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    Found this old pic of the T4 i had - must be...

    Found this old pic of the T4 i had - must be around 85-ish ?

    Wild Camping near Fountainebleu from memory......mate was on his 860GTS.....no problems at all between us going round France for 3...
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    another

    another
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    Its always an option....what colour though ?

    Its always an option....what colour though ?
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    So here's the finished article - comments welcome...

    So here's the finished article - comments welcome - like or dislike etc.

    I've tried to steer it towards a GS style rather than hipster - i think it looks pretty good, it rides very well, but its...
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    I ordered a 7" stainless headlight grille from...

    I ordered a 7" stainless headlight grille from ebay that was supposed to be for a car....
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    The original ignition switch is housed in the...

    The original ignition switch is housed in the left hand side headlamp mounting bolt....bearing in mind all the wiring is suited to this position it made sense to keep it in that vicinity.
    I drilled...
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    The RS gaiters were split and decaying so i...

    The RS gaiters were split and decaying so i ordered genuine rubber BMW ones to look the part - new seals and oil of course.

    The front mudgueard was trimmed to suit the new style and painted with...
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    Ever since i was a nipper on a moped, i'd always...

    Ever since i was a nipper on a moped, i'd always loved the sound of these silencers on British twins - we used to call the goldies, but the new name seems to be tulip end muffler or cocktail...
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    ok - so where have we got too..... The fuel...

    ok - so where have we got too.....

    The fuel tank was stripped to bare metal.....then i thought - hold on, why bother painting it ?...so i spray varnished it with Wood Varnish...i kid you not.

    I...
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    Cheers Kenny - didn't think many people were...

    Cheers Kenny - didn't think many people were watching ..:D...have you still got the Green one you did years ago ?
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    I'd be interested in why you think the frame is...

    I'd be interested in why you think the frame is scrap ?
    Its not out of line, it pulled back together in a straight line.
    The welder is qualified
    Wheels are still in line.

    i'm a qualified...
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    Its Austrlia - we've all got a good tan...bit...

    Its Austrlia - we've all got a good tan...bit more won't hurt...:cool:
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    I think the back end looks pretty good now - much...

    I think the back end looks pretty good now - much nicer than this professionally built one that has an awkward look the the rear.

    They haven't even modified the rear light to be higher and the...
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    So withthe structural issues sorted out it was...

    So withthe structural issues sorted out it was downhill from here. Obviosly with any build there is many hours of wiring issues and detail work that hasn't been mentioned.
    All brake calipers...
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    It was a bit of a shock to find it, I can tell...

    It was a bit of a shock to find it, I can tell you - adding the leaking tank to it and i felt like throwing the lot in a skip. Not sure why the frame cracked, but it looks like a brittle fracture,...
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    As you can see the frame had cracked just under...

    As you can see the frame had cracked just under the headstock stiffening gussets...right the way round, not just a crack.

    Also around this time i'd finished stripping the tank and found lots of...
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    It round about this time of the build i spotted...

    It round about this time of the build i spotted another reason the bike was a bit cheap....:eek::eek:
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    So now we have new grips and levers fitted -...

    So now we have new grips and levers fitted - headlight fitted using alloy ebay holders, seat and shocks and guard all working in close harmony.
    All BMW parts ordered from Moto bins in the UK -...
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    I looked at lots of rear suspension options and...

    I looked at lots of rear suspension options and initially i was going to use Hyperpro. However, bearing in mind this bike is only going to be gentl used, I decided on a cheaper alternative. Having...
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    er...why not ?....it was dirty and not coming out...

    er...why not ?....it was dirty and not coming out of the frame so a bit of paint livened it up visually a bit.

    standard RS bars and fairings are very 'Autobahn' oriented. Here in Austrlia its ver...
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    so we have a new rear stainless mudguard and uk...

    so we have a new rear stainless mudguard and uk style rear tail light filed and modified to fit the rear subframe loop.

    Single police issue seat from somewhere in Germany and a spray paintedengine...
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    more..

    more..
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    I used to dislike Arsey cos he was a bit of a...

    I used to dislike Arsey cos he was a bit of a twat - i see now he has matured and come round to proper thinking...;)
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    Nwe ptfe lined -venhill - cables and about 1/2"...

    Nwe ptfe lined -venhill - cables and about 1/2" cut off the carb slide springs and its perfect .. (y)
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    still pulling it apart....

    still pulling it apart....
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"Its about being a grown up hooligan - and if that means a dark visor, remus open pipe and a bit of speeding out of town then all well and good" Kaister 2005

"I have always known this community is full good people even if most of you cover it up with piss n vinegar" Chad 2018