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Old 03-02-2010, 04:57 PM   #121
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Question K forks/R65 frame in need of wheel

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Your project is looking good. I like the spoke wheels the best. I'm thinking of starting over and build two new wheels to make sure thay match. Going to use clipons instead of the handle bar. I think the welding on my frame was done with a wire welder. Keep up the with the progress reports. Ckeck www.rockerboxer.com for ideas and views of spoke wheels vs mags.
OK, make my life simple - I've got the '87 K100RS forks on the twin-shock R65. A couple have suggested various fromt wheel options. I am inclined to go with K100 wheel, but I have a both Grimeca and a Suzuki 4LS front drum, any advice on grafting those to the the K forks? One post suggested a BMW r1150 (?) spoke wheel, can someone offer details of what that might entail?
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Old 07-22-2010, 08:20 AM   #122
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Any updates?

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Old 07-22-2010, 03:30 PM   #123
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Thumb Lost my Tinker-Toy, playing with the R65.

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Figured grafting a K100RS front end complete with wheel was the quickest/cheapest. By accident I found a pair of Harrison BILLET 6 Calipers made for the K100 on eBay and they replaced the Brembos. Tarozzi hi-clipons, Spiegler steel lines, removed the instrument cluster and installed a Scitsu electronic tach, headlight is R65 on aftermarket 42mm ears. the clutch perch is CGR, the brake master is a Brembo radial (built in light switch, no need for hydraulic pressure switch). my lights control and start/kill are aftermarket. For my idiot lights am in the process of drilling a couple of small holes in the top triple-tree and installing flush.

Replaced the regular final drive with a ribbed (I think it looks better) 33/11 that drops operating RPM at a given speed by about 10%, better for cruising and at my cruise speed there is less vibration.

Purchased Raask, a total piece of crap. I am modifying a pair of "universal" Yoshimura rearsets (biggest pain is activating rear brake/light). Everything else is as before.

Strange how all the gadgets are expensive....................:-o

And yours, how goes it?
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Old 07-22-2010, 05:18 PM   #124
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And yours, how goes it?
Very slowly - work is a drain at the moment (Time and Money).

New tank that I bought doesn't fit right - sits too high for my liking.

I'm slowly making a custom rear seat cowl and have modified the rear subframe. If it turns out any good, I'll have a go at making my own tank.

Got a R1100GS front hub, caliper, speedo gear, brake disc (single only) - am now in the process of looking for a good pair of 18" rims so I can have a go at lacing up some wheels.

Given we are moving back east at the end of this year, I need to get the project to rolling chassis stage ASAP.

Its bloody cold here at the moment too, which isnt helping!!!
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Old 07-22-2010, 05:42 PM   #125
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Talking If only work went as fast as money...

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Very slowly - work is a drain at the moment (Time and Money).

New tank that I bought doesn't fit right - sits too high for my liking.

I'm slowly making a custom rear seat cowl and have modified the rear subframe. If it turns out any good, I'll have a go at making my own tank.

Got a R1100GS front hub, caliper, speedo gear, brake disc (single only) - am now in the process of looking for a good pair of 18" rims so I can have a go at lacing up some wheels.

Given we are moving back east at the end of this year, I need to get the project to rolling chassis stage ASAP.


Its bloody cold here at the moment too, which isnt helping!!!
I've had a terrible time getting a seat that suits me. If you're in need of a good rim, I have a new impeccable BMW OEM BLACK 18" rear that I acquired for a G/S project that didn't happen.
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Old 08-08-2010, 09:55 PM   #126
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I'm still here - busy working as ever, but managed to modify (i.e cut lots of shit off) the subframe and I'm now going ahead building the wheels...

err...cept I don't have any rims....

Thinking of going 18" both ends - 3" wide on rear for a 140/18 and 2.15" wide front for a 110/18.

Would this work? Thoughts?
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Old 08-09-2010, 03:52 AM   #127
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I'm still here - busy working as ever, but managed to modify (i.e cut lots of shit off) the subframe and I'm now going ahead building the wheels...

err...cept I don't have any rims....

Thinking of going 18" both ends - 3" wide on rear for a 140/18 and 2.15" wide front for a 110/18.

Would this work? Thoughts?
Yes/No. Do some research because different manufacturers tires are labeled as the same size and vary in actual with which may cause rubbing in the rear. If it is a monoshock, you can use a small hub spacer to offset the tire and gain clearance. I found that a bigger front seemed to deaden the feel of the front end.
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Old 08-09-2010, 03:54 AM   #128
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I'm still here - busy working as ever, but managed to modify (i.e cut lots of shit off) the subframe and I'm now going ahead building the wheels...

err...cept I don't have any rims....

Thinking of going 18" both ends - 3" wide on rear for a 140/18 and 2.15" wide front for a 110/18.

Would this work? Thoughts?
Just remembered a source of info;

http://www.webbikeworld.com/Motorcycle-tires/sizes.htm
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Old 12-13-2010, 08:56 PM   #129
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Bump. Any updates, Nick?
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