R100GS Build - Australia

Discussion in 'Airheads' started by gsd4me, Mar 1, 2012.

  1. Bulldust

    Bulldust Bulldust

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    Depends what has to be done inside, anywhere from $1,000 to $2,000 if new shafts and bevel gears are required
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  2. gsd4me

    gsd4me 90% bluff

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    Sorry Locky, I misunderstood your question. I haven`t worried about individual pricings and John has a much better idea than me.
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  3. pommie john

    pommie john Long timer

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    Excuse my ignorance, but who's Ray? Is he a local expert? It's always handy to know these guys.
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  4. davorallyfan

    davorallyfan Commonist

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    Wow ...any frame mods?
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  5. davorallyfan

    davorallyfan Commonist

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    Runs the BM shop - makes things like injected turbo 90S's etc. Gets out and does miles when he can too, a regular at the WA border run.
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  6. Bulldust

    Bulldust Bulldust

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    No not the BM Shop, Ray Peake runs RJ's BMW out at Canungra. 07-5543 5962. He has been working on my bikes for over 20 years.
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  7. Bulldust

    Bulldust Bulldust

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    None to date, not really necessary as I don't anticipate using it for rough dirt work.
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  8. Stagehand

    Stagehand Imperfectionist

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    I just began twitching involuntarily :lol3
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  9. gsd4me

    gsd4me 90% bluff

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    Pommie John; maybe you should tell us about the airhead racer that you have listed on your profile. :ear

    I think Ray is doing some subframe reinforcing on my bike, but nothng major. We only need to look at the pounding Stagehand`s bike has taken to know how strong those things are.
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  10. Box'a'bits

    Box'a'bits In need of repair

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    Progress update?
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  11. adventure950

    adventure950 Anglo-Saxon

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  12. gsd4me

    gsd4me 90% bluff

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    Ray has been clearing the decks of other work before he can get fully involved with my build. I`m not going to push him, as I`m certain that once he gets the bit between his teeth things will happen very quickly, It`s not like this is the first special he`s built.

    The frame, subframe, battery box and fork sliders are off being powder coated by a bloke that "Bulldust" discovered; he`s not cheap, but I believe his work is excellent. Blue frame, subframe, crash bars and sliders, with white guard(s), R80GSPD tank and Britannia Composites fairing.

    Gearbox has been rebuilt, as has the drive shaft, heads have been sitting on the shelf for some time.

    Final engine specs have been decided: Siebenrock 1000cc barrels and pistons, 800cc twin plugged heads, with 32mm carbies. Ray remembered he has an engine out of an R100RT stashed away, with a good crank and near new timing chain, so looks like we`ll be using that block to attach the Siebenrock stuff to.

    It will also have some of the good stuff that "Bulldust" has on his bike.

    Ray just has to chase up a front rim, get it laced up, then he can assemble a rolling chassis and it`s game on.

    Things come to those who wait (or something like that), I`m happy to wait.
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  13. Box'a'bits

    Box'a'bits In need of repair

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    Sure you don't want to go with a worked R65 motor? 853? :lol3
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  14. Stagehand

    Stagehand Imperfectionist

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    That really sounds like its going to be awesome.
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  15. gsd4me

    gsd4me 90% bluff

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    It will be, but it won`t look it. Ray`s bikes usually look pretty ordinary until a closer look is taken; heaps of little stuff and great attention to detail.
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  16. gsd4me

    gsd4me 90% bluff

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    No, she`ll be right; I think Ray thought I was nuts suggesting that.
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  17. Bulldust

    Bulldust Bulldust

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    Picking up your frame from the Powder Coaters on Friday, will drop it out to Ray's place Saturday morning.
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  18. gsd4me

    gsd4me 90% bluff

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    Ta.
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  19. ms-oz

    ms-oz Mike

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  20. gsd4me

    gsd4me 90% bluff

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    Thanks for that, Mike, I certainly did get a surprise when I saw the pics here. As can be seen, the build has finally begun; many hours or work getting the fairing set up, with the instruments and idiot lights having to be put into a custom made surround to get the correct angle.

    The Britannia composites fairing is a bit of a disappointment considering how much it cost. If you look at the front-on pic you will see that the left side sticks out further than the right, so consequently there is a gap between the dash and the fairing if looked at from the riders side. The fairing and dash also wobble badly, so Ray will have to tether them together and make other adjustments to get a good solid fit. He excels at attention to detail stuff like this, but it is time that could be better used elsewhere. There will be a bank of daytime running lights mounted crossways under the front of the fairing.

    Front guard will be a genuine low mount R100GS, painted white. We have a second hand rear guard bought for a good price winging its way from the UK. If it is injection moulded black and in good nick it will be going on as is. If it needs painting it will be done in white.

    I was originally going to fit a 32 litre R80 GSPD tank, which IMO opinion looks much nicer than the R100GSPD tank, but I wanted as much capacity as I could get. I can always change things around later if I don`t like the look of the finished product.

    If anyone has any questions..........
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