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Old 04-25-2013, 06:41 AM   #31
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Giddy UP! Great looking bike. Love the frontend setup.
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Old 04-25-2013, 10:24 AM   #32
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One question - if you were going to replace both the forks and the brake rotor, could you not have started with a 700 and saved some dough? Not trying to troll, just curious. The engine performance of both are roughly on par, as long as you stay under 80mph.
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Old 04-25-2013, 05:57 PM   #33
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Havent really added to this thread, as all I have been doing is commuting to work. Had a few glitches to fix....leaking brake line, abs sensor alignment, brakes not giving me the feel i wanted.

But on the weekend, I did 1000km, 750km of which was on dirt - low medium high speed forestry trails, farm roads, gravel, red clay, bit of mud, and a small amount of single track through a gum forrest.

All I can say is, HOW F*&KING GOOD IS MY BIKE !

The same stuff I was using as practice for the GS Safari last year, on my 09, was now much, much better. It ate the corrugation, the potholes, the tree roots. The lighter front end made it easy to loft the wheel over obstacles. Never bottomed once. Not once. Last year I had to limit speed, this year the bike laughed at me...I didnt challenge it at all.

Big thanks to Lukas, and Paul (HDB).
What size water bars can you actually now jump - 1 foot, 2 foot with gear and the new suspension?

Reason I ask is that coming down from bluff hut last weekend and riding along 16mile track to bindaree hut is a flat stretch of track that you can ride 2-3rd gear and slightly launch off the water bars. I wonder if your gs is now capable of that given the suspension mods?

If you can jump the gs then your mod sounds fantastic - instead of just rolling over the water bars.
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Old 05-08-2013, 09:30 PM   #34
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I can comfortably get air off the erosion mounds. Before I modded the rear, I was up around Walhalla with a couple of inmates. Hitting erosion mounds at about 50-60km/h. Front did not bottom once....back did a few times.
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Old 05-10-2013, 12:26 AM   #35
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Front wheel, Battery

Hamish, does the 19" front wheel work with ABS ? Is there a thread for info on the 19" front ?

Also are you keeping the stock battery or getting a lithium battery ?
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Old 05-11-2013, 07:15 AM   #36
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I have a 21 for dirt and 19 for road. Smarter men than I worked out that the abs ring from a f650. 19 in wheel means the abs works fine.

I bought a lithium battery...am returning it. I bought one based on a recommendation and it is not fit for purpose. Don't know why but when temp falls below about 15 degrees it will not start the bike.
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Old 05-11-2013, 07:16 AM   #37
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One question - if you were going to replace both the forks and the brake rotor, could you not have started with a 700 and saved some dough? Not trying to troll, just curious. The engine performance of both are roughly on par, as long as you stay under 80mph.


...maybe. Never thought about it.

This is my second 800gs and I learnt most of my lessoins the first time. Only thing I did this time that I regret is buying electronic adjustable suspension. Shouldn't have.
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Old 05-11-2013, 09:07 AM   #38
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I have a 21 for dirt and 19 for road. Smarter men than I worked out that the abs ring from a f650. 19 in wheel means the abs works fine.

I bought a lithium battery...am returning it. I bought one based on a recommendation and it is not fit for purpose. Don't know why but when temp falls below about 15 degrees it will not start the bike.
Shortfall of current lithium technology. You can turn on the high beam for 30 seconds to get the battery warmed up and it should turn over then. It just can't source the same CCA as a lead acid.
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Old 06-26-2013, 10:02 PM   #39
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Have you had any issues with the HDB handgaurds hitting the mirage 2 at full lock?
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Old 09-19-2013, 10:09 PM   #40
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Yes, I trimmed both the fibreglass and the plexiglass.
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Old 10-09-2013, 10:45 PM   #41
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Now with 18in rear wheel....and some better rear rubber. Hadnt fitted the matching front at this stage.

My next mod needs to be a 2 in extension to my legs!






Oh, and had the PCV properly tuned, and added the autotune module. The first curve is with the full remus system, foam filter, and a suitable generic map downloaded from PC website. Second curve is the customised tune.
Only another 2 kw...but very noticable improvement in mid range.
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Old 03-21-2014, 05:50 PM   #42
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Fantastic build Hamish71, Two quick questions if you would:

1) I take it there is no interference with the MotoMaster 4 pot front caliper/adapter and the spokes on the 21" wheel?

2) No issues using the stock front master cylinder with the MotoMaster front caliper?

I always was curious if you could use the stock front MC as the stock front calipers are 2 sets of dual 32mm pistons and the Motomaster is (4) 28mm pistons. Pretty close.......
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Old 03-23-2014, 09:35 PM   #43
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Fantastic build Hamish71, Two quick questions if you would:

1) I take it there is no interference with the MotoMaster 4 pot front caliper/adapter and the spokes on the 21" wheel?

2) No issues using the stock front master cylinder with the MotoMaster front caliper?

I always was curious if you could use the stock front MC as the stock front calipers are 2 sets of dual 32mm pistons and the Motomaster is (4) 28mm pistons. Pretty close.......
Answers as follows:

1. LUKAS made me an adaptor for the standard ktm 690 caliper mount that puts the caliper in the right position. I then shimmed it with washers as required to get the disc sitting dead centre. Obviously, in this position, it doesn't foul anything.

2. You CAN use the stock master cylinder, but it will not give you a stock or plush feel. The stock GS master cylinder is 14mm bore (IIRC), and shifts more oil than is required for the MM unit. This translates to a very firm brake feel, with near "on/off" braking. I rode like this for 3 months, and it is rideable, but not desirable (for me). Ideally you need a 12mm bore MC. You can buy the MM unit, or there are brembo axial and magura radial units on various bikes (Husabergs, KTMs etc) that will also work. This gets you back to a nice smooth 2 finger braking feel. The MM unit is just a magura radial "rebranded". I use a magura radial now.

Im pretty sure I have that right. If not, Im sure LUKAS can correct me.
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Old 03-24-2014, 08:19 AM   #44
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Thank you Hamish71 for taking the time to respond and explain. I also received a similar explanation from Lukas. Sounds like using the stock MC with the MM caliper is doable but not very desirable.

I am new to the BMW bikes and would like to say this forum is fantastic: informative and friendly. Thank you again.
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