the oem size?
    Did you get them sealed or "nuetech tubliss"?
    Thx. :freaky
  18. fastredbike

    fastredbike out riding

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    Did not know about that app, just looked it up... very, very cool - ordering now!
    thanks Ebrabaek!!
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  19. ebrabaek

    ebrabaek Long timer

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    Yeppers.......:thumb:thumb

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  20. Motorfiets

    Motorfiets Long timer

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    :clap Thanks!


    problem is you gotta weld the tabs onto the frame... not a big deal but little bit of work involved...



    You bet :clap SW-motech's have the top loop i was talked about... but did at one point consider getting something like them and running a cross brace thru the frame and bolt both sides much like the adv-spec stuff


    saw that! looks really cool! problem is I dunno if its worth the money for me at lease!

    not too deep at all really.... the tank is durable as all get out!


    just had the front wheel superlaced with an excel rim smaller size... more narrow... none tubeless and still 21"