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Postby kevinp » Tue Oct 09, 2018 12:57 pm

Thought i would introduce me and my bike, this is my R1100RT 1997, it has been stood for about two years outside,and has suffere, but I did managed to get it for a good price. It need quite a bit of work although the engines ok after a recomisson. Its the meatal work which is rusty the frame parts and the chrome work. The worst parts are the wheels the spokes are totally shot rusted away.
Now looking at the price for respoking or just buying a set of alloys for it. Does anyone know if they are a staright swap will my discs, spindle and speedo etc.. work with alloys.


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Re: New Member

Postby j8ejc » Tue Oct 09, 2018 6:52 pm

Welcome to the forum from Gtr Manchester.

For confirmation of whether the spindles etc would fit, It would be worthwhile to check out and compare the appropriate part numbers for spoked and cast wheels

Enjoy the RT, they are surprisingly agile for their weight and can ,in the right hands, surprise a few riders in the twisties

Enjoy and Ride safe when you get the issues resolved

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Re: New Member

Postby P-K » Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:42 am

Hi Kevin,
I had one of those :smile:
Very good bike. Took me all over.
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Re: New Member

Postby goldenoldy » Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:20 pm

Hi and welcome. Bike looks good.

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Re: New Member

Postby tigcraft » Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:03 am

Welcome in and enjoy your mini restoration

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Re: New Member

Postby Ruralman » Fri Oct 12, 2018 5:29 pm

Hi Kevin,
Welcome to the forum
Nice bike
Safe riding

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Re: New Member

Postby Tony the Skin » Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:56 pm

Welcome from Lancashire. I think cast wheels could be obtained. Have a look on Motorworks site to see what is available.
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Re: New Member

Postby kevinp » Tue Oct 30, 2018 9:24 am

Thanks for the welcome
I have now totaly stripped the bike, and most of the frame parts are being powder coated the rest I am painting myself. I managed to source a pair of wheels from ebay for a good price and managed to sell the spoked wheels. I am quite impressed how easy the bike came apart nearly all the bolts were copper greased, I only had to drill three bolts in total one holding the front seat mechanism and two on the left handle bar.

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Re: New Member

Postby mike pace » Thu Nov 01, 2018 10:08 pm

Great bike, enjoy

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