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Old 11-29-2012, 04:38 PM   #3181
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Bog standard ( bit like me !! )

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Old 11-29-2012, 07:26 PM   #3182
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BMW R60/5 - final stages of reconstruction

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Old 11-29-2012, 07:39 PM   #3183
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Part of me wants a /5, but then I keep seeing pics of the rat's next in the headlamp bucket ...
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Old 11-29-2012, 07:58 PM   #3184
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BMW repellent

Yes,this photo of the barfing headlamp bucket was specifically designed to dissuade anyone from rebuilding an old BMW airhead. Beware! - booby traps lurk for the feint of heart.
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Old 11-30-2012, 02:30 AM   #3185
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For your pleasure, from a África Twin rider in Hamburg, Germany.


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Old 11-30-2012, 04:00 AM   #3186
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Part of me wants a /5, but then I keep seeing pics of the rat's next in the headlamp bucket ...

I owned one for years and put 100,000 on it , never let me down anywhere and I never did have to open the headlamp , thank god !
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Old 11-30-2012, 05:42 AM   #3187
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Old 11-30-2012, 06:55 AM   #3188
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Almost finished rewiring the headlight bucket. It has taken a tremendous amount of beer to get this far. Feel like Bones in the Spock's Brain episode. "Dammit Jim, I could have made a million mistakes!"
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Old 11-30-2012, 09:37 AM   #3189
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Old 11-30-2012, 10:15 AM   #3190
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Part of me wants a /5, but then I keep seeing pics of the rat's next in the headlamp bucket ...
...while you're "in there", a coat of white paint does wonders to be able to follow/decipher/understand the nest! (yeah, it is a /6, I know, but if anything there are even MORE wires!



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Old 11-30-2012, 10:25 AM   #3191
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You're right

I had heard of this (possibly from yourself) but sadly too late to help. Great tip, though!
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Old 11-30-2012, 10:29 AM   #3192
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But I would have to be a fool to take everything out of the headlight shell just to paint it. It would never all get back inside I'm sure.

They do look nice that way and a definite benefit.
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Old 11-30-2012, 07:18 PM   #3193
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The /6 and newer buckets were easy to wire.............just plug a wire into the same colored section of the board.....easy..............as long as you are not color blind!!


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Old 11-30-2012, 08:33 PM   #3194
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That's a sweet looking bike, even though it does not have knobbies. Is it yours?
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Old 12-01-2012, 05:08 AM   #3195
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Not mine, one of Ray Peakes creations from a few years ago. He built it and it sat in his workshop without turning a wheel for well over a year until one of his customers took it for a spin about a year ago and wouldn't give it back.

It started life as an '81 R80 G/S, but now has a 1000cc powerup kit, twin plug heads and an 5% higher top gear.

It has a standard front end, with a bottom triple clamp inverted and fitted at the top as well as a decent fork brace. Ray reckons as long as you tie the front end down properly they work OK.

With the smaller front wheel and road tyres it just loves the twisties.

You can see more of Rays work in my thread.


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