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    Good advice

    Thanks for the advice, Phil. I'll give it a try and see how it goes.
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    Yellow windscreen

    It's on my '86 R80RT. I replaced the windscreen after about 20 years of riding it, only to have it go yellow a few years later. The thing that really did it in was a flock of seagulls that took off...
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    Old windscreen restoration

    I was in the parts store the other day and noticed a few products for cleaning plastic headlight covers. 3M, Mothers and more have products that claim to restore plastic and makes it clear as new. My...
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    R80RT with all the red bits

    Hmm... might be able to go for a ride tomorrow.

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    No, we didn't completely disassemble the fairing....

    No, we didn't completely disassemble the fairing. I'd consider doing it next year after I locate the kind of aux lamps I'm looking for.
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    Any day now... 38287

    Any day now...

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    Nice!

    Nice!
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    The mechanic still has it. And the weather around...

    The mechanic still has it. And the weather around here has been GREAT lately!
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    '86 R80RT paint progress

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    Jeff, I'm over in San Carlos, halfway between SF...

    Jeff, I'm over in San Carlos, halfway between SF and SJ. Thanks for the compliment about the paint. Can't wait to ride again.
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    Bridgestone Battleaxe

    Strap on a pair of these very reasonably priced Bridgestones and get a nice sport/touring (or as we say in Bavaria, RT) experience. Nice compromise between grippy (yes, could be better) and...
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    2K. California OUCH! Art hurts sometimes...

    2K. California OUCH! Art hurts sometimes...
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    http://www.rodzbodyshop.com/

    http://www.rodzbodyshop.com/
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    I can nitpick, but just not right now...

    I can nitpick, but just not right now...
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    Thanks Paul. I'm looking forward to putting all...

    Thanks Paul. I'm looking forward to putting all of Humpty Dumpty back together again.

    Mike
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    Cost

    Paint's going to be around 2K. What can I say? I live in California...

    I go rattlecan on my FJ40 but that's another animal.

    Mike McGrath
    '86 R80RT
    '79 FJ40
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    The Painter

    Greg Hutchinson (some sort of MOA Ambassador with a Man Cave) pointed me to Rod'z Body Shop in Belmont, CA. Greg's had numerous paint jobs done there before but most of those guys didn't raid their...
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    Old gal

    Love your title. I'll have to go out and get a new bike now so I can be another old guy with a new bike!
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    New paint on the tank

    Not too bad for water-based paint...
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    Fairing

    The fairing's been delayed. A little touch-up was called for but you can see where it's going. I'll have it on Monday.
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    More candy

    The fade and pinstripes came out better than I expected
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    '86 R80RT Paint 'n stuff

    Got a bunch of parts back from the paint shop today...
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    Sticky: '86 r80rt

    This is the before picture. The bike's in the middle of a refresh. New coat of paint and some other goodies. I'm going outside the BMW box on the paint :-)
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    New guy, old bike

    I'm just wrapping up physical therapy after being rear-ended by a drunk while sitting at a stoplight. The bike and I have been worked on and I'm glad to say both of us are coming together well.
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