R100GS Build - Australia

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  1. lockyv7

    lockyv7 Long timer

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    No Contest, i already started with an empty wallet.
    I am in no hurry and dont really have plans on doing much more that fitting up some of my own luggage and a different exhaust can for now.
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  2. gsd4me

    gsd4me 90% bluff

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    I reckon Locky`s way in front before we start, he`s got a complete bike; all I have is a box of bits not long arrived from the UK, with a lot more bits to get.

    Also, as I want a bike that looks good and goes well, I won`t be laying a spanner on the workings; I believe Locky would be a lot more proficient on the tools than my good self.

    If I can get mine on the road towards the end of the year, I`ll be happy.

    On a happy note, my Xchallenge is now is someone else`s hands, and should be wending its way through Africa later this year.
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  3. chicky

    chicky BMW Rider.

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    Hi David ...

    So no new "Border-Run" bike this year .....

    Cheers
    Chicky ..Sunny ..Mildura
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  4. gsd4me

    gsd4me 90% bluff

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    No Chicky, one last big run on the 1100. Ray will be building the bike when he has time to fit it in between his servicing of other bikes; he said he`s not going to rush it.
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  5. Rucksta

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    Saw a big carboard box full of bits today
    Looks like you're on a good thing there Dave.
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  6. gsd4me

    gsd4me 90% bluff

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    Only things done so far is checking out the frame etc that we got from the UK, all good; the subframe is straight with only one small crack.

    I was keen to use an original BMW headlight, but Ray discovered the Britannia Composites, lynx fairing, which is expensive, but when the amount of money and work involved in buying the BMW stuff and fabricating a decent mount for the Acewell unit is taken into account, it doesn`t look so bad.

    Have a look on their website and tell me what you think of the Lynx fairing.

    www.britanniacomposites.com
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  7. Rucksta

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    Nice looking unit Dave.

    I did a headlight Nacell replacement $425.00 for front back idiot lights & cover.
    Headlight $180 genuine (didn't take that option)
    Plus instument some $600.00 odd for a speedo (didn't take that option either)
    I had all the mounting hardware already and that can add up pretty quickly too.

    $540.00 canadian starts to look like good value.
    Any idea what the assembly weighs?
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  8. gsd4me

    gsd4me 90% bluff

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    No idea of total weight, the heaviest bits would be the lights and they come with a heap of brackets. I`m a bit worried about freight cost though, Ray bought two pairs of Hippo Hands out of Canada a year or so ago and they ended up very expensive due to freight.

    The good thing about the Lynx is that it`s basically `plug and play`and has a dash panel for mounting speedo and idiot lights.

    Acewell are waiting on delivery of new design units, so we`ll be looking at those first before ordering. We`re looking at having a unit without built in idiot lights as They can be very hard to see in daylight.
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  9. chicky

    chicky BMW Rider.

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    Hi David ...:1drink

    How's the build-up coming along,any photo's ????


    Cheers

    Chicky ...Sunny ..Mildura :lol3
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  10. gsd4me

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    Nothing interesting to show, Chicky, just a pile of bits and pieces; there should be rolling chassis in the not too distant future though.

    I don`t think Ray needs to do a dry build, as the bike will be pretty straight forward, and will be nothing that he hasn`t done quite a few times before.

    Latest on the Lynx fairing is; apparently they have done one for an R100GS so the correct mounting brackets will be sent instead of a heap of `universal` ones.
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  11. Bulldust

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    Dropped off my new 1990 White R100GS at Ray's on Wednesday night for a gearbox overhaul, planning on using it for the OCR. The R100GSPD is too much bike for that trip.

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  12. gsd4me

    gsd4me 90% bluff

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    I didn`t know you had another one, John; any pics for the collective? Will check it out next week when I`m out at Ray`s if it`s still there.
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  13. gsd4me

    gsd4me 90% bluff

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    That would have been an ideal donor bike for my project, did you buy it locally?

    Was speaking with Ray on the phone today, he`s done the gearbox; all new helical gears with 5% lower first and 5% higher fifth. He`s also rebuilding the driveshaft with the easily repaired, long lasting effort from Taiwan(?).
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  14. lockyv7

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    Any idea on the cost for this.
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    gsd4me 90% bluff

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    I`m not expecting any change from $14,000 and am prepared for it to cost more if it has to. Ray rebuilt and sold an R80GSPD a couple of years ago and an R80GS street moto not too long ago for around $14,000 each, so that`s my benchmark, but if mine costs more, it costs more. I know I will be getting a hand made bike built with great attention to detail, that is truly one of a kind.
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  16. Bulldust

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    Yes these are the driveshafts I import.

    [​IMG]

    I purchased the bike locally, it was not on the market just a wisper from one of the guys I ride with, I went to look at it and purchased it on the spot.
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  17. Bulldust

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    My R100GSPD, that was a near perfect 40,000 kilometre bike when I purchased it for $10,000 last year had over an additional $10,000 invested into it. Worth every cent, about 90HP at the rear wheel and one of the sweetest bikes I have ever ridden.
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  18. gsd4me

    gsd4me 90% bluff

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    Shit John, now you`ve got me worried. :lol3 We`re sticking with the 980cc displacement, so no ultra expensive siebenrock kits; I`m not looking for maximum HP, just heaps of torque. The bike will probably have similar performance as Ray`s GSPD and will still run happily on 91 RON petrol.
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  19. Bulldust

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    I understand that, and clearly spending over $20,000 on a GSPD is a little excessive, but it will run with Ducati's in the mountains and still is comfortabe for 1,200 kilometre days. I purchased the GS to make sure the GSPD was not totalled on the cape.

    1070 Seibenrock kit, long rods, cam, etc.
    Nippondenso starter
    450 watt alternator.
    Upgraded diode board with solid mounts.
    HID Headlight.
    LED Driving Lights.
    Ohlins Shock.
    Aftermarket Sidestand.
    Twin Plugged.
    1982 "S" Heads with large valves.
    38 mm header pipes and 2into1 Y peice
    14.2 volt voltage regulator.
    Custom single seat & rack.
    Overhauled gearbox with relocated curclip, 5% lower 1st gear, 5% higher top gear.
    Seibenrock oil proof clutch
    Heated grips.
    4 pot front brake caliper & braded line.
    90 hp at the rear wheel.
    Pulls well over 200kph (125 mph).
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  20. lockyv7

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    Just the lower first higher top gear and gearbox rebuild price i was thinking about. Thanks.
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