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    USB charger port

    Hi Brooks:
    Iím new to BMWs but not so new to motorcycles. I have been wondering where the best place would be to mount a double USB charge port in the fairing of an R100RS.

    I suspect that lots of folks have pondered this issue and Iím looking for ideas.

    Many thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by maxpete View Post
    Hi Brooks:
    Iím new to BMWs but not so new to motorcycles. I have been wondering where the best place would be to mount a double USB charge port in the fairing of an R100RS.

    I suspect that lots of folks have pondered this issue and Iím looking for ideas.

    Many thanks!
    Hi Maxpete, On my bike, there is a RED wire (direct from the (+) battery terminal) connected to terminal (30) on the connector board inside the headlight shell. You could one of the other open (30) terminals on the connector block to supply power to a USB connector. I'd put an inline fuse in that circuit if it's not included with the connector.

    This bike also has the auxiliary power socket on the left side behind the battery cover. You can get connector that has the BMW plug on one end and an SAE plug on the other that will plug into some of the off-the shelf USB sockets (see Battery Tender for example). That auxiliary socket already has an inline fuse.

    I hope that helps.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brook.reams View Post
    Hi Maxpete, On my bike, there is a RED wire (direct from the (+) battery terminal) connected to terminal (30) on the connector board inside the headlight shell. You could one of the other open (30) terminals on the connector block to supply power to a USB connector. I'd put an inline fuse in that circuit if it's not included with the connector.

    This bike also has the auxiliary power socket on the left side behind the battery cover. You can get connector that has the BMW plug on one end and an SAE plug on the other that will plug into some of the off-the shelf USB sockets (see Battery Tender for example). That auxiliary socket already has an inline fuse.

    I hope that helps.
    Yes, that great info but I was also wondering if any had figured out a smart location for mounting the USB charger unit itself.

    Anyhow, I’ll take a look around tomorrow.

    Pete

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    1983 R100RT Assemble And Install Fairing & Windscreen

    I'm converting the original RS fairing to an RT. I had the fairing, front fender, side covers and gas tank painted in a two tone paint scheme, code 130, used on the RS bikes; the colors are Dunkel Blue and Hell Silver. However, in tribute to the first year 1977 RS, I had matte clear coat applied to all the silver areas including the gas tank and gloss clear to all the blue areas. My painter was up for the challenge of painting the gas tank. The slight ridge between the clear and matte clear coat on the gas tank is hidden by the wide red pinstripe.

    Here is what I started with:

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    Due to the poor lighting, some of the dark blue parts appear black in the photo below.

    Newly Painted Parts
    Newly Painted Parts

    Most Of The Fairing Hardware Below Comes From The Bolt Guy
    Fairing Hardware

    Dashboard Parts
    Dashboard Parts

    Windscreen Adjuster Bracket Hardware Detail (After Painting)
    Windscreen Adjuster Bracket Hardware Detail (After Painting)

    The RT fairing includes side storage boxes that attach to the inside of the upper side panels, but I do not plan to use them as they fit too close to the gas tank for my comfort.

    And here is what I ended up with.

    Ignition, Volt Meter And Clock Are Working
    Ignition, Volt Meter And Clock Are Working

    Fairing Installed
    Fairing Installed

    Fairing Installed
    Fairing Installed

    Fairing Installed
    Fairing Installed

    Here is a link to the details of how I did this work and a summary video showing the highlights of the work.



    VIDEO: 1983 BMW R100RT Assemble And Install Fairing & Windscreen
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    I had the fairing, front fender, side covers and gas tank painted in a two tone paint scheme, code 130, used on the RS bikes; the colors are Dunkel Blue and Hell Silver. In this scheme, the seat cowl is painted Dunkel Blue but I chose to use Hell Silver instead. And in tribute to the first year 1977 RS, I had matte clear coat applied instead of gloss and a single white pin stripe applied.

    This shows how I do the work and a short video showing some of the assembly details.



    VIDEO: 1983 BMW R100RS Install Seat Cowl and Seat

    Here are the parts.

    Seat Cowl And Seat Hardware
    Seat Cowl And Seat Hardware

    I installed a combination grab rail/parcel rack.

    Rondel and RS Badge Installed
    Rondel and RS Badge Installed

    The hinges on the later seats are designed to slide over the hinge pins and the seat is secured on the rear pin with a clip.

    Seat Hinges
    Seat Hinges

    Seat Hinge Retaining Clamp
    Seat Hinge Retaining Clamp

    Retaining Clip Installed In Groove On Rear Seat Hinge
    Retaining Clip Installed In Groove On Rear Seat Hinge

    All Done.

    All Done
    All Done

    All Done
    All Done
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    Seat installation

    So Brook, For some reason when ever I have to remove a seat from one of my bikes, I have a heck of a time sliding the "hooks" over the frame rail. I was watching the video and you kind of zipped by that. LOL, I was hoping to see if I could figure out by watching your, what I am always doing wrong.

