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Old 12-26-2008, 06:51 PM   #136
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I'll bet

yeah, I can imagine the sawzall wants to buck.
I'll use the finest tooth blade I can muster, probably protecting the tank with 1/4 inch rubber sheet... .will mount the tank on a spare frame to get a grip as well.

thanks for the tips
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Old 12-27-2008, 10:47 AM   #137
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yeah, I can imagine the sawzall wants to buck.
I'll use the finest tooth blade I can muster, probably protecting the tank with 1/4 inch rubber sheet... .will mount the tank on a spare frame to get a grip as well.

thanks for the tips
I'd recommend using a die grinder with a 2" cutoff wheel (maybe even a dremel with a bunch of little cutoff discs) for this task. It'll result in a much cleaner cut. This is just a little too delicate of a task for a sawzall in my opinion. Cutting R100GS fenders, however, that's another story.
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Old 12-27-2008, 06:34 PM   #138
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y'all need to go back and read my post - which in turn references another more detailed post. the sawzall works fine for it's intended purpose: you use it to make three vertical cuts. the circular "collar" cut is made with dremel cut-off disks (resulting in a VERY clean edge if done carefully). The vertical cuts merely divide the "collar" into three pieces so that they can be extracted.

The real trick is to leave a little bit of material when doing the horizontal cuts, so the piece doesn't fall in the tank. You can then bend it up and out with hemostats etc.
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Old 12-27-2008, 08:58 PM   #139
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yep

the annular cut would be difficult with the sawzall (also unattractive),
and the flapper-cup could be challenging to divide using the dremmel with abrasive cut-off wheels, but near impossible to remove without dividing.

I think we're all mostly in agreement on the execution, and I'm feeling a bit guilty over the thread hijack.
Hopefully I'll "git 'er done" during the week and will probably post the gory details over on the 'ST mod' thread Kev started.

It's one of those purple tanks
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Old 12-28-2008, 03:50 PM   #140
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Whats the difference

Can someone tell me whats the difference between the R80ST rear sub frame and the G/S sub frame. And for the next question, will any of the early round rocker covers fit the 84 motor with the square covers. Locky.
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Old 12-29-2008, 09:19 AM   #141
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Can someone tell me whats the difference between the R80ST rear sub frame and the G/S sub frame. And for the next question, will any of the early round rocker covers fit the 84 motor with the square covers. Locky.
As far as I know (waits to be told different) there is no difference between the rear subframes of the ST and G/S, so you can use the G/S single seat, rack etc on the ST. and if you look at my ST on the 1st page of this thread, you will see I have fitted the early style covers to my bike.
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Old 12-29-2008, 09:30 AM   #142
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As far as I know (waits to be told different) there is no difference between the rear subframes of the ST and G/S, so you can use the G/S single seat, rack etc on the ST. and if you look at my ST on the 1st page of this thread, you will see I have fitted the early style covers to my bike.
Yes, these subframes share the same part number. Also, I stumbled across a photo of an otherwise stock looking R80ST wearing a G/S solo seat and rack.
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Old 12-29-2008, 09:42 AM   #143
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Nice tyres, anybody recognise them?
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Old 12-29-2008, 10:27 AM   #144
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Rear is a Bridgestone trailwing TW42, front is a TW101.

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Old 12-29-2008, 10:46 AM   #145
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Nice tyres, anybody recognise them?
My best guess is Pirelli MT60

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Old 12-29-2008, 11:18 AM   #146
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My best guess is Pirelli MT60

I forgot to mention: That's wasn't a guess. The tires SAY bridgestone on them.

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Old 12-29-2008, 11:30 AM   #147
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I should have guessed much better, my wife has those on her F650GS .
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Old 12-29-2008, 12:10 PM   #148
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Since no one else has said it yet, I'll go ahead and add:
Noice bike!!

Do we know who owns it?
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Old 12-29-2008, 12:52 PM   #149
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Since no one else has said it yet, I'll go ahead and add:
Noice bike!!

Do we know who owns it?
No idea who owns it, but you can check out the rest of the photos here:
http://www.smugmug.com/gallery/20929...07961338_oBHvg

By backtracking out to his front page, you could figure out who it is or send him an email.
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Old 12-30-2008, 07:01 AM   #150
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No idea who owns it, but you can check out the rest of the photos here:
http://www.smugmug.com/gallery/20929...07961338_oBHvg

By backtracking out to his front page, you could figure out who it is or send him an email.
Cool... thanks.

Somehow the ST looks *right* with the solo setup.
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