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Old 11-29-2011, 04:07 AM   #751
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now THAT is cool!


I should definitely be committed for this:
Great shot!!! Cool idea!!! And really good to see Jessie panniers being put to good use! A few souveniers collected there :)
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Old 11-29-2011, 04:13 AM   #752
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The GS rear end isn't crap it works well and gives a much better ride than the g/s rear. I take it you mean the rear end is crap because the drive shafts have a tendency to fail.
I've no compaints over mine on my '91 GS. Yes my bike is on it's 4th shaft but that's over 265,000 miles, at least 150,000 of which were on rough roads with my home swinging around on the back of the bike. Balance that out against chain drive and...

However, having said that, shafts are known to last the lifetime of a g/s...

Whatever, really happy with mine. Wouldn't change the ol' girl in for anything!!!!
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Old 12-04-2011, 03:21 AM   #753
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Had lots of bmw's but this my first R80GS , life just gets better and better
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Old 12-04-2011, 12:59 PM   #754
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Not my first bm but my first gs
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Old 12-04-2011, 02:49 PM   #755
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Not my first bm but my first gs
Nice place to start.

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Old 12-04-2011, 03:46 PM   #756
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Nice! Is that an HPN modified GS?
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Old 12-04-2011, 04:22 PM   #757
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Nice! Is that an HPN modified GS?
The frame and subframe (not to mention the front end) have definitely been modified by someone. The swingarm wasn't lengethened though. Got any more pics?? Specifically one under the tank??
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Old 12-04-2011, 10:20 PM   #758
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The swingarm wasn't lengethened though.
Swing arm looks lengthened to me, right between the final drive and the swing arm- probably one of those 50mm bolt on kits.
Cool bike, more info needed.
What front end is that and what triple clamps?
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Old 12-04-2011, 11:23 PM   #759
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forks are of a husky , brembo brake , tripple clamps made by a enginear in New Zealand , HPN gear box ,
fame upgrade as recomended by HPN , work again by NZ enginear
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Old 12-04-2011, 11:28 PM   #760
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Nice! Is that an HPN modified GS?
parts from HPN , work done local
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Old 12-04-2011, 11:33 PM   #761
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The frame and subframe (not to mention the front end) have definitely been modified by someone. The swingarm wasn't lengethened though. Got any more pics?? Specifically one under the tank??
Will post more pics soon, the swingarm has been lenthand with a bolt on kit
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Old 12-05-2011, 01:29 PM   #762
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Ah, so that’s where it went! Nice work. Were you local to the bike, or has it moved up the country?
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Old 12-05-2011, 01:38 PM   #763
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Ah, so that’s where it went! Nice work. Were you local to the bike, or has it moved up the country?
Hi , local to the bike and staying int the south for now
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Old 12-05-2011, 11:30 PM   #764
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Gotta get in on this NZ action...

very cool GS , thanks
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Old 12-06-2011, 06:04 AM   #765
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So ... I guess I'm in the 'club' now ... and I'm pretty sure I should be 'committed'. I even already had my first faceplant ... she doesn't look as pretty, but now she has scars. And as we all know ... scars are SEXY.

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