Keeps Me Out Of Trouble

A new client dropped off his 1972 BMW R75/5 Toaster for a rebuild. He wanted something similar to "Frein", the 72' Red Toaster I built and sold almost two years ago. I miss that red bike, should of kept it, but money comes and goes, and the bikes often alleviate the situation. The clients toaster was purchased out in Riverside, CA. From the tags, the toasters been sitting since 2001. Speedometer needles are gone, the toaster panels only has a few minor dents, the tank lining is good, but other than that the toaster looked like a daily rider with a later /6 seat. Battery acid destroyed the areas around the battery tray and swing-arm. I'll try to get this bike started first and feel her out.

I spent about five hours on the 1978 R100S this afternoon. Going through the rear-end torquing everything down to spec. Of course I lost focus for a half an hour and I started cleaning the snowflake wheels and shinning the rear rubbers up. I took the rear-sets off the R90S and installed it on the R100S, since the goal is to start the R100S within the next week. New rear-sets are currently getting machined. The ceramic coated Hoske's were a rear bitch to install, just imagine trying not to scratch the matte black ceramic coating, yeah a real bitch. The R100S have already been timed, the oil pressures good, the next step is to set the front-end up. I feel like I've done twice the amount of work on the R100S. When I spend too much time on a motorcycle, it usually means it wants to stay here with me. Maybe I have too many projects going on... but this keeps me out of trouble... I think...