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Old 07-15-2012, 09:18 AM   #571
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from stock forks to GS with that HH Race-Tech Aluproducts cartridge insert.
Wilbers G/S shock in back.

I get the jitters just thinking about it (though it may be the coffee).
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Old 07-15-2012, 09:23 AM   #572
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R80ST Gets The HPN Treatment
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Current rides: HPN #834, '93 R100GSPD "red rocket", '73 R75/5 Toaster mongrel, '80 Ducati Pantah 500SL, '92 DR350, '67 Honda SS50, '80 Honda Chaly.
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Old 07-15-2012, 09:26 AM   #573
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you HPN ST is/will be freaking amazing
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Old 07-16-2012, 08:48 AM   #574
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Sad to say, the tank from #7745 did not survive a drive-over when I sat it behind the car in the sun so that I could repair a gas seep..




But, many thanks to Hardwaregrrl for offering an alternative... at least I will be able to ride again!
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Old 07-16-2012, 11:30 AM   #575
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Sad to say, the tank from #7745 did not survive a drive-over when I sat it behind the car in the sun so that I could repair a gas seep..




But, many thanks to Hardwaregrrl for offering an alternative... at least I will be able to ride again!
The paint is barely scratched, that will buff out.You just need to carry some extra fuel when you're going places.
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Old 07-16-2012, 11:49 AM   #576
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hmmm... yeah, well, you ARE right... and (should I say it?) , I DID try to fit it back on the bike so I could at least ride....

Ain't life grand!

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Old 07-16-2012, 01:35 PM   #577
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Yikes. That's tragic... and such good looking original paint too. The badge hadn't even managed to yellow like the ones of that period always do. That used to be a niiiiice tank. Used to be.
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Old 07-17-2012, 02:51 AM   #578
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at least the BEER looks ok

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Old 07-18-2012, 01:17 PM   #579
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Hi - could an owner of an original ST please do me a favour? Id like to know the measurements of the front fork: from axle center to bottom of bottom triple, and from axle center to top of fork tube.

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Old 07-18-2012, 05:28 PM   #580
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Just brought one home, last four are 7502. It is an '83, I am the third owner, mileage unknown as odo. is defunct. Bike is original (red) and in perfect untouched never messed with condition. This has to be the best airhead deal I have ever been involved in, new tires, battery, stainless braided front brake hose, still has the tool kit and original owners manual. The second owner bought it from the original owners estate, cleaned it, replaced hoses etc. as needed as it had sat in the back of the garage for a while. Runs great and everything works except the odo. Would like to post a pic but it is not working.....
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Old 07-19-2012, 10:41 AM   #581
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Added to list..

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Old 07-19-2012, 06:49 PM   #582
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fork measurements

Igor,

22 3/4" and 30 1/4" respectively according to my measurements.
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Old 07-20-2012, 05:20 AM   #583
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Cool2 Went out for a ride for ice cream last night

At the farm stand and ice cream barn.




There was a nice sunset on the ride home.




The R80ST is a fine machine to ride around country roads.

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Old 07-20-2012, 05:40 AM   #584
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"A place for everything and everything in it's place" takes on a new meaning
A metalworker friend of mine says "a place for everything, and everything on the floor."

Don't worry Renner...you shoulda seen my garage before I started my front end swap...sheesh. (just as a teaser-I went with the Airhead Wrangler mas macho kit...details to follow)


Cool,

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Old 07-23-2012, 07:50 AM   #585
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alright.....add me to the list.
its red and ends with 7337

i rode it 500 miles home from sedalia.
one hellava way to say hello to a "new" bike.
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