Build Thread my R100GS

Discussion in 'Airheads' started by WacoDirtryder, Mar 5, 2012.

  1. WacoDirtryder

    WacoDirtryder Been here awhile

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    Started taking the old GS i bought a few weeks ago down for a rebuild
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    Worked taking the back of the bike down first so i could leave it on the center stand.
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    The tranny oil sure was milky got some water in there
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    Got the trans off
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    Taking the trans to Ft. Worth on friday for a lower first and higher fifth gear.
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    Working my way to the front of the bike
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    Went and got some lunch with the Wife and then got the wiring harness off the bike.
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    Looks like a dirt bike now with nothing up front, I have to stop for the day just realized that i dont have a 36mm
    socket to take off the big bolt on the top of the triple clamps and my buddy John has my wrench to take the spinner
    nuts off the exhaust headers so i cant pull the motor out either.
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  2. Stagehand

    Stagehand Imperfectionist

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    :lurk I do love these bikes. Its like a disease :lol
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  3. Infracaninophile

    Infracaninophile Finding My Way..

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    Looking forward to this. Is it too early to get on the waiting list for this bike when you decide to sell?

    I ended up removing my carbs before lifting the engine our of the frame. That engine weighs > 125 pounds unless you remove the starter beforehand.

    If your garage is too full, I'd also be willing to allow your Red/White PD to sit here until it sells. :deal

    Tom
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  4. camgregus

    camgregus riding gently now

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    How about the one behind it?

    Starting a collection?

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  5. WacoDirtryder

    WacoDirtryder Been here awhile

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    Have to get my son over to help lift it out of the frame tonight, I can lift it up but by myself when i go to take it out of the frame it get a little tricky. Collecting Hell im going to corner the market on these things.
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  6. surlywill

    surlywill Adventurer

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    This is the build I hope to do some day.. Cant wait too see how it turns out..
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  7. Havingfun

    Havingfun the road less traveled...

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    Glad you have more than one bike to ride since it is prime riding season in Texas. I always enjoys these threads. Thanks for bringing us along.
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  8. H96669

    H96669 A proud pragmatist.

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    I just did that, but by the time I got the engine out all I had was engine/frame on the ground. Came out easy.

    Ah the big bolt at the triple trees....years ago I took an old wrench and enlarged it with an angle grinder, still useful I found out not long ago. I'll buy the socket, maybe...anything is better than the PO's way with the pipe wrench and teeth marks on the nut.:eek1
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  9. Beemerguru

    Beemerguru Beemerguru...G/S guy

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    One person with a good back can get the engine out. Like a horse..do it from the left side. Tilt the top to the left as you lift up...then out. Set it on the frame, take a breath.. and then swing the block over to the stool you have next to the frame.

    You're not cornering the market...I've got 5 GS and 2 G/S rebuilds in the shop right now. :rofl:rofl:rofl
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  10. WacoDirtryder

    WacoDirtryder Been here awhile

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    Greg like you said one person with a good back, but i dont have one and with out my wrench to take the wing nuts off the header pipes i had to turn the header pipes out to the side and lift it out with a little help from my brother. I have everything ready taking it all to the power coater in Dallas in the morning. I was going to attempt to put the lower first gear and higher fifth gear in my tranny, Calvin a buddy in SA said i could do it he has worked on his but i talked my self out of it im taking it with me and letting a pro do it.

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    Got thru taking the motor out and front end off just in time the wife was calling she made me a buttermilk pie a mans got to eat.

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  11. H96669

    H96669 A proud pragmatist.

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    Don't show me pies.....!:lol3

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    After....that's me looking at too many BMW GS parts/specs.:eek1

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    Pies aside....and staying round, could you put a straight edge on them clutch steel plates and tell me what you find? Something strange or not I am finding on mine, as in the plates dished very evenly toward the center and also the friction disc thicker toward the center but all well above minimum specs. No major signs or overheating and all looks good.:ear

    Nice pie, that's for your wife::thumb:thumb:thumb:dg
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  12. WacoDirtryder

    WacoDirtryder Been here awhile

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    Thats some serious pie there.
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  13. Rucksta

    Rucksta SS Blowhard

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    Normal this is the way they wear and the reason pressure plates are often replaced at the same time as friction material
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  14. H96669

    H96669 A proud pragmatist.

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    Thanks, nothing looks overly worn, I can still see some of the machining grooves on the metal plates. Going back in "as is" with the old friction disc of course. Too many other things on the "wishlists" that should take priority. Easy to replace later anyway "if and ever" it doesn't work well.:1drink

    But you are right replacing alltogether, we are trying with someone on a K1200 who found his plates all blue.Scary:huh.... He is only replacing the friction disc,not even the spring.... that's gonna cost him down the road.:eek1

    Kids these days....!:D
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  15. bereahorn

    bereahorn Long timer

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  16. WacoDirtryder

    WacoDirtryder Been here awhile

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    Kevin at http://www.ayersgarage.com/ is doing the powder coating for me, hes a real nice guy and will work with you on any color combo you may need can't wait to see his work.
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  17. Cat Daddy

    Cat Daddy Been here awhile

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    Joe,

    I realized I was going to be short on the black powder to do the entire job so I ordered a bunch this morning. I already have the tracking number and it's due delivery Wednesday by 10 am. In the mean time, I started with some of the smaller parts that I do have enough powder for.

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    I know you were worried about this piece, but it came out perfect.
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    When the powder arrives Wednesday, I'll start on the frame and subframe. I already have them degreased and cleaned, ready for blasting.
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  18. ignatz72

    ignatz72 call me iggy

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    Holy Cow, that is some SERIOUS powder porn!

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  19. Cat Daddy

    Cat Daddy Been here awhile

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    Joe,

    I got the package today. One of the keys fit the steering head lock and I got it out no problem. I have all of the smaller parts finished and the larger parts are stripped and ready for blasting. I plan to coat the frame, subframe and rack parts Saturday morning.

    Here are pics of the progress.

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    And for all the folks who say powder is thick and obscures the details. This is two coats, a base color and a clear topcoat. You can still easily see the roundels.
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  20. Cat Daddy

    Cat Daddy Been here awhile

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    Joe, my part is finished. It's up to you now.

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    For every person who says powdercoat is too thick and covers the VIN. I wish I had a nickle for every time I've read on the internet that you won't be able to read it after coating. It's the person and the equipment, not the process to blame. Number partially obscured for Joe's privacy.

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