No eletric start? What's wrong with it? You might want to consider getting that fixed and rely on the kick start for backup.
Start button is on right-push in. Same switch is turn signals, down for right and up for left. I use garden tractor batteries in my /5.
Never had a bad day skiing!
My r100 sidecar rig with a couple passengers.
my r80 st with jesse bags and 9 gallon tank. The top box flips up and back to get full access to the seat.
I like what you've done to your ST, I wouldn't change a thing.
Finally rolled her out. Been working on this one since last fall. Now just waiting on some fuel line to finish things off. The originality police need not comment. I built it to suit MY tastes (whatever they may be!). And YES I know I have a "recall" front wheel. It hasn't cracked in 30 years, so chances are that it isn't going to fail any time soon!
I recently purchased my 1st Beemer after lusting after them for years. Saw the picture and description on Craig's list, looked at the bike and decided I had to have it despite my wife's protestations. Something about the kid's college education or whatever...Overall I'm very pleased. It has 31K on the clock and runs just like a truck. Seriously though, the motor, tranny, drive and suspension all feel nice and the PO (a fellow Minnesotan and Airhead) did a lot of maintenance and cosmetic work to make it a very functional machine. I plan to use it as my daily commuter this summer along with some occasional day tours and maybe some longer trips as time allows. Thanks for letting me ramble...
1983 R100T: Brought back to life after 8 years in a garage...
Last edited by AnnapolisAirhead; 08-11-2008 at 05:08 AM.
1971 BMW R75/5 | 1975 Moto Guzzi 850T Cafe | 1983 BMW R100RS | 1988 BMW R100GS
1988 BMW K75 | 1998 BWM R1100RT | 2000 Moto Guzzi Quota 1100ES |2002 Moto Guzzi V11 LeMans
This is my '74 R90S. Got it in '86, went through it as it was pretty much a wreck of a bike. 46K and goes like new, maybe better. Stainless lines and Ferodo pads, Venturied inlets, large stainless battery holder, Albert mirrors, Pedone grips, first overbore, 336 cam, braced front and rear forks, Progressive springs, CC Products upper fork clamp, Koni shocks, deep oil pan, sport clutch, and an oil pressure gauge.
This is my first BMW. Just bought it in May 2008. It was sold with a CS package from a dealer with 14K miles. I guess it was a demo.
After pushing my Honda 4 1/2 miles home, I needed something dependable, so I bought this. Only thing, the beemer isn't running; no charging of the battery, and the carbs were spuling fuel out of the overflow tubes.
Here's what I did so far:
New Metzler Lasertec tires
Bing carbs were rebuilt
New fuel hoses
Cleaned out the tank and sealed it
New trans fluid and left side seal (at the gear shift lever)
Oil change and filter
new air filter
new gel battery (Yuasa)
It still won't charge. The gen light is out. I'm going to start there, then replace the diode board, and if that doesn't do it I will check all connections and possibly install a new rotor and voltage regulator.
Anyway, here's the picture...Oh, and the milage is 39,000
This is my first BMW. It started as a 1980 r100rt. I stripped off enough fiberglass to make a bass boat, added a triumph rear fender, bought the largest cop seat I could find, added a 1928 ford taillight and started ridding it.