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Old 04-30-2011, 02:16 PM   #46
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Rear fender? What about the front fender on most all of the bikes in this thread. Fenders are the tip of the iceberg. I look at these bikes and wonder why most of them have a big giant front tire that makes them handle like crap. I know. It's to make them look like flat trackers but the only reason why flat trackers run front tires like that is because they have to for the rules. It goes back to saving money by not having to buy different front and rear tires.

Most of the high pipes you could get by with sitting down but stand up and lean back like you always have to do in the dirt and they are going to roast your calf(s). I have to take off my lift handle for it bruising my leg horribly while riding in the dirt. At least it wasn't burning hot!

We have some lookers and some doers here. The great thing is that the doers can out look the lookers if done right.
What I have posted is a bunch of pics of some builders (and some amateurs) to try show what is out there and inspire people with their builds. I know for a fact that some of the bikes of Boxerschmiede were tested by Chris Pfeiffer ... The bikes on BMWbayer, I have tried and are sweet and handle nicely. Many of the others are just pics that I have found on the web when is cold and I'm bored...(not a lot of money to go out these days and have 4 kids, can't find a job to go back to FL)

In my case, I realize that it was a mistake to have ordered the same tire for front and back. I did it because I was hoping for a bobber look, but I have now ordered a smaller tire.

I don't know if I'm a looker or a doer...I'm just trying to build a bike and have some fun. And in this forum, I'm just trying to learn from some of you to do my build properly.

No harm intended. Peace.

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Old 04-30-2011, 02:20 PM   #47
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I don't know if I'm a looker or a doer...I'm just trying to build a bike and have some fun. And in this forum, I'm just trying to learn from some of you to do my build properly.No harm intended.
Don't stop as they are great to look at and get ideas from these pictures.
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Old 04-30-2011, 02:41 PM   #48
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Don't stop as they are great to look at and get ideas from these pictures.
Here we go again...

another from Boxerschmiede...

Old 50/2 frame
R100 engine, with 4 valve kit from Krauser
Pirelli MT40 tires
K100 Fork
Updated Brembo brakes (thank God)
Around 80 HP

it is the ride of Charlie, the owner of the shop
(to me it looks great, but what do I know...)
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Old 04-30-2011, 03:11 PM   #49
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Same here guzzitoco. No harm intended. Just like a lot of "custom" bikes, a lot of the bikes in this thread are fun to laugh at. I have always appreciated creative stupid. It's better than just stupid most of the time.
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Old 04-30-2011, 07:58 PM   #50
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wonder why most of them have a big giant front tire that makes them handle like crap.
I have a high front guard now,it was just a matter of getting around to it....no front guard is illegal here.Like a speedway track,gravel roads give their best traction when wet,you need a front guard to ride them wet.

Everyone has their own take on handling,I know everyone loves the airhead,but I find them an understeering bike,nervous when pushed and run wide.The big front tyre means I can push the front much harder,my entry and corner speeds are higher,and I can choose my exit line.I don't have a problem with adapting the bike to my needs,others may find the handling ghastly,but it inspires so much more confidence in me than the stock set up.
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Old 05-01-2011, 12:25 AM   #51
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i have a high front guard now,it was just a matter of getting around to it....no front guard is illegal here.like a speedway track,gravel roads give their best traction when wet,you need a front guard to ride them wet.

Everyone has their own take on handling,i know everyone loves the airhead,but i find them an understeering bike,nervous when pushed and run wide.the big front tyre means i can push the front much harder,my entry and corner speeds are higher,and i can choose my exit line.i don't have a problem with adapting the bike to my needs,others may find the handling ghastly,but it inspires so much more confidence in me than the stock set up.
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Old 05-01-2011, 02:20 AM   #52
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some pics from R67 I took in the BMW museum in Munich

pics aren't great, but they provide some ideas on exhaust and fenders
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Old 05-01-2011, 02:21 AM   #53
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and some other...same bike
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Old 05-01-2011, 04:33 AM   #54
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Some oldies...but they show a progression...

1) 1964: Sebastian Nachtmann wins on a R 69S in the German championship in the class 500cc
2) 1966: Kurt Tweesmann on his R 69S

Having had spread in the motorcycling scene, the impression was that the R-69S needed a new engine. This hope remained unfulfilled. In the same year BMW ended racing activities.

Three years later, BMW presented a new model range.

4) 1969: The models of the / 5 series are a complete new design with light metal cylinders. Frame and chassis come from the factory off-road equipment.

Based on the R 75 / 5 1970 BMW created the design study "Streetscrambler".

3) 1971:Herbert Schek wins on the R 75 / 5 off-road version of the German championship.

5) 1975: BMW starts the development department to build a series Enduro. The experimental prototype, nicknamed "Red Devil ".

Richard Schalber wins on the more developed "GS 80", the German Cup.
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Old 05-01-2011, 07:03 AM   #55
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Diggin it

Whether they are true scramblers or just for pretty, there are some great ideas incorporated into the bikes.

Thanks for all the great pics
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Old 05-01-2011, 09:37 AM   #56
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coolest thread I've seen here so far! keep bringing them on!
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Old 05-01-2011, 11:10 AM   #57
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R65 Frankenbike

Built this with R65LS parts There is a thread on the build.
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=238298
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Old 05-01-2011, 12:13 PM   #58
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a better pic from the GS prototype of 1975...

(well, not really great quality...)
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Old 05-01-2011, 12:15 PM   #59
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another R60 Scrambler...restored in the UK
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Old 05-01-2011, 12:22 PM   #60
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Although GS's are already based on a R65, I think an actual R65 is a much better platform to start with. Those narrower cylinders and a bit less weight make all the difference.
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