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    Very nice job,she looks beautiful. I would pinstripe the bike. Blue or white.. Those valve covers look nice,did you repaint them?
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    Quote Originally Posted by AnnapolisAirhead View Post
    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).
    Nice bike Tony! And good job on the work you've done. George suggests blue or white pinstripes and I agree.
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    yeah, definitely needs striping- that is just too much black. Light blue, white (or both together, ala motorsport styling) or gold. Red could do it too.
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    My R100/7t

    I've been through many bikes over the years, my first one being a Lambretta Scooter. Prior to this I had a Yamaha Venture 1200, which was my first shaft drive bike. This one is new to me, and I am at least the third owner, possibly fourth or fifth. Just joined BMWMOA because of the various technical forums I've read. I do not know a lot about BMWs except I recall drooling on them as a young teen ager.
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    Thanks guys.

    Quote Originally Posted by georgej View Post
    Very nice job,she looks beautiful. I would pinstripe the bike. Blue or white.. Those valve covers look nice,did you repaint them?
    George
    Yes, I bead blasted the valve covers, they were in pretty rough shape. Then two coats of engine enamel followed by 3 coats of bumper paint. Cooked them on bricks atop my woodburning stove, then rubbed them with Mother's to get a little sheen.

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesdunn View Post
    Nice bike Tony! And good job on the work you've done. George suggests blue or white pinstripes and I agree.
    JD
    Ok, that was a suggestion TricycleRob made too.

    Quote Originally Posted by bikerfish1100 View Post
    yeah, definitely needs striping- that is just too much black. Light blue, white (or both together, ala motorsport styling) or gold. Red could do it too.
    The original pinstriping was white with a small red (common on R100's I've seen). I am leaning towards white with blue.

    No rush though, put about 100 miles on it today just because a week ago we had all that snow. It felt good and these things sure like the cooler temps. Ran like a clock...er, once I cleaned the left float needle and cleaned my boot off.
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    I need better tires.


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    Quote Originally Posted by kstoo View Post
    I need better tires.


    Mi Gilera in the Snow.
    Tell me that's snow, not Tire Shine foamed up and settling into the rubber. hehe

    What tank bag is that? I've seen them and always wanted one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AnnapolisAirhead View Post
    Tell me that's snow, not Tire Shine foamed up and settling into the rubber. hehe

    What tank bag is that? I've seen them and always wanted one.
    That IS snow which is why I want some better tires!!

    That is a Multivario.


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    Why better tires? Did you go down?! Studded tires perhaps? I am too chicken to get out on a bike in this weather. By the way, nice machine, like the mods and the overall look. Admire your tenacity in riding the winter roads!

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    I was teasing about the Tire Shine. Are you a 'rounder?

    I rode today, but the snow had largely melted. The bigger hazards than ice and slush/snow were inconvenient drabbles of stone right at the apex of an otherwise tasty twistie.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jamesdunn View Post
    Why better tires? Did you go down?! Studded tires perhaps? I am too chicken to get out on a bike in this weather. By the way, nice machine, like the mods and the overall look. Admire your tenacity in riding the winter roads!
    I didn't go down but I couldn't get any traction either. I need some knobbies for days like this. That flywheel takes the rear wheel with it when rolling off the throttle and downshifting. Too much sideways stuff when stopping and starting.
    I want to add a winter weather beater to the stable some day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AnnapolisAirhead View Post
    I was teasing about the Tire Shine. Are you a 'rounder?

    I rode today, but the snow had largely melted. The bigger hazards than ice and slush/snow were inconvenient drabbles of stone right at the apex of an otherwise tasty twistie.
    Rounder. The temperature never seems to be the issue, it is more a problem of getting road salt on old aluminum. On a beautiful day like this when they have not salted it is now just an issue of getting some snow tires.
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    There's never a Rokon around when ya need one.

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    I toyed with the idea of putting serious knobbies on my R60/5 for that purpose, but I ended up selling it to someone who'll be a better custodian of it that I. Still, it would have been fun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by barryg View Post
    There's never a Rokon around when ya need one.
    Why didn't I think of that? A Rokon with a R100 engine. Hmmm ...

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