Replacement 'bike collected........

Discussion in 'Day Trippin'' started by Dutchman, Dec 4, 2001.

  1. Dutchman

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    Went & collected my new RT on Saturday to replace the one totalled by my blind, geriatric, senile, brain dead neighbour.....:moon

    Obviously the dark blue is unlucky, so Titan Silber it is then......:):

    Lots more pics @ www.pbase.com/dutchman/bmw_r1150rt :thumb

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  2. stevenknapp

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    NICE! Did you paint the cases or does BMW provide them that way?
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  3. Dutchman

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    The BMW dealer painted them at my request £200.00
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  4. miller

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    and well worth it.....they're gorgeous!!!!!!:nod :nod :nod

    Keep the new bike away from your neighbors house until he gives up his license....geez!

    Dutchman....what does your 200.00 convert to in USD approximately???

    Laura
    PS: The AquaMint is the luckiest of colors...and that can't hurt.
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  5. stevenknapp

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    The generic conversion from GBP to USD is multiply by 1.6.
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  6. miller

    miller Fast lady adventurer

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    Thanks Steve

    ..... $320.00 USD....not bad for both bag lids and the topcase lid.

    Who does that here in the States....anyone know?


    Laura
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  7. stevenknapp

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    Any good bodyshop should be able to do it. They would need a few things:
    - The paint code (to match the color)
    - The brains to paint on plastic (which shouldn't be that rare as Saturns, bumpers, and the like are also plastic).

    Call your dealer, see if they have a shop that does the work, otherwise try calling good body shops.
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  8. Dutchman

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    The case lids are textured for a reason: to provide a key for paint application.

    A very thick primer/surfacer is applied to de-greased lids & when dry, rubbed smooth.

    The paint used is slightly different to that used to paint metal car panels in that it is flexible. Your paint shop will know the technology as it is the same a used on plastic car bumpers.

    As well as looking great this finish is also surprisingly durable, and all three of my previous RT's have had the case lids painted and have lasted very well in all conditions (my kids are old enough not to even TOUCH my motorcycles!)

    That's about it for painted case lids.............
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  9. fish

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    That sure is a purty bike, dutchman :):
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  10. Steverino

    Steverino Arrogant Horse's Ass #1

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    That sure is one sweet looking RT, I was struck by the understated elegance of the Titan Silver RT at the other day. The cases just make it soooo special.:cool:
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  11. freaking RT

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    love those cases, dood!!!!!:thumb
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  12. Rider

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    Absolutely freakin' gorgeous paint job!
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  13. stevenknapp

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    What's up with that front fender...that no look normal...or am I smokin' crack?
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  14. miller

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    Oh no you asked fer it now! Dutchman is gonna send yet MORE pictures! Ya know what....let me do it for him...it's good practice.
    http://www.pbase.com/dutchman/bmw_r1150rtdetail
    Love ya Dutchman ;smooch

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  15. fish

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    Are you really asking us whether you are a crackwhore or not? :rofl
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  16. Dutchman

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    Thanks for doing my secretarial work Laura..............................

    It's only been three below zero here in Scotland today, so I took Sylvia (for it is she.....................) for 150 mile round trip to the dealer...............brrrrrrr:ssmile

    That's it for the 'photo's for the time being........unless anyone wants to see 25 years worth of old Dutchman 'biking pictures......................

    No, I thought not...................................:cry

    .................................Okay, one last pic:

    This is me riding my first BMW R100RT in 1983 at the tender age of 28!!

    :thumb

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  17. stevenknapp

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    Fish, why ask what ya all already know. I'm a engineer. Lower than crackwhore.

    Laura, thanks, that confims my eyesight still works.

    Dutchman, do tell more, if, when, why, what, how much...

    ...have you got it together, if so how often, which do you choose the hard or soft option...

    :1drink There, all better now.
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  18. miller

    miller Fast lady adventurer

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    Anytime.....secretarial work is part of my past ........way past!

    Three below zero celsius??????? So that's 33F here.....You did mean celsius right????? :twitch

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  19. Dutchman

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    Okay everyone, here goes:

    The front replacement mudguard is made in the UK from fresh carbon fibre and costs £90.00 (stirling) or about $130.00 plus shipping.

    The more observant/less demented amongst you will have seen one fitted to 'Big Ruby'...................sadly no pictures exist of the late departed 'Blue Beauty'............................:cry

    When the 1100RT was launched in '95 a company here was already making a replacement for the RS mudguard, and I simply got them to make an even longer one without the mounting hole for the speedo cable guide.

    It's rigid, very light and uses exactly the same mountings as OE and the small rubber flap at the bottom keeps feet dry and shit from all of the underside of the 'bike..............(for those who are allways knee-deep in it).

    There are no US stockists so if you'd like to e-mail me privately I'll give supplier details, so as to avoid making this look like a commercial endorsement!!

    :deal:deal:deal

    'Bye for now.................

    PS:That's degrees celcius..................:rolleyes
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  20. stevenknapp

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    Awww come on, just post it here. No one cares...it's not like you're hocking faceshield protectors! :):
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