Not so adventurous R100

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

  1. Disston

    Disston ShadeTreeExpert

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    I hear they have so many advantages and require so little work, only a little maintenance once in awhile.
    you don't have to preload the shifter before shifting.

    Nice knowin' ya. See ya around.
  2. BicyclebBob

    BicyclebBob Been here awhile

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    Ha, none of my modern bikes have made me ditch the old airheads yet. Fat chance this old Honda will, although I am very excited about it.
  3. ishmac

    ishmac Been here awhile

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    Loving this thread Bob, have you many air-head Beemers then..? I'd love an old Beemer to tinker at.....which models might you recommend or avoid please..?

    You are doing great justice to that R100, respect Sir..!!

    Best regards;
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  4. BicyclebBob

    BicyclebBob Been here awhile

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    Currently sitting on six airheads and wouldn’t mind another. Can never have to many. I’d recommend any of them, depends on your goal though as to what’s best suited for you. Just for enjoyment and tinkering I’d go with a /5 model. Thanks for the encouragement!
  5. BicyclebBob

    BicyclebBob Been here awhile

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    Been in and out of town and have not had a chance to work on this or go pick up from powder coat. New fork tubes in though. Big brake kit in and fork leg chopped up to fit. Cleaning some of the nasty off the fork parts that are going back on.

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    ***Anyone have a headlight ring they want to sell I’m looking for a reasonably priced one...
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  6. ME 109

    ME 109 Long timer Supporter

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    Are you putting the grey smoke tank on? It's my favourite airhead tank.
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  7. BicyclebBob

    BicyclebBob Been here awhile

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    Yes I’m putting that tank on... but it’s getting painted.

    I’m dumb and almost bought a new headlight wring and reflector when I had one sitting in the fairing I very nearly threw out last week...

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  8. BicyclebBob

    BicyclebBob Been here awhile

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    Maybe back on wheels next week!

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  9. BicyclebBob

    BicyclebBob Been here awhile

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    So the wife has been learning to work on her own bikes and today she put her tires on this newest build.

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    She also changed the shock out to a werks performance one on her other R100 last week.

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  10. BicyclebBob

    BicyclebBob Been here awhile

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    Brakes are coming!

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  11. InHibernation

    InHibernation n00b

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    Those parts all look great! I'm doing my best to turn a first-time teardown into a 3-year process. What do you usually do about powdercoating the swingarm? Have someone press out the driveshaft or does your powdercoater work around the driveshaft?
  12. BicyclebBob

    BicyclebBob Been here awhile

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    Pressing out the drive shaft isn’t to hard and you can make your own tool if you’re handy or just take it to a shop. Should cost a half hour or less of work. I personally don’t like the idea of tapping it up but I know it’s fairly common.
  13. BicyclebBob

    BicyclebBob Been here awhile

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    I think my wife likes the Honda more than her bmw...
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  14. theDQG

    theDQG Been here awhile

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    Nice build Bob. How did you brush the pipes?
  15. BicyclebBob

    BicyclebBob Been here awhile

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    Just a green scotch-brite and some elbow grease. Although it’s fairly decent chrome stock and I probably could of got it back to looking pretty decent. I just prefer this and it’s a little easier.
  16. BicyclebBob

    BicyclebBob Been here awhile

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    Anyone have an extra ATE fork damper they’re willing to sell? Long story short I damaged one on removal...
  17. BicyclebBob

    BicyclebBob Been here awhile

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    Both builds have slowed down a lot as work has me well working and getting ready to leave for the next year to Korea. I did get some fork protection knocked out. I’ve killed fork seals out here just from all the gnats so it was important for me to have it on this bike.

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  18. BicyclebBob

    BicyclebBob Been here awhile

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    Protection is sexy... working on the exhaust, should have something done soon. Stainless headers and muffler, reverse cones but a lot meatier than the ones I posted before.

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  19. ME 109

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    So is nailed function. You got both.
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  20. BicyclebBob

    BicyclebBob Been here awhile

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    Thanks! Slow build taking lessons learned from previous builds, riding and building to suit my needs. Hoping to end up with an extremely functional bike that I want to ride all the time and everywhere. Hopefully it ends up looking cool too.
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