sorry to keep you hanging
[QUOTE=LDB;879213]Compared to some of the stories and photos that bike looks almost showroom new. Did the project screech to a halt or only the updates?[/QUOTE]
Just checking the forum for the first time in a while...LDB...thanks for the gentle prod to finish my restoration story! between finishing my project and going riding and getting out the habit reading the forum when the site was down for a while, I never finished this thread. I did post some picts of my paint job in progress but not sure what happened to them...
well, here is the results of my efforts: a few notes...ended up ditching the collector box and replacing with a Keihan H pipe. After a frustrating exchange with Tom at EPCO; getting skunked by Keihan, and too broke to get Staintuned, I ended up with Sito mufflers...they look and run fine, but would be open for suggestions for how to modify the innards to get a deeper bark from them. Ended up with a new Hagon monoshock with red springs to match my new color scheme. This unit rides very smoothly. After some initial bar fitment issues, found a used pair of R90 euro bars that fit just fine (thanks David). Ditched the stock "dash" and rigged an ignition switch on the headlight clamp behind the fairing. Polished up the SJ top clamp, bar clamps, and steering tube nut. Silicone plug wires from Motorrad Electrik. Replacement peanut valve covers (repros), SS front brake lines custom made at Oil Filter Service. Replaced the front caliper seals and had them powder coated. The Shorai batter conversion has worked fine, but the LED turn signals took quite a bit of wiring/resistor/flasher troubleshooting (and many blown fuses!) to get dialed in. Seat was made by Ginger at New Church Moto in Portland. Cafe seat pan and bikini fairing are from Boxer Cafe and bolted right on. Reshaped front and back stock fenders with a jigsaw and flap wheel on an angle grinder. BMW "pepper white" paint by Aaron Walker and hot rod style pinstriping by Mitch Kim here in Clackamas Oregon. Motorrad roundels from SJBMW. New Dunlap tire in the front. And thanks to Jim in Parts at Tigard BMW for ordering all my misc. cables, gaskets, nuts and bolts, etc...not a drop of oil leaks now. She rides like a dream...so light and quick compared to my 1980 R100RT...When I ride her, I have a permanent grin and turn lots of heads. [ATTACH]40359[/ATTACH][ATTACH]40360[/ATTACH]hope to ride her to the Rally in Salem this summer! Thanks for all the support during the process.