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BMW 1982 R100RS Project

Postby chombi » Wed Jan 24, 2018 5:50 pm

So I have finally finished my BMW project. After 2 and a half years of swearing, shouting, spanner throwing and yes some angry tears It's done.

I have thoroughly enjoyed doing the project and have learnt a hell of a lot, as I don't have a mechanical background.

I'm now looking forward to some good weather and ride outs.

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Postby Galactic Greyhound » Wed Jan 24, 2018 6:09 pm

Nice looking bike - you can be proud of that! :grin:
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Postby Memphis Twin » Wed Jan 24, 2018 6:45 pm

Excellent work! It looks great.

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Re: BMW 1982 R100RS Project

Postby windmill john » Wed Jan 24, 2018 6:46 pm

I do not like cafe racer projects per se.

However, like the grey one, forgot who’s, you have put it together very nicely =D> :smile:

You’ve got nice bars, so should be comfortable :grin:
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Re: BMW 1982 R100RS Project

Postby george baker » Wed Jan 24, 2018 6:51 pm

Hi
Just wait for the weather and ride it, interesting tyres, what are they?

Did you change the tank to get one with that filler?

BTW the club are meeting for breakfast in Souhwold in June, maybe you could join us and come along?

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Postby chombi » Wed Jan 24, 2018 7:27 pm

Hi
Just wait for the weather and ride it, interesting tyres, what are they?

Did you change the tank to get one with that filler?

BTW the club are meeting for breakfast in Souhwold in June, maybe you could join us and come along?

George
HI George, I'll get the tyre details tomorrow as cant remember of the top of my head. The tank is original got the cap modded to fit and Yeah I'm looking forward to getting to a few shows this year.

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Postby gogs01 » Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:57 pm

..... I'm looking forward to getting to a few shows this year. [/quote]

Shows or meets ? Do you intend riding the bike or is it for showing only ? Those tyres should be ideal for the worst of the winter ! :smile:
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Postby chombi » Wed Jan 24, 2018 11:44 pm

..... I'm looking forward to getting to a few shows this year.
Shows or meets ? Do you intend riding the bike or is it for showing only ? Those tyres should be ideal for the worst of the winter ! Image[/quote]I'm going to hopefully ride it to some events. But I dont intend to show it, just enjoy it

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Postby gogs01 » Thu Jan 25, 2018 9:48 am

" ..... I'm going to hopefully ride it to some events. But I dont intend to show it, just enjoy ..... "


That's great that it's going to be used, but I don't doubt it could win a prize if polished up again for a show ! :smile:
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Postby chombi » Thu Jan 25, 2018 10:34 am

" ..... I'm going to hopefully ride it to some events. But I dont intend to show it, just enjoy ..... "


That's great that it's going to be used, but I don't doubt it could win a prize if polished up again for a show ! Image
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Postby DEEP DIVER » Thu Jan 25, 2018 10:37 am

For some one with no mechanical background you have built a very nice looking bike. Well done.
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Re: BMW 1982 R100RS Project

Postby windmill john » Thu Jan 25, 2018 11:22 am

Sorry to sound like a right bore!
Just check the back end of that front mudguard before your first warm ride.
If warm, the tyre centre will extend slightly and it looks like it might catch at the back, hopefully I’m wrong, I’d just hate you to bugger your mudguard.

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BMW 1982 R100RS Project

Postby Bav » Thu Jan 25, 2018 2:55 pm

Love it. Very tastefully done.

Is that a Vonzeti seat unit?

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Postby chombi » Thu Jan 25, 2018 3:59 pm

Love it. Very tastefully done.

Is that a Vonzeti seat unit?

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Hi Dave, yes it is. Debbie did a great job with the seat and hand grips as it's very thick leather. I also fitted the thicker rear seat frame.

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Postby chombi » Thu Jan 25, 2018 4:00 pm

Sorry to sound like a right bore!
Just check the back end of that front mudguard before your first warm ride.
If warm, the tyre centre will extend slightly and it looks like it might catch at the back, hopefully I’m wrong, I’d just hate you to bugger your mudguard.

John
Thanks John, I'll keep an eye out for that. I'm sure a few things will need adjusting after the initial shake out

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Postby chombi » Thu Jan 25, 2018 4:01 pm

For some one with no mechanical background you have built a very nice looking bike. Well done.
Thank you much appreciated

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Postby chombi » Thu Jan 25, 2018 4:11 pm

Hi
Just wait for the weather and ride it, interesting tyres, what are they?

Did you change the tank to get one with that filler?

BTW the club are meeting for breakfast in Souhwold in June, maybe you could join us and come along?

George
Hi George, you asked about the tyres they are continental twinduros 120/90- 18 on the rear and 100/90 -19 on the front

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Postby Patman » Thu Jan 25, 2018 8:52 pm

lead ride read from now teal ..... Pat
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Re: BMW 1982 R100RS Project

Postby Bav » Fri Jan 26, 2018 8:11 pm

Interesting exhaust system. Did you get it made or is it off the shelf?


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Postby chombi » Sat Jan 27, 2018 12:06 am

Interesting exhaust system. Did you get it made or is it off the shelf?


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Hi Bav, Yeah this is a hand made exhaust system, a one off but worth it as I think it makes the bike.

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Re: BMW 1982 R100RS Project

Postby george baker » Sat Jan 27, 2018 12:30 pm

Hi Ta,
60% off-road to 40% on road use. I am interested on hearing what miles and road grip you get

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Postby CharlieVictor » Wed Jan 31, 2018 5:39 pm

Although I'm not into "custom bikes" at all, it's your bike, your rules. The craftmanship seems impressive if I go by the pictures. Congrats.

That kinda "scrambler" look is very fashionable nowadays, yet I'm afraid those tires on wet tarmac will take you down faster than you can say "awshit". Careful there Buddy.
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Re: BMW 1982 R100RS Project

Postby george baker » Thu Feb 01, 2018 12:15 pm

Hi
the tyres LOOK risky but they could well be fine, modern rubber is much better than that of our yooth

Lets wait for some feedback on performance and hope it is good cos I think they look great.

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Re: BMW 1982 R100RS Project

Postby CharlieVictor » Thu Feb 01, 2018 6:35 pm

No George, they are. As much as a road tire is useless on a dirt or mud trail.
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Re: BMW 1982 R100RS Project

Postby chombi » Thu Feb 01, 2018 7:39 pm

Don't worry guys, I've strengthened my arse muscles ready for the impending tyres letting go scenerios hahaha.
However when I finally do get riding, I'll let you know how the tyres preform.


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