Overgrown Offroad Zombie

Discussion in 'Some Assembly Required' started by larryboy, Sep 18, 2011.

  1. Bob

    Bob Formerly H20Pumper

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    Nice pics, as always.
    Thanks
    Hi Andrew.
  2. Andrew

    Andrew Optimus Primer Super Moderator Super Supporter

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    :wave

    I'm working on my own Cyclops zombie... maybe done this fall, we shall see. Removing the beak gives a hint of what's to come, and also exposes "different" handling at highway speeds.
  3. slowpoke69

    slowpoke69 Been here awhile

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    I'm glad to see you're still enjoying the monster you created.

    That hot tub had some killer views!!

    Maybe I DO need to check out DV, in the winter of course, too damned hot for me otherwise. It does look beautiful though! I'm jealous! :D
  4. slackmeyer

    slackmeyer Don't mean sheeit. .

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    Saw a beakless Andrew ride by me this morning on Ashby :wave
  5. bmwgo

    bmwgo I love moto's

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    What a great read! Just went through the whole build. Great helpers along the way too.

    Now for a Guinness and a cigar, afterwards I'll check out the ride report.

    Thanks for sharing. I'm sure I'll see you out on the road sometime. Cheers to you all who helped out too.
  6. Fubars

    Fubars What would Scoobydo?

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    doG, that bike is huge.
  7. larryboy

    larryboy Stable genius.

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    Sure, do whatever you want, it's cool with me.


    ~Rob
  8. jgendr

    jgendr Adventurer

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    Love the build Larryboy

    Now I see why you posted on mine as you did. Ditch everything

    learned a lot from you.

    I still want the FI and Turbo though, just because LOL You wouldn't still have any parts and pieces laying around do ya? Looking for original hand controls and switches

    Thanks for the read bud
  9. larryboy

    larryboy Stable genius.

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    Thanks!!

    I was actually able to sell or give away every single left over part. I'm going to have an extra pair of standard GS seats soon, if you need them for your project you can have them for the cost of shipping, the front seat needs to be recovered and needs fresh foam, the rear seat rides good but has some funky spots on it. I should keep the rear seat as the base is handy to bolt other stuff to for a snap in modular type of thing, I have a rotopax fuel tank on one already.

    I also have a cool oil window retainer that a fellow inmate gave to me to give to somebody and I haven't found that person yet, but it might be handy for a guy putting turbo pressure to one of these clunkers. :lol3

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  10. Poolside

    Poolside Syndicated

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    If I remember, the latch for the rear seat is held in place with one sheet metal screw. But maybe that's the plastic cover on the underside of the latch.


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  11. larryboy

    larryboy Stable genius.

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    Well the wife is out of town...took her fancy digital bathroom scale out to the garage and got a good weight on the bloated pig, 240 front 257 rear, 497 pounds with tools in the topbox, tank bag on and four gallons of gas. Pretty impressive from the 586 pounds it started at. :clap

    I'm thinking of a second stage of mods...

    1. Expand the fuel tank volume to the inside where there is room. I've waited and waited for the big adv tank to come up used, but it's too expensive when it does. Might look into lowering the fuel tank a bit since there is room, originally wanted it lower than it is and if I'm going to cut up the tank I may as well make it happen.

    2. Remove the front rim lock in favor of an UHD tube, I can feel the hop at lower speeds and it drives me nuts.

    3. Gut the cat and SuperTrapp it somehow, no pipe on the side though. :deal

    4. Rebuild the drive shaft.

    5. Install the clutch hub spacer I have sitting here, dreading pulling that transmission again. :eek1

    6. Build an on the fly headlight leveler.

    7. Install this WR250R tail light I have here, I've gotten several comments out on the road that the stock light is barely visible.

    8. Install blinkers on the back, ripped off those little arrow ones on the back years ago and the front ones I installed are just too small, plus they get covered up when I use my new hand mitts.
  12. HardWorkingDog

    HardWorkingDog Super Ordinary

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    Do it! That one makes me laugh!!
  13. Nixels

    Nixels Face fears - live life

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    :scratch I guess once you get a BMW, ya just can't let go! :deal

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  14. JStory

    JStory Long timer Supporter

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    This won't end well.:evil
  15. larryboy

    larryboy Stable genius.

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    Yeah, I have the front wheel off the Goldwing...wheel bearings in the freezer and started on the BMW tail light, the bicycle has a flat and I'm getting low on beer, now what the hell am I gonna do?


    :baldy


    :lol3
  16. Nixels

    Nixels Face fears - live life

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    :lol3
  17. larryboy

    larryboy Stable genius.

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  18. Y E T I

    Y E T I Unpossible

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    Get P3 lights from Skene design LINK and you can have brighter tailights and turn signals all-in-one!! :thumb
  19. HardWorkingDog

    HardWorkingDog Super Ordinary

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    :thumb
  20. larryboy

    larryboy Stable genius.

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    Hard to spend money when I have free stuff sitting here. Nice stuff though!!

    Blinkers and wiring today, Dakar season makes it hard to get anything done.