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Old 12-15-2008, 12:29 PM   #76
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Old 12-15-2008, 11:48 PM   #77
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Maybe it was halfway there to start with;



But it sure is ......................
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Old 12-16-2008, 05:36 PM   #78
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sweet machine , buts that just too nice to be abusing like a dirt bike.



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Old 12-20-2008, 03:57 PM   #79
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i am really enjoying this thread! seeing the creativity and imagination that has been displayed here is awesome. it makes me think that maybe i ought to be looking harder at building my own bike. as i have the skills, and i have the imagination. i also dont think i will be riding that hardcore. fireroads and gravel would be the worst of it. i think a streetbike adapted would probably be better spent money aspecially in these times. i feel like i have a new lease on things. anyone ever tried to convert something big like a gs1100e?
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Old 12-20-2008, 04:01 PM   #80
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hey deadly where did you get the waterproof boxes you used for luggage from?
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Old 12-20-2008, 06:12 PM   #81
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What brand/model of tires are those?


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Old 12-20-2008, 06:12 PM   #82
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hey deadly where did you get the waterproof boxes you used for luggage from?

I got them here:

http://www.adorama.com/STCIM2200BK.h...2200&item_no=3

Right now they are offering free shipping so I ordered a few different sizes to play around with.

Here is some info about the cases:

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Old 12-20-2008, 06:14 PM   #83
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i am really enjoying this thread! seeing the creativity and imagination that has been displayed here is awesome. it makes me think that maybe i ought to be looking harder at building my own bike. as i have the skills, and i have the imagination. i also dont think i will be riding that hardcore. fireroads and gravel would be the worst of it. i think a streetbike adapted would probably be better spent money aspecially in these times. i feel like i have a new lease on things. anyone ever tried to convert something big like a gs1100e?
I looked at buying a GS1100.. or maybe it was a 1000 i can't remember.. but the one i looked at had a 16" rear rim. And dual sport tires are almost non existant in that rim size. So watch for that. I know they all don't have 16" rears though.

Other wise i don't think an 1100 would be much different than the GS750 i did.
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Old 12-20-2008, 10:03 PM   #84
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i will look into it.
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Old 12-21-2008, 02:02 PM   #85
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that is awesome took me right there. what a great case and a great idea! and i looked on the specs and the rear tire for a gs1100e 1981 is a 17 and front is a 19. it is starting to look like kismet. i would like a fairing something small and light but offers some protection from buffetting. long mileage days take it out of you. any suggestions?
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Old 12-21-2008, 02:50 PM   #86
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Rears: Heidenau (tubeless) 140.80H x 17 (Over 12ks so far)

Fronts: IRC GP110 Trailwinners (tubed reversed rears) 4.10S x 18 (Over 25ks so far)

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Old 12-21-2008, 03:28 PM   #87
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its all a state of mind. my valk lists bayley hazen road, puppy dog ride and some much tougher stuff around plymouth state park in vt, sandwich notch road in nh, rt 630 from canterbury south in new brunswick, and many miles of gravel and dirt amongst her "kills"

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Old 12-21-2008, 08:47 PM   #88
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that is awesome took me right there. what a great case and a great idea! and i looked on the specs and the rear tire for a gs1100e 1981 is a 17 and front is a 19. it is starting to look like kismet. i would like a fairing something small and light but offers some protection from buffetting. long mileage days take it out of you. any suggestions?
Not sure if you were talking to me or not.. but....

The GS750 had a very small gas tank, got pretty poor gas mileage(about 30 give or take a bit), no wind protection at all for longer rides and was just old and i didn't trust it on long trips. Went looking for a used DL1000 and ended up getting a new 650.

There are some aftermarket headlight/windscreen type things available in most catalogs(like for super motards and streetfighters ...etc..) but not sure if that is big enough for what your wanting.
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Old 12-21-2008, 09:11 PM   #89
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deadly provided a link to a website that had the cases he used on his bike and i think they are dynamite. sorry should have put it in quotes for clarity. i will have to check out the catalogs and see if there is something i like out there.
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Old 12-21-2008, 09:17 PM   #90
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