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Author Topic: Hooligan BMW R80/7  (Read 12069 times)

Offline MORK

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Re: Hooligan BMW R80/7
« Reply #30 on: Dec 12, 2016, 11:06:00 »
Here is one of the reasons I'm toning down and de-cafe uh... ing the BMW... you know, aside from general rideability, comfort, etc.



It took quite a while and had to make a road trip to find an R :)

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Re: Hooligan BMW R80/7
« Reply #31 on: Jan 25, 2017, 11:52:41 »
Put a few more miles on her with the new bars and after syncing the carbs again with my new fancy pants gauges from the CB project. Now, she fires up after the first turn over or so. It's wonderful. I'm getting just a bit of unevenness on partial throttle though. Could be older gas or just being a hair off on the sync. These are so easy to sync, that it's actually a pleasant task.

The clipons were fun, but really don't match the character of the engine and transmission manners. (Which this bike has in spades) With the new bars, I feel like I can pitch it wherever I want, I am oh so comfortable, and the miles just melt away. When the virago is done, I'm putting a better seat on this thing with better lighting. I'm thinking x-arc duals.

I'm also rethinking the suspension modifications. It just doesn't need it. Maybe just some progressive springs and heavier oil will be enough.

Some pics from earlier rides as I was going through the thread to update what pictures I had from years ago:







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Re: Hooligan BMW R80/7
« Reply #33 on: Jan 25, 2017, 19:59:57 »
She is a sharp machine.   8)

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Re: Hooligan BMW R80/7
« Reply #34 on: Jan 25, 2017, 20:00:52 »
BTW, do you recall where you got the gators?

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Re: Hooligan BMW R80/7
« Reply #35 on: Jan 25, 2017, 20:29:04 »
She's a beaut!


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Re: Hooligan BMW R80/7
« Reply #36 on: Mar 12, 2017, 18:34:23 »
Went exploring the other day.


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Hooligan BMW R80/7
« Reply #37 on: Mar 12, 2017, 19:09:23 »
BTW, do you recall where you got the gators?

I didn't even see this earlier. The fork gaiters?
Those are BMW oe parts.

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Re: Hooligan BMW R80/7
« Reply #38 on: Mar 12, 2017, 19:43:53 »
Thanks bro.  I went w cheapies from amazon.

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Re: Hooligan BMW R80/7
« Reply #39 on: May 10, 2017, 13:42:43 »
The rearsets never felt right with the new bars and more proper riding position, so went testing the factory foot controls before the latest storm.

The bike has gone from 30min and you're aching to a few hours could easily go by.

On deck when the XV920R is done is a new subframe with a stepped passenger seat, a nice battery box, some general maintenance, and a new paint job.