John, from Spain / Leeds

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John, from Spain / Leeds

Postby john-freda » Sat Nov 07, 2020 3:49 am

Hi, Just sold a couple of yam FJ's, so had some cash burning a hole!!, spotted a 1 owner 1999 R1100 S so thought I had better give it a go, Having never owned a BMW bike before, wanted something not too complicated that I could work on. First impressions very good. Can't say I like the colour though, it's sort of orangy / red, so I might look at getting a change, ( any suggestions? ).

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Triumph tiger 800
And a couple of projects, never finished.

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Re: John, from Spain / Leeds

Postby dave the german » Sat Nov 07, 2020 3:55 am

Welcome along. I'm sure there'll be plenty of suggestions
'15 R1200GS TE
'06 R1200S
'04 BCR
Yam SR 500 long term restoration
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Re: John, from Spain / Leeds

Postby Blackal » Sat Nov 07, 2020 6:58 am


They maybe take a bit to get used to, but worth it. :thumbright:
If I am ever on life support - Unplug me......
Then plug me back in..........

See if that works .....

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Re: John, from Spain / Leeds

Postby Humbug » Sat Nov 07, 2020 8:26 am

Welcome along John. Paint colours are a bit of a personal thing made a bit more difficult for me by being colourblind. Orange must look completely different for me as its the one colour I would never use on anything although lots of others love it. A quick Google search on images brings up a load of options to give you an idea. Good luck choosing if you do decide to change it and post some before and after pictures.
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Re: John, from Spain / Leeds

Postby Skiddy » Sat Nov 07, 2020 5:04 pm

Hi John

These bikes are such a lovely design and shape I think they look good in any colour, mine is black and its the last colour I would have chosen but I forgive it because its such a good bike although I'm still debating whether to have it painted, I really like the orange and red colours and the BCR's but there's plenty of them and fancy something a bit different so would go for a HP2 Sport colour style.

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