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hello all.
i wanted to share some build pics of my BW200 restoration, and as it's not a TW - thought here would be the place...

here she is as i got her:


and trying to get the swingarm pivot out (common issue with the BW)


finally got it apart (with an engineer's help) and got the frame and swingarm powdercoated:


beautiful eccentric kit for the swingarm pivot (tensions the primary chain you see) from the incredibly helpful Bill at www.dmospecialties.com


motor rebuilt and cleaned up and ready for paint:


seat recovered in grippy fabric:


motor in, swingarm on, new rear shocks on:


rear wheel on and bodywork mocked up:


and from the front:


still need to put wiring harness, exhaust, etc etc etc on, and get her running - but sh'e coming along!
it's the middle of winter here in NZ, so she will be running for spring i hope!

ken
 

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yes - it's a wrap, but the guy that did it is a total muppet. it looks like it was done by a 4 year old with a swiss army knife.
it's the really thick MX bike material, but terribly cut and has gaps etc.
i dont think it will last long , so am going to research getting more made. if i can source the material, i can do better than that dog's breakfast.
i'll see how well it stays on the tank and work on plan B in the meantime.
i thing heat shrinking a full wrap will be the best way if that is practical.
i love the look though, it doesn't take itself very seriously.
 

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Don’t take this the wrong way – but I liked the original as much as I like the make-over – but over-all, I love your choice of bikes !

Another nice restoration job ! …………………..
 

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Don’t take this the wrong way – but I liked the original as much as I like the make-over – but over-all, I love your choice of bikes !

Another nice restoration job ! …………………..
the original was VERY scruffy.
looked ok from a distance, but it was pretty sad.
the finished bike will be fun for our family - and will help teach some adult friends to ride.
it's going to be hoot!
 
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