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Old 05-02-2012, 10:49 PM   #1
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R1100R convert to R1100GS?

Hi,
I was toying with the idea.Have anyone done so?or anyone heard or seen?

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Old 05-03-2012, 05:51 AM   #2
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The components are basically the same. The biggest issues revolve around bodywork, if you intend to retrofit them as well.

IMHO Best to just buy a GS.

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Old 05-03-2012, 07:01 AM   #3
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The components are basically the same. The biggest issues revolve around bodywork, if you intend to retrofit them as well.

IMHO Best to just buy a GS.

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+1

I contemplated this for many months when I had my R. The only reasonable approach is to buy a salvaged GS and swap away...but at that point, you're better off just finding a GS in good shape. I was surprised by how easy it was to sell my 1100R, I turned it in about a week.

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Old 05-03-2012, 07:07 AM   #4
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Very few non-cosmetic differences between R1100R and R1100G:

1) different steering head and handlebars

2) rider foot pegs longer on GS (different shifter linkage) -pegs much lower than R

3) different shocks (f & r), fork leg tubes and fork cross brace/bridge

4) shorter paralever torque arm (neglible)

5) ABS - most R1100R did not come with ABS.

and 6) wheels and crash plate.



Cosmetics differences are many. You could get the TT Revamp kit and build a customized R/GS hybrid.

You can make an R1100R into a supermoto by just doing 2, 3 and 4. BeemerBoneyard and Ebay are your friends (shop both US and UK e
bay sites for parts) if you are going through with the conversion.

here is my project:

$742 clean title R1100R - before



After (did complete engine rebuild, restrung harness, and new wheels and exhaust).

Still a work in progress though almost done. Yellow headlamp housing parts were powdered coated are part of the Revamp kit.

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Old 05-03-2012, 12:07 PM   #5
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Hey guys...thanks for the reply....especially krellheat...you're awesome...

Ok...here's the thing...I've been a japanese bikes believer all the while...and still does....becoz they're like a lifetime...At present....apart from the recently purchased R1100R,I have an XRV750,XR650R,a Suzuki Intruder and Suzuki Burgman250 scoot.

I used to own an R1100GS....bought a used '96 model 2yrs ago...but lasted for a mere 2 weeks of ownership...

watch this video....this is when....it died...it's a raw footage...so you either tolerate or slide forward or just don't watch at all...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hklDl5X90dA


Looks clean and neat huh....
Well...that's about it from the exterior that enuff to make me score the deal and took over the ownership immediately after viewing....the previous owner owns it for 9 long years...with full service record like parts replacement on the hall sensor,clutchplates,fuel pump,starter motor,and the list goes on throughout the years...
However....maybe pure luck....
That the gearbox blown.
The offroad is not gnarly at all...
Anyways....
Back to the R1100R.
I just bought this....

Pretty cool deal...1 owner since 1996.milege seems like 49,000km genuine.Bike was kept at vintage car showroom and was the only bike there....was told the boss bought the bike just for his collection to go along with the Vintage cars.And yes of coz,the 777 number plate....

The closest i can find in the web...is this...

It sure got the R1100R tank and oil cooler..apart from the other things....well of coz,I will just leave the telelever the way it is..

Just thought if I can source myself a GS fuel tank,GS1150 Beak and hopefully the headframe,most importantly,the 19 and 17 inch spokey wheels,and the rear would have to completely custom....well...that's for now that I could dream off...
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Old 05-03-2012, 12:17 PM   #6
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ahhh....found the edited version of the video...anyways..
http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?s...type=3&theater

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Old 05-03-2012, 02:34 PM   #7
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The closest i can find in the web...is this...

It sure got the R1100R tank and oil cooler..apart from the other things....well of coz,I will just leave the telelever the way it is..
Now that is a project worth taking on!! It looks like this bike is mostly 1150 parts, but the 1100R tank looks great!
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Old 05-03-2012, 02:59 PM   #8
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Hey Krellheat

Is that a TT headlight kit or a Wunderleich? How do you like it?

TIA

Really nice job BTW


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Very few non-cosmetic differences between R1100R and R1100G:


After (did complete engine rebuild, restrung harness, and new wheels and exhaust).

Still a work in progress though almost done. Yellow headlamp housing parts were powdered coated are part of the Revamp kit.

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Old 05-03-2012, 03:19 PM   #9
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Thanks sdpc. TT Revamp headlight part of main kit. It is available as a stand alone kit found in the German site. TT USA will get those parts for you.

AJ: What year is the GS? The R1100 transmissions changed from M94 to M97 beginning with 1998. You might be able to just do a transmission swap I think the differences were internal bearings. Also you can pick up a decent transmission with low miles on Ebay for around $600. One seller gives a warranty.

The R1100 R tank is smaller in capacity than the 1100/1150 GS tank.
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Old 05-03-2012, 05:59 PM   #10
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Krellheat : well,i did find a complete engine for $600 now,but not at that time.
But for now,I am keeping in view on a Gs tank selling for $194,top triple clamp $50,rear subframe $86.

Still yet to find complete wheels,front beak and headlite set.Am keeping watch at the flea mart and keep flooding inmates PM and also ebay.
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Old 05-03-2012, 07:01 PM   #11
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Krellheat : well,i did find a complete engine for $600 now,but not at that time.
But for now,I am keeping in view on a Gs tank selling for $194,top triple clamp $50,rear subframe $86.

Still yet to find complete wheels,front beak and headlite set.Am keeping watch at the flea mart and keep flooding inmates PM and also ebay.
The plastic GS tanks show up often but keep in mind that most have bubbling paint as a result of gasoline off-gassing through the nylon. The 1150gs and gsa metal tanks fit the 1100.

Beemerboneyard.com will notify you when a part out of stock, like the beak, is available. My experience with beemerboneyard is his prices are competitive to most of ebay yet in better condition. Disclaimer: I'm a satisfied customer.

I've had luck finding parts from the following reputable ebay sellers, to name a few:
Motografixx
Pinwall_cycle_parts
Maxsalvage (Max BMW)
Davibse
Onestopoutlet
Motogodojo
Macmaneurosports
Pinzit
Rubbersideupllc
re-psycle_bmw

In Ebay search enter SELLER:theirID BMW. Most ship outside USA.

I also found that ebay search BMW R11* rtp yields good results. RTP is the police BMW. Check Max BMW fiche for parts interchange.

Good luck.
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Old 05-04-2012, 12:19 AM   #12
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Oh yeah beemerboneyard.

I've just missed a great deal of the 41ltr touratech tank that cost $500 and a pair of spokes wheelset.dammit!
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Old 05-04-2012, 10:01 AM   #13
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Oh yeah beemerboneyard.

I've just missed a great deal of the 41ltr touratech tank that cost $500 and a pair of spokes wheelset.dammit!
I saw that one too - Likewise I was late.

Click on the out of stock notify me button on each of those items. Then grab then when you are notified.
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Old 08-21-2012, 07:22 AM   #14
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Hey...

Finally got myself a '94 R1100GS plastic tank...

Butchering will be in progress soon.....


There's no turning back now to turn this Cafe bike into something more.....fun....
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Old 08-21-2012, 08:03 AM   #15
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The conversion is actually quite easy. I just finished mine.

I started with a clean, low mile 1100R, then added the GS wheels and suspension. If you have the parts on hand, and can turn a wrench, it takes less than a day.

After that was done, I decided to change out the stock R handlebars to a set of Pro Taper 31mm. You have to fabricate some adapters, but easily done.

I probably should start a thread on the conversion with pictures....
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