Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Bored in Texas.........

Bike projects on hold for now........Removed the sidecar from the R75/5 last week and put her to bed in the cargo trailer for the time being...hope to get over to Arizona around Thanksgiving for an Airhead gathering at the Salton Sea but work will likely interfere with that plan......We'll definately attend the 3 day Rally at Agua Caliente for New Years....I'll crawl there if necessary!

The R100S is sitting idle for now...I mounted a set of Bates saddle bags on it but don't like the mounting setup ....I have some original Bates brackets which need some welding done on them so I'll repair them and put them to work eventually.At least it is looking like a Motorcycle now....not much left to do to get her running.

Found a used pair of /5 "cigar" mufflers on EBay for $70.00....they are originals with some "patina" dings etc....but I wasn't gonna spend $600.00 for a repro. set....they'll go on the /5.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

R100S Sidecar Progress

Dug the Sputnik sidecar wheel / axle assembly and took a closer look at what is needed to adapt it to the Jupiter sidecar. Received some opinions from a machinist who is building his own sidecar from scratch. now just need to remove the axle in use and get them both to a machine shop for fabrication of a new axle.
The Jupiter hack fender sits on a pivot for easy access to the assembly....the old shock absorber in place should be changed too.
The 1973 1/2 long wheel base sub frame ....I've installed this on the bike in the past week. It is a lot stronger than the stock "single cross member" sub frame.

The "new' sub frame after priming / painting.
Rear view......

Spent a couple of hours and mounted the Bates saddle bags....not a good mounting yet...need one more bracket made to stabilize them. See a set of better mounting frames on eBay so might bid on them.

Pulled the top / front of engine apart.....pulled starter relay cover off and sorted through the the wiring squared away..(I hope) replaced the R100S engine wiring harness with the R90/6 wiring harness. Wired in the tail lights and turn signals....cleaned a lot of electrical connections. Removed the starter and checked flywheel teeth / starter teeth...starter appears to be in good condition.

Removed diode board and replaced the rubber mounting parts...two of them were broken. Need to pull the points and mechanical advance unit to check them.

Still need to sort out the gauge wiring......need new cable for clutch, the one I have is way too long.

Swapped out the final drive with a fresh one I had on hand. Replaced the drive shaft bolts with new ones.

Getting closer to life....

Gila Mtns.

Gila Mtns.