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Old 11-14-2013, 11:17 AM   #1
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Revamp R1100GS, anyone??

Thought this worldwide forum would be littered with Touratech Revamp builds, but it seems they're hard to find.

Anyone ever did a Revamp build, especially on a 1100, and if so, what's the after thought?

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Old 11-15-2013, 04:02 AM   #2
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I did. Took a 1999 R1100R wreck and did a complete on the rebuild motor. The kit is fairly easy to install. Could not get the local body shops to paint the tank so I went diy with Duplicolor. Will post photos later from home pc.

Touratech USA had it in stock. Where are you? Your profile location is blank.
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Old 11-15-2013, 10:07 AM   #3
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Thanks for the answer, I'm mostly woundering if the difference in total weight (compared to a normal R1100GS) makes it easier to handle in off-road conditions. Or is it still a way to heavy bike? Thinking of a real "travel enduro" bike, so light enough to do tracks and trails, if needed some mudtracks, but still aible to travel long distances.
I've got a slightly modified R1150GSA now, but allthough I love the bike, it's just to damn heavy to do anything more but easy greenlaning.

I'm just thinking of buying an old 1100GS, and doing the make over, maybe even with a Nico Bakker front frame so I can install a descent USD fork.

21" front and 18" rear whelle will also be on the to-do list. That's why I'm looking for an 1100, can't fit an 18" rear wheel on the 1150.

Oh, I'm from Belgium and am a Touratech retailer, so I can have the complete set at an interesting price. My distributor has no expierence with the Revamp though, so I just thought, I'd ask here

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Old 11-15-2013, 10:19 AM   #4
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Thanks for the answer, I'm mostly woundering if the difference in total weight (compared to a normal R1100GS) makes it easier to handle in off-road conditions. Or is it still a way to heavy bike? Thinking of a real "travel enduro" bike, so light enough to do tracks and trails, if needed some mudtracks, but still aible to travel long distances.
I've got a slightly modified R1150GSA now, but allthough I love the bike, it's just to damn heavy to do anything more but easy greenlaning.

I'm just thinking of buying an old 1100GS, and doing the make over, maybe even with a Nico Bakker front frame so I can install a descent USD fork.

21" front and 18" rear whelle will also be on the to-do list. That's why I'm looking for an 1100, can't fit an 18" rear wheel on the 1150.

Oh, I'm from Belgium and am a Touratech retailer, so I can have the complete set at an interesting price. My distributor has no expierence with the Revamp though, so I just thought, I'd ask here

Grtz, Philip!
Now your question makes sense. The kit retails for a little over $4K here. I wouldn't want to spend more on the kit than I did for the entire bike.

Take a look through Some Assembly Required here. There's been a few oil heads built to be a more functional off road machine.

Personally, I think that by the time you buy the 1100 and modify it you would come out cheaper just finding an HP2 Enduro. But where's the fun in that?
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Old 11-15-2013, 10:31 AM   #5
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HP2's all go over 10K €"s here in Europe. I'm hoping to find a 1100 for around 1500€, get the Revamp for around 3000€, and spend something around 1500€ maximum on the rest.
Would make it a lot cheaper, and I'd be able to paint the bike in my store's colors, making it an eye catcher and good advertisement, so in my head I can sell this investment to myself

Only need to sell the idea of a third bike to the missus, that's gonna be the biggest challenge

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Old 11-15-2013, 10:41 AM   #6
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I took an R converted to a GS with the Revamp kit. There is not a lot of difference in parts between an 1100R and a 1100GS. Sorry I cannot give any insight on weigh difference between 1100 models since my other bike is a 650GS.
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Old 11-15-2013, 10:48 AM   #7
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Old 11-15-2013, 11:04 AM   #8
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Old 11-15-2013, 08:37 PM   #9
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I like the headlight kit. Where dose it come from? $$

I have a 97 gs1100 and I want to upgrade the headlight

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Old 11-15-2013, 11:01 PM   #10
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I will go for a HP2E too, surely not a modified R1100GS.

The HP2E has also another technical setting (fork).

R1100GS Revamp will be cheap but shit for what you intend to do...

Low price is always expensive if it doesn't give you satisfaction because finally, you buy the right object and throw away the bad one.

So, you paid 2 objects instead of 1.



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Old 11-16-2013, 08:48 AM   #11
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Hi Marc,

See you've got several HP2's, wanna sell me one

You're right about the fork, 'though you probably know as a HP2 owner, if you want a really good suspension on the HP2, you need to invest money anyway. New springs and oil in the front, and replacing the air thinghy with a Wilbers or Öhlins at the rear. Doing that on the R1100GS will improve the ride big time anyhow.

Ans as I've said, I'm thinking about a Nico Bakker front frame, and installing a good USD front fork. I know this will increase the expences, but I know someone who has a Bakker front rebuild, and he ride's the bike as a 650XChallenge, even in mud.

Besides, I'm not trying to have an HP2, or an HP2 light version. I had a F800GS, which in my eyes is the perfect bike to compare with an HP2, I just want to build me a perfect bike myself

Be honnest, only looking at the costs I'm better of buying a KTM 950Adv. Which I'm not gonna do, rest asure

So, has anyone any real idea in how the Revamp standard build (so keeping the suspension and wheels) changes the handling and ride of the bike?

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Old 11-17-2013, 12:14 AM   #12
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You are right with the poor quality of front/rear suspensions on the HP2E
Front fork can be modified with KTM 990SE one or with Shiver Marzocchi 50mm by Specialthings.it


I'm interrested in your future job

But I think you should go for an upgrade of a R80GS perhaps.

I found this, long time ago. Perhaps some ideas for you

https://plus.google.com/photos/10375...889?banner=pwa

HPN can also be the way to go

http://www.hpn.de/english/english.html
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There was a similar project but some pics have gone

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=69015
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Old 11-17-2013, 09:15 AM   #14
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I like the headlight kit. Where dose it come from? $$

I have a 97 gs1100 and I want to upgrade the headlight

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Old 11-17-2013, 04:40 PM   #15
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Check out the lower end of this page.

http://www.bakker-framebouw.nl/produ...es/bmw?lang=nl

also this ...

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=711018

There was also another European chap who could not wait for the HP2 and rebuilt his front end to conventional. I am trying to track down the site.
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