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    MT11 and MT10/36 BMW K100 BMW R80RT
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    Biker since 1983. Mostly japanese..old GS Suzuki models. Aquired MT11 as drunken, unseen swap for Yamaha XS1100 and became strangeley obsessed with Soviet engineering.

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  1. Hi, fellas Just thought I`d do a quick update to let everyone who gave me advice know how things ended up. The first thing is that the bike is on the road legally with a nice new swiss numberplate and all done legally although not cheaply. It happened in march when the forum was down. I found a guy who imports Dneprs and Urals into Switzerland and does them up and sells them. His speciality is the MT80, which is a Dnepr with a BMW R80 motor. He has what is known as a `typenschein`which means he has built a Dnepr to a certain spec which is acceptable to the authorities here, and got type approval which cost him a fortune, he then can build as many of these as he likes, get them inspected and sell them. So I gave him mine for over a year and he made it conform to his approved specs. All he really did was change my Dellorto carbs for K63`s and fit a clean air system. The important thing was that for his noise level testing for his model, the sound is measured at 3750 RPM instead of 4200 RPM for `standard`Dneprs, I still haven`t found out why. But anyway, my bike came in at under 80dB at this engine speed and so approved for road use. So, is my bike any quieter?..no. Does it run any cleaner?..who knows.. is the environment any better off?..no did Ihave to part with quite a lot of cash to ride my own bike on the road?…Oh yeah! But I don`t care, I have just completed my first 1000 miles and I am enjoying riding the bike that has taken so long. Thanks to everyone who gave me tips and advice. Ride safe jim
  2. It would probably be easier and more accurate to post some pictures here. Some of the users here are very knoledgeable and will be able to tell you excactly what you've got. Frame numbers can be unreliable and only tell you what frame you've got. Haven't heard from Cold War Trophies in a long time. Good luck.
  3. Bout ye Dowey aye, i think so. The man took it for its inspection last week, that`s further than I ever got. He is going to send me the paperwork so that I should be able to pick up a numberplate in my local traffic office. I`ll let you know how it goes, but fingers crossed. Take it easy
  4. Thanks, Luca got one, not sure what it is off but it fits ok. Very useful to know that the speedos were compatible with so many bikes. Ride safe jim
  5. Hi, Vance i`m not sure if a Ural one would fit. As it happens, I think I might have found one,just waiting to hear from supplier. thanks for all your thoughts. Ride safe Jim
  6. Hi, Russ I agree but that would not work in Switzerland. It will have to be an original speedo from the factory. They are very particular, that`s why it`s taken me so long to get it registered, I`ve been trying for 3 years to get a number plate. thanks for the suggestion though.
  7. Hello there i am on the verge of getting my MT10-36 plated after a long struggle with the authorities. In short, everything else is in order, but the speedo is not working properly. Has anyone out there got a speedo for a Dnepr MT for sale? I would be grateful for any help. Thanks ride free jim
  8. Hi, Trinidad you could contact Vostok motors and ask him. this is not a recommendation or anything, I just know he is based in the UK and Ukraine and he might have some tips. Good luck jim
  9. Hi, fellas Although my Dnepr is running very well with delorto carb copies, I now have to mount K302 carbs or it will not pass inspection. I have an old set of K302's but i need the tubes that go between the carbs and the air filter of an MT10/36 i.e. Where the air filter is part of the gearbox. If anyone has a set they want to sell with the rubbers required please let me know. Thanks Ride safe Jim
  10. Hi, fellas Was just noticing that today is Ken Ulrich's 87th birthday. I see that he has not been online for a while and was wondering if anyone knows how he is. Ride safe Jim
  11. Aye, thanks, Dowey I'm not givin up yet, bike is runnin lovely, I'm determined to beat the system. All the best mucker
  12. Thanks, Propwash Yes, I took the alternator drive gear off, it made a big difference but still too loud. I really shouldn't be surprised as even BMW struggled to comply with 1980 noise level requirements on the air-cooled boxers. Ride safe
  13. Thanks, fellas yeah, Luca, I thought maybe you or Bear could find something.
  14. Hi, guys just a quick update. I have tried everything that I can think of. Got the bike running as quiet as I can and covered everything in soundproof foam including home made side panels and sidecar. Cork blocks between cylinder head fins and teflon washers on the rockers, retarded timing. Had a test run yesterday and measured sound level at 84dB, so I`m not going to take it for testing again. The bike is pretty quiet up til the revs get to about 3500 RPM then the noise level rises above 80dB and they test it at 4200 RPM, I don`t think I have a chance. The next step is to change the identity of the bike. What I need is a frame with a genuine set of papers. The bike needs to be a MT 10/36 or MT9 registered before 1980, so 1979 or older. If anyone has a frame for sale with papers, please let me know. ride safe jim
  15. Hi, jonny Dneprlover does not post on this forum anymore, I think you will find him on soviet steeds Ride safe Jim
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