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Old 04-19-2014, 04:57 AM   #781
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I love bikes that evlove, mine always do. In the Cafe thread some designers are wanking on about how a bike looks and getting it right. I don't think they ride motorcycles, and should continue to do so....and I'll just get on with tweaking my bike when I get bored.
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Old 04-19-2014, 11:15 AM   #782
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Very nice! how's the view?
It works, that's about as far as I'd go..

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Nice line up of the stalk and the reflected crossbar.
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Old 04-21-2014, 11:00 AM   #783
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Ooooo ... Where'd you get those bars? Are they 22mm? All the controls fit? How do they feel?



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Old 04-21-2014, 11:10 AM   #784
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Ooooo ... Where'd you get those bars? Are they 22mm? All the controls fit? How do they feel?

Vech sells 22mm bars like that. Whoa... just noticed the weights on the rear wheel. You should try moving the tire around and you could probably not need most of them.
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Old 04-21-2014, 11:13 AM   #785
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I'm working on something similar and like your rear fender very much. Can you share where you picked it up and what the dimensions are?

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I'll post mine here as well, Scrambler-ish anyway but pretty pleased how it turned out. Just added the Hagon shocks last week to raise the back and like this set-up quite a bit!



And my bar-end mirrors were interfering with my clutch and throttle, so fabbed this up over the weekend



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Old 04-21-2014, 11:31 AM   #786
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I'll post mine here as well, Scrambler-ish anyway but pretty pleased how it turned out. Just added the Hagon shocks last week to raise the back and like this set-up quite a bit!


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Old 04-21-2014, 12:15 PM   #787
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Ooooo ... Where'd you get those bars? Are they 22mm? All the controls fit? How do they feel?

Local bike scrapyard :) They're 7/8 so they needed some work to the controls. They're perfect height and width for me, very upright seating which I like for the city.

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Vech sells 22mm bars like that. Whoa... just noticed the weights on the rear wheel. You should try moving the tire around and you could probably not need most of them.
Yeah, that has been bugging me too. Hasn't been high enough on the priority list though..

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I'm working on something similar and like your rear fender very much. Can you share where you picked it up and what the dimensions are?
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Rear fender is from dime city cycles, universal bobber fender or something. Fits right in between the subframe bars and can be cut to length. I left it "raw" but it's starting to flash rust (as expected) so I'll probably clearcoat it this summer.
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Old 04-24-2014, 04:36 AM   #788
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I'll post mine here as well, Scrambler-ish anyway but pretty pleased how it turned out. Just added the Hagon shocks last week to raise the back and like this set-up quite a bit!



And my bar-end mirrors were interfering with my clutch and throttle, so fabbed this up over the weekend

So, next question from the adoring millions is: what are those tyres? I've been looking for something to fit that doesn't hit the rear swingarm on my /5 for ages. Did you have any issues?
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Old 04-24-2014, 01:42 PM   #789
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Pissed Why abuse airheads for scramblers?

Don't get me wrong, but for some good or better reason scramblers have disappeared from the list of stock produced motorcycles 40 year ago. Nobody needed these kind of motorcycles and BMW never produced any. So how comes people use historic BMW cycles to build scramblers?

Any reason why they don't use pony cars to build fake 70's SUV from?
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Old 04-24-2014, 01:51 PM   #790
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Any reason why they don't use pony cars to build fake 70's SUV from?
Never underestimate the ingenuity of rednecks....

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Old 04-24-2014, 01:51 PM   #791
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I don't think anyone is going to get you wrong.

Why take an otherwise plain and plentiful bike that was designed for another era and make it something that might better fit an individual's tastes and needs in a machine for today? The question largely answers itself. But that's my taste. Further, similar modifications have been done for as long as bikes have been around. Strip a bike down of extra parts, highlighting the best of the design (the engine, IMO), and ride the hell out of it. In my world view, every time someone removes the enormous turn signals from an airhead an angel gets its wings.
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Old 04-24-2014, 01:54 PM   #792
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Don't get me wrong, but for some good or better reason scramblers have disappeared from the list of stock produced motorcycles 40 year ago. Nobody needed these kind of motorcycles and BMW never produced any. So how comes people use historic BMW cycles to build scramblers?

Any reason why they don't use pony cars to build fake 70's SUV from?
Abused? Hardly. Most scramblers I've seen are just a bar/seat/fender/tire swap. With the occasional muffler swap. Don't see the big deal.
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Old 04-24-2014, 01:55 PM   #793
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I could with some mild persuasion be convinced to ride that.
Just a little.
Sorry, but the Wunderlich Scrambler is just one more example for motorcycle builders in seek for dumb money. Wunderlich is selling almost useless overrated crap, things that nobody needs.
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Old 04-24-2014, 01:58 PM   #794
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Sorry, but the Wunderlich Scrambler is just one more example for motorcycle builders in seek for dumb money. Wunderlich is selling almost useless overrated crap, things that nobody needs.
Just like nobody really needs a Harley with ape hangers, but I see plenty of them out and about.
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