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Old 09-25-2010, 10:32 PM   #1
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In over my head.. and loving it.

I felt like I was being followed today. Quick glance in the mirror, and oooh, what's that?



Another pile of rusty junk. Yes!

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Old 09-25-2010, 10:50 PM   #2
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Oh Geeze.... Now you've gone and done it.

You've gotten the /2 infection and all is lost....!
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Old 09-25-2010, 10:50 PM   #3
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Hummmm, just what might you have there, drummer dude?

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Old 09-25-2010, 10:53 PM   #4
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Thumb Cool!

Those handlebars are FANTASTIC!
Good luck with your new place to dump $$$$$$$$$$.
See 'ya,
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Old 09-25-2010, 11:36 PM   #5
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Steib TR500 as well!?

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nice score 'dude
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Old 09-26-2010, 05:00 AM   #6
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Does the one with the ape-hangers have two fenders?
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Old 09-26-2010, 05:39 AM   #7
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congrats, you'll have fun
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Old 09-26-2010, 06:10 AM   #8
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Man, where do you find the time? I'm lucky if I can keep making progress on one project, but you seem to always have a ton of things going on. Good luck, those /2 are fun to work on. I just redid my 1963 R50:

http://web.mac.com/dmfrench/Daves_19...2_Rebuild.html

Enjoy!
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Old 09-26-2010, 06:13 AM   #9
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One trailer load. At least three new future threads.

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Old 09-26-2010, 06:21 AM   #10
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Sweet! Looks like you had a trip to Texas after all.

Can't wait to see more pics.
You are going to have a helluva time.
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Old 09-26-2010, 09:35 AM   #11
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Hummmm, just what might you have there, drummer dude?
On the trailer is;
-a 1969 BMW R60/2 with a Hollandia sidecar. My understanding is that Hollandia bought out Steib and this is a copy of the tr500. Supposedly, parts are interchangable between the Setib and Hollandia (hopefully). This rig has the "S" transmission, if that means anything.
-a 1957 BMW /2 conversion. It's got a VW engine. It has the "sport" tank, I think it's called.

In the bed of the truck is;
-a small box of goodies.
-a pair of Wixom side bags and a Wixom top case.
-a Wixom fairing with lowers.
-an Avon fairing with lowers.
-spare windshields.

In "the mail" is;
-a Hoske RS4 39-liter tank.

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Looks like you had a trip to Texas after all.
Nope.

This is a good example of what happens when you know what you want, but you're not desperate.

After tons of emails, the guy wanted $X amount for the sidecar rig, plus shipping. Too rich for my blood, so I gracefully tapped out.

A couple weeks pass, and he emails me out of the blue, telling me he has to make space. So, he lowered the price $500 and threw in the /2 conversion and all the goodies/fairings/bags, and he'd meet me half way between Missouri and Texas.

I didn't get the worlds best deal, but I got a good deal on what I wanted and we're both happy.

Now, who wants to donate to the cause?

...
Oh, and to the road surfaces of Oklahoma: In Missouri, we have signs that say "Bump ahead" or "Rough Surface" if there's something noteworthy coming up. I think Oklahoma should have signs that "Smooth road ahead" if it weren't for the fact that there is no smooth road.

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Old 09-26-2010, 09:38 AM   #12
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On the trailer is;



a 1957 BMW /2 conversion. It's got a VW engine. It has the "sport" tank, I think it's called.


Ooh! VW conversion!
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Old 09-26-2010, 10:04 AM   #13
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Nice haul!
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Old 09-26-2010, 12:05 PM   #14
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Veeery Nice Drummer....

Sooo, Watcha gonna do?
Put the chair on the conversion, and have a fast rig?
Or keep it on the 60/2 (with the proper gearbox, you lucky dog) and putt around in style?
Either way Congratulations let the fun begin.
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Old 09-26-2010, 12:14 PM   #15
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Sooo, Watcha gonna do?
Clear some space in my shop.

Well, it'll be a little bit before I can throw (more) money at 'em.

I plan on having low bars, bar end signals, and those swoopy headlight mirrors on the sidecar rig... but whichever engine, I haven't yet determined. I plan on getting both in running order (or damn near it) and slightly cleaned up during my free time over the 8 months until I graduate. Then, hopefully a real job can fund the dive into this strange /2 world.

Unfortunately, they'll need paint. If it weren't for surface rust, people would be drooling over these bikes. But, it's that rust that allowed me to afford them. Have you seen some of the asking prices for vintage sidecar rigs? Mama mia..

I already had people at gas stations coming up to me with questions/stories with them on my trailer.

If the weather clears up, I'll wheel them out and take some better pics. But, I have a test and a big lab report due tomorrow, so I better get back to work.
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