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Old 09-16-2012, 08:32 AM   #181
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You are right Les. My 2004 Suzuki Wee Strom DL650 is black with a hint of blue metallic mixed in.
Apparently the Harley guys like that Vivid Black. Maybe it's the chrome thing they got goin' on.
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Old 09-16-2012, 10:00 PM   #182
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Spotted my bike today...

Spotted a R100S at the Griffith Park Sidecar Rally today.
This is exactly what I'm working to achieve.


Some day, this will be ME :-)
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Old 09-17-2012, 09:04 AM   #183
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Spotted a R100S at the Griffith Park Sidecar Rally today.
This is exactly what I'm working to achieve.


Some day, this will be ME :-)
Well now I know what I am doing to my wheels this winter....THOSE ARE GORGEOUS!!!!! Whole bike is awesome.
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Old 09-22-2012, 03:05 PM   #184
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Well now I know what I am doing to my wheels this winter....THOSE ARE GORGEOUS!!!!! Whole bike is awesome.
I agree. Already painted mine silver > http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...8&postcount=93

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Old 09-22-2012, 03:25 PM   #185
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1974 R100S Project

Since this photo was taken I've added a Mac 2 into 1 header, S fairing and ditched the clipons for a set of RS bars:
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Old 09-22-2012, 10:42 PM   #186
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Great thread! Subscribing! I just picked up a '79 R100RT and thinking about going naked too.
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Old 09-24-2012, 02:17 AM   #187
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Interesting Fairing

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Since this photo was taken I've added a Mac 2 into 1 header, S fairing and ditched the clipons for a set of RS bars:
Can't say I've seen a fairing like that one before. Can you tell me something about it please.
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Old 10-20-2012, 04:34 PM   #188
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Seat Brackets

O M G, I finally got time to finish my seat bracket mod...

Not happy with the BMW hinged seat brackets that were cracking my seat pan, I removed the OEM hings and replaced them with a set of "L" brackets in the rear (using existing sub-frame bolt holes).





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Old 10-20-2012, 04:41 PM   #189
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Seat Mod... continued...

I converted the seat mounts to a "fixed" configuration using the "L" bracket mod to assure the seat would stay in place. I have no plans to "tour" on the R100S and therefore have no need to access the under seat storage. This will be a pampered "ride to the Rock Store and show her off" bike. I'm considering mounting my Stebel air horn under the seat where the tool tray was.

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Old 10-20-2012, 08:15 PM   #190
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Can't say I've seen a fairing like that one before. Can you tell me something about it please.
Can't tell you the manufacturer, but I bought it off eBay from a guy in Taiwan. It uses the stock RT/RS front fairing bracket with some modifications. Here it is now, Progress!

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Old 10-30-2012, 08:51 AM   #191
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Old 10-30-2012, 11:16 AM   #192
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Am I the only one that finds it amazing that I can walk into my local BMW dealer and give them a list of rubber parts for a 32 year old motorcycle and the parts guy says “Yep, we got everything in stock”. Only BMW would be so loyal to its brand that they would continue to support a THIRTY TWO YEAR OLD motorcycle design. Now that’s nothing short of amazing.


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You will find similar support at some Porsche, Mercedes and BMW auto dealers. It's a German Tech School tradition to make machines so good they will have a following forever.
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Old 10-30-2012, 11:19 AM   #193
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It's because those same parts were probably used on 15 different models. Hell, they might still be using them on current models. The 'parts guys' around here can speak to it better than I can, but there are a good number of parts that were used on a whole range of models spanning multiple decades. Those germans got as much mileage as they could out of a lot of things. Swingarm pivot pins come to mind. Driveshaft boots. Final drive bearings and shims. The same huge custom final drive bearing was used in BMW final drives from 1981 until 2005. I'm sure there are other even more extreme examples.
The front wheel bearings for a 53 Porsche are the same part number as at least late 80's 911's.
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Old 10-30-2012, 11:42 AM   #194
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I've gone ahead and painted the wheels silver, sorry Chico.



Put together this make-shift paint booth in the driveway. Because the temperature and humidity in So Cal are perfect for rattle-can paint the only thing to contend with is the wind, so here's my solution. TINK
Very nice setup, Very nice results.
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Old 11-11-2012, 10:25 PM   #195
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Stuck in neutral...

I keep wanting to get back to PROJECT-S but for all the wrong reasons I seem to not find the time to get going again. I want to pull the swing arm next so I can pop the trans back and lub the clutch shaft. I also need to lub the swing arm bearings which I'm sure still has the factory grease. Then there's the battery acid damage to the frame, sub-frame and swing arm that I need to rattle can some paint on. All sounds simple on paper but I just don't seem to find the time to get 'er done.

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