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Forum: Airheads 06-19-2014, 12:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 454
Posted By Alfons
Hi, I did the same conversion a few years...

Hi,

I did the same conversion a few years ago - everything fits nicely, no need for any new parts, and a much better riding position!

best wishes from Germany

Alfons
Forum: Airheads 01-25-2014, 04:32 AM
Replies: 343
Views: 19,864
Posted By Alfons
:D Since publishing that information I have...

:D

Since publishing that information I have done a few modifications on the bike:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/psl09vq3t3vsso9/Copy%20of%20FM%201000_01.jpg

The bike has a seat taken from an R...
Forum: Airheads 12-19-2013, 08:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,488
Posted By Alfons
Hello from Germany! I agree with Chasbmw -...

Hello from Germany!

I agree with Chasbmw - the factory rear disk brake was never satisfactory on the R 100S I had, and eventually I replaced it with a drum brake, which also helped reduce the...
Forum: Airheads 05-24-2013, 11:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,678
Posted By Alfons
air cleaner housing

The 16-hole covers were used on the R90S and then on the 65hp versions of the early R 100S - the R 100RS claimed to have 5 hp more due to the 24 hole air filter covers and the 40 mm exhaust pipes....
Forum: Airheads 02-04-2013, 03:48 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,237
Posted By Alfons
Hi Charles, there is a guy in Germany who...

Hi Charles,

there is a guy in Germany who builds a trellis frame that is very similar to the legendary Krauser frame:
...
Forum: Airheads 09-12-2012, 06:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,060
Posted By Alfons
Hi Rudi, contact Dirk Scheffer of Edelweiss...

Hi Rudi,

contact Dirk Scheffer of Edelweiss Motorsport in Essen - he is the guy to do these conversions. I suppose he also frequently posts on the "Zweiventiler" Forum. Do I really have to tell...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-18-2012, 07:56 AM
Replies: 7,108
Views: 3,237,019
Posted By Alfons
Hi wrangler, I agree! When I started riding...

Hi wrangler,

I agree! When I started riding motorbikes in 1973, the major European factories had a range of bikes that included both touring and sports bikes, e.g. BMW manufactured the R 90 both...
Forum: Airheads 04-17-2012, 10:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 999
Posted By Alfons
Hi, a /7 tank won't slip onto the R 100R, it...

Hi,

a /7 tank won't slip onto the R 100R, it is either the mono tank that fits, which will require modified tank mounts, or the R 45/65 tank which does slip onto the R 100R frame, with the R 100R...
Forum: Airheads 09-18-2011, 11:13 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,317
Posted By Alfons
Hello from Germany! BMW is said to have...

Hello from Germany!

BMW is said to have manufactured three different hubs for spoke wheels: Tthere were ones with four rims for ATE brakes, the ones with three rims (ST and G/S ?) and a hub with...
Forum: Airheads 09-15-2011, 11:23 AM
Replies: 1,275
Views: 661,298
Posted By Alfons
Hi supershaft, The bike has the 38mm...

Hi supershaft,

The bike has the 38mm downpipes of the 1981 - 1984 bikes with two crossover pipes, and the silencers came from a monolever R 80. You have to get spacers for those, as the pipes are...
Forum: Airheads 08-25-2011, 08:14 AM
Replies: 1,275
Views: 661,298
Posted By Alfons
Here is mine (not quite a care racer though) ...

Here is mine (not quite a care racer though)

greetings from Germany

Alfons
Forum: Airheads 08-25-2011, 08:09 AM
Replies: 1,275
Views: 661,298
Posted By Alfons
Congratulations on your work! Splendid job! What...

Congratulations on your work! Splendid job! What rim sizes are these? I am sure you will have notices quite a change in the bike's handling.

best wishes

Alfons
Forum: Old's Cool 06-10-2011, 01:05 PM
Replies: 7,108
Views: 3,237,019
Posted By Alfons
hello everybody, here is my BMW R 100/7 cafe...

hello everybody,

here is my BMW R 100/7 cafe racer which I have had since 1979.
Greetings from Germany!

