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ADV BikesUltimate BMW F800GS RTW Bike Build Modifications List

Ultimate BMW F800GS RTW Bike Build Modifications List

Portuguese Adventure Rider Designs a Bike Custom Made to Circle the Globe

Published on 04.03.2018


• WP48 Factory Close Chamber forks in the front with 270mm travel
• X-trig handlebar raisers with Renthal Twinwall handlebar and removed handlebar weights for faster steering
• Scotts steering damper
• Custom built instrument tower
• Lazer Lamp Spot Light
• R1200GS modified screen (an R12GSA taller screen was installed before departure for increased wind protection)
• Oversized 320mm front brake disk with a Motomaster 4 piston brake caliper is now working with a 2015 F800GS brake master pump
• SM Pro rims with Bulldog spokes for both wheels (stock rim sizes)
• Modified air box
• Custom made fuel map
• Complete QD exhaust system
• Lightweight lithium battery
• Custom built seat
• Rekluse auto clutch
• Rear brake left-hand system with rear brake reservoir on the handlebar and not the rear subframe (rear brake is usable on the handlebar or on the foot)
• Reinforced frame at upper shock bolt and reinforced bolt
• Mupo AB shock absorber
• Removed ABS system
• Modified rear subframe with removed rear foot pegs and F800GSA fuel tank (small removable rear footpegs installed before departure)
• Modified 2013 F800GS fairings
• Pivot pegz
• Cooling fan bypass so it can be turned on and off on request
• Fuel pump bypass to be able to drain the fuel tank
• Dedicated Fusebox
• BMW bash plate and engine guards
• Enduristan soft bags

➤ Back to Building the Ultimate RTW Bike

Photo credit: João Krull

Author: Bob Whitby

Bob has been riding motorcycles since age 19 and working as a journalist since he was 24, which was a long time ago, let’s put it that way. He quit for the better part of a decade to raise a family, then rediscovered adventure, dual sport and enduro riding in the early 2000s. He lives in Arkansas, America’s best-kept secret when it comes to riding destinations, and travels far and wide in search of dirt roads and trails.


Author: Bob Whitby

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