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Old 02-07-2012, 02:11 PM   #286
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Old 02-07-2012, 02:57 PM   #287
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Drama on the first ride. What happened, do you know why it broke the bead?

Bike looks tremendous, and I sure will be put to a more challenging test than what your back tire allowed...

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Old 02-07-2012, 03:45 PM   #288
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Drama on the first ride. What happened, do you know why it broke the bead?

Bike looks tremendous, and I sure will be put to a more challenging test than what your back tire allowed...

the tube just disintegrated!
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Old 02-07-2012, 04:00 PM   #289
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the tube just disintegrated!
Thought you went with 18" Woody's tubeless?
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Old 02-07-2012, 04:01 PM   #290
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Thought you went with 18" Woody's tubeless?
when I get some cash..... I will.....
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Old 02-07-2012, 06:40 PM   #291
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Looks really good Ben!
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Old 02-18-2012, 09:10 AM   #292
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480#'s on the scale... but thats plus or minus 10 - 15 being that it was a truck scale
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Old 02-18-2012, 09:37 AM   #293
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the tube just disintegrated!

Tube disintegrated???? Love to hear more? Why? Brand? Did you just screw up?
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Old 02-18-2012, 09:58 AM   #294
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Tube disintegrated???? Love to hear more? Why? Brand? Did you just screw up?
Well I actually solved the mystery! The old Mitas I had wouldn't hold the bead any more... SO.... it would pop off and then the chain guide would snag the exposed tube and tear it to pieces...
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Old 02-18-2012, 10:06 AM   #295
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Well I actually solved the mystery! The old Mitas I had wouldn't hold the bead any more... SO.... it would pop off and then the chain guide would snag the exposed tube and tear it to pieces...
Yipe!!! Would not be nice at high speed..
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Old 02-18-2012, 07:59 PM   #296
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OK Boys!!!! NEED HELP!!!!

going to make some aftermarket sidepanels...... (still waiting on used broken sets btw... )

SO I could use some computer guys to help draw on the side panels and give me some ideas on how to make them!







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Old 02-19-2012, 09:14 AM   #297
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Ben,
I'm not clear on what you're looking for. With the tank on, it looks finished to me. You wanting number plates or something?
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Old 02-19-2012, 09:25 AM   #298
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Ben,
I'm not clear on what you're looking for. With the tank on, it looks finished to me. You wanting number plates or something?
Mike, I am looking to make custom side fairings, same as on your 800, for when the tank is off.

I don't want to spend stupid amounts of money for something I am going to scratch up.

PLUS if I make a mold I can produce some for other inmates. Make sense?

I wanna duplicate this:


hard to explain but below the radiator is a metal tab used to bolt the TT tank, I would like to use that as a lower mounting tab and then the other is a metal tab sticking out by the airbox near where the OEM panel mounts (both silver tabs)
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Old 02-19-2012, 02:49 PM   #299
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Funny, I've been thinking about selling my GS and getting a smaller bike for the dirt. Maybe a 2012 ktm 690r. My bike now is almost 500lbs with full tank and luggage rack (according to an MCN article). I want to be in the sub-400lbs range. Loose all the hard luggage and fancy stuff. Easier to handle the nasty dirt trails on, but you suffer on the highway a bit.
After seeing what you and a few other have done, I maybe on the right track.....

Nice thread, though. If you're not careful with your photos, someone may Photoshop you!
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Old 02-19-2012, 02:52 PM   #300
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480#'s on the scale... but thats plus or minus 10 - 15 being that it was a truck scale
480# w/gas I guess (TT tank full though)? Damn I was hoping for less as I'm sure you were.

Did you figure out why that bead wouldn't hold?

I think ebrabaek can help you with fab ideas for the side panels...

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