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Old 02-25-2015, 11:53 AM   #1
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When you Love the ride...But hate the looks

This all started back in Autumn when I took a 1992 BMW R80RT in PX against a bike I was selling.

I did not like the looks but thought it would be the perfect bike to use through the winter months to keep the bad weather off me. My plan was to use it till spring then sell it on.

The thing is that after a few ride's I started to really enjoy the ride. The engine and gearbox are probably the best of any of the other 6 BMW's I have owned in the past.

So I was in a dilemma ..I love the ride but hate the looks .

This got me thinking. If I were going to keep this bike I had to make some changes to how it looked.


They say that if you don't turn around and look back at your bike when you get off it you don't have the right bike.

Time to Give the old girl a face lift.





Before







Under the knife .....











Work in progress.



















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Old 02-25-2015, 12:00 PM   #2
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wow, cant wait to see where this is going!
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Old 02-25-2015, 01:56 PM   #3
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Uh oh!!!

When I first saw the bike I thought "what a stunner", he's an eejit to touch it. Then I saw just the black paint on the wheels and thought, this will be nice. Good luck, I can't wait to see the end result.
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Old 02-25-2015, 04:05 PM   #4
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Old 02-25-2015, 06:49 PM   #5
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Whatcha gonna do for a bike next winter?
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Old 03-08-2015, 07:27 AM   #6
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wheels came back from the powder coater on friday.

Now I can re weld the sub frame and cut the rear mudguard to size and make a seat base . These will be off to the powder coater and the seat base off to the seat maker. Once there back I just have the rear light and indicators to fit and then Im ready for a shake down ride.

















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Old 03-08-2015, 07:33 AM   #7
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Hey Dazzer,

I'm after a good left hand side fairing lower. Do you want to sell those fairing lowers?


And put your rocker boxes on the right way round will you, you're upsetting my OCD
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Old 03-08-2015, 07:48 AM   #8
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Hi Rob.

everything here plus the seat and original rear shock will be up for sale.





I'm looking for some of the older rocker covers for it
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Old 03-08-2015, 07:54 AM   #9
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Its just the lowers I'm after. Let me know if you want to sell them.
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Old 03-08-2015, 12:25 PM   #10
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Well I'm intrigued and following for more.
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Old 03-09-2015, 02:19 PM   #11
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Great project. Keep the pics coming!
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Old 03-10-2015, 01:30 PM   #12
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Front end almost finished




Subframe cut to shape and ready to re-weld. New rear mud guard cut to length and now just needing trimming and cleaning up before powder coating .








Seat base made from cardboard before cutting one out of stainless. Then thats off to the seat maker.





Single side with no clutter.


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Old 03-14-2015, 11:37 AM   #13
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looking good matey ,I like the paint work,who did the spray Job?
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Old 03-15-2015, 07:20 AM   #14
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Looks amazing. Can't wait to see the final result.

Can I ask where you got the front and rear fender from?
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Old 03-15-2015, 02:21 PM   #15
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nice work, can I too ask who did your tank and your powder coating?
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