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Just got myself

Discussion in 'Biker's Cafe' started by thumperslaw, Mar 1, 2012.

  1. thumperslaw

    Gangster

    Joined: Nov 15, 2011

    Posts: 184

    Location: oxford the ghetto

    A bmw k100 flat 4 8v :D

    Planning on going for the hotrod look (not cafe racer:rolleyes:)

    This is my mates one which am going along the same lines
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    And the one i just got!
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    Plans so far is take of plastic,speedo,bars
    then cut down exhaust plus lower forks (not in the yokes but shorten inner legs)
    Trying to find old ford round headlight and some exhaust wrap
    cut the back off and make round bar. Plus seat base and new seat and take paint off tank. :D
     
  2. Dogbreath

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 16,651

    Location: Devon

    They are tough old barges, but bloody heavy. Definitely more 'touring' than 'sports', at least with standard suspension.
     
  3. thumperslaw

    Gangster

    Joined: Nov 15, 2011

    Posts: 184

    Location: oxford the ghetto

    So I've been a busy boy:D

    Forks shorten by one 'n' half inches
    suzuki efe headlight
    paint taken off the tank
    Rear sub frame cut and welding round bar for seat pan.
    Exhaust are beenin' done at the moment (got me a pipe bender :D )
    They will come out the side of the block like top fuel drag racer style
    Exhaust wrap cus' am cool :rolleyes:
    Nice ol' skool lookin' bars from 1970
    Brooks bicycle rope grips for the ol' look
    Hand made mudguard from the English wheel

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    This is how the exhaust is going to look to
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    Sorry for rubbish photo's using my phone :rolleyes:
     
  4. Draeger

    Capodecina

    Joined: Feb 4, 2004

    Posts: 12,828

    Location: Falkirk, Scotland

    I owned one of those a long time ago, a K100RS 8v. Despite its weight and floaty suspension, it could shift and I often showed a clean pair of heels to some so called "superbikes" back in the 1990's. :)
     
  5. thumperslaw

    Gangster

    Joined: Nov 15, 2011

    Posts: 184

    Location: oxford the ghetto

    This is the 8v k100 non abs!
    Better one of the k100!

    Am thinking of ditching the F.I system and sticking some carb's on it for velo stacks :D
     
  6. Appelhanns

    Hitman

    Joined: Jul 21, 2007

    Posts: 763

    Location: Cheshire

    I like it!
     
  7. Disco Boy

    Soldato

    Joined: Aug 4, 2009

    Posts: 5,311

    Location: London

    FI= fuel injection and not forced induction right?...
     
  8. pugheaven

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Apr 22, 2008

    Posts: 2,491

    Location: Bryn Celyn Wales

    I'm liking this, not my cuppa, but great seeing projects like this. What finish you going for on the tank then?
     
  9. thumperslaw

    Gangster

    Joined: Nov 15, 2011

    Posts: 184

    Location: oxford the ghetto

    Sorry ment fuel injection. This is very early Injection system and works well. Only thing is the air flow meter is a right pain to get around :rolleyes:
    Am wanting to bye pass this and the only way to do it would be carbs from some 600cc thing.

    Tank is going to be scotch brite all over for the "dull" look also the rocker covers might also get it to!!
    I also have a spare tank which is been painted soon. The theme will be the ww2 shark teeth.

    Got a sun visor strip i need to weld on to the head light when i get time
     
  10. Brackish

    Hitman

    Joined: Sep 9, 2009

    Posts: 767

    Location: MK, Bucks.

    Oh wow!

    I can not wait to see this progress :)

    Love the grips!
     
  11. The Deuce

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 1,933

    Location: In the sticks

    that's mint, also can't wait to see how this turns out :)
     
  12. thumperslaw

    Gangster

    Joined: Nov 15, 2011

    Posts: 184

    Location: oxford the ghetto

    Hoping to get it on the road for winter but with all projects.......

    Awaiting on fork seals,exhaust gaskets,oil and that all adds up!

    Thank you all for nice comments
    Some thing a little different from a harley/cafe racer/bobber
     
  13. thumperslaw

    Gangster

    Joined: Nov 15, 2011

    Posts: 184

    Location: oxford the ghetto

    Mean while
    I got my pride 'n' joy crash helmet air-brushed
    The guy who did it has got some kray-zee skills

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  14. Marvin

    Mobster

    Joined: Nov 27, 2009

    Posts: 3,863

    Location: Maidstone, Kent

  15. thumperslaw

    Gangster

    Joined: Nov 15, 2011

    Posts: 184

    Location: oxford the ghetto

    They're not road legal.....It's a Simpson
     
  16. Marvin

    Mobster

    Joined: Nov 27, 2009

    Posts: 3,863

    Location: Maidstone, Kent

    Woops, facepalm...
     
  17. thumperslaw

    Gangster

    Joined: Nov 15, 2011

    Posts: 184

    Location: oxford the ghetto

    If there good for drag racing then it's safe for me
     
  18. WoodyUK

    Soldato

    Joined: Dec 29, 2009

    Posts: 6,384

    Location: Warwickshire

    I thought you only needed a gold sticker / British cert if you wanted to have a track day? As most organizers require this?

    I didn't think there was any requirement for a helmet to be "road legal", providing it covers the skull?
     
  19. Dogbreath

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 16,651

    Location: Devon

    How are you going to stop your leg catching on fire?
     
  20. Lt_Red

    Hitman

    Joined: Apr 21, 2010

    Posts: 811

    Yer, I see toasty shins ahead... Looking good though!