Phoenix or Frankenstein: basket case R1100GS

Discussion in 'Some Assembly Required' started by gofargogo, Apr 13, 2020.

  1. gofargogo

    gofargogo Lurker, mostly

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    Yep! 3, 4, 5 & 13 are coming via ebay. Actually I've lucked out and the ebay seller with a bunch of GS parts I need lives in the next county over, and they'll let me pick them up tonight instead of waiting for shipping.
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  2. gofargogo

    gofargogo Lurker, mostly

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    Wheel is on!

    Today was mostly digging through parts and picking up parts. But I did get enough together to start the next phase. Tomorrow it should be in tripod mode, and by then of the weekend I’ll add the transmission, swing arm/final drive and rear sub frame to turn it into a rolling chassis.

    I want to test rolling it off the work table before it’s fully built.

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  3. gofargogo

    gofargogo Lurker, mostly

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    My new HES from gsaddict came in the mail yesterday, so I spent an hour this morning getting my running GS buttoned up. I’ll take it for a little test ride and source some M12x30 bolts for the project’s center stand. The originals I have are bent and grotty.

    Today should really be a shop consolidation and organization day in preparation for transmission/rear subframe and rear end install.

    Neppi sent me a couple of PDFs, including the factory manual (thanks!) so I’m thinking of setting up one of my raspberry pi’s with an extra monitor in the garage so I can have exploded diagrams and factory manual pages on display while I’m working.
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  4. gofargogo

    gofargogo Lurker, mostly

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    Painting parts in the hot sun. The Krylon dull aluminum is an uncanny match for the stock silver.

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  5. Hay Ewe

    Hay Ewe Just a Wannabe

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    Why did you paint all of the wheel bolt? Especially the thread and cones?
    The paint on the thread will gunk up in the female that it screws in to. It may seem tight to begin with but over time the torque will drop off and then be loose. Same with the paint on the cones.
    May not seem much, the thickness of the paint, but it will have effect.

    but I do like your project and am following it.

    I like how you will have 4 boxes under your work bench with parts for that area in that box.
    A good organised working area makes a HUGE difference
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  6. gofargogo

    gofargogo Lurker, mostly

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    The bolts were in rough shape. I intend to chase the threads before installation but good point about the cones.
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  7. slacker1965

    slacker1965 .....no matter where you go......

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    ...... A bit off topic, but my wife(who is a IT person.....sorta) had a hell of a time with her raspberry's monitor touchscreen.... Never could get it to work right, but worked fine on a pc.... The cursor would never center or work right, even with a stylus pen.......Common problem?

    I've enjoyed watching your progress, I've done quite a few hot rods & race cars but doubt I'd jump on a GS basket case like you have
    Nicely done

    Peace
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  8. Hay Ewe

    Hay Ewe Just a Wannabe

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    Riding to work thus morn was wondering how you going with this project
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  9. gofargogo

    gofargogo Lurker, mostly

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    Is there a way to calibrate it? I'm not familiar with raspberry pi's beyond simple pi-hole/media server stuff.
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  10. gofargogo

    gofargogo Lurker, mostly

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    Slowly. :D

    I've been waylaid by work and by my buddies KLR that is weeping oil. However, I did get the transmission bolted up. I'm waiting for some parts, while still cleaning and sorting the parts in my stash. This thing is aggressively dirty. Playa crust is such a pain to try and get off. I've been scrubbing the wheels, but I really just need to take them to get blasted. Elbow grease will not be enough to get them clean.
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  11. Hay Ewe

    Hay Ewe Just a Wannabe

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    Be careful the coating (I think clear anodise?) doesn’t get removed.
    I was a bit too aggressive once cleaning and they wheel don’t have the lustre any more.
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  12. gofargogo

    gofargogo Lurker, mostly

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    Good tip, but these are the early rims, and if they had clear anodizing at some point they don't now.
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  13. Hay Ewe

    Hay Ewe Just a Wannabe

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    Hows this project going?
    Any updates?
    Is it on the road?
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  14. Roadracer_Al

    Roadracer_Al louder, louder, louder!

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    In for the long haul -- I love these "back from the dead" threads.

    I notice you're in Santa Rosa -- I'm in Oakland. Oakland is the home of Bay Bolt, my all-time favorite fastener store. They have *** everything *** and they're priced for industry. A bag of 100 m6x1 x 25 stainless steel cap head bolts is ~$12. Just call ahead, they'll have your order waiting in will-call.
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    TimmyTheHog Been here awhile

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