'78 r100/5

Discussion in 'Airheads' started by Donkey, Jul 4, 2012.

  1. Donkey

    Donkey Been here awhile

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    Rode her for the first time today :freaky

    She was an R80/7...

    What I was after was the look of some of the pre-war BMW race bikes and prefer many of the /2 and /5 aesthetics. :freaky

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  2. ghostdncr

    ghostdncr Burnin' daylight...

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    That's incredible! :thumb
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  3. elite-less

    elite-less Been here awhile

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    oooooh yeahÂ…. much approved. :clap


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  4. wirewrkr

    wirewrkr the thread-killer

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    Sweet!
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  5. JustinP

    JustinP Long timer

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    Man, that is drop-dead gorgeous :clap
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  6. disston

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    Yaw Za !
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  7. robtg

    robtg Been here awhile

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    Excellent!
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  8. DeutschMark

    DeutschMark Full Tilt Boogie

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    What a clean machine. Nice.
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  9. Wirespokes

    Wirespokes Beemerholics Anonymous

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    Very nice! Not much into the black wheel thing, but I like it anyway.
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  10. bikerfish

    bikerfish flyfishandride

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    lookin good!!
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  11. east high

    east high Been here awhile

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    I like the black on the fork lowers. How do those clip-ons and stock pegs feel on your arms and back after a while?
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  12. Beater

    Beater The Bavarian Butcher

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    Whoa .... That's real pretty ...

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  13. squish

    squish Out of the office.

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    Super tastefully done bike.
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  14. LonerDave

    LonerDave Been here awhile

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    Jumpin' Jiminy that's a nice looking bike!

    Might be obvious to smarter folks, but which parts are r100 and which are /5?
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  15. Donkey

    Donkey Been here awhile

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    Thank you guys, for all of the kind words. This bike means a lot to me, I did a lot of the prep work and cleaning and was there for 90% of the process and my friend and I built it together (well, he mostly did it and I was helper). :beer


    It's tolerable with the clip ons but my back got a little sore after my second 50 mile ride on her today. May just need to get used to the position but the stock pegs with clip ons isn't an issue so far... Arms aren't bad at all but let's just say the bike is more comfortable doing back roads than straight highway haul.

    The original R80 cylinders and pistons were replaced with R100 cylinders and pistons and the heads were milled as well. The frame and engine are matched number set from a '78 R80/7. So that's the R100 part... The reason I indicate /5 is because many of the design/aesthetic features were from /5 era bikes such as the switch gear, longer front fender, side covers, tank, carbs, foot pegs front and rear, drum front hub/brake, seat and horn (that's all I can recall at the moment).

    The look I favor most is of the pre-war race bikes that's where the black wheels and clip ons are coming from... All of the cosmetic stuff aside though, with 1000cc and milled heads, she moves and roars :freaky
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  16. c1skout

    c1skout Been here awhile

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    I like the Dunstall mufflers. How's it sound?
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  17. Donkey

    Donkey Been here awhile

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    Pretty amazing actually for what they are... Deep sound with some nice popping on decel depending on rpms... They're quite loud actually but not out of control.

    If I get a chance this weekend, I'll post up a video clip :freaky
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  18. sithndman

    sithndman Been here awhile

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    That's really damned sweet! Would like to see close up of the clip-ons and the forks.
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  19. Hawk Medicine

    Hawk Medicine Coyote's Brother

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    The blacked-out wheels kinda suck but theres no argument that thats a nice Airhead! I'll bet that that was an expensive project.

    In fact, I know it! :lol3
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  20. Donkey

    Donkey Been here awhile

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    changed the gauges to a motogadget single unit and coated the front fender brackets black. She's got 1,700 miles on her now.

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