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Old 01-20-2011, 08:38 PM   #46
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tonights installment....

for those of you that have installed this tank you already know this... but the install (key word!) on the TT tank starts with the dissasembly of the entire bike!!!



so when i read this?!!?

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Old 01-21-2011, 05:57 AM   #47
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fuel lines... pain in the ass to put the little nut plus the washer on the inside!



probably my favorite new part. Adjustable rear brake lever... just like the r-gs's







what it looks like on the HP2



exhaust soon to be hooked up!



hoping it sounds like this!!!


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touratech LED signals



tonight the tank is gonna be re-installed and then onto panniers....

side note...... run to Nothern Tool! I just bought this top box for $20!!!!!!!

http://www.northerntool.com/shop/too...3366_200373366

One hell of a deal!
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Old 01-25-2011, 08:48 PM   #48
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so i got another project...


which lead me here...



home cleaned up!



But back to whats important!!!!!!!!!

tank is back installed!!!!



LED signals



fuel line quick disconnect



proposed mounting of the fusebox



had to cut off the suspension adjuster and diagnostic mounts but i think it will turn out really well



AND!!!!!!!!!!!!! mom's new bike!!!! happy!! but more work...



lastly the vinyl stickers for the frame... got a massive piece to experiment with...
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Old 01-25-2011, 11:11 PM   #49
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I want one!

Who makes that brake lever?
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Old 01-26-2011, 05:28 AM   #50
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http://f800depot.com/f800gs-items/br...er-f800gs.html
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Old 01-28-2011, 01:49 PM   #51
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good grief I've been busy!!!!

third BMW GS now....

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Old 01-28-2011, 02:46 PM   #52
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good grief I've been busy!!!!

third BMW GS now....

I was gonna ask why the hell you bouight another one!
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Old 01-28-2011, 02:48 PM   #53
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I was gonna ask why the hell you bouight another one!
why not? Chitown's taught me they break easily... gotta have spares!

Lava is mine, This gray one is my uncles, the 650 lava twin is my mom's...

ugh I need a hand working on these things!!!
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Old 01-28-2011, 03:01 PM   #54
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why not? Chitown's taught me they break easily... gotta have spares!

Lava is mine, This gray one is my uncles, the 650 lava twin is my mom's...

ugh I need a hand working on these things!!!
Well, I've seen ChiTown ride



Btw, the grey ones are the bestest.
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Old 01-28-2011, 03:04 PM   #55
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Well, I've seen ChiTown ride



Btw, the grey ones are the bestest.
I might have to agree....















nope! lava
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Old 01-28-2011, 06:06 PM   #56
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hey that was my old bike.. can't wait to see it go around the world.
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Old 01-29-2011, 10:49 PM   #57
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Will be interesting to see how all this works out once on the road. It's one thing to outfit your bike from all you learn from vendors at BMW rallies and here on ADV, but as the Irishman points out ... the reality on the road may bring an awakening of sorts. Simple and basic is best if you really plan to get out in harms way.

All part of the "Adventure" ? Sure, I get it ... but dealing with constant problems or waiting for parts or repairs gets very old very quickly.
I'd suggest a nice one month shakedown ride through Mexico to start. Maybe a bit of Baja? Copper Canyon? ... just as a warm up.

Complex electrics and endless farkles may only bring misery. But only getting out on the road will prove what works and what is fluff. Most important thing is that you understand how to diagnose ... and since you've torn your bike apart numerous times, you should be more than up to the job. That bike looks very dense and complicated to me.

Have you decided on a departure date? Route? Good Luck!

Be sure to weigh your bike once it's all fueled and loaded up. Now take it out and ride in some nice deep MUD. Traveling light is an art, not easy or obvious, learned through experience ... and requires sacrifice.
Check out Misery Goat for a guy who really knows how to go Neat and clean with his set up on his KTM. Same with Crashmaster. Experts, both.
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Old 01-30-2011, 01:44 PM   #58
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Will be interesting to see how all this works out once on the road. It's one thing to outfit your bike from all you learn from vendors at BMW rallies and here on ADV, but as the Irishman points out ... the reality on the road may bring an awakening of sorts. Simple and basic is best if you really plan to get out in harms way.

All part of the "Adventure" ? Sure, I get it ... but dealing with constant problems or waiting for parts or repairs gets very old very quickly.
I'd suggest a nice one month shakedown ride through Mexico to start. Maybe a bit of Baja? Copper Canyon? ... just as a warm up.

Complex electrics and endless farkles may only bring misery. But only getting out on the road will prove what works and what is fluff. Most important thing is that you understand how to diagnose ... and since you've torn your bike apart numerous times, you should be more than up to the job. That bike looks very dense and complicated to me.
The other end of that spectrum: I had an airhead GS, 92 R100GS, that is about as simple as they come with respect to electrics, motor, etc. I spent more time tinkering on that sumbitch to get it moving than I did actually riding. Wasn't a single trip I ever went on that something didnt go haywire resulting in me doing field repairs. On the other hand, my F800 has not given me a single bit of grief.
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Old 01-30-2011, 02:00 PM   #59
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The other end of that spectrum: I had an airhead GS, 92 R100GS, that is about as simple as they come with respect to electrics, motor, etc. I spent more time tinkering on that sumbitch to get it moving than I did actually riding. Wasn't a single trip I ever went on that something didnt go haywire resulting in me doing field repairs. On the other hand, my F800 has not given me a single bit of grief.
Great looking Avatar Anarchisto!
I feel your pain regards the '92 GS. Been there, towed a few. My old R80GS I think was more reliable than the 90's R100's.

Seems with the F800's you either get a good one (like yours) or a troublesome one. (like Chi town) My point was that adding tons of untested gadgets can sometimes create mysteries that are tough to unravel. Keeping on paved roads will increase your odds. Rough going on dirt, mud, and gravel for months at a time on a fully loaded RTW bike can produce some interesting challenges ... for any bike.
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I definitely agree with that.
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