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Forum: Airheads 10-14-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 6,837
Views: 1,350,121
Posted By Alfons
Hello from Germany, here is my 1979 R 100T...

Hello from Germany,

here is my 1979 R 100T barn find:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/49qbim3smw5ohty/R%20100T_bleu-blanc-rouge_klein.jpg?dl=0

best wishes from Germany

Alfons
Forum: Airheads 09-27-2014, 01:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,034
Posted By Alfons
Hello from Germany! The K 100 forks (41.3 mm...

Hello from Germany!

The K 100 forks (41.3 mm diameter) were not made by Showa, they were manufactured by the German Sachs company, but they will fit into the airhead frames. The later K 75s and...
Forum: Airheads 07-27-2014, 12:09 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 24,468
Posted By Alfons
aftermarket fairings

Hi Bamboo,

this is a fairing manufactured by a small German company since the 1970s/1980s. The company's name is "mbv"

http://www.motorradverkleidungen.de/

best wishes from Germany

Alfons
Forum: Airheads 06-19-2014, 12:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 601
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: 355
Views: 24,411
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: 1,708
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: 1,874
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: 6,993
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: 1,166
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: 7,346
Views: 3,357,034
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: 1,108
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: 5,743
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: 1,278
Views: 682,427
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: 1,278
Views: 682,427
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: 1,278
Views: 682,427
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: 7,346
Views: 3,357,034
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: 1,077
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: 1,077
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: 13,205
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: 5,493
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: 919
Views: 157,520
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: 1,249
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: 1,380
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: 9,668
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: 842
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: 9,668
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: 2,092
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: 7,346
Views: 3,357,034
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: 98,526
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: 98,526
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: 98,526
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: 8,145
Views: 3,197,077
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: 1,265
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: 33,919
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: 6,175
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: 2,524
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: 4,754
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: 4,754
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: 4,754
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: 4,754
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...
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