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Old 06-03-2009, 10:27 AM   #1
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1992 R100R - the R/T project

For sometime, I have been contemplating an airhead project, and converged on transforming an R100R into an RT. Why you ask, ... well I definitely have an affinity for the later model R100's and really like the ride dynamics of the paralever on the road. Also, isn't the R the brother to the GS

So, here is the starting point a 1992 R100R with 7K miles on it.





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Old 06-03-2009, 10:29 AM   #2
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That'll make a real nice touring machine


I dare say somebody else will be along to give you a good kicking for daring to suggest it in the first place
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Old 06-03-2009, 10:50 AM   #3
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Throw a Rapid Transit on that, it may look better than the RT treatment. Any photoshop masters out there?
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Old 06-03-2009, 10:54 AM   #4
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I could photoshop it if I knew what you meant....
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Old 06-03-2009, 11:40 AM   #5
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rapid transit

.. now I'm curious
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Old 06-03-2009, 11:42 AM   #6
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Rapid Transit --> Don Vesco Rapid Transit fairing. Wouldn't be my cup of tea.



How about one of these instead?


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Old 06-03-2009, 12:40 PM   #7
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Throw a Rapid Transit on that, it may look better than the RT treatment. Any photoshop masters out there?
Not to be a stickler or anything like that BUT, Don Vesco was a visionary and the motorcycling world could stand more free thinkers like him, anyway, we should at least get the name straight on one his cooler offerings to the motorcycling world.
He had a great sense of humor, it was actually called a Rabid Transit fairing, not a rapid transit.
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Old 06-03-2009, 01:17 PM   #8
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For sometime, I have been contemplating an airhead project, and converged on transforming an R100R into an RT. Why you ask, ... well I definitely have an affinity for the later model R100's and really like the ride dynamics of the paralever on the road. Also, isn't the R the brother to the GS ?

So, here is the starting point.



comments, suggestions, and everything else accepted.

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Gorgeous bike, leave it alone and buy a touring bike.



My $.02




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Old 06-03-2009, 01:20 PM   #9
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Don Vesco was a visionary and the motorcycling world could stand more free thinkers like him,
And theres me thinking he was somebody who made butt ugly fairings... Still I'm just a Brit so what do I know
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Old 06-03-2009, 02:26 PM   #10
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I am with Cogswell on this one. Leave it as is.

I would love a Mystic myself

Just on a side note, did you win the lotto R100GS as well
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Old 06-03-2009, 02:38 PM   #11
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sometimes

... good things come in twos, ... and you need to act fast.

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Old 06-03-2009, 02:42 PM   #12
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Fitting an RT fairing should be do-able. A similar thing has been done already with an RS fairing. Apparently this was one of a few put together for BMW USA, and was for sale on ebay a few years ago. I saved the image for curiosity's sake. Someone else here may know more about it.

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Old 06-03-2009, 03:02 PM   #13
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Yeah !

Max,

This picture confirms all the research that I have done. The key to all of this effort is the hole pattern on the top fork brace for the fairing mount rig. Thank you for posting this, as it represents the desired end result, ... in black of course.




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Old 06-03-2009, 04:03 PM   #14
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Max,

This picture confirms all the research that I have done. The key to all of this effort is the hole pattern on the top fork brace for the fairing mount rig. Thank you for posting this, as it represents the desired end result, ... in black of course.




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In that case Doug, here's the rest of the photos I "borrowed" from the ebay listing . . . . hope they help! Note the use of the earlier clamshell airbox, starter cover and rocker covers to add to the retro style.





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Old 06-03-2009, 05:26 PM   #15
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very, very cool

Max,

Thanks again for posting the images you captured of the bike. As stated, these illustrate the desired end state of the project. Yes, I did notice the older airbox in the first image.

Several efforts that I will pursue are:
1) enhanced electrical output system
2) a solo seat
3) tail rack and/or tail box
4) HID driving lights
5) dual front disks
6) modified cockpit/dash

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