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Old 03-16-2009, 12:05 PM   #766
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Prolly more of a cosmetic dirtbike than actual, but I sure think it looks cool.



From the Boxer Schmiede website @ http://www.boxerschmiede.de/.





Don't think I've seen this one posted here before; sorry if it's 205.

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Old 03-20-2009, 03:19 PM   #767
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I hate to be critical but...

I can't fault the workmanship, but this is a design error:
Loads from the diagonal tube will deform the walls of the frame's backbone. The headstock will be stiffer; the frame will fail further back.

Rule 1: Try to keep tubes in compression/tension.
Rule 2: Attach gussets at the neutral axis of the tube.
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Old 03-20-2009, 03:26 PM   #768
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From the Boxer Schmiede website
They did my cylinder heads for my HPN. (I lived in Berlin at the time.)

They are cool.
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Old 04-02-2009, 01:41 AM   #769
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Y'know...some douchebag in the GSpot told me "don't try to school me on Airheads. They are relics".

I'm just sitting here thinking it would be cool if you drove that yellow headlight relic right up his ass.





I feel better now.
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Old 04-02-2009, 08:21 AM   #770
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I have this...



On occasion I would want something like this...



Would it be feasible to start collecting parts and swap them out when I knew I was going to be riding rougher stuff? If for no other reason than to keep the pretty white stuff pretty. It seems like I could just change out the tank, seat, and headlight and be mostly there. Is that right? mines a 93 what tanks would fit? Suggestions on headlight? What about changing the rear fender out to a dirt style fender? Is there an aftermarket rear fender that works well?
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Old 04-02-2009, 09:44 AM   #771
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Would it be feasible to start collecting parts and swap them out when I knew I was going to be riding rougher stuff?
Roma's bike us an R80G/S, but that said the pre-91 (?) GS's had the same headlight set-up and the non PD tank... you can buy these used and swap them on.

Haven't done the fairing to earlier-style headlight switch, but I think there is enough envolved that you wouldn't be doing it for the occasional dirt jaunt, there seems to be a significant about of work involved to remove the fairing and 'roo bar...
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Old 04-02-2009, 10:01 AM   #772
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A friend of mine is actually doing that same conversion right now... puting on the exact same headlight in fact (same one I have too). You'll have to figure out a way to relocate (or replace) your gauges and iginition switch as well as all the associated wiring behind your dash, so I think it'd be more of a semi-permanent conversion, definitely not hot-swoppable. There's definitely something to be said for this conversion though. On a GSPD you're looking at losing a good 10-15 pounds or so from the highest part of the bike.
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Old 04-02-2009, 10:15 AM   #773
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Just lose the Pretty but Useless Plastic bits, add knobby tires and its good to go!




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Old 04-02-2009, 10:20 AM   #774
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I actually mod'ed the stock GS wiring loom heavily to accommodate the changes, which includes digital instrument, revised idiot lights, H4->HID conversion etc. I used mostly waterproof 2-, 3-, 4- and 5-pin AMP SuperSeal connectors and added a waterproof marine type ignitiuons switch. Cleaned all older connections further down the loom with electric cleaner and used dielectric grease generously. A lot of electric gremlins can be avoided.



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Old 04-02-2009, 11:50 AM   #775
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I actually mod'ed the stock GS wiring loom heavily to accommodate the changes, which includes digital instrument, revised idiot lights, H4->HID conversion etc. I used mostly waterproof 2-, 3-, 4- and 5-pin AMP SuperSeal connectors and added a waterproof marine type ignitiuons switch. Cleaned all older connections further down the loom with electric cleaner and used dielectric grease generously. A lot of electric gremlins can be avoided.



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That's along the lines of what I was thinking of doing. What are you using for instruments?
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Old 04-02-2009, 11:55 AM   #776
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Old 04-15-2009, 05:13 PM   #777
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Old 04-15-2009, 05:24 PM   #779
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Old 04-15-2009, 06:56 PM   #780
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What tank is that?
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