unmentioned GS800 mods....

Discussion in 'Parallel Universe' started by jimmy2020, Nov 16, 2008.

  1. jimmy2020

    jimmy2020 limpiador de ventanas

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    I haven't seen of anyone doing these mods on the new 800GS.
    Anyone upgrade to HID?
    Anyone alter the license plate holder? I think it would look much better if shorter and tighter to the rear end.
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  2. 'Flagger

    'Flagger ..this space for rent..

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    The following thread has fa ew posts about HID conversion.

    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=387255
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  3. jessehere

    jessehere Ridin'

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    I put an Philips 35w d2 in the low beam and I chopped about an inch off the rear fender and moved it up about a bit
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  4. skamikazee

    skamikazee Noviço

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    Didn't want to start a new topic...
    So how about it, has anyone removed/Cut the HUGE license plate holder?

    I've been searching the web for a shorter alternative to the long plate holder the 800gs comes standard with.
    The thing is, the plate holder is also part of the tank cover. So i don't think it can be just removed.

    Is there anyone who already got sick of it and trimed it?
    If there's not any aftermarket solution, i'm willing to cut it, wich brings me to another question:
    Would there be any problem with the electrics if i removed/sealed the wires that conect to the plate light bulb? Problems such as a pearmenent warnings on the onboard computer?


    Why do they complicate!!!! Most bikes a couple of screws and that's it!


    Cheers:freaky
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  5. Indy Unlimited

    Indy Unlimited Long timer

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    I run the Electronic Scott Oiler magnum tank mounted in the recessed pocket of the stock channel bracket you need to trim the plastic loops that hold the pump tank. It hides the tank perfectly and I mount the pump where the stock EPA canister is mounted next to the rear shock. Then I run the oiler feed line down to drip into a BRP Husaberg right side chain return guide mounted off and 1"x1" x 1/4" aluminum angle and mounted on 2 tapped bolt holes into the swingarm where the heavy raised bosses are located for a chain guide that the bean counters at BMW eliminated. I cant beleive that with 9" of suspension travel that more people have not derailed the chain at the rear sprocket. Running the chain tight to BMW spec is not a good idea IMO.
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  6. Bayner

    Bayner Long timer

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    Have a pic or two of that chain guard by any chance??
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  7. CrazyMike

    CrazyMike ***42***

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    need pics

    Thanks.
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  8. EnderTheX

    EnderTheX Dirt Rider

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    Anyone know of a full system or a mid system exhaust? I already have the slip on but I would like to remove my cat. I am sure it's been touched on somewhere but I don't care for rigged stuff that involves blow torches and drills.

    Thanks
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  9. skamikazee

    skamikazee Noviço

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    Is this what you want?
    [​IMG]

    From Twalcom
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  10. DolphinJohn

    DolphinJohn Caveman

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    I need to stay away from that Twalcom site!! :D

    I'll end up with Excel rims, new exhaust, re-map............



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  11. madefrtv

    madefrtv Been here awhile

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    has anyone put a wider 17" rim up front?
    perhaps a 19"
    I don't ride real dirt I just like to sit up tall
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  12. Bartron

    Bartron 'Tenacious B' the Bike Punisher

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    Funny you mention it....

    [​IMG]

    Would love to pick up a chain guide for the F8. Interested in making a few bucks? I'm sure there are enough of us here :wink:
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  13. EnderTheX

    EnderTheX Dirt Rider

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  14. Indy Unlimited

    Indy Unlimited Long timer

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    Hey Bartron.

    I dont have the ability to post pictures. Someone can PM me an email address and I will gladly send some pics for someone to post here on the forum when I get home on the weekend. I really cant make kits since you need to drill and tap the swing arm. Anyone who can do that can make the angle bracket. I will post the BRP Husaberg 570 part people can order and make their mount just like mine. Stay tuned.
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  15. MCMXCIVRS

    MCMXCIVRS Long timer

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    I removed the metal bracket with the reflectors and mounted the plate directly to the fender. This allowed me to also lose the extension block from the license plate lamp. If you look at pictures of the Euro bikes, that's how they are originally. The reflectors and such are a North American thing.
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  16. Firefight911

    Firefight911 Been here awhile

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    Ditto. Did the same exact thing.
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  17. bxr140

    bxr140 Flame Bait

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    +2 for deleting the reflector bracket and the light block extension.
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  18. EnderTheX

    EnderTheX Dirt Rider

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    Wish I could take off that stuff... License plate lighting and at least one reflector in the rear is required by law in my state (Texas). At least all the crappy emissions stuff does not... Kill the cat!
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  19. cisco

    cisco old fat guy

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    I'm on the same page. I broke my chain this week end, maybe a rock. The first thing I thought was that a chain guide would be in order. It may be tricky without welding or drilling the swing arm. This project is definitely a priority for me. Any lines on a guide a guy could start with, chain size and all ?
    Cisco
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  20. Indy Unlimited

    Indy Unlimited Long timer

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    Bartron will post some pics this weekend. I drilled and tapped the swing arm for the mount of a 1 x 1 x 1/8" aluminum angle. I hand drilled it and tapped it with the wheel on and the bike on the side stand. There is over 1/2" thick aluminum to drill thru on the heavy bosses on the swing arm. No need to weld anything!
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