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Old 11-01-2005, 09:53 AM   #16
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been waiting for this to come back.

I have a stupid question. Do you regrease the bearings after toasting? they're not packed beforehand?
You want to put them in the toaster clean, otherwise all the grease will be in the bottom of the toaster/oven. Smells bad, makes a mess, and if you don't get it all out your wife will disown you.
On the plus side, you just aquired a a toaster oven for the garage.
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Old 08-28-2006, 09:39 AM   #17
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Finally got it assembled last week. Still needs to be painted, but I wanted to ride it some to work out any bugs and then paint it. Got distracted by a few other projects, both outside in the yard and a couple others in the garage.




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Old 08-28-2006, 11:30 AM   #18
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Leave it Black, Norton! Opps, It's the wifes bike,.....Right?
Looks Good, Man!


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Old 08-30-2006, 05:02 PM   #19
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Leave it Black, Norton! Opps, It's the wifes bike,.....Right?
Looks Good, Man!


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Right now the "black" is a (Mustang?) tank cover over an old purple GS tank. She's still deciding on a color.
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Old 08-30-2006, 07:16 PM   #20
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I like.

That will be a great riding bike I would venture to assume.
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Old 08-30-2006, 08:01 PM   #21
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I like.

That will be a great riding bike I would venture to assume.
Thanks,
There is a school of thought that believes the R80ST is the best handling BMW.
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Old 08-31-2006, 11:10 AM   #22
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didn't seem to handle that well for you last fall.
sorry, couldn't resist.


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Old 11-21-2006, 05:27 PM   #23
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didn't seem to handle that well for you last fall.
sorry, couldn't resist.





At the Airhead Rally last month in Tellico Plains;
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Old 11-22-2006, 09:55 AM   #24
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Tank

Is the R65 tank damaged? Do you want to get rid of it? I'm interested...PM me if the answer is yes....
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Old 11-24-2006, 09:07 AM   #25
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Is the R65 tank damaged? Do you want to get rid of it? I'm interested...PM me if the answer is yes....
Sorry, but it's split on the seam right below the petcock, plus the petcock boss is cracked. There is also a dent on one side.
Pm'd ya just in case you miss this reply.
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Old 01-26-2007, 01:34 AM   #26
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I didn't see this back in November. Nice to see this bike alive again!

Which tires are those and which screen are you using?
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Old 01-26-2007, 07:09 PM   #27
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Tires are Avon Distanzas, I really like how sticky they are for the road. I believe they have the same compound as the Venoms. I've had real good luck running them on my '92 GS, and I run Venoms on my Norton. I can drag footpegs on the Norton in the rain

The shield is a National Cycle Deflector Screen, I bought it many years ago. It's probably been on 4 or 5 bikes. works great.

The bike is back apart again, I'm rethinking the rear fender mounts , and then all the body work goes to be painted. Hopefully more pics soon.
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Old 02-16-2007, 02:05 PM   #28
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Rear Fender...?

Does the rear fender not fit because you are using the R100GS subframe?

I'm assuming this is because the wheelbas on the 100 is a bit longer than the 80 and therefore the fender is oriented too far to the rear?

Or do you need a 100gs fender, cause I got one in black!

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Old 02-19-2007, 07:13 AM   #29
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Rear Fender...?

Does the rear fender not fit because you are using the R100GS subframe?

I'm assuming this is because the wheelbas on the 100 is a bit longer than the 80 and therefore the fender is oriented too far to the rear?

Or do you need a 100gs fender, cause I got one in black!

--Nick
The swing arm on a monolever is 3-4" shorter than a paralever. I tried an R100GS fender, but it rubbed. I've been looking for an Acerbis Fast Fender, but Acerbis no longer makes them. I've got a UFO enduro fender that I think I can make work with a little heat gun work.
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Old 05-22-2007, 05:16 PM   #30
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Got the paint work back yesterday.

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