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Old 02-27-2007, 08:37 PM   #1501
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the rear shock on my GS is now only suitable for churning butter.
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Old 02-28-2007, 11:58 AM   #1502
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Old 02-28-2007, 12:29 PM   #1503
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Old 02-28-2007, 02:18 PM   #1504
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Not so good off road, but in the twistys............
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Old 02-28-2007, 03:13 PM   #1505
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Not so good off road, but in the twistys............
Nice looking. Which BMW are those wheels from? And that front fender- who makes it? Is is really necessary to replace the front fender? I saw a bike with the stock fender and a 17" front wheel and it looked pretty good.
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Old 03-02-2007, 07:14 AM   #1506
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Nice looking. Which BMW are those wheels from? And that front fender- who makes it? Is is really necessary to replace the front fender? I saw a bike with the stock fender and a 17" front wheel and it looked pretty good.
The wheels are from the 1200RT & the front fender is from www.boxer-design.de

it is not necessary to replace the front fender, but there will be quite a large gap between tyre & fender if you don't. Also I prefer the shape of the replacement.
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Old 03-02-2007, 08:37 AM   #1507
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The wheels are from the 1200RT & the front fender is from www.boxer-design.de

it is not necessary to replace the front fender, but there will be quite a large gap between tyre & fender if you don't. Also I prefer the shape of the replacement.
Does the smaller front wheel cant you forward in the saddle (ie cause sliding forward) or is the effect on riding position negligible.
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Old 03-02-2007, 08:40 AM   #1508
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I was looking at the boxer design web site and they say that you need a smaller exhaust can with the wider rear wheel. Is this true?
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Old 03-02-2007, 10:59 AM   #1509
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I was looking at the boxer design web site and they say that you need a smaller exhaust can with the wider rear wheel. Is this true?
Riding position feels the same, yes you do need a smaller exhaust than standard.
Bik feels much more planted at the front. I've done several thousand miles with this set up with no problems. The rear wheel is off set though, but you can't notice this while riding. PVM produce a 17' rear for a 180/55 with no off set.
If you do a search on this whole subject you will get all the info. you need.
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Old 03-02-2007, 02:56 PM   #1510
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I just had a set of TKC-80's thrown on today. I can't to try them out this weekend!

Here's a couple of pics I thought I'd share. The Sarget seat just simply rocks. It took a few hundred miles to break-in but man is that thing great. The Zega's is really nice as well. I'm now waiting for the TT topcase to finally come in but in typical fashion they are on back order.





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Old 03-02-2007, 03:09 PM   #1511
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Squonk, great bike!
The Teeks look fantastic, very meaty and ready for some dirt.
Thanks for posting, now I'm finally gonna get off my fat ass and order some Teeks from Smotire ASAP.
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Old 03-02-2007, 05:41 PM   #1512
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tell me about the seat...did you have them lower it?
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Old 03-02-2007, 07:28 PM   #1513
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tell me about the seat...did you have them lower it?
No lowering, it's the standard height seat. I'm 6'2" (34 inseam) so the seat height is perfect. Other then that there's not much to tell. The seat took a few hundred miles before it broken in. Perhaps my ass just got used to the seat itself. Either way it's 100 times better then the stock IMHO.
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Old 03-02-2007, 10:32 PM   #1514
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GS in the Golden Triangle

After a few interesting encounters along the Ho Chi Minh Trail in Laos during the rainy season, I entrusted the beast to an American Father & Son paint & powder coating outfit here in Chiang Mai, Thailand. They took the beamer back to its roots with a white paint job and black protective powder coating.




They even reconstructed the broken Wunderlich cockpit control panel in steel + powder coated the tank cap.



With Toureg decal



Then powder coated the TT Zegas & GSA TopBox



The Top Box backrest was locally made with embroidered logo - and works well.


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Old 03-03-2007, 05:58 AM   #1515
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Rhodie...

Best lookin' bike ever! True motorcycle porn.
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