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Old 10-08-2014, 12:14 PM   #1
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Talking My hello and farkled 8GS

Hello inmates!

I started with a project, then came the bike, then came the severe farkling, and to top it off, then came the pictures

So my name is Zé, and this is my 8GS called Bia.

The day I got her



Then the farkling came:

- Rally Fairing MST

- Rally lights with all new wiring

- Wide Driving Fog lights MST

- Titanium Exhaust MST

- Bash plate MST
- Modified crash bars MST

- Pivot Pegz

- Foam grips

- Touratech handguards

- Twalcom round foldable mirrors

- Renthal Twinwall handlebar

- Mupo LCRR front suspension cartridge adjusted to my weight and ridding style 

- SKF reinforced dust seals for the front forks

- Wilbers WESA-X rear suspension adjusted to my weight and ridding style

- Accelerator module for the engine

- Modified seat

- SM Pro Platinum rims

- Bulldog spokes and nipples

- Supersprox rear sproket

- Renthal front sproket

- RK X-ring chain

- Reinforced frame on the upper shock absorber fitting

- Reinforced screw for the upper and lower shock absorber fitting

- Handlebar raisers 

- Rally rear licence plate holder MST

- F2R Roadbook
- Garmin Montana GPS

- Givi Aluminium rear rack (compatible with topcase, one does need to go shopping sometimes :P)

- Handlebar weights removed
- Low weight battery

All of this came to 194kg wet weight and a ride that is just fun and fast! If she wasn't my main transportation, other then just a play bike, ABS, one of front brake rotors/caliper and passenger foot pegs would also come of, but the girls like to go for a spin, and not just of bikes can a man live

This is how she turned out







and this is how she is preforming





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Old 10-08-2014, 12:38 PM   #2
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wow, that looks like a beast! Thanks for sharing, obrigado!
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Old 10-08-2014, 02:42 PM   #3
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Awesome job...looks like a bike from the Paris Dakar rally!
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Old 10-08-2014, 02:50 PM   #4
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That is officially BADASS!!!! High fender conversion in the works, I hope???
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Old 10-08-2014, 03:09 PM   #5
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As if you needed any help, but here is another suggestion, contact a rim maker/builder (I am fond of RAD Industries) get an "18 built, mount up a 908RR on the rear and a 46 tooth sprocket for some more mad fun.

I am starting a search in the US for the MST fairing, if I am having good fortune I will find one at a good price point and will continue my build, adding a set or Cyclops Long Range Extremes and a 630 Penetrator light bar underneath (where you have the 2 aux lights).

It has been a couple years since an F8GS has got my eye like yours, well done!!
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Old 10-08-2014, 04:59 PM   #6
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Awesome work.
I love the MST Fairing.
I would love one for my bike. I day 1 day
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Old 10-08-2014, 05:33 PM   #7
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Old 10-08-2014, 05:52 PM   #8
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Those Dakar-style bikes all look like the same weird species of alien lol. Looks like an absolute beast.
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Old 10-08-2014, 06:07 PM   #9
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could have gone with LED indicators....!





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Old 10-08-2014, 10:06 PM   #10
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Ha. I think we follow each other on instagram. I just saw that photo today. Do your run Trail Out?
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Old 10-09-2014, 01:40 AM   #11
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As if you needed any help, but here is another suggestion, contact a rim maker/builder (I am fond of RAD Industries) get an "18 built, mount up a 908RR on the rear and a 46 tooth sprocket for some more mad fun.

I am starting a search in the US for the MST fairing, if I am having good fortune I will find one at a good price point and will continue my build, adding a set or Cyclops Long Range Extremes and a 630 Penetrator light bar underneath (where you have the 2 aux lights).

It has been a couple years since an F8GS has got my eye like yours, well done!!
The high fender is already on the garage shelf waiting to be installed This next few weeks might just be the right time to do it

I considered quite a lot the option of the 18'', but I'm fairly short, and I do use the bike everyday and not just on trails, so the idea of having it even taller would ruin a bit of the city ground clearance needs however the option of a spare rear 18'' is not off the table
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Old 10-09-2014, 01:46 AM   #12
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could have gone with LED indicators....!



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Its been considered eheh but I need the indicators and the converter, all and all it comes close to 200€ if I go OEM. That pays for a loooot of gas and tires, so I've burning rubber instead, but I'm with you, the look would seriously improve!

On the other hand inspections on bikes will most likely become a reality in the next year or so, so everything I've done to the bike is approved and with certificates so I can legally take it to be inspected when time comes. With that in mind adding indicators that are not certified, although cheaper, would be pointless at this point. But a solution will for sure come
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Ha. I think we follow each other on instagram. I just saw that photo today. Do your run Trail Out?
ahah thanks for following us!! Yeah, I'm part of the TrailOut team indeed
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The high fender is already on the garage shelf waiting to be installed This next few weeks might just be the right time to do it

I considered quite a lot the option of the 18'', but I'm fairly short, and I do use the bike everyday and not just on trails, so the idea of having it even taller would ruin a bit of the city ground clearance needs however the option of a spare rear 18'' is not off the table
Looking forward to seeing the high fender on this bike-I already made a few calls, one of my local dealers (farkles, not drugs) is looking at carrying the MST brand so I may have a new winter project on my hands soon.

The "18 will add a bit more than a "1/2 as you will need to move the tire farther back on the swingarm for clearance. I'm on my tippy toes (I also have the Touratech Extreme rear shock on and fully extended). If you are close maybe drop the front a bit when you are in city mode? The expanded choice of tires is the biggest reason as to doing the swap. The only "17 tire that is DOT legal that compares to the Dunlop 908RR is the Trackmaster II, and it vanishes when it is on the paved bits.

What lights are in the fairing? I have as of yet to see a set of after market rally fairing lights fit a riders need, the Rally Raid kit for the 690? I think stock is better in real life use. Would you be able to provide any dimensions for the light openings, width, depth, etc?

Again, super sweet build!
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Old 10-09-2014, 10:16 AM   #15
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When I need something rougher I don't care that much if they are legal or not, kind of means I'll be deep in the dirt, so if any cops give me a ticket there, I'll say he has earn it

I usually run the TKC80 or the Mitas E09, but I must say I love the TKC and since I hate mud… I'm more then OK with them. Nevertheless I can say we've destroyed a set of TKC80's in 1.000kms (normally they go up to 3.000ish) and the E09 Dakar usually last around 4.500Km's. If I want any of them to last I need to pace the throttle and the playing around, but I really love the TKC feedback.

I do off road night rides and I must say I haven't felt like I needed more light. I'm not a very fast guy, I like to have fun and enjoy the playing around, so lets assume I ride between 60 and 100km/h off road. Might have some low or higher passes but thats where I have more fun, and the MST lights have worked out fantastic so far. Manuel from MST told me that they are offering the LED lights now instead of the big ones I have. I remember talking with him about weight savings on that, but I can't recall if the light would also improve or not. I can take those measurements if you want, but since they are offering the LED option now, I would ask MST directly as they will be able to tell you the numbers from one and the other, and I would just be able to tell one 50% of the answer you need :( However if you are a faster rider then me, then yes, something like the Baja Designs set or the Rally Raid might need some consideration.

If you can't talk with them let me know, I'll do my best to take all the measurements you need
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