my r100 gs pd (PARALEVER) is well damaged after my trip, especially the rear of the bike : the paralever itself, the rear shock absorber, the shaft, the final drive, the gearbox.
first, i wanted to repair it (lots of euros in europe), then sell it, in order to buy a r80g/s (MONOLEVER).
recently, some people told me that i could put quite easily a MONOLEVER from a 80g/s instead of my PARALEVER. especillay yut from dynamic motors in bangkok.
first, does it make sense ? is it clever, since many people say that MONOLEVER is stronger than PARALEVER and less problems?
second, is it possible and easy or not so easy ?
little changes are necessary, from what people told me. but little here is not little there.
before starting this change, i m looking for some info, especially if someone has done it.
of course, i ll put a 80g/s MONOLEVER rear wheel if i put a 80g/s MONOLEVER.
apparently the frame is the same between a 80g/s and a 100 gs, maybe a bit longer at the rear for the 100gs.
since the MONOLEVER is shorter than the PARALEVER, the wheelbase will be little bit shorter, there will more control at low speed but less control at high speed. i can put a steering dumper to compensate this.
the mudguard has to be removed a bit more at the front.
the top fixation of of the back shock absorber to the frame has to be little bit modified.
i don t know about the fixations of the monolever to the frame in the middle on the sides but apparently no problem.
anything else i have forgotten or anything i ve written wrong ? sorry, my technical english is not so good, hope you understand what i mean
thanx a lot in advance for your good info and advice and sharing experience