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80gs basic

hi all, heres a pic of my basic. i am planning a trip around europe and maybe down to maroc this summer and would want to know any usefull mods that can be done .. these basics seem quite rare, does anyone else on boards own one of these models.. and can they share any pics.
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Yes, I have the large tanked one called the Kalahari, a very nice easy to maintain bike. PM if you have anymore questions.
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Yes, I have the large tanked one called the Kalahari, a very nice easy to maintain bike. PM if you have anymore questions.
hi dave, i cant pm you i only have 1 post.. speak soon..
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From another sandlover

Nice bike!
I’ve one Basic and one Kalahari (South African with large tank). Your bike is already modified with handguards, crashbars, bashplate, high mudguard and protection for the light.
For touring I think it’s worth considering a few more modifications:

-A bigger tank (Kalahari tank)
-A small windscreen,
-Oil pressure instrument and voltmeter (maybe it’s just for paranoid people like me)

The windscreen used on the Kalahari (and a few other GSes) are pretty good. It removes the wind from your upper body but it makes turbulence (use earplugs).



There are a lot of modifications that can be done with the bike but with the above mentioned modifications you have a great touring setup.
Use some other tires for Morocco (T63 or MT21).
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hi alibaba awesome pic of the desert and your basic, i have the headlight fairing just need to put it on.
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hi ali, have you got any more pics..
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hi ali, have you got any more pics..
I have lots of pictures of the bike:

It can also be used during the winter:


Dunecrashing (graveyard piste):


Beside dune 7 (Highest dune in the world)


Omo valley:


Rivercrossing:



After a while it got a bit tired:


….so now it’s rebuilt and looks more or less like this:
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great pics.. like the new front end, is the original front wheel used with those white powere forks.?
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great pics.. like the new front end, is the original front wheel used with those white powere forks.?
The original wheel (and brakes) fits, but I use a wheel based on a standard hub and a tubed-type rim.
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Sold it last year regret it but hey still got a r80gs 1987 para the Basic was a beautifll bike, smooth, fast, low, crackin machine only 3090 ever made, exspensive surely the MnS of airheads.

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yours steve is now mine..
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we should have a run out this year..
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Yes, I have the large tanked one called the Kalahari, a very nice easy to maintain bike. PM if you have anymore questions.
Just a plea: unless it is a personal, private "squidgy" thing, could you guys keep posting information about these bikes here, especially more pics - they are excellent!!!!
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