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Old 10-28-2011, 06:51 AM   #1
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Gss (garden shed special)

I fancied a challenge this winter,so am converting an old RT into my idea of an off road special,i will try and post photos and info regularly.

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Old 10-28-2011, 07:03 AM   #2
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Old 10-28-2011, 12:21 PM   #3
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WOW ! You did all that in 12 minutes? That's what I call fast.

Nice project.

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Old 10-28-2011, 01:03 PM   #4
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Awesome! I love these rs to gs shed conversions because it is something I could see myself doing, and would actually want to do!
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Old 10-30-2011, 09:17 AM   #5
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Another photo of my project,(rear wheel off an R100 gs Paralever,came with a few broken spokes,so am going to have a go at rebuilding it myself.Am also building a blasting cabinet,so am going to try soda blasting on the hub.
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Old 10-30-2011, 10:42 AM   #6
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Another photo of my project,(rear wheel off an R100 gs Paralever,came with a few broken spokes,so am going to have a go at rebuilding it myself.Am also building a blasting cabinet,so am going to try soda blasting on the hub.

Ooooo ... I'm going to be doing this exact thing this winter. I have to find that hub though. Where'd you get yours?
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Old 10-30-2011, 10:54 AM   #7
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Those spoked tubeless GS rims are known for being almost impossible to build up, at least according to all the info tossed around here.
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Old 10-30-2011, 11:03 AM   #8
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I am toying with doing something like this on a '91 R80 Monolever I found.
I already have a R100GS front with R100GS rear wheel.
(20mm of milling the rear hub is needed to fit the Monolever final drive.)
All I was wondering about is the strength of that upper shock mounting.

I see you have extended the rear swingarm and are not using the original mount on the diff.
Has that affected the alignment of the shock mounting?

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Old 10-30-2011, 01:26 PM   #9
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I bought the wheel complete,saw that there were two broken spokes,so thought lets go for it,and cut all the spokes out with an angle grinder.I then had to drill out all the nipples in the hub,and the remains of the spokes out of the rim.I am pretty confident that i can do the rebuild,i am an engineer by trade,and have already trued the rim on my 1200 GSA.The swingarm is extended by 75mm,i am going to strengthen the frame and shock mount,so cannot see any problem with rigidity.I am trying a different method with fitting the paralever hub to the RT bevel box.I am leaving the hub as standard but am modifying the brake shoe mounts(extended pivot pin and actuating cam),and a machined aluminium ring bolted onto the bevel box to make up the 20mm gap between the hub and bevel box,an advantage of doing it this way is that the rim does not need any more offset than standard
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Old 10-30-2011, 03:02 PM   #10
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Wouldn't it be easier to replace spokes one by one?
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Old 10-30-2011, 03:44 PM   #11
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The knobbies are a good place to start
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Old 10-31-2011, 11:51 AM   #12
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Wouldn't it be easier to replace spokes one by one?
All the nipples were seized solid in the hub making it impossible to true the rim.The spokes were also rusted,so i decided to rebuild the wheel with stainless steel spokes and nipples.All the holes in the hub were cleaned out with a drill.The nipples will be coated with marine grease to try to stop them seizing again.
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Old 11-01-2011, 02:55 PM   #13
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Just fitted renthal bars and the pad off my GSA.I could not decide between old school alloy guards or plastic,i finally decided on UFO vintage enduro guards.The rear wheel will be next on the list,hoping to start rebuilding it sometime next week.I have also just bought a tank off an old police bike,the one with the lockable compartment .
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Old 11-01-2011, 04:34 PM   #14
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Looking good! I love stuff that happens in a shed.

What are your thoughts regarding the rear wheel offset? ie. it no longer being centered?
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Old 11-02-2011, 10:50 AM   #15
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Looking good! I love stuff that happens in a shed.

What are your thoughts regarding the rear wheel offset? ie. it no longer being centered?
The wheel will be on the centre line because i am not machining the inside of the hub to close the gap between the paralever wheel and RT bevel box,i am extending the brake pivot and actuating shafts and fitting a machined alloy rim to the bevel box.The wheel will then be built with the standard offset.
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