Alfons
Forum: Airheads 04-06-2011, 11:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,024
Posted By Alfons
Hi Sniper, are those 38s on your RS? ...

Hi Sniper,

are those 38s on your RS?

greetings from Germany

Alfons
Forum: Airheads 04-05-2011, 08:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,024
Posted By Alfons
Mikuni VM 38 on an airhead

Gentlemen,

I happened to purchase a set on Mikuni VM 38 carbs which I would like to put on an R 100, replacing the 40mm Bings. Can anyone here share their experience with me? I would be immensely...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-18-2011, 12:07 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 12,845
Posted By Alfons
Er spricht deutsch!!!:wings greetings from...

Er spricht deutsch!!!:wings

greetings from Deutschland

Alfons
Forum: Old's Cool 03-13-2011, 09:07 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,226
Posted By Alfons
Hi, it is perfectly normal for a 1977 R100S...

Hi,

it is perfectly normal for a 1977 R100S to have 38mm headers; the 40 mm headers were used in the 70 hp engines, starting with the R 100RS in 1977. When the R 100S received to 70 hp engine (in...
Forum: Airheads 02-13-2011, 01:29 AM
Replies: 904
Views: 140,159
Posted By Alfons
Hello everybody, here is my RS 77 (on a...

Hello everybody,

here is my RS 77 (on a ferry boat crossing the river Rhine):



best wishes from Germany

Alfons
Forum: Old's Cool 02-05-2011, 02:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,193
Posted By Alfons
Hi, this is the Leis-BMW, raced in classic...

Hi,

this is the Leis-BMW, raced in classic bike events in Germany by Julius Ilmberger. It is said to beh ighly competitive and very light.

Greetings from Germany

Alfons
Forum: Old's Cool 12-25-2010, 02:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,323
Posted By Alfons
hello everybody out there, my grandfather...

hello everybody out there,

my grandfather had to fight in the Great War - in February 1915 he had to leave his wife and his four kids, who were between 1 and 7 years old, and he had to fight in...
Forum: Airheads 12-21-2010, 08:05 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 9,489
Posted By Alfons
Hi Simon, you might have a look at the...

Hi Simon,

you might have a look at the calipers used in the rear disk brakes of 2-valve Ducatis (post-beveldrive, those with a belt-driven camshaft), they are fairly small and light.

greetings ...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-04-2010, 01:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 807
Posted By Alfons
Hi Aric, pleased to meet you here! :evil If...

Hi Aric,

pleased to meet you here! :evil If you do not want to keep the original 36mm front fork (have you considered adding a second disk?) you can use the K 100 front fork along with the R 100...
Forum: Airheads 12-02-2010, 09:02 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 9,489
Posted By Alfons
Hi Simon, that is truly magnificent!!! which...

Hi Simon,

that is truly magnificent!!! which bike was the fork taken from?

greetings

Alfons
Forum: Old's Cool 11-26-2010, 06:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,991
Posted By Alfons
Hi there, the 2.5 x 18 front wheel of the...

Hi there,


the 2.5 x 18 front wheel of the R 100R is a plug & play solution.

best wishes

Alfons
Forum: Old's Cool 11-24-2010, 12:25 PM
Replies: 7,108
Views: 3,237,019
Posted By Alfons
This is a 500cc 4 cylinder two-stroke boat engine...

This is a 500cc 4 cylinder two-stroke boat engine designed by the Berlin-based König boat engine factory which was successfully developed and raced in the 1970s by New zealand's Kim Newcombe who,...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-22-2010, 06:10 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 92,723
Posted By Alfons
Hi beachcomber, that's a manor house you...

Hi beachcomber,

that's a manor house you 've got there! Looks impressive. Is that the east German stronghold of the flyingbrick community? :evil

best wishes

Alfons
Forum: Old's Cool 10-22-2010, 03:35 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 92,723
Posted By Alfons
Hi beachcomber, I live quite in the opposite...

