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Old 01-16-2013, 08:09 AM   #256
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http://orlando.craigslist.org/mcy/3476325299.html A little low on top end speed for Florida.
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Old 01-16-2013, 08:45 AM   #257
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http://orlando.craigslist.org/mcy/3476325299.html A little low on top end speed for Florida.
Maybe it would go faster if it didn't have 13 fuel tanks strapped to it...
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Old 01-16-2013, 10:52 AM   #258
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Maybe it would go faster if it didn't have 13 fuel tanks strapped to it...
I think it is super cool. I would love to have a diesel engine in my sidecar rig.
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Old 01-16-2013, 11:31 AM   #259
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It's definitely nice work shoehorning all that into a BMW frame. But if it gets 83mpg, wouldn't the original tank get you over 400 miles?

Maybe the other tanks are for the bio-D.

With no saddlebags, it would seem to be relegated to city commuting or hack duties...
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Old 01-16-2013, 11:55 AM   #260
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I think it is super cool. I would love to have a diesel engine in my sidecar rig.
Why not put a diesel generator in the sidecar and convert the bike to electric?
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Old 01-16-2013, 01:34 PM   #261
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Old 01-18-2013, 10:49 PM   #262
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Why not put a diesel generator in the sidecar and convert the bike to electric?
Now yer talkin
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Old 01-19-2013, 07:15 PM   #263
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http://orlando.craigslist.org/mcy/3476325299.html A little low on top end speed for Florida.
Thats actually pretty sweet and if it was a little closer and a lot cheaper, I'd be tempted..
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Old 01-23-2013, 10:15 PM   #264
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BMW's motor design is based on an airplane engine, however earlier models of this motor had a flaw that was finally removed in the R75 model. Additionally, the R75 is known for reliability and endurance. This motorcycle has 19,000 original miles and would be quite a prize for a BMW enthusiast and the economy minded. I had planned to change the point system over to a Dyna III electronic ignition, which would give this motorcycle additional, power and fuel economy. However, there are some that are concerned with the possibility of an EMP from a solar flare or nuclear attack, in which case, you would be one of the few with a working vehicle since this motorcycle currently has not electronics to be effected.

You can pay cash or barter. I am interested in cnc milling machines, kwik switch tooling, possibly other tooling, lathe with large swing
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Old 01-24-2013, 04:46 PM   #265
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I can't imagine what that thing feels like idling at a light. I have a Yanmar 3 cyl in my JD 955 and it shakes that 4000# tractor like a pitbull with a cat in it's mouth. Cool, but not as friendly as you might think.
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Old 01-25-2013, 09:13 PM   #266
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I had planned to change the point system over to a Dyna III electronic ignition, which would give this motorcycle additional, power and fuel economy. However, there are some that are concerned with the possibility of an EMP from a solar flare or nuclear attack, in which case, you would be one of the few with a working vehicle since this motorcycle currently has not electronics to be effected.
The possibility of nuclear attack is exactly why I'm retrofitting all my vehicles to not have that darn electronic ignition...
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Old 02-05-2013, 02:43 PM   #267
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BUILT IT 30 YEARS AGO HAS 1,700,000 MILES REBUILT 3 TIMES STILL RUNS THE BALLS A TRUE SS NAZI TUFF BIKE THAT DOESNT SHIT THE BED A ROLLS ROYCE RIDE . I AM 84 YEARS OLD IF I DONT SELL IT---------- ILL KEEP IT. BEST ENGINEERING ON PLANET EARTH GERMANANY, !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!---LEAVE YOU NAME AND NUMBER ILL CALL YOU.......
$40Gs and only 1.7 million miles - now that is a deal!
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Old 02-20-2013, 11:24 AM   #268
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Is this a lot for rashed peanut covers?
http://www.ebay.com/itm/BMW-Air-Head...sories&vxp=mtr
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Old 02-20-2013, 11:41 AM   #269
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Is this a lot for rashed peanut covers?
http://www.ebay.com/itm/BMW-Air-Head...sories&vxp=mtr
It's a lot. You can get repros for the exact same price sans rash: http://northwoodsairheads.com/parts-links.html
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Old 02-20-2013, 02:51 PM   #270
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Is this a lot for rashed peanut covers?
http://www.ebay.com/itm/BMW-Air-Head...sories&vxp=mtr
Ah yes, that's Duncan's Beemers for ya. Always 4 times the going price. I wonder if he ever actually sells anything on eBay?
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