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Old 09-02-2008, 10:05 AM   #16
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I can say that I certainly respect and appreciate all of the thought and hardwork that must have gone in to that machine. Clearly, whoever did it, did a class A job. At the same time, it seems like a pointless exercise to put that type of engine in to a frame that clearly can not handle the acceleration or braking that it would require. As far as I'm concerned, it is a little unnerving to look at a BMW and be reminded of a Boss Hoss.
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Old 09-02-2008, 10:23 AM   #17
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Old 09-02-2008, 11:45 AM   #18
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very cool

It might need a better brake, but so what, it needed a better brake before the bigger motor.

If you know a bikes braking limitations, you are likely to (hopefully..) ride differently. The extra hp does not change this. The throttle works both ways. I'll bet it makes some great power for pulling out of corners.

Is that motor any heavier than the old one? What hp does it make at the rear wheel? I'll bet the frame/suspension can handle a careful riders inputs.

Now, I wanna see an r50 engine put into a new GS..:)
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Old 09-02-2008, 02:12 PM   #19
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Now I want to see a /2 motor on a 1150 Frame!


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Old 09-02-2008, 02:16 PM   #20
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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...
Boy it's agood thing you're not in charge of those that manage to think outside of the box.......
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Old 09-02-2008, 02:24 PM   #21
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Old 09-02-2008, 03:02 PM   #22
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Boy it's agood thing you're not in charge of those that manage to think outside of the box.......
Box shmox, I'd cut a /5 in half and weld it to a grocery carriage just for shits and giggles- this thing is just a (well executed) bad idea . I've got no love for the 259 motor and this monstrosity is like taking a beautiful engagement ring, ripping out the diamond and dropping a huge dookie pie right in the middle of the setting.
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Old 09-02-2008, 04:01 PM   #23
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You know what I mean
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Dude,I just couldn't help myself.

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Old 09-03-2008, 09:27 AM   #24
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And I suppose no body here has ever seen a 454 big block in
a '23 T bucket.........
Sheesh....


I love it.
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Old 09-04-2008, 08:27 AM   #25
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HiYa Recht! Hope all is well in the Big Apple!
Nice Pics! I like that bike. Did he ever fire it up? Old meets New!........Cool!


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Old 09-04-2008, 08:34 AM   #26
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Box shmox, I'd cut a /5 in half and weld it to a grocery carriage just for shits and giggles- this thing is just a (well executed) bad idea . I've got no love for the 259 motor and this monstrosity is like taking a beautiful engagement ring, ripping out the diamond and dropping a huge dookie pie right in the middle of the setting.
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Old 09-04-2008, 02:33 PM   #27
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Someone fucked w/ what appears to be a perfectly good /2

He'd better have 20 lying around his shop, maybe i'd forgive him, maybe...

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Old 09-04-2008, 03:46 PM   #28
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And I suppose no body here has ever seen a 454 big block in
a '23 T bucket.........
Sheesh....

I love it.
To be fair the correct example is more like fitting a mercedes benz V8 with all its trimmings in a '23 T bucket.
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Old 09-04-2008, 04:20 PM   #29
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To be fair the correct example is more like fitting a mercedes benz V8 with all its trimmings in a '23 Daimler.
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Old 09-04-2008, 05:09 PM   #30
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Did you get the guy's name/contact info?

I have actually been thinking about just such a conversion, but shoehorning a R1200 motor into a /7 frame for sidecar usage...

If his intent is to add a sidecar to it, I can definitely understand why you would want to do it. For the power/torque for sustained highway speeds when fully loaded.

My R100RT is underpowered for decent two-up & loaded touring. And that motor is/was rated at 60hp.

However, the old twin-shock BMW frames are perfect for sidecar usage, since they have tapered roller bearings for the wheels, lots of options for final drive ratios to select the correct gearing, and full frames for proper distribution of stresses from the sidecar mounts.

The /2 frame with an Earles fork is the perfect sidecar platform, but is lacking for power for serious touring.

I want to know how he did the electronics/engine management? And could you do the same with a R1200 with the more complicated system that those bikes have?
(I suppose that I could "settle" for a twin-spark 1150 motor if I needed to...)
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