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Old 10-24-2012, 01:31 PM   #1
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Wink 1981 R80 G/S. repair/rebuild in Uganda


This is from about a year ago before wreck.

History: I got the bike after it hit the back of a car at high speed. Frame, forks, handle bars, front wheel bent. I will get it back on the road!
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Old 10-24-2012, 01:42 PM   #2
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So I found a R100ST frame. Basic frame seems to be the same. I will need to remove old brackets and fittings from old frame and put on new frame plus a few extra reinforcements. Above is part of my jig on old frame



Added patch/doubler to lower front tubes because one side had small crack. Added gusset between lower tubes and bottom of head tube.
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Old 10-24-2012, 01:51 PM   #3
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Mock up



Here is the basic mock up. After looking for original parts and$$$. I realized I have a perfectly good 1991 Honda CRM front end. Why not put that on?? ;)


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Old 10-24-2012, 01:55 PM   #4
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Laugh Removing head races.



Take your MIG or TIG and run a bead around it and the race falls out. Piece o cake.
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Old 10-24-2012, 01:57 PM   #5
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Holy Crap. This is great.

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Old 10-24-2012, 02:05 PM   #6
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Old 10-24-2012, 02:08 PM   #7
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Even the kids are enjoying!!

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Old 10-24-2012, 02:12 PM   #8
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This is great.

And I respectfully disagree.




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Old 10-24-2012, 02:22 PM   #9
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This is great.

And I respectfully disagree.




Well that is just the old bent cover that a local "repair shop". Butcherd by welding and body filler. I have a better one.



After accident the bike was taken to a local auto shop for insurance repair. They destroyed so much. :(. Above is there frame straightening repair.

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Old 10-24-2012, 02:33 PM   #10
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Nice! Can't wait to see the end result!!!


Fred, are you still at work? I just sent you a text.
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Old 10-24-2012, 03:47 PM   #11
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Great thread so far... keep em coming!!! I like the fact that the forks match the tank decals (if you aren't too fussed about contrast) - blue on blue! Nice work
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Old 10-24-2012, 09:39 PM   #12
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Doubler cut from old lower tube and welded under rear shock mount.
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Old 10-24-2012, 09:43 PM   #13
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Frame painted!!!


Leftovers from old frame. Lots of cutting, grinding and welding.
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Old 10-25-2012, 06:40 AM   #14
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Ok, ok.....this is why I love ADV rider. We have people throwing stupid money at professionaly built bikes, and then we have threads like this. Someone home welding their frame and using 2x4's as a frame jig!!! I love it!!

Thanks for the education mennleo!!!! Keep the story and pics coming!! Oh, can we have a close up of the steering head repair that YOU did, cause the one the insurance co did it scarey...
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Old 10-25-2012, 06:46 AM   #15
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Ok, ok.....this is why I love ADV rider. We have people throwing stupid money at professionaly built bikes, and then we have threads like this. Someone home welding their frame and using 2x4's as a frame jig!!! I love it!!

Thanks for the education mennleo!!!! Keep the story and pics coming!! Oh, can we have a close up of the steering head repair that YOU did, cause the one the insurance co did it scarey...
+1 !!!

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