unmentioned GS800 mods....

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

  1. bxr140

    bxr140 Flame Bait

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    We're not removing the plate light, just the extension block that makes the light stick out an extra 2" or so. And why does it not suprise me tha Tex-ass doesn't care about emissions....
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  2. EnderTheX

    EnderTheX Dirt Rider

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    It's mainly so we can stand around at the dealer and laugh at the crap California requires on bikes that no one in the rest of the world uses. :razor

    I was contemplating getting a 1973 two stroke Honda to commute to work with so I can do my part in global warming, it still gets cold a few days of the year here lol.

    edit: I forgot if the cat is used anywhere else but I think the charcoal canister is only for cal. I don't really care though I just want to ride! :)
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  3. bomber60015

    bomber60015 Anatomically Correct

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    Oh, boy -- now the Man Police will come and cut a corner off your Guy Card.

    Careful you don't loose all four corners . . . .
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  4. MCMXCIVRS

    MCMXCIVRS Long timer

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    I stuck some bits of red reflective tape on the side of the license plate lamp to cover that minor legal issue just in the remote chance it should ever come under scrutiny. Also have a strip of reflective tape on each side case.
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  5. Bartron

    Bartron 'Tenacious B' the Bike Punisher

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  6. Indy Unlimited

    Indy Unlimited Long timer

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    Thanks for hosting the pics Bartron!:clap

    Drilled the swing arm with 3/16" drill and then a 13/32" bit thru the 2 flat heavy bosses on the bottom. there is a half inch of material do drill thru. Tap with M6 tap. No need to remove the wheel just place it on the side stand and drill with a hand drill.

    Angle is 1" x 1" x 1/8" aluminum - painted black. Mine is 3" longer for mounting the Scott Oiler that will drip onto the chain in the chain guide from above.
    For a cleaner look you can go with a 1.5" x 1.5" a 1/8" angle and mount the BRP on the front side of the angle. That way you would not cover the top of the block. If I did it over I would try that.

    BRP Moto brand Husaberg right side chain guide BRP Moto part # CGD-8002-B.

    http://www.brpmoto.com/product_info.php?products_id=1922

    Need 2 - 80 mm long M6 bolts and 3 - 20mm long M6 bolts and 4 - 1/4" inside diameter x .200" thick spacers

    Takes a few hours to do in the garage. Well worth it for adventure riding.
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  7. cisco

    cisco old fat guy

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    Those bosses look like they are doing the job they were intended for. Where did the guide come from?
    Cisco
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  8. Indy Unlimited

    Indy Unlimited Long timer

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  9. The Griz

    The Griz Long timer

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    The last place I'd drill and tap something is on the swing arm of a motorcycle, IMO. Just thought I'd point out that drilling and tapping something that wasn't meant to be drilled and tapped could compromise its structural integrity. Forewarning.

    And if that thing comes off while flying down the freeway it will ride the chain back up to the front countersprocket. IMMEDIATELY stopping the bike. I mean IMMEDIATELY as in you flying off the bike and landing 80 feet in front of it! I'd rather take my chances with the rare chain de-railing which will not halt the bike.

    But hey good luck with that!:thumb
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  10. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks House Ape

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    It's hard to imagine what purpose those two bosses serve on the swing arm, Griz, if they weren't for drilling and tapping. Seems to me that's exactly what BMW had in mind.

    David
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  11. cisco

    cisco old fat guy

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    +!
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  12. Indy Unlimited

    Indy Unlimited Long timer

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    Those heavy cast bosses were intended for mounting a chain guide by the BMW engineers and there is over 1/2" of aluminum there and a 6 mm taped hole will not compromise the swing arm in those locations. Keep in mind BMW is under pressure to make a cost effective bike. The bean counters scrapped a factory chain guide to keep costs down. Notice how soft some of the torx bolt heads are on the bike? Bean counters at it again with cheap grade metal.:1drink
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  13. cisco

    cisco old fat guy

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  14. Indy Unlimited

    Indy Unlimited Long timer

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    Copy away! That is why I posted the solution so that all the true off road riders would rather do this then having the chain derail and damage the hub or even lock up the rear wheel on the trail. It also lets you run the chain looser than spec. I prefer 2" of slack.:D
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  15. EnderTheX

    EnderTheX Dirt Rider

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    Hmm... I think this will be my next project for the bike...

    And yes, I definitely noticed the soft torx bolts when I went to change a front tube on my last ride and found the bastards I had let touch my bike in another city to mount tires part way through my ride had rounded off the bolts using a 12 point socket instead of the torx socket. The should have asked me instead of being sneaky since I had a socket in my bag... :umph
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  16. Bucko

    Bucko In a parallel world

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    If this mod has been mentioned, I haven't seen it: Vario clutch and brake levers from Wunderlich.
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  17. Wildman

    Wildman In my castle

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    Next on my farkle list. Got little hands and I'm hoping they'll make things a little easier.
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  18. Bucko

    Bucko In a parallel world

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    They do. One you try them, you'll never go back.
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  19. Wildman

    Wildman In my castle

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    :thumb Were they easy to fit?
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  20. The Griz

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    I'm just sayin' man. We actually don't know if the swingarm was meant to be tapped (unless you actually speak German, made an international call and talked to a BMW engineer in the Berlin headquarters). I don't trust my life to speculation! Even if visually it "looks" like there are "bosses".

    Just my opinion.:type
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