R100R mystic cafe build

Discussion in 'Airheads' started by pommie john, Mar 28, 2019.

  1. Kiwiabbo

    Kiwiabbo Long timer

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    Never did a thread but have a build sheet as such and did take pictures as I went. Has had a few changes since we first built it. Happy to share any info you want
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  2. Bluethumb

    Bluethumb Been here awhile

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    Just such a pretty build, lines flow together nicely. I was just hoping to see more pictures. Hopefully you’ll post some on the forum

    The Mystic is nicely done, really nice bodywork.
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  3. Kiwiabbo

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    Can send you Picts if you like on the build or finnished. No worries a all
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  4. cide1

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    it looks like you fabricated a rear sub frame. The original mystic subframe is unique to mystics, so something worth trying to sell or pass on to someone who needs it. It looks like much of the other mystic specific stuff (gauge pods, bodywork, tank, handlebars, kickstand, exhaust, seat) wasnt included. The dual rotor spoked tubeless wheels were also specific to the mystic iirc.
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  5. Tripletreat

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    I'd also be very interested in the side stand you sorted. Pictures are a great help to me!
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  6. pommie john

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    All I did was relocate the spring anchor so it kept the stand extended and didn’t flip up.
    I’ll post a photo tomorrow.
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  7. pommie john

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    I’ve sold most of the unused parts. Yes I made a new subframe to replace the rather over engineered original one. Mine is pretty simple and is mounted on rod end bearings. … not for any fancy engineering reasons but because I wasn’t sure it would be straight when I’d finished welding it! EA1F6DE0-A6C3-46F9-A4D3-AD8E0D3EEE75.jpeg I’ll
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  8. crawler07

    crawler07 Been here awhile Supporter

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    Nice bike, everything looks right on this one!
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  9. pommie john

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    It’s the original stand but I made a mew pillar to anchor the spring and welded it further forward. The stand does not spring up now. I also put a brake light switch on the back of it so I have a warning light in case I ride off with it down.
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  10. Tripletreat

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    simple, effective... I love it! Thanks.
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  11. tennessee thumper

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    Yep, well done on the SS modification.
    There was a side stand fix available here in the state that used the same design and principle. I have one on my G/S.

    Cheers!
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  12. Uke

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    The Mystic is a limited edition version of the R100R and all R100R's from 1993 on, including the Mystic, have dual-twin pot Brembos up front, standard drum at the rear. All R100R's have tubeless rims, mine has Akront, but I think there was another rim brand sourced as well.
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  13. tennessee thumper

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    Behr was the other brand of rims, I believe. I have one as a 21 front on a GS.
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  14. pommie john

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    I always assumed that the mystic was a “parts bin special”

    BMW said to themselves “ we’ve got to finish making airheads, what parts are left in the warehouse?”
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  15. Kiwiabbo

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    No… a lot of cosmetic parts that are mystic only items. Not used on any other Bmw
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  16. Uke

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    If you consider the R100R and the R100GS, both share the same frame, engine, transmission, final drive and a few other bits & pieces.

    It seems to me the Motorrad looked at the big picture and wondered what sort of road bike they could create from the essential GS. The R100R forks are the same Showa units on the K bikes of the same era.

    What confuses me, though, I think the R100RS and maybe also the RT were still available at the same time, sort of a Final Edition, all over again.
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