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Old 10-19-2013, 05:47 PM   #1
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Rebirth ...or the 1150GS gets a facelift...

I have a 2000 R1150GS bought in October 2012.





Over the summer I accumulated a few bits and gave her a facelift.


Strip away the old bits.






Paint the new bits.


Tank



Beak



Rear Fender and crashbars



Start rebuilding




Stands (GS Adv lengths)










Oehlins (GS Adv lengths)




Add beak extender and Vision X Optimus (God's own flashlight)



Shrink the CB antenna and move it forward




Recover the torn Russell Day Long




Shake down cruise to Anna Maria Island






Replace the fuel pump when the new one bites it











Valves and TB adjustments....replace the faulty left plug wire.




Fix the weeping oil filler pipe





Ride 1000 miles to validate












I call her Candy







...and she is sweet!
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Old 10-19-2013, 06:49 PM   #2
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wow. Excellent excellent bit of candy indeed.

Enjoy the ride. Looks wonderful and a low calorie treat!
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Old 10-19-2013, 06:53 PM   #3
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Nice and tastefully done.

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Old 10-19-2013, 07:33 PM   #4
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Great looking eleven-fiddy!

I had a similar sticker idea when i hit the Dragon in 2010

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Old 10-19-2013, 08:52 PM   #5
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wow. Excellent excellent bit of candy indeed.

Enjoy the ride. Looks wonderful and a low calorie treat!
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Nice and tastefully done.

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Old 10-19-2013, 08:53 PM   #6
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Great looking eleven-fiddy!

I had a similar sticker idea when i hit the Dragon in 2010

Yup, started dropping them there a few years back. 1- I sometimes rip off mudguards and 2- I like to ride without the bags on occasion. (The Dragon is a tradition. I've been badging my bikes for decades, so that sticker is always on the machine.)
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Old 10-20-2013, 05:35 PM   #7
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Nice work.... Looks great!
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Old 10-20-2013, 09:26 PM   #8
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Nice work.... Looks great!
Thanks.


The "looks great" is a running joke at this point. The summary of work is much cleaner than the actual event. Many times my buddies would poke me with "but she looks great".

Still chasing a high RPM vibration, but I'm very happy with the overall package.
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Old 10-21-2013, 07:39 AM   #9
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Sweet! Did the guys at Eurocycles paint it? One of the guts there was just telling me about a retro PD paint job they did. Looks awesome!
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Old 10-21-2013, 04:12 PM   #10
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Sweet! Did the guys at Eurocycles paint it? One of the guys [fixed] there was just telling me about a retro PD paint job they did. Looks awesome!
Yes and no. Eurocycles of Tampabay handled my request to have it painted. But I actually don't know who they used. I still need to get the paint codes from the shop for future reference.

I ordered the tank through them and asked them to paint it per pictures of a R100GS PD that I sent.

Tried to find a used tank but the network was empty at the time so had to go OEM.

Good bunch at Eurocycles. They handled the project while I was out of town.
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Old 10-21-2013, 04:39 PM   #11
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That's a great looking machine.
I'd be damn proud to ride that bike anywhere.
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Old 10-22-2013, 10:59 AM   #12
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That's a great looking machine.
I'd be damn proud to ride that bike anywhere.
Thanks. Looking forward to having to repaint it......
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Old 10-24-2013, 01:52 PM   #13
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I certainly hope you have this one long enough to require repainting (due to age of course). If you are afraid of Candy developing abandonment issues over the course of the next year I would certainly be willing to sacrifice my time to ensure she does not develop cabin fever.

But she sure looks great!
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Old 10-24-2013, 07:35 PM   #14
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I certainly hope you have this one long enough to require repainting (due to age of course). If you are afraid of Candy developing abandonment issues over the course of the next year I would certainly be willing to sacrifice my time to ensure she does not develop cabin fever.

But she sure looks great!
Ah, Bly, good to see yer still kicking. Candy's not feeling abandoned. She's receiving spa therapy in preparation for a pony express flogging I have planned in the summer.

Heading to Nova Scotia via Cody Wyoming. Care to join?


She does appreciate the offer though...


EDIT: ....and just because...

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