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    Sticky: 1978 r100s

    I bought this bike three years ago with a big ole Luftmeister fairing on it and a funky faded red paint job. It languished in the corner of the garage while I worked on other projects. I sold my...
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    I'll chime in here since I had a similar posted...

    I'll chime in here since I had a similar posted problem last week. (posted under "u-joint inspection") Mr Williams above is giving excellent advice. I chased a knock from a suspected bad u-joint...
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    I sent an email inquiry to Ted Porter to see if...

    I sent an email inquiry to Ted Porter to see if they rebuild twin shock airhead u-joints. (They don't as they rarely need it) Ted advises a slight notch in the middle of the u-joints travel range...
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    Excellent advice. If I adjust the swing arm...

    Excellent advice. If I adjust the swing arm slightly to the left the knock goes away. The u-joint was rubbing the inside of the swing arm bell opening. Thanks!
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    u-joint inspection

    Bike: 1978 R100S. I've been checking and reassembling a project bike. I noted a slight knock from the drive train while turning the rear tire by hand or rolling the bike around in the garage. It's...
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    Oops

    The Spokane Nat'l was '05...anyway...the bike was there...
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    This bike drew a lot of interest at the Spokane...

    This bike drew a lot of interest at the Spokane Nat'l in 06. That's where I saw it and where I think the posted photos were taken. The owner/builder was gracious enough to answer our questions...
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    Shane: There's an excellent article and photos...

    Shane: There's an excellent article and photos of Josh Withers' cafe bike in the July/Aug. 2009 of Motorcycle Classics magazine. I'd say you're in very capable hands. Perhaps Josh will lend you...
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    I've had good luck with Dunlop 491 and 404's. ...

    I've had good luck with Dunlop 491 and 404's. Neither tire has a continuous groove running around the tire. That seems to make a lot of difference. The worst rain grooves always seem to occur in...
  10. Thread: New Airhead

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    I kinda like them upside down. I ran my airhead...

    I kinda like them upside down. I ran my airhead the same way for several years. The new Moto Guzzi cafe classic has a very similar look.
    Obviously, Kurt and I are at the forefront of motorcycle...
  11. Thread: New Airhead

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    I think the mufflers may need to be swapped as...

    I think the mufflers may need to be swapped as well. They look upside down. Perhaps that was mentioned in an earlier post. I like them that way too, but they may not clear the side cases.
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    I'm interested in seeing more photos of your...

    I'm interested in seeing more photos of your bike. The front end looks very intriguing....I need more info.
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    patch and paint

    I've used fiberglass on the inside of the rear fender for a patch with good results. As for paint, rattle-can acrylic lacquer works for me.
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    Sticky: The headlight mounts are from a cafe bike parts...

    The headlight mounts are from a cafe bike parts site ( I forget which one). I slid them down the fork tubes to lower the headlight. Then I cut down the stock BMW instrument mount until the bottom...
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    Sticky: R100 Cafe

    Here's a better view of the seat, cowl and tail light. I think it simplifies
    the rear end look.
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    Sticky: R1100S in Banff Nat'l Park, Aug. 2009

    R1100S in Banff Nat'l Park, Aug. 2009
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    Sticky: it's a mongrel bike. started life as an R80/7. ...

    it's a mongrel bike. started life as an R80/7. added barrels, heads, carbs, and front end from a '77 RS parts bike. Starter cover is from a '79(no model designation). rear fender is stock BMW with...
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    Sticky: Euro bars. I lowered the headlight with...

    Euro bars. I lowered the headlight with different mounts and
    lowered the instruments a bunch too.
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    Sticky: Blackie

    1978 R100 - cafe
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