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    Quote Originally Posted by crazydrummerdude View Post
    Do you ever have positive input?
    I was wondering the same thing.

    The Seagull technique.....Swoop in, crap on everything, fly out.

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    Kent knows his airhead stuff so don't dismiss him too lightly.

    He's also (for better or worse) a purist when it comes to all things airhead...something that isn't always appreciated when you are in the midst of hotrodding something, but will be invaluble 10 years down the road when you decide to do a period correct restoration of a "classic" 1984 R100RS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sgborgstrom View Post
    Kent knows his airhead stuff so don't dismiss him too lightly.

    He's also (for better or worse) a purist when it comes to all things airhead...something that isn't always appreciated when you are in the midst of hotrodding something, but will be invaluble 10 years down the road when you decide to do a period correct restoration of a "classic" 1984 R100RS.

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    Not dismissing your man Kent, just a general "lighten up, Francis".

    I've had my wars with the vintage Triumph crowd over 'chopping' everything is sight, so I completely understand the gentleman's point....just don't agree with the delivery. (not this one particularly, but the previous 99 as a whole)

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    hey, Veg:

    Quote Originally Posted by The_Veg View Post
    Interesting about the salvaged frame.

    So with a new frame being made out of the old one, will you get to title it as a new bike? That would be pretty cool- you could (in certain states) assign a VIN of your own creation, and legally name the make/model whatever you wanted to.

    You could have a lot of fun with that.
    you know, I am not familiar with the specifics of the law in Michigan regarding "assembler's titles".
    Guess it's time to find out ...

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    fwiw- i like the project. stiff frame = mo' bettah handling- and one of the things that airheads lacked was a suitably stiff frame.
    but then, i like things like this too....








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    John Player Norton

    I always suspected a John Player Norton fairing would work well with a Type247. First time I've seen it done. I think...

    Pages and pages of boxer cafe and race bikes:http://www.rockerboxer.com

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    eng/trans removal

    eng/trans removal: The frame will be cut behind the rear eng mount and at some point on the down-tube at the front of the frame. Modified 'half-lap lug's will allow the lower right frame rail to be removed and secured in place. Half-lap lugs are a traditional solution and have been used on Type247 race bikes and other BMW 'raised engine' machines, as well as on numerous (non-BMW) production models.

    1/2-lap splice:


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    The bikes that Roger Rueben brought to Spokane were certainly unusual in their paint schemes and performance improvements(?). It wasn't that long ago (OK it was) that most BMWs IMHO were black and boring. Change is a difficult thing for some individuals to grasp.

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    Jeez, Louise there's some beautiful fabrication in that.
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    What a beautiful piece of work!!
    Having been involved in the design, fabrication and build of "one of a kind" industrial equipment. I can only wonder, how many bar napkins and restuaraunt placemats have been accumulated with sketches of various thoughts and ideas?
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    bar napkins

    Quote Originally Posted by BEinIN View Post
    What a beautiful piece of work!!
    Having been involved in the design, fabrication and build of "one of a kind" industrial equipment. I can only wonder, how many bar napkins and restuaraunt placemats have been accumulated with sketches of various thoughts and ideas?
    simple answer: HUNDREDS + + !!
    although, since I find napkins difficult to file after a night at the pub ...
    sketches have been generated mostly on Illustrator and Photoshop...
    files of them. My websitehttp://www.rockerboxer.com started as a method to store / share the images I had collected of BMWs that were raced and / or altered for racing.
    ... But I do in fact have some placemats and napkins, too.
    some pretty elaborate ones regarding subframe design ...LOL.

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    Neat Project

    I like the idea of someone being creative. All used cycles need not be restored to original. There is no doubt that enhancing the line benefits the image of the whole line. Am looking forward to your progress.

    Hey, could you take tons of video and maybe create a 1/2 hour show the for Speed Channel? It would be nice to see BMW MC given some air time. Contact Corbins, maybe they could help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vanzen View Post
    simple answer: HUNDREDS + + !!
    although, since I find napkins difficult to file after a night at the pub ...
    sketches have been generated mostly on Illustrator and Photoshop...
    files of them. My websitehttp://www.rockerboxer.com started as a method to store / share the images I had collected of BMWs that were raced and / or altered for racing.
    ... But I do in fact have some placemats and napkins, too.
    some pretty elaborate ones regarding subframe design ...LOL.
    Somehow I just knew there was involved
    Looking forward to the next part of the build.
    Bill
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    72 R75/5

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    Quote Originally Posted by BEinIN View Post
    Somehow I just knew there was involved
    Looking forward to the next part of the build.
    I see that looks like "black beer" ÔÇô Bell's Kalamazoo Stout, my favorite !
    Last edited by vanzen; 12-28-2007 at 04:04 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vanzen View Post
    simple answer: HUNDREDS + + !!
    although, since I find napkins difficult to file after a night at the pub ...
    sketches have been generated mostly on Illustrator and Photoshop...
    files of them. My websitehttp://www.rockerboxer.com started as a method to store / share the images I had collected of BMWs that were raced and / or altered for racing.
    ... But I do in fact have some placemats and napkins, too.
    some pretty elaborate ones regarding subframe design ...LOL.
    I can just picture the waitress or bar maid standing in front of your table with a disintrested look on her face whilst you attempt to sketch a fleeting thought on a soggy napkin with the pen or pencil you've barrowed from her.
    Bill
    a.k.a. "Garths dad"
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    06 R1200 GS
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    90 K75 S Garth's "Red Pony"
    72 R75/5

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