1979 BMW R100 Custom Café Racer
This one-of-a-kind, custom vintage airhead was rebuilt, ground up, by the seller, (S&S Boxer) out of Erie, PA. Next to having this machine rebuilt and running like new, we wanted to produce something truly beautiful and inspiring. Keeping the classic aesthetics in mind, we also wanted to introduce modern ergonomics and an updated aggressive modern stance and feel.
The engine was completely disassembled and serviced for a complete rebuild of all components. All gaskets, seals, o-rings, and consumables were replaced. The pistons and cylinders were inspected before they were rebuilt to assure this machine was hiding no secrets prior to the rebuild. New piston rings and freshly honed cylinder walls were performed. All intake and exhaust valves were cleaned, inspected, adjusted, and serviced. This same procedure was performed on the 5 speed gearbox, and final drive components to ensure this motorcycle would run as it did back in 1979.
The fuel tank and fuel system went through a thorough cleaning, rebuilding and servicing procedure. Cleared for any cracks, dents, or other structural issues, the tank was repainted in a very unique Porsche Schwartz 041 Black with a multi-stage high gloss clearcoat. The original failing internal sealant was removed and the inside cleaned. The inside was resealed with a very durable and resultant fuel tank sealer. The original Bing 32 carburetors were also disassembled, rebuilt, balanced and adjusted.
The front suspension was rebuilt of seals, lowering springs, fork oil, and bump stops. The original calipers were refinished, and fresh brake pads were installed with stainless steel brake lines by CoreMoto. The same process was repeated for the rear brake assembly as well.
The old original wiring for this machine was completely removed and replaced with a system from Motogadget in Germany called M-Unit Blue. This component is the main brain and bus for the entire electrical system of the machine. No more fuses thanks to mosfet switching technology. No more starter, load shed, horn, or flasher relays are needed. This unit is able to automatically perform the tasks of these relays and fuses all within itself.
This machine truly is one of a kind and there is not another one like it on any road you could ever tackle. This old and tired machine was reborn and ready to find her next adventure in life.
If you are interested please reach out to me. I am the builder of this bike and will be happy to answer any question or discuss any part of the bike with you.