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Old 12-18-2008, 11:49 AM   #121
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could you please ask him about the solo seat/rear rack setup?

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I mailed Ike to ask what windscreen he has, and anticipated questions on the tank (I've forgotten what he told me it is). When I hear back from him, I'll pass the answers on.
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Old 12-18-2008, 05:33 PM   #122
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That there is the steel PD tank. 99% sure.
Same one as the R100R's?

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Old 12-18-2008, 07:03 PM   #123
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Same one as the R100R's?

Nope. Different tank.

Ike's olive drab tank is an optional (but factory) R80G/S "Paris-Dakar" 32L metal tank. Typically seen with PD tri-color swoop decals. It has an extra "crease" just above the knee indent. I know, because I'm sitting about 3 feet from one as I type.

Still available new and in primer for $1200 or so?
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Old 12-18-2008, 07:42 PM   #124
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Wow

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Here's my neighbor Billy's ST.....7569. He's the third owner, has all original and all service paperwork, bike has 36,000 miles.

That is so well preserved. My boss had this model so he had something shiny to park next to my G/S. He rode his K100 alot and I think I put as many miles on the ST as he did. This is almost exactly how I remember the bike right down to the accessory 650 fairing painted in factory ST colour but not including the fork gaitors and air horns. I'm not sure about the mirrors I sort of remember chrome and square before replacement with bar end type. Those mirrors would seem to be off a G/S
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Old 12-19-2008, 10:20 AM   #125
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I'm not sure about the mirrors I sort of remember chrome and square before replacement with bar end type. Those mirrors would seem to be off a G/S
These are the same mirrors that are on my '84. I'm pretty sure they're the stock part.
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Old 12-19-2008, 10:39 AM   #126
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I'm pretty sure they're the stock part.
yes they are.
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Old 12-23-2008, 04:37 PM   #127
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gs tank

PO was kind enough to throw in a GS tank with my ST. i put it on for the first time today.



i think i like it.

can someone please tell me what the two lines are on the bottom left side of the tank?


i know a couple of of folks on the site (airhead wrangler, norton 73) have added the GS subframe, which allows use of the GS solo seat and, i believe, provides a stronger base for adding aftermarket luggage. can anyone provide some insight into any potential complications with doing this. it looks pretty easy, mostly some nuts/bolts.

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Old 12-23-2008, 04:56 PM   #128
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i bought this one from the second owner two and a half years ago. sold it to a kid in chicago.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...k/DSC01613.jpg
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Old 12-23-2008, 06:44 PM   #129
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can someone please tell me what the two lines are on the bottom left side of the tank?


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My tank doesn't have these lines, but my guess is, that it's the water drain from the tank cap. You are lucky you got the tank as well. I got a new one painted plus added badges and that cost me about $400 US.

Not an ST, but..

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Old 12-24-2008, 08:58 PM   #130
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thanks. consensus is that it's a drain. that's a fine-looking rig you have there.
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Old 12-26-2008, 05:46 AM   #131
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can someone please tell me what the two lines are on the bottom left side of the tank?


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many thanks,
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One line will be the water drain which runs to the "well" which surrounds fuel filler opening. The other is probably the "SHED" emissions recirculation line which would have gone to solenoid/valve stuff which sits under starter cover on later model airheads. Keeps gas fumes out of the atmosphere.
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Old 12-26-2008, 12:43 PM   #132
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tank mods

I have the same tank and have been considering cutting out the filler-flapper assembly... wondering what technique others have used... sawzall and the like

At this time I'm thinking a good tank flushing followed by stuffing a rag inside, inverting the tank and going at the seam with a die grinder.... maybe even running air in at the petcock bungs. I may be the Count of Over-Kill.

I'm concerned about, and want to minimize metal fragments getting in the tank, though I'll be cleaning and prepping it for POR15 afterwards.

I have no intention to make a bomb of this operation.

So, how have others hacked this appendix out?
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Old 12-26-2008, 01:01 PM   #133
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you mean like this:
http://advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=7660558&postcount=1

Wasn't too bad. I used a sawzall with fine toothed blade and then a dremel with cut-off wheel(s). I washed tank out afterwards with lots of water followed by a bottle of rubbing alcohol, then left it in hot sun.

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I have the same tank and have been considering cutting out the filler-flapper assembly... wondering what technique others have used... sawzall and the like

At this time I'm thinking a good tank flushing followed by stuffing a rag inside, inverting the tank and going at the seam with a die grinder.... maybe even running air in at the petcock bungs. I may be the Count of Over-Kill.

I'm concerned about, and want to minimize metal fragments getting in the tank, though I'll be cleaning and prepping it for POR15 afterwards.

I have no intention to make a bomb of this operation.

So, how have others hacked this appendix out?
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Old 12-26-2008, 03:09 PM   #134
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egzactly

Thanks GimmeSlack - I like how you've quartered it... makes a lot of sense...
must be step #1.
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Old 12-26-2008, 04:13 PM   #135
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Thanks GimmeSlack - I like how you've quartered it... makes a lot of sense...
must be step #1.
The key thing, for me, was holding the tank securely. The sawzall blade tries to jerk the tank violently when it catches - not a good thing .
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