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Old 05-02-2005, 02:16 PM   #1
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Resurrecting the wife's bike

Last Fall I managed to crash for the first time in at least 20 years on the street. Of course I managed to do it on my wife's R80ST, probably the nicest ride in the garage. You can read about the crash here; http://new.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=55249
Here's some wreck pics,



you can see how badly bent the subframe is

I've been paying penance by landscaping the yard, a major project in itself. Things have finally progressed to the point where MsNorton no longer needs as much help, so I started on the R80ST yesterday.
The lower steering stem cup is flared, so the frame is going to need to be repaired. While it's being fixed, I'll get it checked for straightness.
I started by removing the subframe, bobber anyone

While I've got it off, I might as well see if the R100GS subframe I happen to have will fit

Hmm, very close, only the bottom bolt holes are off by a couple mm, so that should work.
Got a GS tank, seat and rack kicking around too, this could become a interesting little ride

Next, finish stripping the frame and send it off to be repaired.
Gonna need a speedo, headlight assy, and petcocks for the GS tank. Anyone out there got any?
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Old 05-02-2005, 02:19 PM   #2
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Old 05-02-2005, 02:27 PM   #3
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Got any beer to go with that popcorn?
let's go finish pulling this sucker apart
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Old 05-02-2005, 02:29 PM   #4
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Get back to work. No popcorn 'till you finish the teardown.
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Old 05-16-2005, 08:22 AM   #5
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Finished stripping the bike to the bare frame last week. Took a crap load of pics of the wiring harness etc so I don't have to rely on my alcohol addled memory to get it all back together.

The frame appears to be straight, no bending of the gusset plates supporting the steering head, no flaked paint anywhere. The steering stop is sheered off, and the upper stamped steel triple clamp is bent.
Going to take apart the forks and check the tubes for straightness.
Found a place that does the welding for the Honda Leadwing recalls, so I figure they know what they are doing. They have the frame right now to weld the steering stop back on.
Next is replacing spokes in the front wheel.
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Old 05-16-2005, 05:20 PM   #6
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Another thing to check for frame damage is the straightness of the spine (from head tube back to the battery). I always thought that the gussets would be straight if the frame was undamaged, but that's evidently not the case.
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