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Old 12-16-2010, 09:26 PM   #1
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F800GS goes on a diet

She started like this:


then little mud


then the handguards


and risers


finished up.


the klacking had to go!


then to trail ride a bit...


but with weather this cold a windscreen was needed!


so this showed up!




notice anything?

oh scotts too!



then decided to raise them just a bit!



five minutes later....


actually.... looks more like this at the moment...


the pieces...




stock can is heavy!


GPS is gonna get mounted above the instrument cluster as well as the heated troller switches.


oh and this guy hooked me up!




works slow... especially outta town playing in death valley..
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Old 12-17-2010, 04:58 AM   #2
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Nice! Lets see more!
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Old 12-17-2010, 05:06 AM   #3
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It's coming along nicely... With the handlebar risers, what did you do about the brake hose and clutch cable?
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Old 12-17-2010, 06:43 AM   #4
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It's coming along nicely... With the handlebar risers, what did you do about the brake hose and clutch cable?
nothing yet... going to have a local shop make me a longer brake line and was really thinking about getting the magura hydro clutch... but not sure... suggestions?
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Old 12-17-2010, 07:21 AM   #5
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Awesome! I'm looking forward to seeing what you do to prep your bike and your reasoning behind it. Like why you chose a certain bash plate, etc.
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Old 12-17-2010, 08:01 AM   #6
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Old 04-25-2011, 06:55 PM   #7
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Ben,
Scored an Ohlins rear shock today too. Can't wait to get that on. (Came from one of our own up-standing citizens..er, uh..inmate.)
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Old 10-11-2011, 04:51 PM   #8
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Old 10-11-2011, 05:02 PM   #9
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Well coming home from my trip I learned a lot about my bike.... some things I hate..... and some things I love....

Despite all the work I have done... I ain't done yet!

Things on the list:
1) Magura Hydro Clutch
2) 990/950 Front Brake Assembly
3) Handlebars - Pro Tapers
4) Woody's 18" rear - Tubeless
5) Single Front Headlight
6) High Fender Mod
7) TT tank gas cap modification - so I don't need a key for the thing
8) Keyless gas cap on the bike
9) Ditch Panniers - GL with a small Pelican top box
10) Possible Single Rotor Conversion Front
11) OHLINS
12) General Weight Reduction - Goal is the 350 mark
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Old 10-11-2011, 07:34 PM   #10
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Well coming home from my trip I learned a lot about my bike.... some things I hate..... and some things I love....

Despite all the work I have done... I ain't done yet!

Things on the list:
1) Magura Hydro Clutch
2) 990/950 Front Brake Assembly
3) Handlebars - Pro Tapers
4) Woody's 18" rear - Tubeless
5) Single Front Headlight
6) High Fender Mod
7) TT tank gas cap modification - so I don't need a key for the thing
8) Keyless gas cap on the bike
9) Ditch Panniers - GL with a small Pelican top box
10) Possible Single Rotor Conversion Front
11) OHLINS
12) General Weight Reduction - Goal is the 350 mark
I've been thinking about the Magura too...

What is #2?

Having the Woody's tubless is awesome.

What's the difference between 7 and 8?

Ohlins rock! At least my rear does. I want Ohlins fork internals too!!
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Old 10-11-2011, 07:50 PM   #11
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I've been thinking about the Magura too...

What is #2?

Having the Woody's tubless is awesome.

What's the difference between 7 and 8?

Ohlins rock! At least my rear does. I want Ohlins fork internals too!!
#2 gets rid on the urine sample cup

7 and 8 - the TT tank has a locking cap so I plan to get rid of that and 8 is the under seat OEM bmw tank I plan to make keyless as well

Haven't pulled the trigger quite yet on the ohlins but its looking like the TTX or a KTM 990 front end conversion....

thoughts?
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Old 10-12-2011, 01:06 AM   #12
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Haven't pulled the trigger quite yet on the ohlins but its looking like the TTX or a KTM 990 front end conversion....

thoughts?
It's fairly common for 990 owners to have considerable work done on their forks. I'd just go with the Ohlins TTX. You'll probably pay less in the end and get a better suspension.
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Old 10-12-2011, 03:13 AM   #13
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#2 gets rid on the urine sample cup
Can you give more details on this? Sounds like something a lot of us would be interested in!

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Haven't pulled the trigger quite yet on the ohlins but its looking like the TTX or a KTM 990 front end conversion....
Why the TTX instead of the NIX? I've seen a lot more of the NIX around, so I'm curious.
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Old 10-12-2011, 09:27 AM   #14
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12) General Weight Reduction - Goal is the 350 mark
Love the mods you've done. Very inspiring. Oh to have a real shop at my disposal.

My solution to that problem is a DR 650 Fantastic, reliable, easy to work on, easy to get parts for, and bullet proof. Modding one out right now for a Road of Bones "vacation" after a contract in a very remote location in the Kuril Islands.

Love the F8 but it's about a heavy pig and doesn't really feel much lighter than the 1200, especially when you get it truly airborne. Kudos to anyone that perseveres in muscling it through a RTW ride. After a couple years with mine I really really really want a long distance adventure touring bike that is a hundred or so pounds lighter, at least light enough to easily jump stumps on.
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Old 03-14-2012, 04:51 PM   #15
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Btw, your bike is on touratech's facebook page today

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