*The R100 GS Build

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Re: The R100 GS Build

Postby Wodger63 » Sat Feb 18, 2017 8:51 am

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Re: The R100 GS Build

Postby 1coolbanana » Sat Feb 18, 2017 11:29 pm

Just pottered around all day cleaning little fiddly bits and pieces.
A mate, Dino, gave me a set of the old style kidney shape rocker covers
Much cleaning was required.
After about 4 hours of scrubbing.....I really dont have a grip on cleaning this kind of stuff.
Im going to start looking for a sand blast cabinet so I can soda blast all my stuff.

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Best I could do with conventional "elbow grease" methods

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Not sure if I like the look of these in preference to the other yet. Doesnt matter, gives me a chance to fix up the others in the meantime.

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Re: The R100 GS Build

Postby darren » Sun Feb 19, 2017 8:08 pm

I have one of these

https://www.machineryhouse.com.au/S288

and one of these

http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/MTYwMFgxNjAw/ ... 8800005007

You need a bit of air and a lot of patience but they are ok for little jobs
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Re: The R100 GS Build

Postby 1coolbanana » Sun Feb 19, 2017 9:04 pm

Im shopping for one :thumb:

What media do you find works best for aluminium castings?
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Re: The R100 GS Build

Postby darren » Sun Feb 19, 2017 9:08 pm

I have never used soda but i have used glass beads with success. Never use garnet as it roughens the surface finish and it will be dirty for ever.
Saying that soda would be good to try
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Re: The R100 GS Build

Postby Raven » Mon Feb 20, 2017 8:57 pm

I use the garnet in the cabinet for the cast parts. It is the only way to get off heavy staining from grease. I wash parts with marine clean dry off with a heat gun and apply a lite coat of VHT hi temp satin clear to protect the cast aluminium.
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Re: The R100 GS Build

Postby 1coolbanana » Tue Feb 21, 2017 10:04 pm

You sump is totally different to mine! I thought theyd be the same :think:
My oil drain plug is in the rear vertical face not on the bottom and is deeper and flat bottomed without fins. :ne_nau:

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Re: The R100 GS Build

Postby 1coolbanana » Tue Feb 21, 2017 10:05 pm

Parcel arrived today

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So off with the old stuff again

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Thought Id do a mock up of the end can to see if I can fit it in with the original rack

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Not sure about tyre clearance yet as the brake drum has to clear the shoes and hub

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Will need to decide whether I want to shorten the can by a few inches and whether I want to keep the OEM rack before committing.
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Re: The R100 GS Build

Postby 1coolbanana » Wed Feb 22, 2017 9:36 pm

Off with all the old stuff again

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Replaced with all this stuff

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The collector an muffler weigh a ton, theres probably a 6-8 kg weight saving here.
The insides of the muffler is completely broken up and rotted out yet none of it will come out just clunks around in there/

Fitting up all the new stuff with copious amounts of Loctite Silver series antiseize

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Refitted the original muffler to get the header and collector position correct so that everything can be returned to standard if required after the new link pipe is made
Started it up and my god its loud!!! Obviously the muffler is completely shagged and most of the silencing was done by the collector box.
I hope its not going to be loud when done, that would suck.
The can has a quiet insert so hopefully it will be no louder that the 1190 which is ok.

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And now its in the correct location, re-mock up the new can so the link pipe can be made

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Ive found a fellow recommended to me in Northmead which does some vintage stuff and has been recommended to me by a few people so see if he can do this for me.

All this would be a lot easier and could make it look much better but I want to keep the OEM rack and not do anything thats not reversible in case I get bored of it next week :-)
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Re: The R100 GS Build

Postby Wodger63 » Thu Feb 23, 2017 7:58 am

Good stuff mate, I admire your work.
How big is that battery, looks huge.


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