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    ...my 1986 R80CS, in the rock fields, north of Ellensburg, WA.
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    This is a picture of our latest addition to the BMW collection. It came home on a trailer in the rain. Next day it went in the lower garage to start going over after sitting for several years. 1974 R90/6 with 48,XXX on it.

    Frank said it was to make up for selling an R75 that came in on trade about 30 years ago. I liked the bike and he sold it to a friend (who still owns it.)
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    Somewhat different /7 with the dual front brakes and S fairing.
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    OK, Were ready !
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    Here is my 1991 EML that has been heavily modified.
    -Custom rear drum brake with 15" Centerline wheel
    -Works Performance rear shock w/ 7" of travel mated to a modified dual swingarm. The shocks is mounted in the center of the frame.
    -K1100 4 piston calipers and discs
    -AC delco 90 alternatior belt driven off of the crank
    -It now has dual R65 headlights and a small clear windscreen(no more KRS fairing)
    -3 x 10" Hella driving lights- almost 3 miles of light
    -Koni shocks front and on the sidecar
    -Chang Jiang sidecar body with custom made working door and windscreen
    -front and rear racks on the sidecar
    -car battery
    -heated grips
    -91 R100GS engine and transmision
    -Hepco & Becker aluminum saddlebags
    -2/1 exhaust from a R100R
    and.......
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    my 1994 R100RT naked (Tom Cutter's step Daugther)

    Many upgrades done by Master Tom Cutter in the pass 2 years (all documented)
    My daily ride here in NYC (sunny or raining , hot or freezing)
    I am going to put this baby for sell soon I am thinking about going K75 flying brick.
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    R100 with style

    I shot this picture today here in Williamsburg Brooklyn NYC
    Side cover are off but I have then in storage. Faring was sold here on the MOA flea market.
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    One of my two airdeads

    1965 R69S, restored by me in 1996, upgrades of various types done over the years since then.
    Sees about 1000-2000 miles of riding a year, including an annual trip with two other R69 owners.
    Still gets the job done, and we've discovered within the last couple of years that they're just as much fun on forest service roads as a modern GS!

    (picture taken in May, 2008 just after it's annual washing)
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    Here it is right after I restored it. That little girl just turned 19 last month!
    Gives an idea of the items I've added over the years. This bike used to be my primary 2-wheeled transportation. Now it's just a toy/hobby.



    oop, sorry. Didn't read the subtext under the forum name. (I'm new here). 1970 and later.

    Ok, here's a pic of my "airhead", 1982 R100RT beater. Basic transportation.



    Same bike with "convertible" RS fairing I installed last spring. (a lot easier to do than you'd think)

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    Huckleberry, Gilera &Toad kstoo's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by carlo View Post
    ... we've discovered within the last couple of years that they're just as much fun on forest service roads as a modern GS!
    because when these motorcycles were designed most roads were like forest service roads.



    Quote Originally Posted by carlo View Post
    Same bike with "convertible" RS fairing I installed last spring. (a lot easier to do than you'd think)
    Probably the hardest part was the handlebar and controls and cables?

    1980 R100T (Gilera), 1982 R100RT (Toad), 1975 R60/6 (cern?¡calo)
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    Quote Originally Posted by kstoo View Post
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    Probably the hardest part was the handlebar and controls and cables?

    The cables were easy. A bit of creative re-routing, and the existing cables and brake line were just fine.
    The hardest part was getting the RT "gloveboxes" out of the way. I've decided to leave them off to facilitate conversion between RT and RS spec.

    I just converted it back to RT spec for winter commuting. Took about 2-3 hours of actual work time, although I spent a week doing it so I could address a few issues under the fairing and fuel tank that needed attention.

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    Here's Zippy. A few years ago, some 'kid' dropped this '71 /5 off at Wilbur's shop to get her back on the road. It had a 1991 license plate. Wilbur got it running, but the kid never came back to pay for the work. The bike sat there and I kept asking Wilbur what was going on with it.

    Fast forward to the summer of '08. My son was looking for his first bike and was interested in finding an old BMW. I thought of this bike for him and gave Wilbur a call. Wilbur did a title search on it and got a mechanic's lein. Found out that the /5 was orphaned in a divorce. The wife sold the bike to some kid. Wilbur told the wife and her ex that he needed over $8K for the work he'd done to it and storage fees for all those years. They signed off the title. My son and I paid Wilbur for what he had into her and for a few modifications. (She had Ape Hangers on her!!) I rode her for a few days and had a blast. Fun little bike!

    My son came up form Florida and we rode back down together; me on my K and him on the /5. She made it just fine.

    My boy is a poor grad student and the /5 showed her age with a few nagging problems. When the final drive started leaking around the drain plug, he threw in the towel. He found a '03 Thumper and sold the /5 back to me.

    Zippy is still in Florida. I'll need to go rescue her one of these days. I plan to use her for a back-up bike, but hope to restore her to her fine self and learn how to be a real Airhead!
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    I like Zippy.

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    I went to school to with a kid named Frank Buttons, his nickname was Zippy. Zippy Buttons. I allways thought it had a ring to it.

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    Vetter-ectomy to RT Complete

    Finally got around to completing the conversion of my 1983 R100 to an R100RT. Pulled the Vetter Windjammer V of and converted to an RT. The lowers were modified by the PO so there is no need to remove the headers to take them off. The trailing edges were cut. I smoothed them before I had the whole thing painted. Also had the rear fender, side covers and Luftmeister saddle tanks painted.

    A new tinted windshield from ClearView is next and a leather Corbin (this one is getting pretty worn out).

    I'd be interested in pinstriping/no pinstriping opinions. And if I should pinstripe it, what color(s).
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