R80ST gets the GS Treatment

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

  1. Desertpistons

    Desertpistons 80s dakar

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    If there is enough interest i can get a batch remade. I need to check about cost though and material.

    That tank goes of my enduro bike that i am completing......for the last 3 years....

  2. ms-oz

    ms-oz Mike

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    depending on the cost I'm in for one
  3. ontic

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    Dependent on price and timing, potentially me too.
    (need more time to replenish the bike funds)
  4. ms-oz

    ms-oz Mike

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    HPN did and does welded subframes, but they do not recommend them if you like to take the kitchen sink going riding[​IMG]

    who knows his tank and his origin?

    and an other example of dual swingarm with single shock
  5. Desertpistons

    Desertpistons 80s dakar

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    Bravo, i forgot the Baja hpn. the last evolution of the isdt set up. I am getting old....what a bike!


  6. IronSpadeCycles

    IronSpadeCycles Button Pusher

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    I sent you an email at your website, just waiting to hear back from you, if you like you can email me direct at ironspadecycles@hotmail.com Talk soon Travis
  7. kito

    kito Been here awhile

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    adventure spec magadan soft bags this time . they seem to be working out well and they can be locked unlike other soft bags
  8. o0synge0o

    o0synge0o Adventurer

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    Tons of great reading in this thread, good stuff!
  9. ms-oz

    ms-oz Mike

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    HI AH
    how"s your project going haven't seen anything for a wile
  10. Airhead Wrangler

    Airhead Wrangler Long timer

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    Sorry, nothing much to report. I live in Mexico and this bike is up in the US until I can finish it. I've ordered all the electrical bits and pieces, and just need to get some time off to fly home and install everything. It's killing me though, being away from the thing for so long. :cry
  11. Houseoffubar

    Houseoffubar HoFmetalworks.com

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    Ahem...actually it runs real strong. Spencer had it so close to running on his last trip, that once I snuck into his shop, it only took a few hours to get it running!

    The only complaints I have so far is...It could use new tires, they did not last as long as I had hoped, and I wish he had put heated grips on her (it's been getting pretty cold lately!) :lol3

    It's 16 degrees here today Spencer, Spend a few minutes on your tan today would ya, just for those left behind, you know.:freaky
  12. Throttlemeister

    Throttlemeister Long timer

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    Really looking forward to the end of this build:lurk

    +1 on the flipped rear brake, I never understood why I don't see that more often on the G/S:huh

    Very nice build!
  13. Airhead Wrangler

    Airhead Wrangler Long timer

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    +1 :d
  14. cameron110

    cameron110 Been here awhile

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    First off, great build, nicely done :clap

    going back a few pages I saw this question and as best I could tell it went unanswered.

    If I am remembering correctly (it has been a while) there is one threaded hole in the bottom of the block that is a through hole that needs a dab of sealant to keep it from seeping oil. If memory serves it would be the position opposite where the red one is shown above (front right corner). My best guess is that is why they painted one red.
  15. AntonLargiader

    AntonLargiader Long timer

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    Yup- the one across from it (same length) is the one that gets the sealant since it's open on the inside. I suppose they could have painted the skid plate instead.

    As for the flathead screw, there aren't many good alternatives. In M6 CSK you're going to have 4mm allen heads as an alternative, which are IMO prone to stripping. You can get Pozi, which is OK but prone to loading up with debris, and maybe T30 which would be OK but also prone to loading up. You have to remember this thing is going to be sliding across rocks and logs so I'd expect the fastener heads to be packed with stone grit and bark. A single slot is easier to clean out.
  16. bgoodsoil

    bgoodsoil Dare to be Stupid

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    +1 I bought a batch of them and ended up not using them because the heads started rounding out.
  17. Airhead Wrangler

    Airhead Wrangler Long timer

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    I also like the fact that they're basically overtorque-proof. I'll never strip one of those out.
  18. Clay Spinner

    Clay Spinner Been here awhile

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    Just wondering what size hub the front takes. I'm in for a set of hpmguys next run of yokes and want to get a front wheel built but am unsure of the spacing a hubb size. I'm learning as I go and thought I could tap into your knowledge of these things.
  19. Airhead Wrangler

    Airhead Wrangler Long timer

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    HPM guy's triples use stock ktm leg spacing so any hub made for a KTM dirt bike or adventure model will fit using the stock KTM axle. I used a hub from RAD, cheaper than talon hubs and basically the same thing. They're available for use with dual rotors also if you're into that. I had buchanan send them some fat stainless spokes and nipples and RAD built the wheel for me with an excel rim.
  20. Clay Spinner

    Clay Spinner Been here awhile

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    Thanks for that. I'm going to take a run up to the talon offices in a few weeks (about 30 miles away) so will see what I can find. Now to decide on an A60 or standard excel rim.... hmmm..