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Discussion in 'Airheads' started by Loadedagain, Oct 14, 2004.
Yeah ... Did you know that 'Bing' is German for 'leak'? Just sayin.
After running a FI bike for so many years, half the time I forget to turn them off, the other half, I forget to turn them on.
What's the story on the headlight fairing?
You are totaly insane dude¡¡¡ that is a sport bike frame ¡¡ there is a lot of room easily you could store 2 helmets under the gas tank¡
Um.... yeah... and good luck finding a forks and a wheel that won't hit the engine:
Leading link front end?
Colorado State Patrol Inspection tomorrow morning. It's a great little "parts" bike:
Modified 1989 BMW R100RT Mono-lever Frame. HPN style frame gussets throughout.
1992 R100GS motor with 800cc cylinders and 32mm Bings.
YZ450F front end.
347lbs with oils but zero fuel.
Built for around $2500.
Nice build, good luck with the inspection.
Nice! Good job on the budgeting. Wish I had built my bike rather than buy it but I didn't know how back then. The front looks kinda tall, are you going to do any leveling on the suspension?
Wow, how did you get it down to 347? If you don't mind my asking, how did you weigh it? It sounds lower than what I've heard these things are.
I thought the forks looked tall in that photo too. Sits pretty level in my garage. Suspension will take a bit of sorting. I've only got an hour or so of off-road riding on this bike. I've owned 3 R100gs's over the years and my impression so far is that this bike is light years ahead of a stock GS in off-road handling and I think that I can make it better.
I used a set of aircraft scales to weigh it. About 10 years ago I built and flew a competition aerobatic airplane. I still have the sign in my garage from when I built that plane that says: 10lbs x 10g's = an airplane that sucks. You have to look at every piece you add as an opportunity to cut weight. Remember, by the time I add 6.4 gal of fuel we're talking 390lbs.
Did you do the gussets yourself?
I cut all the gussets, tack welded them in place and had Advanced Alloys in Longmont, CO do the final welding. Those guys are unbelievable! They specialize in aircraft parts.
Really? How'd you weigh it?
Wow, that's one of the really good looking bikes. I'd put it in the top 5 that I've seen.
That's a nice pile of parts! What did you do for the triples? What are you running your springs at?
sub 350 is pretty amazing for a paralever. The only parts that look like they're not stock heavy as crap is the forks.
I'm going to have ot re-weigh the PD somehow.
CUrious as to why you'd use 800's in a 1000 motor unless you had better access to the 800's.
what rear shock?
YES I WANT TO TWIST IT IN ANGER!
Wow! Looks sweet, Muddy. My bike will never look that nice but that because I ride the shite out of it. Come back in a few months with a pic after you do the same, oh it's gonna be fun!! Paint or powdercoat on the frame?