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Old 05-06-2012, 06:23 AM   #16
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While this was happening I cut the hubs out of the wheels and sent them for bead blasting





They came up nice
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Old 05-06-2012, 06:36 AM   #17
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My 43l nylon tank arrived from HPN and was off to the painters. I had an idea that the painter was happy to try out. Leave a strip either side of the head stock clear hopefully to act as a sort of visible fuel level indicator. I get the best of both worlds a nice paint job and the visibility of a semi transparent tank to check fuel level on board.




This pic doesn't show the fuel strips I'll have to post that later, they turned out great and really discrete. By the way the stripes are painted on then the whole tank is clear coated. The decals are vinyl sourced from a local sign writer. I wanted the decals on top of the clear coat so I can add or change later without being locked in.
Now your probably wondering why I've spelt HPN wrong ?

I figured the bike wasn't being built by HPN so it wasn't right to put their brand on it. But I do intend to put a high performance motor in it and seeing as the major mechanical work and problem solving behind the build is being done by Dave who's surname stars with M, why not HPM! ...it works for me ;-)

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Old 05-06-2012, 06:49 AM   #18
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Decided to use a Set of WP50 Extreme forks off a 98 KTM LC 640 Adventure. Dave sourced a set on eBay that came with triple, wheel and brake caliper with rotor.
So then send the KTM front and BMW rear hub off to get re built. New wider rims, Heavy duty stainless spokes and the rear hub will be re drilled to offset the rim slightly and allow a wider rear tire.

Here they are back from the shop




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Old 05-06-2012, 07:51 AM   #19
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Old 05-06-2012, 08:16 AM   #20
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Al right. Fine. It happened.

Looking GREAT!!!! MORE !!!
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Old 05-06-2012, 02:57 PM   #21
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Nice. great work and lookin good.
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Old 05-06-2012, 03:16 PM   #22
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Old 05-06-2012, 08:48 PM   #23
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Old 05-06-2012, 10:05 PM   #24
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The frame was sent for powder coating but with a slight difference. I had been put on to a local shop that would bead blast then apply a zinc based undercoat that would be baked on after which the color coat would be baked on, Twice baked !
This theory being if the powder coating gets chipped you won't get rust running under the color coat thanks to the zinc treatment. I am not an expert on these matters but it sounded like a good plan. I was happy with results and love the colour.







The WP50 forks fitted up nicely, added a Wilber's shock prepped for my weight as it was a while ago. Oops there' incentive to loose a few kilo's


I'm going to have to find a caliper adaptor for the 60mm spacing on the WP50's to take the Braking 300mm rotor with standard Brembo Caliper. The thinking is that a 320 rotor will be to much or too sensitive on a dirt bike, the standard 260mm ktm rotor would be a bit under gunned for the extra weight



I can find caliper adapters for later model WP forks with a 90mm spacing on the fork leg, to work with a 320 rotor for a super mortared setup. But nothing for 60mm spacing to a 300mm rotor. For a while the KTM online parts catalogue had me confused as it shows the 98 LC4 Adventure running WP50 extremes with a 300 rotor. I ordered one of the calipers with adaptor to suit this model and it was no different to the one that came with the forks and 260mm disk (very confusing)

Last week I found a German shop selling a spacer for the WP50's with 60mm spacing to fit a 320 rotor. It looks like this could be modified for the 300 rotor so I've ordered one ...
In the interim I may have to go back to the standard 260 rotor until the solution is found.

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Old 05-06-2012, 10:13 PM   #25
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Very, very nice!
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Old 05-06-2012, 10:15 PM   #26
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Here is the standard caliper and adaptor pictured next to the new rotor



Here is the Spacer plate on order
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Old 05-07-2012, 03:57 AM   #27
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This isn't fair, I can't see the pic's.
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Old 05-07-2012, 04:41 AM   #28
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This isn't fair, I can't see the pic's.
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Old 05-07-2012, 07:02 AM   #29
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Hmmm sorry you can't see the pics, not sure why some can and others can't. They are loaded to the tapatalk picture hosting service.

On with the story, I should be able to catch up with progress to date soon.

I guess all this hunting around for a donor g/s had me programmed to look out for a deal. I spotted an ad for a 85 GSPD, the pics looked good and I talked to the owner interstate. He had a buyer fall through and was willing to drop his price a little. One problem it was not running the original engine. That had a pulled stud on the right hand cylinder, so another mother had been purchased and built up at Motohansa with a 1000 Seibinrock performance kit. On further enquiry the old motor and 800 pots were available and could be thrown in. An idea formed and I ended up with the third and definitely final g/s.

The plan is to take the rebuilt 1000 motor and use it for the Project bike, then fix the old motor and put it back in the 85 g/s PD and sell it on to a new home.

Here is a pick of the latest acquisition on the afternoon it arrived. It came across the Nullaboor on the back of a truck. Started up beautifully and we went for a ride, it was terrific really smooth and plenty of herbs!

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Old 05-07-2012, 07:33 AM   #30
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Very nice, your project is moving along beautifully. And the "third and final" GS aint that bad either.
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