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Forum: GS Boxers 03-07-2013, 05:16 AM
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Posted By gristone
Pics posted

Sorry about the bad links. Pics are up now.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-05-2013, 10:03 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 9,295
Posted By gristone
some pics

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8014/7664796148_c41baf081d_c_d.jpg

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8153/7664792684_698b3da53e_c_d.jpg
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Forum: GS Boxers 03-03-2013, 01:03 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 9,295
Posted By gristone
Not much, really. I finished the bike and rode it...

Not much, really. I finished the bike and rode it around nyc a little, but I have a crazy busy schedule with a new kid and another on the way, so I never got to take any trips with the bike.

I...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 12-19-2011, 09:45 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 22,099
Posted By gristone
Much better!

The welded arms:
http://www.fabricetremblay.ca/images/adv/build/arm1.jpg




All this torque and shear talk and the thing that everyone is missing here is that the 2 stock pieces of tube steel...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-02-2011, 06:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,236
Posted By gristone
Here's one way...

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=409692

One of these days I'll post some completed pics.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-15-2010, 07:43 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 9,295
Posted By gristone
Fork angle

Fork angle is a little bit steeper than stock--2.5 degrees on the protractor. The pictures do make it look unusually steeper than it actually is.
I did this because I read an article that intrigued...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-14-2010, 09:27 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 9,295
Posted By gristone
Progress??

http://photos-d.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs144.snc3/17143_240812997662_524372662_3264470_3402995_n.jpg
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Forum: GS Boxers 11-27-2008, 08:05 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 9,295
Posted By gristone
Yes, I actually pursued that option extensively...

Yes, I actually pursued that option extensively because I had a Cannondale frame and Ohlins front end that would have been easily kluged into the stock headstock (still would have involved a bunch of...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-24-2008, 08:44 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 9,295
Posted By gristone
needless to say it worked out pretty well despite...

needless to say it worked out pretty well despite the high cost of the special Dino-Alloy he had to use.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-24-2008, 08:42 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 9,295
Posted By gristone
Here is what he recommended:

Here is what he recommended:
Forum: GS Boxers 11-24-2008, 08:41 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 9,295
Posted By gristone
In order to use the left fork leg on the right...

In order to use the left fork leg on the right side so that I can run dual discs I needed to bore it out to 25mm for the shouldered side of the axle. I did a sketch and sent it to my friend in LA...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-24-2008, 07:48 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 9,295
Posted By gristone
here's one of the mostly complete front sub. I...

here's one of the mostly complete front sub. I still need to add a pin for a scotts dmaper in that small triangular gusset up behind the headstock.. I may just wait and tap it in later when I can...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-24-2008, 07:40 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 9,295
Posted By gristone
basically I can't get to the shop until the...

basically I can't get to the shop until the weekend to do more work on the frame so I'm just posting picks of nonsense.
Hopefully my heavy fork springs show up from race tech this week and I will...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-24-2008, 07:34 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 9,295
Posted By gristone
some swingarm mods to make it look less like a...

some swingarm mods to make it look less like a rocketship from the eighties and more like a 90's smoothed-out rocket:
Forum: GS Boxers 11-24-2008, 07:32 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 9,295
Posted By gristone
more pictures of miscellaneous details:

more pictures of miscellaneous details:
Forum: GS Boxers 11-24-2008, 02:15 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 9,295
Posted By gristone
I actually adjusted the rake to be a bit more...

I actually adjusted the rake to be a bit more agressive on the steering and the clearances kind of dictated the shape. I tried to get as much of a truss as possible and maintain the parallel lines as...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-24-2008, 02:11 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 9,295
Posted By gristone
Thanks! This will be an off-road conversion...

Thanks!

This will be an off-road conversion eventually. I just wanted to start it out as a giant supermotard and see how it handles and then put a different front wheel on it. I plan to take it...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-24-2008, 02:07 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 9,295
Posted By gristone
I may develop this a bit further and offer a kit...

I may develop this a bit further and offer a kit with just the frame-- you find your own forks and everything else.
I'll keep posting and we'll see how this one turns out first.. I know it's way...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-24-2008, 02:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 731
Posted By gristone
The weight savings

I haven't totalled up the whole thing, but on my initial comparison I am exactly the same weight as the cast aluminum stock head piece and the stock front shock... Not too impressive, but a lot...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-23-2008, 11:35 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 9,295
Posted By gristone
here it is with the completely ridiculous looking...

here it is with the completely ridiculous looking 41 litre Touratech tank.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-23-2008, 11:33 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 9,295
Posted By gristone
Here is a picture with the rear wheel. I had a 5"...

Here is a picture with the rear wheel. I had a 5" Excel built up by Buchanan's with a 170/60 17 pilot power on it-- I can't wait to take some rubber off this thing.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-23-2008, 11:30 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 9,295
Posted By gristone
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Forum: GS Boxers 11-23-2008, 11:28 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 9,295
Posted By gristone
again

again
Forum: GS Boxers 11-23-2008, 11:27 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 9,295
Posted By gristone
Here is the front subframe with the little jig I...

Here is the front subframe with the little jig I made for holding the headstock in the correct location while I was fitting up the tubes.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-23-2008, 11:23 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 9,295
Posted By gristone
R1100GS HP1 Conversion on the cheap!

I've always wanted to mess around with one of these and do this conversion. I have seen a few front frames in the forums here and none of them looked very stout so I thought I would just build one...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-23-2008, 11:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 731
Posted By gristone
R1100gs Hp1

I've always wanted to mess around with one of these and do this conversion. I have seen a few front frames in the forums here and none of them looked very stout so I thought I would just build one...
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