    You wouldn't mine making another video of that part would you?, just kidding, Anyway, the bike looks great! St.

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    Quote Originally Posted by STEVENRANKIN View Post
    So Brook, For some reason when ever I have to remove a seat from one of my bikes, I have a heck of a time sliding the "hooks" over the frame rail. I was watching the video and you kind of zipped by that. LOL, I was hoping to see if I could figure out by watching your, what I am always doing wrong.

    You wouldn't mine making another video of that part would you?, just kidding, Anyway, the bike looks great! St.
    Hi Steven,

    The front seat hinge slides around the sub-frame tube pretty easy on this seat. The rear is a bit tight, but if I slide the seat a couple inches toward the gas tank, being carefully not to scratch it, the rear hinge seems to slide over the tube easier. The sub-frame is curved a bit toward the rear and it maybe the curve is what makes it harder to get the rear seat hinge go over the tube.

    Best.
    Brook.
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    1983 BMW R100RS Pinstriping

    Richard (Rick) Losh, did the pinstripes. The Dunkel Blue parts have red and white stripes, with the exception of the upper side panels that have a single red stripe. The seat cowl in Scheme Code 130 was painted Dunkel Blue, but I choose to use Hell Silver with a single white pinstripe. Here is a short video showing Rick applying the pinstripes.



    VIDEO: 1983 BMW R100RS Rick Losh Painting Pinstripes

    And some pictures of the final product.

    Upper Panel Stripes
    Upper Panel Stripes

    Tank, Fender And Seat Cowl Stripped
    Tank, Fender And Seat Cowl Stripped
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    1983 BMW RS Convert To RT Project Complete

    I restarted the project on March 1, 2019 after acquiring this bike in January 2015. My 1977 R100RS rebuild project halted work on this bike as I wanted to complete the 1977 RS in time to attend the 40th anniversary rally hosted by Todd Trumbore. I finished assembling this bike on September 30, 2020, so the build took about 18 months to complete.

    I did a 10 mile ride as part of the first engine start before completing the project. It's now early October and I've ridden the bike 200 miles as I break it in. One of the first trips was to get coffee with some "scooter scum" friends of mine. It's a public unveiling, if you will.

    1983 R100RS Public Unveiling At Out First Coffee Shop Ride
    1983 R100RS Public Unveiling At Our First Coffee Shop Ride

    I like to name the bikes after Muppet characters based on the bike color. I mount a Muppet figure on the bike so there is someone to talk to on long trips. And, if they talk back, it's time to stop for the day and take a rest. :-)

    A little over a year ago, I sold my R1150RS that I put 110,000 miles on. It was named Cookie Monster. So I'm naming this bike Cookie Monster Too, and transferred the figure to the top of the master cylinder.

    Cookie Monster Too: 1983 R100RS/RT
    Cookie Monster Too: 1983 R100RS/RT

    Cookie Monster: 1983 R100RS
    Cookie Monster: 1983 R100RS

    This document shows a number of before and after pictures of the bike and includes a list of those people and companies who helped provide advice, services and parts without which I could not have completed the project.

    I shot a walk-around video of the finished project and review some of the highlights of the build.



    VIDEO: 1983 BMW R100RS Project Complete Walk-Around

    Now, it's time to put lots of miles on Cookie Monster. :-)
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    Beautiful!

    Wow Brooks - what an attractive bike. I am sure you'll have many thousands of happy and trouble-free miles on her.

    Congratulation and thanks for sharing your remarkable knowledge with everyone!

    Pete

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    Quote Originally Posted by maxpete View Post
    Wow Brook - what an attractive bike. I am sure you'll have many thousands of happy and trouble-free miles on her.

    Congratulation and thanks for sharing your remarkable knowledge with everyone!

    Pete
    You're welcome Maxpete. It's been fun to ride for the first 200 miles and I look forward to completing the 600 mile break-in soon.

    Best.
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    She is a real beauty, Dont add up the receipts!! So the bike is gloss except for the silver paint?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PAS View Post
    She is a real beauty, Dont add up the receipts!! So the bike is gloss except for the silver paint?
    Hi PAS,

    Oh, I have the total price tag all tallied up. But the value of a project like this to me is much more than the cost of parts and services. It's very inexpensive therapy compared to what I would have paid a psychiatrist, or psychologist, for my mental health. And it's a lot less expensive than Golf or sitting on a bar stool. :-)

    Yes, all the silver has matte clear coat. The challenge for the painter was doing that on the gas tank where the two colors meet. But the red pinstripe obscures the very minor seam between the edge of the two clear coats.
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    You have the right attitude for sure!! I can see many hours of enjoyment was put forth!

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    It looks great!

    A job well done Brook, congratulations, and thanks for the documentation while doing it. I may end up using your videos, and information in my rebuild I am doing now. St.

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