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Who can help restore a tatty 1150GSA?
« on: December 31, 2019, 08:25:10 am »
I've been toying with the idea of either selling my 1150 GSA, or swapping it for something more lively, but I've now decided I'm going to rather keep, and restore her. I've grown quite attached to her high speed stability on dirt roads, and that confidence inspiring feeling of indestructability/reliability. She's also quite the conversation starter; almost everywhere I go, someone comes up to me and reminisces nostalgically how they once had one and should never have sold it. Besides, if I do sell her, I'll have to chip in another R100K to get a  decent 1090 or an AT...

So, does anybody have a reliable contact of sometime who can do a touch-up spray-job, a bit of polishing and a lot of tidying up? Mechanically she is sweet. I've heard good things about Coxwain, but I'm not sure if he does cosmetic stuff?
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Re: Who can help restore a tatty 1150GSA?
« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2019, 09:47:39 am »

@max lange

Max Lange May be able to help, lives in Robertson, repairs and restores some BMW bikes. He is not on this forum much, but I have pinged him above.


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Re: Who can help restore a tatty 1150GSA?
« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2019, 09:57:24 am »
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He doesn't only do builds and complete restores - he also does respraying ( @MellowJo had a tank resprayed by him and the work is very well done)

You can maybe chat to him and decide on what you're gonna do yourself and what you'll give to him

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Re: Who can help restore a tatty 1150GSA?
« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2019, 11:37:35 am »
Show us what you consider tatty @Rossdog ?
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Re: Who can help restore a tatty 1150GSA?
« Reply #4 on: December 31, 2019, 12:55:12 pm »
Coxwain?
 

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Re: Who can help restore a tatty 1150GSA?
« Reply #5 on: December 31, 2019, 09:34:23 pm »
Coxwain?

Is he not the guy who rattle canned his bike red one night after a few too many?

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Re: Who can help restore a tatty 1150GSA?
« Reply #6 on: December 31, 2019, 09:47:09 pm »
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Re: Who can help restore a tatty 1150GSA?
« Reply #7 on: January 01, 2020, 09:24:15 am »
Coxwain?

Is he not the guy who rattle canned his bike red one night after a few too many?

 :imaposer: :imaposer:

 :imaposer: But he also knows those 1150's very well.
 

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Re: Who can help restore a tatty 1150GSA?
« Reply #9 on: January 01, 2020, 11:32:14 am »
Thanks for all the advice. I need to take some close up pics for those interested, but it is basically just scratches on the tank, peeling stickers, anodization on the "fork" braces that is lifting (what do you call a GS fork? :lol8:), etc. Its all work I can do, but I have very little time now. 
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Re: Who can help restore a tatty 1150GSA?
« Reply #10 on: January 01, 2020, 11:48:02 am »
Thanks for all the advice. I need to take some close up pics for those interested, but it is basically just scratches on the tank, peeling stickers, anodization on the "fork" braces that is lifting (what do you call a GS fork? :lol8:), etc. Its all work I can do, but I have very little time now.

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Re: Who can help restore a tatty 1150GSA?
« Reply #11 on: January 01, 2020, 12:52:41 pm »
Defnitief not posting @Grrrr....  pics!!! :imaposer:
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Re: Who can help restore a tatty 1150GSA?
« Reply #12 on: January 01, 2020, 08:29:24 pm »
Bring it over ....Im not busy tonight  :imaposer:

Actually....I have given this particular bike a wash already. 8)

Ross ...If you need anything mechanial done, bring it over. As every one knows, my spray painting abilities leave much to be desired.  :biggrin: so I'll give that a miss.
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Re: Who can help restore a tatty 1150GSA?
« Reply #13 on: January 01, 2020, 08:31:34 pm »
Bring it over ....Im not busy tonight  :imaposer:

Actually....I have given this particular bike a wash already. 8)

Ross ...If you need anything mechanial done, bring it over. As every one knows, my spray painting abilities leave much to be desired.  :biggrin: so I'll give that a miss.
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Re: Who can help restore a tatty 1150GSA?
« Reply #14 on: January 02, 2020, 12:20:35 pm »
Bring it over ....Im not busy tonight  :imaposer:

Actually....I have given this particular bike a wash already. 8)

Ross ...If you need anything mechanial done, bring it over. As every one knows, my spray painting abilities leave much to be desired.  :biggrin: so I'll give that a miss.

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Re: Who can help restore a tatty 1150GSA?
« Reply #15 on: January 06, 2020, 08:26:10 pm »
Bring it over ....Im not busy tonight  :imaposer:

Actually....I have given this particular bike a wash already. 8)

Ross ...If you need anything mechanial done, bring it over. As every one knows, my spray painting abilities leave much to be desired.  :biggrin: so I'll give that a miss.

You still managed to greatly enhance a BMW...... :peepwall:
 

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Re: Who can help restore a tatty 1150GSA?
« Reply #16 on: January 08, 2020, 09:46:36 pm »
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