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Old 10-18-2012, 05:09 PM   #6091
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beautiful..I miss that foliage living in an Evergreen/rain forest!
What do you mean?




From last year. There's a tiny bit of yellow and orange...doesn't really compare does it?

Actually this year is more colourful than usual...but still not really comparable...

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Old 10-18-2012, 05:21 PM   #6092
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Dave your skid plate looks great with my new crash bars....


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Old 10-18-2012, 10:55 PM   #6093
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F800 GS "Back-in-Black" Carbon/Kevlar Ltd. Edition

My 2009 F8 had taken a few dirt naps and was needing a bit of TLC. For it's 40k birthday I gave it a much needed face lift and made a few new parts while I was at it.



Even with the protective film, the plastic fairings took a hammering from the sharp Central Otago landscape.




I bit of plastic welding and some body fairing putty and she came up looking pretty good I recon.

As the two parts to this fairing are of different plastic molding I decided to use separate Matte and Satin paints to define the difference.


I loved the original color but wanted to do something a bit different from the crowd. I looked a heaps of color schemes and finally went back to my first idea. So using a splash of the the original Sunset Yellow I came up with this.





The clear plastic wind screen was pretty scratched and need attention too. I reproduced it in Carbon Fiber and tried this "chopped" size on for size.



The original Bash plate weighed a tonne and I decided to lighten the load a bit by building a replica in Carbon/Kevlar. It took a few goes but I like the final result.



A friend at a local sign shop reproduced the decals and custom made a couple of new BMW roundels as well. The decal placement decision was very last minute.

Next project is to make a couple crank out a couple of new knuckle guards. I've seen some great idea here on the ADV site so I'll add photo's of the finished project.

Time to ride.
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Old 10-18-2012, 11:02 PM   #6094
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Within a week of finishing this project I read online that BMW was going to release a Triple Black version of the F800 GS. I was gutted as I thought I would have the only one. Still, I like the result and hope others do too.

All good,
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Old 10-19-2012, 05:23 AM   #6095
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looks great! You did a really nice thing for your 40,000 old Beemer!
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Old 10-19-2012, 01:48 PM   #6096
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Turned 60,000 on the clocks this past week so I think another splash of TLC is in order. Maybe I'll go all out and drop some coin on a set of new TKC's. That would put a smile on it's dials for sure.


What do ya recon?
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Old 10-19-2012, 06:55 PM   #6097
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That looks awesome Dave!
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Old 10-19-2012, 08:13 PM   #6098
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First year group F800GS BRASIL

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Old 10-21-2012, 01:01 PM   #6099
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I have done some Moto-Gymkhana today:










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Old 10-21-2012, 08:46 PM   #6100
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Awesome day! It seems I'm settling into the 800 quickly. It's still a heavy bike coming from my dirt bikes, but damn this bike does it all.






Oh yeah! 2 wheels!
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Old 10-21-2012, 10:01 PM   #6101
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Last day before winter arrived in Calgary.
Rode hard and put away dirty...
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Old 10-22-2012, 02:35 AM   #6102
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The bike's wintersleep kicked in during riding?

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Old 10-22-2012, 06:33 AM   #6103
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Old 10-22-2012, 08:26 AM   #6104
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How did you get yourself outta there?
Did the K60 grip at all?
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Old 10-22-2012, 10:45 AM   #6105
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