R80ST gets the GS Treatment

Discussion in 'Airheads' started by Airhead Wrangler, Dec 24, 2008.

  1. igormortis

    igormortis Long timer

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    Good stuff! Wanna see if they’ll put an underseat water container in with your bits? They’d more likely sell one to a frame customer than a DIY’er like myself. That, and I can’t seem to reach them.
  2. lockyv7

    lockyv7 Long timer

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    Hope its not the same photo they send out to all there customers, yep almost ready here's a photo, :rofl
  3. Airhead Wrangler

    Airhead Wrangler Adios Mexico

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    There's a tiny crack next to the passenger footpeg mount that I had them weld for me, so unless someone else had that same crack, I'm pretty sure that's my frame.
  4. Infracaninophile

    Infracaninophile Finding My Way..

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    +1. It's almost summer and I've been waiting for this to start..

    Tom
  5. igormortis

    igormortis Long timer

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    Also, you don’t see many in black.
  6. bgoodsoil

    bgoodsoil Dare to be Stupid

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    :lol3

    Man I can't wait to see this thing put together! We'll of course need close ups of everything. :D
  7. Airhead Wrangler

    Airhead Wrangler Adios Mexico

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    You've tried calling them, right? Email is not even worth trying. I call them in the early or mid afternoon (german time) and have no trouble getting Klaus 3/4 of the time. He doesn't typically work 5 days a week, but he's there a lot. Just go into it with plenty of patience and persistence.
  8. Airhead Wrangler

    Airhead Wrangler Adios Mexico

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    I almost forgot. I asked about the boots and they're plastic, not rubber. Sorry.
  9. ontic

    ontic

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    Thanks for looking into that-
    I'm thinking of trying these ones
    http://www.daystarmx.com/productdetail.php?productID=932
    not rubber but "the longest lasting fork boots on the market" "made from a premier Poly-Vinyl material"
    If they are selling them that hard they can't be complete rubbish can they?

    Bike is look great btw. Looking forward to some more progress.
  10. datchew

    datchew Don't buy from Brad

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    You gonna take some time off back in CONUS to receive/assemble all the bits when they arrive Spencer?

    I bet you're starting to get the itch for this thing. Very exciting stuff man. I'm envious.
  11. Airhead Wrangler

    Airhead Wrangler Adios Mexico

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    That's the plan. I'll be home for a week in July which will be a marathon engine/bike building session in which I hope to at least get it ridable. I'll be back in Seattle again for a wedding in September after which I'll ride it back down to Mexico.
  12. Airhead Wrangler

    Airhead Wrangler Adios Mexico

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    My big motobins order finally arrived. Siebenrock cylinder kit, heavy duty oil-proof clutch, spring and carrier, a gasket set, a mountain of fasteners and rubber stuff. Now I just need a frame.

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    3/12 - fresh out da Mahle factory
  13. Beemerguru

    Beemerguru Beemerguru...G/S guy

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    Siebenrock makes parts so precise you want to make sculptures out of them..wish I had taken pictures of the 1070 kit. Pure art.
  14. Stagehand

    Stagehand Imperfectionist

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    Vrrrooom very nice:freaky
  15. Castironmeyer

    Castironmeyer Adventurer

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    Sweet indeed!
  16. gsd4me

    gsd4me 90% bluff

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    There`s nothing like a bit of guilt free Sachs.
  17. Airhead Wrangler

    Airhead Wrangler Adios Mexico

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    I just got the invoice from HPN and hope to get a wire transfer through this week. That'll make just under a year and two months. Pretty much what I expected. Happily, this payment just happens to coincide with a near 2 year low for the euro. That'll take a bit of the sting out of it.
  18. Stagehand

    Stagehand Imperfectionist

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    DOnt know how I missed that :lol3
  19. tradern

    tradern Windsor NSW

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    Ontic - so far so good on the Italian Ariete gaiters are working well on our two bm's. No signs of "*allards quality" imploding here! Still supple and with my 20 extra holes I've added per boot, they look like they may last (some years).


    Mmmmm shiny Siebenrock jugs!
  20. Airhead Wrangler

    Airhead Wrangler Adios Mexico

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    HPN shipped all my pieces yesterday, so they should arrive in Seattle in a couple weeks. For those who are curious, they received my parts on 4/21/11 and shipped them on 7/11/12 which makes for a working time of just under a year and 3 months. A long time to be sure, but less than I was planning on, so I'm happy. I'll be back in Seattle the first 2 weeks of September to throw everything together. The goal is to have it ridable and plated by the end of the trip and maybe put 1000 or so miles on it. Maybe not everything will be finished or totally dialed in, but it'll at least be functional. The next vacation I get after that I'll fly home and ride it back down to Mexico. I might have to persuade my parents to take photos of everything when it arrives. I don't think I can wait until September. Gotta "make sure nothing was damaged in transit," right?