Peel on a plunger

Discussion in 'Old's Cool' started by r50us68, Mar 26, 2011.

  1. r50us68

    r50us68 Been here awhile

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    I wish that I was in on the bidding for your Hoske, that is the next thing on the wish list. These are pictures sent to me by the guy who put together a very nice R51/3 in Europe
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  2. vacantstare

    vacantstare Been here awhile

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    I could be wrong, but I believe I saw this bike headed south on I-5 around SODO today at about noon. Wazzat U?
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  3. Uncle Ernie

    Uncle Ernie Long timer

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    I've only seen one other plunger-framed bike with a bench seat.
    Were they an option, or just made to fit later?
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  4. danedg

    danedg Horizontally Opposed

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    What kinda horsepower is your bike runnin'?
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  5. r50us68

    r50us68 Been here awhile

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    I was heading south on I-5 around noon.
    then back north again around 4
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  6. Jon-Lars

    Jon-Lars Jon-Lars

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    Finally, nice day for riding!
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  7. vacantstare

    vacantstare Been here awhile

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    Well, in case you were wondering, the bike looks great even from a distance at speed.
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  8. bikerfish

    bikerfish flyfishandride

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    awesome!
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  9. bomberdave

    bomberdave Long timer

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    barely enough

    bench seat- there are plunger bench seats from the period - not sure if they are factory or aftermarket. im not even sure that the one on my bike is a plunger specific seat or not-dave seagel (RIP) of emerson motorworks let me loose on his stash of vintage seats and i found this one and some brackets off another and got it on there. it looks ok i guess.

    i renovated a suzuki gs1100e over the winter so im giving this bike a bit of a rest and getting my horsepower fix this spring.
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  10. natez1

    natez1 Gear Head Deluxe

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    I believe I had a love affair with this bike at Lemay on Sunday, and that's saying something given the bikes in attendance! I'm sure this was the ride parked by the stairs waiting for the Cannonballers to come in.Great looking BMW and good use of period correct accessories.
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  11. eldomike

    eldomike Who Cares Supporter

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    Fantastic bike...saw it at the end of the Cannonball Run Sunday....even took a couple pics of it....

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  12. Solo Lobo

    Solo Lobo airhead or nothing Supporter

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    bumping for the coolness factor of this bike
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  13. Blackshirt

    Blackshirt Been here awhile

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    The hand shifters were commonly used as a neutral-finder on postwar Beemers. Being on the right side and with a clutch lever on the left, the hand shifter was awkward for shifting on the fly.
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