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Old 11-14-2014, 01:27 PM   #1
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Yet ANOTHER R80G/S rebuild TAG and SWT mods

After a long 2 year build after getting hit, it's back on the road! Timing not set, no choke and it fired immediately! Almost ready to ride the world, or maybe just the US and Baja for now. Pictured with a white tank because it had gas in it. Going to run with the Dunkel tank and swap to Acerbis for longer rides. Love the new stance.

Improvements/ changes include

100mm rear shaft extension via Greg Hutchinsons welder friend
Housed in an aluminum TAG monolever
Frame notched for more travel in rear by Doug Piercy local SF fabricator
SWT frame bracing also done by Doug
Guy triples and stem to accept BMW bearings
Guy steering damper mount
BRP bar riser and sub mount
50mm extreme forks rebuild by SPS in SF
KTM wheel and stock brake rotor and braided line into new BMW stock master(haven't got to test it's power)
HPN acerbis 11gallon tank and mounting kit for those long stretches in Baja

Points in a can with igntion booster to green Dyna coil

EME 450 watt permanent magnet stator

New Rear main seal(was a little leaky)

Frame powdercoated gloss white a la HPN by Alan at Precision Powder(belmont)


ToDo's
Mount headlight housing to 50mm forks somehow
Rear fender seems to be stuck in customs from SWT

Extend center stand

Extend side stand(or buy one)

Mount crash bars

Clean up wiring a bit

Mount some signals





start up video link
http://vid1276.photobucket.com/album...psd3ytzre2.mp4
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Old 11-14-2014, 01:40 PM   #2
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KTM/WP forks?

more better pics please you big tease!
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Old 11-14-2014, 02:55 PM   #3
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Nice! Got any pics of where the frame was notched?

I've had problems with the condensers I buy melting. I think they're made for plastic distributors and the points can gets too hot for them. The grey isolator where it goes through the can has melted completely three times now. Where are you getting your condensers?
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Old 11-14-2014, 09:16 PM   #4
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KTM/WP forks?

more better pics please you big tease!
Ha I'll get some up soon


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Nice! Got any pics of where the frame was notched?

I've had problems with the condensers I buy melting. I think they're made for plastic distributors and the points can gets too hot for them. The grey isolator where it goes through the can has melted completely three times now. Where are you getting your condensers?
I think so I'll have to go digging, It just got arched out and boxed where the mouth of the swing arm goes.

Hmm that seems weird about the condensor, I ran mine for about 2 minutes before I had to leave town so nothing has melted yet. Sounds like you might be running points wire on the wrong side of the coil? I heard that melts wiring.
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Old 11-16-2014, 02:39 PM   #5
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Forgot I had to cut the battery box mount a little bit so the swingarm/rubber boot would not rub. You can also see the boxed section of the frame cross bars a little bit.

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Old 11-28-2014, 04:33 PM   #6
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Where is the vin?

I had the frame powdercoated and asked if the VIN would get covered up and of course the answer was no.

I'd rather not stamp the old number back in if it's under there, can anyone give me an idea of where it should be so I can just sand down and find it? It had the sticker but thought it was in the frame down there as well



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Old 11-28-2014, 04:51 PM   #7
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The VIN is on the right frame spar, adjacent to the lower end of the headstock gusset.

The area you photographed of the lower right frame rail is where the VIN decal used to live.
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Old 11-28-2014, 05:36 PM   #8
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My bike never had a vin stamped into the headtube area, I have seen some 81's with it there. Mine is an 83.

So it was never stamped into the frame below and behind the right cylinder on the frame?

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The VIN is on the right frame spar, adjacent to the lower end of the headstock gusset.

The area you photographed of the lower right frame rail is where the VIN decal used to live.
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Old 11-28-2014, 05:52 PM   #9
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So it was never stamped into the frame below and behind the right cylinder on the frame?
It should be there on the lower frame tube under the right cylinder. Your powder coater may have laid it on a little thick and filled it in. My '84 has it there. That bike looks great, by the way.
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Old 11-28-2014, 06:27 PM   #10
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I like the white frame.
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Old 11-28-2014, 06:56 PM   #11
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Look n good! How difficult was the TAG swinger to obtain?
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Old 11-30-2014, 01:10 PM   #12
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It should be there on the lower frame tube under the right cylinder. Your powder coater may have laid it on a little thick and filled it in. My '84 has it there. That bike looks great, by the way.
Thanks any direction on where exactly it is so I don't sand too much powdercoat away? :) I saw this thread which gives me a little direction.

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I like the white frame.
Thanks! I had it all apart and was fighting with myself, "Must not powercoat it black, must not powercoat it black" I was between white and HPN/bmw blue/purple frame.

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Look n good! How difficult was the TAG swinger to obtain?
Ezio was great to deal with, buy one now, the euro is cheap! :) The hard part is getting the shaft lengthened and straight which he also has a solution for. PM me and I can send you his contact info.
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Old 12-01-2014, 10:14 AM   #13
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...you should just sell that beater to me cheap...just sayin'...
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Old 12-01-2014, 02:55 PM   #14
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...you should just sell that beater to me cheap...just sayin'...
You'll have to pry it from my cold dead hands.


I have found the VIN thanks to a ADV rider texting me a photo, thanks!

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Old 12-01-2014, 08:48 PM   #15
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I have found the VIN thanks to a ADV rider texting me a photo, thanks!
Now mask around it, sand it down a bit more, give it a quick shot of clear coat, and call it good.
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