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Old 09-01-2008, 05:12 PM   #1
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R1150/2 - Old meets New

It was a great weekend at the Finger Lakes rally. Sunday afternoon, right around lunch time, a local rode in on this beautiful custom creation. Needless to say it attracted plenty of attention.





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Old 09-01-2008, 05:55 PM   #2
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My only question, after a heart-felt thumbs up, is HOW IN THE HELL DO YOU STOP THAT THING????!!!!
I love the Finger Lakes Rally, after countless nationals, the Finger Lakes is still the best I've ever been to.

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Old 09-01-2008, 06:55 PM   #3
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Wow

Nice Ride! FOOOOOOOKIN COOL!

I want one!
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Old 09-01-2008, 07:04 PM   #4
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Well it's different. I don't really see the point though.
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Old 09-01-2008, 07:46 PM   #5
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I was going to make the comment about the brake too

Neet job though.
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Old 09-01-2008, 07:48 PM   #6
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I can think of a million things I'd rather do with my time and money. It's rare that I see a custom beemer I don't like, but this thing.... Take a fine /2, subtract a fine motor, add a soulless motor, do nothing to improve braking or handling = recipe for rally attention whore. Well it got me riled up at least...
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Old 09-01-2008, 09:53 PM   #7
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well then

Well I guess you would hate my /2 then.
1600 cc's kick start only.

Well maybe not? I have a disc brake up front, maybe that would make some feel better?

Bikes still Bitchin too me!
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Old 09-01-2008, 11:13 PM   #8
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Well I guess you would hate my /2 then.
1600 cc's kick start only.
No, the VW swaps made some sense. Airhead swaps work too. If done right, the uninformed won't even know it's been changed.

An Oilhead in a slash 2? It's too big, too blocky and even the most uninformed person will look at that and know that it doesn't belong there. Two thumbs down.
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Old 09-01-2008, 11:21 PM   #9
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That thing sure has some strange proportions.
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Old 09-02-2008, 02:41 AM   #10
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that is so right and so wrong at the same time.
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Old 09-02-2008, 03:26 AM   #11
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Old 09-02-2008, 05:18 AM   #12
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I like it myself. I prefer bone stock original, so if you're going to make a bastard out of it, what's the difference.
Brakes, it will stop just as fast from 80 with either engine, mute point.
I think he needs to find him an old school side car, that would keep him from getting too carried away.
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Old 09-02-2008, 07:57 AM   #13
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To me, its sorta like kissin' your sister... what's the point? Looks weird, too... is it my imagination or did the frame get stretched...................??





Now THIS is what a conversion should be doing, and looking GOOD .....


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Old 09-02-2008, 08:01 AM   #14
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Proof that it is indeed an infinite universe. Anything can happen, and is probably scheduled to, soon.

I love it, obviously. Not that everyone should go out and buy/build one, (there probably is no need for more than one of these ) but that there should be one in the world is a great thing.





Now I want to see a /2 motor on a 1150 Frame!




I rode out to that finger lakes rally a few years ago- its a damn fine one!
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Old 09-02-2008, 08:32 AM   #15
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[quote=Stagehand]Proof that it is indeed an infinite universe. Anything can happen, and is probably scheduled to, soon.


Now I want to see a /2 motor on a 1150 Frame!


/quote]

Have you seen Junkyard's R50S engine in a /5 frame? Talk about oooweeeee-drool-cool..............
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