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Old 09-25-2014, 01:53 PM   #1
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R1100GS Scrambler on a budget...

Rebuilding my 1997 R1100GS to a Scrambler... It can actually be done, even if you are NOT a Pro...!

Basically I was looking for at machine ( MC ) physically big enough for me ( I am 6'6, around 2 meter tall ) I rebuild a R100RT last winter, but found it too small after I spend 3 months rebuilding, painting etc. But selling it took one week, and I was back searching for the perfect MC to fit me and my needs.

I found a 1997 R1100GS. 31000 Miles, very good condition. In Denmark ( The most expensive country in the world to buy any motorized vehicle ) it was 10000$, and a good price. My budget allowed me to spend 3000$ on rebuilding it.

I searched the web for inspiration, but did not find many R1100GS rebuilds, only professionally done rebuilds, and I am NOT a pro ;-)

But hey... Who dares wins....
And so I started...

New handlebar
Handlebar Blinkers
Touratech X-High Seat
Painting rims, telelever, forks etc...
Stripping paint to the metal on the gas tank

The total price 2843$... ( and several hours, cursing, sweating, beers....)
On monday it will be done... Here are some photos during the rebuilt...

Details will follow....


All the best

Peter
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Old 09-25-2014, 01:57 PM   #2
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Old 09-25-2014, 03:45 PM   #3
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Looks better already!!
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Old 09-25-2014, 03:55 PM   #4
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What gauges are you using?
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Old 09-25-2014, 04:45 PM   #5
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Good project.Will those headlight brackets get hit by the fork sliders?
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Old 09-26-2014, 01:14 AM   #6
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Neat project! I'd like to know what you're using for gauges too.



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Old 09-26-2014, 11:18 AM   #7
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Old 09-26-2014, 11:20 AM   #8
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And from the other side...
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Old 09-26-2014, 11:24 AM   #9
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The gauge is a Acewell 7659. Need to calibrate it now. I bought the BMW speed adaptor. It seem to work fine, though I can´t get the gear indicator to work at all... Hmmm... Tomorrow, heat wrap on the exhaust, metal panniers...
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Old 09-26-2014, 11:26 AM   #10
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Good project.Will those headlight brackets get hit by the fork sliders?
I moved the headlight up, the first mount was just to see if it would fit. :-)
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Old 09-26-2014, 01:26 PM   #11
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Where did you get the headlight
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Old 09-26-2014, 06:06 PM   #12
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Nice



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Old 09-26-2014, 07:42 PM   #13
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Very nice! Look forward to more pics and a write up.
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Old 09-26-2014, 11:03 PM   #14
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Just noticed, what did you do with the oil cooler? Thanks.
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Old 09-27-2014, 04:45 AM   #15
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very cool!
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