Hi beachcomber,

I live quite in the opposite corner of Germany, near the border to Luxembourg and France. How come you reside in Saxony?
btw: I remember reading your entries on the British BMW...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-21-2010, 10:23 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 92,723
Posted By Alfons
Good evening, gentlemen, three cheers for...

Good evening, gentlemen,

three cheers for beachcomber! I do think BMW's K bikes (nicknamed "flying bricks" here in Germany) have always been underrated when it comes to handling and roadholding. I...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-26-2010, 01:52 AM
Replies: 7,946
Views: 3,089,833
Posted By Alfons
Hi there, I had an MD 250 back in 1975 - it...

Hi there,

I had an MD 250 back in 1975 - it was a blast to ride as it had 27 hp and was a lighweight bike with only 126 kilos. I remember going round the Nurburgring racetrack (the infamous "green...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-04-2010, 12:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,204
Posted By Alfons
Hi kennyk, Having owned a K 100 since 1987...

Hi kennyk,

Having owned a K 100 since 1987 and done about 80.000 miles on it, I agree with what is being said here: Provided the bike has been serviced regularly the K bike is absolutely...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-01-2010, 07:43 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 33,013
Posted By Alfons
Hi mymindsok, I did not encounter this...

Hi mymindsok,

I did not encounter this problem since the fairing on my bike (you would call it a frankenbike, wouldn't you?) is not the standard RS fairing and has a different bracket attached to...
Forum: 2 smokers 02-23-2010, 06:38 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,798
Posted By Alfons
Hi Euromad, greetings from Germany, where...

Hi Euromad,

greetings from Germany, where Zündapps were manufactured. I owned one as an 18-year-old lad and it was a blast to ride; I have still a few wrecks in my shed which are waiting for their...
Forum: Airheads 01-23-2010, 01:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,410
Posted By Alfons
Hi, go to www.2-ventiler.de it is...

Hi,

go to

www.2-ventiler.de

it is a german website, and there are some real experts when it comes to upgrading airheads. Search their galery for "Umbauten" which means conversions, and you...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-22-2010, 09:47 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,548
Posted By Alfons
Thumbs down Hi Nick, that's the crucial part of the...

Hi Nick,

that's the crucial part of the operation. I believe the ritmo sereno guys use a custom-made caliper bracket which is then bolted onto the cover of the monolever housing. I happen to have ...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-21-2010, 11:26 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,548
Posted By Alfons
Hi Erik, although this conversion would...

Hi Erik,

although this conversion would almost be a straightforward plug&play solution (except the problem of clearance between fork and upper fairing bracket, because the K fork does have a...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-21-2010, 06:28 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,548
Posted By Alfons
Hi Nick, Currently I am contemplating a...

Hi Nick,

Currently I am contemplating a similar project: Monolever frame, K-fork, monolever swingarm. I suppose the basic question to be answered first is whether I want a more classic-looking...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-21-2010, 06:13 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,548
Posted By Alfons
Hi, I had the same experience with my K 100RS,...

Hi,
I had the same experience with my K 100RS, so I replaced the standard fork by the K 1100RS fork, which really improved the bike. However, in a beemer this quite different since an airhead is...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-21-2010, 06:09 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,548
Posted By Alfons
Hi there, thank you for the photo! Do you...

Hi there,

thank you for the photo! Do you happen to have another one showing how you fasten the tank at izts rear end? I would greatly appreciate that!

best wishes from Germany!

Alfons
Forum: Old's Cool 11-10-2009, 12:14 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,407
Posted By Alfons
and another view of the same motorcycle:

and another view of the same motorcycle:
Forum: Old's Cool 11-10-2009, 12:12 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,407
Posted By Alfons
Hi, there is some more photographic evidence that...

Hi, there is some more photographic evidence that this might be the way to go.

greetings

Alfons
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