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Old 05-07-2010, 11:40 AM   #376
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Looking good!!

Choicecut my man, that's smart as a carrot - cracking job.

I'm loving the wheels.
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Old 05-07-2010, 06:01 PM   #377
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Choicecut my man, that's smart as a carrot - cracking job.

I'm loving the wheels.
Thanks for all the positive comments fellas. The wheels were what I was most excited about. It really made the bike look current. Crappy thing is, now I don't want to get it dirty!
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Old 05-07-2010, 06:19 PM   #378
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Almost finished with operation "save cash and fix up the 15 year old pig vs. buy new GSA":
What's the story on the Mad Max windscreen?
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Old 05-07-2010, 08:16 PM   #379
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What's the story on the Mad Max windscreen?
hahah... well, it is a Parabellum that they don't make any more and I cant stand the way any other windshields look. It broke in half on a trip to North Carolina one time while riding it on the interstate, so my dad and I patched it together with some chunks of stainless. Then last year it fell over off the kick stand at Yellowstone, rolled down a 8 ft bank and busted it up pretty bad. Just decided to take a larger chunk and patch it up again. It looks cool (I think) and functions well.

Here is what it looked like before:

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_XWBE-zp15l...0-h/damage.jpg
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Old 05-08-2010, 09:25 AM   #380
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Great 'before' pic. I've got a turn signal lens that looks just like that on my 1100 right now.

I didn't realize that Parabellum didn't make a shield for that bike any more. When I saw yours I thought I should order one. Too bad, it looks great on that bike.
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Old 05-08-2010, 03:29 PM   #381
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It looks cool (I think) and functions well.
It does. I had an R100RT with a broken fairing that I held together with duct tape. Yours looks much better.
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Old 05-11-2010, 06:52 AM   #382
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Talking Alone on the Bonneville Salt Flats....


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Old 05-11-2010, 07:52 AM   #383
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Alone on the Bonneville Salt Flats....
Great photos. Is it a high traction surface? Does a trip across the salt leave any tell-tale corrosion behind?
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Old 05-11-2010, 08:41 AM   #384
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It seemed to be a relatively high-traction surface. Didn't notice sliding at all, but I wasn't making any sharp turns. I wouldn't try it. Seems to be great for straight trajectories. It does get very soft if you get off the salt, which can happen if your not careful.

I washed the bike after being on the salt, so I didn't get any corrosion. But it is salt, so I would imagine it could cause problems if one didn't wash it off.

Well, worth it though. It was great speeding along the flats!!

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Old 05-11-2010, 12:45 PM   #385
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It seemed to be a relatively high-traction surface. Didn't notice sliding at all, but I wasn't making any sharp turns. I wouldn't try it. Seems to be great for straight trajectories. It does get very soft if you get off the salt, which can happen if your not careful.

I washed the bike after being on the salt, so I didn't get any corrosion. But it is salt, so I would imagine it could cause problems if one didn't wash it off.

Well, worth it though. It was great speeding along the flats!!
Great pics, thanks for posting.

Did you set any R1100GS land speed records?
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Old 05-11-2010, 01:22 PM   #386
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Great pics, thanks for posting.

Did you set any R1100GS land speed records?
It was my first time on the Flats, so I didn't push it too much. I should say that "didn't push it" means that I took it to about 100/110 mph. Still felt like I was only doing about 60/65. Depth perception gets a little wacky when your out there.

Here's one more from Lake McConaughy outside of Ogallala, NE. One of my favorite places to go!!!
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Old 05-11-2010, 01:45 PM   #387
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Depth perception gets a little wacky when your out there.
I know what you mean. I got to have a little fun on some really big dry lake beds in Nevada this past fall. 100+ mph doesn't feel nearly that fast.
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Old 05-11-2010, 02:34 PM   #388
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It was my first time on the Flats, so I didn't push it too much. I should say that "didn't push it" means that I took it to about 100/110 mph. Still felt like I was only doing about 60/65. Depth perception gets a little wacky when your out there.

Here's one more from Lake McConaughy outside of Ogallala, NE. One of my favorite places to go!!!
You should post this pic here.
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Old 05-12-2010, 02:05 AM   #389
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My bike as it stands today

Mods: Ohlins front and back, Project VND topbox (going soon), HID spots with inbuilt ballasts, 55w HID/55w Halogen headlight conversion, 1150GSA tank, 1150 handguards, TT tool box cover, tool box removed and fibreglassed for electronics, TT headlight guard, MRA screen, TT crashbars.

Still to come: Aeroflow screen, Sargent seat, Project VND panniers, Whelen LIN3 as an aux brake light, rear fog light, maybe front fogs.





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Old 05-12-2010, 05:32 AM   #390
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Here's one more from Lake McConaughy outside of Ogallala, NE. One of my favorite places to go!!!
Get on your bike and ride to the water. Marvellous!
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