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Old 07-18-2012, 06:53 AM   #2851
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it broke the seal.. your fault. thanks for that.

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Did the tpot sidestand help make it unpure?

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Old 07-21-2012, 06:01 PM   #2852
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My 1978 R100RS. had it about 3 yrs now




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Old 07-21-2012, 06:32 PM   #2853
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it broke the seal.. your fault. thanks for that.
Your welcome!

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Old 07-22-2012, 09:40 AM   #2854
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Cohutta Wilderness, 7/21/2012, Back and forth along the GA/TN border. Me: BB, '91 GS, My Uncle: '11 R12GS





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Old 07-22-2012, 07:14 PM   #2855
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My '78 R100S mini face lift

Brought it home last Oct...



Did some paint, had the snowflakes powder coated, new tires, and threw a National Cycle windscreen on it. Not a correct S bike, p.o. did not have the correct items. Thats ok for i'm not looking for a show bike, just a nice clean daily rider. It has been a blast!! Put it back on the road last January.

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Old 07-22-2012, 08:43 PM   #2856
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She rides like a little wasp on steroids....
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Old 07-23-2012, 03:44 AM   #2857
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1982 R80/7 TIC (UK police). Exhaust was rotted. Rear suspension shot. Rockers leaking. Carbs leaking. Brakes awful. Tyres hard & cracked. But frame numbers matched and mileage seemed genuine at 32,000 with MOT's.



My goal was to get a sportier riding position courtesy of RS handlebars, and to highlight the beautiful boxer engine. I added the older airbox cover to create the square engine block shape from the pre-1981 bikes, and moved the battery to create some open space to lighten up (visually) the back end. I also wanted to shorten the seat and lighten the mudguard shape. Here are a few pics I took yesterday.









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Old 07-23-2012, 07:16 PM   #2858
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Gorgeous! You made it all sound so easy...... not easy to find a /7 and wire wheels and dual front discs and peanut valve covers... ALL good stuff! kudos!


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Old 07-23-2012, 10:44 PM   #2859
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Nice looking bike.
Where did the fenders come from, if you don't mind my asking ?
( I'd love to have the seat you're no longer using)
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Old 07-24-2012, 06:02 AM   #2860
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That's rather tasty. Excellent job hiding the wiring and battery too!
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Old 07-24-2012, 06:03 AM   #2861
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Gorgeous! You made it all sound so easy...... not easy to find a /7 and wire wheels and dual front discs and peanut valve covers... ALL good stuff! kudos!


That's a UK Police bike ... If I'm not mistaken they came stock with the wire wheels and dual Brembo setup.

GREAT FIND. Very nice!
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Old 07-24-2012, 06:05 AM   #2862
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That's rather tasty. Excellent job hiding the wiring and battery too!
But at the loss of the centerstand ... But I agree the bike looks great.
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Old 07-24-2012, 06:41 AM   #2863
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That's a UK Police bike ... If I'm not mistaken they came stock with the wire wheels and dual Brembo setup.

GREAT FIND. Very nice!
Spot on! Although I changed the valve/rocker covers to the older peanut shape. I believe they have a lighter flywheel too, master cylinder on the bars, and uprated electrics, could be loads more, not sure. You do have to be careful without a centre stand, but I'm getting used to it - It's now a tool to be used for oil changes and whatnot

Thanks for the positive feedback! Although I'm already contemplating a tank respray


@Kai Ju: fenders\mudguards are from flatracer.com - short stainless front, medium stainless rear from a triumph. Both sanded gently with 400 grit to get a brushed effect. Got the exhaust from them too

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Old 07-24-2012, 03:14 PM   #2864
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Couple pictures from last weekends ride.



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Old 07-25-2012, 08:06 PM   #2865
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