Dickin Around in Doug's Garage

Discussion in 'Old's Cool' started by rtwdoug, Oct 16, 2009.

  1. rtwdoug

    rtwdoug prominent underachiever

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    FXRT is low rider rubber mounted touring
    FXRD is the deluxe model.
    I have to have everything deluxe.

    its just how I roll.

    (I think the difference is some extra gauges, fancy stickers & some other doodads)
  2. rtwdoug

    rtwdoug prominent underachiever

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    I got to Bulgaria & opened the garage. everything dusty, cobwebs, etc.
    I really needed to wash the shovel, as it still has iraqi dirt on it.

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    I brought a new regulator, ignition switch & coil. I'll have it ship shape in no time

    I'd been wanting an early model Balkan for a few years. this is a 250cc bulgarian bike. in 56-57, they made it as a direct copy of a DKW. When they took it to a euro bike show, the DKW folks had a fit, as they didnt have a license to copy it. So, they quit making it, & got the rights from Jawa to use their design, which they did for the next 20 years or so.
    Finding a model 1 is tough, as they are pretty rare, but my friends found me one this past winter. Its not in the best shape, but its mostly all there.
    Someone painted it some godawful green/purple flipflop color.

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    I really liked the custom speedometer. someone cut the center out & mounted a bike speedo in it

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    I also like the custom seat bolts.

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    my crate will be here next week, in it is a sportster motor to put in this, the worlds first harley-dneprson

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    and I put a 'Watch for Motorcycles' sticker on the back of a local cop car

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  3. Poolside

    Poolside Syndicated

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    Hey there Doug. I am sure looking forward to that build. I'd say 'unusual' build, but somehow that doesn't seem necessary, or adequate. :D

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  4. FR700

    FR700 Banned

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    Inspiration for ya .


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  5. EvilClown

    EvilClown Reality show stunt double Super Moderator

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    Thanks. I needed a good ol' fashioned coffee through the nose cleansing.:lol3

    :thumb

    Cool looking bike even it it is purple (for now:D).

    Stone work is incredible, btw.
  6. red bud

    red bud alky w/motorcycle problem

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    and I put a 'Watch for Motorcycles' sticker on the back of a local cop car

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    with the cop in it :lol3
  7. Dorzok

    Dorzok Long timer

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    too bad Harley's version never grew to 250cc
  8. vtwin

    vtwin Air cooled runnin' mon

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    Thanks for the info Doug, now I know what to look for. Someone in my area collects these and then sells them for like $12K :eek1
  9. nanno

    nanno Been here awhile

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    Now that gives the German term "Balkan Disco" (basically meaning a place, where youngster from the ex-Yugoslawian hang out, also denoting a certain style of music) a completely new meaning...

    On a more serious note, do you have some specs on that engine, I perhaps know one or two DKW/Bantam riders, who would be highly interested!

    Cheers,
    Greg
  10. Steve in NZ

    Steve in NZ scared/cheap

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    theKite Ulyssean

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    There is no such thing as a messy workshop, there are only "Works in Progress"
  12. limeymike

    limeymike Who Me?

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    OK . . . Where the fuck is he?
  13. eldomike

    eldomike Who Cares

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  14. limeymike

    limeymike Who Me?

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    Thanks, that Alabamian gets around.
  15. RonInFla

    RonInFla Adventurer

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  16. yokesman

    yokesman Been here awhile

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    is this a sneek preview of the next RTW bike/
  17. knybanjo

    knybanjo kinda slow

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  18. mark1305

    mark1305 Old Enough To Know Better

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    Doug, you've always said you were a better grinder than a welder. Good to see them skills put to other uses - like piston clearancing. :thumb
  19. Reposado1800

    Reposado1800 Juicy J fan!

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    Nice.
  20. Zammy

    Zammy Been here awhile

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    :d ttt