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Discussion in 'Airheads' started by Plaka, Oct 30, 2018.
You're not a small furry bear by any chance?
Oh I like where this is headed.
Damn, the snow rolled in right as this started to get good.
Yes, banger of a thread title. And your word choice thus far borders on Shakespearean. "Sub-pretty" might just be my new favorite word.
Those look like Corvair Corsa "turbo mufflers", pretty much what was used in the '70s when you got tired of replacing glass packs.
***EDIT: That should be Corvair, as in the rear air cooled rear engine 6 banger from the '60s, not the Corsair built by Chance Vought Aviation during WW II, I know the difference, the effing spell-check doesn't.
Though I think you got the gist .
You need to lacquer this on the tank as well:
Catchy title, great story!
Enlighten us about those " saddle tanks", never seen those.
That's Ogri, a subversive biker, who featured in a cartoon strip in "Bike" magazine in the 70's. He was renowned for doing his own thing, in his own way and for his laisse faire attitude to authority. I just have a feeling this build may have a similar feel to it .
Better hold on to those side tanks, they ask a lot of money for them
I'm not surprised. Those Luftmeister saddle tanks have been going up for years. Last I remember was $350 but how many years ago was that?
Yeah, those on eBay are no more NOS than I am. I have a pair of NOS saddle tanks, Avus black, with white pin striping. I also have a pair of used that will get cleaned up and put on my R90/6 camper.
If you find a pair now for under $400, expect to spend some time and effort cleaning them up. My grungy pair are the early ones with vented caps.
A badass rocker!!!!!
This gent had a nicely done set on his RS at the 40th gathering last year.
"I wouldn't give ya a nickle for a boatload of 'em."
I would, then sell them to those that think they are worth $400. I think they are kinda silly.
One thing I don't like about the RS is all the plastic bits and the stupid plastic BMW sticker on the tank. I like polished aluminum and cloisonne badges. So all the lower levers have been smoothed out and polished ( not like I ever detail the thing, but I know they are there.) Then I took a lot of /5 parts and started replacing things. I even have a /5 dipstick (extended). The /7 plastic thing is dreadful. Partially this is because the polished aluminum stuff looks better, partially out of nostalgia for the /5 I rode for 20 years. Except for one thing. The /5 had an H4 Halogen kit in it and the RS goes one better withe a monster 80/100+ bulb with the phenolic socket from the /5 kit with a monster heatsink bolted on the back ( the reason the wiring is no longer in the headlight shell). The eyebrow light has very bright LED modules in it that flash if I flip a switch. This left the problem of the RS fairing glass. I converted to the sport glass. Looks much better.
As denoted by silver instead of orange lines?