An R100RS Build: The shiny crumpet

Discussion in 'Airheads' started by xavier296, Oct 8, 2011.

  1. Mastheadmike

    Mastheadmike Adventurer

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    this is a post from Mike's Ghost...
    ...the anticipation of a new post...
    ...killed him. (something, something, rhymes with post)...
  2. wrc7732

    wrc7732 Adventurer

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    x 2 !!!!!!
  3. xavier296

    xavier296 Alaska n'Back

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    I am supposed to pick up the tank, fender, and cowl tomorrow. I was going to yesterday, but he found a run in the clear coat on the cowl that he wanted to sand and buff out. He had lots of problems with the cowl fiberglass bubbling when he heated it to get the paint to adhere better. The tank and stock BMW fender did nothing, but the cheap aftermarket fiberglass was a nightmare for him.

    Pics to come. I hope. I have been at this stage toooo long!!!
  4. Mastheadmike

    Mastheadmike Adventurer

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    I might not be able to sleep tonight....feeling like tomorrow is Christmas morning!

    :freaky
  5. xavier296

    xavier296 Alaska n'Back

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    All parts are in my possession now. Just have to get her home and install the new seat for the bike to be finished. I started her up at my friend's place with the intention of driving it home, but decided another maiden 30 mile voyage at 9 pm wasn't a good idea.
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  6. Houseoffubar

    Houseoffubar HoFmetalworks.com

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    Damn, that is some shiny paint!:clap
  7. Mastheadmike

    Mastheadmike Adventurer

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    Wow man, they came out beautifully. Really gorgeous. Do you have roundels for the tank and the tail section?
  8. xavier296

    xavier296 Alaska n'Back

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    8 months and a couple hundred hours, the RS is finished. Ofcourse I have some parts to install, like new carb needles, but here she is with new paint, seat, and everything else:

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  9. wrc7732

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    Looks great my friend. Well done. Looking forward to seeing it in person.
  10. bill42

    bill42 Old-School BMWs

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    Really coming out great! Lots of nice details. I am only up to the first page too... I will be sure to read every step with great interest.
    -Bill in New York
  11. mennleo

    mennleo Been here awhile

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    "When I got my frame back from powdercoat, there was nothing in the holes on the steering stock. I am pretty sure it was just two little bumps before I gave it to them. What goes in there, screw or some kind of rubber plug??"

    Bike looks great. here is mine.

    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=836429

    i have the same holes with 8 x 1 mm threads so i was going to bolt on a tab for the Honda steering lock.
  12. Rob Farmer

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    They have push in plastic plugs to keep the dirt out.

  13. Anomac

    Anomac Been here awhile

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    Great read. Very inspiring. Now to bed. Took ages to read this thread.