The GSification of a Poor Unsuspecting RT

Discussion in 'Airheads' started by Beater, Jan 31, 2011.

  1. hardwaregrrl

    hardwaregrrl ignore list

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  2. Stagehand

    Stagehand Imperfectionist

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    Oh man@! wish I was there!
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  3. petefromberkeley

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    Really? That's it? Wow.
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  4. Lornce

    Lornce Lost In Place

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    After the GSPD, the lousy fuel capacity and poor range of the 1150GS was pretty hard to take. 22 or 23 liters, that was it.

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  5. baldwithglasses

    baldwithglasses Godspeed, Robert

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    Herr Beater, you WILL call me next wrench-time, ja?

    Please?

    I'd love to help.

    Please?

    I'll bring a beer or two...
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  6. bgoodsoil

    bgoodsoil Dare to be Stupid

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    Luckily nobody took pics when we stopped for lunch. I wrecked twice in the parking lot of the pizza place.
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  7. Beater

    Beater The Bavarian Butcher

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    I think 'wrecking' and 'doing donuts till you lay your bike down' are two different things.

    :lol3
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  8. hardwaregrrl

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  9. bmwblake

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    i'd like to see how it's done as well. if it's a fairly easy swap, then one might be able to find an 1150gs adv tank for less cost than a pd tank.

    my guess is that it won't work with stock forks.


    looks like a fun night in atlanta.


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  10. baldwithglasses

    baldwithglasses Godspeed, Robert

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    There you go, Blake- another excuse to take a trip to Atlanta. I've got a couch on which you may stay.
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  11. camgregus

    camgregus riding gently now

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    yeah, I need to go hang in hotlanta.
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  12. bmwblake

    bmwblake upside down parker

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    inviting ourselves to beater's house for a wrenching night is a great idea, but can we wait until it's just a bit warmer?


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  13. Beater

    Beater The Bavarian Butcher

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    Well ... Blake. I'd love to have ya. But .. . I'm not sure I can wait any longer to put this on.
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    The Quick Mock up ...

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    Too much 'Easy Rider'? :lol3
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    More to come!
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  14. crazydrummerdude

    crazydrummerdude Wacky Bongo Boy

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    So, when's the party at Beater's house?

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  15. Lornce

    Lornce Lost In Place

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    Just elongate the swing arm/drive shaft and add a longer shock to suit.

    You can't take this one only half the way.


    :deal

    I want to find a front end like that for my KLR...
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  16. Beater

    Beater The Bavarian Butcher

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    OK ... big day. We got the engine going. It would be my *guess* that this hasn't been started since 2004. That's the last time it was registered, and according to the PO ... during the summer, he heard a *pop*, and then he couldn't get out of 2nd gear.

    He took it apart and there it sat.

    SO. A BIG THANK YOU to Hardwaregrrl, bgoodsoil, Blaine.Hale, and baldwithglasses. They all showed up today and shared a hand in the wrenching.

    Blaine took loads o' pics and has some real funny ones ... so we'll let him post. But as she sits now ... she needs work on the driveline. The shaft needs replacement (I have it) and we need some lugbolts. There will be some other things we need ... but I am WAY tired ... and I will shortly go to bed.

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    Oh ... and I think I've settled on a name. 'Dobber'.
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    The tranny mount, the seat pan, the end of the bars ... the side of the tank ... behind the tank petcock ... Mud Dobbers .. everywhere.
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  17. blaine.hale

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    I'll get around to video eventually ;)
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  18. bgoodsoil

    bgoodsoil Dare to be Stupid

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    this is pretty much how the day went

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    blaine took pictures. fred talked on the phone. Me and Len made sure the beer got drank and Jenna did all the work :D

    hey blaine, the right side bolt holding your license plate on is loose. I noticed it while you were rocketing away from me on the way back from the pizzaria
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  19. Beater

    Beater The Bavarian Butcher

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    Wow ... Blaine ... great pics! Thanks!

    And Brad didn't *only* drink beer. He also popped wheelies. Lot's of wheelies. :lol3

    Jenna did do a lot of work ... A big Thanks!

    Len was comic relief, and right cylinder choke man.

    :lol3
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  20. crazydrummerdude

    crazydrummerdude Wacky Bongo Boy

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