|12-31-2011, 12:52 PM||#16|
I've little to say
Joined: Feb 2004
Location: The woods and mountains of Alabama
Those R50 chassis were tough, heavy and the Earles front suspension provided the correct setup for sidecar work. The engine should be removed, disassembled, inspected and rebuilt as needed. Pretty basic motor for which there are still plenty of parts.
|12-31-2011, 01:02 PM||#17|
Joined: Sep 2011
Location: Tulsa, Oklahoma
no clue about value of a VW powered version with sidecar... but there was a R80 with side car on craigslist for $3900 recently
|12-31-2011, 08:52 PM||#19|
Joined: Dec 2001
there were several kit/manufacturers for /2 VW conversions as well as a few home builders. There is a BMW /2 conversion group on Yahoo where you can probably get more info
the Red Menace
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|01-01-2012, 11:53 AM||#20|
Joined: Mar 2002
Location: Middleburg, Pa. (Snyder County)
There is a Yahoo group site dedicated to VW conversions.
Founder: Internet Sidecar Owners Klub at SCT
President: C Stanley Motorsports Inc.
|01-01-2012, 07:57 PM||#22|
Wacky Bongo Boy
Joined: Nov 2006
Location: St Louis, MO
I do have a /2 sidecar rig, and I do have a VW powered /2.
Yours is a nice, clean and complete rig. I'd love to have it.
I'm not a /2 or VW expert, though. It's probably worth $5000 if running. As-is, as a friends dads bike, man.. tough call.
If you do resurrect it, take plenty more pics and share them with us!
|01-01-2012, 09:25 PM||#23|
Jobless, Its OK!
Joined: Jun 2004
VW powered Motorcycles??????????????
Yep as some have posted in this thread they do indeed exist.
A couple BMW dealers made kits or would build you one.
Actually until just recently Webley/Vickers would sell you
pretty much everything you needed. The main players were Butterfield,
Willis, Brown and W/V.
Most dedicated to these type bikes is the Yahoo groups VWMOTORCYCLES group.
It gets active then dies down all the time. The coolest of all builder's is Bud Burkey! Hands down, builds modern, rip snortin, VW motorcycles!
People either like them or hate them, very little in-between emotions on these period conversion bikes.
Me? I have a Butterfield that has a 1600 single port, kick start only, fun as hell /2.
|01-02-2012, 09:16 PM||#24|
Joined: Feb 2008
Location: Bodega Bay & Galt. California
I first saw one of those 40 yrs. ago that the BMW Dealer in Marin had. I had the pleasure of seeing it again a couple years ago. He's name is Duane Asherman and he's retired now, but has a webpage with lots of good info on BMW Airheads. It was awesome seeing the bike again after only seeing it once 40 yrs. ago. He sold the bike a couple years ago.
When I talked to him about the VW/BMW he did say it tends to make your feet hot as there is also an exhaust pipe on the back side of the engine right in front of your feet.
I'd give him a call or e-mail.
His web page for the VW is: http://w6rec.com/duane/bmw/BMW-VW/index.htm
This is one he keeps in his living room.
'99 Ural Patrol '03 Ural Tourist
'03 BMW R1200CLC Solo & Ural sidecar
'06 Honda Big Ruckus Solo & Sidecar
'10 Ural ST Solo
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|01-03-2012, 07:27 AM||#25|
Joined: Feb 2011
We all wish our SO would let us decorate the same way.
Mrs B got pissed for parking mine in the kitchen for 6 months.
We didn't have a garage and theft was a problem.
OP - Nice looking VW/BMW rig.
I wouldn't disclose the location of it though.
We are a bunch of sneaky bastards around here.
'06 R12GSA/Hack & '10 R12GSA
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