2019 GPX 1980 Fanatic Enduro

Discussion in 'Some Assembly Required' started by Navin, Jun 1, 2019.

  1. Navin

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    Not long ago Id have thought I was being pranked if these things showed up at my door! Shinko 244s.

    OEM FSE250E CST rubbers will go on the shop tire pile for the TSE250R or SXF for the front. Yeah, down here in Fla. the Chen Shins aren't bad at all.
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  2. Navin

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    Goon factor reached a solid 9 for now, might be a ten by tonight when the Clarke tank arrives.

    Repeat post from the GPX FSE250E thread so briefly, wheels are gorgeous and they are standard KTM - Husky sizes so full parts interchangeable with my 350 and loads of aftermarket. Plus these brakes are insane.

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  3. C-Stain

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    Less riding the TSE, @Navin. More wrenching.
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  4. Navin

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    I havent let anything lay around! :lol3

    So far its been so easy I fear what lies ahead.

    As of this moment just the Acerbis rear fender bag is here waiting in limbo but I need the seat foam first (thats coming Thursday) and before that locating and mounting the tank, which should be here later today. Hopefully that falls into place with some rubber bushings and a few new holes n bolts.

    Tomorrow is a TSE250R day regardless! A guys still gotta rip!
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  5. Navin

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    Thinking I shoulda got a MSR bag. Something to change later maybe. I want a tank bag too so see how it shapes up.

    Front sprocket info was bad. The DRZ cog is for the water cooled Zong 250f. This needs a CRF230 gear so thats a few days out. Ordered 14/44 and a X-ring chain to replace the standard 13-46.
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  6. JagLite

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    The stock seat isn't a seat, it's a frame cover! :yikes
    The Maico seat foam is really going to make the seat high, even if you shave it some. :hmmmmm
    But just about anything will be an improvement over the "frame cover".

    My brother has retired and is buying a house in Green Valley, AZ.
    I'm already thinking about buying the GPX you are modifying to keep at his house. :wink:
    I like the simplicity of air cooled and I'm too old to be racing around so high hp is not a desirable thing for me.
    But street legal is critical and I think just about anything can be plated in AZ from what I've read. :ricky

    I'm sub'd to follow your build, I am excited to see what you can do to make the bike look old school. :thumb
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  8. Navin

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    I moved the frame mounted wiring harness clamp, unplugged two rubber frame plugs and it literally falls on the bike. Im not even going to have to drill any holes in the frame. The forward mount bolt goes right thru the unplugged holes.

    Rear needs a bumper or two, I will drill and install the petcock as that is the only thing remotely close to a frame rail. Forks have plenty of room to go lock to lock. There is even a threaded boss for me to use to reattach the harness below the tank to keep it out if the steering stop.

    AsI type Im de-stapling the seat cover off a older GPX base to start test chopping.

    Most importantly now its going to work, its fantabulous looking on the bike! Teasers only for now!
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  9. Navin

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    Tank took all of ten minutes to align, bolt on and add a filter to.

    Frame had openings (technical term for holes, for the laymen...) that fit perfectly.

    Seat is ugly, taped together and hopefully extremely temporary!

    So far everything is reversible! No hacking of any frame or sub frame parts. The seat was sacrificed, but that was going to happen eventually. Its TALL. Like Im on one foot-ball. This aint gonna fly for most but Im OK with it. A 4-5” suspension drop will put it at a point for everybody else. :lol3

    Where are the damn side covers!

    High tide!
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  10. Navin

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    M-Oar!!!
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    How do you have a plate already, dang you're fast. 3"+ drop would be kinda cool, might help the front fender look. :amazon I think i'm missing the thickness of a front fender. Lookin good.:thumb

    Edit: that last pic looks good!
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  12. Navin

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    That skinny front fender was a gamble but from the seat its really cool looking. I was trying to capture that time period when they first got really tall and lanky, but lacked any grace. I think I nailed it! :jack

    It might see a suspension drop but I want to go ride it in the dirt a bit first. No hurry on that now its actually in a condition to ride it. Hopefully nothing flies off when (not if) it bottoms out! :lol3
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  13. JagLite

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    Lookin' GOOD!

    Watch out, the custom bike builders will be copying your "seat" with tape mounting.
    Next year, 4 out of 5 customs will have a seat like that. :dirtdog



    I'm looking closer at the 19/16 inch wheel XTR T4.
    My brother rode my Honda pit bike project last week and he thinks it would be better with 19 & 16 inch wheels instead of the 17 & 14 inch wheels I built it around. :fpalm

    It is a Honda XR 200R with Suzi RM 85 wheels and forks (and lots of other custom parts).
    Now I want to try the "big wheels" on my pit bike and see what I think.

    I probably have as much money in my project as I could have bought one from GPX.
    (not counting the horrible shipping to Alaska)

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    The GPX XTR T4 SC 19x16:

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    And my Honda doesn't have a magic button to start it :dirtdog
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  14. Navin

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    If you look closely you can see the three huge zip ties too! :lol3

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    Bike looks incredible! Unfortunately it's all done too soon, I was hoping for a more drawn out process to keep us entertained for a bit longer, but still it's an outstanding result.
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  16. Navin

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    Aren't all the project bikes in here finished in about a week? :hmmmmm

    Thank you. Its all gone so easily I expect the seat to give me serious troubles but if thats the worst of it, it is OK with me! Going to take her out in the woods today and bang it around a bit. I will try to grab a few pics.
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  18. Navin

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    This little engine is a peach. Nothing to worry about vibration wise. Its thumping along softly. Ive been forced to rev it in 5th gear as its very short stock gearing and you have to do at least 50 MPH here for at least a couple miles. The frequency of vibration is very low and very dull. Nothing is shaking around on it.

    You know its running but thats about it despite steel toothed foot pegs and the very rigid double wall handle bar.
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  19. scot_douglas

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    Looks nice, @Navin !

    It could use a little more frame gap. :D
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  20. Navin

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    Its got plenty! What I need is more van gap!

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