BMW Classic Racer Project

Discussion in 'New Zealand' started by Voltaire, May 14, 2012.

  1. motu

    motu Loose Pre Unit

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    Nimbus ?
  2. Te Hopo

    Te Hopo AKA Deanohit

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    Awesome clip.

    I struggle to think of anything I have done that was more fun than doing laps around a track on a classic race sidecar.

    The F1 sidecar is a close second for fun but that was more a punishment than a pleasure. (reminds me of an ex girlfriend :lol3)
  3. Voltaire

    Voltaire Bored Of The Rings

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    R90 Mk 2 engine on the bench awaiting fettling.
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    K-line valve sleeves fitted.
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    Beer and engine work go well together- yeah right.
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    Herr Headroom is full swing on the lathe, taking X mm off the Cylinders
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  4. Voltaire

    Voltaire Bored Of The Rings

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    Did a trial assembly yesterday. Probably close it all up next weekend.
    Needs to be running for the start of the Hamilton Motorcycle Club winter series.
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  5. Padmei

    Padmei enamoured

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    psst turn the gasket around the right way...
    Do you have any spare engine studs hanging around?
  6. PJay

    PJay Any bike, anywhere

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    Yup, Nimbus - Danish, IL4 running fore and aft, shaft drive, pressed steel strut frame. They made them substantially the same for decades. There're a few in NZ.
  7. Voltaire

    Voltaire Bored Of The Rings

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    Out with the old...
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    Lots of air.
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  8. trustme

    trustme Long timer

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    News Flashy. Hot Tip. :ear:

    Let the Irish in you rise to the surface. Wrap those spendy race tyres in glad wrap at the end of each meeting & keep covered from the sun to stop them going off

    I promise not to tell Adrian. Although I will struggle to convince Jayne that your new found fetish for glad wrap is all above board.

    Bank account details to follow. :lol3
  9. Voltaire

    Voltaire Bored Of The Rings

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    Is that hot on the heels of " its the race fuel going off that's causing the ignition miss'.....

    Next it will be change the oil after every meeting.......

    New(er) engine now in.:clap
    Longer ( old skool) manifolds being turned up.
  10. motu

    motu Loose Pre Unit

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    You going to run a single carb?
  11. Left Testicle

    Left Testicle Been here awhile

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    i think some pics are needed of the white R75. I love the current look of it. :evil

    I forgot to take some snaps.
  12. Voltaire

    Voltaire Bored Of The Rings

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    SOLD. Now burning up the streets of Huntly.
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  13. Oscar

    Oscar Curmudgeon

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    That is NICE!















































    Lucky preeck:bluduh
  14. Voltaire

    Voltaire Bored Of The Rings

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    was owned originally by a guy who picked it up new, brought it back and was by all accounts a bit of a fibreglass whiz. Note fastback type seat,different front guard and fairing,he also made Krauser pannier copies.
    Every service was recorded, petrol, etc. Second owner hardly used it.
    38000 kms or miles ...not sure.
    Had not been run in probably 20 years, new owner bunged on some R80 carbs, did an oil change and jump started it, sounded nice.
    Came with all the original parts too.
    Note- looks better in the pics
  15. motu

    motu Loose Pre Unit

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    I bet he doesn't even wave.
  16. Left Testicle

    Left Testicle Been here awhile

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    wait to you see it in the flesh. It has Patina. or ya could call them rust spots
  17. motu

    motu Loose Pre Unit

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    I've got patina too - it doesn't make me desirable.
  18. Voltaire

    Voltaire Bored Of The Rings

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    Bike ready for some er road testing......
    Still electric start :evil
    Not sure about longer inlets but hey worth a punt
    Roll on HD next Sunday :clap
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  19. Voltaire

    Voltaire Bored Of The Rings

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    Ran the motor in over a few KMs yesterday, on the face of it the modifications have produced a motor with a good spread of power.
    Only adjustments needed was changing the ignition curve a bit.
    Hampton Downs next Sunday so looking forward to that.
  20. guzzitony

    guzzitony Guzton

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    hey what tyres are you running volty?