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Old 11-09-2012, 03:39 PM   #1
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R75/5 scrambler @ Max BMW




Just got an email from Max BMW, this looks nice.

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Old 11-09-2012, 03:48 PM   #2
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Boy the 2/1 high level exhaust is butt ugly. it is also a $3700.00 option.
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Old 11-09-2012, 03:55 PM   #3
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Boy the 2/1 high level exhaust is butt ugly. it is also a $3700.00 option.

That muffler is pretty awful. Where did you see that the exhaust was $3700?
Just the header pipes would suit me.
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Old 11-09-2012, 04:57 PM   #4
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exhaust is butt ugly.
It kinda looks like he's carrying a spare saddle.
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Old 11-09-2012, 05:05 PM   #5
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If they offered to pay me $3700 to put that on my bike, I'd have to think about it. But of course I'd knuckle under, I need the money.

It certainly is ugly. Maybe the idea is to make a really quite off road bike? I don't know what these bikes are. I get the idea of off road because the exhaust is raised.
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Old 11-09-2012, 06:40 PM   #6
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If they offered to pay me $3700 to put that on my bike, I'd have to think about it. But of course I'd knuckle under, I need the money.

It certainly is ugly. Maybe the idea is to make a really quite off road bike? I don't know what these bikes are. I get the idea of off road because the exhaust is raised.
It is supposed to be a replica of the ISDT exhaust, Google Herbert Schek, he made the 1973 ISDT BMW's they look a lot better. The price is from Max BMW parts site. I just made one for my ISDT replica, I used 2 sets of headpipes and cut them up to get the bends, tig welded together, my muffler is an oval Pro-Circuit alloy muffler, and I had the pipes jet-coated with high heat porcelon/aluminum (similar to powder coat) total cost $165, and a day to fab and weld them I will post pics when I finish the bike an a couple of weeks.
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Old 11-09-2012, 06:54 PM   #7
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Herbert Schek, he made the 1973 ISDT BMW's they look a lot better.
+1. This works a lot better for me.

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Old 11-09-2012, 06:57 PM   #8
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The muffler? It's the rear brake lever that sticks out like a sore thumb to me. I wonder what riding a bike in the dirt would be like with a twin leading shoe front brake? You had better hope you make that hill! If you don't, that brake won't be much help!
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Old 11-09-2012, 08:57 PM   #9
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Interesting exercise. Doesn't look much like the original, but with all the scrambler rage lately someone will want it.
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Old 11-09-2012, 10:31 PM   #10
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+1. This works a lot better for me.
I like that. From the tank bag bungies to the spare tube, it's Teutonic ingenuity at it's finest.

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Old 11-10-2012, 02:01 AM   #11
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Interesting exercise. Doesn't look much like the original, but with all the scrambler rage lately someone will want it.
In the mid sixties, BMW actually used a similar muffler on the ISDT bikes, they had a /2 motor in a very /5 looking frame and US style telefork.
In the photo of the Schek bike, he used a Maico fork and brake, not the BMW brake. Schek constantally refined his bikes and many photos show different upgrades as time went on. He rode the ISDT 25 times and continues to ride enduros, he is in his late seventies. He even rode the Dakar rally, and was responsible for the early Paris/Dakar bikes.
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Old 11-10-2012, 06:19 AM   #12
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Just got an email from Max BMW, this looks nice.

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Old 11-10-2012, 07:11 AM   #13
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The muffler? It's the rear brake lever that sticks out like a sore thumb to me.
Yep, nothing uglier than when these are exposed!
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Old 11-10-2012, 07:44 AM   #14
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The cross over exhaust works on the /2 because there was such a large gap above the engine. Even with that header wrap, it's so tight between the top of the engine and the tank, I would think there would be some serious heat going into that fuel tank. Not sure what the actual consequences would be, but I don't think it's an optimum scenario.
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Old 11-10-2012, 08:06 AM   #15
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All this wrapping and moving the exhaust pipes is so they don't get crushed in ruff terrain? I agree that it looks like it works better on the /2. But I don't get it.

I was drawn into a long exchange of Emails once with an old guy who did not even ride a motorcycle anymore. He wanted to make a replica of a Maico bike (I saw this name mentioned in another post). He could not understand what needed to be done to build a kick starter 5 speed trans. I don't even know what all might be needed but I told him as much as I suspected and I told him to forget it. He had this obsession with building this bike. That nobody would ever ride.

Fortunately he finally left me alone when I CAPPED LETTERED him about how ridiculous I thought his idea was.
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