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Old 10-31-2009, 01:12 AM   #346
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you can check by your bike's serial(frame) number at this site http://www.realoem.com/bmw/select.do also you can look the parts of your bike


thanks mate.....

(hopefully I will see you some time...using the new Highway-Egnatia I am only 1000 kms from Instabul...)
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Old 11-04-2009, 06:24 AM   #347
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that's what she looked like when I found her...




pretty abused....


one day later....


and a few days later, after first mods with a latest sister...




and that is yesterday...waiting for some bits, new oil in forks 10W, fresh painted tank, rear fender and stickers ,an Hpn full exhaust system included....

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Old 11-04-2009, 09:12 AM   #348
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Finally updated page one again... let me know if I have missed any updates!
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Old 11-04-2009, 10:09 AM   #349
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Good work Svarth
Peoples are strange some times... Painting with clock, using duct tape tu secure wires....
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Old 11-15-2009, 04:27 AM   #350
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Bigger tank for a G/S

My '81 G/S has the little standard tank, and goes onto reserve at around 260km. That's not enough for a trip I have planned, and I was wondering what other tanks might fit. I figure I need to be able to do 400km minimum.

No doubt a big PD tank would be nice, but they seem to go for about a million $$ secondhand, and I've been told that a tank from a similar vintage BM (e.g. R90/R100 etc etc) tank is larger and will go straight on. Has anyone tried a different model tank on a G/S ?
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Old 11-15-2009, 04:46 AM   #351
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Not Quite

The R100 tank looks like a great option but doesn't quite bolt on.
The clearance in the tunnel on the right side of the backbone for placement of electrical components is very much reduced on the R100s.
The front mount is a slightly different hight and the rear mount bolts on rather than the frame loop like the G/S
It's a doable mod but it involves fiddling.

P.S. the r100 tanks is around 22-23 lts and may not get you out to the 400kms you need without an improvment in fuel economy.

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Old 11-15-2009, 07:16 AM   #352
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r65 tanks will fit but I don't know how much they hold.
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Old 11-15-2009, 12:02 PM   #353
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Old 11-15-2009, 02:10 PM   #354
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ever considered an r65? they're about the same thing. It's not a monolever but it's every bit as reliable. Even after throwing dirt bike forks on it and some longer rear shocks you'll still save thousands over buying a G/S.
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Old 11-15-2009, 02:20 PM   #355
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Nope, I've had a dozen very good offers on 100gs bikes but like the r65 the monolever is an absolute requirement for me. Once march hits I'm going to be looking hard for one and will go half way around the world to find the right one. Time is not an option, just price.



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ever considered an r65? they're about the same thing. It's not a monolever but it's every bit as reliable. Even after throwing dirt bike forks on it and some longer rear shocks you'll still save thousands over buying a G/S.
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Old 11-15-2009, 04:58 PM   #356
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Answering my own posts - I ordered a Flatracer fork brace and guard on Ebay today, and had the Avon 43/44 Distanzas fitted last friday.

I needed a guard so the additional cost of the brace wasnt too bad.

Dispite claiming to stock inch size tires Avon Australia sent metric tires, a 110/90 rear and a 90/ 90 front. The rear ended up exactly 110 mm wide on the rim , not the 115 mm that they claim, and the front 94 mm wide.
A 120 would probably have fitted on the rear.

We are having a, err, warm , spring , 42C in the shade and 65C in the sun by 10 am so I didnt loop too far into dirt , but initial impressions on gravel and hardpack are good, and they feel excellnt on blacktop too.
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Old 11-17-2009, 07:03 AM   #357
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started looking like a bike again....





I ve also added a rally look aluminum skip plate, from my EXC250..the surpise was that the OEM Skidplate's width was teh same as the KTM's....

I thing that now that she started look like a bike, I ll start a proper thread...
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Old 11-17-2009, 09:04 AM   #358
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Roy, good to see the bike hasnt been sitting in the shed gathering dust
The fork brace should be OK, maybe needs the top tripple beefed up.
Why did you need a new guard?
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Old 11-17-2009, 02:21 PM   #359
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The guard that was on needed painting, and the cost of that was more than a replacement prefinished guard.

I also prefer the guard mounted down low , and IMHO the OEM just doesnt look right mounted lower.

And I just like the look of the Flatracer set up.

I added a set of $40- Vesrah pads from Super Cheap to the four pot and they have bedded in nicely ,to the extent that a fork brace / better top triple is now imperative - I can see the flex in the forks under brakes.

One of the NGK plug caps had a resistance varying between 165/175 K and open , not 5k like the other three. Replacing it has made the engine a bit smoother. But the revcounter stopped working. Go figure.

It has also , err, been down on its side - these wide alloy taper bars make lifting it back up on its wheels a breeze .

And I thought they were just bling----------.
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Old 11-17-2009, 07:01 PM   #360
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Not good putting it down. At least it would be easier to pick up than the 100GS. Any improvement in vibration would be a help Good to see you sorted the brakes out.
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