92-95 R100R Owners: Chime In Please

Discussion in 'Airheads' started by tennessee thumper, Nov 13, 2008.

  1. sanjoh

    sanjoh Purveyor of Light

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    After a few 150mile days, the airhead has quit charging the battery, got stranded. Put a new freshly charged lawn battery in and made it 30 miles. Put another lawn battery in, unplugged all the lights and made it 80miles without a problem.

    The battery light on the dash does not light up. Checked the bulb, swapped with another and the bulb is working.

    Can anyone recommend a troubleshooting guide for the charging system.
  2. danedg

    danedg Horizontally Opposed

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  3. tennessee thumper

    tennessee thumper Don't Text Me Bro

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    That is a TOP NOTCH converstion there Juan Labo, excellent work.

    Nice to see what the TT solo seat looks like. I was curious as to the size and mounting style.

    I guess it has to come off as a whole unit, as it is bolted on? Not a quick release like the stock?

    Are you happy with how it performs? I know they are pricey seats.
  4. danedg

    danedg Horizontally Opposed

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    Can you put up some more photos of that bike?:clap
  5. milo

    milo Been here awhile

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    Likely the stator rotor. My 1993 had the same symptom, no charge and no dash light on when the ignition was turned on. It's a pretty easy repair and Motorrad Elektrik sells a replacement rotor for $125. They also sell an excellent trouble shooting guide on airhead charging systems with instructions. http://www.motoelekt.com/
  6. ricochetrider

    ricochetrider MotoMojo

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    I have a 1993 R100RS. The only comparison I have was a 1988 R100RT but I like the RS far more than I did the RT.
    Seems like it has more oomph. I've only had the mono levers so I wouldn't know what the previous models rode like, but I like my 93. Comfy and zippy. Carries me & my GF and all our stuff with relative ease.
  7. Rapid Dog

    Rapid Dog bikes, booze, broads...

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    You ever sell that bike?
  8. jackd

    jackd Long timer

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    I just spent the last hour going through old R100R threads and this one hit me as being one of the best. It's worth reviving.

    I was recently considering the purchase of a '74 R90S basket case - one that is missing many very expensive parts. I decided to do my homework on these very desirable machines and found myself straying back to the idea of getting a '92 - '95 R100R and throwing an 'S' fairing on it instead. I've been sorting my spare parts cache and I'm amazed at what I have on hand to keep a pair of late model R100s going indefinitely. So I am now actively looking for a garage mate for my '94 R100GS.

    Is anyone seeing any of these low mileage R100R's for sale in their area anymore? I can say that I am coming up short in my hunt - not that I'm in a hurry here - I can wait until the right machine comes along. Tell me what you're seeing out there.
  9. tennessee thumper

    tennessee thumper Don't Text Me Bro

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    One of my favorite runs of the airhead for sure. Refined yet maintains the simplicity we all love about the model.

    They are out there to buy but I have not seen too many as of late.

    You know this but... keep a close eye on Cycle Trader, Craigslist, Ebay, IBMWR, MOA Flea market even some dealer sites for trade ins. You'll almost always pay more thru a dealer than a private sale. Repsycle (sp?)BMW in Ohio always has an interesting lot of airheads for sale as well.

    Good luck and keep us posted on what you find. I'll PM if I see anything.
  10. jackd

    jackd Long timer

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    I've been checking Craigslist, Ebay, IBMWR and a few local dealers - I'll wait until the right one comes along. Now that the R90S idea is out of my brain, I will tend to focus more on this area of pursuit.
  11. Vagabond_Explorer

    Vagabond_Explorer Relax_Unwind_Chill

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    Hi All,

    I just took delivery today of a beautiful 1995 R100R Mystic.

    Does anyone know how I can mount a Top Case and/or backrest luggage rack for 2 up touring? Does Ventura or Reynolds make racks for Top Cases or back rests?

    Many Thanks
  12. Jim Day

    Jim Day full manic mechanic

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    Love mine. What get's me is the power of the engine and how smooth the transmission is. It's almost too easy to shift compared to my R65 and R75/6. I would love to get another one and build a traditional looking Cafe with it, but for now I'm very happy with the one I have.
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  13. Rapid Dog

    Rapid Dog bikes, booze, broads...

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    what's the deal with the front end Jim? What size wheel is that?
  14. Jim Day

    Jim Day full manic mechanic

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    It's a 2013 DRZ400SM supermoto fork with a stock 17 inch DRZ400SM front wheel, I also extended the rear shock roughly an inch so the bike now sits as high as a GS. I wanted to make the bike a little tougher for touring, a bike that could run the same tire front and rear, do some dirt, but that still handled well on the pavement.

    I'm running roughly the same size tires front and rear 120/90-17 front and a 130/90-17 rear, but would probably run both 120s on a long trip. I'm pretty happy with how it handles. I consider it a upgrade. Though slightly different I think it actually rides better now on the pavement then it did before I changed the fork.
  15. bikecat

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    Google ....

    http://www.adventuremotorcycleparts.com/product/ET650-614-01-01.html

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  16. Vagabond_Explorer

    Vagabond_Explorer Relax_Unwind_Chill

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    Thanks bikecat. I saw this and the Ventura version but was wondering what else is out there.:1drink
  17. tennessee thumper

    tennessee thumper Don't Text Me Bro

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    Sure you could wrangle something to fit the rear cowl on the Mystic, though it is a bit small and would require some modification and drilling.

    Another option might be obtaining a rear subframe from an R100R. Those have more room to attach a aftermarket rack or suitcase type box or a backrest.
  18. Isaak

    Isaak Adventurer

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    I have a mystic. Last night I lifted off the seat and rear fairing to see what was down there. I think the way I am going to go is get a rear frame from any r100r or r100gs 92-95 and put it on as a base for a new seat and rack. Note. If you have a used one let me know! I want to keep the original "stock" mystic back end for if I ever sell the bike as the mystic was a limited run bike. I don't want 2 up touring though, I think I will go for a gunfighter style seat, black leather tank cover, new black front mudguards. Should look pretty good. love riding the mystic though. Good fun stable airhead.


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  19. bikecat

    bikecat Long timer

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    For Mystic there is the rear rack too:

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  20. Isaak

    Isaak Adventurer

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    There are definitely nice racks for the mystic but 2 up touring is going to be a problem with the stock Seat and rear end. That being said, you can bolt the Back end of any compatible gs or r100 bike as the frames are identical. frame number is 46 51 2 314 481.


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