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    1994 R1100RS Project bike.

    Another project, a 1994 R1100RS. I picked it up before Christmas.








    The R1100RS is in the garage and on the Kenda. Popped off the body panels and tank with 3 gallons of bad gas, popped in a good test battery, and it lights up and turns over with the unmistakable sound of at least some compression. This is a good indication that the 31K miles hasn't been too hard on it.



    Overall the bike is pretty grungy, but actually in good shape:















    The underside of the tank was as ugly as the top, but the pump looks OK.





    Some crud and water in the gas.


    I spot polished the bike to see if I can salvage the paint. Looks like it will come out good.




    Now to order the usual service items. If it runs, then I will order tires and brake lines.
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    What the heck? Was it parked outside for a couple years?
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    Looking forward to following along
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    Quote Originally Posted by PoorUB View Post
    What the heck? Was it parked outside for a couple years?
    Yes, then given to me for free.

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    Well, at least the price was right.

    Funny, some sellers would think it was a $2,000 motorcycle!
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    Quote Originally Posted by PoorUB View Post
    Well, at least the price was right.

    Funny, some sellers would think it was a $2,000 motorcycle!
    Well, when I get done with it, I hope it is. All new service, brakes, brake lines, battery, tires, and new Corbin Seat. :-)

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    "Pretty grungy" ?

    Considering those tires are "relatively young", I'd say the bike wasn't sitting for too too long. Is that a head gasket leak I spotted in one of the pictures?

    As has been mentioned, the price was right!

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    This look like it's going to be a good read.
    1999 Triumph Tiger & 1994 R1100RS

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    Now that's a project bike! Wasn't '94 the first year for the RS? I commend you for resurrecting it.

    The pictures though!!! So graphic, so disturbing -- like some kind of violence porn.

    I await the 'after' pics.
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    Looking forward to the read; a nice quarantine project.

    Have fun.
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    Voni and Big Red applaud this exercise in rehabilitation. At 415,000 miles Big Red needs all of her contemporaries she can find. Thank you Anton.
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    Having owned a '99 R1100RS for 17-yrs, I applaud your efforts. But, as someone else said, the appearance of the tires doesn't seem the jive with the black crud (mold??) on the outside or inside of the Tupperware. Did you pick that up near the coast or river town?

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    Looks like it spent time in unventilated steel shipping container. Donít aske me why I think that

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    Quote Originally Posted by 179212 View Post
    Looks like it spent time in unventilated steel shipping container. Donít aske me why I think that
    So, that is mold? Or, what?

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    Flood bike?
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