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Old 10-08-2012, 11:30 AM   #586
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looks like a wilbers to me
Thats not the standard position on the swinging arm is it? Originally on the bevel box?
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Old 10-09-2012, 04:03 PM   #587
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Old 10-09-2012, 09:25 PM   #588
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Old 10-09-2012, 11:15 PM   #589
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Thats not the standard position on the swinging arm is it? Originally on the bevel box?
It looks like this mod...on my R90/6 bike...extended swingarm on mine, but the mod makes sense if you're going to route the shock up to the main/sub frame joint. Otherwise the shocks cant inward and aren't in line with the swingarm bearings.

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Old 10-09-2012, 11:18 PM   #590
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Just somthing about this one.......................love it.
Welded up subframe instead of bolt-on. Elegant, clean lines under the seat.

edit: but potentially weaker. Counter-levered structures need pivoting/pinned joints in most cases, rather than rigid. I remember that from some point during the two years I was an engineering major...
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Old 10-10-2012, 12:00 AM   #591
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There are a couple different repros. That is the best of them as it has the NLA front seat hinge. They are made for or buy Siebenrock. I have purchased 3 or 4 of these this year and myself and everyone has been really happy with them.
Any idea for a good seat of that type for a /5? There's a nice looking repro Guzzi police seat on Ebay. It's tempting...I've gotta fab up a subframe for my project anyway...
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Old 10-10-2012, 07:02 AM   #592
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It looks like this mod...on my R90/6 bike...extended swingarm on mine, but the mod makes sense if you're going to route the shock up to the main/sub frame joint. Otherwise the shocks cant inward and aren't in line with the swingarm bearings.

any more pix of this lovely?
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Old 10-10-2012, 08:22 AM   #593
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any more pix of this lovely?
Restoration thread here:
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=789561

I found a bad cylinder. Motor had been bored out to 1000cc, so I'm replacing the cylinders/pistons with the Siebenrock kit for the early /6 cases. It's ready to be cleaned up, powder coated and reassembled, but I'm stuck pondering whether to convert it from the dirt bike look to a scrambler look, with metal fenders, etc.
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Old 10-10-2012, 08:54 AM   #594
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every time i think about selling mine some one post a picture like this.

then i start pricing a spoked rear wheel, ect.

it good to have a plan if it doesn't sell

thank you for the link
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Old 10-10-2012, 09:05 AM   #595
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While on the topic of my bike...and here in the scrambler thread...I need opinions. This bike is built as a genuine desert-bashing airhead. Which type of riding I really don't do (if I did, I'd get a much lighter bike). But, one part of me says it deserves to be restored to what the builder intended. It's kind of a collector's item (search "Lost Boys" builds...).

But, it's a heckuva platform for a proper scrambler that is more period-correct. Shorten the forks and shocks a little, add metal fenders...this could be really slick.

Opinions...?
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Old 10-10-2012, 10:28 AM   #596
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that would make a good adventure bike
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Old 10-10-2012, 12:05 PM   #597
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that would make a good adventure bike
Yes, true. But I'm not going on any proper adventures any time soon.

Death Valley trips. Forest Service roads. Camping. Nothing that actually requires an actual adventure bike. More highway than offroad, frankly.
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Old 10-10-2012, 12:43 PM   #598
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From my perspective, the history of the bike, the look, & the utility of it all says clean it up & keep it 'as is'. The scrambler look IMHO is a fad. This is unique.
Perhaps find another more stock bike to convert.
But it's your bike...
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Old 10-10-2012, 12:45 PM   #599
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ditto

i'm going scrambler (if i can keep bike) untill i get the bits to mirror your bike
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Old 10-10-2012, 01:01 PM   #600
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...clean it up & keep it 'as is'.... This is unique.
I agree. It's instantly identifiable as your bike, and oozes purpose. There are pages and pages worth of bikes in this thread which are just homogenous scrambler, but occasionally there are some real stand-outs. Yours is one of them as-is.
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