Based on an '83 BMW R80.
Initially, this job was to be just a refresh with some upgrades but it turned into more or less a full build!
Having already been 'scrambler'd' by a previous owner but not to Dave, the new owners tastes, he contacted us to get it sorted as to how he wanted it and to address some of the issues it had too.
Pretty quickly, Dave decided to go all in with this project and not cut corners and regret it later. A wise decision.
With it all torn down, the frame was 'detabbed' of all unwanted brackets and was packed off for blasting and powder coating along with lots of other parts. Now the motor was apart and inspected, a list of parts was ordered along with chassis parts too. After a thorough clean the rebuilt motor was mated up with the freshly satin blacked frame and the build back up began.
Refreshed forks back in, the front wheel with new floating EBC discs, rebuilt calipers and new Avon Trailrider dual purpose tyres could be fitted.
At the back end, a new set of fully adjustable YSS shocks takes care of the bumps and ensures a quality ride. Brushed alloy mudguards were fitted to give a proper off road look and save weight too. As the 39 year old wiring loom had been binned, a new bespoke loom was made to mate up with all the new electronics including a Motogadget M unit Blue controller with keyless ignition, Motone push button switches linked to an M button, Koso LED headlamp, LED Motgadget bar end indicators with tiny M Blaze pin rears, Acewell multifunction speedo and Motone LED tail light.
To keep the decibels to a reasonable level and to sound great, a set of OS Pipes stainless silencers were mated up to stainless headers. They save a bit of weight too.
Some of the original patina was wanted to be kept so as the colour theme was black and silver, the tank was stripped of all paint, sanded and 'scotched' but leaving any dings and marks then clearcoated to preserve the metal. It ties in really nicely with the newly upholstered black leather seat with silver stitching too.
With Dave now taken delivery of the bike he reports that "Der Kaiser" had never ridden so well and is having a blast riding around his native Cheshire countryside.
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