P r o j e c t "s"

Discussion in 'Airheads' started by TINK, May 3, 2011.

  1. TINK

    TINK Been here awhile

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    [FONT=&quot]ATTENTION: I’ve stopped updating my blog page [/FONT]http://www.photosbytink.com/bmw/[FONT=&quot] and am now documenting PROJECT-S exclusively on this thread. [/FONT]TINK 2012-07-05​


    I'm starting a blog on my project bike will be sharing it's evolution here.

    P R O J E C T "S" > http://www.photosbytink.com/bmw/

    TINK

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  2. anonny

    anonny What could go wrong?

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    Cool, and while you are at it why not copy and paste the continuation to this thread here. :evil
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  3. kraut.burner

    kraut.burner "Fun Club" President

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    Does that exhaust wrench say "tink"?


    And yeah, +1 on posting your story here for us to watch
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  4. TINK

    TINK Been here awhile

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    Very observant of you, why yes, I do stamp all my tools with my nick name.

    It's a Cycle Works, http://www.cycleworks.net/ I need to pull the exhaust to get the fairing off... ya I know I don't need to pull the exhaust, BUT, this bike had the lower fairing repaired at one time and they glassed in the lower fairing split.
    [Correction; the lower fairing appears to be original and never had the split that would allow exhaust removal. Perhaps the faring split was a later design feature, of perhaps something owners did as a modification. Who knows? Doesn't matter to me now that the entire RT fairing has been removed]

    TINK
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  5. kraut.burner

    kraut.burner "Fun Club" President

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    Cool stuff amigo.... I look forward to seeing more!
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  6. Rob Farmer

    Rob Farmer Long timer

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    My Bike that you used in the Photograph is actually an 81. You have it shown as a 79 :evil

    Looking forward to seeing how the project goes.
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  7. batoutoflahonda

    batoutoflahonda Long timer

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    I'm just finishing a book by Brock Yates on the Cannonball races, and in '79 Loyal Trusdale and Keith Patchet ran it two up on a R90S. I won't do a spoiler in case any one wants to read up on it.[FONT=Futura T,Arial]

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  8. TINK

    TINK Been here awhile

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    Yes, I see the later air box now. I'll make that correction.

    Your "S" is EXACTLY what I want mine to turn out like, down to the black paint and white pin stips.

    TINK
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  9. Rob Farmer

    Rob Farmer Long timer

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    It was easy to do. The only thing I wouldn't do again is buy the cheap fairing kit from Motobins, the mounting kit is very poor.

    The bikes actually sitting in my garage again, sorting a dropped valve seat out for a friend who owns it now.
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  10. TINK

    TINK Been here awhile

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    Rob, I corrected the bike year and gave you credit for the bike build.
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  11. dragoon

    dragoon I'm the REAL Dingo Joe

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    Yeah, we don't like to be the step child.
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  12. simonboxeproject

    simonboxeproject Adventurer

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    Things have been slow on project, using my old frame to speed things up.
    still have loads to do, but this is how its at.
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  13. Rob Farmer

    Rob Farmer Long timer

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    Thanks Mate you didn't need to do that :thumb
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  14. Rob Farmer

    Rob Farmer Long timer

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    Looks like you're going for the longest shock award. Why not use an 1150 swinging arm and shock? Richie Moore will give you some serious go for the motor http://www.moorespeed.co.uk/bmw-engine
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  15. TINK

    TINK Been here awhile

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    Holy Cow! Now that's an ambitious project. Good luck, simonboxeproject.

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  16. TINK

    TINK Been here awhile

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    Another Ebay find! A pair of turn signals for $32 shipped to my door. New, turn signals are still just $25 each, after shipping, a new pair cost about $60. So, in the end I get a good-as-new set of used units for half price. I’m happy.


    Blog link > http://www.photosbytink.com/bmw/


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  17. TINK

    TINK Been here awhile

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    Am I the only one that finds it amazing that I can walk into my local BMW dealer and give them a list of rubber parts for a 32 year old motorcycle and the parts guy says “Yep, we got everything in stock”. Only BMW would be so loyal to its brand that they would continue to support a THIRTY TWO YEAR OLD motorcycle design. Now that’s nothing short of amazing.


    Blog Link > http://www.photosbytink.com/bmw/


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  18. fishkens

    fishkens Long timer

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    The forks, calipers, alternator case and front cover are different on the post '79 (80?) too.

    And I don't have the attention span to follow links. :lol3

    p.s. But I will for this.
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  19. Airhead Wrangler

    Airhead Wrangler Adios Mexico

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    It's because those same parts were probably used on 15 different models. Hell, they might still be using them on current models. The 'parts guys' around here can speak to it better than I can, but there are a good number of parts that were used on a whole range of models spanning multiple decades. Those germans got as much mileage as they could out of a lot of things. Swingarm pivot pins come to mind. Driveshaft boots. Final drive bearings and shims. The same huge custom final drive bearing was used in BMW final drives from 1981 until 2005. I'm sure there are other even more extreme examples.
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  20. squish

    squish Out of the office.

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    I remember when you could do that with Brand H as well.

    It's one of the big reason, even though I'm the first to gripe about the cost
    That I still have airheads in my garage.

    When I was rebuilding my GS I was shocked to find that I could get a new wiring harness.

    I was even more shocked to find that it's was made the same year I bought it.

    Meaning that not only was BMW willing to stock parts for 18 year bikes, but they were still making (Or having made) parts for 18 year old bikes.
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