*The R100 GS Build

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Re: The R100 GS Build

Postby 1coolbanana » Thu Feb 23, 2017 8:07 am

Its HUGE, 32 amp hour.
Bigger than the battery in the Corolla :lol:
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Re: The R100 GS Build

Postby 1coolbanana » Fri Feb 24, 2017 8:59 am

So far trying to get a link pipe made up is proving to be a complete nightmare.
Have tried most sources in and around Sydney and surrounding areas and nobody wants to know about it as soon as I mention "motorcycle", or dont return calls, or dont answer the phone.
Havent conceded defeat yet but I cant believe how hard it is to get a small job done.
For some reason everyone elses job is "important" but mine isnt.
Very frustrating :mad:

Wasted a week already.
Few more sources to try today, see what happens :?
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Re: The R100 GS Build

Postby darren » Sat Feb 25, 2017 2:54 pm

there is a neat on of these for sale down Porepunkah way
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Re: The R100 GS Build

Postby darren » Sat Feb 25, 2017 4:26 pm

I'm not a team player..

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Re: The R100 GS Build

Postby 1coolbanana » Sat Feb 25, 2017 5:17 pm

darren wrote:https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/porepunkah/motorcycles/1990-bmw-r100gs-bumble-bee-/1139808374



Nice one but probably shagged top end if theyve been using the K&N for any length of time :(
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Re: The R100 GS Build

Postby 1coolbanana » Fri Mar 10, 2017 5:53 pm

Finally there has been progress as I found someone local to make the link pipe.

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Then the frame and rack mounts

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A little uglier than Id hoped but not much choice if I want to maintain the OEM racks and be able to put the stock exhaust back on.....

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Without the OEM racks

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At least its rideable and its nice and quiet.
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Re: The R100 GS Build

Postby darren » Sun Mar 12, 2017 8:36 pm

looks shmick.
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Re: The R100 GS Build

Postby 1coolbanana » Sun Mar 12, 2017 8:59 pm

For an old clunker, its not shaping up too bad.
At least now I can get a bit of riding in the type I like and really see what its good for :)
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Re: The R100 GS Build

Postby 1coolbanana » Sat Mar 25, 2017 10:04 am

Emulators arrived, hopefully worthwhile.
There are plenty of options for changing the whole front end to WP or DRZ but dont really want to get that far away from original.....ATM, maybe later

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Dont get much for $200!
Still very rudimentary and basic.

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Re: The R100 GS Build

Postby 1coolbanana » Sat Mar 25, 2017 11:47 pm

All went fairly smoothly with the emulator install.
The emulator only goes into the rebound leg (since one is comp and the other rebound)
The bit that was confusing is that the instructions nominate that you make a spacer to give 15 mm of installed preload on the spring.
Im using the OEM springs for now and the preload is 50 mm

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As per instructions the rebound damper rod has to be drilled in a few places

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To end up like this to defeat any original compression now controlled by the emulator

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And some spacer chopped off to account for the added length of the emulator and spacer.

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