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Author Topic: BMW r90s bitsa bomber  (Read 27246 times)

Offline Kanticoy

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BMW r90s bitsa bomber
« on: Dec 05, 2013, 19:21:24 »
So as a lot of you know I picked up a random BMW airhead on a whim and a tip from a guy I met at barbers. Turns out it was a titled 76 r90s. Score. It was missing a fair bit when I got it, but progress has been chugging on. So far I've built a new subframe, new seat, swapped tanks, started restoring the fairing, yanking stock wires, upgrading charging system, ignition, etc. etc. luckily it came with some goodies like koni shocks, progressive fork springs, boxerworks triple clamp, 1000cc jugs and big valve heads. This won't be a beautiful every part powdercoated bike, but it will be a mile eating dead nuts reliable bike. Thought if show you what I have been up to.

As she came:





On the lift and subframe started









Alloy front fender going in.



Rebuilt, coated, and refreshed front and rear calipers:





Overall progress shot with replaced tank, etc.





Harley rear tail/turn



Enduralast charging system



The fairing was broken in half when I got it. MANY hours later we have a primer coat



Heads are out for new valve seats and rebuilding, but they are the big valve 40/44 mm heads and they're dual plugged



Overall still chugging and waiting on parts. I'll keep ya in the loop!

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Offline DesmoBro

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Re: BMW r90s bitsa bomber
« Reply #1 on: Dec 05, 2013, 19:58:17 »
I'll trade ya a bird house
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Offline VonYinzer

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Re: BMW r90s bitsa bomber
« Reply #2 on: Dec 05, 2013, 20:12:21 »
Pretty swank, for a yuppie bike.
Like a river that don't know where it's flowin'
I took a wrong turn and just kept goin'

Offline Finnigan

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Re: BMW r90s bitsa bomber
« Reply #3 on: Dec 05, 2013, 20:33:16 »
very jealous

Offline Kanticoy

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Re: BMW r90s bitsa bomber
« Reply #4 on: Dec 05, 2013, 20:59:20 »
Mike, I'll race ya on the chop. Desmo, make it five bird houses. Thanks guys, it's been fun, and trying hard not to pretty it up too much because it it's being built to be ridden. That's hard for me! But in the end it should be a bulletproof bike that i can point somewhere and make it easily. 
I get not knowing, but I can't for the life of me understand not trying. It's only metal it can be fixed. Man up and risk a mistake in exchange for a lesson.
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Offline VonYinzer

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Re: BMW r90s bitsa bomber
« Reply #5 on: Dec 05, 2013, 21:23:09 »
Well... If ya wanna. I mean, all I'll need to do is head towards the closest Starbucks. You'll need to pull in, I'll win.  ;)

Seriously though, she's a looker already man. Keep at it.
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Re: BMW r90s bitsa bomber
« Reply #6 on: Dec 05, 2013, 21:39:28 »
Looks like a nice project Kiley and nice work so far (as usual).

When I first seen the picture of the tank the BMW roundel looked like a smiling face, figured the bike was happy it was being brought back to a nice life.


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Re: BMW r90s bitsa bomber
« Reply #7 on: Dec 05, 2013, 22:57:19 »
Yep. Rad
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Re: BMW r90s bitsa bomber
« Reply #8 on: Dec 05, 2013, 23:10:27 »
Thanks fellas, and Mike, we will make it happen. Loser buys coffe. And i like mine with bourbon. Heres a few more random shots of progress from the stash.









Bad splines in original wheel and final drive make me angry.

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Re: BMW r90s bitsa bomber
« Reply #9 on: Dec 05, 2013, 23:23:55 »
Hard to tell under all that beard.
"Quality . . . you know what it is, yet you don't know what it is. But that's self-contradictory. But some things are better than others, that is, they have more quality. But when you try to say what the quality is, apart from the things that have it, it all goes poof! There's nothing to talk about. But if you can't say what Quality is, how do you know what it is, or how do you know that it even exists? If no one knows what it is, then for all practical purposes it doesn't exist at all. But for all practical purposes it really does exist."