Stronger subframe, bigger tank, carbs, lots of changes, and judging by the rest of Your bikes, this one must be well sorted.
The one in my post above is actually 4-sale here in Sweden, and I might pop by and give him an offer.
As requested, I found the bike in England, an original 75th Anniversary model 1100 with what I've always thought was a cracking colour scheme, Ive had various oil head GS's, started with the 1200's and worked backwards through the range, IMPO the 1100 is the one which works for me, I prefer the 5 speed box compared to the 6 speed of the 1150.
Bile was delivered to Steve Scriminger at Scriminger Engineering to have the electronics ditched and 40mm carbs fitted which came from an R100 RS, I'd used Steve before for work and knew how good he is with BM's. THe oil head R900 RR Dakar bike used a sleeved down 1100 engine with carbs, as far as I'm concerned BM only moved to fuel injection to meet emissions legislation. Carbs totally change the character of the bike and suit the 5 speed gearbox. No throttle lag, no reduction in MPG yet with increased performance and the removal of electrical components which simplifies maintenance and gives a starting point for a long distance bike.
I flew over to collect the converted bike and spent a few days touring in the UK, the stock system cases where replaced by a more robust and usable set of panniers from Project VND, new Wave brake discs fitted together with a set of Ohlins front and rear, upgraded head protectors plus hand protectors from the 1150 GS and a Touratech seat. The change in character and performance with the carbs is something that has to be experienced to be believed but the before and after dyno runs will give you and idea.
I'd a couple of long trips planned for the bike, to increase the range I sourced and 1150 GSA tank and sent it up to my painter together with a set of one off graphics, I wanted to retain the paint scheme but give it a bit of a twist hence the 1100 GSA graphic which causes all sorts of confusion from those who "know" BMW's
Another advantage of the GSA tank on the bike is it has fuel outlets on each side of the tank to take a balancer pipe, with these I can get separate direct feeds to each carb rather than using a tee piece.
The original rear subframe went over to Vern at Project VND for some strengthening as did the side stand which was lengthen to deal with the bikes standard lean angle which has caused toppling under load, the man's an artist with a TIG welder!
Quick trip to the finishers and the freshly powdered coated subframe is ready for fitting.
So that's the story so far, not much else I intend doing to her, she does everything I need and is the bike I take when the other half wants a few days away, love it :thumbup:
The 1100 has gone to a new custodian, I'm having to rationalise the stable as I'm not getting out on the road as much these days, but believe me it's been like Dogs Trust vetting new owners for one of their charges when it comes to finding a new owner for my babies.
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