Let's see your R1100GS!!!

Discussion in 'GS Boxers' started by Jim Rowley, Oct 24, 2007.

  1. Jim Rowley

    Jim Rowley Rise above

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    It's nice patina. May I suggest coating the interior of the tank before repainting? It will seal the gas off.

    Jim.
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  2. joe a

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  3. whiteknucklemc

    whiteknucklemc Been here awhile

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  4. Kongo

    Kongo Dog's best friend

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    Thanks for the thought Jim, but I did that. Used a phenol novolac 2-part epoxy tank sealer from Caswell. I wish that were the answer. The only thing I could figure is that some of the gas was trapped in the plastic by the sealer on the inside and the new paint on the outside. Between the two, the paint was the weaker. Tank works fine as a tank -- doesn't leak. I put a lot of hours into scraping/sanding that thing to bare plastic, plus several layers of "adhesion enhancer" primer for plastic auto bumpers followed by more layers of high-fill primer. The paint was $70/quart automotive urethane applied by a pro. The experience killed my ambition for doing it again. This winter I may get in line at the Boneyard for the next decent metal 1150 tank that shows up. Or . . . maybe I will get into stickers, or a wider version of the tank panniers like whitenuckle has on his. I just like to ride the thing. And I have to admit it gets a lot of looks. I like to imagine they are looks of envy because I have obvously been around the world on it. :D (not true!)
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  5. FXRocket

    FXRocket Phoneticide Squad

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    Kongo, strip it & take it to the "Rhino lining" place and get it done in a color of your choice. At least it will look good and have a bit of protection for a low investment in T&M.
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  6. ADK

    ADK master of the casual pace

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    Get a vinyl cover.
    :deal
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  7. Kongo

    Kongo Dog's best friend

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    I've been thinking the same thing, but not finding it. Any suggestions?

    Thx
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  8. Jim Rowley

    Jim Rowley Rise above

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    Bagster. Tank cover with clips so you can snap on a tank bag too.

    Jim.
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  9. R3B

    R3B Lazy Motorcyclist

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    My suggestion would be, do it again, but now in a Thin spread so the fumes can just evaporate through a thin skin, instead of being trapped under a thick unbreathable layer...
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  10. CopperGreen

    CopperGreen Been here awhile

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    I know a place in LA that will spray on a conductive paint then chrome it....:huh:rofl:clap:eek1:lol3
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  11. Y E T I

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    I know I've already posted a couple of pictures in this thread, but thought this one my wife took yesterday was very poignant:

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    Ft. Rosecrans, San Diego.

    Semer Fi.
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  12. EvilClown

    EvilClown Reality show stunt double Super Moderator

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  13. Dark Helmet

    Dark Helmet Been here awhile

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    Wiz, what kind of windscreen is that on your 1100? Been trying to find something with a little more protection for winter than the stocker. Cost?
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  14. Kongo

    Kongo Dog's best friend

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    Paging Wiz !! -- I also want to know the answer to Larry's question. :D
    (maybe we'll have to use PM ??)

    And Jim . . . Thanks for the suggestion. I will look for a Bagster. Makes sense. I just want to ride the thing -- not make another project out of it. And . . . it gives me more places to stash things.

    The GS toaster :rofl -- I am almost tempted. :lol3
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  15. Dark Helmet

    Dark Helmet Been here awhile

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    Evil,

    Your bike looks just like the one I bought in September. 95 with 18k miles. I have put on 4k since then and enjoy the hell out of it. Only difference is I have Tourances' instead of the knobs, but will try them out some day on mine.
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  16. EvilClown

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    The knobs left shortly after I left the driveway. The rear was toast. Didn't like my other TKC's in the rain when they were in good shape. No way I was risking hitting rain on the way home with those banana peels.:eek1 Anakees went on in Barrington, Il. Guy was good enough to fit me in on short notice.:thumb

    May try TKC's later on depending on the use I give this beast. Stock bags didn't last long. Left one jumped off (front ear/hook snapped) Sunday on a not so maintained dirt road. Wasn't too impressed with that.:huh Thanks to my bungee net it made a fine top case though.:lol3
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  17. racedawg

    racedawg Have bike will travel

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  19. jkam

    jkam Nomadic Man

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    I miss my 97 1100.

    Almost 100,000 miles in 4 years and 38 countries.


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  20. Cycletroll

    Cycletroll Catastrophe Specialist

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    So JKAM, what do you think? Will the Wee handle all the weight and abuse you heaped on the 1100GS for 100k miles?