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Old 08-11-2008, 02:12 PM   #781
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Loaded up for the weekend...

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Old 08-11-2008, 07:01 PM   #782
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Loaded up for the weekend...

That's a good looking bike and a good looking load, but...... I am shocked, shocked! at the use of bungees on such a rig.......
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Old 08-11-2008, 07:01 PM   #783
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Old 08-11-2008, 08:08 PM   #784
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It isn't completely finished yet, couple of things here and there, but this is what I have been working on for the last 2 years :
[*]985cc rebuilt engine with '77 R100S pistons+barrels (A-bore), 1980 R100CS big valve dual-plugged heads, 1983 R80RT bottom end

Click here for "The Making of ...": http://www.stephenbottcher.net/BMW/R100ST_2.htm
"Interesting", as always Schtephen, and I applaud your enthusiasm.

But just a word to the wise on the '77S pistons not really being suited to the '80 spec large valve heads you're mating them to. You might be better off with a set of later Euro-spec high CR pistons that are suited to the combustion chamber shape of the '80 head's.

Failing that, a set of '77 S or RS heads would be useful to match with the '77S spec pistons you're using.

Don't want to go into too much detail, but if you saw the pieces in front of you it'd all make sense.



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Old 08-12-2008, 02:30 AM   #785
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My Newly acquired 84 R65. Hope to turn it from this cafe syle to a quosey offroader.
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Old 08-12-2008, 05:03 AM   #786
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Old 08-12-2008, 06:00 AM   #787
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My Newly acquired 84 R65. Hope to turn it from this cafe syle to a quosey offroader.
Hey Hunsta, why don't you play swapsies with Nick Mackwell ... he's just down the road from you and he's got a an nice example of an R65 that he's going to cafe

Strikes me it would save the pair of you a whole heap of trouble.

Sorry, what am I thinking. Where's the fun in in taking the easy option ...

Hang on, what am I saying? I better keep my head down before someone asks how my R65 is getting on
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Old 08-12-2008, 07:08 AM   #788
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Good to see that it all came back together.... and that you didn't lose any "patina"............how's the damper working out?
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Old 08-12-2008, 07:09 AM   #789
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That's a handsome /5..... something about the /5's that is just elegant!
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Old 08-12-2008, 07:26 AM   #790
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That's a handsome /5..... something about the /5's that is just elegant!
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For some reason they just do if for me. Proportions? It's archetypal or somethin'...

You know how kids always draw their first house the same (curly smoke coming out of chimbley and all)? This would be my prototypical motorcycle drawing. A /5...
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Old 08-12-2008, 08:22 AM   #791
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For some reason they just do if for me. Proportions? It's archetypal or somethin'...

You know how kids always draw their first house the same (curly smoke coming out of chimbley and all)? This would be my prototypical motorcycle drawing. A /5...
EXACTLY! The /5 isn't that much different from the /6 and /7, but there's enough that you can 'feel' it. They have a simpler more direct appearance. It's hard to describe.
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Old 08-12-2008, 08:28 AM   #792
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EXACTLY! The /5 isn't that much different from the /6 and /7, but there's enough that you can 'feel' it.
It's the 12 pound flywheel that makes them so unique. You can't miss it.

Mass dampening, baby. Mass dampening.

It's a beautiful thing. Schmoooothe.



A buddy recently sent along this view of his '72 R75/5. It's one of the nicest examples I know of.
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Old 08-13-2008, 08:45 AM   #793
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my humble contribution - '75 R90/6

This is the greatest thread ever! Holy damn! Such beauty. Here's my humble contribution--a 1975 R90/6 with an S fairing and lots of little modifications. 63,000 miles. It's been a great bike since I got it in 1996 and began to bring it back to life. It's been across the country several times and somehow, the curves and lines just get prettier to me.
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Old 08-13-2008, 08:49 AM   #794
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Oooooo, I like that color! Very Nice Bike!


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Old 08-13-2008, 12:45 PM   #795
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My absolutely unretouched 1980 R100S....
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