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Re: Ongoing R100RT - R100T - R100RT Project
Reply #15 - 08/20/17 at 17:35:20
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I'll keep that in mind for when that time comes.  I thought maybe this winter. But I need to get the running things taken care of for now.

I like the fairing on the one above, do you know what that is?  One of the "real" (and pricey) ones?  Or is that a knockoff?
  

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Reply #16 - 08/20/17 at 21:09:13
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The Red Smoke?  It was a re-paint I did on a "real" R100S so that would be an "S" fairing.
  

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Reply #17 - 08/20/17 at 21:25:38
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Nice. I figured it must be but thought just maybe it was a really good repro.
  

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Reply #18 - 08/20/17 at 22:35:02
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I put one of these on the "Project Junkyard Dawg" when I started riding it and took it off before I sold it.  It's yours if you want it...
  

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Reply #19 - 08/20/17 at 22:41:47
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If you are interested in fairings these folks make some of the best I have found.

http://boxercafe.com/BMWSfairings.htm

They aren't the price of an original but they are not cheap, but they are some of the best I have found. Have a friend with an R100S that had a damaged fairing and he replaced it with one of theirs. Once painted you would be hard pressed to tell it from an original.

fyi - They have an R65 fairing
  

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Reply #20 - 08/21/17 at 07:32:30
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I may have to talk to you about that, Justin.  I have one now, a Givi that was on it when I bought it.  I think looks-wise,  the styles we're talking about here look better.  I still can't tell if mine puts the air over me or just right into my face.

Marcmax - I think you and I discussed these before and, yes, they do look nice. For you and Justin, regarding this shorter style, do you notice that they do any good in normal riding?  Or is it only if you're hunched over in the speed racer position?  Maybe they're mostly for looks, to clean up the front end?
  

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Reply #21 - 08/21/17 at 19:53:21
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I think they are mostly for looks unless you are laying down on the tank...
  

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Reply #22 - 09/28/17 at 09:08:11
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I thought I was done with this but after getting it back together it just didn't handle right.  After pulling the fairing back off and removing the forks (needed to replace the seals and add gaiters) I found that one of the bolts I used to attach the fairing bracket to the steering head was about 1/32" too long and was slightly rubbing on the triple-tree tube! 

I got it all back together with fresh Mobil 1 grease in the steering head, new fork-seals, fresh BMW 7.5w fork oil, and the front wheel bearings serviced and lo and behold it started raining!  Hadn't had much more than a few drops for the past couple of weeks so will try to give it a test ride tomorrow if the weather cooperates.
  

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Reply #23 - 09/29/17 at 22:58:18
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The weather cooperated today, for the most part, so was able to put a few miles on the RT.  Man, I'm happy!!  It handles just like an RT should!

I guess this project is about done so I guess I need to look for something else to do.  I have been toying with the idea of putting a set of monoshock forks on it...  Kinda pricey but maybe I'll catch a good deal on a complete set w/brakes and wheel.
  

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Reply #24 - 09/30/17 at 12:09:46
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Congrats on getting the problems figured out and also on finishing the project.

I was going to say that maybe I'll see you cruising down one of our local highways some day but then I remembered that Stealth paint job.......
  

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Reply #25 - 10/12/17 at 12:13:06
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Justin B. wrote on 08/12/17 at 21:17:53:
Once I had the engine up to snuff I decided it was a keeper so I had to make it not quite so embarrassing to ride so I cleaned up the frame and gave it a nice jet-black paint job.  I'd never owned a black motorcycle before so it seemed like  a good thing to do.

Those of you with an eagle-eye will note that I adapted a monoshock rear cowl and seat to the dual-shock.  I was then able to use the monoshock BMW Comfort Seat.


Outstanding job on refinishing the outside of the panniers!  Do the insides look as good?
They appear to be the same vintage as mine but the interiors of mine are shot (liner ripped out, holding elastic gone, bent drain channels and missing seals).
My locks are missing on one of them and barely catch on the other. I use straps to keep them shut but they don't really seal.
Where should I start if I want to restore?
Any tips or suggestions on doing that job and do your locks really catch and hold with those little thin slotted plates?

  

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Reply #26 - 10/15/17 at 21:13:09
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I was lucky to pick up a very good used set from the Northwest.  After 10 years of occasional use in the Texas sun they are starting to look a bit bleached out so I will probably paint them in the near future.  I have a couple cans of Eastwood Plastic Restorer so I'm going to try that.  The latches still work and I try not to ride in the rain...
  

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