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Old 12-10-2012, 05:28 AM   #1396
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And raised & recovered seat...

The seat is on the "must do" list, but it won`t stop me riding, although it will be a bit squeezy. I hear the muffler has arrived and should be on the bike as I type this.
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Old 12-31-2012, 11:05 AM   #1397
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Recently in Big Bend National Park



I have to reply on this very old post since it does appear to have some long legs. I'm on several bimmer forums at least as long and love the few threads with longevity & a life of their own. Anyway, to start with is I'd love to be seeing this ride from my own eyes right now as what I see out this window right now is around 4" of that cold white crystal we know as SNOW!!!! And #2 is the excellent tune to the ride.

Both took me back to the time of my 1st legal road bike. And my daily transport for 2 years incl. cold winters. Not a beemer, but I'll get to that point later. Was a dual sport '71 Yamaha DT-1 250. Could at anytime be cruising and just find that place to jump off the road and put those knobbies to work. I also had my regular spots to tear it up. Would love to find out what those extra few hundreds of cc's can do for ya. Which brings me to mentioned point, I strongly feel anyone that plans to ride to start out on a trail bike first. You learn a lot without the asphalt rash. Dirt ain't that soft, but sure beats the alternative. I've told a few guys over the years, some listened, most don't. Excuse mentioned import, it's just a great memory.
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Old 01-12-2013, 08:43 AM   #1398
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This may be 205, but here's a link to a movie on the 1983 Paris Dakar, tons of great BMW in-action shots!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k2thf2NwMYE
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Old 01-12-2013, 01:54 PM   #1399
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The finished product.



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Old 01-12-2013, 05:07 PM   #1400
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gsd4me-better go out and turn your fuel petcocks off...just in case
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Old 01-12-2013, 06:45 PM   #1401
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gsd4me-better go out and turn your fuel petcocks off...just in case
Yeah ... Did you know that 'Bing' is German for 'leak'? Just sayin.


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Old 01-12-2013, 10:53 PM   #1402
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gsd4me-better go out and turn your fuel petcocks off...just in case

After running a FI bike for so many years, half the time I forget to turn them off, the other half, I forget to turn them on.
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Old 01-13-2013, 05:00 AM   #1403
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After running a FI bike for so many years, half the time I forget to turn them off, the other half, I forget to turn them on.

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Old 01-13-2013, 07:16 AM   #1404
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R1100GS to be precise; by far the best of the oilheads.


BTW: Here`s my, not quite ready bike. I`ve posted pics of this bike everywhere else, very remiss of me to not post it here.





What's the story on the headlight fairing?
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Old 01-13-2013, 07:30 AM   #1405
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What's the story on the headlight fairing?
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Old 01-16-2013, 06:46 PM   #1406
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Richardo

You could make a trellis style single sided swingarm in Chrome Molly mmmmm

I was thinking about Chrome Molly swingarm on a Road Bike I had an idea about. R100RS motor in a Yamaha R1 Frame with R1100GS swingarm. But went for the Adventure bike route. It does fit in . . . but the centre line of the rear wheel didnt line up








You are totaly insane dudeˇˇˇ that is a sport bike frame ˇˇ there is a lot of room easily you could store 2 helmets under the gas tankˇ
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Old 01-16-2013, 07:24 PM   #1407
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You are totaly insane dudeˇˇˇ that is a sport bike frame ˇˇ there is a lot of room easily you could store 2 helmets under the gas tankˇ
Um.... yeah... and good luck finding a forks and a wheel that won't hit the engine:

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Old 01-17-2013, 12:15 AM   #1408
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What's the story on the headlight fairing?
[QUOTE=hardwaregrrl )britanniacomposites.lynx [/QUOTE]


Correct. For what they cost, coming out of Canada, I wouldn't recommend them. Each side has a different shape, as can be seen below, the slots for the screen height are uneven, so when the screen is all the way down it is crooked, and the front had to be tethered to the dash to stop it flogging around.

With screen down it's not too noisy, but as it's been so hot here lately, I don' t know what it's like with the screen up.


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Old 01-18-2013, 03:34 PM   #1409
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Um.... yeah... and good luck finding a forks and a wheel that won't hit the engine:

Leading link front end?
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Old 03-05-2013, 06:55 PM   #1410
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Almost done

Colorado State Patrol Inspection tomorrow morning. It's a great little "parts" bike:
Modified 1989 BMW R100RT Mono-lever Frame. HPN style frame gussets throughout.
1992 R100GS motor with 800cc cylinders and 32mm Bings.
Paralever Swingarm.
YZ450F front end.
347lbs with oils but zero fuel.
Built for around $2500.


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