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Old 08-03-2012, 04:45 AM   #136
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Looks like an Avus black.

Are you planning on using the oem rivets to hold the screen on?
Consider these...#1. They work a treat...push fit into the brass spacer, easy in, easy out, durable and cheap. Look good too.


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Old 08-03-2012, 05:18 AM   #137
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Thats what I am thinking ... trying to work out the colour of this 91 RS ... colour code on the bike is 635 ( Pearl White ) but it was re sprayed by the factory ( either in Germany or Oz ) to Black. You would probably be the man to know this Boxerboy.

PS .. Yep I tried similar method on the LT for the screen ... works a treat on the screen
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Old 08-03-2012, 07:42 AM   #138
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Plastic Pop-In Rivets

I've got the plastic screws/nut that came with the hardware kit I got from Bob's BMW, but I'm thinking of going with #1, looks cleaner, almost like the BMW rivets, minuse the installation hassle.

BTW, I got a spare windshield from the same guy I got the R100S mirrors. It's in "fair to good" condition. I'm thinking of painting the inside black to get that Darth Vader look.

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Looks like an Avus black.

Are you planning on using the oem rivets to hold the screen on?
Consider these...#1. They work a treat...push fit into the brass spacer, easy in, easy out, durable and cheap. Look good too.

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Old 08-03-2012, 08:01 AM   #139
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The bmw of bmws,

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Really nice work Tink ... It always brings a tear to my eye when I see a RT being stripped down to become yet another café racer ... but you are doing it justice.

Oh by the way ... what " black " did you settle on ???
I still have all the RT parts and may some day resurrect the RT... love this ad, love the Red Smoke paint job!

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Old 08-03-2012, 08:03 AM   #140
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Oh by the way ... what " black " did you settle on ???
Black is black. Nothing fancy, just straight black.
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Old 08-03-2012, 08:18 AM   #141
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Good idea Tink ... when you get to become a bit more of a senior rider you will appreciate the RT fairing . My 1st RT was the green and black version of that and I really loved it.

I really wish black was black ... so many different versions . But then again my current GF is doing my head in with colour samples to repaint her house . ( I like the colour that you like dear ... Good god its only a wall .. not a Airhead we are talking about )
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Old 08-03-2012, 01:37 PM   #142
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Good idea Tink ... when you get to become a bit more of a senior rider...
Dang R100LT, at 58 I'm only half a step away from being a "senior rider".

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Old 08-03-2012, 04:52 PM   #143
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Senior rider

That's funny, Tink a Senior Rider.
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Old 08-03-2012, 05:11 PM   #144
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Not even close Tink

Late last year I bumped into this gentleman with a nice SB R90S on the back of a trailer and strike up a conversation ( which I immediately offer him a decent price in cash and my two young daughters for it , but as he rattled of his impressive stable he said that this would be the last bike to go )

I asked if it was broken down which he replied that no he was on his way down to his friends house for a ride . He complained that after two hip replacements he isn't up to the 800km round trip anymore , and was only capable of a few hours a day in the saddle . At 72 I think thats a fair excuse.

When I grow up ... I want to be just like him.
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Old 08-05-2012, 10:45 PM   #145
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Baja 50

Not much work on PROJECT-S this weekend. Spent Saturday with the legends of Baja off road racing.

slide show > http://www.photosbytink.com/baja50/

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Old 08-05-2012, 10:49 PM   #146
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Naked Handle Bar Clamps

Stripped the factory black paint off of the handle bar clamps.
Got'a love the art deco look, reminds me of a 1930's airplane part.



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Old 08-08-2012, 07:13 PM   #147
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Painting bits and pieces...

Krylon Satin Black...


Headlamp ears had some rust so I sanded and then applied zinc chromate primer I picked up at Aircraft Spruce and Specialty. http://www.aircraftspruce.com/


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Old 08-09-2012, 09:56 AM   #148
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TO DO List

Just a few of the things I need to do:

PROJECT-S TO DO List

NOTE: Photos, take lots of photos of wiring before disassembly!
Clean wiring harness
Lub electrical connectors
ID connector #’s / wire color and note on wiring diagram
Label wires with connector #
Move ign switch into headlamp
Paint (brush) top frame tubes where brake master fluid damage

Fabricate seat mounts
Paint (brush) seat mounts

Pull swing arm (pull pumpkin first)
Pull sub frame
Paint (Krylon) swing arm (off the bike)
Paint (Krylon) sub frame (off the bike)
Paint (Krylon) rear frame (on the bike, mask off engine, etc.)

Pull trans (not all the way out, just enough to access clutch splins)
Lub clutch splines with Honda Moly 60

Paint (brush) front master
Rebuild front master

Rear caliper diassemble/inspect
Rear master diassemble/inspect

Ya, I should be able to get all this done this weekend, ...well, maybe not
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Old 08-10-2012, 07:00 AM   #149
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Side Covers

I sanded off the old gold paint, fixed cracks, ready for primer then Krylon Satin Black.
The lighter color cover (right) is a later BMW OEM replacement. The darker color (left) side cover is original to the bike, 1979.


You can see here the glass work I did to repair the two small cracks in the original (left) cover.


Before.


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Old 08-10-2012, 05:57 PM   #150
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Thumb Side Covers are painted

Set up my make-shift paint booth and shot the side covers with Krylon Satin Black.



Will wet sand them once they are dry.



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