I wrote up how I removed all the body work on this bike. I discovered a broken upper fairing bracket that was held on with only a hose clamp. There was a broken plastic boss with a threaded insert and numerous cracks and other damage to the fairing panels and side covers. I repaired all of them except for the top center panel that goes around the headlight. The damage was significant with a multitude of hairline cracks and I opted to buy a used panel rather than risk cracks showing up in the paint work after I tried to repair it.
Here are links to the write-ups.
- 46 BMW 1977 R100RS Remove, Disassemble Bodywork
- 46 BMW 1977 R100RS Repair Fairing Panels & Side Covers
I’m ready to start removing the forks and working my way towards the rear as I strip it down to the frame. Then I can see what other surprises are in store 🙂
Here are a couple pictures from the write-ups.