'77 BMW R100S - Refresh


"You Meet the Nicest People on a Honda"
Looks sharp!
Thanks Tim.

Quick punch list of stuff still to do:

  • Clean Starter cover
  • Switch Horns to opposite side as they are installed in reverse
  • Replace front brakes (Inbound)
  • Replace rear brakes (Inbound)
  • Pull transmission and lube input shaft splines
  • Replace rear tire and inspect wheel splines
  • Drain and fill final drive
  • Clean up dash wiring for new gauges
  • Replace right combination switch (Replacement inbound)
  • Install sport fairing and new windshield
  • Go around with a torque wrench and anti-seize and replace as many fasteners as I can with new stainless ones
  • Replace exhaust clamps
  • New fuel lines
  • ----Before Spring Riding----
  • Make decision on switching to Electronic-Ignition
  • Final tune up
  • Final detail cleaning
  • Photo Shoot
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"You Meet the Nicest People on a Honda"
My new dash gauges arrived today and got a test fit in the dash. I need to modify the existing dash harness a little... it’s been hacked up a bit and I’ll need to add a ground wire jumper. I was able to pull the stickers off the old dash with a little heat and with some new adhesive, reuse them on the new dash, replacement decals are unavailable from what I gather in my searches.

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"You Meet the Nicest People on a Honda"
I got out and cleaned up the wiring in the headlight bucket. The fuse/connection panel was just hanging in there so I had to pull the bucket to route a couple of Screws in from behind to secure it back where it should be and I made a new harness for the fairing instruments.



"You Meet the Nicest People on a Honda"
Still cranking away... I got much cleaning done and a lot more bolt swapping completed. Brakes and Combination switch finally arrive Friday so I'll be able to make some crazy progress this weekend.


"You Meet the Nicest People on a Honda"
So the replacement switch ended up arriving today. It was functional but it was butt ugly. So I ended up cannibalizing it and along with my original switch ended up with a functional and good looking switch assembly.




"You Meet the Nicest People on a Honda"
I went home early from work today to start getting the sport fairing installed. I managed to get through that at a reasonable pace. Kinda tricky. Google’s your friend here.



"You Meet the Nicest People on a Honda"
I got my new rear tire installed and all the brakes replaced over the last few days. (And more cleaning and replacing of rusty bolts/washers/nuts). Until it gets warm enough to gas it up and run it and give it a proper tune... I guess I’m done with the refresh on this thing.



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