I’m converting the original RS fairing to an RT. I had the fairing, front fender, side covers and gas tank painted in a two tone paint scheme, code 130, used on the RS bikes; the colors are Dunkel Blue and Hell Silver. However, in tribute to the first year 1977 RS, I had matte clear coat applied to all the silver areas including the gas tank and gloss clear to all the blue areas. My painter was up for the challenge of painting the gas tank. The slight ridge between the clear and matte clear coat on the gas tank is hidden by the wide red pinstripe.
Here is what I started with:
Due to the poor lighting, some of the dark blue parts appear black in the photo below.
The RT fairing includes side storage boxes that attach to the inside of the upper side panels, but I do not plan to use them as they fit too close to the gas tank for my comfort.
And here is what I ended up with.
Here is a link to the details of how I did this work and a summary video showing the highlights of the work.
VIDEO: 1983 BMW R100RT Assemble And Install Fairing & Windscreen