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Old 03-15-2013, 02:19 PM   #16
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Hey, do you know if you have the only ever HPN R80ST?
Maybe. Never thought about it. I'd guess not though as they list the ST as a possible donor candidate in their literature. I bet I'm not the first.
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Old 03-15-2013, 02:27 PM   #17
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Maybe. Never thought about it. I'd guess not though as they list the ST as a possible donor candidate in their literature. I bet I'm not the first.
I'd guess not. Way back in the 90's when I was looking for donor bikes to build up an Africa bike, the ST was quite a bit cheaper than the G/S. It was thought to be a bit of any orphan bike then. If you planned to replace the suspension anyway, it would give you the same frame engine & trans package for cheaper. I bet I wasn't the only one to think find that.
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Old 03-15-2013, 03:06 PM   #18
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I'd guess not. Way back in the 90's when I was looking for donor bikes to build up an Africa bike, the ST was quite a bit cheaper than the G/S. It was thought to be a bit of any orphan bike then. If you planned to replace the suspension anyway, it would give you the same frame engine & trans package for cheaper. I bet I wasn't the only one to think find that.
It is still the case. Was my intent when I bought mine Wasn't that original to begin with.
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Old 03-15-2013, 04:20 PM   #19
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You're welcome to come by and we can make you one. It'll take about $20 worth of steel and 2 hours or so. These little MIG welders are super simple. You can weld it yourself or I'll do it. The steel costs about 2 more pounds but it's worth it to me at least for the piece of mind.

I've got Spring Break next week and I'll be turning wrenches most of the time to get my bike straightened out. Send me a PM if you want to drop by. I'm on the NW side right where 285 hits 75.
This!

Fair warning - fine motor skills have been always been an issue with me. My hand writing is that of a drunken doctor's and sadly know little about welding - feel free to renege.

Where did you buy the steel - I'll go pick it up and can pre cut leaving us (liberal use of you) to simply weld and

Plus you are really close by - I'm down in fkhead. Vinings is the play ground of my long gone youth, it was wilderness in the 70's - compared to now at least.

I'll pm you, I can't do anything until Thursday due to money making activities so if next week is junk we can try to find some other time that works.
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Old 03-17-2013, 01:04 PM   #20
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Hey, do you know if you have the only ever HPN R80ST?
He's another, Al Jesse with his R80ST when I met him in Austria in 1985, this bike had his prototype piggyback twin shock conversion on it.

That is not me by the way but my then girlfriend Shenda with her Triumph in the background.


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Old 03-18-2013, 02:03 PM   #21
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No they were stock ST headers. I had a R100GS sump.
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Ah ha! Maybe that was the difference
Fiche calls out the deep pan for the ST motor. Deep pan is shaped quite differently and sure wouldn't be my choice for offroad. Probably wouldn't be anyone's.

Jenna, if your bike is an ST, what pan is on it?
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Old 03-18-2013, 02:09 PM   #22
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Fiche calls out the deep pan for the ST motor. Deep pan is shaped quite differently and sure wouldn't be my choice for offroad. Probably wouldn't be anyone's.
I still use the ST deep pan. My bike is high enough and I like to keep the extra bit of oil.
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Old 03-18-2013, 04:41 PM   #23
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Fiche calls out the deep pan for the ST motor. Deep pan is shaped quite differently and sure wouldn't be my choice for offroad. Probably wouldn't be anyone's.

Jenna, if your bike is an ST, what pan is on it?
I have a pan from a G/S.
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Old 03-18-2013, 05:14 PM   #24
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Part of the confusion may be that there are two GS pans. The early pan (ribbed bottom) is like the G/S pan, while the later one (smooth bottom) is about 1/2" deeper. Dunno which GS pan AW has.
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Old 03-18-2013, 06:31 PM   #25
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Part of the confusion may be that there are two GS pans. The early pan (ribbed bottom) is like the G/S pan, while the later one (smooth bottom) is about 1/2" deeper. Dunno which GS pan AW has.
yep....you have the answer.


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So the moral of the story is.....THE's bash plate is too narrow for the R80 without at least 1/2" spacers. I had 1" spacers on the front 2 bolts and 1/2" on the rear. The pan touched the pipes....just didn't seem smart so I sold it. Keep in mind, he doesn't say it will fit an R80 either.
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Old 03-18-2013, 07:05 PM   #26
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.THE's bash plate is too narrow for the R80 without at least 1/2" spacers.
It would be more accurate to say that the bash plate doesn't fit the G/S, since it's a problem specific to the G/S bash plate with the G/S headers. Saying R80 doesn't mean much; there were R80GSes to which your comments don't apply.
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Old 03-18-2013, 07:31 PM   #27
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It would be more accurate to say that the bash plate doesn't fit the G/S, since it's a problem specific to the G/S bash plate with the G/S headers. Saying R80 doesn't mean much; there were R80GSes to which your comments don't apply.
I was talking to the OP who has an R80G/S. my bad for not writing G/S
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Old 03-19-2013, 12:47 AM   #28
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Bash plate for an R75/5

Has anyone had any experience using any of these bash plates on an R75/5. Anybody know if the earlier ones will fit?

Thanks
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Old 06-16-2013, 06:43 AM   #29
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Ebay marketing geniuses got me.

A couple of mondays ago in the pre light hours with a bit of Sunday's repasado lingering and yet another plane ride looming, I open the email to see "Still looking for a better bash plate?"

Why yes I am.

So despite having ordered up some steel to do a build with bgood, I clicked on buy now and this was waiting for me on return to ATL Friday.



This guy was great to deal with and though shipping was a bit more than state side it got here super quick (and he sent me 'refund' after I checked out - "better rate on shipping" than calculated.) Got some other things on his site I'm interested in too.



Came with these in the box:



From this:



To this in no time:



Over all I like it and seems a good improvement. The fit was perfect, the fasteners are flush with plate, coverage much better. Not as beefy as say the GIT on my 690 but should do the trick
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Old 06-16-2013, 07:38 AM   #30
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Nice! That means you have something else to make out of all that steel.
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