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sleevedout 11-21-2012 05:36 PM

New Guy Introduction
 
Well hello all. I thought I would introduce myself and what I'm up to.

I just registered for this site as I just recently purchased my first BMW as my next project. I moved from Wisconsin to England in July and upon moving here got my next project.

Well I'll let the pictures speak for themselves. Its was a 1987 BMW R80RT that the previous owner thought would look great as a welded together attempt at a chopper that I'm trying to straighten out.

In the back of a VW Passat Estate
http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f2...48700561_n.jpg

Condition I bought it in
http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f2...22243373_n.jpg
http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f2...36645784_n.jpg

Half an hour later
http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f2...36242383_n.jpg

mock ups
http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f2...39313309_n.jpg
http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f2...66435816_n.jpg
http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f2...29102819_n.jpg

Gas Tank the bike came with
http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f2...48893571_n.jpg
http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f2...76577284_n.jpg

Moved into new house/home for bike
http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f2...56148525_n.jpg
http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f2...11573878_n.jpg

Got new front end
http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f2...26073956_n.jpg
http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f2...14772247_n.jpg
http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f2...61907783_n.jpg
http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f2...93834259_n.jpg
http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f2...16405650_n.jpg

Mark Manley 11-21-2012 10:38 PM

Hi Sleevedoubt,
Welcome to the site and to England, I hope your getting on alright on the wrong side of the road and working with spanners not wrenches.

That looks like a bit of a challenge, it is amazing what some people think looks good.

A tip, if anybody says something that doesn't make sense they are either making a joke or from up north, you will get the hang of which it is.

Mark

Kt-88 11-21-2012 11:22 PM

Nice! I love the tracker bars and the USD forks. What tank is that you're putting on there ( the yellow one ) and what was the mock up tank?

Kt-88 11-21-2012 11:23 PM

Also, is that a hole in the valve cover?

ontic 11-21-2012 11:48 PM

At least the purists aren't going to hassle you to keep it stock:D
What is the front end off? Big brakes!

sleevedout 11-22-2012 01:54 AM

Thanks guys.

Yellow tank I got for 10 and is a Norton Jubilee, black tank it came with I have no idea but its gonna be my new rear cowl.

Front end is Triumph yokes with Kawasaki ZX9R forks, wheel, and brakes.

Yes there's a valve cover hole from where the previous owner dropped bike then it appears he tried to stick weld the hole together.

I don't mind driving here in England, and I think roundabouts are better than traffic lights, I just wish my area had as many Autojumbles as it seems the north gets.

Cheers
Trevor

Rob Farmer 11-22-2012 11:49 AM

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Originally Posted by sleevedout (Post 20096694)
I don't mind driving here in England, and I think roundabouts are better than traffic lights, I just wish my area had as many Autojumbles as it seems the north gets.

What were you thinking? The whole country to choose from and you went south!! It's not too late to move.

sleevedout 11-22-2012 01:37 PM

My new wife is from Wiltshire area so I had no choice.

hardwaregrrl 11-23-2012 07:25 PM

:lurk

sleevedout 11-24-2012 01:52 AM

I just need to find someone that has a R1100 rear swingarm I could borrow. I need to see if an idea would work.

Rob Farmer 11-24-2012 04:01 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sleevedout (Post 20107333)
I just need to find someone that has a R1100 rear swingarm I could borrow. I need to see if an idea would work.

The 1100 Swinging will fit straight into your frame but you will end up with too much offset on the rear wheel. With spoked wheels you can pull the wheel rim over and get it almost back in line.

This is an 1100 swinging arm in a Paralever airhead frame. You can see how far from the central line the wheel ends up.

http://i242.photobucket.com/albums/f...02/Rearend.jpg

sleevedout 11-24-2012 04:06 AM

Hmm...

If you re-lace the rear wheel how much of this can you take up?

Rob Farmer 11-24-2012 07:44 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sleevedout (Post 20107475)
Hmm...

If you re-lace the rear wheel how much of this can you take up?

You can take the majority of it out, enough to be acceptable, but it isn't a cheap mod to do. There are only one or two people who will do it because the spoke angles in the rear hub have to be altered. There's also an adapter to buy to convert the airhead gearbox output flange to take an 1100 driveshaft - http://www.bmwboxersupplies.com/adap...aft-p-331.html you also need to sort out some way of mounting an upright shock where the battery normally sits and you will need a custom made rear shock.

You could always fit a Paralever GS/R swinging arm and rear wheel but that may not be look your going for, the parts are expensive and not easy to find.

sleevedout 11-24-2012 08:48 AM

I love how all of these ideas I have seem to follow the path of "pain in the ass to attempt", haha

Rob Farmer 11-24-2012 09:07 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sleevedout (Post 20108532)
I love how all of these ideas I have seem to follow the path of "pain in the ass to attempt", haha

best to know the pitfalls before you spend any cash?


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