Author Topic: Scrambobber  (Read 1649 times)

Offline lilau3

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Scrambobber
« on: July 25, 2018, 10:35:51 PM »
Bought this beauty in February. Did many things. Now it looks like this.

Iím not very good at documenting every step as once I get into it itís hard to stop. However, I thought I would share some random thoughts and things I have learnt so far.
Itís a great bike to work on. Most things have a German logic. All my tools are metric. Good.

Most of the money spent on it has been to get it up to scratch mechanically (e.g. new water/oil pump, fluids, seals, etc). All the little things add up especially when you are buying BMW genuine.

Even though it has Ďonlyí done 65,000kms there was still a bit to do get it all ship shape.

Did I feel sad about chopping up a perfectly good fully faired LT? A little bit. However I have only ridden it a couple of times and on each trip Iíve had complements from other motorcyclists on the bike. Would I get that on the stock bike? Maybe (not that Iím seeking attention, but the complements are nice none the less).

BEP3.0 worked perfectly. Would definitely recommend. If you take your time with the wiring it all becomes logical.

Hydroblasted many parts. Great process that removes paint and makes the aluminium look great.

Iím used to a Vespa so itís quite different to ride. I have some Shinko 705ís and it feels glued to the road, very stable.

I have no experience building bike seats but for my first attempt Iím pretty happy with it. I wanted some bobber style springs to give it a bit of a classic look. Metalwork is just laser cut parts. I didnít do the leather but the guy who did has done a great job.

Whatís next?

After riding a few Kíms I have found an oil leak coming from the alternator drive shaft; so the bike is immobile again until that is fixed.

I still havenít decided what to do with the back end. Iím going to use this bike to promote my glassware business and thought it would be cool to do a wooden tray that could take boxes of glasses for delivery to customers. Might as well use the great frame BMW created to add some utility rather than the usual chop.

Iíll have to rebuild the front end at some point to match the awesome Wilbers rear shock.

I have some leather left over from the seat build that Iím going to use for grips and a custom tool roll bag.

Once the back is finished Iíll put up some more photoís.

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Offline Laitch

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Re: Scrambobber
« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2018, 11:24:51 PM »
I suggest Bobbler as the name of this model type.
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Offline johnny

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Re: Scrambobber
« Reply #2 on: July 26, 2018, 07:03:47 AM »
greetings...

looks like a tremendous 2upper... pillion has coil spring butt suspension... nice...

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Offline Skunky

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Re: Scrambobber
« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2018, 09:05:46 AM »
greetings...

looks like a tremendous 2upper... pillion has coil spring butt suspension... nice...

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Offline zenitramnaes

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Re: Scrambobber
« Reply #4 on: August 06, 2018, 10:42:10 PM »
Love it, looks like the direction I was thinking about taking in my head. What handle bars did you end up using? Are you happy with them?
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Offline lilau3

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Re: Scrambobber
« Reply #5 on: October 20, 2018, 04:26:37 AM »
Love it, looks like the direction I was thinking about taking in my head. What handle bars did you end up using? Are you happy with them?

I used these:
https://www.thirdgear.com.au/enduro-medium-bend-handlebars-22-mm-satin-black/

And no I'm not happy with them; too wide and too far forward. I'm more of a cruiser so will be swapping them out for something a bit more laid back and slightly narrower.
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Offline twowheeledgator

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Re: Scrambobber
« Reply #6 on: October 29, 2018, 09:13:42 AM »
Nice looking bike. I am new to bricks and have an 86 k75C with about 80k mikes on it.  Mostly all orig.  My 18 yo son would like to drop the huge muffler in favor for something smaller, up to date visually and allows the sound of the triple to come through.  I see you fabbed a pipe.  Is it baffled? Straight? Did you have to reflash the computer? Can you reflash on something this old? Make any adjustments to the FI?
I have more experience with a mid 90s R, a modern triumph and old carbed Japanese bikes but am uncertain about Ks.  Any advise is appreciated.
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Offline lilau3

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Re: Scrambobber
« Reply #7 on: November 01, 2018, 04:43:04 PM »
Nice looking bike. I am new to bricks and have an 86 k75C with about 80k mikes on it.  Mostly all orig.  My 18 yo son would like to drop the huge muffler in favor for something smaller, up to date visually and allows the sound of the triple to come through.  I see you fabbed a pipe.  Is it baffled? Straight? Did you have to reflash the computer? Can you reflash on something this old? Make any adjustments to the FI?
I have more experience with a mid 90s R, a modern triumph and old carbed Japanese bikes but am uncertain about Ks.  Any advise is appreciated.

I used one of these: https://purposebuiltmoto.com/product/highball-scrambler-muffler/?v=6cc98ba2045f

I haven't done anything to the computer, no need.
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Offline twowheeledgator

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Re: Scrambobber
« Reply #8 on: November 01, 2018, 05:59:47 PM »
no need.
Thanks, thatís what I needed to know.
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