My Garage Of Doom.

Discussion in 'Airheads' started by Lornce, Jan 15, 2008.

  1. adiablolex

    adiablolex Lost again

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    if the u-joint caps are different OD's you can source them from a parts store, I had to do that to my jeep cause it has a stock driveshaft/transfer case with a Ford rear end so the back u-joint has two different size caps :huh
  2. Lornce

    Lornce Lost In Place

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    Good to know, Alex. Thanks. :thumb But I *think* they're the same.

    Famous last words. :shog

    :lol3
  3. Solo Lobo

    Solo Lobo airhead or nothing

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    There's always this option:


  4. Lornce

    Lornce Lost In Place

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    Hadn't seen that before, Solo. That'd be pretty handy.

    But at 285Euros :yikes I'm inclined to stick to my plan.

    :deal
  5. igormortis

    igormortis Long timer

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    So, it’ll be the 1150 'arm then? I’m starting to think along similar lines...

    I’d like to keep the bike close to the original geometry and seat height. Looks like the 1150 item is only a touch longer than the original paralever.

    What’s your plan re. suspension height?
  6. Lornce

    Lornce Lost In Place

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    Once I see the forks (they're still in transit) I'll have a better idea of exactly what's required, but I'll guess the finished bike might be 2" - 3" taller than stock.

    Yes, it's an 1150 swingarm and final drive.


    If you're not looking to increase your ride height or suspension travel, why are you considering this modification? Are you simply looking for more final drive ratio options?

    :ear
  7. igormortis

    igormortis Long timer

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    Good question - the ultimate goal is a better braked, more durable rear than what I have with the current paralever. A choice of further rear-end ratios could be a welcome bonus, along with with a wider rear wheel.

    The other path for me would be the rebuildable driveshaft for the original 'lever (Or a brand new OE item for that matter) and a disc conversion a-la Phreaky Phil of this forum.

    The bike is being used 2up and loaded over varied terrain and will be ridden cross-continent next year.
  8. Solo Lobo

    Solo Lobo airhead or nothing

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    Don't forget to take off 19% for VAT we don't pay...
  9. ScottDill

    ScottDill TANSTAAFL

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    Hmmmm....this looks interesting Lornce...wish I had stopped by with Gary today...Does the PD look that bad?
  10. Lornce

    Lornce Lost In Place

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    Worse than bad. I was stunned to see the amount of rust that's bloomed over the winter. No worries, one more reason to do this frame up and right.

    It's going to be a long process.

    :deal

    Gary didn't make it. Apparently the rain sent him running for home. Look forward to catching up next weekend on the pre-run.
  11. Screaming Chicken

    Screaming Chicken Been here awhile

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    Yeah, they do that... I've got a NX650 in a similar predicament. Parked it in January when I got the GS going again, and kinda forgot about it what with planning a NZ trip and somewhere in there finding a GF. So I got kinda distracted. :-)

    Looked at it again in june or something, and, er. Um. Errr. Yeah. Engine hanger plates half as thick as they were with the rest being on the floor, that kind of thing. :cry

    I think the old 2 valves are relatively hardy bikes when it comes to this kind of abuse, though I'm curious what the extent of the damage is. (Aka, where's the pics, man!)

    Anyway. Should be a good thread, this. :lurk
  12. Lornce

    Lornce Lost In Place

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    Looks to be surface rust on all the spots of the frame where the paint's worn off, footpegs, engine through bolts & nuts etc. Anywhere there's bare metal. I'm too ashamed to photograph it. Will have to do some "before" pics at some point, but I'm just not ready. :shog
  13. ScottDill

    ScottDill TANSTAAFL

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    Yeah - I only just got home before the wet sloppy snow started
  14. Lornce

    Lornce Lost In Place

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    Long term's calling for 10C on Saturday's pre-run. Whooot!

    I'll be on the DR with fresh 606's.

    :thumb
  15. 97oilhead

    97oilhead Been here awhile

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    The short term weather forecasts around here are changing daily. Tomorrow and Thursday were supposed to be half decent yesterday. Now more rain and snow!:huh

    Hope they are right about Saturday though.
  16. Lornce

    Lornce Lost In Place

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    Those WP 50mm "Extremes" arrived the other day. Complete front end; wheel, rotor, caliper, axle, triples, stem, even a master cylinder, brake line and speedo drive.

    I might just put it on the DR or the KLR.

    :rofl

    Relax, the GSPD's a few year's off going anywhere. Lots of time to find another front end.

    :evil

    It never ends!

    :rofl
  17. Lornce

    Lornce Lost In Place

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    I keep coming back to this...

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  18. Solo Lobo

    Solo Lobo airhead or nothing

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    Can you give me an amen?
  19. Lornce

    Lornce Lost In Place

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    '74 R90/6 90 degree squishband head:

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    '77 Squishband head and non-squish 9.5 piston as fitted to '78 R100S:

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    '88 US model R100RS small valve "angled squish" head:

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  20. Lornce

    Lornce Lost In Place

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    It could be in order... :augie


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