Lost Cause

Discussion in 'Airheads' started by Pokie, Feb 27, 2021.

  1. Plaka

    Plaka Brevis illi vita est

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    hmmm...then you would forget, turn it and find the bike won't start and when you figure it out it would be handling funny.
  2. headtube

    headtube Been here awhile

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    Interested in seeing what you’ve got up your sleeve for that tank with the dash mounted in that location. Fuel capacity will suffer some if your dealing with a half tank cutout, yes? Perhaps the chimney spout will add a 1/4 gallon/litre?
  3. Pokie

    Pokie Just plain Pokie.

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    I finished the steering damper handle today, well, the part I'm doing anyway. Now I have to send it out for plating but not until I figure out what else needs plating. Thought you'd like to see how it turned out.

    SteeringDamper002.jpg

    Here's a comparison between the old one and the new one.

    SteeringDamper003.jpg
  4. Pokie

    Pokie Just plain Pokie.

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    Headtube, you were asking about the gas tank. I still have a lot of work to do on the tank (mostly welding), then I need to start working on a shield for the electrical plate that has to go around the side of the headlight.

    GasTank006.jpg

    Yeah,... It would have looked nicer if I had of radiused the block off plates but that's just the way it turned out.
  5. headtube

    headtube Been here awhile

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    Wow, very steampunk! Me gusta mucho. Will you keep the metallic, industrial style finish, or paint the lot?
  6. Pokie

    Pokie Just plain Pokie.

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    I'll likely paint it all as I'm not into the rust look.
  7. infinityedge

    infinityedge Long timer

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    Bass boat metal flake!
  8. Texer

    Texer Been here awhile Supporter

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    Cool - I thought that the plastic knob on my /5 was beneath the quality standard of the balance of the bike and so made my own from aluminum. (Now I understand that they are not even needed, but I do like the lock ability for maintenance).
  9. Pokie

    Pokie Just plain Pokie.

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    Come to think of it, I am kind of considering "bass boat" metal flake!
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  10. Pokie

    Pokie Just plain Pokie.

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    Made a dash apron to keep the wires hidden. Mounted the headlight shell in the approximate position and fitted a dash apron around it.

    DashApron001.jpg

    Then after final fitting and welding.

    DashApron002.jpg

    If my headlight adjustment is off, I'll just have to do a little more grinding.
  11. crawler07

    crawler07 Been here awhile Supporter

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    last time I took out the /5 I stopped off at a little country store, I would guess there was at lease 40 bikes in the parking lot it seemed everyone else had the same Idea of ridding rt50 to Cool Springs that day. As I looked around I thought to myself this is the only vintage BMW here, now there was a chance I could have come across another that day ( a very slim chance, but still a chance) but for you Pokie there is no chance not even a slim one that your going to come across another like yours!!!

    It looks very cool so far! Can you get a pic from further back to give more of an overall shot?
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  12. Pokie

    Pokie Just plain Pokie.

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    Sorry, I can't give you a photo of the whole bike right now as I've taken apart a good lump in order to catch up on some welding and grinding. I keep a list of things that need doing as I notice or think of them, then when it's convenient, I'll start getting them done. Right now is one of those times.
  13. darmahman

    darmahman "Illogically Deluded" Supporter

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    1. Pokie I don’t think the NTSB would approve.
  14. Pokie

    Pokie Just plain Pokie.

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    But Mike, it even has turn signals!
  15. Pokie

    Pokie Just plain Pokie.

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    With the change of the forks, a change of the side stand was also necessary. I thought it would be nice to also have a slightly larger foot on the stand.

    SideStand001.jpg
  16. Jim K in PA

    Jim K in PA Long timer Supporter

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    Nice ankle weld . . . :lol3
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  17. dave0

    dave0 Been here awhile

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    Needs a flip flop.
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  18. Pokie

    Pokie Just plain Pokie.

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    "Needs a flip flop."

    I guess a trip to Savers may be in order!
  19. Plaka

    Plaka Brevis illi vita est

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    I can dig the sidestand foot but the wind up key? certain forms have deep connotations. That form is all wind up toy, not adjustment knob. I see a lot of jokes in your future on that one. Should have saved it for the dipstick knob.
  20. Pokie

    Pokie Just plain Pokie.

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    I have made a few damper knob keys in the past and have received nothing but positive comments. If you recall, BMW used to use a key damper knob in the old days. Mind you, the ones BMW made didn't have the holes in them. Just in case someone tries to steal the knob, I've cross drilled the stem for a cotter pin.
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