My F800gs RACING

Discussion in 'Parallel Universe' started by saxpower, Nov 17, 2009.

  1. edeslaur

    edeslaur San Diegan

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    But what about the rear shock mount? I rode my buddy's F800GS for 2 days in Baja, babied it (no, really), and still pretzeled the rear shock bolt! :eek1

    What's the solution to that?
  2. Blakebird

    Blakebird r-u-n-n-o-f-t

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    That bolt was bent before you got hold of the bike....but you were riding the bike pretty aggressively I'll admit.

    Check out about #post 820 or so....(btw, Arno is on the list for one)

    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=486251&page=55
  3. edeslaur

    edeslaur San Diegan

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    Aggressive would have been jumping it off the 3' ledges. I rode around them. :lol3

    I want to see what these guys are doing about it.
  4. Bayner

    Bayner Long timer

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    Everyone knows race bikes are faster just because of their many bent parts!

    (There was some mention somewhere that he's bent bolts also...)
  5. Blakebird

    Blakebird r-u-n-n-o-f-t

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    read the thread about the rear shock bolt then....
  6. manfromthestix

    manfromthestix Lost in Space

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    Well, not to hijack the thread or anything, but...

    VERY COOL racing photos! Man, that stuff brings back some memories. I grew up racing anything on two wheels: motocross, enduro, desert, flat track, trials, etc. Now I'm 52 years old and highly domesticated (and broke - how did I afford that shit when I was younger???) so I do my "pig rasslin'" :lol3 on weekends with my little 1150 dualsport. I loved racing and really enjoy seeing photos of other people doing it, but have no interest in getting back into it. Every morning when I wake up and my joints creak and crack and hurt I remember how much fun I had.

    Thanks again for the racing shots, that's just SWEET!

    end hijack

    Doug
  7. saxpower

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  8. MSH

    MSH The Salt

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    Front or rear either way :ear
  9. "A"

    "A" numbum

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    Does anyone know how much travel this machine has on the rear?
  10. rmhrc628

    rmhrc628 Long timer

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    Rob

    Why not just wack on a pair of WPs or showas with desired travel?

    Surely that would be easier than these forks?

    Also the sliders must have been replaced as you cant just add 60mm without some tube can you?
  11. ScotchBonnet

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    Anyone know anything about the rear license plate holder setup? :ear
  12. Dubl-A

    Dubl-A SuckerDucker

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    Sweet build!!
  13. jeepy

    jeepy Adventurer

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    Wow just wow !!!