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Old 04-10-2013, 07:46 AM   #10321
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I can only imagine what that brought up! I'll take your word on that.
Surprisingly not a real website, just one of those ad sites, but lots of ads for gay porn...I was quick to google "all balls bearings" right afterwards just in case the IT security and ethics police at work are monitoring..... working for a global company with headquarter in Switzerland and USA doesn't make the ethical guidelines book any thinner
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Old 04-10-2013, 07:57 AM   #10322
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Yes the old corporate trap, it immediately came to mind when I saw your post on it
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Old 04-10-2013, 02:03 PM   #10323
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Someone asked about notmymodelname's new modifications, I found a sneak preview, good traction but ground clearance ?

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Umm....don't think that's nmmn's....last I heard was he had almost 2 ft clearence and weighing 243 lbs


Oh man! Why do you guys have to make fun of me when I'm not looking?
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Old 04-10-2013, 11:06 PM   #10324
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Oh man! Why do you guys have to make fun of me when I'm not looking?
I know, right - It's more fun to your face !

We're worried you're off riding so much you forget how to type. Most common injury and big concern in the motorcycle forum circles you know
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Old 04-11-2013, 03:14 AM   #10325
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i saw some kickstand pics earlier and thought i would post a few pics of mine. i cut off the stock kickstand and rewelded it farther back and more upright or pointing down more so the kickstand is a lot shorter and less pressure on it.
Thanks for posting, that's a neat approach well done. I would like to copy, but it eats into the ground clearance so not the answer for me but would be great for those that don't need as much clearance
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Old 04-11-2013, 03:17 AM   #10326
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[quote=isgila;21130461]........... A new lower subframe was also made and a new side stand bracket moving the side stand to the pegs.
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Now i got an inch higher ground clearance and my bike side stand angle does not hurt my knees.
Only trade off i exprience was i lose about a litre during refueling because the bike is almost upright.





Thanks for this isgila, its giving me some ideas
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Old 04-11-2013, 03:26 AM   #10327
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Here's some photos:

I just tucked the sidestand switch under here and will leave it be until I have some time to muck with getting rid of it altogether.
Here it is just got home from Newfoundland last year:

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Perhaps it has something to do with the years of our bikes, but the post on top of the this bolt-- the bolt that holds the sidestand on-- made it impossible to lift the lower frame bars into position because it clanged into the header.


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Not sure what the difference is but something must have changed, it could just be a slight difference of angle where the side stand lug is welded onto the lower frame. Its tight on mine but does fit.

I was expecting problems with the switch being so close to the exhaust, but so far its ok

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Old 04-11-2013, 07:57 AM   #10328
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Well, I should've expected it.....

Met with the welder last thursday and had a deal to call the him on saturday after 1pm to get my few small pieces welded. Called him at a little past 1 and he said he wouldn't come to the shop that day, but to call on monday and set something up for tuesday or thursday.

Called on monday and he said he couldn't do it on tuesday and asked my to come by today, thursday between 4 and 5pm - "I'm making a note in my book that you're coming by on thursday between 4 adn 5 right now" he said before hanging up.

So today I got all geared up with workshop clothes and put the sidestand and a few tools in my backpack. Thought I'd bring the tools needed just in case Rolled up by the shop (which is 500 metres from my house) at 4.02pm and at first he seemed clueless as to who I was. He came outside and asked what the plans were.

I told him and showed him and he was all "umm..... yeah, we can do that... uhum... sure.... that shouldn't be a problem.... Yeah I think we should be able to sort that out..." - but he didn't act like he was actually planning on doing anything so I told him I was ready to go and said I thought we had plans to do it right now... nope, he wasn't planning on that and asked if I could come back on sunday and leave the bike. I said I wanted to be present while he did it becuase I had to decided the lean angle on the sidestand and the angle of the muffler. He understood and said he could do it monday afternoon at 6pm and that it should take more than an hour or two.

If it wasn't 0oC and snowing today I'd be riled up
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Old 04-11-2013, 10:28 AM   #10329
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Side stand bracket

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No problem. PM me if you need any help..
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Old 04-11-2013, 01:50 PM   #10330
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Well, I should've expected it.....


You've given him way more chances than I would... go elsewhere


but only after getting another firm commitment and then not showing up
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Old 04-11-2013, 02:15 PM   #10331
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You've given him way more chances than I would... go elsewhere


but only after getting another firm commitment and then not showing up
LOL.
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Old 04-11-2013, 06:55 PM   #10332
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Question Dog Bones-Tension struts

Does anyone have the measurements of the stock dog bones (tension struts) on the GS?

The stock part number is 33 53 7655 877 for most of the GS series, but the number cast into the strut on my '05 Dakar is 7650 036 ?? Would anyone mind taking a peek at their dog bones please? Measurements?



The bike is feeling a bit short these days
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Old 04-11-2013, 07:57 PM   #10333
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I can get you the sizes this evening.
What I can remember is that 8mm shorter on the dogbone gives you roughly an inch under your bum.

I should be machining myself a set next weekend.

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Does anyone have the measurements of the stock dog bones (tension struts) on the GS?

The stock part number is 33 53 7655 877 for most of the GS series, but the number cast into the strut on my '05 Dakar is 7650 036 ?? Would anyone mind taking a peek at their dog bones please? Measurements?



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Old 04-11-2013, 10:27 PM   #10334
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You've given him way more chances than I would... go elsewhere
but only after getting another firm commitment and then not showing up
I'd like to think I'm evil like that, and I'm a really good planner of evil, I just can't follow through on the execution.

If we were closer to riding season and/ or my existing sidestand or exhaust wasn't in working order I would have to get it sorted elsewhere.
If monday falls trough though, I'm gone
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Old 04-12-2013, 01:21 AM   #10335
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There is a few of us interested in the shorter dog bones.
Care for some business while you are making a set for yourself...
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