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Old 11-16-2008, 06:43 AM   #1
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unmentioned GS800 mods....

I haven't seen of anyone doing these mods on the new 800GS.
Anyone upgrade to HID?
Anyone alter the license plate holder? I think it would look much better if shorter and tighter to the rear end.
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Old 11-16-2008, 06:52 AM   #2
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I haven't seen of anyone doing these mods on the new 800GS.
Anyone upgrade to HID?
Anyone alter the license plate holder? I think it would look much better if shorter and tighter to the rear end.
The following thread has fa ew posts about HID conversion.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=387255
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Old 11-16-2008, 10:22 AM   #3
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I haven't seen of anyone doing these mods on the new 800GS.
Anyone upgrade to HID?
Anyone alter the license plate holder? I think it would look much better if shorter and tighter to the rear end.
yEP & yEP
I put an Philips 35w d2 in the low beam and I chopped about an inch off the rear fender and moved it up about a bit
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Old 10-28-2009, 06:04 AM   #4
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Didn't want to start a new topic...
So how about it, has anyone removed/Cut the HUGE license plate holder?

I've been searching the web for a shorter alternative to the long plate holder the 800gs comes standard with.
The thing is, the plate holder is also part of the tank cover. So i don't think it can be just removed.

Is there anyone who already got sick of it and trimed it?
If there's not any aftermarket solution, i'm willing to cut it, wich brings me to another question:
Would there be any problem with the electrics if i removed/sealed the wires that conect to the plate light bulb? Problems such as a pearmenent warnings on the onboard computer?


Why do they complicate!!!! Most bikes a couple of screws and that's it!


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Old 10-28-2009, 06:33 AM   #5
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I run the Electronic Scott Oiler magnum tank mounted in the recessed pocket of the stock channel bracket you need to trim the plastic loops that hold the pump tank. It hides the tank perfectly and I mount the pump where the stock EPA canister is mounted next to the rear shock. Then I run the oiler feed line down to drip into a BRP Husaberg right side chain return guide mounted off and 1"x1" x 1/4" aluminum angle and mounted on 2 tapped bolt holes into the swingarm where the heavy raised bosses are located for a chain guide that the bean counters at BMW eliminated. I cant beleive that with 9" of suspension travel that more people have not derailed the chain at the rear sprocket. Running the chain tight to BMW spec is not a good idea IMO.
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Old 10-28-2009, 12:41 PM   #6
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Have a pic or two of that chain guard by any chance??
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Old 10-28-2009, 01:33 PM   #7
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I run the Electronic Scott Oiler magnum tank mounted in the recessed pocket of the stock channel bracket you need to trim the plastic loops that hold the pump tank. It hides the tank perfectly and I mount the pump where the stock EPA canister is mounted next to the rear shock. Then I run the oiler feed line down to drip into a BRP Husaberg right side chain return guide mounted off and 1"x1" x 1/4" aluminum angle and mounted on 2 tapped bolt holes into the swingarm where the heavy raised bosses are located for a chain guide that the bean counters at BMW eliminated. I cant beleive that with 9" of suspension travel that more people have not derailed the chain at the rear sprocket. Running the chain tight to BMW spec is not a good idea IMO.

need pics

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Old 10-28-2009, 01:54 PM   #8
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Anyone know of a full system or a mid system exhaust? I already have the slip on but I would like to remove my cat. I am sure it's been touched on somewhere but I don't care for rigged stuff that involves blow torches and drills.

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Old 10-28-2009, 08:58 PM   #9
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I cant beleive that with 9" of suspension travel that more people have not derailed the chain at the rear sprocket.
Funny you mention it....



Would love to pick up a chain guide for the F8. Interested in making a few bucks? I'm sure there are enough of us here
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Old 10-29-2009, 08:40 PM   #10
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Funny you mention it....



Would love to pick up a chain guide for the F8. Interested in making a few bucks? I'm sure there are enough of us here
I'm on the same page. I broke my chain this week end, maybe a rock. The first thing I thought was that a chain guide would be in order. It may be tricky without welding or drilling the swing arm. This project is definitely a priority for me. Any lines on a guide a guy could start with, chain size and all ?
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Old 10-29-2009, 09:01 AM   #11
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Anyone alter the license plate holder? I think it would look much better if shorter and tighter to the rear end.
I removed the metal bracket with the reflectors and mounted the plate directly to the fender. This allowed me to also lose the extension block from the license plate lamp. If you look at pictures of the Euro bikes, that's how they are originally. The reflectors and such are a North American thing.
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Old 10-29-2009, 09:46 AM   #12
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I removed the metal bracket with the reflectors and mounted the plate directly to the fender. This allowed me to also lose the extension block from the license plate lamp. If you look at pictures of the Euro bikes, that's how they are originally. The reflectors and such are a North American thing.
Ditto. Did the same exact thing.
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Old 10-29-2009, 07:34 PM   #13
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+2 for deleting the reflector bracket and the light block extension.
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Old 10-29-2009, 07:46 PM   #14
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Wish I could take off that stuff... License plate lighting and at least one reflector in the rear is required by law in my state (Texas). At least all the crappy emissions stuff does not... Kill the cat!
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Old 10-30-2009, 08:19 AM   #15
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Wish I could take off that stuff... License plate lighting and at least one reflector in the rear is required by law in my state (Texas). At least all the crappy emissions stuff does not... Kill the cat!
We're not removing the plate light, just the extension block that makes the light stick out an extra 2" or so. And why does it not suprise me tha Tex-ass doesn't care about emissions....
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