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Old 10-21-2006, 09:04 AM   #136
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What rear wheel was used?
Here is a picture from the other side:



As you can see it is an oilhead hub and an airhead rim. But I have no information about the spokes and the wheel offset.
In fact the wheel is the reason why I haven't carried out this modification.
Because right now I have two sets of wheels. One for road use with Avon Distanzias on it and on the 2nd set of wheels I have a TKC 80 as front and a Mitas E09 as rear tire.
So when I install the rear disc I have to build two rear wheels or I will loose the ability to simply switch the wheels/tires.

Furthermore I have to admit that on the PD I have a dual disc front brake and therefore I use the rear brake only very little.
So I think that I will keep the parts I already have for a future project bike.


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Old 10-22-2006, 08:14 PM   #137
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Old 10-23-2006, 04:26 PM   #138
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Hpn

Sent HPN .DE a email on friday last , looking to see if they were
prepared to sell me the Instructions / Kit to convert the R100GS gearbox
to accecpt the r1100gs swingarm.
They only sell complete kits !.
I know this has been done , it cannie be rocket science .
My Kit arrives tomorrow , so the work begins in earnest .
Any help on this front would be greatly appreciated.
What beats me on this is that the "GS " community is usually so helpful
on any queries i ever had before , so why not now ?.
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Old 10-23-2006, 04:42 PM   #139
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What beats me on this is that the "GS " community is usually so helpful
on any queries i ever had before , so why not now ?.
Do you mean the GSSpot on Advrider??

There is a change in the demographics of a GS owner.

What you are doing is more Airhead related and therefore Old School

We are like the the guy's in the commitments

Say - 'Im an Airhead, and I'm proud'

So what exactly are your questions??

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Old 10-23-2006, 05:54 PM   #140
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Do you mean the GSSpot on Advrider??
There is a change in the demographics of a GS owner.
What you are doing is more Airhead related and therefore Old School
We are like the the guy's in the commitments
Say - 'Im an Airhead, and I'm proud'
So what exactly are your questions??
Go the Wallabies in the Rugby World Cup . . . . .
Airheads are Gs,es too.
I am gonnie try to fit an Oilhead final drive in a R100GS gearbox/frame.
I have asked on all the sites i can think of , and no one seems to wanna
help. HPN have done this , so i mailed em , they only wanna sell me the
complete kit , and wont sell instructions , i know quite a few guys have done
this , so why wont they pitch in ?
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Old 10-23-2006, 06:37 PM   #141
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Airheads are Gs,es too.
I am gonnie try to fit an Oilhead final drive in a R100GS gearbox/frame.
I have asked on all the sites i can think of , and no one seems to wanna
help. HPN have done this , so i mailed em , they only wanna sell me the
complete kit , and wont sell instructions , i know quite a few guys have done
this , so why wont they pitch in ?
Dunno

I imagine Most have had it done for them or bought the kit the way you are. $$$ So they dont know the answers you are after

It takes a lot of effort to do this. I went into great length to build mine. See pics above. In the end I am modifiying a Twin shock swingarm, extending it by 100mm and fitting up a Whitepower rear shock off a KTM LC4.

This seemed a lot easier that fitting the Oilhead rear end. Lots of different final drive ratio's too. And it lines up too!

Did you ask HPN if the rear wheel will line up correctly with the front once completed. If not how far are they out? Do you have to modify your frame?? Again my experience was with the Monolever. Im not really a Paralever fan

Pezz :)
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Old 10-24-2006, 11:30 AM   #142
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Airheads are Gs,es too.
I am gonnie try to fit an Oilhead final drive in a R100GS gearbox/frame.
I have asked on all the sites i can think of , and no one seems to wanna
help. HPN have done this , so i mailed em , they only wanna sell me the
complete kit , and wont sell instructions , i know quite a few guys have done
this , so why wont they pitch in ?
Why are so keen to do this mod??
Seems a whole load of work and a Mono lever will perform as well.
The rear disc brake gain isn't much advantage either
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Old 10-24-2006, 12:48 PM   #143
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The front end is Gonnie be KTM
I need More Travel & the extra length will lend itself awfully well to the handling of the Stiffened frame + the Disc Brake, + It looks good.
And just to top it all , i wanna do it.
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Old 10-24-2006, 02:17 PM   #144
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Frankly, I haven't seen that many of the conversions. It's not something most guys would attempt. After seeing the reasoning behind it, I feel there isn't enough to gain - a disc rear brake. The truth is the drum works fine for me.

Rather than getting upset about no responses to your queries, consider you're heading into territory most of us haven't entered. This just happens to be one of the most helpful forums around, so if you're not getting replies, it's most likely that we haven't been there. Perhaps you need to document your project as others have and entertain us with something new.

How about it?
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Old 10-25-2006, 09:12 AM   #145
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The front end is Gonnie be KTM
I need More Travel & the extra length will lend itself awfully well to the handling of the Stiffened frame + the Disc Brake, + It looks good.
And just to top it all , i wanna do it.
KTM maybe not the best front end.

The first bike the guys built had a KTM front end and the second bike (mine) had a Yamaha WR450 (KYB) USD front end (with uprated WP fork springs)

They learned by their mistakes and a conventional KTM WP fork wasn't rigid enough (In their opinion) for the Boxer GS weight and wheelbase, so the next bike went USD forks for better rigidness, however you lose steering lock

Just my thoughts
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Old 10-29-2006, 03:24 PM   #146
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something a little different, not mine.
Lots of detail things done to this bike.

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Old 10-29-2006, 04:31 PM   #147
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You guys are missing out. Ruskie had an air head he sold a couple three years ago that was built for dirt and a beauty in it's own way. Even had a little diamond plate deck out back.
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Old 10-29-2006, 04:41 PM   #148
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Who wants one?

Been around this board for awhile but just found this thread. I have ONE. It is mine and resides is the Finger Lakes region in upstate NY.

The time has come to move on to something even more bizarre. Is there a market in the US for FrankenBeemers like mine?
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Old 10-29-2006, 04:42 PM   #149
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......and the other side looks real similar......
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Old 10-29-2006, 05:51 PM   #150
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These are some incredible bikes throughout this thread. I see how easy it could be to come down with Airhead Fever

The functionality and the one-off styling fo all of them is fantastic. The K-bike treatment was a real eye opener, too.

Bravo!
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