After a very successful Project 1, “The Flyingbrick”, I was searching for something new. At first I thought that a BMW boxer would be nice, but they are not that easy to get (for a reasonable price). Then I saw an ad with a other K100, a red one this time. After a short test ride I bought the bike. Project 2 was born!
The red K100, start of the new project.
After some checks regarding cylinder compression, oil, and the gearbox I stripped the bike completely. I got inspired by some bikes I saw on the internet regarding the look I would like give the bike, a Retro version out of the ’80. Something with brown and orange.
After dissembling the complete bike, the time came to make decisions. For the frame I decided it had to be brown metallic, called ‘BMW frozen bronze metallic’. The fuel tank became “Pepper White” also a BMW-Mini color.
Dissembling, cleaning and preparing all the different parts for spraying took a lot of time. But the base must be 100%, to get a 100% result. I built a new homemade exhaust especially, to get the perfect look.
After all the different parts were ready, the rebuild started. Again, new rubbers, bearings , bolts and nuts.
Picture during the rebuild, sprayed in brown metallic
I put on a new head and taillight, cockpit, homemade seat (orange) and I changed front fender. And after a few months the end result was there. A completely new rebuild BMW K100 Retro! Project 2 was finished. I also showed this bika at the ‘Noordelijke Motorbeurs Groningen’, before after a few weeks the bike found a new proud owner in Denmark.
Een gedachte over “Project 2: The Retro!”
I relish, reesult in I discovered exactly what I was looking for.
You’ve ended my 4 day lengthy hunt! God Bless you man. Have a great day.
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