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    In over my head.. and loving it.

    I felt like I was being followed today. Quick glance in the mirror, and oooh, what's that?



    Another pile of rusty junk. Yes!


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    One man's junk is another man's treasure. Congrats on the treasure.

    Love the handlebars.
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    Some guys find the neatest stuff at garage sales.
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    Apehangers, pullbacks, and a sidehack. Man, you have a treasure there!

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    Right on...you found that vintage hack you were looking for. Congrats!

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    Quote Originally Posted by angysdad View Post
    Right on...you found that vintage hack you were looking for. Congrats!
    On the trailer is;
    -a 1969 BMW R60/2 with a Hollandia sidecar. My understanding is that Hollandia bought out Steib and this is a copy of the tr500. Supposedly, parts are interchangable between the Setib and Hollandia (hopefully). This rig has the "S" transmission, if that means anything.
    -a 1957 BMW /2 conversion. It's got a VW engine. It has the "sport" tank, I think it's called.

    In the bed of the truck is;
    -a small box of goodies.
    -a pair of Wixom side bags and a Wixom top case.
    -a Wixom fairing with lowers.
    -an Avon fairing with lowers.
    -spare windshields.

    In "the mail" is;
    -a Hoske RS4 39-liter tank.

    This is a good example of what happens when you know what you want, but you're not desperate.

    After tons of emails, the guy wanted $X amount for the sidecar rig, plus shipping. Too rich for my blood, so I gracefully tapped out.

    A couple weeks pass, and he emails me out of the blue, telling me he has to make space. So, he lowered the price $500 and threw in the /2 conversion and all the goodies/fairings/bags, and he'd meet me half way between Missouri and Texas.

    I didn't get the worlds best deal, but I got a good deal on what I wanted and we're both happy.

    Now, who wants to donate to the cause?

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    Quote Originally Posted by crazydrummerdude View Post
    This rig has the "S" transmission, if that means anything.
    That means that the tranny has (or at least once had) solo gearing.

    Solo gearing (1/2/3/4) - 4.171/2.725/1.938/1.54

    Sidecar gearing (1/2/3/4) - 5.33/3.02/2.04/1.54
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    More pics, dude!
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    your livin right!
    I like good stuff. No Chains here!
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    WOW!! Airhead fourm to Vintage Forum

    Do you want to go to the doctor and get checked for BMW' itish!!!


    Definatly need more pictures.

    But I am sure from following your Airhead post you comply!!

    Great Projects - you will need to become "Oil Slinger" friendly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 85K100LT View Post
    Definatly need more pictures
    You asked for it!

    The sidecar rig:









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



    This bike's been somewhere:



    I'm pretty sure this switch is correct:



    ..but is this?



    This is a bumper sticker I approve of:



    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..









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



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



    The loot:





    Cliff notes: a huge money pit.

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

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    Love the rig. The handle bars (both bikes) are just too cool.

    Great find.

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    I believe the switchology on the rig is correct. A friend has basically the same thing on his mid '60s R60/2.
    Kurt -- Forum Administrator ---> Resources and Links Thread <---
    '78 R100/7 & '69 R69S & '52 R25/2
    mine-ineye-deatheah-pielayah-jooa-kalayus. oolah-minane-hay-meeriah-kal-oyus-algay-a-thaykin', buddy!

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    Link to Duane A.story on a VW engined bmw

    I'm sure you will find this in a search but interesting


    http://w6rec.com/duane/bmw/BMW-VW/index.htm
    1974 R75/6 W Sidecar
    1989 R100GS


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    Quote Originally Posted by 85K100LT View Post
    I'm sure you will find this in a search but interesting


    http://w6rec.com/duane/bmw/BMW-VW/index.htm


    Yep!

    I've joined the Yahoo /2 conversions group, and am waiting on approval from the VW-powered motorcycle group.. I have a few questions about the modifications necessary for dropping this beast into the frame. Let's just say the frame was modified..

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