Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Monday, September 28, 2015

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Monday, June 23, 2014

Classified ads

It might be worth trying to recondition them...

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Overhauled brakes

Overhauled master cylinder and better brakes.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Front wheel from a British police bike – Fixed

Weinmann BMW wheel rim, old stock from 1978, 1.85B x 19

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Tuesday, August 31, 2010


Thanks Chris!

Monday, August 30, 2010

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Sunday, May 16, 2010

1979 R100 engine

All black paint on the engine has been bead-blasted to show the aluminum.

The 1979 engine was the last one to have a metal airbox visually integrated in the rest of the engine case. And it was the first one with the brand acronym written in full instead of the model number.

This engine has been dual plugged and fitted with a deep oil pan (aftermarket) for better cooling.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Recycled emblems

Recycled tank emblems from a BMW R90S, slightly rusty (as they should be), but no fading

Friday, May 14, 2010

New side covers

New side covers, same color as the frame. The Serpentine font was designed by Dick Jensen (1926-2000).

Sunday, May 9, 2010

New seat

New custom seat based on a modified BMW R90/6 police model. Many thanks to Hugo from Sid’s Custom Upholstery, Mountain View, for the great work.

Front aluminum turn signals just fitted.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Old style exhaust nuts

Thanks Greg for these great looking exhaust nuts. The older models like this one had much larger fins.

Saturday, May 1, 2010


Until 1975, BMW emblems were made out of metal and enamel. Main advantage: they don't turn yellow in UV light.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Slowly taking form

The seat needs a new cover.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Rebuilt carbs

Constant velocity (or constant depression) carburetors made by Bing. This type 94 carb has a bore size of 40 mm.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Free new front wheel courtesy of BMW

In 1984, BMW recalled their front Snowflake aluminum wheels because they may "develop cracks and fractures from operating on rough roads". Today, 26 years later, BMW still honors this recall.

Monday, February 8, 2010

New tank, new bars

Repainted BMW R90S tank, new low sidecar bars and dirty grips

Saturday, December 12, 2009


The valve covers only needed a bit of cleaning but the guy decided to powdercoat them white.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Cylinder head

Left cylinder head with rocker supports, rockers and valve springs. The heads have been dual-plugged for increased reliability.

Connector rods

Rebored connector rods. All BMW rods are steel forgings.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Attractive lady

Quote from the Rider’s manual:

“Two-up riding: Your companion, particularly if an attractive lady, must be provided with the same complete, good quality riding gear as your own.”

So what kind of gear does my buddy deserve?