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Old 01-19-2011, 05:14 PM   #46
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The sad thing is, if this was on the BMWMOA forums, I guarantee most of the responses would be damn near identical to this.

Reason # 37 why I never renewed my membership after the first year.
I just love what you got goin' on here man.
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Old 01-19-2011, 07:57 PM   #47
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you know how many hours went into the development of that bike?
I think 95% of those hours occurred sometime in the 60s.

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Old 01-19-2011, 08:01 PM   #48
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I think 95% of those hours occurred sometime in the 60s.


Yeah, down the street at the BeerGarden.
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Old 01-19-2011, 11:47 PM   #49
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Shortened the subframe over the holidays. I took about 4" of length out, and kicked the tail up a bit. Here's my pal Caleb trying it on for size. I'm digging the stance!

Cool project. If that's an 8' ceiling you are one big dude.......oh ...yur on the "operating table"
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Old 01-20-2011, 01:10 AM   #50
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hmmmffff!
I cant imagine anyone butchering up a perfectly good BMW, you know how many hours went into the development of that bike?
It was perfect.
PERFECT I TELL YOU!!!!!!
Look, if there were no BMW snobs then I'd lose one of my favorite hobbies....picking on BMW snobs

Man I gotta get some black rims. Those things look great. If you really plan to ride it offroad, be careful about the sump. It hangs below the frame. Get something stout to cover at least the front of it.
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Old 01-20-2011, 02:08 AM   #51
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Yeah, those black rims make those big black tires look even larger, really dig the look of it!

I can't help but think this would be one of those situations where raising the motor, an inch, or so would be beneficial, but only if ridden off road.

One more time, I love this bike !
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Old 01-20-2011, 11:02 AM   #52
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Look, if there were no BMW snobs then I'd lose one of my favorite hobbies....picking on BMW snobs

Man I gotta get some black rims. Those things look great. If you really plan to ride it offroad, be careful about the sump. It hangs below the frame. Get something stout to cover at least the front of it.
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Yeah, those black rims make those big black tires look even larger, really dig the look of it!

I can't help but think this would be one of those situations where raising the motor, an inch, or so would be beneficial, but only if ridden off road.

One more time, I love this bike !
I've given thought to a bash plate of some sort... This bike will mostly cruise backroads and go camping and such. It will go off road, not sure it'll go OFF ROAD though, if you know what I mean.

Again, thanks for the kind words everyone. Hopefully progress will pick back up soon. Our pathfinder (daily driver) has been demanding my attention lately.

Next on the list is figuring out a seat...
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Old 01-20-2011, 11:43 AM   #53
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I've given thought to a bash plate of some sort... This bike will mostly cruise backroads and go camping and such. It will go off road, not sure it'll go OFF ROAD though, if you know what I mean.

Again, thanks for the kind words everyone. Hopefully progress will pick back up soon. Our pathfinder (daily driver) has been demanding my attention lately.

Next on the list is figuring out a seat...

Make sure you document the seat making as accurately as possible! I'm interested if you fabricate something yourself, or if you'll modify a seat pan for the bike. I like the mock up seat you'd posted earlier in the thread. Very similar to the Wrenchmonkees style.
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Old 01-20-2011, 11:52 AM   #54
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Shortened the subframe over the holidays. I took about 4" of length out, and kicked the tail up a bit. Here's my pal Caleb trying it on for size. I'm digging the stance!

keep the purple, the short swingarm, and no front fender. that bike reeks kool.
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Old 01-20-2011, 04:21 PM   #55
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I can arrange for the sale of this bike to you for only $32K....
It'll save you all the trouble of messing around with all them old parts....


Seriously, a friend of mine has been working on a /5 dirtbike project for a coupla years now....
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Old 01-20-2011, 04:22 PM   #56
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the tiny headlight makes the front look bigger too. If you need new tires, check out a Duro. I have an airhead tire thread so I've tried a lot of tires. The Duros are the widest tire I've seen by far.
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Old 01-20-2011, 04:25 PM   #57
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Old 01-20-2011, 06:58 PM   #58
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Next on the list is figuring out a seat...
I was going to do a seat like yours and changed my mind at the last second. I just used a piece of scrap metal bent it to the angles of the frame. Then grabbed a $4 garden knee pad and some really thin layer of foam I found. Used some 3m glue and used the corbin gunfighter seat of my recked bike to cover it all. The upholster guy quoted me $75 to stich up a ribbed pattern like you pictured and attach it to the pan.



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Old 01-20-2011, 07:04 PM   #59
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Seriously, a friend of mine has been working on a /5 dirtbike project for a coupla years now....
Is your friend Stagehand?
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Old 01-20-2011, 07:08 PM   #60
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Who? said you weren't paying attention?
..funny, I didn't renew my subscription after the first year either!...
I know they're all watching....
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