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Re: Modifications: GSF to GSE - Complete! Pictures!
« Reply #40 on: March 29, 2006, 04:18:28 AM »
I had my fairings off last Saturday and went to the dealership to pick up some o-rings.  I jumped on the highway, and I was blown away at how much of a difference the fairings made...  That's the last time I ride a naked bike (even tho I still had the upper fairings on)

Yeah, but imagine that with the temperature in the 100oF range. Now you see why I took the fairings off?
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Re: Modifications: GSF to GSE - Complete! Pictures!
« Reply #41 on: March 29, 2006, 04:23:19 AM »
Maybe, but I could NEVER degrade my baby like that!  She never treated me poorly, so I can't make her trot around nekkid...  I prefer her with her beautiful skirt on. :laugh:
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Re: Modifications: GSF to GSE - Complete! Pictures!
« Reply #42 on: March 29, 2006, 04:31:35 AM »
Maybe, but I could NEVER degrade my baby like that!  She never treated me poorly, so I can't make her trot around nekkid...  I prefer her with her beautiful skirt on. :laugh:

Enjoy that extra 20lbs ;) Your bike is fat :laugh:
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Re: Modifications: GSF to GSE - Complete! Pictures!
« Reply #43 on: March 29, 2006, 04:36:40 AM »
Considering I'm 5'6" 208lbs, that don't matter anymore...  I still can't figure out how to stiffen the read suspension...  That stupid circular thingy won't budge. :laugh:
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Re: Modifications: GSF to GSE - Complete! Pictures!
« Reply #44 on: March 29, 2006, 04:50:30 AM »
I still can't figure out how to stiffen the read suspension...  That stupid circular thingy won't budge. :laugh:

It takes some effort, so go out there and give it a shot. Your best bet would be to change out the rear shock so you can get some true adjustability.
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Re: Modifications: GSF to GSE - Complete! Pictures!
« Reply #45 on: August 18, 2006, 09:17:26 PM »
Bump...

Sorry, just doing this conversion this weekend and wanted this post towards the top for reference.  I had to search for 1/2 hour to find it...
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Re: Modifications: GSF to GSE - Complete! Pictures!
« Reply #46 on: August 18, 2006, 09:18:47 PM »
YES!!! Everyone is following me in my path to nakedness!!


It's really really easy. If you need any help at all send me a PM and we'll get everything straightened out for you.
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Re: Modifications: GSF to GSE - Complete! Pictures!
« Reply #47 on: August 18, 2006, 09:24:05 PM »
YES!!! Everyone is following me in my path to nakedness!!


It's really really easy. If you need any help at all send me a PM and we'll get everything straightened out for you.

Sounds good, thanks Alpha...  I've got everything lined up except mirrors... Oh yeah, and my bike may not be back from the shop (stupid broken header bolts), but I can get started on painting the headlight bucket.  I think the black bucket on your bike looks tons better than chromed...

I've got my Katana Rear shock, my racetechs coming, going naked and painting my exhaust pipes...It's gonna be a different bike when I get done!!!
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Re: Modifications: GSF to GSE - Complete! Pictures!
« Reply #48 on: August 18, 2006, 09:43:14 PM »
YES!!! Everyone is following me in my path to nakedness!!
Some of us were smart enough to start out nekkid.  :icon_mrgreen:
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Re: Modifications: GSF to GSE - Complete! Pictures!
« Reply #49 on: August 18, 2006, 09:46:49 PM »
YES!!! Everyone is following me in my path to nakedness!!


It's really really easy. If you need any help at all send me a PM and we'll get everything straightened out for you.

Sounds good, thanks Alpha...  I've got everything lined up except mirrors... Oh yeah, and my bike may not be back from the shop (stupid broken header bolts), but I can get started on painting the headlight bucket.  I think the black bucket on your bike looks tons better than chromed...

I've got my Katana Rear shock, my racetechs coming, going naked and painting my exhaust pipes...It's gonna be a different bike when I get done!!!

My Katana rear shock is giving me trouble... I need to figure out what's up.

Sounds like your bike is getting nothing but better and better!

Some of us were smart enough to start out nekkid.  :icon_mrgreen:

Hey, I started out naked too. Remember my poor '92?
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Re: Modifications: GSF to GSE - Complete! Pictures!
« Reply #50 on: August 18, 2006, 09:51:34 PM »
YES!!! Everyone is following me in my path to nakedness!!
Some of us were smart enough to start out nekkid.  :icon_mrgreen:

 :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

My wife would agree with your implication...

 :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

I'm going to keep my fairings and put them back on when it gets cold...which here in MI will be...next week...   :cry:


Sounds like your bike is getting nothing but better and better!

 :thumb:  Maybe I'll even look into an exhaust, airfilter, and jets...after riding with denman a few weeks back I kinda got the itch to start modding, his bike sounded sweet with his aftermarket exhaust...
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Re: Modifications: GSF to GSE - Complete! Pictures!
« Reply #51 on: August 18, 2006, 10:04:49 PM »
Wow dude, welcome to the club.  Be sure to post lots of pictures!

Naked 05's are the best dammit.

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Re: Modifications: GSF to GSE - Complete! Pictures!
« Reply #52 on: August 18, 2006, 10:26:06 PM »
Wow dude, welcome to the club.  Be sure to post lots of pictures!

Naked 05's are the best dammit.

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Thanks...I'm planning on tons of pics...  :cheers:

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Re: Modifications: GSF to GSE - Complete! Pictures!
« Reply #53 on: August 21, 2006, 12:54:17 AM »
Looks cool!
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Re: Modifications: GSF to GSE - Complete! Pictures!
« Reply #54 on: August 21, 2006, 12:57:58 AM »
Are those the "BIKE NIGHT" lights that attach to the back of the plate?
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Re: Modifications: GSF to GSE - Complete! Pictures!
« Reply #55 on: August 21, 2006, 12:59:14 AM »
if you want a naked bike go buy one, there cheaper
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Re: Modifications: GSF to GSE - Complete! Pictures!
« Reply #56 on: August 21, 2006, 09:06:35 PM »
Looks cool!

Oh heck yeah it does :)

Are those the "BIKE NIGHT" lights that attach to the back of the plate?

The red things? Those are just the stock reflector screws that hold the plate on.

if you want a naked bike go buy one, there cheaper

When I was looking for a GS I couldn't find a naked version in decent condition. Hell, finding a GS period was pretty difficult.
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Re: Modifications: GSF to GSE - Complete! Pictures!
« Reply #57 on: August 21, 2006, 10:00:27 PM »

if you want a naked bike go buy one, there cheaper

When I was looking for a GS I couldn't find a naked version in decent condition. Hell, finding a GS period was pretty difficult.

You could have done what I am going...building my own.
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Re: Modifications: GSF to GSE - Complete! Pictures!
« Reply #58 on: August 21, 2006, 11:47:35 PM »

if you want a naked bike go buy one, there cheaper

When I was looking for a GS I couldn't find a naked version in decent condition. Hell, finding a GS period was pretty difficult.

You could have done what I am going...building my own.

Yeah. Could have. But I didn't know much about the GS then and didn't have any sort of estimate as to how much it would have cost. Hell, I might have lost money trying to build my own for all I knew. When i first started to sell of my old bike I only then realized that I probably could have built it back up on my own for fairly cheap. But again, didn't know that at the time.
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