BMW R1200CL project bike.

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Re: BMW R1200CL project bike.

Postby JimVonBaden » Fri Feb 02, 2018 9:02 pm

Finally able to polish and wax the paint on my project bike. I got a few pieces done. I am pretty happy with it overall, though it is not perfect.

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Re: BMW R1200CL project bike.

Postby JimVonBaden » Sat Feb 24, 2018 12:58 am

Finally got it nearly done. It runs great and rides well. The 70 pound weight loss and slimmer front tire helps handling a lot. Other than the ABS light on, it is working perfectly, even the brakes.

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Video of it running at the end of the video.

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Re: BMW R1200CL project bike.

Postby bdimon » Sat Feb 24, 2018 11:55 am

=D> Wow! It's gorgeous! That paint looks deep and luxurious. I can't wait to see it on the road.
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Re: BMW R1200CL project bike.

Postby JimVonBaden » Sat Feb 24, 2018 3:39 pm

bdimon wrote:=D> Wow! It's gorgeous! That paint looks deep and luxurious. I can't wait to see it on the road.

Thanks Bruce. It is a true 5 footer bike!

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Re: BMW R1200CL project bike.

Postby jcabiles » Sat Feb 24, 2018 5:42 pm

Is it ready for the Clifton Breakfast tomorrow?

Weather will be in the 50’s, and some rain for the afternoon.
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Re: BMW R1200CL project bike.

Postby JimVonBaden » Sat Feb 24, 2018 6:15 pm

jcabiles wrote:Is it ready for the Clifton Breakfast tomorrow?

Weather will be in the 50’s, and some rain for the afternoon.

I could ride it, but there is no license plate yet.
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Re: BMW R1200CL project bike.

Postby jcabiles » Sat Feb 24, 2018 9:27 pm

JimVonBaden wrote:
jcabiles wrote:Is it ready for the Clifton Breakfast tomorrow?

Weather will be in the 50’s, and some rain for the afternoon.

I could ride it, but there is no license plate yet.


Guess we’ll have to wait. It’s better to be legal and not get hassled.

Maybe at the next Bikes and Breakfast.
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Re: BMW R1200CL project bike.

Postby thanatos1224 » Mon Mar 05, 2018 12:25 pm

Okay, maybe it is me but I was trying to figure out what the front of this bike reminded me of.... way cool but eerie...

https://static.pexels.com/photos/40795/ ... 40795.jpeg
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Re: BMW R1200CL project bike.

Postby JimVonBaden » Tue Mar 06, 2018 6:19 pm

thanatos1224 wrote:Okay, maybe it is me but I was trying to figure out what the front of this bike reminded me of.... way cool but eerie...

https://static.pexels.com/photos/40795/ ... 40795.jpeg

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Re: BMW R1200CL project bike.

Postby bdimon » Thu Mar 08, 2018 10:31 am

thanatos1224 wrote:Okay, maybe it is me but I was trying to figure out what the front of this bike reminded me of.... way cool but eerie...

https://static.pexels.com/photos/40795/ ... 40795.jpeg

I sense inspiration for naming the bike.
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Re: BMW R1200CL project bike.

Postby JimVonBaden » Thu Mar 08, 2018 3:26 pm

bdimon wrote:
thanatos1224 wrote:Okay, maybe it is me but I was trying to figure out what the front of this bike reminded me of.... way cool but eerie...

https://static.pexels.com/photos/40795/ ... 40795.jpeg

I sense inspiration for naming the bike.

It has one, Night Dragon, after the name of the tires. I even have some reflective black decals for it. Not yet installed.

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Re: BMW R1200CL project bike.

Postby JimVonBaden » Fri Mar 09, 2018 7:10 pm

I put 20 miles on a shake down ride today. Rode great, handled way better. It is ready for Bikes and Breakfast on Sunday, even though it will be 30° when I leave home, and no heated gear.

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Re: BMW R1200CL project bike.

Postby thanatos1224 » Sat Mar 10, 2018 7:23 pm

Very Nice. Hopefully, you have a big glass of coffee to hold you over for the ride.
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