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Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by Tck13, Mar 15, 2006.

  1. brokencycle

    brokencycle Senior member

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    I have some Gasolinas on order. A birthday gift. I went with the original with black stitching because I liked the heel better than that of the Midnight Edition. I think the autobahn was still my favorite, but noone else seemed to like them.
     


  2. TRINI

    TRINI Senior member

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    You're in for a treat when they first arrive...that smell of fresh leather is intoxicating.

    Enjoy it while it lasts.
     


  3. TRINI

    TRINI Senior member

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    Damn you! S

    Since you wrote this I've been researching fender elimination kits and turn signals and I think i might go ahead and do it sooner than later.

    :slayer:
     


  4. Rumpelstiltskin

    Rumpelstiltskin Senior member

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    aaaahahhaahahhaha


    How about this?

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    or this?

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  5. TRINI

    TRINI Senior member

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    LOL - nah.

    Thinking this:

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    With these black turn signals shock-mounted on the rear:

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    UPDATE: Went from 'thinking' to 'buying'. Will post pics when they come in and I do the install. I'd love to chop the front fender a bit as well....
     
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  6. gnatty8

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    :lol:

    Seriously though, I am only laughing since I have been there also.. Didn't tip, but I remember things happening in slow motion as I thought "no, I didn't just snag my laces did I??" Luckily my instinct to jam my foot down once it felt snagged managed to undo the loop of the lace, but I did remember having a laugh about my predicament as I rode away thinking "now who would have thought..."
     


  7. TRINI

    TRINI Senior member

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    Deus' newest....I'm a big fan of the blacked out look...I can see my bike going in this direction:

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  8. Rumpelstiltskin

    Rumpelstiltskin Senior member

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  9. MarioImpemba

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    I'm really confused why he didn't just start with a /6 in the first place.
     


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    I'm typically not a fan of airhead cafe projects - the big tanks always seem out of proportion when they're done. The wide, stubby cafe seat on this one is the best I've seen, and really makes the bike work as a whole. Personally, I'd want a small headlight fairing for high speed work; the owner says he likes not running one for the sensation of speed having the air flow around you gives, but I don't like getting beat on by the wind for miles and miles.
     
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  11. otc

    otc Senior member

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    Sounds like its because he can buy the RT for a lot cheaper than a comparable other model.

    And then he can sell all of the RT pieces to further increase the savings.

    Dunno what he spent on the conversion, but I bet the savings and part sales covered a good chunk of it.
     


  12. MarioImpemba

    MarioImpemba Senior member

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    I read that, but it doesn't make sense. I just checked my local CL and there is a /7 for nearly $2k less than an R80T. You can get /6 or /7 for $2-4k all day long. Plus then he did all that stuff to make it look like a /6 like rear drum brake, exhaust, etc, that he had to pay for that otherwise would have came from the bike. Honestly, I'd rather have him cut up an R80T anyway, so it's all good [​IMG]

    I think the seat could be better, and I'm really tired of handle-bar mirrors, but everything else looks pretty damn good to me. I like that he thought out to not use anything shiny and also stripe with an off-white for that aged look. Love the thought process of that and vision execution.
     
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  13. Rumpelstiltskin

    Rumpelstiltskin Senior member

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    My buddy just picked up his second beemer. First an R1100s (which he kept) and now this: 30th Anniversary Edition K1300s. No I haven't ridden it yet

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    Bastard!!!
     


  14. John Doe

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    I went for a 260 mile jaunt today in the Hill Country:

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    I ate lunch here:
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    Love the bike, though I'm not feeling the color scheme he chose...
     


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