r80 gs bash plate

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  1. gsjam

    gsjam Been here awhile

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    Hi guys a question to the masses .Will a bash plate from a r80 gs fit a g/s ,tiring to make the g/s a little bit more durable off road .Many thanks in advance:D :freaky
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  2. The Raven

    The Raven Banned

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    Yes and no, apparently a R80GS pan is the same as a R100GS pan according to the fiche. These pans had no place for the oil to drain. This can be addressed with a simple hole.

    The biggest downside is that the hole can grab rocks....however I have never had this issue with my KLR.

    Hope this helps.
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  3. lkchris

    lkchris Albuquerque

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    R80GS is same as R100GS is same as R80G/S.
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  4. Mark Manley

    Mark Manley Long timer

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    It does fit both, I have a GS and a G/S and have used the same bash plate on the two of them.
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  5. gsjam

    gsjam Been here awhile

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    Thanks guys ,the one on the g/s looks pretty dismal I am glad the gs 80 and gs 100 are the same mountings ,now where can i get one :evil
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  6. Sutherngintelmen

    Sutherngintelmen around the bend

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    Was working on a few things last night - needed to re-fasten my right header pipe after it chunked in the middle of a drive.

    Was a good time to hit both sides with fresh copper anti-seize and get a straight shot at rear engine mount nut after Flying Tpot side stand install.

    Thing is - I'm knocking the underbelly around pretty good and the two of us are early on in the relationship. :muutt

    Headers are getting torn up, about sheered two of the oem guard fasteners and generally unethusiastic about the long term prospects for current set up.

    So I'm searching for a better bash plate. :thumb

    Seen a few things but wondering if I'm missing a good choice:

    Bad daddy:

    Swore I'd never spend here again:

    (Also - says it's not a fit for R80 g/s pd but maybe with sawzall?)


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    Super Sexy (and out of my skill set)

    Boxer Supplies - sent them an email and they confirmed 'yes to fit'

    Anyone using this? :ear

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  7. Solo Lobo

    Solo Lobo airhead or nothing

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    I have the TT version on my G/S, and did have to cut it up a bit to make it fit.... also cut a notch to drain the oil when the plate is on.

    The TT piece is really nice!!!! much nicer than the stock BMW one.

    Twin Headlight Ernie also makes a skid plate right?

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  8. Sutherngintelmen

    Sutherngintelmen around the bend

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  9. hardwaregrrl

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    Short answer....no. I had a HE bash plate, but the head pipes on the R80 are wider than the R100.....well the collector outlet is wider than on an R100. I had to space the bash plate out about 2"! and I didn't really trust that the spacers would hold up to an impact. The one shown that Bgood has is the same one I have. It's heavy, but shit, the weight is low and there isn't a ding on it. My head pipes are intact because of the steel bash plate. make one. If you need help, us Atlanta folk love to cut and weld custom crap.:lol3
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  10. Airhead Wrangler

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    Jenna,
    Contrary to what happened on yours, my twin headlight ernie bash plate fit just fine on my bike. Maybe your holes weren't located right or something? Mine used the ~1cm spacers that ernie included, and while it was very close the headers, it didn't make contact.

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  11. bgoodsoil

    bgoodsoil Dare to be Stupid

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    You're welcome to come by and we can make you one. It'll take about $20 worth of steel and 2 hours or so. These little MIG welders are super simple. You can weld it yourself or I'll do it. The steel costs about 2 more pounds but it's worth it to me at least for the piece of mind.

    I've got Spring Break next week and I'll be turning wrenches most of the time to get my bike straightened out. Send me a PM if you want to drop by. I'm on the NW side right where 285 hits 75.
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  12. Mark Manley

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  13. hardwaregrrl

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    From what I can remember, I contacted you about this problem and you told me that you had R100 head pipes on your bike. I can't find a pic of my bashplate mounted.
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  14. Airhead Wrangler

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    No they were stock ST headers. I had a R100GS sump.
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  15. hardwaregrrl

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    Ah ha! Maybe that was the difference:dunno

    Hey, do you know if you have the only ever HPN R80ST?
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  16. Airhead Wrangler

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    Maybe. Never thought about it. I'd guess not though as they list the ST as a possible donor candidate in their literature. I bet I'm not the first.
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  17. Box'a'bits

    Box'a'bits In need of repair

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    I'd guess not. Way back in the 90's when I was looking for donor bikes to build up an Africa bike, the ST was quite a bit cheaper than the G/S. It was thought to be a bit of any orphan bike then. If you planned to replace the suspension anyway, it would give you the same frame engine & trans package for cheaper. I bet I wasn't the only one to think find that.
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  18. hardwaregrrl

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    It is still the case. Was my intent when I bought mine Wasn't that original to begin with.
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  19. Sutherngintelmen

    Sutherngintelmen around the bend

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    This! :clap

    Fair warning - fine motor skills have been always been an issue with me. My hand writing is that of a drunken doctor's and sadly know little about welding - feel free to renege. :D

    Where did you buy the steel - I'll go pick it up and can pre cut leaving us (liberal use of you) to simply weld and :freaky

    Plus you are really close by - I'm down in fkhead. Vinings is the play ground of my long gone youth, it was wilderness in the 70's - compared to now at least.

    I'll pm you, I can't do anything until Thursday due to money making activities so if next week is junk we can try to find some other time that works.
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  20. Mark Manley

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    He's another, Al Jesse with his R80ST when I met him in Austria in 1985, this bike had his prototype piggyback twin shock conversion on it.

    That is not me by the way but my then girlfriend Shenda with her Triumph in the background.


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