BMW K100 RS Café Racer

Make: BMW

Model: K100 RS

Bike Type: BMW K100 RS Café Racer

Year: 1995

BUILT BY: Mark Holland

LOCATION: Woking, England

CONTACT: mark@azteccustom.co.uk

This 1995 K100RS was a barn find that had stood for a while but with relatively low mileage. I bought it unseen and took a chance with the motor which turned out to be amazing. It was my first build and I probably spent too much on the build, but I enjoyed it and was very happy with the result. Below are before and after pictures followed by a blog of the build process.

Build Time: 2 Years

Motorcycle Cost: £4000

How much was spent on the bike: £2000

This 1995 K100RS was a barn find that had stood for a while but with relatively low mileage. I bought it unseen and took a chance with the motor which turned out to be amazing. It was my first build and I probably spent too much on the build, but I enjoyed it and was very happy with the result. Below are before and after pictures followed by a blog of the build process.

THE BEGINNING

The rear seat subframe was made from mild steel angle. Bolted together, no welding. It was pitched at an angle to give a straight line with the tank but not too aggressive. The CPU was mounted on the back of the frame. The Antigravity Li battery was mounted at the back of the frame under the seat.

The frame was hand sanded back to metal, primed with two different primers, and then sprayed black. While this was not a complete engine out respray, the result was a good 80%. And not too difficult.

The seat cowl was purchased from the Complete Café Racer. It was a little on the thin side, so I reinforced it with aluminium strips and gave it a few extra layers of glass. The seat was made from 20mm ply which is good to work with and give a strong base. The upholstery was done by D Class Automotive. Not the cheapest but their workmanship was outstanding.

The Wheels were powder coated in metallic Graphite, what more can I say.

To save the lunchbox K100 Clocks I bought a Fabbri fairing to cover them as the are a bit unsightly. I also lowered the clocks so they don’t look too bad.