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Discussion in 'Some Assembly Required' started by Rob Farmer, Oct 14, 2010.
Will I never learn?
Dang, is that all you have for whatever it is so far? And here I am worrying about a set of coils and paint for a CL350! i must be a total puss!
If you squint real hard and look out the corner of your eye it almost looks like a motorcycle
If the wife sees it I'm a dead man...
Looks pretty complete. Just a couple of things missing? Nice sticker on the backbone anyway. Gotta start somewhere.
Check with Mouse, he has a sidecar that matches up pretty good.
You know that's just the sort of thing I'd buy
Nice to have an excuse to use some of the spares I've got laying about.
Cheapo late R65 tank off ebay and a little gentle persuasion with a copper faced mallet and it's starting to look like a bike. The rear subframe had already been modded so I just need a Mono seat and were on the way to a R100GS Basic. The engines a 1981 UK spec RS so 70 BHP
The Frames an import from Germany without any paper work so I'm going to fling it together, get it MOTed and insured and then I can apply for the vehicle registration documents for the UK.
Hi Rob..it`ll keep you busy through the Winter,anyway.
Other way around mate.
Get it insured on the frame number.
Get it MOT`d
Apply for registration.
It`ll doubtless need an inspection at your LVLO (they no longer come out to you).
Over 6 months old or 6,000 miles and it`ll be Customs Exempt.
£55 registration fee plus the cost of a tax disc.
Sadly you can`t choose your own index now,they just select one for you.
All info and forms are in the free Vehicle Import Pack available off the DVLA.
I've spoken to one of the guys from the BMW club. He issues a certificate to confirm the year of the bike so I should be able to get an age related plate...sound about right
Hopefully catch up with you next year sometime.
About time for an update
It's all moving along nicely thanks to Ebay and the generosity of friends
The hard parts tracking down the headlight and shell components cheaply.
Just need a bit more work before I can get it tested and then hopefully a logbook. Then it'll be pulled down and done how I want it.
The Corbins off my PD. I've a mono seat on it's way along with a Wilbers rear shock.
do you need a pair of carbs Rob..
No Kev, I've a pair of 40's that match the engine.
Rob there are loads of frames on e-bay right now cheap, if you wanted a V5 and set of numbers, could save you loads of time and money
It's got to be a Paralever frame Kev. They're like rocking horse poo to find and fetch big money when you do find one. Motorworks want £650 for a frame with a logbook.
You are moving along at an incredible pace Kevin.
My hat's off to you sir.
Got the bike through the MOT test today so we're moving along the right track.
If you're not aware an MOT is an annual inspection where everything on the bike has to work, not play in the suspension or bearings, no leaks. A pain in the arse as I want to build a special out of it but need to get a UK registration document. I've had to build the bike up, get everything working all so that I can pull it apart and start again...I suppose I've nothing better to do
Sweet, both MOT as the bike itself.
Glutton, is spelled with an o.... as in $0000.00's
Still stuck in the registration nightmare
I swapped out the subframe for a g/s one this morning. I still cannot make my mind up what I'm going to do with the bike cosmetically once I get the registration sorted. In the mean time I've just bought two more Paralever frames. One with an 1100 back end and WP USD forks so I may need to rethink the whole project (or build more bikes )
This is the g/s subframe fitted. Rather than cutting the g/s subframe up to make things fit I'm tempted to simply buy a new subframe for a Basic, it's a stronger subframe and has the correct mounts for the mudguard and exhaust.
The frames a 93 but thats the only thing on it from a 93 bike. The bike and the parts available seem to be steering it towards being a 1000cc Basic clone.