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Old 08-06-2012, 06:08 PM   #616
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Good to see that thing getting used in far off lands. Nothing worse than getting all dressed up and having nowhere to go. That original tank got you through Siberia without any problems? I don't remember getting much more than a 120 miles out of that thing before reserve. A fine creation you have there. I dig the soft luggage. I think I'll be heading that direction too. Any detail shots of the longer swingarm? Where'd the center and side stands come from?
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Old 08-06-2012, 06:26 PM   #617
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Hey Prutser, your bike really looks like a properly set up adventure ST!! I'm jealous, but my bike certainly suits my needs for now. Just need new rings and a hone...

Mark, I did have the seat rebuilt and recovered before I had the gas tank cover made. thx!
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Old 08-07-2012, 09:11 AM   #618
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Damn, I am glad I started this ST registry all that time ago, it has turned into a fun and interesting thread, thank you all.

I may also have some R80ST news, as it seems I have won another ST for no money, as in really "NO" money..... more details to follow soon...

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Old 08-07-2012, 09:50 AM   #619
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it seems I have won another ST for no money,
...no money YET. Perhaps no money in its acquisition, but I'm betting it'll find a way to separate you from a portion your "dosh," as you islanders call it.
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Old 08-07-2012, 10:01 AM   #620
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I have not seen it yet, but, how bad can it be
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Old 08-07-2012, 11:03 AM   #621
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how bad can it be
reminds me of the SSOD
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Old 08-07-2012, 11:12 AM   #622
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Good to see that thing getting used in far off lands. Nothing worse than getting all dressed up and having nowhere to go. That original tank got you through Siberia without any problems? I don't remember getting much more than a 120 miles out of that thing before reserve. A fine creation you have there. I dig the soft luggage. I think I'll be heading that direction too. Any detail shots of the longer swingarm? Where'd the center and side stands come from?[/QUOTE]

I have made another fuel tank behind the battery. It takes 4.6 liters. And that helps with these trips.










With this amount of fuel 350+km's was no problem (off road with luggage)
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Old 08-07-2012, 11:34 AM   #623
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excellent
good job sorting the bike.
apparently every bit as capable as it looks
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Old 08-07-2012, 11:35 AM   #624
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Good to see that thing getting used in far off lands. Nothing worse than getting all dressed up and having nowhere to go. That original tank got you through Siberia without any problems? I don't remember getting much more than a 120 miles out of that thing before reserve. A fine creation you have there. I dig the soft luggage. I think I'll be heading that direction too. Any detail shots of the longer swingarm? Where'd the center and side stands come from?
The soft luggage is the thing to go for on trips like this. Now I used the Steel pony's. But they are worn through in 6000 km.
on several places. And i didn't crash. And there were no sharp things against the bags.

The swing arm is a 5cm longer one.




This is the center stand.(Boxer Supplies)


The side stand I have is one from a X challenge. I welded a bracket on the frame.
Thats the only option because of my bash plate .
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Old 08-07-2012, 07:25 PM   #625
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Sorry Prutser, but I have to post another pic of your ST.

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I always dreamed I could take my bike to russia or siberia and follow walter around, it's nice to see that the bike can handle some shit!
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Old 08-07-2012, 10:27 PM   #626
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Sorry Prutser, but I have to post another pic of your ST.

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I always dreamed I could take my bike to russia or siberia and follow walter around, it's nice to see that the bike can handle some shit!
If you follow Walter's on fb than you must have seen pics of things the ST can't handle !!
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Old 08-08-2012, 12:07 AM   #627
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Love the bike. I see you have no engine guards. As soon as I can get a different side stand I want to ditch mine. These things are really good at smashing into the valve covers. Is that sump guard worth having? Do you find it fills up with mud or sand?
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Old 08-08-2012, 09:50 AM   #628
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Love the bike. I see you have no engine guards. As soon as I can get a different side stand I want to ditch mine. These things are really good at smashing into the valve covers. Is that sump guard worth having? Do you find it fills up with mud or sand?
I have seen the same amount of damage with engine guards as without. So I will take the risk.

The sump guard is great. But sometimes it does fill with mud.(this time it was about 6kg )

But this was when my tires looked like this.


Normally I don't have problems with sand and mud filling the bash plate.
This was just a bit to sticky......
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Old 08-08-2012, 11:19 AM   #629
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Prutzer, I love that auxiliary fuel tank. Perfect placement IMHO, and very well done.
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Old 08-08-2012, 11:25 AM   #630
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This was just a bit to sticky......
I see, the range of consistencies that stuff comes in is amazing.
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