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Old 01-25-2013, 05:45 PM   #18796
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The VW engine in a BMW was a mid-'60's fad. There was just enough room to shoehorn a VW engine into a /2 frame. Duane Ausherman had one:

http://w6rec.com/duane/bmw/BMW-VW/index.htm



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Old 01-26-2013, 05:24 AM   #18797
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Recently, they found/bought the XAVW on American Pickers. Cool piece of moto history.
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Old 01-27-2013, 03:14 PM   #18798
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I wonder just how legit that show is sometimes but at the same time I have friends who have tracked stuff down in the same manner.
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Old 01-27-2013, 06:25 PM   #18799
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Old 01-28-2013, 09:47 AM   #18800
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Old 01-28-2013, 11:06 AM   #18801
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It's like a pre-historic Gold Wing!
Tarnish Wing.
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Old 01-28-2013, 11:24 AM   #18802
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Pyrite Wing? (that's hard to say!)...

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Old 01-28-2013, 11:10 PM   #18803
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That is very cool. Finally a motorcycle engine I know how to work on! But those fenders are an anti-climax; look like they are off a trailer or sumthin'.

Motorcycle engines for the most part are pretty simple. Compared to modern variable timing systems and canBUS electronics on cars.

Hell, my F-150 is throttle by wire.
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Old 01-29-2013, 04:31 AM   #18804
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What happened to this thread? I haven't had a good laugh at someone Else's expense in days.
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Old 01-29-2013, 05:02 AM   #18805
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What happened to this thread? I haven't had a good laugh at someone Else's expense in days.
found one. best argument against counter steer?

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Old 01-29-2013, 06:08 AM   #18806
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Motorcycle engines for the most part are pretty simple. Compared to modern variable timing systems and canBUS electronics on cars.

Hell, my F-150 is throttle by wire.
Yeah, I know. It was just tongue in cheek. I have worked on a few motorcycle engines and they are pretty simple (especially my CB350). But the VW 1600 engine is simplicity itself. I once owned a bus in Grand Cayman. I left the island. It was sold but the new owner blew the motor and the person who was selling it for me in my absence gave the guy his money back and took back the van. I had a sailboat delivery to GC so took all the parts with me on the boat and when I got there I pulled the motor in a gravel parking lot, stuck it in the van and rebuilt it completely, then stuck it back in using a cement block and a long timber for a lever to get it in place. Of course, my CB350 motor I can simply lift out of the bike and put on a bench (where it sits right now actually).

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Old 01-29-2013, 07:06 AM   #18807
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Amen, LWR. "BTDT"

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Old 01-29-2013, 07:41 AM   #18808
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Motorcycle engines for the most part are pretty simple. Compared to modern variable timing systems and canBUS electronics on cars.
There are a lot of motorcycles that use canbus systems. BMW was the first, I think. And anything that uses the newer Marelli ECU also does.
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Old 01-29-2013, 08:42 AM   #18809
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You've heard of something called "winter", right?
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Old 01-29-2013, 09:49 AM   #18810
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Learn to laugh at yourself. It works for me. Plus I get to laugh a lot because I do stoopid stuff every day.
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