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Forum: Old's Cool 04-13-2011, 10:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,099
Posted By ski_bum
R80 G/S update/mod

So I was looking at the HPN site and they talk about swapping a R1100 rear swing arm into a G/S frame to increase the heel base and rear wheel travel to better match an upgrade longer travel front...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-15-2010, 07:45 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,228
Posted By ski_bum
Making purchases

so i need some opinions and some technical help here. I have the light figured out, I am going to order up a trail tech 8" halogen light and maybe run some side spot on the bash bars. the dash and...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-11-2010, 07:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,228
Posted By ski_bum
progress

so the triple went off to the machine shop today to get the steerers swapped out. i have been working on stripping the bike down and ran into some corroded wires that have snapped. check out the new...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-10-2010, 03:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,228
Posted By ski_bum
I know that some of you are asking "why not just...

I know that some of you are asking "why not just get stock replacement parts?" well i am trying to do this on a budget and looking at this list of OE parts, i just cant afford it.




Fork...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-10-2010, 09:55 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,228
Posted By ski_bum
Forks

so here is the plan..... for the forks that is.

i plan on swapping the steering tube from the G/S forks to CR triple, hopefully that way i won't have to do much machining or spacing. the top...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-09-2010, 08:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,228
Posted By ski_bum
ok.... as promised here is the link to flickr ...

ok.... as promised here is the link to flickr

http://www.flickr.com/photos/45928813@N03/?saved=1
Forum: Old's Cool 03-09-2010, 08:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,228
Posted By ski_bum
hey thanks guys...... i am in the process of...

hey thanks guys...... i am in the process of creating a Flickr account. I will have pictures up soon.

now onto the build.....

anyone know the spec on the BMW steerer tube?

I am thinking...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-09-2010, 04:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,228
Posted By ski_bum
anyone know how to post pictures????

anyone know how to post pictures????
Forum: Old's Cool 03-09-2010, 12:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,228
Posted By ski_bum
So the first thing that I could use some help...

So the first thing that I could use some help with is the fitment of the CR500 forks to the G/S frame. I pulled the old forks off last night and it looks like i need some spacers for the of the...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-09-2010, 11:47 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,228
Posted By ski_bum
1983 R80 G/S - Rebuild

So here we go....... My younger brother whom shall remain nameless took his stock 1983 R80 G/S off a switch back on Cotton Wood Pass during a moto trip to Crested Butte. Though he survived, all be...
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