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Old 04-26-2014, 05:03 PM   #1576
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So now that Rufus is naked, how bad does the frame look?
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Old 04-26-2014, 07:08 PM   #1577
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So now that Rufus is naked, how bad does the frame look?
Well & truely munted.
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Old 04-26-2014, 10:29 PM   #1578
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When I first became aware of the GSPD, I was aiming to get spares for Gus, & to flog the rest. I've since changed focus (several times now ).

It'll be a budget build with a twist, partially because Mandy's tolerance for a bigger spend is low to non-existent. Igor has made me a very reasonable offer of a frame, HPM triples, & KTM forks & adaptors to fit the cross lace front back to that. So I'm aiming for a GSPD with better suspension. More focussed on road & some gravel, which will then allow me to refine Gus's focus.

Actually I'm almost modelling things on your bike, Phil. I want this bike (Rufas) to be stockish looking, with more stealth mods.

Gus, by comparison, is more in your face, & has had a reasonable budget poured in. If I had to sell, then I would probably get more if I broke him (unlikely to happen however). I'm pretty happy with Gus at present. I have a list of things to do, but nothing pressing. It was obvious at the Polished Rockers that some people react to cosmetics, & a flash paint job would help. Dunno.

Some of the bikes I most admire are Adventure950's build, & Munsty's bike. Both are twin shocks, so maybe I should look at that more seriously. I also really like some of Crazy Ivans

I have some employment uncertainties at present, so things may take time.
Both nice builds. Crazy Ivan builds some real nice bikes too. He seems to be a fan of the 1100 paralever rear ends. Never really looked at a twin shock rear end. Not sure how easy rear wheel removal is with the twin shock rear.
My current favourites are the blue one I posted in my thread and the white SWT bike.
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Old 04-26-2014, 11:38 PM   #1579
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My current favourites are the blue one I posted in my thread and the white SWT bike.
Yes, I know that.

It's a funny old thing, because neither of the bikes I like would suit the riding I do.

The project was nearly stillborn this afternoon. Unless Mandy is supportive, then...
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Old 04-27-2014, 12:08 AM   #1580
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The project was nearly stillborn this afternoon. Unless Mandy is supportive, then...
There might be " a fire at the old well"
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I have spent the last couple of months flat out on house renovations so I hope there will be some understanding when it comes time for a project
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Old 04-27-2014, 02:03 AM   #1581
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I have spent the last couple of months flat out on house renovations so I hope there will be some understanding when it comes time for a project
Hasn't worked that well for me - but then I was allowed down south for a week unsupervised play I guess

I've been playing with both (very well used) bashplates off Rufus, & have done some panelbeating, & transferred them to Gus. Need a wee bit more adjustment (there is some twist to straighten).



I've also been playing with cosmetics, just for jollies. Taken in B&W because the red & tourquise clash a just a little bit...

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Old 04-27-2014, 02:09 AM   #1582
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Looks pretty good with the PD tank
Gota love having a glove box. Lockable tank bag
How's the fork clearance with that tank ?
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Old 04-27-2014, 02:14 AM   #1583
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The top triple just barely touches at the extreme left lock. The tank wasn't sitting in the proper rubber mounts though, so may just miss if I set it ip properly. The HPN tank sits lower, so is better for mass centralisation, and you can see how much go juice is left. The PD glovebox is attractive though.
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Old 04-27-2014, 02:22 AM   #1584
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Damn that looks good
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Old 05-11-2014, 03:02 AM   #1585
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So that's the front end pretty much sorted for Rufus. Also got a Brembo Goldline 4 pot brake, but need some work to fit that. Picked up the frame today also. Looks to be an 88/89. I'm like a dog with two tails. Been driving it round the garage & the house making brum brum noises.


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Old 05-11-2014, 03:07 AM   #1586
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So that's the front end pretty much sorted for Rufus. Also got a Brembo Goldline 4 pot brake, but need some work to fit that. Picked up the frame today also. Looks to be an 88/89. I'm like a dog with two tails. Been driving it round the garage & the house making brum brum noises.


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Is this picture post renovations.
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Old 05-11-2014, 03:19 AM   #1587
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Mans got to have comfortable surroundings. Comfortable surrounding generally have a little wear & tear. . Did you want a photo in the drawing room..
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Old 05-11-2014, 12:37 PM   #1588
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I'm jealous - my forks don't make brum brum noises
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Old 05-11-2014, 01:23 PM   #1589
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I'm confused

is the front end the one on Gus?

If you have brought another front end I'm surprised that either you or the front end are allowed in the lounge

I gather building a second bike has won out over 'Ill make money selling it as parts'?

Gus looks better with the phallic compensating plastic tank in my humble opinion - a bit more 'in your face' which goes well with the headlight and forks.

put a single saddle on it
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Old 05-11-2014, 03:15 PM   #1590
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I'm jealous - my forks don't make brum brum noises
And you would be concerned if they did.
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