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Old 02-27-2013, 02:26 AM   #31
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Wins my vote for best of show!
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Old 02-27-2013, 04:32 AM   #32
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Retro engineering at its finest!!
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Old 02-27-2013, 05:40 AM   #33
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Fantastic. I'm a fan of the black wheel look too.

Only thing I'd now do is a cnc top triple.
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Old 02-28-2013, 02:02 AM   #34
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Is that seat from a /6?

Or short wheel base /5?
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Old 02-28-2013, 07:59 AM   #35
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Is that seat from a /6?

Or short wheel base /5?
It's a LWB /5 replica from S. Meyer GmbH - Germany.

http://www.meyer-bikes.com/ersatz3.php?cat=32

their site is a bit wonky but it's part # 52 53 1 233 960a

this is a pic I took of it when it arrived, very comfortable, good quality and I have approx 2,800 miles on it now.

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Old 02-28-2013, 10:44 AM   #36
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a few build pics I found for those interested...













motogadget speedo install & bracket. the first one was a "test"!





This was one of my favorites, since I remember the feeling of realizing that was all that was left...



out on a day ride in autumn in new england...yes, that's my heated gear jacket liner cord thanks for looking and sorry for being such a pic whore
Very Nice! Ya, the speedo was a must have over the /7 pod. (and that pod is quite valuable BTW, you could sell it and pay for a lot of stuff)/ Why no 13 pleat gaiters on the front? I'm used to the fork tubes on a /5 having a heavier look. Also, gloss black paint on the steel disk on the carb tops can be a small detail that looks really good. Like the black on the wheels it ties a mechanical part into the color scheme of the bodywork.

I gather you keep this thing away from traffic and darkness
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Old 02-28-2013, 10:52 AM   #37
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Where did you get the BMW engine badges? Are they from a newer model?
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Old 02-28-2013, 12:58 PM   #38
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Very Nice! Ya, the speedo was a must have over the /7 pod. (and that pod is quite valuable BTW, you could sell it and pay for a lot of stuff)/ Why no 13 pleat gaiters on the front? I'm used to the fork tubes on a /5 having a heavier look. Also, gloss black paint on the steel disk on the carb tops can be a small detail that looks really good. Like the black on the wheels it ties a mechanical part into the color scheme of the bodywork.

I gather you keep this thing away from traffic and darkness
thank you yes, the gators are something I thought about doing but decided not to use them because I liked the way it looked. The stock instrument cluster was sold to a bike in need

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Where did you get the BMW engine badges? Are they from a newer model?
The badges are actually part of that particular air box cover which was originally made for the last year R65 I believe and happens to fit. I can probably get the part # for you if you'd like. I remember it wasn't in stock in the US and came from Germany. I ordered the air box cover that had those badges, really wanted to just have BMW on the engine.
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Old 02-28-2013, 01:22 PM   #39
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Where did you get the BMW engine badges? Are they from a newer model?
I think that's right... from a later R65... I found one on eBay that I put on my OleRed cafe. A lot of covers say BMW, but they are the square-at-the-back style to go with the flat airfilter box. This one has a little swoop up so that it meets the old round air filter boxes. It also has a cast scoop on top (not the rubber thingamajig)....Makes for a nice look, I think, and glad to see it on MILESTONE's bike as well!




Hmmm... I think the supply/demand thing is going to make these a lot more costly than they used to be.....


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Old 02-28-2013, 01:42 PM   #40
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I think that's right... from a later R65... I found one on eBay that I put on my OleRed cafe. A lot of covers say BMW, but they are the square-at-the-back style to go with the flat airfilter box. This one has a little swoop up so that it meets the old round air filter boxes. It also has a cast scoop on top (not the rubber thingamajig)....Makes for a nice look, I think, and glad to see it on MILESTONE's bike as well!




Hmmm... I think the supply/demand thing is going to make these a lot more costly than they used to be.....


So the "BMW" is just moulded into the starter cover?
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Old 02-28-2013, 02:35 PM   #41
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So the "BMW" is just moulded into the starter cover?
Yes....



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16 11 14 1 335 261 COVER 1.32 1 $161.8
As implied by Milestones, it is evidently still available from BMW, the above is the parts fiche from MAX BMW.
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Old 03-03-2013, 05:09 AM   #42
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I never thought I'd be tinkering at this level on this motorcycle... but, I got some stainless steel hardware and finally, with a very full flavored coffee, enjoyed some late winter garage therapy

the hardware consists of all the drain and fill plugs plus the lever bolts and control screws...







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Old 03-03-2013, 05:19 AM   #43
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Fabulous little details, beautiful bike. Question: I know those chrome sidecovers were not appreciated at the time but they look superb on yours and it ahem... gives me an idea. Did you source them new somewhere?
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Old 03-03-2013, 06:46 AM   #44
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Fabulous little details, beautiful bike. Question: I know those chrome sidecovers were not appreciated at the time but they look superb on yours and it ahem... gives me an idea. Did you source them new somewhere?
thank you... I got the sidecovers from BMW, at the time last year, they were still available. Also, Sibenrock carries them or at least a good repro.

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Old 03-06-2013, 08:31 AM   #45
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