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BMW Cafe Racers

1977 BMW R100 R100/7 Scrambler Cafe Racer

  • 1977 BMW R100 R100/7 Scrambler Cafe Racer
  • 1977 BMW R100 R100/7 Scrambler Cafe Racer
  • 1977 BMW R100 R100/7 Scrambler Cafe Racer
  • 1977 BMW R100 R100/7 Scrambler Cafe Racer
Price : USD1,000 (Auction)
Date : December 31, 2019
Condition : Used
Year : 1977
Model : R-Series
Bike Type : Airhead
Engine Size : 1000
Shipping to : United States
Location : Austin, Texas, United States

I purchased this bike as almost a basket case and built it into the motorcycle you see here – as a “nod” to the classic scrambler-style. I shortened the sub frame and removed the tabs and bosses no longer needed. The frame was then sprayed gloss black. I disassembled the wheels and had the rims powder coated flat black. the hubs and spokes were cleaned and inspected and then the wheels were re-assembled. I installed 4. 0 trials tires front and rear. EVERY part was cleaned and refurbished before I re-assembled the bike. Fork lowers were cleaned and sprayed in a clear coat. Forks were re-assembled with new oil and seals. Upper and lower fork clamps were cleaned and clear coated as well. The handlebars are new with a super-moto bend and rise. I polished the clamps to a mirror finish. Bar end mirrors are black machined aluminum. The controls are all original. The headlight is stock with a yellow tint. (That can be removed if the buyer wants. ) The speedometer is a small analog with neutral. oil pressure. start. turn signal and high beam indicator lights. (I did not install turn signals but kept the wiring in the stock wire loom so that one could install them easily. ) The tank is sprayed in a Jaguar British Racing Green with clear coat. The inside of the tank was cleaned and looks almost new inside! I had to source a new/used tank cap but it did not come with a key so the cap cannot be locked. (Never had a problem with gas thieves. ) There are a couple of small paint imperfections – I don’t have a professional booth. The tank was then wet sanded and buffed. It really does show VERY well! The seat is custom and is upholstered in an almost saddle-brown color. The rear fender is custom and sprayed in a gloss black adn crlear coated. The taillight is powder-coated aluminum. The rear shocks were cleaned and re-installed. (The small “lever” you see on the shocks are the stock pre-load levers. ) The upper shock mounts were moved in towards the tank more so than stock – this places the shock in a more “angled” position rather than the stock almost-vertical position. (I think it looks better. ) The battery box is custom and uses a leather strap as a battery hold down. The swing arm was cleaned. sanded and sprayed gloss black with new a new gasket installed at the final drive mount. The exhaust is mostly stock – the head pipes were wrapped and 17″ reverse-cone flat black mufflers installed. It does have a “bark”! The engine is stock. While it was removed I cleaned it and replaced the airbox covers with better looking used covers. The engine was and is in good shape. I replaced the plugs. wires. oil and filter of course and adjusted the valves and checked timing marks. She fires right up! The carbs are the stock Bings. I hot-tanked the carbs and installed new jets where needed as well as gaskets. I set float level to stock. You’ll notice that a couple of the pics show the bike without a taillight – those were taken before the light arrived. I almost forgot – the speedometer mount pic was taken before it was powder coated!!This bike is not perfect. But it looks fantastic and gets a lot of looks.

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