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Old 03-05-2012, 09:34 PM   #1
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Build Thread my R100GS

Started taking the old GS i bought a few weeks ago down for a rebuild


Worked taking the back of the bike down first so i could leave it on the center stand.




The tranny oil sure was milky got some water in there


Got the trans off


Taking the trans to Ft. Worth on friday for a lower first and higher fifth gear.


Working my way to the front of the bike


Went and got some lunch with the Wife and then got the wiring harness off the bike.


Looks like a dirt bike now with nothing up front, I have to stop for the day just realized that i dont have a 36mm
socket to take off the big bolt on the top of the triple clamps and my buddy John has my wrench to take the spinner
nuts off the exhaust headers so i cant pull the motor out either.

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Old 03-07-2012, 08:08 AM   #2
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I do love these bikes. Its like a disease :lol
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Old 03-07-2012, 08:37 AM   #3
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Looking forward to this. Is it too early to get on the waiting list for this bike when you decide to sell?

I ended up removing my carbs before lifting the engine our of the frame. That engine weighs > 125 pounds unless you remove the starter beforehand.

If your garage is too full, I'd also be willing to allow your Red/White PD to sit here until it sells.

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Old 03-07-2012, 10:25 AM   #4
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How about the one behind it?

Starting a collection?

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Old 03-07-2012, 03:31 PM   #5
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Have to get my son over to help lift it out of the frame tonight, I can lift it up but by myself when i go to take it out of the frame it get a little tricky. Collecting Hell im going to corner the market on these things.
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Old 03-07-2012, 09:00 PM   #6
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This is the build I hope to do some day.. Cant wait too see how it turns out..
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Old 03-08-2012, 08:29 AM   #7
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Looks like fun...

Glad you have more than one bike to ride since it is prime riding season in Texas. I always enjoys these threads. Thanks for bringing us along.
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Old 03-08-2012, 01:34 PM   #8
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Have to get my son over to help lift it out of the frame tonight, I can lift it up but by myself when i go to take it out of the frame it get a little tricky. Collecting Hell im going to corner the market on these things.
I just did that, but by the time I got the engine out all I had was engine/frame on the ground. Came out easy.

Ah the big bolt at the triple trees....years ago I took an old wrench and enlarged it with an angle grinder, still useful I found out not long ago. I'll buy the socket, maybe...anything is better than the PO's way with the pipe wrench and teeth marks on the nut.
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Old 03-08-2012, 02:08 PM   #9
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One person with a good back can get the engine out. Like a horse..do it from the left side. Tilt the top to the left as you lift up...then out. Set it on the frame, take a breath.. and then swing the block over to the stool you have next to the frame.

You're not cornering the market...I've got 5 GS and 2 G/S rebuilds in the shop right now.
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Old 03-08-2012, 10:17 PM   #10
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Greg like you said one person with a good back, but i dont have one and with out my wrench to take the wing nuts off the header pipes i had to turn the header pipes out to the side and lift it out with a little help from my brother. I have everything ready taking it all to the power coater in Dallas in the morning. I was going to attempt to put the lower first gear and higher fifth gear in my tranny, Calvin a buddy in SA said i could do it he has worked on his but i talked my self out of it im taking it with me and letting a pro do it.




Got thru taking the motor out and front end off just in time the wife was calling she made me a buttermilk pie a mans got to eat.

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Old 03-09-2012, 10:02 AM   #11
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Don't show me pies.....!

Before....:



After....that's me looking at too many BMW GS parts/specs.



Pies aside....and staying round, could you put a straight edge on them clutch steel plates and tell me what you find? Something strange or not I am finding on mine, as in the plates dished very evenly toward the center and also the friction disc thicker toward the center but all well above minimum specs. No major signs or overheating and all looks good.

Nice pie, that's for your wife:
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Old 03-09-2012, 04:19 PM   #12
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Thats some serious pie there.
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Old 03-10-2012, 07:42 AM   #13
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Something strange or not I am finding on mine, as in the plates dished very evenly toward the center and also the friction disc thicker toward the center but all well above minimum specs.
Normal this is the way they wear and the reason pressure plates are often replaced at the same time as friction material
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Old 03-10-2012, 09:06 AM   #14
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Normal this is the way they wear and the reason pressure plates are often replaced at the same time as friction material
Thanks, nothing looks overly worn, I can still see some of the machining grooves on the metal plates. Going back in "as is" with the old friction disc of course. Too many other things on the "wishlists" that should take priority. Easy to replace later anyway "if and ever" it doesn't work well.

But you are right replacing alltogether, we are trying with someone on a K1200 who found his plates all blue.Scary.... He is only replacing the friction disc,not even the spring.... that's gonna cost him down the road.

Kids these days....!
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