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Blindboy
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Not music related, but something I have been working toward for a while now. I finally have it home (the fire set me back a bit...), and insured. The title and a set of tires are next, then I will start riding it to work. Miriam and I are already planning excursions to places like Taos and Red River. :big_smile:
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It is a 1976 BMW R90/6... My first German bike (I usually have Brit bikes), I am pretty excited about this. :chicken:
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Nice bike congrats! :thumbsup:
I've had two of them, the first was a '78 R800/7 and the second an early '80s R65.
Both were very good rider and very reliable.
I am in the process of restoring a '73 R75/5, not easy to get the parts.
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vancouverois wrote: not easy to get the parts.
Boy Howdy! The starter for this cost over $500. :yikes:
Good luck with your R75. I would be interested in seeing the finished project, or a progress report. :thumbsup:
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Over here in it's homeland you can get a lot on ebay. Let me know if...
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Vintage bikes too Blindboy - classy - you do have some taste in your hobbies! :thumbsup:

Don't have a clue about motor-bikes (didn't have a bike when I was a kid, and I've never felt comfortable on two wheels as a result) so I had to look it up on Google - I like the way 0-100 km/hr in 4.8 seconds is cslled modest! :yikes:

Good luck with getting it up and running - enjoy and drive safely. :D
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Wow, that's a great ride
A long time ago, in the old forum : Registered: Mon, 27 Nov 2006. Wonder were the other old members all went....
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VikingBlues wrote:I like the way 0-100 km/hr in 4.8 seconds is cslled modest!
Hah! I will never find out if it can do that! :whistle:
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Back in the day when I rode a whole lot more, you didn't see many Beemer riders out on the highway. Reason was they would pass you so fast you could only hear them! When I did see and talk to them in gas stations, cafes or road houses along the way they would tell me of their thousand-mile days or how many states they had ridden in that day. They were hard core, hard assed, and way out in front all the time. Probably still are. I got a feelin' you'll be quite comfortable in that company!

I always desired one of those boxer twins but I'm probably going to hang on to my old machine. She is getting to be a handfull anymore.
Still I can dream of a more modern machine like you guys have!

Keep the rubber side down BlindBoy!
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Woah! That's a mighty fine machine! :drool:
I admit, I am not that much of a Harley fan, but that is a beauty. I did help my Dad build a sweet one back in OK in the '90's...
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I am really a classic cafe racer fan, and I have plans for the BMW... (mild ones)

By the way, have you checked your PMs? We are planning to head that way for the music fest in August.
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Blindboy wrote: Good luck with your R75. I would be interested in seeing the finished project, or a progress report. :thumbsup:
Thanks!
I just sold what I had, actually a frame with just a dead motor without cylinders.
I found out it was a modified frame, modified for side car but my registration doesn't mention
that it was rebuilt for side car. Even if I could rebuild it, in theory I can't use it on the road unless
I go into an expensive and long process of homologation :naughty:
Anyway I am in the market for a 75/5 in parts or to rebuild as I kept my registration.

I also have this little '76 Suzie Q to sell in order to raise some funds.
Completely restored almost to the original specs.
I think it was called Duster in the US.
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oneeyedslide wrote:Back in the day when I rode a whole lot more, you didn't see many Beemer riders out on the highway. Reason was they would pass you so fast you could only hear them! When I did see and talk to them in gas stations, cafes or road houses along the way they would tell me of their thousand-mile days or how many states they had ridden in that day. They were hard core, hard assed, and way out in front all the time. Probably still are. I got a feelin' you'll be quite comfortable in that company!

I always desired one of those boxer twins but I'm probably going to hang on to my old machine. She is getting to be a handfull anymore.
Still I can dream of a more modern machine like you guys have!

Keep the rubber side down BlindBoy!
:yikes: Pretty nice HD !! :thumbsup:

I did 750 km straight (going to the Bol d'Or) in the very same day with the 80/7 beemer I had.
I wasn't that tired at the end of the day. I did the same trip with a '78 Gold Wing the year
before and the heavy weight of the bike made the things feeling different. :whistle:
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:wave: Blind Boy. It looks like we share more than the love for blues, dogs, and guitars. I ride a bike from the moment is was 18 and get my license. In the meantime i have seen more water on the road over here in Holland than i have seen on my sailboat :alright: I was a riding mushroom farm because my overall never dry :peace:

But i still have my bike. After a lot of bikes German, Italian, American, this is the second flat four.
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Dad had one of those r90's when I was a kid that he had done up as a cafe racer, was really nice. Then he mostly had triumphs after that.
I run two bikes at the moment, a triumph thruxton (which I have no picture of on my computer) and a Yamaha Tenere. I think that the blues and motorcycle riding have a similar kind of sentiment behind them. There's nothing like riding down a long lonely highway by yourself singing some blues inside your helmet... well I do anyway :lol:
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I'm organising a big ride for charity next year where I'll be riding the Tenere 15,000km around Australia in just 3 weeks raising money for australias leukaemia foundation.
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@ Roswellj... The Thruxton is far and away my favorite of the new Triumphs. :drool:
El Mano... Nice looking GW. Looks like you could cover some miles. :thumbsup:
VC... too bad about the R75... That Suzuki looks brand new! :thumbsup:
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Nice bikes, all.

OES, that '51 Hydra-Glide is sweet.

I don't have any old bike pics that I can post here, but I enjoyed viewing those that were posted. I started riding scooters(Cushman) when I was 9 or 10 years old. I rode until my early 20's and owned a lot of nice bikes. I was always partial to the British twins. A Norton 850 Interstate and a Triumph Daytona were the last two bikes I owned.

If I was riding today, I'd want a nicely restored BMW R50 or R60. One like this would be nice:http://bmwdean.com/red-bike.jpg

or this:http://www.mklsportster.com/ttr60.jpg

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but he's big on the North Sea Coast of Germany.
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DeaconBlues wrote:One like this would be nice:http://bmwdean.com/red-bike.jpg
Really like the older three on the left. Earles Forks and Plunger-style rear suspension! I almost bought one but the guy changed his mind when I showed up with cash! :tears:
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roswellj wrote: I'm organising a big ride for charity next year where I'll be riding the Tenere 15,000km around Australia in just 3 weeks raising money for australias leukaemia foundation.
:yikes: A lot of mileage, but for a very good cause. Congrats! :clap:
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Blindboy wrote:
VC... too bad about the R75... That Suzuki looks brand new! :thumbsup:
Thanks! I am going to look around and also in the classifieds for a complete /5 serie instead of scoring
parts. Then I will have one, no matter the model as far it is a /5 serie, I can rebuild it to the 75/5 specs.
I guess it is a better way and certainly less $$ to spend to get it up and running.
I still have the registration :thumbsup:

:oldie: I am addicted to vintage bikes :big_smile:
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Blindboy wrote:
I am really a classic cafe racer fan
same here... im only 18 and dont have a bike license, but when i do im gonna get a cafe racer... mainly becuase im really starting to get in to rock and roll and rockabilly........
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This is mine, the first is a shot of the clutch attached to the side that I made one night working graveyards in a machine shop. the second is the bike it self that I built and is in its 2nd reincarnation. Right now it has a short and in need of being rewired, hard-tails can be hard on electrical components.
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