2019 GPX 1980 Fanatic Enduro

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

  1. Navin

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    Took a chance on a longitudinal tool bag mounting. Cross wise just didn't sit well. I will add heavy straps inside rivited/bolted thru to secure the tool wrap.

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    Stuffed the bag full with the GPX included delux tool wrap and there she shall remain. The long ways mount has grown on me and the whole thing kinda looks just sloppy enough to be forty some years old.

    Out for a late breakfast by the water and a plonk around town. Backpacking the gear like back in high school!
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    The thought of a tubular rear support/rack combo is festering now that its in a shape to enjoy it in. Thinking use the lower sub mounts on the frame with a longer bolt and maybe a plate/plates off the top of the existing composite sub and tying them together at the stern.

    Looks simple enough in theory! :lol3
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    Red, or black, fork guards. *cough* :pot

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    I knew I forgot to pick up bbq black spray paint! :y0!
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    Yesterday I made the first frame modification. I passed the forward tank mounting bolt thru a large frame hole left by the missing radiator crossover pipe on this air cooled bike. The tank clamped down well with the bolt tight but I wanted a more secure retention system (not that its moved at all).

    FFW to just ahead of the “big hole”, there is a 1/4” unused hole on the left and another on the right to match with a 5mm thread holding a cable guide. That got drilled to 1/4” and the cable is far happier arcing under this tank anyway. I fabbed up a couple tabs to bolt in each forward hole and to also catch and locate the tank bolt. About 1.5” by .75, two 1/4” holes. Solid as a rock. One 1/4” bolt holds them both thru the frame.

    Still I will eventually make a little 1/4” id pipe about 2-11/16” long with a fender washer on both ends and weld that into the “big hole”. The mounting bolt rests on the lower edge at about 5:00 on the left, 6:00 on the right. This will let me weld it in along the bottom of the washer edge, and still it lets me convert the bike back to NOS at any point as nothing will interfere.

    Thinking I might add a mounting stub for a bolt or big KTM battery/kick stand rubber band to the rear of the tank/front of the seat pan just because off road I tend to really wear that point out. It has a little flex there though as this is SUPPOSED to be a sit down bike it shouldn't matter.

    I didnt grab any pics but its stupid simple. When I build the final spacer I will take a few. Here is the bolt in question.
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    Message for Frank S. If you do this project feel free to post your build in here man! Hit me up with any questions too.
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    Navin, could you give us a link to that headlight please? It's a UFO? I can't find it anywhere.
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    This guy has been a great resource. I don't see the headlight listed now but this is where I got mine @flinders_72 .

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    There it is, red, white or yellow.

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    Little retro round signals day! Front end bolted right in, plugged right in. Not getting any easier and just the look I wanted. 1980 Euro Enduro trash. These would be the first things I binned as a teenager, now they are quite entertaining! :lol3

    First look around for something to build a bracket from.... the old chopped up seat has a couple 90 degree edges. So two of these popped out...

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    Only a total jackass would dare drill a hole next to a brand new seat he knew was coming off anyway to do the wiring, right.

    Guilty as(s) charged. Such an idiot. Maybe it adds character? Yeah, just like the duct tape goop on the plastic! :y0!

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    Just to confirm my colossal stupidity, one pic with the seat, now torn, off. :stupid

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    And there they sit. I melted some black plastic to patch the lil seat bugger. Looks period correct! Thankfully the custom cut cover was under $20 so easy to replace at least if/when I want to.

    Everything works on the switch but the horn I didn't add yet! All wiring bone stock GPX FSE250E plug in/out. One threaded hole in the frame for a cable guide drilled out, NBD! All easily put back to 2019 body parts. Zero performance loss too! Well, the tires... :lol3

    And the fork guards are in a temp black paint until I need more “stuff” from RMATV where a set of KTM black guards sits in my cart. @Bultaco206

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    Looks stupid. :fpalm







    You should give it to me. :wave
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    Oh come give me a reason to build a baby blue one with white fenders! :D
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    Wanna trade for a gently used TSE? :ear :lol3

    Also, I realize given the use on this one its not really important, but what's the weight on this setup?
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    Hey, as long as its lighter than my Adv950 was, I just ride em buddy! :lol3

    Seriously I will do my bathroom scale thingy but its obviously not your highly calibrated mondo gravity measuring device. I can still lug it onto a bike stand by myself. Im guessing its no heavier than it was stock. Maybe a few lbs for the seat deal? I cut four links off the chain and dropped a bunch of teeth so maybe the same!

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