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Old 03-10-2014, 11:32 AM
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Hi guys this is my newest ride, 1987 GS850

let me know what you think, what you would change etc?
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Seats springs look nasty, wiring could do with tidying up and the rear mudguard looks a tad odd on this photo but other than that I'd just ride the wick out of it.

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It looks really interesting..

how does it handle?

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Seats springs look nasty, wiring could do with tidying up and the rear mudguard looks a tad odd on this photo but other than that I'd just ride the wick out of it.

Thanks, technically the seat and springs aren't mine, they are off the previous owners other bobber build, and I am getting shorter 3 inch springs and a wider seat, like off the old harleys. (dont really like them so I may need to purchase one. I am going to need to play around with the springs as at the moment the seat moves from left to right quite a bit, however it is really comfy.

Oh and the rear mudguard is not the one that was on the build, it was put on the bike to make it sturdier to carry a pillion, but as I am not carrying a pillion... I think it should be a lot shorter ( however I don't like all the spray and shit off our UK roads going up my back haha

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It looks really interesting..

how does it handle?

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The handling is quite good, an enjoyable ride, just needs some alterations
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Cool, Will look loads better with shorter seat springs
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id sort out the hardtail as and when you can , and check the rest of the bike carefully,as anyone who struts a swingarm is usually not adverse to cutting corners. good basis there young chap
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That sideways motion on the seat could be bad if you are leaning into a curve at 60mph as it shifts..

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