Who knows stuff about oilheads?

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  1. LeglessOne

    LeglessOne Long timer

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    I only work thurs to sat so give us a bell any other time - dont for get your a few years - sorry hours behind in WA:lol3
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  2. OldDog

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    I'll.......try to remember that mate
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  3. Mouse

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    And you let it get away eh Bill?
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  4. flinders_72

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    The GS front shock will fit but you'd need to take a heap of weight off the bike for it not to be way too soft with GS spring. Adding a strong enough spring would probably overpower the non-adjustable shock. Rear GS shock will have an issue with the preload adjuster getting in the way and the drive shaft/paralever will hit the cat at full extension, which is part of the huge muffler assy. An aftermarket setup would fix the latter problem. Your main cost IMO would be a fuel tank that doesn't look out of place.

    My 1150RT handles gravel roads surprisingly well in stock form, not that I do that very often at all, although I've had various thoughts of 'GS'ing' it or fitting a sidecar for when I only have one dog to travel with me.
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  5. Big Willy

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    the question was... "Who knows stuff about oilheads" not "Who knows stuff all about oilheads" :deal

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  6. Mouse

    Mouse I'm only smelly

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    Hah. Seeing as you asked....

    Fact is Bill's already had one of these babies/variants thereof. And tested it out. And he and I have had conversations on just why he so happened to enjoy a prostate check one fine day out docker river way. Just had to check the mists of time hadn't clouded over those memories.

    It was also my way of saying he's asking the wrong question therefore cut to the chase I was answering the question he was really asking.

    So... what have you got to offer here apart from trying to prove something inane? :ksteve
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  7. AUSSIEADV

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    I wouldn’t bother to go to that extreme. I’ve never ran the likes of the TKC80. Have a look at the tyre in my pic. I added a couple of grooves with a groover to give a little extra. The most I have ever run. Mags? Depends on what you are going to do with it. If it’s going to be a dirt road tourer you will be fine. A mate has been running one for years over dirt roads. Wouldn’t be hard to locate some wires if you were that concerned.
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  8. AUSSIEADV

    AUSSIEADV Long timer

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  9. Big Willy

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    Comedic relief at your expense :D

    Hold on while I look up the meaning of inane (my 2 years of latin aren't helping me here) :doh
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  10. vagueout

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    The RT's were an excellent tourer in their own right but to turn one into a GS is a money wasting pain when you can buy a similar vintage GS for pretty low money these days. Even if you were given the RT for free it would still likely not be worth the effort in comparison to buying a GS i.m.o.:*sip*
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  11. OldDog

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    Ah.....and theres the voice of reason chiming in. Good point vagueout. A quick ebay price check confirms. I might just discard all the body panels etc and find a tank that fits. Its going to be a scrapper so good looks are definetly and refinement are an absolute no no. That or flog it off to Lego!
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  12. AUSSIEADV

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    You wouldn’t bother trying to turn one into a GS. Fit some tyres and get on with it. The R1150GS is nothing more than a dirt road tourer. A friend has run everywhere dirt road related that we have on GS’s with his RT. If OldDog’s intention is using this for dirt road touring with a dirt cheap purchase price, go for it. A change of tyres is all that’s needed, but even then. If more ADV related is required, look elsewhere, even beyond the R1150GS.
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  13. OldDog

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    Nah i have a 950 for dirt touring. Really just gonna pick this up as a scrapper that i can take wherever. Really tempted to strip it down to the bare essentials though. The thought of busting up that tupperware is not appealing. Dunno. Waiting on inspiration in that department. Picking it up Saturday subject to a decent ride i want to check what shes like hot and how well the servo brakes etc work.
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  14. Andrew2

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    Here ya go Bill. Just what an old bloke needs. You are getting on a bit you know:lol3

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    Fuck off Andrew
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  16. buckscreek

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    So, a twin turboed 1150 oilhead chopper trike for SAR #10.........should be interesting......
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  17. OldDog

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    no no no....no trike!
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  18. Mouse

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    Old fart...
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    Sorta like this one, but with more rake, maybe a springer front end......... images.jpeg
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  20. Pezz_gs

    Pezz_gs Cant ride for crap

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    Well that's a curious and encouraging response..... :rilla

    Notice how @OldDog didnt say 'No' to the twin turbo ..... :jjen

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