Not so adventurous R100

Discussion in 'Airheads' started by BicyclebBob, Aug 15, 2018.

  1. BicyclebBob

    BicyclebBob Been here awhile

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    This is a build thread... my not so adventurous /5 has logged many adventurous miles since it’s completion and has proven to be a very solid fun capable build despite let’s call them doubts... during its build.

    I’ve recently acquired my fourth airhead a nice clean R100 RT.

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    The plan is to build something practical with a serious amount of modern upgrades to the suspension, brakes, frame, electronics and motor. While keeping hopefully a factoryish look.

    Pulled the fairing and re-homed it to another site member and cleaned it up. Since then it’s been sitting stagnant in the garage while I enjoyed the riding weather up here. Surprisingly clean bike for $600.


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    Right now I’m working out the front end just waiting on a few more parts to get it rolling.
    Here’s a list of front end parts I have.

    Forks: fully adjustable showas off a 2016 gsxr

    Triples: custom 1.5” drop triples (drop will raise height back to stock) from Cognito Moto

    Calipers: Brembo monoblocs

    Wheel: Custom hub laced to 18” sun rim from Cognito (back end is getting a custom spoked disc hub as well)

    Also a ton of smaller parts I won’t list. Better pics of it going together as soon as Cognito finishes my wheel.

    Lots of Motogadget stuff too!

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    Should be a different and interesting build. Wonder if it will create as much doubt as the /5...
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  2. SohoPhil

    SohoPhil Been here awhile

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    Nice score!
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  3. Malindi

    Malindi Zen Adventurer

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  4. EngineerBill

    EngineerBill Adventurer

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    I'm interested to see the rear wheel custom disc spoked wheel!
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  5. BicyclebBob

    BicyclebBob Been here awhile

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    That one may be a minute. He’s made a couple and at least one is going to boxer metal who is just up the street from me. I’m planning on waiting to see his together incase I want to change anything. Here’s some pics of one of the hubs.

    They use Brembo calipers and disc of a modern Ducati.


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  6. Jim K in PA

    Jim K in PA Long timer

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    Bolted drive cup - nice.
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  7. Malindi

    Malindi Zen Adventurer

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    I love rebuilds done on the cheap.














    :-)
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  8. BicyclebBob

    BicyclebBob Been here awhile

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    Cheap is subjective I suppose, but for me this is a good chunk of money. Quite sure at this rate it would be cheaper to buy an R nine T.

    I like to brag that my wife’s 95 R100 RT was bought and built for $1500 my opinion of a cheap rebuild.

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  9. Malindi

    Malindi Zen Adventurer

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    Nice rebuild. Motogadget motoscope classic on that bike? Nice pic too. Where did you put the ignition key? What headlight and ears are you using? Indicators? I am going to rebuild my G/S again and was looking at options. 2 years ago I rebuilt my RT as well but went a bit overboard but kept it stock.
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  10. Boxerbreath

    Boxerbreath 2017.5 GS Black Storm

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    man...$600!
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  11. BicyclebBob

    BicyclebBob Been here awhile

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    Yep it was a steal. The guy posted bad pics of the bike and only pics of the side he had the carb hanging off and fairing hanging off... it was a 2 hour drive and I really thought I was going to pick up a turd. It’s in pristine condition though, pics don’t do it justice. I almost want to not touch it and ride it as is, almost...
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  12. akabeton

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    That’s a real nice build. What is that paint colour?
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  13. BicyclebBob

    BicyclebBob Been here awhile

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    Thanks, it’s an acwell speedo/tach. The key is down on the new subframe. The headlight is a hella black magic on a custom mount Oberon led signals in the rear and motogadget m-pin in the front.

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    I honestly don’t remember, we literally built this bike in six days and we just ran to the paint store on day 6 with a pic of a color my wife liked.
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  14. akabeton

    akabeton Adventurer

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    Nice job.
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    globalt38 "A Fist Full of Throttle" Super Supporter

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    Did you "rest on the 7th?" or did you "ride on the 7th?" :-)
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  16. BicyclebBob

    BicyclebBob Been here awhile

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    Rest then wedding then the bride got her wedding present and we road.




    Contemplating putting a toaster tank on but don’t really want to loose the range. Anyone know the difference in size? I’m pretty sure the toaster tanks are 4.5 gallons? What are the r100 tanks?
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  17. Piggdekk

    Piggdekk love speed, hate rush

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    Roughly 18 litres, not too sure what that is in gallons.
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  18. Big Bamboo

    Big Bamboo Aircooled & Sunbaked Supporter

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    This page from the owners manual shows the "R60/6" tanks as 18 liters, or 4.8 US gallons, compared to the "R90S" tank at 24 litres, or 6.3 US gallons. [​IMG]
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  19. BicyclebBob

    BicyclebBob Been here awhile

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    Is that the /5 tank or R100?
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  20. Piggdekk

    Piggdekk love speed, hate rush

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    Sounds odd that the toaster tank is nearly the same volume. Maybe I'm wrong and the r100 tank is larger.
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