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Old 03-06-2008, 10:17 AM   #106
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thats totally cool, solo

Your stock G/S forks already have the bosses for mounting the second caliper on the other leg, dont they?


On the Boxerwerks bike- it looks dual plugged, but any idea whats with that huge-looking valve cover?
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Old 03-06-2008, 10:46 AM   #107
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Your stock G/S forks already have the bosses for mounting the second caliper on the other leg, dont they?
Yup

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On the Boxerwerks bike- it looks dual plugged, but any idea whats with that huge-looking valve cover?
That's actually a guy from Canada's bike..... those are San Jose BMW "cooling" covers or something like that... still available I believe
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your bike is suitably dirty. Well done.
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Old 03-06-2008, 12:37 PM   #108
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Looking good, Solo!

Didja find a shiny muffler yet?
Any take-off parts you want to get rid of that I can add to my collection?
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Old 03-06-2008, 01:41 PM   #109
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Looking good, Solo!

Didja find a shiny muffler yet?
Any take-off parts you want to get rid of that I can add to my collection?
DITTO that !!!

I don't mine rusty headers or mufflers with noisey internals either










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Old 03-06-2008, 02:07 PM   #110
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One of you guys buy my spare 4-piston caliper then!!!

We'll see about the other "collectibles" (I think the prices just we up. he he)
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Old 03-06-2008, 02:23 PM   #111
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Here is a much better (IMHO) way to mount the caliper THAT I HAVE FOR SALE!!

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Old 03-06-2008, 02:38 PM   #112
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One of you guys buy my spare 4-piston caliper then!!!
I would, ya know, but I already have a spare front end!
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Old 03-06-2008, 02:51 PM   #113
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Here is a much better (IMHO) way to mount the caliper THAT I HAVE FOR SALE!!

http://www.advrider.com/forums/attac...4&d=1195102924
rethinking the performance of the rear drum brake, I'll take you up on that, pm sent.

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Old 03-06-2008, 03:00 PM   #114
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Hmmmmmmmm

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One of you guys buy my spare 4-piston caliper then!!!

We'll see about the other "collectibles" (I think the prices just we up. he he)
We might be able to work some sort of package deal for some stuff. Honestly, improving the front brake on my (Feb '81) not so special G/S (with just an ordinary blue tank) hasn't been on the list, but after reading all this, I am thinking I should make that brake match the improved front end and better rear shock.

Still reading all this with great interest.
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Old 03-06-2008, 03:11 PM   #115
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Here is a much better (IMHO) way to mount the caliper THAT I HAVE FOR SALE!!

http://www.advrider.com/forums/attac...4&d=1195102924
Gee Solo, can you get a sadder picture of the Front Brake?

I am running a 310mm Disc

I will take another and post shortly

Pezz :)
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Old 03-06-2008, 03:18 PM   #116
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I was out on it yesterday, so thats why is itsnt cleaner

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Old 03-06-2008, 03:20 PM   #117
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That's a beauty
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Old 03-10-2008, 11:44 AM   #118
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Update 03/09

So, I spoke to the owner who had the bike from 1995-2003... he verified the mileage. He bought the bike at 9K, and rode it to 17K...



I spent about 20 late-night hours in the shop putting the bike together in preparation for my first ride this Sunday morning! Here is the bike just before I added fuel




I had rebuilt the carbs, so a few miles into the ride the idle was high, so I tested the suspension driving over the parking "bumps" in the background and took out the tool box to adjust the mixture and idle... tooks lots of adjustment from the book standard..



Rode a few more miles, and the carbs need a bit more tinkering...



When I got home a did a quick walk-around I found this...



Oh well, ordered a set of TKC's from Woody's this morning... The next hit was a leaking final drive seal... which takes us back to this (new) picture..... looks familiar huh?

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Old 03-10-2008, 11:57 AM   #119
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but how do you LIKE it?

PS- I bet you could get a few more miles out of that rear muffler by sanding a little rust off and hitting it with high-temp black rattlecan paint.

pps It looks great.
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Old 03-10-2008, 12:21 PM   #120
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but how do you LIKE it? .
My exact reoccuring thought was "COOL! "

Likes
really feels light compaired to the R100GS (feels like a bigger diff then it may be)
suspension is quite plush (Ohlins w/ progressive in front, Racetech in the plans) travel was fine going over the parking bump, and through pot holes
good power, didn't seems to be lacking on this limited test
turns quicker than the R100GS
Overall

Dislikes/Differences
front brakes suck (reviewing a few options now)
much more exposure to weather (slipstream deflector on the way)
climbs the final drive when leaving from a stop (R100GS didn't).. reminds me the /5 I owned a long time ago

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PS- I bet you could get a few more miles out of that rear muffler by sanding a little rust off and hitting it with high-temp black rattlecan paint.

pps It looks great.
paint, my friend, won't fill the 5 holes !
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