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Old 07-04-2013, 06:28 PM   #3751
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Old 07-04-2013, 07:45 PM   #3752
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Sweet ride....a Chinese copy of a Russian copy of a German bike:what:
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Old 07-04-2013, 07:47 PM   #3753
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It is, I just tested it.

Mr EOD? I'm a diesel mechanic. Dom is the crazy "lets go play with bombs" guy. Besides, I'm just giving him a hard time.
You say it like there's something wrong with wanting to play with bombs, hahaha
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Old 07-04-2013, 07:48 PM   #3754
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Sweet ride....a Chinese copy of a Russian copy of a German bike:what:
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I don't even want to think about figuring out what that bike is now lol
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Old 07-04-2013, 07:59 PM   #3755
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Cowboy let me ride it.It was "interesting''. Not much power and brakes copied from 1938 technology.Would be a fun little around town bike.
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Old 07-04-2013, 08:28 PM   #3756
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Cowboy let me ride it. It was "interesting''. Not much power and brakes copied from 1938 technology.Would be a fun little around town bike.
That's a pretty fair estimation of the bike. 1938 design heads, jugs and valves didn't provide much oomph, which is a good thing, because the brakes provide even less stopping power.

The bike LOOKS cool, though!


Tonight's ride over to Castle Rock was one of the longest (and most pleasant) rides I've ever taken on that bike. It is perfectly suited for roads with a 55 MPH speed limit or lower. When the limit is 65, traffic just runs over that poor bike. It cannot keep up, and I find myself constantly looking for a safe place to pull right and encourage people to pass.

Here's the pic I took just before RiderJohn arrived, which shows the bike a bit better:

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Old 07-04-2013, 08:50 PM   #3757
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Sweet ride....a Chinese copy of a Russian copy of a German bike:what:
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I don't even want to think about figuring out what that bike is now lol
The bike is, as PetePuma correctly guessed, a Chang Jiang CJ750, which is a bike that was built for the Chinese Army, using the same assembly line BMW used before WW2. The Russians took it from the BMW factory after the war, and used it to build bikes for their military until 1957, when they gave it to the CHinese. China kept building them into the nineties. Normally they have sidecars (as mine does) but I enjoy riding it more without the sidecar. I have another nearly identical bike, and I leave the sidecar on it.

If you like them, the good news is that they are very reasonably priced. You can get one freshly restored, with paint and accessories to your order, usually under $5000. Shipping from China is not wildly expensive, and the import process is not particularly burdensome. Budget another $700 or so for shipping and import duties. If you search the site, you'll find a thread in the sidecar section where I detailed the import process. Our local customs office at DIA made the process pretty painless both times.

The downside of the bikes is that Chinese build quality is not up to our standards, and the quality of their rubber parts is atrocious. Thankfully though, they are simple bikes and easy to work on, so keeping them on the road is easy. Here's a link to the website for the guy we bought them from. My father in law knows the owner, Shao Yixi and rides with him occasionally.

http://www.cjsidecar.com/pro3.htm
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Old 07-04-2013, 09:08 PM   #3758
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That thing is cool, I want to ride it.

Where is the next tag going to be? I'm rallying reinforcements for a big counter attack against the south. Wait, I was born in GA. This doesn't seem right. :)
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Old 07-04-2013, 09:44 PM   #3759
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That thing is cool, I want to ride it.

Where is the next tag going to be? I'm rallying reinforcements for a big counter attack against the south. Wait, I was born in GA. This doesn't seem right. :)
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Old 07-04-2013, 10:23 PM   #3760
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That thing is cool, I want to ride it.

Where is the next tag going to be? I'm rallying reinforcements for a big counter attack against the south. Wait, I was born in GA. This doesn't seem right. :)
And I am not really the South. I am more in between, a border state actually. And for that matter, I was born in the North, Well South Dakota that is. Wait, that's even more confusing....
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Old 07-04-2013, 11:03 PM   #3761
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And I am not really the South. I am more in between, a border state actually. And for that matter, I was born in the North, Well South Dakota that is. Wait, that's even more confusing....
That's the way I feel: sorta stuck in the center. But my Wyoming roots keep making me want to drag the tag north, across the border. That's not allowed, so the Eastern Plains feel sorta like home. (and they're close by )

. . . and speaking of close by, I'm thinking about riding my trials bike to collect the new tag in the morning.
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Old 07-04-2013, 11:07 PM   #3762
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Southwest.. curvy roads and heat. Bring it down here!

The north is cold and dark. It's basically the other side of the wall in Game of Thrones.
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Old 07-05-2013, 07:00 AM   #3763
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Old 07-05-2013, 07:03 AM   #3764
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Old 07-05-2013, 07:05 AM   #3765
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Ted.. you are an evil, evil man.

I just visited your link... I've not had a "thing for red bikes" since the early 90s.. but this thing is making me drool:

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