Originally Posted by Anorak
I get a hot tube ignition and a wick carburetor.
Ask Petefromberkeley what he used when he rode his R80 G/S around the world. A neutral switch is a good spare.
Huh? I haven't read this whole thing but... I used a Panasonic branded gel battery (same as Westco). I bought it prior to my ride in 2003 and it still works great today. And a high output voltage regulator, a super duper Thunderchild diode board grounded no less that three ways (and it burned out in Sudan- I carried the stock one as a spare and it is still in there). What else? A Bosch starter motor which was repaired and rebuilt in Kyrgyzstan and Turkey- that's still good.
Anything else was stock and did not fail.
p.s. It's an R-100