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Old 05-17-2012, 12:49 AM   #16
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Most of that will buff out...
If its an R65 do yourself a favour bung it on Trade Me.

Why?
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Old 05-17-2012, 01:09 AM   #17
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Why?
Because you will spend the same money as a larger bike, pay top rego and have an underpowered orphan...thats worth less than you spent on it....just my opinion Motu may say different. Is it the photo or is the frame bent?

EDIT: I'm not picking on R65's....just sometimes you get a 'bargain'....its not what you would have chosen but you got it cheap and pour $$ into it....I've done it several times....I bought an R50/5, really limited to one up riding short distances.... spent quite a bit on it and sold it for less than I paid for it.....had it been an R100 it would have been worth it and been more versatile...same would go for most medium sized engine bikes.....and the rego is a killer.
I can't keep up with Motus R65 on them there twisty Waikato roads....

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Old 05-20-2012, 02:49 AM   #18
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Oh how the mighty have fallen - eat those words you lil mofo
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Old 05-20-2012, 03:12 AM   #19
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Cool, good to see how it all started.
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Old 05-20-2012, 03:15 AM   #20
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Oh how the mighty have fallen - eat those words you lil mofo

There's a German word for this...schadenfreude....
Schadenfreude i/ˈʃɑːdənfrɔɪdə/ (German: [ˈʃaːdənˌfʁɔʏdə]) is pleasure derived from the misfortunes of others
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Old 05-20-2012, 03:24 AM   #21
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Old 05-20-2012, 03:25 AM   #22
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Cool, good to see how it all started.
I forgot to mention that when I gave up on the R50 project....I bought a basket case 1971 Triumph Daytona 500.....
Pulled it down....nearly every bit was shagged.....the engineering in was pretty neat in a fragile sort of way....I read up on how they won at Daytona at 130 MPH and thought I'll have some of that.....
Got the calculator out and then bunged it on Trade Me and sold it for $400 more than I paid for it.....whew...that was close. ...

Had a good day at Hampton Downs...was a bit wet so practiced my wet cornering ( I hate wet cornering).....those Bridgestone BT45's are great...the guy on the Ducati 748, Triumph Speed Triple Honda Fireblade and others I passed on Turn 1 and Turn 6 should get some....then it dried out and that was the end of that....now I like wet tracks....so good day really.
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Old 05-20-2012, 03:35 AM   #23
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Back to the build....


Did a dry run to see if all the bits would fit....

Day 1 of the assembly.

My mate made me some engine raisers out of stainless steel with a threaded shaft thru the motor and C/S screws to hold it to the motor.
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Old 05-20-2012, 02:17 PM   #24
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I forgot to mention that when I gave up on the R50 project....I bought a basket case 1971 Triumph Daytona 500.....
Pulled it down....nearly every bit was shagged.....the engineering in was pretty neat in a fragile sort of way....I read up on how they won at Daytona at 130 MPH and thought I'll have some of that.....
Got the calculator out and then bunged it on Trade Me and sold it for $400 more than I paid for it.....whew...that was close. ...

Had a good day at Hampton Downs...was a bit wet so practiced my wet cornering ( I hate wet cornering).....those Bridgestone BT45's are great...the guy on the Ducati 748, Triumph Speed Triple Honda Fireblade and others I passed on Turn 1 and Turn 6 should get some....then it dried out and that was the end of that....now I like wet tracks....so good day really.
are you saying that its more expensive to fix up an old triumph versus an airhead?

when are you going to post some helmet cam footage of some circuit action???

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Old 05-20-2012, 07:29 PM   #25
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Some footage from Pukekohe, not really suited to the BMW as its more of a HP track..... I don't do the hang off thing yet....as I'm still getting used to the bike.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KCktXJFMhiI

I don't know about more expensive to do a Triumph but I'm running the 1973 pistons....... smokes a bit when it cold but....
Triumphs are wayyyyy lighter and more flickable.......and popular to pull to bits between races..
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Back to early Jan 2012.....
bogging, priming and a blow job...
Widened 900SS replica seat.

Bogged up tank...
Note other airhead projects in various states of disrepair.

Faux Toaster panels and shortened front guard treated to etching primer.
Didn't use the guard in the end.

What paints left on the shelf....Ford Mondaywoo Red ( aka Kombi red)


" Does my arse look smaller in the this??"

Stuck an old tank on for a test run up and down the street.....went ok...idled too high but hey first ride.


Time was running out and the Classic Festival was only two weeks away...
These pics are out of order.....the BMW logos, 'chrome' look and race numbers were done by another mate...
We took it out to Pukekohe for " the test day"....thats when you can bring anything to the track pay $90 and sign your life away and go for it...cars one session, bikes the other.

first time out the seat came loose....nuts had come off....nylocs needed.
Fairing was found to be too long and hit my knees....so off it came.

Maxheadroom trying it out for size...plenty of room for you slippers....

Me looking pleased.
Next Episode: Race Day.
But here is some technical specs:
Engine: stock apart from 336 cam and 36mm inlets, raised compression and valve job.
Gearbox: 81 5 speed
Clutch: 81 on.
Swingarm: big tuber
Wheels: 19" front, 18" rear.
Shocks: Ikon
Forks: Racetech linear springs and emulators.
Brakes: ATE with 13mm Brembo M/C and stainless lines with cast iron discs.
Ignition: Boyer-yuk.
Carbs: 36mm PFM's bought from swap meet years ago.
Seat: Ducati copy
Tank: $10 Ebay item
Fairing; Norvil that I used to have on my R75/5
Final drive: on the day it was 3.4:1
Exhaust: Got this off Max....a home brewed 2 into 1 with a Taiwanese reverse cone with no insides much....
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Old 05-26-2012, 03:55 PM   #27
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I'm interested in the engine raising mounts. Does raising the engine cause probs with the tank fitment? Did you remove or shift any of the electrics?
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Old 05-26-2012, 10:47 PM   #28
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I'm interested in the engine raising mounts. Does raising the engine cause probs with the tank fitment? Did you remove or shift any of the electrics?
It was 'designed' for a small 16 litre tank and for the engine covers to stay....however had to use the shallower r80 starter cover...coils stay and Boyer Ign mounted where relays used to be.
Gives about 30 mm of lift and forward by 25mm.
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Old 05-26-2012, 10:52 PM   #29
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Ah swingarm lengthened? Did I miss that?
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Old 05-26-2012, 11:11 PM   #30
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Ah swingarm lengthened? Did I miss that?
Swingarm is stock post 81 R100, The drive shaft to FD is reduced as the motor is moved forward....may be an issue on a road bike..not on a track thrasher.
Why the interest in engine raising?
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