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Old 02-13-2005, 03:35 PM   #106
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What's the story behind the USD forks, Mikey?

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Old 02-15-2005, 05:56 PM   #107
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I apologize for the cleanliness of this '93 GSPD, but it
was just out of o'haul when i took this pic.


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Old 02-15-2005, 07:03 PM   #108
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O'haul!!

looks like it just came out of a F$%^g musuem!


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I apologize for the cleanliness of this '93 GSPD, but it
was just out of o'haul when i took this pic.


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Old 02-15-2005, 07:41 PM   #109
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Old 02-15-2005, 08:36 PM   #110
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What's the story behind the USD forks, Mikey?

The originals were bent by the errent back end of a buick :-) a few years ago.

They came off a Kawa' product and were really easy to fit, now I just have to get the original front wheel with its 320mm disk mounted up up along with a Tokiko 6 piston brake.

PS, They work really well.
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Old 02-17-2005, 03:10 PM   #111
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Totally Commited

and here it is in its favorite environment


Or how about like this:


But obviously, you don't need new-fangled forks for stuff like this:
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Old 02-17-2005, 07:24 PM   #112
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Bit the bullet and bought a '93 GSPD I've been thinking about for awhile. Actually, that might be the one and only advantage to living in this barren, snowbound land - nobody's thinking motorcycles this time of year, (snowmobiles, likely), and I had some time to mull it over.

It's only got 21,000 kms, (approx. 13,000 miles), but it's pretty dirty and she's weeping a bit of oil from a couple of seals. Oh well, it'll be a nice little project. I think I'm going to take it all apart and get the tranny circilp and the lubeable driveshaft done - kind of start fresh. The only problem is I have no idea how to do it. Well, that's not entirely true. I mean, I'm pretty sure I can take it apart. I'm just not sure about putting it back together. Between the 'net, the manuals and a little advice from you guys, hopefully I'll be alright.
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Old 02-17-2005, 07:46 PM   #113
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Bit the bullet and bought a '93 GSPD I've been thinking about for awhile. Actually, that might be the one and only advantage to living in this barren, snowbound land - nobody's thinking motorcycles this time of year, (snowmobiles, likely), and I had some time to mull it over.
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Sweet! Now post some pics. We want before for the afters.
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Old 02-17-2005, 07:55 PM   #114
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I love my GSPD - Few expectations like you get with a new model - check out GS and ADV. posts - It actually has exceeded my expectations.
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Old 02-17-2005, 08:00 PM   #115
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Bit the bullet and bought a '93 GSPD I've been thinking about for awhile. Actually, that might be the one and only advantage to living in this barren, snowbound land - nobody's thinking motorcycles this time of year, (snowmobiles, likely), and I had some time to mull it over.

It's only got 21,000 kms, (approx. 13,000 miles), but it's pretty dirty and she's weeping a bit of oil from a couple of seals. Oh well, it'll be a nice little project. I think I'm going to take it all apart and get the tranny circilp and the lubeable driveshaft done - kind of start fresh. The only problem is I have no idea how to do it. Well, that's not entirely true. I mean, I'm pretty sure I can take it apart. I'm just not sure about putting it back together. Between the 'net, the manuals and a little advice from you guys, hopefully I'll be alright.
Dunno where you are in Canada, but Bruno is the man when it comes to driveshafts and machine work on BMWs
http://www.brunos.us/Drive%20shafts.htm
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Old 02-17-2005, 08:19 PM   #116
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I'm about 20 minutes from Bruno, so yeah, that's where I'll be going.

I'm hoping to pick the bike up this weekend, but there's really no hurry. It's still way too cold to do much work on it.
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Old 02-17-2005, 08:27 PM   #117
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I'm about 20 minutes from Bruno, so yeah, that's where I'll be going.

I'm hoping to pick the bike up this weekend, but there's really no hurry. It's still way too cold to do much work on it.
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Old 02-18-2005, 02:49 AM   #118
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They came off a Kawa' product and were really easy to fit, now I just have to get the original front wheel with its 320mm disk mounted up up along with a Tokiko 6 piston brake.

PS, They work really well.
Were the stanchions the same 40mm diameter or did you have to bore out the clamps?
Do you know what model Kawa they're from?
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Old 02-18-2005, 08:11 AM   #119
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I love my GSPD - Few expectations like you get with a new model - check out GS and ADV. posts - It actually has exceeded my expectations.
They really are quite nice aren't they. I love mine, suits me way better than the Adventure I had.

We need to get together and take a spin!
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Old 02-18-2005, 09:06 AM   #120
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They really are quite nice aren't they. I love mine, suits me way better than the Adventure I had.

We need to get together and take a spin!
I plan on going to Nunn on Saturday to the Ural dealer.~ noontime. Let me know.
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