In over my head.. and loving it.

Discussion in 'Old's Cool' started by crazydrummerdude, Sep 25, 2010.

  1. rtw02

    rtw02 Been here awhile

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    It is a Black hole...



    with White pinstripes...:lol3
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  2. bmwblake

    bmwblake upside down parker

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    when do we get more pics?

    i'm interested to see the vw conversion. i've never seen one in a /2 frame before.
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  3. bmwhacker

    bmwhacker Still on 3 wheels

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    MONTANA NATIVE from NATIVE MONTANA
    YA...LOTS OF PICS!:clap
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  4. ausfahrt

    ausfahrt mach schnell

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    :lurk
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  5. datchew

    datchew Don't buy from Brad

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    Well, we can cheat and give a little sneak peak. Nathan won't mind. (i hope) :freaky

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  6. datchew

    datchew Don't buy from Brad

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    Remember the Alamo!
    he is SERIOUSLY gonna need some handlebars.
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  7. blaine.hale

    blaine.hale Long timer

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    I would take that /2 on as a restoration project in a second. I hate you.
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  8. crazydrummerdude

    crazydrummerdude Wacky Bongo Boy

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    :rofl

    Perfect!


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    Why, you little... !!

    You asked for it.

    The sidecar rig:

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    It's all just surface rust. The worst looking areas are still sound.

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    This bike's been somewhere:

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    I'm pretty sure this switch is correct:

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    ..but is this?

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    This is a bumper sticker I approve of:

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    The conversion:

    This bike, I was afraid to receive. I knew it'd be too cool to get rid of, but I really wanted to focus my money on the sidecar rig. Oh well! Life is rough sometimes..

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    Someone boogered with the transmission top, so I wonder if I can booger with the side and put a starter on this bike.. :evil

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    How do I unlock this? Besides turning the key..

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    The loot:

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    Cliff notes: a huge money pit.

    Now, if you want to quote me or talk about a certain picture, don't quote them all! :lol3

    :freaky
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  9. ML WYDELL

    ML WYDELL NED

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    That is just awesome. It's only money:lol3 Have fun with that.
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  10. melville

    melville Long timer

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    Interesting adapter plate there--looks to be cut from a VW transmission, therefore the starter mount. I think you'd end up hitting oil if you tried to remove enough transmission to clear a starter. Motor looks like a stockish single carb 40 horse, and it should kick easier than a /2, as they had minimal compression (7.5ish).
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  11. crazydrummerdude

    crazydrummerdude Wacky Bongo Boy

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    Hmm. I got it to turn over on the trailer, but now, I can't.

    Man, something feels familiar...

    From my R90 thread:

    [insert harp fade-away music here]

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  12. datchew

    datchew Don't buy from Brad

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    you have to get one of them running just so you can have an action shot of you riding with those crazy handlebars.
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  13. crazydrummerdude

    crazydrummerdude Wacky Bongo Boy

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    Well, if you say so.. :lol3

    They're so rusty, I think I'm just going to sand them and rattle can them black.. until I get some proper low bars.
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  14. ADK

    ADK ____

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    Hey, I had those same handlebars on my stringray back in the 60s. :thumb
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  15. Chobro

    Chobro spinning the wheel

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    Ooh, Wixom lowers!

    I got a set of those..

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  16. ilvecchio

    ilvecchio Been here awhile

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    Those switches look exactly like the ones on my 1960 R50. High beam and horn on the left switch. Turn signal on the right.
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  17. crazydrummerdude

    crazydrummerdude Wacky Bongo Boy

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    Thanks for that picture, mate!

    I was wondering what it'd look like mounted.

    Now, to decide if I want to keep the fairing stuff..
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  18. datchew

    datchew Don't buy from Brad

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    that should take about 0.0145 seconds. "NANA nana nana nana NANA nana nana nana ... BATMAN"


    If that hi/low switch on the throttle side still works, they are BIG $$. The repops are even big $$. You can put the black (i think they're called batwing style) on both sides if you like.
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  19. Chobro

    Chobro spinning the wheel

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    The Wixom lowers amplify the valve noise a bit, I don't mind.

    And yeah, we call it the Bat Bike....
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  20. sraber

    sraber Been here awhile

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    Sweet project bikes. Let the build threads begin. :freaky
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