Pooh Bear-varian: Twisted Destiny BMW R100RT


BMW Boxers have been all the fad within the {custom} bike scene for years. Famend for his or her bulletproof reliability and timeless beauty they’re a perfect foundation for cafe racer, bobber and scrambler conversions. However there are at all times exceptions to the rule. Regardless of the German’s greatest efforts to make a motorbike impervious to abuse, there are many airheads in the marketplace who’ve fallen into neglect. To the uninitiated, that might spell catastrophe, however for somebody who is aware of their approach round a Bavarian Boxer, a little bit of exhausting work can actually repay.

Scott Gercovich of Melbourne’s Twisted Destiny Customs has been bitten by the Boxer bug. After constructing his Enforcer BMW K1100LT a few years in the past, he developed an curiosity in R collection bikes. One factor led to a different and he grew to become obsessive about the concept of proudly owning and constructing his personal. Positive sufficient, he finally bit the bullet and bought a 1983 BMW R100RT. In his phrases “She seemed and rode like sh#t!” so he coined the venture Winnie, as within the Pooh. Fortunately Scott had all the abilities required to treatment the problem and he remodeled the bike into a restaurant/bobber resto-mod.

Right here’s his recollection of how the construct performed out…

Twisted Fate BMW R100RT

“I fully tore the entire bike and engine down leaving no nut or bolt in place and I discovered fairly a couple of surprises alongside the best way! A lot of the nuts and bolts have been both lacking or finger tight together with the driveshaft bolts which was a serious disaster ready to occur. Sadly, she had additionally been ridden with low oil which destroyed the crankshaft and bearings. I had these changed by a BMW mechanic together with new conrods. The heads have been re-finished, valve seats floor and each bearing, seal, ring and gasket changed earlier than I completed the principle case in Duplicolor wrinkle coat and reassembled her.”

Twisted Fate BMW R100RT

“The cylinders have been blasted and coated in excessive temp engine enamel, the valve covers have been up to date to peanut form gadgets and completed in wrinkle coat with polished highlights as per all different engine covers and gearbox. The airbox was eliminated and used to deal with an Aliant lithium battery and the principle fuse, which sit on a custom-made platform. I additionally mounted a Ctek charging port to the airbox delete cowl to permit trickle charging whereas she sleeps.”

Twisted Fate BMW R100RT

“From there I sandblasted the body, driveshaft, backside yoke and wheels which I then sprayed in armour black Cerakote. The entrance forks have been torn down and shortened 25mm with new seals fitted and completed in a wrinkle coat. A brand new YSS Topline shock was then added to the rear. The brake callipers obtained the usual tear down, blast, sprayed in Cerakote tequila dawn with new HEL carbon look traces fitted to new levers and refreshed grasp cylinders. The brakes have been completed off with recent pads and reconditioned discs.”

“Being an electrician I used to be tremendous excited to rewire the entire bike utilizing a Motogadget M-unit blue at her coronary heart, a Motoscope Professional sprint, Insurgent Moto switches, Highsider flip alerts and a Koso headlight to shine the best way. The alternator and starter motor have been each torn down, cleaned and Cerakoted and paired up with a Ricks Motorsports lithium rec/reg and twin output coil. Jax storage custom-made a ravishing prime yoke to suit the Motoscope sprint and a few good aluminium billet grips to assist twist the wrist.”

Twisted Fate BMW R100RT

“The seat publish is a tidy piece of labor by Messner Moto which holds the Silvermachine Seats bobber fashion saddle. I had the seat made with carbon look edges, and a suede leather-based prime and included a Highsider brake/tail gentle into it.

I blasted the exhaust headers and coated them in armour black Cerakote together with some {custom} hotdog mufflers to try to hush her drumbeat down a bit, however nonetheless have a superb rumble. All that was left was to strip again the tank. Spot weld any rust spots. Re-seal the within and end it off in BMW M3 frozen darkish gray with darker pinstriping by the legends at MC Panel Paint which must be seen to be believed.

New petcocks, gasoline traces and filters feed down to completely rebuilt Bing carbs I completed in Cerakote titanium with added handbook chokes, pod filters and symbols. The entrance guard was shortened and skinned in carbon fibre. And underfoot she wears the grippiest all-terrains I may discover, Pirelli Scorpions.”

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Twisted Fate BMW R100RT

“I actually can’t make a comparability between after I picked the bike up and the way it rides now. On the 20km stretch I did previous to the construct she was in such unhealthy form I really feared it could fall to bits! A lot so I needed to pull over a couple of occasions to examine every thing was nonetheless there! As for now, she’s a dream to journey, nothing too sporty however a fantastic cruiser to go out on a pleasant day and nonetheless really feel comfy within the twisties.

It’s now very rewarding to see the appreciation she will get after being uncared for for a few years. I suppose it goes to indicate you’ll be able to really polish a turd!”



Twisted Fate BMW R100RT



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