Let's see your BEFORE and AFTER photos

Discussion in 'Photos' started by CafeDude, Jun 5, 2015.

  1. FreyZI

    FreyZI Adventurer

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    bmw__r1100r_special_edition_1998_1_lgw.jpg Recently purchased 1979 Moto Guzzi v1000 -- a fairly filthy barn (garage, actually) find. It's currently being torn down and I'll get some pics up eventually. Meanwhile, I have a 2001 R1100RL attached to a sidecar. This bike is supposed to be a roadster, but comes with stock cast alloy bolt-ons that always bothered me. IMHO, they look more tourer than roadster. They certainly didn't go with the reasonably but modern but throw back to the past style of the rig. So, after learning how few aftermarket parts were made for this particular model, I ended up doing a little modification to CNC bar risers (essentially a plate that bolts on top of the triple tree), added some Oberon handlebar clamps. Because the clamps are pretty far apart, I had to get a bar with a pretty wide center and I ended up getting an off-road bar. I'm curious to hear thoughts on whether I should remove the cross bar -- before I glue on the grip. I don't have a pic of my stock bars, so I've pulled one off the web. Cheers. View attachment 402081 IMG_0049.JPG IMG_0050.JPG View attachment 402081
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  2. OnOff

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    Bluesforchallah Been here awhile

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  5. thejunkman

    thejunkman Been here awhile

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  8. CafeDude

    CafeDude Ride to eat.....

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    Awesome stuff folks! Keep them coming!!
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  10. mbabc

    mbabc Curmudgeon trainee

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    Got her torn back down for a proper paint job.
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  11. Manouel650

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    ...and after.

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  12. efendi

    efendi rider and wrencher

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    ... another one:

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    All done by myself.
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  13. africadero

    africadero ronny-king

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    plodalong Now if we just.....

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    casey sohc Been here awhile

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    my father picked up this p.o.s in the late 70s and did nothing to it.. i rescued it from him 10 years ago...its a sears/puch sgs 250 twingle.

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  16. nokturnal

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    Wow, these all give me hope for my pile of crap!
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  18. casey sohc

    casey sohc Been here awhile

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    it's true...you can polish a turd...fix what needs fixing and ride the old blister..
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  20. RideDualSport.com

    RideDualSport.com TPB all the way

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