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BMW R100T Cafe Airhead project

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The story gose I had a BMW R100T that my dad said I could keep at is house in wales as long as he could ride it from time to time which suited me as it dose a bike no good standing about for monthes at a time. To cut a long story short as is health was fading he got weaker and he gave the bike to a friend of his to look after!
I had no idea who and where.
After is death I set about looking to get my bike back.Going in to local pubs and garages asking people.
Any way 12 months went by when out the blue this guy turns up asking if the BMW he was looking after was for sale?
My Mother said NO! And explained I wanted the Beamer back, the bike arrived back in a real sad state a week later.
I then set about sorting a few things out here are the pics so far.Again the cafe theam is in my head.
I removed the Tank and a few of the engine covers to clean and polish.




Here we have the front points cover.



and the airfilter cover



and this is after a polish they come up quite well
the top starter motor cover also



The crank case and cylinders come next.



I was looking at the tyres plenty of meat left on them but looking aged so a pair of Bridgstone BT45s where fitted and look great.



result and I never popped the new tube thumbs
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Looking good.
Next I needed to sort out the suspension and to service the motor.
I orderd some swag.



Which arrived in a large box from flatracer down the smoke.
I would like to dress the beamer like this



But first I need to open the box and fit the goodies that have now arrived cool more laters party

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oh boy! love the airheads so much, turning green with envy matey.
cant wait for more pics! thumbsthumbsthumbs

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A nice pair of Hagons



Look very tasty



And a set of progressive fork springs.



Here you see the state of the old conti tyre



wile fitting the rear shocks this little chap popped out of hole in the ground frighternd the gezzus out of us Smile



Rear shocks fitted no more pogo sticking along.
You can also see the new BT45 fitted to the rear wheel.





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And here the busted and worn out rear shocks
toasted.


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very nice . i love the old B.M.W. top job on that bike thumbs

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great work gaz,a really nice project with history i like the theme you got in mind and was that a slowworm? thumbs

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Cheers for that, I am not so sure it was slow it was faster than me Laughing

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what you plan to do with the snake gaz,could be an intresting mod,Ive read they make a nice soup LaughingLaughing

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@XS1100 wrote:
Cheers for that, I am not so sure it was slow it was faster than me Laughing

lol! are you going for the blue colour?

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Not sure yet black fading to silver? or this but there are loads like it!!!! common init Smile


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thats styles classy and the paint jobs spot on,your right about the blue though bit common Smilethumbs

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Next I really need to change the oil and filter



The plugs



and points



I also got the cam cover gaskets for when I adjust the tappets along with fork seals and other oil seals.









so nothing dramatic as yet just a few mundane service parts.
the good stuff comes later on. thumbs But its progress slow but we are getting there and there ant no rush.

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I do like the older boxer bmw's there bullit proof and just go on and on..
Thats gona be very nice when finished thumbs

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Yes I like that to an my little brother can paint like that he really is a shit hot painter so he can cracking soon Smile


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@XS1100 wrote:
Not sure yet black fading to silver? or this but there are loads like it!!!! common init Smile


How did my bike appear on this thread Laughing no all jokes aside Gaz im liking the idea of the gold colour for the beama thumbs

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@XS1100 wrote:
Yes I like that to an my little brother can paint like that he really is a shit hot painter so he can cracking soon Smile




does he want a new best mate fofl

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Dunno Stu that Blue bandit seems to get in all threads strange init Shocked
Yes I am liking the gold to M8

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nice steady progress gaz, you reckon the gold then? thumbs

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i think you should try something different and go for a sunburst colour Wink gold/orange fade out to black Wink

like this but the other way round

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GOLD for sure i love that colour Gaz thumbsnot as much as baby blue though lol

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I had to get a new Battery as the one thats on as seen better days, you wanna see the size off the batter we are talking milk float here its a monster!

Here are there tyres Moto GP spec on an old Air Head! Overkill or wot thumbs





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I am thinking it might sound nice with this on what yer recon?

Or should I stick it on the Bandit Leo Vince bet that sounds sick Smile



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sod the bandit, put it on the bmw! you know it makes sense Laughing

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No mate, the bike's at my mothers I,ve no room left here although I have a plan of action :)I thought it would be nice to have a bike planted in Mid Wales then I can always go for a blag if I go in the Motor.Plus when I do go I get to fiddle with the project sooner than do the garden Smile

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