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Old Yesterday, 10:06 PM   #1
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2wd k100gs

Mrs. Boxer Metal and I had a chance to put 600 miles on a modern sidecar rig this October in Alaska and about 200 of those miles was off roading.
When we returned we decided it was time to build something more modern than our 1967 BMW R90S /2 conversion(Shop Truck,aka Fifi).

Question - Which model BMW?
  • Reliable
  • Good torque & horsepower
  • Low maintenance
  • Easy to service with the sidecar attached
  • Strong frame & engine(for subframe mounting)
  • Inexpensive and available new & used parts
  • Fuel injected
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Old Yesterday, 10:31 PM   #2
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Are you asking a question, Chris, or is this a lead in to a build thread, going by the thread title ?
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Old Yesterday, 10:39 PM   #3
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Are you asking a question, Chris, or is this a lead in to a build thread, going by the thread title ?
Lead in to a build thread. Had to have Christmas Eve dinner before continuing.
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Old Yesterday, 10:40 PM   #4
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Lead in to a build thread. Had to have Christmas Eve dinner before continuing.

Sweet

Look forward to following along.



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Old Yesterday, 10:46 PM   #6
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I decided on a K100. It fits all of the requirements. I found a 1987 K100RT locally.



Stripped it down and sold off the old bits that were not needed. and mocked up an old Dnepr tub we had.

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Old Yesterday, 11:12 PM   #8
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The Plan.

The Bike:
  • Relocate fuel pump and filter to the outside the tank
  • build auxiliary tank
  • K75C fairing
  • New aftermarket instruments
  • Police seat
  • Larger rear rack
  • R100GS handlebars with guards
  • Sidecar subrame
  • Leading link fork
  • 14" to 16" wheels with car tires(not sure on the size yet)

I want the instrument panel dimensions to be the same as stock instrument kind of like this.



Sidecar:
  • Dnepr sidecar
  • Cut the back off for aluminum boxes
  • Heater & serious accessory outlets
  • 2 wheel drive with manual locking hub
  • Many driving lights
  • Front & rear bumpers
  • Folding hardtop
  • Reversible winch
  • On-board air
  • Adjustable sidecar suspension(no linear actuator)
  • Dual batteries
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Old Yesterday, 11:29 PM   #9
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Something missing from the plan--
  • paint it GREEN!
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Something missing from the plan--
  • paint it GREEN!
I've already done a green rig so I was thinking semi gloss light blue

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I'd originally planned to use Toyota's gray (dune beige), but the owner wouldn't go for it.



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Old Today, 12:55 AM   #13
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I'd originally planned to use Toyota's gray (dune beige), but the owner wouldn't go for it.



I like that color.

We sold this to help start Boxer Metal and it is my favorite German color.

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Old Today, 01:09 AM   #14
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Damn, that is a clean bug I understand though. Sometimes you have to do what you have to do.

Tell me that is the same red cooler you have on the /2 outfit.


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Old Today, 06:37 AM   #15
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This is gonna be cool.........

I've been thinking of an early K100 Rig myself........Very interested to watch the progress...
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