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Author Topic: 1997 BMW F650ST to F650R: Enduro Hellride Conversion  (Read 9962 times)

Offline canyoncarver

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Re: 1997 BMW F650ST El Diablo Hellride
« Reply #10 on: Jan 02, 2018, 13:23:13 »
What'cha going to do about that exhaust?
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Re: 1997 BMW F650ST El Diablo Hellride
« Reply #12 on: Jan 02, 2018, 13:39:44 »
Most likely a Supertrapp

I have a nice one laying around if you need.
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Re: 1997 BMW F650ST El Diablo Hellride
« Reply #13 on: Jan 02, 2018, 17:10:48 »
I like it!
Make sure you put a decent seat on it, i see so many enduro builds with shitty thin seats. If you're going to actually use it (and I know you are) go for some comfort so you can actually enjoy it.

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Re: 1997 BMW F650ST El Diablo Hellride
« Reply #14 on: Jan 02, 2018, 17:17:27 »
I like it!
Make sure you put a decent seat on it, i see so many enduro builds with shitty thin seats. If you're going to actually use it (and I know you are) go for some comfort so you can actually enjoy it.
I totally agree.  I ordered an XL600r seat that I hope I can make work.  It's a shot in the dark, but considering it's built to match this tank, and considering the frame lines match pretty closely, there's a decent chance I can make it work.   On the CB360 build, I modified an early 80s XR seat.  I actually prefer the look of the proper style seat for the type of bike it's meant to be

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Re: 1997 BMW F650ST El Diablo Hellride
« Reply #15 on: Jan 03, 2018, 09:51:13 »
Is the subframe aluminum or steel?


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Re: 1997 BMW F650ST El Diablo Hellride
« Reply #17 on: Jan 03, 2018, 12:42:43 »
Steel

Easy peasy.
If it doesn't fit you can just lop off behind the triangle and make it fit

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Re: 1997 BMW F650 El Diablo Hellride
« Reply #18 on: Jan 03, 2018, 12:45:17 »
Exactly.  Even run tabs to make the sub frame removable, like so many others. 

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Re: 1997 BMW F650 El Diablo Hellride
« Reply #19 on: Jan 03, 2018, 14:05:32 »
This thing gonna be your ride at the thaw? It looks like when you get it done it will take you anywhere!
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