If BMW destruction bothers you, stick to the hover and resist the click. I picked up this 2001 1150GS in a trade and realized that needed upkeep was more than I could afford...conversion to something better was my only choice or so the voices told me. Start with this: Watch the flea market and find an XRR front end: Remove 149 pounds of crap to get to this: Find a CR500 frame on the 'list for $65, it's steel and uses the same head bearings and races as an XR650R: Cut a little bit at a time for mockup: Tell silly Lily to stop bothering me: Start making parts: Enjoy the look on my Father-n-laws face when he sees what I've done to this fine BMW: Start adding tube: Realized I put the fuel tank mounts in the wrong spot, back bone hits the tank...hmm, I better put it on it's feet before I get too crazy with the welder. That last picture was nine days into the build. I spent some time measuring and ordering parts between selling the 1150GS parts I don't need anymore. Figured out the tank mounting and some other stuff. Then I got the flu and lost 10 pounds, in recovery mode now...maybe some bike progress today. Stay tuned...a buddy is helping me figure out how to run a stand alone electronic ignition without the Motronic and I'm putting carburators on it too. I have to start test riding this thing by the end of October as my wife and I are riding it two-up in November all over Death Zombie Valley.