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Old 04-21-2012, 09:04 PM   #1
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Rapid Resurrection. (ST1100 rebuild)

Just for the record, this will be anything BUT rapid...

I had the great pleasure of meeting a fellow inmate today. Picked up this '01 ST1100 today from rapidoxidationman. Nice guy, glad I drove all the way up there! He had a bit of a face plant on it...



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The story of his wreck: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=579768

I had originally talked to him about buying his bike a couple of years ago but at the time couldnt' afford it and didnt have a place to put it. Have a place, and recently sold a vehicle () and needed another project. ALMOST as bad as I need another hole in my head. And so it begins- the resurrection of rapidoxidationmans ST.

Drove about 2 hours to get there, looked it over, put a battery in, fired it up, and rode it about 25 feet. Good enough! Got most of the parts (think I may have forgot a bag of nuts and bolts?!) and trundled on home.

Loaded and ready for the ride home:



After I aired up the front tire and took it for a little spin:





Seems to run great. Has a little bit of noise coming from the right rear valve cover where it took a hit when it was wrecked. There appears to be a vacuum ??? line above the exhaust header that is cracked, may be coming from that? Looks like its in fairly decent shape all things considered. Going to have to pick up a new foot peg, brake lever, and that cracked metal line, whatever it is. Planning on getting it road legal as quick as possible- naked sport bike style, then cleaning up all the exposed bits and scratched / bent / broken stuff.

Suggestion?
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Old 04-22-2012, 08:14 AM   #2
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Nope, no suggestions at all. You're a hopeless case
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Old 04-22-2012, 03:48 PM   #3
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Was at the Fuel Coffee meet last year in Cincinnati and saw this:



Recognize it? Yours could look just like it if you've got mad fabrication skills. Hope it provides some inspiration...
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Old 06-27-2012, 10:47 AM   #4
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Was at the Fuel Coffee meet last year in Cincinnati and saw this:



Recognize it? Yours could look just like it if you've got mad fabrication skills. Hope it provides some inspiration...
Needs Triumph or Buell XB headlamps for the win!
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Old 06-27-2012, 03:29 PM   #5
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Needs Triumph or Buell XB headlamps for the win!
Um the red oversized coolys,are they the gas tanks?
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Old 06-27-2012, 03:35 PM   #6
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Um the red oversized coolys,are they the gas tanks?

Air filters .


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Old 06-27-2012, 03:44 PM   #7
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Old 04-22-2012, 10:21 PM   #8
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Progress? Sorta... Got a list put together of priorities. Ordered a poop load of parts, cost me darn near what i spent on the bike. First order of business is to get the tiltle straightened out tomorrow. Next item is to get it "road legal" asap. Probably wont be pretty, but it will be RIDABLE! Once i have a chance to put some time in the saddle, we'll decide where to go from there. A general tuneup is also in the works- filters, oil, plugs, etc, an the fork seals still need replaced. Turns out the broken line is an air feed pipe? Guessing something to do with emissions... Part of the parts order i put in.
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Old 04-23-2012, 06:15 PM   #9
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This may be a lot faster ressurection than i thought... Talked with the dmv ladies today. They said just do the work and bring in all of the paperwork.at the same time, as opposed to submit the salvage title, then apply for the repaired title when its done. means i will be bolting on a headlight, signals, and mirrors this week to make it street legal even though they dont inspect the bike when i take the paperwork in. Parts on their way too. . In the meantime, it looks like my garage barfed up an ST.



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Old 04-24-2012, 05:23 PM   #10
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Technically, its "street legal" in Idaho... There are about 4 different definitions of that though. I believe that all a bike needs to be on the road is a headlight and tail light. If you want to get out on the freeway, you need signals, mirrors, horn, etc. No signals or mirrors yet, but like I said, technically street legal. Straightened a few bent bits and cleaned a bit of dust off too, lots of scuffs and scratches but I think its definitely going to be a decent rideable bike!



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Old 04-24-2012, 06:31 PM   #11
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1) are you going to restore it to stock?
2) oil the chain on that KTM.
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Old 04-24-2012, 07:21 PM   #12
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1. No. I just want it to qualify as "street legal" so I can submit all the paper work for the salvage title. I will be making it look something like this:



2. The chain is actually orange, it aint rust...
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Old 04-30-2012, 05:06 PM   #13
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Met with the ladies at the DMV again today and got all the paperwork squared up. Most of the parts showed up over the weekend- got a new footpeg and brake lever installed. Its registered, plated, and insured- just need to take it for a shakedown run to see how it handles, hoping for no signs of a bent frame.

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Old 04-30-2012, 07:22 PM   #14
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Well there's good news and bad news. Took it for its "maiden"... The good news is it goes down the road just fine- no shimmys, shakes, wobbles, or noises (that I can tell, wind is kinda noisy). The bad news- this bike is pretty darn fast. Does the ton easily and feels like it's plonking along at a low rate of speed while doing it.

Lots to do still, but its rideable and legal! Not sure if theres something wrong with the front brake or they just suck? Could be I'm just used to a much lighter supermoto bike... but it doesnt really like stopping all that quick. That and the whine of the timing belts (?) could get really annoying. Other than that, it may be a keeper. For a while.
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Old 05-02-2012, 02:11 PM   #15
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Not sure if theres something wrong with the front brake or they just suck? Could be I'm just used to a much lighter supermoto bike... but it doesnt really like stopping all that quick.
Do those things have weird linked brakes or anything? Do you need to use the rear brake as well, to get all of the pistons clamping in the front calipers?

Don't forget also, they *do* weigh a ton!
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