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Old 05-11-2014, 09:08 PM   #1591
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If you have brought another front end I'm surprised that either you or the front end are allowed in the lounge. I gather building a second bike has won out over I'll make money selling it as parts'?
I bought a new frame, the triples, submount, risers, forks, & brakes from Igormortis. The triples were CNC machined to accept WP 4860 forks, but with the offset & steering stem set up for an Airhead. Igor has also had spacers made up to allow the BMW cross lace wheel to work with the WP forks, so for the fork conversion, much of the serious money has already been spent.

The forks are off an '02 KTM 250SX, but still need to be set up both height wise, & also in their damping, to be able to accomodate the weight of the airhead.

Mandy has been pretty accepting of the latest purchase, especially when I let her know the original cost of some of the items.
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Gus looks better with the phallic compensating plastic tank in my humble opinion - a bit more 'in your face' which goes well with the headlight and forks. Put a single saddle on it
I agree re the HPN tank looking better. The GSPD has a 35 l tank, & the advantage of a 'glove box', but sits taller & wider on the bike. There is also less support for the tank - the HPN has three widely spaced frame supports. The GSPD has a 2 supports on the frame spine. And the colours clash something aweful with the red, darling.
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Put a single saddle on it
The only way I could do that would be to cut the seat up. And given I need that for Rufas, I don't want to do that. With the rack in place it looks like there is an aircraft carrier landing strip behind you. I may modify both for Gus (if I get another stock seat for Rufas) at some later stage when finances allow.

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Looked on Phil Hawkesley's BM Bikes database.
  • Gus is frame 6465724, built 10/91. R100GS
  • Rufas is frame 0066202, built 04/91. R100GSPD
  • The new frame is no 0046947, built 07/90, R80GS.

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Old 05-11-2014, 10:23 PM   #1592
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Mandy has been pretty accepting of the latest purchase, especially when I let her know the original cost of some of the the items.

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The only way I could do that would be to cut the seat up. And given I need that for Rufas, I don't want to do that. With the rack in place it looks like there is an aircraft carrier landing strip behind you. I may modify both for Gus (if I get another stock seat for Rufas) at some later stage when finances allow.
So we are also accepting so what did u pay for it.


And guess what i have spare in the garage. Its black and 2 people can sit on it. Open to offers.
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Old 05-13-2014, 03:47 AM   #1593
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Whoop whoop! Did you notice whether both fork legs have the machined spacers to shorten them? I have a feeling there was only one with it installed.
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Old 05-13-2014, 12:29 PM   #1594
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Whoop whoop! Did you notice whether both fork legs have the machined spacers to shorten them? I have a feeling there was only one with it installed.
No, only one is shortened. The other fully extends. But I've found your spacer, so will install that in due course. How far did you go with the conversion? Seals & bushes? Building myself up to tearing them apart in the next week or so. I need to either build myself or purchase a fork cap spanner to break into them 1st.

Discovered SKF fork seals seem to be one of the ways around the stiction issues they have. Available here. A little spendier, but probably worth it. I've already been down the track with cheap suspension consumables - All Balls for me = endless leaks.



And a demo of the difference

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Accolades to Igor for giving them to you. One has to ask ones self what else does he have hiding in a cupboard.

I am making enquiries re a 1040cc kit that may be lying around purchased new a few years back.
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Old 05-13-2014, 08:58 PM   #1596
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Accolades to Igor for giving them to you. One has to ask ones self what else does he have hiding in a cupboard.

I am making enquiries re a 1040cc kit that may be lying around purchased new a few years back.
He did have this, but he doesn't anymore.
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Old 05-14-2014, 02:05 AM   #1597
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crimes against motorcycling

yeah I hear some guy up Hamilton way is fitting a sidecar to it. FFS. Crimes against motorcycling.

Do like the RS fairing though. had 2 RSs over the years. A 78 & a 88

My little pommie riding buddy told me a guy handed him a card a while back while he was riding along on his R100GS. I told him if he sees the guy again run him down. That will teach him to make a good bike into a hack.
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Old 05-14-2014, 03:25 AM   #1598
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Discovered SKF fork seals seem to be one of the ways around the stiction issues they have
My son Glen is very happy with the reduced stiction of the skf seal in the wp forks of his 300

and I will never use all-balls products again - the all-balls cush drive bearing on the klr would last 5000k (2 sets). the quality jap bearings I replaced them with were fine after 15k

older wp forks seem to be inferior to the yz forks that you have on gus.
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My little pommie riding buddy told me a guy handed him a card a while back while he was riding along on his R100GS. I told him if he sees the guy again run him down. That will teach him to make a good bike into a hack.
Nothing will be done that cannot be undone. The bike isn't an RS anyway, it's a TIC, ex mot so it's been bastardised already with the RS instead of RT fairing, dual seat instead of solo, wrong panniers, repainted tank, RT side covers etc.

Was your riding buddy on a bumblebee?
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Old 06-01-2014, 02:21 AM   #1600
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Takapari Rd Sunday 1st June

Jonny-no-mates rode to Takapari Rd today. Its about 2 hrs from Wgtn. It was a cold crisp day, with not a cloud in the sky. Except for my destination. I sat at Totara Reserve, had a coffee, looked up at that hill, & thought…..why the hell not.



1-2 bloody degrees up on the hill that’s why not. And wet & misty. Still did it, & I didn’t break anything. So there.



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Mauricios Hill. Last time we were here he tried for the short cut down

Vision is over-rated in situations like this. I prefer to ride by braille anyway.















My cameras not sharp enough to show that I could see Kapiti Island, Mt Taranaki, & Mt Ruapehu.

There was a spectacular sunset on the way home. The South Island was edged in red, & looked close enough to swim to.
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Old 06-01-2014, 03:01 AM   #1601
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if you didn't go to Kimbolton for a toastee your ride doesn't count

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if you didn't go to Kimbolton for a toastee your ride doesn't count
I went to Mum's for tea & cake - almost as adventurous...
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Old 06-01-2014, 03:14 AM   #1603
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Well done,that view is awesome,is the gate locked,or is it a combination.available from doc?
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Not on that one, but further up it looks like they may have been locking the gate. Not today. The hill was busy. Loads of 4WD



I was feeling fairly hardcore on one difficult section. And was instantly deflated when I passed a Subaru Outback coming out the other way...
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