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Old 10-21-2011, 11:47 AM   #436
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can we have the last four digits of the frame number for the list please..
Mine is 7484. I am the 4th owner since new. But owner 2 had it only as payment for debts owed, then sold it.
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Old 10-21-2011, 11:59 AM   #437
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Old 10-22-2011, 02:41 PM   #438
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Old 10-22-2011, 03:00 PM   #439
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Old 10-22-2011, 04:03 PM   #440
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^ last Sunday ^
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I need to do that more often.
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Old 10-22-2011, 05:53 PM   #441
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'83 VIN 7341, built 01/83

No idea how many owners or the mileage.

Purchased a week ago. Currently pulling the transmission for a likely rebuild. The bike is in fair shape for it's age. I'm missing a few bits and will be looking for;
  • Crash bars & side stand
  • Rear turn signals & stalks
  • Front fork tubes it the current ones don't clean up (pitted)
  • Mirrors
  • New seat cover
  • Speedo?


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Old 10-22-2011, 06:16 PM   #442
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Regarding sidestands, Carl offers an excellent option:
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=643293&highlight=carl

Do you prefer crashbars / want to get it 'as original'?

Nice collection you've got going there...
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Old 10-22-2011, 08:35 PM   #443
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Thanks for the link

I didn't know about these stands for the ST. Still just learning about all the ST quirks.

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Regarding sidestands, Carl offers an excellent option:
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=643293&highlight=carl

Do you prefer crashbars / want to get it 'as original'?

Nice collection you've got going there...
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Old 10-22-2011, 09:48 PM   #444
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Those rear turn signal stalks are rubber and tend to develop an annular crack in the middle on top.
I learned this when one of mine failed entirely: the lens, bulb, housing et al swinging down (still attached by the harness) and into the rear wheel which snatched all, twisting the harness like safety wire and doing its worst to the housing.

You might have some luck with the folks at www.re-psycle.com , particularly regarding good-used bulb housing assemblies.

Here's another option: http://advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=17113182&postcount=7

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=734964
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Old 10-23-2011, 12:20 AM   #445
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Old 11-14-2011, 10:41 AM   #446
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Cool2 Repainted...

I just got my fuel tank and battery covers back from the paint/repair shop. I went without replacing the red pinstripes. I like it better plain. Especially since the mudguards don't have pinstripes...









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Old 11-14-2011, 11:00 AM   #447
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I like the tank roundels where do you get those from?
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Old 11-14-2011, 11:27 AM   #448
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Laugh 1974 and early 80s motorsport roundel

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I like the tank roundels where do you get those from?
Those were, I believe, used by San Jose BMW for their racing bikes in 1974. I read somewhere that the roundel was used on some models in the early '80s. I cannot attest to the truth of all this...it's just what I've read in places.

I bought these ones from a guy on the E36 forum (the older BMW 5 series cars). It turns out that San Jose BMW and MAX BMW still sell the roundels. I have seen them in the display cabinet at MAX. If you think you want a set and have any trouble shipping to England, let me know. We could probably work out a way for me to get them here in the States and get them to you in old Blighty.
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Old 11-14-2011, 02:30 PM   #449
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I went without replacing the red pinstripes. I like it better plain. Especially since the mudguards don't have pinstripes...
Good choice. Those red pinstripes always ruined an otherwise nice color for me.
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Old 12-17-2011, 12:14 PM   #450
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front rim

When I bought my ST it came with a 21" front rim installed on it by the PO. He couldn't find the 19" rim to give me. My question is, does anyone think the handling would be changed by going to the 21" rim?
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