R100GS Build - Australia

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

  1. gsd4me

    gsd4me 90% bluff

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  2. Steve in NZ

    Steve in NZ scared/cheap

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  3. ms-oz

    ms-oz Mike

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    hi Dave
    I was wandering what your new icon shows, guess, after reading an older thread it's your "Schaeferhund" in the plywood chair, can you load up some larger photos. wifey said: he love's the german stuff, what is your favourite beer? and what is about Sauerkraut und Bratwurst?:1drink
    cheers
    mike the bloody german
  4. gsd4me

    gsd4me 90% bluff

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    Mate, I`m a Kiwi originally :lol3. Our next door neighbours had a GSD when I was a kid and I reckon the dog imprinted on me, I just love the way they move. After two of them keeping me broke for over 10 years I know I would do it all again in a heartbeat, if needed.

    Coopers Pale Ale would be my beer of choice, I don`t know much about sauerkraut or bratwurst.

    I got into BMWs originally because they were exclusive and supposedly reliable, it`s been a real disappointment to me that they have become so popular these last number of years. :rofl

    I also have a thing for Glock handguns, but Johnny Howard reckoned I couldn`t be trusted with the ones I had.......Hang on, they`re Austrian, but that`s next door to Germany, so..........

    That bike in the pic is an R80 mono, which I bought in Darwin already made up. It had come from Sydney, up around the bottom of the Gulf and on to Darwin and funnily enough, a GSD had travelled in the chair where Beth is sitting. The chair was well set up for travellng, two 20 litre jerry cans could be fitted between the guard with room for a small fridge in front. The R80 was a bit underpowered so I fitted an R65 final drive to help things along, but it still struggled. The leading link front end was great and it was very easy to steer, even with the low Euro bars.



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  5. ms-oz

    ms-oz Mike

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    The misses can't get over your dogs in the sidecar, she loves the dogs more than me but calls me a dog, don't get that, and is taking the piss out of me cause I thought GSD stands for G S (BMW) Dakar.
    Back in D I was into Guzzy's just got into beemers here in Perth when all my friends here had pommie shit and I gave the Triumphs and Greeves a race with a R 90 S ISDT replica in vintage MX. In 2008 a guy here in Perth put his original HPN on the market and I had to have her and that was the start of my second motorcycle career. now the shed is too small and everything is about the white and blue propeller, but especially love the ISDT era to GS.
    Now that emu bitter got sold to SA I can drink coopers without guilt,Cooper pale ale is one my favourites too.
    Sauerkraut and Bratwurst is something like Hangi.
    As a German I have some issues with the Austrians, they supplied the troublemaker who is now my history but better don't go there.
    Mike
  6. gsd4me

    gsd4me 90% bluff

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    Like ducks in a row.

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    Waiting on some cam followers.

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    Snazzy new side stand.

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    This must be boxer heaven, even the cars have horizontally opposed engines.

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  7. Bulldust

    Bulldust Bulldust

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    Would have been nice to have a few steaks on the BBQ there this morning Dave, even though I waited till the storm was over I still got wet on the way home.
  8. gsd4me

    gsd4me 90% bluff

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    I had a cuppa with them while Ray had lunch and the sun came out along, with the humidity.
  9. beemer67

    beemer67 Really Old airhead

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    Could you give more info on the sidestand? Available where?

    Great build going there.
  10. gsd4me

    gsd4me 90% bluff

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    Get on to Bulldust (post # 107), he can help you.
  11. Bulldust

    Bulldust Bulldust

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  12. gsd4me

    gsd4me 90% bluff

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    Won`t be long now, nearly there. Waiting on a muffler to arrive, then have to get a bridging pipe made to go from the collector to the muffler. The seat will have to be raised, hopefully John Moorhouse can do it for me. The engine was fired up for the first time today, a couple of sessions of heating and cooling so the heads can be torqued down correctly. That horrible red spring will change colour to black if it is the correct weight. We're going to fit genuine pannier racks as support for my Andy Strapz bags; the rear guard flops around as it is so the cross brace will support this..... I`m excited.



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  13. Paul_Rochdale

    Paul_Rochdale Been here awhile

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    A very neat sidestand, far neater than my own 'Surefoot' copy. I intend to make a better version.
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  14. Dakar83

    Dakar83 Been here awhile

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    Looking great, a vey neat build. I like the dash it looks like it will be easier to read than the vapour units.

    When I ordered my rear r80g/s shock I asked for a black spring - it came in blue !
    (in fact would have matched your frame)
    When I Had to replace the 1200's shock (wilbers again) I asked for black - it came in Orange !! Doh!
  15. gsd4me

    gsd4me 90% bluff

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    The rear shock is a Bitubo that Ray has had hanging around for some time, just thought I`d give it a go. The bike won`t be getting too hard a life, but if it looks like it won`t do the job I`ll go for a Hyperpro. Ray got me one for my Xchallenge via one of his UK suppliers, a bit cheaper and damn sight quicker than ordering from the Australian agents (:puke1).
  16. beemer67

    beemer67 Really Old airhead

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    3rd picture in Post #112

    You have what looks like a wire coming from the speedometer takeoff out of the gearbox. It looks too thin to be a mechanical cable, but anything is possible I suppose.
    Looking at your speedo in the Lynx fairing, I had been thinking it was all electrical.

    Could you give a bit of info on what your have done here?

    Great looking paint , by the way.
  17. gsd4me

    gsd4me 90% bluff

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    You are correct, It is an electrical wire, but it does the same job job as the mechanical gearbox drive and goes up to the Acewell unit.
  18. Prutser

    Prutser Long timer

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    Do you know where the part comes from that holds the original switch for the heated grips ?
  19. gsd4me

    gsd4me 90% bluff

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    Not really sure what you mean, my friend; maybe your translator programme has let you down :D. The switch, which is on the left of the Acewell unit, partly obscured by cables is mounted in the dash that comes with the Britannia Composites fairing. There is a cutout that the cables go through on some other bikes, so putting the switch there was a good way of covering it up.


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  20. davorallyfan

    davorallyfan Commonist

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    Looking good Dave [​IMG]

    See you and it at Karuah?