2002 BMW K1200rs

What was your intended objective when you started the build?

A very different cafe bike.  When I started, I had never seen a “flying brick” build like that and I still have not seen an aluminum framed build.

What motivated you to start your project?

I found it as a “salvaged” bike from a wreck and was going to part it out until I realized it was mechanically very sound and only had 7,000 miles on the bike.  I liked the bike’s lines when I stripped it down to the frame, motor and wheels.  That’s when I imagined a pretty unique cafe type of bike built with “left over parts” from other builds stored in my garage.

What was the most unique and creative thing you did to the bike?

The rewiring was a challenge but the most creative things were using: a Honda 750 tank, a Honda 450 tank for the tail section, a trailer fender for the rear, a Subaru fuel pump, a BMW 325ci fuel filter, a Summit oil cooler and a Yamaha FZ1 radiator.  Moving the kick stand to the right side gets the most questions.  Other than the, “What is it?”

What are you most proud of?

That I was able to build it with so much stuff that was just stored in my garage.  The thing that gets BMW guys is that it will go in the mid 160’s because I changed the transmission gears with a set from an R1200.  You can’t tell it has different gearing until it pushed past the 142mph that almost all K1200’s can go.

What do other people say about your motorcycle?

It’s pretty but weird.

 

 

2 Comments

  • Pat Dennis says:

    Absolutely love the integration of the Honda gas tanks. Very appealing to the eyes.

     
  • gary says:

    You gave me an idea for the seat/tail of my ’78 Suzuki GS 1000! I’ve got a “New” BMW 1200 sitting in the machine shed waiting for his turn… You have inspired me.

     

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2 Comments

  • Pat Dennis says:

    Absolutely love the integration of the Honda gas tanks. Very appealing to the eyes.

     
  • gary says:

    You gave me an idea for the seat/tail of my ’78 Suzuki GS 1000! I’ve got a “New” BMW 1200 sitting in the machine shed waiting for his turn… You have inspired me.

     

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