R100GS - Sreet tracker / scrambler thing....

Discussion in 'New Zealand' started by boxer odyssey, Aug 11, 2009.

  1. boxer odyssey

    boxer odyssey to excess and beyond

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    Like that front wheel. It'd be just the thing for my machine. I realy like the 21" i've got, esspecially for off road, but thats a cool look you've got there. And I bet it steers a bit quicker than mine too.

    Are they Pirelli's you're running? what type?

    That tank's a classic shape and probably a bit bigger than thie little one i've got - I seem to spend a lot more time at the bowser than i used to!

    I'm still running the bings on mine, they're just so easy and street-able around town. Should sort my flatslides though - throttle response is whole lot more fun.
  2. Treadless

    Treadless avoiding gravity storms if at all possible Supporter

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    Looks like a fun ride.

    Funny place to mount a fender though. :lol3
  3. pusherrod

    pusherrod Adventurer

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    Hey,

    I also like the way it worked out with the front wheel.... I originaly chose to use the r100r because of the dual floating brakes with the 4 piston callipers and didn't really like the 18 inch wheel, but after a while I started to appreciate it more. The tires also made a big difference in the look.

    The problem only was that I first coundn't really find an enduro style front tire in 18inch. I finnaly chose to use heidenau tires (k60), they make a 18-110-80 tire that can be used both on the back as on the frontwheel, you only have to mount it backward because of the directional forces that will come on the tire when braking. I didn't test it in wet circumstances, but so far they feel great.

    I will post some pictures again when I make some progress. Thanks by the way for posting them again so you can see them with out clicking the link.
  4. Padmei

    Padmei enamoured

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    What year is your bike pusherrod?
  5. pusherrod

    pusherrod Adventurer

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    the bike is a r100r, 1992
  6. Padmei

    Padmei enamoured

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    Well got the ok from my supportive wife to buy this to use as a project.

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    It was local, 130ks, condition looks excellent for $3500 ono. I had been brooding over it all week & after a good sleep thought I'd have a look.
    I rung up today & he had just sold it this morning.

    I don't know whether to be relieved or pissed off. The problem with it was that it looked very beard, slipper & pipeish but also in too good condition to start messing with to get that staunch streettracker look.

    Damn you snooze you loose:dog
  7. Kokopelli

    Kokopelli Yeah, right!

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    You had to think about it?
  8. Steve in NZ

    Steve in NZ scared/cheap

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    thats a bit nice to butcher. hack into one of these. ya can get one for around $3500 on turd me http://www.trademe.co.nz/Trade-Me-Motors/Motorbikes/Motorbikes/Classic-vintage/auction-287487847.htm

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  9. motu

    motu Loose Pre Unit

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    Nice - but it would sink in a swamp.It must be trimmed down to a featherweight 250kg or so.
  10. Steve in NZ

    Steve in NZ scared/cheap

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    yeah but ya only do it for riding to the local cafe or McD
  11. Padmei

    Padmei enamoured

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    Sorry but the whole thing was to get something looking very cool - artistic more than anything & the old toaster doesn't cut it with me.
    I've got the KLR for drowning in swamps.
  12. Padmei

    Padmei enamoured

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    From the specs the 88R80 came with a 17inch front. How hard is it to get an 18inch spoked wheelmade up or where would you get one from?
  13. motu

    motu Loose Pre Unit

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    I thought that's what you did with a sportsbike? I don't go anywhere without my can of spray on dirt for that authentic look.
  14. motu

    motu Loose Pre Unit

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    18in.If you had a spoked front wheel,you'd need a spoke job for the rear too....or else we would laugh at you.
  15. igormortis

    igormortis Cafe Reise

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    Hey Padmei, how much bike do need/want to start with?

    If you don't mind the cast wheels I may be convinced to part with a rolling frame ('85 R80, G/S engine, goes and stops, reg. on hold).

    I've been holding onto it cause it was my first big bike and had dreams of doing the street tracker/scrambler thing with it. But now I have bigger dreams and too many projects!
  16. Padmei

    Padmei enamoured

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    I just saw pics this morn of your new steed - looks awesome.

    PM sent about bike.
  17. Padmei

    Padmei enamoured

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    Ha! As if that would be the first time :D
  18. Padmei

    Padmei enamoured

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    Hey BO looksie at what I got

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    I'm stripping him down now & getting a parts list together.
  19. boxer odyssey

    boxer odyssey to excess and beyond

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    'on ya. Gonna start a thread for your build?
    -PS you never found me at the CCA.
  20. Padmei

    Padmei enamoured

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    Yep I'll start a new thread as I'm clogging up the bm thread on KB with lots of questions.

    BMRSNUT has also purchased one last week so it's all go on the boxers at the mo.

    How's yours looking now? done any more on it? Any spare rear subframes you got lying around?

    I never made it to the CCA. It kinda struck at a bad time moneywise. I will catch up with ya at sometime tho.