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Old 01-08-2019, 09:24 AM   #1
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so, I brought home (another) airhead

1986 (?) bmw r100

dmv wildly out of date, last tagged in 2001, Check
been sitting dormant all these years, Check
crash damage, Check
obligatory wasp nest remains, under the seat, Check
scorn and disapproval from wife, Check

suprisingly complete, lovely paint, good bones, let the adventure of restoration commence

lesson 1 : the extremely unpleasantly fragrant smell, that old gasoline can permeate the entire house. Wife not amused
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Old 01-08-2019, 09:44 AM   #2
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Like the color and especially the custom caliper mounts.
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Old 01-08-2019, 09:48 AM   #3
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+1 on the white over blue paint ... so cool!

looks like it also came with at least one piece of factory luggage ...
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Old 01-08-2019, 12:33 PM   #4
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Does it say "Powered by California BMW" on the tank? Cool!!
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Old 01-08-2019, 01:12 PM   #5
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"paint by califonia bmw"
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Old 01-11-2019, 06:48 AM   #6
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vin reveals it is actually a 1985 r80rt, minus the fairings

fresh motor oil, no rust under the fork gaiters, looking good so far. I will investigate further this weekend.
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Old 01-12-2019, 08:00 AM   #7
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I think it looks rather good and very complete. Nice project Simon!
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Old 01-12-2019, 09:19 AM   #8
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I am another fan of the white/blue.

Hope it brings you smiles and then many miles!
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