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    83 r100

    Here is my 83 R100.
    I have every intention of building a cafe style bike. Picked it up and it needed a lot of work, carbs out of whack and only ran on enriched setting, multitude of electrical issues, and needed maintenance.
    Ive re-wired the entire bike, everything works. dialed in the VM 34's. (no Bing) upgraded the coils and Enduralast ignition. New turn signals, horn, custom seat, and other bits. etc. Bars, switches, controls, and so on. Still have a lot to do. But its off to a good start. A lot of mechanical experience, but its my first bike. Ill post up some more pictures later as the build continues. Its fun as hell...
    Untitled by keips66, on Flickr

    Next up is gauges, tires, and some other aesthetics.

    Anybody got a oil temp gauge they want to part with?

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    Good for you. Keep us informed with progress and some more photos as it evolves. Some of us old guys like the originals - BUT - good modifications and continued use of the Boxer tradition are good too. Carry on and have fun.
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    I like a good BMW Streetrod.

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    Sweet! thanks!

    Thinking about the Motogadget Chrono Classic for a replacement gauge.
    Anybody have any experience with that setup? Im opting for a single gauge to have less clutter around the headlamp/tree.

    For reference:
    https://motogadget.com/shop/en/chron...ic-speedo.html

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    Anybody got a oil temp gauge they want to part with?
    In keeping with the minimalist flavor of your project perhaps this might be an option...

    Oil filled to reduce needle vibration. They're price all over the place from $50 - $165 (!) Some are °F, some are °C.



    Sweet little boxer in the background too! '65?
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    ^ Thats exactly what I'm looking for.
    Unfortunately, i have not been able to find them stateside. And some other sites say out of stock.

    The bug is my neighbors, not sure of the year.

    My first car was a 57 oval window.

    Im familiar with the boxers...
    Untitled by keips66, on Flickr
    my race car (:

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    i have not been able to find them stateside.
    Here's the one I posted, it's in San Pedro; 10 in stock, $52.95

    Compare the length of the "probe" to the length of your existing dipstick, and ASK QUESTIONS.

    https://www.ebay.ca/itm/BMW-Airhead-...-/112543807938
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    Sweet! thanks man! Ill contact him, there is a 275 & 285 mm version.
    need the 285.

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    Quote Originally Posted by leeorix View Post
    Sweet! thanks!

    Thinking about the Motogadget Chrono Classic for a replacement gauge.
    Anybody have any experience with that setup? Im opting for a single gauge to have less clutter around the headlamp/tree.

    For reference:
    https://motogadget.com/shop/en/chron...ic-speedo.html
    No direct experience—that’s a really nice speedo and they are quite proud of it. Since you’ll have to fab a mount anyway, you might find a useful option here:
    http://shop.siebenrock.com/Electric/...:::34_109.html

    Good luck,
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    new rizoma's
    bmw by keips66, on Flickr

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    Old's cool. I'm partial to /5 nacelles and instruments. Not cheap, but clean looking; speedo, tach, and warning lights. You could probably fit a "modern" speedo into it without too much trouble.

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    ^ I like that. I like the style from the bygone days. in almost everything...
    In fact, I'm considering lights on the bucket for neutral, or charging, although, that would sort of defeat the purpose of the Motogadget. Im torn between the looks.

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    This is the BEST THREAD in the very longest time..........THANKS.....Lew, you need to write more of the how "NOT TO DESTROY BUT AUGMENT" style of mechanicing.........Good stuff. Thanks

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    Instruments

    Check out Dime City Cycles for alternative instruments.
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    Take a look at "Clubman" style handlebars. They mimic clip-ons in both style and to a degree, improved handling. They are lower than the 'superbike' bars you are running (probably will be narrower) but to me they feel right and the look is most assuredly a racy, retro cafe look.
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