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Old 03-21-2013, 02:42 PM   #1
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Euro Special

Another Unholy Union rebuild on a R100GS:


Donor is a low mileage one owner bike that had been stolen and vandalised by kids. The original owner kept it for years in the hope of rebuilding it, but never got round to doing it.

[IMG] photo palermoGS_zpsf43b9b78.jpeg[/IMG]


TAG aluminium extended monolever, bitches:

[IMG] photo IMG_0013_zps3450a07b.jpg[/IMG]


The beast:
R100GS base engine, Moorespeed 1000cc long skirt pistons+valves and balanced OEM crank.

I have the Moorespeed pistons on my 100GS city ride and really love them. Waiting to see how the valve changes affect the feel and esp looking forward to trying out a balanced crank.

[IMG] photo IMG_0003_zps4a1b5701.jpg[/IMG]

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Old 03-21-2013, 02:59 PM   #2
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a dry run:

WP50mm forks, Trail Tech Rally light, TAG kevlar tank

I hope some of you pick up on the Samcro look



Check out my neighbour



[IMG] photo projecttrial_zpsda972047.jpg[/IMG]

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Old 03-21-2013, 03:27 PM   #3
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The engine turned then up on time then Ras? Looks great. cant wait to hear how well it goes.

Jota as well. Very nice.
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Old 03-21-2013, 03:34 PM   #4
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Those are what you call ROX RISERS

Looking forward to a new bike build. I sure like the TAG gadgets.
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Old 03-21-2013, 04:34 PM   #5
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a dry run

WP50mm forks, Trail Tech Rally light, TAG kevlar tank

Check out my neighbour

I hope some of you pick up on the Samcro look.
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Old 03-21-2013, 06:36 PM   #6
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Laugh TAG Mono

I want one of those TAG aluminum monolever swingarms bad!
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Old 03-21-2013, 06:44 PM   #7
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Neato!!!

A buell fairing on a G/S???? RAd!!!!!!!


Looking forward to your progress
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Old 03-21-2013, 07:11 PM   #8
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does TAG have a website? I can't find anything on them.

Also, are those swingarms currently available?
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Old 03-21-2013, 08:02 PM   #9
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does TAG have a website? I can't find anything on them.

Also, are those swingarms currently available?
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Old 03-22-2013, 03:32 AM   #10
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Frame/Geometry

Mainframe strengthened by TAG, with a 2 degree change in rake and engine mounting moved forward.

Using stock KTM triple clamps that came off a '98 300exc. The offset is negligible, but wanted to try this out for now. Given that I have a steeper rake angle, I wanted to play it safe on the offset, until I got a feel for the bike.

Chopped GS subframe, cut just behind the rear pannier rack mounting point. I prefer the look of the G/S subframe (as in earlier dry run picture), but I have seat and pannier racks that will fit onto a paralever frame, so wanted to minimize brain damage for now.

I hear that there is a risk that the greater suspension travel of an extended monolever could cause the wheel to hit the mudguard on the longer paralever subframe. Am going for a smaller mudguard, so lets see.

[IMG] photo IMG_0010_zps6c027562.jpg[/IMG]

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Old 03-22-2013, 06:43 AM   #11
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Fleabay Forks

Horror shots from a fleabay set of WP50s

Paid 60 Euro for them, so did not mind the complete overhaul

[IMG] photo wp502_zps0ceb4d34.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG] photo WP501jpg_zps8d947ec8.jpg[/IMG]

and then there's the XXX shot:

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Old 03-22-2013, 07:30 AM   #12
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Good lord those suckers are filthy!!!
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Old 03-22-2013, 08:12 AM   #13
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Oooh, I was waiting for this thread to happen.
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Old 03-22-2013, 10:27 AM   #14
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Rim Offset

In order to calibrate the required rim offset, I put on some 140 Michelin Deserts, as this is the widest tyre that I will be using.

After quite a while setting up the offset, still have a problem with clearance:

[IMG] photo IMG_0014_zps4a03c888.jpg[/IMG]


man, this job has a terrible work to results ratio. Packed it in after I could see at least 1mm of clearance:

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Old 03-22-2013, 10:46 AM   #15
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450w alternator kit

have also gone for the Moorespeed programable ignition as an alternative to double plugging. As I assume the high compression pistons would not be as happy as I am to be riding in mamma hafrica

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