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Old 07-27-2012, 08:06 AM   #121
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OMG, OMG, OMG I may pee my pants.... my parts are ready!!! Pick them up tomorrow

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Old 07-28-2012, 12:03 AM   #122
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IKON springs have sprung

Dropped the IKON springs in tonight.
Funny, the springs I took out (OEM?, unknown) were progressively wound on BOTH ends!?
The IKON are progressively wound on just one end,







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Old 07-28-2012, 12:07 AM   #123
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In Memory of Mike Traynor

I've dedicated this project to my friend Mike Traynor. Mike was a long time BMW MOA member, founder of the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation, Ride for Kids, and a hell of great motorcycle rider. TINK


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Old 07-28-2012, 12:10 AM   #124
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Painted Parts Test Fit

Here she is...





Hard to get really good photos in the garage. The black paint is incredible.

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Old 07-28-2012, 09:09 PM   #125
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Old 07-28-2012, 10:10 PM   #126
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A thing of beauty...

Now that's a thing of beauty. After cleaning off 33 year old grease the triple tree bearings see daylight for the first time since September 1978 when my bike was assembled in Germany.



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Old 07-28-2012, 10:14 PM   #127
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So many parts, so little time...

At some point I'll run out of things to take off and I'll have to start putting her back together. TINK


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Old 07-30-2012, 11:00 AM   #128
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Brake upgrade

Hey Tink - great thread !!!
Really enjoyed your pics & progress so far. You one step ahead of me with my RT 1979. I been doing some reading on upgrading the brakes. The old ATE's were super seeded by Brembo's in 1980 - I think ? However, a great first step brake upgrade is the replacement of the "undertank" master cylinder with a bar mounted master cyclinder. In so doing you get rid of the cable from the brake to the master under the tank & get a much better brake response with the existing ATE's - make sense ? The bar mounted master connects to a under tank splitter and directly to the front calipers.
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Old 07-30-2012, 11:05 AM   #129
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Old 07-30-2012, 12:45 PM   #130
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Hey Tink - great thread !!!

yeah, ive pretty much abandoned my own thread to watch this one.
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Old 08-01-2012, 10:28 PM   #131
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Fork color reversal

Had the fork legs sand blasted and painted the calipers satin black, just like an R90S


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Old 08-02-2012, 06:39 PM   #132
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R100S Mirrors

Can't believe my luck.
I've been looking and waiting for a set of R90S or R100S "long stem" mirrors for my project and what do you know, a set shows up on the LA Craigslist.
These are original OEM BMW R100R mirrors in almost new condition. SCORE!

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Old 08-02-2012, 09:39 PM   #133
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"tape" pinstripes!?

Now that I have the paint done I'm thinking about pinstripes. I've decided to do gold pinstripes.

It just so happens I know a guy that has an original unmolested 1974 R90S which he bought new (original owner) back in the day. So I ask my friend if I can take some pictures and measurements of the pinstripe on his bike. He says yes, but tells me that his bike is an early production bike and at that time BMW was putting "tape" pinstripes on instead of painted pinstripes. "TAPE", on a BMW, never hard of such a thing. Strange.

You can see where the tape overlaps in the photo below.
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Old 08-02-2012, 11:06 PM   #134
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Yep .. thats right ... 1974 had tape... then went back to hand painted ... and what I can find on the web the last model to get hand painted pin strips was the last K75 Ultima's ... some one please correct me if I am wrong ... I am in the process of working out pin stripping myself.
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Old 08-03-2012, 01:43 AM   #135
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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 ???
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