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Old 08-01-2011, 07:56 PM   #91
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Well at least it's been to Alaska, maybe it'll get there again. I did lots to the bike, but it looked to be taken care of for a 94,000 mile bike. Not bashed to bits just lovingly worn. it's obviously a keeper. Any chance you have the guys email????
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Old 12-15-2011, 05:09 PM   #92
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OLH, did the 14mm master cylinder fix the squishy lever problem?
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Old 12-15-2011, 06:49 PM   #93
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OLH, did the 14mm master cylinder fix the squishy lever problem?

If your referring to my earlier comments to the Harrison 6 pot, it was more of excess travel with the smaller MC, to get pistons to move far enough. Yes the 14mm did help lessen the travel of the lever. I didn't notice the lever becoming too firm w/ the change. With the Harrison take the time to bleed it out, rotate the nipple up and with spacers between the pads, bleed the brakes. It will help to pull the lever back and tie it off over night then bleed it again. Also tapping the caliper with a rubber mallet to free up the air in the line.

I no longer have the Harrison 6 Pot. Beware Shameless vender plug coming up... I use the K/R1100xx 4 pot Brembo, machined to fit the R100GS forks, which I have for sale well pretty soon. I'm very happy with how it works, plus only one set of readily available pads, easy to bleed and good brake lever feel.
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Old 12-18-2011, 09:43 AM   #94
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Good work!

I have been following the thread and quite impressed with your work on the G/S. As I have an '81 that I have been tooling around in Northern AZ I am interested in the fork upgrade. I have only put on 600 miles after getting the bike up and running after 5 years. It sat in a barn until I got it and had 16K on the original speedo. I have bookmarked the thread and will be using it a a resource, thank you!
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If your referring to my earlier comments to the Harrison 6 pot, it was more of excess travel with the smaller MC, to get pistons to move far enough. Yes the 14mm did help lessen the travel of the lever. I didn't notice the lever becoming too firm w/ the change. With the Harrison take the time to bleed it out, rotate the nipple up and with spacers between the pads, bleed the brakes. It will help to pull the lever back and tie it off over night then bleed it again. Also tapping the caliper with a rubber mallet to free up the air in the line.

I no longer have the Harrison 6 Pot. Beware Shameless vender plug coming up... I use the K/R1100xx 4 pot Brembo, machined to fit the R100GS forks, which I have for sale well pretty soon. I'm very happy with how it works, plus only one set of readily available pads, easy to bleed and good brake lever feel.
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Old 12-18-2011, 10:03 AM   #95
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As mentioned before, the front G/S fork doesn't handle bumps very well and visibly twist when braking, so if your going to be putting the bike to work then it's downright dangerous...IMHO.

A complete GS fork will cost you some change figure $1,000 +/- $200 USD, plus you'll have a tubeless front rim. Even more $$$ to change that out. Stock springs will probably work fine unless using a larger tank, or the forks were froma GSPD. The change was worth it to me. A cheaper alternative would be a DR650 front end, these increase turning circle due to geometry differences in triple clamps(???).

Two tuning options for the GS forks, Race Tech gold valves w/ uprated springs, or the Race Tech from Germany Inserts which allow compression and rebound adj on the fly.


Sound like a very nice find.
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Old 12-18-2011, 12:38 PM   #96
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The front GS forks are the only things left on my G/S. The PO had put a lot of GS stuff (tank, subframe, exhaust, seat) on it but decided the thing was too heavy. He kept the forks as it was the only thing he thought was worth it. I may change them back to the G/S forks to see the difference, but I'm in no rush. Fortunately the bike came with all the GS parts, and other stuff he had removed in the restore. I may eventually sell the stuff and buy a PD tank...if I can find one.
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Old 12-18-2011, 04:14 PM   #97
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Shimmer- putting those forks back on are the worst thing you could do!!! Good thing you're not in a rush.

I've kept the stock forks but they will never go back on while I own the bike and it's not going up for sale any time soon.

I'm really looking forward to putting the Race Tech inserts in!! That's gonna be the cat's meow.
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Old 12-19-2011, 06:57 AM   #98
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Old 12-19-2011, 08:03 AM   #99
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I'm rerally looking forward to putting the Race Tech inserts in!! That's gonna be the cat's meow.
Don't expect the moon and stars... having done this in two bikes I can say it allowed me the ability to fine-tune the forks a bit, but wasn't a hugely noticible change.....

It's better for sure, but (IMHO) slightly better.... also it opens up a new avenue to taking the handlebars off and forks appart 100 times to "dial it in" just a bit further
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your bike is suitably dirty. Well done.
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Old 12-19-2011, 08:09 AM   #100
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I'm expecting to be able to better move from the conditions of high speed sand at the sandblast, to cushy plush slow woods stuff with a couple of clicks.


Plus I'll have the bragging rights to say I've got some dolled up bling hiding inside stodgy old man's forks.


Now if i could only ride to their potential....
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Old 12-19-2011, 09:00 AM   #101
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I'm expecting to be able to better move from the conditions of high speed sand at the sandblast, to cushy plush slow woods stuff with a couple of clicks.


Plus I'll have the bragging rights to say I've got some dolled up bling hiding inside stodgy old man's forks.


Now if i could only ride to their potential....
I'm an idiot!!!

I was thinkning about Race Tech gold valves.. please ignore my post above!
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Old 12-19-2011, 09:14 AM   #102
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I'm an idiot!!!

I was thinkning about Race Tech gold valves.. please ignore my post above!
not to worry- having the two share a name makes this kind of confusion almost impossible to avoid.
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Old 01-10-2012, 03:02 PM   #103
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M&M's on the way...&**%!!!!!

Had to order push rod seals for the right side of the bike...damn it. did them not too long ago and one is split, pissin' oil down the oil pan. Got confirmation from UPS that Max is sending them out. Should have them Friday. Just did them 12,000 miles ago (2 years ago)..... Hum I need to ride it more!!! Well the DRZ got 9,000 of those miles last year so that's about 21,000 miles riding in two years.

Guess since the neutreal switch is cured something had to go.......Get the push rods sealed then what the FD...oh wait it a monolever.....
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Old 01-10-2012, 03:56 PM   #104
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Had to order push rod seals for the right side of the bike...
Careful Richard, that's all I was doing before it turned into reconditioning the heads I didn't mind the oil leak.
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Old 01-10-2012, 05:10 PM   #105
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Valves, rings and such were done 20K ago....so I'm not even gonna pull the piston out. Only doing the offending side. A little seepage would be ok, but this is to much.
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